Junior School

Fairholme Junior, catering for students from Kindy to Year 6, provides a vibrant, supportive and nurturing environment that fosters and encourages the development of strong relationships between children, staff, parents and the wider community. We acknowledge each students’ talents, interests and abilities enabling them to shine in their academic pursuits, their cultural endeavours and in the sporting arena.

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Fairholme Kindy offers a rich play-based program, for girls and boys who turn 3 years of age, prior to their commencement at Fairholme Kindy.

Prep to 6

The curriculum for students from Prep to Year 6 is based on the eight Learning Areas with programs formulated on the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Schools Authority. Music, Drama, Physical Education and Sport, LOTE and Visual Arts are taught by specialist teachers. An all - encompassing curriculum is delivered by highly qualified, very experienced classroom and specialist teachers who extend, enrich and challenge our students to strive in seeking excellence. The acquisition of strong foundations in literacy and numeracy are embedded through meaningful and differentiated learning experiences across all curriculum areas. We understand and recognise the learning styles of our girls design programs to extend, enrich and challenge our students.

Our innovative teaching programs, reflect current learning models and contemporary thinking, and are characterised by a balance between modelling and scaffolding, and investigative and inquiry-based learning. The integration of technology enhances the learning process in receiving, reflecting and applying information to shape the girls’ thinking and understanding.

The Prep year provides continuity between the girls’ prior experiences and their future learning, supported by the underlying principles of independence, social learning and health and physical development. A balanced integrated curriculum for these young children focuses upon an understanding of early literacy and numeracy, the ability to think and solve problems, the development of imagination and creativity and a positive and rewarding approach to learning. The Prep environment provides rich contexts for learning through focused learning and teaching sessions, investigations, real-life situations, routines and transitions and different forms of play.

The visually commanding Greta Junior is a dynamic learning environment that empowers students as leaners. Its innovative layout fosters creativity, promotes new ways for students to collaborate and enables them to learn vital information literacy skills for retrieving information from a wide range of print and digital sources.

The extensive co-curricular program sees girls sing in choirs, learn musical instruments, stage musicals, enjoy speech and drama, perform in singing recitals, play chess, debate, take part in Maths Olympiad, participate in swimming, cross country, athletics, tennis, netball, touch and hockey, and enjoy camps and excursions. The unique culture of acknowledging each girl’s gifts, talents, interests and abilities enables her to experience opportunities to shine in academic pursuits, through cultural endeavours and in the sporting arena.

A caring, compassionate and supportive attitude, Christian worship, respect for self and others and a dedication to developing honesty and integrity are an integral part of everyday life at Fairholme Junior. Our pastoral care program focuses upon developing skills to assist the girls with the personal skills they need to negotiate the increasingly complex world in which they live.

The Year 6 girls participate in leadership roles in their final year in the Junior School. To assist in the smooth transition to Middle School the girls are presented with opportunities to participate in information sessions and meet with students and key personnel from the Middle and Senior School. 

Boarding is generally available for Junior students from Year 6 and in certain exceptions, from Year 5. 

The Learning Enhancement Centre in the Junior School is multifaceted and incorporates extension, support and enrichment components through the classroom curriculum. Enrichment is embedded within every class program in the form of classroom topics focusing on high interest concepts and ideas, higher-level thinking, open-ended investigations and critical and creative thinking.

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Keeping In Touch

Main Contact Details

Fairholme College
gmapPO Box 688
40 Wirra Wirra Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

T +61 7 4688 4647
F +61 7 4688 4694
enrol@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Junior School Staff

Head of Junior School 

Mrs Erin Tonscheck
T 07 4688 4647
E erin.tonscheck@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Assistant to the Head of Junior School

Mrs Jillian Bialy
T 07 4688 4647
E jillian.bialy@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Deputy Head of Junior School 

Ms Helen Rasmussen
T 07 4688 4633
E helen.rasmussen@fairholme.qld.edu.au

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Junior School Calendar

18
Apr
Boarding Families (Middle and Senior School)- Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Assembly Hall, 2-4pm
Boarding Families (Middle and Senior School)- Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Assembly Hall, 12-1.30pm
Boarder Support Group Meeting

19
Apr
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Andrews Cup training for Cross Country, 3.30-5pm
Term 2 Commences, 8.25am
Term 2 commences for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 8.40am

