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Year 10 Leaders doing us proud

Posted on 16 Jun 2022

You may have heard in recent months about a group of quiet achievers here at Belconnen High School.  The year 10 leaders, Charlee and Lila established Operation Stay Afloat, an  initiative to help support the Tongan community ravaged by natural disaster.  The students reached out to their school community for donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products, etc.

The girls have been recognised for their effort and commitment in making a difference in the lives of others in our community and overseas.

A recent interview with ABC Radio, Charlee (and her mum) talk about Operation Stay Afloat.

You can listen to the interview here 

Charlee and Lila are finalists in the ABC Community Spirit Awards (school age division) which will be announced this afternoon (Thursday, 16th June) at 3pm.

We wish Charlee and Lila all the very best!



Arts/Tech Faculty News

Posted on 27 May 2022

Studio Art

Last term Yr 9/10 students worked on their first major project, ‘Self-Portrait in Any Form.’  Students were asked to self-reflect on their own character and personality before selecting an animal, object or subject that also portrays similar, traits.

Criteria included:

  • A series or sketches exploring drawing styles and various compositions
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  • Drawing medium of graphite or charcoal
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  • Paper size of A2 or A1
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  • A supporting artist statement
  • Year 9 student, Alicia, has drawn ‘Self Portrait as an Owl’’ using willow charcoal on A2.  Her final body of work, a series of owl drawings, is currently on display in the school’s front office.


2023 Enrolments - Information Session for prospective families

Posted on 24 May 2022

Online Information Session

Thank you for connecting with us via our online information session. The following materials have been prepared for you to access at your convenience.

Welcome from the Principal

Virtual Tour

2023 Prospectus



2023 Enrolments - Information Session for prospective families

Posted on 24 May 2022

Dear Community, 

To best support our local families with varying commitments, including a potential clash with Hawker College Information Session, we have prepared our welcome video, virtual tour and prospectus for families to engage with at their convenience.

All materials will be available on the website from 4pm this afternoon. 

 



Yr 7 2023 Prospective Families Virtual Information Session

Posted on 23 May 2022

Our virtual information session is scheduled for Tuesday 24th of May.  This is an opportunity for you to get to know our staff, our school and what to expect when your young person starts at Belconnen High School.

The session will be recorded with a link to view from Tuesday afternoon, along with our prospectus and virtual tour.

To enrol, visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form.

Applications for 2023 close at midnight on Friday, 3rd June 2022.  Enrolment applications made between 26th April 2022 and 3rd June 2022 will receive an offer of placement from 25th July 2022.

Applications made after the 4th of June will receive placement offers later in the year.



Pupil Free Days

Posted on 23 May 2022

Pupil Free Days

The ACT Government is supporting all ACT publics schools to hold two staff planning days during term 2. These days will provide public school teachers with some extra space to complete student reporting and lesson planning. Our school will hold staff planning days on:

  • Friday 27 May (week 5), and
  • Monday 20 June (week 9)

Where possible, we ask that students do not attend school on these days. Students who can’t stay at home will be able to attend school and be supervised while undertaking general learning activities.

Please confirm via email: info_blch@ed.act.edu.au   

If you have any questions, please contact our friendly front office staff.  



2023 Enrolments

Posted on 03 May 2022

Dear Community

We will not be holding a physical Information Night this year (in order to keep everyone as safe as possible) we will be providing you with some virtual opportunities to get to know our staff, our school and what to expect when your young person starts at Belconnen High School.

An online Information Session will be available on Tuesday 24th May. The details for this event will be provided closer to the date.

Over the coming weeks, I will be visiting our local primary schools to start the discussion with Year 6 students about transitioning to high school.

We are very hopeful that we will be able to host some school visits and tours for students in the coming months.

Looking forward to connecting with you throughout the year.

Rebecca Pearce

Principal



Harmony Week 2022

Posted on 28 Mar 2022

What is Harmony Week?


It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.  Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

On Friday 25th March all year groups were encouraged to wear orange. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. 

Here are some photos of the Year 10 Leadership class and Year 7 PCG’s with words of harmony.

'HARMONY WEEK'

'UNITED'

'BELONGING'


Operation Stay Afloat

Posted on 25 Mar 2022

Operation Stay Afloat

A Yr 10 Leadership Project


Hi Belconnen community!

You may have heard a bit about our project in the notices. Basically we are trying to collect non-perishable foods and sanitary products to send over to Tonga. Tonga was hit by a tsunami after a volcanic eruption. Lila and I (Charlee) chose to lead the project of Operation Stay Afloat as part of our Year 10 project.

Mr Bradbury's cousin Hayley and her partner Lasi are from one of the small communities that was heavily impacted by this disaster. Mr Bradbury’s cousin is collecting our donations to send to Tonga in a shipping container.  

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our school community.  Here are just some of the food items and products donated:

Canned goods, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, flour, female sanitary products, soap, toiletries, dishwashing liquid and detergents, oil, hand towel, toilet paper, milo, tea and coffee.

Since the tsunami hit, the Tongan communities have struggled to get a hold of things needed in a day to day life. Every little contribution makes such a big difference to those who have suffered from the tsunami.  

Giving is the greatest form of kindness.  

Lila and Charlee (Year 10 Leadership students)

  


Yr 9 & Yr 10 Timetable

Posted on 08 Nov 2021



Yr 7 & Yr 8 Timetable

Posted on 08 Nov 2021



Remote Learning

Posted on 18 Aug 2021

Remote Learning

Our remote learning program will start this Friday 20th August.  We are looking forward to connecting with our students and delivering enriching and high quality learning.

This timetable is designed to provide structure for your child’s learning, with both face-to-face GREEN lessons using Google Meet and YELLOW lessons where students complete set tasks and seek support from their teacher.  The timetable and Home Learning Guide is available in PDF format here



Knowing Country - Yr 7 Indigenous Science Project

Posted on 26 May 2021

Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp, knowledgeable in the Ngunnawal plant uses, with permission, is visiting all the Year 7 Science classes. Depending on the weather the students will either have Adam Shipp in the classroom or an excursion up on the Pinnacle.

Thank you to Mrs Sharma for organising this important Cultural Integrity unit in the Year 7 science classes.



Information Evening

Posted on 07 May 2021

Every ACT public school is a great school. Attending your local school’s information evening, gives you the opportunity to:

  • meet school staff
  • check out the facilities and building
  • meet current students and hear about their experiences
  • ask questions about the school, it’s courses and programs
  • discover the unique programs, clubs and activities available at the school and
  • get a taste of what it means to be a part of the school’s community
Belconnen High School Information Evening: Tuesday 18th May from 5.30pm - 7pm. 


Year 7 2022 Enrolments

Posted on 28 Apr 2021

Enrolments for Yr 7 2022 are now open and will close on Friday 4th June at 5pm.

All schools will send their letters of offer from the 26th July 2021.

All enrolment applications need to be completed online via the Education Directorate webpage.
For further information, the latest updates and to access the online enrolment form, please see:
https://www.education.act.gov.au/

Enrolment 2022

Deputy Principal’s Message

Posted on 16 Dec 2020

Please click here to see Deputy Principal’s Message 26/03/2020



Principal, Mrs Rebecca Pearce

Posted on 16 Dec 2020

We asked our feeder primary school Year 6 students if they have any questions about what high school is like.  Here is a slide of our answers to their questions from our Leadership group and our Principal, Mrs Rebecca Pearce.