It is always a delight to share in events with students, staff and families that unite us in Community. This week’s Welcome Picnic was no exception. The opportunity to meet, talk and enjoy beautiful weather together was a joy and a privilege. It was wonderful to see parents, staff and students alike joining in with Mr. Smith on the roundabout, in dance. The dancing was followed by student and parent visits to homerooms and specialist classrooms to share and celebrate their learning.

Events such as this contribute to our unique and precious Junior School. I am reminded of the words in Hebrews 10:24 that as community we are to “consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds”. I pray that as community we continue to come together in times of challenge and in times of celebration with support, service and love to one another.

 

Please see attached file for a summary of the information presented in Homerooms at the Welcome Family Picnic.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

 

House Swimming Carnival

The House Swimming Carnival will be held on Tuesday 27th February at the Kardinia Pool. This is a great and traditional event which contains not only pool racing but also the incredible Synchro Swimming. Students have already been practising for this and it is a hotly contested competition. The Houses have individual music for their routine and are judged on a set of criteria. Bragging rights are definitely on the line.

There are also many events on land for those who wish to contribute to their House effort. These are very funny and add to the flavour of the day.

We welcome parents to attend and to see the efforts of the students on this colourful day.

It is a compulsory event and if a student chooses to absent themselves they may be asked for a medical certificate. We thank you for your support of the House Swimming Carnival.

 

2018 Festival of Glass

I wish to congratulate Roxanne Van Beveren and Jane Jarecki both in Year 11 for receiving Glass Art Mentorship awards for future careers in glass. This is a wonderful achievement.  The festival was held at our Bellarine Campus on Sunday 18th February.  

 

Tennis and Cricket Teams

We wish our cricket and tennis teams all the best as they compete in the all-day competition on Monday 26th February.

There is great excitement with the teams and all students are looking forward to the opportunities ahead. They take great pride in representing the College and competing in a fair and enthusiastic manner.

We shall report on their results in the next edition of The Vine.

Inaugural Girls Cricket Team:

Aexandra Armstrong, Alyssa Jones, Breella Case, Briely Wight, Chelsea Osburn, Cleo Schaap, Emilee Johnson, Erin Russell, Georgia Potter, Isabel Hackett, Jaz Bratanavicius, Keiyana Fausett, Matilda Maher, Sarah Martin and Tia Horzitski.

Boys Cricket Team:

Thomas Bagg, Ben Conn, Declan Gibson, Joshua Hartshorne, Oscar Hill, Thomas Hitchcock, Bailey Hunter, Hayden Jefferies, James Jirik, Edwin John, Jack Leonard, Samuel Lindros, Nathan Pearson, Louis Polwarth, Ethan Reeves, Luke Rundle, Kyle Sykstus, Matthew Tattersall, Harry Vivian, Lachlan Vivian and Jack Wyeth.

Tennis Team:

Lachlan Brough, Charlotte Crapper, Lachlan Hanson, Connor Hickey, Jack Kelly, Elaine Ly, Luke McNabb, Jessie Morrow, Jacob Pianto and Samuel Ward.

 

Student Learner Drivers

A reminder for students who drive to school on their L plates to please park in one of the designated parking bays prior to changing drivers. This should not be done in the loading bay area as it holds up traffic at a very busy time of the morning and afternoon.

Your co-operation in this matter will be appreciated.

 

Delivery of food to our campus

Students are not permitted to ring or have delivered food from outside outlets during school hours. This can only occur with a teacher’s permission. The students know of this and we ask for the parents and guardians to support us. As this relates to all students it is not fair to have one return with their parents in possession of take-away food to be eaten in front of others in the school yard.

In particular we ask that students refrain from UBER Eats as they have, in Melbourne, entered the school grounds without permission causing concern for many.

 

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Godly Play.
 
During our Devotions and Christian Ed studies our prep children have been learning about the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. To assist their learning of this ...

Godly Play

During our Devotions and Christian Ed studies our prep children have been learning about the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. To assist their learning of this Bible story the children have created a Garden of Eden in the classroom. Together they have been reenacting the story using many different animals in a beautiful garden setting. This time of play has given the children the opportunity to use their oral language skills and develop their ability to retell a story; this in turn assists their comprehension skills.

Dramatic Play

With the arrival of Turbo the Turtle into our classroom this week, a visit from Lewie the Lizard and the many animals in the Garden of Eden ‘Animals everywhere’ has become a bit of a theme in our prep classroom. so much so we have set up a Vet Clinic in the dramatic play area. This dramatic play area has helped the children learn how to care for and help sick animals. Through collaboration, the children have shared the opportunity to be either the Vet, Vet Nurse, Receptionist or the owner of a sick animal.  Dramatic play gives the children the opportunity to use their imaginations while developing their social and oral language skills.

