Beaufort Secondary College

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Our Story

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 our local community to achieve quality outcomes for young people. We strive for all students to feel a sense of belonging within our college and community.

Current Communication

September 18th

Dear Parents/Carers, 

As strange and trying as this year has been, it is still surprising to find that we are already three quarters of the way through 2020. Thank you to our staff and students for all of their work and commitment with Remote and Flexible Learning. Everyone will have experienced it in different ways – some enjoying it and some finding it challenging – regardless, there has been a lot of learning and we appreciate the effort that has been put in to make it work to the best of our abilities. We also acknowledge that this has been a challenging time for parents and families, so thank you for your support.

 

Term 4 arrangements for students 

Subject to the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has released a staged approach for students to return to on-site schooling that varies according to the school setting – Primary, Secondary, Metropolitan or Rural.

The purpose of the plan is to get students back in the classroom as soon and as safely as possible without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

To achieve both these aims, the return to onsite learning needs to be staged, just as the easing of all other restrictions is staged.

We are following the advice from our Department and our first two weeks of Term Four will operate as follows:

 

Week 1 – Monday October 5th – Friday October 9th

  • Remote and Flexible Learning continues for Year 7-12 with a focus on Maths and English classes
  • VCE and VCAL students may be onsite for essential assessment – GAT Wednesday 7th

Week 2 – Monday October 12th – Friday October 16th

  • Monday and Tuesday – Year 11 and 12 students on-site
    • Year 7 – 10 continue Remote and Flexible Learning
  • Wednesday
    • All students from Years 7-12 onsite

Our school, working with you, has shown it can be flexible and adaptable in responding to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to meet student needs as we look towards the end of the 2020 school year and ahead to 2021.

We are certainly looking forward to having all students back on-site with us and hope that our students and families are feeling the same way. I encourage everyone who is able to take a break over the school holiday period to enjoy some rest, relaxation and adventure. It has been reassuring to have some of the restrictions modified in rural Victoria and I’m sure this will be appreciated by everyone.

Stay well and safe.

Karl Schier
Principal
Beaufort Secondary College

 

 

 

 

Remote and Flexible Learning Update

August 14, 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope this finds you and your family well during these challenging times.

Remote and Flexible Learning
We learned a lot from our last experience with Remote and Flexible Learning and have listened to feedback to improve our practices. We understand that we still have more to learn and we are developing new skills and knowledge every day. However, we are pleased with the progress we have made and we seem to have had a much smoother transition to Remote Learning this time around.
We set ourselves a goal of improving student engagement in Remote Learning. To this point, we can report that we are doing well with that goal. We have worked really hard to make contact with students who are not joining their classes and we will continue to work on engaging those students who still find it challenge to access the learning online.

We developed a new model for Years 7 -10 with a focus on engaging more of our students and keeping the workload manageable for everyone. In summary, all students need to participate in English and Mathematics throughout Remote Learning. In addition, we have some other subjects which students need to complete at different points between now and the end of the term. We also have other subjects which students can choose to join. We have a bare minimum for students to complete but we have also allowed for any student take on all of their subjects.
We have attached a copy of our remote Learning Model in ‘Powerpoint’ form. We used this to help explain it to our students in Form Group Meetings. All Year 7-10 students were asked to complete their subject selections at the beginning of Remote Learning. Our Year 11 and 12 students continue to work closely with their timetable and are expected to participate in all of their subjects.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information from the Department of Education and Training. Stay safe.

Remote and Flexible Learning Handbook

Karl Schier
Principal
Beaufort Secondary College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Phones



Mobile Phones 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.

 

 

 

Child Safe Schools

 

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.​ Beaufort Secondary College has many policies and procedures in place that cater for the protection, safety and wellbeing of our students. Implementing the safe school strategies will further enhance the care and support we provide for our students.

 

 

 

Contact Us

38 Park Road
Beaufort Victoria 3373
ph. (03)5349 2305
e. beaufort.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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