We are excited and blessed to have welcomed Mrs Samantha Callan into our Prep G class this week. Mrs Callan is a highly experienced teacher having taught at The Geelong College, Wesley Co...

 

For the Mums and Special Women out there...

Do you have an amazing mum? Are you a son or a daughter that has experienced the joy of having a mum or mother figure in your life? I have been reflecting on this as we approach Mother’s Day on Sunday and what a mum means. Each person’s family journey is unique and at this time of the year at Junior School we encourage students to think about their mum. Students have been writing to their mums and creating precious gifts made with love. They have been engaging in conversation about what makes their mum special and how incredible she is. My mum is ‘the most amazing mother in the whole world’ (perhaps you might say the same about your mum!!!) and I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all mums and special women for the unconditional love and support they shower on their children. I came across a verse that I would like to share with you as I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day.

“I believe that God sent you into my life to give me something to fight for, to show me there is love in this world, to give me hope and to bring me joy. All the proof in God I need is in you, as you are a gift from the heavens”.

I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Junior School parents who have worked tirelessly to organise, prepare and run our Mother's Day stall. Also to all those in our community that have generously donated to this stall. There were many excited children considering some very special purchases for their mum in the Chapel today and we truly hope you enjoy your surprise. 

A HUGE thank-you to Danielle at Baker's Delight Highton for the provision of our lunch and pink buns to raise awareness of the Pink Lady Foundation today. We will continue to support this cause with a Pink Lady Fundraiser later this year. 

 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Campus

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

A Community Responds…………..

The events of Tuesday evening with the fire were devastating for all. The Library and Administation areas were very much the hub of our community. During the scenes on Tuesday evening the CFA responded in the most magnificent manner, working hard to minimise the damage. Their protocols in informing us of what was happening and working in such dangerous surrounds only increases our respect for the emergency services and i feel so blessed to live in a country that has such support.

The staff are determined to ensure that the student learning is not disrupted, and today our Year 11 and 12 students returned for a normal program. It is anticipated that all students shall return on Monday and normal routines in our school willl continue. We have made such decisions after consulting the engineering and OH&S experts.  On Monday if you student could still wear their full winter uniform but also bring along a warm jacket, as there still may not be heating in some areas of the school.  This does not mean that they forgo their uniform, just layer with warm essential items.

If you child is anxious at all about these events then please contact us so we may support them. No student will be disadvantaged with their assessments, and we urge students to seek assistance where required.

We must thank all the parents, families and students, past and present who sent their best wishes in our time of need. Each and every one has allowed us to gain strength for what is in front of us.

  

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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The excitement was in the air as we put on our plastic pants, zipped up our sports coats and boarded the school bus.

We were off to spend the day with the preps from Junior School at the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Upon our arrival we spent time learning about how to use our ‘noses’ to explore the Garden. It was then time to put our ‘noses’ to the test. We found so many leaves and flowers that have distinct smells, some really nice and others that weren’t that great.  We realised that everyone’s sense of smell is different.  We then collected items that we liked the smell of and made our own ‘smelly’ bag to take home. After lunch we wandered through the gardens admiring all of the beautiful plants and trees while completing a treasure hunt.

Then it was time to say goodbye to our friends from Junior School and we headed back to the Surf Coast.

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On Wednesday 2nd May, 42 Indonesian language students from Year 5, 7, 9 and 11 represented Christian College at the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian speaking competition, St Ignatius College,...

 

On Wednesday 2nd May, 42 Indonesian language students from Year 5, 7, 9 and 11 represented Christian College at the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian speaking competition, St Ignatius College, Drydale. The Sayembara Lisan is an annual event bringing together Indonesian language students from Prep to Year 11 from across the Geelong region, to showcase their language skills in an authentic setting outside of the classroom.

In one on one interviews, students demonstrated their ability to communicate personal information and respond to unrehearsed questions on prepared topics. Primary students presented an Indonesian folktale, aiming to engage and impress with natural pronunciation and intonation.

