May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and prayers throughout what has been a very busy first Semester. It has been wonderful to witness the student growth, development...

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and prayers throughout what has been a very busy first Semester. It has been wonderful to witness the student growth, development and learning throughout this term. There have been so many highlights and opportunities for our students, new friendships forged and memories created. I trust you have an enjoyable and refreshing break with your families and we look forward to seeing you when school resumes for students on Tuesday 18th July.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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Term 3 will be a busy one, with great emphasis on subject selection and pathways. Please note below how the Senior School subject selection night will be run. 

Senior School Subject Expo

The Senior School Subject Expo will be held on Wednesday, 26th July. This is an opportunity for students and their families to visit the Penman Quad at Senior School from 4.00pm to 9.00pm. 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.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

 

Subject Selection

The subject selection goes online on Thursday, 3rd August and concludes on Friday, 11th August.

 

Respectful Relations

Last year we commenced at Senior School a pilot program of single-sex sessions to unpack what it means to 'be a man', for the boys. This involved video and group work. Respect was central to all that was discussed. The girls looked at respect for themselves and others with some interesting workshops.

That program has been further developed into our Respectful Relations program that will commence in Week 4 with our launch. In the weeks after this, there will be opportunities for students, staff and families to join in our discussions and workshops.

This is being led by Ms Di Martin and we are excited about the learning that will take place.

 

East Timor Trivia Evening

Our annual East Timor Trivia Evening is on Friday, 11th August at the Geelong West Town Hall. We are inviting families to join us for what is always a wonderful evening. The aim is to raise funds for our friendship school in East Timor that relies on our support.

The Prefects are travelling to East Timor this week to visit the school and contribute in many ways. The connections they will make will last a lifetime and I know they will want to contribute to the Trivia Night upon their return.

If you or your business are able to make a donation of any kind, please contact myself or Reception at Senior School and I would be more than happy to chat with you about this.

 

The Term That Was

We have reached the end of our second term and it has been a very busy one. So much has been achieved and I thank all our students sincerely for their efforts. There is a real excitement at Senior School whenever students gather. They are a happy cohort. In the classes we frequently see students totally engaged with their learning. The other development I see often is students taking responsibility for their own actions. This is real learning and builds resilience. It is resilience that will keep anxiety at bay and allow for great personal growth.

I wish all the students, staff and families a safe and relaxing holidays and look forward to our next term.

Bless you all

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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It has been wonderful to witness the student growth, development and learning throughout this semester. I can’t help but be very excited about the journey we are on in developing the ‘lea...

It has been wonderful to witness the student growth, development and learning throughout this semester.

I can’t help but be very excited about the journey we are on in developing the ‘learning that matters’ in our College. Professor David Perkins in his book 'Future Wise, Educating Our Children for a Changing World' talks about ‘lifeworthy’ learning - learning that goes somewhere, serving the learner well into their future.

STEM learning, Language and Cultural Studies, the Arts, Sport, Music, Literacy and Environmental Studies facilitated through pedagogy that emphasises student thinking, collaboration, creativity and innovation, are a few examples of the ‘lifeworthy’ learning experiences our students have benefited from thus far at the Bellarine Campus. I am consistently encouraged when sharing in the learning with students to find that, through their developing knowledge and understanding, they are seeking to apply their learning to be of service to others; to improve the lives of others, our community and the environment in which we live. This is the notion of doing ‘good work’ and it is very exciting to see the development of servanthood within our students.

Semester 2 will see some staffing changes, as we wish Mrs Chantelle Dalton all of God’s blessings in her pregnancy. We welcome Mrs Victoria Kent, who will be teaching the Junior School LITEhouse Library program and Year 5 and Year 9 Drama. Mr Tim Wright is delighted to be taking on the Year 9 Year Level Coordinator position, which will include him overseeing the Year 9 students and coordination of the Rural Studies program at Bellarine.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and prayers throughout what has been a very busy first semester. There have been so many highlights and opportunities for our students, new friendships formed and memories created. I trust you will have an enjoyable and refreshing break with your families and we look forward to seeing you when school resumes for students on Tuesday, 18th July.  

