College News


Dear Parents, Staff and StudentsMark Sly1


This week I have been reading secondary students’ end of Semester One reports. While it is a challenge to get through them all in a few days, I have found this a rewarding experience this year. What I really enjoy is seeing the development of each student, and noticing the relationship between students and their teachers. The wording of most report comments is very encouraging, with teachers highlighting the positive elements of the student’s work while making some suggestions as to how they could continue to improve.


In our College, we speak a lot about having a growth mindset. This encourages students to take some risks with their learning and to learn from their mistakes. Nobody ever learns anything without stepping outside their comfort zone and making some mistakes along the way. I challenge all parents to recall the first time you attempted to drive a car. I have no doubt you probably either stalled the car, grated the gears or perhaps even ran into something. It is highly unlikely that you mastered driving on the first occasion. However, you did not give up and persisted until you became more confident and were able to drive well. That is what learning is about.


In any learning situation, there are four stages of competence:


Stage 1. Unconscious incompetence – you don’t know what you don’t know. Eg: you don’t know that you can’t drive the car (Novice)

Stage 2. Conscious incompetence – you know what you don’t know. Eg: you try to drive and quickly know that you can’t do it (Beginner)

Stage 3. Conscious competence – you know what you know. Eg: you know you can drive the car (Proficient)

Stage 4. Unconscious competence – you don’t know how much you know. Eg: you can drive without even thinking about it (Expert).


Most experienced drivers probably operate at stage 4, driving without thinking about it, although we would almost certainly want the pilots of our planes to be operating at stage 3 where they are very conscious of how they are flying the plane and really thinking about what they are doing.


We want our students to be operating at stage 3 most of the time so they are very conscious of what they are doing in the learning process. However, there will be many things that they do or know automatically without really thinking too much about it such as their times tables, spelling, reading music, playing an instrument, kicking a ball and so much more. Of course, students of all ages will move in and out of these stages of competence with each new learning experience. That is how we all learn new things. On Monday, I am going to China to visit a number of schools and educational Institutions. I have been listening to some Chinese language CDs and have definitely been well entrenched in stage 2 – consciously incompetent, as I realise that I don’t know much Chinese at all! With any luck and a lot more work, I might get to be consciously competent enough to at least be able to greet people and introduce myself. Therefore, while this is a challenge for me, I know it is all part of the learning process. I have been well and truly beyond my comfort zone and have taken some risks, but that is how to learn.


As we head into the three week break for winter, it is appropriate to thank and farewell some staff who are finishing at the College or taking leave at the end of this week. Mrs Denise Balson (Music Department) and Mrs Juli Potts (Uniform Shop) have announced their retirements; Mrs Lisa Hickey (Drama) and Mr Steve Garrett (Biology) have completed contracts; Mrs Sarah Hands (Film & TV) has resigned to go to Brisbane; Mrs Carley Penberthy commences Maternity Leave joining Mrs Isla Fuller and Mrs Ann-Marie Lenon who have recently left on Maternity Leave and finally Mrs Kirsty Jackson (Term 3 and 4) and Ms Liz Hampson (Term 3) will commence Long Service Leave. I thank all these staff members and wish them well for their break and for the future if they are not returning.


I trust that all students and staff will enjoy the break and prepare well for the second half of 2018.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely

Mark Sly - Principal


This term the College has seen some cases of the gastroenteritis virus. This has mainly been in the Primary campus where younger students may not practise as efficient hygiene practices as Secondary students. To ensure you and your children do your best to avoid it, please see some helpful information.


What are the symptoms?

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever

Symptoms appear 24 to 48 hours after infection has occurred and last between 12 hours to 2½ days. An infected student is contagious for up to 48 hours after their symptoms have disappeared.

As the virus is so infectious, we ask that student's that have had any of these symptoms to please stay home for 48 hours after the last occurrence.


See a doctor if your child has the following symptoms


  • Skin rash
  • Strong fever and shivers
  • Presence of blood in faeces or vomit
  • Vertigo or dizziness

How does gastroenteritis spread?


When people don’t wash their hands properly after being in contact with faeces or vomit they can end up spreading the gastroenteritis virus. It is also possible to get it by inhaling droplets suspended in the air when someone vomits.


What can you do to prevent it?

