Principal’s Blog

Back to school blues – eight ways to beat it

We’ve just completed Week 3 of Term 1 in 2019 and this is a time when a case of ‘back to school blues’ can raise its troublesome head. The novelty of a new class, teacher and classmates has worn off and the back to school blues are threatening to become a part of 2019 for
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When grief happens

On Monday I emailed you all with the sad news that Sonya Kadel’s husband, Sean, had died after a long battle with cancer. This is a very sad time for Mrs Kadel, her family and friends. Those of you who know Sonya would have been impressed by her strength in this journey. What you may
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Welcome to 2019 at GCC

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a relaxing time over the holidays and are feeling refreshed and ready for a new year. It is going to be an exciting, full year and I can’t wait for what lies ahead. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your patience during the construction
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New venue for Primary Christmas concerts

With ominous weather predictions for Primary concerts over the last few years it was wonderful peace of mind knowing that our venue would be undercover this year. We enjoyed perfect weather Monday night but when the storms raged on Tuesday, we were very thankful for our undercover venue in our new Sports Centre. This is
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What’s lost over the summer holidays?

With our school holidays only one week away, I want to warn you of the number one thing lost over summer holidays. It’s not the car keys, dad’s temper or mum’s patience. You may be surprised to know that the number one thing lost over summer holidays is a child’s mathematics’ abilities. On average, students
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Six ways to travel the world without leaving home

The graduation of our 2018 Year 12 students made me think about all the opportunities they have before them. Most will travel far more than their parents ever did and some may even end up living overseas. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel and our children don’t have to wait until graduation to learn
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Formal – What a transformation!

It is something akin to a Cinderella story watching our Year 12 school boys and girls transform into stylish, beautifully dressed young men and women arriving on the red carpet at Flaxton Gardens. After seeing them in school uniforms all year, sometimes it is a struggle to recognise them in all their finery. The formal
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Presentation Night 2018 – 15 special mentions

Our Presentation Night was an impressive celebration of the year that was at Glasshouse Christian College. Along with the Academic, Diligence, GREAT and character awards there were highly prized individual awards given out on the night. This year Olivia Grace-Wolfe was Middle School Dux and Aaron Lerch, College Dux. The Year 9 All Rounder was
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Five reasons why GCC presents end of year awards

At the end of every year as a College community we celebrate and reflect on the year that has passed. Last Monday we held our Sports Awards and next week will be our annual Presentation Night for Middle and Senior School. This celebration includes the presentation of awards for leadership, citizenship, effort and academic achievement
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Steven Bradbury, Last Man Standing

The Sports Awards night celebrated our students as teams and individuals who excelled in their field. The number of students who received a gold, silver or bronze award was testimony to the skill, dedication and the participation ethic of our students. Whether the students achieved an award or not on the evening I am proud
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