Discover Beaconhills

Tours with a Difference

Due to COVID-19 our schools tours are now online.

Join one of our popular webinars in term 4 with the Headmaster, Campus Principals and Head of Little Beacons. Dates announced here soon.

Little Beacons Pakenham & Berwick
Tuesday 27 October 9:30am

Junior School Prep-Year 4
Dates coming soon

Middle School, Year 9 and Senior School Years 5-12
Dates coming soon

How to enrol


You will find all the information you need to enrol in the links below, including our Planning Your Journey. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaconhills College. For further information please contact enrol@beaconhills.vic.edu.au

Planning Your Journey
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COLLEGE ENROLMENT APPLICATION

We are delighted to receive your online application for a place at Beaconhills College.

Please note that this enrolment application is not an offer of a place.

For more information, refer to the ‘enrolment guidelines’, page 11.1 in Planning Your Journey or call our friendly enrolments team on 1300 002 225.

Before you apply:
  • Please read Planning Your Journey and understand our terms and conditions
  • Pay a $100 non-refundable application fee using a valid credit card at the time of submitting the application
  • Ensure that contact details of both parents are available
  • Ensure you have the following documents ready to upload:
    • Birth certificate
    • Court orders (where applicable)
    • Visa (where applicable)
  • Allow about 15 minutes to complete the online form. Once started, the form cannot be saved
  • You will be redirected to a payment page once the form has been submitted. Payment will need to be made using a valid credit card at the time of submitting.
  • If payment is not made, the application is considered incomplete and will not be processed.
  • Little Beacons Learning Centre applicants will receive a program preference form from the enrolments department once the application is received.

If you have previously submitted an enrolment application for any entry level, you are not required to re-submit a new application for the same student. For any updates or changes, please contact the enrolments team via email: enrol@beaconhills.vic.edu.au and we can assist with any required changes to an existing application.

START MY APPLICATION

Little Beacons: Program Preferences Form

College Fees 2020

per annum

Year Level Tuition+ Capital Levy Assistance Program Total
Prep - Year 2 6565 900 220 7685
Years 3 - 4 7245 900 220 8365
Year 5 7965 900 220 9085
Year 6 8670 900 220 9790
Year 7 8910 900 220 10,030
Year 8 8810 900 220 9930
Year 9 9905 900 220 11,025
Years 10 - 12 10,840 900 220 11,960

Payment options

Annual* Quarterly Monthly Fortnightly Weekly

*A 2.25% discount is applicable for annual payments made before 16 January.

TUITION PLUS

Tuition Plus means there are no extra costs when it comes to excursions, our Outdoor Education programs or subject levies. These costs are already built into our fees. It’s something that sets us apart from other schools and means you are getting the most for your education dollar.

Tuition Fees

Fees

It is a condition of entry into the College that fees are paid via the direct debit facility (with the exception of annual payment in advance option).

Sibling discount

Fee discounts apply for the third, fourth and subsequent children provided the students are attending Beaconhills College concurrently.

Annual fee payment in advance

A discount of 2.25% is available to families who wish to pay one full year's total tuition fee account and capital levy in advance (inclusive of the total of all school charges listed on your account).

Capital levy

The capital levy is a $900 per family annual compulsory contribution, which is non-tax deductible.

Parental assistance

The parental assistance levy of $220 is charged to the fee tuition account in conjunction with the capital levy. Should parents prefer to participate in College activities or donate goods and services, the College will provide a credit for the amount charged on the fee tuition account.

Endowment

It is a condition of entry that each family pays an endowment fee of $800 before the first child in the family attends the College.

Early Learning (Discovery) programs 2020

Rates for permanent bookings

3, 4 and 5 year olds Times Daily rate
Sessional program 9am - 3pm (school terms only) 112
Before sessional care 7 - 9am 23
Early Learning and combined care - 49 weeks of the year 7am - 6pm 125

Child Care (Seedling) programs 2020

Rates for permanent bookings - 49 weeks of the year

Type of care Times Daily rate
Daily rate 7am - 6pm 125

Outside School Hours (Beacon Club) 2020

Rates for permanent bookings

Type of care Times Daily rate
Before School Care 7 - 8.20am 23
After School Care 3.15 - 6pm 39
Vacation care 7am - 6pm 104

*Occasional care is 10% above listed fees and available for school age children only.

Please note the Child Care Subsidy may apply to children attending Little Beacons.

Scholarships


CURRENTLY CLOSED

General Excellence and Wominjeka Scholarships

Beaconhills College’s scholarship program supports dedicated and talented students through their education as they continue to build on their strengths. Our scholars take advantage of the many academic, leadership and personal development opportunities at Beaconhills.

