Pathways open up in Senior School
Students in the Senior School make significant choices and identify pathways for their future. Small class sizes, individual care and attention, and teacher availability during students’ free time all coalesce to make the senior school experience a positive and collaborative one. Despite being a non-selective school, Bialik’s VCE results consistently rank in the top five schools in Victoria. Senior students are encouraged to balance their academic pursuits while maintaining their involvement in extra-curricular activities.
Leadership opportunities in Senior School are available to all students and are fully inclusive. Year 10 students can participate in the College’s Hadracha (leadership) program and become mentors to younger students on campus while Year 11 students exercise social responsibility by engaging with the wider community (such as working closely with newly arrived Sudanese immigrants to Australia by providing English support or assisting primary school students from migrant backgrounds in the Dandenong region).
Year 12 students can nominate themselves into the Mazkirut program, assuming a role within a range of portfolios within the College where they can introduce and drive initiatives to enhance College life.
Senior school students also form special relationships with the Prep students – sharing significant chaggim events such as Pesach seders and Shavuot activities. These events are complemented by regular visits with our young members of the Bialik community in the ELC.
Bialik’s teaching staff and careers’ counsellor assist students to make wise choices to deliver optimum results, not just in terms of an ATAR score but, more importantly, for their life direction and personal goals. Careers counselling is offered to individuals and groups and, as part of our ongoing commitment and connection with our graduates. Past students regularly return to Bialik to discuss any career issues.