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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.

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 

Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service 1300 369 012
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
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)


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By |September 17th, 2014|General News, Latest News|Comments Off on Wellbeing Help

Presentation Night


Congratulations to all the students who received an award on Presentation Night, in particular the following students on their Dux awards for their year levels.

Year 7 – Allyssa Taueki-Gatt and Olivia Brown

Year 8 – Kayla Bashford and Piper Van Hout

Year 9 – Bethany Thompson and Christie Cooke

Year 10 – Tiffany Brady and Amy Ashman

Year 11 – Theresa Yeoh and Madyson Carter



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Congratulations to the 117 students who took part in this Competition earlier this year, with 25 receiving Credits, four Distinctions, and one High Distinction.  Riley Taylor’s High Distinction places him in the top 1% in the country for this competition.

Year 7: Dylan Bennett (Credit), Gabrielle Bevan (Credit), Charlee Davies (Distinction), Clare Jarman (Credit), Peter Mazur (Credit), Caeden Mills (Distinction), Subhashini Singhal (Credit), Marymae White (Credit), and Tim White (Credit).

Year 8: Christine Batch (Credit), Danyal Bogzaran (Merit), Constantinos Economou (Merit), Madison Gerdan (Credit), Tiara Haseeb (Merit), Rhueben Horvath (Credit), Parth Mahajan (Merit), Rebecca Ogden (Credit), James O’Hagan (Merit), Mitchell Pateman (Credit), Danuka Samaratunge (Merit), Baagavi Saseetharan (Merit), Piper Van Hout (Merit), and Pumi Wimalaratne (Merit).

Year 9: Andrew Belikov (Credit), Lachlan Bevan (Credit), Joel Boatman (Credit), Oakley Eyre (Credit), Thomas McCoy (Credit), Stuart McDonald (Credit), Georgia Sexton (Credit), and Riley Taylor (High Distinction).

Year 10: Bill Barakzay (Merit), Lachlan Becirovic (Credit), Oscar Docherty-Phillips (Credit), Darcy Hallam (Credit), Callum Hawthorne (Credit), Jackson Hull (Credit), Daniel O’Shea (Merit), Jack Weiland (Credit), and Jack Whitten (Distinction).


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On 13th – 16th June Tim Fidone, Sam Wilson and Mitchell Johnson competed in a HPV (human powered vehicle) race in Adelaide for the Australian International Pedal Prix series winning the second race of five in the series.

Congratulations to the boys and their team manager Mark Fidone.






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We have added an SMS facility to eWorkSpace, which will primarily be used to notify parents of student absences, but communications may include reminders regarding meetings, sports days etc.

An SMS regarding attendance will be sent if your son or daughter is not in attendance at school and you have not notified our Attendance Officers:

Chisholm, Frost, Hollows and Monash – 8768 1051
Dunlop, Flynn, Kenny and O’Donoghue – 8768 1086
Year 12 either 8768 1051 or 8768 1086

An SMS will be sent after morning administration and relevant data has been entered into the system at approximately 11am. Once you receive the message could you please contact our Attendance Officer on the above numbers.The success of this system clearly relies on accurate records of mobile phone numbers, so it is essential that you keep us informed of any changes.



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No Second Chance


On Thursday, 8th May the team from No Second Chance visited Berwick College to educate the students about road carnage and street violence. The program is a unique and revolutionary Youth Safety Campaign with the clear objective of saving teenage lives arising from the tragic consequences of Youth Violence and Road Accidents.

No Second Chance confronts the youth of Australia and shocks them into making smart decisions regarding their own safety. The presentation was confronting and at times very emotional, moving both staff and students.

A big thank-you to Sarah Ward from Year 12 who recommended the program after seeing a preview on Channel 7.

For further information about the program please visit


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Congratulations to Phoebe Wallan of Year 7

Year 7 student, Phoebe Wallan represented Victoria in the 2014 BMX National Championships in Shepparton last month and came 3rd overall in the Under 12’s.  On Friday 30th May she competed in the National Finals and finished 8th Overall.  A fantastic effort.  Well done, Phoebe!!




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State Success for Berwick College Swimmers

On Tuesday April 29, the School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships were held at the outdoor pool at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Berwick College had four students representing us at these championships. Our four swimmers were Jake Mitreski, Bill Le Brocq, Natalie and Chantelle Gray.

Chantelle competed in the Girls 16/U 50m and 100m Backstroke events. For both of these events she placed third, taking home two bronze medals for the day. Natalie competed in several events and in the Girls 15/U 50m Butterfly, she placed third and was presented with a bronze medal.

In a very exciting and tight Boys 14/U 50m freestyle race, Jake touched in equal first place. He was presented his gold medal by one of Australia’s best swimmers Nicole Livingstone. Our final competitor at the event was Bill. He won the Boys 15/U 50m Breaststroke in a record breaking time of 32.21 (the old record was 32.81).  Also as an added bonus he came 2nd in the Boys 15/U 50m Butterfly.

It was a great day had by our swimmers, and I was very pleased and proud that I got to see the students shine on such a big stage. The whole school congratulates you all on great conduct and even better successes.

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Past Student Samantha Prime triumphs again

Celebrations all around as our Samantha Prime is awarded, not one but two Sporting Blue Awards. At the Victorian School Sports Awards 2013 in the Members Dining Room at the MCG Samantha was presented with awards for Cross Country and Athletics. In 2013, Samantha had a state ranking of 1st in 1500m, 3000m and a national ranking of 2 in 3000m. She was undefeated in track and field in 2013 over 800m, 1500m and 3000m, setting a state record in 3000m. She represented Australia in the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships in Poland in 2013. In the 6km race, Samantha battled snow and ice to finish a creditable 37th against the best in the world in a time of 20 minutes 18 seconds. She is currently ranked 3rd in Australia in 3000m and 4000m. Samantha also completed her Year 12 studies in 2013 here at Berwick College and is now studying at Geelong. Congratulations to an outstanding young athlete and a delightful young lady.

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On Friday 28th March Berwick College participated in its first Academy Challenge against Albert Park Basketball Academy. Many of the players parents were there to witness a day of great success.  All our students put their skills to the test and we ended up bringing home the inaugural Academy Challenge trophy.

State 3 on 3 – Wrap Up

Berwick College had 7 boys teams and 6 girls teams compete in the State 3 on 3 competitions over the last week in March. All teams represented Berwick College with distinction.

Through the tournaments 2 teams triumphed with podium finishes. The Intermediate Girls #1 team and Senior Boys #1 team both finished in 3rd position. These were great performances as the students came up against some very strong competition from both government and private schools from across the state.

Two sides that performed brilliantly on the day were the Intermediate Girls #3 team who were a late entry.  These girls came up against girls up to 3 years older and were able to come away with a couple of victories. Finishing the day ranked 15th in Victoria. The Junior Boys #4 team also did brilliantly. They were all year 7’s and only lost 2 games for the day. The first was by 2 points to the eventual State Champs and the other was by 1 point to the team who finished in 3rd position.

State Rankings of the top 24 teams

Girls Teams
Boys Teams

Junior Girls Berwick #2
Junior Boys Berwick #1

Junior Girls Berwick #1
Junior Boys Berwick #2

Junior Girls Berwick #3
Junior Boys Berwick #4

Junior Girls Berwick #4
Junior Boys Berwick #3

Intermediate Girls Berwick #1
Intermediate Boys Berwick #1

Intermediate Girls Berwick #2
Senior Boys Berwick #1

Intermediate Girls Berwick #3




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