FROM THE CHAPLAIN
 
Greetings,
I came across this article written by Michael Grose, a well-known Australian child educator, which I thought worth sharing with you. It resonated with me on...

FROM THE CHAPLAIN

 

Greetings,

I came across this article written by Michael Grose, a well-known Australian child educator, which I thought worth sharing with you. It resonated with me on a number of levels and I trust it does the same for you. It’s written from the perspective of a father to his daughter but the essence of the article could easily be from any parent to their son or daughter. Many of the aspects discussed in this letter relate to our lives being grounded in the values of love for others and one’s self, a hope and a purpose for life, being gracious even when others aren’t, and experiencing a contentment in life. 

 

Dear Daughter,

My dream for you is that you see life as an adventure. I hope you have the curiosity and the confidence to try new experiences, meet new people and explore new places. The world you live in is rapidly expanding and there are opportunities everywhere. I hope that you are able to make the most of the opportunities available and live a life that may be very different to the life that my generation lives.

I hope you have the confidence to speak up for what you want, but also that you are brave enough to speak up for others when their voices are ignored. I hope you make people smile when you enter a room, rather than when you leave. I hope you experience real love and know the joy of living with a loving life partner. I dream that you grow up with a strong sense of family and that you experience the comfort that comes from belonging to a tribe that truly values you.

I hope you always stay true to your values and are not easily swayed by the pettiness and small-mindedness that you’ll inevitably meet through life’s journey. More importantly, I hope that you dream big and that self-doubt and lack of self-belief won’t hold you back. I hope you learn that real beauty lies within and is not reliant on how a person looks on the outside.

I hope you judge others on their actions and not on the colour of their skin, their religion or other external factors. I hope other people afford you the same courtesy. But if they    don’t I hope you are gracious enough to forgive them. That’s the mark of true character.

Most of all, I hope you experience the contentment and happiness that comes from living a life with purpose and meaning.

I know that I have many dreams for you. But you also need to know that you won’t let me down if the dreams you choose don’t match my aspirations. You need to tread your own path and live your own life. That is the task for all of us.

Journey well,

Dad

Here at Junior School we’re seeking to grow many of these important elements of character in partnership with you as their parents. We have a loving Creator God who wants children and adults alike to seek their full potential. I know many of these characteristics are still a ‘work in progress’ in my life, but if we seek God and place our trust in Him new opportunities come and the confidence to ‘step out’ grows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Philippians 4:13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Rowan Thurman

Chaplain

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Best wishes,
 
 
Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

Tech Free Friday

We have our Tech Free Friday to be held on Friday 23rd March. The aim is for everyone at Senior School to pause and assess their reliance on technology and if things could be done differently.

I welcome you to join this conversation and to have a discussion at home about the use of technology.

Can we reduce our reliance on technology for one day?  Now, that is a challenge for us all.

I thank you for your support of this initiative.

 

Hawaii

Our Music department is travelling to Hawaii with 63 students on Saturday 24th March for a ten day trip which will include many performances. Their farewell concert will be on Wednesday 21st March in the SAC at Middle School. It is open to parents and guardians and they will be most welcome to enjoy the superb music that will be performed on that evening.

 

Our World

The Our World trip to Vietnam departs on Thursday 22nd March and we wish the group all the best. These trips are very significant for all who undertake them. It will not only enhance their learning, but students form powerful friendships that will last quite often throughout their schooling.

We look forward to hearing the great news upon their safe return.

 

Carpark

We have had several complaints about parents parking in the “no standing” area waiting for their  son or daughter to arrive. This holds up other cars and we ask that when you arrive please find a car space to your right to park. Your son or daughter can then walk to that space and we will be able to get more cars into the car park.

I thank you for your co-operation so that the traffic can be safe and convenient for all.

 

Senior School House Athletics Sports

Our Senior School House Athletics Sports will be held on Thursday 22nd March at the Middle School campus.  Students will begin the day at that Campus and also finish there as well.  Please see the included Vine article from Drew Oliver on all of the particulars for this exciting event.

 

Connor Hickey - Representing Victoria in Baseball

This year Connor Hickey Year 11 student at Senior School had the honour to play for Victoria in Baseball.  The following is an extract from what he experienced:

"This year I was fortuante to get picked to represent Victoria in a National Baseball Tournament held in Sydney.   I played for the Victorian Blue side, which in the tournament, was one of two teams from Victoria who were selected to play in Sydney. The top 10 players in Victoria played in the Blue team and the top 11-20 were in the White. In the State tryouts there were about 140 boys and I was sooo happy when I was told that I made the blue side (top 10) in Victoria. We made it to Sydney with a few travel problems but in the end it all worked out. There were eight teams that participated from eight different states in Australia. We ended up with 7 wins to 4 losses. In the end when it came to the gold medal game, we were tied with 1-1 and it was in the final innings and over 2 hours into the game that South Australia managed to score the winning run. It was probably the best game of baseball I have ever played and in the end we came 2nd in Australia. I was thrilled to be a starter for VIC Blue team which makes me and the other starters of the team among the top players in Australia."

A huge congratulations to Connor for this wonderful achievement!

   

Best wishes,

 

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Highton Campus ‘House Athletics Carnival’
As a busy term 1 continues, we look forward to our Highton House Athletics Carnival to be held on Friday 23rd March. With the weather being very ...

Highton Campus ‘House Athletics Carnival’

As a busy term 1 continues, we look forward to our Highton House Athletics Carnival to be held on Friday 23rd March. With the weather being very kind to us over the term, we are hoping for a great day of competition. Parents, please find the information and event schedule attached for your reference, and we invite you to join us on the day.

 

2018 GISSA Swimming Championships

This Wednesday our College swimming team competed in the GISSA (Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association) Championships. Christian College is one of eight schools who participate at this Inter-school ‘swim meet’ held at Geelong Grammar school. With a number of talented swimmers across the competing schools the level of competition continues to rise each year. Our students are to be congratulated on their performances on the day, with a number our swimmers breaking records at these Championships: Nicole Briscoe (Yr7M) 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Madison Cooper (Yr8G) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Max Piroch (Yr11) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; and our 13yo Female 4x50m freestyle team – Nicole Briscoe, Kya Werner (Yr8H), Ivy Mitchell (BYr7S) and Mackenzie Saunders (BYr7D).  

