Fairholme Senior School

The Senior School at Fairholme offers a dynamic and diverse curriculum for girls in Years 10, 11 and 12. Learning in the Senior School occurs in the classroom and beyond, implicitly and explicitly, formally and informally. We are mindful that learning is a constant journey and that it can be initiated by both students and teachers and is strengthened when shared and explored between the girls and amid staff members.

Inspiring, challenging and thought-provoking, the delivery of our programs is designed to help each student achieve a level of distinction and accomplishment that is their personal best. It is during these years of formal schooling that Fairholme’s aim to develop lifelong learners reaches its peak, whilst establishing clear, considered links to the learning which happens beyond school.

The curriculum, its delivery, the learning experiences and the dedication of passionate and skilled practitioners nurture the Senior School girls to become:

  • knowledgeable people with deep understanding
  • divergent thinkers
  • creative and inquisitive
  • active investigators
  • skilled and sensitive communicators
  • engaged participants in our interdependent world, and
  • reflective and self-directed learners

Enjoying an outstanding reputation as a strong academic school, Fairholme College delivers a leading standard of education across core learning areas such as English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Christian Education, Life Skills and Health & Physical Education. Furthermore, the College is renowned for providing an extraordinarily nurturing environment that encourages the pursuit of creative and academic excellence through Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Languages.

Those seeking tertiary entrance are counselled and well-prepared for further study, while students who desire to pursue vocational experience and qualifications, alongside their regular academic program, have an abundance of options. Regardless of the learning choices made by our girls, Senior School staff avidly inspire, motivate and encourage all Fairholme girls to enjoy a dedicated work ethic with a spirit of excellence.

Development opportunities available to Senior School students range from consistent academic growth through to extra-curricular pursuits which can be life-changing, exhilarating experiences – from musical productions, eco-tourism experiences, national sporting meets, international Service programs to student exchange trips in France, Japan and Germany.

As your daughter nears the completion of her Senior School years and prepares to embark on her adult life, Fairholme Senior School offers excellent academic prospects, incredible life experiences, and opportunities to excel that cannot be matched.

Learning Enhancement Centre

The Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) offers the expertise of highly-skilled, specialised staff who provide support to girls who benefit from further support in their learning.

Careers

As they enter Years 10, 11 and 12, our girls are deliberately prepared to launch into life beyond Fairholme. A successful transition from Senior School into their pathway of choice is at the heart of each resource available at our Career Pathways Centre, which was developed to ensure that all students are offered an opportunity to create an exciting and authentic career plan.

Keeping In Touch

Main Contact Details

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

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

Senior School Contacts

Head of Senior School Ms Catrina Sharp
T +61 7 4688 4655
catrina.sharp@fairholme.qld.edu.au
Assistant to Head of Senior School Mrs Angie Stephens
T +61 7 4688 4655
angie.stephens@fairholme.qld.edu.au
Head of Teaching & Learning Mr Stewart Peacock
T +61 7 4688 4624
stewart.peacock@fairholme.qld.edu.au

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Senior School Calendar

26
Jun
State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

27
Jun
State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

28
Jun
State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

10
Jul
Year 11 OP Information Session - New Chapel, 5.45-6.30pm
Year 10 Subject Preference & Alternative Pathway Sessions- Room P14, 30 min sessions – choose from 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

10
Jul
Day Families (Middle and Senior School) - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Middle School Classrooms, 4-5.30pm
Boarder Families (Middle and Senior School) - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Middle School Classrooms, 2-4pm
Boarder Support Group Meeting
Year 11 Pathways Review Meetings Commence - Various Venues
Year 10 SET Plan Interviews Commence - Various Venues

10
Jul
Boarders into Residence by 5pm
Pupil Free Day

11
Jul
P&F Meeting - Greta Junior, 7pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Orchestra rehearsal –P23, 7 – 9pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm

11
Jul
Term 3 Commences, 8.25am
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Year 11 Workshop - Fairholme, 8.25 - 925am
Career Avenue Profile testing Year 10 students - AssemblyHall, 8.25am-1pm

12
Jul
Wed Night Netball - USQ, 4-8.30pm

12
Jul
Interhouse Athletics Pre-Events day 1 - FairholmeOval & Anembo Crt, 1-3.15pm
Boarder Prefects' Meeting, Boarding Office, 12.20-1pm
Guildford Grammar School Motown Group (Perth), workshops with Fairholme SWB and Fairholme Orchestra – Fairholme AssemblyHall, 9.30 – 12.45pm (Dixon/Crook)
Interact Board Meeting - ACR, 7.45-8.15am

13
Jul
Day Families (Middle and Senior School) - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Assembly Hall, 3.40-6pm

