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Boeing Excellence Program

​Boeing Excellence Program


The Balmoral State High School Boeing Excellence Program is a successful partnership between Boeing Defence Australia and the students of Balmoral High. The program promotes meaningful and exciting learning experiences for students, driven not by teachers, but by the students themselves. The Boeing Excellence Program aims to teach students to work efficiently and independently in a team, while providing the chance to experience a real-life work environment.

The program started in 2004 under the name Boeing Enterprise Team. It has since progressed into a leading team within the school with a maximum of 20 students ranging from grade 7 to 12. Students of all ages and skill sets, from science to sport are encouraged to apply, as the team values different perspectives and ideas, building towards enjoyable and well thought out projects that instil pride.

Membership of the Boeing Enterprise Team is a highly sought-after role within the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for younger students to meet students of all ages, and gain the time management and teamwork skills required for their high school journeys. For older students in Years 11 and 12, the team is about focusing on your leadership skills ensuring everyone feels included in the project. Older students have also have the opportunity to make connections with the business community, which can and has led to career opportunities.

The Boeing Excellence Program is an exclusive program. Currently, there are 20 people in the program with 10 seniors (Year 10-12) and 10 juniors (Year 7-9). Students are expected to show commitment to the program and their role in the team. When they join this team, all students take the initiative to balance schoolwork, while also completing the tasks set by the team.

Students meet weekly to discuss projects, thoughts and topics. Excursions are also a big part of the Boeing program giving students the opportunity to gain real world work experience. There are many opportunities for student involvement. Activities and interesting projects, and even future internships, are potential outcomes of being a member in this program.

 Past opportunities, students have experienced:

​·         Visit Virgin Australia training centre (Brisbane Airport)

·         Regularly visit Boeing Defence Australia Headquarters, where projects are presented to head executives of Boeing in a highly formal setting

·         Visit RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre to look around and observe the history of the Royal Australian Air Force

·         Use flight simulators


Past projects include:

·         Multimedia promotional Images project.

·         Production of an employee handbook for the staff at Boeing’s Williamtown Base in NSW

·         Design of a ‘survival kit’ for Boeing employees on exchange from the United States

·         Design of intra-net website for Boeing’s Environmental Awareness Program

·         Development of destination guides and in-service CD’s for staff working in Tel Aviv, Seoul, and UAE

·         Organization of NAIDOC week celebrations at Boeing Headquarters

·         Design and creation of a Boeing app (including a coded and complete game)

·         Creation of a Website for the Boeing excellence program

·         Production of a data base to track Unmanned Aircraft Systems