Kindy’s out-of-the-box Christmas gift

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Kindy Teacher Nateeka White came up with an out-of-the-box way to farewell the 2022 class – producing a playful cardboard box inspired class photo for families. We love the spontaneity and energy in every pose. Nateeka was able to create the image with just one cardboard box, taking single photos of each person in the box. Then came the time-consuming part, using photo imaging software to cut each image and stitch it together into one main image. “That part of the process would have taken more than half an hour, but no more than an hour, for each of the read more…

Chanelle lights up Yearbook competition

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Chanelle’s winning art piece. We received a huge number of entries from students for the 2022 Yearbook cover competition, demonstrating extraordinary artistic talent as they explored the theme of beach/lighthouse. Year 11 student Chanelle W was judged the winner, with runners-up Larishia L (Year 9), Khloe dV (Year 1) and Kayla B (Year 5). All students received a prize for their efforts, while Chanelle’s work will feature on the 2022 Yearbook cover. The Yearbook will be made available for families in 2023. Acting Principal Sophia de Lange with winner Chanelle W. Larishia L with Mrs de Lange. Larishia’s entry. Khloe read more…

Kietzmann family claim another VETDSS Award

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Acting Principal Sophia de Lange, Braydon Kietzmann, Zadian Janse Van Rensburg, Liam Stubbs and Acting Deputy Principal Martlie Fourie at the 2022 Central Regional TAFE VETDSS Awards. The Kietzmann family have continued their strong showing in the Central Regional TAFE’s annual awards for Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS). Year 11 student Braydon Kietzmann was named Trade-Based Training Student of the Year winner at the 2022 awards ceremony at TAFE on Wednesday night. Last year, Braydon’s older sister Chloe, who holds a Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies, took out the 2021 VETDSS Student read more…

2022 Year 12 Awards – Full winners’ list

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English ATAR: Jana Van Staden.               English General:  Jessica Kain                        English General: Loren Edwards                  Mathematics Essentials General: Isaac Harrington.             Mathematics Applications ATAR: Darwin Whitby.                 Physical Education Studies ATAR: Jana Van Staden.               Outdoor Education General: Imogen Taylor.                 Biology ATAR: Carina Dieterich.               Visual Arts General: Jessica Kain                   Geography ATAR: Tiffany Lipfert Mathematics Methods  ATAR: Carina Dieterich.              Psychology ATAR: Carina Dieterich.              Politics & Law ATAR: Dylan Mbano                    Food Science & Technology General: Clare Wheatley.           Material Design & Technology General: Emma De Klerk.         Modern History ATAR: Dylan Mbano                    Academic Excellence Dux  (ATAR): Carina Dieterich.             Excellence in Education Dux  (General):   Loren Edwards                  Honourable Martin Aldridge MLC read more…

Goodbye and God be with you

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Year 12 graduates of 2022 present teacher and keen cyclist Lindsay Graieg with a parting gift. Goodbye and God be with you. They were the parting words of Dr Lindsay Graieg, Biblical Life and Worldview Teacher, to his Year 12 class – pointing out that in old English the two phrases meant one and the same thing. Speaking at the Year 12 final assembly yesterday, Dr Graieg told the graduates that their teachers all hoped to serve as signposts to each student, pointing them to “the best road to travel”. “We invite you to continue that journey and finish well,” read more…

With God, we overcome

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Andre SteenekampDirector of Sport and Outdoor Education Our senior students have demonstrated once again that they have what it takes to overcome difficult challenges as proven during the Yr 11/12 Kalbarri National Park General Outdoor Education expedition in the Kalbarri National Park. The expedition required students to plan for a three-day, self-sustained expedition in the gorge. Fears were overcome and courage and teamwork was on display. Activities after hiking down into the gorge with 18kg backpacks, included a 35m abseil, a 6km canoe to the ‘Loop’ and ‘canyoning’ the level 5 degree difficulty, Z-Bend. It is always a privilege to read more…

Lessons in leadership from former Deputy PM

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Gavin BoxCommunications OfficerThe College was privileged to host one of the nation’s leading Christian thinkers, former Deputy Prime Minister and former federal National Party Leader John Anderson AC last week. Mr Anderson spoke privately to staff and Geraldton Christian Community Schools Association members about the importance of private and public school systems in Australia today, in the interest of parental choice, and the key role Christian teachers play in the lives of their students. He then addressed students at a special Secondary Assembly where he spoke briefly on the subject of leadership and human suffering. Head Boy Dylan M poses read more…

Students turn up volume (and colour) at Battle Cry

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Andre SteenekampDirector of Sport & Outdoor EducationWith the introduction of the two new College Houses, Alpha and Omega, there has been an intentional focus on building team cohesiveness and unity within the College. The ’Battle Cry’ event, held the day before the recent Secondary Athletics Carnival, involved students dressing up in their house colours (Alpha – purple; Omega – teal) and having a chanting competition to display weeks of preparation, under the guidance of house leaders Mrs Edwards (Alpha) and Mrs Labuschagne (Omega). Students, with excellent leadership by the house captains, got behind their houses and displayed the value of read more…

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…