Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.
During 2016 and 2017, our students have exper...

Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.

During 2016 and 2017, our students have experienced a number of wonderful opportunities, including the Annual Music Evening at the world class Costa Hall, exhibiting their creative talent at the 'Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza', and the musical production Peter Pan at GPAC.

Our Graduation and Presentation events in 2016 were also a highlight, together with the Debutante Balls held in May this year.

These opportunities enable our students to grow, build self-confidence and self-esteem, experience the importance of teamwork and inspires them to strive to achieve their best.

Please consider supporting our sponsors in the future:

S & S Bird Electrical Contactors

Acorn Financial Group

Baptist Camping Victoria

Capital Commercial Cleaning

Xtreme Technology

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Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.
During 2016 and 2017, our students have exper...

Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.

During 2016 and 2017, our students have experienced a number of wonderful opportunities, including the Annual Music Evening at the world class Costa Hall, exhibiting their creative talent at the 'Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza', and the musical production Peter Pan at GPAC.

Our Graduation and Presentation events in 2016 were also a highlight, together with the Debutante Balls held in May this year.

These opportunities enable our students to grow, build self-confidence and self-esteem, experience the importance of teamwork and inspires them to strive to achieve their best.

Please consider supporting our sponsors in the future:

S & S Bird Electrical Contactors

Acorn Financial Group

Baptist Camping Victoria

Capital Commercial Cleaning

Xtreme Technology

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The Year 7 students were fortunate to experience the “Hope Tour” who came to our College on Monday afternoon during periods 7 and 8. The group performed songs and dance, and told stories,...

The Year 7 students were fortunate to experience the 'Hope Tour' who came to our College on Monday afternoon during periods 7 and 8.

The group performed songs and dances, and told stories, all with the message of HOPE. The purpose of the tour was to engage our students; making them aware of how building our resilience comes from firstly building resistance, being grateful for what we have and also learning to ask for help when we need support.  

They incorporated the message from the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians; how even though he went through some trials and hard times, he relied on God for his strength and building of resilience. From Romans 8:28: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose".  

We were also blessed to have a visit from 'TIMOMATIC', who performed a couple of his songs. The students really enjoyed his message and performance, and judging from the level of participation of our students, we believe the message was successfully conveyed to all who attended.

 

Naomi Gibbons and Tim Blackhall - Chaplains

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The Year 3 students participated in a morning of science investigations.The students learnt how they can use their experiences to identify questions and make predictions about scientific ...

The Year 3 students participated in a morning of science investigations.

The students learnt how they can use their experiences to identify questions and make predictions about scientific investigations within a safe environment.
Here are some of the reflections from students in Year 3B about their learning:

“The first thing we did was learn about particles. We learnt that particles in solids are very close together, particles in liquids are further apart and particles in gases are very far apart.” Jayden Chan.

“I learnt that when you poke Oobleck, it reacts as a solid, but when you pick it up it instantly melts and acts like a liquid.” Isabel Carnie.

“I learnt that you can make milk into stone and that it feels like porridge and scrambled eggs.” Axel Dimovski.

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Recently the Year 1S class journeyed down to the Year 5 classrooms where they gathered with their older buddies for a Building Learning Power buddy activity. In mixed groups of three or f...

Recently the Year 1S class journeyed down to the Year 5 classrooms to gather with their older buddies for a Building Learning Power buddy activity.

In mixed groups of three or four, the students planned and then constructed catapults. During this process, the students stretched their empathy, listening, collaboration and reasoning muscles. The groups then gathered on the basketball courts to test their designs by launching ping-pong balls. 

As they identified the different designs that were most successful, the groups then capitalised with other groups, used their imitation and revising muscles before relaunching their contraptions. This opportunity proved to be an engaging and powerful way for both year levels to stretch their Building Learning Power muscles and explore Science, Design and Mathematical concepts.

Jessica Chakir and Katie Oelke                    Claire Deretic and Matthew Burgess
Year 1 Teachers                                            Year 5 Teachers

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School 

Resilience

Two weeks ago, I wrote about anxiety and how common that condition is and followed up with a piece on what is being achieved through our Chaplaincy program.

One way to ease anxiety is to build resilience, and this has been researched well in general and through Dr Martin Seligman and his “Positive Psychology”, in particular. This refers to not waiting until a person is anxious before receiving treatment, but to build resilience so that one never reaches those low points. The term and practice of resilience has been around for a very long time and comes under different headings. Being positive has a much better effect than chastising, as we all know. On Seligman’s site: www.authentichappiness.com he has a test of Character Strengths that one may determine, and the aim is to concentrate on what we do well rather than what we do not.

I ask that you visit this site and see how it may assist you and your family.

I welcome your feedback.

 

Senior School Subject Expo

The Senior School Subject Expo will be held on Wednesday, 26th July, not Wednesday, 19th July as previously advertised.
This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit the Penman Quad at Senior School from 4.00pm to 9.00 pm. Each department will have booths where staff will be available to discuss possible subjects and give advice. This is a valuable opportunity to assist students with not just subjects, but possible pathways.

The night is broken up into the following:
Subject Expo 4.00pm to 6.00pm – for current Year 9 students and parents.
Subject Expo 7.00pm to 9.00pm – for Year 10 students and parents and interested Year 11 students and parents.
Formal Information Sessions - for Year 10 students and parents.

These will be conducted in the Senior School Chapel. To assist with providing for our large group of students, the VCE Presentation will be staged twice. You are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions. When not in the Chapel, you are able to attend the Subject Expo, speaking with as many teachers as possible.
7.00pm: VCE Presentation
7.30pm: VCAL Presentation
8.00pm: VCE Presentation (repeated if required)

*The Bellarine boys will be transported from Back Creek Farm by College bus and will arrive at the Senior Campus at approximately 3:45pm. Parents are encouraged to meet their son at the bus and then tour the Subject Expo with them. It is required that they return to the bus at 6:00pm in order to make a timely departure to Back Creek.
We urge all families to attend and ask any questions you may have, and to receive a range of literature that will better inform you and your child of the options available.

