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We won!

Our staff were honoured to be acknowledged at the recent Education Excellence Award Ceremony as the best in Victoria’s Education.

Pictured is the winning team for Outstanding Koorie Education: Ms Kerri Bolch, Mrs Alison Birkett, The Hon James Merlino MP, Mrs Michelle Lewis, Ms Danni Vitalich, Mrs Carla Diaz and Mr Adam Nettleingham.

Our Wellbeing Team were also thrilled to be finalists for the second year running in the Outstanding Education Support Team category.

We are Victorian Education Excellence Finalists…

Berwick College has been shortlisted for the Victorian Education Excellence Awards 2017 and is delighted to be a finalist in two categories – Outstanding Koorie Education and Outstanding Education Support Team.

For 15 years, the Victorian Education Excellence Awards have highlighted exemplary government school education and innovation in Victoria. The awards recognise our inspirational teachers, principal and support staff who improve the lives of students and go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver outstanding achievements for our students and College.

To be a finalist  in two categories is a great achievement!

A dedicated, independent panel comprising of educational leaders and thinkers are overseeing the judging process. Winners will be announced at an award presentation ceremony on 27th October. Category winners will join an esteemed Roll of Honour and become ambassadors for awards in the future.

For more information about the Victorian Education Excellence Awards and a full list of finalists visit www.education.vic.gov.au/veea and Twitter Feed @DETVic

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2016 VCAL Teacher Achievement Award – Team Teaching Award Winners

Ms Duhau and Mr Nettleingham were recognised this afternoon at Federation Square for their delivery of a high quality and innovative program to VCAL students for the past five years.

Ms Duhau and Mr Nettleingham are tireless ambassadors for the VCAL program and passionate educators of our youth.

We are very proud of their achievement.

Pictured below with Ms Judith Graley, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Ms Bolch and Mr Woodbridge

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Flash Back Friday – Presentation Balls

Our Year 11 Debutantes and partners were resplendent on Tuesday and Thursday’s Presentation Balls. Despite some shaky rehearsals, they danced beautifully to proud parents, families, staff and friends. Our thanks to the Rotary Club of Berwick for providing such a wonderful opportunity.

The earliest photos we have of this lovely tradition are from 1986. Countless Debutantes and partners have accepted the challenge of learning new skills and created wonderful memories for the rest of their lives. Photos reflect over 30 years of involvement by the Rotary Club of Berwick who organise this special event for our students and our association with the City of Casey. Debutants have been presented to dignitaries such as past and present Mayors, Council Members, President of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians. Interestingly, Mr Sjaak Kusters, Rotarian was Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Presentation Ball and is acknowledged in our 2008 Presentation Ball memorabilia.

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40th Anniversary Celebration – Thursday 19th October

This year, Berwick College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! We warmly invite our alumni, past staff and leaders of the College to dinner. Share in a 3-course meal (drinks are available to be purchased at bar prices) and reminisce on the proud 40-year history of educating students in the City of Casey.

A special program of activities will include music performances, memorabilia and photo displays. Prior to dinner our College will be open to view student work in the VCE Art and Technology Exhibition – Carol Bullock Gallery. See the physical changes to the grounds and have a photo at your favourite meeting place.

Raffles will be conducted on the night with all funds raised to go towards the future Berwick Community Learning and Support Centre. The proposed Centre will provide health and wellbeing support, and connection to specialist partnerships, for our students, staff, past students, families and members of the community.

If you would like to sponsor an aspect of this event, please let us know.

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Berwick College Council Presidents- 40th Anniversary

Mr Ron Wheeldon, founding Council President together with Dr Bruce Coller (founding Secretary), Graeme Sweeney, Marshall Baillieu and Ian Chisholm lobbied the State government as the Berwick Secondary School Promotion Committee before our School Council was formed to ensure Berwick residents were accorded their right to local secondary education. Archives reveal numerous letters to the Board of Works, Office of the Director-General of Education and City of Berwick (Casey). A public rally was held by the Committee and Berwick City Council members on 16/12/1974 to brief parents and citizens of Berwick of the proposal. The hard work of the Committee and support of the City of Berwick resulted in Berwick College being established on ‘Windy Ridge’, Manuka Road in 1977.

We acknowledge with thanks, all the council members over the years who have played an active role and who have given a huge commitment of time in support of the success of our students and the vision of the College.

Many council members donated equipment and physical assistance at working bees to build the lovely grounds we enjoy today.

A passion for education and strong links to the Berwick community ensured high quality facilities for students, staff and the community to use for future generations to come.

By |March 28th, 2017|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Berwick College Council Presidents- 40th Anniversary

Flash Back Friday – Our Principals

Over the course of 40 years, Berwick College has had 12 exceptional principals who have made a significant difference to generations of students and staff.

They have contributed to Victorian education, are passionate advocates of learning, young people and quality teaching.

Their work and dedication comes with a personal sacrifice of family time and work/life balance so we appreciate the incredible investment they have made to our College. You have each carried the vision “I Shall Grow” with integrity, dignity and courage.

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Celebrating our 40 Year Anniversary!

This year we are looking forward to celebrating our 40 year Anniversary. Today, Wednesday 1st February 1977, 40 years ago, the first 110 students started school at Berwick High School. Pictured are the four Foundation classes and a snapshot of some of our 1600 students at yesterday’s assembly.

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Berwick College USA Tour 2016

Our Basketball Academy students had an amazing start to the tour witnessing Klay Thompson score 60 points in less than 3 quarters of play in the NBA Pacers VS Warriors game.

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Dance Academy on Channel 7 this Saturday!

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