Last Friday the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday. The purpose of the fundraiser was to ...

Last Friday, the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday.

The purpose of the fundraiser was to support the team heading to Viqueque this coming holidays. Supporting the main kindergarten in the Viqueque village through teacher workshops and mentoring in the classroom will be the focus of Marita Thurman and Nikki Goodwin, a speech pathologist.

They will be ably assisted by Nikki’s daughter, Serena, who is in Year 8 at our Bellarine Campus. This enthusiastic group has raised awareness in various ways: through an article in the Springdale community newsletter and an article in The Echo (both attached). They have spearheaded their own fundraising, too, by having a cake stall at Bellarine Allied Health Group and the film afternoon at Bellarine.

About 50 people enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea provided by the Year 9 students (who normally take their cooking home!). The students appreciated the good cause and did a terrific job. Year 12 students who visited Viqueque last year as part of their Global Politics - Our World subject happily mingled with filmgoers and shared their insights of Timor-Leste, a developing nation. They also offered their observations of the kindergarten and the children. There were so many physical differences, but also so many things in common: like cheeky kids, keen kids, kids that just want to have fun and play. There were kids who were so eager to learn, so play and learn together they did! 

From community donations and the aforementioned events, over $1000 was raised. Funds will buy traditionally-made Timorese drums, a parachute and other instruments useful for the music program in the local kindergartens. Some picture story books were also purchased and have been translated into Tetum, the local language.

So obrigada barak (thank you very much) for your support, interest and donations towards the work that Christian College teams are contributing to the community of Viqueque. The working team who are also visiting Viqueque these coming holidays consists of staff and past students. They will renovate the kindergarten playground, which has been gradually attacked by termites over the last three years.

And so the Christian College legacy lives on and strengthens the relationships in Viqueque, thanks to the generosity and interest of our amazing community on the Bellarine.

Deb Singleton
East Timor Committee 

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The LOTE teachers would like to thank all who supported them for the Harmony Day lunch on Tuesday. Japanese food and Indonesian drinks were available to purchase and there was opportunity...

The LOTE teachers would like to thank all who supported them for the 'Harmony Day' lunch on Tuesday.

Japanese food and Indonesian drinks were available to purchase and there was the opportunity for students and staff to take part in a dance workshop and to play Angklung. All funds raised will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross and Lion King Orphanage in Singaraja, Bali.

Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The aim is to communicate the importance of cultural diversity - encourage values, promote participation and provide fun ways to learn.

Thank you - terima kasih - arigatougozaimasu.

Yuji Nakayama and Jessica Bijaksono

LOTE Teachers

      

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Our Year 9 prefect group have been working with wonderful initiative and collaboration on ‘4 BIG ideas’ that they hope to implement in the Middle School in 2017. Inspired by the GRIP lead...

Our Year 9 Prefect group have been working with wonderful initiative and collaboration on ‘4 BIG ideas’ that they hope to implement in the Middle School in 2017.

Inspired by the 'GRIP' leadership conference and subsequent mentoring sessions, the leaders are drawing up proposals for these ideas on the premise of 'W.I.S.E': What would Jesus do, Integrity, Service and Encouraging others'.

As a continued investment into our leaders, the Senior School Prefects met with the group on Monday to workshop their ideas. These ideas ranged from fundraising and awareness events to tackle adolescent issues, to publications of a student magazine. The Senior School Prefects were able to offer their perspectives, offer alternate suggestions and bring to light possible obstacles they may need to plan for should their proposal come to fruition.

The Middle School Prefects said they really valued this time, and that they appreciated the feedback they were able to gain to strengthen their proposals. The Senior School Prefects acted as wonderful role models for our leaders and also left inspired to go back to their campus to continue implementing their own ‘BIG ideas’.

 

Miss Kerrie Reid

Deputy Head of Campus - Middle School

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Early on Tuesday morning the Year 11/12 Australian History class eagerly jumped aboard a V/Line train heading to Melbourne. The students and teachers were ready to see many of the feature...

Early on Tuesday morning the Year 11 and 12 Australian History class eagerly jumped aboard a V/Line train heading to Melbourne.

