At Bayswater Secondary College, our students are at the H.E.A.R.T of everything we do. We strive to support all students to become active, positive members and leaders of our community by providing a wide variety of options and opportunities for them to achieve excellence in a small setting.
We believe that students learn best when they feel safe and supported, and strive to ensure our practice across all areas of the College, from our curriculum and elective programs, to our extra-curricular programs and clubs, as well as our student engagement and wellbeing teams, making Bayswater Secondary College a school where all students are welcome, included and supported to be their best.
It is an exciting time in the history of Bayswater Secondary College, with our involvement in the Bayswater Education Plan and the upcoming redevelopment of our grounds and buildings marking significant growth and change for our community, and an opportunity to be part of shaping the future of education in the Bayswater area.
Our College Principal, Liz Swan, values both vocational and academic pathways through Secondary School, with the ultimate goal of providing students with enriched opportunities and tailored support to explore their interests and develop the skills they need to thrive throughout and beyond their school years.
The College has 30 full-time equivalent staff consisting of our Principal class, Leading Teachers, Learning Specialists and education support staff including administration, student support, wellbeing and integration staff who ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for our community.
The College received $12.4 million in State Government Funding for the purposes of rebuilding the College and modernising our learning spaces. We are currently in the process of appointing a builder with work to commence in the second half of 2022.
2022 has also seen us upgrade a number of areas in the College, including the addition of an Outdoor Learning Space with the capacity to seat over 50 students, which has already been put to good use by our Hands on Learning team, as well as being a great space to hang out during break times.
Our Hands on Learning team in conjunction with our VCAL students have also designed and constructed our yarning circle, with work to continue in this space for the remainder of 2022.
The Victorian Government is transforming local education through the Bayswater Education Plan. The Bayswater Education Plan (the Plan) aims to build pride and confidence in our government schools and focus on the wellbeing, engagement and achievement of all children and young people in Bayswater.
Our strategic plan is the College’s statement to its community about what it stands for and what it intends to do over the next four years to improve student outcomes. It sets out the school’s direction, its goals, targets and key strategies for improvement.