Week 9 Term 1 2021

Posted by Gavin Box

Easter reflection Well it’s the end of a very busy term.  Principal Gavin Hirschhausen is taking a period of extended leave – we hope that he will have a wonderful break, and come back refreshed in the middle of Term 2. As we prepare for Good Friday, then Easter Sunday, we reflect on our own sinfulness, remember our mortality and give thanks for the gift of salvation that we have received through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  I pray that you will have special family time together over these school holidays.  Please stay safe if you are travelling.  read more…

Week 7 Term 1 2021

Posted by Gavin Box

PRAISE POINTS Sustaining mercy One of our new College families experienced the power of prayer as their newborn underwent delicate surgery. In mum’s words: To the Geraldton Christian College community,We would love to thank everyone so much for joining us in prayer for our new little bub. He’s had a difficult start since birth on 24 February and many issues since. On Saturday 6 March we were flown to Perth Children’s Hospital via RFDS and then at 9am the next day he had heart surgery. On the plane down he had a suspected seizure. We thank our mighty God for read more…

Secondary Swimming Carnival

Posted by Gavin Box

Andre SteenekampSecondary Swimming Carnival Coordinator Well done, Geraldton Christian College Secondary students! It was a challenging two weeks and challenges reveal character. You have made the whole community super proud with a terrific effort, which included great sportsmanship, camaraderie and Christ-like character. The valuable attribute of sport bringing the community together and uniting people to grow stronger was evident during the carnival. A big thank-you to our teachers and parents for the hard work you put in to make these days enjoyable for the students. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Congratulations to the following individual champions: Year 7 Boys1. Rueben James-Wallace2. Jasper Ellis-Smit3. read more…

Week 5 Term 1 2021

Posted by Gavin Box

PRINCIPAL’S PEN United in grief GAVIN HIRSCHHAUSENGeraldton Christian College Principal This week we have been mourning the tragic death by suicide of one of our much loved students,. All of us are deeply shocked and saddened beyond words. This particular student was respectful, diligent, hard working and always put others first. As a principal, this has been the hardest experience of my leadership. It has shocked myself and many into readjusting priorities and focusing on family. I thank our leadership team and staff, who have been doing an amazing job supporting our students during this heartbreaking time, while dealing with read more…

Week 3 Term 1

Posted by Gavin Box

GRANDPARENT JOY ‘These are happy tears!’ We love this story from mum Jenny, whose family joined the College in early 2020. Jenny tells us her children came to the College after a not-so-happy time in the public school system. A few weeks after their arrival, Jenny and her mother-in-law Heather attended a Pre-Primary Assembly, where the children received a certificate. Heather was so taken by the atmosphere of Christian love at the assembly, the kind words and prayers spoken, that she started to cry. Jenny recalls: “I asked her if she was OK and she said: ‘These are happy tears. read more…

Week 1 Term 1 2021

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Christian education, the great adventure Gavin HirschhausenPrincipal I’d like to welcome new and returning families to Geraldton Christian College, in what is the great adventure of Christian education. Some think of Christian education as a prayer at the start of a lesson, or the occasional church service for students. It is much, much more than that. There is a  “secular versus spiritual” myth today which would have us believe there are parts of life that are for God (church attendance, prayer time, Bible reading, etc) and parts of life that are secular or “real world” (work, entertainment, family … and read more…

Week 9 Term 4

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Mighty God, Prince of Peace There’s a video doing the rounds on social media where Father Christmas and one of his helpers are discussing COVID-19’s impact on Christmas. It caught my attention for several reasons — not just because there was no mention of Jesus, who is at the very heart of the Christmas event. The discussion focussed on staying safe and looking forward to a time when things could return to “normal”. Of course, we all long for normality. But when life is reduced to making money and buying things, which is the focus of a consumer-driven, economic rationalist read more…

Week 8 Term 4

Posted by Fiona Davidson

IN HIS HANDS Bringing your dreams for your child to God How can we encourage our children to be all God wants them to be in a world that frequently defines success by the car we drive, how much we earn … and our school grades? Deputy Principal Curriculum, Sophia de Lange, who raised two boys with dyslexia, shared a story from the heart when she spoke at the Early Learning Years Presentation this week. Love. Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and inspire us, on occasion, to greatness. We know it read more…

Week 7 Term 4

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Year 12 Ball Year 12 students all had a wonderful time dancing the night away last Saturday evening at their Ball. What an excellent way to finish their educational journey at the College. The Ball Committee, made up of parents of Year 12 students, did an outstanding job of decorating the College Hall — with an “Under the Sea” theme. It looked amazing! Mermaids made an appearance at the Ball, courtesy of All Things Dance. We pray God’s richest blessings over the Year 12 students’ lives and futures as they leave school and venture out into the World. ~ Gavin read more…

Week 5 Term 4

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Remembrance Day Assembly We had a wonderful Remembrance Day Assembly at the College on Wednesday morning. Mr Gavin Hirschhausen, Principal, was MC for the occasion and spent time speaking to students about the origin of Remembrance Day: “At 5.00am on 11 November 1918, three German government representatives accepted the Armistice terms presented to them by an allied commander, General Foch of the French Army.  The demands of the Armistice included the withdrawal of German forces to the east bank of the Rhine within 30 days; immediate cessation of warfare; and surrender of the German fleet and all heavy guns with read more…