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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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    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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