 

Connor Firth

One of our many talented students is Connor Firth. He is in Year 12 and is a street artist of the highest order. Connor approached me some time back after I heard of his street art following the Bourke Street incident. Connor was so moved by those events that he painted an incredible painting in the Melbourne CBD for those who had lost their lives. Social media picked up on it, with much acclaim.

Connor has painted a mural for each House of their mascot, and these are situated in each House area. You will be able to see the Taylor House Tiger as you enter the Campus. If you have some time to see the others, I promise you it will be worth your while.

We all congratulate Connor! 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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It is with pride that our school can announce that we are now officially an eSmart school, a status which applies across all of our campuses.
The eSmart Program is a school accreditation ...

It is with pride that our College can announce that we are now officially an 'eSmart school', a status which applies across all of our campuses.

The eSmart Program is a school accreditation program administered by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The program has the goal of assisting schools to develop and maintain policies and activities that improve the way they manage cyber safety, bullying and cyberbullying.

Christian College has an ongoing commitment to ensuring students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

A significant part of the process of accreditation has been the formulation of a school-wide eSmart policy. This policy provides guidance to students and teachers in the area of safe use of digital technology and will be reviewed periodically. The policy has been developed in consultation with student, teacher, parent and other community representatives and is available via the ‘Policies’ area of the SEQTA portal.

All members of the school community are encouraged to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours at the College and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact you respective Head of Campus or Deputy Head of Campus, Year Level Coordinators or Homeroom Teacher.

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Year 8 Community Service students recently had an opportunity to learn firsthand about the plight of homeless people in Geelong.
At a local Salvation Army refuge, they prepared around six...

Year 8 Community Service students recently had an opportunity to learn first-hand about the plight of homeless people in Geelong.

At a local Salvation Army refuge, they prepared around 60 serves of pasta bolognese for the residents and for local homeless men and women. They also filled care bags with toiletries and snacks, with each bag containing a personal message to the recipients.

Jackie, a homeless Geelong resident who has been sleeping in her car for the past 11 years, shared her story with the students, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding into the complex reasons for homelessness. She described how receiving personal messages from students in care packs had been very meaningful and had reduced her feelings of loneliness. She explained that she had kept the messages long after the contents of the bags had been used, and often re-read them to lift her spirits. Jackie also shared some of the challenges and difficulties faced by homeless people, made all the more meaningful and poignant by including anecdotes from her own personal experiences.

Students learnt more about the work of the Salvation Army, both at the refuge and more broadly with homeless people in the Geelong area. They gained greater insight into the issues of crisis accommodation and homelessness, and played an active role in responding to these through creating the care packs and meals.

Our thanks go to Andy Allen, Salvation Army member and maintenance worker at Christian College, for his encouragement and support of this initiative.

 

Ms Marisa Bettiol

Year 8 Community Service teacher

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Dear Senior School Parents,
As you already know, the Labor Government is providing a free school-based vaccination program for Meningococcal W for 15 to 19 year old school students.  To m...

Dear Senior School Parents,                                                                                                  

As you already know, the Labor Government is providing a free school-based vaccination program for Meningococcal W for 15 to 19-year-old school students. To minimise disruption to classes, this has been scheduled on Thursday, 20th July, which is also our school photo day.  Students therefore will be rostered throughout the morning to have their immunisation and their class photos and portraits. On this day, we will require all students to be clean shaven (boys), neatly dressed and in full winter uniform.     

To facilitate this, we need to immunise any particularly nervous students first, so that they have additional privacy and time to compose themselves before class photos. If you are aware that your son or daughter is particularly distressed by immunisations, and you are not taking them independently for their immunisation at Barwon Health, can you please advise Mrs Dianne Martin at Senior School at your earliest convenience.

Mrs Martin can be easily contacted via email at d.martin@ccg.vic.edu.au or by telephoning the student office on 5241 1577.

Thank you in anticipation of your support with this

 

Mrs Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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7.45am Wednesday, 21st June the Q’ed students from both Highton & Bellarine campuses along with their parents, mentors and staff, enjoyed a Young Thinkers breakfast at the beautiful Geelo...

On Wednesday, 21st June, the Q’ed students from both the Middle School Highton and Bellarine Campuses, along with their parents, mentors and staff, enjoyed a 'Young Thinkers' breakfast at the beautiful Geelong Library.

The morning was an exciting time for students to share the learning gained from innovation, collaboration and mentorship time spent in the Q’ed program this semester. The morning was suitably rounded out through the inspirational thoughts provided by Keynote Speaker, Jason Clarke from Minds@Work.

Mrs Roselyn Smith, Ms Ingrid Staggard, Mrs Sally Gray 

Q'ed Teachers

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Year 1 students have been invited to read a book of their choice to their peers. Each day for the remainder of the term a different student will read their selected book. This opportunity...

Year 1 students have been invited to read a book of their choice to their peers.

Each day for the remainder of the term, a different student will read their selected book. This opportunity encourages students to practise reading with expression and grow in confidence as they read in front of a large group. Once the child has finished reading, the audience shares what they liked about the reading.

It has been a great experience to observe the students as they encourage others in the reading strategies and skills that have been taught throughout the year. Everyone has really enjoyed this experience and we look forward to hearing the stories to come. 

Katie Oelke
Prep to Year 2 Coordinator

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Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.
Plans to establis...

Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.

Plans to establish a new campus on 12 acres overlooking the beautiful Spring Creek Valley in Torquay are progressing on schedule.

Families are encouraged to act quickly to secure enrolment places for Prep in 2018.