The students and teachers were ready to see many of the features of Melbourne that we had been discussing in our first area of study, which explores the transformation of the Port Phillip District in Victoria. Students visited the Bunjilaka Exhibition at Melbourne Museum exploring the resourcefulness and skill of the Aboriginal people in Victoria.

They also explored the challenges that the Aboriginal people faced with European contact. Students enjoyed finding evidence and information that they will utilise in their upcoming assessment tasks. It was then on to 'The Melbourne Story' exhibition, where students particularly enjoyed the interactive features of this exhibit, seeing and feeling what life was like in early Melbourne.

After a short break for lunch, the group was on the move again, this time to a walking trail. 'The Golden Mile' is a journey around the Melbourne CBD that highlights the impact of the 1850s Gold Rush on Melbourne. Assisted by the 'Golden Mile' app on our phones, we were able to locate key features that highlighted the role of gold in the expansion of Melbourne, from a key pastoralist town to a thriving metropolis and cultural mecca. The excursion was a wonderful opportunity for our students to see first-hand the long-lasting impact of decisions and events that happened long ago in our state and the relevance that this historical information has today.

Georgia Barber

Australian History teacher

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Our Easter service will be held on Tuesday, 28th March at 2:30pm in the Assembly Hall. Parents are welcome to join us.

Please note the time change: The Junior School Easter Service will be held on Tuesday, March 28th commencing at 2:30pm in the Assembly Hall. Parents are welcome to join us.

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Rain did not stop the Year 1 students as they traveled to Anglesea for camp this past Tuesday and Wednesday. The excitement was high, particularly any time the words ‘flying fox’ were men...

Rain did not stop the Year 1 students as they travelled to Anglesea for camp this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

The excitement was high, particularly any time the words ‘flying fox’ were mentioned. 'Minute to Win It' games, orienteering, flying fox - and building a parachute for a pirate - all offered the young campers the opportunity to stretch their collaboration muscles and problem-solving skills.

Our Year 9 Prefects, Sarah and James, were a fantastic support as they facilitated the airplane challenge, lead games, assisted students in making 'S’mores' and much more.

As darkness fell on the camp, a glow stick and parachute party filled the room with glee, as the students used the large parachute to play 'sharks and minnows', popped popcorn and made a dome.

The children enjoyed their time at Burnside Camp as they stepped outside their comfort zones, developed stronger friendships and grew in independence.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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Whilst one half of our year 8s were on GEOS camp combining Geography, Outdoor Education and Science, it was also perfect timing for the other three classes to experience that same Science...

While one half of our Year 8 cohort were on a 'GEOS' camp, which combines Geography, Outdoor Education and Science, it was perfect timing for the other three classes to experience something similar on the Great Ocean Road.

So on Wednesday, the students stood above Bells Beach and observed the Earth story (Geography) before them. Their challenge was to imagine what may have happened in the past – and is still happening – to create such a unique and valuable location using their studies of the Earth (Geology) in Science classes this month.

We then travelled to Point Roadknight and walked around the headland to take in the view of Eagle Rock. While the geography changed, the students worked out that much of the same geology still applied. The energy and enthusiasm of the students to engage in every activity and explore each location led to a rich and rewarding excursion for students and staff alike.

 

Mr Michael Neaves

Director of Teaching and Learning - Science

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Over 70 students from both the Primary and Secondary Divisions assembled at Bellarine Secondary College in Drysdale on Tuesday 21st March to represent their schools in the Geelong Region’...

Over 70 students from both the Primary and Secondary divisions assembled at Bellarine Secondary College in Drysdale on Tuesday, March 21st to represent their schools in the Geelong regional Chess competition.

Christian College Geelong had 11 representatives from both our Junior and Middle School campuses. For most students, this was either their first or second tournament, with representatives as young as Year 2. The day consisted of seven 15-minute rounds throughout the day for each student.

Overall, Christian College finished 2nd in the 'Primary A' Division. Dylan Phung (Middle School) placed 1st overall in this section, with Alexis Jane (Middle School - pictured below), placing second overall and the first Female winner in this section, with John McClure (Junior School) finishing in 8th position. A wonderful achievement for these three talented students!

