Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was on Thursday 8th March and we held a breakfast in the Senior School Library.  It was a wonderful occasion in which a female panel consisting of four former students, told their stories and were asked questions. Their experiences and expertise varied and were a source of inspiration for all. The breakfast was exceptional and enjoyed by everyone present. We should congratulate Jemma Burr and Di Martin for their work and also that of the group of staff and students who organised and supported this great event.

 

Tech Free Day

Recently I was at a restaurant and saw a young couple enter and sit at a table near me. I thought that it was very nice to see a young couple out spending time with each other.

They ordered a drink and then I got on with my conversation at our table. I glanced over at them a bit later and they were both on their phones checking messages or the like. I went back to our conversation and again glanced over at them to find they were still on their phones, not talking to each other. This became a source of interest for me so I kept glancing every five minutes or so to see what they were up to and each time they were on their phones.

At the end of the evening they put their phones away, talked briefly and asked for the bill and departed.

Would they then go home and say “That was a wonderful night, we should do this again?”

On Friday 23rd March we are to have a Tech Free Day in which we aim to minimise our use of technology, as well as discuss if we have too much of it in our daily lives?

It will be a day in which staff on duty, will discuss with students their use of technology and if they are able to reflect on it being too frequent, while they wander around the grounds during Recess and Lunchtime. In House Group there will also be discussions and one such topic can be:  If we are too reliant on our phone? A survey of how often we check our phones? Research shows it is up to one hundred and fifty times per day!

Some good questions…………

Do we use technology too much?

Are we losing the “art of conversation?”

Is our younger generation losing the ability to communicate “face to face?”

Please have this discussion at home and we would like to hear of your thoughts on this matter.  Email me your thoughts to senior@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

Labour Day Holiday

Just a reminder that Monday 12th March is the Labour Day holiday.  I hope everyone enjoys this long weekend.

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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‘On Monday, 5th of March, the student exchange group from the College’s Indonesian sister school SMAN 2 Mataram had the opportunity to visit the Middle School – Highton campus. This full ...

‘On Monday, 5th of March, the student exchange group from the College’s Indonesian sister school SMAN 2 Mataram had the opportunity to visit the Middle School – Highton campus. This full day visit followed on from an afternoon the previous week in which the visiting group had a tour of the new Year 9 program.

Upon arriving at Middle School, the group, consisting of 28 students (from Years 10 and 11) and 4 staff were greeted by Year 9 students currently studying Indonesian. After a group photo, the exchange students broke off into small groups to join in some of the Year 9 elective classes.

One of these groups were put into a design challenge with Mr O’Kelly. Their task was to create a track to send a marble from the top of a wall to the bottom. The Indonesian exchange students and our Year 9 Indonesian students enjoyed working together to solve this design challenge.

The second group visited Ms Rogerson’s kitchen to work together to create some Australian treats to accompany the group lunch. Working together, the students created meringue nests and damper, to give our guests a true taste of Australia.

After the group lunch, the Year 5 and 6 students, as well as the cohort of Year 8 Indonesian students, welcomed the SMAN 2 Group into the Chapel for an official service. Michelle Zhao and India Lewis opened the service with a welcome speech, followed by a prayer delivered in English and Indonesian from Annabelle Geall and Sophie Moore.

Following some formalities of speeches and the exchanging of gifts, the Year 5 and 6 students had the opportunity to ask questions of, and get to know the Indonesian exchange group. The service ended up with a stage full of Christian College and SMAN 2 Mataram students dancing an Indonesian dance together.

A big ‘Terima kasih’ to everyone who helped to make this a wonderful experience for the students of both schools.’

 

Tom McKenzie
LOTE Teacher

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Last Friday Lachie Williams, Holly Harris both year 9 students and Emily Mortimer who is in year 8 attended the Drysdale Uniting Church for the celebration of the World Day Of Prayer serv...

Last Friday, Year 9 students, Lachie Williams and Holly Harris along with Year 8 student, Emily Mortimer, attended the Drysdale Uniting Church for the celebration of the World Day Of Prayer service.

The students had the opportunity to participate in readings and a creative aspect of the service.

The message was that our world is precious and God’s creation is worth looking after. This was also a unique opportunity for our students to be involved in a local community event and to gain experience speaking in a formal setting in front of an audience.

Personally, I have been viewing Richard Attenborough’s Planet Earth series recently, where I am constantly amazed at God’s creation and how perfect it is. The animals, environment and just about everything. I’m also reminded how, as human beings, we are unique and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:13-16 says this about you...

