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    2018 College Leadership Team

    We would like to extend a special welcome to our appointed Student Leaders for 2018. Student leadership plays an integral role in the life of Freshwater Christian College. Leadership is much more than a title, it is living in the example left by Jesus and we are confident that this year’s Student Leaders will, in fact, lead by example and do an incredible job.  We look forward to working with them this year.

    List of leaders:

    Primary School Leaders: 
    Seth Lippmann & Livinia Schaper (Captains)
    Ryder Garvey & Ruby Paterson (Vice-Captains)

    Primary School House Captains
    Brianna Matson & Ethan Harris (Barras)
    Rogan Degenaar & Jayda Yorkston (Crocs)
    Samson Giles & Aliesha Byl (Sharks)

    Secondary School Captains: 
    Lucy Kammermann & Elisha

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    A warm welcome to 2018

    Dear Parents/Guardians,
    Here’s wishing you and your precious family a very happy and prosperous New Year.

    I am very excited to be joining the Freshwater Christian College Community as the new Principal, and look forward to building on the excellent work that Mr Hector Costello has led in establishing the College as a provider of high quality Christian education.

    In reflecting on the successes of 2017, we celebrate with our Year 12 students who managed to achieve the best overall results in the College’s history. We achieved 2 OP 1’s for the first time and had over half our Year 12 students achieve an OP of 10 or below. We also achieved many awards at local, State and National level.

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    OP Scores for 2017 graduates: best in history of College

    Our 2017 Year 12 Graduates achieved outstanding OP results, with more than 50% of eligible students receiving an OP of between 1 – 10. Notably, two students achieved an OP 1 and two students achieved an OP 2. We are also pleased that 90% of students who chose to apply to University were offered a place. Some of the courses our graduates will be studying are Medicine/Surgery, Dental Surgery, Agriculture, Psychological Science, Education, Paramedical Science and Information Technology. We are very proud of all of our student’s achievements and wish them every success in their chosen field.

    This week the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) released the statewide Year 12 Outcomes Report for 2017 and when compared to local … 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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    Announcement of new Principal for 2018

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    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

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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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