Dear Parents,
RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College
Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life. Christian ...

Dear Parents,

RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College

Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.
Christian College is delighted that we have formed a working relationship with Dr Jane Foster, the developer of a set of language that schools are now adopting to assist and equip students to ‘Take Emotional Responsibility Now’ or ‘MYTERN’.

Here is a link to the website: www.myterncity.com.au

I encourage you all to take the time to look at this information. It is valuable for anyone with children - including adolescents, as MYTERN has had great success with adults as well as children.
Dr Foster presented information sessions to families in 2015 and 2016. Those in attendance found these highly valuable. 

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Foster will be returning to Christian College on Thursday, March 9 to present an Information Session for parents at the Middle School Highton Campus. 

This session is open to families from all campuses. I encourage you to attend.


MYTERN Parent Information session

Thursday, March 9

7pm MYTERN Parent Information Evening Session
Parents from Junior School are welcome 
Venue:  Middle School Highton.  

Supper to follow.

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance to the ‘Evening Session’ at Middle School Reception by Monday, March 6 (for catering purposes) by calling 5241 1899.

The MYTERN technique is a simple, yet extremely powerful skill that teaches you to take control of your repsonse to everyday stresses and challenges - improving mental, emotional and physical health. Most importantly, it is a skill than can be learnt by anyone, at any age.  

Yours sincerely,

Glen McKeeman
PRINCIPAL

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Our Leader’s Induction and Service of Dedication on Thursday was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate our 2017 College leaders from Year 4 and Year 9. Invited guests, family...

Our Leader’s 'Induction and Service of Dedication' on Thursday was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate our 2017 College leaders from Year 4 and Year 9.

Invited guests, family, friends, staff and students of Christian College Bellarine were blessed with moving musical pieces by the Bellarine Concert Band, Middle School Choir and a Year 9 student ensemble group. Our guest speaker Mr Cameron Greenwood, founder and CEO of Monsta Surf, inspired the audience with his journey of entrepreneurship, coupled with a strong faith to impact the lives of others both locally and abroad.

Congratulations to the student leaders on their appointment. We look forward to your leadership and service throughout 2017. Special congratulations to Johanna Hall and Samuel Blomfield on their appointment as School Captains for 2017 - pictured here with Mr Nicholas Watson and guest speaker Mr Cameron Greenwood.

Christian College Bellarine 2017 Student Leaders

Project Care Representatives

Year 4D

Jack Borthwick

Year 4S

Grace Glaister

Year 5D

Ella Fearn

Year 5S

Evelyn Shay

Year 6D

Georgia Odd

Year 6S

Madison Taylor

Year 7D

Bella Maclean

Year 7E

Rose Lewis-Keating

Year 7S

Rupert Humphris

Year 8D

Ned Simpson

Year 8E

Elizabeth Stoltman

Year 9D

Joshua Birch

Year 9E

Nicolas Bell

Year 9S

Jaspa Wilding

 

House Captains

Burrows

Flynn

Penman

Taylor

Nicholas Bell

Joshua Miller

Noah Cunningham

James Martin

Jessie Allen

Sarah Finch

Layla Mitchell

Charlotte Hunter

 

House Secretaries

Burrows

Flynn

Penman

Taylor

Johanna Hall

Lily Griffin

Meghan Doble

Abby Robilliard

Joshua Marsden

Jack Doughty

Hugh Humphris

Thomas Renouf

 

Junior School House Captains

Burrows

Flynn

Penman

Taylor

Harry Smith

Aidan Foard

Harrison Connally

Noah Jones

Madison Grunberg

Abby Mozayyannejad

Sophia Broomhead

Jasmina Bevacqua-Hall

 

Prefects

Zara Adams-Bailey, Jessie Allen, Taylah Beard, Nicolas Bell, Samuel Blomfield, Rose Chambers, Meghan Doble, Sarah Finch, Lily Griffin, Johanna Hall, Hugh Humphris, Joshua Marsden, James Martin.

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7 Christian College Year 11 students recently attended a leadership forum at GPAC focusing on the Arts, Technology and Sport. Along with students from several other schools, they particip...

A group of seven our Year 11 students recently attended a leadership forum at GPAC, focusing on the Arts, Technology and Sport.

Along with students from several other schools, they participated in a range of discussions and interactive workshops focusing on styles of leadership and strategies for empowering others to be leaders.

The presentations and workshops were facilitated by three inspiring young professionals, who are leaders in their respective fields and the students all came away full of positive ideas for promoting leadership among the Christian College cohort.

 

Mandy Calderwood

Year 11 Coordinator / Drama Teacher

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Dear Parents,
 
All students in Years 5 and 6 will participate in the Deakin District Summer Carnival on Thursday, March 9.
Please see the attached note for further information.
 
Kind re...

Dear Parents,

 

All students in Years 5 and 6 will participate in the Deakin District Summer Carnival on Thursday, March 9.

Please see the attached note for further information.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Sally Bishop

5/6 Sport Coordinator

Dear Parents,
RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College
Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.Christian C...

Dear Parents,

RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College

Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.
Christian College is delighted that we have formed a working relationship with Dr Jane Foster, the developer of a set of language that schools are now adopting to assist and equip students to ‘Take Emotional Responsibility Now’ or ‘MYTERN’.

Here is a link to the website: www.myterncity.com.au

I encourage you all to take the time to look at this information. It is valuable for anyone with children - including adolescents, as MYTERN has had great success with adults as well as children.
Dr Foster presented information sessions to families in 2015 and 2016. Those in attendance found these highly valuable. 

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Foster will be returning to Christian College on Thursday, March 9 to present an Information Session for parents at the Middle School Highton Campus. 

This session is open to families from all campuses. I encourage you to attend.


