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Lily Short champion again!

Lily Short is enjoying the year of her life as she collects title after title in 2021!  Early in the year Lily won the Primary Age State Equestrian Championship and was selected to compete at the Nationals. Unfortunately this was cancelled again this year. In place of this, Inter-school Queensland and Pony Club Queensland hosted

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Term 4 Sports Report

In this fantastic report there is a season review of basketball, Rugby 7s news, the latest on SCISSA Socccer, Boys and Girls Rugby, a Volleyball update, individual sporting achievements and much more. Read Matthew Beattie’s full report HERE.

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Primary Sports Awards

It was fantastic to have all the Upper Primary students with us to celebrate the sporting achievements of our students over 2021. The event was a showcase of all the sports our students participate and compete in at GCC during PE lessons, specialised programs and Interschool and District sport.  Due to the new format and

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Students love Aquathlon experience

Seven Primary students competed in the Queensland Aquathlon Championships last weekend and loved the experience. They also performed really well with most of them finishing in the top half of their fields. Athletes came from all over South East Queensland to compete in the event. There were some very experienced competitors and many learning the

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Sports Report for Term 3

Secondary sport After some early COVID interference on school sport this term we were still able to get the majority of team sport underway. Most competitions were altered somewhat into shorter competitions involving shortened and multiple games on competition nights in order to get results. Read Matthew Beattie’s full report and see all the action-packed

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Lily Qualifies for Nationals

Lily Short continues to be the one to watch in the Junior Equestrian scene. Lily has recently competed in the Interschool Queensland Equestrian State Championships and has qualified to compete at the prestigious 2021 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships.  Lily rode her two horses in four different classes at the State Titles held in Maryborough. Lily

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Primary mountain biking

I am very excited to present our first-ever Primary GCC Mountain Biking Program. We met together Tuesday morning at 6:20 am with a fresh 7 degrees measuring on the temperature reader. Craig from 11 Hills Mt Biking kitted the team out with state of the art mountain bikes and we took off into Ferny Forest

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Ashton, Sophie and Izaac show their talent at Primary Athletics Carnival

Students were once again excited about competing in the Primary Athletics Carnival at the Sunshine Coast University Track and were full of energy and enthusiasm.  The track and field event rotations started after the first challenge of the day – the thunderous war cry competition. Students competed in the 100m, 200m, long Jump, high jump

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Mark West Cup – Rugby League

Boys in Year 5 and 6 who play Rugby League enjoyed a fun filled day when they were given the opportunity to play in the inaugural addition of the Mark West Cup Interschool Rugby League Competition. The Mark West Cup was held at Beerwah Bulldogs recently. Peachester State School could not field a complete team

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Prep to Year 2 Cross Country

More than 250 students made their way through the crowds of cheering parents to participate in the Cross Country event. There were sections of the track that were muddy and slippery which I am sure the students tried to run through.  The atmosphere for the carnival was booming with excitement. Students did an amazing job

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Primary Cross Country

With beautiful weather and a light breeze, music blasting and students and parents cheering racers on, the stage was set for a fantastic morning of Cross-Country racing. Students from Years 3 to 6 participated in age division races ranging from 1.5km to 3km through a mixture of fields, bush and tracks and pathways. The highlight

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Sport success for students

Hayley Wall, Tyler and Lily Short competed in the Victory College Interschool Equestrian competition in Gympie last weekend. The students competed strongly in their jumping height divisions and both Lily and Tyler rode two horses over the weekend. Hayley was Champion for 50cm and Reserve Champion over 60cm jumps. Lily and Tyler were both Reserve Champions

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Primary Surfing Club

The Primary Early Morning Surfing Program this year was run in the last few weeks of Term 4. The students meet every Tuesday morning at the beach at 6:20 am just after sunrise. We were blessed with amazing surf conditions for all of our lessons. North Caloundra Surf School offer our College a largely discounted

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Hannah and Izaac win top awards

The very best Primary athletes were rewarded for their efforts at the GCC Sports Awards Evening recently. Hannah Gassner and Izaac Kwarcianyi were awarded the highest Primary sporting award of Sportswomen and Sportsman of the Year.  It was great to be able to celebrate the sport that happened over the year with several highlights being

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Triathlon and Aquathlon action

During the weekend Emma and Madison Small competed in the Triathlon Queensland All Schools Triathlon Championships where both girls were hoping to qualify to compete at the State Championships in Hervey Bay next January. Unfortunately, final results have not yet been posted but we think Emma placed 9th overall and Maddie about 30th.  The girls

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Swimming starts with a Splash!

Students are buzzing each week as they arrive at the pool ready for their weekly swim lesson. It sure started with a big splash in Desley Palmer’s Year 3 group when students were learning how to get to safety quickly after jumping or falling into deep water.  We look forward to watching students improve their

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Volleyball School Sport Championships

Patrick McKenzie (Year 12) and Aiden McKellar (Year 12) recently represented the Sunshine Coast in the U19 Division at the Queensland School Sport 16-19 Years Volleyball State Championship in Brisbane.  Teams from across Queensland battled it out over the four days of the Championships. After initially playing some impressive games, the boys came up against

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Lily Short – State Champion

Lily Short has had a busy holiday break competing in State Championships in Equestrian and is now the Queensland Interschool State Champion. Lily competed for Glasshouse Christian College against the very best primary riders in Queensland and won! She is the QLD State Primary Champion for the 90cm-1m class and gained selection into the Queensland

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Battle of the classes

The Year 5 and 6 students have missed Interschool Sport this year so we had an interclass sports competition, called Battle of the Classes. Each class entered a touch football team and a netball team to do battle against the other classes. Students have been learning touch football and netball in PE during this term

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