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

20
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Induction of Senior Leaders - Assembly Hall, 8.25-10am
Assn Volleyball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Qld Trials Triathlon 13-19yrs - Hervey Bay, allday

21
Feb
Assn Volleyball Games - Harristown SHS Gym, 4-9pm Season begins 7 March

21
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm
Paul Herbert Pilot Project Workshop
Senior School Chapel Service - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Middle School Assembly - New Chapel, 1.40-2.15pm
Specialist Elective Lessons (external trainers)-various locations, 9.25am-1pm

21
Feb
DD Trials Swimming 13-19yrs - Gatton, All Day

22
Feb
TSSS Wed Sport - Toowoomba various locations, 1-3.15pm
House Meetings During PCG Time - House Venues, 10.50am-11.15am
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am

23
Feb
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm

23
Feb
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day
Mayoral Morning Tea for School Leaders - venue tba, 9.45-11.45am
All Year 12 Leadership Committees Meet During House Meeting time - Mentors to Advise Venues, 1.40-2.15pm
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
VWC Netball Teams training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm

24
Feb
The Flick Drama Excursion - The Cremorne TheatreQPAC, 4.30pm-12am
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day

25
Feb
QSS State Championships Triathlon 13-19yrs -Hervey Bay,all day
Fairholme Interschool Showjumping Competition - PIttsworth Showgrounds, program to be published

26
Feb
Fairholme Interschool Showjumping Competition - PIttsworth Showgrounds, program to be published

26
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm
Year 12 Social Dancing Classes - Fairholme, 7-8.30pm
Laura Gietz Netball - Toowoomba, all day

27
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Assn Volleyball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm

27
Feb
Assn Netball Training -NER, 3.30-5.15pm

28
Feb
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm
Assn Volleyball Games - Harristown SHS Gym, 4-9pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Futsal Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm

28
Feb
Year 11 Biology Camp - Hastings Point, depart 1.30pm

01
Mar
Year 11 Biology Camp - Hastings Point
TSSS Cluster Day Soccer Hockey Netball Squash Basketball - various venues Tmba, all day
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am

02
Mar
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm

02
Mar
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
VWC Netball Teams training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm
All Year 12 Leadership Committees Meet Today - Mentors toAdvise Venues, 1-1.40pm
DD Football 19yrs Girls - Toowoomba, TBA
Year 11 Biology Camp - Hastings Point

03
Mar
Equestrian - Scots College Warwick, All Day
Prefects' Meeting - Homestead, 7.15-8.20am
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm
- Expressions Dance Company – Propel - Judith WrightCentre Brisbane, 4-10.30pm
Year 11 Biology Camp - Hastings Point

04
Mar
Equestrian - Scots College Warwick, All Day
Assn Netball - Nell E Robinson Park, 9.45am-5pm
Equestrian Millmerran Show - Millmerran Show Grounds, all day

05
Mar
Year 12 Social Dancing Classes - Fairholme, 7-8.30pm
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm

05
Mar
Rosies Friends on the Street - Clewley Park Water St, Toowoomba, 10.30am-12pm
Peak 2 Park Charity Fun Run - Picnic Point & LakeAnnand, 6.15-9.15am
Equestrian Millmerran Show, Millmerran Show Grounds, all day
Equestrian - Scots PGC Warwick, all day

06
Mar
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm

06
Mar
Assn Netball Training - Nell E Robinson Park, 3.30-5pm
Assn Volleyball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Middle School Assembly - New Chapel, 1.45-2.15pm
Senior School Chapel Service - Assembly Hall, 1.45-2.15pm

07
Mar
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 6.30–8.30pm

07
Mar
Assn Volleyball Games - Harristown SHS Gym, 4-9pm
Cross Country Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-4.30pm
Middle & Senior School Assembly - Assembly Hall, 1.40-2.15pm
Futsal Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Specialist Elective Lessons (external trainers)-various locations,9.25am-1pm

07
Mar
DD Cluster Day 16yrs AFL,15 & 19yrs Football,19yrs Hockey,15 & 19yrs Netball,19yrs Squash - Toowoomba,all day

08
Mar
St Annae Gymnasium Youth Choir from Denmark Concert - St Luke’s Anglican Church, 7-8.30pm
QDU Debating Round 1 Year 8, 9, 10, Seniors - Times & Venue to be confirmed
Assn Water Polo Training - Fairholme Aquatics, 6.15-7.15am
International Women's' Day Celebrations - Various Venues, 10.30-11.10am

08
Mar
TSSS Swimming Dinner - Cameron Homestead Fairholme, 5.30-8pm
St Annae Gymnasium Youth Choir from Denmark afternoon rehearsals - St Luke’s Anglican Church, 3.30 -6pm

09
Mar
Assn Futsal Fixtures - USQ Gym, 3.45-9.15pm
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm

09
Mar
VWC Netball Teams training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.45pm
QSS State Championships Tennis 13-19yrs - Townsville, all day
TSSS Swimming Carnival - Milne Bay, TBA

10
Mar
Kaleidoscope Concert Series "Opening Night"- Assembly Hall, 5.15-6.15pm
Assn Touch Training - Fairholme This week, 3.30-5pm

10
Mar
Interhouse Cross Country - Kearney Springs,9.15am - 12pm
QSS State Championships Tennis 13-19yrs - Townsville, all day

11
Mar
Assn Touch Fixtures - Kearney Springs, 1.15-4.15pm
Assn Hockey Games - Clyde Park, 8.30am - 4.30pm
QSS State Championships Tennis 13-19yrs - Townsville, all day

11
Mar
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Gallipoli Bivouac - Venue & timestbc
Equestrian Training & or Competitions - Various Venues & Times

12
Mar
Equestrian Training & or competition - various venues, various times
Fairholme Grammar Musical Rehearsals - Assembly Hall, 2–5pm
QSS State Championships Tennis 13-19yrs - Townsville, all day

12
Mar
TGS Cadet Unit - Ex Gallipoli Bivouac - Venue & timestbc

13
Mar
Fairholme Grammar Orchestra Rehearsals - P23, Performing Arts Building, 4.45 – 6.15pm
Assn Netball Training - Nell E Robinson, 3.30-5.15pm
Assn Volleyball training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm

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