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
go,Romans 15:13 New Living Translation … Read the rest
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)
31 “So don’t worry … Read the rest
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
Written by Belinda Raine, Kindergarten Director
Starting ‘big school’ is a big deal for many four and five-year-olds anticipating their first day after the summer holidays. There’s a lot that parents can do now to smooth the path for their children (and for themselves). These early years are important for cognitive, social and physical development. When children feel safe and optimistic about starting school, they will find it easier to make friends and engage in learning. We have listed below some of the ways we are preparing your children for school and you can also continue this at home.
Talk about school
- Spend time together playing and chatting about school in a casual way to help your child feel secure.
Our very own Mrs Lydia Shioya has recently returned from the MLTAQ 60th Anniversary Dinner. where she was the recipient of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland (MLTAQ) Award.
This prestigious award acknowledges the work of teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to languages education. The Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland Inc (MLTAQ) is the peak professional body representing teachers of Languages throughout the state. We are very blessed to have her gifts and talents expressed through her services and ministry at our College and we sincerely congratulate her on this significant achievement.
Written by Hugo Lawler // Primary Vice-Captain
On the 14th of September 2019, the Freshwater Robotics Team competed in the QSITE Robotics Grandprix Competition. For the whole third term, we engineered and crafted our own robots to ZOOM past opposing robots and the clock, either on long, vast stretches of drag racing track or on a challenging circular track complete with tight and tricky turns. We needed hot speed and cool control. Luckily we had both!
There were two race types in this round of competition. They were: Racer – to race around a circular course, and Dragster – to race down a straight track. Both of these race types consisted of a versus (against a competitor) and a time … Read the rest
In 2019 our College was truly blessed to officially open the new $2.3million Hector Costello Innovation Centre, fitted with a range of new engineering and wood manufacturing machinery, 3D printers, laser cutters and robotics technology. This Centre of creativity and innovation will help us to take technology related learning, from Grade 4 to Year 12, to a whole new level.… Read the rest
Having had over 30 years of experience in the Early Childhood Industry, I can appreciate how hard it can be at times to help your child adjust to being in care. It is not uncommon for children who are particularly attached to their parent’s to experience anxieties in transitioning. During my years I have found the most effective way to properly prepare your child for Kindy is to create a plan from the very beginning.
Setting up a plan to transition your child into Childcare and Kindergarten:
- Visit the centre to get familiar with the surrounds – This involves visits to the childcare centre for both you and your child to get familiar with the general environment, the staff and
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