Tuesday evening witnessed the launch of Q’ed, our unique, select entry middle school program for students with exceptional abilities and gifting. Parents and students engaged in a range o...

Monday evening witnessed the launch of Q’ed, our unique, select entry learning program for students with exceptional abilities and gifting. Parents and students engaged in a range of stimulating and challenging activities and discussions as tasters of the program which will unfold in Terms 2 and 3. Q'ed in 2018 has diversified from the program in 2017, to not only be a campus specific program, but will actually comprise two programs: one for Years 4 to 6 and one for Years 7 and 8. 

Alongside Q’ed, there will be numerous and broad ranged opportunities for enrichment and extension offered to all students who are excited and motived to engage in a challenge over and beyond that provided within the mainstream classroom.  Science competitions, Readers challenges, Mathematics competitions, Entrepreneurial challenges, and Chess competitions; the list goes on and so does the fun, the excitement and the growth. Keep an eye out for these opportunities and be encouraged to have a go.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Now that the rush of the first few weeks is starting to subside I would like to invite students or parents to be involved in some of the pastoral care roles on offer here at Junior School...

Now that the rush of the first few weeks is starting to subside I would like to invite students or parents to become involved in some of the pastoral care opportunities on offer here at Junior School, if they are of interest.


1. The first aspect to consider is the ‘Rainbows’ Program for any of your children who may have been affected by changed family circumstances, such as the death of a loved one, grief/loss, family separation /divorce, relocation, loss of job etc. It is purely voluntary and will be held in small, year level groups, either weekly or fortnightly, depending on the numbers of students involved. It will be held at times that minimally affect the students’ learning. This week you will have received a Parent Paperwork email about the Rainbows program. The Rainbows program will commence in early March.


2. The second form of involvement could be with our Junior School Parent Prayer Group that prays each week for our College as a whole, the Junior Campus, our Leadership and staff, as well as specific needs across the Junior School community, including families and individuals. Often prayers are general in nature and confidentiality is a prerequisite to being involved.


This year the group will meet fortnightly on Thursdays commencing 1st  March at 9am - 9.45 am.  Interested parents will meet at the Chaplain’s Office when it suits their availability. Requests for confidential prayer can be made directly to me either in person, by phone or by email, or can be left in an envelope, addressed to the Prayer Group, at the reception desk. Please come to pray with us, for our school, or allow us to support you if we can. You would be most welcome. As a chaplain it is very empowering to know that there is a group of parents and staff praying into situations that confront us, both as a community and in our families.


3. The third means of assisting at Junior School is with the Junior School Foodbank. I am seeking interested volunteers to form a network that is able to assist when needs arise in our community, such as when a family or individual may need support with a meal or series of meals. You will have the right to decline if you have other commitments, but if you are willing to be on a Foodbank list then please notify me by email at r.thurman@ccg.vic.edu.au. The creation of a reserve of meals to go in our Junior School Foodbank freezer will also be an initial step.


The generosity displayed by families and individuals never ceases to amaze me. The different opportunities shown to bless one another is a beautiful outworking of the love that Jesus displayed to us. Thank you.

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

Welcome To Senior School Evening

Our Welcome To Senior School Evening was held last Tuesday and it was extremely well attended by all year levels. The purpose of the evening was for parents and guardians to meet their child’s House Group teacher who will play an important role while their son/daughter attends Senior School. The subject teachers were available to speak about how their child has commenced the year, allowing for good connections for now and in the future. The Heads of House and Year Level Co-ordinators were able to meet all that were there and answer any concerns that may have arisen to date.

The Year 10 families met in the Chapel to hear of the year ahead and I wish to thank both Ms Kim Doherty and Mr Paul Breguet for coordinating this. As Year 10 Coordinators, their care and compassion will allow all in their care, to flourish at Senior School.

There was also the Debutante Information session for the Year 11 families who were interested in this major event. It is a wonderful occasion and is the culmination of ten weeks of rehearsing and much organisation. Any queries about the Debutante Ball should be directed to Ms Diane Martin.