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

 

 

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As we finalise today’s newsletter, I am very conscious that this is my final edition as Head of the Junior School, Belmont Campus, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you. I ha...

As we finalise today’s newsletter, I am very conscious that this is my final edition as Head of the Junior School Belmont Campus, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you.

I have always counted it a great privilege to be in this position at a College that I hold in such high esteem (both for its ‘heart’ and its ‘offering’) and within this beautiful, caring and supportive community. To be able to play a small part in shaping the educational experience for our young students as they embark on their journey through the College, and in life, has been such a blessing to me. I sincerely thank each and every one of you for your contribution to our Campus, in whatever capacity that may be.

In leaving, I am confident that our Junior School will continue to flourish under the care and guidance of Ann-Marree Weigl - who is ready and very able to step into the Head of Campus role - and the amazing team of staff and teachers whose professionalism and dedication to their College and the children in their care is second to none. I give you my thanks and wish you God’s blessings.

Marion Nott

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Junior School - Belmont Deputy Head 
The College Principal, Mr McKeeman has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School - Belmont, commencing next S...

Junior School Belmont - Deputy Head 

Our College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman, has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing next Semester.

Carla brings a wealth of broad knowledge of teaching and learning, with a passion for curriculum design. Her creativity, energy and outstanding ability to build relationships and work collaboratively will be a wonderful addition to the Junior School community. Carla has faithfully served the College over 22 years in the Music Faculty and has contributed to the development of our dynamic Music curriculum and the College-wide Vocal and Choral Programs. She has excellent IT and organisational skills, and a passion to promote Christian College using her creative talents. Carla has a gentle Christian heart and genuine interest in children. She is very excited and ready to take on her new challenge.

We are most grateful to Carla for the outstanding contribution that she has made to the Music Faculty and Middle School Highton and we wish her well as she takes up her new role.

 

Surf Coast Campus Foundation Prep Teacher/ Campus Coordinator

You will be aware that the College is establishing a new campus on the Surf Coast in 2018, commencing with students enrolling in Prep. Mrs Debbie Riddle has accepted the appointment as the Foundation teacher of Prep/Campus Coordinator at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018.

Debbie's long association with our College, her excellent understanding of the College ethos and culture, together with her passion for teaching and learning, equip her well for this role. Her previous experience in early learning at Williams House Kindergarten, and extensive experience at our Junior School Belmont Campus, will enable the excellent programs offered here to be introduced at the Surf Coast Campus. Her outstanding organisational abilities and work ethic will be of great benefit in establishing and building a new campus community.

Mrs Riddle will join Mr McKeeman and Mr Elliss at future Surf Coast Campus Information Sessions to meet with families and share the vision for the new venture.

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Junior School - Belmont Deputy Head 
The College Principal, Mr McKeeman has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School - Belmont, commencing next S...

Junior School Belmont - Deputy Head 

Our College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman, has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing next Semester.

Carla brings a wealth of broad knowledge of teaching and learning, with a passion for curriculum design. Her creativity, energy and outstanding ability to build relationships and work collaboratively will be a wonderful addition to the Junior School community. Carla has faithfully served the College over 22 years in the Music Faculty and has contributed to the development of our dynamic Music curriculum and the College-wide Vocal and Choral Programs. She has excellent IT and organisational skills, and a passion to promote Christian College using her creative talents. Carla has a gentle Christian heart and genuine interest in children. She is very excited and ready to take on her new challenge.

We are most grateful to Carla for the outstanding contribution that she has made to the Music Faculty and Middle School Highton and we wish her well as she takes up her new role.

