Settling in to Slade
WITH scenic views over town, historic buildings for classrooms and plenty of room to move, the Warwick Christian College is settling into its new home in Horsman Rd nicely.
Principal Terrence McCorkell is excited to see the continued growth of the school.
"We are really enjoying our new location," Mr McCorkell said.
"There are lots more kids running around and there is lots more space.
"We are still the same school we were on Canningvale Rd and we will continue to keep our message the same."
The Warwick Christian College strives to create a non-denominational Christian ethos, catering for students from a variety of Christian backgrounds.
This year the college introduced a mothers' play group.
Mr McCorkell said anyone was welcome to join the group.
"We want to include the community in our school," he said.
"We have lots of mothers from the college with young children and it will be great for them to all get together.
"Anyone with young kids is welcome to come along."
This year all 90 students at the school are able to learn Mandarin.
"Like our sister schools in Brisbane, the students are learning the Chinese language which means we can also participate in exchange programs," he said.
"In July we will actually have 24 kids from Hong Kong visit our school.
"Coincidentally, it is at the same time Jumpers and Jazz is on so there will be plenty for the kids to look at."
Mr McCorkell is a believer in teaching the children through real experiences.
"The children are working on a textile project at the moment," he said.
"It's not just any old textile project - the children are making quilts which will be donated to charity.
"I'm also planning a business project where children will have to come up with their own business and learn the lesson of profit and loss."