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

24
May
Yr 12 QCS Practice - Hall, 1pm-3.20pm
Science and Engineering Challenge - USQ Clive Berghoffer Stadium Baker St Toowoomba, 8.20am-3.10pm

25
May
Yr 10 Athletics Trial Day - Oval & Anembo Crt, 9.15am-3.20pm
QSS State Championships Hockey 19yrs - Ipswich,all day
Qld Trials AFL - Maroochydore, all day

25
May
QSS State Championships Football 19yrs - Meakin Park Logan, all day
QSS State Championships Squash 19yrs - Rockhampton, all day
Camerata of St John's String Workshop - Fairholme Chapel 1-3pm
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Daisy Culpin Court, 10.30am-10.50am

26
May
Individual School Photographs, Advancedlife Photography - Hall, 8am-3.30pm

26
May
QSS State Championships Football 19yrs - Meakin Park Logan, all day
QSS State Championships Hockey 19yrs - Ipswich,all day
Qld Trials AFL - Maroochydore, all day
Volleyball Schools Cup - venue TBA, time TBA

27
May
QSS State Championships Hockey 19yrs - Ipswich,all day

27
May
QSS State Championships Football 19yrs - Meakin Park Logan, all day
Equestrian - Scots College Warwick, All Day
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Tarin Kowt - Bivouac - Venue & times tbc
Qld Trials AFL - Maroochydore, all day

28
May
Qld Trials AFL - Maroochydore, all day

28
May
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Tarin Kowt - Bivouac - Venue & times tbc
QSS State Championships Hockey 19yrs - Ipswich,all day
QSS State Championships Football 19yrs - Meakin Park Logan, all day
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm

29
May
CANCELLED Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals- P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm

29
May
ICAS Science Competition - classrooms, 2pm-3.20pm
Senior School Chapel Service - Assembly Hall, 1.45-2.15pm
Middle School Assembly - New Chapel, 1.45-2.15pm

30
May
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
DD Rugby League 14/15yrs - Highfields, 8.30am-3.30pm

30
May
RESCHEDULED TO 29/05 ICAS Science Competition - classrooms, Time TBC
Specialist Elective subject RSA or First Aid training (external trainers)-various locations,8am-4pm

31
May
UHL Sport Cup Football - TBA, 3.30-5pm NOT PARTICIPATING
Assessment Block Years 12 and 11 - Assembly Hall

01
Jun
Qld Trials Touch 18yrs - Bundaberg, all day

01
Jun
QSS State Championships Volleyball 19yrs - Caloundra,all day

02
Jun
QSS State Championships Volleyball 19yrs - Caloundra,all day
Qld Trials Touch 18yrs - Bundaberg, all day

03
Jun
Qld Trials Touch 18yrs - Bundaberg, all day
QSS State Championships Volleyball 19yrs - Caloundra,all day

04
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsal - P23 Performing Arts Building, 2–4pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - FairholmeCollege, 2 – 5pm
Qld Trials Touch 18yrs - Bundaberg, all day
QSS State Championships Volleyball 19yrs - Caloundra,all day

05
Jun
Assessment Block Years 12 and 11 - Assembly Hall

05
Jun
NO REHEARSAL - Fairholme Grammar Orchestra

06
Jun
Study During Middle & Senior School Assembly - PCG Rooms, 1.40-2.15pm
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Assn Netball Training - Tennis Courts, 3.30-5.15pm

08
Jun
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm

08
Jun
Year 11 Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program - CliffordPark, 9am-3.20pm
Yr 12 Ag Maydan Pastoral Company - Warwick, 8.30am-3.20pm

09
Jun
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Yr 12 Ag McLeans Farms - Pittsworth, 8.30am-1pm

10
Jun
Assn Netball - Nell E Robinson Park, 9.45am-5pm

10
Jun
Secondary Individual Chess Tournament (Yr 7 to Yr12) - Toowoomba Grammar Junior Hall, 6.30-10pm
Qld All Schools Cross Country Relays - Kedron SHS, 8am-7pm

11
Jun
Secondary Individual Chess Tournament (Yr 7 to Yr12) - Toowoomba Grammar Junior Hall, 12.30-5pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 1–5pm

12
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm

12
Jun
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Assn Netball Training - NER, 3.30-5.15pm
Year 11 Morning of Service - Various Venues, 8am-12pm
Year 10 Work Experience-various locations & times
Red Cross Visit (Year 11, 12 & Staff Eligible) TBC - RedCross Donor Centre, 9-11am

12
Jun
Interhouse Athletics Trial day 1 - Fairholme Oval& Anembo Crt, 1-3.20pm TBC

13
Jun
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6 – 8.30pm
House Meetings During Assembly Time - House Meeting Venues, 1.40-2.15pm
Assn Netball Training - Tennis Courts, 3.30-5.15pm
P&F Meeting - Greta Junior, 7pm

13
Jun
Year 10 Work Experience-various locations & times
Tertiary Pathways Excursion-Brisbane and Gold Coast,7am-6.30pm

14
Jun
Interhouse Athletics Trial Day 2 - Fairholme Oval& Anembo Crt,1-3.20pm
House Meetings during PCG Time Today - House Locations, 10.50 - 11.15am
Boarder Prefects Meeting, Boarding Office, 12.20-1PM

14
Jun
Year 10 Work Experience-various locations & times

15
Jun
Founders' Day Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.30pm-2.30pm [All Middle and Senior School Students to Attend]
Get SmART Inter-House - Fairholme Assembly Hall 12 - 1pm
Get SmART Choir Rehearsals - various venues around College, 10.40am - 12pm
House Prefects Athletics Nominations Meeting - The Greta Centre, 3.30-5.30pm

15
Jun
Year 10 Work Experience-various locations & times
Year 11/12 LGS Queensland Supreme Court Visit, Brisbane, 7am
Term 2 Concludes, 3.20pm - Founders' Day Celebrations

16
Jun
Pupil Free Day
TGS Cadet Unit - NCO Training Day - Toowoomba GrammarSchool, times tbc

16
Jun
Boarders' Travel Day

17
Jun
CANCELLED Ski Trip - Perisher

18
Jun
CANCELLED Ski Trip - Perisher

19
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

20
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

21
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

22
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

23
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

24
Jun
Ski Trip - Perisher, TBC CANCELLED

25
Jun
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm

25
Jun
State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

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

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