A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The LORD himself watches over you!
The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
7 The LORD keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and
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Romans 15:13 (NLT)
‘I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.’
As we currenlty walk through this new season we are encouraged that God is still with us and we continue to place our hope in Him and His goodness. Our Pastoral Care Team have created some simple activities we can do to help us get through this challenging time. We encourage parents to discuss these with your children and practice them as a family.
1. Take a Day at a Time
● Do not worry.
Matthew 6:31-34 (NLT)
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We are both extremely grateful and humbled to accept the position of College Captains for 2020. We know that fulfilling these roles are not something we can do in our own strength but instead, we are relying on God’s strength, the continued help and support from the College Prefects as well as the entire grade twelve cohort. We believe strongly in servant leadership, as set by the example of Jesus, and this is something we can all do – be an example for our peers, to the grades below us and to the people who look up to us. In the Bible, in Deuteronomy, it says that with God, one person can put a thousand to flight, but that two … Read the rest
Freshwater Christian College is incredibly proud of our Year 12 graduates for 2019 – the final year of the QCS and OP, achieving the best percentage for OP 1 to 5 we’ve had. With 42% of our OP eligible students achieving an OP 1 to 5, our students were placed in the top 10 schools in Queensland. Our results continue to excel with 58% achieving an OP 1 to 10 and 98% an OP 1 to 15.
All of our students, those receiving OPs and those not, have all done amazingly well, with so many successes and achievements throughout the year. They have worked incredibly hard and deserve the fantastic results that they have achieved. Thanks as well must go … Read the rest
At the College, we have endorsed the My Life Rulz program written by Joan Koskela and David Riddell to build emotional resilience in our students. Our goal as a College by teaching the My Life Rulz program is this:
Goal: To provide Christian Worldview education to upskill, and lay down truth in our students to build their emotional resilience, mental and emotional health as well as positive relationships with God, Parents, Teachers and Peers, and knowing their Identity in Christ.
The program has 10 rules which are taught from Prep to Year 12. Term 1 of this year we focused on Rules 1-3 and here is a brief description of each rule that has been taught.
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The Great Wheelbarrow Race 2019
143kms. 3 days. 10 mates. 1 wheelbarrow. An unforgettable weekend.
May 17th – 19th marked the Great Wheelbarrow Race 2019, and as per annual tradition, the FCC Roadrunner team was revved and ready to run.
After months of physical training and preparation, our team of ten eager grade 12 students made their way to Mareeba to begin the three-day challenge of running with a wheelbarrow across vast expanses of scorching dirt and gravel roads.
Despite the festival vibes and excited moods of all involved, we couldn’t help but start to feel our stomachs clenching with anticipation. Before we knew it, we were off. Falls, scrapes and muscle pain became the norm as we continued to … Read the rest
On Thursday 23rd August, our college had 38 students participate in the third and final Regional Chess Tournament for Far North Qld. It was the highest participation for any FNQ tournament in history with 373 students in primary and secondary involved.
Our students played seven games during the whole day and displayed great skill and sportsmanship.
Many students participated for the first time and all gained valuable experience and learned how to improve in their chess playing.
This is always an opportunity to provide our students with experience playing against other students from various schools in the district and all we ask is for everyone to do their personal best and to learn something from the process.
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More Than Just Plastic Bags
By Zara Goodman, Year 11, Freshwater Christian College
Picture this. A bustling backstage, chockfull of anxious girls as they clamber about in plastic, denim and all manner of materials. Colour confronts you from all sides: orange, blue, gold, pink. Someone’s wearing a dress covered in LED lights and someone else is wearing cards. Students are constructing makeshift changing rooms out of jumpers, styling their hair and applying the last flourishes of makeup. The air is brimming with life. A lady’s voice booms over a microphone: the show is about to begin. One by one each girl lines up in front of the stairs to the T-shaped catwalk. If everyone wasn’t already nervous, they certainly are … Read the rest
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