Glasshouse Christian College Principal - Mike Curtis

Principal’s Address 12 June 2015

Athletics Carnivals

On Wednesday and Thursday last week we held our annual Year 3-6 and Year 7-12 Athletics Carnivals respectively, at Skippy Park in Landsborough. These days are always filled with colour, excitement and exuberance and this year did not disappoint. It was a day of hard fought competition as well but in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. There were also plenty of records broken and Primary Athletics Carnival 3.6.15 PM 269some smashed. You can read about these achievements in more detail inside the newsletter and see all the photos by clicking here for the Primary one and here for the Secondary one.

As yet there are still some events in the Year 7-12 Carnival that have not been completed and  are currently being run during lunch times so the points tally for the Secondary Carnival is not finalised. I can however reveal that the winning house for the 3-6 Carnival was Sinai with Ararat and Zion a close second and third respectively. Congratulations Sinai.

GCC Great achievements over Maleny show weekend

I would like to congratulate our Kitchen Garden classes, Agricultural Science class and the stuIMG_1059dents who contributed to the ANZAC Display on their excellent achievements at the Maleny Show.

Clearly we have some budding young Master Chefs in our Year 2 classes with 2G taking first prize for their Tapenade and second for their traditional hummus. They also scored a second for their Ricotta cheese (beaten by the GCC Agricultural Science class) and butter. Not to be outdone 2M achieved first prize for their beetroot hummus and second for their pesto.

Other notable achievements were Year 1W with their Chocolate topping taking third place and our IMG_20150530_121954257_HDRANZAC themed gingerbread men from our Preps taking third prize.

Under the direction of Mr Bowman and Mrs McKellar some of our primary students have been working hard to produce a classroom display that commemorated 100 years since the Gallipoli landings. That display also won first prize in the School’s section.

Volleyball victory

We have also had some excellent results on the volleyball court where our Year 7 and 8 boys team have won the Trish Buckley Volleyball Shield as undefeated. This is a great achievement as it is a very well represented competition with most Sunshine Coast Schools playing. This is following the team winning the Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sporting Association (SCISSA) competition earlier this term. The team will now go on to represent the Sunshine Coast in the State Championships and we wish them, and their coach Mr Modlin, all the best.

Breakthru ‘breakthrough’

Our Senior Dance Troupe competed in the Breakthru Talent Competition that is held at Sunshine Plaza over the last few years and I am very happy to say that they have made it through to the next round of competition. Andrea Little, one of our Year 12 students also competed in the individual competition with an excellent performance and narrowly missed out from progressing to the next round. Congratulations girls and Mrs Whyte on such an excellent performance.

Nepal Day

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is a non-uniform day where we are raising money for the people of Nepal where a tragic series of earthquakes killed over 8,000 people and injured over 19,000. Even though this tragedy has slipped off the news consciousness Nepal is a country that is devastated and will continue to remain that way for many years as the slow process of rebuilding takes place.

On Tuesday we are asking students to wear a piece of either red and white, red and blue or blue and white clothing to show their support for the Nepalese people and to bring a gold coin donation.

P and F Paver Appeal

Finally I would like to thank everyone for their support of the P and F paver appeal. This is a reminder that this is the last day to submit your forms for your paver orders. This has been a great fundraiser and we are looking forward to building our paved walkway where families of the College will be commemorated in such an enduring way.

Mike Curtis, Principal

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