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Tips for Online Safety and Cybersecurity

Dear Glasshouse Christian College Parents and Caregivers, At Glasshouse Christian College, we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our entire community. As a parent/caregiver, you’d naturally appreciate that we utilise every available tool to ensure students are kept safe online. I feel compelled to write this email today because we increasingly see […]

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Introducing Jamie Simmonds

My name is Mr Jamie Simmonds. I have been married for 25 years to Juliette who teaches Year 7 teacher at GCC. We are raising four children who are 15, 13, 11 and 7 years old. I have been teaching for 25 years in Queensland schools where I have recently focused on teaching STEAM and

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‘All Kids can be Readers’

Last week, author Sally Rippin, was announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2024 and 2025. Sally’s theme as Laureate for the next two years is ‘All kids can be readers’. Sally loves to write stories with heart and with characters that resonate with children, parents, and educators. She is Australia’s highest selling female author

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A Warm Welcome to Some of our New Teachers

Cassandra Lindsay – Secondary Math Teacher Cassandra Lindsay is passionate about empowering every child to reach their potential and strive for greatness. She is actively involved in her local church as the Kids Coordinator and, along with her family, manages a small farm cultivating citrus, bananas, and avocados. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Erin Holland – Primary Teacher – Year 3 My

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Uniform Shop News

The Uniform shop will close on Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 4.00 pm and reopen at 9.00 am Monday 8 January 2024. As the end of the year approaches, thoughts turn to the purchasing of uniforms for 2024. To facilitate this, uniform bookings are put in place for all families in need of uniforms. This

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The Imaginary War

The idea that science and religion have been in a battle for people’s minds and beliefs since the enlightenment of the 18th century is about as true as the earth is flat. Many atheists would have you believe the ‘Dark Ages’ between the 5th and 14th centuries stalled advancements in science and culture due to

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Uniform Shop News

House Polos The new House polos will be compulsory from January 2024.  If you haven’t already purchased one, please consider calling in before the end of the school year and beat the rush. Cost $24.50/$26.50. Some upcoming dates for students to wear House Polos are:The Primary Legacy Cup 31 July.Middle School Legacy Cup 1 August.The

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Uniform Shop News

House Shirts Please check that your child’s House shirt fits, if not please call into the Uniform Shop to purchase the new lighter-weight bamboo fabric shirt.  Monday 27 March 2023 is our Cross Country Carnival and for some the first opportunity to wear the new House shirt.  Please note that the old House shirt will

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The impact of reality TV on our children

Our children are growing up in an influencer economy, where everyone is selfishly motivated by attention and its monetary benefits. Be it through social media avenues or unscripted television programming, our children are exposed to unrealistic and, oftentimes, unhealthy role models. Even when restricting access to these technologies, the values they glorify can infect the

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Scholarship for Dreams Program

One of our Uniform Shop suppliers ‘Official” who is a preferred supplier of the Dept of Education, Training and Employment Standing Arrangement 101124, gives out 7 Dream Scholarships, each being $1,000 per term in their Scholarships for Dreams Program.  All you have to do is write a short story about how $1,000 can help you

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The long and winding road

If you had told me, when I started teaching in the second half of the 1980s, that I would end up as a ‘learning support’ teacher on the Sunshine Coast, I would have laughed out loud. After spending most of my primary years in Papua New Guinea with Australian missionary parents, both from Sydney, I

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Alumni catch up: Moale James

Moale was Glasshouse Christian College’s 2016 Captain and recently responded to our shout-out for past GCC captains to let us know what they have been up to. Moale has a Facebook page called Our Knowledge, Our Practice, Our Stories and her own website as a storyteller. Here is a brief extract from the website to

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Uniform Shop News

Middle School Formal/Sport Jacket and Senior School Sport Jacket We have listened to students and parents regarding introducing an option for a Middle School formal jacket that can double up as a sports jacket as well as being worn with the formal uniform. This can also be worn by Senior students with their sports uniform. I

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You belong

YOU BELONG. Two little words that change a child’s world. A sense of belonging is a long-established cornerstone of wellbeing, happiness and satisfaction. It provides a sense of purpose and meaning. For students, a sense of belonging means they feel a sense of acceptance, inclusion, respect and support. It means they have safety and security

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Future of the Sunshine Coast