The College team was very well led by our Captains Reuben Rock (Yr12) and Briely Wight (Yr11), along with our senior students who lead by example. After 80 events on the program our Boys team finished 2nd to Kardinia International College by 40pts, with our Girls team finishing 3rd only 72pts off Kardinia who won this Shield as well. With some very talented swimmers coming through our younger year levels our College looks forward to being well represented at this event next year.

 

2018 Primary Schools Division Swimming Championships

Our College was well represented at the Division Swimming Championships held this Wednesday. Our team of Year 4, 5 and 6 students competed wonderfully in their chosen individual and relay events on the day, with all of them enjoying this opportunity to represent our College. As a result of their performances the following students have qualified for the SSV Primary Schools Regional Championships to be held on Tuesday 27th March. We congratulate and wish them well at this next swimming event: Mallory West (Yr4R) backstroke & freestyle relay, Molly Callahan (Yr4B) freestyle relay, Jayme Graham (Yr5R) freestyle and freestyle relay, Brooke Briscoe (Yr5G) freestyle and backstroke, Charlize Duck (Yr5M) freestyle relay, Harry Simon (Yr5G) backstroke, Tvisha Merchant (Yr6B) freestyle and butterfly, James Logan (Yr6R) freestyle, backstroke and breastroke.

 

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

Hi Everyone,
I read this article from the writer, Nils Von Kalm and I so much wanted to share it with you. Within the thoughts of this article there may be some answers to questions in yo...

Hi Everyone,

I read this article from the writer, Nils Von Kalm and I so much wanted to share it with you. Within the thoughts of this article there may be some answers to questions in your life.

 

SIGHT-SEEING: FINDING OURSELVES IN A LONELY WORLD

15 January 2018

NILS VON KALM

LONELY?: Nils von Kalm says that like Jesus, those who know God are never truly alone. PICTURE: Andrew Hutchings/Unsplash 

Many African communities have a concept called Ubuntu, which means “Because we are, I am”. The concept describes how they gain their identity from being part of a group. In my life here in Australia, we generally gain our identity from being an individual, and not from being aligned to a particular group.

In Western society, we generally believe that a sense of self is gained from having the ‘freedom’ to be on our own. Advertising tells us that, for men at least, to be free is to be on your own in your new car on the open road, away from the distractions of family and other responsibilities. Or, for a young person, it is up and leaving your job to travel the world and have adrenaline-pumping experiences. Either way, it is not generally about living as part of something bigger than yourself in community with others. Community and relationship is seen as too distracting because it is difficult. It has been said that community is where there is always someone you don’t want to be around. Because of that, it forces you to grow, to compromise and to relate in the real world where you don’t always get what you want.

All this has made me think about the best way to gain my sense of who I am. In a Christian sense, I believe identity is best gained not by asking “who am I?”, but “whose am I?”. My identity is found ultimately in the fact that I am in the family of God. There is a God who loves and accepts me for who I am, despite my many flaws. I don’t have to change to be accepted by this God. I am free to be who I really am. This God woos me to live a life of love, but it is not something I “should” or “must” do. I am drawn to live like this by the love this God shows me. “We love because He first loved us”.

This One who first loved us – Jesus - ultimately had His identity in the fact of being the Son of God. He had this affirmed to Him a couple of times audibly, firstly at His baptism, and then at His transfiguration. Both times, the voice said “This is my Son, with whom I am well pleased". What a secure place to be! Jesus had it affirmed to Him that He was the pleasing Son of God. We are also told He grew in favour with God. That doesn’t mean that God became more pleased with Him as His life went on, but that He grew in his awareness of His favour with God.

Jesus also had friends, not just followers. And He let them know they were His friends and that He needed them. Within His friendship group, He had a few who were closer than others. Peter, James and John were His more intimate friends, the ones He shared His life with more than the others. They were the ones He was more vulnerable with.

Jesus lived the ultimate balanced life. His ultimate identity came from knowing that He was beloved of God, that He had an intimacy with God. That sustained Him above all else, gave Him joy and freed Him from feeling any sense of the shame that so many of us feel. At the same time though, He also needed his friends. He expressed His need of them most vulnerably in the Garden of Gethsemane, in the agony of the hour of His greatest need. He also spent time alone - whole nights, in fact. But even then, He was not isolating or isolated. He was never really alone. During those long nights by Himself, He was communing with his Father.

The human person is not designed to be alone. We are made for relationship and community. And, like Jesus, we are never alone. If we feel lonely, it's not a true indicator of our actual state. 

Identity is ultimately gained through the wonderful knowledge that we are accepted by the God of the universe, and that nothing we do can ever separate us from Him. Within that, our identity is gained through living out that love in community with others, and through spending time alone communing with this loving God.

The ultimate question, “who am I?”, is replaced by the much more hopeful question, “whose am I?”, and the answer is always the deepest affirmation that we are children of God, born not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but born of God (John 1:12-13). We are secure. Nothing can ever remove us from that.

I’m reminded of the verse in the book of John that says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believed in Him will never die but have eternal life”…..

Say no more,

Take care,

Gary crole
Chaplain, Christian College Geelong, Bellarine Campus.

Thankyou to David Adams at Sight magazine which is an Australian-based, editorially independent publication covering global news and issues from a Christian perspective.

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In Integrated Studies this term we have been learning all about our families.  To assist with the children’s understanding of how generations work in their families they created a famil...

 

In Integrated Studies this term we have been learning all about our families.  To assist with the children’s understanding of how generations work in their families they created a family tree.  They had a lot of fun painting the trunk and then using their hands to put the branches and leaves on the tree. The children then presented their family tree to each other. It was wonderful to see the children so excited to tell each other about their families.

Debbie Riddle

Prep Teacher and Campus Coordinator

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Today, like many other Australian schools, we celebrated the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This national day is Australia’s key anti-bullying event fo...

Today, like many other Australian schools, we celebrated the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This national day is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and, in 2018, we were called to imagine a world free from bullying. Even though we know Junior School is a safe and caring environment, our Year 4 Student Leaders shared the importance of knowing what bullying can look like and what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied. We have also enjoyed opportunities to discuss and explore this topic in class.

For further information about this important day, along with resources and activities that you can complete and discuss with your child, please visit https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay

James Johnstone
Year 3-4 Coordinator

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Our Middle School Highton Prefect group and the Senior School Captains ventured to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Tuesday to be involved in the ‘GRIP Leadership Conference’, along with over 1000 other student leaders from across the state.

