Community Involvement

Students, staff, parents, and other members of the Berwick Chase community are often involved in initiatives beyond our school that deserve recognition.

Below is information about some of these individuals.

If you know of anyone else who deserves this recognition, please speak to the Office.

Check out Jasmine’s (Grae 6) amazing work in the community


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Tahnee and Ryder’s (Grade 4) School Initiative


Dear Berwick Chase Families,

On the 30th of November 2016, we will be holding a Super Hero Dress Up Day.

On this day, students are encouraged to come to school dressed as a superhero of their choice.

It will be a dollar coin donation per child if they are participating. Money raised will go to buy and improve sports equipment at B.C.P.S.

We thank you for helping us in this initiative.

From Tahnee and Ryder (Grade 4 students at Berwick Chase)


Tarun’s (Grade 6) Cycling Excitement

‘I’ve always loved riding my bike but roughly 12 months ago I started competing on both rode and track bikes. In October, I represented B.C.P.S at the Victorian School State Championships in Bendigo. I came 3rd place in the under 13 age category. I was proud to represent my school.

Recently I competed in N.J.T.S (National Junior Track Series) at Northcote Velodrome which had riders from all over Australia. I was very happy to get a couple of placings but  more importantly, I learnt lots of tactics for racing.

Next year I hope to compete and learn more!’

– Tarun

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Ruby’s (Grade 4) Fostering Generosity

‘It’s fun to welcome a new puppy or puppies to a new home, and you’re saving their life.

It’s a fun experience to foster puppies and when they’re adopted, you feel good about it knowing you’ve helped saved their life.’

– Ruby

Below is a picture of Ruby and her family’s last foster puppies.

They have been fostering for Petshaven since the middle of the year and have found it to be a very rewarding experience.

Ruby’s family have cared for puppies like these below that are too young to be adopted straight away and need foster homes, with support from Petshaven. They have also had older pups that had been starved and abused, and were therefore really in need of a lot of care.

Ruby’s mum, Nicole, commented:

‘It’s an amazing experience to see the pups come into your home in not such a good way but in only a short time you can see such a big change in them, they are much happier and healthier. A lot of people say to us “how could you give them back? I couldn’t,” but it’s a special thing fostering and Petshaven are an amazing organisation to work with.’

For anyone interested, Petshaven always looking for new foster carers.

Visit for more information about fostering pets.


Elysse’s (Grade 4) Community Initiative

One of our students has been working hard to have a new crossing placed near Skyline Way. Her proposal was presented to Berwick Chase students who were then asked if they would like to sign her petition to have the crossing installed.

Since then, through Elysse’s initiative, a local councillor has visited our school to receive the proposal and share his interest in it at an assembly.

Congratulations Elysse for your hard work and community mindedness.

We hope your initiative is successful for the benefit of our whole community!

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