We need your help to spread this exciting news. Tell your friends and family to register, and come along to the below Information Session:

Prep 2018 Surf Coast Information Session
Date: Monday, 26th June, 2pm.
Address: Butterfield House, 240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Register: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au or (03) 5241 1565

Surf Coast families will have the opportunity to be a part of something truly special, by enrolling in the Foundation year at our new campus - combining their coastal lifestyle with a prominent education for their young person close to home.

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We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonomyous 2 minute survey, providing us w...

We love hearing your thoughts!

We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonymous two-minute survey, providing us with your important feedback on Christian College Geelong.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SURVEY

Thank you so much for your time and help!

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The Year 2 students have been learning about Japanese costumes, kimonos in this term. Although kimonos are no longer every day wear in Japan, people still wear them for special occasions ...

The Year 2 students have been learning about the Japanese costumes 'kimonos' in this term.

Although kimonos are no longer every day wear in Japan, people still wear them for special occasions throughout the year. The students learnt that Japanese people choose the fabrics, colours and designs of their kimonos, which match the four seasons, to express their appreciation for the nature. Wearing kimonos, the students talked about the patterns on them and designed their own kimonos.

Yukiko Valent
Japanese Teacher

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The Year 9 Marine Studies students have been using the science labs and working as marine biologists, discovering marine creatures and their features.
Students are investigating bony ...

The Year 9 Marine Studies students have been using the science labs and working as marine biologists, discovering marine creatures and their features.

Students are investigating bony fish and cephalopods (squids) from the angle of a marine biologist, asking questions regarding their colouration, eye size and position, mouth shape and size, fin shape and fish morphology, and the shape of the fish itself. This allows students to query and discover the various habitats in which they live, their predators and what they eat.

Students are then given an opportunity to dissect the fish, investigating its internal anatomy, discovering the gills, lateral line, heart, intestines, kidneys, liver, swim bladder and stomach in an attempt to understand their workings. This provides the students with a greater understanding of the fish, its habitat and its characteristics.

This concluded with a 'mystery fish', where students are provided with an unspecified fish from ‘the deep’ and are required to utilise prior knowledge learnt in classes to identify the species of fish and their habitat. This is supported by their findings, as they analyse and dissect their mysterious fish in order to discover the species, where it might live, what it might eat as well as any special characteristics and how this all fits into the marine ecosystem. This has been a fantastic two-year, hands-on scientific journey for the students and hopefully only one step in a lifetime of inquiry and learning.

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Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:
CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017
OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017             9.00am to 5.00pm
Norma...

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:

CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017

OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017
             9.00am to 5.00pm

Normal hours will resume from July 17, 2017.

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

Phone Number: 
03 5241 6316

The Uniform Shop will be continuing to trade as normal, up until and including, June 30, 2017.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

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On Wednesday 21st June the Year 7 Writers’ Workshop class went on an excursion with a difference. They are the first CCG students to try integrating an Outdoor Education hike experience w...

On Wednesday, 21st June, the Year 7 Writers’ Workshop class went on an excursion with a difference.

They are the first Christian College students to integrate an Outdoor Education hike experience with their writing class. We hiked for nearly two hours to reach ‘The Canyon’ in the Great Otways National Park in Lorne. It was an invigorating challenge to hike to The Canyon, which challenged us to persevere and give our best. Once at the canyon, students were settled individually in locations and given an hour to record sensory information, and then start writing a story.

They had three scenarios to choose from – being an indigenous hunter or gatherer, an early explorer, or a student at the start of a war. It was wonderful to see the students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the environment and their writing. It will be exciting to see how the trip has inspired them and added to their writing. We are thankful to Mr Ian Neville for making this possible for us.

Miss Rebecca Welllins

Classroom Teacher

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This past semester the Prep students have enjoyed their weekly PMP sessions. We are grateful for the reliable assistance of our parent helpers, who without, the program could not run. A b...

This past semester, the Prep students have enjoyed their weekly 'PMP' sessions.

We are grateful for the reliable assistance of our parent helpers, without whom the program could not run. A big thank you is extended to: Simone Carland, Sharon Simpson, Tarnya Lynch, Tina Thompson, Jacqui Pollard, Jessie Wang, Carrie Johns and Marg Mac Fadyen.

Next semester, we will again be looking for volunteer parents/grandparents to assist with our Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning sessions. We have a couple of parents who will be unable to assist next semester so it would be lovely to have some new faces helping out.

Please contact either myself or your child’s class teacher to let us know if you can assist, or have questions about class times. It would be lovely to ‘share the load’ between volunteers, and the children really enjoy having their parent or special person along to assist with the activities.

Helping with our program is also a nice way to meet parents and get to know our wonderful Prep students. Please let me know if you would like to join us and again many thanks to our current helpers.


Jo Richardson - PMP Teacher

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The Q’ed students from both Highton & Bellarine campuses along with their parents, mentors and staff, enjoyed a Young Thinkers breakfast at the beautiful Geelong Library at 7.45am Wednesd...

The Q’ed students from both Middle School Highton and Bellarine Campuses, along with their parents, mentors and staff, enjoyed a 'Young Thinkers' breakfast at the beautiful Geelong Library on Wednesday, 21st June.

The morning was an exciting time for students to share the learning gained from innovation, collaboration and mentorship time spent in the Q’ed program this semester. The morning was suitably rounded out through the inspirational thoughts provided by Keynote Speaker, Jason Clarke, from Minds@Work.

Roselyn Smith
Director of Teaching and Learning - Learning Support Services

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On the 18th May, the Year 9 Indonesian students attended the annual “Sayembara Lisan” Indonesian language speech competition, held at St. Ignatius, Drysdale. There were approximately 260 ...

On Thursday, 18th May, the Year 9 Indonesian students attended the annual 'Sayembara Lisan' Indonesian language speech competition held at St. Ignatius in Drysdale.

