For the past ten years, Berwick College have been working in a vertical home group structure. This has allowed us to build stronger relationships between all members of our school community (students, teachers and parents) and encouraged student connectedness to the College.

Each learning team has a leader (similar in some respects to a year level coordinator). The leader has responsibility for ensuring the home group teachers within the learning team carry out their roles in both a consistent and effective manner. The leaders will have a strong leadership, student management and support role within their learning team. The learning teams form the basis for intra-school sporting, artistic, musical and other types of competition.

Learning team names and colours

Learning teams have been named after Australians who have served and made a significant contribution to the Australian community. Colours have been named after Australian gem stones.

Chisholm after Caroline ChisholmTopaz (light blue)

Dunlop after Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop – Citrine (yellow)

Flynn after John Flynn – Ameythyst (purple)

Frost after Dame Phyllis Frost – Sapphire (royal blue)

Hollows after Fred Hollows – Peridot (lime green)

Kenny after Elizabeth Kenny – Ruby (red)

Monash after Sir John Monash – Emerald (dark green)

O’Donoghue after Lowitja O’Donoghue – Cornelian (orange)

Learning Team Champions

2009 – O’Donoghue

2010 – Hollows

2011 – 2017 Chisholm

2018 – Kenny