Belridge Secondary College
|Belridge Secondary College|
|Perth, Western Australia
|Type||Public, Secondary, Co-educational|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue, Red and White
|Website||Belridge Secondary College|
Belridge Secondary College, formerly Belridge Senior High School, is a comprehensive co-educational state high school located in Beldon, 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) south of Joondalup in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Opening in 1990, the school's catchment area covers much of the northern part of the City of Joondalup. As of Semester 1, 2014, the school has an enrolment of 766 students between Year 8 and Year 12.
Belridge, whose name reflects its location on the boundary between Beldon and Heathridge, first opened in 1990 for Year 8 students, and progressively expanded its age range until 1995 when its first Year 12 students commenced. Its original purpose was to reduce demand at Ocean Reef Senior High School due to high demand for its advanced programs and its inability to take students from within its primary catchment area. In 2006, the school was upgraded following the closure three years earlier of nearby Craigie Senior High School.
In 2012, Belridge Senior High School became an Independent Public School and a School Board was established. In the following year, with much deliberation from the school and its community, the school was renamed Belridge Secondary College. Along with the change was a change in the school emblem as well as the replacement of ‘Striving Together’ with ‘Learn Achieve Succeed’.
Belridge Secondary College currently offers specialist programs in cricket and fashion design.
The school's specialist cricket program operates in partnership with the Western Australian Cricket Association.
Belridge also offers placement to top performing students from years 8 to 10 in the Academic Extension Program (AEP).
Since 2015, the school has offered its students elite programs in netball and music.
The school also enters The Solar Car Challenge, 2007 being the fourth year in a row as State Champions.
Belridge's catchment area has been specified by the Department of Education and Training to include the suburbs of Beldon, Edgewater, and parts of Heathridge, Connolly, Currambine and Joondalup (south/CBD). Students in Craigie and Kallaroo have the choice of Belridge, while students in northern Currambine and Joondalup have the choice of Kinross College.
Belridge's feeder primary schools are Beldon Primary School, Connolly Primary School, Craigie Heights (created by the merging of Cambewarra and Craigie), Currambine, Eddystone, Edgewater, Heathridge, Joondalup, Mullaloo Beach, Mullaloo Heights and Springfield.
Its neighbour high schools are Kinross College to the north, Ocean Reef Senior High School to the west, Duncraig Senior High School to the south and Woodvale Secondary College and Wanneroo Secondary College to the south-east and east respectively.
- "Ministerial Statements - School closure to increase educational opportunities for students: Minister". 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
- Rock Eisteddfod Challenge
- Western Power 'Solar Model Car' Challenge Archived 5 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "School Education Act 1999 - Declaration of local-intake areas for schools with secondary students" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 23 December 2003. p. 5221. Accessed 16 September 2011.