ANZAC Day Service and March
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate with us in the ANZAC Day March in Beerwah on Thursday. It was a good day to share our respect for the bravery and sacrifice of men and women who laid down their lives to protect us.
I know that many of you had commitments at other ANZAC Day services and I hope that the day was as meaningful for you at those services as it was for us.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Beerwah RSL for the generosity and hospitality shown to us on the day. Their dedicated volunteers put a lot of time and effort into the day’s proceedings and we appreciate their service.
The Primary ANZAC Service held the day before the march was another special occasion where our students learned to appreciate and show respect for people who died in war to protect our freedom. We were honoured to have special guests from the Beerwah-Peachester RSL as well as our very own Kathy Hopson’s son, Ben Hopson, participate in the service.
Open Day is fast approaching and this is the second last newsletter before the big event. This year, Open Day is on Saturday 18 May from 10am to 2pm.
Although this event is mainly set up for visitors wanting to find out more about the College, all of our current families are also welcome to attend. It is a good day to see the College in action and our students shine in their various roles on the day.
Open Day is especially valuable for those parents and guardians who work Monday to Friday as it provides the opportunity for them to pop in and visit their child’s classroom and discover more of what they are learning. There will be lots of interactive classrooms displays as well as the opportunity to meet the teachers and see some of the student performances. A program will be available on the website closer to the day but in the meantime, here is a list of the programmed events of the day:
Time Item Venue
10.20am -10.40am GCCC Choir Theatre
10.50am-11.00am Primary Band Theatre
11.00am-11.20am Cheerleading Demonstration Outside library on grass
11.30am-11.40am Concert Band Theatre
11.45am Storytelling Library
12.00-12.15pm Dance Performance Dance Studio
12.30pm-12.40pm Vocal Group Theatre
12.45pm Storytelling Library
1.00pm-2.00pm The Big Science Show Theatre
A flyer will be coming home soon and the information is on our website. We would love help in raising awareness in the local community so if you can put a poster up in your place of work, please email Sandy on email@example.com or ring her on 5439 0033 and she will send you what you need.
Brad Evans new baby
Congratulations to Brad Evans (Secondary teacher and Year
7 Coordinator) and his wife Lacey who celebrated the arrival of
Chelsea Elyce Evans into their family on Friday 5 April. Baby Chelsea was a healthy 7lb 3oz in weight and 53cm in length.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we congratulated Brad and Lacey on the arrival of their first baby, Madison Grace on 26 November 2011 and now Madison has a little sister to play with. Photos are on the GCCC website.
Legacy Cup Clean Up with Attitude
On Friday 19 April the College held its annual Legacy Cup Clean Up with great success. Competition was fierce and the weapons of choice were brooms, bins, buckets and brushes but the most powerful weapon of all was attitude (the fourth GCCC core value).
Primary, Middle and Senior School students scrubbed, scoured, swept, sponged and swabbed until the perspiration dripped from their foreheads.
Points were given to each sporting houses with the winning team of the day announced as Zion by a couple of points, then Sinai with Ararat coming last (just for a change).
At the end of the day, GCCC was a sparkling, shining tribute to our students’ hard work and GREAT attitude.
Mike Curtis, Principal