We also had our 2018 Senior School Prefects on hand to mingle and hand around food to our guests.  I wish to thank them for all that they did to make it a successful evening.

 

Prefect Investiture and Dedication of New staff

This important and formal event was on Thursday and held at the Barrabool Hills Baptist Church. Our Prefects for this year were formally invested before God, receiving their blue blazer and they all saw this as an important occasion. I must thank the large number of family members present.

Our guest speaker was Cam Greenwood and he spoke about, “Why we are here on earth” and “What can we achieve while we are here?" He explained how his own business, Monsta Surf, commenced and its aim of providing aid and support for many countries like Kenya. He was inspirational and we all left with the clear message of what is possible.

 

The College Prefects are:  Lachlan Brough, Jude Cudmore, Isabel Hackett, Megan Heathcote, Bailey Hunter, Nathan Pearson, Caelli Wood and Hannah Wood.

The House Prefects are:

Burrows - Serena Cullum, Toby Edwards, Andrew Ganly and Mackenzie Goodson.

Flynn - James Dat, Emilee Johnson, Georgia Quick and Matthew Tattersall.

Penman - Charlie Dent, Isaac Hanneysee, Holly Peacock and Cameron Ritchie.

Taylor - Tanayah Blackhall, Phoebe Howard, James Jirik and Sarah Martin.

 

The new staff were also inducted and blessed yesterday at the Investiture. They have been called to our College and will all serve your child in the very best manner.

The new staff are:  Mr Drew Oliver, Ms Robyn Jackson, Ms Francine Chard, Ms Emily Waters, Ms Julie Funston and Ms Helen Daffy.

We were also blessed to have a performance by the 30 students in the Senior School Choir and the Senior Wind Symphony, who performed beautifully for all.

 

I would like to thank all of the staff at Senior School for a wonderful start to the Year. 

   

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Thank you to the large number of families who attended our Partnering with Parents Evening - 'Thinking and Learning through the Middle Years' last night.
In speaking with a number of pare...

Thank you to the large number of families who attended our Partnering with Parents Evening - 'Thinking and Learning through the Middle Years' last night.

In speaking with a number of parents afterwards, we were assured that it was an informative and worthwhile night. We certainly appreciate the opportunity to share with our parents the broader 'thinking and learning' journey your child is enjoying within 21st century education at Christian College - whilst also partnering together during the wonderful adolescent Middle School years!

Throughout the evening we suggested we would make available further information relating to the topics shared. Therefore, we will add relevant and appropriate material to 'The Vine' in subsequent weeks.

We also look forward to reading an article in next week's Vine, a reflection of our evening from a parent perspective. Keep an eye out for that!

 

Kind regards

Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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All Year 5-9 Middle School students are warmly invited to join the Highton Middle School Choir. We rehearse on Wednesday afternoons, 3.45 - 5.00pm in the Highton Chapel. 
Apart from sha...

 

All Year 5-9 Middle School students are warmly invited to join the Highton Middle School Choir. We rehearse on Wednesday afternoons, 3.45 - 5.00pm in the Highton Chapel. 

Apart from sharing a love of singing and cold icy poles, the Choir is a fantastic way to connect with students from different year levels, develop your vocal skills and be part of our extensive ensemble program at Christian College. Did you know that involvement in community singing has been proven to improve mental wellbeing and self-confidence? Involvement in our Choir also includes great performance opportunities throughout the year! Please join us this Wednesday for a sing and an icy pole, ‘get to know you’ time at Middle School Choir!

 For more information please email: Ms. Notini (k.notini@ccg.vic.edu.au)  or come along to a rehearsal and give it a try!

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The designing & visualisation skills are in full swing with our new subject Fast Fashion…
Under the expert guidance of Mrs Sally Gray students are currently utilising the Design Process t...

The designing & visualisation skills are in full swing with our new subject Fast Fashion.

