The Senior Choir will proudly represent the College in what promises to be a very special Dawn Service on ANZAC Day this Wednesday 25th April, Eastern Beach Geelong.

The Senior Choir will proudly represent the College in what promises to be a very special Dawn Service on ANZAC Day this Wednesday 25th April, to be held on the lawn at Eastern Beach Geelong near the promenade. This is the second year of the Geelong Dawn Service Committee holding the event, and we are honoured once again to support this moving commemoration at this spectacular venue.

The Dawn Service commences at 6am and will also feature the Salvation Army Band and local singer Rebecca Hay. 

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Welcome back to Term 2 of 2018. It was wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of the students and feel the warmth of friendships reconnected after the Easter break. At our first ass...

Welcome back to Term 2 of 2018. It was wonderful to see the excitement on the faces of the students and feel the warmth of friendships reconnected after the Easter break. At our first assembly this year we were encouraged by Mr McKeeman to “Dream Big”, to consider that all things are possible and to think about what we were going to ‘dream big’ about. At the assembly on Tuesday we were able to see evidence of what it is to dream big as we shared some time with former Christian College student and Winter Olympian Jakara Anthony. Jakara shared with the students that she identified her dream, to be a Mogul skier at the Winter Olympics, when she was a Junior School student at the Bellarine Campus. Then in January 2015, at 16 years of age, she made her World Cup debut and this year Jakara placed 4thin PyeongChang in the Mogul skiing event. Jakara shared with the students some of her journey, which involved having a growth mindset, being resilient in the face of failure, the need for determination and hard work, being persistent and having a strong commitment. Students enthusiastically watched Jakara’s performance and she generously gave of her time to speak with students. This term we continue to encourage all of our students to “Dream Big” and see the possibilities.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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A very warm welcome back to Term 2. We hope you have all enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break and shared a blessed Easter together as a family. Upon returning...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A very warm welcome back to Term 2. We hope you have all enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break and shared a blessed Easter together as a family. Upon returning to school this week, it has been wonderful to see the joy our students have in reconnecting with their community after a break. Our whole school assembly on Tuesday featured our Preps joining us for the first time this year, and they were warmly welcomed into our student community.

We were blessed to have 2018 Winter Olympian, former Bellarine student and Christian College graduate Jakara Anthony share with our students her journey to becoming the successful high performance athlete she is today. Jakara talked to the students about having a dream and to aim high, working hard at being the best you can be.

It was valuable to hear Jakara talk about her training and study regime over many years and the sacrifices that she has had to make as a young person to achieve her dream. Jakara’s interview by Vice Principal Mr. Scott Elliss segued nicely into both College Captain Jude Cudmore, and Principal Mr. Glen McKeeman’s messages about understanding ‘success’.

We have hit the ground running this week with some wonderful examples of the ‘learning that matters’ with fantastic learning experiences for our students including the Year 3 camp to Portsea, the Deakin District Winter Carnival as well rich teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum. Our staff too have been participating in the ‘learning that matters’ through rich professional learning sessions on both our staff day on Monday and campus professional learning time Thursday evening. Our focus has been to collegiately share the many teaching and learning initiatives in place across the College and to reflect on further opportunities to develop these initiatives to benefit students in their learning. Our staff are very passionate about what they do and recognise that this is a very exciting time to be an educator at Christian College.

Term 2 is shaping up to be another busy term, packed with wonderful learning opportunities, excursions and camps. Reading the weekly 'Vine' (along with our online calendar of events) is the best way to keep up to date with everything throughout the term. I would particularly like to draw your attention to our 'Learning Conferences' on Thursday, 26th April. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your child’s teachers to discuss the learning progress of your young person thus far. I look forward to touching base with you at the Learning Conferences.

Kind regards

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

We wish to welcome all Christian College families back and hope that you all enjoyed a restful holiday. It is important to note that Easter commenced our break and signified the most important time on our Christian calendars.

It is a time to honour and reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus in his human form endured. Even on the cross he forgave the man next to him who stood accused of the most hideous crimes. It is a time to undertake an audit of our own faith and understand where we are. Jesus sacrifice, so that we may have salvation no matter what our behaviours, is truly inspiring. We also trust there was family time and a chance to relax ahead of a busy term.

Term 2 is always a busy one with winter setting in and the assessments being regular for most students. The advice is for students to maintain their learning and to seek assistance as soon as there is a concern. The relationship between teacher and student is vital for mastery in all subjects.

 

Commencement Assembly on Tuesday

Christian College 2016 Graduate, Jakara Anthony was our speical guest at the Senior School Commencement Assembly on Tuesday. In 2017 she was selected for the Australian Winter Olympic team in the Mogal Skiing event to be held at Pyeongchang. Jakara was ranked second in Australia and yet finished fourth in her event at these Olympics, the highest achievment for an Australian in this event. Her message was about hard work and clear goals, and being organised to achieve the best possible outcome. The students enjoyed watching the video of her Olympic event and hearing from a professional athlete.

We were also able to celebrate with one of our Senior Teachers - Mr Steve Sullivan who finished third in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race which went from Western Australia to Sydney along the southern coast.  This was an inspirational journey and every student enjoyed hearing of his experiences along the way.

These stories certainly got the students excited for the Term ahead.

