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A Message From the Principal – 2019 has been a wonderful year in the life of our school!

2019 VCE and VCAL Results


Christian College Geelong proudly congratulates all Year 12 students from the class of 2019, and recognises their hard work, and the expertise, support and effort from our dedicated teachers.

We applaud the 2019 DUX, Xavier Dickenson, on achieving an outstanding ATAR of 97.9.


2019 Dux Xavier Dickenson receives his graduation certificate at this year’s ceremony

Other top achievers include Peter Gill who scored 97.7, Kaylee Jones 96.15, Jack Gray 95.5, Tess O’Neil 95.55 and Kara Doig 95.4.

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Upper row - Peter Gill, Kaylee Jones, Jack Gray; Lower row - Tess O'Neil, Kara Doig

We are enormously proud of those who scored high into the 90s and the high level of application and effort behind those scores. But while high ATAR numbers are significant for our College, so too are the many other individual stories of achievement and fulfilment that reflect our desire to develop pathways for all students, whatever their abilities, passions, career and life goals.
We are very much aware of the conversations among school principals and tertiary institutions about the ATAR’s future and what profiles that capture individual capabilities and personal attributes more effectively might look like in years to come. This is something we’ve emphasised in our strategic planning, and we take great pride in the fact that our thinking about what we offer our students is far broader than just ATAR scores. This is in fact for Christian College, the learning that matters.
For those who have achieved exceptional ATARs that will open doors to highly sought-after university courses, we are excited. We are just as excited for the student who undertook an unscored VCE and through his remarkable creative talent and networking ability, has accepted a dream job at Melbourne’s new Urban Surf Facility filming professional surfers. And for the student who worked extremely hard for a 60+ ATAR that sealed her entry to the University of Tasmania’s world-renowned Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science course – an offer she was made two weeks ago and which fulfilled a long-held dream for her.
Quantified measures of achievement are important instruments, but we want to continue to meet the challenges of delivering an education that goes well above and beyond numbers. We seek to capture those important and deeper elements of lifeworthy learning. We want all our students to leave our College with far more than just a score.

The Stats
There were three students who achieved a perfect study score:

• Jack Gray in Business Management
• Ashley Barrett in Further Mathematics
• Madalyn Iaria in Studio Art

• 11.2% of our students received an ATAR above 90 (compared with 10% nationally)
• 26.8% of our students received an ATAR above 80 (compared with 20% nationally)
• 45.8% of our students received an ATAR above 70 (compared with 30% nationally)
• 65.9% of our students received an ATAR above 60 (compared with 40% nationally)
• 82.1% of our students received an ATAR above 50 (compared with 50% nationally)
• 100% of VCAL students successfully completed their course. Congratulations to Tia Bell for winning the College VCAL Award and for accepting an offer of employment after completing a School-Based Traineeship at Torquay Kids Club.

Glen McKeeman 

PRINCIPAL

Principal's Blog

2018 VCE & VCAL Results


Christian College Geelong is very proud of the Class of 2018 and celebrates the gifts and talents of all of our students. We congratulate every individual in the graduating Class. They have drawn much from all that Christian College has to offer and from the support of their dedicated teachers, which has translated into excellent VCE and VCAL results.

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2017 VCE Results


Christian College is very proud of the results achieved this year by our Class of 2017. We commend the students and the staff on their good work and dedication to their studies throughout the year.

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October 2017

27-Oct-2017

It was wonderful to return to school at the start of the term after spending some time in the United States as part of an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Principal’s Study Tour at the end of last term. The new term greeted us with the sun shining and some warmth in the air and it was evident as the students came to the Commencement Assemblies at each campus that they were walking with a spring in their step, anticipating the opportunities ahead.

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Importance of Quality Family Time


There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era

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Connecting with MYTERN

25-May-2017

Last term we had a visit from the creator of MYTERN, Dr. Jane Foster, to work with the leadership team, as well as a group of students from our Middle Schools. This workshop provided a forum to discuss ways that we can further encourage and support each other to make use of the MYTERN language and explore the benefits of taking responsibility for our own emotions.

