SCHOOL DATE FOR 2019
First day of school dates for 2019
Monday 4 February:
Nicholls Preschool – 8:45am – 3pm
Hall Preschool – 9am – 3pm
Kindergarten - Individual emails will be sent to advise of staggered start and finish times.
Year 7– 8:50am – 3pm
New Students Years 1 to 6 – 9:30am – 10:30am
New Students Years 8-10 – 8:50am – 10:30am (approx)
Tuesday 5 February:
All Junior students return 8:45am
All Senior students return 8:50am
21 Dec 2018
2018 SENIOR SITE SHOWCASE
27 Nov 2018
UPCOMING SPECIAL DATES
FRIDAY, 30 November 9am: Senior Personal Achievements Awards Assembly.
WEDNESDAY, 5 December 9am: Whole School Awards Assembly - Academic, IB & Special Awards to be presented including guest speaker Niel 'Wilco' Wilcock
THURSDAY 6 December: Year 10 Lock-In/by invitation only
FRIDAY, 7 December 9am: Year 10 Farewell Assembly
TUESDAY, 11 December 5:45pm for 6pm start: Year 10 Graduation Ceremony
WEDNESDAY, 12 December 5:30-10:30pm: Year 10 Formal at the Abbey
FRIDAY, 14 December 9am: Junior Personal Achievement Awards Assembly.
WEDNESDAY, 19 December: Year 6 Graduation
THURSDAY, 20 December: Year 6 Graduation Assembly
23 Nov 2018
WHITE RIBBON DAY
Gold Creek School will recognise White Ribbon Day on Friday 23rd November 2018. We will host a White Ribbon Ambassador at our assembly and students can raise money in support of the White Ribbon campaign by wearing a white non-uniform item of clothing (appropriate attire for school) and offering a gold coin donation. Thank You.
16 Nov 2018
Charles Perkins OAM Memorial Award
(Photo: Ms Perkins, Ms Hunter, The Hon Linda Burney MP, Ms Grove- second Award recipient and Mr Perkins)
One of our teachers, Ms Jas Hunter was awarded the Charles Perkins OAM Memorial Prize from the University of Sydney. Ms Hunter completed her degree at the university in 2017 and is a new teacher to Gold Creek School in 2018. The prize is awarded annually to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, based on outstanding academic achievement. The prize was awarded by the Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Ms Rachel Perkins, on behalf of the Charles Perkins Trust.
Ms Hunter teaches Individuals and Societies at Gold Creek School and earlier this year, her year 10 class learnt about Charles Perkins and his achievements as an Aboriginal activist and leader during the 1960s Freedom Rides. Charles Perkins was also the first Aboriginal person to graduate from a university. The prize was set up by his family to acknowledge the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Hunter spoke about her own high school experience growing up in Western Sydney and her history teacher having a big influence on her. “I enjoyed school, and the reason for that was, that I had teachers at my school who were nothing short of amazing, whom I still remember and who still influence me to this day. When I was in year 12, my history teacher bought our Ancient History class on an excursion to the University of Sydney. I remember being very impressed by the university. Never in my wildest dreams, even at the age of 17, with the world at my feet, did I ever imagine I would graduate from the University of Sydney and be the recipient of such a prestigious and special award”.
Ms Hunter reflects on her high school experience and says that it is what inspires her to be a great teacher and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in schools.
12 Nov 2018
Commemorating The Centenary of Armistice 2018
05 Nov 2018
2019 INFORMATION SESSION TIMES
30 Oct 2018
GRANDPARENTS and SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY COMING SOON
On Friday, 2nd November the Junior Site will be celebrating Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s Day from 1.00 -2.45 pm. This day celebrates the contributions grandparents and special friends make to their families and communities. Students, their grandparents and special friends will have opportunities to engage in fun learning activities set up in their classrooms.
We would like to extend this invitation to all grandparents and other family members to come in and celebrate with the students. This is a great way to spend time together, see your grandchild’s school and celebrate your family and each other.
Personal invitations will be emailed to families soon, we look forward to sharing this special day with you.
18 Oct 2018
PRESCHOOLERS PREPARE FOR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY
Yesterday the Swift Parrots Preschool class took the Minister of Education Yvette Berry on a nature walk. This was to demonstrate how we can learn outside of the classroom and engage in nature play in preparation for Outdoor Classroom Day on November 1.
16 Oct 2018
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!
Our main fund raising event for the year. Lots of quality literature for Christmas and birthdays…or just because reading is important!
Check Jr Bites and Newsletter for details.
See you in the junior site library week 4!
15 Oct 2018
COLOUR RUN & 20th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Tomorrow the Gold Creek School P&C is running it's 2nd 'Colour Run' fundraiser at the junior site. In between the Colour Run the school will be celebrating it's 20th birthday.
The founding Principal, Bill Maiden will be giving a short speech at approx.12:45pm which will be followed by cake cutting and a commemorative planting.
27 Sep 2018
BUGS BUGS EVERYWHERE!
A Canberra classroom at Gold Creek School is abuzz with ideas on how to take bug-eating mainstream in Australia, cooking up creepy-crawly cookies, mealworm nachos and cricket-flavoured ice cream. Read about it here - ABC News: Cooking up a swarm: The class where kids eat bugs. Or watch the video.
12 Sep 2018
The students and staff invite you to watch the awesome musical that they have been working on. Please join us in week 10, across multiple nights in the gymnasium. It’s only $5 for children and $10 for adults, which is an absolute bargain!
Hot food and drinks will be on sale from the Canteen after 3pm. Light refreshments will be available in the hall throughout the performance.
Monday – 24 September at 12 pm (a matinee performance for primary students but also for parents if they would like to purchase tickets).
Monday - 24 September at 6:30 pm
Tuesday - 25 September at 6:30 pm
Wednesday - 26 September at 6:30 pm
Tickets are now available to purchase online though Flexischools (if accessing via mobile device the website only shows two weeks in advance so you will need to press the ‘help tab’ at the bottom right corner and select ‘visit desktop site’ which will show all options. Tickets will also be available to purchase from both the junior and senior site front offices from 30 August.
This year the production will be held in the senior site Gymnasium.
Doors will open at 6:10pm and the show will start at 6:30pm sharp.
05 Sep 2018
FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
P & C Father’s Day Breakfast
We would like to show our appreciation for fathers, grandfathers, uncles, partners and other carersthis Father's Day. Please join us next Friday, 31 August on the Junior Site for a bacon and egg roll before school. Hopefully we get better weather than we had for Mother's Day! The event is to start at 8am.
Thank you to our volunteers for making the morning happen!
23 Aug 2018
The Education Perfect Science Championships begin on Monday, 13 August. We’re asking students to log in to Education Perfect and answer as many Science questions as they can between Monday 13 August and Monday 20 August. Students who reach bronze, silver and gold level will be entered into the draw for the changes to in an iPad or iTunes cards.
We came second in the ACT for Mathematics – let’s see if we can win for Science!
13 Aug 2018
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
13 Aug 2018
P&C TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us Friday, 10 August - 7pm Junior site Tickets can be purchased through flexischools.
02 Aug 2018
World Strides Newsletter Article