Principal’s Blog

The final week

The final week of the year is always a big one and this was no exception. Senior students left last week and this week Middle School students enjoyed alternate activities which encompassed everything from making billy carts to decorating gingerbread houses. However, all the big action was now concentrated in Primary with Christmas concerts, our
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A very formal week

It was almost surreal seeing our Year 12 students transform themselves from school children into elegant young men and women for the Formal. Even though Formals are usually all about the cars, gowns and hairstyles, I particularly like the family focus we have at our GCC Formal. Parents and special friends can share in the
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A big week!

Week 6 of Term 4 is often a big one with annual events such as the Year 12 Formal on Wednesday and the Graduation and Clap Out on Friday. However, this week was even bigger than normal with Remembrance Day on Monday, Middle School Eagle Awards on Tuesday, the Year 6 Leadership Assembly on Wednesday,
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Middle and Senior Presentation Night – photo gallery

Our Presentation Night was an impressive celebration of the year that was at Glasshouse Christian College. We celebrated Academic, Diligence, GREAT and character achievements along with individual awards. This year Jade Brown was Middle School Dux and Ariana Doolan, College Dux. The Year 9 All-Rounder was Mason White and the Principal’s Award was presented to
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Sport – an analogy for life (includes photo gallery)

This year has been another very successful one in the life of sport at GCC. We have students achieving great things at the highest echelons of their sport, we have many teams who are champions and near champions – just pipped at the post in some incredibly close and heartbreaking games. However, what makes me
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The science of motivation

Sometimes events like last week’s Volunteer High Tea inspire what I write about in my blog but other times something will come across my desk and it seems like the ideal article at the right time.  As Term 4 is now well and truly in motion, many of our students find it difficult to keep
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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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