There were approximately 260 students who participated in the competition from various schools around the region. Four of our Middle School students placed very high in their categories and two of these students, Naomi Chang and Neve Foster, were able to go on to represent Christian College at a state final in Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd June.

We are incredibly proud to announce that Naomi placed first in Victoria in the Year 9 continuing section. This is a fantastic achievement and her participation at this level highlights the dedication and determination shown by both girls. We recognise these students for their thorough preparation and are delighted to share their success. The Indonesian department are incredibly proud of their amazing achievements!

Mrs Kim Whittaker

Head of Indonesian and Exchange

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Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.
Plans to establis...

Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.

Plans to establish a new campus on 12 acres overlooking the beautiful Spring Creek Valley in Torquay are progressing on schedule.

Families are encouraged to act quickly to secure enrolment places for Prep in 2018.

We need your help to spread this exciting news. Tell your friends and family to register, and come along to the below Information Session:

Prep 2018 Surf Coast Information Session
Date: Monday, 26th June, 2pm.
Address: Butterfield House, 240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Register: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au or (03) 5241 1565

Surf Coast families will have the opportunity to be a part of something truly special, by enrolling in the Foundation year at our new campus; combining their coastal lifestyle with a prominent education for their young person close to home.

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On Thursday the 22nd of June, Madison Grunberg competed in the Under 10 age group for the Western Region cross country. She finished 6th in her age group which qualifies her for the state...

On Thursday, 22nd June, Madison Grunberg competed in the Under 10 age group for the Western Region cross country.

She finished 6th in her age group, which qualifies her for the state cross country which is being held in Week 1 of Term 3. Congratulations on an awesome achievement, Maddy; we will follow your progress with interest.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonomyous 2 minute survey, providing us w...

We love hearing your thoughts!

We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonymous two-minute survey, providing us with your important feedback on Christian College Geelong.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SURVEY

Thank you so much for your time and help!

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To complement their inquiry on a chosen marine invertebrate, students explored the rocky shores of Barwon Heads Marine Sanctuary to investigate the different intertidal zones. Exercising ...

Year 8

To complement their inquiry on a chosen marine invertebrate, students explored the rocky shores of Barwon Heads Marine Sanctuary to investigate the different intertidal zones. Exercising their noticing skills, students identified various marine flora and fauna and formed questions around why they are located in the different zones; and how this would assist in survival.

Students formed connections with their observations to various structural and behavioural adaptations. This session also lent itself towards the Year 9 curriculum by developing an awareness of how the survival of these species can play a role in maintaining the diversity of intertidal ecosystems.

Year 9

Over the past few weeks, the Year 9 Marine Studies students have been busy collaborating in the science lab and out in the community. Students engaged in exploring the external and internal anatomical structures of two types of marine animals. A Bony Fish and a Cephalopod in the form of an Arrow Squid. Here, students identified key structures and investigated the functions of these.

An eye-opening, yet shocking discovery has been made from these sessions with students finding evidence of human impacts through small debris in the stomach of some of these species. Most recently, the students conducted a Marine Debris Data analysis along a 300m beach area near Clifton Springs Boat Ramp. Through resources used from Tangaroa Blue, an Australia-wide organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris, students collected debris and input specific data which was sent to a national base.

From this information, solutions and strategies are developed and implemented to stop the flow of litter at the source. We finished by sorting the debris into waste and recyclables, including soft plastics and material appropriate for the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

 

Fiona Scott
Marine Studies Teacher

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During the week, the Year 8 Work Life students sat interviews for a simulated job as a service checkout, at a local supermarket.
Students have been developing their cover letter and Curri...

During the week, the Year 8 Work Life students sat interviews for a simulated job as a service checkout, at a local supermarket.

Students have been developing their cover letters and CVs in the lead up to an interview. Outside interviewers with vast experience employing candidates, and interviewing job-seekers conducted these interviews. Utilising such knowledge and skills, we were able to provide our students with real interview experiences.

Students were nervous as they arrived for their allocated interview time. Dressed professionally, as they took a seat waiting for their interview, only added to their apprehension prior to meeting their interviewer. Despite this real-life experience, all students confidently answered the questions put before them, and walked out proud of their efforts.

The interviewers were impressed with the job candidates and were able to provide feedback as to how these students could improve on the interviewing process as they move closer to obtaining their first gainful employment. 

I am sure the students and adults involved would attest to the value of the rich, real-life learning that has occurred, preparing our students for future challenges!

Mr Ian Neville

Middle School Teacher

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The Unit 3/4 Physical Education classes recently attended BioLab Science Centre in Belmont to take part in practical sessions focussed on some of the key concepts from the Unit 3 coursewo...

The Unit 3 and 4 Physical Education classes recently attended BioLab Science Centre in Belmont to take part in practical sessions, focussed on some of the key concepts from the Unit 3 coursework.

This provided a great opportunity for students to make connections and apply their knowledge in a practical setting. Year 11 student James Jirik from the Senior School peloton was lucky to have his VO2 Max tested. He was pushed to the limit, and his ability to take in and utilise oxygen was measured.

He achieved a result of 65ml of Oxygen per KG of body weight, per minute. This ranked him in the elite category, which is a fanstastic result. The students enjoyed their time at the BioLab and it provided a wonderful learning opportunity. 

Mr Steven Sullivan

Physical Education Teacher

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On the 18th May, approximately 260 students from around the Geelong region participated in the “Sayembara Lisan” Indonesian language speech competition, held at St. Ignatius, Drysdale. Ja...

On Thursday, 18th May, approximately 260 students from around the Geelong region participated in the 'Sayembara Lisan' Indonesian language speech competition held at St. Ignatius in Drysdale.

Java Lucas, in Year 4, performed very well at this regional level and, furthermore, she represented Christian College at a state final level in Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd June.

