Testimonials & Community Life

Beacon Student Reflections

A beacon is a source of light or fire that serves as a signal, a warning, or a guide, and that is exactly what Beacon School has been to me and my classmates.

Isabel, 2010

Beacon taught me that there is no correct way of thinking because you can always question the answers.

Joaquin, 2007

Community Life

Beacon’s house system helps engender a sense of community and belonging as K – 8 students are organized vertically into three different houses represented by three native trees: Acacia, Molave, and Narra. Beacon parents are also greatly engaged in a range of school programmes, and keep closely connected to the life of the school.

Beacon Parent Association (BPA)

The BPA is an active association of Beacon parents who serve the school by initiating and assisting with school-wide events including Field Day, International Food Fair, Filipino Week, bake sales, Christmas holiday festivities, and charity drives. BPA also provides an essential communication link between the parent community and the Beacon School Leadership Team, offering constructive input on a wide range of school-wide issues: school uniforms, canteen service, student behavior, school traditions, premises, and school climate. Finally, BPA hosts fund-raising activities in support of school-improvement initiatives.

Beacon wasn’t just great for my kids. It was great for me. Working with the BPA and other parents, I have met so many wonderful people. I always look forward to the meetings, the bake sales, the lunches. I have made many new friends..like an extended family.

Melissa, parent

Room Parents

Parent volunteers represent each class from Pre K – Grade 5 and each homeroom section for Grades 6 – 8. The role of the Room Parent is to serve as liaison between the teacher and the parents in their section for communication about and support for special events, field trips, and special class celebrations. Like officers of the BPA, room parents also serve as an essential communication link between parents and the Leadership Team on school-wide issues.

Parent Volunteers

Beacon parents have opportunities to be engaged in the Beacon School learning community in numerous ways throughout the academic year; they serve as resource speakers, join field trips, facilitate hands-on learning experiences, and provide technical assistance to teachers and the Leadership Team members in their areas of expertise such as film or languages.