Under the expert guidance of Mrs Sally Gray students are currently utilising the Design Process to innovate and visualise their concepts for garments they are intending to make.

Students have been inspired by innovative design practices. Through looking at other fashion designers, then using a range of textile technologies including a variety of graphical representation techniques to communicate, students generate and clarify ideas through sketching and annotated concept sketches.

Students will shortly be refining their technical skills, experimenting with a variety of materials and textile processes then  developing plans and patterns to produce their items…

I am looking forward to seeing the innovative and creative ideas come to fruition towards the end of this term… and will be very much looking forward to seeing them on the catwalk at out Art Technology and Design extravaganza at the end of the year.

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

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Media Studies has kicked into gear and the new Year 10 class is excited to be part of the 21st century learning Media space at the Villa. The class is undertaking a study of Narrative and...

Media Studies has kicked into gear and the new Year 10 class is excited to be part of the 21st century learning Media space at the Villa. The class is undertaking a study of Narrative and Developing Production Skills for the moving image. This year Media has a new study design for Units One to Four. An exciting challenge ahead for the Year 11 and 12 students. Already we have seen one student, Harry Doull, enter his short film into several competitions and be successful with his Documentary on Queenscliff. This year the Year 12 students are also inspired by the fantastic efforts last year by Lily Di Sciascio who was awarded a perfect score for the subject and her Magazine & Photography made it into Top Design. Her work is now being displayed at the Melbourne Museum. 

 

 

Mrs Natalie Knite

Media and English 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 situation...

*Please note, this information is a duplication of Parent Paperwork delivered to parent emails, Wednesday February 14th.

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 situations such as; the death of a loved one, grief, family separation / divorce, relocation, loss of job, changed family circumstances etc.

Myself, as the Junior School Chaplain, helps groups of children, with similar experiences, in their grief or loss process. Facilitators are trained supporters to re-affirm the children’s self-image, which has been shaken by the changes in their lives. I try to encourage each child, with peer support, to see hope beyond the doubts - just as a cloud rolls aside and a rainbow appears. Our enthusiasm for this program is shared by the Head of Campus and Staff at Christian College. 

Participation is entirely on a voluntary basis; the children must feel that they want to and are ready to join the group. To this end, we depend on your guidance as parents.These groups will be held over 30 weeks of the year, starting in early March. Each session is one lesson per week and I try to avoid core subject times as much as possible.

Everything that occurs during these sessions is confidential and the participants are ‘contracted’ to this fact at the first session. After each session, the children are only permitted to talk about what they personally have contributed - not what anyone else has contributed. We try to encourage the children to express how they feel about these events in their lives. The participating students often say that knowing others have similar experiences helps them to come to terms with the changing circumstances they find themselves in.

We encourage families to talk together about this program. The program is offered to all students at Junior School, but the decision and need rests with the family. If situations change within families during the year, new students can be added to the different groups at any time.  Each child participating receives a booklet designed for Middle Primary or Junior Primary aged children. Commencement dates and weekly times will be notified in late February. If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to phone or arrange a visit. If, as a family, the needs are more complex than this program may be able to offer, I am able to refer onto other support services that are available in our community.

 

Mr Rowan Thurman

Junior School Belmont, Chaplain

 

On Tuesday the Junior School families and staff celebrated the commencement of the new school year with a ‘Junior School Classroom Visit and Welcome Picnic’. The evening had a friendly, w...

On Tuesday the Junior School families and staff celebrated the commencement of the new school year with a ‘Junior School Classroom Visit and Welcome Picnic’. The evening had a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and was a great opportunity for parents to see for themselves the amazing learning that is taking place in the classrooms. We were blessed with a beautiful evening that enabled parents and teachers to chat whilst the children played happily nearby. The evening was such a wonderful start to an exciting year to come! 

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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This morning we celebrated our annual Prep parent morning tea in our Junior School Chapel. This was a wonderful time of fellowship, attended by many of our Prep parents. College staff wer...

This morning we celebrated our annual Prep Parent Morning Tea in our Junior School Chapel. This was a wonderful time of fellowship, attended by many of our Prep parents. College staff were able to share about Prep teaching and learning programs including our Play Based Learning, Bush Prep and PMP programs. Parent participation in a Visible Thinking Compass Points activity, was a great way to voice excitements, worries, steps, and needs and gauge our parents' perspectives about their children beginning the Prep year.Parents and staff alike enjoyed coffee, cake and a chat in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. A wonderful start for our 2018 Prep families!

Claire Tucker

Prep Coordinator

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Thursday evening witnessed the launch of Q’ed, our unique, select entry learning program for students with exceptional abilities and gifting. Parents and students engaged in a range of stimulating and challenging activities, and discussions as tasters of the program which will unfold in Terms 2 and 3. Q'ed in 2018 has diversified from the program in 2017, to not only be a campus specific program, but will actually comprise two programs: one for Years 4 to 6 and one for Years 7 and 8. 

Alongside Q’ed, there will be numerous and broad ranged opportunities for enrichment and extension offered to all students who are excited and motived to engage in a challenge over and beyond that provided within the mainstream classroom.  Science competitions, Readers challenges, Mathematics competitions, Entrepreneurial challenges, and Chess competitions; the list goes on and so does the fun, the excitement and the growth. Keep an eye out for these opportunities and be encouraged to have a go.

Roselyn Smith
Director of Teaching and Learning – Learning Support Services

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VET
VCE and VCAL students commenced studying their VET courses last week at various locations around the Geelong region. Please be advised that after February 23 full VET fees for the yea...

VET

VCE and VCAL students commenced studying their VET courses last week at various locations around the Geelong region. Please be advised that after February 23 full VET fees for the year will apply if students change their mind.

VCAL and SWL

As part of their studies, VCAL students carry out Structured Workplace Learning all day on Friday’s during the school terms. To support some of the students, we are looking for potential work placements from people in our community who might be able to help or know someone who can. The industry’s we are currently in need of placements for are: Electrical; Beauty; Fashion/Clothing and Plumbing. Please contact Kerryn Fearnsides at the Senior Campus if you are able to help our young people.

 

Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

 

 

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The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.
Our Open Da...

The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.

Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action, visit classrooms and chat with our students and staff.

Campus Open Day Times:

  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Surf Coast Campus: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Junior School - Belmont: 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Bellarine Campus: 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm
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The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.
Our Open Da...

The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.

Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action, visit classrooms and chat with our students and staff.

Campus Open Day Times:

  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Surf Coast Campus: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Junior School - Belmont: 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Bellarine Campus: 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm
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The Japanese program at Surf Coast campus has been very busy. The students have made craft items that could be moved by wind. “Ninja hunting” has been especially popular as students have ...

The Japanese program at Surf Coast campus has been very busy. The students have made craft items that could be moved by wind. “Ninja hunting” has been especially popular as students have tried to knock over Ninja dolls with Japanese fans.

 

Amongst all this action, the students have been exposed to greetings, counting and vocabulary related to colours. They have also been learning the fundamentals that help them adjust to school life, such as being self-sufficient, considerate of others and responsible for their own learning. The students will continue to learn through such a play-based learning format where language becomes the mode through which educational play is structured and then experienced.

 

Parents are encouraged to ask their children about how Japanese class is going. To aid this conversation, Japanese learning materials will be sent out each term that give parents an idea of what their child has been studying in Japanese.  Any questions about the program can be directed to Mr. Reidy.

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Year Two have had a wonderful start to the school year. They have been very excited about starting Maths Rotations where they get to swap class rooms and collaborate with students from th...

Year Two has had a wonderful start to the school year. The students have been very excited about starting Maths Rotations where they get to swap class rooms and collaborate with students from the other homeroom group. They take part in a variety of mathematical problem solving activities, including number games, exploring open ended questions, manipulating materials as well as working through problems using the lap tops.

