Welcome to Gold Creek School
Gold Creek School is a dynamic progressive and supportive learning community that provides a world class International Baccalaureate education for students from preschool through to year 10.
We are a diverse community of over 35 different cultural backgrounds and we support students to develop a global view of the world and their lives and those of others.
Should your child love the Arts, Design, the Sciences, Gold Creek School nurtures their curiosity, their creativity to flourish in all areas of life.
We have high expectations of learning of all students, yet we personalise learning so that all children can be successful.
At Gold Creek School we have a strong sense of wellbeing across the whole community, fostering students who are caring, principled and display that both at school and in their daily lives.
We value our community connections and support our students to participate in both local and international service projects.
Our staff are truly dedicated and passionate about the jobs that they do, whether they are teachers, support staff, building services officers. We all work together to provide the child with the very best education and to provide you with the support, to be able to support your child whilst they are at Gold Creek School.
At Gold Creek School everyone belongs, we develop students who become lifelong learners who can make what’s possible a reality
We would like to invite parents/carers to the Whole School Award Ceremony, Friday, 6 July 2018 at 9:00am. It will be on the Senior Site and we have an amazing guest speaker Zack Bryers – 2018 ACT Young Australian of the Year.
Zack Bryers (Image courtesy of www.abc.net.au) has been a homeless teenager, a soldier in Afghanistan, a gridiron player for Australia, a Churchill Fellow and is currently a youth worker for St Johns Care in Canberra. Zack acknowledges his life experiences have led him to where he is today and hopes he can be an inspiration to others. He also believes the effect role models can have is underestimated and that each person can have a positive effect on someone by the way they live their lives, and if you can’t walk them down the path, you can show them the way.
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our students. All parents are welcome.
PYP - Teachers are currently busy writing Semester 1 reports for all students. A great deal of time and effort goes into assessing student learning and writing student reports so that you can be assured that you get a comprehensive summary of your child’s learning over the course of the semester. Your child’s school report has two parts:
We encourage all parents to read the grading information found on the letter attached with your child’s report. The Semester report is based on the Achievement Standard from the Australian Curriculum for each grade level.Consolidating is an indicator of demonstrating achievement at grade level.
Please look at your child’s effort grade located on the school based report. An effort grade of 1, means your child applies exemplary effort at all times in that subject area. You will receive your child’s Semester 1 report during Week 10.
MYP - Formal written assessment and reporting of student learning happens twice yearly at Gold Creek Senior School.
In the Middle Years Programme reports communicate the student achievement level for each of the four criteria within the subject. Students get a grade for each of the four criterion and these are added together (equally weighted) to get a score out of 32 in each subject. The accompanying graphic helps show the conversion of an MYP final grade. This will give you a little more information on how student’s MYP scores are calculated.
If any student’s achievement is an issue and it looks like they will receive a final MYP score of 1, teachers will be contacting home if they have not done so already.
If you would like any more information about this please visit the schools website.
On Sunday, our Senior Site Band met bright and early at 8:15 outside Llewelyn Hall, ANU School of Music for the 2018 Bands Eisteddfod. They presented a fantastic performance, playing ‘Louie, Louie’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and ‘Don’t Stop believing’. They did really well to fill the massive sound space, despite there only being 20 of them on the stage! And this year they were awarded with a Gold medal. We’re incredibly proud of them, and look forward to lots more music making this year!
Today three students from the senior site, Amal Palekar, Tyler Nguyen and Kai Staunton are at the ACT Legislative Assembly, representing GCS in the 7/8 Parliamentary debates.
They will be participating in debates on issues ranging from Driverless cars, Kangaroo culls and Youth dependence on technology.
We wish them luck!
Senior Site 02 6142 1300
Senior Absence Line
02 6142 1323
Junior Site 02 6142 1340
Junior Absence Line
02 6142 1344
02 6142 1353
02 6142 1354
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