Col­lege keeps stu­dents busy

Whitsunday Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

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.

PHOTOS: CON­TRIB­UTED.

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.

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