Our students were able to network, glean ideas from others and be prepared in practical ways for their leadership roles within the College. Topics presented in the main forum revolved around the notion of contributing to positive change as a team. In break-out elective sessions, students investigated ways to transform their personal capacity, school event participation, effectiveness of their team and building school pride.  

There was a real buzz among the students following the conference, with many exciting ideas and a real anticipation for the year ahead developing as they serve and lead their peers. We see this conference as one way in which to invest into our young student leaders, and we look forward to mentoring and meeting regularly with this group throughout the year.

 David Hatswell

Year Level Coordinator - Year 9

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It was great to share the evening with Bellarine Middle School families last night. We gathered in the auditorium to discuss the ‘learning that matters’ and watch footage of our students ...

It was great to share the evening with Bellarine Middle School families last night. We gathered in the auditorium to discuss the ‘learning that matters’ and watch footage of our students sharing reflections on their learning experiences across the middle years.

It was a pleasure to showcase the rich learning experiences being offered to our students and hear of the engagement and enthusiasm the students feel regarding these learning experiences.

The evening concluded by sharing coffee and supper together whilst taking the time to meet with individual teachers.

This was a rich evening of community and a valuable time to partner with parents on their adolescents educational journey.

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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This week during our maths lessons the children have been extending their knowledge when working with numbers.
They have been learning what addition /plus means. The students practised ...

 

This week during our maths lessons the children have been extending their knowledge when working with numbers.

They have been learning what addition /plus means. The students practised putting two groups of objects out and then when they added one group to the other group they had a total, and the total was always bigger than what they started with. Next they will practise counting on from one group rather than counting each item in the first group.

Debbie Riddle

Prep Teacher and Campus Coordinator

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On Tuesday the 13th of March Isaac Hanneysee braved the clippers, and with the help of Matthew Tattersall and Shanae Jenkinson shaved off his hair to support the Leukaemia Foundation.  Is...

On Tuesday the 13th of March Isaac Hanneysee braved the clippers, and with the help of Matthew Tattersall and Shanae Jenkinson shaved off his hair to support the Leukaemia Foundation.  Isaac was cheered on by staff and students and the Senior School community was incredibly proud of his efforts to raise money and awareness.  Isaac has to date raised over $1,000.00 on his 'sponsor me page' and we are yet to tally the results of funds raised here at school on the day  through donations, casual dress money and raffle tickets.  The raffle was won by Mrs Mandy Calderwood of Senior School making her the most popular teacher on the day. On behalf of Isaac I would like to thank all our College staff and students for the way they supported and  encouraged Isaac and for the generous financial support of this worthy cause.

I look forward to updating our community with a final tally of funds raised as soon as it is available.

 

Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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At the start of every Prep Japanese class at Surf Coast campus, all students enter the classroom and choose a Happi coat to wear during class. Students may also wear their Happi coats o...

 

At the start of every Prep Japanese class at Surf Coast campus, all students enter the classroom and choose a Happi coat to wear during class. Students may also wear their Happi coats outside in the playground.

 

Although the teacher may call them “Ninja suits,” Happi coats are a type of simple kimono commonly worn at special community celebrations such as festivals.

 

In the case of Prep Japanese class, they serve multiple purposes.

 

One purpose is that wearing a Happi coat means students are now in Japanese class and things are done in Japanese way. Language learning at a young age is thought to be important for learning development, but so too is an early introduction to new customs and cultural practices that nurture a greater student understanding of the people who speak the language being studied.

 

A second purpose is that of teaching students to be responsible and self-sufficient. The students may wear there coat inside or outside as long as they take good care of it, are able to put it on by themselves, and hang it on a chair when they are not being worn.  

 

It is hoped that the lessons learnt in Prep Japanese class this year do not only contribute to our students becoming linguistically competent and culturally aware, but they also contribute to the holistic development of independent thinkers who can take good care of themselves and extend that care to others.

Adam Reidy

LOTE Teacher - Japanese

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On Wednesday, 14th March, Junior School Belmont had six students represent the College at the North Geelong Division Swimming Championships. Well done to the students and their results. W...

On Wednesday, 14th March, Junior School Belmont had six students represent the College at the North Geelong Division Swimming Championships. Well done to the students and their results. We have Mallory and Molly going through to swim at the next event, Western Metropolitan Region Championships on Tuesday, 27th March at Kardinia Aquatic Centre. We wish both girls well for this meet.

Mallory West                     Backstroke – 2nd                          51.45

                                          Butterfly – 5th                                58.58

                                          Free Relay – 1st                

Molly Callahan                  Breaststroke – 10th                      1:06.17

                                          Butterfly – 4th                                 58.23

                                          Free Relay – 1st

Jarrah Crouch                    Freestyle – 13th                             47.95

                                           Backstroke – 5th                            54.26

                                           Free Relay – 5th

Banjo Thompson                Freestyle – 15th                             49.82

                                            Free Relay – 5th

Josiah Davies                     Backstroke – 8th                            59.05

                                            Free Relay – 5th

Zander Bailey                      Free Relay – 5th

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed and Sports Coordinator

 

 

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Senior School House Athletics Carnival
Dear Parent/Guardian,
The Senior School House Athletic Carnival will be held at the Christian College Middle School on Thursday 22nd March.
Since mo...

Senior School House Athletics Carnival

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Senior School House Athletic Carnival will be held at the Christian College Middle School on Thursday 22nd March.

Since moving this event to Middle School, it has enabled us to include extra events, to involve a wider section of the school community. In addition to the traditional track & field events, students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of novelty events.

Students are to arrive at Middle School for a 9.00am start, names will be marked in House Groups before the day begins. Students will be dismissed from the Middle School at 3.15pm. Bus travellers will catch buses from the Middle School bus area. We ask parents who are collecting their child by car to negotiate a collection point. Parking will be at a premium around the campus therefore we suggest meeting your son / daughter in South Valley Road, Thornhill Road or in the Senior School car park.

All students are encouraged to enter into the ‘spirit’ of this House Carnival by incorporating House coloured clothing with their sports uniform. Students must wear their correct House Polo shirt to compete in on the day. A “best dressed” competition is being held and will provide further opportunity to gain house points. Athletic shorts and spikes are permitted. Please ensure all gear is marked clearly with name and House Group.

