Vis­i­tors flock to Chris­tian Col­lege

Whitsunday Times - - COM­MU­NITY NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Chris­tian Col­lege was in­un­dated with vis­i­tors from across the state last week as part of the col­lege’s com­mit­ment to per­sonal, phys­i­cal and aca­demic devel­op­ment.

Year 6 and sec­ondary boys had a spe­cial visit from AFL Queens­land and some Gold Coast Suns play­ers.

The stu­dents were put through a se­ries of drills, taught some fun­da­men­tals of the game and were given time to ask the play­ers some tricky ques­tions. The stu­dents en­joyed the lessons and prin­ci­pal Nathan McDon­ald said there were some great skills on show. “As a col­lege, we pro­mote sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity with all our stu­dents and I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it when other mem­bers of the com­mu­nity as­sist us in this im­por­tant area of devel­op­ment. It was great to see our stu­dents hav­ing fun while par­tic­i­pat­ing in sport,” he said.

Girls from years 7-12 had a visit from in­de­pen­dent sin- ger/song­writer Vita Adams.

Ms Adams is pas­sion­ate about mu­sic, young peo­ple and want­ing to change the world.

Ms Adams de­liv­ers a sassy and in­ter­ac­tive ra­dio pro­gram de­signed for girls to un­cover what it means to “Be Bold, Be Beau­ti­ful”.

“Through our [Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege] pas­toral care pro­gram, we seek to help our fe­male stu­dents de­velop a strong self-es­teem and look for op­por­tu­ni­ties for spe­cial guests to pro­mote this at our col­lege,” Mr McDon­ald said.

Dur­ing her time with the Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege, Ms Adams taught the fe­male stu­dents to un­der­stand the power of words and there­fore the names that they al­low oth­ers to pin on them, some­times those which end up en­slav­ing them.

She dis­cussed how to let go of those names, and helped the girls to go away with two new names: bold and Bella [beau­ti­ful].

SPORT STARS: Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dents Kata Bu­jna, Madi­son Brad­dock, Ji Rudd, Eryn John­son, Mar­ley Boileau, Lily Keam, An­gus von Eitzen, Ella Mad­sen (back), Jack Rai­teri, Harry Turner, Jor­dyn Dev­ery, Jada Har­ri­son, Nikita Pini, Alyssa Brownell, Zac Fitzger­ald and Ar­den Booker (front) with GC Suns play­ers Josh Glenn and Luke Rus­sell at the school grounds last week.

IN­SPI­RA­TIONAL: Fe­male stu­dents were treated to a guest per­for­mance and speaker from in­de­pen­dent singer/song­writer Vita Adams.

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