Special thanks to the following students for their participation on the day: John McClure, Lucinda Joyce, Mallory West, Molly O’Malley, Makaylah-Jane Townson and Jianaa Merchant (Junior School) and Dylan Phung, Alexis Jane, Harry Millichip, Tvisha Merchant and Alice Joyce (Middle School). Thank you to Mr Rowan Thurman (Junior School Chaplain) for supporting this opportunity for our students and also to the parents who assisted with transport.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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During year 3 and 4 sport last week, the girls were treated to some professional AFL instruction under Football Victoria’s guidance. They developed their ball handling and kicking skills ...

During Year 3 and 4 Sport last week, the girls were treated to some professional AFL instruction under Football Victoria’s guidance.

They developed their ball-handling and kicking skills through a variety of activities and games. By the end of the session, the girls were kicking a bucket load of goals!

Fiona Scott
Physical Education Teacher

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I wish to congratulate all the Senior students on their athletic performances and support of the 2017 House Athletics Carnival held yesterday. Your athletic skill and enthusiasm towards y...

I wish to congratulate all the Senior students on their athletic performances and support of the 2017 House Athletics Carnival held yesterday.

Your athletic skill and enthusiasm towards your House was greatly appreciated. We congratulate Penman House on their victory, along with our Year Level Champions. It has been a great term of House sport, and we look forward to Term 2 where the competitions continue for the DC Riddle Cup! Thank you to our House Prefects on your brilliant work this term.

2017 House Athletics Carnival result: 1st Penman 1442 pts; 2nd Flynn 1385 pts; 3rd Taylor 1384 pts; 4th Burrows 1223 pts

Year Level Champions: Year 10 Girls: 1st - India Smith (F), 2nd - Elise Ramsey (F), 3rd - Briely Wight (P); Year 10 Boys: 1st - Sam De Francesco (P), 2nd - Connor Hickey (F), 3rd - Riley MacDonald (P); Year 11 Girls: 1st - Issy Hackett (B), 2nd - Jessie Morrow (P), 3rd - Emily Scott (T) and Sachi De Giacomi (F); Year 11 Boys: 1st - Matt Tattersall (F), 2nd - Connor Idun (T), 3rd - Charlie Dent (P); Year 12 Girls: 1st - Tess Kirsopp-Cole (F), 2nd - Merryn Hall (B), 3rd - Georgia Ryan (P); Year 12 Boys: 1st - Michael Little (T), 2nd - Josh Crapper (P), 3rd - Jack Nelson (T).

Our thanks to Year 9 student, Lachlan Smith, for taking some of our featured photos.

Andrew Richardson

Head of Sport - Senior School

   

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As we will be looking at the letter/sound Tt next week, we ask that all the Prep children please bring along their favourite teddy bear for a special Prep Teddy Bears Picnic on Tuesday, 2...

As we will be looking at the letter and sound 'T' next week, we ask that all the Prep children please bring along their favourite teddy bear for a special Prep 'Teddy Bears Picnic' on Tuesday, March 28th.

 

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At our last Assembly we introduced a new Building Learning Power character "Roy Reciprocity". The Year Prep children have drawn some pictures of Roy.  Please see attached.

At our Junior School assembly this week, we introduced a new 'Building Learning Power' character, known as "Roy Reciprocity".

The 'Reciprocity' disposition focuses on characteristics for powerful learning such as: Interdependence, Imitation, Collaboration, Empathy and Listening. Just like our other BLP superheroes - Ruby Resilience and Robbie Resourcefulness - Roy is a superhero who wears the black cape.

The Year Prep children have drawn some pictures of Roy. Please see attached.

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The study of Year 8 History leads students on a journey through the Medieval time period in Europe. Work within the classroom has been rich and engaging, introducing students to many wond...

The study of Year 8 History leads students on a journey through the Medieval time period in Europe.

Work within the classroom has been rich and engaging, introducing students to many wondrous ideas and concepts. This teaching only reaches so far. Through the work of ‘History Up Close’ and the practical and hands-on approach to teaching Medieval history, the students are given a chance to experience what living almost 600 years ago would have been like. 

Covering everything from music and the instruments that were played, to the weapons that were used and the clothes that were worn during Medieval times. The students finish the day with a greater understanding of how Medieval society interacted, having participated in a feast as well as playing traditional Medieval games. 

