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Live with graceful generosity

Someone described generosity as being like a heartbeat. It is involuntary. It happens without conscious thought. It is the “without a second thought” showing love to another. A generous person lives a lifestyle of generosity. A lifestyle is defined as the habits, attitudes, moral standards and actions that make up a person’s manner of living. …

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Celebrations

In the southern hemisphere, the school year wraps up leading into Christmas. One celebration leads into another and another climaxing in Christmas – the greatest of all celebrations! Another school year is wrapping up quickly. It began a few weeks ago with the Sports Awards Ceremony followed by the Eagle Awards Assembly, then the Middle …

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Summer Reading Club

These summer holidays, adventure awaits your child through Sunshine Coast Libraries free Summer Reading Club. Whether going away or staying home, children can win fantastic prizes by embarking on three quests outlined in a Summer Reading Club Adventure Map. Just join up for online or within a branch and either download the map or collect …

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Literacy Pro Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved phenomenal results in the Year 3-6 Literacy Pro program. We commend them for their diligence in developing reading habits that have led to such fabulous results. Special thanks to our College Community for your support of the Literacy Pro Program – we couldn’t do it without you!  …

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Kitchen Garden: A bug hotel!

Welcome to our last Kitchen-Garden newsletter for 2022! Bug hotel In order to provide shelter and safety for beneficial bugs to ‘set up home’, breed, pollinate, rest, and eat other pests, the children are constructing a bug hotel. In small teams, they are foraging for natural and recycled materials to design and arrange within the …

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Mystery Bus Tour 2022

After the Year 12 formal on Friday the 18th of November, a brave group of staff members took 67 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 …

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Portraits of Jesus

A Year five student drew me a portrait of what she thought Jesus might look like. Perhaps it was her way of starting a conversation about Jesus. Maybe she needed to gauge my reaction to see if I recognised Jesus in her drawing. Would I scrunch up my nose and say, ‘That’s not Jesus’? Or, …

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Music News

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down… Students in Years 9, 11 and 12 Music had the wonderful opportunity of going to see the musical production of Mary Poppins currently showing at QPAC. From the music, to the dancing and stage production, students were wowed by the energy and colour on stage and …

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Primary Compassion Day

What a fantastic day we had on Wednesday to support Compassion! This year we have introduced a Compassion student into every year level in our Primary school. Each of these children are treated like “one of the class” and moves up to the next year level with the cohort. Students at GCC have a great …

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Middle School Experience Day

This year’s Middle School Experience Day was a blast of fun. We had the opportunity to experience what school will be like in Year 7. It consisted of various activities, including dance, science, music, food tech, PE, pastoral care and a navigation activity called ‘Where’s What?’ where Year 6 students had clues about places they …

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Year 2 Art Incursion

As part of this term’s Design Technology and Science units, Year 1 students participated in an art incursion by Reverse Garbage. In Science, this term students have been learning about sound and how this is made through vibrations. Students were thrilled to have the opportunity to create their very own instrument. They learned about how …

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Christmas at Lifepointe

14 – 22 DECEMBER 2022 This is a free family event that runs from 5:30pm to 9:00pm every night between 14 and 22 December. Enjoy the Christmas show, animal farm, Market Land, Tunnel of Lights, free jumping castles, free popcorn and fairy floss, food trucks, live entertainment, balloon creations, glow lights, face painting, cafe, dessert …

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Maleny Girl Guides turns 60

The Maleny Girl Guides are turning 60th this month and would like to invite our school community to join them. Everyone is invited to come and see what a wonderful experience Girl Guides provide. The 60th Celebration Afternoon is happening on Sunday 27 November between 2pm and 4pm at the Maleny Guide Hut, 17 Cedar Street, …

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Champions of Chess

We have finished off another bumper year of chess challenges at GCC and we even managed to squeeze in one more inter-school competition this term! Two teams of primary students and one team of secondary students competed at the St Columban’s Invitational Chess Competition. This competition attracted many schools from the Moreton Bay area. All …

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Year 10’s Japanese visit

Can you imagine going to a brand-new school in a country halfway across the world? Last term, Year 10 had the privilege of welcoming Toku from Japan to Glasshouse Christian College for 9 weeks. It was great to see how welcoming and friendly the Year 10 students were with him – he had friends literally …

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The impact of reality TV on our children

Our children are growing up in an influencer economy, where everyone is selfishly motivated by attention and its monetary benefits. Be it through social media avenues or unscripted television programming, our children are exposed to unrealistic and, oftentimes, unhealthy role models. Even when restricting access to these technologies, the values they glorify can infect the …

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Where will French take you? Further!

French, or learning languages in general, can take you to places. Last week, it took Year 10 French students Madeleine Mullins and Amyliah Harrison to Alliance Française, French cultural centre in Brisbane where the girls took part in DELF exam (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française). DELF tests are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry …

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Year 7 Readers Cup 

Each year our college invites students to participate in the Sunshine Coast Regional Readers Cup competition held at various points across the year depending on the year level.  The final competition for 2022 was held on Thursday October 20 at Maroochydore State High School. Our keen Year 7 Team – Zara Watson Brown, Sophie Sharma, …

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Holiday sports festivals

Motiv8Sports is holding epic sports festivals on during December and January for all Primary School kids on the Coast at Caloundra, Nambour, Cooroy and Mountain Creek. Their super fun, super engaging multi-sport day camps are the heart and soul of the Motiv8sports system. These daytime events are designed for kids from kindergarten to year six. …

