Vision and ICARE Values

Overarching Motto

Berwick College’s motto is “Crescam”. Taken from the Latin verb “crescere”, the term crescam means “I will grow” and reflects our commitment that every person “shall grow”.

VISION: At Berwick College our community fosters resilient, empathetic students who challenge themselves to learn, grow and become contributing members of society.  We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive, positive and respectful learning environment.

STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS – Excellence in Learning, Orderly Learning Environment, Rich and Varied Pathways, Personal Growth and Positive Relationships.

EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING: “We do our best, we consider new ideas and encourage best practice, and we select our learning opportunities.”

POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS: “We treat others with consideration and understanding, we are truthful and trustworthy, and we work with others.”

RICH AND VARIED PATHWAYS: “We prepare each person for diverse pathway choices and to make a successful transition into further education, training and employment.”

PERSONAL GROWTH: “We meet our expectations, we are accountable for our actions and we work with effort, energy and persistence.”

ORDERLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: “We aim to provide a safe, positive and respectful learning environment for all students to realise their learning potential”.

Our Values – ICARE

The staff at Berwick College use the School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support program (SWPBS) focussing on recognising and acknowledging the positive behaviour that our students demonstrate throughout the day. Our hope in working with this model is to increase the positive behaviours to ensure students are ready to learn in a calm and orderly environment.

Berwick College’s ICARE Program: Our school community has identified and defined our five school values: (Inquiry – Our Learning, Cooperation – Our Community, Achievement – Our Growth, Resilience – Our Character, Empathy – Our Awareness).

We have created matrices of expected behaviours that reflect these five values.
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To support the implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support we will collaboratively develop a collection of sample lesson plans for teaching the different behaviour expectations around the five values. We use data and feedback to plan our School Wide Positive Behaviour Teaching Program and the areas of the focus for different times of the year. Teachers will use SWPBS explicit lessons in unison with the Respectful Relationships program, which focus on the interpersonal and emotional skills that ensure student success.

When a student displays the ICARE values, the following will occur:
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