 

Surf Coast Campus Foundation Prep Teacher/ Campus Coordinator

You will be aware that the College is establishing a new campus on the Surf Coast in 2018, commencing with students enrolling in Prep. Mrs Debbie Riddle has accepted the appointment as the Foundation teacher of Prep/Campus Coordinator at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018.

Debbie's long association with our College, her excellent understanding of the College ethos and culture, together with her passion for teaching and learning, equip her well for this role. Her previous experience in early learning at Williams House Kindergarten, and extensive experience at our Junior School Belmont Campus, will enable the excellent programs offered here to be introduced at the Surf Coast Campus. Her outstanding organisational abilities and work ethic will be of great benefit in establishing and building a new campus community.

Mrs Riddle will join Mr McKeeman and Mr Elliss at future Surf Coast Campus Information Sessions to meet with families and share the vision for the new venture.

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Junior School - Belmont Deputy Head 
The College Principal, Mr McKeeman has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School - Belmont, commencing next S...

Junior School Belmont - Deputy Head 

Our College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman, has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing next Semester.

Carla brings a wealth of broad knowledge of teaching and learning, with a passion for curriculum design. Her creativity, energy and outstanding ability to build relationships and work collaboratively will be a wonderful addition to the Junior School community. Carla has faithfully served the College over 22 years in the Music Faculty and has contributed to the development of our dynamic Music curriculum and the College-wide Vocal and Choral Programs. She has excellent IT and organisational skills, and a passion to promote Christian College using her creative talents. Carla has a gentle Christian heart and genuine interest in children. She is very excited and ready to take on her new challenge.

We are most grateful to Carla for the outstanding contribution that she has made to the Music Faculty and Middle School Highton and we wish her well as she takes up her new role.

 

Surf Coast Campus Foundation Prep Teacher/ Campus Coordinator

You will be aware that the College is establishing a new campus on the Surf Coast in 2018, commencing with students enrolling in Prep. Mrs Debbie Riddle has accepted the appointment as the Foundation teacher of Prep/Campus Coordinator at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018.

Debbie's long association with our College, her excellent understanding of the College ethos and culture, together with her passion for teaching and learning, equip her well for this role. Her previous experience in early learning at Williams House Kindergarten, and extensive experience at our Junior School Belmont Campus, will enable the excellent programs offered here to be introduced at the Surf Coast Campus. Her outstanding organisational abilities and work ethic will be of great benefit in establishing and building a new campus community.

Mrs Riddle will join Mr McKeeman and Mr Elliss at future Surf Coast Campus Information Sessions to meet with families and share the vision for the new venture.

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Junior School - Belmont Deputy Head 
The College Principal, Mr McKeeman has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School - Belmont, commencing next S...

Junior School Belmont - Deputy Head 

Our College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman, has announced that Mrs Carla Dunlop has been appointed as Deputy Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing next Semester.

Carla brings a wealth of broad knowledge of teaching and learning, with a passion for curriculum design. Her creativity, energy and outstanding ability to build relationships and work collaboratively will be a wonderful addition to the Junior School community. Carla has faithfully served the College over 22 years in the Music Faculty and has contributed to the development of our dynamic Music curriculum and the College-wide Vocal and Choral Programs. She has excellent IT and organisational skills, and a passion to promote Christian College using her creative talents. Carla has a gentle Christian heart and genuine interest in children. She is very excited and ready to take on her new challenge.

We are most grateful to Carla for the outstanding contribution that she has made to the Music Faculty and Middle School Highton and we wish her well as she takes up her new role.

 

Surf Coast Campus Foundation Prep Teacher/ Campus Coordinator

You will be aware that the College is establishing a new campus on the Surf Coast in 2018, commencing with students enrolling in Prep. Mrs Debbie Riddle has accepted the appointment as the Foundation teacher of Prep/Campus Coordinator at the Surf Coast Campus in 2018.

Debbie's long association with our College, her excellent understanding of the College ethos and culture, together with her passion for teaching and learning, equip her well for this role. Her previous experience in early learning at Williams House Kindergarten, and extensive experience at our Junior School Belmont Campus, will enable the excellent programs offered here to be introduced at the Surf Coast Campus. Her outstanding organisational abilities and work ethic will be of great benefit in establishing and building a new campus community.

Mrs Riddle will join Mr McKeeman and Mr Elliss at future Surf Coast Campus Information Sessions to meet with families and share the vision for the new venture.

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE.
Hi All,
It’s amazing that it’s nearing the end of term. Something to think about on the holidays. Below is some encouragement as parents about the benefits...

The Many Benefits Of Gratitude

Hi All,

It’s amazing that it’s nearing the end of term. Here is something for you to think about on the holidays.

Below is some encouragement for parents about the benefits of gratitude. Have a read and I’m sure that if we as parents put this in place then we will experience a positive difference.
Matthew Henry, a well-known 18th-century Puritan preacher, was threatened by robbers in the city of London. They took his possessions and endangered his life. It’s safe to say that was not one of Mr Henry’s best days!

And yet, this is what he wrote:

Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because though they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.

Matthew Henry knew how to show gratitude. How about you? Consider these four proven benefits of gratitude:

• Gratitude can strengthen your spiritual life. The apostle Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the Philippians. Roman jails weren’t exactly known for their luxurious accommodations. Hear him, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). Paul wasn’t defeated in spirit, rather he was abundantly thankful!

• Gratitude can improve your mental and emotional health. In Philippians 4:8 Paul encourages, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” Paul knows that when we give thanks, it is a way of living in the presence of God, and it impacts what we focus on. Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, has proven in his studies that gratitude reduces depression. I highly recommend his book 'Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier' (Mariner Books, 2008). He notes how gratitude and living in the presence of God diminishes a number of toxic emotions, from anger to jealousy to resentment. David knew times of great loss and grief, and yet he affirmed, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name” (Psalm 100:3).

• Gratitude can expand your social awareness and service for others. The Journal of Psychological Science (Vol. 17, Number 4, 2006) testified that those who showed more gratitude were also more likely to help others. The authors, Monica Y. Bartlett and David DeSteno, reported that “pro-social” behaviours are linked to greater happiness. Their research concluded that empathy increases when people are thankful. Further, their work asserts that gratitude motivates people to express sensitivity and concern for others.

• Finally, gratitude can improve your physical health. The research on gratitude reports that practitioners experience better sleep and less stress. It reduces headaches, sore muscles, stomach pain, and boosts your autoimmune system. Research also shows that those who practice gratitude exercise more regularly, report less illness, and generally feel healthier.

Wow! This is good stuff.

Have a go and have a wonderful and safe holiday with your treasured children.

Gary Crole
Chaplain

Christian College Bellarine

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Power of Engineering partnered with Deakin University to inspire 94 Year 9 and 10 high schools girls in Geelong! It was the first time that Power of Engineering had delivered an event in ...

Power of Engineering partnered with Deakin University to inspire 94 Year 9 and 10 high schools girls in Geelong!

It was the first time that Power of Engineering had delivered an event in regional Victoria. Nine schools in the region attended and were inspired by engineers from AEMO, Arup, Ausnet, Barwon Water, Ford and Telstra. Students learnt how to build their own robot, how to make water safe in developing countries, ensure power can reach regional homes and how electricity works with a tour of Deakin's High Voltage Lab.

After just one day at Deakin Waurn Ponds, our 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 was at an opportune time in itself, 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 also a special treat during the lunch break.

Please find below some of the reflections from the Year 9 girls:

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

 

 

 

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The Term 2 edition of In Focus is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.

This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.

Find inside a feature on our 2006 College graduate, Joshua Denham, who has completed a PhD and is now working as a lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England in NSW.
Relive the magical College Production of Peter Pan with a wrap up of the performances and spectacular photos.
There is also tips and ideas for parents with children completing VCE and the best way to support them through this challenging time.

