At Bellbird Park State Secondary College, we are committed to supporting and promoting a professional, collaborative approach to creating an expert teaching team with effective pedagogical practices. Improved student outcomes can only be achieved by ensuring that high quality, evidenced based teaching practices are being used in every classroom, every day.
From week 1 of 2023 we will be changing our timetable on a Thursday so that our teaching staff can engage in collaborative team meetings to improve student outcomes. As such, the Thursday school day will finish at 1.05pm for STUDENTS. It is important to note that in doing so, that no curriculum time will be lost. Attendance is not required after this time. Students and parents have two options:
Option one: students leave school grounds immediately and make their way home.
Option two: students remain at school and complete independent study in the Supervision Centre, supervised by teacher aides. Parents/caregivers wishing their child to attend the Supervision Centre must 'register' so that their student is added to an official attendance roll (more on this later in term 4).
The designated school bus runs will remain unchanged.
This model has been successfully implemented across numerous Queensland state and private schools and the benefits for both staff and student development is well documented. Please click on the link below to view an information presentation that provides further details about this initiative.
2023 Timetable Information Presentation: https://youtu.be/UPJXH-YkuPg
See a draft frequently asked questions document – this will be periodically updated as further questions arise.
Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
We also welcome any feedback or questions that parents/caregivers may have after viewing the information presentation, via this link.