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

How amazing!!! You are perfectly made…

God Bless,

Gary Crole,
Chaplain, Bellarine Campus

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On Thursday morning the prep students from the Surf Coast Campus had their very first excursion. There were happy faces and squeals of joy when the children boarded the bus and set off ...

On Thursday morning the Prep students from the Surf Coast Campus had their very first excursion. There were happy faces and squeals of joy when the children boarded the bus and set off on their first big adventure.

At Junior School the Preps joined Mrs Richardson and Class 3G for a Physical Education lesson. They played many games such as ‘Rob the Nest’ and practised their running and catching skills. It was wonderful to see the children develop relationships with these Year 3 students.

Once they said their goodbyes, the children boarded the bus and headed up to the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre (SAC). While they were at the SAC, the children swam in the pool and played a variety of pool games.

Once we finished our swim and snack, our tired little feet made their way back to the bus for the trip back to school.

 

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher & Campus Coordinator

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Prep students have been engaging in wonderful drawing activities over the past few weeks creating marvellous self-portraits reflecting on their first day of school and their family. They ...

Prep students have been engaging in wonderful drawing activities over the past few weeks creating marvellous self-portraits reflecting on their first day of school and their family. They have enjoyed using thick markers to draw themselves and dye wash to create a dreamy contrast for the background. We have also enjoyed exploring Henri Matisse's famous collection of 'Cut Out's' to produce our very own paper shape border for our self-portraits which can be viewed in our Art Gallery at Junior School.


Natasha Cooper

Art Department

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Twenty nine Indonesian students from our twin school SMAN2 Mataram, Lombok enjoyed a visit to the Villa Paloma, Senior School Art, Technology and Design Campus this week.  The students ha...

Twenty nine Indonesian students from our sister school SMAN2 Mataram, Lombok enjoyed a visit to the Villa Paloma, Senior School Art, Technology and Design Campus this week. The students had the great opportunity to learn about some Indigenous culture through the art of dot painting on boomerangs. The dot paintings told their story of two weeks spent visiting Australia.

The students had a tour of the Villa Paloma campus to see the facilities our Senior students have the chance to utilise.  

It was a great opportunity to continue the fostering between our communities.

Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design

 

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All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new and existing) are warmly invited and encouraged to attend our Middle School Information Evening and Social Supper, to be held on...

All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new and existing) are warmly invited and encouraged to attend our Middle School Information Evening and Social Supper, to be held on Thursday 15th March, commencing at 6.00pm in the Bellarine Auditorium.

As a College community we believe in the importance of working together with families to assist our young people in safely and positively navigating the academic, social, emotional and digital challenges of the adolescent years. Imperative in this, is the ongoing dialogue with educators, parents and students.

We hope that this interactive evening will provide valuable information and understanding as to the educational direction at Christian College through the Middle Years, whilst also initiating further discussion between you and your young person at home. We warmly invite parents/guardians of all students to join us for what promises to be an informative and insightful evening.

Following the session, we offer the opportunity to meet Homeroom and Specialist Teachers over a social supper in the Foyer, whilst mingling with other College families. I look forward to seeing you there.

Mr Nick Watson
Head of Campus

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Children form their own personality during the early years of development and are blessed with “100 languages”, through which they can express themselves and their ideas. It is a privileg...

Children form their own personality during the early years of development and are blessed with “100 languages”, through which they can express themselves and their ideas. It is a privilege and challenge to provide our students with different avenues for thinking, revising, constructing, negotiating, developing and symbolically expressing their thoughts and feelings.

Our Preps have been exploring God’s creation during our morning devotions and Christian Education lessons. The provocation ‘Why did God create everything?’ and ‘How do you know?’ sparked robust class conversations as the children shared their thoughts, ideas, and developed and pondered further questions. The children were then asked to represent their thinking by creating artwork to complement their ideas and opinions. This was a challenging task for our littlest learners, as they were required to use higher order thinking skills of analyzing, evaluating, justifying and creating. All essential skills for 21st century learning!

Some student responses are listed below and their beautiful artwork and documented responses are displayed in the Prep corridor for you to enjoy.

“So this is God walking up the hill with a cross. He made all these cool things because he wouldn’t want earth to just be ‘all earth and no stuff.’ He would want stuff on the earth.” – Occy White

“All the things were plain at the start. Probably he was angry when he made the bad guys. But I think he made the mountains to see great views.” – Aleks Sexton

Claire Tucker
Prep Coordinator

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The last couple of weeks in Visual Art the Preps have been exploring the different landscapes around them.
We took the opportunity, of great weather and beautiful scenery, to do a landsca...

