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 2018 Leadership Team

Learning Team Captains

Jeremy Bond Dakota Babich
Imogen Berry Chandler Taylor
 Learning Team Captain  Learning Team Captain Learning Team Vice Captain Learning Team Vice Captain

Our Homegroup Representatives

Dunlop 1 Shannon Boggie, Shanley Gibbs, Olivia Bourke, Ella Francisco, Imogen Berry, Cody Roberts
Dunlop 2 Suharya Bandara, Mor Flenner, Mae Ovenden-Lloyd, Sam Mayberry
Dunlop 3 Imanya Kodituwakku, Taya Andrew Goodear
Dunlop 4 Ruby Andres, Chloe Connell, Elvin Cehic, Lily Pallant
Dunlop 5 Sharna Free, Jack Greenshields, Jeremy Bond, Dakota Babich
Dunlop 6 Sarah Powh, Chandler Taylor, Sammy Duff, Jessie Newey
Dunlop 7 Leisha Allen, Emily Mollard, Miranda Cheyne, Sophie Boston

Our Home Group Teachers

Dunlop 1 Mr Brendan Allen

Dunlop 2 Ms Bree Villella

Dunlop 3 Ms Julie Clish / Ms Amy Broekmann

Dunlop 4 Ms Caitlin Besim

Dunlop 5 Ms Jessica Adams

Dunlop 6 Ms Chelsea Oliver

Dunlop 7 Mr Rafal Kaplon

Our Student Learning Leaders

Ms Ashleigh Manning
Dunlop Student Learning Leader
8768 1035
Mr Rafal Kaplon
Dunlop Assistant Student Learning Leader
8768 1012

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.

The past two years we are proud to announce we have raised a grand total of over $2,800 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 annual #30seconds4amate push up and sit up initiative. The Leadership team have also ran a number of other fundraisers to raise awareness and funds including; staff morning teas, a lunch time BBQs, and whole school activities and competitions.

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 has been 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 created our own monthly Dunlop Digger News to celebrate student achievements, and communicate important information and dates relating to the learning of our students home to you. The newsletter is also uploaded onto our Google Classroom page for students to access and read and emailed home to parents .

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 Rafal Kaplon, and we will ensure your good news is shared within our Dunlop Learning Team Community.