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Jordan Zdimirovic is a shining example of where a Beaconhills scholarship can take you.
The Year 12 musician says his scholarship has given him the chance to perform in more places, more often – and in front of more people.
Jordan’s musical interests are diverse. He’s the male lead vocal and rhythm guitarist for a Fleetwood Mac tribute band called The Chain, working with accomplished musicians such as pianist Adrian Scott (original band member from Air Supply and former musical director for Kylie Minogue). He also performs with his parents in trio band HitZone Entertainment at weddings, birthdays and other events.
Jordan is now studying for AMEB Classical Piano Grade 6 and doing VCE Music Performance this year. He said his scholarship had allowed him to experience a wider variety of music, including orchestral and theatre. His sight-reading skills had vastly improved.
“Through my scholarship, I have met interesting and inspiring people, many of who will likely become life-long friends,” he said. After Year 12, he plans to study software engineering/computer science at RMIT, but dreams of running a music teaching business or performing in a band.
Stay tuned for details of the 2020 Beaconhills College scholarship program in term 1 on our website’s scholarship page
Congratulations to Beaconhills College student Alysha Hall (pictured in striped top) who has received a La Trobe Australia Day award for her volunteer services to the community.
At Beaconhills she has been involved in many citizenship and service activities including the Solar Buddy program and the Homework Club for Sudanese students. Outside school she volunteers for Travellers Aid Australia helping people with mobility issues from Richmond station to and around the MCG.
Member for La Trobe Jason Wood presented Alysha with her award on Saturday 26 January.
Beaconhills’ Head of Visual Arts (Pakenham Campus), John Irving, has extolled the virtues of the College’s vibrant artist-in-residence program at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia.
Mr Irving was invited to present at the recent National Visual Arts Conference, which attracted delegates from across Australia and overseas.
He told delegates that Beaconhills students benefited from a unique visual arts offering of art camps, international programs and artist-in-residence programs.
“These programs connect art practice to theory, strongly reinforcing the value of artists, artworks and art teaching,” Mr Irving said. “They expand students’ awareness of art and give them the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of art and creativity in our lives.”
Young players from the Beaconhills tennis program were thrilled at the chance play tennis in front of a crowd at Melbourne Arena during the Australian Open.
Students were taking part in a Hot Shots day, which included a half-hour warm-up for before the women’s doubles match. Ayden Hill, Year 2, had the honour of tossing the coin before the match.
The group is pictured with the College’s Head Coach, Mark Stevens.
A student campaign to help clean up rubbish at Beaconhills’ Berwick Campus gained momentum last term with more than 25kg collected from the perimeter fence.
Year 7 students Lachlan Haysom, Eden Young and Tom Stephens started the ‘change the the world’ project in their Religious and Values Education (RAVE) class. Other students and teachers soon joined the cause.
RAVE teacher and College Chaplain, Rev. Steve Terrell said the project was a great example of project-based service learning: “These students feel like they are putting the College values into action and really making a difference. It’s what RAVE is all about.”
An amazing 3D artwork has earned Beaconhills College student Brianna Burns selection in the prestigious Top Arts exhibition, part of the VCE Season of Excellence.
Brianna completed her artwork, titled Transparency, in her Studio Arts subject last year.
Choosing the theme of individuality, Brianna decided to explore the expression of one’s self through portraiture.
Her artwork is done in red and blue pencil and depicts a drag queen, with and without makeup.
“I drew the male version, Dan, in blue pencil, and the female version, Nancy Buoy, in red, both overlaying one another,” Brianna explained. “When viewed through traditional 3D glasses, and by closing one eye, one of the portraits disappears and the opposite will occur when closing the other eye.”
The talented young artist has already won a number of art awards and is this year’s Visual Arts Captain in Year 12 at Beaconhills.
Her work will be displayed in the Top Arts exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria 22 March to 14 July 2019.
The VCE Season of Excellence is a five-month annual arts festival showcasing outstanding senior secondary work from Victorian schools.
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