The Middle School Athletics Carnival will be held on Wednesday 29th March. The event will take place on campus with all students competing in track events and selected finalists will comp...

The Middle School Athletics Carnival will be held on Wednesday, March 29.

The event will take place on campus with all students competing in track events and selected finalists will compete in field events while the remainder of the year level earn points for their house in a range of fun novelty events.

More details about the event will be sent out via email. All families are invited to attend the event, and if you are interested in helping on the day, please email Renee Garing – r.garing@ccg.vic.edu.au by Wednesday, March 22.

 

Renee Garing
Sports Coordinator

 

Hi Everyone,

We celebrated 'World Day of Prayer' last Friday.

It was a day where we encouraged your children to think about the amazing value of prayer in daily life. The children in junior school wrote prayers on figures of people who represented a loved one. Our students love to pray for you - parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters - for they feel you will benefit from such prayers. This was a day where we highlight prayer, but be encouraged that you can pray anytime and anywhere.
Here are a couple of verses from the Bible that encourage us all to pray:

Jeremiah 29:12
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Psalm 145:18
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.


Also, World Day of Prayer gave our new school Captains an opportunity to be involved in the St James Church prayer service in Drysdale. The Captains, Johanna Hall and Samuel Blomfield, played a significant role in the service reading certain reflections from the order of service and representing our College within the local community.

Please remember that if you need to discuss an issue in your life, I am always willing and consider it a privilege in having a chat with you.

Take Care

Gary Crole
Chaplain, Christian College Bellarine Campus

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At Christian College, we recognize that real student learning is so much broader and deeper than just an academic focus. Our aim is to provide our students with an education that really ‘...

At Christian College, we recognize that real student learning is so much broader and deeper than just an academic focus.

Our aim is to provide our students with an education 'that matters’. This means preparing our students – even from their earliest years at school – with skills and understandings that will equip them to be positive, confident and active citizens in their future world. We are proud of the holistic offering, with care and attention given to all areas of our children’s growth and development, that our children receive at this school.

NAPLAN results are a ‘moment in time’ measure of some of the academic skills areas. These should be interpreted within the context of each child’s whole learning and development experience. However, when analysed as a collective result, they also provide a useful tool for identifying areas of relative strength and weakness in our academic offering.

These become areas for us to work on in subsequent years, with a view to consistently improving our academic offering without, in any way, sacrificing the most important areas of our Junior School life.

We are very proud of our NAPLAN results – Year 3 at Junior School. Please refer to the attachment, which illustrates our students NAPLAN results against other independent and government schools in our area. Please refer to the 'My Schools' website for further information.

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Year 12 Literature students were happily able to combine work with pleasure when they spent a gloriously balmy March Friday evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne reveling in t...

Year 12 Literature students were happily able to combine work with pleasure when they spent a gloriously balmy March Friday evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne reveling in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s zany production of 'Twelfth Night'.

Created Jesters for the night; picnicking while watching this gender bending comedy of errors under the stars; it would have been easy for students to forget that a SAC comparing the performance with the original text was the true agenda. Music, clowning, buffoonery, food and romance helped the students find the fun in a 400-year-old play commenting on how lovers deceive themselves and others.

It seemed that regardless of class distinctions, all can behave in a topsy turvy manner. Despite a sleepy midnight return to Geelong, the theatre lovers agreed that they had been swayed by the magic of the bard. Hopefully students will think twice before they take on the persona of a drunken Sir Toby Belch or a gullible Sir Anthony Ague cheek and never ever persecute a sanctimonious puritanical Malvolio - no matter how tempting such a notion might be. 

Julie Gainey

VCE Literature Teacher

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All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 are warmly invited to our Information Evening, to be held on Tuesday, March 14, commencing at 6pm in the Bellarine Campus Auditorium.

We will cover year-level specific information, as well as outline some of the new initiatives, upcoming events and student expectations for 2017. Following the Information Evening we offer the opportunity to meet homeroom and specialist teachers over a social supper in the Auditorium foyer.

We look forward to meeting you on this important night. 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

 

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Recently, Year 9 Drama students performed a selection of scripts from the Realism genre. This was an in-depth assessment that both challenged and inspired them, with all rising to the occ...

Year 9 Drama students recently performed a selection of scripts from the 'Realism' genre.

