Primary School News

First Lego League

Last Saturday a team of eight students from the Primary School participated in the First Lego League competition, being held for the first time here on the Sunshine Coast. First Lego League combines the skills of robotics with a science based theme, for the purpose of solving set of challenges. It comes with innovative solutions
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Learning and caring for living things

On Friday, the Preps shared an experience viewing work done by their peers as we all learnt about caring for living things. The classroom was a buzz of excitement and engagement as the children observed the chicks, fighting fish, meal worms, silkworms, tadpoles, stick insect, leaf bugs and grasshoppers. The work was shared through photos,
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Primary leadership assembly 6.11.17 – photo gallery

Primary leadership assemblies are always very special. There are the smiles from all the students from knowing how much all their hard work means to others and the looks of pride on the parents’ and caregivers’ faces. This year we were treated to a slide show and some very cute videos giving us a glimpse
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Sealife Underwater World

In the past week, all the Prep classes have visited Sealife Underwater World and had a great time! We learnt so many new and interesting facts about God’s amazing creatures. Did you know that Barramundi are all born boys and then change into girls at around 5 or 6 years of age? Did you know
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Primary News – life is not fair

I read the article below recently and thought some of you would appreciate reading it as well. As parents, we sometimes hear our children say something and we are just not sure how to answer them. Although this article is written for teachers there is a powerful message for parents also in responding to our
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Chess success for Matthew O’Shea

Matthew O’Shea is only in Year 2 but he is already representing GCC in chess tournaments. Recently Matthew competed at the St Columban’s Invitational Chess Tournament. Matthew won five of the seven games, placing him in eighth position overall. This was out of 78 students and Matthew is up to five years younger than some
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Clean Up Club

Clean Up Club has started up in Term 4 with a bang! Clean Up Club is a social club for students in Year 3 and Year 4 which involves getting together with friends to make a positive contribution to the school. They do this by picking up rubbish from different areas in the playground each
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Year 6 excursion to Luther Heights Youth Camp

On Monday 2 October there were many staff praying that the rain tanks would be filled and then the clouds would blow out to sea. After 12 hours of continuous torrential rain who would have thought we would wake to a small gap in the clouds and a few square metres of blue sky? By
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Official opening Prep play hut

On the first day of Term 4, we celebrated the official opening of our Prep Play Hut. The ribbon was cut by Grace, who had celebrated her birthday the day before. This has been a progressive construction project which culminated with the hut being painted in colours of our choosing over the holiday period. Our
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GCC wins at French MLTAQ speech contest

Congratulations to Jasper Tait for winning 1st place, Euan Caldwell 2nd place and Aimee Cullen 3rd place for French, at the MLTAQ speech contest held at the University of the Sunshine Coast this Sunday. The annual language event was once again a buzz of excitement and nerves as students from Year 4 to 12 from
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