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Learning that Matters
Beaconhills has notched up its solar power again this week, switching on a new 100kW system at the Pakenham Campus Junior School. The College is one of the largest solar-powered schools in Australia, with 330kW now operating at Pakenham (on the roof of Year 9, Human Movement Centre and Junior School) and 300kW at Berwick (Senior School and Technology building).
See how much solar power we are soaking up each day! You can get live updates on the Sunny Portal, just click on this link and type ‘Beaconhills’ into the PV system name box.
Our French exchange programs are well underway now with Beaconhills students staying and studying in Laval and Chinon. The group has already enjoyed a brilliant city tour of Paris, visiting the famous Louvre museum and of course trying the local foods. Apparently some students have already forgotten they are Australian and are speaking French the entire time!
Year 8 student Rahmana Basit is on a mission to make the dangerous intersection at the corner of Toomuc Valley Rd and the Princes Hwy, Pakenham, safer.
She has started a petition to have traffic lights installed there and has already gathered more the 200 signatures.
Rahmana hopes to deliver the petition to the Shire of Cardinia on Friday.
Sign the petition here.
One of the highly valuable programs we deliver effectively at Beaconhills College each year is HeadStart.
HeadStart is an exciting introduction to the 2019 curriculum for students moving to Years 9-12.
At Beaconhills, HeadStart evolved more than a decade ago from a simple two-day transition program. Rather than a tokenistic entrée to the next year level, HeadStart actually gives students the first two weeks of their 2019 curriculum in each of their subjects.
Academically, it not only provides some meaningful holiday homework, but sets strong foundations on which each student can build from the moment they recommence school in 2019.
It also gives senior students confidence in their decisions about the subjects they have chosen, resulting in far fewer last-minute subject changes at the start of the year.
We welcome students who are new to our College community next year, as they also enjoy our HeadStart program!
Soaking up Solar Power
Bonjour from the French Exchange
Traffic Lights for Toomuc Valley Rd
Car club gives the gift of light
Picnic celebrates health achievement
Hoop Time heroes
The devil’s in the detail
Getting smart about resources
Students on the map
Pakenham 4C’s faces Christmas closure
Year 8 students explore the Grampians
Casey lands role in Les Mis
Getting a HeadStart
Wellbeing in action
Importance of Child Safe legislation
New centre a celebration of original Year 9 vision
School funding model announced
Vale Nigel Creese, AM
Roger Lord awarded Life Membership
New school funding model a cause for concern
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