We hope you all enjoy reading this over the upcoming school holiday break.

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Please note that the Term 2 "In Focus" is now available for viewing on the College website.

The Term 2 edition of 'In Focus' is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.

This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.

Find inside a feature on our 2006 College graduate, Joshua Denham, who has completed a PhD and is now working as a lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England in NSW.
Relive the magical College Production of Peter Pan with a wrap up of the performances and spectacular photos.
There is also tips and ideas for parents who have children completing VCE, and the best way to support them through this challenging time.

We hope you all enjoy reading this over the upcoming school holiday break.

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Our Bush Prep sessions have continued to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, including co-ordination, balance and agility, in addition to their ...

Our Bush Prep sessions have continued to provide the children with the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills, including co-ordination, balance and agility, in addition to their creativity, symbolic play, problem solving, imagination, resilience, self-regulation and a deeper conceptual understanding and respect for the natural environment.

As a part of our Integrated Studies units this term, we have also been focused upon helping the children to build their understanding of the world around them as they use their five senses. Our unit of work, ‘What are the needs of living things?’ incorporated the study of plant and animal needs – which was great to explore at Bush Prep sessions. Our second unit of work this term focused on ‘How does the weather change?’ This also encouraged the children to think about different types of weather, the seasons, the effects of the weather upon our daily activities and also upon the environments of different animals – another great link to Bush Prep.

 

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The RoboCup Junior Geelong Regional was held for the first time at the Middle School Highton Gymnasium. Visitors and competitors were allowed excellent spectating areas, given a clear vie...

The 'RoboCup Junior Geelong Regionals' was held for the first time at the Christian College Middle School Campus SAC.

Visitors and competitors were allowed excellent spectating areas, given a clear view of students showing off their amazing engineering and programming skills in Robot Dance, Recue and Soccer. Nine schools from around the Geelong area competed with four new schools taking on the No.1 STEM competition in the country as listed by Australia’s Chief Scientist. The day was intended as a learning day, where students gain competition experience before going to State and National events.

The 200 students from 50 teams certainly embraced the aim of the day and showed marked improvement in their robot’s performances, as well as the ability to organise their teams and equipment. Special credit must go to the maintenance staff for setting up such a huge event and to the students, who as a group had it all packed up in under an hour.

The success of the event and the quality of the venue is another step towards Christian College hosting the RoboCup Junior Australian Open Championships next year. This event attracts entries from each state as well as China, Taiwan and South Korea.

Senior School students appeared to have the best robots on the day but suffered by not applying the best game plan. Riley MacDonald and Will Hogg dominated early rounds and managed to kick eight goals in the semi-final. The problem was that six of those were for the opposition. Tom Shanahan and Liam Burt went through the early rounds undefeated, but lost a high-quality final to Trinity College Colac. Trinity are regular Australian Champions and this game was worthy of a national final. Both of our teams found that a goalkeeper is essential as you get to the higher end of the competition.

A sincere thank you to all involved.

Mr Brian Thomas

Systems Engineering Teacher

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The Term 2 edition of In Focus is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.
This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.
Find inside a feature...

The Term 2 edition of In Focus is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.

This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.

Find inside a feature on our 2006 College graduate, Joshua Denham, who has completed a PhD and is now working as a lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England in NSW.
Relive the magical College Production of Peter Pan with a wrap up of the performances and spectacular photos.
There is also tips and ideas for parents with children completing VCE and the best way to support them through this challenging time.

We hope you all enjoy reading this over the upcoming school holiday break.

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The Term 2 edition of In Focus is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.
This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.
Find inside a feature...

The Term 2 edition of In Focus is ready to view by CLICKING HERE.

This edition is full of insightful articles on what has been happening around the College recently.

Find inside a feature on our 2006 College graduate, Joshua Denham, who has completed a PhD and is now working as a lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England in NSW.
Relive the magical College Production of Peter Pan with a wrap up of the performances and spectacular photos.
There is also tips and ideas for parents with children completing VCE and the best way to support them through this challenging time.

