Debutante Meeting for Year 11 Students and Parents
On Tuesday 13th February at 7.30 pm there will be an information session for our upcoming Debutante Balls.  It will be held in the Senio...

Senior School

We have completed week 2 and the campus is full of activity. Classes are full of engagement and the students have settled into a routine. The Year 12 students have Independent Study Periods (ISPs) in which they independently complete their work. While the home work as such may be completed then, it is important that parents and guardians understand the importance of home learning. To just complete the set homework does not ensure mastery of that topic or section. Home learning is when students undertake extension or revision work to get to that mastery level. This will require initiative from the student and input from their teacher.

Welcome to Senior School Evening

The Welcome to Senior School Evening is on Tuesday 13th February in the Penman Quad from 7.00 pm. This is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s house group teacher. This person plays an important role in the life of your son or daughter. They are the first point of contact when there is a concern. All subject teachers will also be present so you will be able to meet them and see how they have settled in. The Year Level Co-ordinators and Heads of House will be available and it is important to make these personal connections.

Year 10 Information Session:  In the Chapel at about 7.10 pm the Year 10 Co-ordinators in Ms Kim Doherty and Mr Paul Breguet will be presenting an overview of the year and how you will be able to support your son or daughter. This will be a valuable session.

Debutante Ball Information Session:  There will also be an information session for those students contemplating making their Debut. Here you will hear of the practice times, venues, costs, expected commitments and be able to ask questions.  It will be held in the Chapel around 7.30 pm.

 

Year 10 Christian Education

One of the many great facets of the Senior School is the Jesus in the Modern World course. Here as part of their course, they visit the McKellar Centre and they commence this on Tuesday of next week. The students get to spend time with residents and it is such a rewarding experience for both parties.

 

Prefect Investiture and New Staff Induction

Thursday 15th February is our Prefect Investiture and Staff Induction at the Barrabool Hills Baptist Church from 11.40 am. The entire Senior School is present, as we see this is an important occasion for the Prefects and new staff. It is also very valuable for all students to witness before God, these good people who will lead them this year.   

All students shall return to school for periods 5 and 6.

Parents and guests are welcome to attend.

  

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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I would like to take this opportunity to share my heartfelt thanks and pride in all our students and student leaders at our Induction service today, Friday February 9th, 2018. I am gratef...

I would like to take this opportunity to share my heartfelt thanks and pride in all our students and student leaders at our Induction service today, Friday, 9th February, 2018. I am grateful that they have accepted the call to be leaders within our Junior School. I make special mention of our newly inducted College Captains, William Wray and Evie Tomkins and wish to reiterate my encouragement to all our leaders to seize this opportunity to be salt and light and to do good work in their roles this year. 

It was also a privilege to dedicate out new staff into their roles at Junior School.  May they receive God’s richest blessings and encouragement as they commit to bringing the love of Jesus, his compassion and his teaching to encourage our children in their learning everyday.

Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

 

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Prep Investigations.
 
This week for our prep investigations session the students were discovering why bubbles are so special. They discussed what is needed to create a bubble and then th...

This week for our prep investigations session the students were discovering why bubbles are so special. They discussed what is needed to create a bubble and then they experimented with bubble wands and the bubble mixture that they had prepared.

The children quickly realised if they took their time with the movement of their bubble wand the bigger the bubble would be, and if they moved their wand quickly the bubble would pop on the way out of the wand.

The students also enjoyed looking at the rainbows that appeared in the larger bubbles. Of course a favourite part of their investigations was to chase the bubbles and try to pop them.

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher & Surf Coast Campus Coordinator

 

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As the commencement of camps and excursions are approaching from next week, could all parents please check their child’s current data on the College Portal and update/amend any Medical, D...

As the commencement of camps and excursions are approaching from next week, could all parents please check their child’s current data on the College Portal and update/amend any Medical, Dietary, Emergency contacts, Parent mobile numbers and email addresses etc.  

If you have any diffulcuties accessing the College Portal please email the school on helpdesk@ccg.vic.edu.au

Thank you.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Our ‘Leaders’ Induction and Service of Dedication’ on Thursday was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and commission our 2018 student leaders.
 
Guest speaker and Monsta Surf CEO, Cam G...

Our ‘Leaders’ Induction and Service of Dedication’ on Thursday was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and commission our 2018 student leaders.

 

Guest speaker and Monsta Surf CEO, Cam Greenwood, encouraged us to overcome our fear in this dark world, to never lose our spark and to not forget that we are the light of the world. An inspiring and challenging message for all.

 

A special congratulations to Poppy Schaap and Zachariah Wray on their appointment as School Captains for 2018 - along with Indianna Wylie and Ted Paige-Walker on their appointment as Vice Captains.

 

Congratulations to the following students on their appointment. We look forward to your leadership and service throughout 2018.
                        

Project Care Representative 

 

Year 5          Stella Benson         Emma Daley          Supreet Kaur         Ashley Morrison                                                   

Year 6          Oliver Martin          Zoe Morgan                Ruby Sinfield              Fane Vaitohi


Year 7          Joshua Holmes       Lachlan Marshall       James McKeegan       Jacob McKie   Megha Prashar    Cody Stiles   
                     

 
Year 8          Bethany Dean         Alexander Gilbert     Lin Nakayama      Sophie Potter    Nathan Tarrant    Eloise Wingrave
                            

 

House Leaders

Burrows                                Poppy Schaap                                  Henry Elliss

Flynn                                     Madeleine Benson                            Luke Day

Penman                                Matilda Puckett                               Zachariah Wray

Taylor                                    Sophie Moore                                  Daniel Archer

 

Prefects
  

Harvey Beckley           Bridgette Benney                          Madeleine Benson

Caitlin Boode               Max Caldwell-Garcia                   Charlotte Charles


Eliot Cudmore             Dante de Beer                               Jack Frencham

 

Lucy Gordon                Finlay Kerr                                     India Lewis

 

Charlie MacFadyen     Ted Page-Walker                          Ariane Pierssene

 

Kelsey Rundle              Poppy Schaap                                Zachariah Wray

 

Indianna Wylie

 

 

 

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Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?
Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on...

Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?

Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on Wednesday, February 14. This get-together will be held at the Sports and Aquatic Centre (SAC) at our Middle School - Highton Campus, in the upstairs Mezzanine area, starting after school until approximately 5.30pm. 

Students from the Middle School - Highton Campus are welcome to stay straight after school, as staff will be upstairs in the Mezzanine area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kay Wilson at K.Wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

What: Equestrian Team Meet and Greet

Where: Sports and Aquatic Centre (Upstairs Mezzanine), Middle School – Highton Campus 

When: Wednesday, February 14

Time: After School until approx. 5.30pm

RSVP: Kay Wilson on email: k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

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I wish to extend my greetings to both the new and existing parents and their families for this 2018 school year. My name is Rowan Thurman and I am the Chaplain at the Junior School Campus...

