The mind is a mystery. A space for remembering, creation and innovation! But how do we, as educators, truly see what is in the mind of the child? How do we truly know the impact we might ...

The mind is a mystery. A space for remembering, creation and innovation! But how do we, as educators, truly see what is in the mind of the child? How do we truly know the impact we might have on the learning of the student? John Hattie, in his book 'Visible Learning for Teachers' (Hattie, 2012,pg.vii) says that the major message in his work around visible learning is to ‘know thy impact!' At Christian College one of the ways we are working on truly knowing our impact on student understanding is through the use of Visible Thinking routines which make thinking visible. These routines have been developed through Project Zero's Visible Thinking approach by Ron Ritchhart and David Perkins. The routines are simple structures, for example, a set of questions or a short sequence of steps, that can be used across various year levels and content. What makes them routines, versus merely strategies, is that they get used over and over again in the classroom so that they become part of the fabric of classroom culture. The routines become the ways in which students go about bringing the process of learning to the fore. Some of the Visible thinking routines, with their goals that you might see include:

  • Think, Puzzle, Explore- A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry
  • What makes you say that?- Interpretation with justification routine
  • Think, Pair, Share- A routine for active reasoning and explanation
  • I used to think…Now I think…- A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed
  • Compass Points-A routine for examining propositions and
  • See, think, Wonder-A routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things

These routines assist teachers in seeing what is in the mind of the child therefore giving them the ability to truly cater to each student’s individual level of understanding. At Junior School we see that our learning oriented classroom is substantially enriched by the implementation of these Visible thinking routines and we encourage you as parents and families in partnership with us to visit the following website to discover more about thinking routines. I would also like to encourage our families to consider how they might also use opportunities in the home to present and use these very valuable thinking routines.

http://www.visiblethinkingpz.org/VisibleThinking_html_files/03_ThinkingRoutines/03b_Introduction.html

 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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We are looking forward to the annual Bellarine House Athletics Carnival to be held on Wednesday the 28th of March at the Bellarine Campus.  The College believes participation in House com...

We are looking forward to the annual Bellarine House Athletics Carnival to be held on Wednesday the 28th of March at the Bellarine Campus.  The College believes participation in House competition is an integral part of the College and its sport program. Please see the attached letter for further details and a schedule of the events on the day. 

Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

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

Music Trip

I am absent for the last week of term as I shall be accompanying the students and staff on the Music Trip to Hawaii.  Jason O’Loughlin and Di Martin, the Senior School Deputy’s will be available if needed in my absence. 

It will be a great opportunity for these talented musicians to perform on the International stage and to meet students from other parts of the world. Last Wednesday evening saw the final concert performance in the Middle School SAC and it was a brilliant evening. In front of a huge crowd, all performances were of the highest quality.

 

House Athletics

Our House Athletic Carnival took place on Thursday under brilliant sunshine at the Middle School Oval. It was a great day and all students enjoyed the opportunity to compete or cheer on their house.  It was colour galore and the students took the chance to show their house spirit by dressing to impress for their house.  There will be more information to follow on this wonderful event.

 

Tech Free Friday

Today we experienced Tech Free Friday in which staff asked our students questions about the use of technology for them as well as for society. This did not disrupt the teaching and learning but provided some very interesting discussions and points of view.

Are we too reliant on our phones?

Are we losing the art of conversation?

Are Emails overused and do we get CC'd into too much?

Can we learn without technology?

Is our society, through the use of technology, breeding ‘keyboard warriors’?

Do people write things to others that they would not say face to face?

These discussions and others took place in Housegroup as well as in classes. It was an opportunity to reflect on our use of technology and if our society is better for it.  There were many valuable discussions had. Please let me know your thoughts?

 

End of Term 1

On Thursday 29th March all students at Senior School will be involved in an Easter Service at Barrabool Hills Baptist Church.  This will take place during period 3 and 4.  They will be bussed there and back by CCG buses.  The end of Term 1 will be at 2.30 pm on this day.  

Just a reminder that students will return for Term 2 on Tuesday 17th April and will begin with a Commencement Assembly at the SAC at the Highton campus.  Students should go straight to the Highton Campus for an 8.50 am start.  They will then walk back to Senior School with teaching staff after this assembly.

 

Thank you….

I wish to thank all the students, families and staff for a tremendous Term 1. So much was achieved and it is now time for a well-deserved rest. I wish for a safe and happy time.

 

Easter

This time of year is a special one as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf so that we seek salvation. It is also important to acknowledge the days leading up to Good Friday when Jesus knew his mortal end was in sight. Even on the cross he forgave the murderous man next to him as he did others. I know that all families will respect the true meaning of Good Friday and how God sent his son to earth for a purpose.  Easter Sunday is another important day on our calendar when Jesus rose. Spend a moment to think deeply on this important time of the year and how we can learn so much from this event.

 

Blessings

   

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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The Christian College community gathered last Friday for the Official Opening and Service of Dedication of our new Surf Coast Campus.

Last Friday the Christian College community gathered for the Official Opening and Service of Dedication of our new Surf Coast Campus.

It was a special occasion to come together and celebrate the many people who have worked tirelessly to make this 27 year vision come to fruition.

During the service, we acknowledged the Foundation Prep students and their families who have partnered with us throughout this journey.

A blessing was given to the grounds and buildings. We prayed that the Surf Coast Campus would be a place of growth, harmony and peace.  We also prayed that all students would feel welcome and safe to learn within this new campus.

Ms Sarah Henderson MP and Mr James Shirley, Chairman of the Christian College Board, unveiled the plaque to signify the occasion.

The new Christian College Surf Coast Campus opened at the beginning of the 2018 school term with 11 Foundation Prep students and 8 Foundation Staff members.

In 2019 the Surf Coast Campus will be expanding to offer places in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2.

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A focus at Year 7 is Sustainability, and how the actions we take can make a positive impact on the earth. 
Everyone knows about the “3 Rs” of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and the Year 7s ...

 

 

A focus at Year 7 is Sustainability, and how the actions we take can make a positive impact on the earth. 

Everyone knows about the “3 Rs” of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and the Year 7's are particularly keen to ensure that our wonderful natural world, our marine life, and our own community, becomes more sustainable.