MYTERN Parent Information session

Thursday, March 9

7pm MYTERN Parent Information Evening Session
Parents from Junior School are welcome 
Venue:  Middle School Highton.  

Supper to follow.

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance to the ‘Evening Session’ at Middle School Reception by Monday, March 6 (for catering purposes) by calling 5241 1899.

The MYTERN technique is a simple, yet extremely powerful skill that teaches you to take control of your response to everyday stresses and challenges - improving your mental, emotional and physical health. Most importantly, it is a skill that can be learnt by anyone, at any age.

 

Yours sincerely,

Glen McKeeman
PRINCIPAL

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Students in years 5 and 6 at the Bellarine campus will participate in the Deakin District Summer Carnival on Thursday March 9th.  
Any questions regarding preparations for this event may ...

Students in Year 5 and 6 at the Bellarine campus will participate in the 'Deakin District Summer Carnival' on Thursday, March 9.  

Please see the attached note for further details. 

Any questions regarding preparations for this event may be directed to Miss Caitlin Hoiles c.hoiles@ccg.vic.edu.au.

Regards, 

Miss Caitlin Hoiles
Year 5 and 6 Sport Coordinator

 

 

We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and fantastic performances from our senior students at the 2017 House Swimming Carnival. We witnessed some excellent individual swimming performanc...

We are very excited to remind you that Deb Ball rehearsals commence this Sunday 5th March at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Participation payments are now payable and due by Monday 20th March. Please click here to access the payment form, to be completed and returned to Senior School. We appreciate your support of our Deb Ball timelines which can be found by clicking here. A reminder, as there are only 9 scheduled rehearsals, that students must attend all practices. Students participating in Peter Pan will be accommodated as best we can by both major event organisers. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us, Georgia Barber, Mandy Calderwood or Dianne Martin, at Senior School on 52 411 577.  Guest list forms will be sent home shortly.

   

Deb Ball Coordinators

Senior School

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We have had many complaints from residents and Junior School parents regarding the pick up and drop off of children at Junior School.
Below are the legal requirements when parking:
Keep y...

We have recently had complaints from residents and Junior School parents regarding the pick up and drop off of children at Junior School. It would seem obvious, but illegal parking poses a very real and very serious risk to the safety of our young students. 

If you are parking in areas of the big car park in front of Williams House where there are no designated car park spaces or in the 'No standing' spaces, you are putting our children at risk.

If you are parking unsafely in Dumfries Court at the back of the school, you are putting our children at risk.

Please note the following legal requirements when parking:

Keep your car's left wheels close to the kerb

Don't park across a lane or private driveway (you can stop here for up to two minutes if you're dropping off or picking up passengers and don't leave your car)

You must park at least 10 metres before or after an intersection

I have contacted Council and asked for assistance from their officers to help us ensure that all visitors to our campus are parking safely and within the laws.

We thank you for your attention to this very important matter as we endeavour to protect the safety of our students.

 

 

 

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This year’s House Swimming Championships to be held on Tuesday 7th of March aims to involve all students from Prep - 9 in both a competitive and non-competitive capacity. All important de...

This year’s House Swimming Championships on Tuesday, March 7 aims to involve all students from Prep to Year 9 in both a competitive and non-competitive capacity. All important details and information for this event is outlined in the letter attached.

Kind regards,

Andrew Tucker
Physical Education Coordinator

On Thursday 2nd March we had our Middle School House Swimming Carnival. It was great to see our Middle School students embracing the opportunities presented to them throughout the day.
In...

On Thursday, March 2 we had our Middle School House Swimming Carnival!

It was great to see our Middle School students embracing the opportunities presented to them throughout the day.

In the 'Championship' events, students competed for their House in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. The 'Novelty' events ran alongside these events and it was great to see students from all houses working together to earn points for their house. This year students had the opportunity to utilise the waterslide between their other events, which was a great addition to the current program. The ‘Bomb competition’ is always a highlight of the day for many, and this year was no exception.

The day concluded with House relays, the 'fastest swimmer' competition and a Staff vs Student relay. Congratulations to Madison Cooper (7G) and Dylan Logan (8B), who were awarded our ‘Fastest female’ and ‘Fastest male’ Middle School students. The House Novelty Winner for 2017 was awarded to Burrows House, and the House Swimming Champions for 2017 was Flynn House. 

Congratulations to all students on their great participation and encouragement throughout yesterday’s event. We are looking forward to seeing the same level of involvement and House rivalry at our House Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, March 29.

 

Mrs Renee Garing

Sport Coordinator

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This week our Year 12 Geography students conducted a fieldtrip to the recently opened Butterfield House Kindergarten as part of their Unit 3 study ‘Changing Land Use’. The new Kindergarte...

This week our Year 12 Geography students conducted a field trip to the recently opened Butterfield House Kindergarten, as part of their Unit 3 study ‘Changing Land Use’.

The new Kindergarten, at our Christian College Surf Coast Campus, forms part of Torquay’s 'Urban Growth Zone' so it provided a unique opportunity to investigate the incredible transformation at the site. We were very fortunate to have Bernadette Johnson – Director of Early Learning – spend time with the students,  discussing the development of Butterfield House and providing them with a tour of the kindergarten.

The Geography class has visited the 250 hectare Spring Creek Urban Growth Zone on two separate occasions to explore the geographic characteristics of the site and its connection with the surrounding region. Each student has formulated a research question and spent time gathering primary and secondary data to generate a fielddegrtrip report.

Areas of investigation included environmental degradation, environmental and economic sustainability - and the impact of urban development on the cultural identity of the region or on urban waterways. Geographers study land use change for many reasons, significantly to identify trends that enable more efficient planning and evaluation of the impact on people and environments.