I wish to extend my greetings to both the new and existing parents and their families for this 2018 school year. My name is Rowan Thurman and I am the Chaplain at the Junior School Campus. At the start of a new school year there are many changes and new situations to adapt to – new teachers, new surroundings, new school, making new friends, and new schoolwork to name a few.

As a child I loved ‘Winnie The Pooh’ and this caption below beautifully captures Pooh’s encouragement to Piglet about being brave in amongst change. We all need to be encouragers! Change can be difficult and sometimes we need to take small steps, but with persistence we can achieve much more than we ever dreamed possible. We too have a Heavenly Father who is interested in our everyday experiences and we can confidently ask for His strength in amongst the changes that come along.

In this settling in time I would count it a privilege to be able offer assistance and support to your children and families should the need arise. As the year unfolds there may be needs encountered at school or at home that I may be able to listen to, encourage or refer on. I can also be an added link between the Home Room Teacher and your family. As well, I enjoy meeting with as many students as possible over the course of the year, chatting informally about their interests, friendships and experiences. It serves as an important ‘connecting point’ should other issues occur. The practical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of your child and family are of significant importance to us. I love relating to the students through assemblies, camps, excursions, Bush Prep, devotions and special programs such as 'Rainbows' and Social Groups. We also run a number of ‘one off’ programs throughout the year to assist both students and parents and these will be outlined through the Vine as they arise.

I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming Welcome Picnic, or out the front of the school in the afternoon. I can be contacted by email, phone, through the front office or a letter in your child's student organiser. Have a special year!

Rowan Thurman
Junior School Chaplain

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I wish to extend my greetings to you as the foundational families starting out on this wonderful journey at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018. What a beautiful place to grow and learn. My na...

I wish to extend my greetings to you as the foundational families starting out on this wonderful journey at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018. What a beautiful place to grow and learn. My name is Rowan Thurman and I am the Chaplain at the Junior School Campus in Belmont. My background is primary teaching and it will be my privilege visiting you all at Torquay as needs arise or to just visit and interact with the growing community there. At the start of a new school year there are many changes and new situations to adapt to – new teachers, new surroundings, a new school, making new friends, and new schoolwork to name a few.

As a child I loved ‘Winnie The Pooh’ and this caption below beautifully captures Pooh’s encouragement to Piglet about being brave in amongst change. We all need to be encouragers! Change can be difficult and sometimes we need to take small steps but with persistence we can achieve much more than we ever dreamed possible. We too, have a Heavenly Father who is interested in our everyday experiences and we can confidently ask for His strength in amongst the changes that come along.

In this settling in time I would count it a privilege to be able offer assistance and support to your children and families should the need arise. I can be reached through the Surf Coast Campus office so please don’t hesitate to do so. As the year unfolds, there may be needs encountered at school or at home that I may be able to listen to, encourage or refer on. I can also be an added link between the Home Room Teacher and your family. The practical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of your child and family are of significant importance to us. I love relating to the students through assemblies, camps, excursions, Bush Prep, devotions and special programs that occur from time to time. I look forward to meeting you over the coming months and throughout the year. Have a special year!

Rowan Thurman

 

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This year to celebrate the commencement of the new school year, we invite you to come along to our ‘Junior School Classroom Visit and Welcome Picnic’. The evening will take place on Tuesd...

This year to celebrate the commencement of the new school year, we invite you to come along to our ‘Junior School Classroom Visit and Welcome Picnic’. The evening will take place on Tuesday the 13th February. Classroom visits will commence promptly at 6pm, followed by a picnic in the area located on the Junior School oval, on the east side of the gymnasium at 6.30pm (BYO food and drinks * please note that alcohol is not permitted on school property).

Whilst in classrooms the teachers will share important information about the different programs operating throughout the Junior School, their expectations of students, both behavioural and academic, and also information specific to each Year Level and classroom. As we conduct Student / Teacher / Parent conferences at the end of Term, this will not be a time where individual student concerns will be discussed.

We feel that this time in the classroom will be one where you can formally open the lines of communication with your child’s teacher. This communication is a vital part of our College structure and sets the tone for staff to keep you up to date with your child’s progress throughout the year. 

We invite you to come along and take the opportunity to meet staff, other parents and students in a social atmosphere.


Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head (Junior School)

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On Wednesday, the Year 5s had their annual Chilli Challenge Day. The aims of this day were to further familiarise the students with the school grounds, encourage the students to get to kn...

On Wednesday, the Year 5s had their annual Chilli Challenge Day. The aims of this day were to further familiarise the students with the school grounds, encourage the students to get to know their peers and experience interactive activities that challenged their thought processes.

Exciting activities throughout the day included a presentation from one of our Chaplains, Mr. Tim Blackhall (Chappy) and challenging the students with setting up tents without talking.  There was also a map reading activity led by the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Mr. Rick Geall. Other major highlights of the day included a science session, some sport, a ‘wearable art’ activity and an awesome Indonesian challenge.

Throughout each activity, the students were provided with extra ‘chilli challenges’ to expand their thinking and to give them opportunities to step outside of their comfort zones. The day encouraged students to change their mindsets from, ‘I’m not good at this’ to ‘how can I improve?’ They had to move from ‘this is too hard’ to ‘this may take some time and perseverance.’  Challenges with the same growth mindset goal will be continued in the classroom, and teachers can refer back to events from the day as examples.

It was lovely to conclude with a sausage sizzle with the Year 5 parents and families when we could share our thoughts on the day - the students even had their parents complete a challenging game. Opportunities to form relationships and developing a strong sense of community are important and we were pleased to assist the parents’ transition to the Middle School.

We look forward to continuing to reflect on the day and building those growth mindsets and learning muscles!

Parents of the Year 5 students are invited to attend our final ‘Parent Cuppa Morning’ this Monday the 12th of February from 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. in the SAC on the mezzanine floor. Students are reminded to wear Sport Uniform on this day and to bring their bags straight to the SAC rather than their homerooms.

 

Mrs Justine Brame

Year 5 Coordinator

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The Junior Choir is always excited about welcoming new members to the group! Comprising of Prep-Year 4 students, the Junior Choir rehearses on Wednesday mornings, 8am-8.45am in the rehear...

The Junior Choir is always excited about welcoming new members to the group! Comprising of Prep-Year 4 students, the Junior Choir rehearses on Wednesday mornings, 8am-8.45am in the rehearsal room behind the Auditorium. Rehearsals are jam packed with warm ups, vocal games and learning of a number of songs and provide all round technique in areas such as pitch and tone development, memory work and basic notation reading. New members are encouraged to come along and join in on the fun. I look forward to welcoming you!

Mrs. Lesley Walters
JS Choir director and classroom Music (Prep -4)

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Parents and Educators working together to assist our young people in safely navigating Middle School and the adolescent years.
All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new a...

Parents and Educators working together to assist our young people in safely navigating Middle School and the adolescent years.

All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new and existing) are warmly invited and encouraged to attend our Partnering with Parents Evening and Social Supper, to be held on Thursday 15th February, commencing at 7pm in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.

As a school community we believe in the importance of working together with families to assist our young people in safely and positively navigating the academic, social, emotional and digital challenges of the adolescent years. Imperative in this, is the ongoing dialogue with educators, parents and students.

We hope that this interactive evening will provide valuable information and understanding, whilst also initiating further discussion between you and your young person at home. We warmly invite parents/guardians of all students to join us on for what promises to be an informative and insightful evening.

Following the session, we offer the opportunity to meet homeroom and specialist teachers over a social supper in the Gallery, whilst mingling with other College families. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION – TERM ONE.
Both teacher and students have had an enjoyable time during our first couple of P.E. lessons together.
The new turf is amazing and it provides a safe level ...

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – TERM ONE.

Both teacher and students have had an enjoyable time during our first couple of P.E. lessons together.

The new turf is amazing and it provides a safe level playing field for students…..and yes, even the kangaroos love it, not to mention all the wonderful new equipment available for all to use.

This term we will be focusing on the Fundamental Motor Skills of Run, Catch and Throw. Each skill is made up of several components and it is in the breaking down of these components that correct technique is learnt.

The students will become aware of the components through specific individual and partner drills and minor games which will be introduced over the coming weeks to reinforce the skills.

As the semester progresses, students will employ their Building Learning Power ‘muscles’ to enhance their physical learning, e.g. Resilience & Reflection.

I encourage you to find some time while the weather is warm to get outside and play with your children so they can practise what they have learnt at school. It really makes a difference to their developing skill level.

Feedback on your child’s progress will made available to parents via our In Time Reporting system later this term and semester.

I am feeling blessed by the opportunity to teach your child and his/her classmates, to be working with the S.C.C. staff and wider school community. Here’s to all the fun P.E. classes and physical learning that will take place this year.

Joanne Richardson

P.E./Health Teacher.

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‘Rainbows’ has been a regular part of the pastoral care being offered to your children over many years. The program is structured and there is small group discussion to assist in situatio...

‘Rainbows’ has been a regular part of the pastoral care being offered to your children over many years at the Junior School. The program is structured and there is small group discussion to assist in situations such as; the death of a loved one, grief, family separation / divorce, relocation, loss of job, changed family circumstances etc.

Please note that information regarding the 2018 'Rainbows Program' will be forwarded to parents early next week.

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following students on their sporting achievements over the past two months. These performances coincide with...

On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following students on their sporting achievements over the past two months. These performances coincide with Jakara Anthony’s (2016 College Graduate) selection in the Australian team at the Pyeong Chang Olympic Winter Games. Jakara will be competing in the Freestyle Skiing (moguls) event at these Games.

On the back of some excellent State and Vic Country swimming performances the following students have all qualified for the National Age Swimming Championships to be held in April – Max Piroch (Yr11), Dylan Logan (Yr9), Madison Cooper (Yr8), Luka Mathe (Yr8), Nicole Briscoe (Yr7), James Logan (Yr6). Further, we wish to acknowledge the performances of Madison and Dylan at the Pacific School Swimming Championships held last December. Dylan’s performances in the pool were rewarded with a gold, three silver and two bronze medals, whilst Madison had a number of top ten (Finals) results at these Championships. Madison competed at the Vic Country Championships winning four gold medals and was awarded the Dr Rob Godfrey Memorial Trophy for the most Outstanding 13/Under swimmer at these Championships. Dylan and his brother James competed at the 18th Australian Deaf Games in January where they each performed with distinction, resulting in five silver medals for James and four gold, two silver and two new Game’s records for Dylan. These are great performances from our students, and we look forward to celebrating their aquatic skills at our House Swimming Carnivals and Inter-school Swimming Championships this term.

Kade Leigh (Yr7) was selected in the State Primary Hockey team which competed at the National Championships last December. Kade’s skills and leadership qualities were acknowledged with his selection as the team’s Captain, which is a fantastic achievement to lead your State team. Kade and his teammates were very competitive at these Championships finishing with a silver medal as a result of their performances.

The College is extremely proud of these past and present students, and we wish them all the very best for their future competitions and involvement in their chosen sports.

  

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

 

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Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?
Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on...

Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?

Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on Wednesday, February 14. This get-together will be held at the Sports and Aquatic Centre (SAC) at our Middle School - Highton Campus, in the upstairs Mezzanine area, starting after school until approximately 5.30pm. 

Students from the Middle School - Highton Campus are welcome to stay straight after school, as staff will be upstairs in the Mezzanine area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kay Wilson at K.Wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

What: Equestrian Team Meet and Greet

Where: Sports and Aquatic Centre (Upstairs Mezzanine), Middle School – Highton Campus 

When: Wednesday, February 14

Time: After School until approx. 5.30pm

RSVP: Kay Wilson on email: k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Hi everyone,
As promised, this week I caught up with your College Captains for 2018, Jude Cudmore and Caelli Wood. So let me introduce you…
Caelli begun her journey at Christian College i...

Hi everyone,

As promised this week I caught up with your College Captains for 2018, Jude Cudmore and Caelli Wood.

So let me introduce you to ...…

Caelli begun her journey at Christian College in Year 7. This year Caelli has selected to study English, Biology, Chemistry, Japanese and Health. Caelli’s dream career is to study medicine so that she can do aid work overseas. In her spare time she loves to play soccer, hang out with friends and family as much as she can, as well as catch up on her favourite TV show the OC

Jude’s choice in subjects is quite different, as this year he will be undertaking History Revolutions, Legal Studies, Global Politics, Further Maths and Literature. Along with many others in our Year 12 cohort, Jude isn’t sure what he wants to pursue in the future, however he fondly recalls having very interchangeable dreams in Primary School. There he switched from being an astronaut and firefighter to policeman very quickly, depending on the trend and mood of the day. Jude describes himself as a ‘pretty relaxed bloke’ outside of school, enjoying catching up with his mates to swim and play golf, while he chooses to play both basketball and tennis competitively. He also enjoys watching The Office in his down time.

Following the talk of school and careers, both Jude and Caelli had a little fun answering the following questions…

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you at school?

Caelli: “For me there is not really a moment but more a common occurrence; my struggle is that every time I have a substitute or new teacher there are some really creative names coming off the roll instead of the correct pronunciation of names like mine. Sometimes I am super impressed that people are able to introduce new letters into their pronunciation that don’t actually exist in the word!”  (For anyone at home wondering, it is phonetically pronounced kay-lee)

Jude: “Two instances spring to mind that were super embarrassing at school. The first was when I moved to CCG in Year 6 from Texas because I honestly felt like a bit of an animal in a zoo. I was super awkward but everyone wanted to come and meet the American because it was so new and weird! Another was in the first couple of weeks of Year 10 when students from both campuses were starting to bond. I begun to play basketball at lunchtime with new kids I didn’t know and all was going well until I yelled for the ball and a massive voice break happened! Super embarrassing in front of potential new friends and I promise it hasn’t been forgotten since.”

