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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.

12 Sep 2018

SCHOOL PRODUCTION

SCHOOL PRODUCTION

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.

Dates:

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

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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

SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

31 Jul 2018

WHOLE SCHOOL AWARDS ASSEMBLY

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We would like to invite parents/carers to the Whole School Awards Ceremony, Friday, 6 July 2018 at 9:00am. It will be in the Senior Site Gymnasium and we have an amazing guest speaker Zack Bryers – 2018 ACT Young Australian of the Year.

Academic, personal achievements and IB awards will be presented for Semester 1.

04 Jul 2018

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST-MALAYSIA 2019

2019 MALAYSIAN TRIP EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

In 2019, Gold Creek students (current years 7-10) will have the opportunity to participate in an overseas excursion to Malaysia. Malaysia is a close neighbour to Australia and offers experiences for students to broaden their horizons. As an International Baccalaureate school we place a great deal of importance on global citizenship and experiential learning. Providing an immersive setting overseas is a highly effective way to facilitate such learning.

 

The 2019 Malaysia trip aims to ‘plant a seed’ about the numerous benefits of travel, experiencing life and culture through a unique perspective and stepping out of (your) ones comfort-zone. The trip has been designed to encompass a range of real-world learning opportunities as well as develop student independence, resilience, team work, service and open mindedness. 

 

If you would like to know more information, including itinerary and costs, please join us at an information evening on Wednesday 4 July 2018 from 6pm to 7pm at the Gold Creek School Senior Library.

 

Parents-Please take a moment to RSVP here.

Students - Malaysia Trip 2019 student expression of interest http://bit.ly/MalaysiaTrip2019

 

 

27 Jun 2018

Gold Creek School – Senior Site ranked 2nd in the ACT for the Education Perfect Mathematics Championships!

In a fierce competition with Lyneham High School, Gold Creek School ended up placing 2nd in the ACT. This was an excellent result considering that the final result was very close and Lyneham High School has an extra 220 students.  We particularly congratulate Aryan K and Jake P for attaining the Gold Award level and Andy C for reaching Silver. These students go into a prize draw of an iPad and iTunes gift vouchers. Certificates will be awarded soon.

20 Jun 2018

SEMESTER 1 AWARDS CEREMONY

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.

15 Jun 2018

PYP & MYP ASSESSMENT & REPORTING INFORMATION

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:

  • Gold Creek School Semester 1 report
  • A to E grades (Kindergarten excepted)

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.

 

 


15 Jun 2018

GCS SENIOR BAND WINS GOLD AWARD

EISTEDDFOD 2018

 

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!

25 May 2018

Legislative Assembly Debates

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!

18 May 2018

Ride and Walk to School Safe Travel Map

Gold Creek School supports students and families walking or riding safely to School. To celebrate tomorrow’s Walk Safely to School Day we are proud to share Transport Canberra’s Active Travel Map to support our students getting to and from School safely.

Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

WSTSD promotes the important message that active kids are healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine. Children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. Encouraging less driving and more walking aims to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars. Lastly, it is just a nice way to be part of your community. 

18 May 2018

Enrolments for 2019 are now open.


2019 prospective enrolments for all ACT Public Schools are now open.

We would just like to confirm enrolment procedures for current Gold Creek students in Preschool and Year 6.

Current students in a Gold Creek School Preschool do not need to reapply to attend Gold Creek Kindergarten in 2019 unless their current enrolment for preschool was accepted on a ‘one year only basis.’ Families who have received this letter will need to complete an enrolment form to continue in an ACT public school.

Current year 6 students at Gold Creek School do not need to complete a new enrolment form to progress to year 7 if continuing at Gold Creek in 2019.

For more information please visit the ACT Education Directorate's website.

30 Apr 2018

OPEN DAYS