High demand for Fraser Coast Anglican College sees additional streams for key year levels

IT comes as no surprise that there is a high demand for placements at Australia’s best regional school, Fraser Coast Anglican College.

High demand for places at Fraser Coast Anglican College in Hervey Bay, winner of Australia’s Best Regional School in 2022, has seen the College adding extra streams in key year levels. PHOTO: Supplied.

Located in Hervey Bay, the Fraser Coast Anglican College is adding extra streams in Years 3, 6 and 10 for 2023, in addition to the extra stream added for Year 7.

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College Principal Joe Wright said there has been high demand for these year levels for a while now and the time is right to add extra places through additional classes.

“We have experienced higher demand for places over the past couple years. We do have waiting lists in some year levels but interested parents should still contact us, as some families might have moved away from the region during the year and this could’ve opened up positions – or we may add additional classes if there is enough demand,” explained Mr Wright.

Parents wanting to learn more about the school can book a personalised tour of the campus at a time that’s convenient for them.

Just jump onto the College website and book a tour online.

“We love showing families around our beautiful campus,” said Mr Wright.

And it’s that tour around the campus that’s getting even more exciting as we approach the 2023 academic year.

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The College has a number of projects coming online over the next few years – the highlight being the upgraded multipurpose facility.

Due to open in mid-2023, the multipurpose facility will provide top class playing surfaces and performance spaces.

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“As well as sport, we look forward to partnering with dance and drama schools as well as a number of other community groups that we hope to share the facility with,” said Mr Wright.

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Other recent upgrades to College infrastructure includes new playground equipment in the Koala Kindy area, outdoor learning hubs and upgraded playground equipment in the Primary School – including an awesome jumping pillow in the Prep area.

Mr Wright said students have been heavily involved in the design of the new playgrounds and the results speak for themselves.

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“They are well-utilised by students as social hubs, outdoor classrooms and event spaces.

“If you’ve been to our campus, you will know that the natural environment is central to our philosophy.”

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Several more areas of the Secondary School will be upgraded next year.

Known for its strong academic results, the Fraser Coast Anglican College is consistently among the region’s top NAPLAN performers, often vying for the top spot with St Luke’s Anglican School in Bundaberg.

Your best

“Our message to students is always do your best,” said Mr Wright.

“Our results reflect this, as well as the skill and expertise of our teachers.”

However, a holistic approach to education is far more important to Mr Wright and his staff.

“All Anglican schools have a strong focus on the holistic development of students – body, mind and spirit. 

“You don’t have to be a strong academic, or a high achiever in sport or the arts to be successful at FCAC, you just have to be willing to do your best.

“If relationships, high standards and character development are important to you, then you should consider sending your child to FCAC where they will be supported to achieve their goals and experience success.”


Mr Wright said the school’s secret to success was its highly professional and dedicated staff.

“They are skilled at building relationships with their students, a key element for success, and they go above and beyond every day.

“We also ensure that they are teaching in areas for which they are trained.  This is particularly important for subjects such as Mathematics, English and the various Sciences where it is crucial for teachers to have a strong understanding of the curriculum content.

“They understand that not all learning happens in the classroom and we have built a strong extra-curricular program that provides our students with opportunities to pursue their interests.”

The successful fusion of top-class campus infrastructure, the highest teaching standards delivered by skilled and experienced staff and a genuine focus on holistic education is what makes the Fraser Coast Anglican College a leading institution.

The College won Best Regional School at the 2022 Australian Education Awards.

National Excellence Awards take into account a school’s academic results, educational and pastoral programs, links with parents and the wider community, effective management of facilities and finances and a commitment to innovation and improvement.


Fraser Coast Anglican College offers K-12 education, which provides a seamless transition through a child’s schooling career.

Many families are now choosing to enrol their children at Fraser Coast Anglican College in Kindy or Prep – knowing there’ll be consistency when it comes to expectations and a supportive culture until finishing school.

Mr Wright believes it’s this long-term relationship during a child’s school years that’s the most beneficial.

“Personally, I love being part of the students’ whole journey and not having to wave them goodbye at the end of Year 6. 

“Imagine the power of the relationships that have been built over that extended period of time. 

“My oldest daughter graduated this year and I can see how she has flourished under the care of the FCAC community.”


Included in the College’s approach to help nurture well-rounded young members of the Fraser Coast community and leaders of tomorrow, students are also given the freedom and responsibility to have their say on issues affecting them.

Whether it’s providing input on new sports shorts, reviewing policies or organising events, the Fraser Coast Anglican College creates opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and make real decisions, which have helped shape what the school looks like today.

If you’re wanting to send your child to a school that’s focused on real holistic education, that encourages children to do their best and is equipped with top class infrastructure and staffed by professional and dedicated teachers, make sure you book a tour of the Fraser Coast Anglican College campus.

The College is located in Doolong South Road, Wondunna, 4655.

For more information, call +61 7 4124 5411 or click through to https://www.fcac.qld.edu.au.

Fraser Coast Anglican College, enriching body, mind & spirit. 

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