Our students, staff and families are strongly committed to our community and we are proud of our studentâs achievements, participation and engagement in co-curricular activities including; sporting programs, competitions and student leadership amongst others. Our aim is to wrap around teaching, learning opportunities and services so every BHS student is inspired and empowered by learning in a harmonious environment. There is a zero tolerance of behaviours related to violence, racism, bullying or substance abuse or any other behaviour that disrupt the harmony of our school and the wellbeing of individuals.
The ethos of the Personalised Learning Support and differentiation is referred to as POD is to facilitate connections with a variety of services for students during their time at school. The class allotment provided to identified students are referred to POD class. Students are aligned with teachers in intensive small group tuition, where one on one support, specifically with literacy, numeracy and organisational development. Teachers delivering the POD class are trained in How Language Works and are also part of Professional Learning Communities regarding Student Learning, Behaviour Development and Differentiation.
The interoceptive cluster class will be the sister program operating from within the POD. Aimed to assist students to develop their self-awareness of behaviour, to support students to develop strategies to engage with learning.
Staff in the pod will:
Senior School Tutorial (SST) is designed to support senior school students with addition quiet study time, delivered in groups or on a one to one basis. Every class is guided by a member of the Senior School Specialist Staff. Once students have developed independent study skills and have met the criteria to apply for Independent Study, transition can be made to self guided learning. All students commence with SST for Term 1.
Tutorial teachers will:
Birdwood High School is located in the Adelaide Hills almost 50 Km East of the Adelaide CBD.
South Australia 5234
tel: +61 (08) 8568 5100
fax: +61 (08) 8568 5222