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Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands was held on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th  September  for Years 7 to 11 in the Stadium.  It was an amazing demonstration of the talent of our students.  The grand final on Thursday 11th September saw singing duo Alyssa Pagliuca and Kelsey Dowler, violinist Marion Doerig, and bands Banana Fish, Independent Uprising and Puppet Federation battle it out, with violinist Marion Doerig winning the competition after being chosen by judges and the student body applause.  What an extraordinarily talented young lady!

Battle of the Bands was an amazing demonstration of the talent of our students here at Berwick College and a great opportunity for students to get together to earn points for their Learning Teams.

 

 

By |September 19th, 2014|Flynn, Latest News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Battle of the Bands

Presentation Night

PRESENTATION NIGHT

Congratulations to all the students who received an award on Presentation Night, in particular the following students on their Dux awards for their year levels.

Year 7 – Allyssa Taueki-Gatt and Olivia Brown

Year 8 – Kayla Bashford and Piper Van Hout

Year 9 – Bethany Thompson and Christie Cooke

Year 10 – Tiffany Brady and Amy Ashman

Year 11 – Theresa Yeoh and Madyson Carter

WELL DONE!!

 

By |September 4th, 2014|Latest News, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Presentation Night

UNSW INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER SKILLS COMPETITION RESULTS

Congratulations to the 117 students who took part in this Competition earlier this year, with 25 receiving Credits, four Distinctions, and one High Distinction.  Riley Taylor’s High Distinction places him in the top 1% in the country for this competition.

Year 7: Dylan Bennett (Credit), Gabrielle Bevan (Credit), Charlee Davies (Distinction), Clare Jarman (Credit), Peter Mazur (Credit), Caeden Mills (Distinction), Subhashini Singhal (Credit), Marymae White (Credit), and Tim White (Credit).

Year 8: Christine Batch (Credit), Danyal Bogzaran (Merit), Constantinos Economou (Merit), Madison Gerdan (Credit), Tiara Haseeb (Merit), Rhueben Horvath (Credit), Parth Mahajan (Merit), Rebecca Ogden (Credit), James O’Hagan (Merit), Mitchell Pateman (Credit), Danuka Samaratunge (Merit), Baagavi Saseetharan (Merit), Piper Van Hout (Merit), and Pumi Wimalaratne (Merit).

Year 9: Andrew Belikov (Credit), Lachlan Bevan (Credit), Joel Boatman (Credit), Oakley Eyre (Credit), Thomas McCoy (Credit), Stuart McDonald (Credit), Georgia Sexton (Credit), and Riley Taylor (High Distinction).

Year 10: Bill Barakzay (Merit), Lachlan Becirovic (Credit), Oscar Docherty-Phillips (Credit), Darcy Hallam (Credit), Callum Hawthorne (Credit), Jackson Hull (Credit), Daniel O’Shea (Merit), Jack Weiland (Credit), and Jack Whitten (Distinction).

 

By |August 5th, 2014|Latest News, Student Achievement, Year 10, Year 7, Year 8|Comments Off on UNSW INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER SKILLS COMPETITION RESULTS

Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos was used significantly in the building industry up until 1985 when it was banned as a product in the use of all aspects of construction. Berwick College is 33 years old and as such had asbestos used when it was built and this would be the same for any school built pre 1985 in Australia.

None of the buildings built post 85′ at the College contain asbestos and much of what was present in the College has been removed over the years. What remains is generally found in the glue used to adhere tiles to the floor, in the eves of the older buildings or as heating guards around boiler flues.  All asbestos in the College has been inspected and is safe. It presents no danger to students or staff.

The College has a clear asbestos management plan and all asbestos is inspected every 3 months in accordance with the Department of Education’s OHS requirements. The College underwent a full independent asbestos audit last year and we are fully compliant with the legal requirements for the management of asbestos. Worksafe Victoria is aware of our processes, and commented on how effective they are.

The new ‘Yellow & Blue’ stickers that have been placed around the school are supplementary to our existing processes, and are there to notify sub-contractors or persons prior to commencing work on site. The College already did this but the updated stickers have been put up by Department of Education in all schools in Victoria to standardise the process.

