Teamwork, Respect, Resilience and Courage

The Dunlop Learning Team takes its name from Sir (Ernest) Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop most known for his courageous work and leadership during the Second World War with prisoners of the Japanese on the Thai–Burma Railway, and his subsequent welfare work for these soldiers. Weary was a selfless and brave man who risked his life on a number of occasions throughout this period of time to help out those in need.

We as a team admire ‘Weary’ for the courageous and resilient person he was and strive to uphold these same values by helping others at every opportunity.

The Dunlop Learning Team therefore prides itself on being courageous individuals who are respectful of others, resilient in times of adversity and who ultimately work together to achieve success.

 Sir Edward Weary Dunlop once said,

“I have a conviction, that only when you are put at full stretch, can you realize your full potential”,

Our 2017 Leadership Team

Learning Team Captains

Jessica Kaisarevic Natasha Ratnayaka Gamage
Learning Team Vice Captains
Imagin Morris Brooke Allen

Our Homegroup Representatives

Dunlop 1 Shannon Boggie, Shanley Gibbs, Olivia Bourke, Ella Francisco
Dunlop 2 Suharya Bandara, Mor Flenner, Mae Ovenden-Lloyd
Dunlop 3 Imanya Kodituwakku
Dunlop 4 Carly Montgomery
Dunlop 5 Sharna Free
Dunlop 6 Sarah Powh, Chandler Taylor
Dunlop 7 Leisha Allen, Emily Mollard, Miranda Cheyne, Sophie Boston

Our Home Group Teachers

Dunlop 1 Mr Brendan Allen

Dunlop 2 Mr Satya Nadan

Dunlop 3 Ms Julie Clish

Dunlop 4 Ms Caitlin Besim

Dunlop 5 Ms Jessica Adams

Dunlop 6 Ms Chelsea Oliver

Dunlop 7 Mr Gavin Watson

Our Student Learning Leaders

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Ms Ashleigh Manning
Dunlop Student Learning Leader
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Mr Gavin Watson
Dunlop Assistant Student Learning Leader
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Our Charities

A very important part of being involved in a Learning Team at Berwick College is the Community Learning Service Project that we promote, raise awareness and funds. Our two chosen charities “Mates 4 Mates” and “Weary Dunlop Medical Foundation” not only align with Sir Weary Dunlop’s work, but with our Learning Team values. As a team, we strive to support those in need, whether that be physically or mentally. Mates 4 Mates and The Weary Medical Foundation are not for profit organisations which seek to provide ex war veterans and their families with much needed support.

This year we are proud to announce we have raised a grand total of over $1036 for these charities through individual and team fundraising. Students proactively and independently sourced sponsorship donations from friends, family, teachers and others from within the local community to raise money during the #30seconds4amate push up initiative. The Leadership team also ran a number of other fundraisers to raise awareness and funds including; staff morning teas, a lunch time BBQ, and whole school activities and competitions. This was a truly amazing achievement by our team and each and every student should be proud of their efforts.

More information on both of these charities can be found via the following links:


Annual Dunlop Commemoration Ceremony and Medical Symposium

The Dunlop Leadership Team hasbeen invited to the Annual Weary Dunlop Commemoration Celebration alongside many prestigious guests including’ The Premier, The Governor General and Chief of The Australian Air Force over the past couple of years. This year our team and the College was formally recognised for our ongoing support of the Medical Foundation by the Chairman of the organisation, and invited to attend several other events later in the year including a Medical Symposium to learn more about their medical research.


In Dunlop, we love to celebrate the achievements of our students and staff, whether large or small, it does not matter.

We have therefore created our own monthly Dunlop Digger newsletter to celebrate student achievements, and communicate important information and dates relating to the learning of our students home to you. The newsletter is uploaded onto our Google Classroom page for students to access and read, emailed home to parents and will soon be available to download on this page.

If your child ever has any news in regards to an achievement in or outside of school, which you would like to share, please email either Student Learning Leaders, Ashleigh Manning or Gavin Watson, and we will ensure your good news is shared within our Dunlop Learning Team Community.