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Primary News 6 September 2013

What’s Happening in the Primary College? The past fortnight has been such a busy time with Book Week and Fathers’ Day activities as well as sporting and academic programmes. The Book Parade on 22 August was an outstanding success as staff and students alike entered into the spirit of Book Week and nearly everyone came

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Primary News 23 August 2013

Primary Student Council Representatives Organize Assistance We are very grateful to all families who gave food for those in need in the Sunshine Coast area.  The letter below expresses how the generosity of our GCCC Community provided so many items for them.  Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Jen and the Year 3 – 6 Student Council collected

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Senior School News 23 August 2013

Tailoring Senior Education to meet Student Needs “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 According to Premier Campbell Newman, education reforms are among the key outcomes from submissions to The Queensland

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Principal’s Address 9 August 2013

Athletic Carnivals Once again the Upper Primary and Middle/Senior Athletics’ Carnivals were packed full of energy, fun and students exemplifying the GCCC core value of excellence. Not only did students excel in their efforts, they also excelled in their attitude and attendance. During both carnivals the points were often nail-bitingly close and the students rose

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Primary News 9 August 2013

Learning Connections During the Pupil Free Week, staff attended a two-day professional development on Learning Connections.  These sessions covered issues which can impact children’s progress developmentally and some strategies to assist these delays. The Learning Connections Approach The brain is the centre of all learning.  We now know that the brain is ever changing and

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Primary News 26 July 2013

PRIMARY NEWS Welcome to another new term. The recent holiday and pupil free week have been an exciting time for the primary school. Over the holidays, Mrs Mitchell and I spent a week in New Zealand visiting some schools and spending time with someone who had been a colleague of Mrs Mitchell’s when she was

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Middle School News 26 July 2013

Attitude. When used as a stand-alone word it is often a derogatory term or a put-down. Someone who has ‘attitude’ is generally someone who is negative towards life. Yet, when used in the context of school we often ask students to have a good attitude. What does this mean? Can we make someone have a

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Prinicpal’s Address 21 June 2013

Launching GCCC’s Facebook Page The word ‘Facebook’ is enough to make any parent or school uneasy. When dealing with children the prevailing thought is often, ‘better safe than sorry’. However, being safe doesn’t mean we should miss out on the opportunity that platforms like Facebook can bring to our College family. At different events, I’m

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Primary News 21 June 2013

Well Done Primary Students and Families In an age when we sometimes wonder if society even cares about others, we were thrilled to see the response from our Primary College Community as the donations of items for (a) RSPCA (b) Foodbank for needy families and (c) toiletries for homeless youths in the Sunshine Coast area

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Senior School News 21 June 2013

The Queensland Plan Last month a summit was held in Mackay to discuss how Queensland should collectively plan for the future. More than 400 community representatives came together to develop questions that all Queenslanders are now invited to answer. Responses will then inform the development of The Queensland Plan , a thirty year vision for

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Middle School News 7 June 2013

Acknowledging excellence is an important aspect of a child’s school life. Student’s who have talent in a sporting, musical, mathematical or dramatic ability, skills such as in woodwork or creating food dishes etc generally achieve awards not only because of their talent but because of their applied, diligence and consistent efforts over time. Throughout the

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Primary News 7 June 2013

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY……  FRIDAY 21 JUNE…DATE CLAIMER WHEN Friday 21 June Morning Tea from 11.00am Concert starts at 11.30am WHERE Morning tea on the church verandah and then concert in the church. Following this grandparents will move to the College grounds and visit classrooms. CORRECTION   Invitations have been emailed to parents. Please pass on to grandparents

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Senior School News 7 June 2013

Future Pathways for Senior Students On Tuesday our Seniors spent the day listening to Darren Pareira from Success Integrated (http://www.successintegrated.com/) as he shared with them skills that we will help them prepare and plan their future pathways. The Year 10 students spent half the day looking at “Shaping their Destiny” then in the afternoon they investigated

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Primary News 24 May 2013

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY……  FRIDAY 21 JUNE…DATE CLAIMER WHEN           Friday 21 June Morning Tea from 11.00am Concert starts at 11.30am WHERE         Morning tea on the church verandah and then concert in the church. Following this grandparents will move to the College grounds and visit classrooms. DETAILS      Invitations will be posted to grandparents next week. Please give grandparents

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Senior School News 24 May 2013

Excellence or Perfectionism?The third of our GCCC values reminds us to strive to do the best we can in everything we do – Excellence. We need to be careful though not to confuse excellence with perfectionism. They mean very different things. Perfectionism is something altogether different from excellence. Excellence makes us feel good about what

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Primary News 10 May 2013

THE GOLDEN RULE AND RESPECT We are continuing to focus on aspects of RESPECT and VALUES in the primary school and are very pleased with the response from the students. It is so encouraging to walk around the school and hear children greeting students and staff and calling them by their name, being helpful, inviting

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Senior School News 10 May 2013

Arriving late to School- 8:20am is the target It is important that students arrive at school by 8:20am  This gives students time to get to their lockers, organise all their equipment as well as go to the bathroom prior to lesson 1.   Our timetable is structured so that lessons start promptly at 8:30am.  The

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Middle School News 10 May 2013

What defines excellence? “We are what we repeatedly do . . . excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle. Are we living it out? Are we working at becoming excellent? Do our students really understand what this means in practice in their own lives and habits? Homework, sports, music ability etc. –

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Primary News 26 April 2013

Primary Culture Over the past weeks students in Years 3 – 6 have participated in a Bullying Survey and the information was collated throughout the holidays.  Historically we have done this survey annually, to keep our finger “on the pulse” in terms of the culture in the Primary School. The feedback from students was consistent

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Principal News 15 March 2013

iPads Thank you to everyone who attended the iPad information night last Thursday, we hope it was beneficial for you. Perhaps one of the most pervasive misconceptions heard that evening was the balance between maintaining your child’s privacy and your right as a parent to know what your child is up to. Can I stress

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Senior School News 15 March 2013

Life’s Journey This week the Senior School is looking to the future! Our Year 12s visited the University Showcase last Friday to explore possibilities after graduation. Eight universities   and other tertiary institutions were present and gave interesting talks on life beyond school. One speaker weighed up the positives and negatives of living at home compared

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Middle School News

Off to Camp All our Middle schoolers are off on alternative programs this coming week. I am sure that families are organising the ‘what to pack’ stuff and mentally preparing your child for what is happening. Most are excited about the prospect of this week; however, there are reservations too. Please be assured that our

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Primary News 15 March 2013

LATE ARRIVALS It is important that all students arrive at school on time. Not only is this good training for later in life and for a good work ethic, but it disadvantages the actual student and others in the class. Home readers are sometimes changed first up in the morning so late arrivals impact on

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Prinicpal’s News

iPad Information Night Thank you to everyone who attended the iPad information night last Thursday, we hope it was beneficial for you. Perhaps one of the most pervasive misconceptions heard that evening was the balance between maintaining your child’s privacy and your right to know what your child is up to as a parent. Can

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News from the Principal

New Look Newsletter We have been working on ways to improve our communication for some time. The newsletter is an important means of passing on information but we are aware that some of you are having problems with the older format. Some of the challenges include the newsletter being too big to download quickly and

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Middle School News 1 March 2013

It’s all about RESPECT I believe there are three aspects to respect: Respect Ourselves, Respect Others and, Expect Respect. The bible says, Love one another as you love yourself. This means you have to love yourself in order to be able to love others. How do we RESPECT ourselves? If you’re a student reading this

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