Mr Grimes having his hair coloured

Principal’s Message

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Shave for a Cure! Many thanks to the staff and our Year 12s who got involved and made this such a success. We have raised over $1600 today and the total keeps rising. This is truly wonderful and we should be very proud of what our community has so generously given in such tough times.

When we give to such causes, we almost never get to see the young person who benefits from our gift, we don’t get to learn of the benefit we have helped generate, or the new possibilities that have arisen because of our generosity, but your gift still makes a difference. To give in the knowledge that we receive no recognition from others is indeed charity.

The reality is however, our father in Heaven not only sees all but knows all that is in our heart. When we speak of generosity, we often refer to monetary gifts of donations, but generosity is found in small acts of kindness and in the grace offered to each other. In fact generosity, is something we can all offer to another, and the Bible speaks much on this…

Hebrews 13: 16
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased”

1 Corinthians 13: 3
“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing”

Acts 20: 35
“…remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive”

1 Timothy 6:18
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share”

Generosity is more than money, it is the gifting of whatever another needs. In a world in which company profits are prioritised above all else, in a time in which financial pressures affect us all, in a world in which being Christian and holding to our faith is criticised, may we all hold true to our Mission and have the courage to live the life Christ wants for us.

Brian Grimes


Mr Glover’s Winning Futsal Team!

Winning Futsal team

Fletcher Chosen for AFL Team

Congratulations to Fletcher Cox for being selected to represent Wide Bay in the U15 boys AFL team. He will compete in May with an opportunity to be selected to play for Queensland. Well done Fletcher, Bayside is really proud of you.

Fletcher Cox

Year 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion

Fraser came 1st in his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition, through Grappling Industries.  His sportsmanship is exemplary, demonstrated in helping his opponent to his feet at the end of the round. Well done Fraser!

Fraser Jiu Jitsu champ

Surf Life Saver in our Midst

It is my great pleasure to share my daughter Lily Davis’ achievement in completing her Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). Lily has worked really hard in the four years at nippers, at times nearly giving up. With persistence and hard work, she completed her SRC and is happy to give back to the community by patrolling our local beach shortly. I hope this will inspire our children to become great citizens.

by Elia Cummins

Lily Davis

Cheesy Bread cooked in the Sun

The Year 6T students explored solar energy by building their own solar ovens to cook some delicious cheesy garlic bread.  Collaborating and working together as a team we built our ovens and were delighted at how effective the solar ovens were, reaching temperatures of 70° Celsius, cooking our garlic bread in just 35 minutes!

Baking Club

I am thrilled to announce that there has been very strong interest regarding the Baking Club Co-Curricular activity commencing in Term Two. Thank you to those parents who registered interest.

The Club will commence on Thursday 27th April (Week 2) and run from 3.30pm to 5pm. Parents will need to collect Primary age students (Years 4, 5, 6) directly from the D2 kitchen which is located opposite the Library. All ingredients and equipment are supplied, and students will either eat at school or take home the food that they have made.

The maximum number of students for this class is 5. If you would like your child to participate in the Baking Club running each Thursday, please confirm via an email to

Should we have more than 5 students, names will be drawn out of a hat by Mrs Amanda Mulder. A confirmation email will be sent to students and parents in Week 9. Those students who miss an opportunity in Term 2 will have their turn in Term 3.

Thank you, Tania Hawthorne

Freshly baked sausage rolls made with puff pastry fresh out of the oven cooling on a tray

Fraser Coast Baptist Church Chess Tournament

Church Chess Tournament
Weekly Scripture Psalm 11824 NIV

Bumper Sticker Winner!

Congratulations to our first bumper sticker winner for the year, Mick, spotted driving through Eli Waters on Saturday night. The college will be in contact with you to present your prize of a $100 dinner voucher at Café Balaena!

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Multisport Funky Socks!

Thank you for supporting the Multisport Excellence Students. They have been very excited to start selling and wearing their funky socks!

