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    Why Homework?

    Written by Mr Richard Schwarz // Head of Secondary School

    “Children are at school for a significant portion of the day – isn’t that enough?” This is a sentiment I’ve heard a ‘few’ times, and to be absolutely honest, I’ve thought it myself. There is some truth to the statement, however, we still set homework and we still expect our students to complete it. Why?

    Freshwater Christian College has a homework policy, and we think it’s important. It’s so important that the policy is the first one after our Child Protection Policy in the Secondary Student Diary! Homework is important for three main reasons: for revision, for preparation and for homework. Before I delve into those three reasons, firstly I … Read the rest

    Business in Secondary

    Written by Corlea Saayman, Curriculum Coordinator

    This year the secondary business students have been involved in a number of events and information sessions that was organized by the Business Liaison Association (BLA).

    Alannah and Lorien in action

    In Term 1 students attended the annual Young Entrepreneurs Breakfast and had the opportunity to listen to the success stories of a young entrepreneur (Ms Chelsey Phillips).  At this particular event, Alanah Tofilau and Lorien Broadwater took on the important duties to be the Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s) for the morning.  They did a great job!

    Earlier this term, students interacted with String – a Melbourne based brand creator and online marketing consultant.  She encouraged students to be creative and to follow their … Read the rest

    Reef Excursion

    Year 10 Reef Excursion

    Written by Stella Porta (student)

    Picture this: you’re snorkelling with friends, and as you look into the water, you see vibrant coral on the edge of deep chasms with colourful fish swimming around… and then, you spot a turtle calmly swimming at the depths.

    The Great Barrier Reef is evidence that God is an artist. The natural wonder brings people together and supports Cairns with tourism. On Thursday, 30th of August, the excited Year 10 cohort ventured out to Moore reef with Reef Magic cruises for the day. The trip was part of the geography unit about environmental change to the reef. The media has a lot to say about this, but we were blessed … Read the rest

    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

    Athletics Carnival a great success

    The 2018 Inter-house Athletics Carnival saw an array of talent on display with students from Years Three to Twelve taking to the track to test their abilities in a day of great competition and fun.

    The day started with each house giving their best war cries to charge the athletes out to the first events. There was some fantastic house spirit shown by the students, with the Crocs, Barras and Sharks in full colour and costume with some very interesting outfits being displayed inline with this years ‘retro’ theme.  On the track, there were some impressive times recorded with some of the newest Freshwater students displaying some excellent form.

    When all of the individual events were decided, students teamed up … 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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