Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus


Northern Beaches Secondary College Balgowlah Boys Campus Introduction

Balgowlah Boys Campus provides innovation and excellence in boys’ education, strong discipline in a caring and cooperative environment, quality teaching and enriching programs as well as outstanding sporting, music, and cultural opportunities. Balgowlah Boys Campus, affectionately known as ‘Bally’ to all past and present students, has a long and proud tradition of providing Northern Beaches’ boys with the opportunity to pursue their personal best across academic, technological, sporting, artistic, and cultural fields.
Balgowlah Boys Campus provides a secure, caring, and creative learning environment, which meets the needs of its boys, values the contribution of staff, and responds to the aspirations of parents and the local community. As part of the Northern Beaches Secondary College, Balgowlah Boys Campus provides a dynamic centre of learning for its students. Balgowlah Boys Campus acknowledges the boys’ specific learning styles, provides imaginative and relevant outlets for their needs at different stages of their development, and supports and nurtures their academic, social, and personal growth.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

  • Our ESL teacher provides individual support and develops programs and assistance for our international students
  • Specialist ESL programs are planned for and provided by the school
  • ESL English is offered in Years 11-12 as an HSC subject

Languages Taught

  • Japanese and French

Special Programs

  • Extension classes in Years 7-8
  • Large diverse band programs
  • Vocal groups
  • Literacy programs
  • A wide variety of sports including water polo, basketball, and soccer
  • Extracurricular activities including debating, Rock Eisteddfod, StudentRepresentative Council, and the chess club
  • High-quality educational programs with experienced HSC teachers
  • Careers education

Student Support Services and Programs

  • Student counsellor
  • ESL coordinator
  • Year advisers
  • Support teacher learning assistance
  • Student mentoring
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Special Facilities

  • Dedicated gymnasium
  • Recording studio and sound laboratory
  • Four fully-equipped computer laboratories
  • Large well-equipped library
  • Large art workspace including a kiln room
  • Assembly hall used for school performances
  • Specialist rooms for science, art, food technology, woodwork, metalwork, andtechnical drawing

HSC Results and Year 12 University/TAFE Placement

  • Balgowlah Boys students consistently achieve outstanding academic resultsincluding top band six results across a wide variety of subjects and high UAIs
  • Many boys progress to tertiary education at university or TAFE

Features of Local Area

  • The school is on a major public transport route and is accessible from all directions
  • Residents enjoy active and outdoor lifestyles with access to a wide variety of sporting, cultural, and retail centres
  • There are many opportunities for casual employment in local businesses 


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