Bendigo Senior Secondary College dedicated to student's success

Achieving their best: Students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College are being supported through one-on-one and small group tutoring. Picture: Supplied.
Achieving their best: Students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College are being supported through one-on-one and small group tutoring. Picture: Supplied.

Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) is committed to providing the support all students need to achieve their best, whether they are studying a VCE or VCAL program.

"Last year we engaged a number of our past high achieving students to deliver a series of academy classes each week in terms three and four," assistant principal Meredith Fettling said.

"Our presenters put together one or more sessions each week focusing on specific topics and delivered these online, working through subject content and exam questions.

"The classes were recorded so students could revisit them or access them if they were unable to attend."

Students were also able to attend a range of commercial revision sessions that are provided in term four each year, featuring online workshops and revision notes.

BSSC principal, Dale Pearce, said it's vital for students to develop good study habits early and work steadily throughout the year.

"Students who are successful make time in their schedule to revise topics and are not solely focused on the completion of tasks," he said.

"When the results come back at the end of each year, it's the students who have sought feedback and used it to build their knowledge and skills who end up exceeding their expectations."

Tutors respond to learning needs and provide support to catch up on knowledge and skills

Bendigo Senior Secondary College principal Dale Pearce

This year, thanks to further State Government funding, students who struggled with last year's remote learning are being supported through one-on-one and small group tutoring.

"We have engaged a number of retired teachers as well as our own experienced teachers to provide tutoring," Mr Pearce said.

"Tutors will respond to the learning needs of these students and provide support to catch up on knowledge and skills."

BSSC also provides online tutoring support through partnerships with the Smith Family and Monash University, and an online program provided by Melbourne University.

"We all need support with our learning at some stage," Mr Pearce said.

"Whether it be with specific subjects at school, or when we start a new job. We're very excited to be able to provide an increased level of support this year and we're confident that students will take full advantage of the many opportunities available."

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