A great start to our year in Maths!

Samantha Bett and Sam Kennedy
Year 2 Homeroom Teachers

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Mathematics, in Year Prep, has focused upon the topic of ‘Classifying and Sorting Objects’. The children have been provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of hands-on acti...

Mathematics in Prep, has focused upon the topic of ‘Classifying and Sorting Objects’. The children have been provided with the opportunity to participate in a range of hands-on activities, as they have investigated and shared their observations and understandings about this unit of work.


The children have sorted counters, shapes, farm animals, Lego, blocks, kitchen utensils, pompoms, icy-pole sticks……and their observations have included:
“I have sorted by colour.” Amelie
“I have sorted by size.” Seyara
“I have sorted by shape.” Ethan
We are looking forward to a year filled with new ideas and problems to solve during our Mathematics time.

Claire Tucker, Violet Novacevski and Annie Boseley

Prep Teachers

 

 

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The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.
Our Open Da...

The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.

Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action, visit classrooms and chat with our students and staff.

Campus Open Day Times:

  • Junior School - Belmont: 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Surf Coast Campus: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Bellarine Campus: 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
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The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.
Our Open Da...

The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.

Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action, visit classrooms and chat with our students and staff.

Campus Open Day Times:

  • Bellarine Campus: 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Surf Coast Campus: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Junior School - Belmont: 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
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“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” Neil Gaiman
This week in the Library we have been enjoying Library Lover's Week, and celebrating romance writers and classic love stories....

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” Neil Gaiman

This week in the Library we have been enjoying Library Lover's Week, and celebrating romance writers and classic love stories. Students were able to go on a "blind date" with a book by selecting an unknown book wrapped in brown paper, hoping it would be a fabulous read. Some of the books even had a lucky token in them.

Staff and students also celebrated by having their photo taken with their Book Crush – a book they adore. These fabulous photos are on display in the Library foyer. 

“Who, being loved, is poor?” Oscar Wilde.

 

Mrs Susan Mapleson

Teacher Librarian

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It was exciting this week to see our new Preps at the Surf Coast campus begin their visually creative journey.
 
Simple mark making is a fundamental part of how we communicate and it was ...

It was exciting this week to see our new Preps at the Surf Coast campus begin their visually creative journey.

 

Simple mark making is a fundamental part of how we communicate and it was great to see our young Preps engaged in refining their mark making process, through drawing techniques and developing technical skills in line, pattern shape and repetition, as well as extend their observational skills not only to see and notice, but to critically view the world around them.

 

Our Preps have begun their visual journey in self identity through basic art elements and principles, and I look forward to seeing these students work develop and refine over the coming weeks.

 

May I also formally welcome Brianna Greenhalgh to the Visual Art, Design and Technology team at Christian College. Bringing in her own visual Art practitioner skills, I am looking forward to the visually creative journey she will take our students on this year.

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One of our new subjects this year, “Cinematography” has begun with a ‘wrap’ as our year 9 students have been refining their editing skills in short film production… cutting and splicing...

 

One of our new subjects this year, “Cinematography” has begun with a ‘wrap’ as our year 9 students have been refining their editing skills in short film production… cutting and splicing film footage, editing sound and Foley effects and overlaying text to build up their technical skills in Adobe Premier Pro.

 

With their refined digital editing skills our students are about to produce a short film “Life Hack.”  Where the students short films will inform and instruct their audience on a particular topic.

 

In Media Arts, students learn to clarify, intensify and interpret human experience through representations in images, sounds and text. By creating media artworks they engage the senses, and imagination, and they learn to express and challenge constructs of the world.

 

Through creative and critical use of media language and technology, students develop aesthetic control that allows them to communicate with clarity, and impact through the media they create and consume.

 

With the facilitation of Mr Danon O’Kelly, one of our Media and IT teachers,  I am certainly looking forward to being entertained by the students work.

