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

31
Mar
Pupil Free Day

01
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan Departure time 5.30am

02
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm

03
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

04
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

05
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

06
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

07
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

08
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

09
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

10
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

11
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan

12
Apr
Japan - A Study and Holiday Experience - Japan returntime 10am

18
Apr
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - FairholmeDance Room, 6.30 – 8.30pm

18
Apr
Day Families (Middle and Senior School) - Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Assembly Hall, 4-6pm
Boarder Support Group Meeting
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
Pupil Free Day

18
Apr
Boarders into Residence by 5pm

19
Apr
Wed Night Netball - Venue TBA, 4-8.30pm
TSSS Wed Sport - Tmba Various Locations, 1-3pm
Boarder Prefect's Meeting, Boarding Office, 12.20-1pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly During PCG Time - Assembly Hall, 10.50-11.15am

19
Apr
Interact Board Meeting - ACR, 7.45-8.15am
TSSS Cluster day 4 19yrs Football, 15 yrs Basketball - TBA, all day
Term 2 Commences, 8.25am

20
Apr
Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews - Day Girls - Assembly Hall, 3.40pm-6pm
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm

20
Apr
Assn Football training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
DD Trials Orienteering - Warwick, all day
VWC Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.15pm
All Year 12 Leadership Committees Meet Today - Mentors toAdvise Venues, 1-1.40pm

21
Apr
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm

21
Apr
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Assn Football Games - Various Venues, TBA
Choral Camp, Mt Tamborine - Depart 1.30pm Friday& Return Sunday 3pm
TGS Cadet Unit - Home Training, Toowoomba Grammar School, 3-5pm
Prefects' Meeting - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am

22
Apr
Assn Touch Fixtures - Kearney Springs, 1.15-4.15pm
Assn Netball - Nell E Robinson Park, 9.45am-5pm
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm
Assn Hockey Games - Clyde Park, 8.30am-4.30pm
Equestrian Saturday & or Sunday Training & or Competitions

22
Apr
Choral Camp, Mt Tamborine - Depart 1.30pm ReturnSunday 3pm

23
Apr
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Back Stage - FairholmeLower Arts Space, 11 - 1pm
Equestrian Saturday & or Sunday Training & or Competitions
Choral Camp, Mt Tamborine - Depart 1.30pm ReturnSunday 3pm

24
Apr
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Assn Netball Training - NER, 3.30-5.15pm
ANZAC Day Commemoration - Central Lawn, 1.40-2.15pm
Red Cross Visit (Year 11, 12 & Staff Eligible) - Red Cross Donor Centre, 3.20-6pm

24
Apr
Interhouse Cross Country - Kearney Springs, 8am-1pm Wet Weather

25
Apr
Years 6-11 Boarders at Anzac Day Service, Toowoomba Mothers' Memorial, 9.30-11.30am
Year 12 Boarders at Anzac Day Dawn Service - ToowoombaMothers' Memorial, 4.30-6.30am
TGS Cadet Unit - ANZAC Day Services - times tbc

26
Apr
12GEO Sustaining Biodiversity Field Trip - Redwood Park

26
Apr
St Aidan's Invitational Cross Country Meet - Sherwood, 1-7pm

27
Apr
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
All Year 12 Leadership Committees Meet During House Meeting time - Mentors to Advise Venues, 1.40-2.15pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am
Bill Turner Cup - TBA, all day

28
Apr
Yr 12 Music Extension Solos, College Choir & SS Chamber Choir Concert - St Luke’s Church, 7- 8pm
Girls' Night In - Assembly Hall, 4-7pm
Yr 12 Music Extension Solos, College Choir & SS Chamber Choir rehearsals - Luke’s Church , 4-6.30pm

29
Apr
Qld All Schools Cross Country Championships - Kedron SHS, 8am-7pm
Equestrian SEQ Regionals - TBC, all day

30
Apr
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm
Equestrian SEQ Regionals - TBC, all day

01
May
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.30 - 6.30pm
Equestrian SEQ Regionals - TBC, all day

02
May
Assn Hockey Training - Clyde Park, 4.30-6.20pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
DD Golf Trials 11-19yrs, Toowoomba City Golf Club, All Day
Year 10 Camp - Camp Kokoda, departs early morning

02
May
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Assn Netball Training - Tennis Crts, 3.30-5.15pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Winter Uniform from Today
DD Trials Football 15yrs, Basketball 15yrs,Touch 12yrs - Toowoomba, all day

03
May
Year 10 Camp - Camp Kokoda

04
May
Year 10 Camp - Camp Kokoda
QSS State Championships Volleyball 15yrs - Toowoomba, all day
QSS State Championships Netball 15yrs & 19 yrs -Mt Gravatt, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

05
May
Year 10 & 11 Movie Night with TGS - Cinema, Session TimeTBC
Prefects' Meeting - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am
Senior Drama Showcase The Trojan Women Tech Run - Assembly Hall, 10am - 9pm
QSS State Championships Netball 15yrs & 19 yrs -Mt Gravatt, all day
Toowoomba Eisteddfod Part 1 - Choral, vocal, piano, speech & drama groups and solo dance - Empire Theatre

05
May
Year 10 Camp - Camp Kokoda, returns approx. 4.30pm
Assn Football Games - various venues, TBA
QSS State Championships Volleyball 15yrs - Toowoomba, all day

06
May
Senior Drama Showcase The Trojan Women - Assembly Hall, 7-9pm

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