We hope you all enjoy reading this over the upcoming school holiday break.

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Term 2 concluded with the annual Staff Retreat.

It was a wonderful time to reflect, grow and celebrate staff and the 'Good Work' that has been achieved so far in 2017.

We were blessed to hear from Pastor Tim Edwards, who encouraged the Staff to take the 'second step' in their faith, growth and professional development.

The second day of Retreat began with an enlightening concert from 'Sons of Korah', who gave a fresh voice and provided a valuable message through the biblical Psalms that make up all their songs.

The Retreat also included an ABC TV-inspired 'Q&A' session which featured past College Graduates, who openly gave affirmations and provocations to the Staff regarding their teaching, personal faith journey and the College's overall culture.

Thursday night's dinner was a celebration of years of service to many staff who have worked at Christian College for 10,15, 20 and 30 years.

Much was achieved and explored throughout the Staff Retreat which will benefit the College in its continual improvement for all our students.

We wish you a safe and blessed break.

 

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The Year 3 and 4 students have been working hard during their Integrated Studies unit ‘Why is it so?”  They have been exploring natural disasters and the changes that occur to the Earth’s...

The Year 3 and 4 students have been working hard during their Integrated Studies unit ‘Why is it so?”

They have been exploring natural disasters and the changes that occur to the Earth’s surface when they strike. They have focused in particular on Tidal Waves, Avalanches and Earthquakes. Students had to investigate a chosen natural disaster and discuss how and why they occur. 

Their task was to then create a model that demonstrated the effects that it has on the Earth’s surface. They had a lot of fun researching, designing, creating, testing, experimenting and problem solving their project. They each did a fantastic job by clearly articulating and demonstrating their learning to the class during their presentations.

Emma Ford, Jonathon Maddock, Sapphire Maine and Sam Kennedy
Year 3 and 4 Homeroom Teachers

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The College congratulates the following netball teams and players on their recent success in the Monday Night Netball Grand Finals at Kardinia Park.
Christian College Purple 32 def Christ...

The College congratulates the following netball teams and players on their recent success in the Monday Night Netball Grand Finals at Kardinia Park:

Christian College Purple 32 def Christian College Orange 15
Christian College Grey 35 def South Geelong Stars 12

Geelong Lutheran College Yellow 10 def Christian College Yellow 8
Christian College Blue 20 def Nazareth Pink 6
Christian College Pink 11 def Bratz 2

Association Best and Fairest Awards

A Reserve: Kiera Green, joint Runner-up Best and Fairest

B Reserve: Molly Cooper, joint Best and Fairest

C Grade: Isabelle McKinnis, Best and Fairest

C Reserve: Charlotte England, Runner-up Best and Fairest

All players, coaches and team managers are to be congratulated on these excellent results!

 

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There was much excitement during Genius Hour in Year 1 this week, as students had the opportunity to revisit some of the chemical science concepts we have explored this term. Students hav...

There was much excitement during 'Genius Hour' in Year 1 this week, as students had the opportunity to revisit some of the chemical science concepts we have explored this term.

Students have been building their knowledge of the different properties of materials, and how materials can change throughout our ‘Bend, Twist and Stretch’ Integrated Studies unit. Genius Hour is an investigative session where students are able to expand and enrich their current understandings with hands-on student-led investigations.

This week students revisited some of our favourite explorations, such as making milk swirls, oobleck, cloud play dough, sand foam and the ever-popular science lab where many materials were shaken and stirred in a range of beakers, test tubes and flasks. Students are able to discuss their observations with their peers and make explicit links to their use of our 'BLP learning muscles’.

We are looking forward to some weather-based experiments and investigations next term. Stay tuned for more amazing discoveries from the Genius Hour in Year 1.

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Term 2 concluded with the annual Staff Retreat.

