On Thursday the Middle School student cohort ventured to Kardinia Aquatic Centre for their first official House competition for the year. All students entered in to the spirit of this c...

 

On Thursday the Middle School student cohort ventured to Kardinia Aquatic Centre for their first official House competition for the year. All students entered in to the spirit of this competition, with some fancy costumes and plenty of voice and enthusiasm to support their House. Our House Swimming Carnival encourages all students to get involved in either the traditional stroke events, and/or the novelty swimming events. There were plenty of smiles and a fantastic level of participation across the day from all students. Our young Year 5 students enjoyed their first House Carnival, and are to be commended on their swimming and support of their respective Houses. We were able to appreciate the skills of our talented swimmers within our College, and as a result we will be seeing a number of these students representing our College at the GISSA Swimming Championships on the 14th March.  

 

The ‘Novelty’ swimming competition was a hotly contested affair with many students enjoying the opportunity to represent their House. In the end it was Burrows who came out on top for the second consecutive year. Flynn were 2nd, with Penman 3rd and Taylor 4th.

 

Congratulations to all our students, and a huge thank you to our Year 9 House Captains for their support and leadership on the day. After multiple individual swimming races, and the relay events at the end of the program the final result was Penman 1st, Burrows 2nd, Flynn 3rd and Taylor 4th.

 

Thank you to all staff, students and parents for your support of the House Swimming Carnival, and we look forward now to the House Athletics Carnival at the end of this term.

   

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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Jesus Storybook Bibles

The distribution of personally named Jesus Storybook Bibles to our Year 2 classes and new students at last week’s assembly is always a special time for me on the school calendar. It makes the students feel valued and special. I can often tell it is a significant time for the students receiving their Bibles, as they often come up to me afterwards telling me about their Bible that they have taken home to show their family, or a special Bible story that they have read. It’s important to me because it is central to the fact that we are a Christian school and that God’s Word is an essential part of who we are. As 4R pointed out to us in their great presentation about the Bible at last week’s assembly, the Bible is like a compass that can steer us in the right direction and guide us throughout our lives.

Growing important life skills relating to faith is as important as growing academic, social and emotional life skills. All are important and contribute to the development of each person. It’s been good seeing the Year 2’s using their new Bibles in their classrooms and seeing the creative and colourful bookmarks that they have produced this week.

World Day of Prayer

Today, March 2nd is also World Day of Prayer 2018. The World Day of Prayer is a celebrated event each year for Christians all over the world, across all denominations. As a College, all campuses celebrate the day which highlights the value of prayer in our lives. It is also a great opportunity for students to learn about another country with its different circumstances and lifestyles. This year the country being highlighted is ‘Suriname’, which lies in the North-Eastern part of South America. This year’s theme is "All God’s Creation is Very Good”. Students also get to draw or write a prayer as well as thinking about the needs of others, near and far, the people close to us and how blessed we are to live in a country like Australia. They’re all great things for us all to be mindful of and to reflect on.

Rainbows Reminder

Thanks to those parents who have submitted forms for their child/ children to participate in Rainbows this year. The program will commence from 13th March and I just wanted to ensure before finalising the groups that those wishing for their children to participate have handed in the signed written consent form. The consent form was included in the Vine a few weeks ago but another copy could be picked up from the Office if needed. If these could be finalised by next Wednesday, 7th March that would be appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend with your family.

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

House Swimming Sports

Our annual Senior School Swimming Carnival was held on Tuesday 27th February at the Geelong Swimming Pool. Under brilliant weather conditions all students got into the thrill of the day wearing their house colours with pride. There was also a John McEnroe and Leyton Hewitt in attendance which thrilled everyone.

In the pool, all students tried their best and there were many great performances. The Heads of House and House Prefects worked their magic to ensure all events were filled, as well as leading the chants.

There were also many events on land, in which a large number of students were able to participate. Many were very funny to watch like the traditional “fill the water container on the head”. This always draws a crowd with much support for the various houses. The water slide being open made many of our students very happy and was well supported.

It was pleasing to see so many parents and guardians in attendance. Their support was greatly appreciated and they enjoyed a great day of colour, fun, swimming and games.

I wish to acknowledge the incredible work of our staff in ensuring all events went well. They scored, timed, measured and recorded all events to enable the day to go very smoothly. In hot conditions they performed their duties extremely well.

A huge thank you to the Heads of House in Elissa Huddart, Lynton Smith, Steven Sullivan and Simon Peake. Their work over the past four weeks was the reason why their houses performed so well. The synchro event is always a highlight, and this year was no exception. The Music was loud, all were in time and the judges had a difficult assessment. Burrows was the winner of this section and their precision was exemplary.

Drew Oliver led the day very well. Being new to the College, and organising this huge event, was a task done extremely well. We thank Drew for his efforts. Richo was also clearly visible being very comfortable behind the microphone with his quick wit. Pixie Wilson was responsible along with Ben Hines for all the data collection and determining the results. Thanks go to both of them. Paul Breguet was in charge of the events commencing on time and we recognise his ability to keep things flowing.

Flynn House was the overall winner and their team were able to gain points in the right events to take the overall lead.

We look forward to the House Athletics.

 

Karen Conference

On Thursday afternoon the Senior School hosted the Karen Conference which was a celebration of the Karen people within our community.

All Karen students were in attendance as were their families. We were treated to an incredible offering of their culture, clothes, music and food. Our relationship with this community is so special and their faith is beyond something that is central to all they undertake.

We are so blessed as a community to have the Karen people amongst us.

Roselyn Smith organised this wonderful event and needs to be thanked for her tireless efforts.  The library staff also need to be thanked for hosting this gathering.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Hi,
Another thought provoking article from my sources at “Sight” online magazine which has a wealth of interesting and potentially life changing articles for all of us to read.
Have a rea...

Hi,

Another thought provoking article from my sources at “Sight” online magazine which has a wealth of interesting and potentially life changing articles for all of us to read.

Have a read and I’m sure some aspect will speak to you as a result.

Here goes……

 

THIS LIFE: SPIRITUAL LESSONS IN EVERYDAY LIVING

CAROL ROUND

Grove, Oklahoma, US
Via ASSIST News Service

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” - Matthew 6:20 (ESV).

STORED TREASURES? The Bible tells us that "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also".

 

When my phone rang, I hesitated to answer because the caller was unknown. I answered to an urgent voice. “Carol, there’s black smoke coming out of your house near you deck stairs.”

Thanking my next door neighbor’s sister, I hurried out the door. Standing on my deck, I couldn’t see anything to my right or my left. Returning indoors, I grabbed my cell phone and headed out the front door to seek the source of the smoke. Walking around the exterior on all sides of my house, I still didn’t see anything.

Calling Diane back, I asked, “Where exactly did you see the smoke?”

“Underneath the deck,” she replied.

