Community

Connections

We recognise the invaluable role that community connections play in enriching the educational experience of our students. Through active engagement with local organisations, businesses, and community groups, we foster a dynamic environment where students are empowered to make meaningful contributions beyond the classroom.

Active Engagement

Our school culture is deeply informed by our connections to the wider community, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our students not only benefit from these connections but also contribute meaningfully to them. Our aim is for students to emerge from Beaumaris Secondary College as informed, engaged and responsible community members.

Our students play pivotal roles in various community events, demonstrating leadership and embodying the values we uphold. We actively engage with local clubs, businesses and community groups, forging strong bonds that enrich both our school and the broader community. Such events, projects, partnerships and initiatives include:

  • Anzac & Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Beaumaris RSL
  • Bayside City Council’s Intergenerational iPad project
  • Victoria Police for Community Safe Plate Day
  • Marine Education Science and Community Centre (MESAC)
  • Friends of Long Hollow Heathland
  • Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
  • Moorabbin Police Crime Prevention Unit
  • Bayside Safety & Wellbeing Festival
  • Better Health Network Adult Community Options Disability Day Program annual Footy Day - student run drills and activities
  • The Time Capsule Project - Bayside City Council, Lions Club of Sandringham & Headspace
  • Kiwanis Club of Moorabbin
  • Bayside City Council
  • Beaumaris Rotary Club
  • Royal Melbourne Golf Club
  • Year 9 & 10 Community Connections Program

Local Support & Collaboration

We are fortunate to receive unwavering support from our local council, state, and federal members, who actively participate in school events and prioritise the social and emotional wellbeing of our students and staff. Their support underscores the importance of community collaboration and reinforces our commitment to nurturing thriving relationships within our community.

Watch: Brad Rowswell's Speech to Parliament

August 2023

Our student leaders are advocating for an additional public bus on Balcombe Road to accommodate our growing numbers. This is a great show of agency by our students and Brad Rowswell spoke very highly of them in parliament.

Sharing our Facilities

We proudly share our exceptional facilities with the wider community, fostering a sense of belonging and collaboration.

We are pleased to be able to host community events such as Neighbourhood Watch Community Forums, the Goldstein Youth Forum, BGKLLEN Careers Expo and Beaumaris Fossil Expo. Additionally, our partnership with the Melbourne Cricket Club grants us access to world-class sporting facilities, enabling us to host numerous clubs and local sporting groups. This collaboration not only enhances our sporting programs but also strengthens ties with the broader sporting community.

We also enjoy showcasing The Beaumaris Way and have hosted many groups of educators and interested community members including:

  • An international delegation from the Jeollabukdo Office of Education in South Korea
  • North Carolina teachers visiting as part of the Go Global program
  • Leaders and teachers from schools across the state
  • Teachers from neighbouring primary schools
  • Beaumaris Bay Probus members
  • Beaumaris Alumni

Supporting Charities

Over the years, we have been pleased to be able to support the work of many organisations including:
  • State Schools' Relief
  • Bayside Community Emergency Relief
  • HoMie
  • OzChild Wishing Tree
  • Food for Families Drive
  • St Kilda Mums
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • The Lost Dogs Home
  • The Push Up Challenge to support mental health
  • Connor's Run
  • The Smith Family

NHW 3193 Honours our Frontline Community

December 2021

NHW 3193 presented medallions to Debby Chaves, Principal who has supported the teachers and students and kept them going through the pandemic.