Beaconhills College has a very meaningful, purpose driven and active service program which reaches out to our 3000 students, their families, staff and alumni of the College. Our service program operates at three levels – Local, National and International. Our values of Compassion, Respect and Integrity underpin all we do at the College.
A very brief overview of some of our service programs over the last eighteen months demonstrates that we don’t just “talk the talk” but rather “walk the walk” of people and organisations who need our support.
- Over the last two years, Beaconhills has raised $95,000 as an outcome of active participation in the Cancer Council Relay for Life.
- We have a staff team who volunteer regularly on the Berwick Vinnies Soup Van and The Bless Collective Food Van in Pakenham.
- Staff and senior student facilitated homework club for local Sudanese students
- We have recently collected and donated 1600 pieces of linen to Wildlife Victoria to assist with their animal welfare programs.
- As I write, we are conducting a huge appeal to donate pasta, flour and tinned tomatoes to the 2018 FeedMelbourne Winter Appeal. In 2017 Beaconhills College donated 850 kgs of pasta to FareShare. Our donations contributed to 5000 meals for the homeless all around Victoria.
- Solar Buddy lights – 180 globes made by College students and gifted to students who live in Environmental Poverty in East Timor and Papua New Guinea. In Terms 3 and 4 this year, we plan to distribute 1000 solar buddy light globes to children in East Timor and Vietnam as well as other developing countries as part of our Year 10 International Service student service trips programs.
- As part of our continual support for developing education facilities in East Timor we donated $10,000 in 2017
- The College donated $20,000 to support the maintenance of schools in Bangladesh
- Our Year 8 Students and parents participated in The Smith Family Student2Student Program
- Beaconhills students made and donated books to Insight Education, Berwick – School for sight impaired children
- Through the in-house program of the Year 8 Certificate of Excellence, a total of over 800 hours of volunteering in projects of the students choice
- In 2017 we commenced donating good quality winter coats, blankets, shoes, fresh produce from College kitchen gardens and tinned foods to local welfare agencies, Casey North Community and Information Services and The 4Cs at Pakenham for distribution to local families.