Staff Achievement

2016 VCAL Teacher Achievement Award – Team Teaching Award Winners

Ms Duhau and Mr Nettleingham were recognised this afternoon at Federation Square for their delivery of a high quality and innovative program to VCAL students for the past five years.

Ms Duhau and Mr Nettleingham are tireless ambassadors for the VCAL program and passionate educators of our youth.

We are very proud of their achievement.

Pictured below with Ms Judith Graley, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Ms Bolch and Mr Woodbridge

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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

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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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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.
 

VCAL Teacher of the Year

I am very pleased to announce that one of our teachers, Mrs Fiona McNeal, was awarded the VCAL Teacher of the Year at the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning 2012 Achievement Awards this week. In a ceremony at Federation Square the Hon Martin Dixon, MP, Minister for Education, hosted the event in which Fiona’s selection from schools across Victoria was announced. Fiona has been an excellent Coordinator of VCAL, building both the program and the numbers over the last two years. Our VCAL program is an essential component of the pathways we offer to our students and we are very proud of this achievement. Congratulations to Fiona and the whole VCAL team.
Kerri Bolch
Principal