Senior School News 20 February 2015 - Glasshouse Christian College

Senior School News 20 February 2015



  • February 19, 2015

Thank you to those who were able to come and support the students at the Swimming Carnival last Friday. It was a fantastic day, which was a great relief after we had to postpone it due to bad weather earlier in the week. The Year 12 motto …
“Contagious Enthusiasm”
… was seen throughout the events and it was wonderful to see those students with multiple ribbons awarded for succeeding in so many events.
Thank you also to those parents who were able to come out to our information session last week. I presented a very quick overview of the differences between Middle School and Senior School. We then moved into a QCS presentation and unfortunately that did not leave much time to ask questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Ecumenical Service attendeesThis week was very busy with staff who are members of district review panels meeting with staff from other schools as part of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s monitoring process for Year 11 work. We had a number of excursions happening including a Forensic Science presentation, an Ancient History trip to the University of Queensland and a Year 12 Drama excursion also to Brisbane. We also had a number of our seniors join together with students from other schools from across the Sunshine Coast for a special Ecumenical Service.

Clean Up Australia Day – Legacy Cup Competition Friday 27 February
For the second year running, our school will be participating in the Clean Up Australia Campaign by doing our part to clean up the streets and parks in our local Beerwah community. The school has identified three areas which will be assigned to our three houses. The students in their houses will then do their part to make our community a cleaner place. Points awarded for involvement will go towards the interhouse Legacy Cup competition.
Dress required is sport uniform with College House shirts.

RYPEN – Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment Camp 6-8 March
Congratulations to 5 of our Seniors who were selected to attend the RYPEN camp. Particularly thanks to Rotary who have agreed to subsidise the majority of the costs involved in the students attending the camp. Those attending are Troy Fullerton, Moale James, Billie Sandes, Ella O’Keeffe and James Proud.

Sunshine Coast Youth Summit 10-11 March
Two students from each grade 10 – 12 have been selected to attend the Sunshine Coast Youth Summit being held at the Sunshine Coast University. These students are from Year 12, our College Captains Troy Fullerton and Calista Theron, from Year 11 Josh Andrews and James Proud and from Year 10 Alisha Mens and Rory Tait. The Summit is being held on March 10 & 11. It provides the ideal opportunity for young people to participate in high level discussions / brainstorming sessions, gain knowledge about the community in which they live, gain insights into the direction and focus of the Sunshine Coast Council, gain leadership skills and foster relationships/networks with a large range of people of diverse backgrounds. The Summit is the ideal opportunity for young people to have a say within their community and to feel as though their opinions are valued.

David Heyworth, Head of Senior School

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