This was an in-depth assessment that both challenged and inspired them, and all students rose to the occasion. The task required students to interact with the techniques of theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski in exploring both character and emotion in depth.

They were asked to memorise lines, consider elements of stagecraft such as set, props and costume, and identify the objectives and emotional intent of their characters. It was wonderful to see these young people empathising and collaborating to create theatre in the classroom and I congratulate them on exemplary work.

 

Mrs Michaela Gregory

Drama Teacher

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On Friday March 3, Senior School staff and students took some time to meet together as part of the World Day of Prayer. The whole campus met on the basketball courts and joined in prayer ...

On Friday, March 3, Senior School staff and students took some time to meet together as part of the World Day of Prayer.

The whole campus met on the basketball courts and joined in prayer for the focus country of the Philippines. This nation has many needs, and Christians there have seen an increase in persecution for following Jesus. As a school community, we prayed specifically for the needs of the Philippines and also for our own country of Australia, our community in Geelong and Christian College.

While it’s great to meet together to pray, it’s so important to remember that prayer doesn’t need to be confined just to a one-off day each year. God is wanting us to connect and talk with Him in a deeply relational way - not just on a special day but constantly! He has made a way for us to know Him and He invites us into relationship with Him through Jesus – why don’t you take Him up on His invitation?

Corey Bolton

Senior School Chaplain

  

 

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Year One have been conducting many exciting mathematical investigations. We have been learning about patterns and have been consolidating our understanding of place value. We have also ju...

Year One have been conducting many exciting mathematical investigations.

We have been learning about patterns and have been consolidating our understanding of place value. We have also just begun to learn more about measurement, and we have enjoyed many open-ended explorations.

Our classes have lots of fun ‘hands on’ experiences to help our brains make deeper connections. This helps us to have better understandings of mathematical concepts and to develop our problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

"I loved making fruit kebabs, I could choose my own pattern to make. This helped me to learn about what a pattern is. My kebab was delicious," Nina, from 1M, said. 

Cooper from 1M also added this: "the giant wrote us a letter to see if we could find things that were longer, shorter and the same length as his foot".

Fee, fie, foe, fum, there’s lots of measuring to be done!

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Next Thursday the 16th March is the first of our Christian College Bellarine Project Care days. We will be raising money for the Leukaemia Foundations World Greatest Shave. It will be a d...

The first of our Christian College Bellarine Project Care days will be on Thursday, March 16.

We will be raising money for the Leukaemia Foundations World Greatest Shave. It will be a day filled with colourful fun as we raise money to help those affected by Leukaemia.

All students are invited to come to school in bright coloured clothes for the day and bring along a gold coin donation. There will be a sausage sizzle at lunch time, as well as coloured hair spray booths where everyone can join in the fun of the colourful day. The colour hairspray will cost $2 per child. If you don’t want your child to be involved, please make sure you let their homeroom teacher know.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. They can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. More than 60,000 Australians are living with blood cancer or related disorders, and every day another 35 people will be diagnosed. Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

Although research is improving survival, sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life. We will help fund vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.

This is a wonderful cause to be able to support as a school community. It’s really important that as a student body we take ownership of our Project Care days. Please encourage your children to do some jobs around the house to raise their own money to bring on the day so that they are able to feel a sense of accountability towards the day.

Thank you for your support of our Project Care team.

Rose Lewis-Keating, Yr 7 Project Care

Claire Deretic

Project Care Team

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On Friday 3rd March students in Year 7 Dance Elective participated in a one hour Dance Workshop. This session was run by past student, Cheyenne Spotwart-Shaw. Students had the opportunity...

On Friday 3rd March students in Year 7 Dance Elective participated in a one hour Dance Workshop. This session was run by past student, Cheyenne Spotwart-Shaw. Students had the opportunity to engage in three different styles of dance: Jazz, Russian and Theatrical. Many students had never experienced these dance styles before and worked extremely hard to learn short dances from each of the three styles explored. It was fantastic opportunity for students to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new.

 

Mrs Kim McLure

Physical Education Teacher

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The canteen is a central place for our Senior School community and our beloved Heather Smith needs more volunteers on a Thursday and Friday. Heather does an incredible job and supports al...

The canteen is a central place for our Senior School community and our beloved Heather Smith needs more volunteers on a Thursday and Friday. Heather does an incredible job and supports all of our students in so many ways.

She needs your help.

