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.
Our ‘Student Awards’ Assembly was a highlight of last week! We had three key categories for the awards; the first of these acknowledged ‘Outstanding Achievement for Application to their Studies’ and this was based on the Semester One Reports. Only a handful of students at each year level received this award. The second set of awards were the ‘Recognition Awards’ and these were presented to students for participation, effort and/or contribution to the school (and our broader community) and we found that many of these students were also achieving at a very high academic level. The final set of certificates presented were ‘Achievement Awards’ which identified students who achieved excellence and very high-level results. We also celebrated students with exemplary attendance and encourage all students to strive to be at school every day of the education calendar.
We were pleased to have Damian Ferrari, Shire Councillor and a member of our School Council, presenting awards and shaking hands with our students. Cr Ferrari also spoke to us about his journey from school to achieving success in his career. A strong message came through about the importance of setting goals, making a commitment and working hard – great themes for all of us, especially for our young people to think about as they work their way through the next few years of their lives.
A huge thank-you to Cr Ferrari for giving his time to be present at our Assembly. Our School Leaders, Tiarna Prattley, Issy McLinden and Will Greymans did a fantastic job in their role of assisting the running of the assembly and presented themselves admirably. Our school choir also sang beautifully at the beginning and end of the assembly and we thank them for the time, effort and commitment it takes to prepare and perform. The ‘Student Awards’ Assembly was a very clear example of our Key Focus areas of Respectful Relationships, High Expectations and Excellence in action.
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.
The temperature may be dropping but our expectations continue to rise regarding appropriate winter school uniform. Our expectations regarding an appropriate hem length on skirts and shorts still apply and we ask parents and students to ensure that hem lengths are no shorter than 5cm above the knee. Also a reminder to wear appropriate Beaufort Secondary College jackets that are wind and rain proof. We also continue to hold our expectations around hair colour and piercings. Please refer to the School Uniform Policy located in the front of our school diaries or on our website for more information.
We thank our families and students for supporting our high expectations at Beaufort Secondary College.
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.
There has always been zero tolerance of child abuse at Beaufort Secondary College and we will continue to build our good practices and implement further measures which are designed to protect all children from harm.
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.