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Empowering Minds: Glasshouse Christian College Shines in Mooting Competition

At Glasshouse Christian College, we believe in nurturing academic excellence and fostering a spirit of intellectual curiosity among our students. This year, our Year 12 Legal Studies students ventured into the realm of mooting for the first time, participating in the prestigious University of Sunshine Coast (USC) Mooting Competition. Mooting, a simulated court proceeding where […]

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‘Bionics’ in 2024

I read a short Twitter post the other day lamenting the difference between Elon Musk’s vision of AI that does our washing and mows our lawns so we can write and paint, versus Google’s vision of AI that writes and paints and leaves us to mow our own grass. I have to say the difference

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Year 10 Multicultural Luncheon

Step into the vibrant world of the Year 10 Multicultural Luncheon, where students transformed into culinary artists, crafting a two-course meal for their honouredguests. The Year 10 students selected parents, staff and fellow students to indulge in a culinary journey across various cultures. For these young chefs it was more than just cooking, they immersed

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Now More than Ever

National Reconciliation Week commences with the anniversary of the referendum, a pivotal moment in our nation’s history when the constitution was amended to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The week concludes on June 3rd, commemorating the landmark Mabo Court case decision. This significant ruling not only acknowledged the traditional owners of the land,

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Poems are for Performing

Our Year 7 and Year 10 students experienced the profound impact of words during the recent performances by Joel McKerrow. Joel, a performance poet, writer, and creative specialist, captivated and inspired our students with his dynamic poetry slams that engage both the mind and heart. Moved by his passionate delivery, the students were further encouraged

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Year 10 Camp

Three weeks ago, the Year 10 cohort undertook a journey filled with laughter, challenges, and unforgettable memories – Year 10 camp! Nestled in the scenic beauty of Mt Tamborine, our camp provided the perfect backdrop for an adventure-packed few days. From thrilling activities to heartfelt moments of bonding, here’s a snapshot of our camp escapade:

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The Metamorphosis of Boys

“I didn’t realise that boys metamorphosised.” Well, technically they don’t, so there’s no need for concern if one night this winter your son randomly asks for his sleeping bag. He may just be cold. The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form, in two or more distinct stages is only really

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DeLorean Project Update: Harnessing Innovation and Gearing Up for Shark Tank

As we progress through another exciting year at GCC, the DeLorean Project continues to inspire and challenge our students. The program is designed to foster innovative thinking and practical problem-solving skills among our Year 10 cohort, and we are so excited to watch our students develop and grow as they tackle the challenges they face.  A Journey

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Ag Science -Term 1 Week 8

It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks for the Rural Operations teams. Both the Year 11 and 12 Rural Op students headed out to the University of Queensland Gatton campus to undertake practical exercises. Year 11 Rural Operations are currently learning all about stock management and they had the opportunity to put into practice, mustering

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Fostering Gratitude: A Cornerstone in School Communities

Gratitude isn’t just a nicety; it’s a powerful force that can transform school cultures and enhance student well-being. Recent research underscores its importance in educational settings, demonstrating its correlation with improved academic performance, mental health, and social relationships. When students and staff cultivate gratitude, they create a ripple effect that enriches the entire school community.

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The Science Experience

Recently two students attended The Science Experience at two different Universities, hear about their experience in their articles below: The Science Experience at Griffith University I was fortunate enough to attend the Science Experience at Griffith University and had an amazing experience. When I first arrived in the morning, I was apprehensive as I didn’t

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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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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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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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Term 1 Secondary Sport

Secondary Sports report for Week 1. This report details all secondary sporting opportunities for this term; Nominations and expressions of interest forms as well as competition dates and upcoming sporting events. Parents and students, please read through this report to ensure you do not miss out on any sporting opportunities this term. In this report

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Middle School Term 4 Highlights

This last term of the year has been a wonderful time of recognition and celebration. There have been the big ticket items of Sports Awards, Eagle Awards, and the Presentation Ceremony. It has been no less special though to attend the Music and Dance nights showcasing our students’ artistic talents that have been developed over

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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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QUT Future You Summit

During the September school holidays, I had the opportunity to travel to QUT to attend the QUT Future You Summit program. This was a multiple-day event where I got the opportunity to attend University-like classes and lectures that gave me a taste of what to expect in the future. The classes I was allocated were

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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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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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Outstanding Dance Showcase 2023

Dance Showcase 2023 was outstanding in every way! Students from Years 7 – 12 took to the stage to perform in a variety of genres from jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and hip hop. Students wowed the audience with moving assessment pieces, upbeat class routines, and beautiful troupe performances. I think the photos speak for themselves

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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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