A big welcome back to all students and staff and a special welcome to our new year 7 students and those who have arrived from other schools. We are looking forward to a fantastic year for all Kenny students during 2017 with term 1 being a busy one with the swimming carnival, school photos, athletics sports, year 7 camp and Wellbeing Day to name a few. Our new Kenny Captains will head up our student leadership team and we are encouraging students from all year levels to become involved in this group. Our first event as a Learning Team will be Kenny Day which is on the 16th of March. We look forward to seeing “RED” everywhere on that day with lots of activities for one and all. Please don’t hesitate to make contact with your child’s home group teacher if necessary.

HOME GROUPS

Kenny 1 Ms Rimma Campos campos.rimma.r@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 2 Mrs Cass Marinopoulos marinopoulos.cassandra.d@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 3 Mr Michael Couche couche.michael.v@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 4 Mr Ashley Arnott arnott.ashley.a@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 5 Ms Melissa Baron baron.melissa.j@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 6 Ms Jocelyn Spinks spinks.jocelyn.r@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kenny 7 Ms Faye Harig harig.faye.f@edumail.vic.gov.au

Kenny 8 Ms Filomena Henderson henderson.filomena.f@edumail.vic.gov.au

Ms Jenny Hart
Ms Jenny Hart Kenny Student Learning Leader
Ms Rimma Campos Kenny Assist. Student Learning Leader

KENNY STUDENT LEARNING TEAM CAPTAINS

Lilli Anderson Shivam Singh
Lilli Anderson Shivam Singh

KENNY STUDENT LEARNING TEAM STATEMENT

We are passionate about providing a positive, caring and supportive school environment whereby students can reach their full potential as individuals.

We build strong relationships with students, teachers and parents reflecting our school values.

We are proactive in our desire to work as a team to help others, be creative, have fun and contribute to the many opportunities Berwick College has to offer.

ELIZABETH KENNY – OUR NAMESAKE

Elizabeth KennyElizabeth Kenny (20 September 1880 – 30 November 1952) was an unaccredited Australian nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis. Her findings ran counter to conventional medical wisdom; they demonstrated the need to exercise muscles affected by polio instead of immobilizing them. Kenny’s principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.

“And they shall walk” The statement made from a relentless solider in the battle against Polio. Elizabeth Kenny, with no formal training as a nurse, became one of Australia’s most famous therapists and helped thousands of people around the world. She discovered a revolutionary treatment for infantile paralysis and devoted her life to the dissemination of the treatment throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Poliomyelitis, also called polio or infantile paralysis, is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus that, in its acute form, affects the central nervous system causing paralysis (the inability to move a body part). It can strike at any age, but usually effects young children. Elizabeth Kenny, one of eight children used her simple knowledge of medicine taught to her by the town doctor, to improvise a treatment for the fast spreading disease.

Wikipedia

KENNY DAY – GO KENNY!

Kenny Day was again a fun day starting with our whole school home group activity where students participated in several different activities involving the word or colour RED.
The aggregate score of each Student Learning Team’s seven Home groups determined the winner. Kenny came in first, Chisholm second, Hollows third and Frost fourth.
As in previous years our Kenny Leadership team made red jelly cups to sell at lunchtime on Kenny Day. We also sold sausages and drinks. Live music could be heard in the canteen plaza featuring vocals, guitar, drumming and excellent sound production. The place was a beehive on industry!

The Kenny Leadership students will decide at their next meeting what great cause our profit of $365 will go towards.

The day went really well and I would like to thank and congratulate all our students for participating and supporting Kenny on our special day.

Ms Jenny Hart Kenny – Student Learning Team Leader

Kenny day 2015