The facilities include:
Four House Areas Freeman House, Dunlop House, Hollows House and Melba House.
Flexible learning spaces – the learning spaces are designed to provide staff and students with the opportunity to enhance the 21st century students learning environment.
Music Centre which includes digital recording studio, small and large ensemble teaching and rehearsal spaces.
Food Technology Centre includes theory and practical learning spaces.
Gymnasium/ Auditorium – caters for basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton.
Fitness training room –includes, running, rowing and cycling machines, weights apparatus.
Auditorium created when 550 seats move electronically from the gymnasium walls.
Amphitheatre for creative performances and teaching space.
I Centre/library features classroom research area, silent reading and study area, whole class reading area.
4 Science Laboratories – Biology, Physics and Chemistry laboratories with practise and theory spaces and two general Science laboratories.
Health Care and Student Welfare Centres.
Administration building with conference and small meeting facilities.
School Canteen Regularly Achieves Five Star Rating
For several years now the School Canteen has been awarded 5 Stars from The City of Whitehorse with total assessment scores of 100%.
The School Canteen is also helping students gain experience in the hospitality industry through its student volunteer program. Through this program students gain valuable work experience and learn customer service, food preparation and clean up, record keeping, and coffee making skills. The opportunity to learn in this practical way is proving to be very popular with the students.
The School Canteen is centrally located and provides easy access for staff and students. There is a spacious dining area which opens onto an alfresco eating area with landscaped gardens, complete with a herb garden, fruit trees and courtyard seating areas for students. Blackburn High School has a “Healthy Eating” policy and students are encouraged to make healthy eating choices. Maria, our Canteen Manager, is a qualified chef.
Delicious, nutritious and homemade
A wide range of hot and cold, healthy alternatives are on offer, many of them made fresh each day by our canteen staff. Students can enjoy sushi, homemade soups, homemade pasta, focaccias, delicious wraps and sandwiches, homemade muffins, cakes and slices and delicious daily specials. Students can also enjoy hot chocolate, and Lavazza coffee is available to Year 12 students and staff.
Students can make suggestions for daily specials if there is something in particular they would like. Canteen staff enjoy receiving feedback from students. To ensure they don’t miss out their favourite food, students can place an order at recess time and the order is ready for collection at lunchtime. Over the counter sales are available throughout recess and lunchtime.