 

Music Tour to Hawaii


Towards the end of last term 63 music students from Year 8 to 12 toured Hawaii to take part in a music festival. All students performed so well in various formats. At our recent Senior School assembly Bailey Lake spoke of his experience and he has kindly provided his speech for you to view below:

“This morning I will be talking on behalf of the Senior Wind Symphony and the Senior Stage band’s time in Hawaii. The music department got to do many amazing things whilst in Hawaii such as seeing the iconic Pearl Harbor and getting to see the famous Waikiki beach, but one of the things that I enjoyed the most about our trip to Hawaii was the exchange rehearsals with other schools from around the world, professional workshops with guest conductors and the performance opportunities that we had around Honolulu. Our main Adjudication for the trip was a great success, as the Wind Symphony received a gold award for their playing. This made the whole group realise that the many hours of rehearsal before the trip was well worth it and it also would have brought upon the group a huge amount of confidence going into some of the gigs later on in the year.


The two exchange rehearsals that we had the chance to participate in, were with an 80-piece high school band from Oregon in the United States and with a middle school band from Hawaii. I found it amazing how easy it was to sit next to complete strangers from halfway around the world and to be able to instantly form friendships and play a variety of music together. I also found it extremely moving at how grateful the younger middle school band was that we were able to perform and listen to them, as well as share a meal together after we had played.
Even away from music, the people in Hawaii were generally so nice. Drivers would always give way to pedestrians on the roads and the locals would never be afraid to approach us and ask us where we were from and what we were doing.


The Wind Symphony and Stage band both also had the opportunity to receive professional workshops from big name musicians around the world. These experiences not only helped us to perform our best when we were in Hawaii, but it also taught us many great things about music that we can take with us into future performances. It was inspiring how passionate that these people were in sharing their skills and experience with us young people.


Both Bands also had the opportunity to perform at the Ala Moana shopping centre. Both of these gigs attracted a large audience and gave the musicians a great thrill in performing in a different kind of environment, and once again, the people that were listening to us as we performed these gigs were always so happy and grateful to listen to our music. We always received many compliments from our audiences at these gigs.
Something that I think all of the staff and students that came on the trip realised is that Music is a lot more than just some notes jotted down on a piece of paper. It is a global Language; you can express so many emotions through it. No matter where in the world you go, there will always be music, and there will always be people around that will be able to relate to you through music. No language barrier can ever stop the effect that music has on people.”


Bailey Lake - Year 12

 

ANZAC Service

Our ANZAC Service is on Monday 23rd April at Senior School. On this morning we shall assemble in our normal House groups and watch a specially made video on the meaning of ANZAC Day. Then we shall all assemble around the flag pole where there will be a Call to Commemoration which places in context the significance of this event.

Here is what will be read:

Sometime between 4.00 am and 5.00 am on the 25th April, 1915, the first wave of Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of a beach on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. This one moment in time would give birth to the ANZAC legend. The courage, mateship and sacrifice that became evident at Gallipoli would be seen in time and again in the many wars and conflicts that followed. Men and women serving their country in the name of freedom. It is for this reason, 103 years after that landing on what is now known as Anzac Cove, that we gather here today.”

On Wednesday 25th April we encourage students to attend a dawn service if they never have, to experience the reverence of what is our past and present.

 

Student Learning Conferences


Our Student Learning Conferences are next Tuesday 24th April and it is a student free day. We do however, encourage all students to accompany their parents or guardians to the conferences to hear important feedback from their teachers. It is also an opportunity for the teachers to hear from you, how they may better relate and understand your child. We look forward to your support on this day.

 

Winter Uniform


Parents and Guardians please note that students may wear either their summer or winter uniform until Monday 30th April after which time the winter uniform is required to be worn. There is to be no mixing of our uniform. We thank parents and guardians for your assistance in this matter. 

 

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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At the start of any term it is always so exciting to share the fun activities we were able to do over the holidays.  This was the first time our Preps experienced school holidays and th...

 

At the start of any term it is always so exciting to share the fun activities we were able to do over the holidays.  This was the first time our Preps experienced school holidays and they had so much sharing their adventures with each other.

 

This week during Reading sessions the children were learning about the sequence of events and during Writing sessions they have been learning how to write a recount. Combining both areas of learning the children wrote recounts about the adventures they had on their holiday.

 

I was so very proud of them all. They all wrote sequential and interesting recounts, which they thoroughly enjoyed sharing with each other.

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Can I extend a very warm welcome on return to Middle School for Term 2. We trust you have enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break over the Easter period and enjo...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Can I extend a very warm welcome on return to Middle School for Term 2. We trust you have enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break over the Easter period and enjoyed precious time together as a family. This week our staff have enjoyed the enthusiastic and rejuvenated attitudes our students have returned with and it has been wonderful to see the joy our students have in reconnecting with our school community after a break.

In our commencement assembly on Tuesday morning, our students were encouraged to hear from special guest, Christian College graduate and recent Winter Olympian, Jakara Anthony who shared her remarkable journey with us and how it felt to place 4th in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics earlier this year. Through a wonderfully relaxed and informal 'interview' by College Vice Principal, Mr Scott Elliss, our students and staff were able to hear in depth about the work, dedication and sacrifice Jakara has journeyed through to achieve at this level. A tremendous inspiration for our students. 

Term 2 is shaping up to be another busy term, packed with many rich learning opportunities, excursions and camps.

Reading the weekly 'Vine' (along with our online calendar of events) is the best way to keep up to date with everything throughout the term. I would particularly like to draw your attention to our 'Learning Conferences' on Thursday, 26th April. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers to discuss the learning progress of your young person thus far. I look forward to touching base with you at the Learning Conferences.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming College Play - Alice In Wonderland.

We are counting down to opening night of the College Play, ‘Alice in Wonderland’! 