These experiences add tremendous value to the curriculum and are invaluable as we seek to provide students with a rich and vibrant environment to enhance their learning.

 

Mr Leon O'Neill

Year 8 History Teacher

 

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A group of 21, very enthusiastic, Year 7 and 8 Christian College Bellarine students participated in the 2017 National Future Schools Expo and Conferences at the Melbourne Exhibition Build...

A group of 21, very enthusiastic, Year 7 and 8 Christian College Bellarine students participated in the 2017 National Future Schools Expo and Conference at the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

The Future Schools Expo is a National Teachers' Expo and Christian College was one of only two schools exhibiting, as part of the 'RoboCup Junior Australia' stand. The students displayed their RoboCup Junior robots and participated in a mini tournament.

It was a delight to see our students interacting with the public and showcasing their knowledge.

Jorge Viegas
Systems & Engineering Teacher

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Year 10 Systems Engineering students are demonstrating their mechanical and software engineering skills as they build, program and compete with their autonomous Lego Soccer robots at the ...

Year 10 Systems Engineering students are demonstrating their mechanical and software engineering skills as they build, program and compete with their autonomous Lego Soccer Robots at the National Future Schools Exhibition, which is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

The students are a centrepiece at the exhibition that showcases future education opportunities and 21st century learning tools. It is great to see the students actively talking with the public about their design, evaluation and refinement processes.

Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design

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The College congratulates Arnold Shanahan (Year 8), Thomas Shanahan (Year 10) and Briely Wight (Year 10) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Canoe Championships. Arnold won the...

The College congratulates Arnold Shanahan (Year 8), Thomas Shanahan (Year 10) and Briely Wight (Year 10) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Canoe Championships.

Arnold won the under-14 marathon, Thomas was victorious in two individual events, and teamed with Briely to win two mixed events. Briely also placed second in the K1 sprint, and third in the marathon. Well done!

Andrew Richardson

Head of Sport - Senior School

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Over 70 students from both the Primary and Secondary Divisions assembled at Bellarine Secondary College in Drysdale on Tuesday, 21st March to represent their schools in the Geelong Region...

Over 70 students from both the Primary and Secondary divisions assembled at Bellarine Secondary College in Drysdale on Tuesday, March 21st to represent their schools in the Geelong regional Chess competition.

Christian College Geelong had 11 representatives from both the Junior and Middle School Campuses. For most students, this was either their first or second tournament. Junior School had representatives from as young as Year 2. The day consisted of seven 15-minute rounds throughout the day for each student. Overall, Christian College placed second in the 'Primary A' Division. Dylan Phung from Middle School placed 1st overall in this section, with Alexis Jane (Middle School), placing second overall and the first Female winner in this section and John McClure from Junior School finished in 8th position.

Special thanks to the following students for their participation on the day: John McClure, Lucinda Joyce, Mallory West, Molly O’Malley, Makaylah-Jane Townson and Jianaa Merchant (Junior School) and Dylan Phung, Alexis Jane, Harry Millichip, Tvisha Merchant and Alice Joyce (Middle School). Thanks to the parents who assisted with transport as well.

 

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This year, the SRC leaders of our College are taking on the role of initiating and implementing Project Care fundraisers and awareness campaigns.

In this term, we have planned to help youth homelessness in our community. We would like your support in asking if you would be kind enough to donate some mini toiletries, such as toothbrushes, toothpastes, conditioners and soaps. Nothing too big, just something that is light and manageable. For example, you may have items you collected from visiting a hotel.

The SRC’s from each class will collect these items and make them into care packs to give to people who need them most. We encourage you to get behind this cause. We would love your help. Please bring your items to school any time before Wednesday, March 29.

Today we are wearing blue and white to raise funds for 'Rivers Gift'. Rivers Gift is a charity and running group that raise awareness and money for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), which is an illness that affects about 80 babies a year in Australia alone. All the money raised will be sent to Harvard University, which will be used to help find a cure for SIDS.

Alex and Karl are a local family who were affected by SIDS. Their son, River, died at only 128 days old (July 2, 2011 – November 7, 2011). Alex and Karl then started the group Rivers Gift to raise money for research. So far they have raised $550,000, with the hope that one day there will be a cure for SIDS and that no other family would go through this again.

