Message from the Principal

On behalf of our staff, students and community, I want to give you a very warm welcome to our school.

We invite you to join a school which is proud of the many achievements of previous students throughout our long history within the region.  This is a secondary college which has taken its place with pride and distinction alongside other quality Tasmanian schools.  I urge you to consider us as your local school and to encourage your child to become a member of our school community. Your child’s uniqueness will be valued and celebrated here. We have a lot to offer you and extend an invitation for your child to join our fine school.

Our commitment to connect with your child starts well before day one.  We spend time building relationships with our new students in year five and six, prior to their official orientation program, and all students are assisted to develop a Personal Learning Plan as soon as they commence Grade 7.  This enables our teaching team to tailor learning opportunities to your child’s interests and needs, and to provide extension or support in all areas of the academic program in partnership with you.

We inspire all students through our outstanding educational programs, combining an engaging approach to teaching Australian Curriculum content with essential skills and capabilities for 21st century learning. This means that all students develop fluencies in ICT, critical thinking, creativity and design, collaborative skills, and global citizenship.

These skills prepare our students to be successful lifelong learners and to achieve success in a changing and fast paced world. Whatever their interests, abilities and skills, all students at Bayview Secondary College are supported towards their own pathway into the world of work, future training and study.

We have a personalised approach to learning, where students can participate in a large variety of extra-curricular offerings. We have exceptionally talented and dedicated staff and volunteers who support students to achieve a high standard of performance across many learning areas.

We are a part of the teggana Collective – supporting every student to achieve a qualification or attainment of year 12. Students can access courses from a variety of campuses for years 11 and 12, including Rosny College, here at Bayview, or perhaps a dual enrolment.

I would like to invite you to tour our school facilities, to see what we have to offer, and to meet our wonderful staff team, prior to enrolment. I know you will be impressed with what you see.

Gill Berriman

Principal

PRINCIPAL

GILL BERRIMAN

SPECIAL EVENTS

GET INVOLVED

DAILY ROUTINES

Sirens will sound at the following times:

8.40 Doors Open

8.45 –   9.00 Group Time

9.00 –   10.10 Period 1

10.10 – 10.35 RECESS

10.35 – 11.45 Period 2

11.45 – 11.50 Break

11.50 – 1.00 Period 3

1.00 – 1.35 LUNCH

1.35 – 2.45 Period 4

2.45 – 2.55 Group Time

Before School

  • Enter the building at 8.40 when the duty teacher opens the door. Go straight to your locker and get your books for Group Time and Lessons 1. Then go to your Group Time area.
  • If you need to go to the office, library or see another teacher, ask your Group Time Teacher first.

Recess and Lunch Time

  • Go to your locker only at the beginning and at the very end of recess or lunch time.
  • You should not be in the building unless you are under a Teacher’s supervision.
  • Recess & lunch activities – 310, Library, Computer Lab, Dance, Music and Sport

Wet Weather Days

If it is wet weather we open room 310 which is a relaxing activity area for students. You can eat in this room. Sometimes we also open the library for quiet relaxation but there is no food permitted)

ATTENDANCE

You are expected to attend school every day. If you’re away from school for all or part of a day, you are required to bring a note from home and give it to your Home group Teacher, or ask an adult from home to phone the school. If you know you are going to be away from school for a long time, please let us know. Your Group Time teacher can arrange for work to be sent home for you to do.

Sometimes you may have a medical or dental appointment and will have to leave school during the day or arrive late. (If possible though, arrange these appointments out of school time)

  • Bring a note from home from parent/carer and ask your Grade Manager to initial it and give you a pass. When you have to leave, take your pass to the Office and sign out.

If you come back to school, sign in and then get a pass from the office staff.

STUDENT

ATTENDANCE

SUPPORT

WHERE IT MATTERS

STUDENT SUPPORT

We encourage students to contact their home group teacher in the event of a personal issue.

If the matter is urgent, or very important, the Grade manager is usually the best person to talk to, followed by the Assistant Principal or Principal if available.

Every lesson there is a senior staff person available on call to assist with urgent matters, so there is no excuse for not seeking help and support. Contact the office to assist with locating a senior staff member to assist with any issue.

If you have a personal problem you would like to discuss in more detail, you could see the School Psychologist or Social Worker. You will need to talk to your Home group Teacher or your Grade Manager about how to make an appointment. You can also pass on a message through the school office to seek an appointment if the matter is highly confidential.

UNIFORM

Bayview Secondary College is a full uniform school. We have a strong policy about what is uniform and what is not. Please read this carefully if you are unsure what you can and can’t wear to school.

If at any time you are out of uniform you must bring a note from home stating clearly the reason, and seek a uniform pass from your Grade Manager who will also provide you with uniform (where available) for the day.

You are not permitted to wear hooded tops or T-shirts/flannel shirts with offensive symbols or pictures, even if you have a uniform pass for the day. Please refer to our student uniform agreements so that you know what is ok as school uniform.

Each year grade 10’s have the opportunity to earn the right to order a leavers hoodie. This is a privilege you can look forward to in year 10 provided that you support the uniform policy in grades 7-9.

Year 11/12 students have their own uniform which identifies them as members of our community.

STUDENT

LEARNING

ASK US ABOUT ENROLLING YOUR CHILD

SOMETIMES THE ENROLMENT PROCESS CAN BE A BIT CONFUSING. AT BAYVIEW SECONDARY COLLEGE WE WORK HARD TO MAKE THINGS AS SIMPLE AND AS SMOOTH FOR NEW STUDENTS AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. WHY NOT DROP IN FOR A CUPPA AND WE’LL ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS.