Orientation and Transition into 2012
Recently our College conducted a highly successful Orientation Day across each of the campuses. This day provides a wonderful opportunity for new students to visit and experience time in their new school and our existing students the chance to meet new teachers and friends at their next level of schooling.
Over recent years the important role that transition plays in preparing for change and new beginnings at our College has undergone thorough planning and revision to maximize the benefits of these days. Additionally, the expanded transition program offered at the Senior School to prepare students in Years 10 to 12 next year for the rigours and expectations of the following year is now recognized as an invaluable ‘head start’.
A major factor in each of these aspects of preparation is the development of new relationships for students, staff and families in readiness for the following year. I thank all those that participated and contributed to the success of these programs for their efforts.
Last weekend 250 Christian College students, staff and families supported the annual ‘Run Geelong’ community run and walk to support fundraising toward the Geelong Hospital Childrens’ ward. Part of the program also allows individuals to pledge support to other charity work of their choice. Through an initiative of the Senior School Prefects participants from our College pledged support to the ongoing work supported by our College in East Timor.
The following response from the Chairman of the Christian College Viqueque Committee, Mr. Colin Pearson has been received
‘…To all Students, Staff and Christian College family members who took part in Run Geelong on Sunday 20 November 2011,
The Christian College Viqueque Friendship Committee would like to thank you for your great effort in raising money. All the money raised will be going to build a school with three class rooms and one teacher room. The school is at the village of Mota Le'e, 15 km south of Viqueque. At present the community is running classes in a 6 x 6 square metre thatched room with open walls. Building materials are already being purchased and delivered to the site, before the rainy season blocks access.
Special thanks to Mr. Andrew Richardson for all his efforts in the organization of the event. And well done to the Year 12 students, whose initiative this project was. Well done and THANK YOU!’
The run was a wonderful community event and it was pleasing to see so many from Christian College participating. Even if it was as you passed me on the run!
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