Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
The Berry Street School is a specialist independent school that supports 150 students across years 7-12.
Our students are at the centre of everything we do, which is why our programs are designed to meet their individual needs. Our curriculum is delivered with high expectations for student learning and has a focus on helping students build the tools they need for a successful future.
Students at our school have become disengaged from mainstream education. They come from a variety of backgrounds: some have experienced bullying in mainstream schools and some are in out-of-home care (foster, kinship and residential care). This means they often have gaps in their learning.
These students need specialised support to keep them on track with their learning and ensure they have the same opportunities as their peers. Without this support, young people are at risk of disengaging completely from education, which can lead to poorer life outcomes.
Service Address: 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond Vic 3121
Phone: 03 9429 9266
The Berry Street School is a specialist independent secondary (Years 7 - 12) school. We work from a model of Trauma-Informed Positive Education, which encompasses a structured vision of wellbeing in the school and therapeutic principles of teaching and learning. Due to traumatic experiences, our students often 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. The Berry Street School provides students with an individual education plan encompassing holistic support and offering intensive literacy, numeracy and personal development programs.
Contact: 03 9239 1400
Provided by: Berry Street School