Student Welfare Coordinators are available for confidential discussion and assistance with school, family or personal concerns or problems.
Students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Coordinators in the Welfare Office and to use the various supports available such as the Chaplain, Year Level Coordinators, Form Teachers and Assistant Principals.
The College has the following policies relating to student welfare:
- anti bullying policy
- anti smoking policy
- drug education policy
- sun smart policy
A number of programs are run to support these policies.
Peer Support program
Year 11 students are trained each year to be Peer Support group members at the college. Their role is to support fellow students and meet regularly to provide feedback on issues of welfare.
The training that these students have completed aims at providing participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to carry out their supporting role effectively.
The Peer Support program not only strengthens the student welfare structure in the College but also provides significant personal growth for those students.
A group of Year 8 students are trained each year as Peer Helpers by the Student Welfare team and our Chaplain. These students are trained to be "friends" to their peers. They are there to be proactive in instilling support and friendship.
Insight Parent Participation Program
This program is especially designed to give parents the ‘inside information’ and knowledge to best support their child educationally from home.
It consists of three (3), three hour sessions (held on Saturday mornings) covering the following: Homework, Research Skills, Literacy, Numeracy, Computer Technology and Cyber bullying.
START Program (School, Transition And Resilience Training)
The START program has been designed to assist schools in planning and implementing crucial primary prevention strategies to build belonging and promote wellbeing in all students as they reach a stage of potential vulnerability.
The workshops place an emphasis on transition education, bullying, team building and recognising differences.
Let’s Stamp Out Bullying
As part of our anti-bullying program students are required to complete a course which is designed to assist with any problems they may experience.
The Peer Support Leaders run the program which consists of four lessons specifically tailored to identify bullying behaviour and to develop strategies to deal with different forms of bullying.
Students are required to complete an on-line course and survey. Successful students are awarded certificates and wrist bands and also sign an anti-bullying pledge which is displayed in their Form Room.
Child Safe Standards
Brighton Secondary College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
Brighton Secondary College has zero tolerance for child abuse
Brighton Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
Every person involved in Brighton Secondary College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
The Department of Education & Training - Child Safe Standards