If you would like more information on this cause, please visit http://www.riversgift.com/

We encourage everyone to bring $2 or more.

 

Fane Vaitohi (5R) and Lachlan Davis (Year 9 leader, 9G)

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Students in Year 9 have been busy in class as junior ‘historians’! Over the past weeks, they have been researching the connection between the industrial revolution in 18th Century Britain...

Students in Year 9 have been busy in class as junior ‘historians’!

In past weeks, they have been researching the connection between the industrial revolution in 18th century Britain and the settlement of Australia. They each created a replica historical artefact from the time period and displayed this along with additional written and digital research.

Students then acted like historians; observing each other’s work with the aim of noticing key information from each artefact. They are now making links from this practical lesson to plan and prepare a written piece analysing this period of history.

Tim Wright
History Teacher

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The Middle School will be holding a sausage sizzle during lunchtime at the Athletics sports next week. If you would like your child to receive a sausage please send an order in to Junior ...

This year, the Year 9 Prefects will be holding a Sausage Sizzle for lunch at the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, March 29th.

Our Year 4 students are welcome to purchase a sausage in bread for lunch on this day. Please hand in a sealed envelope with the correct amount of money to your Homeroom Teacher by Tuesday, March 28th. The cost is $2 for each sausage, and they will be available during the lunch break, between 12pm to 12:40pm.

Please include the following information on the envelope:

  • Name
  • Homeroom
  • Number of Sausages
  • Cost (Please include money in envelope).

There will be some extra sausages available for purchase on the day, however placing a pre-order is preferable.

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

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

The event will take place on campus, with all students competing in track events and selected finalists competing in field events - while the remainder of the Year Level earn points for their House in a range of fun Novelty events.

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

 

Renee Garing

Sports Coordinator

On Thursday, the Year 9 Marine Studies class went aboard the Maureen M from Queenscliff harbour with the team from Sea All Dolphin Swims to explore the amazingly colorful ecosystems that ...

On Thursday, the Year 9 Marine Studies class went aboard the 'Maureen M' from Queenscliff Harbour with the team from Sea All Dolphin Swims to explore the amazingly colorful ecosystems that Port Phillip Bay supports.

From tall, brown swaying kelp forests, to incredibly large subtidal rocky reefs, students were exposed to such a diverse range of species that around 80 per cent of what they saw, does not exist anywhere else.  

Fiona Scott
Marine StudiesTeacher

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The Middle School Year 9 Prefect group have been working with wonderful initiative and collaboration on ‘4 BIG ideas’ that they hope to implement in the Middle School campus in 2017. Insp...

The Middle School Year 9 Prefect group have been working with wonderful initiative and collaboration on ‘4 BIG ideas’ that they hope to implement at the Middle School campus in 2017.

Inspired by the 'GRIP' Leadership Conference, which was attended by both Year 12 and Year 9 Prefects this year, and subsequent mentoring sessions, the Middle School leaders are drawing up proposals for these ideas on the premise of 'W.I.S.E': What would Jesus do, Integrity, Service and Encouraging others'.

As a continued investment into our leaders, our Senior School Prefects met with the group on Monday to workshop their ideas. These ideas ranged from fundraising and awareness events to tackle adolescent issues, to publication of a student magazine. The Senior School Prefects were able to offer their perspectives, offer alternate suggestions and bring to light possible obstacles they may need to plan for should their proposal come to fruition.

The Senior School Prefects were wonderful role models for the younger leaders and left inspired to return to Senior School to continue implementing their own ‘BIG ideas’. The Middle School Prefects really valued this time, and appreciated the feedback they were able to gain to strengthen their proposals. 

Jemma Burr

Year 12 Coordinator

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This year, the Year 9 Prefects will be holding a Sausage Sizzle for lunch at the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 29th March.
If you wish to purchase a sausage in bread for lunch on this...

This year, the Year 9 Prefects will be holding a Sausage Sizzle for lunch at the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, March 29th.