20
Apr
TSS Zone Trials Hockey

20
Apr
Term 2 commences for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 8.40am

22
Apr
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm

24
Apr
ANZAC Day Commemoration - Central Lawn, 1.40-2.15pm
DD Netball 11-12yrs, Nell E Robinson Park
DD Hockey 10-12yrs

25
Apr
Years 6-11 Boarders at Anzac Day Service, Toowoomba Mothers' Memorial, 9.30-11.30am

26
Apr
Andrews Cup training for Cross Country, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

27
Apr
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

28
Apr
TSS Zone Trials Cross Country - Girls 10-12 Years

02
May
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Winter Uniform from Today
DD Touch Football 10-12yrs

02
May
DD Golf 10-12 Years - City Golf Club

03
May
Andrews Cup training for Cross Country, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

04
May
Andrews Cup Cross Country at Grammar Arms Park, Brassall, Ipswich, 6.45am-12.30pm
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre
TSS Zone Trials - Girls Football 10-12 Years

05
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

06
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

07
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

08
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre
IPSHA Ecumenical Service, Toowoomba Christian College - 9.30am
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

09
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre
NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5, 7, 9 - 8.30-10.30am Junior Classrooms (Year 3 and 5) and Middle School Classrooms (Years 7 and 9)
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
RESCHEDULED from Tuesday 23 May - Friends of Junior School(FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm

09
May
FOJS Mother’s Day Stall for Kindy to Year 6
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5, 7, 9 - Junior Classrooms & Assembly Hall, 8.30-10.30am Junior Classrooms (Year 3 and 5) and Assembly Hall (Years 7 and 9)

10
May
FOJS Mother’s Day Stall for Kindy to Year 6
Andrews Cup training for Cross Country, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5, 7, 9 - Junior Classrooms & Assembly Hall, 8.30-10.30am Junior Classrooms (Year 3 and 5) and Assembly Hall (Years 7 and 9)
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

11
May
NAPLAN Testing Years 3, 5, 7, 9 - Junior Classrooms & Assembly Hall, 8.30-10.30am Junior Classrooms (Year 3 and 5) and Assembly Hall (Years 7 and 9)
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

12
May
Prep Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, 2-3pm
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

13
May
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

14
May
Mother's Day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

16
May
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

17
May
Andrews Cup training for Netball - venue TBA, 3.30pmto 5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

18
May
Fairholme Girl For a Day #1

22
May
DD Football (Soccer) 10-12yrs at Stanthorpe
Under Eights Week 'Children are playing Country to Coast– Inspiring learning in the early years through play'
Kindy D 3 day group to visit Prep Classroom, 8.30am-9.15am

23
May
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 9 May - Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Under Eights Week 'Children are playing Country to Coast– Inspiring learning in the early years through play'

23
May
Interhouse Cross Country Kindy to Year 2, 11am-12.30pm
DD Cross Country 10-12yrs at Kearney’s Spring

24
May
Andrews Cup training for Netball - venue TBA, 3.30pmto 5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Under Eights Day Activities for Prep at Fairholme Junior,9.15am-12.30pm
Under Eights Week 'Children are playing Country to Coast– Inspiring learning in the early years through play'
Under Eights Day Activities for Year 2 at The Glennie School Junior Years, 9.15am-12.30pm
Under Eights Day Activities for Year 1 at Toowoomba Grammar School, Grammar Junior, 9.15am-12.30pm

25
May
Under Eights Week 'Children are playing Country to Coast– Inspiring learning in the early years through play'

26
May
Kindy N 3 day group to visit Prep Classroom, 8.30am-9.15am
Individual School Photographs, Advancedlife Photography - Hall, 8am-3.30pm
Under Eights Week 'Children are playing Country to Coast– Inspiring learning in the early years through play'

29
May
Years 3 and 4 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

30
May
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
ICAS Science Competition Years 2 to 6, 8.30-10.30am
Wet Day Interhouse Cross Country Kindy to Year 2, 11am-12.30pm

31
May
Andrews Cup training for Netball - venue TBA, 3.30pmto 5pm
IPSHA Debating at The Glennie School Junior Years, 4-6pm
National Simultaneous Storytime for Kindy to Year 2 – The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, 11am
Years 5 and 6 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

01
Jun
Year 4 Maths Morning with Glennie and Grammar at FairholmeJunior, 9.15am-12.30pm
Queensland State Trials Basketball Girls 10-12 yrs - Boondall, all day