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE THROUGH THE POTATO SHED BOX OFFICE:
(03) 5251 1998

With a cast of just under 40 students from our Bellarine, Highton and Senior Campuses the very well-known tale features all the notable characters - The Cheshire Cat, Humpty Dumpty and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

Opening night is Thursday, 3rd May at 7.00pm with other performances continuing on Friday, 4th at 7.00pm and Saturday 5th May at 12.30pm and 5.30pm.
Performances will be held in May at the ‘Potato Shed’ in Drysdale.

 

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Families are warmly invited to attend our Middle School - Highton ANZAC Commemoration Service on Tuesday, 24th April.  This student led service will commence  at 8.50am, with families ini...

Families are warmly invited to attend our Middle School - Highton ANZAC Commemoration Service on Tuesday, 24th April

This student led service will commence  at 8.50am, with families initially invited to meet in the Chapel for a viewing of a short film which forms the basis of our ANZAC day Service. From here families will be invited to join with our students on the grassed circular area at the front of our College.

We envisage the service should conclude at approximately 9.30am. Families are welcome to lay a wreath during the service if desired.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

 

 

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Our Anzac Day Service will be held at Junior School on Tuesday, 24th April at 9:00am.  Parents are invited to attend.
The Service will be held around the flag pole at the front of the sch...

Our Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony will be held at Junior School on Tuesday, 24th April at 9:00am.  Parents are invited to attend.

The Service will be held around the flag pole at the front of the school if the weather is fine, otherwise the service will be held in the Assembly Hall. Children are encouraged to bring a small posy of flowers or a small wreath on the day to lay at the base of the flagpole at the appropriate time.  Children may also wear medals awarded to parents, grandparents or other relatives if they wish.  However, please note that the children will be responsible for the care of those medals during the day and if worn, should be worn on the right-hand side of their uniform.

Student Leaders will conduct our service and the Junior School Choir will be leading in the singing of the National Anthem and the hymn Abide With Me.

We look forward to this very important day in our College Calendar and feel privileged to honour and commemorate our fallen servicemen and women.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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Our 2018 Bellarine ANZAC Service will be held, weather permitting, at the flagpole within our Middle School courtyard at 9.00am on Tuesday, 24th April. Parents and friends are welcome to ...

Our 2018 Bellarine ANZAC Service will be held, weather permitting, at the flagpole within our Middle School courtyard at 9.00am on Tuesday, 24th April. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Students are invited to bring a small posy of flowers to lay at the foot of the flag pole during the ceremony if they wish.

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Senior Musicians Shine at Hawaii Music Festival
The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students a...

Senior Musicians Shine at Hawaii Music Festival

The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students and staff who toured had a wonderful experience performing great music to appreciative audiences, learning about other cultures, people and places.

Congratulations to the members of the Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony for the way they represented the College on the International Stage. They have returned home with fond memories, having learnt more about themselves and the world in which they live, and having made friends in music from across the globe.

 

Fiona Gardner

Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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This week our prep children were fortunate to join the children from Butterfield House and attend an informative yet entertaining performance by Mister Ants.
Mr Ants taught the children...

 

This week our prep children were fortunate to join the children from Butterfield House and attend an informative yet entertaining performance by Mister Ants.

Mr Ants taught the children about the importance of recycling and how they can use recycled materials to create toys or other fun objects to play with.

The level of laughter and squeals throughout the show demonstrated how much the children enjoyed watching and listening to Mister Ants.

 

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Over the last 15 years, Christian College has been committed to building strong and caring relationships with our friends in East Timor and we welcome you to celebrate this journey with us.

Over the last 15 years, Christian College staff, families and friends have been committed to building strong and caring relationships with our friends in East Timor, our nearest international neighbours. After the Timorese people's heroic and tenacious fight for freedom and independence, Christian College Geelong made a long-term commitment to help and support the people of East Timor and in particular, the Viqueque community.

This year we recognise and celebrate the first 15 yearsof this special relationship and commitment.

As you are part of the Christian College family we are inviting you to join us – see below flyer for further information and please RSVP by Friday 11th May for catering purposes.

Our Anzac Service will be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 11.00am.

The service will be held around the flag poles at the front area of the school.  Children are encouraged to bring a small posy of flowers from their garden or purchased if you choose, to lay at the base of the flagpole at the appropraite time of the service.  Children are more than welcome to bring and wear medals/memorabelia that have been awarded to family members.  Children will be responsible for the care of any items they bring on the day.  If wearing medals, they should be worn on the right hand side of their uniform. We also have several Butterfield House kindergarten groups visiting us for this very special service at our campus.

Parents are more than welcome to attend.

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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...

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 further discuss your child’s development through our ‘Learning Conference’ evening, held in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.

 

Bookings may be made with homeroom and subject teachers between 4:00-9:00pm on this evening, with conferences running strictly at 10 minute intervals. Should you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements. We value the partnership between the student, parent and teacher and therefore encourage your child to attend the conferences on the evening with you.

Tea and coffee will be available for purchase on the evening.

Please refer to the PDF for booking instructions.

Please note:  Bookings close – Monday 23rd April, 5:00pm

 

Miss Kerrie Reid

Deputy Head of Campus

As the sun rose bringing in a new term the year 4 cohort departed on a journey of discovery in regards to the forces around them. During this term our major topic in Integrated Studies ap...