 The “Recycle” theme is being championed by Year 7's as they take all paper waste from the classrooms each week, to the Visy Bins, so it can be recycled. 

Recycled paper is one of the most cost effective forms of recycling, as it can be made into other paper or cardboard products.  Paper that is thrown in the regular waste goes straight to land fill sites!

The Year 7s will learn more about how to create a more sustainable world as the year progresses.  Listening to them discuss the recycling programme at Christian College recently confirmed that we are in good hands! 

“If we get into the habit of recycling it is always easy”, said Katrina. Isabella agreed, adding “If everyone thought about the amount of trees that are used to make paper, they’d be more careful with how they use paper in the first place.”

 

Jackie Corless
English and Humanities Teacher

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This term in Years 5-7 students have completed their Digital Learning Unit in Digital Technologies classes. The core focus of this unit is to help students build foundational skills to co...

This term in Years 5-7 students have completed their Digital Learning Unit in Digital Technologies classes. The core focus of this unit is to help students build foundational skills to confidently manage and use their school device and other technologies as effective learning tools.

Central areas of focus have included how to start using their school-provided OneDrive storage for saving school work, the care and maintenance of their school device, cyber safety and digital citizenship.

Students have enjoyed exploring concepts such as “the cloud”, online safety and how they can keep their device running well and ready to support their learning in all classes. It’s been great to see such enthusiasm, engagement and competence demonstrated by many of our students across the various classes.

As the Digital Learning Units draw to a close, students are looking forward to exploring aspects of computer science, coding and problem solving over the coming terms.

Brendan Vanderkley
Head of LITEhouse ICT

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During last year’s Year 11 Our World trip to Vietnam, Isabelle MacAdie was quite moved by a photograph she saw in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. It depicted a Vietnamese wom...

During last year’s Year 11 Our World trip to Vietnam, Isabelle MacAdie was quite moved by a photograph she saw in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. It depicted a Vietnamese woman cradling her child who was born blind. This family are among the millions of Vietnamese people who have been affected by the herbicide known as Agent Orange which was sprayed liberally by American forces over vast areas of Vietnam between 1961 and 1971 to halt food supplies to the North Vietnamese Armies and to remove the jungle cover that was hiding the North Vietnamese soldiers. Children are still being born today with genetic defects from the exposure of their grandparents to the chemical during the war.

After returning, Isabelle kept thinking about this photograph and decided to draw it for herself. She spoke to the staff at Senior School recently and described how she felt the process of drawing the emotion on the faces of these two people had helped her to connect with their experience on a new and deeper level. Isabelle has also written the following description of her drawing:

Vietnamese mother and her daughter

It’s often hard to picture the effects of war on individual people; instead we picture those affected as an indistinct group. They are often reduced to numbers and statistics; their own personal liveliness disregarded. This mother and her daughter - blinded by the hereditary effects of the poisonous gas known as Agent Orange - allow us a unique insight into the individual lives of those who struggle every day with the consequences of war. In this unique case, the exceptional powers of unconditional motherly love are shown and demonstrate one aspect of war which is not commonly seen. 

Isabelle MacAdie


Isabelle has kindly given her permission for us to copy her drawing and we are proud to have it displayed in the Administration area at Senior School.

 

David Evans

Outdoor Education Teacher

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During Term 1 the Preps at Surf Coast Campus have been focusing on the different landscapes around them. We have mixed this topic with the technique of collage. The students created a pow...

During Term 1 the Preps at Surf Coast Campus have been focusing on the different landscapes around them. We have mixed this topic with the technique of collage. The students created a powdered ink landscape of their school grounds, a “stained glass window” of a cityscape and for the final two weeks of term we will be focusing on beach landscapes. We are very lucky to have such beautiful beaches so close to the Surf Coast Campus, which the students frequently visit with friends and family, making it the perfect landscape to focus on.

Students have been using paint this week, exploring how to mix colours and investigating brush techniques that will demonstrate the different textures of the landscape such as the waves, sand and the shore break. We have also discussed the different things we might see at the beach.

The students have shown such enthusiasm in the art room, always willing to explore new concepts, use new materials and try new techniques. I have been very impressed with their introduction to art so far and look forward to continuing our creative journey next Term.

 

Bea Greenhalgh

Art, Technology & Design Teacher

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We actively promote a visible thinking culture in our Prep classrooms through the use of ‘thinking routines’ in our teaching and learning programs.
 
Our Preps have been exploring numeral...

We actively promote a visible thinking culture in our Prep classrooms through the use of ‘thinking routines’ in our teaching and learning programs

Our Preps have been exploring numerals, number names and quantities in Mathematics and recently completed mathematical thinking routines by pondering the questions ‘Why are numbers so important?, ‘Where do we find numbers?’ and ‘How do we use numbers in everyday life?’

The Preps displayed their understandings and documented their responses by creating artistic images using water colour paints. Some student responses are below.

“We need numbers so people will know how old they are. Or they’d think they’re 4 years old when they’re only 1 years old.” – George

“We need numbers in the world or else there would be no pluses.” Finn

 

Claire Tucker

Prep Coordinator

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The Year 5 students have well and truly settled into the Middle School environment and are beginning to really thrive!
A focus for us this term has been asking the student to work collabo...

The Year 5 students have well and truly settled into the Middle School environment and are beginning to really thrive!

A focus for us this term has been asking the student to work collaboratively, with them identifying what this means and looks like to them.

Throughout Year 5 our students work in a range of groups, completing term long tasks and going out into the community to create change.  We believe this is essential to developing relationships and learning to work in all situations with a range of different people and personalities. It helps them understand themselves as a learner and develops their abilities to navigate challenging situations.

During Term 1, we have begun the first stages of an Atlas Task, which will culminate in an Expo at the end of Semester 1. This task asks students to create an imaginary continent which will become the basis of their Atlas.  Students were allocated groups who they work with for the remainder of their Atlas task time. They created a group name, mascot and group agreement as their first team bonding exercise, which is always a fun task to witness. Working together like this enables them to learn more about each other’s strengths and weaknesses and face challenges head on knowing there is no option to move groups. Although this causes some conflict at times, it is incredible watching how the group dynamic develops over a long period of time. 

