Wellbeing Corner

Posted by Gavin Box

Term 2 has almost come to an end and what a busy and productive term it has been in the Wellbeing Team! At this time of the year, our Milo Mondays for Primary students, and Toastie Tuesdays for Secondary students are a great way to warm up before school as the mornings are cooling down. These morning programs are also a good way for us to connect with and get to know students better. We have welcomed a new Secondary Student Support Counsellor, Jared Marsh, to our team two days a week. Jared is passionate about connecting with Secondary students read more…

Board welcomes two new directors

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From left: Khim Harris, Chelsie Bunter, Marli van Wyk, Grant Wilson, Michael Welham, Stefanus Strydom and Jose Silva. Two school parents have joined the Board of the Association which helps guide the direction of Geraldton Christian College. Chelsie Bunter and Michael Welham were elected on Monday evening at the Annual General Meeting of Geraldton Christian Community Schools Association.  Mrs Bunter is a ministry worker at Lighthouse Church and both her girls have attended the College, while Rev Mike is a Minister at Geraldton Anglican Cathedral with two boys in primary school.  The meeting was updated on staffing, the curriculum, new read more…

Confidence built in outdoor challenges

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By Ben DanielsPrimary Health and Physical Education Teacher The Year 8 trimester 1 group recently set out on the Outdoor Education camp, arriving at Coronation Beach and tasked with the first challenge – set-up camp. Students managed to successfully assemble their tents and swags, assisting and establishing the campsite. They were then split into two groups to complete a team-building scenario. This scenario involved a beach rescue. They were given a stretcher and tasked to transport their selected “injured” student to a given location down the beach. This challenge put communication and teamwork skills to the test. The following day, read more…

Sportsmanship on show at Hockey Carnival

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By Lizette Labuschagne On Thursday, 30 May 2024, 12 students proudly represented the College at the CSBP Interschool Hockey Carnival at Geraldton Hockey Stadium. Schools in Geraldton and the surrounding areas took part. Our students, full of enthusiasm and determination, put on an impressive display of skill and sportsmanship. The format of the carnival had teams of six players placed into one of three pools. Our students were split into two teams, with each team ready to take on their opponents in a series of matches throughout the day. With mouthguards in, shin guards on and hockey sticks at the read more…

Students flock to witness shearing skills

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By Tennille DavisPre-Primary Teacher Children from Pre-Primary to Year 4 were blessed with an exciting, educational incursion from sheep shearers Deane and Tony (Boomer) Shaw, with commentary provided by Phil McDonnell. Students engaged in a hands-on demonstration in the school Wholistic Land Management centre, aligning with design technology studies Food & Fibre, and Process & Production, demonstrating the process of turning raw materials into finished goods. The incursion was organised into three stations, co-ordinated by Year 5 garden helpers. In the first rotation we saw the sheering of the sheep. At the next station we saw Mrs Shaw throw the read more…

Identity question settled at foot of the cross

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By Annalise EdwardsVisual Arts and Biblical Life & Worldview Teacher Year 11 General Visual Art students have written their artist statements and put the finishing touches on their final artworks for Semester One.  Students began the year exploring the proportions of the face, expressions, scale and shape of all their unique and individual faces. They created sketches and drawings, and other media experiments to explore the theme “Identity” and ask the big questions such as what is within and outside of our control when it comes to who we are. They also explored who God says we are – and the read more…

Role-playing game immerses students in Genesis

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  Photo by Pixabay To help students grasp Biblical Life and Worldview concepts, Year 7 students had to cooperate to build a tower together – but without talking.  Actually, to be more accurate, they could talk, but only in a foreign language.   Year 7 teacher Mr Sam de Vries set the task to illustrate part of the narrative in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, focussing on the Tower of Babel.   “Over the first semester, we learnt that God created the world and everything in it to be perfect, but humans rebelled and stuffed up. God tried a reset read more…

ADF offers opportunity

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Representatives from the army, navy and air force visited the College with their hi tech Australian Defence Force (ADF) Careers Bus.   The defence force hit town recently to introduce Year 9 and 10 students to the big range of careers offered by the military. Senior Secondary Pathway Coordinator Mrs Annette Kulhmann said the visit helped introduce students to the opportunities and benefits of joining the ADF.  “Students were surprised to learn that the ADF offers many careers beyond trades, combat and security, engineering, aviation and logistics. For example, there is hospitality, nursing  or IT.  “ADF qualifications are well respected by read more…

Indonesian fried rice on the menu

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Year 7 students prepared and cooked delicious fried rice as part of their Indonesian course recently.  Indonesian Teacher Mrs Khatarina Rahayu said the culinary experience helped students learn about culture – the food and social etiquette – in the fourth biggest nation on earth.   For the immersive activity, Mrs Rahuyu said she chose ingredients that are easy to find in Geraldton supermarkets. Students were introduced to traditional Indonesian foods such as lemon grass, kafir lime and kecap manis, even reading the label of this sweet soy sauce in Indonesian.   The recipe and instructions were all in Indonesian but the meal read more…

Students shine at sport

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Our talented students are excelling at the State level in a range of individual sporting endeavours outside of school.   Year 9 student Archie R races a Mitsubishi Mirage at the Speedway and recently competed in his first state title in Newman. He finished eighth out of 48 riders aged 10 to 16 years of age.  Archie is recognised for his maturity on track and his cool, calm and collected manner which enables him to succeed. He will compete in the National Title in Queensland in January 2025.   Year 7 student Abbie P has been selected to represent WA in the read more…