A multi-campus college offering comprehensive junior school, middle school and senior school education for young people of the Altona, Williamstown, Yarraville and Newport district.
Facilities: Each campus has the warmth of a small school with the benefits of being part of a large multi campus. All campuses are well placed near public transport. The Williamstown Campus caters for students from Year 7 to Year 9 and boasts a brand new language centre and an elite tennis school. The Altona Campus caters for students from Prep through to Year 9 and is a state-of-the-art facility recently totally rebuilt. A community library is annexed to the campus. The Paisley Senior campus in Newport is a brand new multi-million dollar school, purpose built and designed for senior education in a young adult atmosphere. The school takes pride in its state-of-the-art facilities and technology-rich learning environments which also include gymnasiums, sporting grounds, tennis, basketball and netball courts and extensive playing fields.
Early years: In the Bayside College Early Years (P to 6), dedicated staff get to know each child well and with the help of parents, develop an understanding of their strengths and needs. It is this partnership between home and school that helps the school to best meet the learning needs of each child. The school offers an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment and staff take pride in the level of care and support they provide students. The curriculum includes specialist subjects such as science and home economics.
Middle School: In the BaysideCollegeMiddle School (7 to 9) there is a focus on excellence. The school has expectations of each child no matter what they aspire to. The new Middle School Program challenges students with an exciting and rewarding curriculum that includes a community involvement project. The Middle School offers a very successful “Academic Achievers” program and an elite tennis school program. Our college values the importance of developing strong relationships between the home and the college and we expect parents to be actively involved in their child’s education.
Senior School: The BaysideCollegeSeniorSchool (Years 10 to 12) provides some of the most impressive educational facilities in the Western Suburbs. We provide students with an impressive level of student choice through a diverse and extensive range of curriculum offerings from physics and philosophy through to the performing arts. Students graduate to become doctors, carpenters, lawyers and nurses. Students are supported by a dedicated staff including careers counsellors and pastoral care programs. The senior campus offers students the choice of many VET certificate courses and VCAL at intermediate and senior levels.
Elite Tennis School: Bayside P-12 College in partnership with Tennis Victoria, takes great pride in presenting a unique opportunity to secondary school students from Year 7 to Year 12. The BaysideTennisSchool, located on the Williamstown Campus, gives students the opportunity to pursue their tennis dream under the direction of John Trickey (Program Director), while being placed in the college’s long standing and successful Academic Achievers Program. Tennis students spend approximately 25 hours per fortnight in the Tennis Program (on court, competition, analysis, strength and conditioning, diet and nutrition, sports Psychology etc.) and 25 hours in the Academic Achievers Program. The Academic Achievers Program offers a rigorous curriculum designed to challenge each student in a class of high achievers.
Extra-curricular activities: The college has a strong sports program and a very popular performing arts program. There is an extensive camps program across all year levels including Surf Life Saving as part of the Advance Program, overseas tours to the college’s sister-school AnjoHigashiSenior High School in Japan, and interstate camps throughout the year.
Student welfare programs: A transition program for Year 6 students assists them to move smoothly into their secondary years. Student welfare co-ordinators are appointed on each campus and, together with year-level co-ordinators, home-room teachers provide a focus for the involvement of parents in the education of their children. A counselling process for Years 9 and 10 students ensures VCE and VCAL programs are selected to enhance tertiary study options and employment prospects.