It can be on an occasional basis or permanent. The school really appreciates our volunteers and the way they serve. This is what we teach our students.

The act of volunteering is a real gift in itself and you will gain much from it. Please contact the Senior School or myself for more information.

Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School

    

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There was a wonderful community spirit at our Prep to Year 9 House Swimming Championships on Tuesday, with warm weather and a large spectator crowd of parents, grandparents and friends se...

There was a wonderful community spirit at our Prep to Year 9 House Swimming Championships on Tuesday, with warm weather and a large crowd of parents, grandparents and friends setting the backdrop.

Participation levels were excellent in all areas of the program, from the Championship events in the main pool, to the Junior and Middle School Novelty events. Students are to be congratulated for their efforts. Student support and encouragement of one another, along with the House comradery, were highlights and contributed greatly to the success of the day.

Congratulations to Penman House, who were victorious in the overall standing and took out the title for 2017. We look forward to our House Athletic Carnival on Friday, March 24, where each House will once again be looking for maximum participation and determination from each of its members.

 

Overall Results:

 

Fastest on Campus

1st Penman House

Male: 

Noah Cunningham

2nd Flynn House

Female:

Meg Schmidtke

3rd Burrows House

 

4th Taylor House

 

Year Level Champion

Year

Male

Female

4

Oliver Burgess

Lila Mustica

5

Tane Napier

Ally Cormack

6

Codie Laver

Amelia Cunningham

7

Connor Asquith

Emily Mortimer

8

Jackson Spanic

Charlotte Adair

9

Noah Cunningham

Sarah Finch

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If you are available to assist for the duration of this event, please email Renee Garing by Wednesday, 22nd March.  
NOTE:  Parents must have a valid "Working with Children" authority and...

If you are available to assist for the duration of the Athletics Sports on this day (March 29), please email Renee Garing by Wednesday, March 22

NOTE: Parents must have a valid "Working with Children" authority and be registered as a Christian College volunteer.

If you are unsure of how to apply for a Working with Children card, or to get a volunteer form, please contact the Junior School office.

Renee Garing - r.garing@ccg.vic.edu.au 

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The City of Greater Geelong’s Women in Community Life Advisory Committee (WiCLAC) established the Women in Community Life Awards in 2014. Now in its third year, the annual award allows th...

The City of Greater Geelong’s 'Women in Community Life Advisory Committee' (WiCLAC) established the 'Women in Community Life Awards' in 2014. Now in its third year, the annual award allows the community to recognise and celebrate women and their achievements locally. The WiCLAC advises Council on matters relating to women’s participation, representation and leadership in community, while promoting and recognising the successes, milestones and participation of women.

A number of Christian College staff from the Senior Campus were excited to gather at the WiCLAC International Women’s Day event on Friday March 3 where Jan Strauch was announced as the winner of the ‘Women in Community Life’ Award for 2017.

The Christian College community would like to congratulate Jan for this achievement and thank her for her many years of service and leadership, not only within our school community but within the broader community of Geelong as well.

Please click here to read of Jan’s contributions to community life.

Jemma Burr

Year 12 Coordinator

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Dear Parents,
In week 8 this term, our Year 8 students in homerooms 8B, 8G and 8H will be celebrating the work that we have completed by having Medieval Day on Thursday, 23rd March.
Stude...

Dear Parents,

In Week 8 this term, our Year 8 students in homerooms 8B, 8G and 8H will be celebrating the work that we have completed by having 'Medieval Day' on Thursday, March 23

Students are asked to come dressed as if they lived in 'Medieval' times. Some people like to hire costumes, however, this is not necessary. For example, if your son is coming along as a knight, he could make his costume by wearing a white shirt with a red cross and can make a shield and sword out of foil-covered cardboard. Girls could wear a longer skirt and a shirt tied at the waist with some rope.

We have an educational group, 'History Up Close', coming in to run the day and we encourage you to reinforce to your child that this is an important part of the History curriculum. From past experience, we know that this day is a highlight for the students in their study of History.

On the day, we will be having a 'Medieval Feast' for lunch underneath the sheltered area at the back of the school. The school will provide chickens to eat, but we would ask each student to bring along something to share. The list for this will go home next week. Students will be divided into small groups of approximately four for the feast, so the item they bring only needs to be small and enough for the people in their group.

We ask that each students brings along a cup - preferably metal or china - to be in keeping with the times. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or your child’s History teacher.