 

Animal Sculptures

Studying the physical characteristics of different animals has given the children the opportunity to learn more about the similarities and differences animals have. After understanding the different characteristics the children used their fine motor skills to mould and manipulate play dough and create the animal they have been studying.

 

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher & Surf Coast Campus Coordinator

 

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Hi All,
I would like to share with you this article written by Carol Round about kindness, which really spoke to me. My hope is that it will have an impact on your life as a member of our...

Hi All,

I would like to share with you this article written by Carol Round about kindness, which really spoke to me. My hope is that it will have an impact on your life as a member of our College community.

THIS LIFE: PAID IN FULL WITH ONE GLASS OF MILK

CAROL ROUND

Grove, Oklahoma, US
Via ASSIST News Service

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” - Colossians 3:12 (NIV).

On a spring day in Pennsylvania, a poor boy was selling goods to pay his way through school. The year was 1863, and the boy was going door-to-door to meet his goal. While travelling through the countryside, he became hungry. He only had a dime left, so he decided to ask for food at the next house.

However, he lost his nerve to ask the young woman who answered the door for a meal. Instead, he asked for a drink of water. Thinking he looked hungry, the woman brought him a large glass of milk. After he slowly savored the nourishment, he asked her, “How much do I owe you?”

The young woman replied, “You don’t owe me anything. Our mother taught us never to accept payment for a kindness.”

The boy said, “Then, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

As the young man walked away, he not only felt physically stronger, but his faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up.

Years later, the young woman became critically ill. Baffled by her illness, local doctors sent her to a big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

A Dr Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. Hearing the name of the town she came from, Kelly approached her hospital room where he recognised her as the woman who had been kind to him those many years ago.

Determined to do his best to save her life, Dr Kelly returned to the consultation room where, from that day, he gave special attention to her case. While it was a long struggle for the ill woman, the battle was finally won.

Dr Kelly asked the business office to send the final billing to him. Looking it over, he wrote something on the edge of the bill.

When the bill was sent to the woman, she was afraid to open it. She just knew it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. When she finally opened the envelope, the words written on the side of the bill grabbed her attention. She read the following words: “Paid in full with one glass of milk.”

Another man, the Son of God, paid in full with His life so that we might have eternal life. When Jesus walked the earth, He exemplified kindness. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, chased out demons from the possessed, fed the multitudes with a small boy’s offering and left behind hope wherever He went.

What does God expect of us? Micah 6:8 says, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

In our walk, let us strive to be kind to everyone we meet. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted (Aesop).

(Note: Dr Howard Kelly was a distinguished physician. In 1895, he founded the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University.)

~ www.carolaround.com

A great story with a message for each of us.

Thank you to David Adams at Sight magazine for this article.

Gary Crole,
Chaplain, Christian College, Bellarine Campus.

Sight magazine is an Australian-based, editorially independent publication covering global news and issues from a Christian perspective.

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The inaugural Year 9 Transformation Program is in its final days and the 20 girls involved in this new initiative are busily preparing for an open house next week.
The students have been ...

The inaugural Year 9 Transformation Program is in its final days and the 20 girls involved in this new initiative are busily preparing for an open house next week.

The students have been consistently engaged using the design thinking model and experiential learning to help them to understand who they are, their place in the world, and how they can make change. The video included here shows a snippet of this morning’s activities which included the painting of mural portraits that unpack the influence of social media, woodworking a timber tree which will act as a legacy of this group, the development of digital and hand written portfolios documenting provocation responses and the learning process, the creation of an original piece of composition, and event planning for next week.

It has been a wonderful experience to see the passion, excitement and commitment to learning that our young people have exhibited through the dailyness of the Transformation Program. These girls will soon head to the Back Creek Farm to continue their term of transformational learning and we look forward to welcoming a new group of boys on Wednesday.

 

Mr Tim Wright and Ms Michelle Sugrue

Year 9 Transformation Program Leaders

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We look forward to the Induction and Dedication Service of the Bellarine Campus 2018 Student Leaders' on Friday, 2nd March.
Please see the attached note with further important details.
Ni...

We look forward to the Induction and Dedication Service of the Bellarine Campus 2018 Student Leaders' on Friday, 2nd March.

Please see the attached note with further important details.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

If you missed the Partnering with Parents Evening, you missed hearing the heartbeat of Middle School and why the educators we entrust our kids to each week are excited about 21st century ...

If you missed the Partnering with Parents Evening, you missed hearing the heartbeat of Middle School and why the educators we entrust our kids to each week are excited about 21st century education, some of the challenges they face, some of their goals for our kids, and about the community they seek to foster within Middle School. You also missed seeing Mr Kehler shooting some hoops!

It is clear that the aim of Christian College is to strengthen and shape students' character—who they are—as much as to increase their knowledge and capacity to learn.

It was lovely to observe students excited to introduce parents to their teachers—and to observe staff who were accessible and who were enthusiastically engaged with families.

