Berwick College


Berwick College is celebrating its 40th year of educating students in the South East. Commencing in 1977, the strong foundation has been continued today as our students thrive, make a difference to our community, learn and grow each day
The College aims to nurture students’ academic success and engagement by offering inclusive education systems, and pathways for accelerated learning. Specialised transition days and programs, together with regular meetings and collaboration with local primary schools help build a sense of connection and promote wellbeing for new students adjusting to the change to secondary schooling.
Principal Ms Kerri Bolch says, “I am very proud of the journey this College has taken; our inclusive education, our provision of pathways for all students, our facilities and our results. I am grateful for the hard work, dedication and vision of past principals, school council members, staff and community partnerships who contributed to the culture of excellence in learning and are part of a rich history of 40 years.”
Berwick College offers pathways for accelerated learning including the High Achievers Program which runs from years 7-10. A highly sought after program that enables students to expand their minds in creative and innovative ways ensuring students’ engagement and academic acceleration. Emphasis is placed on higher level thinking, problem solving and academic achievement.
The College was a finalist in two categories at the 2016 Victorian Education Excellence Awards and our focus on improving the learning has produced some of the best VCE and VCAL results in the area.
Berwick College is passionate about improving student learning and encouraging our students to make a difference in our school and community including supporting a charity that delivers social benefits to the community in Learning Teams or as a whole school for causes such as Casey Relay for Life. Our students in the Frost Learning Team were thrilled and honoured to be recognised for their fundraising efforts for the Leukaemia Foundation by the City of Casey as recipients of the 2017 Casey Australia Day Fundraising Award.
The College offers elite programs such as our Basketball Academy, which achieved both gold and silver medals at the 2016 Australian Schools Basketball Championships. Students will experience an elite and specialised sports program providing unique future employment and career opportunities. Participants in the program also have the chance to tour the USA.
Our Dance Academy is designed to prepare students for VCE Dance, VET Dance and Theatre Studies as well as the world of professional dance. Our dancers featured in the 2016 State Schools Spectacular including a principal dancer and ensemble dancer.
Numerous extra-curricular activities such as performing arts and instrumental music tuition are offered to nurture students’ talents and hobbies. Students are offered the opportunity to extend their learning and trek out of their comfort zone on a World Challenge trip to Vietnam, Cambodia or by travelling to Central Australia, Indonesia or Europe.
“Our students thrive and grow. As they complete their secondary schooling, each will become part of a vibrant history in the Berwick community with global connections to alumni in an amazing variety of fields.” Ms Bolch said.