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Culinary Triumphs and Scholastic Odyssey: The Epic Tale of End-of-Term Pizza Revelry for Resolute Students

“Pizza, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” — B. Kasselman, 2023 Ah, the eternal struggle of Term 3. It’s like the marathon of school terms—but at the end of all these exams and assignments due dates – …

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Middle School Update

This term has already proven to be busy, with several significant activities, events, and happenings in Middle School. Here’s a little bit about these: I missed out on attending this year’s Year 9 camp but I have just opened these hot-off-the-press photos and had a sneak peak. Photos do tell the story of one thousand …

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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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Year 8 Camp 2023

Year 8 camp created unforgettable memories this year. From challenging obstacles to remarkable achievements, our students showcased their determination, resilience, and spirit of camaraderie throughout the entire experience. The Year 8 camp, held at the picturesque Kenilworth Adventure Alternatives, was designed to push our students beyond their comfort zones and help them discover the strength …

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What Makes a Great Team?

For all of Term 2, half of the Year 12 cohort signed up for Oztag training with the goal of attending the All Schools Oztag competition last weekend, held at the Kawana Sports Stadium. There was so much interest that we ended up entering two teams that had ample subs. This is a competition that …

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Sydney Arts Trip 2023

The ‘Arts Trip’ to Sydney proved to be an unforgettable experience for our group of senior students as they delved into the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Over the course of four enriching days, they were treated to a plethora of captivating activities. Among the highlights were witnessing the new production of ‘Beauty and …

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A Duke of Ed Silver Adventurous Journey to the Gold Coast Hinterland

Hello Adventurers! I hope this newsletter finds you in high spirits and eager to embark on thrilling journeys. Today, we take you on an exhilarating ride through the Duke of Ed Silver Adventurous Journey to the enchanting Gold Coast Hinterland, specifically, the mesmerising O’Reilley’s Rainforest Retreat. Let’s dive into the exciting three-day adventure that left …

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators

DeLorean Project’s 2023 Shark Tank Event Ignites a Spark of Brilliance! In an electrifying showcase of young talent and innovation, Glasshouse Christian College’s DeLorean Project Shark Tank 2023 event was an unequivocal success. The event, part of the College’s visionary DeLorean Project program, saw students presenting ingenious solutions to real-world problems, engaging in the Lean …

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The Push-Up Challenge

40 pumped-up GCC students and teachers took part in The Push-Up Challenge last June. The Push-Up Challenge has participants completing 3,144 push-ups over 23 days to raise awareness and funds for mental health. It all kicked off on June 1st. The total for pushups changes every year, based (unfortunately) on the number of people who have lost their life to suicide. Under …

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Secondary Sports Report

This term our volleyball teams have been immersed in competition across a variety of levels. We have had 8 teams competing in the SCISSA competition on Wednesdays and many of these teams played at regional level during four weeks of the Trish Buckley tournament that was held at Caloundra. Our most committed teams took on …

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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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QUT Future You STEM Summitt

Charlie Bidgood’s application was successful for QUT’s 2023 Future You STEM Summit. Charlie was recognised for his outstanding STEM leadership potential and will be undertaking the program during the September Holidays, 25-28 September at QUT Gardens Point campus. The Future You STEM Summit program generated significant interest with more than 370 applications received from students state-wide. I …

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Shine on The Arts

Friday 26 May, 5:00 – 8:00 PM Shine is on this Friday night 5:00-8:00 pm. Everyone is invited! Please come and support your friends, have dinner at one of many food vendors. Plenty of performances happening indoors so you can escape the cold. Students in The Arts Department in both Primary and Secondary schools are …

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Anxiety in Middle School

Navigating middle school can be a time filled with both excitement and challenges for our students. One common hurdle they may face is anxiety, which can hinder their academic progress and overall well-being. However, by employing the powerful strategy of exposure, we can empower our middle schoolers to overcome their anxiety and thrive. Let’s explore …

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UQ Science Ambassadors 2023

A big congratulations to the following Year 11 Science students who will be representing the College as UQ Science Ambassadors 2023. Stean Wessels, Dominique Doolan, Lily Smith, Amyliah Harrison, Tiahna Davies, Keagan O’Flaherty, Maddie Bell, and Isabella Brewster. The aim of the UQ Science Ambassador Program is to raise the profile of science within the …

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Year 10 News Update

It’s already Term 2, 2023, and our Year 10 cohort has been busy with a variety of pastoral care activities. At Glasshouse Christian College, we strongly believe in providing holistic education, which includes the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our students’ lives. One of the ways we focus on the social and emotional …

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DeLorean Project in Full Swing

For those that aren’t aware of the DeLorean Project’s purpose, it’s to give our Year 10’s the opportunity to implicitly develop the enterprise skills that will be required for success in any career pathway. As you may or may not be aware, more and more employers are worrying less about employees being technically or academically …

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UniSC Science Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national program that aims to get students excited about careers in Science and Engineering. It is an inter-school competition where students participate in a series of activities related to real-world applications. On Wednesday 22 March, a group of 19 GCC students from Years 8-9 travelled to the University …

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Year 7s Talk and Ride

This week, Year 7 students have been busy demonstrating their talking and riding skills, participating in the annual Physics Cup and Clash of Empires Debates. The Physics Cup Year 7 students have been and exploring the world of physical forces and machines this term, investigating the forces that make our world ‘turn’ and the simple …

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You Are Loved

At lunchtime, on Wednesdays, a group of Middle School students gather in the pastor’s Lifehouse to learn more about God and his love for them.  This term we’ve been looking at a series called Reckless Love by Next Step Ministries.   Throughout this study, we have heard the testimonies of people who have had their …

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QATSIF Scholarship Recipient

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to young eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Years 11 and 12. The aim was to give Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families increased educational choices and life opportunities. QATSIF is an independent, not-for-profit trust managed by …

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