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Significant 72 – Year 4

During Significant 72 the emphasis on getting to know one another and building relationships was woven into the fabric of daily activities. Teachers and students alike actively participated in team-building exercises, fostering a sense of community and belonging among the Year 4 cohort. Across the Year 4 classes, they explored board games, enjoyed art sessions,

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Partners in Learning

Welcome back to a new school year at Glasshouse Christian College! We are thrilled to have our primary students back on campus, ready to embark on another exciting chapter of learning and growth. At Glasshouse Christian College, we believe that education extends beyond the walls of the classroom. It is a shared responsibility that involves

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Joyeux Noël

As we embrace the holiday spirit, our Primary French classes have taken a heartwarming journey through themes of gratitude, togetherness, and the timeless tale of the Nativity. Here’s a glimpse into the enriching experiences our lower and upper primary students are enjoying in their French lessons: Our youngest learners in lower primary have been shining

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UQ Bound: Year 6 Honours Students Shine at 70th STAQ Science Competition

In our recent newsletter, you may recall the mention of our Year 6 Honours students engaging in captivating scientific pursuits during Term 3. Their focus centered on the adverse impacts of floods on both communities and the environment. These bright young minds went on to formulate innovative engineering designs aimed at addressing and mitigating these

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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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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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Aliana – Brilliant Gymnast

Aliana Shiel is a quiet young lady in class, but get her on a gymnastics floor and she is fearless and aggressive. She tumbles, swings, vaults, and does cartwheels while balancing on the beam which all takes years to perfect. Aliana recently competed in the Qld State Regional Challenge in the Level 5 – 11

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Isabella Participates in the 2023 Queensland State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP)

During the last week of the holidays, I had the privilege of participating in the 2023 Queensland State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) playing clarinet. The program lasted three days and was a fun but rigorous experience, with seven-hour non-stop rehearsals, late nights, and early starts. The Percy Grainger Wind Orchestra, which I was a part of, was conducted

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Estah First GCC Primary Student to Qualify for National Athletics Championships

Estah Muller is absolutely thrilled to qualify for her first National Track and Field Champions after winning bronze at the State Track and Field Championships recently. She is the first GCC Primary student to represent Queensland and compete at a National Championship. Estah and Sophie Doyle represented the Sunshine Coast at the Queensland School Sport

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The URSTRONG Program

URSTRONG’s whole-school friendship strategy has improved the social climate in schools around the world, connecting over a million kids, parents, and teachers with a common language of friendship. This year we have been trialing this program in Year 3 and filtering the language into conversation with students. We are proud to be a URSTRONG School

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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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Year 1 Learn to Tie Shoelaces

On the first day back for Term 1, Year 1 students had a visit from our local Ascent and Athletes Foot representatives. Students participated in an interactive talk where they were taught how to tie their shoelaces. It was a joy to watch their faces light up when they succeeded in the challenge. There were

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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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Primary Science Week Demonstrations 2023

The Year 11 UQ Science Ambassadors namely: Stean Wessels; Amyliah Harrison; Dominique Doolan; Keagan O’Flaherty; Lily Smith; Tiahna Davies; and Maddie Bell, organised several experiments to demonstrate to the Primary school students. Amyliah demonstrated the ‘chilling effect’ of dry ice as it changed the colour of the indicator containing water from green to yellow and

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Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod

Earlier in the term, four of our ensembles and choirs competed in the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod. The event was held over several days at Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Congratulations to Symphonic Winds (Years 8 – 12) who placed third in their category and won a $100 prize. What a great achievement! Symphonic Winds performed Selections From The

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Year 4 Scientists  Dive into the World of Forces and Rocket Science

The Year 4 students have been engaging in an exploration of forces and rocket science this term. The budding scientists are unravelling the mysteries of motion, friction, and aerospace dynamics through a series of captivating experiments and hands-on activities. Each week, the students embark on experiments designed to uncover the secrets of forces and motion.

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Year 1 Street Science Incursion

On Friday of Week 3, Year 1 students participated in a Street Science Incursion. They enjoyed watching an interactive science show where they learnt about what happens when different materials are mixed and the reactions that occur. They then got hands-on in a workshop where they followed a procedure to learn how to make bouncy

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Queensland All Schools Oztag

This year the Oztag momentum was continued from last year’s successful program.  GCC entered 3 teams into QLD All Schools Oztag Competition which was held at the Kawana Sports Precinct. With music blaring and 22 fields running consecutively. Students played from Friday through to Sunday in what was a fierce round of competition in the

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Literacy Pro Rewards Reading

Congratulations to our Year 3-6 students for their fantastic reading achievements! We recently celebrated our end of Semester 1 Scholastic Literacy Pro Awards and the Term 2 Millionaires Party. Collectively across the College students have passed 21,203 Lexile quizzes and read 78,159,694 words, which is a testament to their hard work and consistent reading. Our

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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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Celebrating 100 Days of Prep

The children spent the day commemorating their 100 days of Prep with boundless enthusiasm and creativity. Immersed in a world of imagination, they crafted splendid crowns, dazzling necklaces, and quirky glasses, each adorned with the emblematic number 100. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as they engaged in activities themed around this momentous milestone. Heather Dodwell,

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Prep Cubby House Warming

What an auspicious occasion to conclude Semester One at Prep 2023. A Grand Opening! How very grand. Speeches, VIP guests, AND celebratory cupcakes. Yumbo! Thank you so much to the GCC P&F for funds for the project, and to Mrs Charleson, Mrs Macpherson, and Mrs Masterson from the P&F for joining us and cutting the

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Multicultural Luncheon

Year 10 Hospitality students recently showcased their culinary skills in the kitchen during a Multicultural Luncheon. The luncheon was exclusively prepared for guests handpicked by the students themselves. Dedicated and diligent, the students worked tirelessly to experiment with various recipes that represented their respective cultures. Through their meals, they skillfully demonstrated a delightful array of

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Prep – Year 2 Cross Country

The excitement levels were through the roof as the Prep – Year 2 students marched their way onto the Eastern Oval in readiness for their races. The atmosphere was alive with so many spectators to cheer on and support the students for an afternoon of races.  The new Cross Country course that was mapped through

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SCIPHA Maths Masters Challenge

On Friday 12 May, four of our talented Year 6 mathematicians travelled to Good Shepherd Lutheran College to participate in ‘A Maths Masters Challenge’ organised by the Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Primary Heads Association (SCIPHA). The event was designed to challenge, extend, and stretch students with a passion and aptitude for Mathematics. The students selected,

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The Green-Eyed Monster

Once upon a time in the Glassy-Valleys lived Lucinda, an imaginative schoolgirl with a passion for painting. As she approached the end of her primary school years, Lucinda’s parents were delighted by her enthusiasm for art. One day, on her way home from school, Lucinda stumbled upon a small creature nestled in the bushes near

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