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We thank you for your support in enforcing our College Uniform Policy at Broadford Secondary College. The staff appreciates and values the effort families have made to ensure that students have the necessary items of uniform. The majority of our learning community are dressed appropriately and wearing our uniform with pride.
Acceptable Uniform – Boys
- Plain ‘College grey’ pants or tailored shorts (mid-thigh)
- White/Black socks
- School jumper or Rugby top
- Black scarf
- Additional Polar Fleece or School weather-proof coat
- School beanie
- Plain, black, polishable leather shoes with black shoe-laces
Acceptable Uniform – Girls
- Tailored plan black shorts of reasonable length (mid-thigh)
- Tailored black pants and white polo or white collared shirt
- White/Black socks
- Approved school shoes
- Plain black tights worn with skirt
- Black/White socks
- School Jumper or Rugby top
- Black scarf
- Additional Polar Fleece or School weather-proof coat
- School beanie
Boys and Girls
- School green polo shirt
- Green tracksuit pants or plain black tracksuit pants (no stripes or logos)
- Sports shorts
- Green tracksuit jacket
- White socks
- Proper sports shoe.
- Students in Years 7 – 9 wear green sports shorts;
- Students in years 10 – 12 wear plain black shorts (mid-thigh length)
The Sports Uniform can be worn all day only on those days when a student has P.E. Otherwise a student can change into appropriate clothing for the PE class. Grey tracksuit pants are not uniform, as are black track pants or shorts with stripes or logos.
- Denim or tracksuit pants
- Blundstone boots of any kind
- Factory shoes
- Beanies that are not school-approved
- Tights/leggings are not to be worn in place of pants, dress or shorts
- Sleepers and plain studs only
- Watch or plain ring – no other jewellery is permitted
- Visible body piercing and facial piercing is not allowed apart from small studs (no bigger than 1mm in diameter)
- Hair colouring in natural colours only
- Makeup is to be moderate – as determined by Level Co-ordinator or AP.
Bolts, rings are not acceptable. These must be removed or replaced with a clear plastic stud at all times. Small studs of no more than one mm acceptable.
Students are required to be in complete academic uniform to and from school.
State School Relief is available to families that need financial assistance to purchase the College Uniform. State School Relief is able to provide some items of uniform and leather school shoes for those families who are deemed to require financial assistance. We encourage all of you to access this resource, if needed, through your child’s Team Leader or Coordinator and the Student Wellbeing Coordinator.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Tania Pearson – Principal
Cathy Coppinger – Treasure
Tanya Fraser – President
Liza Whitfield – Vice President
Broadford Secondary College is a school that recognises the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in the world of young people. In line with our school values and motto, we are a school that promotes the use of ICT in our curriculum across all subject areas, in addition to explicitly teaching students about cyber safety. We are a school that actively promotes the smart, safe, responsible and ethical use of technology within the College community. At Broadford Secondary College we:
- Recognise that the internet and digital technologies are valuable teaching and learning devices which need to be used responsibly and sensibly.
- Have a clear policy around expected behaviours while using ICT.
- Support students to develop digital literacy skills across our curriculum.
- Teach students about safe use of ICT. This primarily occurs in Year 7 IT classes and Year 8 Body and Mind Classes.
- Use a range of ICT for educational purposes.
- Provide a filtered internet service for students logged into the school’s network.
- Understand the harms associated with cyber bullying and are committed to providing support and education to students and parents.
Using ICT for learning ICT is used across all subject areas at Broadford Secondary College. Our school has an iPad program at Years 7 – 8 and an iPad/netbook program that extends through Years 9-12. It is expected that these devices are brought to school every day charged and in good working order. School machines are for students who do not have their own device, or who have lodged their netbook at the school netbook office.
The following are not permitted on any machine during class time unless for a legitimate educational purpose:
- Viewing movies or listening to music
- Gaming of any description
- Accessing or attempting to access any website containing inappropriate or offensive material.
- Social networking including skype and Facebook.
IT Devices For Students
The School advocates that students have a personal device which, through Wi-Fi, is connected to the School’s network. This gives access to personal storage space, email and internet connection and enables downloading of approved applications and programs.
