New Building Development Announcement

After months of planning from architects and consultation with key stakeholders, Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) is preparing to welcome six new classrooms to its Middle School Learning Centre on our Bedfordale campus. We have now obtained approval for our Commonwealth Grants Application (CGA) this week.

The total build cost of the project is expected to be more than $3 million dollars however, the CGA contribution of $1.425 million and another government contribution (yet to be confirmed) promise to offset the building costs considerably for our College, which has hit record enrolment numbers this year.

Southern Hills student leaders Zachary and Hannah stood on the new site for the buildings this week with Principal Mr Paul Beacham, who has waited a long time for this project to become a reality.

“We have not had any substantial building works on our campus since the gymnasium was built in 2008 with the Building Education Revolution (BER) funds supplied by the Rudd government,” said Mr Beacham.

“It has been a considerable process to reach this point, and I am very grateful to the SCEA team and the excellent consultants who have worked tirelessly on this submission for our students and future generations of Southern Hills families.”

The buzz around the Southern Hills campus was lively this week, with staff donning Christmas attire to celebrate the growth and success of their efforts in Christian education in 2022.

We look forward to sharing the progress of the new building project with our College community in 2023!

The new classroom block will allow for six new learning areas, staff offices and a common area.

Crescendo Choir Christmas Carolling

On Wednesday 7 December, the Crescendo Choir (Year 5 and 6 singers) ventured out to Armadale Shopping City again this year to bless the local community with their beautiful voices. Accompanied by Mr Mills, Mrs Coto and Year 6 student leaders, the choir blessed shoppers with their beautiful voices and some Christmas cheer. The sounds of their chorus could be heard reverberating through the centre, and many stopped to enjoy the sounds, and even join in a couple of favourites!

Students then enjoyed lunch and some relaxing play in nearby Memorial Park, celebrating all their hard work, before heading back to the College.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come and watch the choir sing!

We wish you all a very happy, safe and blessed Christmas.

Mrs Renate Sykes and the Music team

Scitech Incursion

Scitech bought an amazing show about chemistry to our Early Years Department. The students watched ‘science in the kitchen’ with much excitement. They learnt about QPE, which are the key skills for early scientists. QPE stands for Questioning, Predicting and Experimenting. The students then observed and explained the changes they witnessed.

Following the show, each class was able to take part in their own experiments. During these experiments, the students looked for changes to the ingredients. They used their language skills to describe the changes and they made predictions about what they thought would happen.

It was a fun and rather messy experience, but most importantly, the students learnt so much about everyday science.

Year 3 Fire Saftey Incursion

On Wednesday 16 November, our Year 3 students had a special visit from the Armadale Fire Brigade to learn about fire safety in the home. The Fire Officers discussed with the class the importance of a Fire Emergency Plan. Our students had many interesting questions to ask the Fire Officers. The students then had an opportunity to see all the different parts of the fire truck, and even partook in a special spray from the water hose to end the incursion!


3 top fire safety tips which our Year 3 Students learnt:

  1. Keep toys and plastic objects away from heaters about 1 metre.
  2. Check smoke alarm batteries and replace them regularly
  3. If you hear smoke alarms or smell smoke ‘Get low and go, go, go…outside to the letterbox, then call 000.


Thank you to the fire officers from Armadale Fire Brigade for taking the time to educate our Year 3 class about fire safety.