College News

Setting The Barre High

Two Fairholme Dance students have been accepted into the prestigious Elite Performance course at Brent Street, and are two of only six selected for a call back to sit scholarship auditions. Zara Eather and Hannah Cook are on pointe to become leading Australian dancers. 

A Decade Of Roos' Elegance At Fairholme

Eddie Roos has a lot to celebrate. His youngest daughter, Lindy, finishes at Fairholme this year. Another daughter, Marli, will complete University studies this year. His successful business, Cosmetic Elegance, is preparing to celebrate a decade in an ever changing industry. As he reflects on the past ten years in Toowoomba, this successful Doctor is keen to throw his support behind the College that has educated his girls.  

An Open Artist

Vivienne Heckles set herself up on the verandas of the Fairholme Homestead, as part of Open Homestead at the College during the month of May. The local artist shared her amazing journey with our students, explaining how she has navigated her career around many changes and events in her life. 

Cross Country Victory

Fairholme's Cross Country team has taken home the Toowoomba Secondary Schools Sport Cross Country trophy for the fourth year in a row. 

A Handful of Home

Heather Harrison spent 25 years as the College Nurse at Fairholme. Originally from Aramac, and a Boarder at Fairholme in the 50s, she returned to the region with Principal, Dr Linda Evans and Head of Boarding, Margie Dunne, to visit future families and Old Girls. She met up with Old Girls who've faced indescribable tragedies, from heartbreaking droughts to the devastating loss of loved ones. It struck Sister Harrison, as they toured the dry and dusty outback, that the Fairholme determination and spirit is not easily broken. 

Home Is Everywhere, But No Where.

Grace Scanlon is a Boarder at Fairholme College, a long way away from her parents in Hong Kong. But for Grace, home is here at Fairholme, home is more than five thousand kilometers away, home is down the road at a Fairholme friend's house. There is no defining dwelling that spells out H O M E for this Boarder, and she is proud to call herself a third culture kid.