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We are Victorian Education Excellence Finalists…

Berwick College has been shortlisted for the Victorian Education Excellence Awards 2017 and is delighted to be a finalist in two categories – Outstanding Koorie Education and Outstanding Education Support Team.

For 15 years, the Victorian Education Excellence Awards have highlighted exemplary government school education and innovation in Victoria. The awards recognise our inspirational teachers, principal and support staff who improve the lives of students and go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver outstanding achievements for our students and College.

To be a finalist  in two categories is a great achievement!

A dedicated, independent panel comprising of educational leaders and thinkers are overseeing the judging process. Winners will be announced at an award presentation ceremony on 27th October. Category winners will join an esteemed Roll of Honour and become ambassadors for awards in the future.

For more information about the Victorian Education Excellence Awards and a full list of finalists visit www.education.vic.gov.au/veea and Twitter Feed @DETVic

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40th Anniversary Celebration – Thursday 19th October 2017

This year, Berwick College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary! We warmly invite our alumni, past staff and leaders of the College to dinner. Share in a 3-course meal (drinks are available to be purchased at bar prices) and reminisce on the proud 40-year history of educating students in the City of Casey.

A special program of activities will include music performances, memorabilia and photo displays. Prior to dinner our College will be open to view student work in the VCE Art and Technology Exhibition – Carole Bullock Gallery. See the physical changes to the grounds and have a photo at your favourite meeting place.

Raffles will be conducted on the night with all funds raised to go towards the future Berwick Community Learning and Support Centre. The proposed Centre will provide health and wellbeing support, and connection to specialist partnerships, for our students, staff, past students, families and members of the community.

If you would like to sponsor an aspect of this event, please let us know.

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Drive In at Akoonah Park – Despicable Me 3

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Flash Back Friday – Our Science Domain

Do you remember donning a lab coat and glasses for the first time? Attending Siemens Summer School? Experiments going awry? The thrill of seeing the mysterious microscopic world? Mastering the safe use of a Bunsen burner (with asbestos mat) and chemicals?

We acknowledge our wonderful Science teachers and Lab Technicians who have enlarged students’ understanding of the world around them. Thousands of practical activities building on students’ innate curiosity. Years of examination, field trips, competitions, dissection, investigations, collecting and analysing data expanding knowledge over the years to foster future scientists, builders, engineers and inventors.

A special mention should be made of Mr Allen who, for 33+ years at Berwick College, (pictured – 50 Years’ Service Award) served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles including supporting the Science Domain until his retirement in 2015.

 

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Berwick College’s Wellbeing Team in the Berwick News

We are very proud and thankful for all they do in supporting our students, staff, parents and families.

You can read the full article through the following link: Helping hand to stay connected.

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Flash Back Friday – Our Year 12 Formals

A history of celebration and a highlight of the Year 12 social calendar.

Berwick College has a rich, positive history in bringing staff and students together to laugh, to acknowledge the growth in learning and of course to dance.

A welcome break to the intensity of exam preparation, student academic achievement and endeavour awards are presented by staff, and students present novelty awards to their peers.

The Year 12 formal is a significant milestone. Each Year 12 student shares these special memories of celebration, hard work and the journey through secondary schooling. Reflecting on the night in years to come, students are reminded of old friends and of teachers who cared and supported them through adolescence, toward their learning goals, in preparation for life after school.

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Reconciliation Week – In the News

During Reconciliation Week, our College proudly acknowledged Koorie history and culture through students attending the Dreamtime Match at the G and participating in the Long Walk and the City of Casey Flag Raising Ceremony. The Library screened indigenous films and students visited Brentwood and Timbarra Kindergartens. A highlight for our Year 7 students was the presentation with Aunty Marg as she shared her childhood experiences.

The Berwick News yesterday featured our school activities, in particular Holly.

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Berwick in the News – Market Day

The annual market day organised by VET Small Business students features in the Berwick News – Victorian Education Week.

Congratulations to staff and students for raising more than $2,500 for 14 different charities.

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We have 4 Spaces left for our 7 Day Central Australia Tour

The 7 Day Central Australian Tour, 17/06/2017  to Alice Springs/Uluru has four vacancies.

Please contact Ms Lewis lewis.michelle.n@edumail.vic.gov.au if you would like more information.

Itinerary: 7 Day Central Australian Tour 2017

2016/2017 Central Australia Tour: Payment Schedule

Parents please note: The deposit must be paid by the due date however other payments are suggested to be made by the set dates to ease the payment cost over a longer period. Any amount, or the total amount can be paid at any time. Please make sure payments are made to the school office and clearly marked as Central Australia Camp 2017.

Electronic payments can be made to:

Biller Code: 87361

Reference: Your child’s reference

Deposit: $300.00 payable Thursday 27th October 2016

Payment 2: $400 by 19th November 2016

Payment 3: $400 by February 2nd 2017

Payment 4: $400 by February 16thh 2017

Payment 5: $400 by March 9th 2017

Payment 6: $400 by March 23rd 2017

Please note: Deposit of $300 is not refundable as this is used to secure airfares and land costs.

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Flash Back Friday – Our Crescam

Parents and friends of Berwick College decided what would be our logo/motto “Crescam” in 1976. Mrs Sierakowski , Librarian, suggested the Manuka tea-tree flower which was adapted by Mrs Julie Misso, Art Teacher who designed the badge.

“Crescam” – Is Latin for I shall grow, I shall increase, I shall prosper.

In 1977,  foundation student, Michelle Phillips wrote:

I shall grow, not only in body, but also in mind,

With the knowledge my teachers share with me.

I shall grow in the understanding of my fellow-man,

Helping to relate to his world, and he to mine.

I shall grow with friendship, for without people I am isolated.

I shall grow in the knowledge of my own self-worth,

That I am an individual of value to society.

Our logo has evolved over the years but Berwick College today, continues this strong foundation as our students thrive, make a difference to our community, learn and grow each day.

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