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State Success for Berwick College Swimmers

On Tuesday April 29, the School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships were held at the outdoor pool at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Berwick College had four students representing us at these championships. Our four swimmers were Jake Mitreski, Bill Le Brocq, Natalie and Chantelle Gray.

Chantelle competed in the Girls 16/U 50m and 100m Backstroke events. For both of these events she placed third, taking home two bronze medals for the day. Natalie competed in several events and in the Girls 15/U 50m Butterfly, she placed third and was presented with a bronze medal.

In a very exciting and tight Boys 14/U 50m freestyle race, Jake touched in equal first place. He was presented his gold medal by one of Australia’s best swimmers Nicole Livingstone. Our final competitor at the event was Bill. He won the Boys 15/U 50m Breaststroke in a record breaking time of 32.21 (the old record was 32.81).  Also as an added bonus he came 2nd in the Boys 15/U 50m Butterfly.

It was a great day had by our swimmers, and I was very pleased and proud that I got to see the students shine on such a big stage. The whole school congratulates you all on great conduct and even better successes.

By |May 12th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on State Success for Berwick College Swimmers

Past Student Samantha Prime triumphs again

Celebrations all around as our Samantha Prime is awarded, not one but two Sporting Blue Awards. At the Victorian School Sports Awards 2013 in the Members Dining Room at the MCG Samantha was presented with awards for Cross Country and Athletics. In 2013, Samantha had a state ranking of 1st in 1500m, 3000m and a national ranking of 2 in 3000m. She was undefeated in track and field in 2013 over 800m, 1500m and 3000m, setting a state record in 3000m. She represented Australia in the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships in Poland in 2013. In the 6km race, Samantha battled snow and ice to finish a creditable 37th against the best in the world in a time of 20 minutes 18 seconds. She is currently ranked 3rd in Australia in 3000m and 4000m. Samantha also completed her Year 12 studies in 2013 here at Berwick College and is now studying at Geelong. Congratulations to an outstanding young athlete and a delightful young lady.

By |April 29th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Past Student Samantha Prime triumphs again

BERWICK COLLEGE WINS BASKETBALL ACADEMY CHALLENGE

On Friday 28th March Berwick College participated in its first Academy Challenge against Albert Park Basketball Academy. Many of the players parents were there to witness a day of great success.  All our students put their skills to the test and we ended up bringing home the inaugural Academy Challenge trophy.

State 3 on 3 – Wrap Up

Berwick College had 7 boys teams and 6 girls teams compete in the State 3 on 3 competitions over the last week in March. All teams represented Berwick College with distinction.

Through the tournaments 2 teams triumphed with podium finishes. The Intermediate Girls #1 team and Senior Boys #1 team both finished in 3rd position. These were great performances as the students came up against some very strong competition from both government and private schools from across the state.

Two sides that performed brilliantly on the day were the Intermediate Girls #3 team who were a late entry.  These girls came up against girls up to 3 years older and were able to come away with a couple of victories. Finishing the day ranked 15th in Victoria. The Junior Boys #4 team also did brilliantly. They were all year 7’s and only lost 2 games for the day. The first was by 2 points to the eventual State Champs and the other was by 1 point to the team who finished in 3rd position.

State Rankings of the top 24 teams

Girls Teams
Ranking
Boys Teams
Ranking

Junior Girls Berwick #2
4th
Junior Boys Berwick #1
5th

Junior Girls Berwick #1
5th
Junior Boys Berwick #2
7th

Junior Girls Berwick #3
11th
Junior Boys Berwick #4
11th

Junior Girls Berwick #4
15th
Junior Boys Berwick #3
14th

Intermediate Girls Berwick #1
3rd
Intermediate Boys Berwick #1
6th

Intermediate Girls Berwick #2
9th
Senior Boys Berwick #1
3rd

Intermediate Girls Berwick #3
15th

 

 

 

By |April 22nd, 2014|General News, Latest News, Sporting News|Comments Off on BERWICK COLLEGE WINS BASKETBALL ACADEMY CHALLENGE

Berwick College Dance Academy commencing in 2015

Berwick College will be commencing a Dance Academy in 2015 for Year 7 and Year 8 students.  This Academy will prepare students for VCE dance and other opportunities.  Students enrolled in the Berwick College Dance Academy will have the opportunity to increase their skills in all areas of dance by participating in professional dance classes, taking part in the School Spectacular, inter-school dance competitions and many other opportunities.

An information night for potential students will be held in he Berwick College Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 20th May from 7-8pm.

By |April 22nd, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Berwick College Dance Academy commencing in 2015

Office Hours

Office Hours

Administration:
Mon–Thu            8.15am–4.30pm
Friday                   8.15am–4.00pm

Payments:        8.30am–4.00pm

 

Contact the College:
Address:       Manuka Road, Berwick   3806
Telephone:  8768 1000
Facsimile:    9707 2533
Email:           berwick.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
Web:             www.berwicksc.vic.edu.au

 

Berwick Secondary College Newsletter
Berwick Secondary College notifies parents by email when newsletters are published. Newsletters are published three times per term. If you missed a notification, all this year’s newsletters can be accessed on the Berwick Secondary College website.