During the last couple of weeks in Visual Art, the Preps have been exploring the different landscapes around them.

We took the opportunity with great weather and beautiful scenery, to do a landscape drawing of the Surf Coast Campus grounds. These were then coloured using powdered ink.

This week we looked at cities. The students constructed a 'stained glass window' of a sunset sky above the silhouette of a city. These looked beautiful and created a vibrant display on the windows in the classroom.

We have been having lots of fun in Visual Art so far this year, exploring new techniques, materials and artworks.

 

Bea Greenhalgh
Art, Technology & Design Teacher

 

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The changing nature of communities along our coastlines
Over the past two days, Year 9 Geography students have taken part in the inaugural Middle School – Highton Great Ocean Road Tour. S...

The changing nature of communities along our coastlines.

Over the past two days, Year 9 Geography students have taken part in the inaugural Middle School – Highton Great Ocean Road Tour. Simulating the experiences of new visitors travelling through the region, students were challenged to take on the perspective of international tourists in order to understand the drive behind increasing pressure on the natural environment along Victoria’s coastline. Simultaneously, students considered the management strategies used to protect beaches, cliffs, dunes, grasslands and forests along the coast, all at risk due to increased tourism to our region.

Students enjoyed ocean swims, iconic seaside meals, stunning vistas and conversations with travelers from around the world in the coastal townships of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and in the midst of the world famous Twelve Apostles. These fine young geographers have used the experience to bond closer together as classmates and gain clearer insight into the ways our fragile coastlines may continue to be shaped into the future.

Adam Kennedy
Deputy Head of Campus

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Student Leaders 2018Our ‘Leaders’ Induction and Service of Dedication’ last Friday was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and commission our 2018 student leaders. Guest speaker Mr Tim E...

Our Leaders’ Induction and Service of Dedication last Friday was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and commission our 2018 student leaders.

Guest speaker Mr Tim Edwards, provoked all in attendance, students and adults, that our lives in Christ are really about giving and serving others, that each one of us has the opportunity to enhance the lives of each member of our community through “servant leadership”. Tim talked about the need to be enthusiastic in doing this good work, and to encourage others.

A special congratulations to Serena El-Hage and Jordan Smith on their appointment as the Bellarine Campus School Captains for 2018.

Congratulations to the following students on their appointment. We look forward to your leadership and service throughout 2018.

Student Leaders 2018
 
Project Care Representatives 
Rhys Hiorth, Mia Pearce, Harrison Connally, Lila Mustica, Caitlin Deretic, Maya Cooke, Amelia Cunningham, Kirrily McConachy, Samuel Sayle, Georgia Rogers, Lewis Schmidtke, Angus Gale, Jordan Smith, Mikayla Sargison-McLeod

House Captains
Burrows               Flynn                      Penman                   Taylor
Tiarna Beck        Jordan Smith          Tiarna Bett                Ned Simpson
Leilani Shring      Ella Jones              Shannon D’Costa     Paige Butteriss

Junior School House Captains
Burrows              Flynn                       Penman                   Taylor
Archie Knowles  Jonathan Hurt          Kade Little               Isaac Odd
Heidi Warnock    Milly Burgess           Evie Perez              Lacey Byrne

Prefects
Charlotte Adair, Tiarna Bett, Paige Butteriss, Shannon D’Costa, Serena El-Hage, Dana Ford, Nikki Frecklington, Lucy Martin, Patrick McNamara, Sienna Nelis, Ned Simpson, Jordan Smith, Jackson Spanic.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus, Bellarine

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On Tuesday 13th March, Year 12 Christian College Senior School student Isaac Hanneysee will join more than 20,000 Aussies in 2018 as the Leukaemia Foundation celebrates the 20th birthday ...

On Tuesday 13th March, Year 12 Christian College Senior School student Isaac Hanneysee will join more than 20,000 Aussies in 2018 as the Leukaemia Foundation celebrates the 20th birthday of the iconic World’s Greatest Shave campaign.

Christian College Senior School will be represented by Isaac as he joins more than 1.9 million extraordinary Aussies of all ages who have helped beat blood cancer over the past two decades by getting sponsored to shave, colour, wax, cut pony tails, banish beards and trim top knots.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch is encouraging anyone who has been thinking about shaving for some time to make 2018 their year to sign up.

