Balga Senior High School Latest News


Two of our staff have picked up awards at the 2014 WA Education Awards.

Mrs Kathryn Maughn was awarded the Secondary Teacher of the Year award while Mr Robert Farrell was awarded Educatio Assistant of the Year. One of our other Education Assistants, Mrs Sophia Mathers was also a finalist.

Congratulations to all of our winners and nomineees. We are very proud of you all.

Read the full story of all WA Education Winners and nominees at the PerthNow website here:


A fantastic performance by our Youth On Health Drama(YOHFEST) students was had. They featured in this year's YOH FEST State Finals held in Mandurah.

This year's theme was 'Our Community'. We focused on resilience. The performance was based around the cultural diversity of our class and the aspects of their lives that they and their families have experienced. 3 cultural stories were told; an African child soldier story, an indigenous copycat suicide story and a Burmese refugee story.

Our students performed brillantly.

F1 in Schools teams off to Melbourne

Two of our 'Formula 1 in Schools' teams - 'Kung Fu Racing' and 'Speedy Jets' have qualified for next year's Formula 1 in Schools National Finals to be held at the Formaula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge is the world's largest secondary school technology program. Students work in teams to 3D model, manufacture and market and promote a small Formula 1 racing car made from balsa wood. They then enter their cars into a race where they are judged on their design, portfolio, exhibition booth and group presentation.

Well done to our two teams who who will represent us on the National stage next March.

Balga SHS and Georgiou Group sign partnership

Leading Australian building construction, engineering and property development company Georgiou Group has announced two key new Indigenous partnerships, throwing its support behind the education and arts sectors through agreements with Balga Senior High School and the Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

Read the full press release here


Music students thrill big crowd in the city

Music students from Balga Senior High School thrilled a large crowd in the City during Anti-Poverty Week. Performing under the name TWAO (Together We Are One) the students really impressed onlookers who took in the great acts as part of 'Expresstival.'

Expresstival took place in Forrest Place in the Perth CBD on Friday 17th October. This free festival featuring some of Perth’s best new artists promoted diversity and education about the hardships of the disadvantaged, while creating a new platform of hope for a better society.

Balga SHS staff nominated for top awards

Balga Senior High School is proud to announce that we have have four nominations in three categories of the 2014 WA Education Awards.

1. Kate Maughn - Secondary Teacher of the Year.

2. Sophie Mathers and Bob Farrell - Education Assistant of the Year.

3. Balga Senior High School - WA Premier's Excellence in Aboriginal Education Award.


Ball Gown acknowledgement

School Ball Gown acknowledgement

The response to the original call out for Ball dresses through Facebook and the local community newspaper has been nothing short of phenomenal!! Our original target of 30 - 50 dresses for our girls to choose from has grown to over 600 dresses. This has meant that the dresses, together with over 300 suits, can now be offered to other schools for students who may not be able to attend formal functions due to the price of a new outfit.\ On behalf of the students and staff at Balga SHS, I would like to sincerely thank everyone in the community for their assistance and support. We have had donations from as far away as Canberra, Cairns, Ballarat and Broome. Donations have expanded to include not only dresses, but also shoes, handbags, jewellery, hair accessories and even hair and makeup services on the day. Everyone's generosity means that Balga now has a fantastic resource that will benefit students for many years to come. Thank you all so very much!!

- Sophie Mathers