Bankstown Tutorial Program

The Bankstown Tutorial Program (BTP) is a Sydney South West Regional program, which operates at Bankstown Senior College for currently enrolled students.

The BTP aims to help students who have internalising behaviour and mental health issues (e.g depression) and who find it difficult to pursue regular classroom- based education. The program is designed to support and encourage students in their efforts and to promote positive outcomes in their learning.

The Bankstown Tutorial Program (BTP) began as a welfare initiative in 2007. The BTP continues to operate out of the library in 2009. It is staffed by three experienced teachers, Suzanne Khattar, Evelyn Aravanis and Kathryn Milgate and with the very capable and professional assistance of two school learning support officers, Julie Masterton and Al Hulbert.

The unit provides intensive support and personalised mentoring for a small group of students whose backgrounds and educational history have caused them to be judged as especially vulnerable and at risk of non completion of their secondary education.

At present there are five students officially enrolled in the program, with the provision for another two. Students eligible for the program are drawn from the South Western Sydney Region and are selected by a panel comprising school counsellors, child psychologists, educators and social workers.

The program is located in the College library where it utilises the resources of the library. The BTP team employ a variety of strategies to support these students and to encourage them in achieving their educational potentials.


If you would like any further information about the referral process and the program please contact the college on 9707 3288 and ask to speak to a BTP staff member.