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TCC Learning Community
At Townsville Christian College a child’s learning journey is influenced by the highest quality education, that influences students to reach their full potential.
We offer an accepting and Christian environment that empowers students with the skills, knowledge and character to be successful in all they do. Our dedicated team embrace the changing world around us to implement motivating and thoughtful education plans for all our students. We support the learning journey of every child to reach their aspirations and goals.
Townsville Christian College provides a government accredited outside school hours care program for Primary Students (Prep to Grade 6) each morning and afternoon. Our qualified program coordinators are committed to a high level of care in a secure and happy environment.
We cater to a range of family needs, and our program includes snacks, homework supervision, fun and educational activities and individualised goals for each child’s need and interests.
Before School Care 7.00am – 8.30am
After School Care 3.30pm – 5.30pm
We offer fun and educational activities for children aged Prep – Grade 6.
Our Vacation care program is updated every school holidays. Keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on socials!
Our school places a strong emphasis on meeting the learning needs of all students, and believe with appropriate support every student can reach their God-given potential.
Learning support provides a specialised environment to determine their individual needs and provide strategies to support them.
Learning support is staffed by a qualified learning support teacher, class teachers and teaching assistants who utilise our unique approach to learning to support students in mainstream classrooms.
Townsville Christian College will occasionally develop modified or alternative programs to support students on their educational journey. Individualised learning plans support students through a range of activities both inside and outside the class environment. These may include intervention strategies, support-a-reader and behaviour management programs.
Our team works in close partnership with parents and guardians, assisting them to liaise with relevant professionals, to provide the best quality educational experience for student success.
The Arts Project
The Arts Project is an extra-curricular program aimed to enhance our students learning experience. The arts helps develop students confidence, self-awareness and reach their full potential. Study in the arts is valuable to all students, and an essential part of a well-rounded educational experience.
Our goal is to expose students to the language of creativity through this innovative and exciting program and help them explore their talents, while nurturing a love and appreciation for the arts.
Through this program the students are provided the opportunity to experience music, drama, dance, media arts, and visual arts. The Arts Project runs weekly during the term and is provided to every student at no additional cost to families.
Private Music Lessons
Students at Townsville Christian College learn to love and appreciate the diversity of music and are empowered to be creative and develop their musical gift. Music is a wonderful expressive force that will help children develop confidence, self-esteem, problem-solving and creative thinking skills. We foster opportunities for students to cultivate positive ways of self-expression and discipline, while learning to collaborate and work as a team.
Music lessons are provided at a small cost to all students who are interested. We provide lessons in piano, drums, acoustic guitar, saxophone, clarinet, violin and vocals.
At Townsville Christian College, we believe that sports play a pivotal role in moulding a student's character and instilling vital life skills. Our sports program is designed to foster qualities such as commitment, sportsmanship, cooperation, and a deep sense of humility in victory and defeat.
With an outlook that extends beyond school life, our sporting activities aim to nurture a lifelong love for physical fitness. Through regular involvement in sports, students can continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthy and confident lifestyle in their adult years. We create an environment where students are encouraged to support each other, which boosts their self-esteem and helps them to reach their maximum potential.
Our curriculum offers students a plethora of sporting activities to choose from, including swimming, athletics, and a variety of team sports. These activities are integrated into our scheduled health and physical education lessons, our in-house sports programs, and also feature in interschool sporting competitions.
Recognising the importance of swimming as an essential life skill and a lifelong sport, we include it as a key component of our sports curriculum. Students from all grades at Townsville Christian College have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons during terms 1 and 4. These lessons not only equip students with vital swimming techniques but also promise fun and enjoyment that extends beyond the school years.
To bring out the competitive spirit in our students and provide a platform for them to display their swimming prowess, we organize swimming carnivals. These events offer students a dynamic and enjoyable environment to apply their swimming skills while engaging in friendly competition.
We uphold the tradition of house sports through three major sporting carnivals each year, featuring swimming, athletics, and cross-country. These events become an integral part of our students' development as they provide invaluable lessons about individual perseverance and team dynamics.
Through these carnivals, students experience the joy of success and learn how to cope with disappointment, building their resilience. They learn the power of collaboration and the essence of being a team player. However, the benefits extend beyond physical fitness and team skills. Being a part of a sporting house, wearing house colours, echoing the war cries, and rallying behind the house mascots all work towards fostering a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and community among our students.
Sport and Physical Education
School day physical activity, PE, and sport contribute to the development of the whole child. By providing children with the opportunity to participate in outdoor extracurricular activities, such as sports, helps them explore and develop skills which are considered beneficial throughout their lives. By participating in 1 hour of sport and 1 hour of physical education classes each week, children are exposed to various mental, social, emotional, physical and educational benefits. Some of these benefits are:
- Developing self-esteem and confidence
- Developing Social skills
Physical education (PE) provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, game sense knowledge, and behaviors for physical activity and physical fitness and instil confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.
Our libraries are dedicated spaces for students to learn, grow and thrive. We provide a well-resourced range of literature catering to every level and interest. The library collections and resources promote an interest in reading, literature, self-development and foster skills for life-long learning. We offer a fun and welcoming environment for students to enjoy.
Both our primary and secondary libraries offer supervised games and activities with our librarian, chaplains and other teaching staff. Our library staff integrate the love of learning and knowledge to help students develop their own interests to enhance their classroom learning.
Our libraries provide students with addition technology such as computers, 3D printers and electronic whiteboards. Access to technology in a supportive environment will ensure that students are confident in their abilities to adapt and innovate in a world where technological advancements are continuous.
We're committed to providing vibrant and engaging environments to foster student growth and exploration. Our campus boasts five unique, age-appropriate playgrounds, with plans for additional recreational spaces underway.
Our facilities include:
- Junior Primary Playground - Ideal for our youngest explorers.
- Prep Playground - A creative space for prep-aged students.
- Senior Primary Play Gym - Challenging equipment for our older primary students.
- Adventure Playground - Featuring a treehouse and jumping pillow for fun-filled experiences.
- Secondary External Gym - A multipurpose space promoting physical fitness for secondary students.
We also offer volleyball and other outdoor games. At Townsville Christian College, we believe in the balance of academia and active play for your child's comprehensive development.
We are continuously seeking ways to advance our school environment to benefit our students. Onsite we currently have 4 turfed play and sporting fields available for students.
A key part of our vision is our ambitious five-year masterplan, aimed at significantly enhancing our campus facilities. A standout in this plan is the upcoming construction of a state-of-the-art 250-meter track and field facility. This project underscores our commitment to promoting physical health and athleticism among our students, while also allowing us to host athletic events right on our campus. Our masterplan seeks to strike a balance between academic excellence and holistic development, ultimately offering a comprehensive educational experience.
The Adventure Garden at Townsville Christian College is a one of a kind, vibrant, hands-on learning experience. As students care for the plants, they cultivate responsibility, ownership, and pride. The tranquil garden space inspires an appreciation for nature, while also sparking creativity and productive fun, making learning more engaging and meaningful.
Townsville Christian College reveals its innovative masterplan set to transform the campus by 2028. From advanced science labs, a swimming pool, and a track and field, to a multipurpose court and a cutting-edge playground, the plan promises an exceptional environment for all-round student growth. Discover the future of education in our detailed article by clicking here.
John 3:16 TPT
For here is the way God loved the world—he gave his only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.