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FREEMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE


Freeman Catholic College is a co-educational systemic college
founded in 1985 under the patronage of the late Sir James Cardinal Freeman KBE.
It proudly moves through to its third decade as a fast-growing Years 7 to 12
school community with a current enrolment of more than 1200 students. The
school enjoys continuing recognition of its academic, creative and
technological achievements.

Facilities: State-of-the-art technology education and design centre,
computer laboratories, drama and music suites, modern library, classrooms and
science laboratories, tennis and basketball courts, cricket pitch, practice
nets, and an oval. The school is designed for wheelchair access and has support
staff in the areas of gifted and talented, special needs and ESL.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient and Modern History, Business
Studies, Computing Studies — both Software Design and Information Processes,
Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English (Standard, Advanced, Extension
1 and 2), Engineering Studies, Food Technology, Geography, Italian, French,
Legal Studies, Mathematics (Advanced, Extension 1 and 2), Music, PD/Health/PE,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Visual Arts
and Photography, Studies of Religion. VET courses in Hospitality, Retail Studies
and Business Services (Administration) are also offered.

Sport: Representative teams are fielded in cricket, softball,
volleyball, soccer, rugby league, touch football, basketball, athletics,
swimming and tennis.

Extracurricular activities: A large staff provides a wide and
increasing variety of sporting opportunities, debating/public speaking, Mock
Trial competition, Tournament of Minds, gifted and talented extension, and
curricular and extracurricular music, drama and titration.

Welfare and personal development: Parents provide support and
participation through their informal and voluntary presence as well as through
the following committees — parent consultative, finance, education and
curriculum development, fundraising, maintenance, canteen, and uniform pool.
Parent support is a part of enrolment criteria. There is a strong sense of
local community and pastoral support among the school community, and parish
pastors offer excellent participative support to this large student body
through religious education programs, retreats, Eucharistic celebrations, and
regular visits to the school. The school attracts more applications for
enrolment than can be accommodated, so a strict criterion for enrolment is
applied where emphasis is placed on parish involvement. Student leadership is
strong, and an active SRC and student leaders involve the whole student body.
Pastoral care of students is a priority at Freeman and the school has clearly
defined pastoral care structures and activities that focus on community
building.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment more than 1200 students
Phone
02 9823******* 02 9823 2073
Fax
02 9823******* 02 9823 7018
Address Mount Street, Bonnyrigg Heights 2177
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