We congratulate all of our 42 participants for their commitment and efforts working with their Indonesian teachers to prepare for their individual performances. The Sayembara Lisan provides a valuable opportunity to consolidate what is learnt in language classes and build confidence and skills vital to communicating in the language in real time, particularly at higher levels and the VCE.

We are very proud to announce the following award winners from Middle School-Highton and the Senior School who have achieved a place at the State Finals of the Sayembara Lisan on the 2nd of June at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne University.

We wish these students the very best for their finals preparation as they represent the Geelong region in their respective year levels, meeting finalists from across the state’s metropolitan and country primary and secondary schools.

 

Sayembara Award Winners

 

 

Year 11

1st

Tea Vanderstadt

2nd

Kara Doig

Equal 3rd

Harry Vivian

Year 9 Continuing

Equal 2nd

Michelle Zhao

Equal 3rd

India Lewis

Year 9 Beginners

1st

Ariane Pierssene

Year 7 Beginners

1st

Angelica Lawrence

2nd

Beau Walters

Equal 3rd

Emily McMeekin

Equal 3rd

Oscar Saffin

Year 5

Equal 1st

Francesca Sollberger

3rd

Susannah Spowart

 

Our congratulation also to 5 students who received recognition for their individual performances.

Highly Commended

 

India Smith                         Year 11

 

Samuel Ward                     Year 11

 

Poppy Schaap                    Yr 9 Beginners

 

Sophie Moore                   Yr 9 Beginners

 

Benjamin Moorse            Yr 7 Beginners

 

Selamat ! Congratulations and best wishes from your Indonesian teachers and all at CCG.

Julienne Welsh

Head of Indonesian - Teaching and Learning

 

 

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Learning to read is an intricate process that develops over years. Students enter Prep with much enthusiasm to learn to read and take great pride in bringing their readers home. As exciti...

Learning to read is an intricate process that develops over years. Students enter Prep with much enthusiasm to learn to read and take great pride in bringing their readers home. As exciting as this time is for families, this complex process can raise many questions. 

We will be holding a Prep Reading Information Evening on Tuesday the 15th of May beginning at 6.30pm in the Prep classrooms. We will be discussing how your child learns to read, demonstrating strategies that you can use at home and answering questions that you might have.

Katie Oelke and Allie Jacobi
Prep Homeroom Teachers

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To all of our beautiful mums we want to wish you a very happy Mothers Day. We thank you for all that you do for us, the sacrifices, the love and care you bestow upon us.
 
Our preps thi...

 

To all of our beautiful mums we want to wish you a very happy Mothers Day. We thank you for all that you do for us, the sacrifices, the love and care you bestow upon us.

 

Our preps this week spent time reflecting on all that their mums do for them.

 

The children want to thank you for all that you do.

 

Harper – “ Thank you Mum for giving me love and a puppy.”

 

Sophie – “ Thank you Mum for giving me the cutest puppy in the whole world and thank you for having me.”

 

Izaac – “Thank you Mum for just being my mum, I love you so much.

 

Lani – “ Thank you Mum for being the best mum in the whole world.”

 

Arcadia – “ Thank you Mum for looking after me.”

 

Maya – “ Thank you Mum for cooking my favourite dinner last night.”

 

James – “ Thank you Mum for giving me food everyday.”

 

Blake – “ Thank you Mum for looking after me.”

 

Xander – “ Thank you Mum for letting me keep a lizard.”

 

Matilda – “ Thank you Mum for giving me food in bed.”

 

Anabel – “ Thank you Mum for giving me so much love.”

 

 

Have a wonderful Mothers Day.

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On Wednesday, the Year 3 & 4 students were lucky enough to have a visit from the Geelong Football Club as a part of the Healthy Heroes program. The Healthy Heroes program encourages and i...

