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  • Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns, Australia
  • Learning & Curriculum

    We are committed to partner with you to nurture your child's academic, physical, social and spiritual development recognising their individual strengths and talents.

    More Than Curriculum

    At Freshwater we set a high expectation on a child’s growth and academic development. Whilst we understand every child is unique, we truly believe every child is created with a Godly purpose and unique destiny. Our academic programs are designed to develop basic skills, problem solving, decision making and character through Christian philosophy. Our curriculum is centred around a Biblical worldview while meeting the requirements of educational authorities.


    When children enter our Kindergarten, they are immediately drawn to a world of fun and play that awaits them.

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    Students who attend Freshwater Christian College’s Primary School are welcomed by teachers who are dedicated to seeing them develop their character and academic potential.

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    Senior Secondary

    Senior students take an active role in leadership within the College community and contribute towards setting the culture of Freshwater. We have a range of subjects and learning pathways which prepare our Seniors for their future.

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    Prep is where the sheer joy in learning is discovered. At Freshwater, we ensure you child is ready and excited for their introduction to formal schooling.

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    Junior Secondary

    Students in years 7-9 are entering their adolescent years. This stage of their life brings with it many challenges as the interests, needs and focus of this age are quite unique. Freshwater’s junior secondary department is structured to specifically meet these needs.

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    Pastoral Care

    We recognise that students can only learn in an environment is safe and caring and that many students need additional support to progress through their education journey. We believe in educating and developing the whole person; including the social, mental and spiritual aspects of their life.

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    Other Curriculum Areas


    At Freshwater, we see sport and physical education as key factors in a child’s development as they learn how to be part of a team, develop focus and commitment and build confidence in a safe environment. Across our College, from Prep up to the Senior years, we focus on providing fun and engaging sporting activities and programs for our students.

    Our sporting and enrichment program (PGP) runs weekly as a core subject and provides opportunity for our whole College to get active.

    We also offer the following competitive sporting teams for students to be a part of:

    • Basketball
    • Netball
    • Futsal
    • Volleyball
    • Rugby League



    Our Performing Arts department promotes a creative and artistic environment characterised by exploration, personal discovery and sense of community. From our major musicals (Primary and Secondary) to our weekly chapels, drama outreach trips, visual art subjects and instrument programs, students have a variety of opportunities to challenge themselves as they enter into the wondrous world of creativity and design.


    Our Language program at Freshwater is offered from Year 1 through to Year 12 and includes cultural visits
to Japan, short- and long-stay programs for students to live and learn in Japan, plus the chance to participate in language competitions, activities and cultural excursions.


    Our Primary Nature Play programs promote a variety of health benefits including cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.


    We offer a range of other diverse and interesting curriculum areas including:

    • Horticulture
    • Robotics
    • Chess Club
    • Leadership Programs
    • Innovation