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Frost Learning Team in the News

On Monday 20th June, the Frost Learning Team students and staff commenced the ‘Cure de Berwick’ – riding a stationary bike raising over $4,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Please read the following article that was published yesterday in the Berwick News.

By |July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Frost Learning Team in the News

Dance Academy is going to the Nationals!

The Dance Star State Championships were held at Yarra Valley yesterday evening.
The following groups are off to NATIONALS in QLD!!

Year 7 Contemporary – 1st Place
Year 8 Contemporary – 3rd Place
Year 9 Jazz – 2nd Place

Year 7 Jazz group also received 3rd place in their section.

Congratulations to our staff and students for this wonderful accomplishment.

By |June 20th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Newsletters, Staff Achievement, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Dance Academy is going to the Nationals!

Reconciliation Activities in the News

Last week our students participated in a number of activities to celebrate National Reconciliation Week including rock and stick art, dot paintings, indigenous cooking and planting and the development of a large mural that will be permanently displayed in the College.

There was a screening of ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ in the Library Theatre at lunchtimes and students moved to class listening to bell music by Archie Roach and Paul Kelly.

Students and staff attended the Flag Raising Ceremony at the City of Casey and during homegroup on Tuesday 31st May, students wrote messages of support to create a sea of hands that decorated the amphitheatre during a presentation to Year 7 students from Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Margaret Worn.

The full article of Aunty Marg’s visit can be found in the Berwick News this week.

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Presentation Balls/The Royal Australian Navy Band

Over the past two nights, our school community,  families and staff proudly celebrated the achievement of Year 11 students at the Presentation Balls.

Nearly 1000 people attended over the two evenings and we thank Miss Duncan, Miss Dikeos and The Rotary Club of Berwick for their tireless work in ensuring these were successful and memorable occasions.

We had the pleasure of hosting The Royal Australian Navy Band who presented to Years 7 to 11 students and provided intensive workshop for our music students.

Thank you to Mr Couche for organising this wonderful experience for our students.

By |May 20th, 2016|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Presentation Balls/The Royal Australian Navy Band

35 Years of Service

Last night our Principal Ms Kerri Bolch, Assistant Principal Mr Mark Woodbridge, Teacher Mr Neville Perry and past staff member Mr Peter Buff were proudly presented a certificate for their 35 Years Service to Education in Victoria.

The College Council acknowledged and commended their service to our school community and invaluable contribution to generations of young people.

 

By |May 19th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 35 Years of Service

Congratulations on Outstanding Results

Congratulations to all BCDA students for their amazing performances at the national DanceStar competition on Saturday. All five troupes are now through to the State Final on June 19th!

Results:
Year 7 Contemporary: 3rd place
Year 7 Jazz: 4th place
Year 8 Contemporary: 2nd place
Year 8 Jazz: 3rd place
Year 9 Jazz: 2nd place

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a prize in the City of Casey Creations Youth Arts Competition to be presented on 26th May.
Kaaviyan Pathmasiri – Looking Ahead – First Place
Hope Raynes – Enough – First Place
Hope Raynes – Galaxy in a wine glass – Merit Award
Liam Barrett – Melbourne on the Low – First Place
Owen Barrett – Rush Hour – Encouragement Award
Jasmine Colbert – Intermediate Visual Arts – Encouragement Award

By |May 16th, 2016|General News, Latest News, Student Achievement|Comments Off on Congratulations on Outstanding Results

Basketball Academy outstanding results at State 3 on 3 Championships

Last week our u/15 Boys and Girls teams were both crowned State Champions and our u/17 Girls won the State Title, with our u/15 Boys 2 and U/17 Boys 2 teams also coming away with Bronze medals.

Please see photos below

By |April 29th, 2016|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Basketball Academy outstanding results at State 3 on 3 Championships

Suicide helpline – call a suicide helpine if you are feeling suicidal.

Call a Suicide Help Line – If you are Feeling Suicidal
Your friends and family members would rush to your aid if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, know that there are many people who will gladly assist you if you let them know you have a problem.
If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you.
Headspace (03) 9769 6419 is the National Youth mental health foundation. They help young people going through a tough time.
http://www.headspace.org.au/
Hospitals
You can call the emergency department of any hospital in Australia. If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department. 
Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service
1300 369 012
Casey Hospital
(03) 8768 1200
62-70 Kangan Drive Berwick
GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists
You can also call your local doctor, or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.
Call 000 if you don’t have access to any other numbers or support
Where to get help 

Lifeline – 13 11 14 (cost of a local call; 24 hours)
Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800 (free call from a land line; 24 hours)
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467, free call support service for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide
Headspace 1800 367 968
Salvo Care Line (Salvation Army) – 1300 36 36 22
SANE Helpline – 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Parent Line – 13 22 89
Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7) – 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366)

Resources

Youth Beyond Blue – http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
Headspace – www.headspace.org.au
eHeadspace – www.eheadspace.org.au
SANE Australia – www.sane.org […]

By |December 17th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Suicide helpline – call a suicide helpine if you are feeling suicidal.

Office Hours

2015:
FINANCE OFFICE:
Monday to Friday:
8:30am–4:00pm

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE:
Monday to Thursday:
8:15am–4:30pm
Friday:
8:15am–4:00pm

 

By |December 17th, 2014|Finances, General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Office Hours

Year 11 VET Small Business – Cooking Activity

On the week of 27th of October all three VET Small Business classes made Pizza, Truffles, Sausage Rolls and Muffins. For the past 2-3 weeks in class we have been learning the meaning of quality within a business. This activity was a great choice to show and gave us first-hand experience. In Particular, with the the truffles, we had to make each individual truffle the exact same size, they all had to have the same amount of coconut on them as well for them to be a quality truffle. There were some groups that concentrated on the task extremely well and had all truffles the same; one group, however, were unable to achieve the same size in their truffles but regardless they still tasted of quality!

Mr Chris Sacco

 

By |November 3rd, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Year 11 VET Small Business – Cooking Activity