Freshwater Christian College
The Freshwater Christian College Advantage
Located in a beautiful tropical setting, our Kindergarten to Year 12 learning community is a safe, compassionate and nurturing environment.
As an Independent Christian College of around 580 students, we provide our students with a 21st Century learning experience with a village context where every child's God-given gifting and talent is recognised and celebrated.
At Freshwater Christian College we set a high expectation on student growth and academic development. We are committed to partnering with parents to nurture your child's academic, physical, social and spiritual development.
Ranked #1 in Far North Queensland!
Our 2019 Year 12 Graduate results are a testimony to the quality education we deliver with 42% of our OP eligible graduate students achieving an OP 1 to 5, placing the College 9th out of Queensland schools and number 1 in Far North Queensland.
More Than Just An Education
We recognise that learning is about the whole person and therefore, offer many extra sporting, creative and additional-curricular opportunities to enhance their passions including
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At Freshwater Christian College, we understand that parents are looking for a place where their children are nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential. Our dedicated Christian staff provide support to each student as they develop the knowledge, skills and experience to help make a difference in not only their lives but the lives of the community they live in.
Offering a Prep to Year 12 Christian Co-Educational College with an approved Queensland Government Kindergarten Program, we provide a safe and compassionate environment where your child will be taught using a Biblical framework while meeting all the requirements of educational authorities. Our bright and fun Kindergarten program gives children an enjoyable ‘beginning of school’ experience which leads to a positive transition into Prep. With both our Primary and High schools teaching our students a love of learning by searching for truth through knowledge and of academic excellence, we believe that your child will discover their God-given potential.
Located in Brinsmead, a suburb in the Queensland tropical city of Cairns, Freshwater Christian College (a ministry of Freshwater Church) has been supporting, encouraging and teaching children since 1983.
We hope to be able to welcome you and your child to our College family.
Performing & Visual Arts
Our performing arts department promotes a creative and artistic environment of 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 world of opportunities to push themselves and enter into the world of creativity and design.
At Freshwater we see Sport as on of the key factors in a child’s development as they learn how to be part of 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 to be apart of within and outside of school hours. Our Sporting Program (PGP) is run weekly as a core subject and a chance for our whole College to get active.
We also offer the following competitive sporting teams for students to be apart of.
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 competitions, activities and cultural excursions.
Additional Curriculum Areas
Here at Freshwater Christian College, we believe in each unique individual within our community and exist to provide a safe and an empowered learning environment that nurtures caring relationships. We know God to be a loving Heavenly Father who made each of us unique and of equal value. It is because of this value that we see each member of our College community deserving of care and support no matter their individual story. Our Pastoral Care team are committed to ensuring that each student is given the support they need for their spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing. We provide an environment where every student is free to learn without threat or interruption and College staff provide all students with the necessary support to empower them to overcome inappropriate or harmful behaviours. Each area of our College is well taken care of by our Pastoral Care team. We have dedicated staff that are employed to provide year level pastoral care and assist our Head of Primary, Head of Secondary and Principal in providing pastoral care oversight for the College community. Our College Chaplain provides pastoral care and support to anyone within the college community from parents and families through to staff and students. Along with these Pastoral Care roles is the knowledge that each member of our College community, both student and staff alike share in the responsibility of taking care of one another. Our students are encouraged to be aware of the needs of others and are taught to show love and compassion for their fellow students. We believe that it is this culture of caring that sets our College community apart.
As Principal of Freshwater Christian College, it is my privilege to welcome each new child and their family to our inspirational learning community. Along with a team of dedicated Christian teachers, we are committed to providing the support and encouragement our students need as they discover, explore and develop their god given gifts and talents.
We seek to partner with you, our parents, to provide an education that equips your child spiritually, socially and academically. We welcome parental involvement in classroom, sporting and cultural events as we know the positive impact this involvement has on a child’s learning. Freshwater Christian College’s values, which are at the core of our educational ethos, helps to lay a foundation for a purposeful future for every child.
Our environment is safe and compassionate. However, it is also designed to challenge students to learn and achieve success and personal growth. Our commitment to you is to help your child develop and grow into a healthy young person with Christian values which will empower them to become responsible adults in the future global community.
Our College is a reflection of the quality of the students who graduate every year with a sense of purpose and direction. At Freshwater Christian College, your child will experience a rigorous academic program balanced with a wide and diverse range of additional learning experiences.
Doug Holtam - Principal
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