Kim Doherty

Year 12 Geography Teacher

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Over the last few weeks, Mathematics in Year Two has focused on addition and subtraction strategies, and the relationship between the two processes, in the form of ‘Fact Families’.  Throu...

Over the last few weeks, Mathematics in Year Two has focused on addition and subtraction strategies, and the relationship between the two processes, in the form of ‘Fact Families’.

Through whole class, small group, partner or individual work, students have participated in a series of engaging activities to reinforce prior knowledge, to acquire mastery of important basic skills, and to move towards new understandings.

Using our thinking skills, playing maths games, exploring mathematical materials and accessing technology are all part of a day’s work in our 21st Century classrooms.

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Our Year 10s have had a most positive start to their educational journey here at Senior School and, as coordinators, we have been very proud of the mature approach our students have taken...

Our Year 10s have had a very positive start to their educational journey here at Senior School and, as coordinators, we have been very proud of the mature approach our students have taken in terms of dealing with significant change and the resulting emotions - both positive and negative.

The feedback from our Year 10 teachers is one of an incredibly positive nature. Our students are committed, engaged and have quickly settled in to life at Senior School, taking the change in their stride and dealing with the additional workload in an organised and efficient manner. That is not to say the first few weeks have been without challenges, but those challenges have been met with some very positive and resilient students, and we have been impressed with the smooth transition. It feels like they have been here for a great deal longer than five short weeks, which can only be viewed as a good thing.

'GROUND ZERO' COFFEE SHOP

We are also seeing some wonderful things happen in our Year 10 classrooms. Last week Miss Pryke’s Year 10 Maths class started running their very own coffee shop – Ground Zero. As a customer, I can already see that this venture is set to be a roaring success. Not only did the coffee taste amazing, but it was delivered to me by James and Luke in the classroom.

In Foundation Mathematics, there is a strong emphasis on the use of mathematics in practical contexts encountered in everyday life in the community, at work and in study. In this area of study, students cover estimation, the use and application of different forms of numbers and calculations, and the representation of patterns and generalisations in number - including formulas and other algebraic expressions in everyday contexts.

In this instance, the coffee shop allows students to make estimations of the costs of running the business through budgeting, calculate actual costs and analyse differences between the actual cash inflows/outflows and the budgeted cash inflows/outflows. They then use Excel to represent the mathematical information. I interviewed Luke about the business and these were his comments about his exciting new mathematical venture:

“I enjoyed performing the role of a delivery man for the coffee business for Maths. It was fun the first week, and we hope it will continue being fun. Because I do this for Maths, it is starting to give me an idea of what I want to do when I leave school. In our classes we have been learning about giving change so we know what amount of change to give the customers.”

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Mrs Martin’s Christianity in the Arts class are exploring how Christians have used artistic mediums to connect with, or express, their spirituality. And as a class, they have been taking this example and developing their own individual expressions of faith or values.

Jesus in the Modern World students have been looking into the issues associated with people within our society who do not get given the same level of attention as others. Mrs Smith’s class have been visiting the McKellar Centre in North Geelong, and spending time with the wonderful residents there. They have also had some students help out with the 'Christchurch Meals Program', which serves around 100 people each night for dinner on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

PSYCHOLOGY

Our Year 10 Psychology students have been busily studying a range of introductory topics with a focus on ethics and research methods. They have explored some famous unethical experiments including the Stanford prison experiment, Asch’s conformity experiment and Jane Elliot’s Brown eyes/ Blue eyes experiment. They are now investigating the human brain which has been widely recognized as the most complex physical object in the known universe.

OUTDOOR ED

Outdoor Education students have been developing an understanding of the unique characteristics of our local marine ecosystems and how humans use and relate to them. Students also focus on developing an appreciation of natural beauty, by learning about many of the endemic flora, fauna and varied geological characteristics that offer so much wonder and curiosity. This is all being achieved through snorkeling at various coastal environments followed by classroom reflection on their experiences and an analysis of issues that are related to these areas.

This is just a small insight into the wonderful achievements of our Year 10 students thus far. Next week Mr Antony Benson, the Director of Art, Technology and Design, will provide an article focusing on the wonderful work our Year 10 students are completing at the Villa Paloma.

Our Year 10’s should be commended on their seamless transition to Senior School and the willingness of our students to embrace new opportunities and change with healthy and optimistic resilience. I look forward to keeping our Christian College community informed of the wonderful achievements of our Year 10’s.

God bless.

Kim Doherty and Paul Breguet

Year 10 Coordinators

   

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It was a very hot day at Geelong Lawn Tennis club where the annual GISSA Tennis Championships were held. Student representatives from all three campuses: Bellarine, Middle and Senior Scho...

Students from three campuses - Bellarine, Middle and Senior - represented our College at the annual GISSA Tennis Championships, forming three highly-talented teams in Pool A and Pool B.

It very hot conditions at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, a close battle unfolded throughout the day, going right down to the wire in 'Pool A'. Every single match and set counted as Pool A finished in a three-way tie, with St Ignatius taking the honours on a countback, followed by Kardinia in second and our College in third.

Christian College Blue triumphed in 'Pool B' thanks to a great finals effort. After losing to St Ignatius earlier in the day, our team played them again in the decider for 1st and 2nd, and came out on top.

Pool A Final Standings:

1st - St Ignatius College

2nd - Kardinia International College

3rd - Christian College

Pool B Final Standings:

1st - Christian College Blue

2nd - St Ignatius College

3rd - Kardinia International College

4th - Christian College White

Congratulations to all players. They withstood incredible rebounding heat from the courts, conducted themselves in a very professional manner and displayed great sportsmanship. 

