Principal’s Blog

Eight ways to survive and thrive these school holidays

Can you believe that it is school holiday time already? A well-planned school holiday can be refreshing and energising but do too much and you will feel like you need a holiday by the end of the two-weeks. Here are eight ideas to help you enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank or your stress
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Principal’s Blog 14 September 2018

No supervision for children before 8am: Parents this is a reminder that there is no general playground supervision for students provided by the College before 8am. Students who are here before that time and are not under the direct supervision of either our Out of Hours Care Program (Helping Hands) or for sports training, band rehearsal
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New Head of Primary for 2019

You will all know that Cheryl Bryers announced her retirement earlier in the year to take effect at the end of 2018. We have lots of plans to celebrate and commemorate Cheryl’s dedicated service to the College but in the meantime I wanted to announce Cheryl’s successor. After an expansive search, shortlist and interview process
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Four ways to combat obesity at GCC

We see a lot on the media about the rise of obesity in Australia but this awareness has really hit home here at GCC over the past few months. I’ve had many primary staff in particular share their concern about what our students are eating at school and I’ve been quite startled by what I
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A spectacular Night of Talent

Last Wednesday, the Student Voice ran the fourth annual Night of Talent, and it was a spectacular evening with talented student performers entertaining about 200 guests. Dance and song featured strongly but we also enjoyed some instrumentals, comedy and a poem. Judges Jenny Broderick, Sonya Kadel and Renat Yusupov had a difficult job deciding the
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The secret danger of Fortnite Battle Royale

Most parents have a love/hate relationship with their children playing video games. We love the enjoyment that our children derive from them, but we hate how addictive many of the games are and the resulting nagging from children to play these games. Another cause for quarrel is the question about what is suitable content for
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Do you want your child to be popular?

Sometimes we worry more about our children’s popularity than they do. How many friends do they have, are they invited to the cool kids’ birthday parties, and are they being left out of games or gatherings? We want our children to be happy and enjoy having lots of good friends. Most friendships don’t last long
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Tragedy to triumph – the (almost) untold story

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

The story of the boys trapped in the Thai cave and their subsequent rescue touched the hearts of us all. It was a story of tragedy to triumph as the boys and their coach were rescued in what seemed like impossible odds. We grieved when we learned of diver Saman Kunan’s death and rejoiced when
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Are our students ready for the future?

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

There was an interesting study called the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth that has been released recently that identifies the most important factors that accelerate the transition from full time education to full time work. It caused me to reflect on these factors and take a quick audit as to how well we as a
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Honouring our 10 year staff

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Although this is the first week back for our students, our staff began seven days earlier undertaking professional development courses before enjoying our annual lunch to celebrate those staff that have been 10 years with the College. This year those staff members were; Lynn Wiggins, Wilma Offord, Andrea McDonald, Lin Smith, Jon Brown, Rob Maguire,
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