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.
The first term of the year has certainly gone by very quickly. Our staff and students have settled into the year well and we’ve had many positive achievements. There has been plenty of action with our Rebuild Project and we are now getting very close to completion. We’ve enjoyed moving into the new Food Technology building with new classroom spaces. The landscaping is taking shape and work is due to begin on our new sports courts any day now. The plan is for the contractors to complete their work over the holiday period. There will still be a few more spaces around the school that we will continue to update and improve to ensure we are happy with the quality of our learning spaces right throughout our school. However, it’s exciting to be so close!
There has been plenty on this term and this week is no exception. We had our Annual Report Presentation and the first meeting of our new School Council last Tuesday evening. Once again, I was very pleased to be able to present such a strong Annual Report which reflects the hard work we are putting into achieving positive outcomes for our students. Thank you to all of our school councilors for being prepared to play such an important role in the governance of our school. In particular, we thank Colin Gerrard for continuing in his role of School Council President.
We have Parent/Teacher Interviews on Wednesday 1st of May (the second week back after the holidays) and we encourage parents to take the opportunity to discuss the progress of their child with teachers. It will also be a great opportunity to check out our new buildings and spaces, so we look forward to seeing as many as people as possible.
A quick congratulations to Mitch Pesti who was successful in competing in the State Boxing Championships on the weekend. Mitch won his fight and a Gold Medal in his weight division, which makes him Victorian State Champion. Well done, Mitch – an amazing achievement!
On behalf of the staff at Beaufort Secondary College I wish all students and their families a safe and enjoyable Easter break.
Wow! I can’t believe Term 1 is almost over. It’s been a very busy but productive term, which has seen the near completion of our new buildings. It has been exciting and rewarding to see the enthusiasm our students have demonstrated in learning in our new spaces.
There have been many highlights of Term 1. We have competed in many sports carnivals, including swimming and athletics, and I would particularly like to acknowledge our U18-20 Girls Freestyle relay team who finished third at the Regional Swimming Championship at Horsham. I was lucky enough to be present to cheer on Vicki, Tiarna, Tasha and Ashleigh as they made themselves and our school very proud. Well done, girls! I look forward to cheering you to second or first next year!
Feedback from students is that our Year 9/10 program is working well and students are engaged and interested and looking forward to their next lesson. Our Year 7s have completed their first camp which was a huge success and I would like to acknowledge the hard work of Mrs. Julie Doyle and Miss. Keiren Vernon in organising and supervising the camp. Thank you also to all the staff who attended the camp and provided our students with memories they won’t forget.
Please remember – you need access to COMPASS to keep up with life at Beaufort Secondary College. Each family should now have a unique login and password. If you have difficulty logging on, or do not have your logon password, please do not hesitate to contact our General Office.
Wearing full school uniform reinforces in students pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equity, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to having a compulsory school uniform.
BSC expects that students will be neatly presented in full school uniform and it is an expectation that all students will abide by the uniform policy. We kindly request that parents support all aspects of this policy and therefore ensure that their child is in full school uniform every day.
Please note that BSC school jackets and blazers are both available for purchase for the cooler months. Black puffer jackets are not part of our school uniform and we kindly request that students do not wear them at school.
I look forward to meeting or seeing you again at our Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday 1st May. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email should you have any questions or queries about your child’s education.
Stay safe and enjoy your holidays.
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. Keiran Vernon
Years 8-10 Co-ordinator: Mr. Simon De Zoete-Spiero
Sports Co-ordinator: Miss. Keiran 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.