Food Technology upgrade delights the tastebuds

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Food and Technology students are learning in a state-of-the-art kitchen, thanks to a major facility upgrade in January.   Teacher Mrs Sonja Lochner said students could not believe the extensive makeover when they returned from summer holidays.  The original room was completely gutted. New benchtops, ovens, stovetops, fridges and cupboards were installed to create a modern kitchen environment.   Mrs Lochner and Facilities Manager Mr Harri Harrington conducted extensive research and site visits of commercial kitchens to ensure the College adopted the latest ideas, optimising the space and installing cutting edge equipment.  “Students are now able to develop the practical skills and read more…

New elective brings focus to elite sport

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Mr Santos and Mrs Phillips with students enrolled in the 2024 Sports Specialist program. By Janelle PhillipsSports Specialist Teacher The College is pleased to announce details about its brand-new Sports Specialist program for Year 9 students, which starts this year. This exciting new elective brings a focus to many aspects of elite sport including: • Training for elite performance o Australian Institute of Sport: What it means to be an elite athlete o SMART goals o Training periods o Components of fitness o Fitness testing o Preparing to play to reduce injury o Recovery: sleep, active and passive recovery, nutrition read more…

Fear overcome, with help of friends

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By Joshua ArundellSecondary Teacher Sport and Recreation Two groups of intrepid Year 8 students left school for a day to tackle the cliffs of Kalbarri’s gorges this term. They first had to achieve the major milestone of waking up early to be at school by 7am! The yawning teenagers then headed off, arriving at the gorges mid-morning, ready to push past fear and experience the thrill of abseiling. Students had a range of feelings from apprehension to downright terror, but one by one, with encouragement from their friends and teachers, overcame their fears and proved to themselves that they could read more…

Breaking news … learning beyond the classroom

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Students visit the ABC offices in Geraldton as part of their studies on media and democracy. By John TilingerSecondary Teacher Humanities and Social Sciences/Biblical Life and Worldview In recent weeks, Year 10 students embarked on two excursions that offered a hands-on experience of various aspects of the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. These excursions enabled students to understand the way in which key concepts influence the real world. Coastal erosion management in Geraldton One of the excursions focused on the critical issue of coastal erosion management in Geraldton. During this trip, students had the opportunity to explore the Geraldton Port read more…

Kindy to Graduation, a sweet journey

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Thanks to College parent Ciara for this Blog item – reflecting on a beautiful moment at the 2023 Year 12 Valedictory Dinner. Three graduates who have attended the College since Kindergarten – Novalee C, Tiana M and Jezarni B, had the honour of cutting the cake at the dinner. Below are some more photos of the three girls, taken in 2010 when they were in Kindy. CHRISTMAS GENEROSITY Appeal gifts deliver joy across the globe By Tamicah PettigrewChaplain We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who generously donated to our Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe read more…

The good life … not what you might expect

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Dressed to impress? The Year 12 class of 2023 celebrate the end of the school year in colourful style. Mr Tilinger is pictured at far right. The following is an excerpt of a farewell speech from Biblical Life & Worldview Teacher JOHN TILINGER to the 2023 Year 12 class. Here at Geraldton Christian College, loving and serving others is considered the core of what it means to live “the good life.” But, Year 12, you’re not going to be here at Geraldton Christian College for much longer, are you? You all know the culture here and are familiar with it. read more…

Enrolment growth drives building projects

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Principal Gavin Hirschhausen cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Art Building. A new Art Building and alfresco area at the College was officially opened on Thursday 31 August. Art Teachers Mrs Helen Ferguson and Mrs Annalise Edwards are excited to have a brand new classroom space adjacent to the original art classroom, and a covered area that will also be useful for students in all-weather conditions. Principal Mr Gavin Hirschhausen and Board Chair Dr Khim Harris officially opened the facility in front of students and their families. The building replaces what was the oldest building on the campus, read more…

Premiership Eagle talks faith and footy

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Mark Seaby with Deputy Head Girl Tiana M and Head Boy Luke H. Year 11 students heard words of wisdom about achieving your dreams when former West Coast Eagles champion player Mark Seaby visited the College this week. Mark was the keynote speaker at the Geraldton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast attended by 170 community leaders and members. He made a special visit to the College to help inspire and challenge the group of young men and women who will be our student leaders in 2024. Mark was part of the West Coast Eagles team which won the 2006 AFL Grand Final read more…

Christians’ key role in NAIDOC story

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Year 7 students with sand art created as part of the College’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, held this week. By Gavin HirschhausenPrincipal NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration held across Australia to honor the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a significant occasion for acknowledging the contributions of Indigenous communities to the nation’s cultural fabric. A significant occasion?  We should have a look at why? On 23 December 1901 the Immigration Restriction Act came into law. It had been among the first pieces of legislation introduced to the newly-formed Federal Parliament. The legislation was read more…

Reawakening from Sabbatical

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A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND RENEWED PURPOSE Picture: Oleksandr Canary Islands: https://www.pexels.com By Gavin HirschhausenPrincipal After an invigorating and transformative Sabbatical, I find myself eagerly putting pen to paper to reflect and share my experiences and insights gained during this enriching journey. Taking time away from the familiar routine of life in Geraldton has proven to be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery, personal growth and a deeper connection with the world around me.  During my Sabbatical, I embarked on a captivating academic journey, delving deep into the realm of Comparative and International Education with the National Institute of Christian Education read more…