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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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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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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 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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GCC Aggies Warwick Excursion

Year 10 Aggies have just returned from a most exciting trip to Warwick for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Hermitage Plant Science Awards Day. As a part of this trip, the students also had the opportunity to visit Wonga Plains Feedlot run by Camm Agriculture, Sovereign Poll Dorsets owned by Chris Rubie and then …

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Farm and Feed Day

The joint collaboration between the Agriculture and Hospitality Departments was showcased to a whole new level this year. Parents and special guests were invited along to the Ag Plot where they were treated to a farm tour and luncheon. The Ag students displayed their depth of both practical and scientific knowledge with agrotechnology demonstrations, animal …

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Navigating educational and job opportunities of the 21st century in the lucky country

Australia, the Lucky Country, is one of the international success stories of the past 50 years. With record low unemployment numbers, we are almost the victims of our own success. Overseas skilled workers are lining up to enter Australia to fill the huge skills gap that our country is unable to fill. The Federal Government …

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Principals’ luncheon

Year 12 Hospitality students demonstrated their culinary skills again in the kitchen. They served a three-course sit-down meal to the principals from different schools and colleges. The students worked hard leading up to the function in food preparation, to deliver a meal to a high standard. The meal consisted of two different soups for entrée, …

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“Celebrating Good Memories” with LYQ

On Thursday 21 July, the Year 12 students took part in the “Celebrating Good Memories” program run by Lutheran Youth Queensland (LYQ). They reminisced on the great memories and achievements they have made together over their years at the College. Students felt encouraged to continue building healthy connections with each other, and continue to support each other’s goals. …

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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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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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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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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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QATSIF scholarship recipient for 2022

QATSIF stands for Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation which was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to young eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Years 11 and 12. “QATSIF was created to give Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families increased educational choices and life opportunities. It is an independent, not-for-profit trust …

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Why Shakespeare?

As a senior teacher of some years at Glasshouse Christian College, I’ve often been asked a question familiar to most English teachers: Why Shakespeare? I have several glib pre-prepared answers to this question when just ‘getting on with things’ doesn’t permit an extended response, but I thought that, given the popularity of the question and …

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What is happening in Science?

Senior science students are all working on their Student Experiment – otherwise known as the Internal Assessment 2. This counts for 20 per cent of their overall grade. Biology students are basing their experiments on ecosystem dynamics. Physics students are working on the refraction of light. Chemistry students investigated electroplating and combustion of fuels while …

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Iris is swimming to save lives

ReachOut : Laps for Life2022 This March, Iris, a Year 10 student at Glasshouse Christian College, is challenging herself to participate in Laps for Life for the third year in a row. She is swimming laps to raise much-needed funds for ReachOut – youth mental health services. Iris has set herself a target of swimming …

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Raising teenagers you can be proud of

The teenage years are dreaded by many parents as their beautiful, loving children turn into grunting, moody, technology addicts who want to cross all available boundaries. In reality, the average teenager is vastly different from these stereotypes that are perpetuated by the media. Start early Preparation for the teenage years starts in early childhood where …

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Year 12 receive their jerseys

Starting school is amazing and can sometimes be an overwhelming experience for parents and students. Yet, at the same time, at the “other” end of the school, the end can be both wonderful and daunting. The Year 12 final year can be exciting and I have loved the opportunity to create a few little ceremonies to …

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Agricultural Science at GCC

It has been a fantastic beginning to 2022 for all the Aggies, new and old, and it is set to be an amazing year ahead. Year 10 Ag Science are immersing themselves in researching global food security and how to crop wild relatives to help plant breeders adapt new plant varieties to climate change. Over …

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Mystery Bus Tour

On Friday night, after the Year 12 Formal,  55 Year 12 Graduates and eight staff members took off on what would truly be a mystery overnight bus tour! Despite our best-laid plans, the ending of the trip became a mystery, even to the teachers and staff! We started late with a different bus than what …

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***WINNER ANNOUNCED***

We’re super proud and very pleased to announce that LED Plates have taken out their second big Sunshine Coast Innovation Award, the 2021 Generation Innovation Challenge. The challenge is open to 15-25 year olds on the Sunshine Coast. Out of the three finalists, four of the young entrepreneurs were 15 when they began the challenge.  …

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Angelique Hallett OAMA

Order Of Australia Association – QLD Branch – Secondary Schools Citizen of the Year Award Earlier this year Angelique Hallett was nominated for the SSCA Award. The award is open to Year 12 students from across Queensland and who have been influential young people in their schools and communities. It is of no surprise that …

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Queen Scout Award to Laneeka

Earlier in the year, Laneeka Andrews (Year 11 at GCC) achieved her Queen Scout Award. This Scout award is recognised throughout Australia and the Commonwealth. In recognition of this award, Laneeka was invited to attend a prestigious award ceremony with the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO and the …

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Swim with the sharks!

Shark Tank is always a highlight of the DeLorean Project and this year was another to add to the success stories. Based on the Channel 10 concept, it’s an amazing opportunity for our students to face their fears and share their project ideas with a panel of industry representatives and entrepreneurs. This year we had …

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Be a Superhero

Young people need heroes. They need positive role models to aspire to. Most often these are sportsmen and women who society places on a pedestal. With the recent closing of the Summer Olympics, there were 46 medalists returning to Australia who many of our students will look up to. The whole Olympic team trained exceptionally …

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Oz Harvest Cooking Challenge

Year 11 students are learning about sustainability in the kitchen culminating in a student and staff challenge where they have to make a family meal out of leftover food that would otherwise be thrown away. Special guest Mary O’Rourke from Oz Harvest spoke to the group about the importance of reducing landfill. “It takes a …

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