 

 ”……” and that’s a wrap”

 

Antony Benson
Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design

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This week Year 1 and 2 students enjoyed a session with Tracey from Roaming Reptiles focusing on Minibeasts.  Students were able to handle a range of Minibeasts,including Giant Burrowing Cockroaches and Mealworms and learned about life cycles and habitats of various creepy crawlies! We had a chance to look at some dangerous creatures like Redback spiders through special viewing containers and Tracey introduced us to Charlotte, her tarantula (from a distance!). 

Jessica Chakir
Homeroom Teacher

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To celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week the children enjoyed making pancakes. They took turns to measure out the ingredients, mix them and then cook them.

The most enjoyable part of making pancakes is of course eating them.  Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before the period of Lent begins. As a part of their study about Lent the children also wrote prayers of thanks to Jesus for all that he has done for us.

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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 p...

Weekly Career News

Please find the Week 3 Newsletter attached for your information. Topics include:

 

  • Focus on early information sessions for TAFE and university
  • Charles Sturt University - MyDay’s
  • Monash University - ‘Inside Monash’ seminars
  • The University of Melbourne - ‘Meet Melbourne’
  • The University of Melbourne - 'A Day at Melbourne’
  • La Trobe University - 'Experience La Trobe’
  • Nursing and Health Careers Expo
  • UMAT exam simulation day
  • Victorian work experience directory
  • Focus article - ‘Do I have to sit the UMAT?’
  • What is studying science at Monash University like?
  • Short courses in arts/design at RMIT
  • Casual employment websites
  • Experience a week as a marine biologist- applications close soon
  • Victoria Police Internship
  • Lattitude Global Volunteering - applications now open
  • Engineers Australia - join their Facebook page
  • What type of engineering would suit you? Take the quiz
  • Careers in the automotive industry
  • Australian Defence Force Gap Year Program - applications now open
  • Careers in the Defence Force
  • Headmasters College - fashion, beauty and hairdressing
  • Immerse yourself in medicine at Monash University through Virtual Reality
  • Courses focussed on Data Science and Big Data (Computer Science plus Maths).
  • Five biggest growth occupations in Australia by 2022
  • Upcoming events

 

 

 

 

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Our School Captains have readily accepted their leadership positions and demonstrated a willingness to serve others by assisting teachers with an important day in the Christian calendar, ...

Our School Captains have readily accepted their leadership positions and demonstrated a willingness to serve others by assisting teachers with an important day in the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday. Whilst eating pancakes, the Year 3 and 4 students learnt about the historical tradition where people would cook with perishable food goods, such as eggs and milk, before entering into a time of prayer and fasting for the 40 days of Lent.

Melissa Clark

Year 4M Teacher

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This week we had the pleasure of presenting the Year 9 Mentors with their badges at the Year 9 Assembly with the Year 5 students attending the important occasion. The Year 9 Mentor’s play...

This week we had the pleasure of presenting the Year 9 Mentors with their badges at the Year 9 Assembly with the Year 5 students attending this important occasion. The Year 9 Mentor’s play a significant role in the transition program for the Year 5 students and are greatly appreciated by them.

Each of the four Year 5 Homerooms has eight Year 9 Mentors, who run programs and initiatives to help transition the Year 5's to Middle School. Programs include, School Tours, Year 5 Chilli Challenge Day, Parent Cuppa mornings and weekly devotions. Spending this time with the Year 5 students helps them to get to know the school grounds, feel more comfortable with the older students and offers a support person in the playground. With the Year 9's completing their last year at Middle School, they come with a wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge to help the younger students in their new journey.

Year 5 students, Emma Daley and Lucy McKeegan spoke about their start with the mentors:

“It is amazing to have such kind and caring role models. I would like to say thank you to the Year 9 Mentors for stepping forward into this position.”

“Our Year 9 mentors this year have been so very kind and nurturing and getting to know them has been really enjoyable. This year, it will be great to know that we have such nice Mentors to help us in challenging times.”