Athletic and novelty events do involve some risks of physical injury. Every effort will be made to minimise these risks. A qualified first aid person will be attending the championships to assist with any injuries that may occur on the day.

If the weather is inclement a decision on whether the Athletic Carnival proceeds will be made early in the day. If postponed a note will be posted on the online daily bulletin and normal classes will operate.

The results from this Carnival will be used to assist in the selection of the College Athletics team to compete at the GISSA Athletics Championships on Tuesday 1st  May. Students unable to participate due to injury / illness must notify their Head of House prior to the day of the event. Injured students can be involved as novelty officials, administration assistants or catering assistants.

A copy of the Athletics program is attached to this letter for your information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Drew Oliver

SS Sports Coordinator

 

 
On Wednesday the 28th of March from 1:30 - 3:30pm the Transformation program students will host an open house.
 
There will be a variety of activities and presentations on offer. Please...

On Wednesday the 28th of March from 1:30 - 3:30pm the Transformation program students will host an 'Open House'.

 

There will be a variety of activities and presentations on offer. Please feel welcome to attend to get a glimpse in to our program. We would also like to encourage the parents of any Year 9 student to visit, to hear about the experience directly from our current students, and to see what your young person will experience at some point this year.

  

Michelle Williams and Tim Wright
Year 9 Transformation Coordinators 

 

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During maths rotations the Year Three students have worked in groups to design and build a railway track from wooden train set pieces. The brief given to them was to build the longest tra...

During maths rotations the Year Three students have worked in groups to design and build a railway track from wooden train set pieces. The brief given to them was to build the longest track, using only the available pieces, ensuring that the track joined up and a train could travel completely around it. This task required discussion, problem solving, trial and error and finally coming to a solution that met the brief. All children were absorbed in their learning throughout this activity and each group offered a different solution. Another example of learning being an exciting and enjoyable experience for our students.

Sapphire Main & Mark Jacobi
Year 3 Homeroom Teachers

 

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A great day was had at this year’s Swimming Sports.  Waterslides, bomb competitions, water related novelties and championship swimming events all took place to keep all our students activ...

A great day was had at this year’s Swimming Sports.  Waterslides, bomb competitions, water related novelties and championship swimming events all took place to keep all our students active. Flynn house came out with the win, just beating last year’s winner, Penman. 

A big thanks to all of our parents and spectators for coming down and supporting the students and College community.  It all made for a great day. We now look forward to our House Athletics on Wednesday, 28 March 2018.

Mr. Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

Summary of Results:

Overall Results:

 

Fastest on Campus (50m)

1st Flynn

Male: 

Luka Kapitelli

2nd Penman

Female:

Charlotte Adair

3rd Burrows

 

4th Taylor

 

Year Level Champion

Year

Male

Female

4

Aidan Simmons

Emma Deretic

5

Oliver Burgess

Mia Tsiavas

6

Ally Cormack

Tane Napier

7

Codie Laver

Amelia Cunningham

8

Jordan Cormack

Caitlin Durran

9

Jackson Spanic

Charlotte Adair

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It was with great pleasure that Ballerine teacher Lori Ruplal and I were able to attend this year Arts Education of Victoria’s conference. This year the conference was situated in and a...

 

It was with great pleasure that Bellarine teacher Lori Ruplal and I were able to attend this year Arts Education of Victoria’s conference. This year the conference was situated in and around the magnificent surrounds of the National Gallery and adjoining arts precinct of Federation Square, ACCA and ACMI. Starting with a cosmopolitan breakfast at one of Melbourne’s pop up café spaces, the very fashionable Testing Grounds.

The art conference is an opportunity for all Art and Design specialist from across Victoria to connect, network, and participate in a wide variety of professional development workshops.  Keynote speakers are notably of very high caliber, including either international and or the Australia doyennes of the art world. This year was the amazing internationally renowned Australian artist Sally Smart.

Sally Smart - a VCA graduate, is most famous for her stunning, large-scale wall tableau installations made from felt, canvas, silk-screened and everyday fabrics that she fashions together with pushpins. Her work explores the world of relationship, identity and a heavy dose of personal iconography.

Masterclasses offered on these particular days of professional development are a chance for specialist teachers to learn about, share and build upon methodologies, ideas and approaches to better teaching and learning practices for our students. It is also a chance to work collaboratively together as art teachers and to share our professional experiences and revel in our passion for teaching art. These days are so important, as they inspire art teachers and rekindle the flame of what makes great teaching great.  

I’d like to thanks the AEV for always organising a fabulously run day and for Christian College for supporting and allowing us the time to attend such worthwhile events…..until next year…..

Molly Drayton
Art, Technology & Design Coordinator

 

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“International Women's Day" means different things to different people, but the global focus on equality and celebration is clear. Throughout ancient and modern history, women have col...

  

“International Women's Day" means different things to different people, but the global focus on equality and celebration is clear. Throughout ancient and modern history, women have collaborated and lead purposeful action to redress inequality in the hope of a better future for their communities, children and themselves. Whether through bold well-documented action or through humble resistance that never made it into the history books, women have united for equality and achievement forever.  And along the way, one particularly powerful collaboration lead to the formation of a globally united moment for women across countries to come together in hope and action. That moment is "International Women's Day.”

“Started in the early 1900's, the almighty and tenacious Suffragettes forged purposeful action for equality. It was the Suffragettes who started International Women's Day, with the first officially named "lnternational Women's Day" event held in 1911. Still to this day, International Women's Day continues to be a powerful platform globally that unifies tenacity and drives action for gender parity, while celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women.” https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Values

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 was - Press for Progress.

International Women’s Day was certainly a most meaningful occasion for all in attendance at our Senior School breakfast celebration last Thursday the 8th March. At this very special celebration, we were privileged to hear from four extraordinary past students who have certainly ‘Pressed for Progress’ in their varied careers and personal pursuits. Lena DeRosso, Renee Garing, Lizzie Lowe and Kate Elstone, past Christian College Graduates, participated in a Q&A panel discussion through which they each not only inspired, but also provoked the audience to consider existing issues associated with existing gender inequality on many fronts.  A wonderful morning was had by all who attended.  Thank you to everyone involved.

