Music: Count Us In

The Music: Count Us In program is Australia’s biggest school initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide. Its purpose is to promote and celebrate the value of Music education in schools and to make it accessible for all students. Together, Beaconsfield Primary students will unite to sing the same song at the same time with other schools doing the same, right across Australia.  

The Music: Count Us In Celebration Day/morning will be held on Thursday 3 November 2016 at 9:10am in the undercover area. 

Stella Wild and Pritika Baptist Win Merit Certificate Design Comp!

The school recently decided to redesign our Merit Certificate, creating two new Merit Certificates for Citizenship and Endeavour. The idea was that these would show how students are following our school values of Doing Your Best, Honesty, Valuing Others and Respect.

MissAndrew and the Student Council organised a competition to design the new Merit Certificates. To tell students and teachers about the competition, the Student Councillors paired up and made posters for all the classes.

Students who were interested designed their certificates and handed them in to their class teacher, who then chose the top six designs from their class and gave them to the Student Council. The Student Councillors each chose their two favourite designs and these made up the finalists in the competition. From these finalists the Student Council voted for the winners.

The winners were Pritika Baptist and Stella Wild. Both stuedents are from Miss S’s Year 5 class and she was very happy that they were chosen!

Pritika’s Citizenship Merit Certificate design is of a paper doll chain circle with a spiral of repeating words: “be kind – respect – include all”.

Merit Certificate Citizenship 

Stella’s Endeavour Merit Certificate design is a school logl in the background and a large gold star in the centre.

Merit Certificate Endeavour

The new Certificates were first presented to students at our Assembly on the 29th of July, which was boss, because Her Excellency, the Governor of Western Australia, Kerry Sanderson AC was there!

There were loads of cool entries, which made it so hard for the Student Council to choose. Commendations to the designs that were chosen for the finals and thanks to all the students who entered. Finally, thank you Miss Andrew for organising this great competition.

Freddie Beeley
Year 5 Student Councillor

2016 Book Fair

I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to students, parents and staff who participated in the recent book fair. It wasn’t only fun, it was also a very successful event raising approximately $1,000 for new library books which I am sure our students will enjoy. Congratulation to Sidney, Anya and Fatma. They were the winners of our raffle and each chose $20 worth of items from the fair.

Thank you for your support.

Maggie Hill

Library Officer

The Governor’s visit

Thank you to all the parents who attended our special assembly on Friday, which was in honour of a special guest, the Governor of Western Australia, her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC.  A big congratulations to Maddie in Year 5, who won the competition to introduce the Governor to the school. Below is her speech, which she beautifully read to the assembly. Well done, Maddie!


Good morning. My name is Maddie and I have the pleasure of introducing the Governor of Western Australia. Today we have the honour of being in the presence of her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia.

 Her Excellency is the thirty second and current Governor of Western Australia. She has been in office since the 20th of October 2014 and is the first woman to hold the position.

 The Governor was born in Subiaco. For primary and high school, she went to Wembley Primary School and Churchlands Senior High School.

 Her Excellency graduated from the University of WA with a Bachelor of Science, a double major in Mathematics and later a Bachelor in Economics. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of WA. In 2015, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Murdoch University.

 The Governor was previously a businesswoman and senior public servant. In 2007, she helped Fremantle Ports to win the Australian Business Excellence Medal for the top organisation in Australia.

 Her Excellency’s job as Governor of Western Australia requires her to:

      • Preside over the Executive Council
      • Appoint Ministers, Judges, Magistrates and Justices of the Peace
      • Appoint the President of the Legislative Council
      • Accept the resignation of Members of the Legislative Council; and
      • Issue writs for general elections.

 We appreciate the time and effort her Excellency puts into her role as Governor. Please join me in welcoming the Governor, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC to our school. Thank you.


Principal announced for Fremantle’s new secondary school

Myles Draper has been appointed foundation principal of Fremantle College (planning name) opening in 2018.

As an experienced education leader, with more than 20 years’ in public education in Western Australia, Myles has held leadership positions at Applecross Senior High School, Gilmore College and Woodvale Secondary College.

Myles starts his new role this week and is looking forward to working with the Fremantle community as the college’s vision and future direction is shaped.

“It is a great privilege to take on this role. I will now work closely with parents, students, teachers and the local community so that together we can establish the new school as an innovative and highly aspirational secondary college for the greater Fremantle area,” Mr Draper said.

The college will operate as an Independent Public School and will provide a full selection of programs to help young people realise their full potential – whether that be university, further training or employment. The college will offer the highly regarded Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Academic Program for young people with exceptional academic abilities. It will also retain South Fremantle Senior High School’s state-of-the-art maritime Trade Training Centre and continue an established commitment to sustainability.

The college will open for the start of the 2018 school year following the amalgamation of South Fremantle and Hamilton Senior High Schools at the end of 2017.

For more information on Fremantle College (planning name) visit or