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    Wearable Art Winners

    Lorien Broadwater and Grace Nucifora recently travelled to Brisbane to compete in the State Finals for Wearable Art after Lorien placed first and Grace third at the Cairns Show last month.

    At the State Finals in Brisbane, Lorien received a third place and Grace was State Champion.  

     

    The outfits were constructed by recycling denim jeans from the op shop. The students dissected the jeans, using all parts, zips, panels and pockets. Large panels were cut into st

     

    rips or used as panels for bodices. Students were taught Shibori bleaching methods inspired local Cairns artist India Collins.

    Grace’s piece was inspired by the ancient female warrior Boudica. Grace’s outfit had seven components and incorporated an array of recycled materials Read the rest

    A Parents’ Guide to Understanding GONSKI

    This has been a hot topic in the news this year as the current agreement runs out at the end of 2017. The new agreement from 2018 has been termed Gonski 2.0 and as a school and sector, we are very happy with the outcomes as there finally is an agreement that deals with individual schools, not clusters or groups of schools. The College’s Federal advocacy group, the Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS), has provided a document in a question and answer format to its member schools, so parents can be fully informed. Previous agreements, especially the one that operated prior to 2013 were, in my opinion, very unfair to our College. The new agreement will enable us to

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    Optiminds Challenge 2017

    Freshwater Christian College was represented by 3 teams in the annual Optiminds Challenge at JCU on the 20th August 2017. We had 18 students participate in the program over the past four weeks entering into Division 1 Social Sciences, Division 3 Social Sciences and Division 1 Language Literature. This was the first time experience for our primary students in the Division 1 sections.

    Our Division 1 students Harry Lyle, Livinia Schaper, Lincoln Shean, Ruby Paterson, Rone’ Thompson and Liam Thomas displayed professionalism when they discovered Ethan Harley was injured and unable to attend. They managed to rearrange their lines in a small amount of time surprising the Judges with their dedication and team work.

    The Division 1 Language Literature

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    Thanks to our Major Sponsors

    We want to thank our sponsors for their upcoming support of our College Fair.

    ***Thanks to all our sponsors but special thanks to our Major sponsors***
    RSC Diesels + Status Signs + A Bright Nite Fireworks + Wonder Fair Amusement + Cairns Hardware + Mister Minit

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    Welcome to 2017

    Welcome to 2017 at Freshwater Christian College. We especially welcome the new families to our community and we thank you for partnering with us in the educational journey of your children.

    The first two weeks of the school year have gone exceptionally smoothly. I cannot remember a first day that went so well, the odd tear here and there amongst some of our Kindy students, but overall a great start to the year.

    Our Chaplain Carla will, on my behalf, be contacting all our new families in the next week or so to see how your students are going from your perspective and to see if there is anything we can do to assist in making the transition to a

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    Have you setup camp in the ‘comfort zone’?

    Challenges of the Journey

    This week I received a visitor who reminded me of an unusual event that occurred six years ago at the College. About this time of year, three gentlemen used the College as a starting point for a 2,000 km walk to Stanthorpe. Many of our students walked with them for the first kilometre. They were walking to raise awareness for a missionary endeavour and also as a personal challenge for the individuals who were involved.

    The visitor this week presented me with a book of that very adventure and all they encountered on that long walk. As I read through the book I was impacted not only by the description of the journey but of the … Read the rest

    Harrison Plasto to represent Australia

    Harrison Plasto is representing Australia, as goal-keeper, for the Australian national U11 futsal team at the USA National Futsal Championships. The 31st U.S. Futsal National Championship will be held in San Jose, California, at the San Jose Convention Centre between July  14 – 17, 2016.  In conjunction with U.S. Futsal’s 35th. Anniversary and the 8th Pacific Cup of Nations.

    Last year at the local school titles in Cairns, Harrison was selected to represent FNQ at the national school titles in Brisbane.  A large number of teams from around the country competed at various futsal venues in Brisbane and culminated at a presentation night at Dreamworld. His performance at the nationals for our FNQ team had him selected by a coaching Read the rest

    Troy Delgado to represent at State Tennis Championships

    Congratulations to Troy Delgado who will be representing the Peninsula Region at the Queensland School Sports 12&U Tennis State Championships on 04-07 August 2016 at Tennyson, Brisbane.

    Troy started playing tennis when he was ten years old and was observed to be a gifted tennis player by his coach. This was evident when he started winning in tournaments as soon as he joined. To date, he has accumulated 15 trophies and has an equally impressive Australian tennis ranking for his age.

    Well done Troy!

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    Primary goes Purple for Epilepsy

    We are proudly supporting Purple Day, Epilepsy Qld’s biggest fundraiser. One of our Prep students, Natalie suffers uncontrolled epilepsy. We, as a school have gotten behind Natalie and her family, both fundraising, and more importantly raising awareness of what it means to live with Epilepsy.

    “For Natalie, who was diagnosed at 2.5 years old, epilepsy affects us daily. We start the day with 8 different medications, we are in the process of changing the types of food we eat, as recent studies suggest diets high in good fats, can improve brain functions. We are constantly on the look out for little seizures which can send Nat off balance, and result in some spectacular falls. We finish our day with 5 … Read the rest