  

Jemma Burr

Year 12 Coordinator/English Teacher

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There were legs everywhere in class this week when the prep children made spider hats. They were learning to read and spell the word leg. Together with the hat making the children watch...

 

There were legs everywhere in class this week when the prep children made spider hats. They were learning to read and spell the word leg. Together with the hat making the children watched how a spider uses its legs to create a web. They were fascinated with this amazing ability and decided that God was so clever when he created the spider that we should not kill them because we will hurt its feelings. The children enjoyed wearing their hat and shaking their extra legs as they walked. 

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher and Campus Coordinator
Junior School - Surf Coast Campus

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Rhythm and beat have resonated in Year 4 Music as students composed pieces using body percussion and objects, including chairs! Working together in teams to create musical pieces involves...

Rhythm and beat have resonated in Year 4 Music as students composed pieces using body percussion and objects, including chairs! Working together in teams to create musical pieces involves organisation, listening and cooperation. Students listened to and watched a variety of examples of rhythm compositions before bringing their own ideas to life. There were certainly plenty of interesting sounds floating around the corridors in a musical experience enjoyed by all.

Carla Dunlop

Year 4 Music

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On Thursday the 8th of March the Year 5 and 6 students travelled to Geelong College to compete in the 5/6 Summer Carnival. The students were given the opportunity to compete across a rang...

On Thursday the 8th of March the Year 5 and 6 students travelled to Geelong College to compete in the 5/6 Summer Carnival. The students were given the opportunity to compete across a range of sports, including T20 blast cricket, Tee ball, Volleystars, Hot shots tennis and dodgeball. As always on these days, the competition was fierce and it was great to see so many of our students active and so involved in their sport. I was very proud of the way the Christian College students conducted themselves, demonstrating a positive team spirit and an attitude of teamwork. On such a warm day, it was impressive to watch the resilience of our children in action. The improvement in the skills and their game play over the day was excellent. A special mention goes to the Volleystar girls, who played with an outstanding attitude all day. They were a credit to our school.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

 

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Aloha!
Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Sta...

Aloha!

Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony to present some of the music that will be performed on their upcoming tour to Hawaii.

On Saturday March 24th the College’s Senior Ensembles will travel to Hawaii to perform in the ‘Pacific Basin Music Festival’. While in Hawaii they will participate in public performances, adjudicated performances, exchange rehearsals with other ensembles (from other countries), as well as workshops with expert clinicians. They will have many opportunities for cultural exchange and also visit significant places such as Pearl Harbour.

The touring musicians and staff warmly invite you to their Farewell Concert so that they may share some of the great music that has been prepared for the tour with the community.

Fiona Gardner

Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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This week during their recess and lunchtime break the prep students had a wonderful time helping Jack and Ned plant some native trees and mulch our beautiful garden. The children discus...

 

This week during their recess and lunchtime break the prep students had a wonderful time helping Jack and Ned plant some native trees and mulch our beautiful garden. The children discussed the importance of being a happy helper and thankful for those who help us. 

Debbie Riddle
Prep Teacher and Campus Coordinator
Junior School - Surf Coast Campus

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Last week we fare welled 28 students and four staff members from Christian College’s sister school, SMA Negeri 2 Mataram, in Lombok, Indonesia. The group visited Christian College and liv...

Last week we farewelled 28 students and four staff members from Christian College’s sister school, SMA Negeri 2 Mataram, in Lombok, Indonesia. The group visited Christian College and lived with host families for 2 weeks with this year marking our 23rd year of our sister school relationship with the school. During the 2-week program, the Indonesian students visited Christian College’s new Surf Coast Campus, the Highton Campus as well as the Back Creek Farm. The group also had the opportunity to visit Deakin University to learn about the possibility of becoming an international student in the future, visited Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and had a spot of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market.

The benefits of the exchange program far exceed just improving students Indonesian and English skills, but helps form relationships between our two schools and our two nations as well as encourage cultural awareness and understanding.

 

Jessica Bijaksono
Head of Indonesian - Exchange

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Year 9 Principles of Training Excursion – Victorian Bioscience Education Centre (BIOLAB) 
Last week, the Year 9 Principles of Training class attended the Victorian Bioscience Education C...

Year 9 Principles of Training Excursion – Victorian Bioscience Education Centre (BIOLAB) 

Last week, the Year 9 Principles of Training class attended the Victorian Bioscience Education Centre. The students participated in a session titled “The Human Machine,” where they measured the acute responses to physical activity. The students were divided into expert groups and each group measured a different response to exercise. The three areas assessed were heart rate, skin temperature and breathing rate.

“I enjoyed finding out what my skin temperature was and I found it interesting that it actually gets cooler when we start to exercise.” Cooper Geall.

“I found it valuable to see the different ways that sport scientists can test our body’s response to exercise. The Biolab was a great experience and very worthwhile to attend.” Noah Saffin.

 Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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This Wednesday our College swimming team competed in the GISSA (Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association) Championships. Christian College is one of eight schools who participate at ...

This Wednesday our College swimming team competed in the GISSA (Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association) Championships. Christian College is one of eight schools who participate at this Inter-school ‘Swim meet’ held at Geelong Grammar school. With a number of talented swimmers across the competing schools the level of competition continues to rise each year. Our students are to be congratulated on their performances on the day, with a number of our swimmers breaking records at these Championships: Nicole Briscoe (Yr7M) 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Madison Cooper (Yr8G) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Max Piroch (Yr11) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; and our 13yo Female 4x50m freestyle team – Nicole Briscoe, Kya Werner (Yr8H), Ivy Mitchell (BYr7S) and Mackenzie Saunders (BYr7D).  

The College team was very well led by our Captains Reuben Rock (Yr12) and Briely Wight (Yr11), along with our senior students who always lead by example. After 80 events on the program our Boys team finished 2nd to Kardinia International College by 40pts, with our Girls team finishing 3rd only 72pts off Kardinia who won this Shield as well. With some very talented swimmers coming through our younger year levels our College looks forward to being well represented at this event next year.

 

 

Andrew Richardson

Director of Heath, Physical Education and Sport

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It was wonderful to see so many people attend our Classroom Helper Information and Training Session on March 1st. Just a reminder that if you are wanting to help across the many programs ...

It was wonderful to see so many people attend our Classroom Helper Information and Training Session on March 1st. Just a reminder that if you are wanting to help across the many programs at Junior School, including Bush Prep, PMP, classroom assistance and excursions you are required to have both a WWCC and completed the Classroom Helper training.

