Primary School News

Year 5 Excursion to Gympie Gold Museum

This term, Year 5 had a great day learning out of the classroom at the Gympie Gold Museum! There were so many interesting things to see and to do. As we walked around the museum, it was like we had stepped back in time. We were able to see the blacksmith working at his forge.
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Year 6 mad scientists

Year 6 have once again turned themselves into mad scientists! We have been delving into the exciting world of scientific enquiry with a focus on fair testing and identifying dependent and independent variables. Our journey began with a visit to the senior science labs where, under the watchful eye of the marvellous Mrs Ritson, the
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What’s the weather doing?

This has literally been the question on everyone’s lips of late and the topic of conversation in our Year 6 French classes this Term. The students used a combination of familiar and new vocabulary and created scenarios that had some students transported in France while others stayed local. It’s quite amazing what technology, dress-ups and
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GCC 1st in French for Education Perfect Qld Championships

Congratulations to GCC for coming 1st place for French in Queensland in the recent Education Perfect Languages Championships. What an awesome effort! A very special congratulations to Jordan James for winning 1st place and a gold certificate. The competition ran from 4 – 11 June and many students went over and above to compete, giving
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Year 4G Abbey Museum Excursion

Year 4G students had an interesting visit to significant early Aboriginal sites last week. The excursion was led by members of the Abbey Museum who were able to show them authentic artefacts from this era. Amongst other items, we were shown a kippa-ring, bora ring and midden. Students were excited and in awe of the
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Tips to keep our children reading over the school holidays

Extract from Ryan Spencer, University of Canberra: It comes as no surprise that children love school holidays and they are just around the corner! Being free of the routines of going to school every day and being able to relax is a valuable part of growing up. The regular reading that is a part of
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Wondrous Art

The Wondrous Workers (Year 1) have been enjoying being creative with some fabulous artwork around our minibeasts theme.   Each class is experiencing three lessons with Mrs Jenny Evans this term in a specialist Art room and we have benefitted from her guidance. With Mrs Evans, we created pieces inspired by the work of Eric
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Year 1 AVA PetPEP team visit

On Tuesday 4 June the Wondrous Workers of our College welcomed guests from the Australian Veterinary Association’s Pets and People Education Program to speak to us. The students enjoyed the guests’ talks and are now certainly better informed about pet ownership, training pets and approaching dogs they encounter. The two dogs that visited were wonderfully
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‘Perceptual Motor Program’ (PMP) for Prep

You may have seen some exciting things happening in the Prep outdoor area in the mornings. Four mornings a week we begin our day outdoors in small groups, with physical activities monitored by parents and staff. The program aims to start our day moving little bodies and ‘waking up’ brains, ready for a day of
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The proven benefits of reading with your child

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss. An exciting new initiative In the Primary school has begun with Reading Club now on each day at second break in the library. Since Reading Club began last week there is currently
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