As the sun rose bringing in a new term, the Year 4 cohort departed on a journey of discovery in regards to the forces around them. During this term our major topic in Integrated Studies aptly titled ‘May The Force Be With You’, looks at the forces that are around us. During this first week of study, students completed a practical demonstration of a simple everyday task, flying a kite. Although basic in nature, they soon discovered the underlying reasons that a kite is able to remain aloft amongst the clouds. During this time students asked inquisitive questions such as, How much wind is required to keep it up in the air? Does the length of string affect its flying? What forces are keeping it up and what forces are causing it to fall?

On reflection of our kite flying we took a deeper look into the forces that affect flight. This set of activities has been a great precursor to stimulate further research of the other forces in our world such as push/pull, gravity, air resistance, friction, magnetic force etc. The ‘May The Force Be With You’ unit will enable students to immerse themselves in scientific concepts and apply design thinking ideas in their projects. We look forward to seeing what they come up with.

Callen Wade

Year 4B Teacher

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On the Friday evenings of the 2nd and 9th of March respectively, the Year 11 and Year 12 Literature classes enjoyed the experience of venturing to Melbourne by train to taste the delights...

On the Friday evenings of the 2nd and 9th of March respectively, the Year 11 and Year 12 Literature classes enjoyed the experience of venturing to Melbourne by train to taste the delights of Shakespearean live performance in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Australian Shakespeare Company’s performances of firstly A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night (both rollicking comedies) were received by the students with delight and enthusiasm. As each of these plays is a set text the students were also able to deepen their understanding of classic theatre and realize how enduring the themes of love, confusion and the human comedy remain. Best of all iambic pentameter was made easily accessible to them via the medium of actors unafraid to declaim Elizabethan and Jacobean language so that the poetry truly lived. Despite the extremely late returns and the vagaries of train travel putting parents patience to the test it was agreed to be a resoundingly successful educational opportunity.

 

Julie Gainey

English Teacher

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A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 30th April (start of Week 3).
Students may wear eithe...

A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 30th April (start of Week 3).

Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two.

The Uniform Shop is located in the Centreway Arcade on High Street, Belmont and the opening hours are:

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

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Niko Nakayama is going to Japan to attend the 30th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan in July. This is an international camp for approximately 300, 11 year old childr...

 

Niko Nakayama is going to Japan to attend the 30th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan in July. This is an international camp for approximately 300, 11 year old children from all over the Asia-Pacific region. This year, 6 children, 1 young adult ambassador and 2 adult Chaperones represent Australia. This fantastic opportunity is facilitated by the Australia-Japan Society of Victoria. The Asian Pacific Children’s Convention operates with the following vision:

The Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka (AAPC) is a non-profit organization, which aims to promote international exchange and mutual understanding between children and young people from all over the Asian Pacific region.

The children who take part have the opportunity to exchange ideas with children from countries where the culture and climate may be very different from their own. Through spending time together, they are able to break through barriers that divide people such as language and religion. Through this program, we hope that children will grow up to become global citizens devoted to peace and understanding.

 

Ms Sarah Henderson MP invited Niko Nakayama to her office last Tuesday evening to present an Australian flag for her to take with her on her travels to Japan in July. This was a wonderful experience for Niko and her family and Niko is so excited to take her Australian Flag to Japan.

 

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Community Event – Respect, Gender and Pornography
 
Dear families,
 
St. Joseph’s College,  our partner school in the respectful relationships initiative, is hosting a free community even...

Community Event – Respect, Gender and Pornography

 

Dear families,

 

St. Joseph’s College,  our partner school in the respectful relationships initiative, is hosting a free community event which I am extending to you for your consideration.  The presenters - Maree Crabbe and Richie Hardcore are both well-known advocates in the area of relationships, sexuality, social media and both are passionate about education and social change. The community presentation is being held on Monday 30th April at St. Joseph’s College NewtonThis invitation is open to all staff and parents in our CCG community.  Whilst there is no cost, please RSVP using the trybooking link www.trybooking.com/UZDD

 

Please see the attached document for further information.

 

Regards,

 

Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Campus

On Friday, 27th April, students will participate in the Bellarine Campus Year 3-9 House Cross Country Championships.
The event will take place from 1:30pm and parents are warmly invited t...

On Friday, 27th April, students will participate in the Bellarine Campus Year 3-9 House Cross Country Championships.

The event will take place from 1:30pm and parents are warmly invited to attend. Please refer to the attached document for a detailed overview of the proceedings.

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.

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As a part of our Chemical Sciences Integrated Studies Unit ‘Bend, Stretch, Twist,’ the grade ones are looking at the effect of heating and cooling on materials. This week students have ha...

As a part of our Chemical Sciences Integrated Studies Unit ‘Bend, Stretch, Twist,’ Year One students are looking at the effect of heating and cooling on materials. This week students have had the opportunity to observe the effect heating and cooling has on popcorn, jelly and chocolate. We have been using our ‘Robbie Resourcefulness’ muscle and ‘making links’ in our learning as students also wrote procedural texts on how to make popcorn and jelly.

Next week students will investigate ways to manipulate materials such as newspaper and foil using ‘Bending, Stretching and Twisting’ to create an insulator for ice. Students will be ‘scientists’ as they report their findings of what happens to the ice once inside.

This unit has proven to be full of excitement and we anticipate this to continue, as the students look forward to designing a boat out of different materials.

 

Jamie-Lee Lobbe

Year 1G Teacher

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The Junior School House Cross Country Championships for Year 3 and 4 will be held on Thursday, 26th April at the Christian College Junior Campus, Belmont from 2.15pm.
This event is an int...

The Junior School House Cross Country Championships for Year 3 and 4 will be held on Thursday, 26th April at the Christian College Junior Campus, Belmont from 2.15pm.

