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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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    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