The school sees student well-being as one of its strength areas. Aided by a relatively small student population, our structures ensure that we are aware of issues affecting groups or individuals and, where necessary, act promptly to resolve them.
Our students and staff have worked together to develop a set of school values that regulate how members of the school community are expected to relate to one another (i.e. with consideration, fairness, co-operation, caring, truthfulness, tolerance, friendliness and loyalty).
The school’s welfare team comprises:
Assistant Principal/Student Welfare Co-ordinator
Year Level Co-ordinators
All staff members, however, see themselves as responsible for student welfare and support. The first point of contact for parents on matters of student welfare is the student’s year level coordinator.
The school has access to a team of professionals who are employed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to work with students in our network. They include Social Workers, Psychologists, Speech Therapists and Visiting Teachers. In addition, the school has access to a Social Worker employed by Beaufort and Skipton Health Services and Grampians Health Youth Workers. These professionals (and others) are engaged with deemed necessary.
Pastoral Care – Each form group has two teachers attached to it. At morning form meetings they monitor use of the school diary, engage the students on issues related to student well-being or general interest, and discuss issues with individuals.
Beaufort Secondary College puts strong emphasis on grade 6 to year 7 transition. Features include four orientation days for grade 6 students throughout the year, parent information meetings and contact visits by staff and students to feeder schools.