History

Background

Belridge Secondary College opened in February, 1991 as Belridge Senior High School. The school is located 27 kilometres north of the Perth Central Business District in Western Australia; between the two suburbs of  Beldon and Heathridge, hence the name Belridge.


When the initial intake of over two hundred Year 8 students arrived, the school operated in two teaching blocks (those now known as C and B Blocks), the Canteen, the Gymnasium and a demountable classroom. Woodworking classes were held in Canteen area, which at the time was open to the elements. 

   
Construction in progress of Belridge Senior High School 



The first teachers employed at the school in 1991 (pictured above) and then in 1993 (below)

 


By the end of 1995 the school was fully operational but continues to develop and change to cater for current needs. The award winning architectural design encompasses: discrete Learning Areas; a modern Library; fully equipped Science Laboratories; a Gymnasium with a climbing wall; a Performing Arts Centre with a sprung dance floor; a Visual Arts Building equipped to produce painting, pottery and digital photography; a Design and Technology Area that caters for wood, metal, construction and auto trades; a Home Economics Centre equipped to provide training in Hospitality courses; and a cafeteria style Canteen that also provides a quiet study place for senior students.

Today the school has more than 700 computers and all learning areas have WiFi connectivity.

Belridge Secondary College has a vibrant Dance and Drama Team that has won state-wide acclaim with its multi-award winning performances in Rock Eisteddfod competitions. Belridge also boasts widely recognised Department of Education Specialist Programs in Cricket and Fashion & Design.

In 2012 Belridge Senior High School became an Independent Public School and a School Board was established with Mr Ron Burton, a former Associate Principal, as its Chairperson.  In 2013, with the support of the school and community, the school became Belridge Secondary College.   A new motto ‘Learn Achieve Succeed’ replaced the former motto ‘Striving Together’.  The school logo also changed to mark this new phase. 



   



   






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