We will be running a second session for parents who were unable to attend previously, to be held on Friday March 23, 9.00am in the Junior School Chapel. 

(Please note, there is a particular need for Prep parents to attend Bush Prep sessions. For those Prep parents who would like to volunteer for Bush Prep, attending the training is essential.)

Families will receive an EdSmart (Parent Paperwork) email notice today offering the opportunity to attend the upcoming second training session. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School.

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Aloha!
Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, S...

 

Aloha!

Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony to present some of the music that will be performed on their upcoming tour to Hawaii.

 

On Saturday March 24th the College’s Senior Ensembles will travel to Hawaii to perform in the ‘Pacific Basin Music Festival’. While in Hawaii they will participate in public performances, adjudicated performances, exchange rehearsals with other ensembles (from other countries), as well as workshops with expert clinicians. They will have many opportunities for cultural exchange and also visit significant places such as Pearl Harbour.

The touring musicians and staff warmly invite you to their Farewell Concert so that they may share some of the great music that has been prepared for the tour with the community.

 

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

 

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As a school we value putting others before ourselves and serving the communities we live in, both locally and globally. The primary goal of Project Care is to encourage students to develo...

As a school we value putting others before ourselves and serving the communities we live in, both locally and globally. The primary goal of Project Care is to encourage students to develop a mindset of compassion towards others in our community.

Project Care events occur each term on the Bellarine Campus, supporting a variety of organisations which may include the following:

  • Good Friday Appeal
  • Salvation Army
  • local food banks
  • East Timor Projects
  • Operation Christmas Child and many more.

Each homeroom from Years 4 to 9 has elected a Project Care Representative.  Their role involves assisting in the planning and running the variety of Project Care events throughout the year. Students’ source materials, create posters, communicate events and important information to their peers, as well as collect and count the donations for each event. 

All Junior and Middle school students are encouraged to participate in Project Care events throughout the year.  It is important that the students appreciate the true meaning of why they’re donating on Project Care days. It would be wonderful if leading up to our events the students could volunteer to do a job to earn whatever it is they would like to donate. This will help them appreciate the idea of sacrifice.

Each term a particular year level will be in charge of Project Care. This term the Year 9 students have done a wonderful job of taking ownership of our program and setting up our first Project Care day for the year. They have each gone into a homeroom across our campus and taken a devotion for the class; sharing about Project Care, why we do it and why it is so important. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to challenge themselves with the planning and organisation of their devotion, as well as demonstrating to the younger year levels how important it is for us to show compassion to others.

Our first Project Care day is coming up on Friday 23rd March. We will be supporting the Good Friday Appeal. The students are encouraged to come to school in their favourite pair of pyjamas, or comfortable clothing, and bring along a donation to help raise money for this worthy cause. We are also selling pancakes, freshly made by the Year 9 Food Tech students for lunch on this day. Your child will have received an order form at school. Please return this as soon as possible.

In the past we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion displayed towards others through our Project Care events, thank you for supporting our program and helping us spread awareness of these causes.  

Claire Deretic and Emma Ford
Project Care Co-ordinators.

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Students are asked to wear their Sport Uniform on Monday 19th March.
Mrs Richardson will be taking a PE lesson on this day as well as the regular Thursday class.
2 days for PE uniform thi...

Students are asked to wear their Sport Uniform on Monday 19th March.

Mrs Richardson will be taking a PE lesson on this day as well as the regular Thursday class.

2 days for PE uniform this coming week - Monday and Thursday

Thank you.

Joanne Richardson

Physical Education Teacher

 

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This Wednesday our College swimming team competed in the GISSA (Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association) Championships. Christian College is one of eight schools who participate at ...

This Wednesday our College swimming team competed in the GISSA (Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association) Championships. Christian College is one of eight schools who participate at this Inter-school ‘swim meet’ held at Geelong Grammar school. With a number of talented swimmers across the competing schools the level of competition continues to rise each year. Our students are to be congratulated on their performances on the day, with a number our swimmers breaking records at these Championships: Nicole Briscoe (Yr7M) 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Madison Cooper (Yr8G) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; Max Piroch (Yr11) 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke; and our 13yo Female 4x50m freestyle team – Nicole Briscoe, Kya Werner (Yr8H), Ivy Mitchell (BYr7S) and Mackenzie Saunders (BYr7D).  

The College team was very well led by our Captains Reuben Rock (Yr12) and Briely Wight (Yr11), along with our senior students who always lead by example. After 80 events on the program our Boys team finished 2nd to Kardinia International College by 40pts, with our Girls team finishing 3rd only 72pts off Kardinia who won this Shield as well. With some very talented swimmers coming through our younger year levels our College looks forward to being well represented at this event next year.

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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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 college commu...

On Thursday, 29th March Christian College Junior School will be holding their annual Easter Bonnet Parade that Prep T will be attending.

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 the 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.

Debbie Riddle

Prep Teacher & Campus 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 college commu...

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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Aloha!
Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Sta...

Aloha!

Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony to present some of the music that will be performed on their upcoming tour to Hawaii.

On Saturday March 24th the College’s Senior Ensembles will travel to Hawaii to perform in the ‘Pacific Basin Music Festival’. While in Hawaii they will participate in public performances, adjudicated performances, exchange rehearsals with other ensembles (from other countries), as well as workshops with expert clinicians. They will have many opportunities for cultural exchange and also visit significant places such as Pearl Harbour.

The touring musicians and staff warmly invite you to their Farewell Concert so that they may share some of the great music that has been prepared for the tour with the community.

 

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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Athletics Day is not too far away, and guess what? We’re having a sausage sizzle! Each sausage will be $2 and profits will go to the Australian Heart Foundation. 
It is preferred that you...

Athletics Day is not too far away, and guess what? We’re having a sausage sizzle! Each sausage will be $2 and profits will go to the Australian Heart Foundation. 

It is preferred that you pre-order using the order form being sent out soon, and we ask that this, along with the money attached, be returned to Homeroom teachers by Wednesday 21st March.

Some of the Year 9 leaders will be running the sizzle so come by and say hi! Furthermore, some students will be wearing a heart monitor throughout the day to raise awareness for heart disease.

