Technology - Glasshouse Christian College

Technology

For many years Glasshouse Christian College has been leading the way in technological advancement and innovation among the Sunshine Coast schools and it is our students who reap the benefits. 

Year 7 through to Year 12 students are issued with their own laptops already loaded with all the programs and security they need. Laptops are included in the one low tuition fee. The laptop replaces many textbooks and makes for much lighter loads for students’ backpacks. 

Our Primary students from Year 3 have their own laptop for use during school time and also learn to be proficient with iPads. From Year 4, students are writing code and creating robots to follow simple instructions. A coding club meets regularly for those who want to challenge themselves and learn more. From Prep to Year 2, students have excellent access to iPads, laptops and desktop computers, however, technology plays a smaller part in their curriculum and the emphasis is on core learning skills. 

GCC has unlimited wireless internet across the whole campus for real-time learning and strong filters are in place to ensure a safe and engaging learning experience. 

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Apple Distinguished School

Glasshouse Christian College prides itself on being the only Apple Distinguished School on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and one of only a few Apple Distinguished Schools in Australia.

Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology — and we believe they are some of the most innovative schools in the world.” – Apple®. (Retrieved from: https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-schools/.)

Apple Distinguished Schools Conference

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Our Apple iBook

GCC has produced its own Apple iBook. Apple users may download the Glasshouse Christian College Apple iBook on iTunes which can be read with iBooks on a Mac or iOS device. As you flip through the pages of our Apple iBook, you will be able to sense the passion our teachers have for learning, as well as their drive to best prepare the students for their future.

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