A boarding School for Goondiwindi

THE Border Rivers Christian College opened its doors in Goondiwindi in  term one 2015 with 19 students.

The school now has 35 students, four teachers and caters for children from Prep to Year Eight.

It will extend classes to Year Nine in 2016.

“This year we already have indications of 53 enrolments for next year,” Border Rivers Christian College Principal Geoff Clark said.

“The Board members had the vision – they want the rigour of a grammar school with the close communication, individual attention, nurturing support and values of a Christian school.”

A model of the proposed upgrade.

A model of the proposed upgrade.

Growth means a need for more space. 

The BRCC has applied for Commonwealth and State grants to put towards the $2million development of the new school grounds in Marshall Street. It would feature two buildings on 13acres which would cater for all the school’s 2016 needs.

“I expect to provide for Year twelve in 2019 and also in six years to take the school to several hundred, as well as developing the college facilities accordingly,” Principal Clark said.

The BRCC is focussed on academic excellence. “Emphasis is placed on numeracy and literacy in a challenging, stimulating, and supportive learning environment.

“The parents welcome a different type of education, the smaller class sizes and individualised approach to the Australian Curriculum,” said Geoff.

Next year the College will provide boarding support. The college has asked for expressions of interest for a Monday to Friday boarding facility. 

Interest has come from parents within a 200km radius.

The Border Rivers Christian College tuition and boarding fees will be approximately $12,000.

BRCC is a low-fee independent school and  is  assisted by government funding.

The college also has benefited from the generosity of christian schools from throughout Queensland: 40 desktops, $20,000 cash and 50 Mac Book laptops are amongst those donations.

Geoff greatly appreciates the great support and generosity it receives from the Goondiwindi community.