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Prospectus

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.

Micah 6:8

A Proud SCEA School

Beechboro Christian School is a proud Swan Christian Education Association School.


Established in 1982, Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) began as a single primary school in Midland to serve the needs of families who wanted to see Christian education grow and thrive in Western Australia.


Today SCEA exists to be a thriving system of interdependent Christian schools in Australia that are inspired by the mission initiated by Jesus Christ to equip and empower those we serve to experience life in all of its fullness.
SCEA has more than 600 Christian staff serving at seven schools across Perth. Spread from Alkimos in the northern suburbs of Perth right down to Bedfordale in Perth’s southern suburbs.


Over 4,000 students attend SCEA schools in Bennett Springs, Ellenbrook, Middle Swan, Walliston, Mundaring, Parkerville, Bedfordale and Alkimos.

Our Mission

To provide a holistic, Christ-centered education that develops students’ God-given talents; in a welcoming environment where every child is loved, accepted and encouraged to explore, inquire and become a life-long learner.

Our Vision

To partner with families and communities and provide a Christ-centered, holistic education promoting kindness, community, courage and excellence. We are focused on cultivating a culture of innovative and inspired practices, to enable our students to be positive, active influences and contributors in this world.

Our Values

Kindness, Community, Courage and Excellence

Our Graduates

Our students will be informed of the gospel and encouraged to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8).

Our hope is that our graduates will be kind individuals, who confidently go out into the world with a discerning heart and the strength of character to make a difference.

Our Community

Our strong culture of community creates a sense of belonging where all stakeholders work in fellowship to achieve the best possible outcomes for each student.

Our school is culturally rich, and our love for one another fosters a spirit of understanding, kindness and respect within our community.

Welcome

Thank you for considering Beechboro Christian School to partner with you through your child’s primary years.

As a father myself, I understand the importance of finding a school where your child is loved, cared for, and recognised as a wonderful and capable individual. This is at the heart of Beechboro Christian School, and the reason that my own children attend.

I believe that every child is a gift from God and precious in His eyes. Therefore, a child’s journey at Beechboro Christian School is shaped by Christian character, morals, values, and genuine love and care, so that every child may flourish spiritually, socially, and academically, now and into the future.

As you look through this prospectus, my prayer is that, in our school, you have found a place for your child to belong.

I look forward to welcoming your family into our school family.

Michael Bolan
Principal

Early Learning Centre

Beechboro Christian School’s Early Learning Centre strives to provide the highest quality foundational education within a Christian environment. Our philosophy is child centred with building of knowledge in a play-based environment, where the needs of both the children and amilies are met. Our pedagogy enables children to make connections in their learning.

We believe:

  • that students are created in the image of God and loved by Him
  • that parents are their child’s first teacher and their partnership in the education
    process is valued
  • in the development and teaching of the whole child
  • that all students should be able to participate in learning experiences and
    experience success
  • that teaching strategies should be accessible by all children
  • that an early childhood environment should be a safe and welcoming place for
    students and their families to learn and grow together
  • that the role of assessment is to give feedback to teachers, parents and students
    and to inform the learning process

Our professional Early Learning Team work together through collaboration and strive for best practice within our unique educational environment.

The Early Years Learning Framework

Beechboro Christian School adheres to the Early Years Learning Framework, developed by the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority, which describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture, and place.


Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’ – time to play, try new things and have fun.


Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.

Junior Primary Year 1 & 2

In the Junior Primary years, we continue to build on the foundations laid in the Early Learning Centre and encourage our students to be inquisitive. Our primary goal is to continue to instil a love for learning in each student.

Through investigative learning strategies, our students develop an understanding of their world, while being taught to express themselves and empathise with those around them.

Our dedicated teachers focus on ensuring that each student processes the information they learn by drawing on familiar concepts that they can relate to in their everyday lives.

The physical development of every student is a high priority throughout their learning journey. They participate in sports and play in purpose-built nature play facilities to ensure the development of their major muscle groups and core strength, while partaking in physical education activities to continue building on their fine and gross motor skills.

Middle Primary Year 3 & 4

As our students transition from Junior to Middle Primary, they continue to learn and develop more effective interpersonal skills and a deeper understanding of their place in God’s world and their responsibility as global citizens. This, in turn, impacts their sense of identity and moulds their developing values and beliefs. Through a variety of learning experiences, our students begin to think beyond themselves.

Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers. They are prompted to seek solutions to problems and develop strategies to cope with changing situations with confidence and resilience.

Our students are reminded that learning involves challenge and that with this comes both success and an opportunity to persevere. With practise, self-reflection, and strategies for effective learning, students develop abilities, skills, and knowledge to grow and achieve their goals.

In the middle primary years, many students will begin to demonstrate qualities of leadership. Our school programs seek to develop and foster these essential traits.

Each child has their own God-given gifts and abilities. We desire to foster and develop these while imparting an eagerness for students to work hard and use their gifts to serve others and honour God.

Upper Primary Year 5 & 6

In the Upper Primary years, students start preparing for the transition into Secondary School by being given responsibilities and the opportunity to be leaders within their school community.

Through engaging programs, students work to understand the connections between the subjects they learn. They develop deeper friendships and become more analytical as they are encouraged to think critically.