13
Jul
SVW Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.15pm
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm
RESCHEDULED TO 11/7/17 Year 10 Career Avenue Profile testing-Assembly Hall,8.20am-1pm

14
Jul
Assn Football - various locations, 6-8.45pm

14
Jul
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym,3.30-5pm
Bastille Day Celebrations - Dining Room & Hall, 11am-1.30pm
TGS Cadet Unit - Home Training, Toowoomba Grammar School, 3-5pm
Prefects' Meeting - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am
Brisbane Court House Excursion - Brisbane,7am-4.30pm

15
Jul
Assn Touch Fixtures - Kearney Springs, 1.15-4.15pm
Year 8 - 12 Boarders' Social - Assembly Hall, 7-9.30pm
Assn Netball - NER, 9.45AM-5PM
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm
Assn Hockey Games - Clyde Park, 8.30am-4.30pm

15
Jul
QSS State Championships Cross Country - St PaulsBald Hills

16
Jul
QSS State Championships Cross Country - St PaulsBald Hills,all day
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm

17
Jul
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building (With Leads), 4.45 – 6.15pm
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm

17
Jul
Assn Netball Training - NER 3.30-5.15pm
IH Athletics PCG Relays - Oval, 1.40-2.15pm TBC
Chamber Strings Rehearsal Period 5 - P23 PerformingArts 2.15 - 3.15pm
Red Cross Visit (Year 11, 12 & Staff Eligible) - Red Cross Donor Centre, 3.20-6pm
100 Years Commemorative Service - HumeRidge, 10am-12pm

17
Jul
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

18
Jul
Pre Eisteddfod Concert - Fairholme AssemblyHall, 6.30-8pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals -Grammar Hall, 6.30–8.30pm
Specialist Elective Lessons (external trainers) - variouslocations, 9.25am-1pm

18
Jul
VWC Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.15pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm

19
Jul
Year 11 Retreat - Alexandra Park, departs 3pm
QDU Debating Finals 3 - Teams, Times & Venue to be confirmed
INCubate Enterprise Event - Cooby Dam, All day - tbc

19
Jul
Interhouse Athletics Pre-Events Day 2 - FairholmeOval & Anembo Crt, 1-3.20pm

20
Jul
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Year 10 Humanities Performance - Assembly Hall, 10.50-11.55am
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am
– 12GEO Sustaining Communities Field Trip - Fortitude Valley 7.15am - 4pm

20
Jul
Year 11 Retreat - Alexandra Park
QSS State Championships Football 15yrs - Cairns,all day

21
Jul
AFL Schools Cup State Qualifying - Maroochydore,6.30am-6pm (Tregaskis)
Year 11 Retreat - Alexandra Park, returns approx. 6pm

22
Jul
DD Volleyball Schools Cup - Harristown SHS Gym, 7.30am-6pm

22
Jul
Equestrian IQ State Eventing & Ct Champs - TBC,all day
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Long Tan - Bivouac - Venue & times tbc

23
Jul
QSS State Championships Golf 11-19yrs - Toowoomba,all day
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Long Tan - Bivouac - Venue & times tbc
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm

23
Jul
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm

24
Jul
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals (With leads) - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.30 – 6.15pm
Middle School Assembly - New Chapel, 1.45-2.15pm
Senior School Chapel Service - Assembly Hall, 1.45-2.15pm

25
Jul
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm

25
Jul
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Shake and Stir - Fairholme College Years 9 & 10, 9.40am
DD Schools Cup Hockey Girls - TBA, TBA
Interhouse Athletics Pre Events Day 3 - FairholmeOval & Anembo Crt, 1-5pm
House Meeting During PCG Time Today (because of day swap) - House Meeting Venues, 10.50-11.15pm

25
Jul
Shake and Stir - Fairholme College Years 11 & 12, 8.25am
Bible Society "Master Class" for Year 11-12 Ministry Committee Students (Optional) - Robina Uniting Church (Gold Coast), 6am-6pm

26
Jul
House Meetings During House Meeting Time, 1.40-2.15pm
Interhouse Athletics Open 3000m Event - Oval, 1-1.30pm
QDU Debating Quarter Finals - Teams, Times & Venue to be confirmed

27
Jul
DD Cluster day 5 13-19yrs - TBA, TBA
QSS State Championships Touch 15yrs - Rockhampton, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

28
Jul
QTAC School Talk - Assembly Hall, 3.30pm-5pm
Interhouse Athletics Carnival - Fairholme Oval,8am-3pm

28
Jul
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance

29
Jul
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 2 - Instrumental Music, speech & drama solos, group dance
QSS State Championships Orienteering 10-19yrs - Mullenbong Kallangur, all day
Equestrian Training or Comp - TBA, all day

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