Principal’s Blog

Book Week, Book Fair, Book Parade

The highlight of this week has been Book Week. This special event has been a celebration of books, knowledge and reading and there have been many book-related activities for students to get involved in across the week. Year 7-9 students have had the opportunity to participate in a ‘Read and Relax’ day and Secondary students
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Shine – four benefits for parents

Last Friday night’s Shine on the Arts event was another huge triumph for our students. There were two things that stood out to me on the night. The first was the exceptionally high quality of the performances and artwork which seems to improve every year. The second was the number of students new to the
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How to be excellent

TO BE EXCELLENT YOU HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENCE: This week we have had the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge just some of the amazing successes achieved by many of the staff and students at our school. The GCC Dance troupes have done exceptionally well in recent competitions, the mountain biking squad who competed in mountain
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Principal’s Blog 2 August 2019

It’s quite possible you may not be aware that Mr Curtis has been on Long service leave for a few weeks now (and will be returning soon). However, at the College, while we are all grateful that he is able to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, here are 10 things the GCC staff have learnt or
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Term 3 2019 – A warm welcome back to school

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our families returning to school this week and especially to new families joining us for the first time. We hope that you will feel most welcome and we are delighted to have you join our GCC community. CSA Queensland State Conference – Staff Professional DevelopmentFor
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Term 2: What was the greatest thing that happened?

There are so many wonderful things that have happened this term, but as I reflect over the last ten weeks, the greatest thing for me personally would have to be the birth of my first grandchild. I’m sorry, but it wasn’t GCC winning a sports carnival or the Gala Music night or even one of
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Seven lasting benefits of school camps

This week our Year 8 students went on camp for five days and it caused me to reflect on the benefits of school camps and why we include so many in our curriculum from Year 3 right through to Year 11. School camps are good for our students and not just for the few days
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What can we learn from Mount Everest?

Have you seen the recent queues to climb up Mount Everest? There is a people/traffic jam up there of historic proportions! People are lining up, risking their lives and pushing their bodies to the limit so they can say they climbed Mount Everest and maybe buy the T-shirt to prove it. This week, I don’t
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Twelve reasons why I love being the Principal of GCC

Last week I took one of my regular walks around the campus, visiting classrooms and interacting with the students on breaks. I saw some fantastic teaching, students totally absorbed by their lessons, and students happily playing and enjoying each other’s company during the lunch breaks. The atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy around the place was
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Are you a bee or a fly?

We talk a lot about a growth mindset at Glasshouse Christian College so when I came across this article adapted from Denis Waitley, I thought I would share it with you. Sometimes, human beings behave like bees. If you put several bees in an open-ended bottle and lay the bottle on its side with the
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