With the Winter Olympics underway, commentators and athletes alike are searching for "the perfect run" or "the perfect score". Will this educational journey through Middle School be perfect? Of course not. After all, our parenting isn't. However, with quality tools and materials and with collaboration and community and care for our 21st century learners, we are confident that our kids can experience an education that will equip them to navigate the challenges and opportunities awaiting them.

 

Joy

Middle School parent.

 

As promised on the evening - please find below links to follow up readings and resources on the following topics:

Restorative Practice

Christian College Wellbeing Management Framework

What Kind of Teaching for What Kind of Learning

Visible Thinking

MYTERN

Kindest regards,

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

 

 

 

 

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At Junior School we have an incredible group of Specialist Staff who work with the Prep-4 students. Our Specialist Staff are not only wonderful educators but bring with them unique gifts,...

At Junior School we have an incredible group of Specialist Staff who work with the Prep-4 students. Our Specialist Staff are not only wonderful educators but bring with them unique gifts, talents and passions in specialized skill areas from the Arts through to Japanese, Library, Learning Support, Physical Education and Digital Technology. Please see the attached file to learn more about the Specialists and their roles at Junior School in 2018.

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Junior School

What a blessing it is to share and discuss our love of music with the students of Prep T! Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring music and sound through instrumental playing, act...

What a blessing it is to share and discuss our love of music with the students of Prep T! Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring music and sound through instrumental playing, action songs, story time, call and response games, the ‘Secret Sound’, dance, and the early stages of improvisation.

In addition to this, students have also participated in group singing sessions on Tuesday afternoons with our visiting voice and instrumental teacher, Mrs. Kirstin Camm-Bartle.

We have started rehearsing for the Prep T Band’s debut performance at the Official Opening of the Surf Coast Campus – no doubt it will be a joyous occasion and a perfect opportunity to celebrate our fellowship with music!

 

Ms. Kate Notini – Classroom Music

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Drew Oliver
SS Sports Coordinator
 

Senior School House Swimming Championships

On Tuesday, February 27 the Senior School House Swimming Championships will be held at Kardinia Aquatic Centre in South Geelong.

This is our first major House Carnival for the year and we encourage all students to attend and be involved on the day. It is an expectation of the College that students attend these House events.

The aim of the Championships is for everyone to ‘get wet’ at some stage during the day, earning points towards the House trophy. Families with students in Year 10 please note that the Senior Swimming Championships are a team based event - not ‘standards’, as is the case for the Year 9 Bellarine & Highton sports. 

Students will depart Senior School at 9am and return by 3.25pm. All students are encouraged to enter into the ‘spirit’ of this House Carnival by incorporating House coloured clothing with their correct House polo shirt and sports uniform.

Students are advised to bring sunscreen and wear a hat, which can either be their school hat or a hat that reflects their House colour. Rash vests are optional. Please ensure that all their gear is marked clearly with their name and House Group.

Further, it is a Kardinia Aquatic Centre rule that no streamers, balloons, face paint or zinc cream be brought or used.

Swimming does involve some risks of physical injury. While every effort will be made to minimise the risks in participating in the novelty, synchro and lap swimming events, parents need to be aware that injuries may occur to students.

In preparation for the Swimming Championships, students may practice for Synchro or stroke events at lunchtime or before and after school in the Senior or Middle School pools. Students are to follow normal College expectations regarding behaviour, as set out in the Student Organiser and 'Documents’ section of the Parent Portal - to minimise the risk of injury to themselves or others through inappropriate behaviour.

Students are advised to bring their books to school and be prepared to complete normal classes in case the carnival is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Students need to bring their own food and drinks. They will be allowed to use the Kiosk located at the Pool at the discretion of staff. 

We welcome parents, family and friends to attend and enjoy this major sporting carnival for our Senior School students. Please find the program for the day attached for your reference.

If there are any queries regarding this event, please contact Mr Drew Oliver, Sport Coordinator at the Senior School Campus, by email d.oliver@ccg.vic.edu.au or phone 5241 1577.

The full program of the days events is attached to this article for your information.

  

 

Drew Oliver

SS Sports Coordinator

 

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The Year 7 History curriculum begins with thinking about how artefacts can reveal the past.  Using the ‘Building Learning Power’ dispositions of Questioning, Noticing and Revising, stud...

The Year 7 History curriculum begins with thinking about how artefacts can reveal the past.  Using the ‘Building Learning Power’ dispositions of Questioning, Noticing and Revising, students hypothesise and draw conclusions about items from a “Mystery Shoebox”.  Each student brought in a shoebox containing items which relate somehow to their life:  a dog lead, a football jersey, some paintbrushes, a souvenir.  Students have fun connecting these mystery items to draw a picture of the person who may own the box.  The idea is not to come to a firm conclusion about who the owner is (that’s a bonus!), but to reason and make connections, to question previous ideas.  It is a noisy, fun, interactive activity.      

