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  • Beaconhills College, Pakenham

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    Beaconhills College, Pakenham

    Founding year: 1982
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Mr. Tony Sheumuck (Headmaster)
    Number of staff: 0

    Our Pakenham and Berwick campuses offer high-quality education to students from Prep to Year 12. Pakenham is also home to our Little Beacons infants and early learning programs and the Tennis School of Excellence.

    Beaconhills College offers a holistic education that inspires excellence and nurtures confident, independent learners. Our mission is to ensure our students have values that empower them to be responsible, caring citizens in their local and global communities. Our vision is to be an innovative learning community that is focused on Learning That Matters.

    We are regarded as an academic school in our region, with most of our families aspiring for their children to graduate and move on to higher learning. Our students consistently achieve VCE Season of Excellence awards in subject areas such as Technology, Media, and Performing Arts.

    Most schools now have some environmental focus, but we have taken a strategic approach and embed it into our decision-making. We are proud of our:

    • sustainable building program
    • extensive solar power systems
    • food gardens and worm farms
    • three-bin recycling programs across the College
    • sustainability curriculum at all levels, such as our fee-inclusive Outdoor Education program.

    The size and scope of our Global Beacons program are unique to schools in our region. We offer:

    • An exciting Year 9 experiential program where students travel and volunteer in East Timor or Vietnam in orphanages and schools. Learn more about Beacon Explorers
    • Language programs in French, Japanese, and Mandarin
    • International language and culture tours for students to France, Japan, China, Bangladesh, and the USA
    • Long-term full fee-paying international students
    • International study tour program for incoming students (with many Beaconhills families providing Homestay accommodation)
    • Exchange students program in Senior School

    We want our students to become lively and active world citizens who care deeply for others and their environment. Our challenging and diverse curriculum leads to many and varied career pathways. Religious and Values Education (RAVE) is a compulsory program from early learning at Little Beacons, and the College has six chaplains. Students have many opportunities to extend their learning in Sport, the arts, international travel, and service.

    Specializing in early learning from six months to six years, Little Beacons Learning Centre is a child-focused environment offering a safe, supportive, and peaceful place for children to grow and develop on their path towards school.

    Little Beacons Learning Centre has achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) - the highest rating a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework. This superior standard is evident as soon as you enter the beautiful, purpose-built facility at the College’s Pakenham Campus.

    • Natural materials throughout allow children to explore without overstimulation
    • A collaborative community approach to the care of children
    • Excellent communication through the use of Sharing Journals and electronic portfolios
    • Highly qualified staff with small group sizes per educator
    • Early learning, extended daycare, before and after school care, and vacation care

    Setting the foundation Junior School curriculum focuses on laying firm foundations in English, Mathematics, and fundamental skills and developing a positive attitude and healthy social skills. Students receive the best individual care and attention to help develop their self-esteem and confidence.

    Each class teacher integrates Science, Humanities, Health, Computer Studies, and Technology within topic-based study units. Specialist subjects include Physical Education, French, Japanese, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Religion, and Values Education – all taught by specialist staff. Students also take part in camps and a swimming program, part of the all-inclusive College fees. Junior School students have extensive opportunities to participate in the Performing Arts, from our Year 2 Strings Program to involvement in College musicals.

    Our College recognized many years ago that Year 9 was a critical time for teenagers to lose interest in school. It is a time where they also begin to explore their world view and question their place in it. We designed a unique Year 9 program, which we deliver from our purpose-built Year 9 Centres at both campuses.

    They are multimedia-rich places of learning, staffed by teachers with exceptional skills in teaching Year 9s. The focus is on learning through experience and providing challenges, and fostering independence, decision-making, team-building, and character development in our young people.

    At Year 9, students have the opportunity to select from a broad range of electives and choose their academic pathway to the Senior School. As part of the core program, students complete Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities, Personal Development, Physical Education, and a choice of French or Japanese.

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    Address: Beaconhills College, Pakenham, 30-34 Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham, Victoria, 3810, Australia




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