 

Thankyou,

Mr Leon O’Neill

 

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We are organising a fundraiser for equipment for Newcomb Park Primary School. You may have heard that the school was terribly damaged by arsonists earlier this year. They are in need of t...

In response to the fire damage at Newcombe Park Primary School (you may have heard that the school was terribly damaged by arsonists earlier this year), some of our Senior School VCAL students are working to provide replacement equipment for the students and staff at Newcomb. They are in need of the following items for their classrooms:


Puzzles
Lego
Playing cards
Magnetic letters
Books
Building Blocks
Any other learning supplies.


If any parents are able to assist, there will be a table in the foyer for you to leave items. Donations will be transported to Newcombe Park Primary School some time after March 27, so any relevant materials and resources you are able to provide will be gratefully accepted until then.

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This week, Year 12 Global Politics students engaged in a video phone link-up with former Christian College student, Catherine Kilpatrick. Now in her second year of a Bachelor of Social Wo...

This week, Year 12 Global Politics students engaged in a video phone link-up with former Christian College student, Catherine Kilpatrick.

Now in her second year of a Bachelor of Social Work degree at RMIT in Melbourne, and a volunteer with Amnesty International, Catherine was a perfect choice to have as a “virtual visitor” - given our focus is on the influence of non-government organisations in global politics.

It was wonderful to hear Catherine share with the Year 12s how her experiences at Senior School, including an 'Our World' overseas trip to Asia and the study of VCE History, had inspired her to embark on the pathway she has undertaken. Like so many Christian College students, past and present, Catherine wants to make a difference in the world.

Rick Geall

Director of Teaching and Learning - Humanities

 

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As a part of their addition unit, the Year 3 students worked in small groups and made journeys around Australia on a map.

In this task, they had to make sure that they visited every capital city in Australia in any order. They then had to add up the distances they had journeyed in kilometers. Students initially thought that the most kilometres travelled was better, but a thought-provoking discussion enabled students to think about the pros and cons of working this way.

Lessons like this help students collaborate and demonstrate their learning in a practical manner. 

Sam Kennedy & Jessica Chakir
Year 3 Classroom Teachers

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Last Friday the Year 6 students capped off a busy and active week by visiting the Geelong Botanical Gardens. Students have been studying the Biology topic of Plants this term and the gard...

Last Friday the Year 6 students capped off a busy and active week by visiting the Geelong Botanical Gardens. Students have been studying the Biology topic of Plants this term and the gardens provide a wonderful setting to reinforce the work covered in class. It was also a chance to spend time reflecting on their experiences of camp and the first major carnival of the year. Each group were guided on activities presented by experts in the field to provide context and insight into the diversity of life in the gardens. The importance and relevance of the gardens as a record of the cultural and historical development of Geelong over the last 150 + years was also outlined. Despite what must have been some very tired young people, the conduct of our students was entirely in keeping with the tranquility and serenity of the location.

 

Mrs Sophie Maye

Science Teacher

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Christian College Geelong dominated the GISSA Swimming Championships to take out three of the four sections; Junior Boys, Junior Girls & Senior Boys. In addition, the Boy’s team won the...

Christian College Geelong dominated the GISSA Swimming Championships!

Our College took out three of the four sections - Junior Boys, Junior Girls & Senior Boys. In addition to this, the Boy’s team won the Overall Shield, and the Girls narrowly missed 1st place in the Overall Girls section, recording second - just 19 points behind Geelong College.

The contribution by all swimmers is to be commended. In any team event, there are normally late withdrawals or unavailability and others within the team are required to fill these spaces. The College swimmers replaced those absent with enthusiasm, skill and passion. This willingness was a significant contributor toward the great results.

Highlights

- The leadership and support provided by Swimming Captains Georgia Gordon and Declan Hargreaves.

- Max Piroch, Year 10, remained undefeated after four years of competition - extending his streak to 20 individual and relay wins. What an impressive record! With the support of Flynn Drake, Aaron Richardson and Hamish Todd, the boys dominated the 16 years age group.

- Madison Cooper, Year 7, was victorious in all her individual events - Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. In addition to that, she joined with Nyah Brown, Maya Fuller and Kya Werner to win the Medley Relay.

- Elizabeth Andueza Mossop, Year 10, won the Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle 16-year events.

