General News

Basketball Academy outstanding results at State 3 on 3 Championships

Last week our u/15 Boys and Girls teams were both crowned State Champions and our u/17 Girls won the State Title, with our u/15 Boys 2 and U/17 Boys 2 teams also coming away with Bronze medals.

Please see photos below

By |April 29th, 2016|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Basketball Academy outstanding results at State 3 on 3 Championships

Suicide helpline – call a suicide helpine if you are feeling suicidal.

Call a Suicide Help Line – If you are Feeling Suicidal
Your friends and family members would rush to your aid if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, know that there are many people who will gladly assist you if you let them know you have a problem.
If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you.
Headspace (03) 9769 6419 is the National Youth mental health foundation. They help young people going through a tough time.
http://www.headspace.org.au/
Hospitals
You can call the emergency department of any hospital in Australia. If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department. 
Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service
1300 369 012
Casey Hospital
(03) 8768 1200
62-70 Kangan Drive Berwick
GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists
You can also call your local doctor, or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.
Call 000 if you don’t have access to any other numbers or support
Where to get help 

Lifeline – 13 11 14 (cost of a local call; 24 hours)
Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800 (free call from a land line; 24 hours)
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467, free call support service for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide
Headspace 1800 367 968
Salvo Care Line (Salvation Army) – 1300 36 36 22
SANE Helpline – 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Parent Line – 13 22 89
Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7) – 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366)

Resources

Youth Beyond Blue – http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
Headspace – www.headspace.org.au
eHeadspace – www.eheadspace.org.au
SANE Australia – www.sane.org […]

By |December 17th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Suicide helpline – call a suicide helpine if you are feeling suicidal.

Office Hours

2015:
FINANCE OFFICE:
Monday to Friday:
8:30am–4:00pm

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE:
Monday to Thursday:
8:15am–4:30pm
Friday:
8:15am–4:00pm

 

By |December 17th, 2014|Finances, General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Office Hours

Year 11 VET Small Business – Cooking Activity

On the week of 27th of October all three VET Small Business classes made Pizza, Truffles, Sausage Rolls and Muffins. For the past 2-3 weeks in class we have been learning the meaning of quality within a business. This activity was a great choice to show and gave us first-hand experience. In Particular, with the the truffles, we had to make each individual truffle the exact same size, they all had to have the same amount of coconut on them as well for them to be a quality truffle. There were some groups that concentrated on the task extremely well and had all truffles the same; one group, however, were unable to achieve the same size in their truffles but regardless they still tasted of quality!

Mr Chris Sacco

 

By |November 3rd, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Year 11 VET Small Business – Cooking Activity

The Parenting Teenagers Course

The Parenting Teenagers Course

For parents, step-parents, and carers of children aged 11-18 years.

By |October 15th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on The Parenting Teenagers Course

Wellbeing Help

Call a Suicide Help Line – If you are Feeling Suicidal
Your friends and family members would rush to your aid if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, know that there are many people who will gladly assist you if you let them know you have a problem.

If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you.

Headspace (03) 9769 6419 is the National Youth mental health foundation. They help young people going through a tough time.

http://www.headspace.org.au/

Hospitals
You can call the emergency department of any hospital in Australia. If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department. 

Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service
1300 369 012

Casey Hospital
(03) 8768 1200
62-70 Kangan Drive Berwick

GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists
You can also call your local doctor, or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.

Call 000 if you don’t have access to any other numbers or support

Where to get help 

Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service 1300 369 012
Lifeline – 13 11 14 (cost of a local call; 24 hours)
Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800 (free call from a land line; 24 hours)
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467, free call support service for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide
Salvo Care Line (Salvation Army) – 1300 36 36 22
SANE Helpline – 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Parent Line – 13 22 89
Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7) – 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366)

Resources

Youth Beyond Blue – http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
SANE Australia – […]

By |September 17th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Wellbeing Help

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