If you wish to purchase a sausage in bread for lunch on this day, please hand in a sealed envelope with the correct amount of money to your Homeroom Teacher by Tuesday, March 28th. The cost is $2 each, and they will be available during the lunch break, 12pm to 12:40pm.

Please include the following information on the envelope:

  • Name
  • Homeroom
  • Number of Sausages
  • Cost (Please include money in envelope).

There will be some available to purchase on the day, however placing a pre-order is preferable.

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On Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, students from Christian College Geelong will present ‘Peter Pan’. The production team would like to ext...

On Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, students from Christian College Geelong will present ‘Peter Pan’.

The production team would like to extend our warmest welcome to you to attend our school musical production. Featuring students from Years 5 to 12, the 120-member cast and orchestra of Peter Pan have spent months in rehearsal and have put together a truly magnificent show and are thrilled to bring to Geelong the adventures of Peter Pan.

The magical story of the boy who never grows up has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to Neverland, a magical world of colourful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook. With a spectacular mix of swashbuckling adventure, energetic dance numbers and a memorable score, Peter Pan is guaranteed to bring forth one's inner child, and send you reeling "Just Beyond the Stars."

There are three public performances:
Friday, April 28th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29th at 12:30pm
Saturday, April 29th at 5:30pm

Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, March 22nd through the GPAC Box Office: https://www.gpac.org.au/event/863/peter-pan

Christian College offers wonderful opportunities in the performing arts, with the students in ‘Peter Pan’ benefiting greatly from the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre setting. The staff and students are looking forward to sharing their work with the College community.

On behalf of the entire production staff,
Kind Regards

Linda Salamy
Co-Producer ‘Peter Pan’

 

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This term the Year One students have been learning all about the past and present in our Integrated Studies unit, We are Family. 
The children delighted in bringing special ‘treasures’ fr...

This term the Year One students have been learning all about the past and present in our Integrated Studies unit: 'We are Family'. 

The children delighted in bringing special ‘treasures’ from home to share with the class and enjoyed placing these in chronological order. We had a range of treasures, including 1st Birthday cards, old teddies, holiday souvenirs, special photos and recent items of special interest and meaning.

When speaking about his 1st Birthday invitation, Hudson said: “It is special because it is from my very 1st Birthday”.

When showing his car, Daniel said: “It is special because it is really fun to play with”.

During ‘Investigations’, the children continued their exploration of the ‘olden days’ with some students re-creating their very own olden days school, which included a blackboard with chalk and students sitting in straight rows. There was a Headmaster in the ‘olden days’ school and the Teacher, Miss Phoebe, was showing the children how to do their neatest handwriting.

Old-fashioned toys also proved to be an area of interest, with students making their own ‘cup and ball’ game. It’s amazing how some toys never lose their entertainment value. All in all, the Year One students have thoroughly enjoyed exploring all aspects of this unit and it was lovely for the children to be able to share a special part of their past with their present class-mates.

The Year One Team

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We're In! The Geelong After Dark Exhibition has accepted our expression of interest...Year 9 Studio Art
It is with great pleasure that I inform the greater school community that we have b...

We're In! The Geelong After Dark Exhibition has accepted our expression of interest for Year 9 Studio Art.

It is with great pleasure that I inform the greater school community that we have been accepted by the Geelong After Dark Exhibition Committee to take part in their show. Our deconstructed music instruments are well on the way to being re-made into abstract objects and they will be combined in an Installation/Public Art composition for the upcoming exhibition on May 5th (more information about this exhibition can be found at http://www.geelongafterdark.com.au/).   

2016 After Dark Exhibition examples attached. 

Below is a few excerpts from our students progressive journals about their experience so far: 

"This week in Studio Art, we took all the keys off the piano and dipped them in either black or white paint and let the paint fall down the piano keys and create a unique effect. We painted shapes at the back of the piano with iridescent paint. We used all different types of glow in the dark paint, like green, pink, yellow, orange and blue. We took the front of the piano off so we could show what is in the piano and show the strings," said Corey (Year 9). 

"We started off by taping all the areas that we didn’t want white paint on, like all the knobs and buttons - as well as the head of the guitar. After that, we painted it all white using house paint, so when it is outside, it won't weather and get damaged. This took a while because we didn’t want any visible brush strokes or any bubbles. We had to paint it white first before the glow paint, otherwise under the black light, the paint wouldn’t glow," Jaspa (Year 9).

