That's gold: thumbs up for footy-mad Beau

Narrabeen Lakes Public School hosted a mufti day for Year 6 student Beau Hewitt as he continues to receive treatment following a cancer diagnosis. Luke Horton reports.

Students in mufti giving a thumbs up. Students in mufti giving a thumbs up.
Image: Beau Hewitt, centre, with fellow students at Narrabeen Lakes Public giving the 'That's gold' hand gesture at the school's mufti day.

The school community at Narrabeen Lakes Public has thrown its support behind Year 6 student Beau Hewitt after a devastating cancer diagnosis.

The rugby league and sports-mad 12-year-old was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April and immediately started chemotherapy treatment at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

Last week, Beau was able to return to school for a mufti day to raise money for the hospital’s charity foundation.

“The kids loved seeing Beau. He’s going OK,” teacher Luke Skinner said.

“Beau wanted the money we raised to go to the hospital where he’s receiving treatment to help other sick kids. That’s the kind of person he is.

“He was also able to come along with the AFL team for their game and give a speech beforehand as well.”

A league tragic, Beau plays for the Mona Vale Rugby League Club and the Narrabeen Sharks OzTag teams.

Soon after he started treatment, Beau had a surprise hospital visit from the Trbojevic brothers, Jake, Tom and Ben, who play for his favourite NRL team, the Manly Sea Eagles.

“The whole community has got behind Beau and his family following the diagnosis,” Mr Skinner said.

“He’s a great kid and we want to do all we can to help him.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Beau and his family while he is undergoing treatment. People can donate at

A montage of three photos of a young boy. A montage of three photos of a young boy.
Image: Beau Hewitt loves rugby league and the Manly Sea Eagles.
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