If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only take one Senior School teacher with you, who would you choose?

Jude: “I have trouble deciding with this question! I think I would bring Mr Fanning because I feel like he can always make me laugh, but more seriously in a life and death situation would keep things in perspective, BUT I am torn because my homeroom teacher Mr Gross is also awesome and as a bonus definitely knows what he is doing with survival as he is an Outdoor Ed teacher!”

Caelli: “I would definitely choose Mrs Pryke, I feel like she would be so calm and soothing and I would feel comfortable with her in any situation, it would be fun!”

Caelli and Jude both come to the position with excellent credentials, as they both teamed up successfully as the Middle School Captains in 2015! Our student body is in the care of well practiced and confident leaders. Congratulations to both of you on your appointment and we look forward to hearing more from you soon!

Until the next issue, I wish you all a blessed week.

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

 

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The Prep students have had a busy start to the school year. There has been a lot of playing, laughter and fun as they have settled in. They have also been doing some very hard work! The P...

The Prep students have had a busy start to the school year. There has been a lot of playing, laughter and fun as they have settled in. They have also been doing some very hard work! The Preps were quite proud of their progress already as they read the ‘the’ book to their peers, teachers and Mrs. McKeeman!

Miss Jacobi and Miss Oelke
Prep Homeroom Teachers

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This week in the prep classroom the children have been looking at shapes. They have been learning the names and the attributes of the basic shapes. As a part of these lessons the chil...

This week in the Prep classroom the children have been looking at shapes. They have been learning the names and the attributes of the basic shapes. As a part of these lessons the children had fun creating pictures using many different shapes. The students also enjoyed looking at the transparent shapes on the light table.

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher & Surf Coast Campus Coordinator

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It was an absolute pleasure to welcome the Year 4 students to the Villa Paloma campus this week as part of their Visual Arts program. This year each class will spend a term at the Villa e...

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome the Year 4 students to the Villa Paloma campus this week as part of their Visual Arts program. This year each class will spend a term at the Villa expanding their creative opportunities whilst under the expert guidance of Jennifer Beck-Carlson. 

After a quick tour of the campus and watching some of our senior students hard at work, in a variety of Art, Design and Technology subjects, the students were eager to get started on their initial ideas.

I am looking forward to seeing these ideas being refined into Three Dimensional objects, utilising a variety of materials, techniques and technologies by the end of the term. 

The Senior Staff and students at the Villa were also very excited to have some of our Junior students join our team.

The Villa Paloma is the Senior Art, Technology and Design center and part of the Senior Campus.

Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design, Art, Technology & Design 

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We have had a fantastic start to our Numeracy program in Year 3 with the students engaging in hands on activities to explore the units of measurement.Week 1 saw our students experimenting...


We have had a fantastic start to our Numeracy program in Year 3 with the students engaging in hands on activities to explore the units of measurement.


Week 1 saw our students experimenting with various ways of estimating and measuring the volume and capacity of different sized containers. We even had the opportunity to use coloured water outside in the warm weather.


“The tallest container isn’t always the one that holds the most.” – Edward (3G)


Week 2 saw the students hefting and weighing different objects wrapped up in wrapping paper. The students all enjoyed unwrapping them at the end to find out which object weighed the most.


“A scientist needs to weigh things in milligrams because they have to be very careful to be correct” –
Paul (3G)

Lisa Johnson

Year 3G Teacher

 

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Year 1 and 2 students are learning about minibeasts as part of the Integrated Studies unit this term.  One of our Science teachers Ms. Deb Singleton has sourced some leafy stick insects a...

Year 1 and 2 students are learning about minibeasts as part of the Integrated Studies unit this term.  One of our Science teachers Ms. Deb Singleton has sourced some leafy stick insects and eggs which have currently taken up residence in 1D and will be shared amongst the classrooms next week. The children are enjoying some rich learning opportunities, watching these very active insects move about. We are very much looking forward to a visit from 'Roaming Reptiles' next week, who will share a range of minibeasts with us in a hands-on discovery session. Parents can look forward to lots of stories about their children's interactions with creepy crawlies of all sorts!  

Jessica Chakir
Year 1 Classroom Teacher

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As a part of our Christian Studies and in preparation for the Easter Season the students will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday on the 13th of February. Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before...

 

As a part of our Christian Studies and in preparation for the Easter Season the students will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday on the 13th of February. Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent. The thought behind eating pancakes is to get rid of any indulgences and fatty foods in the house before the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, pancakes were eaten on this day to use up these foods before the 40-day fasting season of Lent began.

As a class we will be making pancakes to enjoy at recess. We will have maple syrup or jam to put on the pancakes.

If there are any ingredients that you would prefer your child to avoid please let me know ASAP.

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On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following students on their sporting achievements over the past two months. These performances coincide with...

On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following students on their sporting achievements over the past two months. These performances coincide with Jakara Anthony’s (2016 College Graduate) selection in the Australian team at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Jakara will be competing in the Freestyle Skiing (moguls) event at these Games.

 

On the back of some excellent State and Vic Country swimming performances the following students have all qualified for the National Age Swimming Championships to be held in April – Max Piroch (Yr11), Dylan Logan (Yr9), Madison Cooper (Yr8), Luka Mathe (Yr8), Nicole Briscoe (Yr7), James Logan (Yr6). Further, we wish to acknowledge the performances of Madison and Dylan at the Pacific School Swimming Championships held last December. Dylan’s performances in the pool were rewarded with a gold, three silver and two bronze medals, whilst Madison had a number of top ten (Finals) results at these Championships. Madison competed at the Vic Country Championships winning four gold medals and was awarded the Dr Rob Godfrey Memorial Trophy for the most Outstanding 13/Under swimmer at these Championships. Dylan and his brother James competed at the 18th Australian Deaf Games in January where they each performed with distinction, resulting in five silver medals for James and four gold, two silver and two new Game’s records for Dylan. These are great performances from our students, and we look forward to celebrating their aquatic skills at our House Swimming Carnivals and Inter-school Swimming Championships this term.

 

Kade Leigh (Yr7) was selected in the State Primary Hockey team which competed at the National Championships last December. Kade’s skills and leadership qualities were acknowledged with his selection as the team’s Captain, which is a fantastic achievement to lead your State team. Kade and his teammates were very competitive at these Championships finishing with a silver medal as a result of their performances.

   

The College is extremely proud of these past and present students, and we wish them all the very best for their future competitions and involvement in their chosen sports.

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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Weekly Career News
Please find attached the Week 2 Edition of the Weekly Career Newsletter. 
 

