Middle School News

Middle School News 16 November 2018

Books: Are there lots of books in your home? A new study of 31 countries shows that ‘being surrounded by books in the home during adolescence may have as big an impact on long-term literacy, numeracy, and digital skills as a university education’. Reading and being able to learn about things outside of our physical world
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Middle and Senior School Presentation Night 2018 – photo gallery

What a spectacular night of celebration! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thanks to all the parents and students who participated in the night and supported all our students’ achievements. For all of our families who don’t have Facebook, we have put the photos here so you can share them with
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GCC student finalist in competition

Up and coming Year 7 poet, Mariah Evans, has received her first breakthrough as a finalist in the ‘Write 4 Fun’ competition. As a result, her work will be published in a soon to be released poetry anthology called, ‘Write Along’. We are pleased to be the first to enjoy her poem here: A Walk
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French – language of the Pacific

Last Friday, a group of Year 8 French students went on an excursion to Matthew Flinders Anglican College which hosted an event called ‘The Guardians of the Pacific’. The event was to raise our understanding of our French speaking neighbours such as New Caledonia. This was a great opportunity for our students to meet peers
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Fiji Mission trip 2018

Each year we are joined with a different group of students, and every team brings with them different gifts and abilities. This year’s team was quite small in comparison to past years. At first, we questioned whether or not it was worth going and if the small number of students would be able to handle
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Year 7 FUSE Ancient Egypt

FUSE is currently immersed in a study of Ancient Egypt which began last term with a hands-on experience on our excursion to the Abbey Museum in Caboolture. There we took part in the museum’s fabulous Egypt Dig experience. Not only did the Year 7s learn in detail the hows and whys of Egyptian mummification, they
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French and German study tour

A small contingent of Glasshouse Christian College secondary students set out on an overseas trip in September of this year. They began with a few days visiting the Western Front, the Somme area in Ypres, and then Villers-Bretonneux, a small /french town won back in a 92-hour battle fought by Australian soldiers in 1918. This
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Extreme event – volcano at GCC

At 9:00am Thursday morning in the last week of Term 3, Mr Curtis announced to the Year 7 and 8 cohorts, what many had already observed – a geological event had occurred on the College grounds!  His announcement informed the staff and students of the occurrence which had transpired at 8:20am. A vent had formed
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What’s coming up in Middle School?

This Friday – Legacy Cup Event – Beach Games (aka Iron TEAM event): Middle School students will be transported to Moffat Beach for an afternoon of team challenges run by the Middle School leaders. Students will not be swimming in the surf but one of the activities involves students going into the inlet/lake. It is
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Year 9 Robo Olympics

The Year 9 IT class have been learning how to build and program robots using EV3 Lego kits. Their first event in Robo Olympics was Mass Sumo. The students had to build a robot that stayed inside the yellow hexagon and was strong and stable enough to push other robots out. The last robot standing
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