Fiona Scott
Outdoor & Physical Education Teacher

 

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Flynn Sheldon of Year 9 competed in the Victorian State Waterskiing Titles in the Latrobe Valley, over the weekend of February 25 and 26. He took part in three events including Slalom, Tr...

Flynn Sheldon of Year 9 competed in the Victorian State Waterskiing Titles in the Latrobe Valley, over the weekend of February 25 and 26.

He took part in three events including Slalom, Trick and Jump, and was awarded silver medals in all three disciplines in his age group. In addition to his bag of medals, Flynn achieved a Personal Best length in the Jump event, soaring over 27.8 metres.

Flynn and his brothers have grown up with the sport, encouraged by their father’s love of the water. He thrives on the extreme challenge of water skiing and finds its speed, movement and potential danger thrilling. Flynn’s major goal ahead of the 2018 Victorian State Titles is to jump a distance of over 35m.

He is currently in training again, preparing for success at the upcoming Australian Waterskiing Championships, in Perth next month. Flynn is to be congratulated for his success at this very high level, and we look forward to tracking his progress over the coming months and years.

 

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This year we are trialing something a little different in the Year 3 & Year 4 Visual Art program.
Each student will get a Visual Diary, which will be used during Visual Art as a way of:
B...

This year we are trialing something a little different in the Year 3 and Year 4 Visual Art program.

Each student will get a 'Visual Diary', which will be used during Visual Art as a way of:

- Brainstorming and developing ideas and themes.

- Annotating and reflecting on artists and their work

- Annotating and reflecting on personal artwork.

- Documenting personal development and improvement- Articulate and shape a personal style of art, style is a process of evolution.

- Experimenting and exploring techniques.

- Holding place for ideas.

- Storage of relevant information about artists, techniques and mediums.

These journals will be used for two years to allow students to reflect on their works and see improvement. The students are asked to decorate the plastic front cover in the theme of ‘TROPICAL’. They may choose to do this by way of collage, the use of fabrics, mixed media, or a range of images that relate to this topic. It is up to individual students to decide. It would be fantastic to see some of their own artwork included on the cover, rather than from the internet or magazines.


These journals will be sent home for a few weeks, requesting that journals be returned by Friday, March 17. Students can, however, continue to bring drawings/images in to work on their journal in class if required.


Have fun.


Mrs. Cooper

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    It was a very hot day at Geelong Lawn Tennis club where the annual GISSA Tennis Championships were held. Student representatives from all three campuses: Bellarine, Middle and Senio...

Students from three campuses - Bellarine, Middle and Senior - represented our College at the annualGISSA Tennis Championships, forming three highly talented teams in Pool A and Pool B.

In hot conditions at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, a close battle unfolded throughout the day and it went right down to the wire in 'Pool A'. Every single match and set counted as Pool A finished in a three-way tie, with St Ignatius taking the honours on a countback - followed by Kardinia in second and Christian College in third. 

Christian College Blue triumphed in 'Pool B' thanks to a great finals effort. After losing to St Ignatius earlier in the day, our team played them again in the decider for 1st and 2nd - with our College coming out on top.

Pool A Final Standings:

1st - St Ignatius Collehe

2nd - Kardinia International College

3rd - Christian College

Pool B Final Standings:

1st - Christian College Blue

2nd - St Ignatius College

3rd - Kardinia International College

4th - Christian College White

Congratulations to all players. They withstood incredible rebounding heat from the courts, conducted themselves in a very professional manner and displayed great sportsmanship.

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It was a very hot day at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club where the annual GISSA Tennis Championships were held. Student representatives from all three campuses: Bellarine, Middle and Senior Scho...

Students from three campuses - Bellarine, Middle and Senior - represented our College at the annual GISSA Tennis Championships, forming three highly-talented teams in Pool A and Pool B.

It very conditions at Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, a close battle unfolded throughout the day, going down to the wire in Pool A. Every match and set counted as 'Pool A' finished in a three way tie, with St Ignatius taking the honours on a countback - followed by Kardinia in second and Christian College in third.

Christian College Blue triumphed in 'Pool B' thanks to a great finals effort. After losing to St Ignatius earlier in the day, our team played them again in the decider for 1st and 2nd place, coming out on top. 

Pool A Final Standings:

1st - St Ignatius College

2nd - Kardinia International College

3rd - Christian College

Pool B Final Standings:

1st - Christian College Blue

2nd - St Ignatius College

3rd - Kardinia International College

4th - Christian College White

Congratulations to all players. They withstood incredible rebounding heat from the courts, conducted themselves in a very professional manner and dispalyed great sportsmanship.

Andrew Richardson

Outdoor & Physical Education Teacher

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Let there be LIGHT!
Year 5 and Year 9 are studying various aspects of light in Science this term. It’s exciting to witness those lightbulb moments as students conquer the skill of accurat...

Let there be LIGHT!

Year 5 and Year 9 are studying various aspects of light in Science this term. It’s exciting to witness those 'lightbulb moments', as students conquer the skill of accurately drawing and measuring angles of light through lenses and other transparent materials.

More powerful learning has taken place as students teach each other, and also explain real-life situations using their new found skills and knowledge. For instance, ask a Year 9 student, 'where do you aim a spear if hunting for fish? Or ask a Year 5 student, 'what was a shadow stick used for?

They were fascinated that the shadow not only changed length quite dramatically during the day, but also that the angle of the shadow changed!

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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As a part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘It’s Alive’ the students in Year 3 will be attending an incursion, with the Responsible Pet Ownership organisation. This incursion will take plac...

As a part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘It’s Alive’, the students in Year 3 will be attending an incursion with the Responsible Pet Ownership organisation.

