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The Annual Physics Cup

In STEM (Science), the Year 7 cohort has been investigating the physical forces that act on us and make our world turn, and the simple machines that help us utilise these forces. Their understanding would become vital in competing in the Third Annual Physics Cup Competition at AussieWorld in Week 7. Teams raced against the

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Primary Sports News – Term 1

Early morning surfing GCC students have teamed up with North Caloundra Surf School for the GCC Sunrise Surf Sessions. For seasoned surfers and those just starting out, it’s been a great way to begin the day and get the schooling year rolling. The instructors have guided students through the basics in wave selection and surfing

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What’s bigger than Tay Tay?

Gone are the days when going to a concert was just about enjoying the music in a live format. These days it is a life experience that seems more like a worldwide fan club reunion. If you have been living under a mushroom, you still probably know that Taylor Mania is here with the arrival

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The Rite Journey

As the Year 8 Coordinator, my role goes beyond overseeing our current program; I am also committed to preparing our Year 8 students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This week, I had the privilege of donning my parent hat and engaging with our Year 9 students and their parents to shed light

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Unreasonable Hospitality

At nine years old, me and my friends from church were invited to the Searson property for a day unlike any other. We were being treated to our own private theme park! The small acreage was transformed by merry-go-rounds, jumping castles, food stalls, mini golf, and pony rides. They even had those giant teacups where

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“Best Bedtime Story Ever”

Last week, we held our College Dedication Service as a whole school event. It is a special time when we come together to celebrate God’s goodness to us over the last 24 years and look forward to what he has in store for us in the future. Our special guest speaker was Cheryl Bryers, former

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‘All Kids can be Readers’

Last week, author Sally Rippin, was announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025. Sally’s theme as Laureate for the next two years is ‘All kids can be readers’. Sally loves to write stories with heart and with characters that resonate with children, parents, and educators. She is Australia’s highest selling female author

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Surf, Sun, and Success: Year 12’s Gold Coast Adventure Sets the Stage for an Epic Year Ahead!

Picture this: Year 12 – the pinnacle of high school life. But before diving headfirst into a whirlwind of exams, assignments, and the dreaded teachers’ glares, there’s one epic escapade awaiting: a Gold Coast getaway! Imagine waking up to the sun-kissed shores (when it wasn’t raining) of the Gold Coast, where the cool breeze whispers

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Exciting Opportunities Await: Join the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program!

Dear Year 9 and 10 Families at GCC I am thrilled to introduce you to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program available here at GCC for Year 9 students and above. It’s an exceptional opportunity for our young individuals to embark on a journey of personal growth and skill development. Starting the program in

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Developing the Leader in Your Child

This week, I had the extraordinary privilege of participating in a leadership retreat with the newly formed Senior Leadership Team. This retreat allowed us to set goals and explore various leadership techniques and group dynamics but also left me inspired by the exceptional young minds involved. Witnessing the enthusiasm and commitment of this new generation

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Harnessing Creative Potential: DeLorean Students Dive into Design Thinking

At Glasshouse Christian College, we believe in transforming education into a journey of discovery and innovation. This belief came to life spectacularly during this week’s Design Thinking workshop, facilitated by Inspired Education, for our DeLorean Project students. Our young innovators embarked on a mission to intertwine learning with real-world challenges, using the Sustainable Development Goals

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Estah 5th in Australia

Estah Muller is the 5th best 12-year-old female discus thrower in Australia! She has returned from the Australian School Sport Athletics Championships in Launceston where she competed against the best 12-year-old discus throwers in the country. She was very excited to place 5th against the talented field of athletes. Estah has improved her personal best

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Term 4: Learning Beyond the Classroom

Over the past fortnight, Glasshouse Christian College has played host to a series of remarkable events, marking some of the most significant moments of the year. These activities not only showcased the talents of our students but also underscored the broader educational experience we aim to provide at GCC. The performances, events and presentation ceremonies