All Beaconhills scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster, providing up to 50 per cent reduction on basic tuition fees for students starting Years 7-11 in 2021.

Due to the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, we are unable to conduct the Edutest scholarship testing at the College for 2021 scholarships. However, students may still apply for scholarships as per the information below.

Note: All portfolios should be submitted by registered post. Mailing details are below.

General Excellence

The Beaconhills General Excellence category reflects our holistic education ethos. It seeks to support students who reflect our College values in their conduct, and show consistent excellent academic results. Applicants should also demonstrate outstanding abilities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership and service
  • The arts (performing arts and/or visual arts)
  • Sport (students must compete in a team at a representative/state/national level)
  • Technology
  • Other areas of interest/strength also considered
How to apply

To be considered for the General Excellence category students must register and submit the online application form AND submit a portfolio of evidence to support their application by Tuesday 18 August.

Step 1

  • Complete the online application form and pay the $50 application fee by Tuesday 18 August.

Step 2

  • Mail portfolio of evidence by Tuesday 18 August. Attention: Scholarships
    To either:
    Beaconhills College Pakenham Campus
    30-34 Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810
    or:
    Beaconhills College Berwick Campus
    92 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806

We strongly suggest that all General Excellence portfolios include the following information:

  • academic records for the past two (2) years
  • most recent NAPLAN data
  • information on the student’s background and experience within their General Excellence strength area/s. This can be a short video (30 seconds to two minutes)
  • relevant competition participation and performance records including local, state and national competition levels
  • evidence of your contribution to your current school programs including any co-curricular activities
  • for sports applicants: the student’s field of strength should be part of the College’s existing curricular or extra-curricular programs
  • evidence of the student’s contribution to their current school programs including any co-curricular activities
  • details of student involvement in broader community activities
  • a statement from the applicant expressing how they will contribute to the Beaconhills community and what qualities they would bring to our College.

Wominjeka

Wominjeka Indigenous scholarships provide educational support to students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. We seek dedicated and talented students, new to Beaconhills College, to help them to build their strengths and broaden future opportunities.

Students with a Wominjeka scholarship receive a 50 percent reduction of tuition fees.
 

How to apply

To be considered for our Wominjeka category, students must submit a portfolio of evidence to support their application. Wominjeka scholarships are available to new Indigenous students entering Years 7-11.

Step 1

  • Complete the online application form by Tuesday 18 August.

Step 2

  • Mail portfolio of evidence by Tuesday 18 August. Attention: Scholarships
    To either:
    Beaconhills College Pakenham Campus
    30-34 Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810
    or:
    Beaconhills College Berwick Campus
    92 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806

We strongly suggest that all Wominjeka portfolios include the following information:

  • school reports and NAPLAN data for the past two (2) years
  • a statement outlining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship and your strength area/s as an individual Statements should include whether your heritage is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and any languages spoken at home. This can be a written statement, or short video (up to two minutes)
  • a personal reference (max. 400 words)
  • details of your contribution to your current school programs including any co-curricular, leadership or service activities
  • for sports applicants: the student’s field of strength should be part of the College’s existing curricular or extra-curricular programs
  • evidence of your positive attitude toward school - this may include attendance rates
  • details of any involvement in broader community activities.

INTERVIEWS AND AUDITIONS

COVID-19 restrictions have meant a delay in the current review and assessment process for our scholarship applications. Our scholarship assessment team will be back on campus at the start of term 4 to review all applications.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview or an audition (performing arts) once term 4 is underway.

Transport Options


It is easy to reach our Pakenham and Berwick campuses by public transport. PTV buses shuttle between Pakenham station and the Pakenham Campus, and Beaconsfield railway station is a short 10-minute walk from the Berwick campus

Public transport information is available from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) as well as regional timetables and route maps for all services across Casey and Cardinia.

If you have any queries or need help please speak with one of our Bus Co-ordinators on 1300 002 225 (Pakenham - extension 3046, Berwick - extension 1113).

Pakenham Campus

PTV 'School Bus Program'

Regional and rural students may be eligible to use the School Bus Program to the Pakenham Campus. Details are available from the PTV's School Bus Program webpage.

Please refer to our Pakenham Campus transport options HERE, for full information on the application process to register your child for the School Bus Program.

PTV 'School Special''

PTV operates 'School Special' services during morning and afternoon school times. These buses stop in the grounds of our Pakenham Campus.

These buses and their routes can be located HERE, View AM or PM to find your bus route. MYKI fares may apply to these bus routes.

Berwick Campus

Charter Bus Service

Beaconhills College operates four private buses servicing our Berwick Campus. Information on the routes, and charges for these services can be found HERE, on our Berwick Campus transport page.

This information is updated in term 4 of each year with the following year’s transport costs and routes.