This event is an integral part of the school sport program. We expect all students will participate and enjoy the team atmosphere supporting their House. If your child is ill or injured, please ensure that a note or email explaining the details of the illness or injury and what participation is allowed is handed or sent to their classroom teacher before the event.

Year 4 Girls          2.15pm

Year 4 Boys         2.30pm

Year 3 Girls          2.45pm

Year 3 Boys         3.00pm

Presentations       3.15pm

The Year 3 and 4 students will aim to complete a 2km course around the school. All Year 3 students who participate will receive a ribbon. The top three placegetters for girls and boys in Year 4 will receive a medallion.

The first ten students from both Year 4 girls and boys races will represent Christian College at the Deakin District Cross Country on Thursday, 3rd May at Eastern Park, Geelong.

All students are to wear their House polo with their College sports uniform to school on the day.

Parents are warmly welcome to attend and watch their child/ren participate.

First aid will be provided at the start/finish line with some first aid kits with teachers around the course. We encourage students with asthma to have quick access to Ventolin and it will be available in the first aid kits.

Please find attached an outline of the course.

Nick Rice

PE & Sport Coordinator

We have been delighted to see our students approaching their learning with such enthusiasm and focus throughout Term 1. It is our intention to provide feedback to both parents and student...

We have been delighted to see our students approaching their learning with such enthusiasm and focus throughout Term 1. It is our intention to provide feedback to both parents and students on a regular basis, as we know that this impacts the learning process in a positive way and allows us all to work together in supporting our students. Parents are now receiving regular personalised communications regarding student progress and personal learning via the ‘In Time Reporting’ process. Further to this, a summative end of Semester Report will be completed in July.

We anticipate that for the majority of parents, the ‘In Time Reporting’ will have provided the information needed to establish a good understanding of how your child is progressing. If, however, you wish to discuss the progress of your son/daughter further with staff, Parent/Teacher/Student Learning Conferences will be conducted from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm on:

Thursday 26th April for both the Junior School, Prep–Year 4 and Middle School, Years 5 – 9

Parent/Teacher/Student Learning Conferences are 10 minutes in duration. If any parent requires a longer conference time, please discuss this with the relevant teacher prior to your selected time-slot.

Teachers Mr Nick Ward and Mrs Nicola Morrish will not be available for a learning conference on this date as they will be on leave. Parents of students in these teachers classes are welcome to contact them directly via email or via reception to arrange an alternate conference time.

Please note: We are asking all students in Years 3 to Year 9 to accompany their parents as part of our Learning Conference process. Research suggests that student learning can be impacted positively through the teacher providing direct feedback to individual students. It also provides opportunity for reflection, questions and discussion pertinent to goal setting. We feel that parents will also benefit from these opportunities for discussion and feedback.

Online Learning Conference Bookings are available from Tuesday 17th April from 4pm by going to www.schoolinterviews.com.au. Enter the school event code (krbqy) and book the teachers and times requested. Please see further instructions in the attached flyer, for your convenience. Please be aware that Learning Conference Bookings will close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 24th April for administration purposes.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

 
Over the past 20 years Christian College Geelong have developed a tradition of lending our support to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal which supports local and overseas people in ne...

 

Over the past 20 years Christian College Geelong have developed a tradition of lending our support to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal which supports local and overseas people in need. By giving of a small amount of our time, we can raise a significant amount to assist others less fortunate than ourselves.

When: Sunday 27th May

Time: 10am-12.30pm

Where: Students will meet and be picked up from Christian College Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre

Students from Year 5 to 9 that are interested in volunteering their time, will need to complete the attached form and return it to Mrs Garing by Monday 21st May.

Kind regards,

Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

Just a reminder that winter uniform can be worn from the first day of Term 2.
There is a changeover period of 2 weeks where either summer or winter uniform can be worn.
Please note that s...

Just a reminder that winter uniform can be worn from the first day of Term 2.

There is a changeover period of 2 weeks where either summer or winter 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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MEET MELBOURNE in Geelong
Melbourne University to visit Geelong on the following day:
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Novotel Geelong – Peninsula Room
10 – 14 Eastern Beach, Geelong
 
PROGRAM
6:00...

MEET MELBOURNE in Geelong

Melbourne University to visit Geelong on the following day:

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Novotel Geelong – Peninsula Room,10 – 14 Eastern Beach, Geelong

 

PROGRAM

6:00pm to 6:30pm: Arrival & Registration

6:30pm to 8:00pm: Presentation

8:00pm to 8:30pm: Q&A

 

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Geelong in April to talk about … 

  • Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne Model with its many breadth opportunities and unique graduate pathways
  • Making your new home in Melbourne, including housing options, connecting with others, and student services
  • Opportunities such as studying a concurrent diploma, taking on an internship, going on exchange and scholarships
  • Information for Indigenous students

  • Access Melbourne, our special entry and access scheme, which offers guaranteed entry to eligible students from rural and regional areas, and those with a disadvantaged financial background.

 

The flyer for this event is attached for your information.  If you were interested in this event, please click on the following link:  http://go.unimelb.edu.au/dkt6

 

Inside Monash Seminar Series

Monash University has been, and will be holding, information sessions as well as Melbourne University. Current and past students will speak, along with academics from many fields.

These seminars are running throughout April – September.

If you are interested visit  :  www.monash.edu/inside-monash

  

Can We Guess Your Ideal Job Cluster Based On Your Life Choices?

