Middle School News

Presentation Night 2017 – photo gallery

What a fantastic night of celebration. We are proud of all our students and Presentation Night was the perfect way to acknowledge their achievements over the last year. A special thanks to all our guests on the night and to our wonderful parents and caregivers for their support. Introduction and Middle School academic awards Senior
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Middle School news

Congratulations to these students for their successes so far this term: Ebony King – 7th in High Jump in Queensland JD Theron and Aiden McKellar – played in the QLD Volleyball team in the national championships – their team won! The Year 8 girls Glasshouse Volleyball team won silver in the recent state competition Noah
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Bush Dance 2017

The Bush Dance is back again this year and is happening next Friday 3 November! There’s going to be live music from the fantastic Smashing Bumpkins and Aussie World passes to be won for the best dressed country gal and guy. The dance is open to Youth Group members and Year 6 to 12 GCC Students
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Sound advice for parents of teens

Below is some sound advice I recently came across that I would like to endorse related to dealing with problems at school: Getting along with people can be tough—whether you’re six or sixty. And sometimes we all need a little help knowing what to do. When kids have a problem with friends at school, we
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Noah’s hip hop achievement

Congratulations to Year 7 student Noah Standring whose hip hop team, Expialidopest, were crowned Australian junior champions over the weekend. The competition is called World Supremacy Battlegrounds and is the biggest hip hop competition in the southern hemisphere. Noah and his crew were not only the Australian champions but were also placed fifth in the
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French Noumea Trip 2017

After an afternoon high on emotions on Sunday 17 September, students boarded the GCC bus for a once in a lifetime trip to New Caledonia. Excitement was running high once at the airport. Things got real once we crossed the Brisbane International Departure arch. On their first day, students discovered the breakfast buffet; a mixture
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French food and croquet

Students from 7W French worked exceptionally well during Term 3 learning about rooms found in a typical home and objects found in those rooms. Students were really creative for their first assessment when it was time to produce their own personal home plans. Year 7W students were also challenged to present a short speech in
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Pencil cases for Fiji

Every designer develops their skill purely to serve their clients. Our Year 8s did a great job not only making pencil cases for Fiji, but stocking them up for the children of Fiji. It was heartwarming to see them passionately work away with the A team: Mr Ware, Mr Kasselman, Mr Carolissen.

Seven ways to have more green, less screen

As you contemplate holidays, I’m sure you are considering how to provide opportunities for your children to be more active. I clearly recall a holiday moment when my children were in upper primary. I proactively issued the edict that for every hour in front of a screen they needed to spend two hours outdoors. A
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Pizza for special dietary needs

This week the Year 7 students designed a pizza for special dietary needs. The students picked their own ingredients and made their own pizza for their assessment task. Students also had to evaluate their preparation, chopping skills and presentation of the pizza. Of course the best part was taste testing their hard work! Julie Peters, Head
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