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 school that takes its place with pride and distinction alongside other quality Tasmanian high 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 grade 5 and 6, prior to their official orientation program, and all students are engaged in a transition process to meet their needs, which includes a ‘getting to know you’ week. 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 exceptionally talented and dedicated staff and volunteers who support students to achieve a high standard of performance across many learning areas.
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.
Bayview Secondary College is located on the Eastern Shore of Hobart in the area that has historically been known as Clarence Plains. The College services families from Seven-Mile Beach, South Arm, Cremorne, Sandford, Clarendon Vale, Rokeby, Lauderdale, Oakdown Estate, Glebe Hill, Acton and Clifton Beach. Smaller than some schools by design, with an enrolment of around 330 students, and specialists by nature, Bayview Secondary College is a centre of innovation and a community hub. Students in our College are supported by the best possible facilities and resources.
Our college has a range of high-quality facilities for students. Through our purpose-built senior college classrooms and a performing arts centre, the Grade 7 Student Learning Centre (SLC) and our new STEAM hub, we provide state of the art working spaces for our students, facilitating innovative teaching and learning methods in a spacious and modern setting. Our facilities are set for further upgrades in the years to come.
We have a new fitness and athlete development centre, a large gymnasium, and a wide variety of sports fields, which allow every student to experience a wide range of different sports and activities.
Our Foods and Textiles space includes our community cafe which is open to the community for lunch and catering enterprises. The Materials, Design & Technology workshop has state of the art equipment for students to develop their skills and produce high quality designs for sale through its enterprise and entrepreneurial pursuits. Our Art and Music departments are busy and productive places and have a long history of producing outstanding artists achieving state-wide recognition.
Our industry standard Dance and Performing Arts Centre is in high demand, attracting quality performers and mentors who work with students regularly.
Our new Senior Secondary hub was recently completed, and this includes a functional hairdressing salon, practical nursing centre, and several large and comfortable learning spaces for our 11/12 students.