“Whether you have a personal connection to blood cancer or simply want to have fun and raise money for a good cause, we’re asking Australians to join the World’s Greatest Shave for our big 20th anniversary,” said Mr Petch.  Senior School students are invited to support Isaac by making a donation to the day and wearing casual dress, students can also purchase a raffle ticket to win a huge hamper donated by The Geelong Confectionary Company, or students might like to enter the silent auction to help shave Isaac’s hair!

“With your help we’re [The Leukaemia Foundation is] aiming to raise $16 million so more people survive their blood cancer.”

 

Mrs Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior Campus

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Over the past six weeks, it has been a great pleasure to teach Library and Digital Technology to our first class of Prep at our Surf Coast Campus. 
 
In Digital Technology, we have begu...

Over the past six weeks, it has been a great pleasure to teach Library and Digital Technology to our first class of Prep at our Surf Coast Campus. 

In Digital Technology, we have begun our year by expanding our knowledge and understanding of a computer or digital system and how they make our modern lifestyle possible. Even though most children have experience operating electronic devices for fun, our current focus is to develop understandings of what a computer or digital system is, how they actually work and how they can be programable to do what we require. In our sessions, students have explored ideas about how we classify something as a computer, how we interact with digital systems in our everyday life and experimented with the idea of algorithms and how a computer knows how to do a task we instruct it to. It has been a real pleasure to see the students experiment, make connections, collaborate and approach all of these tasks with a real growth mindset. 

After seeing these students experience the world as digital natives, it is then equally exciting to achieve just as much learning and appreciation through more traditional learning experiences in our weekly Library sessions. It has been exciting to explore our beautiful collection of new books and reading and discussing literature together. Our Prep students have also been learning about the procedures and structures in our Library to ensure that we properly borrow and take care of our books when we take them home, and ideas and strategies that can in turn be relevant in many real world situations.

I can see that we are going to have a great year together and it is exciting to see our newest students already filled with a vibrant passion for learning.

 

Katherine Moore
Library & Digital Technology

 

 

 

 

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Embracing play in a new way! In grade one; we have been providing students opportunities to engage with Christian Ed. through Godly play. Students have been learning about Jesus’ life and...

Embracing play in a new way!
In Year 1; we have been providing students opportunities to engage with Christian Education through 'Godly play'. Students have been learning about Jesus’ life and the miracles he performed that helped others believe in him, such as Jesus healing the paralysed man (Mark 2:1-12) and Jesus feeding the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21).

Year 1G have enjoyed reenacting the stories of these miracles, using props and dress ups. Some students preferred to create collages to retell the story and others constructed the scene using blocks and created their own puppets. The students are enjoying engaging with the stories from the Bible in a way that assists in recalling and understanding who Jesus is. 

Jamie-Lee Lobbe

Year 1G Teacher

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This week the year 8 Visual Communication and Design students began their classes at the Villa Paloma campus. This is an exciting opportunity for our students to work alongside other s...

This week the Year 8 Visual Communication and Design students began their classes at the Villa Paloma Campus.

This is an exciting opportunity for our students to work alongside other students from different creative backgrounds and year levels. The open learning space allows the creative minds of our students to flourish within different fields to plan, produce, and display amazing works of art through different disciplines, media, and materials.

Working in this exciting space will inspire, motivate, and challenge their design thinking skills. They have the ability to utilise a wider range of media and materials to boost their technical skills and challenge their creative skill set.

In Year 8 Visual Communication and Design, students continue to develop and practice the creative design process in three different design fields; Communication Design, Product Design, and Environmental Design. This term we have been concentrating on Communication Design through creating promotional posters for an event. Students are producing their designs using Adobe Photoshop, which is a necessary skill in many areas of design occupations.

The students have shown great enthusiasm toward having our classes at the Villa Paloma which brings great energy and vibrancy to the classroom which then translates into their work.

We hope to continue this positive energy throughout our time in this creative space for the remainder of the semester.

Felicity van Kan
Art Classroom Teacher

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Ashton Scholastic Book Club
Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs offer a convenient way for your children to select and purchase worthwhile and appealing books, although there is never any obliga...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club

Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs offer a convenient way for your children to select and purchase worthwhile and appealing books, although there is never any obligation to do so.

The books span a wide range of reading levels and interests.  However, not all of the reading material is necessarily recommended by our College.

This year, books may be ordered using either of the following methods:

  1. You are able to order and pay for your child's books using LOOP which is the Scholastic Book Club Linked Online Ordering and Payment platform.

