Wadjarri worship time!

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By Brenda PattendenKindergarten Teacher Our delighted Kindy class were absolutely blessed last week when they met local Aboriginal lady Maureen Merritt! Maureen took the time to come into our class and help the children learn the words for “God is so good” in our local Wadjarri language. She enlisted the help of her 80-year-old mum, Olive, for this project and we look forward to singing it during our Early Years Presentation Morning on Thursday 2 December. How precious has this experience been, not only for our Kindy children to connect with our broader community, but to witness first-hand how our read more…

Fire crews a hit with the Pre-Primary class

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Children couldn’t contain their excitement at the chance to operate a fire hose. No hosing down these family stories! You never know what to expect when you have a question and answer time with children. So it was this week when local firefighters visited the Pre-Primary class to talk about their jobs and fire safety. The sharing time led to some gems of information, including revelations from one child that they nearly had a fire at their house when Mum left the oven on! Another student revealed that Dad’s bottom nearly caught fire one day! With stifled laughter, the adults read more…

Chloe Kietzmann wins region’s major award for vocational studies

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A Geraldton Christian College Year 12 student has won the Midwest and Gascoyne’s major award for Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS). Chloe Kietzmann was last night announced Central Regional TAFE 2021 Midwest & Gascoyne VETDSS Student of the Year in a presentation ceremony at CRTAFE Geraldton. Chloe and fellow Year 12 College student Hailie Righton, who completed a Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies, also earned nominations for the Higher Vocational Studies Student of the Year Award. In addition to completing their Certificate IV, Chloe and Hailie are studying four ATAR courses this read more…

Kyle Wennekes and Stacia Brehaut declared 2021 Geraldton Christian College Duxes

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Kyle Wennekes and Stacia Brehaut Kyle Wennekes and Stacia Brehaut were named the 2021 Geraldton Christian College Duxes at the Year 12 Graduation on Saturday night. Kyle was the major award winner on the night, receiving 11 awards, including the Christlike Character Award. He shared the latter award with Jean-Mari Neveling. Congratulations Kyle, Stacia, Jean-Mari and all Year 12 award winners. The full list of award recipients follows: Academic Excellence Dux: Kyle Wennekes. Excellence in Education Dux: Stacia Brehaut. Christlike Character Award (Female): Jean-Mari Neveling. Christlike Character Award (Male): Kyle Wennekes. English ATAR: Kyle Wennekes. English General: Mia-Louise Micke. Mathematics read more…

Life’s doorways – and the Doorway to Life

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2022 student leaders Declan Righton (deputy head boy), Dylan Mbano (head boy), Maddi Bunter (head girl) and Jana Van Staden (deputy head girl) with Principal Mr Gavin Hirschhausen. There was plenty of laughter when Geraldton Christian College Year 12 students turned the tables on their teachers on Thursday 21 October. Students held a traditional trivia quiz to test teachers’ knowledge of their students, after official formalities at the Year 12 final assembly for 2021. Anything less than a correct answer on the buzzer led to a dousing of talcum powder, flour and “slime”. No teacher emerged unscathed and a number read more…

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…