Their current task is creating their continent, with individual countries and problem solving where geographical landmarks need to go whilst answering the question, “Why do people live where they do?”  This task has been noisy, challenging, engaging and rewarding as the student puzzle out the best possible solution for their group. We can’t wait for you to see the final product at the Year 5 Expo!

 

Mrs Lia Lowe

Year 5 Teacher 

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Year 2 students have been enjoying the E.B. White classic ‘Charlotte’s Web’ read aloud by their homeroom teacher. There are many problems and exciting adventures enjoyed by the loveable c...

Year 2 students have been enjoying the E.B. White classic ‘Charlotte’s Web’ read aloud by their homeroom teacher. There are many problems and exciting adventures enjoyed by the loveable characters, in particular for Wilbur the pig. In one particular event he escapes from his pen for a thrilling outing on the farm, albeit short lived one. During Genius Hour students were posed with the problem of designing an escape proof pig pen for Wilber that would enable him maximum play space and using the smallest number of icy pole sticks. Students were required to record their planning ideas and to create a labelled diagram of what they intended to create.

There were many varied designs that evolved with observing the problem solving and critical thinking of peers and through enthusiastic and animated discussion. Students were asked to reflect on their designs and to consider possible improvements. They needed to use a range of thinking skills as well as stretch their BLP muscles to engage with others and collaborate around ideas. Genius Hour is an opportunity for students to extend their understandings in a supported context each week and to explore areas of interest and passion. We are looking forward to what our Year 2 genius’ get up to next.

Anna Daley 

Year 1 / 2 Coordinator

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Media students past and present are winning awards and working in the industry using their incredible talents. Harry Dott (current year 11) was contacted by Rip Curl Australia to do some ...

Media students past and present are winning awards and working in the industry using their incredible talents. Harry Dott (current year 11) was contacted by Rip Curl Australia to do some filming at Bells Beach of Professional Surfer, Tyler Wright while she was training with Micro Surf Academy. Harry was also asked to put together a one minute edit for their social media accounts which was posted on World Surf League, gaining over 90,000 views. 

Harry Doull (current year 12) has been contacted by Steve Bastoni (Accomplished Actor) and the Peninsula Film Festival Director, to screen his Queenscliff short film. Harry was also put through a Q&A session discussing the making of his short film. 

Lily DiSciascio (2017 year 12) recently won a Top Design award for her Magazine – Print Publication that she created in Media last year. Lily was presented with her award at the Melbourne Museum in front of her family and distinguished guests. This was such an honour for Lily as entries for Top Design are submitted by hundreds of talented Victorian Media students. 

 

Congratulations to all of these past and present students. 

 

Natalie Knite

Senior Media Teacher

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Throughout the past term, I have been participating in the Food Studies elective, ‘The Business of Food’. This elective is all about teaching us how to run our own business successfully...

 

This term the Year 9 the Business of Food offered students the opportunity to look at the business world through the eyes of some of the most successful entrepreneurs working today. Exploring diverse aspects of running a business while drafting a business plan for their Pop-up Café. This engaged them in deep thinking and rich discussion about testing recipes, conducting market research, the cost of menu items, percentage profit, loss, recycling and sustainability. The Pop up Café this week provided the students with the unique opportunity to bring their business plan to life while providing an educational and fun participatory experience. It was also a co-collaboration project with the Middle School Highton Music Faculty. Two groups from Ms. Mantelli’s Year 8 Music Elective class played and Ms. Notini’s whole class played. One group played a Latin song; a group of eight students played a Latin instrumental piece written by Adela Karol specially for the group. Ms. Notini’s class played a Latin percussion call and answer groove.

Well done to all who have contributed and thank you to all those who have been involved in making this such an exciting event.

 

Felicity Rogerson
Classroom Teacher 

 

A students prespective - 

Throughout the past term, I have been participating in the Food Studies elective, ‘The Business of Food’. This elective is all about teaching us how to run our own business successfully. Throughout the term, my class and I have been planning and running pop-up cafés that are located at the Middle School Campus. In the weeks leading up to the event our class plans out what to cook, how much our items cost to make so we can figure our sale price, as well as how to make our pop-up café appealing to the school community. This subject is great, it teaches you so many things you will need to know if you would like to pursue a career with your own business. It is also it super fun, you have an amazing teacher guiding you through the process and you learn how to cook yummy food and take it home!–

Sophie Moore - Year 9 

 

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Term 1 ends on Thursday, 29th March. Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on this day. School resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018.
 

Term 1 ends on Thursday, 29th March. Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on this day. School resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018.

 

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Just a reminder that if you wish to discuss the progress of your child with Teachers we ask that you make a suitable time to do so out of school hours. These discussions are difficult to ...

Just a reminder that if you wish to discuss the progress of your child with teachers we ask that you make a suitable time to do so out of school hours. These discussions are difficult to have directly before school as teachers have a duty of care, and are required to closely supervise the students in their classes, and after school, they are regularly required to attend meetings or professional development sessions. Your cooperation in this matter would be most appreciated.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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This term in Years 5-7 students have completed their Digital Learning Unit in Digital Technologies classes. The core focus of this unit is to help students build foundational skills to ...

 

This term in Years 5-7 students have completed their Digital Learning Unit in Digital Technologies classes. The core focus of this unit is to help students build foundational skills to confidently manage and use their school device and other technologies as effective learning tools.

Central areas of focus have included how to start using their school-provided OneDrive storage for saving school work, the care and maintenance of their school device, cyber safety and digital citizenship.

Students have enjoyed exploring concepts such as “the cloud”, online safety and how they can keep their device running well and ready to support their learning in all classes. It’s been great to see such enthusiasm, engagement and competence demonstrated by many of our students across the various classes.

As the Digital Learning Units draw to a close, students are looking forward to exploring aspects of computer science, coding and problem solving over the coming terms.

Brendan Vanderkley, Head of LITEhouse - ICT

 

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Last Friday the Preps’ favourite stuffed friend joined them at school for the day. The Preps enjoyed many fun ‘Teddy Bear’ activities throughout the day. Through the book, ‘Brown Bear, Br...