On Wednesday, the Year 3 & 4 students were lucky enough to have a visit from the Geelong Football Club as a part of the Healthy Heroes program. The Healthy Heroes program encourages and inspires students to take positive action to protect and enhance their own health and wellbeing. Through AFL and VFLW role models, students learn the importance of exercising and being active, eating well, drinking water, reducing screen time and getting enough rest. Geelong players George Horlin- Smith and Ryan Gardner visited our campus to help deliver the program and share their experiences from when they were a similar age and throughout their careers as professional athletes. All students took a lot away from the session and will continue focusing on these topics in their Health classes.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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

 

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

When: Sunday 27th May

Time: 10am-12.30pm

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

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

Kind regards,

Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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

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

When:   Sunday 27th May

Time:    10am-12.30pm

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

Students from Year 10 to 12 who are interested in volunteering their time, will need to complete the attached 'Christian College Volunteer Agreement' form and return it to Ms Soldatos by Monday 21st May.  Also attached is a letter from Renee Garing in relation to more information on this worthwhile event.

Kind regards,

 

 

Labrini Soldatos

Librarian

 

We are excited and blessed to have welcomed Mrs Samantha Callan into our Prep G class this week. Mrs Callan is a highly experienced teacher having taught at The Geelong College, Wesley Co...

We are excited and blessed to have welcomed Mrs Samantha Callan into our Prep G class this week. Mrs Callan is a highly experienced teacher having taught at The Geelong College, Wesley College and Kardinia International College and most recently Chilwell Primary School. We sincerely thank Mrs Shirley Murnane for her support, love and care of our Prep G children and families during this transition time and I am sure you will join me in wishing her every happiness as she steps back into retirement. We also continue to pray for Miss Violet Novacevski and her family.

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This week the Year 2’s explored the concept of ‘communities’ in Genius Hour. Students were required to think of the various services that a community provides while exploring how the indi...

This week the Year 2’s explored the concept of ‘communities’ in Genius Hour. Students were required to think of the various services that a community provides while exploring how the individuals within that community are able to access these. For this task each student designed their own unique community that included features such as transport, health, education and leisure services. There was lots of Building Learning Power in action with resilience and reflectiveness being displayed by students overcoming challenges while also thinking of how they can improve their designs. This has helped to support what students have been learning in class of where their community is in the world. With so many creative designs and ideas made we are looking forward to the chance of exploring these further and making links to the communities that the students live in.

Paul Chambers

Year 2R Teacher

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What a busy day our preps had when they visited the Junior School for the annual Mothers Day Celebrations.
The day began with the preps attending their very first Junior School assembly...

 

What a busy day our preps had when they visited the Junior School for the annual Mothers Day Celebrations.

The day began with the preps attending their very first Junior School assembly. Joining in with the singing, dancing and the fun that a Junior School assembly always has to offer.

Following the assembly the children visited the Mother’s Day stall. With money in their pockets this was their chance to buy something special for their mum.

Then it was off to spend time with their buddies in Year 3. Together the students made ‘explosive boxes’ for their mums. The boxes were handcrafted and filled with something delicious for their mums to enjoy. 

Bakers Delight supplied lunch for our Preps who then boarded the bus back to the Surf Coast.

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We would like to congratulate two of our Year 9 students, Poppy Schaap and Lucy Were who have recently been named in the Victorian Secondary School AFL team to compete at Nationals in A...

 

We would like to congratulate two of our Year 9 students, Poppy Schaap and Lucy Were who have recently been named in the Victorian Secondary School AFL team to compete at Nationals in Adelaide in July.

 

Lucy started playing footy at the age of eight and competed alongside the boys until the age of 12 when she started to play for Newtown in the Under 18 Youth Girls competition. With the continual growth of junior girl’s football in the region, she commenced playing with Geelong Amateurs in the Under 15 competition last year.

 

Poppy played in the Under 10 and 12’s competitions for Torquay with the boys but moved away from playing footy to focus on playing basketball. Poppy is a talented basketballer, competing for Geelong Supercats regularly and she has represented Vic Country in the past. Poppy was enticed back to the game of footy last year during the season and started playing in the Geelong Amateurs Under 15 side with Lucy.

