Beacon Explorers encompasses everything that occurs beyond the classroom. Students reconnect with nature, learn about Indigenous connections to Country and its first people and build life skills such as resilience, leadership and teamwork.
Beacon Explorers spans all year levels, starting with our Early Explorers (bush kinder). Students progress to day programs and short adventure camps to more challenging nine and 10 days hikes in Senior School on the Great South West Walk near Portland. They canoe, hike, mountain bike and complete a community service element by cleaning up sea waste on a 16km beach hike.
While Covid-19 has temporarily affected many programs, the College believes it is very important to offer our students the chance to learn and grow through overseas travel. Not just on sight-seeing tours but by experiencing life at the coal-face of the country.
Along with language exchanges to countries such as Japan and France starting in Middle School, Beacon Explorers takes students to remote schools in East Timor, to countries such as Borneo on the Beacon Challenge or to New York and Los Angeles on an art tour of the major galleries.
Join the club
With more than 40 clubs on offer and the chance to extend on interests in sport, language, technology or the arts, the College’s Co-curricular Program is simply fantastic.
Beaconhills is part of the SEISA competition (South Eastern Independent Schools Association) and students can sign up for football, netball, soccer, surfing, tennis, basketball and other sports played throughout the year. Other choices include running clubs, a snowsports camp and mountain biking.
The Beaconhills Equestrian team competes regularly at interschool showjumping and eventing, while tech enthusiasts might prefer the STEAM Club or the join the Tech Team to help co-ordinate the lighting and sound for school events and productions
Hit the track
Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) racing is a popular club with Middle and Senior School students. It’s a great club for cyclists and a fun way to compete against other school teams.
The Beaconhills Tennis Program is led by Tennis Australia-accredited Head Coach Mark Stevens.
Beaconhills is a leading equestrian College, offering training clinics and inter-school event competition.
Dance, drama, choirs, bands and ensembles…opportunities to be part of performing arts are endless.
College teams compete in district sport and as part of SEISA (South Eastern Independent Schools Association) during the school week.