Last Friday the Preps’ favourite stuffed friend joined them at school for the day. The Preps enjoyed many fun ‘Teddy Bear’ activities throughout the day. Through the book, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See’ and with the help of our wonderful classroom helper, the students made bear crowns to show the sequence of the story. Year 4 Buddies joined the Preps with their own stuffed friends for a few activities and a picnic snack of Tiny Teddies.

Preps also enjoyed the game ‘Pin the Bow Tie on the Teddy’ and went on a number hunt after reading ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’, a Prep favourite! The day ended with some Play Based Learning with their stuffed friends. It was a fun filled time for all involved as they showed their stuffed friends the ropes in the Prep classroom.

Miss Allie Jacobi, Miss Katie Oelke and Mrs. Melissa Smith
Teachers

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As a part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘Living Things’ the students in Prep will be attending an incursion on April 27th 2018 in our multi-purpose room, with the Responsible Pet Ownersh...

As a part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘Living Things’ the students in Prep will be attending an incursion on April 27th 2018 in our multi-purpose room, with the Responsible Pet Ownership organisation. 

The Responsible Pet Ownership Primary School Program is aimed at 5-12 year olds and has been delivered to over 1 million Victorian primary school children.

It visits over 800 primary schools each year across the state.

The Program includes a dog visit, multimedia tools, role play, song and story time.

We understand that there may be some children who are either allergic to, or afraid of, dogs.

If this is the case for your child we ask that you speak with Debbie and advise her of any issues your child may have with attending the session.

 

 

 

 

 

The Year 4 students have finished their 100 word stories using the new Japanese vocabulary they have learnt. I wrote about this in an article for the Vine a few weeks ago and thought I wo...

The Year 4 students have finished their 100 word stories using the new Japanese vocabulary they have learnt. I wrote about this in an article for the Vine a few weeks ago and thought I would give you all an update and show you some examples of this work. The students needed to write a story incorporating a combination of 6 classroom instructions and 4 common words such as hai (yes). This is quite a complex task as the students had to incorporate them so the reader could decipher the meaning of these phrases using the context of the sentence and some hints. They were not allowed to explicitly state their meanings. There was a huge variety in the types of stories and some were a success and some were not. I have included two stories as I think they are excellent examples of students successfully meeting all the set criteria. It is worth noting that both of these students have only started Japanese in the past twelve months.

School 100 Word

One morning at school Olivia was busting so she asked the teacher  toire ni itte mo ii desu ka the teacher  was nodding hai so Olivia ran down to the toilet. Max was yelling so the teacher said shizuka ni shite kudasai as everyone else was going shhhhhh shhhhhhh. Everyone was walking around then the teacher said suwatte kudasai. Art was ready so the teacher said tatte kudasai so everyone stood up and went to art, when they went to art, the teacher said suwatte kudasai. Everyone one was looking outside she said mite kudasai the bell went so the teacher said sayonara.

Emme Nguyen

The Airport

One morning Yuji woke up in America on a bright sunny day. Yuji got up and looked at the time. It was 9:23. ARA!!!! Yuji shouted. I’m late for the airport. Yuji rushed to the airport as fast as she could. Luckily the airport wasn’t that far away. She just made it to her flight just on time. In the plane the flight attendant asked everyone su watte kudasai. We don’t want anyone getting hurt. So everyone went to their seats and did what they were told. Once everyone sat down the flight attendant said konnichiwa, my name is Abby and welcome to a flight to japan. Now everyone mi te kudasai at the video. After the video the pilot started speaking, now everyone ki i te kudasai and shi zu ka ni shi te kudasai while I talk. Please use the emergency exit and your life jacket only when needed or when I say you can. Now we are lifting for take off. The little boy in front asked his parents to i reni i tte mo ii de su ka. The little boys parents said when the symbol turns off. The next day the plane arrived at japan. Then the flight attendant came and said arigatou gozaimasu all for joining us to a flight to japan. We hope you enjoyed. Now Everyone tatte kudasai and exit the plane.

Angus Thomson

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In the last two weeks, Year 10 Drama students have had fun playing with masks and creating performances in the style of the Commedia Dell’Arte.  Literally translated as Comedy of the Arti...

In the last two weeks, Year 10 Drama students have had fun playing with masks and creating performances in the style of the Commedia Dell’Arte.  Literally translated as Comedy of the Artist, this performance style uses elements of mask, caricature and improvised dialogue. The students worked in groups to create their own original scenarios and experiment with ways of portraying the character of the masks.

 

Mandy Calderwood

Senior Drama Teacher

 

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Families are reminded that Term 1 concludes Thursday the 29th March at 2:30pm.  College bus services will run to this early finish. 
In the lead in to the holiday break, we look forward t...

Families are reminded that Term 1 concludes Thursday the 29th March at 2:30pm.  College buses will operate as per the normal daily arrangements at this amended time. 

Term 2 will commence on Tuesday 17th April.

 

In the lead into the holiday break, we look forward to celebrating and sharing the Easter message with our students, through our Easter Service on Thursday 29th April.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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On Thursday, our Year 4 students enjoyed an incursion performed by renowned storyteller – Jan ‘Yarn’ Wotzinski.
In his performance, Jan depicted Colonial and Indigenous Victoria, told th...

On Thursday, our Year 4 students enjoyed an incursion performed by renowned storyteller – Jan ‘Yarn’ Wotzinski.

In his performance, Jan depicted Colonial and Indigenous Victoria, told through the story of escaped convict William Buckley (1780-1856) and his 32 years as a Wathaurong Aborigine, and as the go-between in Melbourne’s birth. Three of our Year 4 students were invited to become actors in the play. Rani (4G), Archer (4B) and Tiana (4M) all had different roles in the performance which required them to rehearse in preparation for the event. All three students gave an entertaining performance and the play itself was a great way to link some of the concepts we have covered during our Integrated Studies Unit – My Australian Heritage.

Mark Foran

Year 4 Level Leader

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Mr Ants is visiting our Surf Coast campus on Wednesday  April 18th 2018 to present his great recycling adventure to the Prep students.
The Show is created entirely from re-cycled cardboar...

Mr Ants is visiting our Surf Coast campus on Wednesday  April 18th 2018 to present his great recycling adventure to the Prep students.