This incursion will take place on March 22, and will be held in the Junior School Chapel at various times during the day. We understand that there may be some children who are either allergic or afraid of dogs.

If this is the case for your child, we ask that you speak with your child’s classroom Teacher and advise them of any issues your child may have with attending the session. Please find below an outline of the program your child will be attending:

The Responsible Pet Ownership Primary School Program is aimed at 5 to 12 year olds and has been delivered to over 1 million Victorian primary school children. It visits over 800 primary schools each year across the state.

The program includes a dog visit, multimedia tools, role play, song and story time.

The Program focuses on teaching students about dog safety:
• When dogs should be left alone.
• Things we should not do to dogs.
• How can you tell if a dog is happy, frightened or angry.
• A safe way to approach and greet a dog.
• What to do if approached by an unknown or aggressive dog.

The Program also introduces and develops the following concepts:
• Choosing an appropriate pet, general welfare and husbandry.
• The importance of identification and registration.
• Confinement and housing, exercise and training.

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Self-talk – having good thoughts
Self-talk can have a really great impact on your self-esteem and confidence. There is positive and negative self-talk and they both have impact on how y...

Self-talk – having good thoughts

Self-talk can have a really great impact on your self-esteem and confidence. There is positive and negative self-talk, and they both have impact on how you feel.

Positive self-talk tends to make you feel good, whereas negative self-talk often makes you feel ordinary. There are a few ways you can develop better self-talk, including just listening to what you are saying to yourself each day. It’s worth practicing self-talk - as feeling good about yourself is worth the effort.

Self-talk is basically your inner voice: the voice in your mind that says the things you don’t might not say out loud. Often, self-talk happens without you even realizing it and can be a subtle running commentary going on in the background of your mind.

Ways we can help our kids develop better self-talk. Get them to:

  1. Listen to what you are saying to yourself – we don’t always consciously take note of what we are saying in our minds. The first step in improving your self-talk is to actually notice what your inner voice is saying. Take some time each day to listen, and even write down, what you’re thinking.
  2. Monitor your self-talk – Is your self-talk positive or negative? Start questioning your self-talk with things like:
  • Is there a more positive way at looking at this?
  • Am I keeping everything in perspective?
  • Can I do anything to change what I’m feeling bad about?
  1. Change your self-talk – This is easier said than done, but definitely worth working on. Try by countering your negative thoughts with positive ones. For example, if you think “I’ll never be able to do this”, ask yourself “is there anything I can do that will help me be able to do this?”

The more you work on improving your self-talk, the better you will get. By working on getting more positive self-talk, you’re more likely to get things done and feel more in control of different aspects of your life.

 

Naomi

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Education Perfect for Language Learning Education Perfect, formerly called Language Perfect,  is an online based learning tool. All students from Year 5 to Year 8 and the Year 9 language...

Education Perfect for Language Learning

Education Perfect, formerly called Language Perfect, is an online-based learning tool. All students from Year 5 to Year 8, and the Year 9 Language students, use it to learn Indonesian or Japanese in class as well as at home for home learning.

Education Perfect helps students learn prescribed vocabulary lists aurally and visually. Being in quiz form, it makes vocabulary learning fun and students can enjoy its positive competitiveness. We use Education Perfect in various ways in order to enhance students’ language learning;

• Primarily as a homework resource:
The teachers set a list of target vocabulary as home learning tasks for students, and then monitor their progress.

• Extension work/catch-up:
New students, or students who missed lessons, can work on the vocabulary in their own time. The students who have completed existing work can challenge themselves with advanced vocabulary.

• In-class/school/world-wide competitions:
Competitions are great ways to raise motivation, enthusiasm and profile for languages. Students are provided opportunities to compete against each other in class or against language learners from other countries!

• End of class fun:
The students who have finished the class work can play on Education Perfect.

Students are provided their usernames and passwords for Education Perfect. They can log in:
https://www.educationperfect.com/controlpanel/#/login

If they have difficulty in logging in the site, please contact their language teachers.

Bishi Leathem (Indonesian teacher)
Adam Reidy (Japanese teacher)
Yukiko Valent (Japanese teachers)

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Our College was well represented last Monday at the 2017 GISSA Cricket Competition for our Senior and Inter (Years 9 &10) teams. The Inter team played some excellent cricket, with contrib...

Our College was well represented last Monday at the 2017 GISSA Cricket Competition for our Senior and 'Inter' (Years 9 and 10) teams. The Inter team played some excellent cricket, with contributions coming from all team members over the course of the day. This team finished a very creditable second to St Ignatius College.

Our Senior team played Kardinia IC in their Grand Final, and won convincingly. After a very good bowling (Cian Foster 2/2 off 4 overs) and fielding performance - which restricted Kardinia to 72 runs off their 20 overs - our top-order batsmen (James Jirik, Oscar Hill, Nathan Pearson and Lachlan Vivian) comfortably passed this total with 10 overs to spare.

Cricket Captain Cian Foster holds the GISSA Senior Cricket Trophy

Andrew Richardson

Head of Sport, Senior School

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Are you available to help with the barn in 2017?

We need a team of dedicated families to do summer barn duty. This involves visiting morning and afternoon to feed and water the animals on a designated weekend. You do not need to have done this type of duty before, and if you are new, help is available. It is not difficult. But as you can appreciate, with hot weather, we need reliable families to open up before the barn heats up, and then close as late as possible.

If you are available to assist at all in our College Barn please email directly to our Barn Coordinator, Sara Mozayyannejad at smozzy72@gmail.com

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus 

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Being right is not a constant companion for any of us. We all make errors but we still often think we are right. This is at the basis of many arguments. The family argument about the Vege...

Being right is not a constant companion for any of us.

