Student Wellbeing at

Faith

A dedicated support team is on hand to assist families and students experiencing significant challenges in their lives. This includes our Registered Nurse, Pastor, Guidance Counsellor and Careers Counsellor. In addition, students have access to Care Group teachers and Year Level Co-ordinators that assist in providing intensive support mechanisms for our community members experiencing significant challenges. This team of dedicated and diverse staff are focussed on the holistic wellbeing of individual students and families, including the implementation of appropriate interventions as required.

Camps and Tours

Students at the College are offered a diverse range of camps and tours to engage in. Camps offer students the opportunity to learn more about themselves; who am I? What are my limits? And can I go beyond these? Our various Tour offerings not only
provide students with the chance to explore the world, but allow them to grow as individuals, and gives them the opportunity to selflessly serve others in need.

Each experience provides opportunities for fun, challenge and teamwork, respectively building both personal and group capacity in fully expressing our College’ Fruits of Faith of: Grace, Respect, Care, Faith, Service and Honour within local, regional and global contexts. Students at Faith enjoy, and value varied and numerous learning opportunities afforded throughout the College academic year.

Each cohort enjoys specifically tailored camping experiences. These are co-designed and delivered by external providers in conjunction with dedicated College Year Level staff teams at a range of sites within our region: dedicated campsite, outdoor, urban and retreat experiences. Camp programs range from three to five days relative to the relevant learning year’s program outcomes to provide opportunity for developing personal and social skills through:

  • Challenge
  • Collaboration
  • Perseverance
  • Grit
  • Resilience

Co-Curricular Tours and Events in areas of Sport, Music, Language, Cultural and Service include:

  • Annual Training Camps and Competitions including Confraternity Shield, Ballymore Cup
  • Bi-annual exchange visits with German and Korean sister schools
  • Periodic Music Tours to visit regional partner schools
  • Annual service trip to our sister school on Tanna Island in Vanuatu
  • Annual service and exchange visit with our sister school in Dirranbandi, Central Queensland
  • Bi-annual Cultural and Service Trip to visit partner schools in the USA

Camps and Tours

Students at the College are offered a diverse range of camps and tours to engage in. Camps offer students the opportunity to learn more about themselves; who am I? What are my limits? And can I go beyond these? Our various Tour offerings not only
provide students with the chance to explore the world, but allow them to grow as individuals, and gives them the opportunity to selflessly serve others in need.

Each experience provides opportunities for fun, challenge and teamwork, respectively building both personal and group capacity in fully expressing our College’ Fruits of Faith of: Grace, Respect, Care, Faith, Service and Honour within local, regional and global contexts. Students at Faith enjoy, and value varied and numerous learning opportunities afforded throughout the College academic year.

Each cohort enjoys specifically tailored camping experiences. These are co-designed and delivered by external providers in conjunction with dedicated College Year Level staff teams at a range of sites within our region: dedicated campsite, outdoor, urban and retreat experiences. Camp programs range from three to five days relative to the relevant learning year’s program outcomes to provide opportunity for developing personal and social skills through:

  • Challenge
  • Collaboration
  • Perseverance
  • Grit
  • Resilience

Co-Curricular Tours and Events in areas of Sport, Music, Language, Cultural and Service include:

  • Annual Training Camps and Competitions including Confraternity Shield, Ballymore Cup
  • Bi-annual exchange visits with German and Korean sister schools
  • Periodic Music Tours to visit regional partner schools
  • Annual service trip to our sister school on Tanna Island in Vanuatu
  • Annual service and exchange visit with our sister school in Dirranbandi, Central Queensland
  • Bi-annual Cultural and Service Trip to visit partner schools in the USA

House

The House program is a diverse and extremely competitive program within the school environment and allows all students to contribute their gifts and talents to their House group. Each House has a Lutheran Patron and has three virtues that bind each House together.

Our four Houses, Patrons and Virtues are:

Redbacks

Carl Strehlow: Courage, Honesty and Loyalty

Stingrays

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Determination, Creativity and Trustworthiness

Scorpions

Theodore Geisel Seuss (Dr Seuss): Unity, Integrity and Perseverance

Taipans

Katharina Van Bora: Determination, Unity, Enthusiasm

Activities include the Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country Carnivals, Academic challenges, Care Group Idol Power Hour (talent show) and Year Level sporting challenges at lunchtimes. Every staff member and student can also showcase their House support by wearing their House shirts on Thursdays, this also contributes to House points.