Principal’s Blog

One surprising way to feel happier

On Tuesday we celebrated our volunteers who donate many hours to the College on a regular basis throughout 2019. I know that there are many others of you who help out when you can and we appreciate your time also. However, we are simply unable to cater for everyone so we exported all the names
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What happened during the holidays?

I hope you all had a restful break and enjoyed some valuable family time. While some of you were camping on the coast, visiting other parts of Australia or travelling overseas, work at the College reached fever pitch. School holidays are the perfect time for our Property Team to action many large jobs that can’t
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Is your child’s outlook 20/20?

Myopia (short-sightedness) is on the rise among Australia children but the increase in statistics is almost entirely preventable. The escalation of children needing glasses for short-sightedness has been attributed to two major factors: 1.   Young people are spending more time with ‘near work’ which includes reading traditional text as well as electronic devices. 2.
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The end of an era

Last week our Year 12 students and those from all over Queensland sat the last ever QCS exams since they were first introduced in 1992 – more than 27 years ago! Some schools celebrated the end of QCS with glitter cannons, some with war cries and still others with a giant countdown and choreographed crowd
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Seven reasons we have a school uniform

Jonathan Cooper has recently been teaching his Year 4 class the art of persuasive writing. Students have been taught to see a need and then address it by stating facts and providing survey and interview results to back up their positions. The results were 17 well-crafted letters on my desk last Friday afternoon. The topics
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Vaping – what you should know

We all know the dangers of smoking but not as much is known about vaping and the emerging information is disturbing. A recent article in School News by Rosie Clarke talked about vaping and what it means for parents of teenagers in particular. Here are my ‘takeaways’ from the article and my research into vaping.
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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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