Foundation for Young Australians

The Foundation for Young Australians is committed to young people, their futures and the contribution they can make to Australia. The FYA believe young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. FYA is a national for-purpose organisation that is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future”.

 

The New Work Smarts – Thriving in the New Work Order (The Foundation for Young Australians)

“The future is going to look very different.”

At the Federation for Young Australians we believe young people are not a problem to be helped or solved. Young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. And can do it all with a social conscience that will let them build a better world in the process. The Federation for Young Australians is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.

At FYA we love young changemakers – the innovators, the makers, the dreamers, the thinkers, the doers and the creators”.

Since 2015, the FYA’s ‘New Work Order’ research series has explored the ways in which automation, globalisation and flexibility are changing the way we work, and the implications of these shifts for young Australians.

In the future of work, what we do in every single job, in every occupation will change.

FYA’s latest report, The New Work Smarts, has analysed over 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australian workers each year to reveal the skills that will matter most in 2030 to navigate this shift. The report has revealed that to navigate the new work order our understanding of what it means to be ‘smart’ must change.

Please visit this link for your interest:  https://www.fya.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FYA_TheNewWorkSmarts_July2017.pdf

 

Weekly Career News

Please find attached the Week 2 Edition of the Weekly Career Newsletter. 

 

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Design Thinking, creativity, and adaptive critical tinkerers have been in abundance in our year 2 students this week. Mr. Jorge Viegas, our Systems Engineering and Science teacher began w...

Design Thinking, creativity, and adaptive critical tinkerers have been in abundance in our year 2 students this week. Mr. Jorge Viegas, our Systems Engineering and Science teacher began working with our year 2 students on Robotics. Where students will be developing their coding and engineering skills as they build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to function like a mini creature…. But their creativity does not stop there, students will design and create a character for their robot. Expanding on their skills in the Visual art room Mrs Anne Young already has the students refining their drawing and mark making skills, while developing their shapes and contours for their robotic character. I am very much looking forward to seeing the mini beasts come to life as students sculpt and build their 3D character and let it perform on the autonomous robot that they have engineered and coded.  

Antony Benson
Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design
Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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On Tuesday 27th February our students are expecting a visit from our sister school students from SMAN 2 Mataram in Lombok, Indonesia. There will be 28 students and 4 staff members living ...

On Tuesday 27th February our students are expecting a visit from our sister school students from SMAN 2 Mataram in Lombok, Indonesia. There will be 28 students and 4 staff members living with our Christian College families during the 2 week program. The Lombok students are very much looking forward to visiting our brand new Surf Coast Campus and meeting our kinder and prep students. Our students will be able to connect with students from another culture and watch several dance performances by the visiting group. Christian College's relationship with SMAN 2 Mataram has spanned for the past 23 years with regular contact between the two schools every year. Our relationship with SMAN 2 Mataram is something we are very proud of and is an added attribute to our LOTE program here at Christian College. 

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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Valentine's Day
Next Wednesday, 14th February is Valentine’s Day. All Year 2 Teachers are planning to pop a little ‘Valentine’s Day’ chocolate treat and note in each child’s diary to enjo...

Valentine's Day

Next Wednesday, 14th February is Valentine’s Day. All Year 2 Teachers are planning to pop a little ‘Valentine’s Day’ chocolate treat and note in each child’s diary to enjoy at home. The chocolate will be the Aldi brand ‘Dairy Fine’.  Please advise your child’s classroom teacher if your child has any allergy concerns regarding this ‘treat’. If so, you are welcome to provide an alternative or advise us if you don’t wish your child to participate.

Shrove Tuesday

Next Tuesday, 13th February is Shrove Tuesday. In our morning class Devotions we will be discussing this significant day in the lead up to Easter. Following this, students in Year 2 classes will be making pancakes, adding a variety of toppings and of course eating them! The pancakes will be a shaker mix variety and the following choice of toppings will be provided: 

butter, lemon juice, sugar, jam and maple syrup. 

If your child has an allergy to pancake ingredients or any of the named toppings, please provide a suitable alternative. Also, please let your child’s teacher know if you do not wish your child to participate in this activity. 

Kind regards, 

Reshae Armstrong, Paul Chambers, Anna Daley and Louise Ward 

Year 2 Teachers  

 

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As part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘My Australian Heritage’ the Year Three classes have already been involved in many stimulating and challenging activities, including descriptive wri...

As part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘My Australian Heritage’ the Year Three classes have already been involved in many stimulating and challenging activities, including descriptive writing about the Australian Kangaroo. During Maths rotations, the children made three dimensional structures using straws and joiners, they created their own patterns using shells and developed large numbers for other members of their group to solve using magnetic MAB blocks. The students approached our first Investigation lesson with much enthusiasm as they chose the name of a country at random, then worked out how they could search for information about it.

We look forward to sharing many more learning opportunities with you throughout the year.

Mark Jacobi and Sapphire Main
Year 3 Classroom Teachers

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Greetings from the Christian College middle school Art Technology and Design team.

Wow what a great start to a new year. It has been a delight to welcome back all of our previous students and in particular, we extend a warm welcome all our new students into 2018 arts program. Feedback chatter from all on our team so far, has been fantastic.  Meeting our new classes has been delightful and we are all very excited for the year ahead.

I would in particular also like to welcome some new faces to our team. Mr. Danon O’Kelly, (a native Texan who has joined us directly from the U.S.) will be running a range of Technology/Design classes including Systems and Engineering, Cinematography, Design IT and Media. Danon is a highly experienced teacher in these specific areas and we wish him a very smooth transition into our school community. Also joining our team is Ms. Felicity van Kan, who will also be bringing her knowledge and talents into our Media and VCD program. Last but by no means the least, is the fabulous Mrs. Karen Friday, who most will know as our Japanese LOTE teacher. She will be adding another string to her bow this year and will be joining the Food Technology department….I can see a Japanese dumpling on the horizon.

I would also like to say a fond farewell from the ATD Department and good luck, as Mr. Anthony Timpano moves into a new and exciting phase of his career as one of the year 5 Homeroom teachers.

As a new year begins, we look forward to the many artistic accomplishments that our students will create. Our objective, as always is to stimulate, engage and encourage all of our students through the process of investigation, problem solving, creativity and individuality.

Let us have an awesome year.

Molly Drayton

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Please see the attached invitation for details of our Surf Coast family picnic on Tuesday 27th February.  

 

Emotional resilience is one of our priorities here at Christian College Junior School. Through the program MYTERN, the students learn that they are in control of their own ‘steering wheel...

