Our College prides itself on the support it offers to students. However, it also known that high quality communication and collaboration with parents and carers is also essential for the support of the young person. The College staff and parents must work together for the best benefit of students.
There are numerous channels of communication between the College and parents, much of which occurs via email, through the Student Management System Compass or via letters home or via phone.
The College sends out:
The parents send in:
Parents and teachers get together for
Most communication is via Compass and it is the parents’ responsibility to check Compass regularly. Parents will be issued with Compass log in details after enrolment.
Any parent who has lost their Compass log in details can contact the General Office to have their details reissued.
Contact from parents is welcomed and encouraged, however it is not really involvement or participation.
This College and the staff would like to invite all parents to become more involved in the work and decision-making at the College. Please feel welcome!
The advantages of parents being involved in our school activities are:
BASS COAST COLLEGE COUNCIL
The Bass Coast College Council is responsible, within the framework of Victorian Government policy guidelines, for the education policies and plans of the school. Council’s responsibilities also include use of school buildings, employment of ancillary staff, and use of school funds.
The powers and duties of the School Council derive from the decision of the Minister for Education to give the school community of parents, teachers and students much of the authority and responsibility formerly in the hands of the Department of Education and Training Victoria.
While teachers retain responsibility for deciding how to implement the details of school policy, the College Council formulates policies on matters such as curriculum objectives and defines the school’s aims and values. Council decides in broad terms the methods for implementing policies.
A close working relationship between Council, teaching and support staff assists in promoting collaborative decision making and solving problems.
The College Council is constituted by:
The Council meets at least 8 times per year. Standing sub-committees of the School Council include: