Geraldton Residential College provides a home-away-from-home for rural and regional students attendi Geraldton Residential College provides a home-away-from-home for rural and regional students attending high school in Geraldton WA.
It is a supportive and enriching environment to grow and learn in while studying away from their families.
Operating as usual
This morning we hosted an information session for interested students to learn about opportunities in the Australian Defence Force Academy, the message was that students can apply to the defence force and study a degree at the University of NSW, whilst receiving cutting-edge military, and leadership training. What a wonderful opportunity for our young people! Thanks for organising Mr J Driscoll. 😀
Our lovely GGS ladies are looking very smart in their winter uniform.
Who doesn't love some good Mexican food? Nachos for Saturday lunch, are so delicious! Thank you to Chloe, Lalani, and Kyah for being such a great help.
GRC synchronised swimming at Aquarena - anything is possible hey😉
" Miss Tia's cat Mogwi is a frequent visitor at the College, and the girls just love her "
Surf lifesavers " Mr Shiosaki and Miss Tia" took the students out for a spot of snorkeling in between all the seaweed - who cares? our students didn't! What a glorious day to be out and about and hopefully, wash away any viruses that may be lurking 🙂😉
Shout out to Taj and Jaimee - who helped Mr Shiosaki cook our BBQ lunch today! delicious!
ISO is not so bad in Frewer House, when we have our own area to build Lego in and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine !
Iso in Clancy House is not so bad with puzzles and legos.😍
After dinner activities in Dellahale House - the game is called Kahoot and it builds engagement and fun! "well, that's what they tell us"😂
We have spent 2 years organising a collection of artifacts to celebrate our 100-year history at GRC (2021). This has resulted in us having additional photos that we are unable to hang, SO, if you attended GRC from 1999 to 2001 and you would like a framed picture of your year house, please feel welcome to come on by and collect and enjoy!
Our Dellahale girls picture here - enjoying the Shore Leave Festival and watching the amazing historical Dragon Boat race.
Mr Shiosaki “rounded up the troops” for a spot of fishing on Saturday afternoon at Chapman River Estuary, what a beautiful afternoon! These students got to use our new fishing gear too!
Not sure if they caught anything, but they certainly enjoyed!
On Thursday night we held our April Positive Behaviour draw - with all students in with a chance to win a movie ticket or a treat for demonstrating either Respectful, Responsible or Caring behaviour at the College.
The winner were Lachlan and Ruby T.
A perfect end to a busy term - a sunset swim down at the foreshore on our last night at the college !
End of Term gourmet platters, yum! Thanks Joy and Team for a Term of glorious healthy food to ensure our students learn and thrive at GRC!
Teamwork at GRC today as students supported Jaimee's to make her very own birthday cake ! Nice work students and happy birthday Jaimee! 🎂🙌🥰
Nothing stops the annual GRC Easter egg hunt! Our students love it ! 🐣🧆🥚🐇
Mrs Wilson made her very special scones for afternoon tea today, and all our students enjoyed, especially our remaining two ladies on the end of their isolation time in Clancy house . Not long to go now girls! 🙌 A huge thank you to students who found themselves in isolation due to being Covid -19 positive or identified as a close contact, your resilience and patience has been outstanding ! 👏🥰 We have not identified any further cases in the past week due to a commitment from all our students and staff in maintaining strict Covid 19 protocols. Thank you also to the many parents that collected their children when asked. 😷🙌
On the home iso straight now, thanks Mrs Wilson for our diamond art and ice cream! 🙌🥰
It’s time to start putting in your Reach leave for the Easter school holidays! The college closes on Friday 8th April at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 25th April at 1pm. Make sure you select “School Holidays” as your leave type.
Triage Nurse Shiosaki in action this morning supporting our isolating students in Clancy House 👍🙌
Dear parents & carers,
Due to the high volume of two-minute noodles eaten by students, we are calling on you to support us in educating your children to make healthy food choices and limit the amount of “junk food “ they are consuming especially 2-minute noodles.
We know that a healthy diet supports good sleep, hygiene and better concentration at school, and general wellbeing.
The college provides Chef quality healthy meals every day, sourced from local fresh produce in line with our EAT, LEARN, THRIVE program. We know that children who EAT well, sleep better, and reduce their risk of serious health issues in later life.
Two-minute noodles…fantasy or fact?
Fantasy: Two-minute noodles are a great healthy and quick nutritional snack?
Fact: Most types of instant noodles tend to be low in calories, fibre and protein, with higher amounts of fat, carbs, sodium and select micronutrients. They contain few nutrients and high amounts of sodium and MSG.
Many thanks for your support in this regard.
Surfs up for the boys whilst our Dellahale ladies were happy to chill out on the rocks enjoying the fresh air and sunset!
Our students enjoyed homemade chips and crispy fish, followed by a maltessers chocolate cake as a special Saturday night treat! Thanks Maria, our lovely weekend cook. Delicious!
The Supervisors at GRC are always ready to respond to challenges with a smile (behind a mask 😷) and a can do attitude to ensure that our students are always safe!
Tonight was a glorious opportunity to take a stroll to the beach with our students, where they enjoyed a swim and an ice cream treat on the way back to the college.
Our students enjoyed a swim and some snorkelling on Sunday afternoon - with Seth catching a nice flathead. We are so lucky to have the beautiful Batavia Coastline just minutes away from college.
Last night we held a super quiz night! Led by our quiz master, Andrew Driscoll. The winning team won a movie outing. A great activity to support social wellbeing whilst testing the minds of students.
• A huge thank you to Western Mulga who have been renovating our yard at the back of the College over the past week, it looks just wonderful and so clean and inviting. We will be building a Yarning Circle under the tree canopy as it is something that we have been wanting to do for some time. Mr Shiosaki will work together with Western Mulga on the design which will encompass the Southern, Northern and Coastal Yamatji people all meeting together – we will be using logs and natural materials, with Western Mulga volunteering to design and work with our students on the artwork that will be done on the meeting table.
This afternoon we enjoyed a Pilates session with Katarina. Our focus this year is student wellbeing - this incorporates physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Pilates promotes all three components of wellbeing, and our students really enjoyed the session at the end another hot and busy week at the college.
Perfect way to end a hot day here in Geraldton - we took 32 students down to the foreshore for an evening swim 🏊♀️
Our lovely student Olivia jumped in to help Mrs Wilson make quiches for lunch, they were healthy and delicious!
No better way to spend your long weekend than making caramel popcorn cupcake on holiday Monday morning!
With few students in house this long weekend, Miss Tia took her small group of Dellahale students out to enjoy some local sightseeing spots!
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