Running around the side of the house again, I peered over my fence and saw black smoke pouring into the frigid air. Without hesitation, I dialed 911. My heart pounded as I raced back into the house, grabbed my dog, my car keys and my purse. Just as I pulled out of my garage and parked my car out of the way, the city police and fire chief pulled in, followed by a fire truck and an ambulance.

Seeking the source of the smoke, which was no longer visible, we discovered my dryer was vented underneath my deck, which is tall enough for me to stand under without ducking. I’ve lived in this house less than two years, but I’d never thought about the vent location. One of the firefighters touched the vent, which was cool.

Then, I realised in my haste to leave the house, I’d also opened my dryer door to stop the cycle. I told the firefighter, who asked me to turn it back on. Returning to my backyard, I could see steam emanating from the vent. Up close, it didn’t appear black. But, from a distance, the cold air created the illusion of a darker tint.

Later, several people wondered why I hadn’t grabbed anything else from the house when I fled. I recall thinking about three things: my Bible, my writings and my photographs. Yes, I would’ve been sad to lose them, but in the midst of chaos, I knew they weren’t important.

Author Randy Alcorn, once said, “Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on Earth, not in Heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures.”

If we seek them, we can find spiritual lessons in everyday living. I’m grateful for neighbors who look out for me and for the quick response of those -firefighters, policemen and EMTs - who put their lives in danger for others on a daily basis. I’m grateful for false alarms and a God who loves me so much that He gave His only Son so we might have eternal life.

Luke 12:34 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

~ 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.

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Friday 2nd March is World Day of Prayer for 2018. The World Day of Prayer is a celebrated event each year for Christians all over the world, across all denominations. As a College, all ca...

Friday 2nd March is World Day of Prayer for 2018. The World Day of Prayer is a celebrated event each year for Christians all over the world, across all denominations. As a College, all campuses celebrate the day which highlights the value of prayer in our lives. It is also a great opportunity for students to learn about another country with its different circumstances and lifestyles. This year the country is the ‘Suriname’ , which lies in the North-Eastern part of South America. The theme is "All God’s Creation is Very Good” The scripture reading associated with the theme comes from Genesis 1:1-31.

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On Thursday March 8th, Years 5 and 6 students will participate in the Deakin District Summer Carnival. Students have nominated to participate in Kanga 8 Cricket, Hot Shots Tennis, T-Ball ...

On Thursday March 8th, Years 5 and 6 students will participate in the Deakin District Summer Carnival. Students have nominated to participate in Kanga 8 Cricket, Hot Shots Tennis, T-Ball or Volleystars.

Time: 12.00 PM – 2.30 PM

Transport Arrangements: All students will depart the campus at 10.40am and return by 3.30pm

Uniform:  Christian College Sports uniform including college hat

Equipment: The College will provide equipment for each sport. Students may bring their own fielding glove for Tee Ball. 

Venues:

Sport

Venue

Cricket and Volley stars:

Geelong College Middle School- Aberdeen St, Newtown

Hot Shots Tennis:

Geelong College Senior School- 150 Noble Street, Newtown   

T-Ball:

Elderslie Reserve- Read Street, Newtown 


Other Information:

  • It is recommended that extra food and drink be taken
  • Sunscreen is highly recommended.

Medical: The College uses information provided on your child’s medical report, submitted when enrolled. If their medical condition has changed, please email updates@ccg.vic.edu.au. All students are responsible for bringing with them specific medical aids i.e. Epi-pen, asthma inhaler, etc. 

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

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On a beautiful summer evening the staff and families of the Surf Coast Campus relaxed on the lawn and enjoyed a picnic together. This was a great opportunity for the Surf Coast community ...

On a beautiful summer evening the staff and families of the Surf Coast Campus relaxed on the lawn and enjoyed a picnic together. This was a great opportunity for the Surf Coast community to get to know each other a little more and for the staff to spend some time with the students and their families.

The Prep students then had the opportunity to show their families their classroom and all that they have been learning and doing so far this year.

We have been so blessed to begin a new chapter in the life of Christian College on the Surf Coast and this evening was evident that our new Surf Coast Community is growing.

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The Junior School Parent Helper Information Evening was held on Thursday in the Junior School chapel and was attended by over 65 parents. Our College staff were able to provide informatio...

The Junior School Parent Helper Information Evening was held on Thursday in the Junior School chapel and was attended by over 65 parents. Our College staff were able to provide information about teaching and learning strategies and discussed the various ways in which parents can assist at Junior School.

 We value and appreciate the generous support given by our Junior School parents, both in the classroom and wider school activities.

 All parent volunteers are required to have attended a Parent Helper Training Session, hold a current Working With Children Check Card (have nominated Christian College Geelong as a place of voluntary work) and have signed our College Voluntary Agreement form.

 If you meet all College requirements and would like to volunteer as a parent helper, please email your child’s homeroom teacher, who will then liaise with you about how and when you can best assist.

 

Claire Tucker

Prep Coordinator

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Systems Engineering is a rare subject where the curriculum is directly linked to competitions around the world. Christian College students can compare their engineering and programming sk...

Systems Engineering is a rare subject where the curriculum is directly linked to competitions around the world. Christian College students can compare their engineering and programming skills with other students at Geelong Region, State, National and International RoboCup Junior and World Robot Olympiad Events. With the RoboCup Junior National Finals being held in Melbourne in September this year as a qualifier to the World RoboCup Finals being held in Sydney next year.  Christian College student have upped the ante in a quest to qualify for the world event.

As an addition to Year 10 students studying RoboCup Junior Soccer in the classroom, more than half of the class is attending an after school CCG Robot Club. As well as this, a number of students are building soccer robots as their VCE projects.

Past students, now studying Engineering at Deakin University, are also helping out at the Robot Club to share their experience and give our students a head start in their robot development.

The Year 10 students are all exploring the improvement of Omni wheeled robots (pictured). This type of robot featured highly in National and World Finals. These robots have the ability to move, crab like, in any direction, improving their manoeuvrability and the ability to permanently aim toward their goals.

 

 

Mr Brian Thomas

Systems Engineering Teacher

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Last week our Year 7 cohort set off for the much anticipated Year 7 Camp at Cave Hill Creek. This camp is always a highlight of the school calendar as students get the opportunity to lear...

Last week our Year 7 cohort set off for the much anticipated Year 7 Camp at Cave Hill Creek. This camp is always a highlight of the school calendar as students get the opportunity to learn more about each other and connect with their teachers and chaplains in a context outside of the College grounds. The wide range of engaging activities and challenges presented opportunities for students to develop their teamwork, leadership and cooperation skills, while discovering new things about others and themselves.