Emotional resilience is one of our priorities here at Christian College Junior School. Through the program MYTERN, the students learn that they are in control of their own ‘steering wheel’ and that they make a conscious decision about how they can deal with their emotions. 
Some of the language that we use in our classrooms include:
- Red/rough roads – these are when we are building our resilience when dealing with ‘tough’ situations.
- Green/smooth roads – this is when we are building our health.
- PETs – Personal Emotional Tools – these are tools that we can use to help us gain control of our emotions.
- In control/ out of control – are you in control of your own steering wheel?
  Some questions you can use at home with your child include:
- Are you/they on the Green Road or the Red Road?
- Are you in control or out of control?
- Who has control of your steering wheel?
- Can anyone else touch your steering wheel?
- Which road are you going to choose to go on? (both are OK)
- What PET/Tool can you use to get control?
- What was the TEP/trigger that put you on the Red Road?
- What PET/Tool can you use to move back to the Green Road?

Lisa Johnson

Junior School Mytern Coordinator

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Welcome to another Year at Christian College Bellarine! My name is Victoria Kent and I am teaching Drama for years 5-9.
This term, the Year 5 students will focus on movement and Dreamtime...

Welcome to another Year at Christian College Bellarine! My name is Victoria Kent and I am teaching Drama from years 5 to 9.

This term, the Year 5 students will focus on movement and Dreamtime storytelling, the Year 7’s will be working with Neutral and Basel masks, the Year 8’s will investigate mime, while the Year 9’s will research different theatrical styles before creating their own original performance piece.

As the photos show, we have had a fun first few lessons – with students taking part in activities from learning how to work together to untie a Human Knot, to how we can use our bodies to create the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a merry-go-round. 

I can’t wait to see their creativity and confidence flourish across the term! 

Just before I go, some more exciting news for the Christian College Geelong Drama Department, with rehearsals for this year’s school play – Alice in Wonderland – now underway. The performances will be in early May, so keep an eye out for more information - including how to secure your ticket! 

Victoria Kent
Drama Teacher

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As parents and educators, I'm sure we share varied and diverse experiences of the beautiful journey that is 'Mathematics' throughout our schooling. The great Math debate surrounding ‘stre...

As parents and educators, I'm sure we share varied and diverse memories of the beautiful experience that is 'Mathematics' throughout our educational journey. The great Math debate surrounding ‘streamed’ Math classes versus ‘mixed ability’ classes has been long discussed and debated in education circles. As a College and in particular as a Middle School, we have traditionally subscribed to the streamed classes within Years 7 to 9, whilst supporting a mixed ability approach in the Junior years and into Year 5 and 6, as we do in most other core curriculum areas, with the Senior pathway options for Mathematics a little different again.

It’s worth noting at this point however, that streaming does and did not consist of a vertical curriculum, with all students completing essentially the same curriculum, assessment and learning opportunities, with the variable being volume of work, depth and speed of delivery.

Over the past couple of years we have been intentional about collecting and considering our school-based data, in an attempt to qualify student improvements/growth amidst the growing body of research promoting a global Maths reform. Including the opportunities within mixed ability classrooms, with a ‘low floor, high ceiling’ approach, allowing more of a growth mindset in our students (and teachers). Whilst also allowing for natural development of ‘thinking’ within the Maths curriculum, learning through not only explicit teaching, but also through problem/project based collaborative interactions. 

When considering standardised testing results, NAPLAN and our own teaching and learning assessment, we continue to see a very similar trend to that which has been presented Nationally within Mathematics. These trends have initiated our desire to change our Math structure for 2018 and beyond. 

It is evident that changing the structure of our Maths classes in isolation will not make a considerable difference, therefore we have been working through some curriculum and pedagogy changes within our Math curriculum leading into this year, with further professional development for our Maths staff, directed at best practice in Maths education for the 21st Century. We’re following and connecting to the work of Jo Boaler, an educational Author and Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Part of this focus on continual improvement within our Maths faculty was the decision to move towards mixed ability classes across Years 7 to 9, to better support the curriculum, pedagogy and learning framework we’re continuing to develop.

As a broader staff, we have also been challenged with the changing landscape of our role as Educators in the 21st Century, considering the importance of collaboration and Professional Learning Communities (PLC) within the work we do to ensure all of our students are supported at their individual level of learning. The published work of educational researcher Richard DuFour, links increases in student performance to schools where there was a shared vision of leadership, where each member of the teaching-learning community contributed, and where teachers collectively planned activities and then reflected together upon completion. We feel that this PLC model is best supported within our Mathematics faculty in a structure of mixed ability classes, where staff are planning, developing and communicating together to meet the needs of our young mathematicians, hopefully reducing the age-old  concerns of the 'teacher lottery'.

It is important however, which we will address with our students on a broader level, to be open and positive towards a potentially new and different learning environment within Mathematics. I do recognise that some parents may share an alternate perspective on this and I encourage those who wish to discuss their particular concerns to make contact with me.

 

Kindest regards,

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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Please be aware we have a student who has an allergy to nuts.
Childrens lunches and snacks should be free from any form of nut and nut product.
We thank you for you diligence in supportin...

Please be aware we have a student who has an allergy to nuts.

Childrens lunches and snacks should be free from any form of nut and nut product.

We thank you for you diligence in supporting our campus as a NUT FREE zone.

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We are excited to announce that our school has registered to take part in the Coles Sports for Schools Program 2018. This will give us the opportunity to earn sports gear for the school.
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We are excited to announce that our school has registered to take part in the Coles Sports for Schools Program 2018. This will give us the opportunity to earn sports gear for the school.

In previous years when this program was run, we received Table Tennis Tables and other sport equipment that have been used and enjoyed by our students.

Therefore, if you shop at Coles, you will receive a voucher for every $10 spent. You can then place the voucher in the collection box that will be in reception for the duration of the program.

Thank you in advance.

Andrew Tucker.
Sport Co-coordinator

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Safety at School Crossings and Parking
To ensure the safety of our students, a reminder that the school crossings should be used before and after school for families and students entering...

Safety at School Crossings and Parking

To ensure the safety of our students, a reminder that the school crossings should be used before and after school for families and students entering either the North or West gates.

Students and families are also reminded that students are not to be dropped off or picked up in the Thornhill carpark (inside the school grounds opposite the bus bays).

 

Hats

For Sun Smart reasons during Term 1 and 4, all students are required to wear a hat at recess, lunchtime, during Physical Education classes or on excursions. Homeroom teachers in the coming week will be checking that each child has a named College hat. A reminder to families to purchase a hat from the Uniform Shop if their child is yet to attain one or should it need to be replaced.

 

School Shoes

A reminder that students are required to wear black leather, flat heeled lace-up shoes or T-bars. Due to safety reasons, black sneakers, jiffies or dress shoes are not permitted.

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As part of the Prep P.E. curriculum, students will participate in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) throughout the year. To help the students with activities and basic skill development, w...