02
Jun
Queensland State Trials Basketball Girls 10-12 yrs - Boondall, all day

02
Jun
Years 1 and 2 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

03
Jun
Queensland State Trials Basketball Girls 10-12 yrs - Boondall, all day

04
Jun
Queensland State Trials Basketball Girls 10-12 yrs - Boondall, all day

06
Jun
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

07
Jun
Andrews Cup Netball trials - Venue TBA, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Year 1 Excursion - Wilsonton Agricultural Centre, 8.30am-12.30pm

07
Jun
String Out 2017 at the Empire Theatre

09
Jun
Years 5 and 6 Social with Toowoomba Grammar School, Junior School and The Glennie School Junior Years, at Toowoomba Grammar School, 6-7.30pm
Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Year 3 to 6 on the Fairholme College Oval, 8.30am-3pm

12
Jun
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 13 June - Wet Day for Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Year 3 to 6 on the Fairholme College Oval, 8.30am-3pm

13
Jun
TSS Zone Trials Rugby League - Girls 12 Years
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

13
Jun
RESCHEDULED from Monday 12 June - Wet Day for Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Year 3 to 6 on the Fairholme College Oval, 8.30am-3pm

14
Jun
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Andrews Cup training for Netball - venue TBA, 3.30pmto 5pm
Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Kindy to Year 2 on the Fairholme College Oval, 9am-1pm
Term 2 concludes for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 3pm

15
Jun
Term 2 concludes for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 3pm
Queensland State Trials Hockey 10-12yrs at Colmslie (June 15-18)
Term 2 Concludes, 3.20pm - Founders' Day Celebrations

16
Jun
Queensland State Trials Hockey 10-12yrs at Colmslie (June 15-18)
Boarders' Travel Day

17
Jun
Queensland State Trials Netball 12yrs, Mt Gravatt
Queensland State Trials Hockey 10-12yrs at Colmslie (June 15-18)

18
Jun
Queensland State Trials Hockey 10-12yrs at Colmslie (June 15-18)
Queensland State Trials Netball 12yrs, Mt Gravatt

19
Jun
Queensland State Trials Netball 12yrs, Mt Gravatt

20
Jun
Queensland State Trials Netball 12yrs, Mt Gravatt

10
Jul
Boarder Support Group Meeting

11
Jul
Term 3 commences for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 8.40am
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
RESCHEDULED from Tuesday 25 July - Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
Term 3 Commences, 8.25am

12
Jul
Andrews Cup training for Netball and Track and Field,3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

12
Jul
Term 3 commences for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 8.40am
Wet Day for Interhouse Athletics Carnival for Kindy toYear 2 on the Fairholme College Oval, 9am-1pm

15
Jul
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm
Queensland State Trials Cross Country 10-12yrs at St Paul's School, Bald Hills

16
Jul
Queensland State Trials Cross Country 10-12yrs at St Paul's School, Bald Hills

17
Jul
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am
Queensland State Trials Cross Country 10-12yrs at St Paul's School, Bald Hills

18
Jul
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm

18
Jul
Pre Eisteddfod Concert - Fairholme AssemblyHall, 6.30-8pm
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

19
Jul
Andrews Cup training for Netball and Track and Field,3.30-5pm
IPSHA Leaders Dinner at TACAPS, 6-8pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

20
Jul
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

21
Jul
TSS Round 1 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm

23
Jul
Queensland State Trials Netball 11yrs, Caloundra
Qld State Trials Golf 11 and 12 Years - Toowoomba

24
Jul
Qld State Trials Golf 11 and 12 Years - Toowoomba
DD Rugby League - Girls 12 Years

25
Jul
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 11 July - Friends of Junior School(FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Qld State Trials Golf 11 and 12 Years - Toowoomba

26
Jul
Andrews Cup training for Netball and Track and Field,3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Qld State Trials Golf 11 and 12 Years - Toowoomba

27
Jul
Andrews Cup Netball at MDNA, Coorparoo, Brisbane, 5.45am-6.40pm
Queensland State Trials Football (Soccer) Girls 10-12yrs - Wide Bay, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

28
Jul
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – Netball, 1.30-3pm
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm

28
Jul
TSS Round 2 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Queensland State Trials Football (Soccer) Girls 10-12yrs - Wide Bay, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

29
Jul
Qld State Trials Orienteering 10-12 Years - Murrenbong, Kallangur
Qld State Trials Football (Soccer) Girls 10-12 yrs - Wide Bay, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

30
Jul
Qld State Trials Football (Soccer) Girls 10-12 yrs - Wide Bay, all day
Qld State Trials Orienteering 10-12 Years - Murrenbong, Kallangur

30
Jul
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

31
Jul
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

01
Aug
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance
ICAS English Competition for Years 2 to 6, 8.30-10.30am
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