 

By |December 19th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Office Hours

Message from Victoria Police

 
The school holidays are fast approaching and the extended break over the Christmas period is an exciting and eagerly awaited time for all schools.
As exciting as it is, it is also a time when some young people engage in behaviour that not only impacts on themselves in a negative way but also the community as a whole.
Some of the issues over this period include:

Theft offences at shopping centres (Shoplifting)
Property damage offences around schools and other community locations
Assaults at teenage parties that are often alcohol/drug related

The consequences of this type of criminal behaviour can involve a young person being arrested by police, interviewed and potentially ending up in the Children’s Court.  The resulting police/criminal record comes with long term disadvantage as future employment and even travel overseas may be affected.
Christmas also brings safety concerns for young people with some becoming victims of road trauma.   Something as simple as wearing a helmet while riding a bike not only ensures you will not be fined by police ($180) but also goes along way to minimising injury if you are involved in a collision.
Casey Youth Resource Officers – 59910612

By |December 12th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Message from Victoria Police

Student Leadership

Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice, which ended the First World War (1914–18). On Tuesday, 11th November students Mark Morante and Amy Lane represented Berwick Secondary College at the Remembrance Day service held on Berwick Main Street by the Berwick RSL.
As expected the ceremony was emotionally charged and illustrated the journey from war to peace and provided a touching tribute to those who fought hard to give us the safe and war free place we live in.
Ms Lexie McGill

Student Leadership Coordinator

 

By |November 26th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Student Leadership

2013 INDONESIAN STUDY TOUR

On Wednesday 18th of September, Berwick Secondary College and Timbarra P-9 College embarked on a joint study tour to Indonesia. The tour ran for ten days and encompassed three locations across Bali and Java: Jogjakarta, Ubud and Sanur. This enabled students to witness a variety of geographical landscapes and lifestyles, whilst providing them with a hands-on understanding of traditional recipes, dance styles, musical instruments and batik. Students also visited many key landmarks (including ancient temples, a volcano and the Sultan’s palace) and had many opportunities to practise their language skills. This included chatting to Indonesian students at a local school in Bali and bargaining for items at the market. It is of no surprise that many students are already planning their next trip back!
We wish each student luck for their future Indonesian studies and thank them for their exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm. They made us very proud!
Ms Liana Mannens and Ms Michelle Lewis
Indonesian Teachers
 
During the month of September, a class of 19 Indonesian students had the privilege of exploring Indonesia. We travelled to three incredible locations: Jogyakarta, Ubud, and Sanur.

Mandy Harvey and Hayley Stevens

Our first destination, Jogyakarata, was a new experience for all. Motorbikes filled the streets as we ventured around the markets and city; but the main highlight was Borobudur, the world’s biggest Buddhist temple. Racing to the top of the temple at 4am, we watched as the sun rose behind a huge volcano, Mount Merapi. This was a beautiful start to our 10-day adventure!
From here we travelled to the island of Bali, first staying in Ubud, the artist central. Here we walked through mesmerising rice fields and experienced the culture by visiting traditional markets and temples. The markets were packed full of […]

By |October 31st, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on 2013 INDONESIAN STUDY TOUR

Sam Prime, Our Champion!

On Tuesday 22nd October, Year 12 student Sam Prime competed at the School Sport Victoria Secondary Track and Field Championships and won all three of her events. Sam even set a new record in the Girls Open 3000m with an outstanding time of 9 min. 46 sec.

 

Sam’s results:

Girls 18-20 800m 2:20.37

Girls 18-20 1500m 4:45.38

Girls Open 3000m 9:46.00R

 

Congratulations Sam on a fantastic achievement!

By |October 30th, 2013|Latest News, Sporting News, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Sam Prime, Our Champion!

Dealing with Grief

Grief
Young people respond to death in different ways, but there are a range of normal grief-related reactions which they may experience.

These include:

Shock and disbelief that the person has died;
Longing for the person – wishing they were around to touch or be comforted by;
Feelings of anger or resentment – for being abandoned, for the unfairness of the loss or towards those seen as responsible for the loss;
Feeling sad that the person has gone;
Guilt – that they were unable to help the person or that they were in some way responsible for the death;
Anxiety – about the future and how things will be without that person in their life;
Preoccupation with thoughts of the person who has died;
Difficulty concentrating; and
Changes to sleep patterns and appetite.

 

Families are extremely important in supporting a young person who is grieving. You can support your child by doing the following:

Acknowledge your child’s loss and the need to take time to grieve
Provide information about normal patterns of grief
Encourage continued participation in enjoyable activities such as sports or hobbies, and family activities
Help your child find meaning in what has happened and foster a sense of hope for the future

 

Social Media

When a death of a young person occurs, social media may be a place where friends and other young people share their grief and memories. Messages posted online (e.g., on social media profiles) are important as they can have a negative or positive effect.  In some instances it may be helpful for the young person to work through their grief; however this may also make others more vulnerable and distressed.

We would ask that you discuss the use of social media with your child and ask if it is helpful or distressing for them.  […]

By |July 25th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Dealing with Grief