Sport is an integral part of life at GCC. Our sports program provides the perfect complement to the academic curriculum by offering the ideal balance between body and mind. Feeling strong and healthy enhances all aspects of life, including the achievement of personal goals.
Our new Sports Centre has a fully equipped gym, a specialist classroom for HPE and undercover basketball and volleyball courts.
At GCC, we recognise the benefits students gain from being physically active. Participation and success in the sporting arena foster confidence and self-esteem and has a positive impact on all forms of school life. We offer a broad and exciting range of sports through our interschool programs such as rugby union, AFL, football (soccer), softball, volleyball, dragon boat racing, kayaking, netball, cricket, touch football, futsal, tennis, table tennis, water polo, hockey and basketball. GCC is also a member of the Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sporting Association (SCISSA). Recreational sport takes full advantage of GCC’s beautiful location and includes: wake-boarding, stand up paddle-boarding, water polo, hockey, basketball, indoor rock climbing, lawn bowls, ten pin bowling, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, mountain bike riding, bushwalking/orienteering, golf, surfing and surf awareness classes.
Primary students have a one-hour Physical Education lesson each week with a specialist Sport Teacher. This is where students learn and practice the basics of catching, striking, offensive and defensive skills. They apply and use these skills in a wide variety of game situations and have opportunity to compete at different levels, e.g. intraclass, interclass and in outside competitions. The skills and fitness required to compete in swimming, cross country and athletic carnivals are also focussed on during PE lessons.
There is also an undercover area which caters for Futsal, full-court basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton. The College has access to Beerwah Sport Grounds (being an affiliate member and just across the road) and the Beerwah Swimming Pool (also just across the road).
The Secondary School Sports program strives to meet the growing needs of students, encouraging all students to participate in sport and recreation during the year as well as provide competitive opportunities for those students that aspire to compete at a higher level.
Students are also able to enjoy participating in Gala Days. In recent years, the College has entered teams in Gala days for Netball, AFL, Table Tennis, Oztag as well as Triathlon and Show-Jumping events.
GCC students have the opportunity to play in several competitions with schools from all over the Sunshine Coast and wider community. These competitions include the Sunshine Coast Independent School Sports Association (SCISSA), Secondary Schools Basketball and Sunshine Coast Schools Netball competition. At various times throughout the year students also have the opportunity to progress through a series of district, regional, state and national representative level for a wide variety of sports. Learn more about our Years 7-12 Sports Program here.
- Swimming Carnival (Term 1)
- Cross Country Carnival (Term 1/2)
- Athletics Carnival (Term 2)
These Carnivals cater for students from Year 3 to open age groups and are run as separate Primary and Secondary Events. The carnivals are hotly contested between the sporting houses of Ararat, Sinai and Zion. The top performing athletes are selected to compete against other Sunshine Coast athletes at District and Regional competitions. Aged 13-19 year-old students compete in the Independent District and aged 10-12 year-old students in the Glass House District. From these carnivals students may be selected to compete at Regional, State and National levels. Prep to Year 2 students also participate in age-appropriate Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming Carnivals.