"Today was a tough but productive day. Oliver, Meg and I were using the hot glue gun to stick on pieces of cardboard to the guitar pieces. The cardboard pieces are used so that the flimsy and fragile guitar bits do not break or bend. The cardboard will also give the structure strength, while also looking good," Charlotte (Year 9).

Lori Ruplal
Art Teacher 

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Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons next term. They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 24th April to Monday, 19th June). The cost is $90 per child ($80 f...

Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons next term.

They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, April 24th to Monday, June 19th). The cost is $90 per child (or $80 for siblings). The benefits of learning Chess are strategic thinking, improved self-esteem, attention span in class, lateral thinking, teamwork and analytical skills.

Please collect an application form from the Junior School Office if you would like your child to participate.

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The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April School Hol...

The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April school holidays.

Our riders have competed in both 'Dressage' and 'Showjumping' events, the most recent being the Showjumping event hosted by Kardinia International College on Saturday. Our team finished in 3rd place overall on 96 points, behind GGS on 113 and Sacred Heart College on 101.

All riders are to be congratulated on their efforts in hot and dusty conditions, particularly Bianca Lock from the Bellarine Campus and Tahlia Spagnardi from the Highton Campus, who finished top 3 overall in a division after the '2 Phase' and 'Grand Prix' results were combined. 

Pictured here is Tahlia Spagnardi with ‘Foxy’, who finished as Champions in the intermediate height section. Congratulations to the whole team!

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The Bellarine Campus Reception will have Entertainment Books available to purchase from Thursday, March 30th at a cost of $60.  

Digital Membership options are available at the Entertainment Book website: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193

It is a great opportunity to enjoy discounts and plan activities in the upcoming term holiday break. 

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The College congratulates Arnold Shanahan (Year 8), Thomas Shanahan (Year 10) and Briely Wight (Year 10) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Canoe Championships.
Arnold won the...

The College congratulates Arnold Shanahan (Year 8), Thomas Shanahan (Year 10) and Briely Wight (Year 10) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Canoe Championships.

Arnold won the under-14 marathon, Thomas was victorious in two individual events, and teamed with Briely to win two mixed events. Briely also placed second in the K1 sprint.

Well done!

 

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Last Friday the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday. The purpose of the fundraiser was to ...

Last Friday, the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday.

The purpose of the fundraiser was to support the team heading to Viqueque this coming holidays. Supporting the main kindergarten in the Viqueque village through teacher workshops and mentoring in the classroom will be the focus of Marita Thurman and Nikki Goodwin, a speech pathologist.

They will be ably assisted by Nikki’s daughter, Serena, who is in Year 8 at Bellarine. This enthusiastic group has raised awareness in various ways: through an article in the Springdale community newsletter and in an article in The Echo (both attached). They have spearheaded their own fundraising, too, by having a cake stall at Bellarine Allied Health Group and the film afternoon at Bellarine.

About 50 people enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea provided by the Year 9 students (who normally take their cooking home!). The students appreciated the good cause and did a terrific job. Year 12 students who visited Viqueque last year as part of their Global Politics - Our World subject happily mingled with filmgoers and shared their insights of Timor-Leste, a developing nation.

They also offered their observations of the kindergarten and the children. There were so many physical differences, but also so many things in common: like cheeky kids, keen kids, kids that just want to have fun and play. There were kids who were so eager to learn, so play and learn together they did! 

From community donations and the aforementioned events, over $1000 was raised. Funds will buy traditionally-made Timorese drums, a parachute and other instruments useful for the music program in the local kindergartens. Some picture story books were also purchased and have been translated into Tetum, the local language.

So obrigada barak (thank you very much) for your support, interest and donations towards the work that Christian College teams are contributing to the community of Viqueque. The working team who are also visiting Viqueque these coming holidays consists of staff and past students. They will renovate the kindergarten playground, which has been gradually attacked by termites over the last three years.

And so the Christian College legacy lives on and strengthens the relationships in Viqueque, thanks to the generosity and interest of our amazing community on the Bellarine.

