FNQ Region


'This is an exciting time for students in the Far North. For the first time students will have access to a seamless pathway from school to their local university.'

‘At school I like science. When I grow up I’d like to play footy for Weipa and work in the mines. I like sharing with the other kids – they look out for me and we play games.’

- John Bond, Year 7 student at Western Cape College residential campus

‘At Freshwater State School people really care – it’s a great culture. I am also impressed with the high level of  teacher professional development. Why would you send your child anywhere else?’

‘My favourite subjects are English and art.’ 

At school I like playing sport, especially rugby league at school – I also play the drums.

I like that standards are high for my children – my kids are expected to work hard. I also like that the school has great resources.

'I will forever be grateful to Education Queensland for providing me the wonderfully grounding and thorough education that has truly contributed to my success within my field.'

- Erin Holland, opera singer, model, Miss World Australia 2013


‘There is always something new and interesting going on at the Freshwater State School – it’s good to be connected to the school. I enjoy helping with the vegie garden and paving.’  

‘When I grow up I want to be a vet. At school I like spelling, sport and school band.’

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