Our students have been working really hard in preparation for the Kokoda Challenge which is on April 22nd. Our Excellence students are in two groups: one group will be doing the 18km challenge and the other group will do the 30km challenge. Funds raised from the Funky Socks will go towards the Kokoda Challenge.

A little more about the Kokoda Challenge:

The Kokoda Challenge is Australia’s toughest team endurance event that raises funds for Aussie teens in our experiential youth programs that engages and inspires kids to reach their full potential. The Kokoda Youth Foundation is a registered charity that contributes to the local community by aiming to educate Australians about history of the Kokoda Campaign while offering a life-changing experience for all Kokoda Challenge competitors in our amazing team events!

Funky Socks
Harmony Day Poster

Year 10 Trade Taster Program

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Applications are opening Wednesday 15th March at 9.00am

The Year 10 Trade Taster Program allows eligible high school students to try out a trade without needing to commit to a full qualification or apprenticeship. Students get to see if a trade is the right option for them, or test out a potential career path that they’re considering following in the future.

Please note: This program is subsidised by the Queensland Government and is offered at no cost. This program is only available to Year 10 students, enrolled in a Queensland high school or enrolled with a registered home-schooling provider. This program does not exhaust a student’s VETiS funding entitlement.

How to apply – Applications open Wednesday 15th March at 9.00am

To submit an application for the Year 10 Trade Taster Program, students will need to:

  • Go to
  • Enter the application code of TQEC23TT2 (please note – the application code will not work until applications open at 9am on Wednesday 15th March).

Students will require their USI at time of application (this is mandatory). To apply for a USI, students need to go to

Students will also be required to provide contact details including:

  • Email address (student and parent)
  • Mobile phone number (student and parent)
  • Postal Address


Please note: We are expecting a high level of interest in this program and a large number of applications. Applications will be dealt with in a first come, first served basis, based on the time that the student’s application was submitted.

What happens next?

Once a student submits an application, an email will be sent to the student and parent’s email from TAFE Queensland SkillsTech, outlining the Trade Taster groups that are available at their chosen location and the trades that each group contains. Students will be asked to respond to that email, indicating their group preferences.

How does it work?

The Year 10 Trade Taster Program delivers training to small groups of up to 14 students, one day per week for up to nine weeks. Throughout the program, students get to try at four different trade areas as well as having the opportunity to complete their Construction Industry Safety White Card.

Students will complete individual competencies from various programs but will not complete a full certificate or obtain any QCE credits.

For more Information:

CPR Training

On Tuesday 14 March, year 10 students completed their CPR qualification as part of their Health and Physical Education unit which encompasses water safety and life saving around bodies of water. CPR qualification will provide students with the necessary skills to administer life saving resuscitation when an individual becomes unconscious and non-responsive.

CPR training


On Tuesday 7 March we had two Year 9 girl’s teams enter the Fraser Coast Beach Volleyball competition held on Torquay Beach. Congratulations to both teams on their efforts and great sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the afternoon. One of the teams successfully made it to the finals to then win against Xavier Catholic College 29–42. Such a wonderful opportunity for all these girls to demonstrate their dedication and hard work in the lead up to this competition.

Cedar-Jade B, Shontae P, Tianni D, Ruby B, Lily D ,Jessica D and Chloe M. Congratulations!

Students selected for Wide Bay Sport Swimming Team!

Congratulations to Dyshart Morgan and Macy Keen for being selected into the Wide Bay Sport Swimming team to compete at the Swimming Championships on 29th–31st of March at the Chandler Aquatic Centre in Brisbane. We wish these students the best of luck in this upcoming competition.

Fruit Platters Boost Brain Power!

Our NAPLAN students enjoyed some beautiful platters of fresh fruit ahead of NAPLAN testing, providing a healthy brain boost! We are encouraging our students to do their best, and are excited to see if we can maintain last year’s results!

How to Separate a Mixture in Year 7 Science

Year 7 science students have been working on their assessments this week. They have created mixtures and have designed methods to separate them back out into the original constituents.