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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.

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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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State Finalists – 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

The prestigious 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards celebrate the life changing work of education professionals in government schools.

The College was honoured to be nominated as finalists in two categories, judged by a panel of 20 world renowned educational leaders.

Team Award Finalist – Outstanding Koorie Education Award

Koorie Education Program: Our Koorie Education program is gathering momentum as indigenous students are supported through career action plans, inclusive culture and experiential learning opportunities, providing a positive and supported learning journey.

Team Award Finalist – Outstanding Educational Support Team

Wellbeing Team: Our highly regarded team; Social Workers, Chaplain and College Nurse  were acknowledged for the support they give to students who experience learning barriers related to disability, mental health, domestic and social issues and for their delivery of programs that improve student wellbeing. The Wellbeing Team through collaboration with local community networks, share their excellence in practice and strategies to build and strengthen support staff in schools throughout the southern region.

Ms Bolch was delighted that staff were acknowledged for their dedication and commitment to ensuring our students have the support they need to achieve the best possible learning outcomes.

Pictured below is the staff involved in the Koorie Education Program and Wellbeing Team with the Minister of Education, Deputy Premier, The Hon James Merlino MP

By |November 3rd, 2016|General News, Latest News, Staff Achievement|Comments Off on State Finalists – 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards

School Production ‘ Hairspray Jr’ not to be missed!

Select the link for more information  for  Hairspray Jr

Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September at 7:30pm in the PAC

Tickets can be purchased at trybooking

 

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Dance Academy is going to the Nationals!

The Dance Star State Championships were held at Yarra Valley yesterday evening.
The following groups are off to NATIONALS in QLD!!

Year 7 Contemporary – 1st Place
Year 8 Contemporary – 3rd Place
Year 9 Jazz – 2nd Place

Year 7 Jazz group also received 3rd place in their section.

Congratulations to our staff and students for this wonderful accomplishment.

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Reconciliation Activities in the News

Last week our students participated in a number of activities to celebrate National Reconciliation Week including rock and stick art, dot paintings, indigenous cooking and planting and the development of a large mural that will be permanently displayed in the College.

There was a screening of ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ in the Library Theatre at lunchtimes and students moved to class listening to bell music by Archie Roach and Paul Kelly.

Students and staff attended the Flag Raising Ceremony at the City of Casey and during homegroup on Tuesday 31st May, students wrote messages of support to create a sea of hands that decorated the amphitheatre during a presentation to Year 7 students from Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Margaret Worn.

The full article of Aunty Marg’s visit can be found in the Berwick News this week.

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Presentation Balls/The Royal Australian Navy Band

Over the past two nights, our school community,  families and staff proudly celebrated the achievement of Year 11 students at the Presentation Balls.

Nearly 1000 people attended over the two evenings and we thank Miss Duncan, Miss Dikeos and The Rotary Club of Berwick for their tireless work in ensuring these were successful and memorable occasions.

We had the pleasure of hosting The Royal Australian Navy Band who presented to Years 7 to 11 students and provided intensive workshop for our music students.

Thank you to Mr Couche for organising this wonderful experience for our students.

By |May 20th, 2016|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Presentation Balls/The Royal Australian Navy Band