02
Aug
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Andrews Cup training for Track and Field, 3.30-5pm
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

03
Aug
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance
Qld Tennis Championships 10-12yrs at Toowoomba

04
Aug
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – Netball, 1.30-3pm
TSS Round 3 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance
Qld Tennis Championships 10-12yrs at Toowoomba

05
Aug
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

05
Aug
Qld Tennis Championships 10-12yrs at Toowoomba

06
Aug
All Hallows' Touch Carnival Primary & Yrs 7 & 8 -Tennyson, all day
Qld Tennis Championships 10-12yrs at Toowoomba
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

07
Aug
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance
Sporting & Cultural Photographs - Advancedlife Photography - Assembly Hall, 8am-3.30pm

08
Aug
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm

08
Aug
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Year 5 Science Day with Glennie and Grammar at Grammar Junior, 9.15am-12.30pm
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

09
Aug
Andrews Cup training for Track and Field, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

10
Aug
Fairholme Girl For a Day #2

11
Aug
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – Netball, 1.30-3pm

11
Aug
TSS Round 4 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm

14
Aug
TSS Zone Trials Track & Field - 10-12 Years
Kindy N 3 day group to visit Prep Classroom, 8.30am-9.15am

15
Aug
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
ICAS Mathematics Competition Years 2 to 6, 8.30-10.30am

16
Aug
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
THRIVE day - Assembly Hall, 1-3.20pm
Kindy D 3 day group to visit Prep Classroom, 8.30am-9.15am

17
Aug
Andrews Cup Athletics at QSAC, Nathan, Brisbane, 6am-5.15pm
Queensland State Trials Touch 10-12yrs at Ipswich

18
Aug
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – Netball, 1.30-3pm
TSS Round 5 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Queensland State Trials Touch 10-12yrs at Ipswich

19
Aug
Queensland State Trials Touch 10-12yrs at Ipswich

20
Aug
Queensland State Trials Touch 10-12yrs at Ipswich

21
Aug
Grandparents and Friends Morning for Kindy 3 day groups,8.30am-12.30pm
Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'
Book Fair, Greta Junior

22
Aug
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 8 August - Friends of Junior School(FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
‘Book Character’ Free Dress Day – Prep to Year 6
Grandparents and Friends Morning for Kindy 2 day groups toYear 6, 8.30am-12.30pm
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

22
Aug
Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'

23
Aug
Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'
TSS Zone Trials Cricket - Girls 10-12 Years
Kindy 3 Day Groups to attend 'We’re Going On A Bear Hunt' - Empire Theatre, 9.30am
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Andrews Cup Softball training, 3.30-5pm

24
Aug
Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'

25
Aug
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm

25
Aug
Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'
TSS Round 6 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – Netball, 1.30-3pm

26
Aug
McDonalds Cup Basketball Challenge - TBA, TBA
RESCHEDULED from Saturday 2 September - Kindy and Prep Father's Day Breakfast in the Fairholme College Dining Room, 7.30-9am

29
Aug
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
DD Athletics 10-12yrs - Harristown SHS

30
Aug
Andrews Cup Softball training, 3.30-5pm

30
Aug
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Year 3 Literacy Day with Glennie and Grammar at The Glennie School, 9.15am to 12.30pm
Wet Day for DD Athletics 10-12yrs at Harristown SHS
FOJS Father's Day Stall for Kindy to Year 6

31
Aug
FOJS Mother’s Day Stall for Kindy to Year 6

01
Sep
TSS Round 7 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
AFL Auskick for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Oval, 3.30-4.30pm

02
Sep
RESCHEDULED to Saturday 26 August - Kindy and Prep Father's Day Breakfast in the Fairholme College Dining Room, 7.30-9am

02
Sep
Queensland State Trials Rugby League Girls 10-12 Years- Mackay

03
Sep
Father's Day
Queensland State Trials Rugby League Girls 10-12 Years- Mackay

04
Sep
Queensland State Trials Rugby League Girls 10-12 Years- Mackay
Prep to Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior Classrooms, 3.30-5.30pm
Years 3 and 4 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm
DD AFL Girls 10-12yrs

05
Sep
Prep to Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior Classrooms, 3.30-5.30pm

05
Sep
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Kindy 2 Day Groups, Prep, Year 1 & Year 2 to attend 'Diary of a Wombat' -Empire Theatre, 9.30am
Queensland State Trials Rugby League Girls 10-12 Years- Mackay

