A Message from the Principal

Jennifer HamiltonWelcome to Berendale School and for viewing our website which will provide you with information on our diverse range of curriculum and vocational skills for students.  

Our school focus is for all our students to work, live and actively participate in the community post school. Our educational focus is to provide a curriculum which maximizes employability skills and promotes a clearly defined career or vocational pathway for all students.

In Years 7 & 8 we concentrate on building the foundations for success. There is a strong emphasis on improving Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as Independence and Social Skills.

Years 9 & 10 sees the curriculum broadening to include Travel Training, Community Experience, Independent Living Skills, Volunteer Work and Vocational Educational and Training, pre Work Training, Safe Food Handling and Social Skills.

During Years 11-12 we concentrate on Vocational Education and Training and the completion of VCAL at Foundation or Intermediate level. As a Registered Training Organisation we are able to deliver certificate 1 & 2 courses in Automotive, Horticulture, Hospitality, Information Technology, Building and Construction, Nail Technology and Volunteering.


Our school partners with Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning Network with  ‘Beyond the School Gates’ which promotes the four key areas of Vocational Education, Recreation, Health and Family Support and provides programs during and after school to students with Learning Differences from local Secondary and Specialist Schools. Please visit the website www.beyondtheschoolgates.org.au


Berendale School facilities provide students with access to a range of vocational learning experiences with a commercial kitchen, car detailing area, horticulture and School Based Apprenticeship Training focus.  An onsite swimming pool enables students to be physically active throughout school and is also used as a community facility.  

Berendale School provides exceptional educational opportunities and career prospects for students with a learning disability. 

We provide school tours throughout the year and I welcome you to visit Berendale to see the outstanding educational opportunities we provide for all students.

Kind Regards

Jennifer Hamilton