The Last Post – 2019!

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Wednesday 11 December 2019

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isiaiah 9:6

Thank you to everyone for such a wonderful year. We hope you enjoyed the End of Year Presentation Events as we celebrated special achievements with our students.

Thanks to our parents/guardians who have partnered with us in educating your children. It’s been a pleasure!

Thank you to the students for applying yourselves to your studies and for being part of our wonderful College community.

Thank you to the staff who have worked so hard this year and who are all looking forward to a well-deserved break.

We hope you have a fabulous holiday break, and look forward to seeing you again on 3 February 2020 to do it all over again!

Gavin Hirschhausen, Principal

Christmas Hamper goodies for Salvos

Uniform Shop 2020

The Uniform Shop will be open for existing families the week before school resumes for Term 1 2020. Hours will be:

  • Tuesday 28 January, 8.00am to 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 29 January, 12.00pm to 5.30pm
  • Thursday 30 January, 8.00am to 2.00pm
  • Friday 31 January, 8.00am to 2.00pm

We would suggest that you take advantage of visiting during these times, to avoid long queues during the first week back at school!

You can also complete an order form (available here) and email that to the Uniform Shop, – staff will advise when your order is ready for collection before school goes back.

Families are welcome to sell secondhand uniform on the SCC Community Noticeboard Facebook Group or please consider donating them to the College. We often have families that are in need of items and it’s great to have stock on hand if they are struggling financially. Just drop uniform into the Front Office.

Office Holiday Hours

The College Office will close at 3.00pm Friday 20 December 2019.

The Office will reopen in the New Year on Monday 13 January 2020. Office Hours will be 9.00am to 3.30pm from 13 January to 31 January 2020 (closed on Monday 27 January for Australia Day Public Holiday).

Usual Office Hours of 8.20am to 3.30pm will resume from the start of Term 1, Monday 3 February 2020.

Term Dates 2020

College Calendar

Christmas Hamper Goodies for Salvos

End of Year Reports

Reports have been emailed home to families in the last week. We had a technical glitch with Primary reports which means you may not have received your child/ren’s reports in an email. Please log into the Sentral Parent Portal to view reports there.

Equipment Lists for 2020

Equipment Lists were emailed home this week, and paper copies were also given to students. It’s important that parents of Year 9 & 10 parents know their child’s electives (two) and that Year 11 & 12 parents have their child’s subjects before ordering online. Text books must be offered through OfficeMax Online. Please check the details emailed, or alternatively you can view Equipment Lists on the website.

Kindy & Pre-Primary parents are charged a levy, and all stationery/equipment is provided to students in the classroom.

Fees & Levy Information will be emailed by the end of this week.

Enrolments for 2020

If you know of families who might be interested in enrolling their children at the College for 2020, we do have availability in most classes. They can email to enquire about availability, or to request enrolment packs.


We are saying goodbye to a number of our staff as the year comes to a close.  Mr Nathan Rennie, Mr Conor Buckley, Mrs Bernadette Buckley, Mr Greg Hornsby and Mrs Glenis Hornsby will all be moving to Perth to take up new positions.  Mr Jordan Sanders is also moving to Perth next year for further studies.  We also farewell Mrs Janelle Palmer as she steps away from teaching to concentrate on ministry work.  We also farewelled Mrs Anna Hollander (Community Relations, Enrolments and Marketing Manager), Mrs Jenine De Klerk (Personnel) and Mrs Desiré Liebenberg (Finance Officer) this term. 

We thank all of you for your service to the College and wish you all the very best for your new adventures to come in 2020.

School Buses – 2020

From Term 1, 2020 students travelling on the following services will be required to transfer buses at the Wonthella or Waggrakine Transfer Points if their current service no longer provides transport directly to their school.

These buses will go to the Wonthella transfer point: Geraldton Walkaway (Bus 3)  Geraldton Eradu (Bus 5)  Geraldton Moonyoonooka (Bus 8)  Geraldton Dongara (Bus 2)  Geraldton Wandina (Bus 15) 

These buses will go to the Waggrakine transfer point: Geraldton Buller (Bus 16) Geraldton Cape Burney (Bus 11) Geraldton East Chapman (Bus 10) Geraldton Naraling (Bus 1) Geraldton Park Falls (Bus 12)

Buses that will drop students at SCC: Geraldton Dongara (Bus 2) from the Wonthella transfer point. Geraldton East Chapman (Bus 10) from the Waggrakine transfer point

Students travelling on the other buses listed above will need to transfer to the two buses listed immediately above to complete their trip to school.

If you have queries about the School Buses, please contact:

Buswest Geraldton: 9923 2225 or
Geraldton Education Office: 9956 1600
School Bus Logistics: 9921 6661 or

Pre-Primary Cupcake Fundraiser

Congratulations to our Pre-Primary students (and parents) who raised a grand total of $627.00 selling cupcakes to fundraiser for “Water for Africa”.

Mrs Pattenden, Ms Nelson and Pre-Primary students with their cupcakes for sale

With the help of Mrs Anna Hollander, they also produced this wonderful video which was shown at the Early Learning Years Presentation last week.

Well done Pre-Primaries. Your servant hearts are a blessing!

Overseas Student Exchange



There is an opportunity for current Year 9 or 10 girls to be involved in a Student Exchange with a German student from August-Hermann-Francke Schule, a state-approved Christian private school in Giessen.

This would involve your family hosting a German student (currently 15 years old) for the duration of Term 2 next year, with the return part of the exchange to be completed at a mutually suitable time after that.

This is a program that several of our students have been involved with in the past and is a great learning opportunity and a chance for a student to immerse themselves in another culture.

If you are interested in finding out more information, please email or phone Mr Fletcher or 9938 9100.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to participate in an exchange but would be willing to host a German student for Term 2, please also contact Mr Fletcher ASAP.

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight is on again this coming Sunday 15 December at Maitland Park. The College is a major sponsor of the family fun activities which start at 5.30pm. The Carols will start at 7.00pm. Please come along and celebrate “The Reason for the Season – Jesus”.

Our Year 7 students at last week’s Christmas Service.
Thanks to Mrs Labuschagne, Mr Tilinger, Miss Arthur and Mr Gibson for putting such a wonderful service together. The Salvation Army were delighted with all of the items donated for their Christmas Hampers.

Community Notices

Unit/Granny Flat for rent – $200 per week including basic power and water. The unit has 2 separate bedrooms and a combined living room/kitchen area as well as a small bathroom. Please contact 0448 646 755 if interested.