Pride of Workmanship - Jenny Sutton

Jenny Sutton has been awarded the Pride of Workmanship award, after being nominated by Fairholme Principal, Linda Evans, as an employee who consistently achieves an overall high personal standard and work performance in the Boarding House. You'd be hard pressed finding a Boarder, current or past, who wouldn't have nominated Mrs Sutton themselves. By her own admission, Jenny Sutton was blessed with extra 'mothering genes'. Jenny's story here: Read more ›

Inspiring Women - Marhella Saltner

Marhella Saltner comes from a big family, full of boys. She lives in Murgon, in the South Burnett region. But this year, the 12 year old left all she's ever known, and moved into the Fairholme Boarding House. Marhella has laughed with new friends, cried herself to sleep through many homesick nights and discovered she really loves Maths. Read more ›

Inspiring Women - Monica Joseph

Monica Joseph came to Fairholme as a Boarder from Dalby, confident in Maths and ready to learn. She failed her first Maths exam. That early setback ignited the determination Monica needed to carve a career path that's led her to being appointed the first female Superintendent of Electrical Maintenance at Mount Isa Mines' Copper Concentrator. Somehow, she's even found time for a family, with two boys under two years of age, making her the ultimate role model for women in Engineering. Read more ›

Inspiring Women - Jane Lafrenz

Jane Lafrenz has dreamt of being a doctor since she was eight years old. Now in her final year of schooling, she's already been given an amazing opportunity, picked from just five students across the country to participate in STEM research group at QUT. It's an opportunity that, she says, makes the world of women in science and research something all school girls can aspire to. Read more ›

Meet A Fairholme Boarder…

Sitting on the rainy green ridges of the Toowoomba range, she's a long way from her dry and dusty home, south west of Longreach. It's never easy leaving her Mum, Dad and a little brother on a cattle property that is surrounded by farming families who are starting to de-stock because of another failed wet season. Laura Allen's family consider themselves one of the lucky few, after getting some rain in November last year. Laura's story here Read more ›

Meet A Fairholme Teacher - Laura Anderson

When she's not helping a Fairholme student build the pathway to their future, you might find her humming along the highway in her green combi, her dog Pepsi, leaning out the passenger window, the wind flapping in his ears, her prized vintage vehicle loaded with camping gear. If you cross paths with Fairholme teacher, Laura Anderson, chances are your day will be brighter, lighter and somehow, more focussed, all at once. Meet Laura: Read more ›