AS THE Australian labour market continues to adapt and change in response to new technologies, Bayview Secondary College has taken huge strides to provide a range of stimulating and future-focused courses for its students. While delivering the Australian Curriculum is at the centre of all decisions in planning for teaching and learning, Bayview staff have been able to create a number of dynamic learning opportunities for students seeking extension and enrichment in their schooling.
A focus on an integrated approach to science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) is a key part of the school’s aim to promote best practice and innovation in education, but it doesn’t exist in isolation according to school principal Gill Berriman.
“Our awareness of innovation and excellence in education really frames our focus on STEAM as a key area for teaching and learning, but it’s not the only avenue we want to offer our students,” Ms Berriman said.
“With the expansion to a senior secondary college since 2017 we have aimed to deliver unique and relevant vocational programs that differentiate us from other schools and colleges in the area.
“There are courses for civil construction, community healthcare and hairdressing and we plan to continue to expand as our senior secondary program grows year by year.”
The STEAM approach is just one area where Bayview students are being given an opportunity to excel in their education and plan thoroughly for their future beyond secondary school.
Students consider the world of work and career planning by accessing a variety of resources including My Education and Work Studies content in home group, the Tasmanian Humble Products entrepreneurial program and the through the school’s Collective Ed team.
“We want to ensure every one of our students has the chance to make informed choices about their preferred career path and then be confident that Bayview provides the range of courses and vocational training to make those a reality,” Ms Berriman said.