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Year 12 Community Service

Bring out your shovels, mowers, saws, gloves and windex! The year 12s are here to make a difference! This semester, as part of a ‘Social Justice’ unit incorporated in the Religion and Ethics program, the Year 12 cohort assisted various charitable organisations in the community to gain exposure as to how groups are providing services […]

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  Week 4 of Shine took place last Friday with our 14 lovely year 11 girls. We are very excited to welcome Monique into the group too this term. As we wrapped up the concept of ‘Worth’, we began to uncover the concept of ‘Strength’. Last Friday we discovered the way in which we have control

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Year 11 Biology Camp

Our Year 11 Biology class went on a combined schools camp to Stradbroke Island in the last week of Term 3.  Students joined other biology classes from Nambour Christian College and Jubilee College to explore the island and investigate some of its beautiful habitats. We dug our hearts out on the tidal mudflats to find

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Senior School News 10.10.14

Welcome to Term 4 Congratulations Courtney! For one of our students, the holiday break was particularly well deserved! Courtney Sinclair, one of our College Captains, contested the “My First Speech” competition and achieved Runner Up.  This is a competition open to all students in Years 10 – 12 across Australia and is a highly prestigious

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Say it with fabric

Like ICT tools and spoken languages, fabrics can be used to tell a story. Like movies, they can be used to portray an idea. Students have had the opportunity to research on different cultures and tell that cultures story using fabrics. A good understanding of cultural symbols and their meanings, as well as the significance

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Study Tour to France

We jumped out of the bus and ran to take a few ‘selfies’ in front of the Eiffel tower… it was night and we’d just enjoyed a night out in Paris, with dinner at a creperie and a theatre experience to remember! The Eiffel tower shone before us, “beautiful”, “amazing”, unbelievable”! But wait… that was

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Senior School News 19 September 2014

Secondary Awards Night 6pm, Tuesday, 5 November at Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra Our awards night will soon be happening, followed by Graduation ceremonies and the school formal.  Please note that attendance by students at the Awards night is considered compulsory.  Please mark this evening in your diary and plan to be there.  It is

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Future Pathways 19 September 2014

One of the key features of Future Pathways is the priority we have placed on networking and Industry Groups in the community. In particular, the Industry Training Reference Group (TRG) Sunshine Coast, including Moreton Bay) and Sustainable Partnerships. Year 10 Mock Interviews on 15 October  It has been these key connections that have been pivotal

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Senior School News 5.9.14

Encouraging one another On Sunday morning I was fascinated by all the Sunshine Coast marathon runners running past my unit at Maroochydore.  My street is a cul de sac and so the runners ran to the end of the street, turned around and ran back the other way.  In so doing they pass so many

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The Science Spot 22 August 2014

Combined Chemistry/Science 21 Excursion to Coochin Creek On Wednesday 13 August the Year 11 Chemistry students undertook the annual trip down to Coochin Creek to analyse the water quality. Joining the Chemistry students for the first time were the Science 21 students .The students performed various tests to determine quantities such as dissolved oxygen, biological

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Senior School News 8 August 2014

Sacrifice Leads to GREAT Results This week I have been reminded of the sacrifices that so many people have made resulting in wonderful outcomes.  On Monday it was my pleasure to hand out certificates to those students who sacrificed time and energy to produce outstanding results on their End Semester 1 reports.  At GCCC we

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Future Pathways 8 August 2014

Future Options Expo Future Pathways held a very successful Career Expo Exhibitors/Information Evening for our Senior School students on Wednesday. We had a record number of exhibitors and many thanks to those involved, in particular Mel Parker, Administration Officer for the Future Pathways Department, Tim and Mark in setting up the rooms for the exhibitors,

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Get Your “SHINE” On!

This term I am hoping to start a program for Year 11 girls. The program is called ‘SHINE’ and it is based on a curriculum written by Hillsong. I am passionate about seeing young women understand and realise their worth, value and purpose in a world with so many pressures and unrealistic expectations. Shine is

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Senior School News 25 July 2014

Fiji Mission Trip 2014 I’d love to be able to say that I’m writing this from a paradise island resort, lying in a shaded  beach bungalow and sipping on an iced pineapple Fanta; but that’s simply not the case. I am, however, surrounded by 15 brilliant, servant-hearted students who have been inspiring in their commitment

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Senior School News 13 June 2014

Happenings in Assembly We have had some really interesting guest speakers at school lately. A couple of weeks ago we had Kerry De Jager from the Australian Drug Detection Agency (ADDA).  She started her address by asking the assembly if anyone had ever taken drugs.  There was quiet all around the assembly until she explained

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Senior School News 26 May 2014

Our College mission statement is The College seeks to work together with parents and will endeavour to provide the human and practical resources, the environment, the encouragement and the opportunities to develop the gifts and talents God has given their children so that they may respond to and fulfil the call of God in their

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Senior School News 16 May 2014

Ecc 12:13  Here is the conclusion of the matter:         Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.   As a young and inexperienced teacher I would often be frustrated by the silly mistakes that students made on their Maths’ exams.  I had taught the concept and observed them

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Senior School News 2 May 2014

Legacy Cup On Monday our houses competed in the Legacy Cup.  This competition is not about a competing to find out who is the fastest or strongest but rather we compete in a much less traditional way.  The competition on Monday was about serving our community.  In the Senior School, 180 students walked through the

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Senior School News 4 April 2014

Year 11 Camp – ANZAC Adventure Camp Our Year 11 students returned from their Emu Gully camp instilled with the ANZAC values of Perseverance, Mateship, Courage and Self Sacrifice in their minds.  The activities they did included such things as building bridges, mud runs, dragging 4WD buggies through mud, racing buggies through a paddock, cycling

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New Agricultural Program at GCCC

It has started! The Agricultural Science program has now been launched and is offering some very enthusiastic Year 11 students the opportunity of a lifetime! Not only is the schools holistic agricultural science subject taught at a real working farm in an idyllic location, it is rich in authentic science content for students working towards

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Senior School News 8 November 2013

Last night we celebrated our Awards’ Night. What a great night. For this fortnight’s newsletter, I wish to publish one of our College captain’s speech. Please take the time to read this with your child for your child represents the future of GCCC. David Heyworth, Head of Senior School Awards night speech “The Greater Fool”

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Senior School News

Term 4 Begins! I hope you had a wonderful time with your child over the last holidays. Term 3 is always a hectic term for the Senior School as we prepare for Year 12 that need to be sent away for verification. It is great to have holidays to relax and recharge ready for this

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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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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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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 ( 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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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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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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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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