Beaconhills College is a co-educational, independent Christian community school. The college has two campuses: one in Pakenham and one in Berwick, and offers Preparatory to Year 12. The Little Beacons Learning Centre located in Pakenham offers long day care and early learning programs.

The college philosophy is to encourage students to strive for their own personal level of excellence while becoming independent thinkers and caring members of their community. Beaconhills College provides performing arts and academic/general excellence scholarships for students entering the college at Years 7, 10 and 11.

Facilities: Beaconhills College has two beautiful semi-rural campuses with modern new buildings and equipment. The college has a professional-standard Performing Arts Centre, purpose-built Year 9 centres, expansive sporting facilities and multimedia networked classrooms.

Curriculum: Beaconhills College has a broad and dynamic curriculum, from Early Learning to VCE. Core and elective subjects (Years 7 to 10) include the traditional subjects along with Visual and Performing Arts, Technology, ICT, French, Japanese, Physical Education and Religion and Values Education. VCE Studies are offered for Year 10. Gifted students are extended within their classes at all levels. The innovative Year 9 program focuses on experiential learning and includes a nine-day Outward Bound expedition or the option to travel overseas on the Global Common Good Program.

Sport: A traditional sports program encompasses both intra-and inter-school competitions in athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country running, football, netball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Extra-curricular activities: Students can develop interests and abilities in a diverse range of activities, including the performing arts, outdoor education including snowsports and the Hillary Challenge, cadets, equestrian and community service. The school has a wide variety of bands and musical ensembles as well as several choirs. Private tuition is provided for a variety of instruments. There is also debating, dance, and drama.

Student welfare programs: The college has a comprehensive Wellness and Wellbeing Program which is supported by the Heads of House, tutors and teachers, the school nurse, three counsellors and five chaplains as well as the pastoral care staff such as Heads of Section and careers counsellors. This entire team is highly engaged in student care. Religious instruction is taught to Year 10 (VCE ethics taught at Year 10 to all students).

Headmaster: Mr Tony Sheumack

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: Junior school: 635, Middle school: 1016, Year 9: 312 and Senior school: 870
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k prep to year 2 $5775, through to $9085 for years 11 and 12
  • Address:Pakenham Campus: 30–34 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham 3810 | Berwick Campus: 92 Kangan Drive, Berwick 3806
  • Phone:1300 002 225
  • Fax:03 5940 1944
  • HSC Subjects offered:Beaconhills students traditionally study 12 VCE Units in Year 11 and 10 VCE Units in Year 12.
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:performing arts, outdoor education including snow sports and adventure racing, cadets, equestrian and community service. The school has a wide variety of bands and musical ensembles as well as several choirs.

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