Link in to: scholastic.com.au/LOOP and then follow the steps which have been included in the attached information sheet.

  1.  Return your child’s order form together with a credit card receipt number.

When paying for Ashton Scholastic Books could all payments be:

Credit card – payment can be made by phone (Automated free call 1800 557 908) or online.

For the online option, please follow the prompts for ‘Parent Payments’ on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au/.

As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child’s order form.

Please do not send cash.

A catalogue and order form will  be sent home with your child this week.

 

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EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. The functionality of the program...

EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. The functionality of the program has not been altered.

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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...

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.

There will be an EdSmart 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.

 

Nick Rice
Junior School Phys Ed and Sports Coordinator 

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The College prayers for Suriname
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1
World Day of Prayer is an annual event held by schools, churches and community gro...

The College Prays For Suriname

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1

World Day of Prayer is an annual event held by schools, churches and community groups all around the world. Since 1887, on or near the first Friday in March every year, millions of Christians have gathered worldwide to pray for the issues of family violence, child abuse, human trafficking and other forms of injustice. On Friday 2nd March, Middle School celebrated this day beginning with a staff service recognising and praying for the country of Suriname. The Republic of Suriname lies in the northeastern part of South America. It is named after the Surinen tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the land. The 2018 theme was “All God’s creation is very good!’ with the bible text being derived from Genesis 1:1-31. What God creates is always good. In the first 5 days, all that was needed was made ready until humankind was created. We are created in God’s image. We are worthy just because God loves us, but the Creator holds us accountable for how we care for the environment and all the beings on the earth. Each of the Homerooms shared a devotion together looking at Gods creation and the ways we need to protect it for our future. The students were encouraged to write a prayer down for the country of Suriname or for ways they can look after Gods creation. These are being displayed in the Chapel. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:3

 

Naomi Gibbons
Chaplan

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On Thursday afternoon, Junior School students participated in some fun activities with the support from Junior School teachers and 11 Year 9 Prefects from Middle School.
Preps had some gr...

On Thursday afternoon, Junior School students participated in some fun activities with the support from Junior School teachers and eleven Year 9 Prefects from Middle School - Highton.

Preps had a great time in and around the gym, Years 1 and 2 student enjoyed time on the basketball court and back area and the Year 3 and 4 students were active on the oval.

It was great to see all students engaged and involved with the four activities in their Houses. A special thanks to Sophie, Bridgette, Zac, Henry, Dante, India, Max, Harvey, Finlay, Lucy and Charlotte who assisted with a particular activity. We look forward to having more opportunities where Middle School - Highton students can assist with learning experiences at Junior School - Belmont.

It was the launch of the Junior School House Points competition, with students being rewarded for participation and team work. Over the year, students will be given tokens to place in their house tins, which will contribute to the House Shield. There will be different focuses throughout the year, in particular with the Building Learning Program dispositions.

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed and Sports/Coordinator

 

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To ensure student safety parents are asked not to park in McKenzie Street. This is the small street that is the City of Greater Geelong's works depot driveway. As you can appreciate, this...

To ensure student safety, parents are asked not to park in McKenzie Street. This is the small street that is the City of Greater Geelong's works depot driveway. As you can appreciate, this small street see's frequent heavy vehicle traffic which is not only a risk to vehicle property, but to children quickly entering and exiting vehicles that may not be seen.

The City of Greater Geelong will be increasing their 'No Standing' zones in the street to ensure public safety with further signage and line markings. These 'No Standing' zones will be enforced by council officers in the future. To further enhance safety, yellow line markings will be introduced on the Collins Street footpath cross over, alerting pedestrians to entering and exiting traffic from the depot.

Mr Nick Watson
Head of Campus

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The New Work Mindset Report

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



Careers in Music Photography
Musculoskeletal...

US College Options - Academic and Sport

Are you interested or thinking about going to a US College?

Families are invited to attend an Information Session to introduce you to the process of applying to a US College for academic entry. Information is available regarding the requirements of being a student/athlete in a US College and the steps in securing a sports scholarship.

EducationUSA is a US Department of State network of over 425 International Student advising centres, in more than 175 countries.

The network promotes US higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.

EducationUSA is an official source on US higher education. 

Please follow the link in the attached document for information on an upcoming evening to be held at Geelong Grammar School on Tuesday, 13th March.

