Principal’s Blog

Farewell class of 2017

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Last Friday we farewelled the graduating class of 2017. There were happy tears overflowing with good memories and proud achievements and sad tears of saying farewell to friendships – some of which began 13 years ago. It was also lovely to see the expression of good relationships the students had developed with their teachers. On
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GCC: Queensland’s most innovative school

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

The Courier Mail named us as Queensland’s most innovative school in its headline of a recent article! This article was followed up by a second installment discussing the best 12 in Queensland and we were included in this list as well as having our very own story as the most innovative school in Queensland. Unfortunately, the
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What happened at Presentation Night?

Our Presentation Night was another marvellous celebration of the year that was at Glasshouse Christian College. Along with the Academic, Diligence, GREAT and character awards there were highly prized individual awards given out on the night. This year Patrick McKenzie was Middle School Dux and Jesse Woods College Dux. The Year 9 All Rounder was
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TEDx – Connected

It is fairly commonplace to hear someone refer to a “TED talk they have seen recently”. TED is a conference with the tagline “Ideas worth spreading” and to be a member of the audience during a TED conference usually costs thousands of dollars. It is the place where radical and world changing ideas are sometimes
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Principal’s Blog – Sports Awards

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

This year has been another fantastic year in sport at the College. We have had various interschool championship winning teams through the local competition, the Independent District through SCISSA and even at state level. We have had students successfully progress through the representation ranks to state levels in their chosen sport. We have also had
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Sayounara to our Japanese guests

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Last Thursday we were honoured to host a small group of Japanese students from Seikyo Gakuen Junior High School in Osaka. Seikyo Gakuen is actually a Christian school. The students stayed with some of our GCC families after school and paired up with buddies during school hours. Our group of 13 students and one teacher
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Have you thought about coming to a P and F meeting?

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

At GCC we are committed to providing quality Christian education to your sons and daughters. You may have also heard it said that “it takes a village to raise a child”. Our village is our GCC community and this includes everyone who is a part of our College. One of the most tangible expressions of
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Six ways to help your child with anxiety

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Welcome back. I hope you all had a refreshing break and were able to compensate for some of the extreme temperatures over the two-week break. Term 4 is often challenging for our students and can be a time of anxiety. Preps can be nervous about Year 1, Year 6 may be concerned about entering Middle
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Five ways to help your child these holidays

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

It’s school holiday time and I know my children are looking forward to a break. The downside is that children’s learning levels will often go backwards after the school holidays and this is very evident to us as educators.  Children need a holiday and it’s important to relax and play. However, there are ways of
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Performing Arts linked to student success

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Did you know that students who participate in dance, drama, music and visual arts have much better academic outcomes and enjoy a higher personal wellbeing? Students involved in Performing Arts are more highly motivated, meet deadlines, enjoy good self-esteem and have a much higher rate of life satisfaction. If our Shine on the Arts night
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