Middle School News

Middle School News 6 December 2019

Leading our Middle School A big thank you to the Middle School Leaders, who have worked consistently and diligently all year finishing off this term with making gift bags for women in domestic violence situations and fundraising for Christmas gifts for low-income families supported by Salvation Army in our local area. Here are photos of
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Girls in Tech Conference

On Monday 25 November, fourteen Middle School girls from GCC were privileged to be invited by Matthew Flinders Anglican college to attend a Girls in Tech Conference. The girls had the opportunity to work in groups and learn about the design process. They also heard about women in the workforce and the potential jobs for
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Year 9 Business – Market Day

During Term 4, the Year 9 Business class undertake a project to create a small business venture. It culminates in a Market Day during a lunch break where the Year 9 students set up to sell their products to hungry and thirsty Middle School students. The customers are given pretend ‘cash’ and they purchase the products
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Year 7 sharing Christmas cheer to the elderly

A group of particularly keen Year 7 students visited Glasshouse Views Aged Care and Retirement Village for one last time this term to share some Christmas cheer to the elderly residents. The students enjoyed sharing the Christmas cards they had made and written in along with musical items with the residents. It was a lovely
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Year 9 English empathy

Year 9 English has had a major focus on the power of empathy this year. Students learnt to consider perspectives they wouldn’t ordinarily regard. This is what Calani Payton 9M had to say about one of the incursions: “Recently, the Year 9 cohort was given the opportunity to hear a Jewish woman recount her story of
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Year 7 continue Glasshouse Views visits

The last few weeks have seen our Year 7 PC groups take time on Friday mornings to visit the local Glasshouse Views Aged Care and Retirement Village to spend time with the elderly residents. Year 7G and 7M have most recently visited to join in with various activities and to spend time chatting with the
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Finishing strong

How is your child travelling along in this last term? Helping your child stay organised and focused can be a tricky road when they are in Middle School! Good homework and study routines are important – remembering that it’s important to finish well and that ‘The pain of regret is far greater than the pain
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Aged Care for Year 7s

Inspired by the recent ABC series “Old People’s Home for 4 year olds’, and as part of our plans each year to include a service activity for Year 7 incorporating both the Pastoral Care and FUSE curriculum focuses, we have been able to organise to spend some time across the road at Glasshouse Views Aged
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Year 7 still need their ‘mummies’!

As part of the study of ancient Egypt in FUSE for our History focus this term, the Year 7s keenly enjoyed their excursion to the Abbey Museum at Caboolture in Week 3. This is an annual excursion that always proves to be very popular with the students. The chance to get out of the classroom
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Middle School Academic and Diligence Certificates

Congratulations to all our Middle School students who were awarded an Academic or Diligence Certificate at a recent assembly. These are for: Academic Certificate – this is for students who received an A grade in half or more of the subjects studied. Diligence Certificate – for students who gained a ‘V’ (Very Good) for ‘Effort’
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