Students begin to develop a more robust understanding and relationship with God as they read and engage with the Bible and make connections to everyday life.

They are encouraged to be involved, participate, and serve within their communities to continue developing their leadership skills.

Extra Curricular

All students are encouraged to participate in the broad range of extra-curricular activities on offer. Participation in such activities builds character and resilience while forming a sense of community and belonging.

Students have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Choir
  • Before and after school Sport Program

  • River Rangers (Cadet Program)

  • Camps Program

Our Choral program gives some students the opportunity to perform publicly at various events throughout the year, including Easter, ANZAC Day and Christmas celebrations.

Music

Music plays an integral part in school life at Beechboro Christian School, as it brings energy and joy into the classroom and encourages expression of the inner being. The integration of music into the classroom promotes the development of concentration and perseverance while challenging students to think analytically and creatively.

Music education fulfils the curriculum’s social, emotional, moral, spiritual, and aesthetic requirements. Music and Choral experiences also act as a pathway to strengthen students’ spiritual beings as they are introduced to music and songs that express an awareness of God and a sense of worship and wonder.

All students participate in singing, listening, composing and performing. Music education is enhanced by 21st century technology. The use of music composition and notation technology encourages creativity.

In Year Three, a String program is incorporated into the Music program. Tutors teach students to play a violin, viola or cello and all students participate in String Ensemble lessons and performances. The objective of the String Program is to equip students with the basic instrumental skills required to enjoy performing in an ensemble. Studies have shown that the act of playing an instrument is an effective way of engaging all areas of the brain simultaneously, building robust pathways between the two hemispheres of the brain. Students who choose to continue learning an instrument in Year Four and beyond are encouraged to perform with the Senior String Ensemble.

Beechboro Christian School employs peripatetic tutors who deliver private lessons in piano, guitar and Drum Corps.

Mandarin (Chinese)

The ability to communicate in languages other than English is a wonderful skill for our students and brings an appreciation and understanding of cultures and nationalities.

At BCS, our aim is that the teaching of languages helps students to broaden their horizons, embrace our increasingly interconnected world, build relationships and demonstrate how they can be a blessing to others through shared communication.

With a truly international culture at BCS, our students have the opportunity to experience Mandarin Chinese through the learning of written and spoken language.
Students also explore Chinese culture to develop a deep understanding and respect for others, an openness to different perspectives and gain an appreciation of how heritage and culture shapes worldviews, values and identity.

Physical Education lessons are uniquely designed to teach students how to: win with modesty; lose graciously; develop their sense of teamwork, build persistence and resilience; demonstrate self-control in challenging situations; show kindness and encouragement to others and make wise decisions in high-pressure situations.

Physical Education

At Beechboro Christian School, the Physical Education program aims to provide every student with an opportunity to develop their Fundamental Movement and game skills by combining individual movement and object control skills with modern games and sports.

Year 1 to 6 students participate in annual inter-house Athletics and Cross-Country carnivals, while senior students have the opportunity to compete at inter-school competitions in Cricket, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Netball and Soccer. Kindy and Pre-Primary students also participate in an annual tabloid sports day, utilising their Fundamental Movement Skills and abilities.

Before and after school, extra-curricular activities allow students to develop and refine their expertise in areas that interest them. Regular opportunities to experience new sports through specialist coach-led sports through Sporting Schools funding.

Visual Arts

At Beechboro Christian School, our Art program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and discover the seven elements of art: Colour, Shape, Form, Space, Line, Texture and Value; in a way that challenges and celebrates each achievement.

It challenges the students to think critically when creating a piece of art, to experience the joy of producing a unique piece of work while facilitating reflective responses and practices.

Most importantly, our Art program exposes our students to the beauty and order of God, and serves as a reminder of His wonderful creation and goodness.

Our New Home

Beechboro Christian School is relocating in 2023. Our new site, on the corner of Crystal Turn and Bennett Springs Drive, will be transformed and become the new, permanent home of Beechboro Christian School.

Students entering Kindergarten and Pre-Primary in 2023 can look forward to a new, purpose built Early Learning Centre with state of the art facilities, open play spaces and an exciting nature playground.

Construction will occur in 2022, and the remainder of the school will transition to the new site throughout 2023.
Follow the progress of the project on the school website:

www.beechboro.wa.edu.au/ournewhome

Join the Beechboro Christian School Family

At Beechboro Christian School, we desire to develop a personal relationship with every family who is a part of our community.

We warmly invite you to contact us and arrange a personal tour of our school with our Principal, Mr. Michael Bolan.

Please contact the office on (08) 9377 5211 or email enrolments@ beechboro.wa.edu.au, and we will gladly assist with any queries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Beechboro Christian School.

The Journey Continues...

Beechboro Christian School students have the choice of a seamless transition to one of our sister schools, Ellenbrook Christian College or Swan Christian College for Secondary School.

Ellenbrook Christian College strives to enable students to develop their talents and interests, equipping them with a passion for lifelong learning and empowering them to become true leaders in society.

www.ellenbrook.wa.edu.au

Swan Christian College offers an environment where true belonging has the power to amplify personal growth and unlock a student’s potential. Whether students choose a general, vocational or ATAR pathway, they will learn in a safe and engaging environment with rich extra-curricular and leadership opportunities.

www.swan.wa.edu.au