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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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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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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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Flash Back Friday – Presentation Balls

Our Year 11 Debutantes and partners were resplendent on Tuesday and Thursday’s Presentation Balls. Despite some shaky rehearsals, they danced beautifully to proud parents, families, staff and friends. Our thanks to the Rotary Club of Berwick for providing such a wonderful opportunity.

The earliest photos we have of this lovely tradition are from 1986. Countless Debutantes and partners have accepted the challenge of learning new skills and created wonderful memories for the rest of their lives. Photos reflect over 30 years of involvement by the Rotary Club of Berwick who organise this special event for our students and our association with the City of Casey. Debutants have been presented to dignitaries such as past and present Mayors, Council Members, President of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians. Interestingly, Mr Sjaak Kusters, Rotarian was Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Presentation Ball and is acknowledged in our 2008 Presentation Ball memorabilia.

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40th Anniversary Celebration – Thursday 19th October

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 – Carol 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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Berwick College Council Presidents- 40th Anniversary

Mr Ron Wheeldon, founding Council President together with Dr Bruce Coller (founding Secretary), Graeme Sweeney, Marshall Baillieu and Ian Chisholm lobbied the State government as the Berwick Secondary School Promotion Committee before our School Council was formed to ensure Berwick residents were accorded their right to local secondary education. Archives reveal numerous letters to the Board of Works, Office of the Director-General of Education and City of Berwick (Casey). A public rally was held by the Committee and Berwick City Council members on 16/12/1974 to brief parents and citizens of Berwick of the proposal. The hard work of the Committee and support of the City of Berwick resulted in Berwick College being established on ‘Windy Ridge’, Manuka Road in 1977.

We acknowledge with thanks, all the council members over the years who have played an active role and who have given a huge commitment of time in support of the success of our students and the vision of the College.

Many council members donated equipment and physical assistance at working bees to build the lovely grounds we enjoy today.

A passion for education and strong links to the Berwick community ensured high quality facilities for students, staff and the community to use for future generations to come.

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Flash Back Friday – Our Principals

Over the course of 40 years, Berwick College has had 12 exceptional principals who have made a significant difference to generations of students and staff.

They have contributed to Victorian education, are passionate advocates of learning, young people and quality teaching.

Their work and dedication comes with a personal sacrifice of family time and work/life balance so we appreciate the incredible investment they have made to our College. You have each carried the vision “I Shall Grow” with integrity, dignity and courage.

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