We appreciate the time the Mentors have taken to help us at the start of a busy year and look forward to the fun and exciting times we have ahead with them.

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Tuesday 27th February is our family picnic at the Surf Coast campus.
Please see the attached flyer for invitation details.

Tuesday 27th February is our family picnic at the Surf Coast campus.

Please see the attached flyer for invitation details.

The business of food is gearing up ready to launch its first Pop-Up café next week. 
As a new year 9 subject, this year students have been delving into some entrepreneurial skills, lookin...

The business of food is gearing up ready to launch its first Pop-Up café next week. 

As a new year 9 subject, this year students have been delving into some entrepreneurial skills, looking at how to set up a business, identifying target markets, number crunching and refining recipes as they prepare a business plan for their Pop-Up café.

There was an added ‘steam’ of excitement as the class were introduced to the new coffee machine that was installed at our Bellarine campus today.  Another authentic learning opportunity for our students as they learn the skills of being a barista and increase the available product line available to their customers…

With the final plans coming together today the students are excited to launch their business next week, with a variety of culinary delights on offer.

Some young entrepreneurs and Barista’s in the making!!

Sally Gray
Food Technology Teacher

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Many Junior students have attended Junior Choir and Junior Dance sessions over the past couple of weeks. It has been wonderful to welcome students to rehearsals and to celebrate the wonde...

Many Junior students have attended Junior Choir and Junior Dance sessions over the past couple of weeks. It has been wonderful to welcome students to rehearsals and to celebrate the wonderful opportunities on offer for all. 

New members are always welcome! Just come along!

The Junior Choir rehearses on Tuesday mornings, 8am-8.40am, Junior Chapel - Directed by Mrs Carla Dunlop

The Junior Dance Group sessions are held on Thursday lunchtimes, Junior Chapel - Directed by Mrs Annie Boseley and Mrs Jamie-Lee Lobbe. 

We look forward to offering many wonderful performance opportunites throughout the year and to encouraging the creative development of our Junior School students.

 

Carla Dunlop - Junior Choir

Annie Boseley - Dance Group

Jamie-Lee Lobbe - Dance Group 

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We warmly invite our local community to attend Christian College Surf Coast Open Day.
 
Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action...

The Christian College Open Day occuring Tuesday, March 6th is fast approaching and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, inviting them to come along.

Our Open Day provides the opportunity to see first-hand some of the many diverse programs in action, visit classrooms and chat with our students and staff.

Campus Open Day Times:

  • Surf Coast Campus: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Junior School - Belmont: 9.30am - 11.00am
  • Middle School - Highton: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Bellarine Campus: 9.30am - 12.00pm
  • Senior School - Waurn Ponds: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm
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We would like to remind/advise families of the process at Christian College for In Time Reporting and Assessment. Over the coming weeks assessments will begin to be available for families...

We would like to remind/advise families of the process at Christian College for In Time Reporting and Assessment. Over the coming weeks assessments will begin to be available for families to access through the Parent Portal. Parents are encouraged to regularly check the portal, please see the attached document for Portal access details.

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Junior School

We are looking for parents who are prepared to be helpers in the Prep to Year 4 classrooms during the morning sessions. The classroom helper would need to be able to make a regular, usual...

We are looking for parents who are prepared to be helpers in the Prep to Year 4 classrooms during the morning sessions. The classroom helper would need to be able to make a regular, usually weekly, commitment to a 2 hour session. They would be involved in supervising small groups of children within the classroom whilst the teacher works with small teaching groups. This has proven to be a most rewarding time for parents and it allows for smooth and effective learning. Parents who wish to, are welcome to assist in their child’s classroom, providing strict confidentiality guidelines are respected. These will be discussed further during the information session. For anyone with talents in other areas, such as Art or Library we would be pleased to have you come along also.

We have organised an information session for those parents who would like to consider becoming classroom helpers. The session will take place in the Auditorium on Monday 26th February at 9.30 am, immediately after the Junior School Assembly. For those parents who have previously attended a session and wish to continue working in the classrooms, please make contact with Classroom Teachers to make suitable arrangements.

