Curious about the College?

By Sonia Isaacs

Community members, friends, family or anyone interested in finding out more about what makes Glasshouse Christian College (GCC) one of the most exciting, innovative and affordable private schools here on the Sunshine Coast, are invited to attend the 2023 Open Day on Saturday May 20 from 10am-2pm.

This upcoming event is a wonderful opportunity for the Beerwah and surrounding Hinterland communities to see first-hand why the college is one of the leading Sunshine Coast private schools and amongst the top-picks for local families. It is also a great way to enjoy a fun-filled day of free activities, food and entertainment.

Principal Mike Curtis said he was looking forward to welcoming the community to come along, meet with staff and current students, and explore the campus, its surrounding college farm and state of the art facilities.

“Being part of our local community is very important to us, and that is why we would like to invite everyone to visit us on our Open Day and see what’s behind the scenes, enjoy a family friendly day out, and discover more about what’s on offer at our College,” said Principal Mike Curtis.

Along with student-led campus tours, there will be lots of fun, free activities such as the chance to cuddle cute baby animals at the animal nursery, burn off some energy on the jumping castle, and hop onboard the mini-train rides.

The Open Day also provides a unique opportunity to visit the school’s Agricultural Science Farm at Peachester (bookings essential) and enjoy performances in the impressive purpose-built Glasshouse Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) and Music wing. The theatre fits nearly 600 people, is elevated over three levels, has retractable seating for versatile function options, and includes an orchestra pit and specialised dressing rooms and studios. This extraordinary complex represents a jewel in the performing arts crown for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and is well worth experiencing first-hand.

This year’s Open Day also promises to be a foodie treat, with a tempting array of delicious crowd pleasing favourites, including mouth-watering donuts from Donut Kitchen, calamari and chips from Calamari Canteen, loaded cheesy fries, wood fired pizza, ice-cream, BBQ and more. Also on offer is the chance to discover more about some of the College’s innovative programs and facilities, such as the sports centre and library, or learn more about Robotics, textiles, language, design and technology, music and performing arts opportunities, through interactive displays, presentations and discussions with staff.

Glasshouse Christian College offers an independent Prep to Year 12 school with primary, middle and senior schools all based on one campus, for ease of transition for every student’s learning journey.

With a strong commitment to nurture and celebrating the individual talents of every student within a supportive, Christian environment, GCC provides an inclusive, yet stimulating, learning experience that encourages academic, cultural and sporting excellence. All welcome, new families are encouraged to RSVP so a gift bag can be prepared. For more details contact 5439 0033 or visit www.glasshouse.qld.edu.au

Glasshouse Christian College is located at 58 Roberts Road, Beerwah.

Main image: Book a free tour of the College’s Agricultural Science Farm