It was a wonderful time to reflect, grow and celebrate staff and the 'Good Work' that has been achieved so far in 2017.

We were blessed to hear from Pastor Tim Edwards, who encouraged the Staff to take the 'second step' in their faith, growth and professional development.

The second day of Retreat began with an enlightening concert from 'Sons of Korah', who gave a fresh voice and provided a valuable message through the biblical Psalms that make up all their songs.

The Retreat also included an ABC TV-inspired 'Q&A' session which featured past College Graduates, who openly gave affirmations and provocations to the Staff regarding their teaching, personal faith journey and the College's overall culture.

Thursday night's dinner was a celebration of years of service to many staff who have worked at Christian College for 10,15, 20 and 30 years.

Much was achieved and explored throughout the Staff Retreat which will benefit the College in its continual improvement for all our students.

We wish you a safe and blessed break.

 

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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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Last Friday the 23rd of June a group of over 60 students from the Bellarine Campus participated in the RoboCup Junior Regional Competition, which took place at the SAC at the Christian Co...

On Friday, 23rd June, more than 60 students from the Bellarine Campus participated in the 'RoboCup Junior Regional Competition', which took place at the SAC at the our College's Middle School Highton Campus.

This semester in Systems and Engineering, the students from Year 6 to Year 8 designed and built dancing, rescue and soccer robots, and then tested their final product in what was, thus far, the biggest regional event yet. Overall, the standards of the robots were very high and it was pleasing the Bellarine students won in three different divisions.

It is now time to prepare for the State Competition, which will take place at Melbourne University in August. Most of all, it was a pleasure to be part of this style of learning and the 'good work' that our young people are involved in.

'In Systems Engineering, this semester we built a dancing robot for the Robocup Junior Geelong regionals competition. We loved building the robot. It was an EV3 Lego motor and is one of the best motors you can buy in Australia. It took one semester to build the robot and took a lot of problem solving. We programmed the robot to stay in tune to the music and to have a good and eye-catching routine to go with it. As well as putting some props behind to help with the entrainment value of the dance. The Robot was hard to build and we had to persevere though many problems. One of the main problems was trying to get the teddy bear costume on the robot. We had to rebuild the robot many times because the costume would not fit. Another thing that was a challenge was the programing because we changed the theme several times and had to change the programing so it could fit the theme and dance. In the end, we really enjoyed buliding the robot and especially winning Robocup Junior Victoria Geelong Regional Dance!'  

Olivia Bykersma, Alana Martin, Emily Mortimer and Grace Carroll-Saunders - Year 7

The future is in safe hands. Well done to all the participants.

Jorge Viegas
Systems and Engineering Teacher

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The RoboCup Junior Regional Competition was held for the first time here, in our Christian College Middle School Gymnasium on the 23rd of June. Visitors and competitors were allowed excel...

The RoboCup Junior Regional Competition was held for the first time here, in our Christian College Middle School Gymnasium on the 23rd of June. Visitors and competitors were allowed excellent spectating areas, given a clear view of students showing off their amazing engineering and programming skills in Robot Dance, Recue and Soccer. Nine schools from around the Geelong area competed with four new schools taking on, what has recently been listed by Australia’s Chief Scientist as the number one STEM competition in the country.

The day was intended as a learning day, where students gain competition experience before going to State and National events. The 200 students from 50 teams certainly embraced the aim of the day and showed marked improvement in their robot’s performances, as well as the ability to organize their teams and equipment. 

The success of the event and the quality of the venue is another step towards Christian College hosting the RoboCup Junior Australian Open Championships next year. This event attracts  entries from each state as well as China, Taiwan and South Korea.

Seven teams from our Middle School -Highton Campus students competed with wonderful comradery, and displayed a tremendous ability to collaborate and problem solve, with outstanding sportsmanship.

A sincere thank you to all involved.

 

Mr Anthony Timpano

Systems and Engineering Teacher

 

Photos by Hudson Long 

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Term 2 concluded with the annual Staff Retreat.

