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NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus

NBSC Balgowlah Boys Campus

The Boys Campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9949 4200


Learning support & Welfare Team

Learning Support and Welfare Team


Balgowlah Boys has developed a whole school integrated approach to welfare across Years 7 – 12.

These programs are aimed at sequentially building and developing key skills, knowledge and understanding as the boys progress through high school.

Camps and outdoor recreational activities, guest speakers, seminars, workshops and drama performances cover areas and topics targeted to particular year groups and are coordinated by the Welfare team. Areas cover the development of self-esteem, resilience and tolerance, messages about anti-bullying and drug danger, how to develop good study skills, coping with stress, and ways to positively resolve conflict.

The overarching focus is on encouraging self-belief, self-direction and self-responsibility in preparation for life beyond school.

The Learning Support and Welfare Team:

Vanessa Briggs - Head Teacher Wellbeing

Ian May - Head Teacher Learning Support

Dudley Poole - School Counsellor

Alice Scott-Wells - School Counsellor

TBC - Careers Advisor

Elsa Barden - Student Support Officer

Scott Lockhart - Student Support Officer

Year Advisors

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Learning Support

The Learning Support Team at Balgowlah Boys is a collaboration between Support Teachers and General Classroom Teachers to ensure the individual learning needs for every student are being met. The team creates opportunities for feedback, forward planning and discussion of differentiating programs. Ultimately the team exists to offer and support the best possible teaching to students with learning difficulties.