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GCC - Our History

Gulf Christian College (GCC) is an independent, co-educational Christian School located in Normanton, in the Gulf district of Queensland.

The College caters for students attending Prep to Year 9 from Normanton, Karumba and surrounding cattle stations.

GCC has been operating in the community for over 35 years and was originally started by the Normanton Assembly of God Church (renamed Normanton Christian Fellowship) with classes held in the church building.


School opened

School commenced with classes held in the Church building.


College Facilities

In 1997 the current College facilities were built creating an administration building, library, staff kitchen, toilet block, two upstairs classrooms, an undercover area as well as a playground and sandpit play area.


Admin Extension

In 2005 an extension was made to the administration building creating a combination art room and home economics room.


Library & Resource Centre

A Library & Resource Centre with the latest in computer technology was completed early 2011 with the official opening in April that year. Extensions to the administration building and two accommodation units for staff were completed shortly after. The College celebrated its 25th birthday on Saturday 15th October, 2011.


New Prep Classroom

A new Prep classroom was opened in May 2014, with additional playgrounds and turfed areas.


Middle School

Middle School commenced at Gulf Christian College in 2015.


Science Lab/Classroom

In 2016, our Middle School building (stage 1) was completed with a purpose-built science laboratory/classroom and a manual arts classroom designed to cater for our students from Years 7 to 9.


Middle School Stage 2 and Sports Facility

In 2017, the Middle School Stage 2 was completed, encompassing two classrooms and a Library, as well as a Home Economics room. The existing library was converted into a primary classroom. The Fred Edwards Sporting Facility was also completed on land across the road from the College. This included covered ball courts, storage and toilet facilities. This facility significantly enhanced the sporting and recreational options for our students.


Purchase of staff homes

During 2019-2021, four additional staff houses were purchased to accommodate our teaching staff and their families.


Administration and Primary Classroom extensions

The update and extension of our administration building provided additional offices and a larger staff room to accommodate growth. Primary classrooms upstairs were extended into the verandah spaces, providing larger rooms. This year saw the development of our Sports Oval beside our Sporting Facility.


Language / Cultural Centre and Learning Enrichment

This building has enabled the College to significantly invite community into the College to embed local language and culture into our curriculum. Our Learning Enrichment Department is also located in this building.