Campion Booklists now available.


Our Campion Booklists for next year are now available. Parents can purchase learning resources on-line by following the links for Berwick and Pakenham.

The Campion website has recently undergone an update whereby everyone needs to create an account before they can access the booklists. Creating an account simply involves entering an email address and selecting a password. They do not ask for any other information.

Booklist orders are to be completed online by Friday 18 December.

Free Virtual Classrooms and webinars for Parents – September


From the office of eSafety Commissioner:


eSafety is marking National Child Protection Week with free Virtual Classrooms for middle to upper primary students and webinars for parents and carers. The sessions will run from 7 to 11 September and registrations are now open.

These include:

  • Putting Children First Webinar Series: Sept 7 – Sept 11
  • eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps: Sept 8, 9, 10
  • Teen life: Transitions and connections: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson: Sept 10

and plenty more.

Lightening the Lockdown Load – free webinar Wednesday 19 August, 8pm


Lockdown is hard. It hurts our kids and it’s a drain on parents. The first time was tricky. There were challenges. For some, it was horrible. But most of us managed ok and got through it.

This time it’s different. The pressure is higher. The demands are greater. The children are more oppositional. The home learning stretch will be longer. There’s work stress, family stress, and stress about being stressed!

While we can’t click our fingers and make it magically disappear, there are real strategies that parents and children can rely on to not just survive, but thrive – even in a far-too-long lockdown. They’re simple ideas that you can start on right away.

Join Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s most trusted parenting specialists, as he shares 4 secrets to make it through the pain of the winter COVID-19 Victorian lockdown. By the end of this FREE webinar, you’ll:

  • Feel reassured, with less stress and pressure around your kids, their schooling, and life
  • Have concrete strategies you can start on immediately to make your family happier
  • Know how to be on the same page as your partner
  • Be able to develop habits and practices that will ensure your children – and YOU – can get your daily work done, even while everyone is stuck at home

Please click on this link to register for this free webinar.

Scams Awareness Week 2020, August 17-21


Scamwatch has seen a 55 per cent increase in reports involving loss of personal information this year compared with the same period in 2019, totalling more than 24 000 reports and over $22 million in losses.

This Scams Awareness Week, listen to our new podcast series to find out how scammers use new technology to trick you into giving away information they can use to steal your identity for their own gain and ways you can protect yourself.

See more at ACCC ScamWatch.

Students Learning From Home


COVID-19 has meant young people spending more time at home, and online. There are a lot of great ways they can use connected devices to learn and play, but there are also risks that you can help them avoid.

Visit our Online Learning Resources page on how to use Zoom for your online learning.
A reminder that iPad users need to Zoom Cloud Meeting app.

eSafety has a wide range of advice for parents and carers covering common online safety issues like managing screen time, cyberbullying, inappropriate content, sending nudes and contact from strangers.

There are a range of issues that parents and students must face as they adjust to this different method of learning. See our entry in the Online Safety and Digital Citizenship section under ‘Students Learning From Home – COVID19’ for some information on these issues.

Keep up to date with all our COVID-19 information and Headmaster’s messages.

From the eSafety Commissioner: Joining forces to help parents and carers protect children online


We know that parents and carers worry about their children online — just as we worry about them in everyday life. In fact, our national survey of over 3,500 parents shows that 94% identified their child’s online safety was important.

While being online provides many educational benefits for our children, it’s important to be aware of the risks. Any site, app or game with a chat or live video function can serve as a potential gateway for predators to contact young people.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Crime Stoppers NSW to help parents deal with risks such as unwanted contact online. By remaining engaged in your children’s online lives and knowing what they’re doing, who they’re talking to and where to report if things go wrong, you can help to minimise any potential harm.

Parents and carers play a crucial role in keeping children safe online. And eSafety is here to help along the way.

Download Fact Sheets

Parents: Find advice for parents and carers to help children have safe enjoyable experiences online.

NAPLAN Plans for 2021


In 2021, ACARA are expected to conduct all NAPLAN testing on-line and each student participating in the testing at the College will be using their own device.

With this in mind, it is imperative that the device is compatible with the technical requirement as outlined on the NAPLAN website.

This is the information we currently have.

Apple Parent Night exclusively for Beaconhills College parents – November 18


Even after the event described below, the staff at Apple Fountain Gate still offer the special prices and service to members of the Beaconhills College community. Just mention that your child attends/will attend Beaconhills to take advantage of this offer.

Parents can purchase Apple iPads and MacBooks, covers, bags and other accessories on the Beaconhills Apple BYOD portal, and get custom engraving. Alternatively parents can buy the items on the Parent Night.

On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Apple Store in Fountain Gate will remain open exclusively for parents of current and future Beaconhills College students. From normal closing time, 5:30pm to 7pm, the Apple staff will be available to assist parents with purchases of Apple devices and accessories.

A feature of this night is that the store staff can recommend a device based on the College requirements at special Beaconhills College pricing. There will be multiple relevant ‘Today at Apple’ sessions running on night for parents. Assistance will be available for both parents and children to guide you through setting up the iPad, creating or using an Apple ID account, setting up ‘Family Sharing’, installing apps and demonstrating key skills.

Apple pride themselves on their two week return policy, so any hard decisions on colours can be addressed should they arise.  Apple also offer ‘GiveBack’ trade-ins of their old devices to save a little bit more on their new iPads.

To allow the Apple Store to be prepared for the number of guests, we ask parents to indicate their intention to attend by booking a free ticket at the College Shop’s Box Office.

Early English Booklists for 2020


Students currently in Year 8 to 11 can now order their English texts for 2020. It is a requirement that students have their novels as part of the HeadStart program commencing on Tuesday 19 November.

Orders need to be placed on-line by Friday 25 October, to ensure delivery for the start of HeadStart.

Please click the link for Berwick or Pakenham to access the Campion website to place an order.