PESA – Plain English Speaking Awards
On Tuesday 19 May, School Captain Oliver Ward and Enrichment Captain Max Walton Briggs, participated in the VCAA Plain English Speaking Awards. This event is one of the most prestigious public speaking events in the State of Victoria. Despite their strong performances, neither student qualified to reach the finals. However, they should be commended on … Continued
Richards House Returns to Full Strength
It has been a long break since we have all been together under one roof in Richards House but the time away has been spent well. It seems that everyone has grown taller in isolation. Students in Richards House were busy with different projects over the last two months. Congratulations to start with going out … Continued
Year 10 Shaping Your Future – with Futurist Marcus Barber
Marcus Barber, international consultant and professional Futurist recently spoke with spoke with Senior Girls and Senior Boys in Year 10. Marcus is highly skilled in challenging students to really question what they think and provoke them to be active lifelong learners. Marcus shared his thoughts on the C.A.P.A.B.L.E steps for success and the importance of … Continued
What’s That In The Distance?
Over the Term 1 holidays and the first few weeks of Term 2, students from both of our senior campuses were invited to participate in the ‘What’s that in the Distance’ Music Composition Competition. They were tasked with composing and producing an original piece of music responding to the theme of ‘distance’, along with a … Continued
Year 8 Geologists!
Berwick Grammar School continued business as usual during the Online Distance Learning Experience, prompting teachers to go above and beyond as usual to cater for the diverse needs of all boys at the school. Although students were not bound to the classrooms and hallways of the school, they were able to interact with one another … Continued
How will we keep the HPV squad engaged? That was the question Mr Lardner asked us at the start of our Online Learning period. As the HPV Captains, we started brainstorming ideas and then put them into practice. To overcome the state of isolation and maintain our fitness, the Human Powered Vehicle team, along with … Continued
National Reconciliation Week- 27 May to 3 June 2020
National Reconciliation Week runs from 27 May to 3 June. 2020 marks 20 years of Reconciliation Australia and National Reconciliation Week. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000 where across the nation people came together to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and many other bridges and roads to show their … Continued
Welcome Back- remember to turn on the light
Welcome Back It was heartwarming to witness the awakening of our heritage buildings by the laughter of our girls as they returned to school. The seniors paved the way and offered reassurance and advice to the middle school girls, via our Tuesday assembly broadcast. This was a ‘sense of belonging’ in action- each girl looking … Continued
A smooth transition back to learning on site
The night before the first day of the school year or term is always a restless one for me and, quite often, I do not sleep well. For some unknown reason I always find it hard to get to sleep and cannot wait for the morning to come. Your child might or might not have … Continued
From the Principal – 3 June 2020
Dear St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar Community, It is with some surprise that I noted my last Campus News was at the end of Term 1. How the world has changed since then. Recently, communications have been focussed on COVID-19 related updates and wellbeing matters associated with the COVID-19 situation. I do hope that the … Continued
Start Singing When You Are Up To Your Neck in Mud – Final Wisdom from Admiral McRaven
When things get hard, it is easy to give up. But if you can’t get the job done now, will you ever? There’s a beautiful story Admiral McRaven shares in the ninth and penultimate chapter of Make Your Bed. It starts at Hell Week in Navy Seal training – the toughest week of exercises and … Continued
Is It Time for Some Self-Care?
Although our community has returned to face-to-face schooling before many others have, the impact of this change in our routine may still be with us. Sending our children back to school may be a good opportunity to take stock of how we have weathered the last few months. When we are caring for others we … Continued