6.6 Day Structure Policy

 RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                         Bellarine Secondary College is committed to providing an orderly and structured daily program. PURPOSE To ensure that all members of the College community are aware of the structured learning time and break time during the day To ensure all teaching areas have equitable access to time To ensure the College meets the requirements for 300 minutes per day …

6.5 Enrolment Policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                         Bellarine Secondary College acknowledges that all students have the right to an enrolment in a Victorian Government school. Bellarine Secondary College is committed to building a community inclusive of all students and responsive to the Bellarine community. PURPOSE To guide the College in ensuring enrolment processes are inclusive, value diversity and respond to community needs To provide an …

6.2 Raising Issues, Concerns and Complaints Policy

 RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                                         A timely and professional response to student, parent and community issues, concerns and complaints is an effective means of encouraging communication, building trust and resolving issues for the betterment of all concerned. PURPOSE To develop and implement a process by which students, parents and community members can confidently raise concerns in the knowledge that they will …

3.2 Course Selection Policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                         The course a student studies has the potential to impact on the pathways open to them following the completion of their secondary education. Accurate, timely, efficient and effective counselling is critical to students making well informed decisions. Engagement of families in making these important decisions is very important. Bellarine Secondary College must plan to optimise outcomes for students …

3.1 Pathways and Transistions Policy

RATIONALE Career choice is often a confusing and stressful process for students and families.  The correct matching of a student’s abilities, desires and ambitions with a career path that will prove fruitful, enjoyable and realistic is an important process in any student’s education. Bellarine Secondary College is committed to providing access to a diverse range of programs incorporating personalised pathways …

2.3.6 Anaphylaxis Management Policy

  RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction to certain food items and insect stings.  The condition develops in approximately 1-2% of the population.  The most common allergens are nuts, eggs, cow’s milk and bee or other insect stings, and some medications.  It can be life threatening and research indicates it is becoming more prevalent. Bellarine Secondary College is …

2.3.2 Bullying and Harassment Policy

RATIONAL                                                                                                                   Bellarine Secondary College is committed to providing a safe and caring environment and culture which enables positive relationships to be formed amongst all students and staff and which encourages self-esteem, cooperation, personal growth and a positive attitude to learning and teaching.  A clear policy on bullying (including cyber bullying) and harassment will inform the community that bullying and harassment …

2.1.8 Medication Administration Policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                                   Many students attending school need medication to control a health condition.  It is necessary that Bellarine Secondary College staff (as part of their duty of care) assist students, where appropriate to take their medication.  The College will ensure the student’s privacy and confidentiality and will exercise sensitivity towards this issue to avoid any stigmatization PURPOSE To ensure the College …

2.1.3 Child Protection and Child Safe Mandatory Reporting Policy

RATIONALE The safety, health and wellbeing of students is at the fore of all staff at Bellarine Secondary College. Bellarine staff are committed to being proactive in ensuring the safety of all students and to meeting all of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities. PURPOSE To clearly articulate the roles and responsibilities of school staff to protect the safety and …

2.1.2 Duty of Care Policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                         DRAFT Sept 2016                                                                                                             …