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The best answer: proper hygiene

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap. Rub your upper and lower hands and between your fingers. You should wash your hands for at least 30 seconds.  
  • If you have been in contact with an infected person: Wash your hands, disinfect all surfaces that have been in contact with the person and wash any clothes used by the infected person


What if your child has gastroenteritis?


Students must stay at home for 48 hours after the last bout to avoid spreading the virus. Give them plenty of fluids, water and oral hydration solutions that you can buy at the pharmacy, even ice cubes to suck on. When they are feeling up to it,  give some clear broth. If in doubt in any way please consult a doctor. 


Rosemary Brown- College Nurse



Dear Parents, Staff and StudentsMark Sly1


As I write this article, a meeting of the student counsellors and psychologists across our four Gold Coast Anglican schools is taking place in the College Board Room adjacent to my office. This meeting prompts me to write about the mental health and wellbeing of our students. There is no doubt that mental health is becoming a very real issue for society and is reflected in the population of every school. The fact that our counsellors belong to a strong network that meets regularly so they can support and learn from each other, reinforces the importance our Colleges place on the mental health of our students and staff. We are blessed to have such professionals to care for our communities.


Statistically we know that 20-25% of young people have or will have a mental illness at some stage in their lives. If you don’t think that sounds like a lot, it is actually between one in every four to five people. It is not difficult to focus on those in most obvious need, but this should not be seen as the solution to addressing mental health. Focusing on the visible issues comes from a deficit position, where there are apparent ‘problems to fix’. This is more about welfare than wellbeing. For example, the absence of mental health is not the same as wellbeing. Wellbeing develops a sense of being happy, but it is more than that. Pursuing happiness is not the goal for good mental health.  What we want for our students is that they flourish. Flourishing is about knowing who we are and who we are meant to be and living life the way God wants for us. Flourishing can be described as having an abundant life. At our College we have a focus on flourishing.


The experts tell us there are several building blocks of flourishing including:

  • Exercise – one hour of screen time needs at least two hours of green time.
  • Diet – the benefits of healthy eating are obvious, and junk food is very bad for mood.
  • Mindfulness – the benefits of quiet reflection are huge.
  • Sleep – children need 9 hours sleep per night, whereas on average they get 5.5 hours.

Renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says that there are four key questions he asks to determine a child’s wellbeing.

  1. Does this person have capacity to make friends?
  2. Does this person have a ‘spark’ that gets them going? Eg sport, music
  3. Are they ok to be away from their adult carers?
  4. Do they appreciate school?


Students who do not fulfil these 4 criteria might come to our attention and be given some assistance. However, our goal is to ensure that we work with all students to ensure that they flourish. We are continuing to develop programmes and activities that focus on developing flourishing Minds, flourishing Hearts, flourishing Souls and flourishing Strengths in our students.


I am extremely grateful for our psychologists, Mrs Lowe and Dr Prideaux, and the wonderful work they do with our students and families, but we are all (staff and parents) responsible for enabling our students to flourish.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely

Mark Sly - Principal



Dear Parents, Staff and StudentsMark Sly1


What a fabulous Community Fair we enjoyed on Sunday! Congratulations and thank you to all involved in the organisation, especially Nadine Fairweather, her wonderful team of events volunteers and of course the dedicated Class Coordinators. It was great to see so many people at the College enjoying the entertainment, the rides, stalls, activities and of course the food. This was a wonderful example of our community at play and we were blessed with beautiful weather to enhance what was a tremendous day. There were so many magnificent prizes with the cent auction, raffles and other stalls, thank you to all who donated or made goods. Thank you to all families, friends, students and staff who came along to support PAFA in the 2018 Coomera Community Fair.


It has been a privilege this week to have Mr Stephen Hunter at the College. Stephen is the Manager of the International Space Station Computer Resource from NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston Texas. Stephen originally saw The Pod on line and was very interested in the Imaginarium in particular. He has been here working with our students since Wednesday speaking about his work with NASA in particular the Space Station. He has certainly made a very positive impression. We are hoping to get some direct footage from the Space Station for our Imaginarium.  Stephen will be present tomorrow when we will officially open The Pod and the refurbishment of the Primary Administration and Staff Room. The member for Gaven, The Hon Meaghan Scanlon will officially open the buildings on behalf of the state government who contributed over $1,050,000 towards the projects. Our new Regional Bishop, The Right Reverend John Roundhill will bless the buildings. We have a large number of special invited guests who will attend this short service followed by a tour of The Pod and the staff areas. Unfortunately, this is not something that we can invite parents to, as this official ceremony is a condition of the government funding we have received. We are delighted with how well students and teachers are using The Pod.


