The word Billabong is derived from Wirradjirri, the spoken language of the Australian aboriginal tribe. A billabong is a "still water lagoon" fed mostly by spring water and is a complete mini ecosystem.
It is revered by the aborigines for its abundance in nourishment. In true spirit, every Billabong High school is a complete environment that nurtures the intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual developmental needs of every individual.
Billabong High schools were created as a journey forward to fire the imagination of children. The continuing goal is to create meaningful and rewarding learning experiences that will remain with the children for life. The aim is to create a purpose of learning to allow children to be thinkers, innovators and problem solvers and to orchestrate experiences that will result in a natural and integrated development of knowledge, skills and thinking. Overall, at Billabong High, the aim is to empower all the students with the necessary life skills required to meet the demands of a fast paced highly evolving 21st century.
Billabong High International School in the Maldives was opened on 8th February 2009. It was the first international school that was opened in Male, the capital island of the country. We offer education to students from Grades 1 to 12, beginning from primary to the completion of secondary IGCSE & A Levels , to a student population of about 800 students. A small class size of approximately 24 students, and 2 to 3 classes within each grade, ensures that all our students get special attention in their classrooms and in all school activities.