 

Weekly Career News

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

  • Careers in Music Photography
  • Musculoskeletal occupations - Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Myotherapy.
  • International study tours at Photography Studies College
  • Australian Defence Gap Year Program - applications now open
  • Learn about biomedical animation
  • Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • RMIT Apprenticeships and Traineeships Facebook page
  • Industry experience at Australia National University for Computer Science and Engineering students
  • Careers in psychology articles
  • Interesting STEM career articles
  • New first-year model at Victoria University
  • Three Bachelor of Science courses that focus on industry experience and career development  
  • Latest news from Collarts
  • Flight Academy Australia three-day airline pilot workshop
  • RMIT Trade Tours - book a tour
  • UNSW Year 12 Medicine Information Evening
  • Inside Monash University Seminars
  • Explore Deakin University during the Term break
  • Upcoming events 

 

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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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 Offi...

 

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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Parent/Guardians please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. ...

 

Parent/Guardians please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. The functionality of the program has not been altered.

 

Thanks

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpa...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of Parentpaperwork. The functionality of the program has not been altered.

 

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Christian College is once again participating in the Sports for Schools program. Family and friends can collect vouchers from Coles and drop them into Kellie at reception for collection.

Christian College is once again participating in the Sports for Schools program. Family and friends can collect vouchers from Coles and drop them into Kellie at reception for collection.

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Last week the manager from Woolworths Drysdale Matt O’Neil came to our school with equipment that we had been able to receive from our participation in the 2017 Woolworths Earn and Learn ...

Last week the manager from Woolworths Drysdale, Matt O’Neil came to the Bellarine Campus with equipment that we received from our participation in the 2017 Woolworths Earn and Learn program.

The equipment was for our Science Departmen,t and amongst the items were Solar Kits, Magnetic Investigation Kits and Bunsen Burners, just to name a few.

Therefore, a big thank you to all our parents for helping us achieve this.

The Earn and Learn Program will be running again in 2018.

Mr Nick Watson
Head of Campus

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The Year 3 students received their new recorders early this term. We have looked at the five types of recorders - sopranino, descant, treble and bass, Parts of the recorder: head, middle ...

The Year 3 students received their new recorders earlier this term. We have looked at the five types of recorders - sopranino, descant, treble and bass. Parts of the recorder: head, middle and foot joint and fingering: left and right hands. The students have discovered how the recorder produces a sound from a vibrating column of air.
They have also explored the history of the recorder back to the year 1150 and discovered how King Henry the 8th played and composed music for the recorder as well as Bach & Handel.

Our first introductory songs are ‘Rockin' Recorders’, ‘Recorderton’, ‘Hot Cross Buns’ and ‘Swag in the Bag’.

Kevin Smith
Junior School Music Coordinator

 

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On Thursday, 29th March at 9:15am Christian College Junior School will be holding our annual Easter Bonnet Parade.  This highly anticipated event is a wonderful time for our school commun...

On Thursday, 29th March at 9:15am Christian College Junior School will be holding our annual Easter Bonnet Parade.  This highly anticipated event is a wonderful time for our college community to come together and acknowledge the importance of Easter. All parents and families are most welcome to attend.

Students are encouraged to design and create a colourful Easter Bonnet at home which they can bring on the day for our parade around the College roundabout.

The Easter bonnets will not be judged during the parade. All students will receive a small chocolate egg from a ‘floppy eared’ guest. Children with specific food allergies will be catered for on the day, however, please advise the classroom teacher if you do not wish your child to receive an egg.

Mark Foran
Special Events Coordinator

 

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

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards,

  

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager 

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

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

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

 

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Christian College Bellarine is excited to be participating.
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10...

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Christian College Bellarine is excited to be participating.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by early September 2018.

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and can choose to have their name included on the online Honour Roll.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

Our students are registered for the Challenge and their login details are available from the library staff. If you wish to start recording books there are checklists available here.

If you have any questions, please email bc.library@ccg.vic.edu.au

Happy reading, everyone.

Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Canaway and Miss Warren

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This week during Integrated Studies, the Preps explored different types of shelters. They started the week by constructing their own shelters with the Year 9 Prefects using the ‘Makedo’ c...

This week during Integrated Studies, the Preps explored different types of shelters. They started the week by constructing their own shelters with the Year 9 Prefects using the ‘Makedo’ cardboard construction sets. The rooms were filled with excitement as they worked alongside and looked up to the campus leaders. Throughout the activity the development of Building Learning Power dispositions was evident as the students stretched their collaboration, empathy and listening muscles. The students were so proud to show visitors and peers what they had created. Refining their constructions continued during Play Based Learning time throughout the remainder of the week.

