Parent and Community Involvement
Beaufort Secondary College maintains a close relationship with parents and the local community.
School Council has the power to set the key directions of the school. In doing so, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides to its students. It has responsibility for:
- The School Strategic Plan, which sets out the school’s goals and priorities for the following four years.
- The school’s budget.
- General educational policy of the school.
- Maintenance of the school’s buildings and grounds.
- The student Code of Conduct, which provides the framework for a safe and orderly environment for learning.
- The school’s Annual Report.
Our 2010-11 School Councillors are:
Parent Representatives –
Staff Representatives –
Co-opted members –
Michael O’Connor (Community), Jake Morcombe (Student) and Leonie Perkins (PFA)
The Beaufort Secondary College Council is keen to see an injection of “new blood”, accompanied by enthusiasm and fresh ideas and encourages new parents to consider nominating. Parents on council provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that help shape the direction of the school. Beaufort Secondary College Council meetings are informative, positive, relatively informal and not too long.
Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
This association meets once a month. It provides a forum for parents and friends of the school to become informed about what is happening in the school and discuss school issues. The PFA is also a fund raising committee and has provides the school with some important resources. There is number of fund raising events each year. These include raffles, social functions, the Presentation Ball, bulb drives and fun runs.
Beaufort Secondary College’s involvement in the local community takes many forms, some of which include:
The Beaufort Schools Plantation Management Committee, composed mainly of voluntary community people entrusted with the management of a significant asset – the schools’ pine plantations. Commenced as Trustees some 50 years ago, this committee has skilfully managed this resource thereby ensuring ongoing funds for each school.
Rural Studies Support Committee – comprising members of the local rural community
“Bridging the Gap” – reading support provided by members of local service clubs Rotary and Probus.
The school band regularly engages in playouts at meetings of Senior Citizens and community functions.
The local Beaufort Community Bank Board has two of Beaufort Secondary College’s senior student on it as observers.