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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

 

By |August 25th, 2016|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on School Production ‘ Hairspray Jr’ not to be missed!

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.

By |June 20th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Newsletters, Staff Achievement, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Dance Academy is going to the Nationals!

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.

By |June 7th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reconciliation Activities in the News

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

35 Years of Service

Last night our Principal Ms Kerri Bolch, Assistant Principal Mr Mark Woodbridge, Teacher Mr Neville Perry and past staff member Mr Peter Buff were proudly presented a certificate for their 35 Years Service to Education in Victoria.

The College Council acknowledged and commended their service to our school community and invaluable contribution to generations of young people.

 

By |May 19th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 35 Years of Service

Congratulations on Outstanding Results

Congratulations to all BCDA students for their amazing performances at the national DanceStar competition on Saturday. All five troupes are now through to the State Final on June 19th!

Results:
Year 7 Contemporary: 3rd place
Year 7 Jazz: 4th place
Year 8 Contemporary: 2nd place
Year 8 Jazz: 3rd place
Year 9 Jazz: 2nd place

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a prize in the City of Casey Creations Youth Arts Competition to be presented on 26th May.
Kaaviyan Pathmasiri – Looking Ahead – First Place
Hope Raynes – Enough – First Place
Hope Raynes – Galaxy in a wine glass – Merit Award
Liam Barrett – Melbourne on the Low – First Place
Owen Barrett – Rush Hour – Encouragement Award
Jasmine Colbert – Intermediate Visual Arts – Encouragement Award

By |May 16th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Congratulations on Outstanding Results

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