The Show is created entirely from re-cycled cardboard, news paper, plastic, tin cans and second hand things lying around… all crafted into simple props, puppets and backdrop panels .

On Tuesday the 20th of March, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 students were involved in a soccer clinic run by Foddy Kyprian from Football Federation Victoria and Jessie Maes from the Drysdale Soccer ...

On Tuesday the 20th of March, Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 students were involved in a soccer clinic run by Foddy Kyprian from Football Federation Victoria and Jessie Maes from the Drysdale Soccer Club. The purpose of the clinic was to promote participation in soccer but also for students to see the enjoyment they can get out of being active. I was very impressed with the students' attitude and effort throughout the clinics with all students very involved in game play.

The Drysdale Soccer Club is always looking for junior boys and girls to get involved in the club. Any student wanting to get more involved in soccer outside of school can see Miss Hoiles.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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Year 12 VCAL students enjoyed a visit to the Grand Prix in Melbourne this week. In the lead up to the event, the students worked on Numeracy, Literacy and Work Related Skills ac...

VCAL News

Year 12 VCAL students enjoyed a visit to the Grand Prix in Melbourne this week. In the lead up to the event, the students worked on Numeracy, Literacy and Work Related Skills activities based around The Grand Prix. They were able to observe first hand an array of work related risks, hazards and control measures for a large-scale event. Students were able to research and record information relevant to their class work. Many different cars including vintage racing cars, defence force vehicles and the latest innovations and technologies in the industry were on view. There was plenty to see but the highlight was of course the very fast and loud cars navigating the track in preparation for the weekend.

 

Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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During Term 1, you would have been receiving regular ‘in time’ reports regarding your child’s progress. Thursday the 26th of April in Term 2 provides an opportunity to celebrate and furth...

For your information, Learning Conferences will be held in Term 2 on Thursday the 26th of April in the Sports and Aquatic Centre between 4:00pm-9:00pm.

 

We see this as an opportunity to celebrate and discuss your child’s development further to the 'In-Time Reports' you would have been receiving this term. 

 
There will be further information in next weeks Vine as to the booking process and the logistics of the evening, however please be aware bookings will open on the last day of this term, Thursday 29th March at 5:00pm and close Monday 23rd April at 5:00pm.

 

We value the partnership between the student, parent and teacher, and we look forward to meeting with you next term.

 

Kerrie Reid

Deputy Head of Campus 

 

 

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We’ve started an exciting new chapter in our Maths units! FRACTIONS! It’s amazing how many of our students groaned when I introduced what we were going to talk about in Maths. These stude...

We’ve started an exciting new unit in Mathematics - FRACTIONS!

 

The way we are looking at Mathematics is changing in our classrooms. It is essential that as students move through their schooling that they are developing a positive mathematical mindset.

This week the Year 5 students looked at what they already knew about fractions. So many of them were surprised at how much they already knew. So much of what we know links to many other understandings.

Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford University says, ‘The key to understanding math is making sense of it. Math is a very creative subject that is, at its core, about visualising patterns and creating solution paths that others can see, discuss and critique.’

Students have been making their thoughts and knowledge of Fractions visual, creating fractions and exploring the links and relationships between different fractions. Most importantly, the students needed to document their thinking and process about how they got these fractions and their understanding of them. It was exciting to see the enthusiasm during class and to watch the students make their own discoveries about their learning.

Claire  Deretic
Year 5 classroom teacher.

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Last week on Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the P.A.R.T.Y. Conference in East Geelong. The program is a trauma prevention and health promotion task, and included presentations b...

Last week on Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the P.A.R.T.Y. Conference in East Geelong. The program is a trauma prevention and health promotion task, and included presentations by a wide range of people relevant to experiencing the firsthand involvement of the impact of traumatic injury. Throughout the day we experienced presentations by clinical staff that care for trauma patients, and rotated through activities that included tours of critical care areas of the hospital, presentations by trauma patients, hands-on rehabilitation activities and interaction with almost every hypothetical aspect of trauma.

I found the conference extremely valuable, as it was confronting and showed us every step of the journey of a traumatic experience, from prevention to rehabilitation and from actual trauma patients to friends and family of a trauma patient to hospital staff. We went into the conference not really knowing what to expect, and I think I can speak for everyone who attended the conference when I say that the conference was confronting, however it was very informative and definitely made us reconsider some of our actions. The conference showed us how easy it was to live life to its fullest potential while being mindful of risks and the cost they could have on us, and demonstrated to us how simple and easy it was to prevent major trauma. I found this conference invaluable, and would recommend it to absolutely everyone.

 

Clare Jarecki

Year 10

 

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Students are required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2.
In the first two weeks of Term 2 students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform depending on the weather f...

 

Students are required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2.

In the first two weeks of Term 2 students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform depending on the weather forecast - not a mixture of the two.

The beginning of week 3 is the official changeover of uniform from Summer to Winter - Summer uniform will now not be worn until Term 4.

 

Uniform Shop

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

Phone Number: 03 5241 6316

 

 

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Last Friday, the Year 4 students celebrated the end of their swimming program by participating in the annual swimming carnival. All of the students were involved in a variety of swimming ...

Last Friday, the Year 4 students celebrated the end of their swimming program by participating in the annual swimming carnival. All of the students were involved in a variety of swimming and novelty events. There was some loud cheering, entertaining commentary from MC, Mr Foran, and plenty of action for the parents including watching Mr Wade execute his bomb into the deep end of the pool.

A huge thank you to the S.A.C. Manager, Brad Morris, for setting up the equipment and his teaching all term. Also thank you to the other teachers and swim staff Olivia, Jack, Laura, Maddie, Mia and James for their assistance throughout the term.

It was a tight contest with Flynn coming out on top with 240 points, followed by Penman on 232, Burrows 220 and Taylor 219. Year 3 students will commence their swimming program on Friday 20th April.

Nick Rice

Physical Education and Health Coordinator

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The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

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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 the 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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During the second half of term, the Year 8 Soccer elective students designed and implemented a Futsal tournament for all the Year 7 & 8 Soccer students. The tournament, conducted over thr...