We all make errors, but often we still think we are right. This is at the basis of many arguments - the family argument about the Vegemite being in the, fridge rather than the pantry for instance.

Feeling right all the time stems from our self-belief that our views are considered and beyond reproach. This confidence is of enormous benefit and enables us to take risks and succeed in so many areas.

The question is how much do we learn from being right? My view is that we learn little, apart from reinforcing our self-belief that we are right all the time. Then how do we learn?

The view is that, when we make mistakes, we learn. Reflection is at its highest when we make errors. That reflection allows for change. To change, we reflect and then imitate others if we cannot determine our new pathway.

The capacity to err is crucial to human cognition. It is not a flaw, it is inextricable from some of our most humane and honourable qualities like empathy, optimism, imagination, conviction and courage.

With errors, we revise our understanding of ourselves. We all prefer not to err, and we all work hard to do things well - to be correct. Our intent is nearly always pure of thought, and so it might be the delivery that errs. A natural reaction to making a mistake is to be defensive, downplay or ignore it, or blame someone else.

We often have trouble saying the words: “I was wrong”. We attach shame to being wrong rather than the opportunity to improve. Seeing this through a different lens means that the outcome is so different. 

The interesting aspect of this topic is we are very good at pointing out the mistakes of others. The reason is that we feel better if we pick up a mistake.

I am of an age that I remember when the popular game 'Trivial Pursuit' was first became popular. The general knowledge game allows a question to be asked and for others to get in first with the answer. The game created many arguments among friends, for it brought out competitive or aggressive qualities we often did not know we had.

The feeling of power in letting others know, that we know, is quite addictive. We enjoy letting others know of our knowledge. This reinforces our reluctance to admit our own errors. Our challenge is to improve ourselves.

I believe this is possible if we admit our mistakes, show humility to others and reflect on our own mistakes. That reflection enables us to better ourselves.

Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School

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A reminder to those parents who would still like their children participating in the Rainbows Program due to commence at the start of Term 2. If reply forms could be handed in by next Tue...

A reminder to those parents who would still like their children participating in the 'Rainbows Program' due to commence at the start of Term 2.

The reply forms need to be handed in by next Tuesday, March 7 at the latest, please. This will enable Mr. Thurman to create working groups, ensuring everyone wishing to be involved in the program can be included.

Thanks to those parents who have already handed in their reply forms. New forms can be picked up from the office, if the previous form has been misplaced.

 

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Up to 80 per cent of 13 to 17 year olds gambled in 2016, according to recent Australian research.
This includes gambling with friends, playing lottery tickets, raffles and sweeps. Despite...

Up to 80 per cent of 13 to 17 year olds gambled in 2016, according to recent Australian research.

This includes gambling with friends, playing lottery tickets, raffles and sweeps. Despite age checks in venues and online, teens are also gambling on the pokies, racing and sports. For many young people, it isn't about the money – it's about fun, excitement and social acceptance.

Because they are often targeted by gambling advertising, betting can seem like a normal activity to them. Further to this, teenagers are reportedly five times more likely than adults to experience harm from gambling. Given gambling can become an issue for teens, we suggest talking to them sooner rather than later about the risks involved, the limited chances of winning and what might be influencing their attitude towards gambling. 

What if a teenager you know has already run into difficulty? It can be tricky to tell if a young person has a betting issue as many of the signs look like regular teen behaviour. Some signs to look out for include:

  • obsessing over apps and games that have gambling features
  • borrowing or taking money from family and friends
  • obsessing about odds when watching sport instead of focusing on the game
  • experiencing depression or severe mood swings, or withdrawing from friends and family.

If you notice these signs in your teen, you could call the Gambler’s Help Youthline for advice and support. Phone 1800 262 376 or visit gamblershelp.com.au/youth

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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Here at Camp Australia we are currently promoting our service at Christian College and would like to express interest for a school holiday program, which has a range of club-based activit...

Camp Australia is currently promoting its service at Christian College and would like expressions of interest for a school holiday program - which has a range of club-based activities, incursions and excursions.

It is great for all ages and gives the children the chance to socialise and participate in great activities.

Please see the attached document for further details.

Ashleigh
Camp Australia

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We have been notified of a case of head lice in Year 4B.
Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checkin...

We have been notified of a case of head lice in Year 4B.

Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking to look for and remove eggs, as well as 'live' lice.

We ask for your cooperation and assistance with this important task.

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School Sports Victoria: closing dates.
There are a range of opportunities throughout the year to trial for the Victorian School team in a range of individual and team sports. If this inte...

School Sports Victoria: closing dates.

There are a range of opportunities throughout the year to trial for the Victorian School team in a range of individual and team sports. If this interests you, you will need to enter yourself independently via the School Sport Victoria website.  For more information please see: http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/pages/students.aspx

School Sport Victoria Team Vic State Team Trial Registrations are closing Friday 10 March 2017, for the following sports;

  • Australian Football 12 Years and Under,
  • Basketball 12 Years and Under,
  • Football (Soccer) 12 Years and Under,
  • Netball 12 Years and Under. 
  • Swimming and Volleyball have a different closing date.

You can find all the details via School Sport Victoria’s website. http://www.ssv.vic.edu.au/team-vic

 

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Up to 80 per cent of 13 to 17 year olds gambled in 2016, according to recent Australian research.

This includes gambling with friends, playing lottery tickets, raffles and sweeps. Despite age checks in venues and online, teens are also gambling on the pokies, racing and sports. For many young people, it isn't about the money – it's about fun, excitement and social acceptance.

Because they are often targeted by gambling advertising, betting can seem like a normal activity to them. Further to this, teenagers are reportedly five times more likely than adults to experience harm from gambling. Given gambling can become an issue for teens, we suggest talking to them sooner rather than later about the risks involved, the limited chances of winning and what might be influencing their attitude towards gambling. 

