SHCC Music Night



Last term on Monday 12 September, over 150 students and their families came together in celebration of cadence and song for our annual SHCC Music Night, 2022.

Students from Pre-Primary all the way through to upper Secondary performed in solos, duets, trios and ensembles to a supportive and eager crowd of parents, parent figures, grandparents, siblings, and staff.

It was wonderful to see the courage and talent of our students shine as they took to the stage in 1s, 2s, 3s and 30s! 

Of particular ‘note’ during the evening was our very own Jacob S. who entertained us all with his musical banter while generously playing the role of MC.

Special thanks also to Ethan S. who helped out on the sound desk.

We would like to thank all the parents and parent figures who so tirelessly support their children’s music education through lessons, practising at home, and of course coming to events such as these.

A HUGE thank you to all the staff who volunteered their time towards the success of the event – it could not have happened without you. Thank you to Mrs Prinsloo and the Year 11-12s who prepared our platters, and those who helped set up and pack down.

Thank you also to Larissa’s Lattes, who kept us well caffeinated and energised for the evening.

Congratulations to all the students who performed – we are looking forward to hearing you play next year!


Mrs Sykes and the Music team.

Year 12 Ball & Celebration Dinner

Last week Friday 14 October marked an incredibly special occasion. The 2022 Year 12 Ball and Celebration Dinner took place at Optus Stadium. This venue provided the perfect backdrop to celebrate 12 years of education, with family members, peers, and staff.

The Cygnet room was decorated to the theme of “Starry Night”, and everyone was pleasantly surprised as they walked through the doors to be greeted with mocktails and the giant super screen on the oval displaying our school logo and theme. The evening included delicious antipasto platters on the tables and a 5-star buffet dinner. Whilst our families were still present, students were called to the stage and honoured and encouraged by staff. They also received a letter which they wrote to themselves in Year 9 as part of the Rite Journey Program. The stunning setting allowed students to reflect on their journey over the past few years leading up to this momentous occasion. Mr Beacham’s address left everyone entertained and in deep thought about the successes of High School. Mia H, our Head Girl, did a wonderful job in reminiscing on key moments of everyone’s school life, humorous moments of staff and many fond memories from camps and excursions.

Once the dinner and formalities were completed, the Ball officially kicked off. Lights were dimmed, parents and family members were escorted to the doors and the DJ turned up the music – ready for some dance moves. Some staff were also keen to let their hair down as they proved to the Year 12’s, they still have some rhythm in their ‘old bodies’. The attendees also played a few enjoyable games on the dance floor – a highlight every year is the limbo dance. The ball came to completion with the announcement of the Belle and Beau of the ball just before 11pm.

Students’ behaviours were exemplary, and we are so proud of everyone for participating in this memorable evening, and the tremendous efforts which led to this celebration of their educational journeys. Thank you to all the staff who made the evening possible.

SHCC Launches New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) Website.

The goal was to develop a more user-friendly website which is easy for users to navigate. An update to the appearance was also required to visually reflect the quality of education our College provides.

The new website was designed by Mrs Kirsten Page, Marketing & Design Specialist for SHCC, who spent significant time with website providers to ensure that the website meets our community and College needs.

“The research into websites for independent schools points to more than 75% of users accessing our website from a mobile device – so there was a need to ensure that site navigation is as intuitive as possible” said Mrs Page.

The new website features a navigation bar which is intuitive, and a footer with ‘quick links’ to easily find popular links such as ‘Parent Lounge’, ‘Calendar’, and ‘Student Cafe’.

Another great feature is the Calendar page, which now integrates with TASS (including Parent Lounge and Student Café), in order to update calendar events on the site instantly.

Looking back, the first website for SHCC was built in 2012 (ten years ago) and was very limited – there was no capacity for video content or parent and student interactions. Ten years on, technology allows all of that to happen, and Mr Beacham feels that the College is now seeking to offer even more options and opportunities to its students, with an additional announcement to be made in the coming weeks.

Our original website was created in 2012

“Yes, we have something special to announce – but we will wait for the correct protocols to be in place first. For now, we celebrate the hard work that has been done by Kirsten and the team. I really enjoy the visual imagery of our College, and the website outlines the educational experiences that students and families can access here at Southern Hills” said Mr Beacham.


It is marvelous to have a tool like this which showcases our beautiful College and better connects with our College community. We welcome you to have a look for yourself and let us know what you think.