- The 15-year-old boys of Dylan Logan, Noah Cunningham, Flynn Sheldon and Austin Brown won the 4 x 50 metre Freestyle and Medley Relays and the 14-year-old Boys team of Riley Taylor, Harvey Beckley, Sullivan West and Luka Kapitelli won the 4 x 50 metre Freestyle Relay.

- Individual victories were recorded by Maya Fuller (two events), Sophie Todd, Austin Brown, Owen Costin, Madeleine Benson and Daniel Sfara and Dylan Logan.

- A small number of Christian College students competed in the GISSA Diving competition. We congratulate Isabelle MacAdie on winning, and Lachlan Davis for placing second in their respective 16-year-old sections.

In the final race of the day, Boys Captain Declan Hargreaves (4th leg) turned third in the 4 x 50 metre Medley and overpowered his Geelong College and Geelong Grammar opponents to end the event victorious.

Times: 1st Christian College (2.14.33) 2nd Geelong College (2.14.34) 3rd Geelong Grammar School (2.14.72)

 

Jonathan Ryan
Deputy Head of Campus

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The students made a great start to the 2017 Deb season by engaging confidently with our dance trainers, Gayle and Andrew. They appeared to be having a great time and coping very well with...

The students made a great start to the 2017 Deb season by engaging confidently with our dance trainers, Gayle and Andrew.

They appeared to be having a great time and coping very well with the pace and demands of the lesson. Thank you to Year 11 Coordinators Mandy Calderwood and Georgia Barber for their attendance and support of these students. We are looking forward to meeting the Year 4 Flower Girl and Page Boy from Bellarine and Junior School Campuses, who will be joining us at the next practice.

Deb Ball participation fees are now payable and due by Monday, March 20 – please click here to download the payment form.

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Can parents please ensure that the school is aware of any change to normal pick up arrangements. Parents collecting other children without advice to the school leads to significant staff ...

Can parents please ensure that the school is aware of any change to normal pick up arrangements.

Parents collecting other children without advice to the school can lead to significant staff anxiety and time spent unnecessarily. We thank you for your attention to this.

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On Friday 17th March students will participate in an all-day Writer’s Workshop with local poet, writer and educator, Joel McKerrow.
Joanne LoweEnglish Coordinator
 

On Friday, March 17, students will participate in an all-day 'Writer’s Workshop' with Joel McKerrow - a local poet, writer and educator.

Joanne Lowe
English Coordinator

 

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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 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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Navigating your way to wellbeing whilst living with a mental health illness can be challenging, particularly for our young people. Headspace Geelong, through the Geelong Performing Arts C...

Navigating your way to wellbeing while living with a mental health condition can be challenging, particularly for our young people.

Headspace Geelong, through the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, are hosting an information evening with guest speaker Tania Lewis on Wednesday, March 15. Having worked in education for over 25 years, and as a consultant in the metal health sector, Tania will share her personal story of experiencing Bipolar Disorder. She will speak around the facts and statistics of mental illness, as well as offering management strategies.

See the flyer attached for further detail.

 

Naomi Gibbons

Middle School Highton Chaplain

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 is of interest, 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, March 10, 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 

Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

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The Villa Paloma is abuzz with activity, the Year 10’s have made a flying start and are embracing the opportunities at this campus. 
In Studio Arts students are experimenting with a varie...

The Villa Paloma is abuzz with activity!

The Year 10’s have made a flying start and are embracing the opportunities at this campus. In Studio Arts, students are experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques - including monoprinting using a variety of different subject matter.

Visual Communication Design students are refining their 'Adobe Illustrator' skills and observational drawing techniques.

In Media, the students are studying narrative and getting to experience the new cinema room at the Villa. This experience has been exciting for our Media students, as we can now offer a cinematic experience, complete with surround sound, large screen and comfortable bean bag chairs. The students have been engaged with the reception of film texts, and as a result, are learning about the production and story elements associated with the study of film.

Product Design - Material students are well underway in designing and beginning to produce a wide variety of items - from blue tooth speaker boxes to a Hydroplane foil for a surfboard.

Food Studies students have been experimenting with successful substitution of ingredients to individualise and improve recipes for specific situations. They have been looking at 'What is Typical Australian Food?' They have been researching Indigenous ingredients in preparation for their design task. Students will be providing food items for the homeless from their cooking sessions.

Systems Engineering students are honing their drone flying skills and continuing to develop their Autonomous Robots using vision control for demonstration at the upcoming Future Schools Expo. Many of the students are also finding some time to experience, build and create in the Virtual Reality environment available at the Villa. Some of their creations are out of this world!

        

Works by Madalyn Iaria, Charlotte Crapper and Erinna Lloyd

Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology and Design

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Christian College Geelong dominated the GISSA Swimming Championships to take out three of the four sections; Junior Boys, Junior Girls & Senior Boys. In addition, the Boy’s team won the O...

Christian College Geelong dominated the GISSA Swimming Championships to take out three of the four sections; Junior Boys, Junior Girls & Senior Boys. In addition, the Boy’s team won the Overall Shield and the Girls narrowly missed first place in the Overall Girls section, recording second with 1060pts behind The Geelong College 1079pts.

The contribution by all swimmers is to be commended. In any team event, there are normally late withdrawals or unavailability and others within team are required to fill these spaces. The College swimmers replaced those absent with enthusiasm, skill and passion.  This willingness was a significant contributor toward the great results.

Highlights

The leadership and support provided by Swimming Captains Georgia Gordon and Declan Hargreaves.

Max Piroch, Year 10 remained undefeated after 4 years of competition, that is 20 individual and relay wins. An impressive record! With the support of Flynn Drake, Aaron Richardson and Hamish Todd, the boys dominated the 16 years age group

Madison Cooper, Year 7 was victorious in all individual events; Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. In addition, she joined with Nyah Brown, Maya Fuller and Kya Werner to win the Medley Relay.

Elizabeth Andueza Mossop, Year 10 won the Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle 16-year events.

The 15-year boys of Dylan Logan, Noah Cunningham, Flynn Sheldon and Austin Brown won the 4 x 50m Freestyle and Medley Relays and the 14 year Boys team of Riley Taylor, Harvey Beckley, Sullivan West & Luka Kapitelli won the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay.

Individual victories were recorded by Maya Fuller (2 events), Sophie Todd, Austin Brown, Owen Costin, Madeleine Benson and Daniel Sfara and Dylan Logan.

A small number of Christian College students competed in the GISSA Diving competition. We congratulate Isabelle MacAdie on winning and Lachlan Davis for placing second in their respective 16 year sections.

In the final race of the day, Boys Captain Declan Hargreaves (4th leg) turned 3rd in the 4 x 50m Medley and overpowered his Geelong College and Geelong Grammar opponents to end the event victorious. Times 1st Christian College 2.14.33 2nd Geelong College 2.14.34 3rd Geelong Grammar School 2.14.72.

Jonathan Ryan
Director Physical Education 

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On Wednesday our College competed wonderfully in both the GISSA Diving and Swimming competitions. Year 11 student Isabelle MacAdie won the 16yo Girls diving competition, which was a fanta...

Our College competed wonderfully in both the GISSA Diving and Swimming competitions on Wednesday.

Year 11 student Isabelle MacAdie won the 16 years-old Girls Diving competition, which was a fantastic performance. Our swim team was led magnificently by Georgie Gordon and Declan Hargreaves, and they were well supported by all team members who swam beautifully for the College.

After these brilliant swimming performances from all our team members, the College successfully won the Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Senior Boys and the overall Boys Shields for this year's event. We narrowly missed a 'clean sweep' of the Shields, finishing a close second in the overall Girls Shield.

This result is a direct reflection of our student's commitment and skill when competing for the College, and we wish to congratulate and thank all our team members for achieving this result at the GISSA Championships.

Andrew Richardson

Senior School Sport Coordinator

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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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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 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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Junior School is once again selling Entertainment books. The books will be available by the second week of next term at a cost of $60. $10 from each book sold will go towards Junior Schoo...

Junior School is once again selling Entertainment books.

The books will be available by the second week of next term at a cost of $60. A contribution of $10 from each book sold will go towards Junior School Fundraising. 

If you would like to order a book and pay early you will receive an 'Early Bird Offer'. Please contact the Junior School office if you would like to take advantage of these Early Bird offers.

 

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The Bellarine Campus is once again selling Entertainment books. The online app and books will be available by the second week of next term at a cost of $60.  If you would like to pre-orde...

The Bellarine Campus is once again selling Entertainment Books.