 

Both Poppy and Lucy represented the Geelong Falcons in the V/Line Cup in 2017 after successful seasons locally and won a premiership in the Under 15 competition for Geelong Amateurs. The girls trialed for the Victorian Secondary Schools team alongside approximately 130 other young aspiring athletes and were among only four players from our region selected.

 

We wish Poppy and Lucy all the very best as they represent Victoria in July.   

  

Renee Garing
Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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Next Friday, 18th May our College community we will celebrate our friendship with East Timor, our nearest international neighbours. After the Timorese people’s heroic and tenacious fight ...

Next Friday, 18th May our College community we will celebrate our friendship with East Timor, our nearest international neighbours. After the Timorese people’s heroic and tenacious fight for freedom and independence, Christian College Geelong made a long-term commitment to help and support the people of East Timor, in particular the Viqueque community. Next Sunday, the 20th May is the 16th year of independence for the people of Timor.

Over the recent term break, a work group of Christian College staff prepared and presented to our Timorese teacher colleagues the basics and intricacies of simply reading and sharing a picture story book with their students. Something Australian teachers, children and parents take for granted is the ability to easily access picture books and read them together, interpret them, wonder about characters and outcomes, and learn about morals and ideals by which we can live. This was a wonderful opportunity for the Timorese educators and families to develop these important skills.

We will be raising money to purchase picture story books for the schools in East Timor. Each book is $7.50. Such a small amount to help share the joy of being able to read a book. The students will be encouraged to wear the colours of the Timor flag, black, red and yellow. We will hold a flag raising ceremony in the morning, recognising our friends in Viqueque.

The objective of the Project Care program is to help our students gain an insight into the lives of the people that we try to help. To help our students have a wider perspective and understanding of the greater world.

When; Friday 18th May

What; East Timor Day, wear black, red and yellow. Please bring some money to go towards our wish of buying picture story books for East Timor. The East Timor craft store will also be open for the day.

Claire Deretic
Project Care Team

 

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Congratulations to Hannah Wood in Year 12 VCAL who successfully ran the kiosk at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for 'The Alice in Wonderland' school production last weekend. It was a great l...

Congratulations to Hannah Wood in Year 12 VCAL who successfully ran the kiosk at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for 'The Alice in Wonderland' school production last weekend. It was a great learning experience for her and the money raised will go towards the purchase of a coffee machine for our proposed VCAL café business.

This week Year 12 VCAL students visited St Joseph’s College in Newtown to carry out some primary research for this. Students had the opportunity to view the VCAL coffee set up there and to ask many questions relevant to getting such a business up and running as well as information about machines, tools, suppliers, costings, rostering, marketing and so on. They observed the making of a variety of beverages and better still were able to sample them.

 

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

 

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In Digital Technologies this term, we have been focusing on learning new skills with our iPads and how to use them both responsibly and safely, while working towards earning our iPad Li...

 

In Digital Technologies this term, we have been focusing on learning new skills with our iPads and how to use them both responsibly and safely, while working towards earning our iPad Licences. Students have been practicing a range of skills while exploring the app Book Creator to create their own eBook, such as inserting text, photo and video, as well as arranging the different elements appropriately. It has been pleasing to see students demonstrate growing competency and creativity as we focus on creating rather than purely consuming with the devices. As an eSmart school, education surrounding appropriate and safe use of technology begins with our youngest pupils in helping them to become positive Digital Citizens. This term, we have been focusing on developing good technology habits and the importance of having a good balance of screen time and play. 

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Our Year 4 classes are exploring different forces including gravity, thrust, friction and drag as they undertake a number of hands on experiments as part of their Integrated Studies Unit ...

Our Year 4 classes are exploring different forces including gravity, thrust, friction and drag as they undertake a number of hands on experiments as part of their Integrated Studies Unit - ‘May the Force be With You’.

During one recent experiment, 4R focused on the concept of friction. Students collected data as they rolled a toy car down a ramp with varying surfaces under controlled conditions. Students prepared a hypothesis and recorded data to make scientific conclusions.

