Our commitment to a culture of child protection
Bialik College is committed to ensuring child safety throughout our organisation, by protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and students accessing Bialik College, including its events and activities. The College has a zero tolerance approach to bullying and has systems in place to support this. This commitment is a part of the culture of Bialik College, embedded in our interactions as a community and endorsed at the highest level: the Principal and the Bialik College Council.
In accordance with Bialik College’s core values of respect, integrity, perseverance, empathy and responsibility, we hold the safety and protection of children as a key responsibility of the entire Bialik College community. As such, it is our ongoing task to inform, train and educate our College community.
Student welfare and wellbeing is of paramount importance. Under the guidance of our Assistant Principal (Pastoral Care), Bialik has a team of specialists which includes school psychologists, a Rabbi, literacy and numeracy support teachers and classroom assistants to assist the entire school community as required, whether with study and learning skills, or emotional and social skills. Many students benefit from one-on-one attention. Our dedicated staff is highly skilled, very experienced and above all, deeply caring.
Assisting with Learning
In the Primary, Middle and Senior Schools, home learning serves to complement and reinforce the material covered in class. The College runs after-school study sessions for Middle and Senior School students who require support in facilitating their home learning.
Social and Emotional Skills Education
In addition to providing counselling, the Student Welfare Team also runs numerous helpful programs providing individual and/or group social and emotional skills education. We work with outside agencies to support student wellbeing, including Restorative Practitioners, the Butterfly Foundation and others. Our Health and Wellbeing Days ensure that our curriculum covers the personal, social, emotional, and sexual and health education that is necessary for the development of responsible and rounded young people.
A specialist ESL teacher assists students who need language support in English as a Second Language, whilst the Integration Coordinator ensures that students with disabilities receive the holistic support they need to facilitate their participation in main stream classes as much as possible.