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POSITIVE PARENTING

Another interesting article by Michael Grose -

The Language of Independence

Independence-building is vitally important for parents. It’s the pathway to children’s competency, confidence and creativity, and the short cut to resilience and real learning.

27 Jun 2017

GOLD CREEK SCHOOL - SOURCES OF STRENGTH

Gold Creek School has a pilot program called Sources of Strength which aims to build resilience. Principal Angela Spence, Isabelle Gaul, Jodie Chang, Brent Felix, and Bradley Lynch. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

ANU rolls out Sources of Strength suicide prevention program to Canberra schools and we are one of eight in the trial. To read more see Canberra Times article.

21 Jun 2017

SENIOR SITE DEBATING NEWS

DEBATING NEWS

This semester, three teams from Gold Creek School participated in the ACT Debating Union's state-wide debating competition. The competition took place over 6 rounds. In each round, our teams were randomly allocated a side (affirmative or negative), and were made to discuss complex topics such as ‘That we should abolish the death penalty and ‘That we should prohibit celebrity entertainers from endorsing a political party’. In many instances, these topics were only given to the students an hour before the debate started, which meant that the students were truly forced to think on their feet and put their critical thinking skills to the test.

To prepare for the competition, our teams trained twice a week: during a break time and after school. This evidently paid off, as all of our teams achieved at a high level. The most successful Gold Creek team was Gold Creek School Senior Team 1, comprised of Skye Anton, Trent Arcus, Eve Hudson, and Elicia Sangster. This team managed to win 4 debates, and placed in the top 8 teams in the state according to their total speaker points. Our other senior team comprised of Elizabeth Hales, Chloe Loughton, Emily Potter, Natarsha Radoll, and Maxwell Wood and also saw success, managing to win two of their debates. This was especially significant, as for most of the team, debating was only a new activity that they had recently taken up. Our third and final team was a Junior division team, comprised of Taaseen Islam, Jayden Miller, Kobi Stray, and Claire Warner. This team won three debates across the season, and were commended by their adjudicators on a number of occasions for their sophisticated ways of engaging with their topics.

Overall, this has been another wonderful semester for Gold Creek School's debating squad, and we are very proud of our students for their intellectual curiosity, determination, and willingness to take a risk. Special thanks to Mr. White, who assisted in coordinating the program this year, and to our ACTDU debating coach Amy Jack, who assisted in our after school training.

Vincent Chiang

16 Jun 2017

Year 5/6 Conference Day

The year 5/6 students at Gold Creek School enjoyed their Conference Day yesterday. They were lucky enough to have experts from organisations around Canberra and teachers from the Senior SIte to share their knowledge on energy.

School captains are pictured with Actsmart Schools Officers and Brad Archer from the Department of Environment and Energy.

 

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16 Jun 2017

Year 8 Elective Choices Semester Two

Information Regarding Year 8 Electives

Through Semester 2, Year 8 students will have elective choices for their Arts and Design classes. Each student will study two subjects that last for the entire semester. More information regarding the electives can be found here.

 


05 Jun 2017

Junior Site & Preschool Temporary Traffic Carpark Changes

As of Monday 5 June there will be new traffic arrangements at the Junior Site and Preschool car parks.

Families should have received an email explaining the changes and there is information in the Junior Site Bites - Week 5 on our website as well.

30 May 2017

Public Education Week 22-26 May

23 May 2017

Parent Seminar on Adolescent Well-being

18 May 2017

Next Open Day 18 May 2017

Please see information below for more information on our next open day.

09 May 2017

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN DAYS

04 Apr 2017

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS TERM 1 2017

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Preschool

Times

Duration

Location

Tuesday - 28 March

3:10-6pm

5 minute intervals

Class Rooms

Wednesday - 29 March

8-8:30am and

1:30-6pm

5 minute intervals

Class Rooms

Junior Site

Three Way Conferences

Tuesday – 28 March

3:10-6pm

10 minute intervals

Class Rooms

Wednesday – 29 March

8-8:30am and

3:10-6pm

10 minute intervals

Class Rooms

Senior Site

Tuesday - 4 April

3:30-5:30pm

5 minute intervals

Gymnasium

Thursday – 6 April

5-7pm

5 minute intervals

Gymnasium

   

14 Mar 2017

Comedy Workshop with Kevin Kropinyeri

Last week the school was lucky to hold a comedy workshop with Aboriginal comedian, Kevin Kropinyeri. He worked with some of the school's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students where they were given the opportunity to perform in front of their peers. The students and staff involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thank Kevin for his guidance and time. It also made news in the Chronicle.

02 Mar 2017

Ms Spence - Student for a Day

Our acting Principal Angela Spence wanted to experience a day in the life of a senior site student. Hear what she has to say by visiting this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zObuaPsAZwc

23 Feb 2017

KOREAN LANGUAGE COMING TO GOLD CREEK JUNIOR SCHOOL

Gold Creek to Introduce Korean Language learning in our Junior School

At Gold Creek, we place a high importance on language learning including mother tongue, and recognise the link between language acquisition and cultural understanding. As a school that values and embraces the cultures and languages of its multicultural community, we are committed to widen our current language program for students in the junior school.

From the beginning of 2017, we are incorporating the learning of Korean for students in year 3. The school has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Embassy to introduce the Korean ‘Plant-a school program’ with the aim of progressively growing Korean throughout the school. The Korean Embassy has generously agreed to fund this initiative and as such we have been able to recruit a fabulous teacher.

We are delighted that Gold Creek is undertaking to build this exceptional partnership with the Education Directorate and look forward to working closely with the Korean Embassy and Korean Education Centre.

09 Dec 2016

2016 WHOLE SCHOOL AWARDS

 

We would like to thank all our special guests, students and their families for attending our 2016 whole school awards assembly on Wednesday 30 November. Congratulations to all our award recipients.

02 Dec 2016

Week 10 Activities

Students to Choose for Activities Week

Please use this link to choose the activities you want to take part in on the Monday and Wednesday of week 10.

You should choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for each activity session, just in case any are oversubscribed. You will be given one of your choices for each session, hopefully your first or second choice, but we cannot guarantee first choices.

There are excursions offered, but there are also more than enough spaces for students to take part in school based activities that don't cost anything. If you choose an excursion, there will be a cost attached; please check with your parents/carers first. If you do choose an excursion, it is your responsibility to collect a note (listen out for the morning notices).

Happy choosing!

29 Nov 2016

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