On Tuesday 30 November, Mrs Johnson and I were invited to an extremely special lunch hosted by the Sunshine Coast Daily about the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in 2032, right in our very own, Sunshine Coast. The event discussed legacy opportunities and how industry and communities can benefit over the next 10 years and

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Uniform Shop News

The January booking calendar has opened should you wish to make a uniform fitting appointment for your child. Please ensure you make one booking per child, not per family. Each booking slot will accept two student bookings, so if you only have one child booked in you will be sharing the booking slot with another

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World Diabetes Day

On Friday 12 November we had the great pleasure of holding a fundraiser for type one diabetes. There are multiple students within Primary and Secondary School who have to live with diabetes 24/7 and even some teachers. The fundraiser was held to celebrate World Diabetes Day and all money raised is going towards the Junior

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Primary Science Week Shows

On Thursday 19 August, the UQ Science Ambassadors namely: Mason White; Scott Roy; Tim Sidey; Abigail McKinley; Liezle Avila and Olivia Page organised a number of experiments to demonstrate to the Primary school students. The Science Ambassadors were also assisted by Noah Moss; Eveliina Kaukereit and Nick Balogh. Liezle performed a number of chemical reactions

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Last chance – Open Day

Tomorrow, Saturday 15 May between 10am and 2pm is the first Open Day we have held since 2019 and it will be the last one until 2022. This is your last chance to invite your friends and family to this great event. We love Open Day because it is such a wonderful opportunity to show

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Third place in Qld for French!

Congratulations to all our GCC French students for coming third in Queensland for French during the seven-day Education Perfect Language Worldwide Championships. The competition ended Tuesday, 23 March at 3pm and our GCC students accomplished an awesome result winning 82 certificates in total. That is, scoring 500 points or above in the seven-day period. What

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Winter Uniform 2021

With the cooler / wet mornings creeping in, if you haven’t purchased your winter school uniforms, please consider coming into Uniform Shop to determine the sizes your child needs or you can place an online order through Flexischools using this link: http://www.flexischools.com.au. The item/s will then be packaged and delivered to your child’s classroom (Primary)

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Uniform Shop News

I am pleased to inform you that our Primary shirts have arrived.  For those who have them on backorder please contact me to make arrangements for their collection, thank you.  The Uniform Shop will close for the holidays from Tuesday 8 December 2020 however, items that have been paid for that are on backorder can be

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Uniform Shop News

The Uniform Shop hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm and open all day Friday during term time or by appointment through the Carebookings Calendar.  The calendar is now open for January back to school fittings and you will see that we have extended hours on Wednesday 20 and Thursday

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Uniform Shop News

Just a reminder that the Uniform Shop hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm and open all day Fridays. You are welcome to call into the shop during these times should you need to purchase something. However, if your child requires a fitting for Primary, Middle or Senior School, which

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SYSITS – Expression of thanks

Expression of thanks to our donors of “Save your Seat in the Spotlight” Campaign The College would like to thank all donors who have generously given to this Capital Giving Campaign so far. We look forward to formally recognising each donation in 2021 by way of an engraved seat plaque in the donor’s name, but

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Science Week 15-23 August 2020

Primary Science Show On Tuesday 18 August, the Science Ambassadors namely: Jordan Fish; Lizzie Reedman; Amelia Coey; Ethan Redpath and Connor Ferguson organised a number of experiments to demonstrate to the Primary School students. Assisting the Science ambassadors were the two academic leader Charlie Bidgood and Lize Kasselman. Lize performed a number of chemical reactions

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Shave For a Cure raises $1200

Although our policy doesn’t allow us to put non-school fundraisers in the Eagle, we are delighted to share results after the event. Congratulations to Dwyer family for raising almost $1200 for the Leukaemia Foundation from their Shave for a Cure! If you have participated in any fundraiser or charity event then we would love to

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Save Your Seat In The Spotlight!

Have you seen the Flythrough video of our Performing Arts Centre? Soon we will be commencing construction of Stage III of our Performing Arts Centre that will contain a state-of-the-art 600-seat Performance Hall. This multi-million dollar facility will revolutionise performing arts at our College, providing a two-level theatre experience with modern decor and aesthetics that

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Introducing Krystyna Scurr

Hi, I’m the new Uniform Shop Coordinator now that Stephanie McCredie is the College’s full-time Corporate Projects Officer. I immigrated to Australia from England in 2005, however, I was brought up in a Polish family where English was my second language. I live in the beautiful Glass House Mountains. I am married to Ken and

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