Mark Foran

Year 4R Teacher

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On Wednesday 2nd May, 42 Indonesian language students from Year 5, 7, 9 and 11 represented Christian College at the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian speaking competition, St Ignatius College, D...

On Wednesday 2nd May, 42 Indonesian language students from Year 5, 7, 9 and 11 represented Christian College at the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian speaking competition, St Ignatius College, Drydale. The Sayembara Lisan is an annual event bringing together Indonesian language students from Prep to Year 11 from across the Geelong region, to showcase their language skills in an authentic setting outside of the classroom.

In one on one interviews, students demonstrated their ability to communicate personal information and respond to unrehearsed questions on prepared topics. Primary students presented an Indonesian folktale, aiming to engage and impress with natural pronunciation and intonation.

We congratulate all of our 42 participants for their commitment and efforts working with their Indonesian teachers to prepare for their individual performances. The Sayembara Lisan provides a valuable opportunity to consolidate what is learnt in language classes and build confidence and skills vital to communicating in the language in real time, particularly at higher levels and the VCE.

We are very proud to announce the following award winners from Middle School-Highton and the Senior School who have achieved a place at the State Finals of the Sayembara Lisan on the 2nd of June at the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne University.

We wish these students the very best for their finals preparation as they represent the Geelong region in their respective year levels, meeting finalists from across the state’s metropolitan and country primary and secondary schools.

 

Sayembara Award Winners

 

 

Year 11

1st

Tea Vanderstadt

2nd

Kara Doig

Equal 3rd

Harry Vivian

Year 9 Continuing

Equal 2nd

Michelle Zhao

Equal 3rd

India Lewis

Year 9 Beginners

1st

Ariane Pierssene

Year 7 Beginners

1st

Angelica Lawrence

2nd

Beau Walters

Equal 3rd

Emily McMeekin

Equal 3rd

Oscar Saffin

Year 5

Equal 1st

Francesca Sollberger

3rd

Susannah Spowart

 

Our congratulation also to 5 students who received recognition for their individual performances.

Highly Commended

 

India Smith                         Year 11

 

Samuel Ward                     Year 11

 

Poppy Schaap                    Yr 9 Beginners

 

Sophie Moore                   Yr 9 Beginners

 

Benjamin Moorse            Yr 7 Beginners

 

Selamat ! Congratulations and best wishes from your Indonesian teachers and all at CCG.

Julienne Welsh

Head of Indonesian - Teaching and Learning

 

 

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On Wednesday evening we celebrated the hard work from our instrumental students in our first of two concerts. A great variety of instruments and styles were presented by students from Jun...

On Wednesday evening we celebrated the hard work from our instrumental students in our first of two concerts. A great variety of instruments and styles were presented by students from Junior and Middle school.

We congratulate all who performed and look forward to our next concert.

Should any students wish to learn a new instrument please don’t hesitate to contact any of our music staff.

We warmly invite you to attend our concert next Tuesday 15th May, 6:30 in our Auditorium.

Sharon Huber
Music Teacher and Instrumental Coordinator

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Give Mum an Entertainment Membership this Mother’s Day and she can enjoy more than 12 months of valuable dining, shopping and travel offers! Buy from Christian College - Middle School tod...

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

We are raising funds for our fundraising and you can help. Order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you will also be supporting our fundraising. PLUS, order now to receive over $200 of bonus Early Bird Offers (hurry, these sell out quickly). 

SUPPORT US NOW!

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At the start of term 1, the year 6 students were challenged with this question:
What if we didn’t have enough to eat?
The basis for the question came from Goal 2 of the United Nations Sus...

At the start of term 1, the year 6 students were challenged with this question:

What if we didn’t have enough to eat?

The basis for the question came from Goal 2 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is concerned with ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

They then set out to develop their own vegetable garden based on sustainable growing and watering practices. The students developed wicking garden beds out of recycled intermediate bulk containers using materials and techniques easily replicated by people in developing countries. 

After several weeks of soil preparation and careful consideration of suitable produce to grow throughout the winter months, the students were finally able to plant out their patches last Thursday. It was a very exciting moment for the students.