Deb Singleton
East Timor Committee 

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The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April School Hol...

The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April school holidays.

Our riders have competed in both 'Dressage' and 'Showjumping' events, the most recent being the Showjumping event hosted by Kardinia International College on Saturday. Our team finished in 3rd place overall on 96 points, behind GGS on 113 and Sacred Heart College on 101.

All riders are to be congratulated on their efforts in hot and dusty conditions, particularly Bianca Lock from the Bellarine Campus and Tahlia Spagnardi from the Highton Campus, who finished top 3 overall in a division, after the '2 Phase' & 'Grand Prix' results were combined. 

Pictured here is Tahlia Spagnardi with ‘Foxy’, who finished as Champions in the Intermediate height section. Congratulations to the whole team!

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The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April School Hol...

The College Equestrian team has been busy during Term 1, as combinations work on their skills prior to the upcoming State Championships to be held at Werribee Park in the April school holidays.

Our riders have competed in both 'Dressage' and 'Showjumping' events, the most recent being the Showjumping event hosted by Kardinia International College on Saturday.

Our team finished in 3rd place overall on 96 points, behind GGS on 113 and Sacred Heart College on 101.

All riders are to be congratulated on their efforts in hot and dusty conditions, particularly Bianca Lock from the Bellarine Campus and Tahlia Spagnardi from the Highton Campus, who finished top 3 overall in a division, after the '2 Phase' & 'Grand Prix' results were combined. 

Pictured here is Tahlia Spagnardi with ‘Foxy’, who finished as Champions in the Intermediate height section. Congratulations to the whole team!

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We have many items of lost property in the cupboard just outside the office. If your child is missing an item of clothing, small containers,lunch boxes or drink bottles please check the c...

We have many items of lost property in the cupboard just outside the office.

If your child is missing an item of clothing, small containers, lunch boxes or drink bottles, please check the cupboard. Any unnamed items that are not claimed will be sent to the Uniform Shop for secondhand sale.

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Last Friday the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday. The purpose of the fundraiser was to ...

Last Friday, the Year 9 Food Tech students worked in pairs to prepare slices and treats to be served at the East Timor film fundraiser held on Sunday.

The purpose of the fundraiser was to support the team heading to Viqueque this coming holidays. Supporting the main kindergarten in the Viqueque village through teacher workshops and mentoring in the classroom will be the focus of Marita Thurman and Nikki Goodwin, a speech pathologist.

They will be ably assisted by Nikki’s daughter, Serena, who is in Year 8 at our Bellarine Campus. This enthusiastic group has raised awareness in various ways: through an article in the Springdale community newsletter and in an article in The Echo (both attached). They have spearheaded their own fundraising, too, by having a cake stall at Bellarine Allied Health Group and the film afternoon at Bellarine.

About 50 people enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea provided by the Year 9 students (who normally take their cooking home!) The students appreciated the good cause and did a terrific job. Year 12 students who visited Viqueque last year as part of their Global Politics - Our World subject happily mingled with filmgoers and shared their insights of Timor-Leste, a developing nation.

They also offered their observations of the kindergarten and the children. There were so many physical differences, but also so many things in common: cheeky kids, keen kids, kids that just want to have fun and play. There were kids who were so eager to learn, so play and learn together they did! 

From community donations and the aforementioned events, over $1000 was raised. Funds will buy traditionally made Timorese drums, a parachute and other instruments useful for the music program in the local kindergartens. Some picture story books were also purchased and have been translated into Tetum, the local language.

So obrigada barak (thank you very much) for your support, interest and donations towards the work that Christian College teams are contributing to the community of Viqueque. The working team who are also visiting Viqueque these coming holidays consists of staff and past students. They will renovate the kindergarten playground, which has been gradually attacked by termites over the last three years.

And so the Christian College legacy lives on and strengthens the relationships in Viqueque, thanks to the generosity and interest of our amazing community on the Bellarine.

Deb Singleton
East Timor Committee 

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

Junior School is once again selling Entertainment Books.

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

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

 

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Parents are reminded that students will be dismissed on Friday, 31st March at 2:30pm for the Easter break.

Parents are reminded that students will be dismissed on Friday, March 31st at 2:30pm for the Easter break.

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