A school council is responsible for developing particular policies to reflect the school’s values and support the school’s broad direction, as outlined in its strategic plan. Legislation and Departmental imperatives require councils to develop some policies, and they may develop other policies to address local needs. The Brighton Secondary College Council reviews the College’s policies regularly to ensure that they remain relevant and valid. The day-to-day operational policies and procedures in schools are managed by the principal and staff.

School council policy documents are made available to the school community as a means to clarify functions and responsibilities, manage change, promote consistency, meet standards and make decision-making transparent.


The Department of Education provide a framework of policies known as the School Policy Advisory Guide which details policies that determine governance of state schools. College Council supplement this Guide with additional policies to meet the individual needs of our College.

Child safety and wellbeing at Brighton Secondary College: information for families and the school community

Brighton Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.

Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students (which can be viewed in the accordion below, all other BSC policies can accessed in the accordion above).

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Brighton Secondary College we welcome and encourage your feedback.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the Acting Principal, Leisa Higgins.