The Foundation for Young Australians’ (FYA)

“The future is going to look very different. At FYA we believe young people are not a problem to be helped or solved. Young people are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. And can do it all with a social conscience that will let them build a better world in the process. FYA is all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.

The future world of work will need us to look beyond one ‘dream job’ and instead imagine a ‘dream cluster’ - matching a variety of skills and interests to a cluster so you can carry them across many jobs, not just one. Want to know which cluster you might fit in to?”

The link below will take you to the article and the quiz: 

https://www.fya.org.au/2016/12/09/quiz-can-we-guess-your-ideal-job-cluster-based-on-your-life-choices/?utm_source=FYA+Community&utm_campaign=fde430af2e-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c95cda0c9b-fde430af2e-204525833

7 New Job Clusters  : 

http://www.fya.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/7NewJobClusters_WhiteBG.jpg

   

Weekly Career News

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

  • Volunteering Overseas
  • Careers in Teaching and Education
  • National Youth Science Forum (Year 11 Students)
  • Workshops in Film & Television, Visual Arts and Acting at Victorian College of the Arts
  • Co-operative Scholarships at University of Technology Sydney (Accounting and Information Technology)
  • The Hotel School Melbourne - Discovery Day and Information Evening
  • Inside Monash University Seminars
  • Meet Melbourne University - regional tour
  • Macleay College Information Session, Melbourne
  • JMC Academy Open Day, Melbourne
  • Nursing Careers Expo
  • Collarts Open Day, Melbourne
  • Upcoming events

 

 

 

Term One of Dance Club has proven to be popular with lots of students from different year levels attending the Thursday lunchtime dance sessions. The students have been learning a variety...

Term One of Dance Club has proven to be popular with plenty of students from different year levels attending the Thursday lunchtime dance sessions. The students have been learning a variety of warm up movements, stretches and choreography and having a wonderful time dancing to a variety of songs.

We will be continuing Dance during Term 2 and welcome new students. We ask that if your child is a part of Dance Club that you ensure they are committed to attending the weekly Thursday lunchtime practices. This will ensure the students have optimal opportunity and consistency in learning the choreography.

If your child wishes to join the Dance club in Term 2, please contact Jamie-Lee Lobbe or Annie Boseley. 

Jamie-Lee Lobbe and Annie Boseley

Dance Leaders

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Unfortunately Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School have notified us that they are no longer able to provide a school canteen delivery service, effective immediately. While the business...

Unfortunately Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School have notified us that they are no longer able to provide a school canteen delivery service, effective immediately. While the business has seen much growth over the past 3 years, seeing many schools coming on board, the delivery side of the business was said to be unviable. Families that have credit on their QuickCliq account are able to have that refunded, please email info@quickcliq.com.au  with your details.

As a Campus we have valued the opportunity for our parents to have the option of a wholefoods canteen service on a Friday over the past 2 years. We will be exploring other opportunities to provide our families with a student lunch alternative throughout this term.

I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused to our Bellarine families.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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Tuesday 24th April
ANZAC Service at 11.00am 
 
Wednesday 25th April 
Anzac Day - Public Holiday - no students at school
 
Friday 27th April 
Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion
 
Wednes...

 

Tuesday 24th April

ANZAC Service at 11.00am 

 

Wednesday 25th April 

Anzac Day - Public Holiday - no students at school

 

Friday 27th April 

Responsible Pet Ownership Incursion

 

Wednesday 2nd May 

Bush Prep - more information to follow

 

Thursday 10th May

Botanic Gardens Excursion - more information to follow

 

Friday 11th May

Mothers Day Excursion to Junior School - more information to follow

 

Wednesday 16th May

Coogoorah Park Excursion - more information to follow

 

Wednesday 30th May

Bush Prep - more information to follow

 

Monday 11th June

Queen's Birthday Long Weekend - Public Holiday - no students required at school

 

Tuesday 12th June 

Student Learning Conferences - more information to follow

 

Wednesday 13th June

Student Learning Conferences - more information to follow

Bush Prep - more information to follow

Friday 22nd June

Last Day of Term

 

 

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First day back and straight into our first Year 8 Team Challenge. Yes a competition in Master Chef Style with the Blue Team against the Red Team. Students have been cooking healthy snacks...

First day back and straight into our first Year 8 Team Challenge. Yes a competition in Master Chef Style with the Blue Team against the Red Team. Students have been cooking healthy snacks throughout Term 1.  Approximately 10 students per team creating healthy snack dishes such as pumpkin and feta pizza, granola pancakes, sugarless pavlova, mini beef burgers, mini baked cheesecakes, berry juice, and much more. Students were given 70 minutes to prepare and present their dishes for judging. Four judges: Mr. Costa, Mr. Benson, Mrs. Faulkner and Mrs. Baker were able to sample all of the culinary delights giving the dishes a score out of ten on presentation, healthiness of the ingredients in the dish and of course, the ultimate taste test.      

The Blue Team just beat the Red Team although it was an extremely close competition with both teams delivering impressive dishes. The students worked hard but found much enjoyment in competing and preparing the snacks for the judges. The dish of the day was the mini baked cheesecakes (low sugar content) made by Gabriel, Bethany, Mali and Liam.

The next day another Y8 Team Challenge, and another amazing effort. Red Team won Wednesday’s challenge only just beating the Blue Team who were a member absent. Dish of the Day this time went to Lin for her very refreshing  Bruschetta.

A BIG Thank-you to Mrs. Morrison, our Food Studies Assistant, who is amazing and assists the students every week.

Looking forward to more Team Challenges in the future! 

