Junior School opened

8 March 2018
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Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood, unveiled a plaque today at the Berwick Campus to celebrate the official opening of the Junior School development.

While students and staff already moved into their new buildings last year, the ceremony was a chance to formally recognise the completion of the $3.6 million project, including a Federal Government grant of $730,000.

Among the special guests were Melbourne Archbishop, The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier, Uniting Church representative Reverend Ann Simons and Wurundjeri elder Murrundindi, who performed a ‘Welcome to Country’.

Year 4 students helped lead the ceremony with introductions, Bible readings, a strings performance and two songs by the choir, including ‘Wanjoo’ (welcome song).

Archbishop Freier spoke of the importance of community connections and being thankful for what we have. He added that it was wonderful to see the College encouraging students into leadership positions.

MP Jason Wood urged students “thank your parents” for the amazing opportunities they enjoyed at Beaconhills, telling them “it is not only the best school in Victoria, but one of the best schools in Australia.”

Headmaster Tony Sheumack said it was the quality of the people within the school that made Beaconhills such a success.

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