Community Links


Elanora Elanora

Berendale operates the Cafe at Elanora Aged Care Facility 2 days a week. Sub school 3 students, as part of their project based learning for VCAL, have worked at the cafe on a Wednesday , and VET Hospitality students serve coffee and cake on a Thursday. We are open from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Our coffee and customer service is appreciated as we are constantly asked to extend our hours.


Bentleigh Bayside Community Health

Pool Kiosk

Pool Kiosk Pool Kiosk

Operates to enhance our school programmes and as a service to the clients from Bentleigh Bayside Community Health who operate the Southern Hydro pool located at the school. Administration functions, morning and afternoon teas for parents and students, and professional development for hospitality teachers, have all been served from the pool kiosk.


Bayside Council

Digital Stories Program

Digtal Stories Digital Stories

The Digital Stories Program has been an initiative with Bayside Council as part of the Bayside Film Festival. We selected volunteers who were trained in the use of the Apple Mac technology. They then used this knowledge to work on a one to one basis with our year 10 and 12 students to create digital stories which will now become part of the Bayside Film Festival. Thanks to all the people who contributed to this program.

During 2009 the Digital Stories Program was continued with the assistance of Bayside Council.

Basterfield Park

Bastifield Park Basterfield Park

Horticulture VET students maintain a large section of Basterfield Parkin conjunction with the Council and Citywide Parks.


Kingston Council

Meals on wheels

Students participate as a volunteer for the Kingston Council delivering meals to older residents with disabilities or illness. This enable students to complete units of work as part of the Enrichment and Vocational Curriculum in Sub School Two or to complete units of work from the Certificate in Vocational Education or the Certificate in Transition Education.



The SEDA (Seeing Eye Dogs Australia) program is a volunteer program undertaken by our students. The program involves emptying SEDA collection dogs placed in commercial businesses. The money is counted and then banked for SEDA. This program offers our students an opportunity to be involved in the community and increases their money handling and banking skills.