SOLID REPUTATION: Summerland Christian College in Goonellabah.
SOLID REPUTATION: Summerland Christian College in Goonellabah. Contributed

Tall poppies set to rise and shine

SUMMERLAND Christian College has a solid reputation for academic excellence.

The college runs a highly successful program in which it partners with Southern Cross University, in an initiative known as Head-Start. This program provides an opportunity for Year 11 and Year 12 students to gain direct entry and advanced standing into a variety of courses offered at Southern Cross University.

The Head-Start program is designed for students who have the academic capability. Those selected to participate are chosen on merit, based on their academic performance, a personal statement and the recommendation of their Principal. Year 12 student, Charlie Tasker is one such student.

After what has been called a phenomenal amount of effort and dedication towards her studies; Charlie successfully completed a Communication in Organisations unit via the SCU Head-Start program.

Charlie topped her cohort and received the high achiever award after having completed the first year university unit, whilst also working towards her HSC. Charlie's hard work and dedication has certainly paid off, as she will now receive direct entry into her choice of degrees, with advanced standing, upon completion of school.

Another tall poppy at Summerland Christian College is the six-foot tall female school captain, Chloe Willis. Chloe went on the College's Missions Trip to Uganda in 2015 which she says was an eye opening experience. As well as being school captain, Chloe is a student-leader at her local youth group, while at the same time, achieving a Band 6 result in her Music. Chloe has been considered to be the College's resident "world-changer", she has just been offered a place at University, studying a combined degree in music and law.

Summerland Christian College would like to acknowledge the efforts of all 2016 Year 12 graduates and wish them all the best in their future endevours.



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