Primary Sports News - Term 1 - Glasshouse Christian College

Primary Sports News – Term 1

  • March 14, 2024

Primary Sports News – Term 1

Early morning surfing

GCC students have teamed up with North Caloundra Surf School for the GCC Sunrise Surf Sessions. For seasoned surfers and those just starting out, it’s been a great way to begin the day and get the schooling year rolling. The instructors have guided students through the basics in wave selection and surfing techniques. This program is not just about the surfing; it’s about feeling the sea breeze, soaking in the sunrise, and making friends who share in the salty excitement.

After School Caloundra Basketball Program

This term GCC teamed up with Caloundra Basketball who offered an introductory program to students. Just over 25 students enrolled in one of two programs on offer, including a Prep – Year 2 program and a Year 3 – Year 6 program.  Students have enjoyed learning basic skills and drills required to develop basketball techniques.


This Semester students have participated in a trial session, where they had the opportunity to trial several of our SCISSA sports on offer. Students then selected the sport they wanted to be part of before being placed into teams and heading off to participate in the first round of  Friendly Games for the year against Pacific Lutheran College.

Semester 1 Teams:
  • 9 Netball Teams [Girls]
  • 3 Olympic Handball Teams [Girls]
  • 6 Touch Football Teams [Girls]
  • 2 T20 Cricket Teams [Mixed]
  • 3 Rugby Union 7’s Teams [Boys]
  • 4 Soccer Teams [Boys]
  • 3 Basketball Teams [Boys]


PE Swimming Lessons

This term we flipped the PE Swimming program from Term 4 to Term 1 to better align with the District Swimming Carnival and to provide appropriate lead-in time for the Primary Swimming Carnival in Week 9 of Term 1. Students participated in their first day of swimming lessons on possibly the wettest day of the year, which didn’t stop them from enjoying themselves and getting straight into stroke development and swimming technique improvement.

District Swimming Team

The 9-12 years District Swimming team suited up to compete at the 9 -12 years District Swimming Carnival.  GCC made waves in the recent carnival, showcasing each student’s skill and team spirit. Individual stars have emerged with outstanding performances, reflecting the dedication and hard work invested in each stroke. The camaraderie within the team was exceptional, creating an environment of encouragement and cheering. Often the GCC team was heard chanting for each of our competitors throughout the day.

Age Champion District Swimming

Congratulations to Daniel Merenkov who defended his title of Age Champion. This year saw Daniel win the 10-year District Swimming Age Champion. Daniel placed 1st in 50m Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Butterfly, and 2nd in 50m Freestyle. Daniel will continue to showcase his skills at the upcoming Regional Swimming Carnival where he also qualified to compete in the 100m races for Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Butterfly, and the 200m Individual Medley. 

Daniel blitzes Regional Swimming

Daniel blitzed the Regional Swimming Carnival with his outstanding swimming. Daniel raced in 6 events, winning the 100 Free and coming in second in the 100 Breast, 50 Fly, and 50 Back.

He has now qualified to compete in the Swimming State Championship in Brisbane later this month. He has qualified for the 200 IM, 100 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Back, and 50 Free events.

GCC Staff Coach District Teams

Introducing the 2024 District Coaches and Managers for the following sports:

Mrs Stott – District 10/12s Girls Touch Football Manager
Ms Molloy – District Girls 10/12s Touch Football Coach
Ms Hogan – District Girls 10/11s Netball Coach

Players selected for Regional Teams

Students have the opportunity to nominate and trial for various sports throughout the year within the Independent District. It has been a non-stop sporting buffet for students in the 10-12 years age category to trial nearly anything and everything. These trials take place after school and students often have to challenge between 30-50 students for a spot in a team. Please congratulate the following students if you see them around the school for their achievements in being selected to be a part of an Independent District Team.

Regional Sport Participants

Josh Bennett, Primary PE & Sports Coordinator

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