Tag Archives: Principal’s Blog

Sport – an analogy for life (includes photo gallery)

This year has been another very successful one in the life of sport at GCC. We have students achieving great things at the highest echelons of their sport, we have many teams who are champions and near champions – just pipped at the post in some incredibly close and heartbreaking games. However, what makes me
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Principal’s Blog 2 August 2019

It’s quite possible you may not be aware that Mr Curtis has been on Long service leave for a few weeks now (and will be returning soon). However, at the College, while we are all grateful that he is able to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, here are 10 things the GCC staff have learnt or
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What can we learn from Mount Everest?

Have you seen the recent queues to climb up Mount Everest? There is a people/traffic jam up there of historic proportions! People are lining up, risking their lives and pushing their bodies to the limit so they can say they climbed Mount Everest and maybe buy the T-shirt to prove it. This week, I don’t
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Twelve reasons why I love being the Principal of GCC

Last week I took one of my regular walks around the campus, visiting classrooms and interacting with the students on breaks. I saw some fantastic teaching, students totally absorbed by their lessons, and students happily playing and enjoying each other’s company during the lunch breaks. The atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy around the place was
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When grief happens

On Monday I emailed you all with the sad news that Sonya Kadel’s husband, Sean, had died after a long battle with cancer. This is a very sad time for Mrs Kadel, her family and friends. Those of you who know Sonya would have been impressed by her strength in this journey. What you may
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Six ways to travel the world without leaving home

The graduation of our 2018 Year 12 students made me think about all the opportunities they have before them. Most will travel far more than their parents ever did and some may even end up living overseas. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel and our children don’t have to wait until graduation to learn
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Principal’s Blog 14 September 2018

No supervision for children before 8am: Parents this is a reminder that there is no general playground supervision for students provided by the College before 8am. Students who are here before that time and are not under the direct supervision of either our Out of Hours Care Program (Helping Hands) or for sports training, band rehearsal
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New Head of Primary for 2019

You will all know that Cheryl Bryers announced her retirement earlier in the year to take effect at the end of 2018. We have lots of plans to celebrate and commemorate Cheryl’s dedicated service to the College but in the meantime I wanted to announce Cheryl’s successor. After an expansive search, shortlist and interview process
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Do you want your child to be popular?

Sometimes we worry more about our children’s popularity than they do. How many friends do they have, are they invited to the cool kids’ birthday parties, and are they being left out of games or gatherings? We want our children to be happy and enjoy having lots of good friends. Most friendships don’t last long
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A “life hack” worth knowing

About June last year I went on the journey of teaching myself to touch type and it really wasn’t that hard to make some excellent progress. I am convinced I don’t have any more natural ability in this area than any other person so if I can do it anyone can. I remember learning typing
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