The integrated task has seen students needing to apply their learning from a range of curriculum areas including English, science, maths but also the enterprise skills of collaboration, creativity and project management. 

While the students patiently wait for their seeds to germinate and produce food that can be utilised in food technology, the focus will now shift to reducing the waste produced within the school.

As part of the Year 6 Food Technology program this semester, the students are focusing on “What does Good Health & Well Being mean to them?” This focus is goal 3 from the United Nations Sustainability Development goals.

The students are learning about:

  • the impact of having a well-balanced, nutritional diet, making informed decisions in food choices & positive lifestyle behaviours
  • an awareness of the Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • the benefits of using fresh, seasonal produce from an economic, sustainable and health focus
  • developing their critical thinking, teamwork, practical skills, knowledge and understanding of Well Being from a community and global perspective

Teaching children to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own fruit and vegetables is proven to have a positive impact on the food choices students make. This learning extends beyond the classroom and we are extremely excited that our school kitchen garden will give our students hands on connections to the above learning objectives.

Sally Gray, Theresa Drewer and Ryan Healy

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On Friday, 18th May, Christian College Surf Coast will be celebrating East Timor’s Independence Day.
Over the last 15 years, Christian College has worked to actively support and contribut...

On Friday, 18th May, Christian College Surf Coast will be celebrating East Timor’s Independence Day.

Over the last 15 years, Christian College has worked to actively support and contribute to re-building the new nation.

As a result, Friday, 18th of May will be dedicated to raising funds for East Timor. 

Christian College Surf Coast will be participating in a Casual Dress day with a gold coin donation – Students may celebrate East Timor by wearing the colours of the Timorese flag (red, yellow, black and white). 

All funds raised on Friday, 18th May will contribute to purchasing Picture Story Books.

The Picture Story Books will be donated to primary schools throughout East Timor.  

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On Wednesday, 9th May, Year 3 and 4 students were involved in an interactive session with Geelong Captain, Joel Selwood and Ryan Abbott. Both players presented material from the Healthy H...

On Wednesday 9th May, Year 3 and 4 students were involved in an interactive session with Geelong Captain, Joel Selwood and Ryan Abbott. Both players presented material from the Healthy Heroes program that encourages students to make better health choices. Joel and Ryan shared their football journeys and spoke about how they keep healthy. The program covers eating healthy foods, the importance of staying hydrated, limiting screen time and establishing a good bed routine. Each student will receive a healthy eating booklet that includes recipes from a few of the Cats players.

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed & Sport Coordinator

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VCE Careers Expos - Geelong and Melbourne
The GCTA Geelong Careers and Pathways Expo is coming up soon.  Everyone is welcome to attend. This event has been organised by the Geelong Caree...

VCE Careers Expos - Geelong and Melbourne

The GCTA Geelong Careers and Pathways Expo is coming up soon.  Everyone is welcome to attend. This event has been organised by the Geelong Careers Teachers Association and details are as follows:

When     :     Monday 14th of May, 2018

Where    :     Deakin University Waterfront Campus

Time       :     3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Please view the attached flyer for more details.

 

About Law Week

Law Week is an annual festival of events that makes learning about the law easy. Held in May each year, Law Week has taken place across Victoria since 1980.

Presented by Victoria Law Foundation with the support of Event Partners and sponsors, Law Week offers Victorians an occasion to find answers to their legal questions, gain an understanding of a wide range of law areas, discover the history of the courts or simply enjoy the spectacle of the law.

The program includes mock trials, behind-the-scenes tours, expert information sessions, panel forums and more.

There are Melbourne and regional events – both during the day and early evenings. The weekend allows for amazing opportunities to visit court spaces that are not usually available to the public.