The School will specify which devices can be supported by the Network to enable security, compatibility and access to printing. These devices need to be sourced by parents either through suppliers suggested by the School, or any commercial retailer of the parent’s choice. In either case, warranty and insurance are entirely up to the parent to organise, as is an appropriate protective case for the device. The School will not be held responsible for costs associated with damage or loss at the School.
At Years 7 and 8 the device specified is an iPad. These devices are ideal for sourcing information, with the focus still on developing the student’s hand writing skills.
At Year 9 and above, students are creating information by writing larger files. A keyboard device is preferred although some students may still use an iPad.
Health & Wellbeing
Broadford Secondary College acknowledges the importance of wellbeing to provide an effective and positive educational experience.
The BSC Wellbeing Team’s focus is on supporting students to develop their physical, social and emotional health. The Wellbeing Team provides individual support, as well as support through college programs and events.
Hi from the Wellbeing team:
Wellbeing Support – Jason, Erin, Bron and James
Youth Health Nurse – Sarah
School Psychologist – Julia
How Wellbeing Can Help
We understand that student life can sometimes be tough, especially if you have been sick or have had personal or family problems. Sometimes personal issues can make it difficult for you to study or get on with life.
Usually just having someone to listen can help lighten the load or ease the situation. The Student Wellbeing Team can support and work with you to help you sort out the problem. We can also help work out any issues you may be having with friends, family or teachers/subjects. We can also put you in touch with community organisations specific to your needs.
All services provided by Student Wellbeing staff are voluntary, which means that students can choose whether they wish to attend a service and also have the choice to withdraw.
Students can access wellbeing support by attending the Wellbeing Centre independently, or can be referred by school staff.
Wellbeing Education & Activities
The Wellbeing Team provides health and wellbeing education and activities via the following mediums:
Well-being tips and advice on compass
Classroom education and information
Special BSC events throughout the year
Information for Students
The Wellbeing team is available to provide short term support to students around a range of issues which impact on them and may include the following:
Wellbeing Team members can find ways to support students with their studies during difficult times. Assistance can be provided to help individual students talk to parents or teachers about any difficulties they may be having which can impact on their studies.
We have many different kinds of relationships in our lives, including those with parents, family, friends, partners and teachers. Sometimes our relationships with others are easy and work well, while at other times they are hard work and difficult to manage. When things aren’t going so well it can be helpful to talk to someone about it.
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Stress anxiety and depression can sometimes affect a student’s ability to meet the day to day demands of study and also impact on their personal life. The Wellbeing Team can provide assistance with strategies and are also able to link students in with specialised community based services should ongoing support be required.
Sexual health issues including contraception, pregnancy, Sexually transmitted Illnesses (STI) can be discussed in confidence and referrals on behalf of students(when appropriate) can be made to relevant community support organisations.
Grief & Loss
Grief can be really hard to manage and everyone copes in different ways. Talking about these feelings is a healthy and effective strategy to work your way through any grief and loss you may be experiencing
How you can meet with us
The Wellbeing Centre is situated in the general office at the front entrance of the school
Students can access the Wellbeing Team in the following ways:
- Students can ask a school staff member to contact wellbeing on their behalf to arrange to meet with them as soon as possible.
- Students are welcome to visit the Wellbeing Centre during recess, lunchtime, during a study period, or after school to make an appointment.
After Hours and During Holidays
A Wellbeing Team member will be available between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday during the school term.
If students require wellbeing support after hours or during holidays, these contacts may be of use:
Additional Supports for students:
- QLife: LGBTI phone and online chat counselling services for Australia https://qlife.org.au or call: 1800 184 527
- Minus18: for LGTBI information and resources https://minus18.org.au
- headspace: phone counselling, online chat and website services http://www.headspace.org.au or call: 1800 650 890
- Kids Helpline: phone counselling, online chat and website services: www.kidshelp.com.au or call: 1800 551 800
- Lifeline: phone counselling, online chat: Call: 13 11 14 website www.lifeline.org.au
We value your privacy and confidentiality, and anything discussed with us will not be discussed with anyone without your permission. However, should you be in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, your guardian must be informed for your own safety. This will be done with your knowledge where possible, as we are here to support you.
Medical Authority Form:
This must be completed if your child is required to take medication while at school.
Parents/carers can report absences a number of ways.
- Phone: 57841200 (select 1),
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Compass via your child’s profile (Add attendance note)
An SMS is sent daily if your child is absent (unapproved).