Senior School News 1 March 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Senior School News 1 March 2013



  • February 25, 2013

Merits and Demerits

It’s very easy for teachers and parents to focus on the negative behaviours of our children and forget about the great things that they often do. It’s a bit like watching the evening news – we see so much bad news and fail to recognise the good news! At GCCC we want to reward positive behaviours by issuing G.R.E.A.T. awards. Teachers who observe students displaying behaviours that are aligned to our College Values of Godliness, Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Teachability will record a merit award electronically in the same manner we record demerits. These G.R.E.A.T awards will be tallied and once a number have been accrued then a certificate will be presented on Assembly.

Demerits are issued for misdemeanours in the following areas: uniform, lateness, language, chewing gum, minor safety issues, equipment, homework or non-compliance. All demerits are reviewed by respective Year Level Coordinators and if required then an after school detention is issued. This is usually the result of getting three or more demerits in a week. After school detentions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and emails will be sent home to confirm the time that is least disruptive to the family. Please support us by ensuring your child attends detentions when given.

T.E.A.M Dynamics Program
Michael Knight of Peer Power is presenting a seminar to our Year 10’s this Tuesday entitled “T.E.A.M. Dynamics”. This is an exciting program that aims to equip and empower students by:

  • Identifying each individual’s and collective personality trends and patterns.
  • Identifying the strengths and challenges of each trend.
  • Discovering the value of the unique diversity within the group.
  • Exploring how to adjust to each personality and maintain cohesiveness within the group.
  • Creating realistic and practical methods to motivate each trend into action.
  • Discovering the value and impact of the collective strength of the group.

Senior School Induction
Next Monday our College Leaders will receive their badges at the Senior School College Leaders Induction to be held on Monday 4 March at 9:15am. Parents of our Year 12 students are invited to join us. Please Email Cheryl Costin on secondary.admin@glasshouse.qld.edu.au if you intend coming.

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