Mrs Jackie Corless and Student-Historians from 7M.

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The Prep children have started their very first year of learning Japanese with great excitement and enthusiasm.
Through singing songs and playing games, they are learning how to greet tea...

The Prep children have started their very first year of learning Japanese with great excitement and enthusiasm.

Through singing songs and playing games, they are learning how to greet teachers and classmates, ask their names, and respond. They are also becoming familiar with Japanese customs such as bowing when greeting.

The Prep children are developing an understanding of what Japanese writing characters look like as well. We talked about Japanese writing being very different from English. They coloured in and traced over their names in Katakana, one of the Japanese writing styles, and copied them neatly. 

It is a great pleasure to welcome the new Prep children to the journey of Japanese learning.

 

Yukiko Valent

Japanese teacher Prep/Year1/Year2

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Parents who are interested in assisting in the teaching and learning programs offered at Surf Coast Campus in the Prep classroom are invited to attend  Parent Helper Training session b...

  

Parents who are interested in assisting in the teaching and learning programs offered at Surf Coast Campus in the Prep classroom are invited to attend  Parent Helper Training session being offered on Wednesday 7th March, 2018 from 7.00pm - 8.00pm in the mulitpurpose room.

A parent paperwork notification with further details will be emailed to parents shortly.

 

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As an introduction to our ‘Mystery Reader’ sessions, Mr. Watson has been popping into the Prep classroom to see how their week has been and to read to them. Laughter fills the room as Mr....

As an introduction to our ‘Mystery Reader’ sessions, Mr. Watson has been popping into the Prep classroom to see how their week has been and to read to them. Laughter fills the room as Mr. Watson uses all his best character voices and reads silly stories such as ‘Don’t Open This Book’ and ‘The Book with No Pictures’.

Earlier this week, the classroom was silent as our first Mystery Reader read to the Preps! The students enjoyed trying to guess who the Mystery Reader might be. Bronwyn Keddie, a Prep S parent and local police office, visited us and read a story about the art thief, Fish Fingers. The Preps are very eager to find out who the next Mystery Reader might be…

We have been so encouraged by the number of Prep families who would like to participate by being a reader. Those who have shown interest have been noted and we will endeavor to arrange a suitable date for you to be the Mystery Reader within Term 1 or 2.

These different reading sessions are special times that support the classroom activities taking place throughout the week and encourage the Preps to develop a love for books and enjoyment for reading.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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A focus for the 2018 Year 11 and 12 VCAL students and staff is to create a partnership with Northern Bay’s Tallis P-8 Campus. We travelled out to the campus to become acquainted with the ...

A focus for the 2018 Year 11 and 12 VCAL students and staff is to create a partnership with Northern Bay’s Tallis P-8 Campus. We travelled out to the campus to become acquainted with the students, staff and school environment.

The campus head, Miss Jess, as she is known by the students, showed the CCG students and staff around. There were opportunities for our students to be part of the recess dance groups, reading with junior students and designing of the area vegetable garden with Year 5/6. The plan for the Tallis campus is to grow their own vegetables to sell to their families before assembly on Fridays. Both VCAL year levels will be working on a variety of projects to share their knowledge and create learning opportunities with the Tallis students. The aim of the partnership is that both campuses can learn from each other and grow together. Overall, the visit to the school was an incredible experience for all who attended and already we are planning return visits.

 

 

Mrs Angela Tutty

VCAL Teacher

 

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We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.This is a wonderful way for to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. For those on I...

We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.
This is a wonderful way for you to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow our official Christian College Geelong accounts outlined below -

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe
Facebook: @ChristianCollege and @backcreekcafe
Twitter: @ccgeelong

Please be aware there are some unofficial Christian College Facebook pages online, and as these pages are not managed within the College, the information featured may not be accurate.

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We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.This is a wonderful way for to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. For those on I...

We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.
This is a wonderful way for you to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow our official Christian College Geelong accounts outlined below -

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe
Facebook: @ChristianCollege and @backcreekcafe
Twitter: @ccgeelong

Please be aware there are some unofficial Christian College Facebook pages online, and as these pages are not managed within the College, the information featured may not be accurate.

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We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.This is a wonderful way for to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. For those on I...

We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.
This is a wonderful way for you to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow our official Christian College Geelong accounts outlined below -

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe
Facebook: @ChristianCollege and @backcreekcafe
Twitter: @ccgeelong

Please be aware there are some unofficial Christian College Facebook pages online, and as these pages are not managed within the College, the information featured may not be accurate.

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Convict Life - Reflections from Year 3 students
We are convicts in the 1800’s. We are considered criminals after stealing a loaf of bread for our poor and hungry families. We have set sai...

