Balcatta Senior High School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all learning areas. Our school is highly regarded for developing a personalised education that allows our students to reach their academic, social and cultural potential.
Balcatta Senior High School is only one of four dedicated specialist art schools in Perth. Click here for more information on our Gifted and Talented Program.
Our Approved Specialist Program in Dance provides classes for students who have been selected on the basis of an audition. Special studio facilities are available and students are also able participate in a wide range of community programs.
We offer a full range of engaging, creative and challenging programs delivered by a dedicated teaching staff to equip students for successful entry to University, TAFEWA and other vocational programs or employment.
Students in Years 7 to 10 are engaged through eight learning areas covering all disciplines. Years 11 and 12 students are offered a comprehensive range of academic and practical courses with pathways to university or state training providers. Vocationally orientated programs in Design and Technology, Business, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Hospitality and Retail (Beauty) enable students to pursue traineeships and certificates and other on the job training while remaining at school to attain secondary graduation.
Balcatta Senior High School is located 10km north of Perth and sits on 11 hectares with playing fields and numerous sports facilities, including soccer, tennis, netball, basketball, cricket and football, a swimming pool and gymnasium. Soccer is another popular and successful program at the school. Teams regularly win competitions and receive widespread acclaim from the wider sporting community.
Other facilities include design technology and enterprise workshops, woodwork, metalwork and mechanical workshops and a well-stocked library with an independent learning centre. The local community is directly involved with the school through joint operation of the recreational facilities of the Ron Moir Centre which is situated on the school campus.
We have an Education Support Program that caters for special needs students in a warm, caring and student centred environment. There is also a Secondary Engagement Program for students requiring additional literacy, numeracy and life skills development with a strong vocational link.
Our dedicated student services team provides a range of services to help students navigate their way successfully through school. The team helps students to plan for the future, focus on future goals and, with support of their family and staff, encourage all students to reach their full potential.
Our aim is for students to develop into competent, confident and caring young adults able to take their place in the community, further education or the workforce.