Senior School News

Engineering Club News with Gary Asplin

The Engineering Club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm in H5 and is open to all Middle School students. It was launched three years ago to give students the opportunity to learn and use 3D modelling software and 3D printing technology in a casual and stress-free environment. All the students need to bring to the
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Open the doors to a real DeLorean…an Open Day experience

Open the doors to a real DeLorean…an Open Day experience. There’s a classic scene in the Back to the Future 1 movie and the re-creation of it on Open Day was almost complete – short of a deserted floodlit car park and a crazy scientist. There were, however, quite a few young impressionable teenagers and
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Maleny Show 2019 wrap

We had a fantastic time at this year’s Maleny Show and I’m very proud of our Aggies and the Hospitality students. Produce wins Despite a bit of a difficult season growing fruit and vegetables for the Aggies, they did exceedingly well at the Maleny Show, securing Champion Vegetable Collection, nine firsts, three seconds and two
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Ideas, Teams and Action – DeLorean Startup Day 2019

What is the outcome when you put 82 students, 28 mentors/guests and seven DeLorean Facilitators into the zone and atmosphere of the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast? A day packed with anticipation, energy and valuable input that can be heralded by all as an outstanding success! Last Wednesday our Year 10
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Agricultural Science News 17 May 2019

Agricultural Science in the first few weeks of Term 2 has been action-packed with the UQ Sunflower competition well under way, the Ekka Hyline hens arriving last week and the DAF Hermitage Plant Science Competition barley disease investigation starting and MORE! 2019’s UQ Sunflower competition has seen Courtney gain prime position for her sunflower which
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Senior School Results – Term 1

On the whole, our students have once again worked exceptionally hard throughout the term and this is reflected in the number of Diligence and Academic certificates issued. Diligence Certificates37% of Year 10s got Very Good in Effort on all or all but one of their subjects. In Year 11 this was 31% of students and
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Year 10 work experience was a great success

Year 10 students spent three days out and about, from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast, impressing employers and business owners with their employability skills, maturity and willingness to learn. Feedback has been outstanding with several students being told they would employ them on the spot when they graduate school. Not bad for 15-year-olds to make
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Glasshouse Rotary Club Presentation

On Monday night, 18 March, two of our Year 10 Science students namely Ethan Redpath and Lizzie Reedman were invited to give a short presentation to the local Glasshouse Rotary Club. In January this year, Ethan and Lizzie attended the four-day ConocoPhillips ‘Science Experience’ which was held at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and
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Getting the essentials sorted for the workplace

Essential English, acclaimed for its real-world pathway through the English journey at GCC is living up to its purpose. Guided by their teacher, Russell Modlin, Year 11 Essential English have, in addition to their reading, literacy and work-related content, recently explored conflict in the workplace by completing a free online course produced and certified by
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You’re invited… back to the future!

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)’s released a report series in 2018 called ‘The New Work Reality’. https://www.fya.org.au/report/the-new-work-reality/ The report examines what ‘work’ is going to look like in the future for young Australians and the difficulties they are expected to face with the increase in automation due to technology. This report directly supports the
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