“The camp was amazing, so much fun, and there was lots to do and you never got bored! It was one of the best camps I’ve ever been on.” Isabella Henry – 7B

Year 7 camp was a great way to get away from the business of settling in to a new school. Camp helped push me out of my comfort zone to complete different challenges and meet new people. My highlights included; canoeing, bushwalking, camping out and The Decathlon. I loved the 3 days we had at camp!” Jacob McKie – 7G

 Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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In past generations many people would associate the subject of Woodwork with producing a pencil box or a crafting a piece of furniture, there has been a significant shift in focus within ...

In past generations many people would associate the subject of Woodwork with producing a pencil box or a crafting a piece of furniture, there has been a significant shift in focus within our design and technology subjects.

Design subjects are embracing the idea of 21st Century learning. Students are challenged to understand the world they live in, and to suggest how it could be improved.

An example of this is our new, Year 5 design subject – DEVELOPING NEW FUTURES.

Students are continuing to develop practical skills in working with a variety of materials and technologies and producing small items.  However they are now linking this with knowledge and understanding of fair trade and developing countries in class.   At the College we aim for students to develop a broader understanding of product design and investigating economy, justice and manufacturing.

More than anything, if students can develop a greater understanding of our world and design or suggest an improvement that benefits others, then Product Design students can work toward changing the world, not just their own bedroom.

Our aim is to provide students a broad and practical experience of design, thinking how they may affect the lives of others such as:

  • Elderly Citizens
  • Disabled Athletes (or non-athletes)
  • Disadvantaged/Homeless (local or global)
  • Local Community

 

Imagine helping the student become the budding designer of products like:

  • ‘Embrace Baby Sleeping Bag’ (temperature control for premature babies in developing countries)
  • Soccket (a soccer ball with rechargeable lighting mechanisms for night time homework in developing countries).
  • WaterWheel (water transport and storage in developing countries)

 

Andrew Seiffert

Classroom Teacher

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This year’s House Swimming Championships to be held on Friday 9th of March aims to involve all students from Prep - 9 in both a competitive and non-competitive capacity. The College belie...

This year’s House Swimming Championships to be held on Friday 9th of March aims to involve all students from Prep - 9 in both a competitive and non-competitive capacity. The College believes participation in House competition is an integral part of the school sport program and asks all parents to support us in our aim of having all students participate. The program has been designed to cater for the swimming ability of every student with a Championship and Novelty section included in the program.

Please see the attached note for further details.

Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

On Tuesday morning our Prep students had the opportunity to host a group of Indonesian exchange students from Lombok.
The students enjoyed watching some traditional Indonesian dancing as ...

On Tuesday morning our Prep students had the opportunity to host a group of Indonesian exchange students from Lombok.

The students enjoyed watching some traditional Indonesian dancing as well as listening to an Indonesian song.

Following the performances the students had the opportunity to play outside with the Indonesian students and complete some activities in the classroom. The Indonesian students also visited Butterfield House where they enjoyed spending time with our kindergarten children.

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On Tuesday 27 February, the senior school held its annual swimming carnival at Kardinia Aquatic Centre. It was a wonderful 31-degree day filled with colour, dress ups, chants and competit...

On Tuesday 27th of  February, the Senior School held its annual swimming carnival at Kardinia Aquatic Centre. It was a wonderful 31-degree day filled with colour, dress ups, chants and competition.

The carnival displayed many impressive individual performances, high levels of encouragement from our students as well as a great community spirit amongst the houses. The level of participation in the pool and land events was outstanding. Our students embraced the day and all who attended are to be commended for the way they represented themselves and our college.

Well done to all swimmers and participants for your efforts on the day and congratulations to the year level champions for your excellent performances. The 2018 synchronised swimming competition was closely contested by all houses with the elite judging panel awarding Burrows first place.

Finally, a big congratulations to Flynn house who took out the 2018 House swimming championships by accumulating the most points for all events on the day. Well done.

Thank you to all staff, students and parents for your support of the swimming carnival that highlights the wonderful community we have at Christian College. We look forward to announcing the GISSA swimming team in the near future.

 

Drew Oliver

SS Sports Coordinator

 

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During a Year 4 Mathematics rotation lesson this week, the students were using arrays as a strategy to represent multiplication problems. An array is a way to represent numbers using rows...

During a Year 4 Mathematics rotation lesson this week, the students were using arrays as a strategy to represent multiplication problems. An array is a way to represent numbers using rows and columns. Rows represent the number of groups and the columns represent the number in each group or the size of each group. The students used collaboration and made links as they used counters to investigate how the same total could be attained using varying rows and columns.

Mark Foran
Year 4 - Year Level Leader

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

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

The Christian College Open Day is this coming Tuesday, March 6th 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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Our classroom music program spanning across all year levels has already celebrated some great moments of music making thus far. From our Junior school singing, Year 5 Instrument program, ...

Our classroom music program spanning across all year levels has already celebrated some great moments of music making thus far. From our Junior school singing, Year 5 Instrument program, Year 7 ‘Stomp’ study of junk percussion to our lunchtime concerts and band performances, things have been busy and sounding wonderful.

We encourage children to immerse themselves in the opportunities presented in our classroom programs, as well as the instrumental lessons and ensembles on offer at the school, as lots of good work and rich learning occurs there within our musical family. We look forward to celebrating some more performances in our community before the end of term and especially at our Easter Services. Should a student wish to learn an instrument or join an ensemble, we ask that they come and see either myself Sharon Huber, or Lesley Walters to enquire.

Sharon Huber
Music Teacher and Instrumental Coordinator

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College Surf League report
Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students fro...

College Surf League report

Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students from year 7 through to year 12, who competed in multiple surf life-saving events on the day as part of the boys or the girls team. All team members participated with distinction, and our team was led brilliantly by our team Captains and year 12 students, Gabrielle Hannan, Campbell Bohen and Charlie Dent. There were some very notable performances on the day, which allowed the College team to finish in 6th position on the day.

College Equestrian report

Our College equestrian team participated in the Geelong Grammar School event as part of the Barwon Inter-schools series competition with distinction last weekend. The College won both the Show Jumping and Dressage events at this competition. Our team is made up of students from Year 2 to Year 12, and is led by our equestrian Captains Shanae Jenkinson and Charlotte Sheldon. We congratulate all our riders involved in the Show Jumping and Dressage events last Friday and Sunday, and wish these riders all the best as they prepare for the State Championships in the coming school holidays.

College Tennis report – GISSA Championships

The tennis team consisted of one CCG Pool A team and two CCG Pool B teams. Whilst the SIC Pool A curse still lingers for another year, it was CCG White team who were victorious in Pool B. They were undefeated, winning just enough sets to get them over the line in each of their matches. A special mention to Jessie Morrow, a late withdrawal due to injury, who stayed on as team captain and ensured a smooth program alongside fellow captain Lachlan Brough in the Pool B competition. Elaine Ly stepped up as captain of the Pool A squad, managing her team’s success over KIC and a very close runner-up to SIC. The format of the day was adjusted this year to suit the variety of standards and allowed for flexibility among genders.  This ultimately made for a more evenly matched competition which was met with great enthusiasm. The quality of tennis complimented by the terrific sportsmanship made for a great spectators day out. Well done to all students involved.

College Cricket report – GISSA Championships

Our College was represented by a Senior boys, Inter boys and Senior girls cricket team at these Championships held earlier this week. For the first time, a girls competition was part of the GISSA program, which provided an enjoyable experience for our players. The girls showed great application in their games, and finished Runner-up to SIC on the day. Our Senior boys team played some excellent cricket in their two games, winning the Championship on the day. There were some fine individual performances across the two games, but the overall result was a consequence of an even contribution from all players. Congratulations to our year 12 players who have represented our College with distinction over the past three years, with their skill and leadership. The Inter boys were well represented by our younger Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 cricketers. Our two Inter teams were very competitive in their T20 games, with some excellent contributions from all players.

Congratulations

The College wishes to congratulate the following students on qualifying for the National Track & Field Championships, to be held in Sydney next month. Last weekend these students competed in Athletic Victoria’s Junior Championships, and we wish to acknowledge these performances which have earned them a chance to compete at the Nationals.

  • Nyah Brown (Year 8Y) 1st 400m
  • Kasey Perkins (Year 9H) 1st 200m hurdles; 3rd 90m hurdles; 6th 200m
  • Jessica Seller (Year 10) 2nd U17 pole vault
  • Kade Leigh (Year 7Y) 2nd 400m; 4th 200m
  • Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (Year 10) 1st 400m
  • Ethan Grills (Year 8G) 1st 1500m; 2nd 2km steeplechase; 5th 3km
  • Jorja Kirsopp-Cole (Year 8G) 200m heats

 

Nyah is to be congratulated on her recent success at the Country Championships where she medalled in multiple events, including the 400m and 200m which she will be competing in at the National Championships.

Coupled with these excellent performances from our current students, past student Damien Birkinhead (2011 Graduate) qualified for the Australian Commonwealth Games team, where he will compete in the shot put event at these Games. Damian has continued to excel at this event since leaving school, earning National team selection at the Rio Olympic Games, our 2014 Commonwealth Games team, and at numerous World Championships over the past 10 years. We congratulate and wish Damian all the very best at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

 

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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

The Christian College Open Day is this coming Tuesday, March 6th 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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Megan Heathcote
College Prefect

 

Hello everyone,

Our friends from Indonesia who arrived only last week, have been buzzing around the Senior School campus with their enthusiasm, eagerness to learn English and their big smiles.

On Saturday they were greeted with one of Geelong’s hotter days which made the climate transition quite a bit easier for them all! They caught the bus from the airport to school, where they each met with their host families for the first time, starting their immersion in everyday Australian life!

Many then headed straight to Pako Festa and stocked up on the free Mie Goreng to get the students through the next two weeks. The rest of the weekend was spent with each family exploring our waterfront and coastline, Jirralinga, Great Ocean Chocolaterie and much more. The students have also been raving all week about the new food they have been trying- it seems like Fish and Chips is a favourite and a very new concept to them!

Monday’s welcome service was an awesome chance for the students to show off their individual personalities, confidence and their impressive English skills. It’s been a very exciting first week for our friends, with them even participating in the synchro chants and atmosphere of our Swimming Sports on Tuesday.

Over some pizza, Uno and jokes, I had the opportunity to catch up with a few of our hilarious exchange students to talk about their experience here so far….

What is your favourite thing about Australia so far?

Rachim: The weather, I love that the rain is cool here!

Luzia: This may sound a bit odd but the traffic. I love how the cars are so organised on the road, it’s very different to the motorbikes in Indonesia!

Angel: The houses are so pretty here

Ryon: The people are so friendly, the views are beautiful and the country is so peaceful- just to name a few!

Ratih: The Australian boys!

  

What is your favourite Australian Food?

Rachim: Chicken and rice made by my host mum, it is so yum but I do eat this in Indonesia as well….

Luzia: Fish and chips by the beach

Angel: Gabi’s special Nutella sandwiches

Ryon: Vietnamese rice paper rolls (even though they come from Vietnam, I love them so much)

Ratih: Subway!

 

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you in Australia?

Rachim: Watching my friend Ratih do a dab at the welcome service!

Luzia: Trying to get used to the Australian toilets! Using toilet paper is new to me, we usually wash with a spray in Indonesia. Toilets here are so weird.

Angel: Learning how to balance the cold and hot water in the shower, because in Indonesia we are used to using a traditional mandi (bucket shower). In the first couple of days I was so hot in the shower because I didn’t understand about using the cold water AND the hot!

Ryon: I have had lots of funny moments staying together with Rachim on this exchange, but the funniest was when we locked him outside for a minute in the rain because he said he liked it! He liked it less after that.

Ratih: In Australia when you order sparkling mineral water that means it comes with bubbles but in Indonesia mineral water is just our name for bottled water, so the first time I ordered ‘mineral water’ in Geelong I was so surprised it was different and didn’t really like the bubbles.

Everyone is having an awesome time together, and in my chats with the students they are all so grateful for the warm welcome they have received from our entire school community, and love when people take a moment to say hi!

They also all love selfies and boomerangs, so if you haven’t yet introduced yourself I encourage you to get in a quick photo and say hey before they head home next Thursday 8th March.

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

 

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

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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 bein...

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 a Parent Helper Training session being offered on Wednesday 7th March, 2018 from 7.00pm - 8.00pm in the mulitpurpose room.

Please remember to submit your parent paperwork response.

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Our textiles students are well under underway with their design thinking skills as they experiment with and visualise various concepts for their textile garments. Students are refining ...

 

Our textiles students are well under underway with their design thinking skills as they experiment with and visualise various concepts for their textile garments. Students are refining their technical skills, experimenting with a variety of materials and textile processes then developing plans and patterns to produce their items.

 

Our Year 7 students are currently learning the skill of pattern making as they work towards developing a top. The Year 8’s have been experimenting with fabric surface embellishments as they look towards adding a splash of fashion to their T-shirts.

 

In addition to this, a lunchtime Fast Fashion textiles club has started and I have been overwhelmed by the number and enthusiasm of our students who also wish to learn some textiles skills. Even some of our Middle School staff have been willing to try their hand at operating a sewing machine, thank you Mr Timpano and Mr Kehler!! Fast Fashion is beginning with making a simple circle skirt.

 

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

 

Felicity Rogerson
Classroom Teacher 

 

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The Year Four students are learning simple classroom instructions in Japanese this term. There are six main phrases they are learning. In years past, the students struggled to remember th...

Year 4 students are learning simple classroom instructions in Japanese this term. There are six main phrases they are learning. In years past, the students struggled to remember the phrases so we have been experimenting in how best to learn and remember them. The main task the children will do this term is to create a board game using symbols that represent the phrases. For example, a chair with an arrow pointing down means “suwatte kudasai.” Creating the board game helps the students to say the phrases often and creating the symbol helps cement the meaning in their memory.

The other task the students do is to write a short story including the six new phrases and four general greetings such as konnichi wa. The story is in English but they must include the Japanese phrases in such a way that a non-Japanese speaker could understand their meaning using the context of the sentence. For example “Chaney Sensei said “Tatte kudasai.”  so we all quietly pushed our chairs back and got up.” This is a difficult but very useful activity as it is making the students think of the meaning of the phrases and use them in a variety of contexts. At the end of the term, the children read their stories to the class and the students record all the Japanese phrases they heard and give constructive feedback to their classmates. Japanese in Year Four is action packed and full of challenges. Next term, we start to learn the story of Harapeko Aomushi, The Hungry Caterpillar and we have the speech contest for years 1-4.

Katya Chaney

Year 4 Japanese Teacher

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Thursday 1st March 2018
On Thursday evening the Senior Campus library was transformed into an interactive conference space, where members of our Karen community provided staff with auth...

 

Thursday 1st March 2018

On Thursday evening the Senior Campus library was transformed into an interactive conference space, where members of our Karen community provided staff with authentic experiences of the Karen culture.

We emerged from the evening with eyes glistening with the reflections of the beautiful colours of their clothing and weaving, ears tingling from the stunning harmonies of the choir, and mouths still salivating with the rich flavours, textures and aromas of the dishes provided by members of the Karen community. One cannot deny that as an educational community, Christian College is truly blessed to have this exceptionally resilient, God loving and honouring group of learners in our midst. Whilst we are becoming increasingly multicultural in composition, we remain united under the mantra of our philosophical statement and purpose to truly Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God.

Mrs Roselyn Smith

Director of Teaching and Learning- Learning Support Services 

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Our year 9 Marine Scientists have been exploring various snorkel sites in order to learn about the composition of our precious local marine areas. Below are some extracts from their most ...

Our year 9 Marine Scientists have been exploring various snorkel sites in order to learn about the composition of our precious local marine areas.
Below are some extracts from their most current Snorkel Reflections…

- The ecosystems are quite unique to Point Lonsdale beaches as they are on the opposite side of the bay. The different habitats such as Intertidal, subtidal Rocky Reefs and Deep Open Water areas result in a wide diversity of plant life, therefore different marine ecosystems. This means in Point Lonsdale you are getting animals such as Port Jackson Sharks and Abalone, whereas on the other side of the bay you are getting animals like Banjo Sharks and Whiting. The way this beach is positioned in relation to the bay, means it is more exposed to harsh weather like wind, waves etc. This is probably how the unique rock formations came to be.

-The rock pools are large enough to house hundreds of species of marine life. Neptune's Necklace, Algae, Abalone and many other species can be found under the water within these intertidal rocky reefs – the diversity of species here are not found anywhere else in the world due to the various currents running along the east Australian coast, the southern cooler waters and the land formation providing protection around and near the entrance of the bay. Its large kelp forests provide protection for the area's larger fish, and the rock pools give every animal shelter and protection in many different ways.

-During the snorkel this week I focused on equalizing with ease, as it used to be a battle having to hold my nose whilst duck diving. I believe I have improved as it is starting to come more naturally and I am able to spend more time exploring under the surface of the ocean.

Fiona Scott
Marine Studies Teacher

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Could all Consent Cards for the Meningococcal W Vaccine be returned to Home Room Teachers by Friday 9th March.  
They must all be returned even if the Vaccine will not be needed.
Any ques...

Could all Consent Cards for the Meningococcal W Vaccine be returned to Home Room Teachers by Friday 9th March.  

They must all be returned even if the Vaccine will not be needed.

Any quesitons please speak with Cathy Brew in the Student Office at Senior School.

Thank you so much.

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When entering and departing Christain College grounds please drive SLOWLY to protect yourself and others from harm.

When entering and departing Christain College grounds please drive SLOWLY to protect yourself and others from harm.

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During this week staff and students were involved in the routine evacuation and lockdown procedures at Junior School. This provides a timely opportunity to remind all members of our schoo...

During this week staff and students were involved in routine evacuation and lockdown procedures at Junior School. This provides a timely opportunity to remind all members of our school community to follow processes and procedures that aim to keep our students safe. In seeking your assistance with this could we please ask you to ensure that you adhere to the following safety procedures:

  1. If you are collecting your student from school early or for an appointment please present to reception where your child will be waiting. Please do not go straight to the classroom.
  2. All volunteers, contractors, parents and authorised guardians MUST sign in and obtain a red visitors lanyard and pass before entering the main building . If you wish to deliver lunches, instruments etc. to your child you may do so after you have signed in and obtained a visitors pass from reception.
  3. Both double front doors near the Prep classrooms and learning support area will remain locked at all times during the day and will be opened at 3.25 for dismissal.
  4. If you have an early morning appointment with a staff member please enter reception and sign in. Reception is manned from 8am. Staff will meet you for the apt at reception.
  5. Students should not enter the building before the bell, and bags should be placed in student lines to be taken into class at 8.50am. If your child is at school before 8.30am it is an expectation that they will be in the care of our out of school hours care program ‘Camp Australia’ as there is no yard duty supervision until 8.30am.
  6. In the mornings students are asked not to enter through reception and rather make their way around the outside of the buildings to their lines at the rear of the grounds. This greatly supports reception staff who are often assisting parents in this area at this time of the morning.
  7. In the car parking area outside the Bowling lanes please ensure that parking is only within designated carparks. It has been noted that recently parents have been driving into this carpark and stopping in undesignated carparks to collect students.

It is a responsibility we all share to keep our children safe in and around our school grounds.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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Recently our students had an opportunity  to celebrate love and loved ones as their art lesson coincided with Valentine's Day. Art offers an opportunity to express emotions of love and ...

Recently our students had an opportunity  to celebrate love and loved ones as their art lesson coincided with Valentine's Day.

Art offers an opportunity to express emotions of love and care through strong visuals.  Our students were thrilled to be able to give their drawing of themselves and their families as a token to celebrate love.

The cards they created were drawn on Acadamia cotton rag paper. This is artist quality and is manufactured in Italy, where it has been made for hundreds of years. The high quality texta work meant that the cards will last a lifetime. I was very moved by how invested our little Leonardos were. Furthermore, follow up discussions from students and parents were very moving especially when hearing about joyful tears.

Our Art Department is planning to celebrate the themes of 'The family'  and 'Love' in many more  visual ways, as everyday should be a day of celebrating the love of our families.