Convict Life - Reflections from Year 3 students

We are convicts in the 1800’s. We are considered criminals after stealing a loaf of bread for our poor and hungry families. We have set sail from England after being forced to leave because the jails were too full. We have spent over a year on this old, dirty, smelly, boat that is full of diseases. 

In Integrated Studies we have been researching about what food the convicts ate. Some meals included stew, bread and the convicts were lucky to eat potato, turnip, cabbage and onion. We discovered that some convicts wore a cotton shirt and canvas pants and woollen jackets. We learned that after a convict escaped they would have their details printed in the newspapers. Some convicts were punished by wearing leg irons for months; they weighed up to 18kg! We are looking forward to acting out the life of a convict with our classmates, to see the difficult and harsh reality of life for convicts who came to Australia.

Isabella Saunders, Charlie Sambucco and Gus Daly
Yr. 3 Students

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This term, Year 7 Drama students are learning about the importance of body language and physicality in performance. Through the medium of neutral mask, they have been challenged to create...

This term, Year 7 Drama students are learning about the importance of body language and physicality in performance. Through the medium of neutral mask, they have been challenged to create interesting and entertaining theatre work without the help of voice or facial expression. This has led to a wealth of comic characters and engaging scenarios – and it’s only Week 4! Next, students will tackle the art of Basel Mask before moving onto Clowning for their final assessment. It has been wonderful to watch these students – new and old – come together in the classroom to create and perform and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.

Michaela Gregory
Drama Teacher

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We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.This is a wonderful way for to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. For those on I...

We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.
This is a wonderful way for you to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow our official Christian College Geelong accounts outlined below -

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe
Facebook: @ChristianCollege and @backcreekcafe
Twitter: @ccgeelong

Please be aware there are some unofficial Christian College Facebook pages online, and as these pages are not managed within the College, the information featured may not be accurate.

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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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Parents are warmly invited and actively encouraged to connect with Christian College Junior School. Our teaching and learning programs offer rich opportunities for parents to be involved ...

Parents are warmly invited, and actively encouraged, to connect with Christian College Junior School. Our teaching and learning programs offer rich opportunities for parents to be involved in assisting students. To support parents and others in this important role, we require your attendance at an information session that helps us to unpack the processes, procedures and expectations for all helpers working within our Junior School.

This session will be held on Thursday, 1st March, 2018, 7:00pm-8.00pm in the Junior School Chapel, as listed on the College Calendar. Please click on the link below and choose 'accept' if you would like to attend. After the completion of this session you will have the opportunity to assist in the teaching and learning programs offered at Junior School across the Prep to Year 4 program.

Please note that a Working with Children card is required to assist in the classroom as well as a signed Volunteer Agreement with Christian College. Working with Children application forms are available from any Post Office and the Volunteer Agreement forms are available at Reception. (Please ensure that you nominate Christian College Geelong Junior School as a possible place of voluntary employment on the WWC application.)

Please accept the Parent Paperwork sent on Wednesday February 21st or contact Reception for more information. 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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 Students become Teachers
"To teach is to learn twice" - Joseph Joubert
Last year, 291 people died in Australian waterways and there was an estimated total of 685 non-fatal drowning incid...

 Students become Teachers

"To teach is to learn twice" - Joseph Joubert

Last year, 291 people died in Australian waterways and there was an estimated total of 685 non-fatal drowning incidents resulting in hospitalisation. In our Year 9 Outdoor Education program, we use these staggering statistics as a catalyst to create change. This term, students are learning about Oceanography and how to stay safe and have fun at the beach. Over the last four weeks the Year 9 students have been participating in lessons in the classroom and at the beach, learning about wave formation, rips, drowning statistics and how to move and behave in the surf. Now, our Year 9's are becoming experts as they complete an inquiry into beach drownings. This task sees the Outdoor Education students working in small teams to meet with groups of Year 5 or 6 students in an effort to teach them about beach safety and water awareness. This week, the Outdoor Education Students met with the Year 5/6 group to determine what they already know about staying safe at the beach. It’s back to the classroom for them now as they plan an educational resource or program for their younger peers, which they will deliver in a few weeks' time. I can't wait to see what they develop!

 

Georgie Brown
Outdoor Education Teacher

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Last week our Year 12 Studio Art students were given a unique opportunity to visit the Geelong Gallery and view the ‘Kylie on Stage’ contemporary Pop culture exhibition.  The extensive ar...

Last week our Year 12 Studio Art students were given a unique opportunity to visit the Geelong Gallery and view the ‘Kylie on Stage’ contemporary Pop culture exhibition.  The extensive array of costumes celebrate the magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours, drawn from her spectacular stage wardrobe. The work charts the development of Kylie’s ever-evolving stage persona and goes behind the scenes to explore the creative process behind each tour.

Geelong Gallery’s Education Officer Gail Frost talked to our students about the role of the curator, conservation of artworks and the management of this travelling exhibition.  It was a highly informative afternoon and gave our students an inside perspective of the arts industry. The students will draw from this content in preparation for their end of year examination.

