Berry Street School

We believe all children have the right to a high quality education that helps them thrive, achieve and belong.

The Berry Street School is a specialist independent secondary (Years 7- 12) school consisting of four campuses. Due to traumatic experiences, our students may have significant gaps in academic achievement and have found it difficult to learn in a group setting, presenting with behavioural and social problems in school. 

Our curriculum is a specialised adaptation of the Australian Curriculum for students enrolled in years 7 through 10. It is delivered with high expectations for education attainment leading towards senior secondary certificates and further education and training. We also offer the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at Foundation and Intermediate Levels.

The Berry Street School consists of four campuses based in Noble Park, Morwell, Shepparton and Ballarat.

Individualised Learning

The development of Individual Education and Learning Plans is a key strategy in ensuring success for every student at the Berry Street School. 

Every individual education plan identifies clear learning goals and outcomes and broad life and behaviour goals.

Berry Street Education Model

The Berry Street Education Model is a trauma informed positive education framework which assists teaching staff to meet the specific needs of disengaged young people in their pursuit of positive achievements in education.

The Model provides a whole-school approach to meet the developmental strengths and needs of students, teachers, and leaders, and is based on classroom strategies informed by Berry Street's approaches to trauma-informed learning and the science of wellbeing.

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Berry Street School Annual Report 2018

View the latest Berry Street School annual report online, or download a PDF direct to your computer.

Berry Street School Practice Approach

The nine domains of the Berry Street School Practice Approach are vital for Berry Street students to thrive, achieve and belong.