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
As communicated with you earlier in the year, I informed the College Board that I did not wish to renew my contract past the end of the 2017 school year as it is my desire to transition to retirement.
The College Board, of which I am a member, embarked on an extensive search for a new Principal for Freshwater Christian College from 2018. They advertised nationally and received a number of applications from very highly qualified and suitable applicants.
On behalf of the Board I am now able to let you know that Mr Doug Holtam, currently Principal of a school in Victoria has been appointed to be Principal of Freshwater Christian College with an effective start date
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
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a fantastic organisation helping parents all over the world to become the best parents they can be. This program was created at the University of Qld and is currently supported by the Qld Government to provide parents with free access to this valuable parenting information.
Recently, we encouraged our parent community to attend a Triple P parenting information night and ran a competition for anyone who attended. It was a great night with around 600 parents attending. A number of parents from FCC attended and we were blessed to be able to award Anita Jackson with a $50 voucher from Limberlost Nursery Café just for attending and entering our competition.
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