I am incredibly proud to announce that Java was 'Highly Commended' for her category. This is a terrific achievement and Java’s participation at this level highlights her dedication and determination. The Indonesian Department recognises Java for her thorough preparation and we are delighted to share her success!

Kim Whittaker

Head of Indonesian and Exchange

 

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As part of our Year 8 Work Life elective 15 students had the opportunity this week to sit mock job interviews for a fictitious position at the newly opened Coles supermarket in Drysdale.
...

As part of our Year 8 Work Life elective, 15 students had the opportunity this week to sit mock job interviews for a fictitious position at the newly-opened Coles supermarket in Drysdale.

In the weeks leading up to the interviews, each student was required to prepare and submit his or her CV and application for this position. The expectation was that the students would then prepare and present themselves in a professional manner, just as you would for a real job interview.

There were some nervous applicants in the waiting room on Thursday morning! Alas, the nerves were largely forgotten once the interviews began and our students conducted themselves extremely professionally. The interviews all went smoothly, with valuable feedback given to our students by our experienced group of interviewers.

I must congratulate the students on all the hard work that went into this task.

I would like to thank Mrs Kerry Bell, Mrs Rose Horzitski, Mrs Sally Stewart, Mr Richard Underwood and Mr Ben Peck for volunteering their time and expertise. I would also like to thank our Career Development Practitioner, Mrs Bec Bromilow, and our Director of Humanities, Mr Rick Geall, for their valued time and assistance.

I am sure the students and adults involved would attest to the value of the rich, real-life learning that has occurred, preparing our students for future challenges!

Wayne Durran
Year 8 Work Life Teacher

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It was the Year 8's turn to run the highlky successful Pop up Cafe'! Throughout this term, Year 8 Food Technology students have been working to come up with ideas for a healthy food van, ...

It was the Year 8 students' turn to run the highly-successful 'Pop up Cafe!'

Throughout this term, Year 8 Food Technology students have been working to come up with ideas for a healthy food van, from which Middle School students were able to purchase different food options. To enhance the atmosphere, music was performed to entertain the crowd.

Genuine learning experiences such as this are so valuable for our students, providing an opportunity for a real audience and an end product, as well as adding to the ‘community connectedness' among our students and staff.

Well done to all students involved!

Photographs taken by Hudson Long.

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“I found the experience at Deakin informative and eye opening as to what engineering actually is.”- Chloe Duncan
“We were able to explore all the different aspects that engineering involv...

“I found the experience at Deakin informative and eye-opening as to what engineering actually is.”- Chloe Duncan

“We were able to explore all the different aspects that engineering involves. It was so interesting and a really informative day that helped me understand my future opportunities.” -Abby Robilliard

“I found Deakin very informative as to how a course in engineering can open up pathways into other career options.”- Francesca Alexander

“I enjoyed coding the robot’s movements so they could be connected to a wireless remote and then choosing what they did. Also, listening to some people’s experiences in engineering was interesting.” - Jo Hall

“In society, engineering is normally seen as a male-dominated area. But being at the 'Power of Engineering' day, it showed us that engineering is not just for males.” - Taylah Beard

“I enjoyed learning about how you can filter water. We were given cost, language and education restrictions, depending on different countries. Our country, USA, made the cleanest water because we had the most money and we could read the instructions on how to make the water filter.” - Alaina Peacock

“I had fun because I made the robot flip, which showed that I am not a natural gamer. I found my engineering limits already! I learnt that engineering gives you a wide range of opportunities after university.” - Emily Balmer

“I liked thinking about how engineering can really change the world. For example, making prosthetic hands quickly and cheaply with a 3D printer.” - Charlotte Hunter

After just one day at Deakin Waurn Ponds, the group of Year 9 girls were impressed with the variety of careers and opportunities that engineering courses at university could lead to. The Power of Engineering day came at an opportune time, as these young women prepare to think about their future study pathways and careers.

The collaborative tasks and engineering information sharing were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Highlights were programming robots, assembling a 3D prosthetic hand, creating an electric motor, designing a bridge within certain constraints and purifying water. Visiting the High Voltage room and being blasted with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony from the tesla coils inside the faraday cage was a special treat during the lunch break. The photos show some of the activities the girls revelled in.

Deb Singleton
Year 9 Teacher

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Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.
During 2016 and 2017, our students have exper...

Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.

During 2016 and 2017, our students have experienced a number of wonderful opportunities, including the Annual Music Evening at the world class Costa Hall, exhibiting their creative talent at the 'Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza', and the musical production Peter Pan at GPAC.

Our Graduation and Presentation events in 2016 were also a highlight, together with the Debutante Balls held in May this year.

These opportunities enable our students to grow, build self-confidence and self-esteem, experience the importance of teamwork and inspires them to strive to achieve their best.

Please consider supporting our sponsors in the future:

S & S Bird Electrical Contactors

Acorn Financial Group

Baptist Camping Victoria

Capital Commercial Cleaning

Xtreme Technology

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We are eSmart
It is with pride that our school can announce that we are now officially an eSmart school, a status which applies across all of our campuses.
The eSmart Program is a school ...

It is with pride that our College can announce that we are now officially an 'eSmart school', a status which applies across all of our campuses.

The eSmart Program is a school accreditation program administered by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The program has the goal of assisting schools to develop and maintain policies and activities that improve the way they manage cyber safety, bullying and cyberbullying. Christian College has an ongoing commitment to ensuring students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

A significant part of the process of accreditation has been the formulation of a school-wide eSmart policy. This policy provides guidance to students and teachers in the area of safe use of digital technology and will be reviewed periodically. The policy has been developed in consultation with student, teacher, parent and other community representatives and is available via the ‘Policies’ area of the SEQTA portal.

All members of the school community are encouraged to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours at the College and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact you respective Head of Campus or Deputy Head of Campus, Year Level Coordinators or Homeroom Teacher.

