What’s Happening to my teenager? Part 2 – Intellectual Changes

Adolescent brains are undergoing significant growth and development. The rational part of a teen’s brain (prefrontal cortex) is the last part of the brain to be fully developed. This is the part of the brain that helps to make good judgments and understand long-term...

Young leaders take it to the limit!

Primary school students across the Gympie region will be pushed to their limits this month at the seventh annual Gympie Primary Leaders Day (GPLD).   Hosted by Cooloola Christian College, the event which will be held on Wednesday 26th February 2020, attracts more than...

First Day of School

By Sarah Edwards (Head of Curriculum, Early Years) The big day has arrived. Some mourn it, some rejoice in it. Either way it is the start of a new season in your child’s life. As we prepare ourselves and our children emotionally and mentally it will suddenly dawn on...

Relationships!! Relationships!! Relationships!!

Students learn best when they feel safe, supported and encouraged to ‘be themselves’.  At CCC, we believe that each child is wonderfully and uniquely made for a purpose.  Our role as educators is to encourage them to strive to be their best in their...

Play is not a dirty word!

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein  For many years ‘play’ in school contexts has been a dirty word.  “There is too much to get done to let them play” has been the sentiment of some teachers for a few years now.  Play is not a dirty word!  Many...