GCC OPEN DAY | Experience the Best School on the Sunshine Coast

Come along to our next Open Day in 2022 to discover what makes our College the Best School on the Sunshine Coast

We would love to welcome you to our school at our next Open Day in 2022 (date to be advised).

GCC Open Days are a fun-filled day out for the whole family, with so many free activities for everyone to enjoy. Our 2021 Open Day was a fantastic day and we loved showcasing our College to the hundreds of families who came along to enjoy the day with us.

The Glasshouse Christian College Open Day is always one of a kind. This fun-filled day allows you to see first-hand why so many families choose our school for their children and regularly tell us they believe our College is the best school on the Sunshine Coast. We would love you to bring your family, friends, neighbours and grandparents.

Some of the things you can enjoy at our Open Days include: Campus tours; Dance, Drama and Music performances; Science shows and interactive displays; food trucks; coffee vans and more. The full program of events will be published here nearer the date.

We encourage you to register your interest in attending, nearer to the date when our RSVP form will be published on this page.

Here are some of the things that took place at our 2021 Open Day:

Free Animal Nursery

Take your children to the free baby animal nursery outside Prep Maroon (P3  on the map) to enjoy cuddles with these furry little critters. 

Free Train Rides

The free train will take visitors on a fun ride, helping them quickly travel from the car parks right into the heart of the GCC campus.

Free Jumping Castle

Most of the Open Day stands, activities and events have a specific purpose to showcase what happens at GCC. The only purpose of the free jumping castle is for little ones to have lots of fun but we think that is a good enough reason.

New Families

If you are exploring GCC as a potential school for your child or children, then please visit the Hospitality Courtyard at Open Day. This is where the Head of Primary, Middle and Senior School will be able to answer all your questions. Our Principal Mike Curtis will be there to greet you and our Registrar, Sonya Bowden will be able to tell you about vacancies and waiting pools. We have a special gift bag just for enquiring families and a complimentary morning or afternoon tea.

Prep

best Prep on the Sunshine Coast

If you have children going into Prep make sure you tour our three Prep classrooms. Meet the teachers and see the rooms that have been purpose-built for this special age group. You can even visit the animal nursery outside Prep Maroon at the same time.

Robotics

Explore the fascinating world of robotics in classroom G2. You will be amazed at the technology our secondary students are able to use, preparing them for current and future jobs in multiple growth industries.

Farm Tours

Open Day is the only opportunity you will have to visit our Agricultural Science farm in Peachester. Bookings are essential and our bus will leave at set times to take you there. To avoid disappointment, you are encouraged to pre-book for this tour.

Sports Centre

Have you seen our gym and sports centre? Complete a circuit in the gym or play some volleyball with your children.

Eagle Competition

Student Voice will be running the famous 'Eagle Competition' and are also happy to take an Instagram frame photo of you and your family. These student leaders are here to help so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them.

Brisbane Roar

After you've indulged in the delights of our food trucks and lunch area on the lawn outside the library, you'll need to work off some extra energy. Head up the stairs to the Northern Oval where you will find Brisbane Roar's giant inflatable soccer field and have some fun with the kids. 

Delicious Food & Drinks

The delicious doughnuts at the Donut Kitchen food truck will tempt anyone to break a diet. They are well worth every tasty calorie! Donut Kitchen is so popular at our Open Days that they have become a firm favourite.

For the first time in 2021, Paco's Tacos can be enjoyed at our Open Day. Embrace the authentic foundations of Mexican street culture through food that is healthy, fast and delicious.

There is nothing like the smell of sausages sizzling on a barbeque to lure you to a hearty lunch. This Australian favourite is being run by the wonderful members of our P and F.

Join the 'drool club' by trying Neshama's loaded cheesy fries, scrumptious southern fried chicken or halloumi fries. GCC's Open Day is best tackled on an empty stomach for full enjoyment!

Feeling a bit fancy? Then our P and F's high tea will be your vendor of choice on Open Day. For those who didn't manage something special for mum on Mother's Day, make it up to her at this deliciously tasty stall.

Our very own GCC Tuckshop will be open on the day and ready to serve you homemade sushi, sandwiches, drinks and more.

Year 10 DeLorean Project students will be manning the coffee van outside the Uniform Shop. Stop by to see them in action and learn more about their ground-breaking projects to improve our world.

Mr Whippy has been a firm favourite at our Open Days for many years. You will find the ice cream truck outside our Uniform Shop.

If anyone has enjoyed Ned's coffee from Neddy's Nosebag in Beerwah before, then you know you are in for a treat as they bring their delicious brews and icy slushies to GCC's Open Day. Replenish your caffeine needs on the grass outside the library or grab an icy slushie before enjoying the rest of GCC's Open Day.

Textiles

The Creative Hub: How good are the males in your family with textile design? Visit the IFD classroom in F2, see the design tools in action and challenge dad to a competition just for him.

Library

In the Primary section of the Library you will see: Literature Circles Showcase, Primary Honours Display, Giant Chess, Relax and Read in the Green Amphitheatre. Makerspace Fun with Ozobots, Osmo, iexplore augmented reality Books, Scratch Junior Coding, Bee Bots, Augmented Reality Colouring, and Design a Bookmark.

In the Secondary section of the Library you will see: displays eBooks/eAudio, database demonstrations on front foyer computers. There will also be many of the secondary subjects area displays in collaboration with Humanities/English/Christian Studies and French. There will also be our favourite board games on display and for you to play, include Sequence, Connect 4, and Chess.

Design and Technology Workshop Displays

In H4, the Industrial Design Workshop, see innovative static displays of model hydraulic syringe robots, mechanical toys, concept car models, CO2 Dragsters, Crash Test car prototypes and Bridge design structures. See demonstrations of Computer CAD, CNC routing, Laser cutting and 3D Printing Technologies.
In H6, the Wood Technology Workshop, see wood technology machinery and static displays of wood and plastic furnishing items.
In T block, the Engineering Fabrication and Automotive Workshop, see our high tech metal engineering facility, well-appointed welding bays, each comprising MIG Welding and Plasma cutting equipment, a wide range of sheet metal forming, shaping and cutting technology, CNC ROUTING and CNC PLASMA digital technologies and automotive resources. See amazing demonstrations of plate steel cutting with the CNC Plasma.

Our 2020 Open Day was a Virtual  Open Day

In 2020, our Open Day had a major difference; it was a Virtual Open Day. If you missed this Virtual Open Day in 2020, you will be pleased to know you can still watch it. Click on the video to enjoy the tours of our College and interviews with some of our staff. Discover why so many Sunshine Coast families consider our school as the best Sunshine Coast private school.

Here are some of the highlights from the day:

  • Great Dance, Music and Drama performances
  • Exciting Science show
  • Virtual campus and Ag Farm tours
  • Meet our Heads of School
  • Virtual cooking demonstration
  • Behind the scenes peeks and interviews
  • The GCC Eagle Hunt
Enjoy our 2020 Virtual Open Day here:

The GCC Open Day is a showcase of our school, where families get to tour our College facilities and chat with our teachers and truly discover what makes us a leading Sunshine Coast private school. Families regularly tell us that they consider our school as the best school on the Sunshine Coast. This is evidenced by our happy students, our modern facilities, our fully equipped innovative classrooms, and our dedicated staff.

We are committed to being one of the most affordable private schools on the Sunshine Coast with the lowest fees, where camps and other regular costs are all included within our standard fee schedule. Our commitment is to have one of the cheapest private schools in this great region.

We would love to welcome you to our College and show you around at our 2022 Open Day, however, you are welcome to Request a personalised tour with our Registrar before this date.

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