Welcome to Ballarat High School


Ballarat High School is a community of learners who value Pride, Respect and Responsibility. We have a shared learning framework which places the learner at the centre. This framework encompasses our shared beliefs and understandings about effective learning in the 21st Century classroom. We are committed to educating the learner for the 21st Century and have most recently been developing strategies to personalise learning for all members of our school community. This goal ensures that Ballarat High School remains at the forefront of education in Ballarat and Victoria.

As a community of learners we place significant emphasis on student connectedness and engagement and have developed approaches which allow students and teachers to build positive and enduring relationships. This stems from our innovative approach to teaching and learning and by providing structures to support student learning. In building a ‘Learning Community’, we have developed a Year 7/8 team structure, Year 9 ARCH program and our pathway program Years 10 to 12, which allow our teachers to model innovative teaching and learning practices.

The small team structures have now been enhanced by the introduction of Learning Advisers for all students. This ensures that every student in our learning community has an Adviser who understands how they learn and helps them to achieve their best. This approach ensures that all students interact in a safe and positive learning environment. Our extensive enrichment programs and exceptional facilities extend their talents beyond the classroom.


Latest News & Events

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    2018 Booklists

    2nd November 2017

    2018 Booklists for all year levels are available for ordering

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    Secondhand Book Sales

    2nd November 2017

    Secondhand resource sales through Sustainable School Shop

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    Child Safety Flyer

    Information sheet for secondary students concerning child abuse

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    After School Homework Program

    Ballarat High School After School Homework Program

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    2018 SSR Year 7 Uniform Pack

    2018 State Schools' Relief (SSR) Year 7 Uniform Package Applications are now being accepted. Further information is available through the Parent portal - Parent Payment Policy

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    Second-Hand Uniform

    We are seeking items of school uniform to sell, please start going through your cupboards and hand them into the General Office by 30th November 2017.

    The BHS Second Hand Uniform Shop will be open during Term 4, at the following times for your convenience:

    October and November

    Normal times - i.e. Thursday and Friday, 12noon-3.00pm


    Tuesday 12th December - Year 7 families only - 2.00pm-5.00pm

    Thursday 14th December - All families - 12noon- 6.00pm

    Uniform Submissions 2018