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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

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

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

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

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

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

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