Strath Lions roar into Country Week contention

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Some of the Strath Lions players who earned Country Week selection. Mathew AdamsPE Assistant & Soccer Coordinator After working hard throughout the season and developing their skills, 25 of our Strath Lions players and College students have been selected for Football West Country Week. Players had to go through trials in their different age groups to secure a spot in the teams. These trials are no easy feat, with one age group consisting of 40 children trying out for 24 places. This is a proud moment for our club and school as we only had 10 Strath Lions/College students compete read more…

Senior students unwind with wheel skills

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By Louanne HardyStudent Support CounsellorYear 12 students enjoyed some games of wheelchair basketball recently at the Geraldton basketball stadium. After taking to the court, students heard from guest speaker Chris Kerr, who shared her journey as a wheelchair user navigating “life’s” roadblocks. Student Support Services organised the activity for Year 12s to have  fun and let off steam  after their  recent exams. YEAR 5 MATHS Collaboration caper By Helen FergusonYear 5 Teacher The teacher had a plan in mind“Listen up, don’t get behindWe’re making cubes, a metre tall!In groups of four, don’t let them fall.”She said to “plan, think and read more…

Million-dollar upgrades for College

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Staff and students outside the new classrooms which adjoin the Design and Technology building. Pictured from left are: Principal Gavin Hirschhausen, Year 5 Teacher Helen Ferguson, Projects Officer Harri Harrington, Business Manager Tracey du-Pont and Acting Principal Sophia de Lange. The College will invest $1 million over three years to improve learning spaces for students.Principal Gavin Hirschhausen said he was pleased to announce the major capital works spending program, which began last year.Mr Hirschhausen outlines the investment below and what it will mean for the College community. COMPLETED PROJECTS Mountain Bike TrackMaking great use of the College’s natural bushland environment read more…

Heritage and hope

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Heritage and hope By Sophia de LangeActing Principal Geraldton Christian College commenced operations as Geraldton Christian Community School in 1979, in the hall of the Geraldton Church of Christ in Holland Street.  The original vision for the College came to Mr George Edland, which inspired several Christian families regarding the importance of choosing Christian schooling for their children. They became the heritage on which the future is built.  Christian schooling is part of God’s bigger story, giving hope through God’s purposes. The founders of the College understood that schooling is not neutral, shaping the way children view the world and read more…

Resilience and rest in God: Teacher’s life lesson

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Year 2 Teacher Michelle Barber and her predecessor, Primary Specialist Teacher Sindy Boonzaier. “I’m giving my Year 2 class over to Michelle with a happy heart knowing they are in good hands,” Sindy said. “She knows what she is doing and I am very relieved she is the one taking on my role.” Picture: Gavin Box We catch up with Primary Teacher MICHELLE HILTON-BARBER, who has returned to the College after a number of years in the NSW Riverina. Michelle, you were here for four years up until about 2015. What have you been doing since then?I’ve been in the read more…

Lessons in service led to Naval career

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Able-Seaman Joshua Keys, a 2013 College graduate, at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial in Geraldton. The memorial pays tribute to the 645 men who perished when the ship was sunk in a battle with a German vessel off the WA coast on 19 November 1941. The wreckage of HMAS Sydney II was found in 2008, about 200 km from the coast (Steep Point) of WA. Photo: Gavin Box STUDENT STORIES Joshua Keys: 2013 graduate Geraldton’s strong ties to the Royal Australian Navy, through HMAS Sydney II, were underscored when the City was last year named as the ceremonial home port read more…

Praise for Primary student leaders

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Mrs Brits and Primary Student Representative Councillors on lunch duty. By Marianne BritsYear 4/5 Teacher Primary Student Representative Councillors meet weekly to discuss and plan events. They assist duty teachers with lunch table clean up, encourage students to put rubbish into bins, or pick up rubbish lying around College grounds, and strive to be an example to other students in doing this. They are, with the help of House Captains, responsible for setting up the equipment in the different playing zones during recess and lunch times. When the College has fundraising events, the Student Council is responsible for collecting money. read more…

Students cotton on to marvels of God’s creation

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Students harvest cotton from the College grounds. Containers of harvested cotton. Joys of the outdoor classroom By Carmen BlayYear 3 Teacher One of the many reasons I love teaching at Geraldton Christian College is the amazing Wholistic Land Management team, who pour out their heart and energy to constantly improve and increase, nurture and maintain the school gardens for teachers to integrate and present curriculum in a much more meaningful and authentic way. Recently Year 3 students learnt about estimating, rounding in Maths, as well as the production and harvest of cotton and wool in Food and Fibre. At Geraldton read more…

Three of a kind – College’s doctoral trio

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Dr Khim Harris, Dr Lindsay Graieg and Dr Gavin Marcus. Picture: Gavin Box The number of highly-credentialled staff at Geraldton Christian College is building.The arrival this year of Dr Gavin Marcus, Deputy Principal Teaching, brings to three the total number of College staff or board members who have completed studies at a doctoral level.The others are Secondary Teacher Dr Lindsay Graieg and Geraldton Christian Community Schools Association Board Secretary Dr Khim Harris. In a three-part feature, starting today with DR KHIM HARRIS, they share their learning journeys. Dr Harris has an interesting story to tell – with a background as read more…

Rugby WA officials applaud College kids

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By Johan BoonzaierPrimary PE CoordinatorThe College was privileged to host a Rugby WA clinic last week. All of the students who participated enjoyed the experience, despite the scorching heat. Rugby WA and the Western Force are committed to delivering two more clinics during the year. They are dedicated to developing rugby in regional areas among schools and understand the importance of clear pathways for students interested in the sport. The kids were amazing to teach and really polite the whole timeRugby WA development officer Rugby is one of the few sports codes that accommodate student participation of all abilities. One read more…