A Message from the Principal

Welcome to our school website, our school motto is Excellence in Inclusive education and we cater for students in years 7 -12 with a mild intellectual disability.  Our educational philosophy is to focus on each individual student and their learning needs with a clear emphasis on employment options for all. 

The Victorian Curriculum and Foundation VCAL form the basis of the curriculum.  Laying the foundations of literacy and numeracy skills linked with practical skills is the emphasis of the teaching and learning programs across the school.  Strong links to vocational skills whereby all student's Individual Learning Plans reflect career and pathway goals to enable a smooth transition to employment and further education.  

Berendale School has strong connections with community partners, Bayside Glen Eira Learning Network, Marriott Employment Services and Moira Disability Services to support student engagement in post school options, NDIS requirements and job readiness programs.

Our school facilities are being modernised with state of the art classrooms including a trade kitchen and home economics area to ensure the practical and skill component is evident in students learning.  We are also fortunate to have a swimming pool onsite, which ensures all students participate in a healthy and active sport and recreational program. 

I welcome you to take a tour of Berendale and to ask any further questions you may have regarding our school.

School tours are held each week on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, please contact the office 9555 6141 to book a tour. 


Jennifer Hamilton