Miss Allie Jacobi
Prep Homeroom Teacher

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Parent/Guardians please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. Th...


Parent/Guardians please note: EdSmart has taken over parentpaperwork. When you receive some notification from the College it will have the EdSmart branding in place of parentpaperwork. The functionality of the program has not been altered.

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager

 

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We are raising funds for our fundraising and you can help. Order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offer...

We are raising funds for our fundraising and you can help. Order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you will also be supporting our fundraising. PLUS, order now to receive over $200 of bonus Early Bird Offers (hurry, these sell out quickly).

 

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We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 2G. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking...

We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 2G. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking to look for and remove eggs as well as live lice. We ask for your cooperation and assistance with this important task.

 

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This term the Year 4 students have been visiting the Preps on Tuesdays as a part of the Buddy Program. The Prep students have been collaborating with their buddies to work on tasks center...

This term the Year 4 students have been visiting the Preps on Tuesdays as a part of the Buddy Program. The Prep students have been collaborating with their buddies to work on tasks centered on their Integrated Studies topic ‘All About Me’. Some of the fun activities where they have worked together have included drawing and writing about their families and friends and also making their bodies using paper cut outs and split pins.

The Year 4’s are also regularly helping their buddies in the mornings, getting them ready for Daily Fitness by helping with shoe laces and directing them to their fitness activities. It has lovely to see friendship develop amongst these students as the Preps start their school journey at our Bellarine Campus. 

Katie Oelke and Jonathan Maddock
Prep – Year 2 and Year 3-4 Coordinators

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

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* This year I have liked Christian Education because when I am doing my book work I get to explore stories about Jesus and God. I enjoy Devotions at the start of the day because it make m...

* This year I have liked Christian Education because when I am doing my book work I get to explore stories about Jesus and God. I enjoy Devotions at the start of the day because it make me feel happy and helps me to learn more about how I can be a better friend - Eva Mander.

* My favourite part of Year 3 is that we have sport with the Year 4 students on Friday afternoons. I like working in my House group during sport rotations. I most enjoyed doing relays with my team mates - Elijah Baran.

* I have enjoyed making new friends and learning new things during Maths. I am enjoying the exciting activities during maths rotations. For example making patterns out of blocks and shells and playing maths games - Abhi Sanjeev and Lulu Doughty.

* I have really enjoyed Integrated Studies, especailly when we researched a country. I like to research and find out new information that I don’t already know, this helps me to grow my understanding of the world - Josh Hughes-Gage.

* We have really enjoyed our learning during the My Australian Identity unit. We are discovering what life was like for the convicts and migrants after World War 2. We are beginning a project where we research immigration and reflect on what it means to be Australian - Reagan McKenzie and Saskia Visser Hodson.

* I really like the teachers and students in my class. I enjoyed creating my PET (Personal Emotional Tool) poster which helps bring me back onto a green road from a red road - Vasilia Tsiavas.

* I really like story writing. I am writing a story about a spy company called NSG, they fight crime and help people. I have finished my plan and am about to start writing my draft. I am looking forward to using the Lego to present my story to the class - Tino Ziwenga.

Sapphire Main & Sam Kennedy
Year 3 Teachers

 

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Whilst studying “Sight and Light” where we blend interrelated Physics and Biology concepts, the Year 9 students had been waiting patiently until the supplier could provide us with our own...

Whilst studying “Sight and Light” where we blend interrelated Physics and Biology concepts, the Year 9 students had been waiting patiently until the supplier could provide us with our own batch of bulls' eyes. It was worth the wait. The students first removed the connective tissue (removed the gunk) then set about dissecting their given ocular with precision and intense concentration. Here are some of the comments:

“I was picturing the eye in my body – how it is only one body part and it does so much work in such a complex system! I loved learning about it.”

Serena El-Hage

“we were applying all we have learnt about how we see and how the different parts of our eye all contribute to allow us to see and it really put it all into perspective.”

Lucy Martin

Absolutely fascinating!  Such a small thing but so complex.

Ned Simpson

“urghh … (pause) .. oh wow, Look: it’s the lens!”

Dana Ford

That last comment encapsulates the moment when what is real becomes even more so.

Sophie Maye, Deb Singleton, Michael Neaves


 

 

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During our snorkelling session on Tuesday, we identified and removed a Norther Pacific Seastar, a very active predator who will eat almost anything it can capture, particularly shellfish....