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Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure


The biennial College Musical Production is a unique opportunity that involves and connects, students, staff, past colleagues and students from each of our campuses. This year we were enchanted by the adventures of Peter Pan in Neverland. Interestingly our College's first performance of Peter Pan occurred 20 years ago.

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February 2017

09-Feb-2017

A Focus on 'Good Work'

It has been wonderful to see our campuses spring to life with the students returning from the summer break. A common remark I have heard from a number of students and staff is how positive they feel about the opportunities that the new year brings.

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Welcome to 2017


After a wonderful and restful break, we are excited to welcome our staff and students back to Christian College.
Click here to view a welcome message from our College Principal.

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The Future of Learning

24-Aug-2016

At the end of last month, our Vice Principal Mr Scott Elliss and I travelled to Boston in the United States to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Future of Learning Institute conducted by the world-renowned Project Zero Team.

This opportunity was provided by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV). We attended with nine other Principals from independent schools and some of the staff from ISV.

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June 2016

07-Jun-2016

Great students make great schools

I have many reasons to celebrate our students throughout the year - most recently being the Annual Year 11 Debutante Balls, the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and the Senior School House Music Competition.

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April 2016

26-Apr-2016

Quality students create outstanding school communities
Our College is blessed with remarkable students. They provide the reason that Christian College is so widely respected throughout our community. In recent weeks I have enjoyed the opportunity of seeing our students shine in an array of circumstances.

At the conclusion of first term each Campus marked God's love for us demonstrated through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. The solemn lead-up to Good Friday is a time for reflection and contemplation. I was delighted to witness the mature and respectful participation of our students at the end of term services. Each service had a strong component of student involvement by leading the worship through role play, prayer and singing.

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March 2016

08-Mar-2016

MYTERN – Taking Emotional Responsibility Now
I am delighted with the positive feedback that I have received as a result of introducing ‘MYTERN’ with our students from Preschool through to Year 4 this year. As a result we look forward to extending this into the Middle School and Senior School in the future.
We are very pleased with the excellent support that many of you provided by attending the information sessions with Dr. Jane Foster last week.

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Welcome - February 2016

02-Feb-2016

It has been a delight to visit each of our Campuses today to attend the Commencement Assemblies to welcome students and to share the excitement surrounding the year ahead. This year 280 new students have commenced at Christian College. I extend a warm welcome to the new students and their families joining our community in 2016 and I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year ahead.

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November 2015

12-Nov-2015

Last weekend, current and past members of the Christian College community gathered at 'The Pier' in Geelong to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Christian College and its provision of quality Christian education throughout our region.

We were joined by members of Federal and State Parliament, prominent members of the Geelong business community, loyal supporters of our College program, as well as parents, past students and staff.

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October 2015

21-Oct-2015

The Annual College Music Evening last week was an occasion of remarkable 'music making'. Each ensemble taking the stage throughout the night performed items to delight the audience at a packed Costa Hall, Deakin University.

The evening was hosted by Head of Strings and Senior Classroom Music Teacher Mr. Ben Castle who captivated the audience with a balance of informative introductions together with anecdotal stories and humour between each item. This certainly added to the overall enjoyment on the night.

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September 2015

03-Sep-2015

Our Shared Journey and Partnership
The learning landscape is one that is ever changing and this brings with it many challenges for our young people. The responsibility of educating our students is a complex one that extends beyond the classroom, College campuses and playgrounds.
The culture and community of any school is the broad spectrum? that we each share in and contribute to in some way.
In recent weeks our College has endeavoured to provide opportunities for us to partner alongside our parents to address a few of the challenges and distractions that our young people encounter.

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August 2015

03-Aug-2015

Our College is currently hosting students and staff from our sister school, Naga High School in Japan. This visit provides our community with the opportunity to welcome our friends and to share educational,
cultural and to develop close and meaningful connections. The 29 students and 3 teachers have so far enjoyed visiting the various campuses, a trip to the Back Creek Farm, as well as other places of interest in our surrounding area.

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Raising Good Kids

22-Jun-2015

I first became a parent back in 1987 and again in 1989, and I remember distinctly the challenge that commenced in raising my two children.

