Billabong High School

Excellence and Success in a Supportive Community

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Billabong High School is a rural comprehensive high school located in the Greater Hume Shire between Albury and Wagga Wagga. The student population is approximately 350 students with a teaching staff allocation in 2024 of 37.4.  The school is situated on Wiradjuri land and eleven percent of the student population identify as having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

Students travel from a number of local townships to attend Billabong High School and the school works in partnership with the community to seek high quality educational outcomes for all students. Priorities include pursuing excellence in line with the School Excellence Framework, driving literacy and numeracy growth, collaborative practice and the development of an inclusive and positive school culture that promotes wellbeing for both students and staff alike. 

As of 2024, the school is fully staffed and has a broad range of teachers at various career stages. Higher accreditation is proactively sought, with a strong focus on the continual improvement in teaching practice. There is a supportive and collegial culture amongst staff and collective efficacy is a focus and priority.

The school has three multi-categorical classes and is a partner school with Aurora College. A Learning and Wellbeing Hub was established in 2021 to provide targeted support across the school. Students access the Wellbeing  Hub to engage in activities aimed at improving wellbeing outcomes and school connections. The Wellbeing Hub complements the earlier established Learning Hub where targeted support is provided to improve learning outcomes.

The school has achieved outstanding success across a number of pursuits including the academic where a substantial portion of Year 12 students complete further studies at tertiary institutions. Billabong High School students also enjoy high levels of employability and are actively sought by local businesses and employers. The school the competes in the full range of sporting pursuits and has experienced significant success including winning several State championships and fielding numerous Riverina, State and National representatives. A highly accomplished agriculture program has consistently provided a career pathway for students, and the Show Team has achieved ongoing acoldes including winning major awards at the Royal Melbourne Show. Students engage in numerous extra-curricula activities including, Debating and Public Speaking competitions and display exceptional talent in all endeavours including the performing and creative arts.

A comprehensive situational analysis was conducted which led to the development of the 2024-2027 Strategic Improvement Plan. The majority of school equity funding will be used to support initiatives developed in the 2021-2024 Strategic Improvement Plan.

Ms Julie Bowen