Principal’s Blog – GCC is an Apple Distinguished School

Last week, I and seven of our staff attended the Apple Distinguished School conference where Glasshouse Christian College was officially awarded this prestigious title. Only 400 schools in the whole world have this title and we are thrilled that a little school in Beerwah has joined their number. You can read more details in Colleen Crase’s article later on in the Eaglet.

Athletic Carnivals

Due to the Apple Distinguished School Conference being held over last Thursday and Friday, I was unable to attend the Primary and Secondary Athletic Carnivals but I hear they were a huge success with many records smashed. For others who could not be there on the day, I hope you enjoy all the photos on Facebook and our website. Congratulations to all of our students who showed great spirit and earned well-deserved points for their sporting house. You can read more and see photos of the Secondary Carnival in Matt Beattie’s article and in Wendy Stott’s article for the Primary Carnival.  

Staff movements

Jasamine Steele comes with a wealth of experience in the employment industry and is our new Administration Assistant in Future Pathways two days per week. Jasamine will also be providing regular relief in Main Admin so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet her and make her feel welcome.

We are very sad to farewell Susan Marquet who has been with us for six and a half years. Susan worked tirelessly to support our growing Performing Arts Department and she will be missed sorely.

Grandparents’ Day

You will receive this newsletter on Grandparents’ Day, so it is too soon to write about it except to say I hope all of our grandparents had a wonderful time. This is a very special event in the College calendar and it is wonderful to see our grandparents being treasured and honoured. Many have travelled long distances from all over Australia for the occasion and I want to thank them for showing such love and interest in their grandchildren.

All the photos will be posted on Facebook this afternoon and on our website next week so keep a lookout for them to see if you can spot someone you know in one of the photos.

Update about the new bus zone

For those of you who are frequent visitors to the College, you would no doubt have seen the new bus zone on Roberts Road opposite Beerwah High School. The bitumen is all painted to mark it out and soon the signs will be erected letting people know not to park there.

I am really looking forward to moving the buses out of the regular traffic flow of the College. It will be a much safer situation for all of our children (not having to dodge in between buses), it will mean that the buses will not be as caught in the traffic, so they will be more punctual and will improve the general flow of traffic immensely both in and out of the College.

 

Mike Curtis, Principal