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Senior School (Years 11 & 12)

The Senior School Program (Years 11-12) caters for students who have completed the Middle School, Learning Support and IEC programs and is diverse in addressing the needs of particular groups of students

The goal of Senior School is to have all students achieve a WACE, attain university entrance or attain a Certificate II or higher VET qualification.  Flexibilities include:

  • the ability to complete senior schooling over three years
  • part-time attendance for some students (such as young mothers)
  • specialised English as an Additional Language courses
  • direct entry University course (UniPrep) offered in partnership with Edith Cowan University

Many students access Workplace Learning, enabling them to experience a range of workplaces for one or two days per week. The program also supports TAFE courses and School Based Traineeships.

EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect)
At Balga Senior High School, we embrace and support the multicultural diversity of all our students. Balga SHS offers English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) courses to eligible Senior High School students in Years 11 and 12 as an accredited WACE English pathway.

The EAL/D courses are designed for students who speak another language or dialect as their first or ‘home’ language. EAL/D focuses on development of the competent use of Standard Australian English (SAE) in a range of contexts [School Curriculum and Standards Authority, 2017].