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Screen Time Strategies for Families

from Robyn Papworth (Play, Move, Improve Consultant) The Prep team has recently engaged in some coaching sessions with Robyn Papworth from Play, Move, Improve.  Robyn is based in Melbourne and is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, Masters qualified Development Educator, mother of three children, and a passionate advocate for children who have learning difficulties, autism, trauma, […]

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Primary Sport Update

Cross Country Carnival The Cross Country course was marked with cones and tape early in the morning, with dew still resting on the ground. Before long the field was a bustling arena of anticipation and excitement. Students from Years 3 – 6 boasted their house colours, ready to race the various courses mapped out across

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Year 4 Cultural Art Incursion

The Year 4 students recently delved into the realm of Indigenous Australian heritage, guided by the expertise of our local Indigenous Artists, Peter and Cholena Hughes.  They were introduced to the world of ochre, a pigment steeped in history and tradition among Indigenous communities. Peter and Cholena shared tales of its significance in ceremonies, storytelling,

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The Language of Friendship

Thank you to the many parents who attended our family webinar on the Language of Friendship with Tyson from URStrong. It was so encouraging for us all to learn alongside the children about friendships and how we can do this better. The first point that Tyson made was the importance of friendships for every child

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Primary Sports Update

Primary Swimming Carnival The scene was set for a fantastic day at the annual GCC Primary Swimming Carnival, as chlorine filled the air and the rain clouds parted for perhaps the only day this year! This highly anticipated event brought together students, teachers, and families for a day of spirited competition, camaraderie, and splashing fun.

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Make a Joyful Noise

I am thrilled to share the exciting developments in our Primary Performing Arts program this year! Our Year 6 students have been working hard on their composition projects this semester, pouring their creativity and talent into crafting original songs. I am confident that both teachers and parents will be delighted to hear some of 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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Primary French Easter 2024

We’re excited to share the vibrant language journey our Primary students have embarked on this term. From colours to numbers, stories, and imaginative creations, below is a glimpse into the French adventures happening in each year group. Preps: Exploring Colours through Songs, Tastes and Experiences: Our Preps have been immersed in the world of colours,

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Luther Heights 2024 Year 4 Camp: A Thrilling Journey of Discovery and Adventure

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Luther Heights at Coolum, the Year 4 students recently embarked on a memorable expedition that blended excitement, camaraderie, and self-discovery. The annual Year 4 camp served as a platform for young minds to explore new horizons and challenge themselves in ways they never imagined. The overarching theme of the

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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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