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

06
Dec
National Knockout Athletics - AIS Field Belconnen, all day

11
Dec
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10am-1pm

20
Jan
Toowoomba Jump Club Event - Tmba Showgrounds, all day

22
Jan
Year 12 Boarders in Residence b y 3.30pm [Boarding House Opens at 2.30pm]
Year 12 Sessions for all Senior Leaders, beginning in the afternoon

23
Jan
Orientation for all New Girls in Middle and Senior Schools, including all Year 7 Girls - New Chapel, 12-4pm
Returning Boarders in Residence between 2-5pm

24
Jan
100 Years Celebrations, Opening Assembly
Commencement Assembly - Assembly Hall, 9.15am
Term 1 Commences, 8.25am for all students

25
Jan
TSSS Summer Sport Trials - various venues Toowoomba, 1-3.15pm
Equestrian Meet & Greet - Fairholme, 1-3.15pm
Arts Captains Lunch - Arts Department Veranda, 1-1.45pm
Boarder Prefects' Meeting, Boarding Office, 12.20-1pm
OLSAT Testing for Year 10 - Assembly Hall, P2

25
Jan
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre, 8.25am-3.15pm

27
Jan
ID Photographs: Year 12 in P1, Year 11 in P2, Year10 in P3, Year 9 in P4, Year 8 in P5 - New Chapel, 8.25am-3.20pm
Girls who still require resources from HOLMEstore tocollet this lesson - HOLMEstore, 9.30am
Boarders Closed Weekend - Boarding House, Fri 3.20pm- Sun 7pmBoarding House (Dunne)
Fairholme Grammar Musical Workshops - Assembly Hall, 4.30-6.30pm

27
Jan
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre 8.25am-3.15pm
Assn Touch Summer Comp U14's

28
Jan
Boarders Closed Weekend - Boarding House, Fri 3.20pm- Sun 7pmBoarding House (Dunne)
Assn/Cup Netball & Touch Musters & Sacre Coeur Tennis Trials - Fairholme Gym/Oval/Tennis Crts, 9am-1.30pm
Boarders' Shopping - Grand Central ShoppingCentre, 9.15am-12.15pm

29
Jan
Boarders Closed Weekend - Boarding House, Fri 3.20pm- Sun 7pmBoarding House (Dunne)
Boarding House Excursion - Wet'n'Wild, 7.30am-5pm
P&F Meet & Greet

30
Jan
Assn Volleyball Muster - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Arts Muster - Assembly Hall, 1 - 1.45pm

30
Jan
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - AquaticCentre, 8.25am-3.15pm
ID Photographs: Year 7 in P1 - New Chapel, 8.20-9.30am
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am
Prefects' Meeting - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am
Year 12 Pathways Interviews Commence - Various Venues

31
Jan
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-4.30pm
Assn Water Polo - Glennie, various times
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Open Trials Swimming - Pool, 1-1.45pm
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre, 8.25am-3.15pm

31
Jan
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 6.15-7.15am

01
Feb
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 4.30-8.30pm
DD Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatic Centre, 6.30-8.30pm
Assn Basketball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30pm-5pm
Chamber Choir Auditions - P23, Performing Arts Building, 3.30-4.30pm

01
Feb
TSSS Wed Sport Trials - Toowoomba various locations, 1-3.15pm
Equestrian - Morning View / Finch Farm, 12.30pm
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre, 8.25am-3.15pm
Interact Board Meeting - ACR, 7.45-8.15am
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 6.15-7.15am

01
Feb
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am
Assn Summer Touch U16s - Kearney Spring, TBA

02
Feb
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm
Sports Captains Meeting and Friends of Sport AGM - GymFoyer, 3.30-5.30pm
All Year 12 Leadership Committees Meet Today - Mentors toAdvise Venues, 1-1.40pm

02
Feb
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval,3.30-4.30pm
VWC Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre, 8.25am-3.15pm
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 6.15-715am
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym, 6.15-7am

03
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Musical Auditions - Assembly Hall, 6-9pm
IH Swimming Trials during all PE Lessons - Aquatic Centre, 8.25am-3.15pm
Assn Summer Touch U16's - Kearney Spring, TBA
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 6.15-7.15am & 3.30-4.45pm
Prefects' Meeting with Mentors - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am

04
Feb
Assn/Cup Netball & Touch Musters - Fairholme Gym/Oval, 9am-1.30pm
Sacre Coeur Tennis - Toowoomba, 8.30am-5.30pm -8.30am-1.30pm Sunday

05
Feb
Sacre Coeur Tennis - Toowoomba, 8.30am-1.30pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Auditions - Assembly Hall, 9am-1pm
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm

06
Feb
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Symphony Orchestra Commences - P23, Performing Arts Building, 3.30 - 4.30pm
Equestrian Training - Morning View/Finch Farm, 3.30pm
University Showcase Tour for Senior School Girls - Assembly Hall, 8.50-10.10am
House Day - Various venues, 10.20am-3.20pm

07
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Musical Call-backs - FairholmeAssembly Hall, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cross Country training - Fairholme, 6.15-7.15am& 3.30-4.45pm
Specialist Elective Lessons (external trainers)-various locations, 9.25am-1pm
TSSS Cluster Day Tennis Touch Softball - variousvenues Toowoomba, 1-5pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm

07
Feb
Futsal Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Boarders' Fitness Class - Gym & Dance Room,4-5pm

08
Feb
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm
Assn Basketball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Cross Country Training - Fairholme, 6.15-7.15am& 3.30-4.45pm

08
Feb
TSSS Wed Sport Trials - Toowoomba various locations, 1-3.15pm
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am
TSSS Cluster Day Softball, Tennis, Touch 15yrs& Open - TBA, all day

09
Feb
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm
Swim Nominations to be finalised Yr 12, Swim Staff &HoHs-TLC, 3.30-6pm

09
Feb
VWC Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm
Cross Country Training - Fairholme, 6.15-7.15am& 3.30-4.45pm

10
Feb
St Marys Old Boys Basketball - Harristown Gym, 4.15-9pm
Years 10-12 Valentine's Social with TGS - Fairholme, 7-9.30pm
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 6.15-7.15am & 3.30-4.45pm

10
Feb
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym,3.30-5pm
Instrumental Ensemble Music Camp, Mt Tamborine -Depart 1.30pm Friday & Return Sunday 3pm

11
Feb
Assn/Cup Netball & Touch Musters, Fairholme Gym/Oval, 9am-1.30pm
Instrumental Ensemble Music Camp, Mt Tamborine -Depart 1.30pm Friday Return Sunday 3pm

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