Jennifer Beck-Carlson

Art, Design and Technology Teacher

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Thursday 1st March 2018

On Thursday evening the Senior Campus library was transformed into an interactive conference space, where members of our Karen community provided staff with authentic experiences of the Karen culture.

We emerged from the evening with eyes glistening with the reflections of the beautiful colours of their clothing and weaving, ears tingling from the stunning harmonies of the choir, and mouths still salivating with the rich flavours, textures and aromas of the dishes provided by members of the Karen community. One cannot deny that as an educational community, Christian College is truly blessed to have this exceptionally resilient, God loving and honouring group of learners in our midst. Whilst we are becoming increasingly multicultural in composition, we remain united under the mantra of our philosophical statement and purpose to truly Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God.

 

Mrs Roselyn Smith

Director of Teaching and Learning- Learning Support Services 

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Product Design Materials students in Year 7 and 8 have been honing their skills and knowledge in the workshop. 
Year 7 students are developing their safety skills using battery pack drill...

Product Design Materials students in Year 7 and 8 have been honing their skills and knowledge in the workshop. 

Year 7 students are developing their safety skills using battery pack drills, hand and belt sanders and various woodworking tools as they work towards constructing their individually designed storage units.

While Year 8 students are enthusiastically into the construction stage of their eco lamps.  Each lamp is unique, individually designed and involves the use of aluminium strips, 12 volt power packs, LED lights and timber either new or recycled.  Soldering and shaping of aluminium are new skills they are quickly mastering.

Andrew Platt
Product DesignTeacher

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02nd March 2018
World Day of Prayer 
 
06th March 2018
Christian College Surf Coast Open Day
Geelong Advertiser Prep Class Photos
 
07th March 2018
Parent Helper Evening
 
08th March 2018...

02nd March 2018

World Day of Prayer 

 

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 

 

12th March 2018

Public Holiday - no children required at school

 

14th March 2018

Preps required at school this Wednesday due to Public Holiday 

 

16th March 2018

Surf Coast Campus Official Opening

 

29th March 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade at Junior School - more information to follow

Last day of term - school concludes at 2.30pm

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Late February saw a very excited group of 90 Year Six Students board a bus headed for Lady Northcote Camp, run by the YMCA and located just outside of Bacchus Marsh.  A short bus ride mea...

Late February saw a very excited group of 90 Year Six Students board a bus headed for Lady Northcote Camp, run by the YMCA and located just outside of Bacchus Marsh.  A short bus ride meant we were ready to experience all the camp had to offer. With helmets donned for Giant Swings and Lifejackets secured for the canoes we were ready! After a fun day in the sun we settled into a Trivia night where the students demonstrated how well they collaborated as a team as well as showing a few, up until now, hidden talents, including some amazing dance moves.

A full day of activities on day two, finished with a disco which ended with some foot sore and worn out teachers and students who had proved that they could overcome every challenge put in front of them.

The camp culminated with an Amazing Race type activity and gave everyone one last chance to explore the fantastic Lady Northcote facilities. Everyone returned to school knowing each other a little better and ready to build on the learning muscles further developed over three days.

A huge thanks must go out the dedicated Year 6 Homeroom teachers Mrs Barr, Mrs Hambrook and Mr Francis. As well as Mr Nichols and one of our school chaplains Ms Naomi Gibbons. These amazing educators made sure that all of the students on camp had a great time even ensuring that the charges in their care got a couple of hours sleep each night!

 

Mr Leon O’Neill

Year 6 Coordinator

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For the safety of students, parents are reminded to take care and obey parking signs and observe the Road Rules when collecting or dropping off students around schools. Council’s Parking ...

For the safety of students, parents are reminded to take care and obey parking signs and observe the road rules when collecting or dropping off students around our Junior School. Council’s Parking & Information Officers monitor the Civic Centre car park and our supervised school crossing on a regular roster and will issue infringements to drivers who stop in unsafe areas, such as ‘No Stopping’ zones, within 20 metres of a school crossing, parallel to a yellow edged line, or if double parked even for a moment to drop off or collect a student. Queuing to enter a pick up/drop off zone leads to traffic congestion and vehicles being stationary in prohibited areas.

As you can understand the safety of our children is paramount. We thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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This week the Year 8 Food Technology class made a variety of delicious muffins for our Middle School Pop Up Café. As part of a design brief assessment task, the students’ researched fresh...

This week the Year 8 Food Technology class made a variety of delicious muffins for our Middle School Pop Up Café. As part of a design brief assessment task, the students researched fresh seasonal produce, created their own design, selected appropriate choices, calculated and costed quantities and prepared and presented their food products extremely well, demonstrating fantastic teamwork.

Sally Gray
Art, Technology & Design Teacher

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College Surf League report
Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students fro...

College Surf League report

Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students from Year 7 through to Year 12, who competed in multiple surf life-saving events on the day as part of the boys or the girls team. All team members participated with distinction, and our team was led brilliantly by our team Captains and Year 12 students, Gabrielle Hannan, Campbell Bohen and Charlie Dent. There were some very notable performances on the day, which allowed the College team to finish in 6th position on the day.

 

College Equestrian report

Our College equestrian team participated in the Geelong Grammar School event as part of the Barwon Inter-schools series competition with distinction last weekend. The College won both the Show Jumping and Dressage events at this competition. Our team is made up of students from Year 2 to Year 12, and is led by our equestrian Captains Shanae Jenkinson and Charlotte Sheldon. We congratulate all our riders involved in the Show Jumping and Dressage events last Friday and Sunday, and wish these riders all the best as they prepare for the State Championships in the coming school holidays.

 

College Tennis report – GISSA Championships

The tennis team consisted of one CCG Pool A team and two CCG Pool B teams. Whilst the SIC Pool A curse still lingers for another year, it was CCG White team who were victorious in Pool B. They were undefeated, winning just enough sets to get them over the line in each of their matches. A special mention to Jessie Morrow, a late withdrawal due to injury who stayed on as team captain and ensured a smooth program alongside fellow captain Lachlan Brough in the Pool B competition. Elaine Ly stepped up as captain of the Pool A squad, managing her team’s success over KIC and a very close runner-up to SIC. The format of the day was adjusted this year to suit the variety of standard and allowed for flexibility among genders.  This ultimately made for a more evenly matched competition which was met with great enthusiasm. The quality of tennis complimented by the terrific sportsmanship made for a great spectators day out. Well done to all students involved.

 

College Cricket report – GISSA Championships

Our College was represented by a Senior boys, Inter boys and Senior girls cricket team at these Championships held earlier this week. For the first time, a girls competition was part of the GISSA program, which provided an enjoyable experience for our players. The girls showed great application in their games, and finished Runner-up to SIC on the day. Our Senior boys team played some excellent cricket in their two games, winning the Championship on the day. There were some fine individual performances across the two games, but the overall result was a consequence of an even contribution from all players. Congratulations to our Year 12 players who have represented our College with distinction over the past three years, with their skill and leadership. The Inter boys were well represented by our younger Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 cricketers. Our two Inter teams were very competitive in their T20 games, with some excellent contributions from all players.