  

Mrs Jane Bailey

Studio Arts Teacher

 

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We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.This is a wonderful way for to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. For those on I...

We warmly invite you to connect with Christian College through social media.
This is a wonderful way for you to keep informed and up-to-date with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow our official Christian College Geelong accounts outlined below -

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe
Facebook: @ChristianCollege and @backcreekcafe
Twitter: @ccgeelong

Please be aware there are some unofficial Christian College Facebook pages online, and as these pages are not managed within the College, the information featured may not be accurate.

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Congratulations To Jane Jerecki and Roxanne Van Beveren Selected as Recipients of Glass Mentorship for 2018 Festival Of Glass.
Jane and Roxanne are two Year 11 Studio Arts students have ...

Congratulations To Jane Jerecki and Roxanne Van Beveren Selected as Recipients of Glass Mentorship for 2018 Festival Of Glass.


Jane and Roxanne are two Year 11 Studio Arts students have been selected as recipients of a recently launched Glass Mentorship program. Each year, the Festival of Glass Committee of Drysdale collaborates with local secondary schools to select three recipients of the mentorship. We are very proud to announce that Jane and Roxanne are two of these fortunate recipients.

The process of selection was quite involved and required an interview and a folio presentation to a panel.  The Glass Mentors will assist Mentorship recipients to build careers as glass artists by:

  • introducing them to a range of ideas, techniques and processes used in glass work
  • assisting them to exhibit and sell their work and to compete for Awards – starting with the 2019
    Festival of Glass Art Awards
  • helping them to build a professional resume, starting by participating in the 2018 Festival of Glass
    and promoting the 2019 Mentorship Programme at school
    assemblies
  • encouraging them to build a network of shared interests and mutual respect with other artists and
    students in the Mentorship Programme.

The mentorship program involves;

  • 10 hours of tuition in glass lampwork (including materials)
  • 10 hours of tuition in glass fusing (including materials)
  • Membership of the Beaders Guild of Geelong Inc.
  • Participation in two workshops held at the Guild’s monthly meetings

 

Mrs Jane Bailey

Studio Arts Teacher

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Lunch time on Thursday at Surf Coast was  slightly different to our normal routine.
The Prep's enjoyed eating their lunch inside our newly completed Tee-Pee.
The light steaming through th...

Lunch time on Thursday at Surf Coast was  slightly different to our normal routine.

The preps enjoyed eating their lunch inside our newly completed Tee-Pee.

The light steaming through the colored windows of the tee-pee made a wonderful glow inside.

This experience was thoroughly enjoyed by them all.

 

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Different Ways to Ask Your Kids - “So How Was School Today?”
When children come to the end of the day they are often tired and sometimes emotional. In this state it’s rarely the positives...

Different Ways to Ask Your Kids - “So How Was School Today?”

When children come to the end of the day they are often tired and sometimes emotional. In this state it’s rarely the positives that come to mind when they are asked about their day. Below you’ll find outlined different ways to pose questions and also a variety of questions to ask that will hopefully lead to more positive discussions 

  1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  3. How did you help somebody today?
  4. How did somebody help you today?
  5. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
  6. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
  7. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?
  8. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?
  9. What was your favorite part of lunchtime?
  10. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

 

At least you may get complete sentences, some interesting conversations... hilarious answers... and insights into how kids think and feel about school.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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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

Physical Education and Sport Teacher

 

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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 occurring on 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:

  • 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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Please find attached Swimming Information Letter and Program for the day


Mr. Andrew Richardson
Middle School Sport Coordinator

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The campus has been buzzing with House Spirit recently as we prepare for the famous Synchro competition! For some of us, synchronised swimming at the Summer Olympics is no...

Hello everyone,

The campus has been buzzing with House Spirit recently as we prepare for the famous Synchro competition! For some of us, synchronised swimming at the Summer Olympics is not a favourite, but at Senior School it is a hotly contested event each year at the House Swimming Carnival. It is actually one of the biggest, most exciting and most competitive events of the year!  

Over the last couple of weeks, each of the houses has been busy recruiting their swimmers, choosing music and choreographing moves. For these performances to be made so spectacular, and of course in sync, it requires a big commitment to practice from all the students involved.

Here is an update from our House Prefects about their routines....

“Taylor has fought back hard after their first practice which saw only 8 keen synchronizers in the pool, to now having a full team! With the support of both the prefects and synchro members our routine is looking great!” – James Jirik, Taylor House Prefect

“Penman’s synchro is coming along really well and we are so proud of the effort everyone has already been putting in. We are super grateful for all the support of our fellow house members and are ready to make a splash at Swimming Sports.” – Holly Peacock, Penman House Prefect

“Flynn is off to a ‘flying’ start in synchro with great turnouts from our year 10's and 11's. We are all looking forward to a bit of impact from an iconic teacher on the day, which will hopefully lead us to a four-peat victory! Up the falcs.” – James Dat, Flynn House Prefect

“Burrows synchro practices have been popping off in the past week. We’re super proud of how many people have participated and we’re stoked that even some people who can’t ‘bear’ the water are hopping in! We can’t wait to show off our finished routine on the day and hope everyone enjoys.” –Andrew Ganly, Burrows House Prefect

It's not long until we see the teams battle it out in the pool, hope to see you all there- next Tuesday 27th February.  Go Taylor!

