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Wellbeing Awards

Australian Education Awards

Berry Public School has been recognised for our oustanding approach to student wellbeing by the Australian Education Awards in both 2022 and 2023.

In 2022 we recieved an Excellence award in the category of 'Best Student Wellbeing Program', in 2023 we went on to win the Australian Education Awards 2023 excellence award for ‘Best Student Wellbeing Program’ in Australia. This award factors in schools from all around Australia and includes public, private and independant schools. 

Berry was awarded this high accolade due to our exceptional support programs that focus on holistic education and student wellbeing. We acknowledge the significant impact that positive student wellbeing has on belonging, achievement and mental health.

We pride ourselves on inclusion, support and an  environment that fosters learning and exploration. Our Living Ripples program provides students, teachers and families with tools and resources to identify challenges and reflect on mental health with the view to build resilience and provide necessary intervention. A dedicated First Nations Language and Culture program with our new partners Gadhungal Murring has enhanced belonging, connection and engagement. 

Furthermore within the wellbeing space for teachers, students and parents we:

  • Actively use the wrap around support and tiered wellbeing interventions.
  • An enhance suite of extra-curricular programs for High Potential and Gifted students, now including Dance and Drama ensembles. 
  • The completion of natural play ropes course plat are in response to student feedback. 
  • The creation of The Berry Way Podcast - a student centred podcast to share successes and learning. 
  • Student Wellbeing is inbuilt and at the centre of our School Plan.
  • Project RockIt
  • 4H Model around building resilience, supporting and normalising the sharing of emotions and supporting functional relationships between students, teachers and parents. 
  • The Fathering Project
This is to just name a few of the things we do, beyond out amazing Living Ripples program, to enhance and supporting student, teacher and parent wellbeing. 

Links to media for further information: 

The Educator - "Living Ripples Program Making Waves in Student Wellbeing"

Australian Education Award Winners - 2023

Department of Education - "Flying the Flag Proudly for Public Education"

Living Ripples - "An Award Winning Student Wellbeing Program"