If a student is absent parents are asked to contact the school and report that absence. Simply ring the school and you will be directed to the absence phone system. You then give the name of the student and their tutor teacher.
On the day of a student's return a note should be placed in their Diary.
School hours are 8.35 to 3.00. If a student is late they must sign in at the Student Office.
School times are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8.35 - 9.35 Period 1
9.35 - 10.35 Period 2
10.35 - 10.50 Tutor Time
10.50 - 11.10 Interval
11.10 - 12.05 Period 3
12.05 - 1.00 Period 4
1.00 - 1.45 Lunch
1.45 - 2.05 School-wide reading - USSR
2.05 - 3.00 Period 5
No Tutor Time - School starts at 9.00
9.00 - 9.55 Period 1
9.55 - 10.50 Period 2
Rest of the times as for the other days.
Wednesday 8.15 - 9.00 staff development.
Students who wish to buy their lunch or have a snack may do so through the school canteen which is located behind C Block. The canteen is open each interval and lunch time. The food is designed to be healthy as well as nutritious.
Bayfield High School places a high expectation on students planning for the future. All students in the Junior School are encouraged to set learning goals.
In Year10 students are individually interviewed and a study programme is established which is updated annually after that. This information is updated to ensure students maintain a steady programme.
The current cellphone policy is that although permitted at school they must not be used or turned on during class time.
There are two Common Rooms in the school. The Year 13 Common Room is in the Study Centre. The Pathways Centre in B Block is for Year 12.
Bayfield High School is fully equipped with computers. All students have access to computers in their day to day learning - including student access to the Internet and Email. A student and parent must agree to and sign our acceptable user policy.
Counselling is provided for all students in a variety of ways. For everyday issues there are the Tutor Teacher and the House Dean.
The school maintains a full-time Counsellor whom students can make appointments to see at any time.
Other counselling for such things as careers or learning difficulties are done as part of a student's normal working day.
The bicycle racks are at the back of the school off Shore Street. Students are able to ride bicycles to school but they must wear a helmet.
All students should have a Bayfield High Student Diary. The book is used to record homework. It also gives you, the parents, a chance to communicate with the school. The Diary can also be used as a personal record. If the Diary is lost another one can be obtained by asking at the Student Office.
Bayfield High School sees homework as being essential.
All students are expected to do homework.
Year 9 = 1 ½ hour
Year 10 = 1 ½ hour
Year 11 = 2 hours
Year 12 = 2 hours
Year 13 = 2 ½ hours
Each student has a Diary in which homework is recorded. Parents are asked to check this as a regular basis. Homework is also recorded on the class pages of the Baynet.
The school is divided into five Houses. These Houses consist of approximately 120 students each. Each House is named after a local identity, Somerville, Anderson, Herron, Begg, Ross.
Each House is looked after by a Dean. A student is known by the House they are in and the Tutor Group within that House eg 9RBn.
Students are expected to be at school on time.
If a student is late they must sign in at the Student Office and obtain an entry pass for their next class.. Students coming late to school should bring a note. If a student is late three times without a parent note a detention will be issued.
Lost and Found
All students are asked to name their clothing and equipment very carefully.
Lost property is generally passed into the Student Office and can be asked for at any time.
Students may obtain a lunch pass to go to have lunch at their own homes only. If a student has a lunch pass it is recorded on their ID card. Temporary passes may also be obtained from their Dean for special occasions.
This programme provides senior students with the opportunity to help junior students. Each Tutor Group has seniors in it who are trained in peer support. In addition there are student support groups which students can go to at any time.
Reporting to Parents
Reports are issued twice a year for all students.
The Student Council is designed to give students a say in the running of the school.
Students from all levels can become part of the Student Council. The members of the Student Council are selected from the Councils. The Chair people of the Council are selected as Head Boy and Head Girl. The function of the Council is to ensure the voice of students is heard.
School donation is $90 per student.
Additional fees may be charged for sports and some courses where work can be taken home ie workshop technology. It is however the policy of the school to ensure no student is disadvantaged because of lack of money. Where there is a concern the counsellor or the principal should be contacted.
All students are issued with a stationery list at the start of the year. The school does not run its own stationery shop and parents are urged to purchase their stationery from retailers using the school list.
The Student Office is located in the rear of the administration block and handles all student queries, first aid, payment of accounts, signing in/out, lateness, general student inquiries and referrals.
Student Support Centre
The centre is designed for students experiencing difficulties in learning or behavioural difficulties. Students in the centre gain individual tuition. If you wish to know more about the programmes in this centre, contact the school and ask for the centre.
Tobacco Drugs and Alcohol
Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol are forbidden at school or at any event in which the school participates, or when a student is in school uniform. All students who are caught with drugs or alcohol will be treated very seriously indeed.
Bayfield High School expects all students to be neat and tidy. There is a strict uniform and dress code. Year 9 to 12 students are expected to be in uniform at all times.
Students in Year 13 are expected to adhere to a dress code.
Uniforms are available from the school uniform shop. Please phone the school office for opening hours.
Students with licenses are allowed to bring their vehicle to school. Permission must be obtained from the Deputy Principal. The student parking is at the Bayfield Park Reserve carpark.