It was a wonderful time to reflect, grow and celebrate staff and the 'Good Work' that has been achieved so far in 2017.

We were blessed to hear from Pastor Tim Edwards, who encouraged the Staff to take the 'second step' in their faith, growth and professional development.

The second day of Retreat began with an enlightening concert from 'Sons of Korah', who gave a fresh voice and provided a valuable message through the biblical Psalms that make up all their songs.

The Retreat also included an ABC TV-inspired 'Q&A' session which featured past College Graduates, who openly gave affirmations and provocations to the Staff regarding their teaching, personal faith journey and the College's overall culture.

Thursday night's dinner was a celebration of years of service to many staff who have worked at Christian College for 10,15, 20 and 30 years.

Much was achieved and explored throughout the Staff Retreat which will benefit the College in its continual improvement for all our students.

We wish you a safe and blessed break.

 

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Dates for holiday period
Please click here to view calendar of events for upcoming term break.  Have a wonderful holiday from the Careers Office.
 

Dates for holiday period

Please click here to view the calendar of events for upcoming term break. Have a wonderful holiday from the Careers Office.    

 

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The Year 7 & 8 Drama classes were treated to a wonderful performance of The Little Mermaid at Geelong Performing Arts Centre this week. The show run by GSDOA Junior Players was superb, sh...

The Year 7 and 8 Drama classes were treated to a wonderful performance of 'The Little Mermaid' at Geelong Performing Arts Centre this week.

The show run by GSDOA Junior Players was superb, showcasing some wonderful Geelong talent as well as an impressive display of production and stage crafts, including the use of elaborate sets, lighting and sound. The students were inspired by the dynamic acting, singing and dancing and it was a wonderful day out for all.

We hope trips like these help to build on the fruits of creativity bubbling within our students, and that they can gain confidence to pursue their performing desires in future College plays, productions and musicals as a result.

Ms Sharon Huber
Drama Teacher

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Term 2 concluded with the annual Staff Retreat.

It was a wonderful time to reflect, grow and celebrate staff and the 'Good Work' that has been achieved so far in 2017.

We were blessed to hear from Pastor Tim Edwards, who encouraged the Staff to take the 'second step' in their faith, growth and professional development.

The second day of Retreat began with an enlightening concert from 'Sons of Korah', who gave a fresh voice and provided a valuable message through the biblical Psalms that make up all their songs.

The Retreat also included an ABC TV-inspired 'Q&A' session which featured past College Graduates, who openly gave affirmations and provocations to the Staff regarding their teaching, personal faith journey and the College's overall culture.

Thursday night's dinner was a celebration of years of service to many staff who have worked at Christian College for 10,15, 20 and 30 years.

Much was achieved and explored throughout the Staff Retreat which will benefit the College in its continual improvement for all our students.

We wish you a safe and blessed break.

 

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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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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 last blackboard concert for Term 2 showcased some hard working music students who have been busy practising new repertoire. They played very well and it was wonderful to see a collect...

The final Blackboard Concert for Term 2 showcased some hard-working Music students who have been busy practising new repertoire.

They played very well and it was wonderful to see a collection of soloists, as well as duets. The Music faculty staff feel it’s a privilege to be a part of these student’s musical journeys and are very proud of each and every student who works hard on their craft. Whether your are a beginner or a more advanced student, the benefits of playing music are the same.

We look forward to our concerts to celebrate more great music in Term 3. Have a wonderful break.

Ms Sharon Huber
Music Teacher & Instrumental Coordinator

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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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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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A friendly reminder that Yr7 Immunisations are scheduled for the first day back in Term 3, Tuesday 18th July. 
Students are asked to wear full Sport Uniform.
Thank you.

A friendly reminder that Yr7 Immunisations are scheduled for the first day back in Term 3, Tuesday 18th July. 

Students are asked to wear full Sport Uniform.

Thank you.

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