Much of the parenting involved trial and error and I also think some of the methods and practices reflected those of my own parents. I certainly remember using some of the comments that my parents had made to me, such as, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all.” I think most of us can identify with doing this at some point.

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June 2015

05-Jun-2015

You may have read the recent media reports questioning the value of education that is provided in Independent Schools. Much has been said about the reported data that has interpreted benchmark results which make negative references to schools in our sector.

Whilst I am committed to seeing our students strive to obtain the very best academic results and to see them achieve high levels of success, I have always reminded them that they are more than the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) that serves one purpose, which is to gain offers to University places.

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May 2015

04-May-2015

This week commenced with the major undertaking to capture all students and staff from all campuses, including Williams House Kindergarten and the Back Creek Farm in one photograph.
We were blessed with perfect weather conditions which assisted arrangements and the mood on the day for everyone involved.

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April 28th 2015


At the start of this year I mentioned that 2015 promised to bring a number of highlights during our 35th year anniversary. The last few weeks have certainly provided us with significant occasions to be proud of our College community.

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April 2015

16-Apr-2015

Term 2 has commenced at Christian College Geelong, promising to be filled with a number of wonderful highlights.

ANZAC Commemoration
This week our College wide community will be joining the rest of our nation in commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and our heritage of ANZAC tradition

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March 2015

19-Mar-2015

Off to a Flying Start
It has been a most hectic and highly energetic start to the new academic year. It is incredible how much can be achieved in a short period of time.
Already the College has enjoyed a range of highly successful events that have occurred as part of the first part of the year.
I am most grateful to the students, staff and families that have contributed to and supported the Welcome and Information Evenings, Student Leader’s Induction Services, sporting, music and camp opportunities, classroom activities, fund raising efforts and the many other aspects of the life of our College.

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset

19-Feb-2015

At each of the campus commencement services for students and staff I shared a brief introduction to the work of Stanford University Professor, Carol Dweck regarding ‘mindsets’.

Dr. Dweck is a Professor of Psychology and her studies have revealed the incredibly powerful message that what we believe about our intelligence strongly influences learning outcomes, positively or negatively, depending on our mindset. The studies outline the attributes and outcomes of two mindsets. A ‘Fixed’ and a ‘Growth Mindset’. Each of these mindsets has an impact on the outcome of how an individual faces challenges in their learning, resulting from what they believe their ability to be.

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December 2014

08-Dec-2014

At the end of a week of presentations, end of the year activities, assemblies, celebrations and Kinder visits I am thankful to have the privilege to lead the fine educational program at our College.

It has been a joy to see the fruit of this years’ work throughout classrooms, studios, sporting fields and in a range of places across our region, nation and overseas.

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Christian College Geelong Foundation


On Saturday evening over 300 members of the College community consisting of local dignitaries, College families, staff and a number of past students gathered to support the launch of the Christian College Geelong Foundation.

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Celebrating Learning and the Learners


Term 4 is always busy and many students feel the pressure of expectation and performance surrounding end of year assessments, particularly those in Year 12 completing their VCE examinations.
One of the important cultural changes we are aiming to address within our College culture of learning, is placing greater emphasis on the process of learning and the provision of improvement and more timely feedback for students to build an intrinsic desire within themselves to strive for continuous improvement.

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Rich College Experiences

19-Aug-2014

During the last week I have had the opportunity to participate in three wonderful aspects of the College programme first hand.

Class of 2004, 10 Year Reunion
Each year we have the privilege of gathering past graduates students, 10 years after their graduation. It was a joy to catch up with our past students, having taught and known a number of these young men and women from the beginning of their time at Christian College.

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July 2014

31-Jul-2014

This week I have the privilege of being in Boston, USA attending the ‘Harvard Graduate School of Education - Future of Learning Program’ with 9 other colleagues from other Victorian Independent Schools.

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June 2014

30-Jun-2014

Annual College Staff Retreat

First Semester concluded following a highly successful Staff Retreat. This time is devoted each year to allow our staff to draw aside to reflect upon our Christian faith and the importance this has in our respective roles.

Following on from last year we progressed on our journey of ‘Teaching and Working Christianly’. This year, the staff participated in a range of workshops that they selected to support their individual spiritual walk and development.

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