06
Sep
Prep to Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior Classrooms, 3.30-5.30pm
Andrews Cup Softball training, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

07
Sep
Queensland State Trials Softball Girls 10-12yrs - Redland, all day
Prep to Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews - Junior Classrooms, 3.30-5.30pm

07
Sep
Chorale Concert and Years 5 and 6 Concert - New Chapel, 5.15-6pm

08
Sep
Years 1 and 2 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm
TSS Round 8 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Queensland State Trials Softball Girls 10-12yrs - Redland, all day
Foundation Golf Day - Toowoomba Golf Club

09
Sep
Queensland State Trials Softball Girls 10-12yrs - Redland, all day

10
Sep
Queensland State Trials Softball Girls 10-12yrs - Redland, all day

11
Sep
Kindy Spring Picnic 3-Day Groups at Laurel Bank Park, 9.30-11.30am

11
Sep
DD Cricket – Girls 10-12yrs
Interhouse Gymnastics competition for Prep to Year 6,8.30am-3pm

12
Sep
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Kindy Spring Picnic 2-Day Groups at Laurel Bank Park, 9.30-11.30am
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

13
Sep
Andrews Cup Softball training, 3.30-5pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

13
Sep
Term 3 concludes for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 3pm

14
Sep
Term 3 concludes for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 3pm
Term 3 Concludes, 3.20pm

15
Sep
Fairholme College Boarding Orientation Program, Fri 1pm - Sat 2.30pm
Boarders' Travel Day

16
Sep
Fairholme College Boarding Orientation Program, Fri 1pm - Sat 2.30

03
Oct
Boarder Support Group Meeting

04
Oct
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

04
Oct
Term 4 Commences, 8.25am
Term 4 commences for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 8.40am

05
Oct
Term 4 commences for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 8.40am

06
Oct
TSS Round 1 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm

07
Oct
Boarding House Excursion - Gold Coast ThemePark, 7.30am-5pm

09
Oct
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

10
Oct
RESCHEDULED from Tuesday 24 October - Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm

10
Oct
High Tea for Year 12 Past Junior School Girls - GretaJunior, 3.30-4.30pm
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Queensland State Trials Athletics (Track & Field) 10-12 yrs - QSAC, all day

11
Oct
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
JS Sporting & Cultural Photographs - Advancedlife Photography - L Assembly, 8am-3pm
Queensland State Trials Athletics (Track & Field) 10-12 yrs - QSAC, all day

12
Oct
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

12
Oct
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm

13
Oct
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition OfficialOpening - Assembly Hall, Time
TSS Round 2 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – T.Ball, 1.30-3pm

14
Oct
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition - Assembly Hall, Times TBA
Friends of Sport Aquathon - Fairholme Aquatic Centre & Grounds, 6.30-9.30am

15
Oct
Facets of Fairholme Art Exhibition - Assembly Hall, Times TBA

17
Oct
TPSSA AGM - Toowoomba East State School, 3.45pm

17
Oct
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

18
Oct
Years 4 and 5 at Maranatha Recreation Camp
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm

19
Oct
Years 4 and 5 at Maranatha Recreation Camp

20
Oct
Years 4 and 5 at Maranatha Recreation Camp
TSS Round 3 Sport for Year 5, 12.30-3pm

21
Oct
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm
Qld State Trials AFL Girls 10-12 yrs - Yeronga, all day

22
Oct
Qld State Trials AFL Girls 10-12 yrs - Yeronga, all day

23
Oct
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am
Year 6 Canberra Tour

24
Oct
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday 10 October - Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Year 6 Canberra Tour

25
Oct
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Bushwalk Excursion for Kindy 3 Day Groups - Duggan Park,9-11.30am

25
Oct
Year 6 Canberra Tour

26
Oct
Year 6 Canberra Tour

27
Oct
TSS Round 4 Sport for Year 6, 12.30-3pm
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – T.Ball, 1.30-3pm
The Bryon Breakfast - Fairholme, 6.45-8.15am
DD Aquathlon 10-12 Years (for 2018 Championships) in Dalby
Year 6 Canberra Tour

28
Oct
Fairholme Singing Studio Recital – Venue and Times TBA

29
Oct
Queensland State Trials Cricket Girls 10-12 yrs - Mackay, all day

30
Oct
Queensland State Trials Cricket Girls 10-12 yrs - Mackay, all day

31
Oct
Queensland State Trials Cricket Girls 10-12 yrs - Mackay, all day
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