The link to the programme is:  https://www.everyday-law.org.au/law-week/whats-on-in-law-week-2018

 

Weekly Career News

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

  • Focus on Open Days
  • Charles Sturt University MyDay
  • La Trobe University Experience Clever Days
  • Australian Catholic University Experience Days
  • A Day at The University of Melbourne - Experience Day
  • RMIT Experience Days
  • Commerce Versus Economics - what are you more suited to?
  • Tips on preparing for the UMAT
  • Commercial Pilot Cadetship Programs
  • Skills Shortage area: Oral Health Careers
  • The University of Melbourne - online webinars running Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 May
  • The University of Melbourne - ‘My Melbourne Future’ Evening Information Sessions
  • Animal Careers Discovery Day
  • Health Career Events at Deakin University
  • Upcoming Career Events

 

 

Upcoming School Holiday Program – Camp Australia Dear Parents,
During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will...

Upcoming School Holiday Program – Camp Australia

Dear Parents,

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus.

 

Location: Junior School – Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per day, per child (there will be no CCB for these Pupil Free days)

Bookings should be made by Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

Stephanie Miller
Marketing & Publications Manager

The District Cross Country was held on Thursday the 3rd of May. 28 Year 5 and 6 students represented the Bellarine campus at Eastern Gardens competing in the 2 & 3km events. All students ...

The District Cross Country was held on Thursday the 3rd of May. 28 Year 5 and 6 students represented the Bellarine campus at Eastern Gardens competing in the 2 & 3km events. All students represented the College well through their effort and participation. Special mentions go to Ally Cormack and Noah Jones for coming 9th, George Burr 7th, Ben Bowers 6th, Harry Morphet finished 2nd in the 11 year old boys and Maddison Grunberg finished in 1st place in the 11 year old girls. Top 8 place getters will now go on to represent the Christian College at the Division cross country at the end of this month. We wish these 4 competitors all the best for the next stage and will be following their progress with interest.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire m...

The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire may have destroyed our building, yet it has not dampened our enthusiasm or our unity.

It is often during adversity that we witness the true test of a community’s character. Many of the staff from our leadership and administration team, maintenance crew and IT team have worked tirelessly throughout the past 48 hours to see our campus re-open to our staff and students today. External contractors and our Insurers have also been exemplary in supporting our efforts to re-establish our Services and create a safe environment. I am grateful for the many people who have been willing to ‘go the extra mile’, to dig in, to lend a hand, to offer support or pray for our community. This has been an active and overt demonstration of Christian service, self- sacrificing personal contributions all for the glory of God.

The College continues to be overwhelmed with offers of prayer and willingness to assist. We have also received well wishes from other schools both locally and around the State. Even last night, we received a long message of support from our Sister School SMAN 2 in Indonesia, inclusive of a video clip of the whole school community praying for CCG. Such encouragement has been heartening and uplifting during this very challenging time.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible response and dedication of the CFA units that attended on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to minimise the impact of the fire. They went to great personal lengths to preserve elements of our building and its contents, along with keeping us up to date and well informed of their progress. Emergency Services and our Insurance Company have now completed their investigations and the Administration and Resource Centre buildings will remain out of operation. We can confirm that the fire was started from a fault in an electrical power-pack to a desktop computer in the staff work area. I want to make it very clear to our community that the fire did NOT start due to “dodgy wiring” or anything else related to the workmanship of our buildings, as was reported in some media outlets. Unfortunately, the internal damage to the building is more extensive than first thought and some demolition of the worst effected areas has commenced today.

We are pleased that our short-term plans provided the opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to resume their educational program today, and it was delightful to see our students and staff return to the campus. The longer term plans to address our Administration and Resource Centre building will be communicated in due course, as a clearer picture of the requirements become known.

Thank you once again for your prayer and understanding during this difficult time for our community.

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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On Friday, 18th May, Christian College Geelong is celebrating East Timor’s Independence Day. This day is a special event on the College Calendar as it marks the end of violent turmoil between Indonesia and East Timor, and the beginning of something special – a brand new country with bright prospects ahead.

Christian College Geelong and East Timor have a special bond. Over the last 15 years, Christian College has worked to actively support, and contribute to, re-building the new nation.

