Beaufort Secondary College

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Our Story

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 our local community to achieve quality outcomes for young people. We strive for all students to feel a sense of belonging within our college and community.

COVID-19 Updates

 

Parent Communication Feb 17th 2021 

Hi Everyone,
 
Thank you for your cooperation over the last few days of learning from home. Our staff did an amazing job in getting organised so quickly after the announcement last Friday and it was terrific to see students engaging with online Form Groups and staying connected to school with their learning through Google Classrooms.
 
We are pleased that the Premier announced an easing of restrictions today, which allows for us to return to onsite learning tomorrow. Masks will remain an important part of keeping everyone safe and will be required indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Masks are required for all students when travelling to and from school on a bus.
 
Once again, thank you for your support and for doing the best you can in challenging circumstances.
 
We look forward to seeing all students back at school tomorrow, Thursday Feb 18th. Students will require all their books and equipment for a normal Thursday timetable, including full school uniform.
 
Stay safe and stay well.

 

 

 

Parent communication Feb 15th 2021

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We hope you are keeping well in what is a challenging time in Victoria.

 

The purpose of this update is to provide some further information for students and parents in relation to home learning for the next couple of days.

 

Our Year 11 and 12 students began their learning from home today with a Virtual Form Group Meeting and have continued to access their class work through the use of Google Classroom and Zoom meetings where required. This format will be the same for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

 

We will have Form Group meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.00am for all Year levels from 7-12.

 

The attendance at the Year 11 and 12 Form Group meeting this morning was very good and we believe this is the best way for students to continue with some routine, as well as being able to receive information and updates – not to mention providing an opportunity to connect with each other. Students will receive an invite to their Form Group Meeting when they log on to the Google Classroom – they need to accept the invite and use the link in their class stream. We understand that technology can sometimes be difficult to work with but if internet connection allows, then our students seem to be handling it well.

 

Our focus for the next couple of days will be on Maths and English from Years 7-10. If the students can access the work for these two subjects on Google Classrooms, then that would be great way for them to continue the learning process.

 

We will provide Health and Wellbeing activities for all students in their Form Group Google classroom and we strongly encourage all students to take some time during their day to complete these activities. Parents might like to join in to look after themselves, as well.

 

We will also provide extra optional activities for students to complete if they would like to extend their learning during the day or at the very least, learn in a different way. These activities are not in place of the Maths and English tasks, they are optional and will be available on their Form Group Google classroom.

 

As stated in previous updates, we do not want this to be stressful for our students and parents, so if there are difficulties with technology or accessing the work, we understand and will try to help. The priority is for you to look after yourselves, your families and your wellbeing.

 

Please contact us at school, if you need any assistance. Phone contacts for support outside of school have also been published in a previous update, which is available on our school website (beaufortsc.vic.edu.au).

 

Stay safe and stay well.

 

 

Parent communication Feb 14th 2021

Hi Everyone,

 

At this stage we don’t have any further information regarding the ‘lock down’. However, just to clarify the situation, our Year 7-10 students are not required to access their learning on Google Classrooms until Tuesday while our teachers plan and prepare on Monday. Students will need to check their invites for Google Classroom to be ready for Tuesday.

 

Our Year 11 and 12 students will need to be checking their invites and can expect to be accessing their subjects on Monday, as well as continuing on with work that has already been set for them to complete. Please check this from 8.45am tomorrow morning as we will run Zoom Form Group meetings for Year 11 and 12, so that students can check in and receive additional information.

 

We do not want this to be stressful for our students and parents, so if there are difficulties with technology or accessing the work, we understand and will try to help. The priority is for you to look after yourselves, your families and your wellbeing.

 

Please contact us at school, if you need any assistance.

 

 

 

 

Parent communication Feb 12th 2021

 

Hi everyone, 

You may have heard the Premier’s announcement this afternoon regarding the ‘lock down’ situation in Victoria. At this stage, it is our understanding that students will be learning from home for part of next week. However, I will update you with more specific details when I receive them from the Department of Education.

 

We ran Year Level Assemblies this afternoon to explain the situation for our students. They have received login details for Google Classroom. Our teachers will be organising and preparing work to go up on Google Classroom on Monday for our Year 7 – 10 students to access on Tuesday. Our initial focus will be in the areas of Maths and English. However, our Year 11 and 12 students can expect to be accessing work on Monday and continuing on with work that has already been set for them to complete.

 

It is also important that students and parents ask for help if any assistance is required. If you need any wellbeing support for your child, please do not hesitate to contact us. Some further support contacts are listed below:

Headspace - (03) 5304 4777 - https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/ballarat/

Kids Helpline - kidshelpline.com.au/

Lifeline Crisis Hotline - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 - www.beyondblue.org.au

 

 

We will have a skeleton staff at school on Monday to provide students who were not at school today with their Google Classroom login details. Children of essential workers who need to be on-site are asked to email our school (beaufort.sc@education.vic.gov.au) prior to Monday, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Please continue to check Compass or our School Website (beaufortsc.vic.edu.au) for updates on information.

 

Stay safe and stay well.

 

 

Karl Schier

Principal

Beaufort Secondary College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaufort Secondary College adheres to the Department of Education's coronavirus policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all staff, students and visitors to the site. 

The Department of Education's latest advice on coronavirus can be found at:

www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

Contact Us

38 Park Road
Beaufort Victoria 3373
ph. (03)5349 2305
email: beaufort.sc@education.vic.gov.au

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