With a central focus on shaping the whole child, it’s no wonder that Freshwater Christian College is one of the most popular Cairns high schools. At Freshwater Christian College we deliver rich and diverse learning within a nurturing and caring community that prepares our students for an abundant life of purpose.

The teenage years are an important period for children as they experience major development in many areas including physical, psychological and socially. It’s a time when children will often push boundaries and yearn for greater independence in their daily worlds. As their bodies and minds grow and as their independence increases parents often worry about their children making the right choices, teenagers can be influenced by the culture and people around them. Establishing a strong community around our teenagers is important, having confidence that they are in a caring and nurturing community is essential and a great way to positively influence and impact their lives.

Student well-being is a major focus at Freshwater Christian College

At Freshwater Christian College, one of the leading Cairns high schools, our priority is creating a caring and nurturing learning community. With around 560 children from Prep to Year 12 most children are known by name, a very small teacher turnover rate ensures that students are familiar with most of our teachers and College leaders. In our Cairns high school, we have a committed and passionate Pastoral Care Team, led by our Director of Pastoral Care the team includes a qualified counsellor and Chaplain. Our Pastoral Care Team focus on student and staff well-being, they offer support to students struggling in any area of their lives whether it be in regards to personal family life, academic or social.

Delivering opportunities for students to thrive in their own giftings and passions

Each child is different and our goal is to encourage and provide opportunities for every child to discover their passions. With a vibrant drama and music department, an award-winning art program and a variety of sporting teams we cater for all passions. Our Vocation Pathways ensure that students can explore the world of TAFE certificates from beauty and health services to engineering, carpentry and automotive.  We also have a number of students completing traineeships in retail, early childhood and hospitality. Whatever the gifting our passionate teaching staff create a tailored pathway to suit each and every child’s need to ensure they reach their best outcome.


Interested in enrolling at Freshwater Christian College, one of the leading Cairns high schools in Cairns?

Freshwater Christian College is a private independent Christian school located centrally in Cairns, Queensland. With a Kindergarten, Primary School and High School all on one campus, our College offers convenience with a village feel community. Our safe and nurturing community has a passion to raise future leaders who love God and pursue their God-given talents. Join us for a College tour to experience our community for yourself. Book a Principal’s Tour today.

Find out More about our High School

Visit our Youtube Channel and hear from our Head of Secondary School, Mr Richard Schwarz and some of our Secondary Team.