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Tee Ball success
Congratulations to the Year 5 & 6 Tee Ball team on winning the North Geelong Division event on Wednesday. The team, coached by Mrs. Sally Bishop performed consistently in...

Tee Ball success

Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Tee-ball team on winning the North Geelong Division event on Wednesday. The team, coached by Mrs Sally Bishop, performed consistently in all matches and now progress to the Regional Final. We wish the team all the best!

AFL Football

Following an excellent win over Montpellier, the Year 5 and 6 AFL team progressed to the North Geelong Division Final. The team, coached by Mr Costa, were competitive winning three out of their five matches, to place a respectable 3rd place at the event.

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This week the Year 11 Chemistry students have scaled up their work! We need to experiment on a small scale in the laboratory to understand how production could work on a commercial scale....

This week the Year 11 Chemistry students have scaled up their work!

We need to experiment on a small scale in the laboratory to understand how production could work on a commercial scale. A field trip to LyondellBasell, the polypropylene plant inside the Geelong Refinery, offers a chance to don the hard hats and overalls and see Industrial Chemistry in action.

Following a session with the site manager, the students were kitted out and guided around the plant to see where raw materials come in, the reactions that take place and where the end product is shipped out.

Mr Michael Neaves

Director of Teaching and Learning - Science

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The College congratulates Madison Cooper (Swimming), Dylan Logan (Swimming) and Ethan Grills (Cross Country) on theri recent selection in School Sport Victoria State teams.
Madison and Dy...

The College congratulates Madison Cooper (Swimming), Dylan Logan (Swimming) and Ethan Grills (Cross Country) on their recent selection in School Sport Victoria State teams.

Madison and Dylan will compete at the Pacific Games to be held in Adelaide during December. Ethan's selection will take him to the School Sport Australia Championships in Hobart during August.

We wish Madison, Dylan and Ethan all the best at these events.

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

In Term 3, your child will be studying a unit called 'Personal Stories', as part of the English curriculum. This unit commences Week 1 of Term 3 for the girls, and Week 6 of Term 3 for the boys. Students are expected to have finished reading their text before starting classes, in order to support their learning. Lessons will focus on discussion and skill development, and students are expected to have a base understanding of the text as preparation for these lessons.

Due to the large number of students who will require a biography or autobiography, and their varied interests, not all students can be accommodated by the College Library. Therefore, we are suggesting that your child may have to source a personal copy of a suitable biography or autobiography (several suggested titles are listed below). Students will have the opportunity to borrow from the College Library during the last week of term. However, if they cannot find a suitable book, then borrowing from a local library or purchasing (second-hand or new) are also options. When making your selection, please consider your child’s interests and reading ability.

Reading is a vital part of your child’s literacy development and we believe that a text, borrowed or purchased, is a sound investment in their future - and that reading over the holidays is a vital part of the continuing development of their skills.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Joanne Lowe and Michael Lutz
Year 9 English Teachers

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:
CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017
OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017             9.00am to 5.00pm
Norma...

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:

CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017

OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017
             9.00am to 5.00pm

Normal hours will resume from July 17, 2017.

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

Phone Number: 
03 5241 6316

The Uniform Shop will be continuing to trade as normal, up until and including, June 30, 2017.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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On the 18th May, the Year 11 Indonesian students attended the annual “Sayembara Lisan” Indonesian language speech competition, held at St. Ignatius, Drysdale. There were approximately 260...

On Thursday, 18th May, the Year 11 Indonesian students attended the annual 'Sayembara Lisan' Indonesian language speech competition held at St. Ignatius in Drysdale.

There were approximately 260 students who participated in the competition, from various schools around the region. Angus Cormick and Gabi Nitchie also represented Christian College at a state final level in Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd June.

I am incredibly proud to announce that Angus placed first in Victoria in the Year 11 section. This is a fantastic achievement, and Angus’ participation at this level highlights his dedication and determination. The Indonesian department recognises Angus and Gabi for their thorough preparation and are delighted to share their success!

Ms Kim Whittaker

Head of Indonesian & Exchange

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The Senior School Subject Expo will be held on Wednesday, 26th July, not Wednesday, 19th July as previously advertised.

This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit the Penman Quad at Senior School from 4.00pm to 9.00 pm. Each department will have booths where staff will be available to discuss possible subjects and give advice. This is a valuable opportunity to assist students with not just subjects, but possible pathways.

The night is broken up into the following:

Subject Expo 4.00pm to 6.00pmfor current Year 9 students and parents.

Subject Expo 7.00pm to 9.00pmfor Year 10 students and parents and interested Year 11 students and parents.

Formal Information Sessions - for Year 10 students and parents.

These will be conducted in the Senior School Chapel. To assist with providing for our large group of students, the VCE Presentation will be staged twice. You are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions. When not in the Chapel, you are able to attend the Subject Expo, speaking with as many teachers as possible.

7.00pm:   VCE Presentation
7.30pm:   VCAL Presentation
8.00pm:   VCE Presentation (repeated if required)

*The Bellarine boys will be transported from Back Creek Farm by College bus and will arrive at the Senior Campus at approximately 3:45pm. Parents are encouraged to meet their son at the bus and then tour the Subject Expo with them. It is required that they return to the bus at 6:00pm in order to make a timely departure to Back Creek.

We urge all families to attend and ask any questions you may have, and to receive a range of literature that will better inform you and your child of the options available.

Graeme Dent
Head of Senior Campus    

 

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The College acknowledges the efforts of Bethany Dean (31st), Bianca Pocklington (33rd), Ethan Grills (1st) and Cooper Geall (38th) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Cross Cou...

The College acknowledges the efforts of Bethany Dean (31st), Bianca Pocklington (33rd), Ethan Grills (1st) and Cooper Geall (38th) on their performances at the Victorian Schools Cross Country Championships.