Tomorrow is also Under 8s’ Day. The staff have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful day of activities for children in the Early Learning Centre and the College. Being Under 8 is a special time in life and it is great to be able to celebrate that time with the young children. Such a lot of learning takes place in those early years of schooling and this is worth celebrating. The recently released Gonski report suggests that “Teachers should be prioritising literacy and numeracy to ensure that students have reached the core basics before they turn eight, and there needs to be a smooth transition between early childhood learning and school.” This is certainly the case at our College with strong connections between our Early Learning Centre and the College. There is no doubt that our focus on literacy and numeracy is instrumental to the success of our young children as they move through the College. Strong foundations in the basics are what enable students to succeed in the future. Thank you to all of our teachers who do such a fantastic job with our young students.



Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely

Mark Sly - Principal

There is not too much more we can say about the 2018 PAFA Coomera Community Fair, except

WOW and WOW!

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event, however with an event of this scale there has to be generous support from local business. This year we had more support than ever, who contibuted in many ways, from cash donations, to prizes, dancers, and to valuable time. We acknowledge each of them below and please ask that you, our College Community to please show your support in return, by using them for their services when in need.

Taking the time to build community to get to know your people will have long lasting benefits Clifton Taulbert

Thank you to the following event sponsors and supporters:

Cr Donna Gates

Gold Coast Orthodontists - Major Sponsor

Jolly Jumps

Woolworths, the fresh food people

The Cheesecake Shop Oxenford

Reward Hospitality

Hoppy's Express Car Wash`

Kiss Photography

A Special Occasion Rolls Royce Hire

Hello World Travel

La Posh Beauty Lounge

Love for Hair

Athlete's Foot Helensvale

Village Roadshow Theme Parks

The Palms Sanctuary Cove

The Illusions Magic Show

Boardwalk Tavern Hope Island

Begin Bright Hope Island

Wilkinsons Orthodontics


Zaparas Lawyers

Peppers Resort at Salt

Ormeau Physio

Dans Dim Sim

G-Free Donuts

Guzman Y Gomez Upper Coomera

Tyrepower Upper Coomera

Chempro Oxenford

Spa Express Oxenford    

My Foot Dr Hope Island

Fins on the Junction (Fish and Chips Pimpama Junction)   

Tupperware by Jacqui Dobbie  


Cafe 19 Sanctuary Cove      

Dynamite Studios Australia

Slushie Kingdom

UC Dental

Arakan Martial Arts 

Under the Greenwood Tree Bookshop


Print Image Signs      

Maneki Neko Toys


Also a big thank you also to our incredible Primary Class Coordinators, Volunteer Stall Coordinators, and lastly to the entire College community for your support and contribution, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did! 



Dear Parents, Staff and StudentsMark Sly1


As you know, I was in Melbourne last week at an Anglican Summit led by the Reverend Dr Daniel Heischman, Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, USA. During this summit, we discussed “What does it mean to be an Anglican School?” Representatives from all states and many of the 23 Dioceses and schools attended over the two days discussing our Anglican traditions and what makes us different from other schools. Such a gathering has not happened elsewhere in the worldwide Anglican Church. Dr Heischman led the summit by giving us six lenses through which to focus our discussions.


These six lenses were deemed to be specific to Anglican schooling although not exclusive.


  1. Faith – we spoke of faith as being the collision of stories of Jesus with our own stories. We also determined that the journey to faith is usually long and ongoing, so it is difficult to look for an endpoint.

  2. Reason – this is one of the pillars of the Anglican tradition. Reason is the lens through which people come to faith. It can remove the ‘rough edges’ of our belief.

  3. Worship – provides the rhythm of prayer in our schools. We are defined by our practice, and worship plays a major part in this in our schools.

  4. Pluralism – we live in a pluralistic society and we should be prepared to give a reasoned account of our belief, and to stand by it, while respecting the position of others.

  5. Character – we should aspire to model the virtues of Jesus in our lives.

  6. Service – it is important to approach service through the lens of the Gospel, and respond to human need with loving service where we are. In other words, there is so much we can do for those in our own back yard in order to serve others. A good place to start is with our own families and our own community.

