Beacon Primary School
"Truth is Light"
Principal: Craig Lewington
Phone: (08) 9686 1022
Fax: (08) 9686 1090
Address: C/- Beacon Post Office
Beacon WA 6472
P&C President – Ben Andrews, Secretary – Brooke Lumsden, Treasurer – Krista Lancaster
Beacon Primary School is located on Broadbent Street and comprises of a main building (3 classrooms), a Library/Multipurpose building, an Information Centre, playground areas, a Botanical Garden, sheds and a dirt oval. The uniform colours are royal blue and yellow with “Truth Is Light” as the emblem and motto for the school. The current school population is 34 children from kindergarten to year 7 with a predominant number of students coming from farms within the area.
The school has an enthusiastic and vibrant staff and has integrated many wonderful programs such as: Retention and Participation Program, Students at Educational Risk, Rural Integration Program. We have a Music specialist and a new formed School Band. LOTE is provided by an itinerant LOTE specialist teacher in the language of Italian. The teaching staff have all chosen to work at Beacon Primary School and have made the community part of their life. Staff have been encouraged to take an active role in many areas of school life e.g. Learning Area Coordinators and Curriculum Leaders. The full range of curriculum subjects is available with Art, Physical Education and Learning Technology all provided for within the staffing roles. Special needs and multi-aged classes are addressed by the use of teacher assistants and creative time tabling.
The school has two bus runs which are contracted to the one supplier. The children at the extremes of the bus run travel the maximum 90 minutes to school each day.
As a small rural school we are involved in regional sports programs such as swimming, athletics and cross country running. To further enrich the curriculum, PEAC courses are available through the Midlands District Office via online and on site activities. Children who live on outlying farms are eligible for a subsidised bus service to and from school.
External agencies such as speech therapy, OT, mobile dental clinic and Student Psychological Services regularly visit the school.
Beacon P & C
President: Ben Andrews
Secretary: Brooke Lumsden
Treasurer: Krista Lancaster
The Beacon P & C is a volunteer organisation of parents and community members working together to fundraise to assist in the purchasing of equipment for the education of students at Beacon Primary School. The P & C’s main fundraiser is the sale of lunches during the Winter Sports Season. P&C meetings are held once per term, new parents and members welcome.