The NEW Entertainment Books and Digital Membership option will be sent out to families in Term 2 at a cost of $60. Feel free to pre-order on this payment page link to receive a bonus sheet of vouchers to six new restaurants that you can use straight away. https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193

Please see details in the attached flyer or contact the Bellarine Campus reception for futher information.

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

We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and fantastic performances from our senior students last week at the 2017 House Swimming Carnival.

We witnessed some excellent individual swimming performances, along with some great team performances in the Novelty swimming events. After five weeks of lunchtime practice sessions, our House synchronised swimming routines were some of the best witnessed since the inception of this event in 2004.

        

All Houses are to be congratulated and justifiably proud of their synchro performances on the day. Our synchro judges from K Rock, and Tegan Philip (2006 Graduate and current Melboune Vixens netball Vice-Captain) were suitably impressed by the level of skill, choreography and enthusiasm in each routine. We congratulate Flynn House for winning both the Swimming Shield and the Synchronised Swimming event.

All students are to be congratulated on their swimming efforts and for their support of this Senior School event. We look forward to the House Athletic Championships later this term.

Final Results

Swimming Championship                             Synchronised Swimming Competition

1st Flynn                                                              1st Flynn

2nd Burrows                                                        2nd Taylor

3rd Taylor                                                             3rd Burrows

4th Penman                                                         4th Penman

Andrew Richardson

Senior School Sport Coordinator

 

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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...

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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Today, gambling is more promoted and more accessible than ever before, and teens are exposed to it more than most. This can make it hard for them to recognise the potential risks.
So how ...

Today, gambling is more promoted and more accessible than ever before, and teens are exposed to it more than most. This can make it hard for them to recognise the potential risks.

So how can we reduce our teen’s exposure to gambling promotion? Here are three handy tips.

  1. Consider installing a filter on home computers and tablets to block gambling websites. A Google search for ‘parental filters’ will list available programs and reviews. Examples include 'cyberpatrol.com' and 'gamblock.com'.
  2. Encourage teens to have interests that don’t involve digital devices and consider limiting screen time.
  3. Ask your teenagers to use computers, phones or tablets in the family areas at home so you can monitor more closely what they’re viewing online.

When putting in place ways to limit your teen’s exposure to gambling promotion, we recommend doing it in discussion with your teens. Even if they don’t completely agree, at least they know where you stand and why it’s important.

For more information about limiting your child’s exposure to gambling, go to www.lovethegame.vic.gov.au

Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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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 impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do? The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for parents hosted by ...

The impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do?

The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for parents hosted by Independent Schools Victoria on Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 8pm. Hugh Martin, a psychotherapist and founder of the Man Enough program, will provide expert advice and lead the discussion.

The seminar - the first of The Parent Seminars at ISV program - will be held at the ISV offices at 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, and light refreshments will be served. ISV is close to public transport, and there is plenty of parking. To register, send your name to Student.Services@is.vic.edu.au with the words ‘Parent Seminar’ in the subject line.

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The Sprouts Online Canteen is proving to be a success at the Bellarine Campus this term.  

Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School provide both an in-house canteen service and a canteen delivery service each Friday, and are now offering this service to the Bellarine Campus. Sprouts offer wholefood, made fresh daily in a local commercial kitchen, that is then carefully packed and delivered to the school. There is a wide selection of offerings available on the menu.

Parents and students can place orders online up until 9am on the day. Snacks can be ordered with lunch, however the order is delivered just prior lunchtime. Food for recess will need to be supplied by parents. Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School use an online ordering service, so please head to ouronlinecanteen.com.au to register. Multiple children can be registered on the one account.

Once registered with ouronlinecanteen.com.au, it is a very easy school lunch ordering system, allowing you to bank money for your child and order from the menu quickly and easily.

Please see the attachments, which detail the registration process. For more information, see www.sproutskids.com.au.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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 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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VTAC, ATAR, VCE - there are many acronyms used in an educational setting and it can get quite confusing. The document attached here outlines what role VTAC plays, how an ATAR is calculate...

VTAC, ATAR, VCE - there are many acronyms used in an educational setting and it can get quite confusing.

The document attached here outlines what role VTAC plays, how an ATAR is calculated and some key dates to keep in mind. I also recently presented this information to the Year 12 students.

Should you have any questions about VTAC or how an ATAR is calculated or any other Careers-related matter please feel free to contact me via email at b.bromilow@ccg.vic.edu.au.

Bec Bromilow

Careers Development Practitioner

 

 

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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 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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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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