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Winter Commonwealth Games Come to Glasshouse Christian College:

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for our P-2 Winter Games last Friday. You could have been forgiven for thinking it was almost summer instead of winter.

I always love the way that the little ones participate so wholeheartedly in every activity – even when they are exhausted at the end of the day.

Each child who participated was rewarded with a Glasshouse Christian College Winter Commonwealth Games medal at the closing ceremony and I am sure that the children will treasure these for many years to come. Some children went home early and a few were home sick and not able to attend. We purchased medals for all P-2 students so if they missed out at the closing ceremony, their medals may be collected from Mrs McGavin in Admin.

Congratulations to Zion House which won the day. Now the scores for secondary, Years 3-6 and P-2 will be combined to determine the overall winner for the 2018 Athletics Carnival.

It would be impossible to run days like this without such supportive parents who step up and take activities or rotations and help create such an enjoyable day for everyone.

What a great job the house captains did in decorating the tents and leading war cries throughout the Glasshouse Christian College Winter Games.

Sadly, some precious house decorations were missing at the end of the day. They had been removed from the Ararat tent. These may have been taken as a souvenir thinking that they would not be required again. We actually reuse decorations like these year after year and restock House boxes with other disposable items before each House competition so we would love to get the material Ararat bunting back. Can anyone help us?

Photos of the day are here: Prep to Year 2 Athletics Carnival.

ROLL MARKING

Just a reminder that students who leave school before 12:00pm are marked absent for the day. If they leave after 12:00pm they are marked present for that day.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are such an integral part of the Primary College and we value the support which volunteers bring to the classrooms.

It is very important that all volunteers come through Main Admin and sign in each day that they come. This is essential in terms of security and workplace health and safety. We must know who is in the school at any time and where they are in case of emergencies. The white label given at Admin allows us to know that you have signed in each day. We would appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Parenting Lessons from Ants #3 – ‘Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich’ Proverbs 10:4

A leaf-cutting ant may carry up to fifty times its own weight more than a hundred metres. That’s the equivalent of an 80 kg man carrying four tonnes on his back for ten kilometres! In a single summer, a large colony of ants may excavate 14 to 18 tonnes of earth to make a nest, and carry two tonnes of material back into the nest for food. It can make as many as four round trips a day to food sources that may be more than 120 metres from the nest. That’s roughly equivalent to a person walking 110 km. If the ant had the stride of a man, it would be capable of bursts of speed in excess of 100 km per hour and would walk normally at a speed of 32 km per hour. (And you think you have it tough!) One thing about an ant that you can count on: he always gives his best and pulls his share of the load.

Teach your children that their reputation will never rise above their work ethic and how people view them as workers.

The success of the Walt Disney empire is based on the philosophy of its founder: ‘Whatever you do, do it so well that when people see you do it, they’ll want to come back and see you do it, and they’ll want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.’ Teach your children to work hard, always finish the job, and always give their best. If they learn that lesson well, you won’t have to teach them much about success – it will be their constant companion.

“May we train up our children to understand that working hard and finishing the job will bring success throughout life.”

Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary

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