Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Berry Street School, Noble Park Campus

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.

Service Name: Berry Street School, Noble Park Campus

Phone: 03 9239 1400

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: Young people wishing to attend the Berry Street School must meet at least four (4) of the following criteria: - be of secondary school age - have a history of disrupted learning - sustained school absence due to school refusal, suspension and expulsions - have a history of poor behaviour or social difficulties within the school or community - have a history of personal difficulty that may stem from experiences of trauma, neglect or health issues - have a home environment that is unable to support the continuing education of the young person - show evidence that mainstream education is not appropriate at the time of enrolment