Ms Kerri Bolch
Berwick College began its time as Berwick High School in 1977. Starting with 113 students enrolled in that first year, and very few facilities, it has now grown into a well-established and vibrant community where thousands of students, including second generations of families, have experienced their secondary education.
Students at Berwick College are offered an impressive number of pathways including VCE, VCAL and VET. Students receive significant counselling in choosing a pathway which suits their level of ability and career aspirations. The High Achievers’ Program caters for gifted and talented students, while applied learning programs cater for students who wish to follow a more ‘hands-on’ pathway. We have a comprehensive sports program with excellent facilities, including hockey pitches, tennis courts, netball courts, a dance studio and a stadium. We have a Basketball Academy and a Dance Academy. We also have two bands and an instrumental music program.
Berwick College values its links with the local and wider community. It has a shared use agreement with the City of Casey for the Berwick Leisure Centre, Edwin Flack Oval and the athletics track. These facilities adjoin the college grounds. The College, in partnership with The Rotary Club of Berwick, holds two presentation balls each year. Our camp programs have students travelling to destinations within Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Our students are placed in one of eight Learning Teams in order to build strong relationships with the home and to personalise our processes. Each Learning Team has eight Home Groups led by a Home Group teacher to ensure our students and families have a familiar staff member as their first contact. The best interests of our students is our guiding principle and we work closely with our families to get the best possible outcomes.
Our College Prospectus provides an overview of our College Programs: Berwick College Prospectus
Although we are not a Select Entry school we contribute significantly to Nossal High School, as one of the highest contributors in the state. Most of our high achieving students choose to remain with Berwick College, and we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students. Our academic achievements are particularly evident in the senior years, where both VCE and VCAL students perform admirably.
We are proud of our reputation as an excellent school and the breadth of learning opportunities provided to our students. The College Council and staff continue to work together to further develop and consolidate the many pathways and programs on offer here at Berwick College.
Ms Kerri Bolch – Principal