If you want to learn more about heart disease and about what the Australian Heart Foundation does, look at their website. See you on Friday!

www.heartfoundation.org.au

 

Eliot Cudmore

Year 9 Prefect

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Thank you to our College community for supporting and bringing in the sports for school vouchers from Coles. 
Please keep bringing them in, as we are still collecting vouchers! 
Mr. Andre...

Thank you to our College community for supporting and bringing in the sports for school vouchers from Coles. 

Please keep bringing them in, as we are still collecting vouchers! 

Mr. Andrew Tucker
Sports Coordinator - Bellarine Campus

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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. The functionality of the program has not been altered.

 

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.
 
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses...

 

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.

 

The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in addition to allowing students to more easily and efficiently access photocopying whilst on campus.

 

All College buses have been fitted with the Bus Minder System, which gathers data relating to student use of Christian College buses. When travelling by bus, students are required to ‘tap’ on and off at a control located near the bus driver. We ask that all parents/guardians remind their child of this expectation.

Prep T's ID cards will be stored in the reception office on campus and issued for use on excursions where they will then be collected for storage again.

 

It is an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times whilst at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students report to the IT technician for a replacement. A replacement fee of $10.00 is charged for the card.

 

We see the student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

 

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager
Middle School - Highton
0429743396
(03) 5241 1899

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Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in...

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.

The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in addition to allowing students to more easily and efficiently access photocopying whilst on campus.

 All College buses have been fitted with the Bus Minder System, which gathers data relating to student use of Christian College buses. When travelling by bus, students are required to ‘tap’ on and off at a control located near the bus driver. We ask that all parents/guardians remind their child of this expectation.

It is an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times whilst at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students report to the IT technician for a replacement. A replacement fee of $10.00 is charged for the card.

We see the student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager

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APPLYING FOR THE 2018 UMAT
The UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to...

Australian Defence Forces  - Gap Year 2019

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It's a unique opportunity for your students to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.

Through an ADF Gap Year participants will:

  • Gain valuable skills and work experience
  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare
  • Live a varied, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Make friends like-minded people\
  • Get the opportunity to see more of Australia

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew, plus this year we’re offering 30 Army Officer roles - places are limited.

ADF Gap Year – Navy

Closes 9 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Combat Engineer

Closes 9 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Officer

Closes 23 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Artillery Operator

Closes 23 April 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Infantry Soldier

Closes 14 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Driver

Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Administration Assistant

Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Warehouse Assistant

Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Army Air Defence Operator

Closes 21 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Cabin Crew

Closes 7 March 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Warehouse Storeperson

Closes 28 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Aviation Support Technician

Closes 28 May 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Airbase Protection and Security

Closes 4 June 2018

ADF Gap Year Air Force Administration Assistant

Closes 4 June 2018

 

Closing dates are driven by demand and may close sooner than listed.

 

Applications can be made at the following link :   

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year?utm_source=&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=EDM&utm_campaign=ROSTGapYear2018&dclid=CKeYkuLy2NkCFRQYvAod_iIIIg

 

Gap Year videos from past participants are found at the following link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF4bXPurTVI&index=3&list=PLv0sCneygGhee5nNS03odp62fGvJLjKj8

 

APPLYING FOR THE 2018 UMAT

The UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website

Please find important information at the links below

https://umat.acer.edu.au/ 

https://umat.acer.edu.au/register 

 

UMAT 2018 Key Dates:

Registrations are open now and close on                               Friday 1st June, 2018  @  5.00pm

Late registrations close                                                           Friday 15th June, 2018  @  5.00pm

UMAT Test date                                                                      Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Results released                                                                     Mid September, 2018

 

Medicine or Dentistry - UMAT

Do you have a dream of pursuing Medicine or Dentistry?  Would you like to be considered for a highly competitive undergraduate course at the end of Year 12?  Then as well as very strong VCE results, you will also need a strong score on the UMAT – University Medical Admission Test -   https://umat.acer.edu.au/

Michael Tsai from iCanMed has agreed to come to Geelong Grammar School on Tuesday 17th April (First day back in Term 2) to present a FREE 2 hour seminar that all prospective UMATers in Geelong could well consider attending.  

Tuesday 17th April 2018 - 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEST

Geelong Grammar School

Cook Theatre

50 Biddlecombe Ave

Corio

Even if you have signed up for a prep course elsewhere, this would still be an excellent investment of your time on Tuesday afternoon.

In this event, iCanMed's co-founder, Michael Tsai, will be taking you through the most efficient and effective strategies to score above 90th percentile in the UMAT.

Michael will be going through: 

  • What UMAT is and what it assesses in students
  • Trends in the 2017 exam and predictions for the 2018 exam
  • Why UMAT preparation is different to preparing for subjects at school
  • The ways 95% or more students are preparing and the serious flaws in these preparation approaches
  • How UMAT questions are designed and made to be challenging - insight from an assessment writer
  • The basic components of section 1, 2 and 3 questions - the differences and similarities
  • The secret 5 step approach to deciphering each and every UMAT question - with applications to section 1, 2 and 3 question examples
  • Recommended timeline for UMAT preparation, medical school application writing, interview preparation and studying for your ATAR

  

This workshop is suitable for Year 11 and 12 Students, and also forward planning Year 10 students.

Registration is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/icanmed-umat-workshop-how-to-score-above-90th-percentile-and-predictions-for-2018-tickets-43963439832   

 

Free articles, guides, video tutorials and updated questions for UMAT preparation

Michael has compiled a series of links that explains preparation methods for the UMAT. The page www.icanmed.com.au/resources had been viewed almost 70,000 times since June last year. 

Practice Questions and Video Solutions (scroll down to the bottom of the page to view)

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/practice-question-set-7

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/practice-question-set-5

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/practice-question-set-1

 

What is the best way to study for the UMAT

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/what-is-the-best-way-to-study-for-the-umat

 

Three stages of UMAT preparation: Initial, middle and late stage

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/is-my-umat-preparation-on-the-right-track

 

Section 1 question type overview:

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/how-to-do-section-1-umat-questions-logical-reasoning-and-problem-solving

Section 2 question type overview:

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/how-to-do-section-2-umat-questions-understanding-people

Section 3 question type overview:

Link: https://www.icanmed.com.au/blogs/how-to-do-section-3-umat-questions-non-verbal-reasoning

 

Please see the Careers Department should you wish to discuss this further.

