Middle School News

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, 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 special pizza for particular 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,
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Strawberry Fields excursion

Year 9 Food Technology students enjoyed a fun and educational morning at Strawberry Fields in Palmview this week. Students learned about the process that strawberries go through before they are packed for the markets. Afterwards, the students had a turn at picking their own strawberries and enjoyed a delicious strawberry ice cream. A few of the
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Walk to Water

Once again, Year 8 students have taken up the challenge to complete ‘Walk to Water’; a campaign to bring access to clean water into villages of displaced Christians in Nigeria. The conflict between different religious groups has found many Christians being forced from their villages and into the wilderness without access to clean water. Each
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National Golden Gloves – Ethan Palmer

One of our Year 8 students, Ethan Palmer, recently competed in the National Golden Gloves in Brisbane. The Golden Gloves competition is the biggest in Australia and this year saw 500 athletes competing across various divisions. Ethan trained five days a week to be fit enough for this competition. His commitment to his boxing paid
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The Green and Gold Goosebumps

Our Year 7s were privileged to have Andrew Wallace, our local MP, meet them and spend time showing them around Parliament House in Canberra last week. As they gathered in the Marble Foyer, his words to them were; ‘This is your Parliament House; it’s not the government’s, it’s not the Parliamentarian’s. It’s the seat of
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Year 7 Canberra Trip – 2017

Last week, 14-18 August, the Year 7 students from Glasshouse Christian College flew to Sydney then coached down to Canberra to enjoy the annual weeklong adventure learning about our nation’s capital and our Democratic Government. The trip ties in with our studies on Civics and Citizenship and also our English/Humanities themed unit ‘The Seat of
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Year 8 French restaurant excursion

The Year 8 students had a fun and exciting French excursion on Thursday 17 August as they went to Le Relais Bressan, a French restaurant in Flaxton. The menu consisted of typical French dishes, a choice of a main and a dessert, all of which were delicious. The restaurant itself is located in a beautiful location
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Leadership Day at Tunnel Ridge

The year is flying by and in Year 8 we are preparing the students to seriously think about nominating for leadership positions for 2018. As part of this preparation, Year 8 attended a Leadership day on Wednesday at Tunnel Ridge. Here the students participated in various activities that encouraged leadership qualities and enabled the students to look at
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