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Past Teacher Honoured

Former Berwick Secondary College teacher Mr Robert Taylor has been admitted to the general division of the Order Of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mr Taylor received the honour for his 60 year contribution to the Scouting movement and for his dedication in helping the community.
Mr Taylor began his Scouting career as an eight year old in the Cub Scouts, going on to become leader of the Upper Beaconsfield Scouts in 1985 and eventually becoming Chief Commissioner of Scouts Victoria in 2008.
Mr Taylor’s willingness to help others in the community was displayed when he wasn’t afraid to lend a hand during the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. He helped fight the flames that were encroaching on the home of another former Berwick Secondary College teacher, Mr Rob Hansen. Furthermore, he played a key role in the redevelopment of the Upper Beaconsfield cricket ground, after it was turned into a makeshift tip in the aftermath of the Ash Wednesday bushfires. He is also a life member of the Upper Beaconsfield Cricket Club and the West Gippsland Cricket Association where he has been Chairman for the past 20 years.

Sam Prime Takes On The World

Sam Prime (Year 12) recently represented Australia in her first Australian team at the World Junior Cross Country Championships in March.  Sam was selected into the Australian team after she successfully won the Australian Trials in Canberra that took place in January.  Sam was selected as an athlete in the U20 Women’s Age Group along with three other girls.

Sam competed in Poland for the World Junior Cross Country Championships in conditions that were wet, muddy and icy and it even snowed.  When Sam raced it was -2 degrees, much different from here in Australia where we were experiencing autumn weather.

Sam placed 37th out of 90 competitors in the U20 Women’s Age Group and was the second Australian across the finish line at the World Championships. The Australian U20s team were the eighth fastest in the race.


Past Student Sinks Her Teeth Into Seaweed

Former Berwick Secondary College student, and now a Deakin University Marine Biologist, Dr. Alecia Bellgrove, is researching the edible seaweeds in the waters off the Warrnambool coast. She hopes to help establishing an industry where Australia can take a larger slice of the $7 billion global seaweed market.

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Update Your Contact Details

It is very important that student reports are mailed home to the correct address and that emails and phone numbers are up to date so the college can contact parents when necessary.

Parents—if you have changed your home address, email address, emergency contacts or phone number since your student’s enrolment, please call in or contact the school on 8768 1000 to advise the college of any changes.

By |March 28th, 2013|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Update Your Contact Details

New Berwick Secondary College Website!

With the brand new year comes a brand new website!

The website will be updated on a daily basis with all the news and information you will need to know about the school, including:

school events 
school news
reports on student and staff achievements
key dates
photos, plus more!

For any queries or further information about the website, please email: