GCC - Extra-curricular Activities

GCC continues to develop relevant extra-curricular activities for all student year levels. These include:

Sport

Opportunities are provided for GCC students to participate in a variety of sports throughout the school year. These include hockey, AFL, athletics, swimming, touch football and other sports when available.

GCC inter-house carnivals are held for athletics and swimming. Local and district carnivals are also attended by GCC representative students in locations such as Karumba, Georgetown and as far away as Longreach.

Middle School Program

GCC year levels 7, 8 and 9 travel to Nambour Christian College for two weeks during Terms 1, 2 and 3 to join the curriculum program provided there. This offers them a boarding experience in preparation for their future schooling options. As well as being part of a large College, this also provides them with involvement in a larger community, enabling them to participate in excursions and other weekend activities on the Sunshine Coast.

Community Programs

GCC is committed to being involved in the local community and this is evidenced through its involvement in a number of community events, including:

  • Normanton Rodeo Float Competition
  • Normanton Annual Rodeo and Show
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • ANZAC Day March/Ceremony
  • Hosting mission teams from Nambour Christian College (Year 10) and Tyndale Christian School (Year 9) to visit the local community and assist in youth development and Christian influence
  • Supporting Community Youth events
  • Gulf Kids Environmental Day
  • RU OK? Day
  • Go Gulf Visit

Family Fun and Open Day

The GCC Family Fun and Open Day is a night event for the whole community and includes fireworks, rides, drumming display and a variety of stalls. This event was recently awarded Community Event of the Year in the 2017 Australia Day awards.

Chapel

Weekly chapel services are held in the church building adjacent to the College. Students take turns to lead the chapel service once each Term. Parents and family members are most welcome to attend.

Harmony Day

Designed to encourage awareness and celebration of the cultural diversity within Australia, Harmony Day is a time for students to dress up in multi-cultural costumes and cook food from around the world. Parents are invited to come along and join in the celebration meal.

Year 5/6 Sunshine Coast Trip

Students from Years 5 and 6 travel to the Sunshine Coast biennially for a five day visit. Activities include hiking, trips to Underwater World, Australia Zoo, Dreamworld, and a ride on a CityCat ferry to visit Sciencentre in Brisbane.