As part of the Prep P.E. curriculum, students will participate in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) throughout the year.
To help the students with activities and basic skill development, we are looking for volunteer parents/grandparents to assist with the following sessions, all to be held on Tuesdays:


Prep R – Period 6, 12:50-1:30pm
Prep B – Period 7, 2:10-2:45pm
Prep G – Period 8, 2:45-3:25pm


Our PMP program will formally commence on Tuesday 27th February, 2018 and continue weekly throughout the terms, unless notified.


You can volunteer to work with your child’s class only, or if you can stay for two classes or all 3, that would be greatly appreciated. Having the same volunteers for consecutive classes helps with continuity of instruction and smooth transitions between groups. A ‘Working with Children Card’ is required for all volunteers. Please note we are unable to cater for siblings and toddlers due to safety issues and the need for parents to focus on their group.


Please contact me by email if you would like to assist, or have questions about the program. It would be lovely to ‘share the load’ between volunteers, and the children really enjoy having their parent or special person along to assist with the activities. Helping with our program is also a nice way for us to meet parents and for you to get to know our wonderful Prep students and meet other parents.


Please let me know if you would like to join us.


Jo Richardson.
PMP Coordinator


j.richardson@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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We encourage Junior School students to stay active during recess and lunch this year.
Please see table attachment clarifying Sport uniform requirements for Semester 1.
As the year progres...

We encourage Junior School students to stay active during recess and lunch this year.

Please see table attachment clarifying Sport uniform requirements for Semester 1.

As the year progresses, some organised sports activities will be offered at lunch time for students to earn house points, giving students the opportunity to wear their house colours proudly and participate in activities.

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed & Sport Coordinator

This year, Christian College students have the opportunity to participate in a number of different public speaking and debating competitions in Geelong. These competitions are organised b...

This year, Christian College students have the opportunity to participate in a number of different public speaking and debating competitions in Geelong. These competitions are organised by the Debating Association of Victoria and provide wonderful opportunities for our students to grow in confidence and develop their speech writing and oral communication skills. We are looking for expressions of interest from students from Years 6-8 who would like to participate in any of the following events:

  • Debating Competition (Year 8 students)

This is a team-based competition against other schools in the Geelong region providing a welcoming but competitive environment for students to hone their speaking and debating skills and build confidence.

  • Junior Secondary Debating Competition (Year 6/7 students)

This is an introduction to debating that provides training in the basic skills and structure of debating and gives students the opportunity to do three ‘friendly’ debates. 

  • Junior Public Speaking Competition (Years 7/8 students): This program aims to give young students the opportunity to put their ideas forward in front of an audience whilst expanding their knowledge of current affairs. Students will develop their public presentation skills as well as confidence, clarity and the development of arguments.

Students interested in any of these opportunities need to get in touch with Mrs Schleutker, by email a.schleutker@ccg.vic.edu.au for further details.

 

 

Allison Schleutker

Secondary Classroom Teacher

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Sproats canteen commenced again today, offering a healthy online lunch order service to families each Friday.  Our Online Canteen have renamed and relaunched as https://quickcliq.com.au/
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Sprouts canteen commenced again today, offering a healthy online lunch order service to families each Friday.  Our Online Canteen has renamed and relaunched as https://quickcliq.com.au/

Due to the increase in orders and children using our service we will need orders in by 7 am on the day.

Thank you.

Sprouts Kids Canteen & Cooking School
24 SInclair St, Ocean Grove 

www.sproutskids.com.au 

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Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?
Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on...

Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?

Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on Wednesday, February 14. This get-together will be held at the Sports and Aquatic Centre (SAC) at our Middle School - Highton Campus, in the upstairs Mezzanine area, starting after school until approximately 5.30pm. 

Students from the Middle School - Highton Campus are welcome to stay straight after school, as staff will be upstairs in the Mezzanine area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kay Wilson at K.Wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

What: Equestrian Team Meet and Greet

Where: Sports and Aquatic Centre (Upstairs Mezzanine), Middle School – Highton Campus 

When: Wednesday, February 14

Time: After school until approx. 5.30pm

RSVP: Kay Wilson on email: k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

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On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following students on their sporting achievements over the past two months. These performances coincide with...

On behalf of the College community we wish to acknowledge and congratulate the following ex-Bellarine campus student, on her sporting achievements.  Jakara Anthony’s (2016 College Graduate) selection in the Australian team at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, is an amazing achievement. Jakara will be competing in the Freestyle Skiing (moguls) event at these Games.

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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Barwon Health Immunisation Service is once again providing vaccinations for all Year 7 students.
To facilitate this process, please familiarize yourself with the following information:

C...

Barwon Health Immunisation Service is once again providing vaccinations for all Year 7 students.

To facilitate this process, please familiarize yourself with the following information:

  • Consent cards were sent home via the students last week and needed to be completed and returned by today, Friday 9th February,  regardless of whether the student will be immunised at school. Please write a note on the card to advise Barwon Health if you do not want your child vaccinated at school.
  • The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 authorises secondary schools to provide their local council with student and parent/guardian contact information for any student scheduled to receive a vaccination. This information assists local councils to follow-up parents/guardians of students with incomplete or missing consent cards

What information goes to local council?

Schools provide the following basic student and parent/guardian contact information:

  • Student name, gender, date of birth, year level, class, language(s) spoken at home
  • Parent/guardian name, phone number, email and postal address

This information will be provided to Barwon Health Immunisation in March 2018. If you do not wish for your details to be provided, please advise the school in writing before 28th February 2018.

  • Vaccinations for Middle School students will be held in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.
  • Students to wear sport uniform on the vaccination days to allow easy access to the upper arm.
  • Following vaccination, students will be seated for a minimum of 15 minutes in an adjacent location and under the supervision of their class teacher and within close proximity to the immunisation team. Any student who appears pale, unwell or distressed will remain close to the immunisation team until they are satisfied that the student is feeling better. If necessary parents will be contacted and the student will be sent home.
  • Please note that if students are particularly anxious or fearful, it may be best for you to arrange vaccinations privately.

Please note that as a College, our role is to fascilitate Barwon Health in the delivery of local council/community based Immunisation programs, providing ease of access for our families to this service. We are not in the position, or have the authority to make recommendations for or against immunisations, regardless of the research or literature that is shared with us by parents or other sources. Our encouragement for families is to speak with your family GP, should you have any questions or concerns and undertake your own research to satisfy your personal understanding. 

To learn more about the diseases, the vaccines, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination you can also go to immunehero.health.vic.gov.au 

VACCINATION DATES FOR 2018

  • Thursday 03/05/18- Yr. 7 – Human papillomavirus and Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis
  • Thursday 29/11/18- Yr. 7 – Human papillomavirus

Please contact me via email at m.bettiol@ccg.vic.edu.au with any queries.

Marisa Bettiol
Year 7 Homeroom Teacher

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Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?
Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on...

Did you know Christian College Geelong has an Equestrian team?

