40th Anniversary


Celebrate with us as

Beaconhills College turns 40 in 2022.


We would love to hear from anyone who has been part of our shared history over the past four decades.

We invite alumni, staff and parents to share their stories – to help guide and inspire other students on their path through Beaconhills and beyond. We will select a variety of stories to publish throughout our 40 year celebrations. Send your submission using the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Pakenham Campus students 1990

Beaconhills turns 40

My Beaconhills story: Danielle Negri

Former student and current staff member Danielle Negri said she was eternally grateful to her parents for choosing Beaconhills for her education.

“I completed VCE in 2003 at the Pakenham Campus and as it turns out that was not the end of my journey at the school. I later returned in 2008 as a nervous and excited graduate teacher at the Berwick Campus. Fourteen years later I am now based in the Middle School at the Pakenham Campus with two young sons attending Little Beacons.

I loved my time as a student. The opportunities provided to me were countless; from the academic experiences to the Year 9 Program, debating, Duke of Edinburgh Award and of course, the ensembles, Rock Eisteddfods and productions in the Performing Arts faculty which are still some of my fondest memories. These opportunities – and more – brought me my closest friends, for which I am eternally grateful.

I also know attending as a student has had such a profound impact on the type of teacher I want to be. If I can contribute to students even having a fraction of the joy I felt attending school each day, I know I have made a big difference. If I can ensure the students in my care feel as believed in and valued as I felt as a student all those years ago, I know I have done my job.”



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    40th Anniversary of Beaconhills

    Our history

    About Beaconhills

    Beaconhills College opened in 1982 in Pakenham with just 34 students and now has a thriving community of around 3000 students across two campuses.

    Learn more about out history here.

    Anniversary dates


    Saturday 30 April 2022

    Open Day:

    Beaconhills alumni are invited to join us on Open Day, Saturday 30 April, from 10am to 2pm, for a special tour of the College. See how the College has grown and enjoy the archival displays.

    Thanksgiving Church Service:

    Following the Open Day tours, there is a 40th Anniversary Thanksgiving Church Service at 2.30pm on Saturday 30 April at St James Anglican Church, Pakenham. All welcome.

    Alumni reunions

    There are a number of reunion celebrations scheduled throughout 2022. Head to the alumni page for more details.