News 16/11/09

On Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 at 6:23pm, Tim G wrote:

I was in preparatory grade - or 'Bubs' as we called it - when Beverley Hills opened in 1959 and our year was the first to go all the way through to 1966 when we mostly went our separate ways. My proudest moment was as captain of blue house when we won the school sports in '66. I still remember all my teachers, particularly the famous Rex Neill. Enjoy the celebration. I wish I could be there.

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 6:48am, Jennifer c. wrote:

My name is Jennifer Cosson. I taught at Beverly hills from 1969 to late 1971  and again in 1973. My children Jamie, Marcus and Katrina attended the school from  approximately 1976 until 1982 when we moved to Cannons Creek on Western Port Bay where I still live. We all have many happy memories of the school. I believe there were about 1000 chidren attending the school at that time. Mr Kimber was the principal when my children were at the school. In particular I remember Mrs Jarman who taught all of my children in Preps. Best wishes with your celebrations.

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 8:35pm, Roxi wrote:

I like this fete
happy 50th birthday bhps

ok thankyou for inviting us bye bye

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:50pm, Yolande H. wrote:

I was excited to be back and see everything was all so much like when I left in 2004. So many memories in the most random places.
It was strange to see some of the old teachers were here and to see people i used to know. I found it strange that the library changed buildings as well as Mrs Manners moving from her favourite classroom! It was great to be back and the fete was good fun! :

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:50pm, Mikaela W. wrote:

and we miss you Mr. Corr!

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:48pm, Mikaela W. wrote:

This was such a good idea! It was really interesting to see how none of the teachers have changed! Ecpecially Mrs. L who still doesn't have her ears pierced! :) And the fact that Mrs. Manners is still here really surprised me.

Thank you for being an absolutely amazing school :)

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:48pm, Ric Z. wrote:

I hope all PCs in The Senior lab are still on so people can leave comments :)

In all honesty you have a great school, with great teachers.

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:48pm, Tom T. wrote:

Hey good luck for another 50 years, If I am around I promise I will visit.


50th Anniversary


On Tuesday 28th April the students at Beverley Hills  celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the school.  Beverley Hills was the first non-rural school to be built in the Doncaster East area.  It serviced a new estate (Beverley Hills) and grew quickly to a school of 1000 students.  Today the school numbers are much smaller but it still serves a large catchment area bordered by Blackburn Road, Doncaster Road, Wetherby Road and the Eastern Freeway.

The celebration on Tuesday was for the current students.  On November 14th there will be a ‘Back to Beverley Hills’ for past students, staff and parents.  As well as the ‘Back to’ celebrations there will be a Monster Fete on this day.


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On Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 Jo D. wrote:


The last time I step foot at Beverley Hills was the last day of grade 6 in 2003! Best wishes for your 50th Anniversary. I probably can't make it to this saturday's reunion, but I hope it goes well.
I would like to send a hello and best wishes  to Mr Corr, Mrs Nicola, Mrs Manners, Mrs Nunn, and Mrs McGuire if they are still there!

Jo D


On Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 Gerard wrote:


Wounderful School, clean, safe, excellent facilites.
Good staff - lots of laughter.
A place where children enjoy to learn and play.

A pleasure to visit.


On Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 Greg A


Sadly this ex-Doncaster East State School student will never enjoy such a reunion, however I remember so many of my childhood friends who attended BH Primary and became tough competitors at Little Athletics - first at the George Street oval and later at Zerbes reserve, in the 1960s.  Many travelled the journey to Donvale High School and became longer term and even life-long mates.

Another connection was when St Davids C of E (later Anglican) church spent time worshiping in rooms at BH before/during relocation.

Finally, many years later when a mayor and councillor at the then City of Ringwood I re-acquainted with some ex-BH students who likewise had moved the small suburban hop to the East.

Warm regards to all and best wishes to your 50th Anniversary!

Greg A.



On Monday, Nov 9 Michelle B Wrote:

I attended Beverley Hills Primary from 1965 - 1971 and was crowned Miss Beverley Hills at the school fete in 1971. The principal of the time was Mr Ryan and my mother was the Manager of the school canteen until 1980ish.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 Sarah wrote:


I have very fond memories of my time at BHPS, from 1972 to 1978. Really loved walking to and from school, esp. if it was pouring wth rain! Hope to catch up with fellow students and maybe even some of the teachers from that era on 14 November.



On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 Judy wrote:


Is anyone really old like me going to the reunion. I was in the first grade 2 when B.Hills opened. Finished grade 6 in 1963. All 4 of my children went there also, and there is a gap of 18 years between 1st and last sibling so there has been a long association with the school.

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 Diane M. wrote:


Went to Beverley Hills from 1966-1970 and although I live in Sydney am hoping I can make it down for the 50th celebration. A lot of good memories from primary school.

On Mon Sept 28, 2009 Anita & Gillian . wrote:


We're looking forward to revisiting our childhood! Only 30 & 31 years since we graduated from BSPS.  Maybe we can also meet up with old playmates.

On Fri Sept 18, 2009 Albert wrote:


Looks like you have a nice learning enviroment there, pitty we bought a house in Frankston. We really liked your school.


On Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 Val wrote:


Hi there!! I just can't wait till November.


On Sunday, Sep 10, 2009 Melissa wrote:


-omg im so coming back, not even a year and i forgot wat its like >.<

On Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 Phillip wrote:


I love the artwork around your school.

On Thursday, Aug 17, 2009 Andrea wrote:


Hello, congratulations on your anniversay.



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Doncaster East 3109 - Victoria

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