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

P.S. Our 28 exchange students from Indonesia arrive in Australia on Saturday (24th) and are all very excited! Keep an eye out for them around the school and don’t be shy to say hi, they are all super keen to practise their English and meet everyone. Stay tuned for the next edition where I will introduce you to some of them!

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

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One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, is the choice of school for your child’s educational journey. If you have family or friends who are working through the proc...

One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, is the choice of school for your child’s educational journey. If you have family or friends who are working through the process of making this choice we ask that you share with them an invitation to our College Open Day, on Tuesday March 6th 2018 between 9.30am and 12.00pm.

Visitors will be taken on a tour of the College and explore what it is that makes the Christian College, Bellarine Campus special. They will observe for themselves, the many innovative and exciting programs that our students experience within their learning environment on a daily basis, visit our current classes, talk with staff and visit the animals in our Barn and Environmental Centre.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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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
  • 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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If anyone has clean small plastic containers that the art department can use as storage for supplies such as pencils, pain brushes and textas we would love to have you drop them into Kell...

If anyone has clean small plastic containers that the art department can use as storage for supplies such as pencils, paint brushes and textas we would love to have you drop them into Kellie in reception.

Items that would be useful include -

  • Small icecream containers
  • Margarine containers
  • Yoghurt tubs
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Jemma Burr

International Women's Day Breakfast

We would formally like to invite you to attend a breakfast celebration for our Senior School community in recognition of International Women’s Day. The breakfast will be held on Thursday 8th March from 7.30 – 8.30 am in the Senior School Library.

This year we are very proud to be hosting three special guests at our breakfast – Renee Garing, Kate Elstone and Elizabeth Lowe. Each of our guests are past Christian College students who have pursued varied careers and interests upon completing their secondary education. Renee, a current teacher and Year Level Coordinator at our Middle School Campus in Highton, is renowned for her sporting achievements, both in netball and most recently in women’s football. Upon leaving Christian College, Kate Elstone has developed a highly regarded reputation for her cabinet making skills throughout the Geelong region. At the end of her apprenticeship, Kate won the ‘Best Apprentice’ award at the Gordon TAFE and has since travelled to Turkey and Nepal to compete internationally. After graduating in 2015 Elizabeth Lowe commenced a combined Law and International Relations Degree at Deakin University, while also pursing her passion for social justice. In 2017, Elizabeth spent three months working as a volunteer with the Off Spring Project in India and has recently commenced a legal internship with human rights and refugee advocate Julian Burnside AO QC.

All three guests have agreed to participate in a short ‘Q & A’ style discussion where we will have an opportunity to hear about career highlights, personal achievements, life challenges and hopes for the future.

Please reply to this invitation via email to Elaine Pearson on (03) 5241 1577 or e.pearson@ccg.vic.edu.au

  

 

Jemma Burr

On behalf of the Senior School International Women's Day Organising Group

 

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Notice to All Parents Re CSEF FundingThe Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assis...

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student.
Please read the attached letter for further information.

 

Last week our Year 7s enjoyed a three-day ‘Getting to Know You’ camp at Cave Hill Creek, Beaufort.
We were blessed by not only a stunning location, but perfect weather and a great range o...

Last week our Year 7s enjoyed a three-day ‘Getting to Know You’ camp at Cave Hill Creek, Beaufort.

We were blessed by not only a stunning location, but perfect weather and a great range of activities to take part in.  The students immersed themselves in all of their tasks, both challenging themselves as well as having fun.  Climbing ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and building a ‘Crate Stack’, along with canoeing, were just a few of the highlights from the activities.

Other highlights included a camp out for the girls on the first night and the second night for the boys, with a campfire and toasted marshmallows.  We were lucky to have clear skies, which allowed us to gaze at the stars and reflect on how wonderful our world is.

The students mixed really well in the tribes and took on the challenge of being the best tribe to work together as a supportive group.

New friendships have been created and old ones strengthened, setting the Year 7's up for a wonderful year together.

Nicola Morrish
Year 7 & 8 Coordinator

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Our campus is registered  for the Coles,  ‘Sports for Schools’ program‘. We will be collecting  Coles vouchers and ‘pooling’ these at the end of the promotion where we can order some Spor...


Our campus is registered  for the Coles,  ‘Sports for Schools’ program‘. We will be collecting  Coles vouchers and ‘pooling’ these at the end of the promotion where we can order some Sports equipment.