Mrs. Karen Friday

Food Studies                                      

                                   

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Just a reminder that our annual Mothers' Day Stall will be held on Friday, 11th May, 2018. Donations and/or gifts would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to assist in preparing for the stall and helping on the day please complete the parent paperwork note that was sent out on Wednesday, 18th April.

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The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students and staff who toured had a wonderful experience p...

The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students and staff who toured had a wonderful experience performing great music to appreciative audiences, learning about other cultures, people and places.

Congratulations to the members of the Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony for the way they represented the College on the International Stage. They have returned home with fond memories, having learnt more about themselves and the world in which they live, and having made friends in music from across the globe.

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning- Music

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Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems.
 
The introduction of the student ID card enables the College to provide improved safety measures on 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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The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Christian College Middle School-Highton is excited to be participating once again.
The Challenge is open to all Victorian c...

     

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Christian College Middle School-Highton is excited to be participating once again.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by early September 2018. Children from Year 5 to Year 9 are challenged to read 15 books.

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

 

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

 

Our students are registered for the Challenge and their login details will be distributed during Reading For Pleasure sessions.

 

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Jaki Groves at

j.groves@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

Happy reading, everyone!

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Congratulations to James Logan on winning  2 gold and one silver yesterday at Swimming State Finals for the school

Congratulations to James Logan on winning 2 gold and one silver yesterday at Swimming State Finals held at the Mebourne Sports and Aquatic centre

James received his medals from Koti Ngawati –Aus 200IM Olympian, a special moment for all the children.

Another highlight of the meet was Mac Horton and Tim Disken also presenting medals to the children.  

 

 

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Just a reminder that winter uniform can be worn from the first day of Term 2. There is a changeover period of 2 weeks where either summer or winter uniform can be worn. Please note that s...

Just a reminder that winter uniform can be worn from the first day of Term 2. There is a changeover period of 2 weeks where either summer or winter 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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Dear families,
St. Joseph’s College, our partner school in the respectful relationships initiative, is hosting a free community event which has been extended to our community for consider...

Dear families,

St. Joseph’s College, our partner school in the respectful relationships initiative, is hosting a free community event which has been extended to our community for consideration.  The presenters - Maree Crabbe and Richie Hardcore are both well-known advocates in the area of relationships, sexuality, social media and both are passionate about education and social change. The community presentation is being held on Monday 30th April at St. Joseph’s College Newton.  This invitation is open to all staff and parents in our CCG community.  Whilst there is no cost, please RSVP using the trybooking link www.trybooking.com/UZDD

Please see the attached document for further information.

 

 

PE/SPORT UNIFORMS – TERM 2
Monday
Year 4, 2B and 2R - PE (maroon top)
Year 1 - Sport (coloured house top)
Tuesday
Prep, 2G and 2M - PE (maroon top)
Wednesday
Year 1 (maroon top)
Thursday...

PE/SPORT UNIFORMS – TERM 2

Monday

Year 4, 2B and 2R - PE (maroon top)

Year 1 - Sport (coloured house top)

Tuesday

Prep, 2G and 2M - PE (maroon top)

Wednesday

Year 1 (maroon top)

Thursday

Year 3 – PE (maroon top)

Year 2 and 4 - Sport (coloured house top)

Friday

Prep (Bush Prep) and Year 3 (Swimming) - Sport (coloured house top)

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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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On Thursday 3rd May, Year 7 students will receive their first vaccinations for the year:  HPV (Gardasil 9) and Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus, & whooping cough).
Students are asked to wear...

On Thursday 3rd May, Year 7 students will receive their first vaccinations for the year:  HPV (Gardasil 9) and Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus, & whooping cough).

Students are asked to wear sport uniform on the day, for easy access to the upper arm.

Vaccinations will be given in the Health Room in the SAC and students will remain in the room for 20 minutes afterwards for monitoring. In the unlikely event of a reaction to the vaccination, students will move to the sickbay and parents/guardians contacted should the student be unable to return to class.

The second and final vaccination day for the year will be on Thursday 29th  November.

If your child will not be at school on the 3rd May, you are asked to contact Barwon Health on 4215 6962 to make alternative arrangements.

If you have any queries regarding the immunisation program, please contact Marisa Bettiol on m.bettiol@ccg.vic.edu.au

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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...

Give Mum an Entertainment Membership this Mother’s Day and she can enjoy more than 12 months of valuable dining, shopping and travel offers! Buy from Christian College - Middle School today and you’ll also be supporting our fundraising. Hurry, they’re selling fast!

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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Welcome back to Term 2. We hope you all had a relaxing, fun and safe Easter Holidays!  There will be a couple of staffing changes over the first few weeks of Term 2 in OSHC. I will be her...

Welcome back to Term 2. We hope you all had a relaxing, fun and safe Easter Holidays!  
There will be a couple of staffing changes over the first few weeks of Term 2 in OSHC. I will be here all of this week however weeks 2&3 I am away for University placement. Shae will not be here for the first 5 weeks of term as she is also on placement. So there will be some unfamiliar faces over the next couple of weeks, but myself and Shae will return from placement ASAP! 

We have lots of fun and exciting things planned for Term 2 in OSHC however, we encourage children and families to provide us with feedback and suggestions of what your child/ren would like to do here at OSHC so that we can plan and program to the interests and needs of your child. We have a parents suggestion box at the sign in and out table in which you can utilize when signing your child in or out to provide us with any suggestions or feedback, or come and have a chat to us! Every term, children will complete a “Child Profile Map” which tells us all about their interests, which help us to program.

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.