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2023 Mystery Bus Tour

After the Year 12 formal on Friday 18 November, a brave group of staff members took 55 of our graduates on a mystery all-night bus tour. The College sees this as an excellent opportunity to finish the year well. I am incredibly proud to be associated with a school that is willing to subsidise a

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Primary Sport Report for Term 4

Swimming Carnival GCC ended the year with the annual Swimming Carnival and students were excited about participating in such a fun event at the Burpengary Aquatic Centre. This year we were blessed with sunny weather and enjoyed the full use of the aquatic center. Students were given the opportunity to nominate to race in the

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Sports Awards with a Special Guest

Last Tuesday we held our Upper Primary and Secondary Sports Awards which celebrates the outstanding achievements of our students in this area. This year, we were incredibly honoured to welcome one of our esteemed graduates as our guest speaker. Holly Lubcke is a GCC graduate and was our Sports Captain in 2019. She achieved remarkable

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Teaching Teenagers the Manners and Social Skills that will Give them an Edge in Life

Adults who despair about the state of the youth is something that seems to echo through the ages. Even the ancient Greek philosophers complained about the lack of manners. Socrates (469–399 B.C.) himself complained: The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in

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Beyond the ATAR: Diverse Pathways to Success at Glasshouse Christian College

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the landscape of career pathways is vast and dynamic, offering numerous opportunities that extend beyond the traditional university route. At Glasshouse Christian College, we are committed to preparing our students for success by embracing this diversity and providing a range of options that can shape their futures. In this newsletter,

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Hatching Chicks in Prep

The Prep classes have had the joy of hatching chicks in each of our classrooms this term. Henny Penny Hatchings is a company that delivers incubators, eggs, two-day-old chicks, clear-sided pens, and everything needed to hatch and care for baby chickens. We had eggs that were timed to hatch every few days. The children were

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Top Ten Tips for Tackling Term 4

Welcome to Term 4. Term 4 is a rollercoaster journey of events, activities, concerts, exams, assessments and stress. There are tears, tiredness and frustration – and that’s just from the staff!  Term 4 is huge for many of our families and the more children you have, the more you are probably feeling the pressure.  Term

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Innovative Engineering from Young Scientists: Year 6 Honours Students Tackle Flood Impact Issues

Last term, our Year 6 Honours students delved deep into the world of science, uncovering innovative solutions to some of the pressing challenges faced by communities affected by floods. Through their exploration, students have not only demonstrated their creativity and problem-solving skills but have also showcased their commitment to making a positive impact on the

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Teen Talk Translator

If you have a teenager, or maybe even blessed with a few, you would be well aware when you ask them a question, teenagers aren’t great at explaining exactly what’sgoing on with them. Here are some helpful tips for translating their answers, so you know what they’re really saying: You: “How was school today?”Teenager: “Hmmph”Translation:

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Prep – Year 2 Athletics Day

The P-2 Athletics Day was set for a massive day with fun-filled action-packed activities for students to participate and compete in. The day was possibly the hottest day of winter, the sun was shining and the breeze was warm. Students rotated through the first section of the day competing in Sprints, Shot Put, Long Jump,

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Who is your cheer squad?

Do you remember when your child took their first steps? Or put on their shoes for the first time? What about the ground-breaking moment when they use the toilet or ‘potty’ for the first time? Do you remember clapping and cheering every attempt despite how many times they fell down, put the shoe on the

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How to Shape Teenagers into Compassionate, Caring People in an Age of Self-Centeredness

Are you sometimes stunned when your teenager takes privileges for granted, expects all their needs to be met but couldn’t care less about yours, or shows very little compassion to a sibling at a time when it is sorely needed? This experience can sometimes mortify parents who have tried their utmost to raise kind, compassionate

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Dance X Eisteddfod

Well done to all our D&D Academy students who performed at the Dance X Eisteddfod on Sunday 23rd July!!!! It was a super fun afternoon for all and it was so lovely to see the Junior group get up on stage and dance for the first time in a competition. Everyone danced so beautifully and

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