Gold Creek Whole School Open Days - Tuesday 3 May and Thursday 19 May 2016. For more information and to RSVP please click on this link.
Gold Creek School student Holly Thorpe will be exhibiting some of her artwork at the Belconnen Arts Centre on Friday June 17. Please go along and show your support, tickets can be purchased by visiting this website http://www.rawartists.org/hollythorpe.
In this week's debate, Gold Creek School was affirmative on the topic "That school uniforms should be compulsory". Armed with their stylish school uniforms and their brilliant minds, the Gold Creek team debated against Canberra Girls Grammar School with finesse and style. The Gold Creek team brought up arguments about how school uniforms prevented underprivileged students from being bullied, how they created discipline and a work ethic, and how they created a sense of community within schools.
They also expertly responded to arguments from their opponents about freedom and individuality, by saying that it would be better to have individuality come from who we are within, rather than what we are wearing. After the 30 minute debate, and a nail biting adjudication, it was announced that Gold Creek School had won! The adjudicator also commented that she was very impressed by the debate, and that the Gold Creek team was the best that she had seen all evening.
Congratulations to the speaking team Rebekah Williams, Taaseen Islam, Eve Hudson, and Skye Anton, who should be very proud of their first victory for the semester. Thank you also to the team's alternatives Claire Warner and Jayden Miller, who helped the team prepare for the debate, and to the team's parents, who came to support Gold Creek.
On Monday 21st March, we had the privilege of accompanying Ms Wray to the Governor General’s Long Lunch for Harmony Day at Government House. Over 1000 people sat down at the 350m long table to celebrate diversity within Australia. Whether they be foreign dignitaries, Indigenous representatives, community leaders, Defence personnel or school students, everybody got the chance to share their cultures.
Many people came dressed in their traditional clothing and brought along a traditional dish to share on their table. We had the chance to try homemade Chilean, Singaporean and Indian food, as well as many other dishes on our table, even one from Jordan! It was an amazing experience to be a part of such a wide spread celebration of diversity, and it enforced just how important it is to embrace everyone for who they are.
As the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, said, “These differences don't divide or separate us. They actually bind us together because our diversity ends up being our greatest strength. It's who we are.”
Caitlin Gare and Shams Mehry, School Captains
5th May 2016 6:00pm
PYP Exhibition Parent Information Evening
6th May 2016 8:00am
Mother's Day Breakfast
6th May 2016 9:00am
Junior Site Assembly
6th May 2016 9:00am
Outdoor Ed White Rocks Excursion
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