Teaching and Learning
The aim of the curriculum at Beechboro Christian School is to provide quality educational programmes built on the developmental learning needs of our students.
Our curriculum encourages students to be independent, creative thinkers who are engaged in their learning process. As a result, our NAPLAN results are above the national, state and similar schools average in many of the assessed areas.
Our curriculum is taught with a Christian worldview, supported by a Christian Education Framework. In addition, students learn directly from the Bible.
Literacy and numeracy are the keys to unlocking all future learning and are a primary focus at Beechboro Christian School. Our ?back to basics? approach, underpinned by solid educational research, results in students that are highly literate and numerate.
Our science, humanities and social science classes provide students with a rich understanding of nature, the modern world, its international features, and its social and cultural dynamics. It is our desire to instil an appreciation and sense of responsibility for our world in each Beechboro Christian School student.
Languages, Music and the Arts
Multilingualism is an increasingly required skill in today?s climate, and the mastery of second or third languages has been shown to have a significantly positive impact on brain development. Our languages programme includes weekly Japanese lessons for students from Year 1 to 6, and optional after school Mandarin classes when there is sufficient demand.
As Arts education has a vital role to play in the development of every child, a love of the arts is encouraged. The school has specialist teachers for Art and Music, as well as instrumental tutors for violin, piano, drums and guitar. Two choirs (junior and senior) regularly perform at the school and within the wider community. Other performance opportunities include school assemblies, our inter- school foreign language contest, Carols by Candlelight and Beechboro?s Got Talent.
The school environment plays a major role in the social and emotional competence and wellbeing of children. Pastoral care, reflecting God?s word as well as current educational and psychological best practice, is a vital and integral part of our offering.
Our school chaplain reflects the love of Christ with a focus on guiding, supporting, reconciling, nurturing, liberating, and empowering students. The chaplain administers to the behavioural needs of children and their families and provides appropriate strategies for students? wellbeing.
Beechboro Christian School has implemented Australia?s leading social and emotional ‘You Can Do It’ learning program for student achievement. The program aims to identify the capabilities that all young people need to reach their academic potential in school, to experience wellbeing and create positive relationships with others.
At Beechboro Christian School we place high value on community. Our ability to create opportunities for authentic relationships and deep connections makes us unique.
With over 43 nations represented in our school, our annual Harmony Day is a feast for the senses as we celebrate the diverse cultures within our school community.
Compassion Day is the major fundraising activity to support Beechboro?s increasing number of sponsor children across the globe.
The Bennett Springs Fair, hosted by Beechboro Christian School, brings the community together to enjoy stalls, rides and fun for all ages.
Beechboro Christian School also offers an exciting Playgroup for newborn to three year olds and their parents. Running from 8.45 to 10.45 on Monday to Friday during school term, sessions include free play, a craft activity, a song and a story as well as a chance to socialise and make new friends in fun, relaxing and nurturing surroundings. Joining our Playgroup can help young children feel more at ease when the time comes for them to transition to our Kindergarten.
To join with us and discuss the opportunities for your child at Beechboro Christian School, please contact our Administration team on (08) 9377 5211 who will arrange for you to tour the school and meet with the Principal.
Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) was founded over 30 years ago born from a need to provide balanced, Christian education that would nurture and develop children?s spiritual, academic, emotional, creative and physical needs.
Today, our Association of seven existing schools work closely together towards achieving our vision of being leaders of effective Christian Education in WA, such that we influence the next generation of children globally.
Visit www.scea.wa.edu.au for more information.