Year 7 Girls State Soccer Finals - Runners Up! Well done team!
The Class of 2014 celebrated their Year 12 Graduation Dinner on 23 October - Congratulations to you all!
Our BSC Choir did us proud at the Melbourne Eisteddfod with a third prize - well done!
Students trekking in Nepal as part of the 'World Challenge'
Our Environment Team visits the Sustainable Living Conference in the CBD
BSC is proud of our new da Vinci Centre
Congratulations to all the Chorals participants - Well done to Phillip house for taking the trophy
Students are happy to be able to enjoy our new Facilities
Enjoy our extensive Instrumental Music program at BSC
Push yourself to new heights at Brighton Secondary College
Year 8 Hockey STATE Champion Team - well done to you all!
Principal's News
On Monday we held Presentation Night at which we celebrated the achievements of the students across the school in a wide variety of endeavours.  We also celebrated the VCE results with our Year 12’s. We are always proud of all our students, as long as they have done their absolute best.  While we celebrate the high academic achievement or many of our students, we acknowledge the very hard work of all our students. 
 
VCE results for 2014 are as follows:
• 174 students successfully completed their VCE
• 32% (55) of our students attained a score of 80 or higher (8 of these were Y11 SEAL students), placing them significantly above the average across the state of 20%
• 27 (16%) students attained a score of 90 or better, sixteen of these were part of our SEAL cohort, with four of this group were Y11SEAL students.
• In reality 12 of the 24 students from the SEAL class of 2009, achieved 90 or above. Three left for tertiary at the end of 2013 from their fifth year in secondary school.
• There were 73 study scores of 40 or better, with one of our teachers having 11 students in his class who received study scores of 40+
• 4 of our International student cohort attained scores of 90 or better, with 1 of those attaining 95 or better....which is a stunning achievement given that English is not their first language.
• 8 international students achieved 80+
• 1 student obtained a perfect score.
• Anthony Fong was named Dux of the college with a score of 99.1
• Abigail Morgan, Year 10, 2014, was awarded the prestigious Kwong Lee Dow, Scholars Award
• Most important of all…100% of our students grew as individuals, matured, encountered experiences, acquired new knowledge and skills, and built healthy relationships with each other and their teachers.  As far as I am concerned this final point is the most important of all at our school.
Finally, I wish you all the compliments of the season.  The students need to have a break from study, but all of them, as I understand it have holiday homework to do.  Can parents please assist our children to properly balance out the work and rest.
 
All the very best for a safe holiday season and we look forward to a wonderful new year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Principal's Welcome
 
Welcome to Brighton Secondary College.
 
We are a co-educational open entry government secondary college catering for over 1200 students from Years 7 - 12. Established in 1955, Brighton Secondary College is well regarded in the local Bayside community as a prestigious, family-oriented school.
 
We offer a diverse range of academic and creative subjects to meet the needs of our students. We have a well-resourced library, drama centre, performing arts centre, careers room, media centre, sports stadium and hockey/tennis field. 

In 2014 we are pleased to be enjoying our new Science, Arts and Technology wing, appropriately named the da Vinci Centre. Stage one of our Building Project was completed with the extension of our 2010 built VCE Centre, which includes modern study areas and classrooms for our senior students. Stage two and three have now recently been completed with our new $5 million Science facility, and our $1.5 million Arts and Technology facilities.  We are about to move into the design and building of our North wing to complete the full update of the College. This $8 million redevelopment was announced in the May 2014 State Budget.
 
The College is an accredited provider of the Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program for high achieving students. Our VCE results and tertiary entrance offers are consistently well above the State average. Our College dux, who also was our College Captain and a SEAL student, for 2013 scored an ATAR of 99.8.
 
There are many opportunities for students to get involved in our extensive co-curricular program - the annual musical production and House Chorals Festival, inter school Debating, extensive sporting competitions, the Duke of Edinburgh program, World Challenge Program and overseas tours to Japan (sister school) and France.
 
As Principal of this College I have an expectation that students will meet the three challenges I set for them:
  • Do your best in every endeavour.
  • Take advantage of every program and opportunity offered.
  • Treat every member of our BSC family with respect.

Julie Podbury
Principal

Calendar
Term 314th Jul - 19th Sep
Term 46th Oct - 19th Dec
01/01/2015School Holidays
29/01/2015Students Yr 7, 10, 11, 12 start
30/01/2015Students Yr 8 & 9 start
04/02/2015Student photos
05/02/2015House Swimming
09/02/2015Yr 7 Camp
09/02/2015Yr 12 Camp
09/02/2015Meet and Greet Social Night with the PFA, followed by the Annual General Meeting
10/02/2015Yr 10 Time Management
12/02/2015Senior Cricket Round Robin
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News
Laptops for 2015
A note for parents who have ordered a new laptop through JB HiFi - the BSC I.T. department is currently loading software on these laptops and will contact each family once their laptop is ready.  If you received an email that this is now ready, please pick up between 12th - 16th January from 10am until 4pm.
Any questions regarding the Bring Your Own Device system can go to: byod@brightonsc.vic.edu.au
General Office dates for the Holiday period
The BSC General Office will be open for payments until Wednesday 17th December and close on Thursday 18th December 2014.  We will reopen again on Friday 23rd January 2015.
2015 Booklists are available now!
Please click here to access the Booklists online from Campion.