Principal’s Blog

Five reasons our musical was such a success

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

I hope those of you who were able to attend enjoyed our musical of The Little Mermaid. We anticipated that it would be a great production and it not only lived up to our expectations but exceeded them. I saw some little girls in the audience dressed up as their heroine Ariel and heard other
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Three ways to help your child feel validated

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Has your child or teen ever accused you of not listening or understanding? Your child will feel validated when you recognise and affirm their feelings or point of view. You don’t necessarily have to agree with them but it is important to show you understand that the thoughts and feelings are important for your child
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Three things you can’t leave until the last minute

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

  Enrolling your children at GCC: Open Day was a great event for all our current families but it was also a perfect opportunity for new families to find out more about GCC and enrol their child. Some of the comments we received this year were, “We heard that you have to enrol in Prep
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Six ways to help your child with their homework

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Last week I promised some tips to help your child with their homework but first I would like to talk about Open Day 2018. What a fabulous event! The glorious weather certainly helped but what really made the day was all of our current families and students participation. It was lovely seeing people chatting, enjoying
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Three reasons to keep homework in education

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

There has been some debate in educational circles recently about the importance of homework. Some experts have suggested that homework is unnecessary and it would be much better to take the time that is spent doing homework and concentrate on pursuits such as outdoor activity and family togetherness or that these activities themselves should be
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Open Day – six things you may not know

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

This time next week things will be in full swing for our Open Day on Saturday 19 May between 10am and 2pm. Our 2018 Open Day has some surprising additions you may not know about. Here are just six of them: Everyone is invited. This event is not just for new parents and visitors. Most school
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Does listening to music help learning?

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

For those with teens it can be rare to see them studying without earbuds. They adamantly state that listening to music helps them concentrate and they simply can’t do their homework any other way! Are they right? The belief that listening to music helps learning began in the 1990s and was call the ‘Mozart effect’.
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Why do we commemorate Anzac Day?

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915; it is the day when we remember all Australians who served and died in military service to our country past and present. It is a day when we remember the spirit of our soldiers and celebrate the qualities of bravery, mateship, and
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Principal’s Blog 20 April 2018

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing time with your family. As you can see, there wasn’t a lot of resting or relaxing at the College as the building projects went full steam ahead. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patience as we instigated the new
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What’s happening this Easter

Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

We’ve come to an exciting time of the year – the first holidays of 2018 since school began. I hope you are all looking forward to extra time with the family over the Easter holidays and not having to pack those school lunches in the morning. Over the break I am looking forward to seeing
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