It’s a busy time at GCC with Open Day last Saturday and the College Musical just around the corner on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June.
It’s been raining a very long time and we had been praying for beautiful sunny weather for our Open Day but the answer was a resounding ‘no’. There is a verse in the Bible that comes straight to mind at times like this.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9.
Weather records are being broken all over the east coast of Australia and now Glasshouse Christian College can add their own record of having the wettest Open Day ever!
The wet weather meant a lot more work and planning however, it ended up being a blessing in unexpected ways. Sporting games and practices were cancelled which meant students could participate in the Dance, Drama and Music performances without letting down their teammates on the field. This also resulted in better stage performances as groups played without missing members.
The rain also meant that in many ways, we were “the only show in town” as other community events were cancelled. We attracted some families who had no intention of attending but drove past, saw the activity and dropped in to see what was happening. Some of these people were wary of going on a tour but after our students showed them around, they couldn’t wait to enrol their children.
I love meeting new people and saying hello to current families in the Hospitality Courtyard but I miss out on seeing the performances and all the campus activities. However, I heard that the performances were fantastic and that our students excelled themselves.
Prospective parents see our students in action and want their children to grow up to be just like them! GCC students were leading tours, performing on stages, serving in Hospitality, assisting with activities in the classrooms, providing live music in church, running the Student Voice stand, helping with setting up and packing up, picking up rubbish, putting up signs, greeting visitors and taking it in turns to wear a huge eagle costume! I may miss out on seeing most of it happen but it is a very proud day to be the Principal of Glasshouse Christian College.
Thanks also to our P and F and everyone who helped man the barbeque. You can’t beat the smell of sizzling sausages and onions on a cold wet day! I also want to express my appreciation for all the parents and caregivers who brought their children to Open Day so they could perform and help make the day such a huge success.
GCC families can see all the photos on Pixevety in the albums below:
Open Day Album 1
Open Day Album 2
Open Day Album 3
I’m very excited about our upcoming musical, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Sessions are being held on Friday 3 June at 6pm and Saturday 4 June at 2pm and 6pm. When I booked my tickets, I could see that they were selling fast so make sure you don’t miss out.
Tickets can be purchased via Humanitix and will be on sale until one hour before each show unless sold out.
This will be a very special musical as it will be the first one performed in our Glasshouse Performing Arts Theatre. Another bonus is that we won’t have to worry about the weather as the event will be indoors with comfortable seats and great views of the performers and scene sets.
We all love this colourful children’s adventure with obnoxious children, wise Oompa Loompas and the Cinderella-like ending for Charlie and his family. I can’t wait to see how our students portray the characters in this iconic musical.
To keep with the theme, novelty Charlie and the Chocolate Factory biscuits, soft drinks and programs will be available to purchase during intermission at each show. These will be available to purchase as a pre-sell and collected during intermission.
Maleny Show holiday
Friday 27 May is the gazetted public holiday in our area for the Maleny Show. Even though public holidays are lovely, the teachers are very keen to have five full days in the week for uninterrupted teaching over the next five months.
I hope you enjoy your last long weekend until October.
Mike Curtis, Principal