General Office

Absent Notes

Zone Information



Forms To Download

General Office

For change of student details, appointments and general enquiries please contact the General Office on 8768 1000. We encourage and appreciate your communication to the College to enable our records to be accurately managed. Parents wishing to make contact with staff may also leave messages on our telephone voice messaging system or College email address at
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Absences, Late Arrivals and Early Departures

A signed note from parents is required when a student is absent for a day or part thereof. Absence notes should be handed to the home group teacher upon a student’s return to school.

Students who arrive late to school should also have a note from parents and must sign in with the Attendance Officer in the F9 or C1 Learning Team offices upon arrival.

Students who leave the school early and miss timetabled classes must have a signed note from parents. The note should be shown to the home group teacher at the start of the day and then presented at the relevant Learning Team office when the student officially signs out.

Students who need to depart early due to illness should report to the Health and Wellbeing Centre. The College Nurse will arrange for parents to collect their child from the Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Students are responsible for catching up on missed work. They should ask their teachers about work requirements upon their return to school.

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Zone Information

Neighbourhood zones have been set up in the Berwick area to support students and their families by providing guaranteed access to their local government school. Students retain the right to apply for admission to any other government school. Berwick College will consider all applications.

Out of Zone Applications – Along with any application from the primary school, parents must attach a letter supporting their application for “out of zone” enrolment, stating specific reasons that detail why the student should be enrolled at Berwick College, e.g. curriculum, social, emotional considerations.

Click here to view a map detailing the zone.

For clarification of the school’s zone please refer to the following Melways references:

Maps 110, 111 – Area 1

Map 109 – Area 2

Maps 210, 211 – Area 3

Maps 212, 213 – Area 4

Map 214 – Area 5

Map 131 – Area 6

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A separate information sheet for each bus route is available from the General Office or Bus Coordinator, or you can download them by clicking here.

Zone 2 concession fares apply.

Parents wishing to make contact with the bus companies may contact:

  1. Cardinia Transit on 5940 2922
  2. Berwick Bus Lines on 5943 1148
  3. Grenda’s Bus Service on 9771 4300

If any student misses their bus we encourage them to report immediately to the General Office for assistance.

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Visitors to the College

All visitors to the College are required, in the first instance, to call at the General Office and collect a visitor’s pass.

Forms to Download

These forms have been made available for you to download; just click on the one you require.
The Education Training and Reform Act requires that parents of children aged 6 to 17 years old (as of 1 January 2010), ensure that their children attend school regularly. Therefore until the outcome of the school exemption application is known, the child must continue attending school.

The exemption process can take up to two (2) weeks to process and reach a decision.

Student Exit Form PDF document Senior School Exit Form PDF document Application for Exemption from School Attendance PDF document
Change Of Student Details PDF document  csefapplicationform  Application for Enrolment

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