Following this summit, Dr Heischman will produce a discussion paper and Anglican Schools Australia will determine the next step in distributing this information. It was wonderful to have so many Bishops, Board members, Executive Directors of Anglican Schools Commissions, Principals and Chaplains around the tables discussing Anglican schooling. There is so much that is positive about being in an Anglican school. We have a very strong network across the country.


This Sunday is our Coomera Community Fair. It is the opportunity for the community to come into our College to have fun. This is PAFA’s biggest fund raising event and is only held every second year so please come along to support PAFA, the students and our College. There are plenty of stalls and rides for the children. There is a huge programme of musical items, and art works on display and for sale. The PAFA Fair committee has worked very hard under the direction of Nadine Fairweather, to ensure this Fair is a success. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, so please bring your family and friends to support our College.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely

Mark Sly - Principal

Final chance to save on your unlimited ‘ride’ pass

The deadline to purchase your unlimited All Day Ride Pass is midnight this Thursday, 24 May.  Don’t miss out on the saving - $30 online now, or $35 on the day.
Purchase here!


Sunny Ray Appearance!

The Gold Coast Suns official mascot Sunny Ray will be down at Coomera Community Fair this Sunday. It’s your chance to High Five the AFL hero as he meets and greets the crowd from 11am to 12noon.

 Sunny Ray

Live Music Performances

Coomera Anglican College has some incredibly talnted music students, which will be showcased at the fair this weekend Fair. From Percussion Ensembles, to Concert Bands, String Quartets, Jazz, and everything in between – be sure to to be on campus by 10am to capture the action!


Prizes Galore at the Cent Auction!

The CAC cent auction is your big chance to walk away with “stacks” of goodies – every basket is overflowing with items thanks to kind donations from stall holderss, College families and local businesses. Purchase your tickets on the day, pop them in the box in front of your favourite basket and “be in it to win it”.



A BIG thanks to our Stage Sponsors “Gold Coast Orthodontists” - leading specialists in the field of Orthodontics on the Gold Coast. Start your journey to straight teeth. Find out more at Thanks also to the support from Division 1 Councillor and Deputy Mayor – Cr Donna Gates.


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Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

Yr. 10 Boys Rugby – CAC

Yr. 7, 8 and 9  Girls Netball - CAC

Yr. 9 and 10 and Open Boys Soccer – CAC

Boys Volleyball – CAC

Boys Tennis - Hope Island Tennis Centre


Teams playing away – Mainly All Saints

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Rugby – All Saints

Open A and B, Open C and D and Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – All Saints

Girls Volleyball – All Saints

Tier 2 Girls Volleyball – Kings Christian College

Junior Tier 2 Girls Netball Team  - All Saints

Girls Hockey -  All Saints

Boys  Hockey – Hunt Park, Labrador

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys and Girls Soccer – All Saints

Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

Junior T2 Girls Soccer – Goals Australia Football courts  - 3 Alabaster Drive, Carrara

Girls Tennis  - Surfers Paradise Tennis, Fairways Drive Clear Waters

Parents are reminded that students playing away will not be back at the College to catch the normal after-school buses.  It is requested that students find alternative transport home on these occasions. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:31

Student Achievement - Cross Country

APS Cross Country

Congratulations to both Primary and Secondary APS Cross Country teams who competed in the APS Cross Country carnival last week. After many months of hard training, both teams achieved their best ever results in this competition. The Primary team placed 2nd in the Aggregate trophy and 2nd in the Percentage while the Secondary team placed 4th in the Aggregate trophy and 2nd in the Percentage trophy.  This was a tremendous team effort for all our runners and was a fitting reward for all their hard work. The major highlights for both teams include:

Age Group Results

1st - 9 Year Girls

1st - 10 Year Girls

1st - Open Girls

2nd  - 11 Year Boys

3rd – 12 Year Girls

3rd – 16 Year Boys

3rd – 13 Year Girls

4th – 10 Year Boys

Top Ten Finishers

9 Year Girls
Lizzie Bemrose - 1st
Tayla Ward - 2nd
Emma Nicholson - 10th

9 Year Boys
Xander Hogg - 5th

10 Year Girls
Emerson Jones - 3rd
Zara Courtney  - 4th
Mia Rieck  - 5th
Ashleigh Andrews  - 9th

10 Year Boys
Koen Anderson  - 1st

11 Year Boys
Daniel Prinsloo  - 2nd
Lukas Andrews  - 8th

12 Year Girls
Haru Steele  - 2nd
Caitlin Brown  - 7th
Lani Stasiakowski  - 10th

12 Year Boys
Hayden Jones - 3rd

13 Year Boys
Dylan Devine  - 1st
Llewellyn Coetzee  - 5th

15 Year Boys 
Jordan Rieck  - 4th

16 Year Boys
Edward Williams  - 5th

Open Year Girls
Imogen Noon  - 4th
Chloe Geyer  - 6th

Congratulations to the following students who have now been selected to represent the Hinterland District at the South Coast Trials in June:

