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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week at Glasshouse Christian College

During National Reconciliation Week, students from Glasshouse Christian College’s Senior and Middle School took part in activities to honour Indigenous cultures and promote unity. The week featured a special ceremony that highlighted the students’ respect and appreciation for the traditional practices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. One of the main activities involved […]

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Year 10 Camp

Three weeks ago, the Year 10 cohort undertook a journey filled with laughter, challenges, and unforgettable memories – Year 10 camp! Nestled in the scenic beauty of Mt Tamborine, our camp provided the perfect backdrop for an adventure-packed few days. From thrilling activities to heartfelt moments of bonding, here’s a snapshot of our camp escapade:

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MLTAQ French Poster Competition

GCC students Isabella Buckland (Year 10), Amelia Hughes (Year 9) and Audrey Jo Caldwell (Year 8) were very successful at the 2024 annual Sunshine Coast MLTAQ Poster Competition. Each student achieved first place in the French language competition in their own year-level categories. This year’s theme was ‘Embracing our differences and enriching our lives through

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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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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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Glasshouse Christian College Students Take Centre Stage in Visionary Sunshine Coast Infrastructure Discussions

In an era of rapid change and evolving challenges, it is imperative for governments, councils, and industry organizations to actively incorporate the voices of youth in visioning and decision-making processes for the future. As inheritors of the societal structure and environment being shaped today, young individuals offer a unique perspective rooted in the realities and

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Careers Expo 2023 a Great Success!

We held our annual Careers Expo on 16 June, again filling our fantastic GPAC with a varied range of exhibitors, including several universities, apprenticeship and traineeship providers, creative arts, health and business training organisations, TAFE, Police recruiting and Defence Force recruiting to name a few. It was great to see so many students from Year

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GCC Aggies Excels at Maleny Show: Produce, Beekeeping, and Whip Cracking!

The Aggie Team did exceptionally well at the Maleny Show this year with multiple firsts, seconds and thirds across the fruit and vegetable entries, in addition to claiming Reserve Champions for their beautiful chokos!  In addition to winning produce, it was the students’ passion and professionalism in presenting to the crowd on European beehive keeping,

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The What and the Why

The topic of this article is actually part of a response I made to a question put to me a few weeks ago by a senior student. “What do you think about chat GPT sir?” At the time I feigned ignorance and promised to return to the topic at a more appropriate time. My search

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Preparing your child for a future that is about to take a leap into robotics and artificial intelligence

As technology continues to advance, robots and automation are becoming increasingly present in our lives. You may have a robot vacuum cleaner at home and more and more people are buying robot lawnmowers. Not only does this make life much easier but the artificial intelligence and automation of these robots almost let them function with

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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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