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Learning that Matters
The impact of tragic recent events in Sri Lanka has reverberated around the world, and touched the Beaconhills College community.
These deliberate attacks devastated families with the loss of so many innocent lives. While vigils are held around the world, and significant changes are made to the security of public gatherings in Sri Lanka, our thoughts and prayers are with the members of our community who have strong Sri Lankan connections.
We encourage families to contact our Wellbeing team via the main reception on 1300 002 225 if you or your children need additional support during this incredibly sad time.
Take a trip back to the roaring 20s with Beaconhills’ dazzling new upcoming musical production Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Set in the height of the jazz age, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who has arrived in New York to make her dreams come true. Her plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and marry him but, of course, her plan goes completely awry.
More than 50 students from Years 5-12 are part of this exciting production, with VCE Season of Excellence drama awardees Christina Keen (Millie Dillmount) and Cael Fisher (Jimmy Smith) playing the leads.
Director Amara Jensen said the show would have the audience’s tastebuds tapping along with their feet. Accomplished College chef Chetan Ghaisas is rolling out a menu of New York-themed food for the production.
Forget the chips and chocolate bars, patrons will have some tempting choices such as New York hot dog with tangy gherkins, mustard and American cheddar, American-style pulled smoky brisket with crunchy slaw, Brooklyn beef pie with smoky relish, New York cheesecake and Jersey choco donuts.
Tickets are now on sale for four shows from 9-11 May at Beaconhills College’s Lois Maghanoy Centre for Performing Arts, 30-34 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham. Go the College Shop on the Beaconhills website http://shop.beaconhills.vic.edu.au/thoroughly-modern-millie-ticket
Open Day is not far away!
You are invited to visit our Pakenham and Berwick campuses from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 4 May for Open Day.
There is plenty to see and do, including student-led tours, displays and demonstrations. Meet our friendly and helpful staff and students and wander through our wonderful buildings and grounds. Learn more about our:
Discover why Beaconhills is the best choice in the region for independent schooling. No bookings required, but if you would like more details, call 1300 002 225.
As term 1 of 2019 draws to a close, our Pakenham Campus Senior Chaplain, Rev Peggy Kruse shares this message of hope for Easter time…
I am reminded each year of how very complex the Easter story is to tell to the younger students of our College. In fact, it is difficult for most of us even as adults to comprehend. It is most important to not overlook the crucifixion – though for the younger students we do not focus heavily on this part of the story. How can we even attempt to understand such a barbarous and cruel act(s) towards another human being? I, personally, need to be reminded of the crucifixion to keep the petty things in my own life in perspective. I also need to be reminded of how much God in the human form of Jesus suffered and how God through Jesus understands what it is to be human.
Without the crucifixion we would not need the miracle of resurrection – God’s ultimate power and conquering over death. The power over death was on many levels: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Jesus was set free from all of the earthly constraints that bind us as human beings. When we think of all the possibilities that exist to create new life, whether in plant, animal or human form within our natural world, we are also confronted with the idea that God exists within all of these capacities. But when we think of the resurrection of Jesus, God is demonstrating that life is sacred, life is a gift and life is to be celebrated. At Easter time, we need to hold all these things before us – the sacred, the gift, and the celebration of all good things that indicate that death is not the final answer. The ultimate meaning of the resurrection is the re-discovery in the small, intimate details and experiences of our daily life that make conversations with others, caring for those who need to be cared for, compassion for those without a voice and creating a better community – add up to the vision of a better, more complete and enriched future that is blessed by the God of love who is seen in Jesus Christ, our Saviour. God bless you and your family at this sacred time of Easter.
– Rev Peggy Kruse
Our Pakenham Year 3/4 students had a chance to prove they’re strong and they’re bold yesterday, when visited by some of the stars of the AFL Richmond Football Club.
Tom Lynch, Nick Vlastuin, Ben Miller, Patrick Naish and Jack Ross took the students through a skills clinic to practise their kicking, marking and hand balling technique, before talking about how they as professional athletes practice mindfulness and resilience.
Student design chosen for exhibition
Caedlin gives hope for Christmas
Basketball state finalists
Samoan heritage connection through project
We’re a scouting school
Performing arts awards
2020 senior school captain announcement
Who said books are dead?
Remembrance Day Services
Athletics competitors score gold and silver medals
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3 meaningful ways for alumni to stay connected
Public v private school funding
Reports that tell the whole story
What are your values?
A commitment to Indigenous education
Help shape our school’s future
Why we value chaplaincy
Recent events in Sri Lanka
A message of hope this Easter
Bushfires: thanks for your support
Boarding residence now open to local students
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