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    Drought Relief Support

    With the ongoing drought throughout Australia, our farmers are doing it tough. Freshwater Church has started Freshwater Care which will be taking donated goods to support the families of our farmers. We as a College are doing our bit in support as well.

    Our Secondary teacher, Mr Woolfield, has offered to have his beard shaved off if we raise over $2000, and while it is a fine beard indeed, it’s time for it to go! Who knows what Mr Woolfield might look like under that beard? All families in the College can donate money to support our farmers (and see the beard go!) via either the Primary Office, Secondary Office or Form Class teachers. We will also be having a … Read the rest

    Freshwater Christian College Kindy Garden
    Kindergarten to promote a positive approach to food education

    Freshwater Christian Kindergarten is now partnering with the “Stephanie Alexander” Kitchen Garden Program, whose vision is to enable children to form positive food habits for life, through fun pleasurable and educational food experiences and hands-on learning.

    According to the Queensland  Government, “The aim of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program is to introduce pleasurable food education which emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal food into as many Australian primary schools as possible”

    This program equips our staff with the tools to set up productive gardens, grow plants to use this home-grown food in our cooking experiences; enabling us to sit and eat together, sharing our experiences and knowledge.

    We would like to encourage any … Read the rest

    Freshwater Christian College Life at Kindy
    Kindy receives inclusion recognition

    On Friday the 15th of June, Freshwater Christian Kindergarten was awarded our “Inclusion Ready” sticker to display at our service (we are one of the first Cairns services to be awarded this honour). Freshwater Christian Kindergarten’s achievement was showcased along with other cairns services as a leader in inclusion at the recent “Inclusion in Practice” forum in Cairns on the 19th of July.

    This sticker is a new way for the government to bring attention to services that have worked in partnership with the Inclusion Support Service to ensure our educators and teachers have embedded inclusive practices in our service.  This has been a process of developing a living document, (a Strategic Inclusion Plan or SIP) that recognises … Read the rest

    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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    Have you setup camp in the ‘comfort zone’?

    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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