Emerson Jones, Zara Courtney, Mia Rieck, Koen Anderson, Daniel Prinsloo, Haru Steele, Caitlin Brown, Hayden Jones, Dylan Devine, Llewellyn Coetzee, Jordan Rieck, Edward Williams, Imogen Noon, Ethan Owen and Tayla Cornish

Finally a huge thanks to our dedicated coaches, Mrs. Taylor, Alli Cooke, Ms. Kuhnemann, Mr. McLennan, Mrs. Stephen and Mr. Kirkpatrick who spent many hours developing our Cross Country runners. Special mention to Mrs. Taylor for all her work organizing the Cross Country teams and planning their training sessions. Well done Coaches!

Monday, 14 May 2018 01:37


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Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Rugby – CAC

Yr. 7, 8 and 9  Girls Netball - CAC

Yr. 9 and 10 and Open Boys Soccer – CAC

Boys Volleyball – CAC

Boys and Girls Tennis - Hope Island Tennis Centre


Teams playing away – Mainly St Stephen’s College

Yr. 10 Boys Rugby – St Stephen’s College

Open A and B, Open C and D and Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – St Stephen’s College

Girls Volleyball – St Stephen’s College

Tier 2 Girls Volleyball – Kings Christian College

Junior Tier 2 Girls Netball Team  - All Saints

Boys and Girls  Hockey – Hunt Park, Labrador

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys and Girls Soccer – Runaway Bay West – Oxley Drive Soccer Fields

Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

Junior T2 Girls Soccer – Goals Australia Football courts  - 3 Alabaster Drive, Carrara

Parents are reminded that students playing away will not be back at the College to catch the normal after-school buses.  It is requested that students find alternative transport home on these occasions. 

WINTER SPORT Rd Four vs St Stephens Friday 11 May


WINTER SPORT Rd Four vs St Stephens Friday 11 May girls

Hi, my name is Fraser Smith, I am in Year 12 and I love Martial Arts. I do Karate and MMA outside of school and I love the passion of martial arts. I am a silver medalist in the Australian Karate Federation and words cannot even describe how very lucky I am to be a part of the QKA (Queensland Karate Association). 

Over the Easter break, I had the opportunity to go over to Belgium where I was training under a world champion called Junior Leferve. Before I went to Belgium, I had been watching his videos on Youtube, and his videos show how he trains world champions and how to create world champions. When I got to Belgium, I went to his dojo (training gym) and when I saw him there for the first time in person, it was mind blowing, to see Junior right in front of me and shaking my hand. It was amazing to see him and say hello to him. 

 Fraser Smith3

He is on e of my idols in Marital Arts and he is very influential in the way he progresses Karate. He is a 1x World Champion, Silver medallist at world level and he is a multiple time European Champion. To me he is a true example of a martial artist. When I got to train with him, it was amazing to see a world champion training me, it was a dream come true. I only had had three days to train with him but that was better than no days at all. I am committed to applying everything that I have learned, and will continue to strive to be the best that I can be.
It was an incredible experience for me to travel to Europe and train with a world champion and my idol. When I got back to Australia, I had an opportunity to apply some of the things that I had learned at the Australian Open for Karate in Sydney. This was my first Australian Open ever. My results were two Bronze Medals. I feel extremely proud of myself that I earned two bronze medals. 
Belgium was an incredible experience for me and I would definitely go back there and train for more than three days. I will keep training hard for my future as a Martial Artist.

Fraser Smith

Fraser trains with Sensei Dhanesh Walatara at the Japan Karate Do Hakuakai Australia Club based at Maudsland. Fraser has also recently been selected for the Queensland State Team (QKA) to represent Queensland at the upcoming Australian Karate Federation National Titles in August.

