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Vision & Values

Our Vision

Our motto “Strength in Unity” sets an explicit vision that brings our culturally and linguistically diverse school community together in their learning; supporting their individual achievement and – of equal importance – their learning about each other and how to work together to become productive, healthy and happy Australian Citizens of the future. Balga Senior High School recognises that, with demographic shifts, our local intake could change and diversify over a relatively short space of time. Our vision is to be a responsive educational facility that is receptive to these changes whilst continuing to lead the way in educational opportunities for students in our community.

Our Purpose

The Whole School for the Whole Student” signifies our approach in achieving our purpose:

  • To improve the long-term personal and social outcomes for students, their families and community, by providing a structured and caring environment.
  • To maximise educational achievement for all students by providing supported, accelerated and academically rigorous curriculum opportunities.
  • To develop these young people to a level and capacity where they can become productive, healthy and happy Australian Citizens, regardless of their educational history upon enrolment.
Our Values

As a Mind Matters School we focus on developing the whole student. Learning opportunities are fostered not just within school time, but within the student’s own community time. Importantly, we address the physical and mental wellbeing of our students through a Positive Behaviours approach. The behaviours – embracing Respect, Safety, Responsibility and Learning – are taught explicitly through lessons, role modelling techniques and signage throughout the school.

Through the ‘Balga Way’, we optimise the learning journey for students. Our commitment to making connections with students; having knowledge of and interest in each individual; and fostering personal understanding of their circumstances enables each student to overcome challenges and engage in successful learning. The progression of the whole student is founded on the following approach to learning:

  • connection
  • engagement
  • sharing of culture
  • a sense of humour
  • ‘having a go’
  • cultural respect
  • care
  • recognition of family support

Our school embodies the ideals of a caring environment. We provide a shared and integrated environment where students and staff respect themselves and everything within the school. A sense of humour, combined with a passion to ‘have a go’, encourages creativity and importantly allows the school community to celebrate achievement and success.

Our Positive Behaviour Program has four pillars focussing on student behaviour and achievement. The four pillars are: Learning, Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

Learning

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Respect

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Responsibility

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Safety

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