What if a teenager you know has already run into difficulty? It can be tricky to tell if a young person has a betting issue as many of the signs look like regular teen behaviour. Some signs to look out for include:

  • obsessing over apps and games that have gambling features
  • borrowing or taking money from family and friends
  • obsessing about odds when watching sport instead of focusing on the game
  • experiencing depression or severe mood swings, or withdrawing from friends and family.

If you notice these signs in your teen, you could call the Gambler’s Help Youthline for advice and support. Phone 1800 262 376 or visit gamblershelp.com.au/youth

Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 2 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, 10th March 2017. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due ...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 2 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, March 10.

We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due date, as late orders delay the collation and distribution of the children’s books. Also, could all payments please be either cheque or credit card payments .

Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic.

Credit card – payment can be made by phone (automated free call 1800 557 908) or online. For the online option, please follow the prompts for 'Parent Payments' on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au/. As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which you will need to record and return together with your child's order form. 

At present, our school is not using the 'Loop' (Linking Online Payments and Cash) option. Please do not send cash.

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

 

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Thursday March 16, 2017
7:15pm – 9:00pm
Geelong Grammar School
50 Biddlecombe Ave, Corio
Room – Cook Theatre
Would you like to study at an American university? EducationUSA will offer thi...

EducationUSA Information Session

Thursday March 16, 2017

7:15pm – 9:00pm

Geelong Grammar School

50 Biddlecombe Ave, Corio

Room – Cook Theatre

Would you like to study at an American university? EducationUSA will offer this free general advising and sports scholarship session in the Geelong region. Open to students, parents and teachers, the session is divided into two parts - general guidance on U.S. undergraduate study, including university application procedures, and the new SAT (released May 2016), followed by an information session for student athletes interested in undergraduate sports scholarships.

This session will last 90 minutes - the first 60 minutes are dedicated to general advising, and the last 30 minutes for students, teachers and parents interested in sports scholarships. Guests are welcome to depart after the first 60-minute general advising session, but all guests interested in sports scholarships must attend the entire 90-minute session.

RSVP by 5pm on Tuesday March 14.

For more information and to register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/combined-general-undergraduate-and-sport-scholarship-session-tickets-32394869928

   

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Dear Parents and Friends,
I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.
Sunday, March 19, 2.30pmChristian College Bellarine Campus ...

Dear Parents and Friends,

I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.

Sunday, March 19, 2.30pm
Christian College Bellarine Campus Auditorium

It is a family film afternoon in the Bellarine Auditorium, showing two short Timorese-made films. They have both received international awards for putting Timorese culture on the world stage.

Please read details of the event on the attached flyers. You are all warmly invited to attend the event with your friends and extended families. Come along and learn about Christian College’s latest projects, for which we are fundraising.

Past students who have travelled to Viqueque will also give you first-hand insights into life in Viqueque. There will be the opportunity to purchase 2017 calendars, gift cards, Timorese handcrafts and Timorese coffee.

Also, look out for further information in the March issue of the 'Springdale Messenger' community magazine. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/timorfundraiser

 

Obrigada barak.

Thank you very much.

Deb Singleton

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Dear Parents and Friends,
I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.
Sunday, March 19, 2.30pmChristian College Bellarine Campus ...

Dear Parents and Friends,

I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.

Sunday, March 19, 2.30pm
Christian College Bellarine Campus Auditorium

It is a family film afternoon in the Bellarine Auditorium, showing two short Timorese-made films. They have both received international awards for putting Timorese culture on the world stage.

Please read details of the event on the attached flyers. You are all warmly invited to attend the event with your friends and extended families. Come along and learn about Christian College’s latest projects, for which we are fundraising.

Past students who have travelled to Viqueque will also give you first-hand insights into life in Viqueque. There will be the opportunity to purchase 2017 calendars, gift cards, Timorese handcrafts and Timorese coffee.

Also, look out for further information in the March issue of the 'Springdale Messenger' community magazine. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/timorfundraiser

 

Obrigada barak.

Thank you very much.

Deb Singleton

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Dear Parents,
RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College
Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.Christian C...

Dear Parents,

RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College

Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.
Christian College is delighted that we have formed a working relationship with Dr Jane Foster, the developer of a set of language that schools are now adopting to assist and equip students to ‘Take Emotional Responsibility Now’ or ‘MYTERN’.

Here is a link to the website: www.myterncity.com.au

I encourage you all to take the time to look at this information. It is valuable for anyone with children - including adolescents, as MYTERN has had great success with adults as well as children.
Dr Foster presented information sessions to families in 2015 and 2016. Those in attendance found these highly valuable. 

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Foster will be returning to Christian College on Thursday, March 9 to present an Information Session for parents at the Middle School Highton Campus. 

This session is open to families from all campuses. I encourage you to attend.


MYTERN Parent Information session

Thursday, March 9

7pm MYTERN Parent Information Evening Session
Parents from Junior School are welcome 
Venue:  Middle School Highton.  

Supper to follow.

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance to the ‘Evening Session’ at Middle School Reception by Monday, March 6 (for catering purposes) by calling 5241 1899.

The MYTERN technique is a simple, yet extremely powerful skill that teaches you to take control of your response to everyday stresses and challenges - improving your mental, emotional and physical health. Most importantly, it is a skill that can be learnt by anyone, at any age.

 

Yours sincerely,

Glen McKeeman
PRINCIPAL

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We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.
Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm240 Great Ocean Road, TorquayMusic, entert...

We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.

Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm
240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Music, entertainment, BBQ, a magician and showbags - it's going to be a great morning for the whole family!

See you there!

