Principal’s Blog

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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Ten top tips to get your child out of bed in the morning

Before I talk about how to get your child out of bed in the morning, I want to thank all of our families and students for their part in making the 2019 Open Day such a success. This year, I led three tours which meant I could actually see and experience Open Day much more
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Why have Open Day when we are close to capacity?

I’ve heard this question a few times over the last couple of years so thought it may be of interest to many of you. In the past, our Open Day was mainly about attracting new families and we had many more vacancies than we do today. So why are we having an Open Day when
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Four reasons why it’s important to commemorate special occasions

Since the beginning of creation, commemorating special occasions has been an important part of our history. The Bible is full of feast days, harvest festivities and special celebrations. It’s also an important part of modern day culture as we’ve seen by all the recent public holidays. On Tuesday 7 May, we celebrated the official opening
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What a fortnight!

Welcome back! Due to the two public holidays last week, we postponed our first newsletter for Term 2 to this week. It has been a jam-packed fortnight! Anzac Day Field of Remembrance In the lead up to Anzac Day we once again created a Field of Remembrance near our flagpole so students could reverently ‘plant’
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What is NAPLAN and what’s all the fuss?

At this time of year, you begin to see and hear the word NAPLAN on the news and in the media. The hype slowly builds from April through to peaking in mid-May when NAPLAN testing happens. NAPLAN tests have been the subject of controversy since they were introduced in 2008 and even more so since
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Five reasons to show respect

Respect is GCC’s second core value (G.R.E.A.T.) and is possibly one of the most underrated character traits of modern times. A good society runs on respect and it is a fundamental value for peace and order. Showing respect to each other has the potential to change the world…
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