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OUR SCHOOL

We are a diverse and inclusive community. 
We encourage you to become involved in your child’s education as a full partner of our learning community. We believe the best schools know the needs and hopes of their students and supports them to make their mark on the world.

Principal's Message

 

At Bundoora Secondary College, and since the beginning of 2018, we have been on the journey of student-centred learning through authentic student empowerment and personalised learning pathways. 

 

Our core purpose is to provide a broad and challenging education where students 'Take control' of their learning.  Students learn best and are better prepared for the challenges of life when they take control and ownership of 'their choices'. They take control of their decision making, learning pathways and learning methods.  Education is not 'done to them', we are active partners in learning.

 

We work together, empowering them to find and use their voice and discover or enhance their passions.  The growth and development of the whole person is at the heart to thriving and contribute positively in this rapidly changing, globally connected digital age.

Students at BSC are not bound by the traditional year level classes. The school is broken into Entry Year, PACE21 and Graduates. This vertical offering of subjects creates student’s choice. It provides flexibility in the learning program ensuring that all students are engaged in their learning at their point of interest and challenged at their point of need. For example, students in the middle years may undertake subjects from the traditional suite of subjects as well as from the Senior Programs of VCE , VET, VM and University courses. With our vertical curriculum structure, students based on the level they are working at rather than traditional year levels based on age.

Every student is part of the family unit known as PAL (Pathways and Learning). The assigned PAL will be their essential guide through their learning journey over the enirety of their time as a student.  They, in partnership with family, will support each of their students in their overall growth and development.  PALS track learning, engagement, connection to the school and friendships and provide subject selection advice in accordance with co-developed learning plans to enhance and ensure successful outcomes for each student. The individual learning plans allow students to set goals and targets and cater for each student’s passions, needs and interests.

 

Rigour and high expectations are core values that are necessary ingredients under the 'take control' philosophy.  We recognise that learning can be challenging and students will encounter setbacks. We do not accept the language of 'can not'; instead, we instil a belief in our students that it is a journey and 'you might not be able to do it YET'- this is called developing a growth mindset.

 

We are a diverse and inclusive community. We live by our school values Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Relationships and Rigour (the 5 Rs). We provide a variety of opportunities for student voice at BSC such as a Student Leadership council, student lead tours, hosting of assemblies, the holding of positions on College Council. At Bundoora students have an authentic voice into the everyday decision making at the school.

  

Please take a few minutes to explore the information contained in our website. You will find that our goal is to instil the love of learning, so that every student may become a life-long learner. 

We encourage you to become involved in your child’s education as a full partner of our learning community. We believe the best schools know their students' needs and supports them in making their mark on the world.

 

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Anesti Anestis

Principal - Bundoora Secondary College

OUR MOTTO

Make Your Mark

MISSION

Our core purpose of this College is to provide a broad and challenging education in order to develop students' 21st Century skills, abilities and knowledge needed as a foundation for further education, training, work and community participation.  A Bundoora education will provide every student with the opportunity to develop their talents, to nurture a passion and to grow in confidence about their future.  Every student will be supported in their intellectual, emotional, social and physical development by a highly professional group of teachers and education support staff.

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