Mountain Bike Festival in the news

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GWN7 visited the College this week to cover our Mountain Bike Festival. College leads the way in a fast-growing sport Our Mountain Bike Festival captured the attention of local media, with GWN7 screening a segment on Tuesday night. The festival, held last weekend, celebrates the College’s commitment to developing students’ skills in one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Twelve students from the College recently attended a mountain bike specialist skills training camp in Perth. During Saturday’s festival, students took part in a series of races around the College’s 1.5km mountain bike track, which takes in bushland near the Chapman read more…

Kindy celebrates cultural diversity

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Kindergarten students celebrated different cultures this term. By Brenda PattendenKindergarten Teacher One of the Biblical threads our Kindy children have been thinking about this term is “embracing diversity”. Through this, they are encouraged to respect and celebrate the built-in differences between cultures and peoples, given for the enhancement of all. We have had a wonderful time learning about our world and the diverse cultures we have. Kindy parents of different nationalities have come in to proudly share food and information about their own particular country of origin. It has been such a wonderful opportunity for the children to create an read more…

Doing your best … for God

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Cassie takes to the track during the cross country. Cassie has been praised for taking a stand for God in an inspiring act of sportsmanship. Picture: Gavin Box, Geraldton Christian College By Gavin BoxCommunications Officer From little things, big things grow. That’s how a TV advertisement encourages people to contribute to their super. But it’s also true in life. We must remember to be thankful for those moments where we are privileged to witness growth in the lives of our children and those in our care. There were a number of occasions of just that this week at the College. read more…

Marvels of God’s creation

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College Library Manager Denise du Boulay and grandson James enjoy God’s handiwork at Coalseam. By Denise du BoulayCollege Library Manager I went in a panic when asked to share at a staff devotion this week. Then the thought came to me. How can I say I have nothing to share, when God has given me eternal life – and bestowed upon me grace and mercy and love beyond my understanding? What a privilege it should be to give witness to the goodness of God. Some of my photos here were taken from the Coalseam on Saturday. We had a gorgeous read more…

College surfers make WA final

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Mr Roffman with Imogen, right, and Edel, who won the senior girls surfing division. Picture: Keith Roffman The College boys bodyboarding teams: Max, Drew, James and Macklin. Picture: Keith Roffman Two teams from Geraldton Christian College have made the State finals after wins in the Mid West Regional Round of the Sun Smart Schools Surfing Titles at Back Beach this week.Imogen and Edel won the senior girls surfing, while Drew and Max won the junior boys bodyboarding. They will now progress to the State finals in Perth on Friday 27 August. The College put in a strong performance at the read more…

Mountain bikers take leap of faith

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Air pillow lets students take skills to new heights There’s nothing like a bit of healthy risk-taking to get the adrenalin pumping.Students in Keith Roffman’s Year 10 Sport and Recreation class had the opportunity to ride a mountain bike over a ramp and land on an air pillow when mountain bike riders Todd Meyn and Josh Phillips visited the College this week to perform demonstrations.Josh led the way, first instructing students in safe landing technique and then taking to the ramp to perform a loop on his bike.Students took their time to get used to the jump and soon overcame read more…

Maritime life beckons Levi

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Levi Moore, who dropped in to the College recently, reminisces with, from left, Kiera Foster, Sophia de Lange and Andre Steenekamp. Picture: Gavin Box Working as a deck hand at a Pilbara port is a far cry from Geraldton, but fond memories of time spent at Geraldton Christian College are never far away for 2020 Head Boy Levi Moore. What are you doing with yourself these days? I’m a deckhand with Westug, a port operations provider. I work at Cape Lambert in North Karratha, servicing the port and mining sector. I started in January and finished training about April. What’s read more…

Week 6, Term 2, 2021

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CHILD-LIKE FAITH Each word a gift Watch the way you talk … Say only what helps, each word a gift. Ephesians 4:29 (MSG) How beautiful to hear this week about the powerful impact of a young student’s words of encouragement. We’re told the student went out of her way, without prompting, and offered kind words that deeply touched the adult recipient. “This student would have had no idea of the impact of those words,” someone said. How wonderful to see God using a child, stepping out in simple faith, love and obedience; making known the lordship of Jesus Christ and read more…

Week 4 Term 2 2021

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Imogen gets up close to a turtle. Coral Bay Outdoor Education Camp 2021. NINGALOO ADVENTURE Coral Bay College-first By Andre SteenekampSecondary Physical Education and Sport & Recreation Teacher As a College and Physical Education department we always endeavour to extend the learning opportunities of our students. This year we have pushed the boundary further, with our first visit to Coral Bay; embracing the beauty of this World Heritage Site in beautiful WA. The camp and the preparation in particular focused on exploring and recording the abundance of world famous marine activity on the Ningaloo Reef, which coincides with some of read more…

Week 2, Term 2, 2021

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PRINCIPAL’S PEN Keys to building trust By Sophia de Lange, Acting Principal How do we create trust? By straight talking, confronting reality and listening first. Jesus taught us to talk straight, to be honest, to be slow to speak and quick to listen. He symbolises trust.  To trust creates an environment where we can trust and can be trusted, as modelled by Jesus. Talk straight. This is honesty in action, based on the principles of integrity and honesty.  Both principles are vital in building trust. Be honest, tell the truth, don’t leave false impressions. Half-truths can cause pain and disappointment read more…