Anyone interested in finding out about our Equestrian team is warmly invited to a gathering for riders and their families on Wednesday, February 14. This get-together will be held at the Sports and Aquatic Centre (SAC) at our Middle School - Highton Campus, in the upstairs Mezzanine area, starting after school until approximately 5.30pm. 

Students from the Middle School - Highton Campus are welcome to stay straight after school, as staff will be upstairs in the Mezzanine area. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kay Wilson at K.Wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

What: Equestrian Team Meet and Greet

Where: Sports and Aquatic Centre (Upstairs Mezzanine), Middle School – Highton Campus 

When: Wednesday, February 14

Time: After School until approx. 5.30pm

RSVP: Kay Wilson on email: k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Commencing on Tuesday, 6th March deposits can be made each TUESDAY at 9:00am in your child’s Home Room.  The account itself is free of any account keeping charges. The bank will also pay ...

Commencing on Tuesday, 6th March deposits can be made each TUESDAY at 9:00am in your child’s Home Room.  The account itself is free of any account keeping charges. The bank will also pay the Government duty on deposits.

An added bonus is that Christian College receives a payment from the bank for each deposit made. Deposits can be as small as 20 cents. Any withdrawals on the account must be authorised by parents and can be made at any Commonwealth Bank.

All Prep students will have received an application package regarding the 2018 School Banking program. If any older students would like to commence school banking and have not already done so, application forms are available from the office.

Jan Brewster and Jessica Carpenter

Junior School Banking Coordinators

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Issue 1 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Friday, 16th February 2018. Books may be ordered using either of the following methods: 1. You are able to orde...

Issue 1 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Friday, 16th February 2018.

Books may be ordered using either of the following methods:

1. You are able to order and pay for your child’s books using LOOP which is the Scholastic Book Club Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform. Link in to: scholastic.com.au/LOOP and then follow the steps which have been included in the attached information sheet.

2. Return your child’s order form together with a cheque or credit card receipt number.


When paying for Ashton Scholastic Books could all payments be either:
Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic ¬or
Credit card – payment can be made by phone (Automated free call 1800 557 908) or online.


For the online option, please follow the prompts for ‘Parent Payments’ on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au/.
As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child’s order form.


Please do not send cash.

Thank you for your assistance and for your support of Book Club.


Louise Ward and Violet Novacevski

 

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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HOW IT WILL WORK ?Mrs. Denise Turley came forward last year volunteering to co-ordinate a foodbank at Junior School. Since then organisational arrangements, in consultation with Mr. Rowan...

HOW IT WILL WORK ?
Mrs. Denise Turley came forward last year volunteering to co-ordinate a foodbank at Junior School. Since then organisational arrangements, in consultation with Mr. Rowan Thurman JS Chaplain, have been formulated to provide an ongoing, simple to use structure, that assists families whilst preserving confidentiality. Junior School Foodbank bookings can be requested by a particular family in need or by those who see a need eg. parents, staff etc.
The two points of contact when a need arises includes either,
Denise Turley 0418 312 820 deniseturley@hotmail.com or
Rowan Thurman: 52411565 r.thurman@ccg.vic.edu.au

Before offering assistance a check with the person / family involved would be made by the Chaplain as to whether they would be happy receiving support on this occasion.

The purpose of the Junior School Foodbank is twofold;
1. To be able to supply a meal/s to a family at a moment’s notice by having a limited bank of meals available from our school freezer to cater for these situations in our school community. Some parents may like to assist in helping to resupply the freezer for Term 1 by making some meals. (10-15 meals for the term would be all that’s required.) Please email if you can assist.
2. The other process is the use the website: https://www.takethemameal.com which would be co-ordinated by Mrs Denise Turley. This website has the ability to support a family over a longer timeframe whilst outlining any special dietary needs and requirements that maybe needed by a family, the type of meal being made, the duration of the supplying of meals, as well as setting up a calendar for the days when meals will be distributed.

WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS PROGRAM THIS PROGRAM?
The initial plan is to create a voluntary bank of email addresses / phone no.s for those parents willing to make a meal if called upon. (This is not compulsory)
If you would like to register your name could you please email myself, Mr. Rowan Thurman at r.thurman@ccg.vic.edu which indicates your willingness to be involved in the Junior School Foodbank as a volunteer provider of meals (when required). These names will be passed onto Mrs. Denise Turley who will coordinate matters from there.
The bank of email addresses / phone numbers would be held and confidentially used by the coordinator and the School Chaplain to be call upon to make meals (if required). Parents would have the ability to decline a request if they were too busy at that particular time and we would endeavor to find someone else that was available.
Email addresses / phone no.s would only to be used for food bank purposes. The confidentiality of the person requiring assistance would be maintained, if required.

HOW JUNIOR SCHOOL FOODBANK CAN HELP VOLUNTEERS?
Disposable containers for the meal/s and a sticker recording the type of meal, the date, the ingredients and who it was made by will be used to avoid having to retrieve containers at a later date. These containers can be picked up free of charge from the Chaplain’s office. There are labels to show correct food handling techniques as well.
Once our email list is created there will be a specific list of procedures to be followed including food handling requirements and information as to how to enter dates and types of meals on the https://www.takethemameal.com website.
I thank you all for the care and support shown across this Junior School community and appreciate the many and varied ways we show this to one another. I look forward to hearing from those able to assist.


Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

 

 

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Parents are encouraged to participated in life at Junior School in a variety of ways, one way as such is by volunteering at the canteen on Fridays. This is a great way to meet other paren...

Parents are encouraged to participated in life at Junior School in a variety of ways, one way as such is by volunteering at the canteen on Fridays. This is a great way to meet other parents and to support Junior School as parents prepare and serve morning tea and lunch. 

For the canteen to operate effectively your help is needed. 

 

Thank you to those Parents who completed and returned the Canteen Helper form sent home on the first day of term. If you are available and would like to attend Canteen duty on Fridays, please click on the link below to nominate your availability. Please feel free to complete the online form if you have also returned the notice issued on the first day of term, however this is not essential.

 

Please note, personal details will only be collected and used by authorised staff and in the organisation of Canteen rosters only.

 

Kristy Burrow (Canteen Coordinator) will contact you by the Wednesday prior to confirm your attendance.  Kristy can be contacted on k.burrow@ccg.vic.edu.au if you have any queries. 

Thank you for your support of our Junior School canteen. 

 

Click on the link below for more information:

Canteen Helper Availability Form

 

Kristy Burrow

Junior School Canteen Manager

 

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There is an increasing number of children who suffer from allergies, especially from nuts.  We would ask all parents to be supportive of families who have a child who suffers from anaphyl...

There is an increasing number of children who suffer from allergies, especially from nuts.  We would ask all parents to be supportive of families who have a child who suffers from anaphylaxis (a potentially life threatening condition) and help to keep our environment safe for all children by avoiding nuts in any form (be it included in food, peanut butter, 'health' bars or packets of nuts) to school.  Your cooperation with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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