SCHOOL OPEN DAYS at Glasshouse Christian College

We would love to welcome you to our next Open Day on Saturday 18 May 2024 so you can discover what makes our College the best school on the Sunshine Coast.

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. New families are invited to RSVP before the day, so please click on the link below. Current families do not need to RSVP.

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 next Open Day on 18 May 2024.

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; free activities like the animal nursery, face painting and train rides. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to our College Farm, return to this page closer to the date to book a short ride on our College bus and experience our exciting Farm.

These are some of the exciting and delicious things that happen at our Open Days each year:

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

Sunshine Coast school Open Days fun things to enjoy

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.

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.

GPAC

We invite everyone to tour our fantastic Performing Arts Centre and Music wing. 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. BOOK HERE.

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.

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.

 

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.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the irresistible flavours of Paco's Tacos. From savoury meats to zesty salsas, every bite is a fiesta for your palate!

Calamari Canteen is famous for its tender calamari and crunchy chips.

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 will also be burgers and cold drinks 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!

The Tuckshop will be open and ready to serve you homemade sausage rolls, scones, slices, rolls, drinks, frozen yoghurt and juice cups.

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.

Twisted Toppings will be serving hot, smoky and delicious wood-fired pizzas.

Stars and Stripes American Slushies will help you wash down hot lunches with an icy cool slushie.

Tipple and Tamper create 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 to enjoy the creativity and skills of our students.

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.

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 next Open Day, however, you are welcome to Request a Campus Tour with our Registrar any time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR 2025 IN PREP, YEAR 6 AND YEAR 7 HAVE CLOSED. 

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