01
Nov
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Queensland State Trials Cricket Girls 10-12 yrs - Mackay, all day
iPad Information Evening for Year 4 parents in 2018 - Greta Junior, 7pm

02
Nov
Andrews Cup Artistic Gymnastics at Somerville House,Brisbane, 5am-5.45pm TBC

03
Nov
TSS Round 5 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Academic Day Concludes at 2.30pm ahead of Presenting Fairholme

06
Nov
Years 5 and 6 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

07
Nov
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm

08
Nov
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Years 3 and 4 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

09
Nov
Year 4 Band Concert - Room P23, 2.30-3pm

10
Nov
Year 3 Sleepover at Fairholme Junior, Friday 10 November5.30pm to Saturday 11 November 8.30am

10
Nov
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – T.Ball, 1.30-3pm
TSS Round 6 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Years 1 and 2 Lunchtime Concert - L Assembly, 12.30-1.30pm

13
Nov
Year 6 Chapel Service and Graduation Dinner - New Chapel and Dining Room, 5-8pm

14
Nov
Friends of Junior School (FOJS) Meeting - Greta Junior, 6-7pm
P&F Meeting - Junior School Library, 7pm
Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 12-12.30pm
Kindy to Year 3 Christmas Musical Dress Rehearsal - Assembly Hall, 1.30-2.15pm

15
Nov
Year 5 Leadership Day with Character Builders - L Assembly, 9am-3pm
Junior School Chapel - New Chapel, 1.30-2pm
Kindy to Year 3 Christmas Musical Dress Rehearsal - Assembly Hall, 8.50-9.40am

16
Nov
Year 12 Boarders' Graduation Breakfast – Dining Hall, 7-7.45am
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

17
Nov
Year 4 Interschool Sport with Glennie and TACAPS – T.Ball, 1.30-3pm
TSS Round 7 Sport for Years 5 and 6, 12.30-3pm
Kindy to Year 3 Christmas Musical - Assembly Hall, 11.30am-12.15pm

19
Nov
*Fairholme Community Thanksgiving Service P-12 Fairholme, 7-8.15pm

20
Nov
Boarding House Christmas Dinner – Dining Hall, 6-8pm
Final Junior School Assembly - L Assembly, 11-11.45am
Term 4 concludes for Kindy 3 Day Groups, 3pm

21
Nov
Term 4 concludes for Kindy 2 Day Groups, 3pm

22
Nov
Junior School Presentation Morning for Prep to Year 6 - Fairholme College Assembly Hall, 11am-12.30pm
Term 4 Concludes for Prep to Year 6, 1pm
Term 4 Concludes, 3.20pm

23
Nov
Hockey Academy Gala Day Year 5/6 & 7/8 - TBA, TBA
Boarders' Travel Day

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College News

Climb Any Mountain

"Just give it a go. One kilometer at a time. That's applicable to any challenge in life. I just used that same mentality to make it through a Maths exam I sat 5 minutes ago. You get in there and try your hardest... who knows where you'll end up." - 16 year old Ellie Randall just 'got in there and had a go' at the Ride the Range 112km Event at the weekend, and was the first female to cross the finish line, in 3 hours 43 minutes. She's been riding long distance for just 5 months. 

Fitting Together the Pieces

Fairholme Junior School artistic talents will be front and centre at the opening of the next stage of Grand Central. Girls from Prep to Year 6 collaborated on a giant jigsaw puzzle to create a piece that reflects what Toowoomba means to them: Table Top Mountain, 'friendly, happy' people, flowers & gardens. The puzzle will be hung at the entrance to the new Woolworths on level 1 from 29 March. 

Meet A Fairholme Teacher

As she prepares for her 16th Fairholme Junior Musical, The Spirit of Fairholme, Belinda Eldridge reflects on the College she's felt at home with long before her teaching career began, how she's building the Fairholme pride of the next generation, and why her favourite holiday must always include mountain air, good coffee and best friend named Juliette. 

Crafting The Mackenzie Frenzie

Laura Craft is carving out a new track for girls in Mountain Biking, after taking out first place in the Oceanic Championships on one of the fastest and most popular downhill tracks. The thrill of the sport has the Fairholme trail blazer hooked, now she aims to introduce more girls to the tracks, and she's already convinced her Mum. 

Mind The Gap

They probably picked the worst month to settle into the Australian climate, but it will take more than an unusually hot Aussie summer to keep our Gap Students away from Fairholme. Hannah, Millie, Maitri and Pheobe have travelled from America and England to work in the Boarding House during a Gap year, and they say the best is yet to come.