Senior School News

Year 10 STEM Program at USC

Over the course of four Monday afternoons this term, myself, Dominic Ruhle, Ellena Jimenez, Bakani Kombanie, Bray MacCartie and Elouise Tye attended a STEM connect program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. We took part in five different workshops, covering various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. My favourite workshop was during the
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Language Perfect pizza party

In celebration of our success in the Language Perfect World Championships this year, the Secondary French organised a pizza party and invited all the students who worked hard and earned a certificate. Among the certificate receivers, Mason White gained the Elite Award with over 10,000 points and Jorja Goddard and Abigail Mckinley got over 5,000
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Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Kondalilla and Mapleton National Park

It was with great excitement that the 20 new Bronze, Duke of Edinburgh candidates arrived at the entrance to the Baxter Creek section of Kondalilla National Park. After a short briefing, they were off with the map in hand to chart our course to the Baxter Creek Falls. After weaving through some wet eucalypt forests
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Darna’s great achievement

For the past three months Darna Andrews (Year 12) has been an entrant in the Woodford Show Society Community Show Girl, Show Princess and Rural Ambassador Awards Competition. These awards are not a beauty pageant but about finding young local representatives who are rural and community oriented to represent the Show Society in the local
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QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp 2018

A big congratulations must go to Year 11 student Casey Woods who has been selected to attend QUT’s 2018 Vice-Chancellor STEM Camp in September. The camp generated significant interest with more than 220 applications received from students state-wide. Casey was recognised for his outstanding STEM leadership potential. All Casey’s accommodation, meals, program materials and activities
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Senior drama students enjoy a night at the theatre

Thank you to the parents of Senior Drama students who picked up their children late into the night so they could enjoy an evening at the Theatre. Back in Week 2, Year 11 students enjoyed watching The Crucible at Brisbane Arts Theatre, particularly feeling chuffed they were able to recite their chosen scenes from Term
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Sunflowers – golden yellow giants

Agricultural Science Students in all grades decided to have an attempt at the UQ Sunflower Growing Competition this year and it looks to be the year of very tall sunflowers. In the four years Glasshouse Christian College has entered this competition, these sunflowers are definitely the tallest ever. It’s going to be very interesting to
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Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi application rates!

It is set to be a term of great discoveries in Agricultural Science this term with the Year 12 students starting their very own extended agricultural investigations. Some topics the students have chosen to investigate include ‘Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi application rates and its effect on corn growth’, ‘The effect of auxins on plants geotropism ability’
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Year 10 Hospitality cooking lesson with Thai chef

The Year 10 Hospitality students had a wonderful morning working with a Thai chef at Fresh Ingredients restaurant, Noosaville. They cooked two meals, working with authentic ingredients and methods, producing restaurant standard food. It opened the students’ eyes to what is involved in food preparation and different cultural foods. They all enjoyed their meal after
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Farmers’ Banquet 2018

Farmers' banquet

On Tuesday 13 March, Year 12 Hospitality students presented a selection of salads and sweets to showcase different foods. Ginger, finger limes, pineapple, avocado, mangos and macadamia nuts were on the list of ingredients to be used. The students presented a sweet or savoury recipe that they tested out before hand and then gave a
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