Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation 2019
Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation welcomes Echuca Specialist School who have joined us this year, which means all five secondary schools in Echuca and Moama are Beacon schools. There are 420 local year 9/10 students participating in the Beacon ‘Real Futures’ program this year.
We have nineteen Beacon Leaders, selected across the five schools, involved in the Beacon Leadership Program. The Leadership Development Day was held in February to prepare the Beacon leaders for their role to assist in the planning and hosting of the events.
Our first community event for the year, the Annual Beacon Business Breakfast, was held at Radcliffe’s Restaurant in March with 90 in attendance, including representatives from our sponsors, the business community and the schools.
Coming events include the Beacon Careers Expo at Rich River Golf Club on Monday 6 May and Mock Interviews at Echuca College on May 29.
The Leadership Development Day was held in February. Jacq Campbell (Structured Workplace Coordinator) and Ashlee Collins (Administration) from CCLLEN attended and supported the Beacon Coordinator with the activities and the running of the day. The leaders from all five schools mixed together and participated in the workshops and activities extremely well to prepare them for their leadership role this year.
The Beacon Business Breakfast hosted by the Beacon Leaders, was held at Radcliffe’s Restaurant on Friday 15 March. Ninety people attended including representatives from our sponsors, the business community and the schools. A delicious breakfast was enjoyed by all with opportunities to network. Kaitlin Bulmer (Echuca College) and Annabel Lee (St Joseph’s College) shared their experiences as last year’s Beacon Leaders and the benefits of the Beacon program. Mia Oberin, currently in Year 12 at Moama Anglican Grammar, explained the many leadership opportunities she has undertaken since being a Beacon Leader in 2016. Mia joined the Youth Action Group with the Campaspe Shire Council and has recently travelled overseas to five Asian countries with the United Nations. Mia shared with the Beacon Leaders the benefits of the experience gained from the Beacon program and recommended them to think big and embark on adventures beyond Echuca to overcome being a ‘small fish in the big sea’.