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Year 12 Jackets 2019

Date: October 9, 2018

The Year 11 cohort have begun the exciting process of choosing the design for their Year 12 Jackets for 2019.

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Colour Fun Run

Date: October 9, 2018

As communicated last term, we are excited about our whole school Colour Fun Run on Friday 26 October, which is

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Thank You Little Learners Staff

Date: September 12, 2018

Last Wednesday, we celebrated our Little Learners early childhood educators for their amazing contribution and dedication to each of our

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No Limits

Date: September 10, 2018

Jesse De Jong – Pilot At 15 years of age, Suncoast Christian College student, Jesse De Jong is one of

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ASPIRE Students Compete in Opti-MINDS

Date: August 29, 2018

Last weekend, our Year 5 and 6 ASPIRE students competed in the Sunshine Coast Regional Opti-MINDS competition at Caloundra Christian

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Subject Expo Launch a Success

Date: August 28, 2018

Conversations about all things Year 11 in 2019 were had at the recent Subject Expo & Information Evening. Our Year

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  1. Oct 22

    Pupil Free Day

    October 22

    Pupil Free Day – Verification & Moderation Day

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  2. Oct 26

    Day for Daniel

    October 26

    On Friday 26 October, staff and students are invited to participate in the annual Day

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  3. Oct 26

    Whole School Fun Colour Run

    October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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  4. Oct 26

    Colour Fun Run

    October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    We are delighted to host a whole school Colour Fun Run on Friday 26 October,

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  5. Oct 29

    Secondary Dance Showcase

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Dance Showcase is almost here. Our dancers include Years 7 – 12 students, plus Suncoast

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  6. Oct 31

    Open Morning

    October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    You are warmly invited to our Open Morning Please join our staff and students to

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Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

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Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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Screen Diet

Date: August 13, 2018

In her book The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life, Anya Kamenetz asks questions about screen time. How toxic is it for kids to be spending time on gadgets? Is it totally toxic like smoking, which has no safe minimum dose? Or is it more like food, which is only harmful if you have too much or the wrong type?

Some experts reckon it’s totally harmful. Until not long ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended zero screen time for kids under the age of two. (By the way, that advice has since changed, and was ignored by nine out of 10 parents anyway)!

More recent, researched opinions think screen time is more like food. The right food in the right amounts can be beneficial. But excess consumption and the wrong type of screen diet can have a negative impact.

Many parents try to set limits on screen time for their young children and do pretty well. But by adolescence, New Zealand 15 year olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday (up from 98 minutes in 2012*). How can that be healthy?

Can I suggest going for a balanced diet? If your kids are:
• getting enough sleep
• doing chores
• playing sport
• mixing with friends
• spending time with family
• relaxing away from technology
• being active

Then they probably aren’t going to be hurt by using the computer for a while. Stay in touch with your kids, stay on side, keep talking and negotiate boundaries for a healthy screen diet.

Article sourced from: https://www.theparentingplace.com