Beaufort Secondary College is a Year 7-12 college of 200 students serving a rural community in Western Victoria, approximately 50kms from Ballarat. Students learn in a beautiful environment beside Beaufort Lake. At Beaufort Secondary College we believe strongly in the development of partnerships between students, staff, parents and local community to achieve quality outcomes for young people. Students to feel a sense of belonging within their college and community.
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the break over Christmas and New Year – it seems like a long time ago now. It’s always exciting to welcome our students after the long break. We’ve had a smooth start to the new school year with students and teachers getting down to business in our classrooms. We particularly welcome our Year 7 students who have settled in nicely at our school, whilst at the other end of the year levels, we wish our Year 12 students all the very best for their final year of secondary education. Of course, all of the other year levels in between are important and we wish them well for the year too!
It’s been far more settled with our new buildings and facilities in place. We still have some work to finalise around our school – mostly grounds, outdoor furniture and painting – but all of our major structures are in place and working well. We are fortunate to have such brilliant facilities. We completed our new sports courts over the holidays and I’m sure the students will enjoy taking advantage of having that space for formal classes, as well as recess and lunchtime.
I spoke at our first assembly about having student input into a range of topics that we would like to focus on this year. I think we are quite good at seeking feedback and input from our student body but we are always striving to improve. We are refining our behaviours in relation to our focus areas of Respectful Relationships, High Expectations and Excellence. We will ask students to identify the top 5 behaviours for each of these areas that will help us all to ensure we are living our values on a daily basis. We will also seek input from students about general standards for behaviour we would like to see around our school to ensure we maintain and further develop our very positive school culture. As a staff we have explored our Vision and Mission Statements and we will also include our students in this process to ensure their ‘voice’ is heard and valued. So, we will create further opportunities for students to have their say in an important part of their life.
We wish everyone well for an exciting and productive 2020!
Just a kind reminder about Beaufort Secondary College’s mobile phone policy. If students choose to bring their phone to school our expectation is that they will leave it at the Office in the morning and pick it up after school.
Mobiles phones are not permitted to be used during class time or at recess or lunch. Should you need to get an urgent message to your child, parents are invited to call the General Office and the message will be delivered to your child immediately.
We thank our families and students for supporting our mobile phone policy so that our students can make the most of their learning at Beaufort Secondary College.
Ph. (03)5349 2305
If parents need to contact the school, below is a list of teachers areas of responsibility.
If you are still not sure who to speak to, our friendly office staff can help or direct you to the appropriate staff member.
Principal: Mr. Karl Schier
Assistant Principal: Miss. Kate McGinty
VCE, VET & VCAL Co-ordinator: Mrs. Belinda Evans & Mr. Anthony Lindorff
Year 7 Co-ordinators: Mrs. Julie Doyle and Miss. Keiren Vernon
Years 8-10 Co-ordinator: Mr. Simon De Zoete-Spiero
Sports Co-ordinator: Miss. Keiren Vernon
Careers and Work Experience: Mr. Phil Crouch
Business Manager: Mrs Kerry Grant & Mrs. Kathie Pitt
For subject related matters, please contact the subject teacher.