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…

Mountain bikers take leap of faith

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Air pillow lets students take skills to new heights There’s nothing like a bit of healthy risk-taking to get the adrenalin pumping.Students in Keith Roffman’s Year 10 Sport and Recreation class had the opportunity to ride a mountain bike over a ramp and land on an air pillow when mountain bike riders Todd Meyn and Josh Phillips visited the College this week to perform demonstrations.Josh led the way, first instructing students in safe landing technique and then taking to the ramp to perform a loop on his bike.Students took their time to get used to the jump and soon overcame read more…

Maritime life beckons Levi

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Levi Moore, who dropped in to the College recently, reminisces with, from left, Kiera Foster, Sophia de Lange and Andre Steenekamp. Picture: Gavin Box Working as a deck hand at a Pilbara port is a far cry from Geraldton, but fond memories of time spent at Geraldton Christian College are never far away for 2020 Head Boy Levi Moore. What are you doing with yourself these days? I’m a deckhand with Westug, a port operations provider. I work at Cape Lambert in North Karratha, servicing the port and mining sector. I started in January and finished training about April. What’s read more…

Week 6, Term 2, 2021

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CHILD-LIKE FAITH Each word a gift Watch the way you talk … Say only what helps, each word a gift. Ephesians 4:29 (MSG) How beautiful to hear this week about the powerful impact of a young student’s words of encouragement. We’re told the student went out of her way, without prompting, and offered kind words that deeply touched the adult recipient. “This student would have had no idea of the impact of those words,” someone said. How wonderful to see God using a child, stepping out in simple faith, love and obedience; making known the lordship of Jesus Christ and read more…

Week 4 Term 2 2021

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Imogen gets up close to a turtle. Coral Bay Outdoor Education Camp 2021. NINGALOO ADVENTURE Coral Bay College-first By Andre SteenekampSecondary Physical Education and Sport & Recreation Teacher As a College and Physical Education department we always endeavour to extend the learning opportunities of our students. This year we have pushed the boundary further, with our first visit to Coral Bay; embracing the beauty of this World Heritage Site in beautiful WA. The camp and the preparation in particular focused on exploring and recording the abundance of world famous marine activity on the Ningaloo Reef, which coincides with some of read more…

Week 2, Term 2, 2021

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PRINCIPAL’S PEN Keys to building trust By Sophia de Lange, Acting Principal How do we create trust? By straight talking, confronting reality and listening first. Jesus taught us to talk straight, to be honest, to be slow to speak and quick to listen. He symbolises trust.  To trust creates an environment where we can trust and can be trusted, as modelled by Jesus. Talk straight. This is honesty in action, based on the principles of integrity and honesty.  Both principles are vital in building trust. Be honest, tell the truth, don’t leave false impressions. Half-truths can cause pain and disappointment read more…

Week 9 Term 1 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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…