Ethan had to dig deep to hold off challenges in the Under 14 event to record his victory, well done! He now progresses to the Australian Championships to be held in Hobart.

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Just a reminder that Junior School have Entertainment Books for sale at reception.
The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be...

Just a reminder that Junior School have Entertainment Books for sale at reception.

The 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 you can visit  http://www.entbook.com.au/113u768 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.

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The College acknoweldges Maddy Grunber, Kade Leigh, Martin Dean, Harry Bradbury and Sophie Richardson on their performances at the Western Region Cross Country Championships. We congratul...

The College acknowledges Maddy Grunber, Kade Leigh, Martin Dean, Harry Bradbury and Sophie Richardson on their performances at the Western Region Cross Country Championships.

We congratulate Maddy, Kade and Martin on their high placing and progression to the State Finals. We wish all runners well at this event!

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Sprouts Canteen will not be operating during the last week of each school term.  It will re-commence for families to place orders in the first week of each Term.  Please see the further i...

Sprouts Canteen will not be operating during the last week of each term. It will re-commence for families to place orders in Week 1 of each Term.  Further information on Sprouts Canteen is supplied in the attached documents. 

 

 

Hannah Wood Year 11
My chosen career path is to become a social worker or to work in child protection within the Geelong area. I am also looking at working as a Teacher's Aid at a Primary...

Hannah Wood Year 11

My chosen career path is to become a social worker, or to work in child protection within the Geelong area. I am also looking at working as a Teacher's Aid at a Primary School. Something I am certain of is that I would like to work with children. I have chosen this path because I am sensitive to community safety and the wellbeing of young people in our community. I have a passion to assist youth and children to strive for and live a happy life at a young age. The highlight of my work placement was getting to know those in the Golden Plains Shire, and helping to fix up the youth lounge for it to be used after school. I really liked the way my days were planned, as I did a range of things that I really enjoyed. A typical day at the Golden Plains Shire office was starting at 9:00am, and I had a range of things planned each day, usually in hour blocks. I had an hour break at noon and then finished at 4:00pm. Something interesting I have experienced this year is being in the 'SIP' team. I took upon the leadership role of Chairperson. I organised the meetings and did the powerpoint presentations. I really enjoyed the leadership role and want to take on more leadership within the school community. This experience was really helpful at my placement. If you are thinking about a different learning experience to the normal VCE classes, I would recommend VCAL, as it is a more practical way to learn. As well as going to the Gordon every Wednesday afternoon, they treat us like adults, which I really like. I have had a great experience being in VCAL and have learnt a lot of things that I wouldn’t have in other subjects or career pathways.

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.
During 2016 and 2017, our students have exper...

Christian College Geelong would like to thank the Major Event Corporate Sponsors who so generously supported the College Major Events series.

During 2016 and 2017, our students have experienced a number of wonderful opportunities, including the Annual Music Evening at the world class Costa Hall, exhibiting their creative talent at the 'Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza', and the musical production Peter Pan at GPAC.

Our Graduation and Presentation events in 2016 were also a highlight, together with the Debutante Balls held in May this year.

These opportunities enable our students to grow, build self-confidence and self-esteem, experience the importance of teamwork and inspires them to strive to achieve their best.

Please consider supporting our sponsors in the future:

S & S Bird Electrical Contactors

Acorn Financial Group

Baptist Camping Victoria

Capital Commercial Cleaning

Xtreme Technology

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Weekly Career News
Click here for the current edition of the Weekly Career News. 

Dates to Diarise in Term 3   

UMAT2017 – Wednesday 26 July

University / TAFE Open Days 2017 – throughout August

Year 12 VTAC applications – throughout August and September

 

SpotJobs Melbourne Careers Expo 2017    

Students are encouraged to attend the SpotJobs Melbourne Career Expo where there will be an opportunity to speak to a number of representatives from Tertiary Institutions from all over Australia.

 Date:               Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July, 2017                              

Time:               10.00am to 3.00pm (Friday) and 10.00am to 4.00pm (Sat and Sun)

Location:        Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

 

Visit Career Expo to find out more and/or to download and print off a FREE ticket to the expo!  In addition to the Careers Expo, this website is a most interesting space to explore part-time employment opportunities, with a range of criteria you are able to set.

 

Weekly Career News

Click here for the current edition of the Weekly Career News.  

Topics this week include:

  • Careers in agriculture.
  • Recruitment websites for several retail companies.
  • Have you organised a Tax File Number?
  • Youth Central - excellent resources for young job-seekers.
  • New Bachelor of Health Science at Australia National University (can lead to graduate medicine).
  • New majors in the Bachelor of Health Science at La Trobe University.
  • New Bachelor of Biomedicine at La Trobe University.
  • Important information for students applying for undergraduate teaching degrees.
  • Study for a day at SAE Qantm.
  • Portfolio Preparation Programs at RMIT.
  • Charles Sturt University Allied Health MyDay.
  • RMIT Science in the City program.
  • RMIT Medical Laboratory Tours - Royal Children’s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
  • Upcoming Events.

 

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It is with pride that our school can announce that we are now officially an eSmart school, a status which applies across all of our campuses.
The eSmart Program is a school accreditation ...

It is with pride that our College can announce that we are now officially an 'eSmart school', a status which applies across all of our campuses.

The eSmart Program is a school accreditation program administered by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The program has the goal of assisting schools to develop and maintain policies and activities that improve the way they manage cyber safety, bullying and cyberbullying. Christian College has an ongoing commitment to ensuring students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

A significant part of the process of accreditation has been the formulation of a school-wide eSmart policy. This policy provides guidance to students and teachers in the area of safe use of digital technology and will be reviewed periodically. The policy has been developed in consultation with student, teacher, parent and other community representatives and is available via the ‘Policies’ area of the SEQTA portal.

