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                                                                                                             …

2.1.1 Student Engagement and Inclusion policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                         Bellarine Secondary College is committed to engaging all students in both an educational program and the College community. PURPOSE To clearly communicate the roles and responsibilities of all community members. To set clear expectations of behaviour for all community members   POLICY STATEMENT and IMPLEMENTATION This policy provides significant detail regarding College processes and expectations. The document meets the …

1.11 Later Years Program Delivery and Assessment Policy

  RATIONALE                                                                                           The Bellarine Secondary College community accepts and promotes the idea that all students can learn and that improvement in learning requires that students and parents have as much information as possible about what students learn at school. PURPOSE This policy guides the development and implementation of practices and processes to ensure the Later Years program successfully engages …

1.7 Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technologies Policy

 RATIONALE                                                                                         The internet offers huge potential benefits for teaching and learning. It offers opportunities for students and teachers to contribute to the world community on the web. Blogs, social networking spaces such as Face book and instant messaging tools such as Skype are now part of students’ ‘life on the web’. Students can explore the world online, visit museums …

1.3 Assessment and Reporting Policy

 RATIONALE                                                                                                                 Accurate and comprehensive assessment and reporting of student performance against state-wide standards aids in establishing open communication, guides improvements in student learning, assists in establishing future direction, and helps to identify areas of exemplary performance, as well as those areas in need of support and assistance.  PURPOSE To ensure that there is ongoing assessment, monitoring and recording of …

1.2 Curriculum Framework Policy

RATIONALE                                                                                                                                                         Curriculum covers all the arrangements the school makes for students’ development and learning.  It includes the course content, student activities, teaching approaches, the way in which teachers and classes are organised and decisions on the need for and the use of facilities and resources. Bellarine Secondary College encourage students to strive for excellence in all of their endeavours. …

1.1 Student Learning Policy

 RATIONALE                                                                                                                 Bellarine Secondary College maintains a diverse learning environment promoting academic excellence and vocational success. The Student Learning Policy ensures the learning needs of all students are met. PURPOSE To foster the intellectual, physical, cultural and social development of all students To provide students with the skills, confidence and competencies to be life-long learners To develop in students the …