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GBC Newsletter, February 2020
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Welcome to the first newsletter of 2020.

A special welcome to all of our new and existing families – we are so glad that you are part of the GBC community!

We have had an amazing start and it is fantastic to see so many happy kids bringing life to the College. Like always, I am proud to see our inclusive, nurturing community, making new students feel part of things from day 1.

I would like to introduce our new staff members, which you will have opportunity to meet, if you haven’t already, on Thursday evening at our Welcome BBQ (Thursday 13 February 2020 at 5:30pm).

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NAPLAN have opened up their public demonstration site  which allows students to do practice tests to allow them to gain familiarity with the online platform for the tests.


Using the link below, you can access the site whenever you like if you would like to see what NAPLAN is all about and allow your children to get familiar with how to interact with the questions online.

School Photos

School Photo Day is coming up on Friday 27 March. Information packs will be coming home in due course. Please follow the instructions to place your orders. Please note: even if you have contacted the school to ask for family photos, ALL ORDERS must be placed following the instructions in the info pack.

Payment Options for School Fees

For those parents wishing to pay by direct debit the PDF fillable form is available for download here. We are also required to provide you with the Service Agreement -  There is no need to return this but please review the linked PDF.

Instead of paying by direct debit, parents are encouraged to pay by direct credit i.e. setup a recurring transfer from within their own internet banking.  Please use your account number or invoice number as the reference.  For internet banking payments our bank details are: GBC Business Chq Account (NAB Kalgoorlie)  BSB 086712 and account number 915988125.  PLEASE use account number or invoice number as your reference.

All prior year’s fees should now be paid in full unless you have made specific payment arrangements with the College.

Invoices have now been sent out via email.  If you have not received yours please contact the College to make sure we have the correct email address for you.  Options for payment of College fees are set out below.

Three are 3 options for paying College fees.

Option 1 - Full payment by 6th March 2020 = 10% discount (on Tuition fees only, excluding Kindergarten). Option 2 - Three equal payments due respectively by 13th March, 7th August, and 31st October 2020.  Option 3 - Payment by EFT or Direct Debit - Weekly/Fortnightly Direct debits will be processed on Fridays, and monthly on the 17th.  The direct debit form is attached, or you can ask for one to be emailed to you, or pick one up from reception.  In addition, payments may be processed by internet banking transfer to our account with details as noted below.   

Payment by EFT preferred.  NAB BSB: 086712  Account Number:  915988125

Please use invoice number as reference.

Please confirm your intended payment method via our Fees Payment Arrangement document (attached).

Volunteers Needed - School Banking

Can you please volunteer? We need your help with the School Banking program!

Looking for a volunteer to do our School Banking this year. You will be helped and guided through the process which is very easy and all it takes is 30min of your day once a week.

Please contact the office if you want to be a part of our school banking program for the kids.

From Pastor Peter; What does the Bible say...

What does the Bible say...


A Merry Heart


In Proverbs 17:22, the Bible says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” 

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Phone Lines are Down

We are in the process of transitioning our phone service to NBN during this week. We are doing our best to minimise disruptions but for a day or two we may be down to one phone line instead of our normal four.  If you can't get through please try again or send an email to our regular email address.

Mines Hockey Club

EGHA Hockey Club

Are looking for more players. If you are interested, there are no fees for new juniors. Girls are very welcome but they are looking for more boys to join the teams.

See poster below for details.

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