Friday, 04 May 2018 02:08

CYBER BYTES newsletter

The College receives the CYBER BYTES newsletter directly from the Anglican Schools Commission in Brisbane. The latest CYBER BYTES newsletter is linked HERE.

In this issue you will find great tips and advice about Fake News, Being Real Online and FORTNITE.

If you don’t know about FORTNITE it is -

  • an online shooting game
  • multiplayer platform - up to 100 players
  • with chat functions
  • very popular at the moment

Check out some of the tips for your child to be using it safely if you allow them to play.

Social media sites are continuing to be an area of concern for parents. The site highlighted in this issue is YUBO (aka Yellow). Users are can connect via Snapchat and Instagram accounts, this site offers video chatting and no proof of age. It is definitely one for parents to view with their child and discuss if it is appropriate for your family.

Many more hints and tips are contained in the CYBER BYTES newsletter.

Please check it out and give us any feedback.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 22:28

Student Achievement

Congratulations to these students who have been selected in the following teams:

Mitchell Rust - Hinterland U/12 Boys Football Team

Teams Playing at Home – Mainly CAC

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys Rugby – CAC

Open A and B, and Yr. 10 Girls Netball Teams  – CAC

Girls Volleyball – CAC

Girls Tennis - Hope Island Tennis Centre

Open C and D Girls Netball have a Bye this week.


Teams playing away – Mainly Kings Christian College

Yr. 10 Boys Rugby – Albert Park – Surfers Paradise Rugby Fields

Boys Tennis -  Christine Avenue Tennis Centre

Yr. 9 and 10 and Open Boys Soccer – Kings

Yr. 7, 8 and 9  Girls Netball - Kings

Boys Volleyball – Kings

Tier 2 Girls Volleyball – Kings Christian College

Junior Tier 2 Girls Netball Team  - All Saints

Girls  Hockey – Cos Zantiostis Oval Labrador

Boys  Hockey – Kings College

Yr. 7 and 8 Boys and Girls Soccer – Runaway Bay West – Oxley Drive Soccer Fields

Tier 2 Boys Volleyball – A B Paterson College

Junior T2 Girls Soccer – Goals Australia Football courts  - 3 Alabaster Drive, Carrara


Parents are reminded that students playing away will not be back at the College to catch the normal after-school buses.  It is requested that students find alternative transport home on these occasions. 


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Last Chance to secure your stall

With only 4 weeks remaining until the fair, organisers are seeking final stall holders. Interested in displaying products or services? Local business or groups?  Great awareness opportunity while assisting fundraising for the college. Find out more here -


Making Great Cents

One of our Fair highlights is actually an old-fashioned favourite with origins dating back to the 1930s.  The Cent Auction offers you the chance to decide on exactly which prizes you’d like to win.  Coordinated by Year 8, there will be a wonderful range of prizes and gift vouchers in this year’s Cent Auction.  In addition, we’d like to have our famously fantastic, themed gift baskets up for grabs again...but we need your help! Classes have been jointly allocated a theme.  We would be grateful if each family could donate one item towards their child’s class Cent Auction gift basket. All donations should be sent to the classrooms before Tues 22 May so that the baskets can be gift-wrapped.


Old is New!

Our Year 9 Second Hand Book Stall will be shortly seeking your help with donations of:

  • second-hand books
  • dvds
  • electronic games

So if you are cleaning out your bookshelf at home, please keep the Fair in mind!

CCF Rides


Big and Small!

Something for everyone at the rides this year – online passes available soon at discounted rates.


Event Partners

CCF sponsors

Thanks to Gold Coast Orthodontists for coming on board as a sponsor again in 2018. Enjoy trusted, evidence-based orthodontic procedures by the experienced team of Orthodontists led by Dr Joe Bleakley & Dr Scott McNab. Find out more at

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:08

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to these students who have been selected in the following teams:


  • Mia Banks - Hinterland U/12 Girls Football Team

  • Aysia Whinwray - Hinterland U/12 Girls Football Team

  • Riley Johnson – South Coast U/12 Boys AFL Team

  • George Dean – South Coast U/12 Boys AFL Team

  • Jack Roach - Hinterland U/15 Boys Football Team

  • Jack Pearse - Hinterland U/15 Boys Football Team

  • Lachlan Pinto - Hinterland U/15 Boys Football Team

  • Adam Baxter - Hinterland U/15 Boys Football Team
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