SCHOOL OPEN DAYS at Glasshouse Christian College

We would love to welcome you to our next open Day in May 2023 and discover what makes our College the best school on the Sunshine Coast.

If you missed our 2022 Open Day, we invite you to book a campus tour with our registrar.

GCC Open Days are a fun day out for the whole family, with so many free activities for everyone to enjoy. Every year we welcome hundreds of families who come along to enjoy the day with us.

The Glasshouse Christian College Open Days are 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 that our College is the best school on the Sunshine Coast. We would love you to bring your family, friends, neighbours and grandparents to our 2023 Open Day. Keep a look out for the date in 2023.

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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 don't miss out on a visit to our College Farm, book a short ride on our College bus nearer to the time and experience our exciting Farm Tour.

These are some of the exciting and delicious things that took place at our 2022 Open Day:

Free Animal Nursery

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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

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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

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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.

Free Rock Climbing Wall

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Challenge yourself on the free rock climbing wall this Open Day. The mobile rock climbing wall can take five people at a time and is a perfect way to promote the huge range of sports activities available at GCC.

New Families

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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.

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Last year, visitors could only have a sneak peek at our partially completed Performing Arts Centre. This year, everything is finished and we can't wait to show it off to you. The theatre seats almost 600 people and is on three floors! Retractable seating allows versatile functions that include dining and dancing options. The stage has built-in shock absorption and a sprung floor, there are specialised dressing rooms, an orchestra pit, Dance and Drama studios and much more. The spacious sun-lit foyer is an event space in itself with serveries opening out onto it from an industrial kitchen.

Prep

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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.

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.

Paco's Tacos was so popular last year that we have booked them again in 2022. 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 and there may even be hamburgers for sale.

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!

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

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.

Making its GCC Open Day debut is the Bumblebean Coffee. This local supplier creates delicious brews and drinks. Replenish your caffeine needs on the grass outside the library 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 Engineering Design Workshop, see innovative static displays of model hydraulic robots, mechanical automata toys, concept car and boat models, CO2 dragsters, crash test car prototypes, Rube Goldberg machines 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 a full-size chopper motorbike model which has been constructed using these technologies. Also, see amazing demonstrations of plate steel cutting with the CNC Plasma.

 

Sunshine Coast school Open Days are a great day out for your family to get to know what some of the schools on the Sunshine Coast have to offer. The GCC Open Day is a showcase of our amazing 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 2023 Open Day, however, you are welcome to Request a Campus Tour with our Registrar before this date.

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