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The search for happiness

No one would argue that the last couple of years have been tough on everyone. We feel a bit battered and knocked around emotionally and there is the very real grief for what we have missed out on. In particular, I feel for those who didn’t have the opportunity to be with loved ones at …

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The value of school reports

Student reports bring mixed feelings for parents. Pleasure and pride if children are performing well but possible angst when children are not progressing as hoped. Reports can mean anxious times for children too. Will my parents be disappointed or proud? This is the main concern of most children. Children of all ages take their cues …

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Chess T2 News

Term 2 has been another eventful term for our Primary Chess Club. Thirty students have been playing at the club, some are regular players and others come along and give it a try, but all are welcome. This term, Cooper Beavan, Bryce Stout, Connor Boss, Lauren Stout and Evie Coulson competed in the Sunshine Coast …

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Alumni catch up: Moale James

Moale was Glasshouse Christian College’s 2016 Captain and recently responded to our shout-out for past GCC captains to let us know what they have been up to. Moale has a Facebook page called Our Knowledge, Our Practice, Our Stories and her own website as a storyteller. Here is a brief extract from the website to …

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Running challenge winners

Twenty-six students from Prep to Year 2 enjoyed their reward celebration at Adventure Playland.  In preparation for this term’s Cross Country, students ran during their class time to improve fitness stamina.  Teachers had the opportunity to award three students only from their class one of the following awards.  ​​1. Bolt – The student who has …

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GCC students looking to the future

Experience USC and our Annual Careers Expo Year 10s had a great day out in June at the University of the Sunshine Coast hearing from academics about new degrees and areas of study in industries of high employment growth. They heard from Doctors of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Cyber and National Security, Business and Commerce, Criminology …

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Senior Science

The science skills students learn at Glasshouse Christian College reach well beyond the class in preparation for the real world. In Senior Physics, students in Year 10 to Year 12 have been exploring the wide array of implications of the laws developed by Emil Lenz and Michael Faraday. The students have now completed their Electromagnetism …

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‘Plants have hands?’

The cool weather is upon us. A few windy polar blasts haven’t kept us from enjoying our time together in the Kitchen Garden. My name is Nicole Young. I have been blessed with the opportunity to coordinate our Kitchen-Garden program for our Prep, YEar 1 and 2 students. Growing food is a passion for me, …

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Primary SCISSA Gala 2

After several weeks of consistent rain, students were eager to get out on the field in their prospective sports. GCC students from Years 4-6 played in various locations across the coast against other schools involved in Primary SCISSA.  Throughout the day, teams played between 5-7 games against other colleges that participated in the SCISSA program. …

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Student Leadership

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs. At Glasshouse Christian College, we have a range of leadership opportunities and typically, for many who are in leadership, they are chosen because they have demonstrated that they are responsible, organised, passionate and reliable, such …

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Readers Cup

We recently had two teams compete in the Sunshine Coast Regional Readers Cup Competitions. The Readers Cup is organised annually by the Queensland Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and aims to bring children and books together. It includes competitions across Year 5/6, Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 where students are challenged to …

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Student collapses while VAPING in school toilets due to massive nicotine dose

This headline recently appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald after a Blue Mountains Grammar school student collapsed and had a seizure in the school toilets while vaping.  The occurrence happened as a result of inhaling a massive dose of nicotine. What is Vaping? For those who don’t know, Vaping is the term used when aerosol …

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Prep to Year 2 Cross Country

The Prep to Year 2 students set the stage for an amazing atmosphere for their Cross Country. Parents, students and staff enjoyed the sunshine, light breeze and music amongst the cheering and war cry chants which carried every racer through to the finish line.  Due to all the rain earlier in the term, a new …

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Prep bike skills

The skills the children learn at GCC reach way beyond the classroom walls. In our Sports lessons at the moment, the Prep children are having wonderful fun riding Balance Bikes. For some this is easy, for others, it has been a challenge. Everyone is showing a wonderful “growth mindset” as they learn new skills and learn how much …

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Year 10 multicultural luncheon

The Year 10 Hospitality students presented an exciting Multicultural Luncheon to their friends and teachers. They worked hard picking a suitable menu, to showcase their culture and demonstrate their cooking skills. The luncheon went without any problems and the students learnt what it was like to run a function and get all meals out on …

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My expectations were high for GCC’s first musical in GPAC but the performance exceeded all of them.  Students and staff overcame a late start to the year and multiple cancelled practices due to weather and sickness and yet they still delivered a professional and thoroughly entertaining performance. A special congratulations to Eden Foster, our youngest …

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Kitchen Garden: Welcome to winter

The blessed rains have ceased, just in time for us to welcome our Preps, Year 1 and 2 students into the Kitchen Garden.  Praise God! We are beginning winter here in Southern Queensland, which is merely a blink and it’s over for our ‘cool-season’ crops. We planted some broccoli and cauliflower seedlings amongst the pollinator-attracting …

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Reading is powerful!