Just a reminder that all helpers are required to have a Working with Children Check before they can participate in classroom/school activities.

Applications can be obtained and completed online at www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

We encourage you to carefully consider this important contribution to your child’s education.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2019) and also for 2020. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students, expecting to start ...

We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2019) and also for 2020. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students, expecting to start at Christian College in 2019/2020 at any year level, must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please visit our website or phone our reception staff if you require an additional enrolment form.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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The Junior School is embracing the move to using Parent Paperwork, an online system delivering information and event notices to parents.
How does it work? Parents will receive an email wi...

The Junior School is embracing the move to using Parent Paperwork, an online system delivering information and event notices to parents.

How does it work? Parents will receive an email with a ‘link’ to the information required to be perused prior to ‘accepting’ the conditions of participation. There is also an option to update medical details and contact information; this information is then readily accessible to staff in the event of accident or illness.

What you will see.....On the electronic permission form you will find all of the regular information about the event, excursion or camp as you would on a paper form. This may appear in the body of the slip or as an attachment. Please read this information carefully, ‘accept’  (or 'decline' in some circumstances) the conditions of participation and ensure all student medical information has been updated. You will receive a confirmation email from Parent Paperwork that your response has been received, inclusive of a link to the original information form should you wish to review it at any time. 

Thank you for your co-operation with the roll-out of Parent Paperwork and we trust it will minimise your time spent completing paper based forms throughout the year.

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

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We would like to remind/advise families of the process at Christian College for In Time Reporting and Assessment.

Over the coming weeks assessments will begin to be available for families to access through the Parent Portal.

Parents are encouraged to regularly check the portal, please see the attached document for Portal access details.

Christian College Surf Coast is excited to offer the following grades in 2019 
Prep
Grade 1
Grade 2

 

Christian College Surf Coast is excited to annouce we are offering places for students in 2019 in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2.

 

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Christian College is once again participating in the Sports for Schools program. Family and friends can collect vouchers from Coles and place them in a box at the Waurn Ponds store or the...

Christian College is once again participating in the Sports for Schools program. Family and friends can collect vouchers from Coles and place them in a box at the Waurn Ponds store or the box in the reception area at school. The school will receive sports equipment from the vouchers.

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed and Sport Coordinator

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A reminder that the Junior School Family Picnic (followed by visit to classrooms) will be held on Tuesday, 20th February from 6:00pm. This will be held on the front lawn (weather permitti...

A reminder that the Junior School Family Picnic (followed by visit to classrooms) will be held on Tuesday, 20th February from 6:00pm. This will be held on the front lawn (weather permitting). B.Y.O. Picnic Tea.

A Classroom Helper Information Session will be held on Thursday, 1st March. Parent Paperwork regarding this will be delivered to families early in Week 4.

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Junior School

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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

Special Reminder:  Please do not send zip lock bags with your child's lunch order. If you do so please add 10c to the order so the Canteen can supply a brown paper bag. We thank you for your attention to this.

Kristy Burrow

Junior School Canteen Manager

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It is so exciting to start school as a Prep student because you get to learn how to read. This is exactly what the Prep students at the Surf Coast Campus are having fun doing.
Last week...

It is so exciting to start school as a Prep student because you get to learn how to read. This is exactly what the Prep students at the Surf Coast Campus are having fun doing.

Last week they learnt how to read the sentence, ‘The cat sat on the mat.’ This week they have been learning how to read the sentence, ‘That ant had a hat’.  Along with learning the sentence the children had great fun making their own ants.

 

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The Geelong Advertiser photographer will be taking the photographs for the Prep Photo publication at our campus on Tuesday March 6th at 2.30pm.
 

The Geelong Advertiser photographer will be taking the photographs for the Prep Photo publication at our campus on Tuesday March 6th at 2.30pm.

 

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