During the second half of term, the Year 8 Soccer elective students designed and implemented a Futsal tournament for all the Year 7 & 8 Soccer students. The tournament, conducted over three Wednesday afternoons, comprised four evenly selected teams. Qualifying games and finals were played. The teams were the Jets, Storm Lions and Snakes.

 

Week 1

It was a great day. Competition was close and most of the games were drawn. Everyone was working together throughout the games and everyone got a go with the ball, which was great.

The Jets and the Storm played first. It was tough and the goalies were unbelievable! It was a 0-0 draw at the end.

The Lions and the Snakes was the next game. They had a great game with everyone working well together. In one part of the game two players, one from each team, were running down the field at great speed. One player kicked for goal but missed; it was a great part of the game. Score 0-0. 

The last game was between the Lions and the Storm. Everyone was so tired and wanted to go home but they still played on. The score was 2-0 to the Lions. Overall, everyone had had a great time and learnt a lot.

 

Week 2

On the second week of soccer it was a nice day, some might say hot, but it was nice for me sitting under the trees and watching the games. These games were again the qualifiers to get into the finals. 

The score for the first game, the Jets vs the Snakes, ended 6-2. The Jets were amazing because their teamwork was great and helped them win. The Snakes played well also and the players of both teams had a great time. 

The second game between the Storm and the Snakes resulted in a draw, 1-1. It was a close game. This draw would make the finals even more exciting. The players worked well together but some players were a little bit selfish! 

The last game was between the Lions and the Jets. The Lions won scoring the only goal. It was a close game, but the Lions had great passing skills throughout the game. Overall, the day was great as everyone was getting involved. There were great ideas for the finals the following week.

 

Week 3

The day was sunny but had some windy moments. The ladder from the qualifying games read as follows:

 

Team                     W                           L                               D                               P                             F                              A

 

Lions                      2                              0                              1                              7                              5                              1

Jets                        1                              1                              1                              4                              7                              5

Snakes                   1                              1                              1                              4                              4                              7

Storm                     0                               2                              1                              1                              1                              4

 

The first game, for third place overall, was between the Storm and the Snakes. The Storm won 5-2. Both teams displayed great skills throughout the whole game and the air was tense! Everyone was getting involved. Towards the end, the Storm finally took their chances.

The Final was between the Jets and Lions. The Jets won 4-1, reversing the result from the previous week. Both teams played well. The game was once again close until near the end when the Jets scored a couple of late goals. Overall, the games were great and everyone had a great time!

I would like thank the Year 8 students for planning, designing, organizing and running the tournament.

Erika Van Beveren
Year 7

 

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The Super 8 Cricket Inter-House competition concluded on Wednesday 21st March after two big weeks of competitive matches. This year saw for the first time a mixed competition enabling the...

The Super 8 Cricket Inter-House competition concluded on Wednesday 21st March after two big weeks of competitive matches. This year saw for the first time a mixed competition enabling the males and females to display their cricketing prowess in the one match. The games were full of excitement, atmosphere and great sportsmanship.

The House Captains led their teams well and ensured the smooth running of the event over the two weeks. The match results were:

Burrows

Flynn

66

:

99

Flynn

Penman

47

:

51

Burrows

Taylor

79

:

76

Penman

Burrows

10

:

28

Taylor

Penman

88

:

42

Flynn

Taylor

48

:

76

 

This saw Burrows and Taylor play off in the Grand Final with Taylor victorious by 13 runs scoring 58 runs to 45.

Congratulations to all participants and we look forward to the Basketball, Netball and Soccer House competitions in term 2.

 

Drew Oliver

SS Sports Coordinator

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

OPEN: Monday April 9th to Friday April 13th: 9.00a...

 

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

 

CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th

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

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

 

Usual hours resume from Monday 23rd April, 2018:
Monday:         9am - 5pm
Tuesday:        8am - 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm - 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am - 1pm
Closed weekends

 

Address:Belmont Centreway ArcadeShop 6-7/ 168 High StreetBelmont, Vic 3216


Phone Number: 03 5241 6316

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The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy around our Senior School Campus! Ask any student here and they will explain that ‘busy’ for them translates to a mountain of SAC’s waitin...

The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy around our Senior School Campus! Ask any student here and they will explain that ‘busy’ for them translates to a mountain of SAC’s waiting on the horizon. As usual the end of term for every year level equals assessment and for some even stress, so in line with it being SAC season, I have asked a couple of our Year 12 students for their wisdom & advice.

How do you personally, manage your time and optimise your study?

“I manage my study and subsequent stress through having some balance with other activities in my life, I work after school and like to exercise every morning and this helps me to re-focus and prioritise” – Tayla Robinson

“I always spend time with my family and rely on my friends at school, especially right before a SAC. I think that seeing my friends and receiving support about my stress is the key to limiting stress at school”  – Gabi Nitchie

“Personally in managing my stress I like to think ‘what would Jude do?’… And then my answer to that question generally calms me down. But honestly I try not to take things too seriously and this helps me” – Hamilton West

“My advice is just to study, but not too much” – Grace-Ann Tripodi

“If I feel myself starting to get overwhelmed with assessments I like to break down my time into small timeframes, like a day or a couple of hours. In this time I focus solely on the task for that hour which helps me put things into perspective” – Mekealy Gecsek

 

What advice do you have for other students relating to their SACs and Exams?

“Don’t leave studying until the last minute!” – Andrew Ganly

“Although it feels like there is so much pressure on you to perform super well in your assessments, especially in Year 12, the best piece of advice is to make use of your teachers a lot for feedback and assistance” – Gabi Nitchie

 “Don’t study just for the point of studying, listen to yourself. Take the night off or keep studying, just do whichever you feel is the best choice for yourself” –Hamilton West

“Just take everything day by day and try not to become too overwhelmed by it all”  – Grace-Ann Tripodi

“Do the best that you can do and know your limits. Try not to become too caught up in all the logistics of VCE, because after all there will always be a way to reach your goals” – Mekealy Gecsek

 

This entertaining advice gathered from a few of our graduating class can help to put things further into perspective, that we all can make it through SAC season and do well! ‘Balance’ will become a word of encouragement said so often throughout your senior schooling that it almost becomes a cliché, but honestly, it will always be one of the best reminders out there. Finding techniques that work best for you is most important in effective studying. Some of these techniques might include: prioritising; seeking the support of others and providing that same support to others in return; focusing on doing your best (not anyone else’s); and most importantly, laughing and spending time with those you love! These seem to be some of the ‘keys to success’ for not only thriving with your studies but also enjoying school during VCE. Good luck everyone!

