The college is committed to creating safe and positive learning environments that provide positive social interactions between all members of the school community. Encompassing the school ethos “Achieving a Positive Future” the student services team provide a range of cultural and social activities to acknowledge and reward students who demonstrated positive behaviours.
Developing a culture of success and commitment to achievement of potential amongst students is paramount and will be underpinned by a range of initiatives and strategies. These include:
The development of student leaders across the school
Student leaders provide role models to other students and are valued members of the Ashdale Secondary College community. The student leadership group has expanded to include the Science Leaders group, House Captains and the Student Council. The Science Leaders are selected from students who demonstrate leadership capacity as well as a passion and flair for science. They are involved in delivering programs and activities to peers and to the cluster primary school students as well as be active participants in our partnership with Science. The House Sporting Captains are selected by their peers and lead ASC in local and inter-school sporting events. These students use their leadership skills to run extra curricula activities for students at ASC and in the cluster primary school help organise events and encourage and model active participation in sport. The Student Council is elected by the student cohort. Their role is to represent the student body, the College at official functions and assemblies and be positive role models for the students and in the greater community.
Good Standing Policy
This Good Standing policy provides an explicit framework for parents, staff and students outlining student engagement resulting in good standing, or the loss of good standing. Students who have good standing status will be invited on the many excursions, incursions and reward events hosted by the College.
Each student at Ashdale Secondary College is a member of a mentor group. Mentor groups provide a learning environment where students are able to focus on important skills for secondary education. These include study skills, time management and goal setting that will have a positive impact on student’s social and academic development. Mentor teachers are advocates for students in their group and provide a contact point for students and parents.