Ballajura Community College (4158)

School Overview

Ballajura Community College (BCC) is one of the largest providers of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses in the North East Metropolitan Region. Our College provides a high quality educational experience for all students and has remained committed to providing a range of flexible programs catering for all student interests, needs and abilities.

Our College's flexibility in curriculum provision, our vibrant engaging environment, and our focus on learning and teaching, provides our students with the opportunity to achieve excellent educational outcomes and the skills to move into further education and training or directly into the workplace.

A Department of Education endorsed specialist program for Advanced Curriculum Enrichment (ACE) operates through Years 7 to 10, promoting higher level thinking skills and academic achievement in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). This provides a solid foundation for students entering our highly successful university pathway.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the College provides a range of certificate courses for students that complement their WACE courses of study. Demand for these courses continues to grow with many students completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certification qualification as part of their WACE. We also provide an alternative program pathway, ACCESS, which has demonstrated outstanding success in engaging young people in education.

The Education Support program also provides opportunities, activities and facilities for students with special needs to master skills that will make them successful members of society. As an Independent Public School (IPS) we recognise that progress towards targets concerning attainment, retention, attendance, WACE and VET outcomes will continually need to be met and, wherever possible, exceeded.

Ballajura Community College is culturally diverse with more than fifty nationalities found within the whole learning community. It is an accredited International Fee Paying School. This diversity adds to the richness and the quality of the educational experience for all students. Our College provides an extra-curricular program with strong sporting, cultural, artistic, public speaking, service and leadership opportunities that continues to flourish and complement the more formal learning experienced by our students.

The College is also a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school and our core values of Respect, Equity, Achievement, Health and Care (REACH) underpin our mission - 'to create a vibrant learning community where excellence in learning and teaching is expected and celebrated where our College community feels valued and affirmed.'