Return of Welcome Feast draws big crowd

Posted by Gavin Box

Hundreds of people from the College community grabbed the opportunity to came together for the annual Welcome Feast on Wednesday night – after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Students, families and staff enjoyed a meal outdoors, while guest artist Christian singer-songwriter Dan Warlow entertained the crowd.

The event was organised by the Geraldton Christian Community Schools Association, with generous sponsorship from (in no particular order): Gemma Baker Jewellers, GMA Garnet Group, GlassCo, Centro Dental, Sparkeze Auto Electrical, @AllDecor, Rob White Consulting and Ocean Air.

In a brief address, Association Chair Khim Harris spoke of the important role College parents and guardians played as ‘learning partners’ with College staff.

“First of all, we need you to love your children unconditionally. God gave every child its unique gift and talents. The College only facilitates who they are in Christ,” he said.

“Second, we acknowledge that parents are the best people equipped to educate their children, in partnership with the College.

“We need to work together to ensure the best outcome for every child, recognising that God has a plan and a purpose for each individual.

“Only in partnership with parents, entrusting your children to the College and taking a wholistic approach in all areas of education and character development can we together make known the Lordship of Jesus Christ.”

Dr Harris invited anyone interested in the governance of the College to join the Association, which holds two or more general meetings each year.

For more information, visit the Association page of our website.

Students gear up for Solar Challenge

Annette Kuhlmann
Acting Inclusive Education Coordinator | Teacher

The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge is a joint program between Synergy and the Science Teachers’ Association of WA, held annually to engage and educate the next generation of Western Australians on the benefits of solar and renewable energy.

This program forms part of a broader Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) program.

Year 6 and Year 8 students from across WA will learn about solar energy, then build and race their own solar-powered model cars against teams from other schools.

At Geraldton Christian College, students in Years 6 and 8 have been given the opportunity to build and improve a solar-powered model car.

On Mondays, a group of dedicated Year 8 students have spent their lunch times in the Science Department with Mr Arundell to learn about solar vehicle construction.

This has involved testing gear ratios, wheel sizes and angles of the solar panels to create the fastest possible solar car.

Year 6 students have worked with Mrs Boonzaier and Mrs Kuhlmann on their models during Science class time, following a similar program to their older peers.

A Year 6 and Year 8 team will represent the College at the Synergy tournament on the Thursday 30 March  at Champion Bay Senior High School.

The tournament will be a knockout series of race heats. Heat winners will be determined by the best of three, first past the finish line races.

The winners move forward to the next round of heats. Finalists will go to the finals, held in Perth later in the year. Prizes to win are up for grabs.

Go Geraldton Christian College!

Records tumble at swimming carnival

Andre Steenekamp
Director of Sport & Outdoor Education

Congratulations to Omega on winning the 2023 Secondary Interhouse Swimming Carnival.
Attitudes are contagious and participation was the key factor in the 35-point difference between the two houses.

Hats off to the students, who once again had to participate in a modified carnival at the Aquarena.

It’s commendable that our students find the opportunities within difficult challenges.

Well done to our senior students and leaders for setting a good example and leading from the front.

Congratulations to the medal recipients and the selected team that will represent the College at the Associated and Catholic Colleges swimming carnival in Perth next Wednesday.

A number of records were broken at the College’s Secondary Interhouse Swimming Carnival:

  1. Jazmin P Open 100m freestyle with a new time of 1m 16s 02ms
  2. Jack C u/16 100m freestyle 1m 19s 02ms

Carnival results:

U/13 Girls
Bronze medal: Emmy A
Silver: Lily T
Gold: Leah-May L

U/13 Boys
Bronze: Luke L
Silver: Zachary M
Gold: Nathaniel R

U/14 Girls
Bronze: Theresa S
Silver: Taylor A
Gold: Emmy C

U/14 Boys
Bronze: Ryan L
Silver: Kian S
Gold: Dustyn H

U/15 Girls
Bronze: Delilah S
Silver: Isabelle B
Gold: Heidi K

U/15 Boys
Bronze: Lysander F
Silver: Jasper E-S
Gold: Diara I

U/16 Girls
Bronze: Pamela E
Silver: Nicola S
Gold (joint winners):
Anna E & Izabelle W

U/16 Boys
Bronze: Nathan A
Silver: Macklin H
Gold: Jack C

U/18 Girls
Bronze: Paige C
Silver: Chanelle W
Gold: Jasmin P

U/18 Boys
Bronze: Kristian S
Silver: Seth B
Gold: Denbi H

Junior hockey registrations closing soon

Lizette Labuschagne
Hockey Coordinator

Hockey players make for happy kids! Not only will your child learn new skills, become more active and healthier, but they will learn the importance of teamwork, how to respect one another and form new relationships outside of school.

Registrations to play for Geraldton Christian College in the 2023 Sub-Junior Hockey season are about to close.

We only have a few spots available for players in Division 1 (Year 5-6) and Division 2 (Year 3-4). I urge all interested College families to register their child as soon as possible so that they don’t lose the opportunity to play for one of our teams.

To register:

  1. All players (Pre-primary to Year 6) to click on this link
  2. Complete all details, select 2023 Primary School and pay the fee of $42.50.
  3. If asked what school to enrol, select or type: Geraldton Christian College.

For more information, please email See you on the turf 😊


Tuesday Mar 14

ACC swim carnival Perth (Yr 7 to 12)

09:30am – 11:30am. TAFE health career taster for selected Yr 9 students

3:30pm – 5pm. Homework Club (in-Term only and not on public holidays)*

Wednesday Mar 15

Human Biology Perth Camp – Yr 11 and 12

ACC swim carnival Perth (Yr 7 to 12)


3:20pm – 4pm. Maths Support – Years 7 to 12 (in-term only, excluding public holidays)*

Thursday Mar 16

Human Biology Perth Camp – Yr 11 and 12


3:30pm – 5pm. Homework Club (in-Term only and not on public holidays)*

Friday Mar 17

Human Biology Perth Camp – Yr 11 and 12


3:15pm – 4:15pm. Country Week after school Girls Volleyball Training

Monday Mar 20


3:10pm – 4:30pm. Country Week boys volleyball training – after school

Tuesday Mar 21

School photos (Kapture photos)


1:13pm – 3pm. Off-campus service activities 10.1 BLW

3:30pm – 5pm. Homework Club (in-Term only and not on public holidays)*

Wednesday Mar 22

School photos (Kapture photos)


3:15pm – 4:15pm. Country Week after school Girls Volleyball Training

3:20pm – 4pm. Maths Support – Years 7 to 12 (in-term only, excluding public holidays)*

Thursday Mar 23


3:30pm – 5pm. Homework Club (in-Term only and not on public holidays)*

Friday Mar 24


07:15am – 08:15am. Country Week before-school hockey training in Wonthella

* Parents/guardians must complete an online consent form for their child to participate in after school Homework Club or Maths Support. Please email to request a consent form.



Worldview Australia is live streaming an online  Christian worldview lecture series, from 7.30pm Thursdays fortnightly. 

The series is aimed at training Christian students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to think and live Biblically (see “upcoming events” below for the program).

To register for the livestream, or for more information, visit the Worldview Australia website