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 to everyone for the final term of 2019 – it won’t be long and we’ll be talking about Christmas. We have lots on offer for students this term beyond the normal classroom teaching and learning. Our Year 10 students head off to Melbourne for a valuable metropolitan experience and our Year 8 students have their camp along the coast. We’ll have a Graduation Dinner and a Presentation Evening as the term progresses. We will also have sporting events and several other subject-based excursions before we finish the year. And lots more on top of all that!
Our VCE students have exams in a few weeks and are busy preparing to give their best effort. I encourage all of our students to finish the year off strongly so that they can look back over the four terms and be proud of what they have achieved. Our values and beliefs in relation to High Expectations are particularly important to remember at this time of year – Responsibility, Commitment and Motivation. If we can all make an exerted effort to achieve in these areas, then we give ourselves the best chance for success!
Enjoy the last quarter as much as Richmond did a few weeks ago but remember… they worked hard until the final siren and were rewarded for their efforts.
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.