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2022 Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). A round of applause to Mrs. Eskdale and 1M for having the highest number of participants and Mrs. Andrews and 4G who followed closely behind. Thank you to the families and staff that supported the students as they completed the challenge. The PRC …

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Fire Brigade visit to Year 1

On Thursday, Year 1 students had a visit from some of our local firefighters, Greg and Michael. Students listened to an interactive educational talk where they were taught how to:  Call 000 for help and be reminded of the importance of knowing their home address. What to do if for some reason you catch on …

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Never be derailed by doubt

In the last fortnight we have had three large events, the Dance Showcase on the 14 October and then the Secondary and Primary Sports Presentations last Friday.  All three events were fantastic showcases of what our students have been working towards during the year.  The dancers showed grace, teamwork and a certain fearlessness as they …

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Keep them safe

On Friday we will all wear something red as we remember Daniel Morcombe but it will also be a time, with Halloween coming up and the events that surround this practice, that it is important to be careful of our safety especially when we are placed in unfamiliar surroundings and situations. For our Primary students, …

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Year 9 Business Big Ideas Challenge

Recently, 20 of our Year 9 Business students bravely volunteered to attend the Sunshine Coast Big Ideas Challenge. The free event, hosted by Future Anything, an organisation that delivers entrepreneurial programs to schools, brought together 80 students from several schools across the Sunshine Coast in an entrepreneurial, skills-focused, problem-solving challenge. In the short space of …

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Mission Trip 2022

Go into all the world and preach the Gospel (Mk 16:15)  In the first week of this term, the College Pastors took a team of 8 students ranging from years 10,11 &12 to Agnes Water on a Mission Trip. We did not choose Agnes because we think we are any better than the people who …

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Scholarship for Dreams Program

One of our Uniform Shop suppliers ‘Official” who is a preferred supplier of the Dept of Education, Training and Employment Standing Arrangement 101124, gives out 7 Dream Scholarships, each being $1,000 per term in their Scholarships for Dreams Program.  All you have to do is write a short story about how $1,000 can help you …

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Primary News

We have had a great start to the term and have enjoyed a wonderful Primary Swimming Carnival, a spectacular display of dance with the Primary Dance troupe performing a number of outstanding routines at the College Dance night, an author visit and excellent support for Operation Christmas Child. There was a tower of boxes in …

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Can we find real life online?

Is this the real life?Is this just fantasy?Caught in a landslide,No escape from realityOpen your eyes,Look up to the skies and see… Once your brain is finished singing, let’s discuss something important, it’s ok I’ll wait…. These lyrics hit home hard for many of us. Maybe it’s because it’s a really catchy tune. Maybe it’s …

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Year 4 Geology

Last Friday the Year 4 students undertook a geology trip to Kings Beach Caloundra, led by Dr Taz Walker and Scott Devlin from Creation Ministries. The students learned about and discovered the different types of rock formations: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Yar 4 students also learned and gathered information to find erosion and weathering …

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Jesus’s best joke

I laughed out loud reading my Bible recently. Matthew 7:3-5 is Jesus’s best joke. Jesus is something of a comedian at this moment. Every comedian has a manifesto for the type of comedy they perform. The likes of Stephen Colbert often have something to say about politics through comedy. Jerry Seinfeld makes a big deal …

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Year 12 Mystery Bus Tour

Year 12 students have had a fantastic year and we want to make their Mystery Bus Tour after the formal really special. Last year we had businesses and families donate over $3,000 worth of gift vouchers, cash prizes and donations. We are putting a call out this year for businesses and families who would like to donate …

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Urban play – it’s your turn

Glasshouse Christian College teachers have collaborated with the University of the Sunshine Coast in developing a Sustainable Neighbourhoods program to teach secondary students. Our teachers were part of the pilot program and have given feedback on the content and implementation, to help the developers create a more engaging and student-friendly product.  In Term 4, we …

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Year 6 Writing Success

After an inspirational writing immersion day at St Andrew’s Anglican College, two aspiring Year 6 writers were encouraged to enter the Hinterland Times Young Writer of the Year Competition. This is a particularly tough competition as it attracts strong writers from around the coast and hinterland region each year, with entrants between the ages of …

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Celebrating Primary Success

In our assembly this week we were able to celebrate a large number of primary students who have been busy challenging themselves in several gruelling competitions this semester.  In August, a group of 28 students from Years 3 to 6 were nominated by their teachers to participate in the Prime Minister’s Spelling Beet. The Spelling …

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Attention Beerwah ladies

Free breast cancer screening at Beerwah from 14 November to 14 December 2022. A breast screen helps to detect breast cancer in its very early stages, well before these changes can be felt or noticed by a woman or her doctor. Research has shown that early detection provides a greater chance of successful treatment and …

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The Physics Cup – what a ride!

Year 7 has been exploring the world of physics in STEM this term, investigating the forces that make our world ‘turn’ and the simple machines that help us harness these forces, such as levers, wheel and axles, screws, and pulleys. Their newfound knowledge would soon come to good use with the cohort travelling to Aussie …

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Visit Beerwah Library these school holidays

Register online these holidays to participate in the amazing programs on offer below. Registrations open Friday 16 September at 4pm. https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Holiday-Activities/Holiday-Program Event When Need to book? Age Botley Robots Tues 20th 2-3:30pm Yes 6-12 yrs Too Short for Netty Storytime Wed 21st 9:45-10:15am Yes 5-12 yrs Magnetic tile drop in build Mon 26th 10-11:30am No …

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