Fraser Coast Anglican College has recently been named a National Excellence Award recipient, while also being announced a finalist for Regional School of the Year in the Australian Education Awards 2022.
Fraser Coast Anglican College (FCAC) principal Joe Wright said that the recognition acknowledges the whole FCAC community.
“We are very humbled by this recognition at a national level,” Mr Wright said.
“It is a reflection of the commitment our staff, students and parents have towards our FCAC community.”
The National Excellence Award considers a school’s academic results, educational and pastoral programs, links with parents and the wider community, effective management of facilities and finances, and a demonstrated commitment to innovation and improvement.
FCAC school captain Emmily Lingard said that she is proud of her school’s tight knit-community and holistic approach to education.
“Fraser Coast Anglican College is a positive learning environment that showcases excellence and embodies our body, mind, and spirit ethos with the positive addition of a sense of community, and lifelong friendships,” Ms Lingard said.
FCAC has consistently been the highest-ranked school on the Fraser Coast.
Mr Wright said that the school has a long-established and well-documented track record of achieving excellent outcomes for its students.
“We have a very supportive and inclusive community at the College,” he said.
“This, in turn, leads to excellent results and well-rounded graduates, and we attract high-performing staff.
“To be selected as a finalist for Regional School of the Year is a great honour.
“The Fraser Coast community should be proud to know that one of Australia’s best regional schools is in their own backyard.”
FCAC was the first independent school founded on the Fraser Coast, opening its doors to 138 students on 31 January 1995.
Since then the school has seen many changes; however, the core Christian values have remained the same.
As principal since 2018, Mr Wright has overseen a period of strong growth at FCAC.
The Australian Education Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers.
Category winners will be announced on Friday, 12 August 2022 in Sydney.