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Fairholme College | Parent Fact Sheet

Is Fairholme College on the shortlist for your daughter? Have a look at our parent fact sheet to find out more information.

Why choose Fairholme College?

Fairholme College is a caring Christian education environment that offers day and boarding to girls from kindergarten through to year 12. The core values that form the learning experience at this prestigious establishment are a Christ-centred faith, collaboration, enjoyment, respect and the search for excellence.

Here you will find that the quest for honest, respectful relationships, the quest for truth and a true and loving concern for personal growth underpin all else. This Presbyterian college values each individual’s progress in terms of their academic, cultural, sporting and service-based development. Every student, regardless of ability, is encouraged to be the very best they can be in an environment built on a real love of learning.

What sporting and co-curricular options are there at Fairholme College?

Students can participate in the following sporting activities:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Indoor cricket
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch football
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Equestrian
  • Gymnastics
  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country

Students can participate in the following co-curricular activities:

  • College orchestra, concert and stage bands, jazz group, instrumental and vocal ensembles, choirs
  • Instrumental tuition in voice, strings, brass, guitar, woodwind, percussion, piano and thory
  • Drama activities including lighting, costume design and stage management
  • Musical productions including performance and crew work
  • Debating and public-speaking
  • Speech and drama
  • Arts festival (music, drama, dance, art, debating, public speaking)
  • Clubs: Interact Club, Amnesty International, Student Representative Council, Kids Run for Kids, Jump Rope for Heart, Virginia Noakes Memorial Spellathon , Duke of Edinburgh Award

What transport options are available for Fairholme College?

There is a bus stop and shelter near Palm Avenue in Wirra Wirra Street. A number of bus companies service Fairholme College – Bus Queensland, Hubbard’s, Murphy’s Creek Bus Service and Stonestreets. Contact them directly to enquire about how close the route will pass to your house.

What are the school fees per year?

The following figures pertain to general tuition fees only. Please note that extra miscellaneous charges will apply.

  • Kindy (2 Days): $3250
  • Kindy (3 Days): $4880
  • Prep to Year 2: $5590
  • Year 3 to Year 4: $7560
  • Year 5 to Year 6: $8790
  • Year 7 to Year 9: $13,310
  • Year 10 to Year 12: $14,650

What are the boarding options at Fairholme College?

Fairholme College is renowned for the provision of a family-style boarding environment. It is one of the largest boarding schools in Australia and, for the approximate 200 students who live there, one of the happiest.

Does Fairholme College offer scholarships and how do we apply?

Read about getting a scholarship at Fairholme College.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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