I hope you all made the most of three weeks off school to relax and spend time together as families. Term 3 is looking very exciting with lots of great events.
On Thursday the P and F Funfest team organised for Radio 106FM to speak to a couple of our senior students about the upcoming event.
Next Wednesday, the Channel 7 helicopter is paying the College a visit and all the Primary students will be forming letters to say GCCC and Funfest as the helicopter hovers over. TV journalist Bill McDonald will be meeting with Primary students for a Q and A time.
And, of course, the biggest event for two years will be happening on the following Saturday 2 August. Funfest is going to be huge this year and I hope you’ve all had a chance to pre purchase your tickets online to save some money on the day. Have fun and I’ll see you there. Please be kind to the teachers volunteering for the ‘Splat the teacher’ stall.
Fiji Mission Trip
As I write this our Fiji Mission Team has just hit home soil in Australia and they are very excited.
David Heyworth has been sending regular updates to the families of students on the trip (a couple of which made it to the GCCC Facebook page) and the trip sounded like it was a huge success.
David has written an article about the trip which you will find in Senior School News.
Grandparents’ Day was held during the last week of Term 2 and was once again a great day.
My own parents came for Grandparents’ Day and, going by their experience, it was a wonderful day celebrating the important relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
Congratulations Hospitality Students
You may have seen in the recent Sunday edition of the Sunshine Coast Daily (Monday 21 July on page 8) that the GCCC team of Michaela Lal and Lani Kombanie took out first place in the Sunshine Coast regional leg of the Culinary Challenge Competition. All of Michaela and Lani’s hard work paid off as they competed against teams from Mountain Creek High School, Chancellor College, Beerwah High School and Maroochydore High School.
Michaela and Lani now have won the right to compete in the state finals where they may win a prize of 700 dollars each and 2000 dollars for the College.
Chantal Howarth and Bailey Townsend also did a magnificent job on their signature dish to be rewarded with an overall bronze medal on the day.
My special thanks to Julie Peters who has been going above and beyond to give our students these opportunities. I’d also like to thank Scott Coulson (one of our parents and a two-hat chef) who has been helping our students prepare for the challenge.
There is another article and more information in the Senior School news section of this newsletter.
Volunteers are the backbone of any successful organisation and at GCCC we are honoured to have some very special volunteers. These wonderful people devote hours and hours to helping GCCC to deliver the best educational journey possible for our students. Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time but they do have the heart. As a Funfest year, there have been even more volunteers than usual.
As a very small token of our appreciation we are holding our annual Volunteer’s Lunch on Monday 8 September from 12 noon to 2pm. The Beerwah Community Hall is booked out this year so the Hospitality Students will be serving a delicious lunch in the Glasshouse Country Baptist Church Hall.
This event is still a few weeks away but we would love to record your attendance as soon as possible to make the lunch special. Please ring Admin on 5439 0033 or email your RSVP to [email protected] if you can enjoy lunch with us. Please click here to view the invitation.
Mike Curtis, Principal