Bendigo Senior Secondary College provides a fully supported educational, wellbeing and pathways program for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a focus on one-to-one care, monitoring and assistance for both students and parents.

A number of programs are offered to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to support them in attaining their academic, extra-curricula and pathway goals. The BSSC Tutor Group operates every Thursday afternoon in our dedicated room (G1S1) between 2:45- 3:45pm. We share afternoon tea, have tutors available to support students with their homework and specific subject needs. We host a variety of visitors that come to speak on relevant matters of culture, career pathways or skill building for college events. Students are offered a range of opportunities throughout the year such as camps, excursions, careers information days, School Based Apprenticeships (SBAT’s) and leadership training for college events.

Our strong relationship with our KESO’s (Koorie Engagement Support Officer) and also Tafe & a variety of Universities keep students well informed about tertiary placements, traineeships, apprenticeships and scholarships. Information on specific programs outside the college is collected and distributed by the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Program Coordinator via parent emails, student text messages and our closed Facebook group (BSSC Indigenous What’s Happening)

We aim to work closely with students, parents, families and community members in assisting students to complete their senior secondary qualifications and prepare them for further study or employment. We welcome the participation and attendance of students and their families, along with members of the local Aboriginal community, at all our college functions and celebrations throughout the year.