Junior & Senior School

Junior School

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The Junior School Leader manages the course selection and course change process for Years 7 to 9, NAPLAN testing for Year 7 to 9 and transition from Grade 6 to Year 7.

In general, parents are advised to contact the relevant Home Group Teacher as a first step when there are any concerns regarding their child’s education. Parents are also welcome to contact their child’s teachers directly if they have any specific queries. Learning Team Leaders can be contacted if matters of a more serious or ongoing nature need to be discussed. Any queries relating to course selection should be directed to the Junior School Leader.

Curriculum Guide

2021 Berwick College Junior School Curriculum Guide

Curriculum information for Junior School can be found on this page: here

Parent Information Handbook: 2020 Junior School Handbook

Programs

Year 7 – Phillip Island (3 days) – Orientation and Adventure Camp

This camp is seen as an avenue for assisting students in their transition to secondary school. The program is devised to enhance student/staff and student/student relationships while developing students’ outdoor skills. Adventure activities include: canoeing, surfing, bushwalking, raft building, archery, high ropes, giant swing and orienteering.

Year 7 Wellbeing Day

Held in Term 1 of each year, the focus is on creating a positive environment for our Year 7 students with an anti-bullying and team building focus.

Homework in the Junior School

Students should design a home study timetable, taking into account subjects to be covered and outside commitments, including recreation. In some practical subjects it is not possible to set homework. When specific homework is not set, students may do:

PRACTICE EXERCISES where students apply or review new knowledge or skills by:

PREPARATORY HOMEWORK where students gain background information so they are better prepared for future lessons by:

EXTENSION ASSIGNMENTS where students can pursue knowledge or use what they have learnt imaginatively by:

completing consolidation exercises for Mathematics – like memorisation of tables, doing Maths Mates

practising spelling words

practising words or phrases learnt in LOTE

reading for pleasure

planning/drafting written work or assignments

practising and playing musical instruments

practising physical education skills

organising workbooks

completing work not finished in class

reading background material for different subjects

reading English texts for class discussion

researching topics for class work

reading newspaper articles on current issues

revising information about a current topic

studying for tests

writing a book review

making or designing an art work

completing Science investigation exercises

researching local news

finding material on the Internet

Since students work at different rates and have different strengths and weaknesses, the following times per weeknight are recommended as a guide to parents and students.

Years 7-9 will generally do from 45 minutes to 90 minutes home study per weeknight.

Contact

Junior School Leader
Mrs Michelle Lewis
(03) 8768 1000
enrolments@berwickcollege.vic.edu.au

michelle.lewis@education.vic.gov.au

Senior School

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At Berwick College, we pride ourselves on the rich and varied pathways we offer our students to maximise their opportunities. The range of options we offer allows us to personalise a timetable for students based on their learning needs.

In Year 10, students can choose between a Year 10 mainstream course, mainstream with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or a Flexible Learning Program.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose to study the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Students can also complete a VET program as part of their studies. For further information on VET programs: Click here

For more information on the pathways and subjects offered in the Senior School, please see the links below for the  Senior Curriculum Guide and the Senior School Handbook.

 

2021 Berwick College Senior School Curriculum Guide

Specific Information on AttendanceAssessment RulesClassroom and HomeworkUse of the Senior School Centre

Contact

Assistant Principal Senior School:
Mr Andrew Barker
(03) 8768 1071
Andrew.Barker@education.vic.gov.au

Senior School Leader:
Ms Erin McCarthy
(03) 8768 1075
Erin.Mccarthy@education.vic.gov.au

Careers, VET & Business Partnerships Coordinators:

Mrs Karen Crawley
(03) 8768 1058
Karen.Crawley@education.vic.gov.au

Applied Learning Leader:
Mr Julian Walton                                                Mrs Corinne Duhau
(03) 8768 1072                                                     (03) 8768 1058
Julian.Walton@education.vic.gov.au           Corinne.Duhau@education.vic.gov.au

Year 12 Coordinators:

Mr Gavin Watson                                                Ms Stella Dikeos

(03) 8768 1034                                                    (03) 8768 1034

Gavin.Watson@education.vic.gov.au          Stella.Dikeos@education.vic.gov.au