During our snorkelling session on Tuesday, we identified and removed a Norther Pacific Seastar, a very active predator who will eat almost anything it can capture, particularly shellfish. This Seastar is fast growing, can produce up to 20 million eggs per adult female and live up to 5 years. It thrives in our temperate waters and has very few natural predators in Australia. It takes food sources away from our native Seastar species and other marine animals do not recognise the Northern Pacific Seastar as a threat, like they do other sea stars, creating a huge disruption to native ecosystems. It is believed there are close to 200 million of these in Port Phillip Bay alone and they were introduced via swimming larvae in the ballast water of ships returning from Japan to Port Phillip Bay.

Our year 8 Marine Scientists are already a step ahead in preparation for ‘Global issues impacting our marine ecosystems’ to be studied in year 9 Marine Science next year.

Fiona Scott
Marine Studies Teacher

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As part of Year 7/8 Sport on a Wednesday, a group of the Yr8 girls organised and ran a Fast Five netball tournament. Fast Five Netball is now an international competition that happens at ...

As part of Year 7/8 Sport on a Wednesday, a group of the Year 8 girls organised and ran a 'Fast Five' netball tournament. 'Fast Five Netball' is now an international competition that happens at the highest level of netball. Instead of the normal 7 players on the court for each team, there is only 5 players. Each team plays without the 'wing' positions. This means the game is very fast with all players working very hard to move the ball down the court. Goalers are also able to shoot for goal from outside the netball goaling circle, with the goals from outside the circle worth more points. Another special part of the this type of netball game is the 'Power Play', where a certain part of each quarter is worth double points. This brings in a high level of excitement.

The Year 8 girls worked hard to create a rule document to make sure everyone was aware of the different rules for this style of play. They also set up a fixture to allow all teams to play at least twice as well as a Grand Final. They needed to consider the time that was available to them as well as make sure each team had an equal time for play. The way the girls worked together to bring this tournament to life was fantastic. This was a great example of some of the experiences our students are gaining of real-life situations and opportunities to step up as leaders within their peer group.

Congratulations to the Red Team who won the Grand Final yesterday after a very close competition that has run over the last two weeks.

Claire Deretic
Teacher

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Beautiful, sunny weather greeted the Year 6 students as they attended their annual camp at Lady Northcote, YMCA Camp in Rowsley. It was an action packed 3 days of activities including gia...

Beautiful, sunny weather greeted the Year 6 students as they attended their annual camp at Lady Northcote, YMCA Camp in Rowsley. It was an action packed 3 days of activities including giant swinging, canoeing and mountain bike riding. Students were often taken out of their comfort zones and developed greater resilience and perseverance whilst also making sure to listen to others and empathise with their situations; all Building Learning Power Muscles that can be improved to develop more effective learners. The entire camp environment, from extreme activities to packing their own belongings to helping out in the dining hall, all helps to develop a degree of greater independence for the students. An excellent time was had by all!

Below are some of the students’ reflections from camp.

“On the Giant Swing at camp, I went only halfway, which is nerve wracking by itself; but after motivation from the people around me, and lots of perseverance, I went to the top on my second go. Which I really enjoyed.” – Alex Baulch

On camp, I had to use my planning BLP muscle when we did geocaching. I had to plan the best route to get all the scattered items and make it back to home base in the time limit. – Lucas Gelicrisio

When my group did canoeing, we collaborated because we talked to each other and listened to each other’s ideas. I also think we persevered in my group’s canoe because we hit the edge of the island quite a lot of times but eventually we got the hang of it and were canoeing really well. – Ella Fearn

Mr Matthew Burgess, Mrs Theresa Drewer, Mr Ryan Healy and Miss Caitlin Hoiles

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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Uniform Shop Opening Hours - Easter Holidays
 
The Christian College Uniform Shop upcoming Easter Holiday opening hours are follows:
 
CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th

OPEN:...

Uniform Shop Opening Hours - Easter Holidays

 

The Christian College Uniform Shop upcoming Easter Holiday opening hours are follows:

 

CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th


OPEN: Monday April 9th to Friday April 13th: 9.00am - 5.00pm


OPEN: Monday April 16th to Friday April 20th: 9.00am - 5.00pm

 

Usual hours resume from Monday 23rd April, 2018:
Monday:         9am - 5pm

Tuesday:        8am - 12pm

Wednesday:   12pm - 5pm

Thursday:       Closed

Friday:            9am - 1pm
Closed weekends

 

Address:Belmont Centreway Arcade
Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216




Phone Number: 03 5241 6316

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