  

Congratulations

The College wishes to congratulate the following students on qualifying for the National Track & Field Championships, to be held in Sydney next month. Last weekend these students competed in Athletic Victoria’s Junior Championships, and we wish to acknowledge these performances which have earned them a chance to compete at the Nationals.

  • Nyah Brown (Year 8Y) 1st 400m
  • Kasey Perkins (Year 9H) 1st 200m hurdles; 3rd 90m hurdles; 6th 200m
  • Jessica Seller (Year 10) 2nd U17 pole vault
  • Kade Leigh (Year 7Y) 2nd 400m; 4th 200m
  • Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (Year 10) 1st 400m
  • Ethan Grills (Year 8G) 1st 1500m; 2nd 2km steeplechase; 5th 3km
  • Jorja Kirsopp-Cole (Year 8G) 200m heats

 

Nyah is to be congratulated on her recent success at the Country Championships where she medalled in multiple events, including the 400m and 200m which she will be competing in at the National Championships.

 

Coupled with these excellent performances from our current students, past student Damien Birkinhead (2011 Graduate) qualified for the Australian Commonwealth Games team, where he will compete in the shot put event at these Games. Damian has continued to excel at this event since leaving school, earning National team selection at the Rio Olympic Games, our 2014 Commonwealth Games team, and at numerous World Championships over the past 10 years. We congratulate and wish Damian all the very best at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

   

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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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 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 

We are looking forward to commencing our Bush Prep program next Friday afternoon, 9th March at Stewarts Reserve in Armstrong Creek. We encourage all Prep parents to check the parent porta...

We are looking forward to commencing our Bush Prep program next Friday afternoon, 9th March at Stewarts Reserve in Armstrong Creek. We encourage all Prep parents to check the parent portal for Bush Prep dates, as these vary between the Prep classes. 

Bush Prep provides our students with valuable opportunities to engage in unstructured, exploratory, creative, outdoor play! Our sessions are muddy, wet, messy, noisy and fun! Some of our favourite things to do at Bush Prep include building cubbies, playing with sticks, climbing trees, digging for clay, building and testing bridges, and ‘fishing’ in the pond.

We are very blessed to incorporate the learning from this rich environment back into our classroom at school. The learning experiences at Bush Prep are unpacked during our Bush Prep reflections and the skills practiced are incorporated into the explicit teaching of Literacy and Numeracy sessions.

Bush Prep provides wonderful opportunities for the development of essential 21st century learning skills. Just some of these skills include oral language and collaboration, problem solving, responsible risk taking, creative thinking, sharing, negotiation and leadership.

Claire Tucker

Year Prep Coordinator

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Due to receiving an unexpected high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot except anymore items at this tim...

Due to receiving an unexpectedly high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot accept anymore items at this time.

 

We will resume taking second-hand items again from the commencement of Term 2, 2018.

 

We appreciate your understanding.

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Due to receiving an unexpected high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot except anymore items at this tim...

Due to receiving an unexpectedly high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot accept anymore items at this time.

We will resume taking second-hand items again from the commencement of Term 2, 2018.  We appreciate your understanding.

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Due to receiving an unexpected high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot except anymore items at this t...

 

Due to receiving an unexpectedly high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot accept anymore items at this time.

 

We will resume taking second-hand items again from the commencement of Term 2, 2018.

 

We appreciate your understanding.

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This semester, the Year 7’s at Bellarine are learning about ancient civilisations and, as a part of this, they explore artefacts and what we can learn from them.  This week, all three cla...

This semester, the Year 7’s at Bellarine are learning about ancient civilisations and, as a part of this, they explore artefacts and what we can learn from them.  This week, all three classes had the opportunity to visit the Bellarine Historical Society in Drysdale to see how a museum shows and explores the past, so that they can apply this knowledge to their own studies of ancient times.

Thank you to Pam and Trevor from the Bellarine Historical Society for graciously hosting us, as well as to both Gary Crole and Wayne Durran for helping make this visit possible.

Nicola Morrish and Victoria Kent
Year 7 Teachers

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We would like to remind/advise families of the process at Christian College for In Time Reporting and Assessment.
Over the coming weeks assessments will begin to be available for families...

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

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

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

Year 4 Swimming Program invite to parents
On Friday 16th March, the Year 4 students will have their final swimming session. It has been pleasing to see the attitude and effort from all ou...

Year 4 Swimming Program invite to parents

On Friday 16th March, the Year 4 students will have their final swimming session. It has been pleasing to see the attitude and effort from all of our students by participating in all the swimming and sports activities.

The session will commence at 1.30pm with students participating in a freestyle and backstroke swim and some aquatic novelty events.

Parents are more than welcome to come and watch their child participate during this session, which will finish at about 3pm.

If you want to collect your child from this session, please send an email informing their class teacher so they can arrange their bag to go with them. Other students will be returning to Junior School on the bus for the end of the day.

Thank you for your weekly support by ensuring students have their bathers, cap, goggles and towel. We look forward to seeing you on the 16th March.

CCG Year 4 - 9 Geelong House Athletics & Sport Activity Day

On Friday, 23rd March, all Year 4 students will be participating in the Years 4 – 9 House Athletics & Sport Activity Day. This is an all day event and students are required to come to Middle School at the commencement of the day and be dismissed from there. Students don’t need their computers on this day.

Students are to meet their class teacher on the front oval and supervision will be provided from 8.30am. Please ensure your child is aware of their departure arrangements including catching buses.

Attached is a note containing the information about this day. It is great to hear students have been practising their track and field events after school and on weekends in the lead up to this event. There will be a parent paperwork email being sent in the near future to acknowledge you have received information and if you need to update any medical information. Permission has been given through the Sport Consent form sent at the start of the year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Sports programs and activities

This year I want to promote some local sporting programs and activities for students. I have placed some information up on the Chapel window promoting a triathlon, netball and hockey clinics. If you have any programs and activities that you would like to promote to the Junior School community, please email me n.rice@ccg.vic.edu.au and I will put these up.

Sports Activity Afternoon

Next Thursday, 8th March, all students from Prep – Year 4 will be participating in a sports activity afternoon. All students need to be wearing their sports uniform (coloured tops, pictured below) as we will be launching the house points competition for this year.

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed and Sports Coordinator

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'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...

The New Work Mindset Report

There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to jobs, careers and work. New big data analysis provides us with insights into the patterns of skills young people now require to navigate complex and uncertain working lives.