A collection box, is located outside the student office for students to drop their Coles vouchers into.

Thank you for your support of this program.

 

Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport
Middle School - Highton

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Our Surf Coast Family Picnic is nearly here!
Please see the attached flyer for invitation details.

Our Surf Coast Family Picnic is nearly here!

Please see the attached flyer for invitation details.

A quick look into the creative minds of Year 5 and 6 students engaged in Visual Art at Christian College Bellarine, demonstrates that there is much more for the eye to see when we open up...

A quick look into the creative minds of Year 5 and 6 students engaged in Visual Art at Christian College Bellarine, demonstrates that there is much more for the eye to see when we open up the pages of their visual diaries.

Students have been exploring a multitude of creative options in preparation for their first artwork titled ‘Fish’.

Their diary is an important record of these investigations, including experiments using different materials and tools, information about other artists and their work and technical practices. This helps encourage students to think about what they have seen and to build upon their knowledge and imaginations so that they are better able to make informed choices whilst creating their designs.

Questioning and discussion techniques help students to focus on specific features, ideas and design concepts.

Students are looking forward with anticipation to using the contents of their visual diaries to create their works of art.

Anne Young
Art Teacher

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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 Universit...

'Being work Ready - a guide to what employers want'

 This week I have attached a document that every student should read.  It is a report on Being Work Ready!  Please have a look at this at your convenience.

Weekly Career News

Please find the Week 4 Newsletter attached for your information. Topics include:

 

  • Courses at the Australian Maritime College, Tasmania
  • Join the Pre Ag Club at The University of Melbourne
  • Follow the University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences news blog
  • Is there an oversupply of doctors in Australia? Or a shortage?
  • Automotive careers with Vantage Automotive
  • Creative Arts and Design career articles
  • Make the most of your time at school - advice for students and their families
  • Courses and careers in biomedical engineering
  • Courses and scholarships in Asian Studies at Australia National University
  • New University of Melbourne Veterinary Science partnership 
  • Defence Force Careers Expo
  • A Day at Melbourne University, 6th of April
  • Experience Clever at La Trobe University, 6th of April
  • Upcoming events

 

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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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
  • Williams House Kindergarten: 10.00am - 12.00pm 
  • Butterfield House Kindergarten + Care: 10.00am - 12.00pm
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State Government Funding for Camps and Excursions
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is des...

State Government Funding for Camps and Excursions

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student. 

Please read the attached letter for further information.

 

 





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27th  February 2018
Students from Lombok Indonesia that are staying with Christian Colleege host families will be visiting us to spend time with the Preps 
Family Picnic
 
06th March 2018...

27th  February 2018

Students from Lombok Indonesia that are staying with Christian Colleege host families will be visiting us to spend time with the Preps 

Family Picnic

 

06th March 2018

Christian College Surf Coast Open Day

Geelong Advertiser Prep Class Photos

 

07th March 2018

Parent Helper Evening

 

08th March 2018

Morning at Junior School and Middle School Sport & Aquatic Centre - more information to follow

 

12th March 2018

Public Holiday 

 

14th March 2018

Preps at school this Wednesday

 

16th March 2018

Surf Coast Campus Official Opening

 

29th March 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade at Junior School - more information to follow

 

 

 

 

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Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to ass...

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student. 

Please read the attached letter for further information

 
Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to a...

 

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student. 

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards,

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager
Middle School - Highton

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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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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In such hot conditions at the Geelong Lawn Tennis courts, Alisha Pianto, Francesca Solberger, Tvisha Merchant, Anthony Williams, Xavier Hanson and Joshua Goudge played some excellent tenn...

In such hot conditions at the Geelong Lawn Tennis courts, Alisha Pianto, Francesca Solberger, Tvisha Merchant, Anthony Williams, Xavier Hanson and Joshua Goudge played some excellent tennis. We had 4 students progress to the finals with Tvisha Merchant winning the girls competition. In the boys final, Anthony Williams defeated Xavier Hanson 6-5, after a 5 all and a sudden deuce playoff. They will all progress to the Regional Tennis Championship in March.

Mrs Sally Bishop

Sally Bishop
Sport Coordinator

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Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to ass...

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).  As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student. 

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards,

  

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager 

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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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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The Year 2 classes and all new students to Christian College Bellarine were brimming with excitement at the Junior School Assembly this week as they were presented with their Bibles by ou...

The Year 2 classes and all new students to Christian College Bellarine were brimming with excitement at the Junior School Assembly this week as they were presented with their Bibles by our Chaplain Mr. Gary Crole.

The students received their own personal copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible, allowing them to read for themselves the Good News of Jesus at their own level of imagination and comprehension.

We hope and pray that these students will develop a love for the Bible and ultimately gain a deep and meaningful understanding of the Word of God.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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