 

By |June 26th, 2014|General News|Comments Off on Asbestos in Schools

ADELAIDE HPV

On 13th – 16th June Tim Fidone, Sam Wilson and Mitchell Johnson competed in a HPV (human powered vehicle) race in Adelaide for the Australian International Pedal Prix series winning the second race of five in the series.

Congratulations to the boys and their team manager Mark Fidone.

 

 

 

 

 

By |June 26th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on ADELAIDE HPV

SICK BAY PROCEDURES

If your child is ill, he/she must go through the correct procedures. The student is to obtain a pass from the teacher then proceed to  the Health Centre. The Nurse will make contact with the parent if necessary.

If you have a Medical Appointment a  note needs to be written stating this. This note shown to the teacher and the child is then  signed out at the Learning Team Office. These procedures are in place for the Health and Safety of your child.

 

By |June 10th, 2014|General News, Uncategorized, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9|Comments Off on SICK BAY PROCEDURES

COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS VIA SMS

We have added an SMS facility to eWorkSpace, which will primarily be used to notify parents of student absences, but communications may include reminders regarding meetings, sports days etc.

An SMS regarding attendance will be sent if your son or daughter is not in attendance at school and you have not notified our Attendance Officers:

Chisholm, Frost, Hollows and Monash – 8768 1051
Dunlop, Flynn, Kenny and O’Donoghue – 8768 1086
Year 12 either 8768 1051 or 8768 1086

An SMS will be sent after morning administration and relevant data has been entered into the system at approximately 11am. Once you receive the message could you please contact our Attendance Officer on the above numbers.The success of this system clearly relies on accurate records of mobile phone numbers, so it is essential that you keep us informed of any changes.

 

 

By |June 10th, 2014|Chisholm, Dunlop, Flynn, Frost, General News, Hollows, Kenny, Latest News, Learning Teams News, Monash, O'Donoghue, Year 12|Comments Off on COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS VIA SMS

Senior Students Medical Certificates

A refinement of the process in regard to medical certificates for Senior students in Years 10, 11 and 12, has been implemented .

Year 10 and 11 students with a medical certificate:

1:  Students are to take their Medical Certificate to their Student Learning Leader’s Office upon their return to school.

2:  The Attendance Officer will enter the information into the ‘Attendance’ section of eworkspace. Parents can check the Parent Portal to ensure the attendance information has been correctly entered into the system.

3: The Attendance Officer will stamp the certificate ‘entered’ and place the certificate in the home group teacher’s pigeon hole.

4: The home group teacher will store the certificate.

 

Year 12 students with a medical certificate:

1: Students are to take their Medical Certificate to the Coordinator’s Office upon their return to school.

2: A Year 12 Coordinator will enter the information into the ‘Attendance’ section of eworkspace. Parents can check the Parent Portal to ensure the attendance information has been correctly entered into the system.

3: A Year 12 Coordinator will stamp the certificate ‘entered’ and store the certificate.

 

By |June 10th, 2014|Chisholm, Dunlop, Flynn, Frost, General News, Hollows, Kenny, Monash, O'Donoghue, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12|Comments Off on Senior Students Medical Certificates

No Second Chance

YEAR 12 – NO SECOND CHANCE TALK

On Thursday, 8th May the team from No Second Chance visited Berwick College to educate the students about road carnage and street violence. The program is a unique and revolutionary Youth Safety Campaign with the clear objective of saving teenage lives arising from the tragic consequences of Youth Violence and Road Accidents.

No Second Chance confronts the youth of Australia and shocks them into making smart decisions regarding their own safety. The presentation was confronting and at times very emotional, moving both staff and students.

A big thank-you to Sarah Ward from Year 12 who recommended the program after seeing a preview on Channel 7.

For further information about the program please visit http://n2c.com.au

 

By |June 10th, 2014|Latest News, Year 12|Comments Off on No Second Chance

Congratulations to Phoebe Wallan of Year 7

Year 7 student, Phoebe Wallan represented Victoria in the 2014 BMX National Championships in Shepparton last month and came 3rd overall in the Under 12’s.  On Friday 30th May she competed in the National Finals and finished 8th Overall.  A fantastic effort.  Well done, Phoebe!!

 

 

 

By |June 3rd, 2014|Latest News, Sporting News, Student Achievement, Year 7|Comments Off on Congratulations to Phoebe Wallan of Year 7