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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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Camp Create: 3-day School Holiday Workshop

Unlock your child’s creative potential at this 3-day school holiday workshop! Through fun, hands-on activities and guided exploration, young minds will delve into the realms of art, storytelling, and problem-solving. Spaces are limited to 50 participants. Workshop Highlights: Workshop schedule: Day 1 – Drama skills, character development, costume and set designDay 2 – Creative thinking

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What’s bigger than Tay Tay?

Gone are the days when going to a concert was just about enjoying the music in a live format. These days it is a life experience that seems more like a worldwide fan club reunion. If you have been living under a mushroom, you still probably know that Taylor Mania is here with the arrival

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SCIPHA Day of Excellence

On Tuesday 13 February a group of Year 6 students attended a SCIPHA Immersion Day, hosted by Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The opportunity brought like-minded students from various schools together for a Design Thinking Sprint. Students were tasked with innovating a real-life solution that could aid a visually impaired student navigate a school visit. Working

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Unreasonable Hospitality

At nine years old, me and my friends from church were invited to the Searson property for a day unlike any other. We were being treated to our own private theme park! The small acreage was transformed by merry-go-rounds, jumping castles, food stalls, mini golf, and pony rides. They even had those giant teacups where

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Introducing Jamie Simmonds

My name is Mr Jamie Simmonds. I have been married for 25 years to Juliette who teaches Year 7 teacher at GCC. We are raising four children who are 15, 13, 11 and 7 years old. I have been teaching for 25 years in Queensland schools where I have recently focused on teaching STEAM and

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“Best Bedtime Story Ever”

Last week, we held our College Dedication Service as a whole school event. It is a special time when we come together to celebrate God’s goodness to us over the last 24 years and look forward to what he has in store for us in the future. Our special guest speaker was Cheryl Bryers, former

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2024 Ecumenical Leaders Service

This week, our Primary, Middle and Senior faith captains attended the Sunshine Coast Christian School’s Ecumenical service, where schools from all denominations unite as one community under Christ, acknowledging and celebrating His ongoing work within their midst. This gathering also serves as an opportunity for these young leaders to foster connections and encourage one another.

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‘All Kids can be Readers’

Last week, author Sally Rippin, was announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025. Sally’s theme as Laureate for the next two years is ‘All kids can be readers’. Sally loves to write stories with heart and with characters that resonate with children, parents, and educators. She is Australia’s highest selling female author

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Exciting Opportunities Await: Join the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program!

Dear Year 9 and 10 Families at GCC I am thrilled to introduce you to the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program available here at GCC for Year 9 students and above. It’s an exceptional opportunity for our young individuals to embark on a journey of personal growth and skill development. Starting the program in

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A Warm Welcome to Some of our New Teachers

Cassandra Lindsay – Secondary Math Teacher Cassandra Lindsay is passionate about empowering every child to reach their potential and strive for greatness. She is actively involved in her local church as the Kids Coordinator and, along with her family, manages a small farm cultivating citrus, bananas, and avocados. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Erin Holland – Primary Teacher – Year 3 My

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Estah 5th in Australia

Estah Muller is the 5th best 12-year-old female discus thrower in Australia! She has returned from the Australian School Sport Athletics Championships in Launceston where she competed against the best 12-year-old discus throwers in the country. She was very excited to place 5th against the talented field of athletes. Estah has improved her personal best

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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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Casual School Crossing Supervisor

A position exists for a Casual School Crossing Supervisor at Glasshouse Christain College. Commencement of employment for the successful applicant is dependent on: Applications are available HERE and on the GCC website under Employment. Complete the application, save it and then email it to:

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OCD Busters

Does your child show symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? If this sounds familiar, your child may have OCD, and Griffith University can help. Between 4 and 13 years of age. Griffith University’s OCD Busters team is conducting a nationwide research study called Families Accessing online Skills Training in CBT (FAST-CBT). The program trains parents in

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Term 4: Learning Beyond the Classroom

Over the past fortnight, Glasshouse Christian College has played host to a series of remarkable events, marking some of the most significant moments of the year. These activities not only showcased the talents of our students but also underscored the broader educational experience we aim to provide at GCC. The performances, events and presentation ceremonies

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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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Literacy Pro Achievements

What a fantastic year of reading we’ve had at GCC! One of the core programs used to promote reading at the College is Scholastic Literacy Pro. The program allows us to evaluate the students’ reading ability and provide them with a Lexile measure to recommend books that are just right for them. Students choose books

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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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Pastor’s Pen – Blur

I have a vivid memory of my early childhood. Before the age of five, my memories include sliding down steps on a cardboard box, sneaking onto my Dad’s Macintosh computer to drag files to the trash for fun, waving at a hang glider flying over my backyard, getting stuck upside down in one of those

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Uniform Shop News

The Uniform shop will close on Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 4.00 pm and reopen at 9.00 am Monday 8 January 2024. As the end of the year approaches, thoughts turn to the purchasing of uniforms for 2024. To facilitate this, uniform bookings are put in place for all families in need of uniforms. This

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Nurturing Compassion

 A Tale of Seven Compassion Children and Generosity Compassion has been serving children living in poverty since 1952. Today, Compassion is transforming the lives of more than 2 million children around the world through more than 12 international partner country offices. More than 120,000 of these children are currently supported through Compassion Australia. The Child

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the students who took part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year and a special thank you to the families that supported this annual initiative. To successfully complete the challenge, students were required to read or experience the following number of books in Term 2 and Term 3: Prep to Year 2 –

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Burn the Ships

In the year 1519, Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés arrived on the coast of a mysterious new land in far-off America. Accompanied by eleven boats and some 600 Spaniards, Cortés was determined to succeed in this new frontier. Knowing all too well the realness of possible failure, Cortés’ next move became something of legendary proportions. He

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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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Sports Awards with a Special Guest

Last Tuesday we held our Upper Primary and Secondary Sports Awards which celebrates the outstanding achievements of our students in this area. This year, we were incredibly honoured to welcome one of our esteemed graduates as our guest speaker. Holly Lubcke is a GCC graduate and was our Sports Captain in 2019. She achieved remarkable

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The 2023 Senior Ministry Trip

The 2023 Senior Ministry Trip was an absolute success from start to finish. After the 2020 Ministry Trip was cancelled, last year we went to Agnes Waters, because of the need to stay within the state. This year, it felt like a return to business as usual. We crossed financial, cultural, spiritual, and geographical barriers

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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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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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Top Ten Tips for Tackling Term 4

Welcome to Term 4. Term 4 is a rollercoaster journey of events, activities, concerts, exams, assessments and stress. There are tears, tiredness and frustration – and that’s just from the staff!  Term 4 is huge for many of our families and the more children you have, the more you are probably feeling the pressure.  Term

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