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We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.
Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm240 Great Ocean Road, TorquayMusic, entert...

We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.

Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm
240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Music, entertainment, BBQ, a magician and showbags - it's going to be a great morning for the whole family!

See you there!

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We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.
Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm240 Great Ocean Road, TorquayMusic, entert...

We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.

Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm
240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Music, entertainment, BBQ, a magician and showbags - it's going to be a great morning for the whole family!

See you there!

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Dear Parents,
RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College
Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.Christian C...

Dear Parents,

RE:  Introducing MYTERN at Christian College

Schools throughout Australia are seeking ways to support students with the challenges that we all face in daily life.
Christian College is delighted that we have formed a working relationship with Dr Jane Foster, the developer of a set of language that schools are now adopting to assist and equip students to ‘Take Emotional Responsibility Now’ or ‘MYTERN’.

Here is a link to the website: www.myterncity.com.au

I encourage you all to take the time to look at this information. It is valuable for anyone with children - including adolescents, as MYTERN has had great success with adults as well as children.
Dr Foster presented information sessions to families in 2015 and 2016. Those in attendance found these highly valuable. 

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Foster will be returning to Christian College on Thursday, March 9 to present an Information Session for parents at the Middle School Highton Campus. 

This session is open to families from all campuses. I encourage you to attend.


MYTERN Parent Information session

Thursday, March 9

7pm MYTERN Parent Information Evening Session
Parents from Junior School are welcome 
Venue:  Middle School Highton.  

Supper to follow.

RSVP:  Please confirm your attendance to the ‘Evening Session’ at Middle School Reception by Monday, March 6 (for catering purposes) by calling 5241 1899.

The MYTERN technique is a simple, yet extremely powerful skill that teaches you to take control of your response to everyday stresses and challenges - improving your mental, emotional and physical health. Most importantly, it is a skill that can be learnt by anyone, at any age.

 

Yours sincerely,

Glen McKeeman
PRINCIPAL

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Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Midd...

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Middle School, Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School in Waurn Ponds. 

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students, and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence, character and citizenship.

Successful scholarship application will mean that the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School. The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.

Applications Close: Wednesday, March 15

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Dear Parents and Friends,
I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.
Sunday, March 19, 2.30pmChristian College Bellarine Campus ...

Dear Parents and Friends,

I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.

Sunday, March 19, 2.30pm
Christian College Bellarine Campus Auditorium

It is a family film afternoon in the Bellarine Auditorium, showing two short Timorese-made films. They have both received international awards for putting Timorese culture on the world stage.

Please read details of the event on the attached flyers. You are all warmly invited to attend the event with your friends and extended families. Come along and learn about Christian College’s latest projects, for which we are fundraising.

Past students who have travelled to Viqueque will also give you first-hand insights into life in Viqueque. There will be the opportunity to purchase 2017 calendars, gift cards, Timorese handcrafts and Timorese coffee.

Also, look out for further information in the March issue of the 'Springdale Messenger' community magazine. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/timorfundraiser

 

Obrigada barak.

Thank you very much.

Deb Singleton

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We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.
Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm240 Great Ocean Road, TorquayMusic, entert...

We invite our College community to come and explore our newly-opened Butterfield House Kindergarten and Care.

Saturday, March 25 from 10am - 12pm
240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Music, entertainment, BBQ, a magician and showbags - it's going to be a great morning for the whole family!

See you there!

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Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Midd...

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Middle School, Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School in Waurn Ponds. 

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students, and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence, character and citizenship.

Successful scholarship application will mean that the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School. The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.

Applications Close: Wednesday, March 15

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Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Midd...

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Middle School, Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School in Waurn Ponds. 

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students, and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence, character and citizenship.

Successful scholarship application will mean that the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School.

The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.

Applications Close: Wednesday, March 15

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Dear Parents and Friends,
I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.
Sunday, March 19, 2.30pmChristian College Bellarine Campus ...

Dear Parents and Friends,

I would like to give you advance notice of a fundraising event in support of our friends in Viqueque.

Sunday, March 19, 2.30pm
Christian College Bellarine Campus Auditorium

It is a family film afternoon in the Bellarine Auditorium, showing two short Timorese-made films. They have both received international awards for putting Timorese culture on the world stage.

Please read details of the event on the attached flyers. You are all warmly invited to attend the event with your friends and extended families. Come along and learn about Christian College’s latest projects, for which we are fundraising.

Past students who have travelled to Viqueque will also give you first-hand insights into life in Viqueque. There will be the opportunity to purchase 2017 calendars, gift cards, Timorese handcrafts and Timorese coffee.

Also, look out for further information in the March issue of the 'Springdale Messenger' community magazine. Tickets are available online at www.tinyurl.com/timorfundraiser

 

Obrigada barak.

Thank you very much.

Deb Singleton

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The Year 6 students and staff enjoyed a time of developing new friendships, building upon existing friendships and challenging themselves through a range of activities designed to encoura...

The Year 6 students and staff enjoyed a time of developing new friendships, building upon existing friendships and challenging themselves through a range of activities designed to encourage personal growth. Students enjoyed canoeing, low ropes course, giant swing, archery and mountain bike riding to name a few of the exciting activities undertaken. The camp concluded with an activity titled the ‘Toon Challenge’ whereby small groups were give a series of tasks requiring problem solving, collaboration, role allocation and tremendous cooperation!

 

We thank the staff for the extra time, effort and commitment they put into this wonderful learning experience.

 

Peter Fossey.

Year 6 Co-ordinator 

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Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Midd...

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic Excellence Scholarships as well as General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 level at Middle School, Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School in Waurn Ponds. 

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students, and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence, character and citizenship.

Successful scholarship application will mean that the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School.

The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.

Applications Close: Wednesday, March 15

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