All members of the school community are encouraged to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours at the College and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact you respective Head of Campus or Deputy Head of Campus, Year Level Coordinators or Homeroom Teacher.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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Entertainment Books are now available for sale at the Bellarine Campus Reception.

The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque or credit card. Or you can visit https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:
CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017
OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017             9.00am to 5.00pm
Norma...

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:

CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017

OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017
             9.00am to 5.00pm

Normal hours will resume from July 17, 2017.

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

Phone Number: 
03 5241 6316

The Uniform Shop will be continuing to trade as normal, up until and including, June 30, 2017.

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It is with pride that our school can announce that we are now officially an eSmart school, a status which applies across all of our campuses.
The eSmart Program is a school accreditatio...

It is with pride that our College can announce that we are now officially an 'eSmart school', a status which applies across all of our campuses.

The eSmart Program is a school accreditation program administered by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The program has the goal of assisting schools to develop and maintain policies and activities that improve the way they manage cyber safety, bullying and cyberbullying. Christian College has an ongoing commitment to ensuring students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

A significant part of the process of accreditation has been the formulation of a school-wide eSmart policy. This policy provides guidance to students and teachers in the area of safe use of digital technology and will be reviewed periodically. The policy has been developed in consultation with student, teacher, parent and other community representatives and is available via the ‘Policies’ area of the SEQTA portal.

All members of the school community are encouraged to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours at the College and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact you respective Head of Campus or Deputy Head of Campus, Year Level Coordinators or Homeroom Teacher.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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 The Senior School Subject Expo will be held on Wednesday 26th July, not the 19th as previously advertised. This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit the Penman Quad...

The Senior School Subject Expo will be held on Wednesday, 26th July, not Wednesday, 19th July as previously advertised.

This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit the Penman Quad at Senior School from 4.00pm to 9.00 pm. Each department will have booths where staff will be available to discuss possible subjects and give advice. This is a valuable opportunity to assist students with not just subjects, but possible pathways.

The night is broken up into the following:

Subject Expo 4.00pm to 6.00pmfor current Year 9 students and parents.

Subject Expo 7.00pm to 9.00pmfor Year 10 students and parents and interested Year 11 students and parents.

Formal Information Sessions - for Year 10 students and parents.

These will be conducted in the Senior School Chapel. To assist with providing for our large group of students, the VCE Presentation will be staged twice. You are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions. When not in the Chapel, you are able to attend the Subject Expo, speaking with as many teachers as possible.

7.00pm:   VCE Presentation
7.30pm:   VCAL Presentation
8.00pm:   VCE Presentation (repeated if required)

*The Bellarine boys will be transported from Back Creek Farm by College bus and will arrive at the Senior Campus at approximately 3:45pm. Parents are encouraged to meet their son at the bus and then tour the Subject Expo with them. It is required that they return to the bus at 6:00pm in order to make a timely departure to Back Creek.

We urge all families to attend and ask any questions you may have, and to receive a range of literature that will better inform you and your child of the options available.

Graeme Dent
Head of Senior Campus    

 

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Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.
Plans to establis...

Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.

Plans to establish a new campus on 12 acres overlooking the beautiful Spring Creek Valley in Torquay are progressing on schedule.

Families are encouraged to act quickly to secure enrolment places for Prep in 2018.

We need your help to spread this exciting news. Tell your friends and family to register, and come along to the below Information Session:

Prep 2018 Surf Coast Information Session
Date: Monday, 26th June, 2pm.
Address: Butterfield House, 240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Register: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au or (03) 5241 1565

Surf Coast families will have the opportunity to be a part of something truly special, by enrolling in the Foundation year at our new campus; combining their coastal lifestyle with a prominent education for their young person close to home.

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Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:
CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017
OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017             9.00am to 5.00pm
Norma...

Please make note of changes to the College Uniform Shop over the upcoming school holidays:

CLOSED: July 3 to July 7, 2017

OPEN: July 10 to July 14, 2017
             9.00am to 5.00pm

Normal hours will resume from July 17, 2017.

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

Phone Number: 
03 5241 6316

The Uniform Shop will be continuing to trade as normal, up until and including, June 30, 2017.

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We love hearing your thoughts!
We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonomyous 2 minute survey, providing us w...

We love hearing your thoughts!

We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonymous two-minute survey, providing us with your important feedback on Christian College Geelong.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SURVEY

Thank you so much for your time and help!

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Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.
Plans to establis...

Our College is thrilled to offer to Surf Coast families the same highly-regarded pastoral care, learning benefits, and culture, that make up our ‘Learning That Matters’.

Plans to establish a new campus on 12 acres overlooking the beautiful Spring Creek Valley in Torquay are progressing on schedule.

Families are encouraged to act quickly to secure enrolment places for Prep in 2018.

We need your help to spread this exciting news. Tell your friends and family to register, and come along to the below Information Session:

Prep 2018 Surf Coast Information Session
Date: Monday, 26th June, 2pm.
Address: Butterfield House, 240 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Register: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au or (03) 5241 1565

Surf Coast families will have the opportunity to be a part of something truly special, by enrolling in the Foundation year at our new campus; combining their coastal lifestyle with a prominent education for their young person close to home.

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We love hearing your thoughts!
We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonomyous 2 minute survey, providing us w...

We love hearing your thoughts!

We require your help to update our 'Word of Mouth' web page on our College Website.
Please complete the following anonymous two-minute survey, providing us with your important feedback on Christian College Geelong.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SURVEY

Thank you so much for your time and help!

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Just a reminder to families that students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Wednesday, 28th June for the completion of Term 2.
 
Students will commence Term 3 on Tuesday, 18th July.

Just a reminder to families that students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Wednesday, 28th June for the completion of Term 2.

Students will commence Term 3 on Tuesday, 18th July.

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