The Beach School

Telephone02 9905 9451

Integration into the school


After the initial meeting with the school Principal we will be working with the referring school on a hand-over plan. The school aims to start students within two weeks of the initial meeting. Students will gradually integrate into The Beach School over a two week period or longer if required.

  • Week one (or 5 days) will be for one session 9:00am - 10:15am
  • Week two (or 5 days) for two sessions 9:00am - 11:40am
  • Then full time 9:00am - 2:00pm

We understand that different students have different needs so we can discuss individual arrangements if required.

In individual cases students may be put on a partial attendance program which will be reviewed as required.

The anticipated length of enrolment at The Beach School will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Education Placement Panel.

Students referred in Years 7 or Year 8 will be limited to a twelve month program unless there are extenuating circumstances which would need to be reviewed by the Department of Education Placement Panel.

School Programs

We encourage students to achieve an individual academic and Life Skills program including: Surf Life Saving, First Aid, White Card, Bush-care, Work-crew, Barista training and cooking.

Alternative Programs

Students may also be offered alternative programs including Distance Education, TAFE, support services and alternative pathways. Work experience, workplace learning and VET study options including Construction, Business Services & Manufacturing Pathways may also be offered.

Food and Break Times

Breakfast is available to students prior to class time. Recess and lunch will be offered to students at break times as per the Healthy School Guidelines. Students may bring their own healthy food to school to eat and it will be refrigerated if necessary. Please contant the school if your child has any food allergies or cultural/religious beliefs that would require an amended food menu.

Break  10:15am - 10:45am

Lunch 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Dress Code

The Beach School does not have a uniform as students come from many different schools. Our dress code is clean clothes that are not revealing and do not have any offensive slogans or drug references. Singlet tops and bare midriff tops are not allowed and closed-in shoes are required each day for WHS reasons. If a student arrives at school and is unsuitably dressed we have clothes that we will lend them to wear.


Our school is on the Opal network and a current school Opal card can be used for travel to and from school. Please bring your current school Opal card in so we can update the route information. If you require assistance in applying for an Opal card please contact the school office. Senior Secondary Student Concession entitlements cards will be ordered for all students.

ID Cards

A Beach School ID card will be provided to each student with their photo ID.