College keeps students busy
IT’S been action stations at Whitsunday Christian College of late, with no signs of it slowing just yet.
Before the Easter break, the kids got creative with an Easter hat parade and gave back to the community by shaving or colouring their hair.
Acting head of primary Melissa Wales said this was all part of “helping students achieve in every area of life – academically, culturally, emotionally and spiritually”.
When the kids return from two weeks of relaxation, there will be plenty to keep them occupied.
“We’ve got our Under 8s Day coming up in May, and we also have our swimming carnival,” Ms Wales said.
Focusing on Prep to Year 2, Ms Wales said Under 8s Day “places importance on early childhood education”.
“We run a day of different activities for the kids to just have fun and enjoy being a child,” she said.
“We often have jumping castles, face painting, art and craft activities.”
The school also has continuing activities for the kids to take part in, with the older students mentoring their younger counterparts.
“We do that once a week in a 30-minute session,” Ms Wales said.
“They play games together, they read together, and do projects together.
“The older students support the younger ones with different class work as well.”
Students get the chance to experience other schools as well, with trips to independent schools in Mackay.
ABOVE: Jakob Swaysland, Casey-Jay Cole and Harper Henderson-Feldman eager for the college Easter celebrations.
RIGHT: Gemma Lonergan and Lola Keyte get into the Easter spirit.
Thomas Dalton goes under the razor for the World's Greatest Shave.
Gillian Piggin trys out her Easter bonnet.