About Us


Mike Smith (Chair)

Mike has an extensive background in education, business management and pioneering.

Mike brings 35 years of teaching experience to the Council. He worked as a Primary School Principal for 4 years followed by 18 years as a Secondary School Principal. He has pioneered and helped to grow nine, thriving Colleges. He is presently the Executive Chairman of four Colleges and a member of the AISWA Board.

Suzy Forrest (Secretary)

Suzy has a long history of working in schools and loves the field of education. She progressed from School Officer to Business Manager positions. She has worked as the District Finance and Administration Officer for the Peel District Education Office and more recently as a Senior Finance Consultant (Schools).

Daniel Hollett (Treasurer)

Daniel’s background and experience is in Finance and he has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He presently works as a Financial Planner.

Daniel enjoys event management and presently leads the Youth Ministry at his church.

Andrew Pelling

Andrew is an Engineering Designer and 3D Computer Systems Specialist.

With over 30 years of experience in mining and chemical plant engineering design and drafting in Africa, Saudi Arabia and Australia, Andrew brings a variety of life experiences to the College Council.

Randy Kraus

Randy is a recently retired civil engineer who has also owned and operated a number of small businesses. He is married to Glenys and has six children and several grand children.  He is passionate about the role that Christian education plays in positively shaping the lives of children and teenagers.

Letter from the College Council:

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Fremantle Christian College Council would like to welcome you and your children to the College and affirm that you have made a great choice for your child’s education as well as their social and spiritual development. The Council understands that you want your child to be happy, safe, well educated and to learn values that go well beyond the classroom.

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The Council is excited to offer you a College culture where children are loved, nurtured, affirmed, encouraged and inspired and where success is celebrated. The teachers are professional, enthusiastic, nurturing and friendly and the College is a place where parents are informed and encouraged to partner with staff.

The College motto is ‘Faith, Character, Courage’ and the vision for every student is ‘Excellent education as preparation for life.’ At Fremantle Christian College (FCC) we are privileged to be able to influence the lives of future generations of Australians, who will go on to influence society and make a significant contribution to this nation and beyond.

As the College partners with you, we encourage you to become involved in the College community. There are many wonderful people at FCC and an inclusive spirit of community is fostered. There are ways that you can be involved and these will be explained through newsletters and notes home. We encourage you to contact the College at any time, with any contributions, suggestions or concerns you may have.

Fremantle Christian College is a government registered, independent, private primary and secondary college and is a ministry of New Life Christian Community based in Fremantle. You are invited to visit New Life’s Sunday Celebration any weekend or bring your children to the after-school programs that New Life offers. The church’s door is always open and you can find out more about New Life on the web: www.newlifefreo.com.

Thank you for entrusting your child to the competent staff of Fremantle Christian College. We are confident that you will be blessed and impressed.

Committed to serving Christ and the College,

The Fremantle Christian College Council