To tackle the challenge of providing accurate information about where future jobs will exist and the skills that will be needed we have again turned to big data. ‘The New Work Mindset’ has analysed more than 2.7 million job advertisements to reveal 7 new job clusters in the Australian economy where the required skills are closely related and more portable than previously thought.

This report, prepared for the Foundation of Young Australians, can be found a:  https://www.fya.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/The-New-Work-Mindset.pdf

 

Weekly Career News

Please find the Weekly Careers Newsletter attached for your information. Topics include:

  • Articles from 'The Footnotes’ website - Careers in Sport and Careers in Nutrition
  • Articles from the Careers with STEM website - analytical chemistry, sports psychology and the top 10 STEM employers voted by graduates
  • Careers in photography
  • Australia National University - Tuckwell Scholarship, online webinar
  • EY cadetship applications for Year 12 students - now open (business, commerce, IT etc.)
  • Careers in insurance
  • The challenge of Artificial Intelligence and how apprenticeships will help young people adjust to the new world of work
  • Interesting research articles about the future world of work
  • Two exciting Bachelor of Arts degrees - the Professional Arts degree at Swinburne University and the new Global Immersion Guarantee program at Monash University 
  • First year mentoring programs at three universities
  • Open Day at Collarts 
  • Victoria Indigenous Engineering Winter School - apply now
  • Upcoming events

 

Due to receiving an unexpected high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot except anymore items at this tim...

Due to receiving an unexpectedly high number of second-hand uniforms recently, the Christian College Uniform Shop in Belmont, is at full capacity and cannot accept anymore items at this time.

We will resume taking second-hand items again from the commencement of Term 2, 2018.

We appreciate your understanding.

Uniform Shop Staff

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

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

The Christian College Open Day is this coming Tuesday, March 6th 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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College Surf League report
Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students fro...

College Surf League report

Last Friday our College participated in Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Schools Surf League’ competition at Cosy Corner, Torquay. Our College team included students from year 7 through to year 12, who competed in multiple surf life-saving events on the day as part of the boys or the girls team. All team members participated with distinction, and our team was led brilliantly by our team Captains and year 12 students, Gabrielle Hannan, Campbell Bohen and Charlie Dent. There were some very notable performances on the day, which allowed the College team to finish in 6th position on the day.

 

College Equestrian report

Our College equestrian team participated in the Geelong Grammar School event as part of the Barwon Inter-schools series competition with distinction last weekend. The College won both the Show Jumping and Dressage events at this competition. Our team is made up of students from Year 2 to Year 12, and is led by our equestrian Captains Shanae Jenkinson and Charlotte Sheldon. We congratulate all our riders involved in the Show Jumping and Dressage events last Friday and Sunday, and wish these riders all the best as they prepare for the State Championships in the coming school holidays.

College Tennis report – GISSA Championships

The tennis team consisted of one CCG Pool A team and two CCG Pool B teams. Whilst the SIC Pool A curse still lingers for another year, it was CCG White team who were victorious in Pool B. They were undefeated, winning just enough sets to get them over the line in each of their matches. A special mention to Jessie Morrow, a late withdrawal due to injury who stayed on as team captain and ensured a smooth program alongside fellow captain Lachlan Brough in the Pool B competition. Elaine Ly stepped up as captain of the Pool A squad, managing her team’s success over KIC and a very close runner-up to SIC. The format of the day was adjusted this year to suit the variety of standard and allowed for flexibility among genders.  This ultimately made for a more evenly matched competition which was met with great enthusiasm. The quality of tennis complimented by the terrific sportsmanship made for a great spectators day out. Well done to all students involved. 

College Cricket report – GISSA Championships

Our College was represented by a Senior boys, Inter boys and Senior girls cricket team at these Championships held earlier this week. For the first time, a girls competition was part of the GISSA program, which provided an enjoyable experience for our players. The girls showed great application in their games, and finished Runner-up to SIC on the day. Our Senior boys team played some excellent cricket in their two games, winning the Championship on the day. There were some fine individual performances across the two games, but the overall result was a consequence of an even contribution from all players. Congratulations to our year 12 players who have represented our College with distinction over the past three years, with their skill and leadership. The Inter boys were well represented by our younger Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 cricketers. Our two Inter teams were very competitive in their T20 games, with some excellent contributions from all players. 

Congratulations

The College wishes to congratulate the following students on qualifying for the National Track & Field Championships, to be held in Sydney next month. Last weekend these students competed in Athletic Victoria’s Junior Championships, and we wish to acknowledge these performances which have earned them a chance to compete at the Nationals.

  • Nyah Brown (Year 8Y) 1st 400m
  • Kasey Perkins (Year 9H) 1st 200m hurdles; 3rd 90m hurdles; 6th 200m
  • Jessica Seller (Year 10) 2nd U17 pole vault
  • Kade Leigh (Year 7Y) 2nd 400m; 4th 200m
  • Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (Year 10) 1st 400m
  • Ethan Grills (Year 8G) 1st 1500m; 2nd 2km steeplechase; 5th 3km
  • Jorja Kirsopp-Cole (Year 8G) 200m heats

 

Nyah is to be congratulated on her recent success at the Country Championships where she medalled in multiple events, including the 400m and 200m which she will be competing in at the National Championships. 

Coupled with these excellent performances from our current students, past student Damien Birkinhead (2011 Graduate) qualified for the Australian Commonwealth Games team, where he will compete in the shot put event at these Games. Damian has continued to excel at this event since leaving school, earning National team selection at the Rio Olympic Games, our 2014 Commonwealth Games team, and at numerous World Championships over the past 10 years. We congratulate and wish Damian all the very best at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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

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

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

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

Jan Brewster and Jessica Carpenter

Junior School Banking Coordinators

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State Government Funding for Camps and Excursions
Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). ...

State Government Funding for Camps and Excursions

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

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

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

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

For the canteen to operate effectively your help is needed. 

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

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

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

Thank you for your support of our Junior School canteen. 

Click on the link below for more information:

Canteen Helper Availability Form

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

Kristy Burrow

Junior School Canteen Manager

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Rehearsals for the College Play, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ are well under way, with a cast of just under 40 students from our Bellarine, Highton and Senior Campuses.

‘The time has come the walrus said to think of many things, of shoes and ships and ceiling wax, of cabbages and kings’.

Rehearsals for the College Play, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ are well under way, with a cast of just under 40 students from our Bellarine, Highton and Senior Campuses. 

The very well-known tale features all the notable characters such as The Cheshire Cat, Humpty Dumpty and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Opening night is Thursday, 3rd May at 7.00pm with other performances continuing on Friday, 4th at 7.00pm and Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm and 5.30pm.

Performances will be held in May at the ‘Potato Shed’ in Drysdale.

More information, including ticket sales will be available before the end of Term 1.

 

Mandy Calderwood
Head of Drama

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