  

Weekly Career News

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

  • Focus on entrepreneurship/small business ownership
  • TVSA Pilot Training Open Day, 17 March
  • Victorian College of the Arts Visual Art Winter School, 9 - 13 April
  • A Day in The Life of a Fashion Illustrator, Box Hill Institute, 11 April
  • Game Art & Program Workshops, Academy of Interactive Entertainment, 12 & 13 April
  • Macleay College Information Day, 24 April
  • National Youth Science Forum 
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Aloha!
Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, S...

 

Aloha!

Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony to present some of the music that will be performed on their upcoming tour to Hawaii.

 

On Saturday March 24th the College’s Senior Ensembles will travel to Hawaii to perform in the ‘Pacific Basin Music Festival’. While in Hawaii they will participate in public performances, adjudicated performances, exchange rehearsals with other ensembles (from other countries), as well as workshops with expert clinicians. They will have many opportunities for cultural exchange and also visit significant places such as Pearl Harbour.

 

The touring musicians and staff warmly invite you to their Farewell Concert so that they may share some of the great music that has been prepared for the tour with the community.

 

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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Aloha!
Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Sta...

Aloha!

Next Wednesday night, March 21st at 6.30pm in the Middle School - Highton Sports & Aquatic Centre there will be a short concert for the Christian College Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony to present some of the music that will be performed on their upcoming tour to Hawaii.

On Saturday March 24th the College’s Senior Ensembles will travel to Hawaii to perform in the ‘Pacific Basin Music Festival’. While in Hawaii they will participate in public performances, adjudicated performances, exchange rehearsals with other ensembles (from other countries), as well as workshops with expert clinicians. They will have many opportunities for cultural exchange and also visit significant places such as Pearl Harbour.

The touring musicians and staff warmly invite you to their Farewell Concert so that they may share some of the great music that has been prepared for the tour with the community.

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.
 
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on bus...

 

 

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.

 

The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in addition to allowing students to more easily and efficiently access photocopying whilst on campus.

 

All College buses have been fitted with the Bus Minder System, which gathers data relating to student use of Christian College buses. When travelling by bus, students are required to ‘tap’ on and off at a control located near the bus driver. We ask that all parents/guardians remind their child of this expectation.

 

It is an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times whilst at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students report to the IT technician for a replacement. A replacement fee of $10.00 is charged for the card.

 

We see the student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

 

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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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 wit...

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 

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 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

16th March 2018
Surf Coast Campus Official Opening
 
29th March 2018
Easter Bonnet Parade at Junior School 
Last day of term - school concludes at 2.30pm

16th March 2018

Surf Coast Campus Official Opening

  

29th March 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade Junior School

Last day of term - school concludes at 2.30pm

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

We are raising funds for our School 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 School. PLUS, order now to receive over $200 of bonus Early Bird Offers (hurry, these sell out quickly).  To order your Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership please go to https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193

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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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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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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

Our very own Senior School teacher, Mr Sullivan (Sully) is competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race - a 5,500km road cycling ride ocean-to-ocean across Australia, commencing tomorrow!

Mr Stephen Sullivan, Head of Taylor House at Senior School - Waurn Ponds, loves a challenge.  From showing Australian Champion dogs, to achieving a black belt in karate, to competing in 24 hour Mountain Bike Races on a singlespeed bike; he has accomplished much in a wide range of fields. But after watching the riders in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race come through Geelong in 2017, he knew that this would be a challenge like no other.

The Indian Pacific Wheel Ride is a solo, single-stage, unsupported, 5,500km road cycling ride ocean-to-ocean across Australia. The ride starts on 17 March 2018 at 6:22am in Fremantle, Western Australia and finishes at the Sydney Opera House whenever you get there. The clock does not stop. There is no prize money. Nothing is at stake except honour. 

The route will pass right through the centre of Australia's southern and eastern capitals. Through Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, riders will experience some of the favourite local cycling spots.

The ride will pass through all the terrain that Australia has to offer:

  • Across the Nullarbor from Fremantle to Adelaide
  • Rolling hills and the Great Ocean Road from Adelaide to Melbourne
  • Melbourne to Bairnsdale, then up over the Great Dividing Range via Falls Creek into Canberra.
  • Canberra to Sydney, finishing at the Sydney Opera House.

In preparation for this challenge, Sully completed a ride from Melbourne to Adelaide during December 2017. This 800 km ride remarkably took only 44 hours in total, including rests and sleep along the way.

Sully will carry all his own food, his sleeping equipment, tools and supplies. This race is solo and unsupported meaning that he will only be able to access assistance along the way that is available to all of the other riders.  The bike that Sully will ride, (sentimentally known as ‘Darren’) when fully packed with his equipment, weighs in at only 15 kilograms. 

Last year he rode over 20,000 km and has already completed 4700 km to date as he prepares for this challenge. The next 5500 km is planned to be completed in around 20 days, averaging between 350-380km per day.  What makes this achievement and the journey he is embarking on so amazing, is that Sully is doing this while working full-time as a husband and father of two young children. The only time he will take off from his teaching at Christian College is the last three weeks of Term 1.

Sully’s bike is equipped with a spot tracker, and you can follow Sully’s live progress across Australia (along with all the other riders) by CLICKING HERE.

The College Communitty is behind Sully and we wish him all the best in this incredibly inspiring endeavour.

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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 

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvements with our systems.
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, i...

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvements with our systems.

The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in addition to allowing students to more easily and efficiently access photocopying whilst on campus.

All College buses have been fitted with the Bus Minder System, which gathers data relating to student use of Christian College buses. When travelling by bus, students are required to ‘tap’ on and off at a control located near the bus driver. We ask that all parents/guardians remind their child of this expectation.

It is an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times whilst at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students report to the IT technician for a replacement. A replacement fee of $10.00 is charged for the card.

We see the student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

 

 

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 Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in...

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.

The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on buses, in addition to allowing students to more easily and efficiently access photocopying whilst on campus.

All College buses have been fitted with the Bus Minder System, which gathers data relating to student use of Christian College buses. When travelling by bus, students are required to ‘tap’ on and off at a control located near the bus driver. We ask that all parents/guardians remind their child of this expectation.

It is an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times whilst at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students report to the IT technician for a replacement. A replacement fee of $10.00 is charged for the card.

We see the student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

 

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