Praying for an enjoyable last week of school for all and both blessings and protection over the Easter break.

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

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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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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).

 

SUPPORT US NOW!

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Monday, 19th March the Year 9 Bellarine Fast Fashion students went to the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Melbourne for a one day workshop. The students learnt how to render different t...

Monday, 19th March the Year 9 Bellarine Fast Fashion students went to the Whitehouse Institute of Design in Melbourne for a one day workshop. The students learnt how to render different types of fabric, including leather, denim, lace, cotton, beading and silk satin onto a garment. These skills were then transferred into a one point perspective interior setting, where they designed and styled a modern lounge room, using colour pencil and copic markers. The highly qualified and talented design lecturer, Todd Anthony who guided the students for the workshop, also shared industry information through his personal experiences, course pathways and how easy it is to digitally manipulate photos or illustrations on two really cool Apps such as “Snap Seed” and “Prisma”. The students thoroughly enjoyed transforming their artworks and experimenting with their work. At the end of the day, Todd announced that he was awarding one student a three day scholarship to attend any workshop of choice. The lucky student was Sienna Nelis, who had shown particular talent in what she had achieved in her illustrations throughout the day. Every student worked extremely well, learnt many new skills that will no doubt enhance their design work in their folios for years to come, and soaked up the Tertiary environment of the lovely, grand, old building of the Whitehouse. A fantastic day was had by all.

Sally Gray
Art, Technology & Design Teacher

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We are coming to the end of term and Year 2 staff and students are looking forward to celebrating Easter as a cohort. We have many exciting and engaging activities planned for the last we...

We are coming to the end of term and Year 2 staff and students are looking forward to celebrating Easter as a cohort. We have many exciting and engaging activities planned for the last week to assist children to consolidate their understandings of Easter and associated traditions. On the last day of school children will receive an Easter gift from their homeroom teacher in the form of a chocolate Easter bunny to take home and enjoy. If your child has an allergy to chocolate please let your child’s teacher know so that an alternative can be arranged.

As part of our Easter investigations children will create a Faberge style egg and they will need to bring 2 hard-boiled eggs from home in a sealed and labelled container on the following day please.

Monday: 2M, Tuesday: 2G, Wednesday: 2M, Thursday: 2R

Finally, as part of our Integrated Studies unit students have been learning about living things. In the final week during Genius Hour we will create small edible sculptures of the creatures we have been learning about. Children will have the opportunity to eat their sculptures. These will be made from a variety of fruit, vegetables and a small amount of cream cheese. If your child has any allergies to these ingredients could you please let your child’s homeroom teacher know so that alternatives can be arranged.

 

Anna Daley

Year 1 / 2 Coordinator

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On Thursday 22 March, the Senior School held its annual Athletics Carnival at the Middle School Campus. The magnificent weather contributed to a day that was once again full of spirit, co...

On Thursday 22 March, the Senior School held its annual Athletics Carnival at the Middle School Campus. The magnificent weather contributed to a day that was once again full of spirit, colour, athleticism and comradery.

The level of participation and house community spirit was extremely impressive with many students displaying solid performances in both track and field events. Our students embraced the day and all who attended are to be commended for the way they represented themselves and our college.

The house spirit best dressed award was something to behold with our judges Mrs Bailey, Mr O’Loughlin and Mrs Tutty needing to intently peruse the catwalk while deliberating the results. Well done to all students who supported this event and congratulations to  1st – Lily Ahlberg  2nd – Cameron Mutsaerts 3rd – Luke Creati on their placing in the best dressed for 2018.

Well done to all athletes for your efforts on the day your ability to run, jump, skip and throw all day is a credit to your dedication and support of the carnival. Congratulations to the year level champions for your excellent performances.

 

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

 

Female

1st

Jessie Allen

India Smith

Isabel Hackett

2nd

Jessica Sellers

Taylor Morrison

Emily Scott

3rd

Kassidy Werner

Jaz Bratanavicius

Jessie Morrow

 

Male

1st

Archie Hildebrandt

Finlay Kirsopp-Cole

Matthew Tattersall

2nd

Flynn Sheldon

Riley MacDonald

Charlie Dent

3rd

Taw Dreamer

Jacob Welch

Callum Ward

3rd

Louis Polwarth

 

 

 

A big congratulations to Burrows House who took out the 2018 House Athletics Championships by accumulating the most points for all events on the day. Well done.

Finally, thank you to all staff, students and parents for your support of the Athletics Carnival. It was a wonderful day that show cased not only our talented athletes but our great community at Christian College with many students assisting staff on the day with official roles. We look forward to announcing the GISSA Athletics team in the near future.

 

Drew Oliver

SS Sports Coordinator

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Please note that Term 1 ends on Thursday, 29th March. Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on this day. School resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018.
 

Please note that Term 1 ends on Thursday, 29th March. Students will be dismissed at 2:30pm on this day. School resumes for Term 2 on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018.

Winter Uniform can be worn from the first day of Term 2. There is a changeover period of 2 weeks where either uniform can be worn. Please note that students are not to wear a mixture of both. Full winter uniform is to be worn from Monday, 30th April.

 

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

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

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

CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th

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

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

 

Usual hours resume from Monday 23rd April, 2018:
Monday:         9am - 5pm
Tuesday:        8am - 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm - 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am - 1pm

Closed weekends

 

Address:Belmont Centreway ArcadeShop 6-7/ 168 High StreetBelmont, Vic 3216


Phone Number: 03 5241 6316

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28th March 2018
Preps are required at school today
 
29th March 2018
Easter Bonnet Parade Junior School
Last day of term - school concludes at 2.30pm
 
18th April 2018
Mr Ants Recycling S...

