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    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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    Positive Parenting Program

    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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    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