Learning Environment

Ballajura Community College has world class facilities on a beautiful and well cared for site. They enable students to access a wide range of curriculum offerings which include:

  • access to computers;
  • two resource centres;
  • science, technologies and arts facilities;
  • Performing Arts Centre;
  • double gymnasium;
  • multi-purpose area;
  • Trade Training Centre for wet trades and hospitality; and
  • fully equipped commercial kitchen and training restaurant.

Students are provided with a broad learning program from the eight Learning Areas: English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Science, Technologies and Languages.

The development of literacy, numeracy and technology skills is a focus of all teaching and learning at the College. Staff at the College share a teaching philosophy supporting a view that students need to be lifelong learners.

Our College

Ballajura Community College has entrances from both Illawarra Crescent and Cassowary Drive. Our main administration office is located on Illawarra Crescent with a smaller office located near Cassowary Drive.

The College focusses on developing each student in their adolescent years. Year 7s have their own separate area to support their transition to the secondary school environment.

The LINKS program provides an alternative structure for some Year 7 and Year 8 students, providing more specialised support and assistance.

The ACCESS program provides an alternative structure for some Year 9 and 10 students, providing additional support and pastoral care which can extend through to Years 11 and 12.

There are dedicated teaching areas for Mathematics, English, Languages, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and purpose built facilities for Technologies, Health and Physical Education, Education Support and The Arts.

Student Services and Vocational Education and Training have their own offices, easily accessible for both staff and students.

Our homeroom teachers are drawn from a range of subject areas and provide a complete pastoral care environment. We are committed to a safe and caring College experience with the emphasis on a strongly supportive environment which encourages students to see links across the learning areas. As they progress, students have contact with greater specialisation in their curriculum.

Senior students are offered a suite of quality pathways. Year 10 courses provide greater specialisation in each Learning Area and are similar in structure to the courses offered in Years 11 and 12. Year 10 students participate in an intensive counselling course aimed at making appropriate choices for Years 11 and 12.

Students in Years 11 and 12 make subject selections based on existing skills and career aspirations. These courses are taught by specialist teaching staff to maximise opportunities for access to, and entry into, further education, training and employment opportunities.