28th March 2018

Preps are required at school today

 

29th March 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade Junior School and Chocolate Factory

Last day of term - school concludes at 2.30pm

 

18th April 2018

Mr Ants Recycling Show coming to Surf Coast Campus

 

25th April 2018

Anzac Day - Public Holiday - no students at school

 

27th April 2018

Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion

 

 

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

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

 

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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Dear Parents, during the past week the carpark adjacent to the Bowling complex has been patrolled by City of Greater Geelong parking inspectors. They have made a determination that this c...

Dear Parents, during the past week the South Barwon Civic Centre carpark, ie the carpark adjacent to the Bowling complex, has been patrolled by City of Greater Geelong parking inspectors. They have contacted Junior School to notify us that they have made a determination that this carpark is a HIGH PRIORITY  and will be patrolling further during the coming weeks. Please note that they have also informed us of their intention to issue penalty notices to any person they find illegally parked. As always we appreciate your support in keeping this car parking area as safe as possible for all of our students and families.

Ann-Maree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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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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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 ...

A day at Melbourne University

Do you have a child who can picture themselves at the University of Melbourne but are unsure of which degree is right for them?  If so, they are invited to sign up for A Day at Melbourne and find out for themselves!

Event Details:

Date                      Friday 6 April
Time                      9.00 am - 3.30 pm (registration opens at 8.30am)
Location               Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

This event offers students in Years 10 – 12 and their families the opportunity to gain a more detailed understanding of the study options, enrichment activities and career outcomes afforded by the Melbourne Model.

Students will be able to find out more about the Melbourne Curriculum, scholarships, study abroad, Access Melbourne, clubs and societies, accommodation options and much more.

Please access the link for further information:   file:///C:/Users/r.smith/Desktop/Robyn%20Smith/Downloads/A%20Day%20at%20Melbourne%20(2).pdf

 The Career Spot will pass on further such information for opportunities at Tertiary Institutions as they become available. This information is presented so that you may have the opportunity to gather as much insight as possible in making decisions regarding further study.

  

Weekly Career News

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

    • Exercise Physiology courses
    • Careers in Medicine & Dentistry articles from The Footnotes
    • RMIT Facebook page for students interested in science
    • Victoria University - weekly trades tours - Sunshine campus
    • Careers in construction
    • Mining and Resource Engineering courses at Monash University
    • Nutrition at Endeavour College of Natural Health
    • Land surveying workshop at RMIT - 12th of April
    • Careers with the Victoria Police
    • Careers in Information Technology
    • Upcoming career events

 

 

 

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

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

 

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

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

 

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards  

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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 $5.00 is charged for the card at Senior School.

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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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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The Christian College Uniform Shop upcoming Easter Holiday opening hours are follows:
CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th
OPEN: Monday April 9th to Friday April 13th: 9.00 am - ...

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

CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th

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

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

Usual hours resume from Monday 23rd April, 2018:

Monday:         9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday:        8.00 am - 12.00 noon
Wednesday:   12.00 noon - 5.00 pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Closed weekends

 

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


Phone Number:  03 5241 6316

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

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards  

Jonathan Ryan
Operations Manager

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

Notice to All Parents Re CSEF Funding

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

Please read the attached letter for further information

Regards,

  

Jonathan Ryan

Operations Manager 

We have many unnamed items of school clothing in the Lost Property Cupboard. These are now all displayed in the foyer. If your child is missing an item of clothing or lunch container, wat...

We have several items of unnamed lost property. Can you please check if your child is missing any items of clothing, plastic containers, drink bottles, small toys etc. These items are currently on display in the foyer. At the end of this term any items left will be sent for resale in our uniform shop or taken to a Charity Bin.

Parents are asked to ensure that all items of their children’s uniforms and equipment are clearly labelled with their child’s name. This will help in a speedy return to your child when handed in to lost property.

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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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Great fun in OSHC
This term has flown by super quick, only 2 more weeks until School Holidays! Clairvaux Primary School on Reynolds Road will be opening a Holiday Club these holidays, the...

Great fun in OSHC

This term has flown by super quick, only 2 more weeks until School Holidays! Clairvaux Primary School on Reynolds Road will be opening a Holiday Club these holidays, there will be a familiar face there as I will be Coordinating in the afternoons. So if you need care for your children over the holidays, jump onto the parent portal and register your child now for lots of guaranteed fun!!

This term we have had plenty of fun at OSHC. We have been playing lots of active group games both inside and outside, enjoying cooking experiences from our Healthy Eating Cookbook such as pancakes, honey joys and cookies. We have celebrated Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year and St Patrick’s Day and we have recently started our Easter activities. There was a Dinosaur Week programmed for our Dinosaur lovers in OSHC as Dinosaurs activities were heavily requested and we even made our own Dinosaur Fossils! We do lots of crafts, play lots of games and overall have great fun in OSHC.

Reminders:
- If your child is booked in for a session and won’t be attending, please cancel this session online through your Parent Portal or by contacting Customer Care. This ensures we aren’t chasing up the whereabouts of your child with you when they have safely been collected from school, and also avoids the extra $20 charge for 'no show' fee.

-All children in OSHC are required to wear sunscreen and hats in Term 1 and 4. Please ensure your child has a hat in their bag for OSHC, even if it isn’t the school hat.

Rachel Somerton

Camp Australia Junior School Coordinator

 

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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).

 

SUPPORT US NOW!

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

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

 

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

OPEN: Mon...

Uniform Shop Opening Hours - Easter Holidays

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

CLOSED: Friday March 30th to Sunday April 8th

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

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

Usual hours resume from Monday 23rd April, 2018:

Monday:         9am - 5pm
Tuesday:        8am - 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm - 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am - 1pm

Closed weekends

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

Phone Number: 03 5241 6316

 

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The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

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Prep T's sport timetable has been altered next week due to our Easter Bonnet excursion.
Sport will be on MONDAY 26th MARCH - students to wear SPORT uniform on this day.
Uniform requiremen...

Prep T's sport timetable has been altered next week due to our Easter Bonnet excursion.

Sport will be on MONDAY 26th MARCH - students to wear SPORT uniform on this day.

Uniform requirement for the Easter Bonnet Parade on Thursday's excursion is still SPORT UNIFORM

 

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The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

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The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

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The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

The Christian College 2019 Term Dates are now available to view on our website or via the downloadable file below.

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