-If you are booking in a child for the first time in general or this year and they have any allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma or additional needs please be mindful we will require in date action plans (Camp Australia have their own for Asthma) completed by a doctor and there may be additional medical forms Camp Australia require. These will all need to be provided to us prior to your child attending along with any required medication. Please come and speak to us prior to your child attending.

Have a great term 2!

Rachel Somerton
OSHC Coordinator Christian College Geelong

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Students and families are remined that there is a changeover period of 2 weeks this term, where either full summer or full winter uniform may be worn. Please note that students are not to...

Students and families are remined that there is a changeover period of 2 weeks this term, where either full summer or full winter uniform may be worn. Please note that students are not to wear a combination of both.

Full winter uniform is to be worn from Monday, 30th April.

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Welcome back to school – we hope you enjoyed your school holidays!
Updates to Flexible Booking Options
At Camp Australia we have been super busy over the Autumn break, between having a...

 

Welcome back to school – we hope you enjoyed your school holidays!

Updates to Flexible Booking Options

At Camp Australia we have been super busy over the Autumn break, between having a blast at our Aussie All-Stars Holiday Clubs and finding ways that we can add more value for parents with our new Flexible Booking Options. While we make improvements to the Flex-e-Care e-card, it will be removed from our purchase options; we’ll bring it back when we are confident it can suit your needs.

We have updated our premium offering of the Gold Membership. This option has no late booking fees and no cancellation fees up to 2 hours before the service. The minimum amount of bookings per year to pay the permanent fee has been halved to 20 per year pro rata – so no need to lock in to one booking per week.   

As we’re still in the Aussie All-Star spirit, we’re offering FREE upgrades to the Gold Membership!

To upgrade from Silver to Gold, log on to your Parent Portal and follow the prompts before April 30. 


See
how we make kids smile
You are more than welcome to visit us in the program at any time. Meet the team and see how we make kids smile every day.

We look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

From the Team at Camp Australia


Program
Details
To find out more about our program, view fees and to register visit www.campaustralia.com.au and search for your school.

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Junior School is once again offering Chess lessons this term. Chess Club will be held each Monday during lunchtime in the Junior School - Belmont Chapel commencing 23rd April until 18th J...

Junior School is once again offering Chess lessons this term. Chess Club will be held each Monday during lunchtime in the Junior School - Belmont Chapel commencing 23rd April until 18th June, 2018 The cost is $95 per child and $85 each for siblings.

The benefits of learning to play chess include strategic thinking, improved self esteem, attention span in class, lateral thinking, team work and analytical skills. 

If you would like to enrol your child please collect an application form for the Junior School office.

For more Information contact:  Phil Hooton on 0421 901 530 or phil@chessforkids.com.au

 

 

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During busy drop off and pick up times at the beginning and end of school days, the Parent/Guardian car park inside the main gates of our Campus can become quite crowded. To aid in safety...

During busy drop off and pick up times at the beginning and end of school days, the Parent/Guardian car park inside the main gates of our Campus can become quite crowded. To aid in safety and efficiency for all of our students and families, drivers are reminded to please only park in designated car spaces. If a space is not available when needed, parents and guardians are asked to please return back out through the gates to find a park on Burdekin Road. We thank all families for their co-operation in keeping our community safe.

Adam Kennedy

Deputy Head of Campus

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The Sports for Schools program has now finished, but we will have a box in reception for family and friends to put their last minute tickets in there until thisThursday, 26th April. We th...

The Sports for Schools program has now finished, but we will have a box in reception for family and friends to put their last minute tickets in until next Thursday, 26th April. We thank you for all your assistance in collecting these tickets and we hope to have some more great sports equipment next term for our students to use in Term 3.

Nick Rice

Junior School Pys Ed and Sport Coordinator

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Just a reminder that Junior School have Entertainment Books for sale at Reception. Cost is $60 each with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made...

Junior School once again has Entertainment Books for sale at Reception. Cost is $60 each with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque, or credit card OR visit http://www.entbook.com.au/113u768 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.
Digital Memberships must be purchased online at the above site.

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The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students and staff who toured had a wonderful experien...

 The College’s Senior Ensembles have recently returned from their performances at the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. The students and staff who toured had a wonderful experience performing great music to appreciative audiences, learning about other cultures, people and places.

Congratulations to the members of the Senior Choir, Strings, Stage Band and Wind Symphony for the way they represented the College on the International Stage. They have returned home with fond memories, having learnt more about themselves and the world in which they live, and having made friends in music from across the globe.

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As an exciting start to Term 2, the Prep students have begun their Integrated Studies with an interactive unit that explores the biological sciences, in particular living things and their...

As an exciting start to Term 2, the Prep students have begun their Integrated Studies with an interactive unit that explores the biological sciences, in particular living things and their needs. This week, we focused on our own five senses and how they allow us to explore and experience the world around us. Students have enthusiastically participated in a range of activities involving sight, touch, sound, smell and taste and how we can use them both singularly and together with other senses to help us understand, recognise and learn in everything we do. 

One real highlight was using all of our five senses to experience the cooking and eating of popcorn. Our classroom was filled with the delicious smell of popcorn as we listened to the rattle and popping sounds in the machine, saw the small kernels changing as they cooked, felt the warmth of the fresh popcorn and tasted the delicious flavour when they had finished cooking. Students made connections during this time, that could also be relevant in many other ‘real-world’ situations and experiences. It was great to see students practice making different observations during the activities and using a variety of adjectives to describe and communicate their experiences.

Ms Katherine Moore

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