One of my favourite picture book authors is Mem Fox. You might know of her work with Australian timeless classic titles such as Possum Magic, Koala Lou, I’m Australian Too and Where Is the Green Sheep? just to name a few. Written almost 20 years ago, Mem Fox’s book written for teachers and parents called Reading …

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Year 11 Leadership

The theme for the Year 11 students this term has been on ‘Leadership’. It’s hard to believe that ‘Year 12, 2023’ is quickly approaching and we need to start considering applications for leadership positions next year! Recently, the students looked at five keys to becoming a good leader, these included; 1.     Model the way2.     Enable others to …

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Aggies Warialda Trip

The 2022 Warialda Ag trip was once again an incredible experience for the Year 11 Science Aggies! The first day saw the students travel seven hours southwest and cross into NSW and to break up the trip they stopped at the Glen Innes Research Station. Here they were shown the latest technology in cattle yards …

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Year 3 Camp at Luther Heights

Year 3 had an exceptional time at their very first overnight camp! Students had an amazing time experiencing nature and building wonderful memories and connections with their friends. While at camp the students participated in many exciting outdoor experiences including; big games, obstacle courses, JR zipline, team building and mini catapult. Students stayed positive even …

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GCC Primary Writing Workshop

On 23 – 25 May, GCC Primary had Writing Consultant Ann Korab run professional development workshops with the Primary teaching staff. This professional development consisted of an afternoon workshop with all Primary teachers and three full-day workshops with Year levels 1, 4 and 6. Ann Korab is a highly experienced consultant who specialises in Narrative …

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Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod

On 5 and 6 May, the Glasshouse Christian College Middle and Senior School Dance Troupes competed at the local Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod at The Events Centre, Caloundra. The Middle School students competed on Thursday with their four dances: a musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical and jazz. These girls competed in massive sections of 25 different …

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Dance Show

Glasshouse Christian College is pleased to present a mid-year Dance Showcase that highlights the incredible talent of our Primary and Secondary Dance Troupes and all of those students working at their dance skills within the Dance Academy. It’s a fun and colourful show which offers our young students the opportunity to build on their confidence …

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Congratulations to Scott Roy

Congratulations to Scott Roy who has been accepted into QUT’s 2022 Future You STEM Summit. Scott Roy’s application has been successful for QUT’s 2022 Future You STEM Summit, participating in the STEM Tasters stream of the program. Scott has been recognised for his outstanding STEM leadership potential and will be undertaking the program during the September holidays, Tuesday 27- …

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Primary District Cross Country 2022

Friday 20 May, the Glasshouse Christian College Primary District team put on an amazing performance representing our College. Students aged 10, 11 and 12 ran a new course to previous years due to wet conditions.  Once again we were blessed with weather conditions holding out right up until the conclusion of the presentations.  We also …

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One down, one to go!

It’s a busy time at GCC with Open Day last Saturday and the College Musical just around the corner on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June. Open Day It’s been raining a very long time and we had been praying for beautiful sunny weather for our Open Day but the answer was a resounding ‘no’. …

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LEGO Champions

Inspired by the LEGO Masters Grand Final Week we recently held our very own week-long Primary LEGO Competition. Many students were eager to design and build every day at the Library and impressed us with their fabulous creativity and teamwork skills. Thank you to everyone who took part – your creations were a huge hit …

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Is your child addicted to gaming?

Parents often approach me with the problem, “My child is addicted to gaming, how do I make it stop?”  First off, what is gaming addiction? Is it a real thing? In 2018, Gaming disorder whether online or offline was included in the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a clinically significant …

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Performing Arts News

A lot has been happening in The Arts Department over the past couple of months with many opportunities to meet people in the Arts industry as well as collaborating with other students from across the Coast in workshops, performances and competitions. Celebration of Swing On 13 March a number of students who study jazz under …

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Nursery Rhyme Day

Well – what a fantastic bunch of Nursery Rhyme characters joined us for school today!  It was like they stepped out of a book!  The Preppies looked amazing!  Everywhere we walked throughout the school today they were greeted with “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs”, “They’re soooo cute!” and “I wish I was still in Prep!” We started our day with a …

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Big Bang Science

Last week Year 6 had a very exciting visit from ‘Big Bang Science’. We all learned about electricity and how it flows through wires and other materials like metal. Freya from ‘Big Bang Science’ used a large electrical device and pressed it up against a metal trolley. The electric device made sparks that looked like …

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Hand in hand parenting: Tip 5

Consequences – nobody likes them; however, they apply to everyone, children and adults alike.  Whether ther are imposed on you or are natural from doing something silly or foolish; they really are important because they help us to learn. Consequences in your family may look different from other families, which is absolutely fine. You know …

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