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Induction of Primary Leaders The Induction of the 2014 Primary leaders was held on Friday 14 March with a wonderful group of young people making their pledge and receiving their badges in a special assembly attended by Year 3 – 6 students and family and friends. Leaders were reminded after listening to Dr Seuss’s book […]

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Primary News 7 March 2014

WHAT SHOULD YOUR CHILD DO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THEM AT SCHOOL? Inevitably during their years at the College, there will be times when an incident occurs for your child at school – either between friends or with other students.  For some time, we have been speaking to students in class and in assemblies about

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Primary News 21 February 2014

  PRIMARY SPELLING PROGRAMME A few years ago, after considerable research, we made the decision to change from our current spelling programme (Spelling Mastery) to Words Their Way.  Last year we organized to have one of the authors of this programme to come from Melbourne this week and spend time in small groups with teachers

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Primary News 7 February 2014

WELCOME TO TERM ONE, CHANGES TO THE PRIMARY COLLEGE 2014 AND OTHER NEWS I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone for 2014! It has started well with both students and new staff settling in quickly. New staff will write a “thumbnail sketch” about themselves in the Newsletter over this term so you

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Primary News 6 December 2013

Once again, this has been an incredibly busy and successful year. This could not have been be achieved without the leadership of Cheryl Bryers, our Head of Primary who is presently in Europe enjoying some long leave and our amazing Primary staff and chaplains. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you all.

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Primary News 8 November 2013

What is Bullying? Teachers have requested we include an explanation of bullying in this week’s newsletter article.  It is important that parents and students understand what bullying IS and what bullying IS NOT. When children work and play together, there will be times when one student does something inappropriate and upsets or hurts another student. 

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Primary News 25 October 2013

Time 2 Shine – Talent Quest Over the past two weeks in a very low key way students have self nominated to have the opportunity in our Primary Time 2 Shine Talent Quest to show their individual or group talents during lunch time auditions. Mrs Mitchell gave each student or group a number – just

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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