I had the absolute privilege to travel to East Timor in 2012 – and it is an experience that will forever remain with me. Firsthand, I was able to experience the people of Viqueque and their beautiful, kind-hearted nature. Their genuine happiness shone throughout Viqueque, despite the persistent challenges they were facing.

East Timor, and the people of Viqueque, still have numerous challenges to face every day. It is our responsibility to continue to support the community of Viqueque, and the wider nation of East Timor. 

As a result, Friday, 18th of May will be dedicated to raising funds for East Timor. 
This will be done through:

Causal Dress day with a gold coin donation – Students to celebrate East Timor by wearing the colours of the Timorese flag (red, yellow, black and white). 

- A stall in the foyer of the office – a stall will be set up in the foyer of the office at Junior School, where Parents and students will be able to purchase items throughout the day. Items available are shown on the attached photo. They include pencils, erasers, gel pens, highlighers, hard cover books. Items range from 50 cents through to $8. All students will have an opportunity to visit the stall throughout the day. 

All funds raised on Friday, 18th May, and any other Project Care events during Term 2, will contribute to purchasing Picture Story Books. The Picture Story Books will be donated to primary schools throughout East Timor.  

Reshae Armstrong

Project Care Coordinator

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Surf Coast Youth Resource Officer for Victoria Police Cathryn Hastie will be visiting our Campus on Monday 21st May 2018 at 11.00am.
Cathryn works in partnership with local communities ...

 

Surf Coast Youth Resource Officer for Victoria Police Cathryn Hastie will be visiting our Campus on Monday 21st May 2018 at 11.00am.

Cathryn works in partnership with local communities and schools to develop strategies and positive pathways for young people at a local level. 

She conducts school presentations on a range of policing and safety related topics adapted to suit her audience.

Prep T will learn about the role of the police service in our community and have the opportunity to discover what is on the inside of a police car…..

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Individual Student Portraits and Class Photographs for our Surf Coast Prep class will be taken by Arthur Reed Photos, who will be attending our campus on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.
Students...

Individual Student Portraits and Class Photographs for our Surf Coast Prep class will be taken by Arthur Reed Photos, who will be attending our campus on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

Students are required to be in full winter uniform with hair neat and tidy.

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In our acknowledgement of record breakers at this GISSA event we overlooked Cooper Harvey’s (Bellarine Campus Yr9S) accomplishment in the 15yr Discus event at these Championships. Cooper ...

In our acknowledgement of record breakers at this GISSA event we overlooked Cooper Harvey’s (Bellarine Campus Yr9S) accomplishment in the 15yr Discus event at these Championships. Cooper threw 27.18m beating the previous record by 1.12m. We wish to congratulate Cooper on this achievement. 

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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All Year 2 students and staff, are excited about our upcoming camp to ‘Camp Wilkin’ next Wednesday, 16th May to Friday, 18th May. There are many exciting activities and opportunities for ...

All Year 2 students and staff, are excited about our upcoming camp to ‘Camp Wilkin’ next Wednesday, 16th May to Friday, 18th May. There are many exciting activities and opportunities for all Year 2 students to participate in, such as a night walk, flying fox, damper making and beach treasure hunt activities.

Please read the following information carefully as there are some important reminders and requirements in order for our day of departure to run smoothly.

*Please ensure your child arrives at school on time as the bus will leave promptly at 9.30am

*All luggage is to be placed at the front of the school near the bus departure area. If it is raining, all luggage and food (lunch / recess snacks) are to be placed in the chapel.

*All medications must be labelled with your child’s name and dosage requirements. Medications must be placed in a clearly named, sealed zip lock bag.

*Any medications are to be given directly to your child’s Homeroom Teacher, which will then be placed in a camp medications tub.

*Lunch (with a small water bottle) and a recess snack (with a small water bottle) for day 1, needs to be brought in separate, clearly named plastic/ zip lock bags.

*Lunch and snack needs to be placed in your child’s class, labelled tub I.E: 2B lunch, 2B recess etc… which will be at the luggage drop off area.

* Year 2 students are to line up in their regular line up area, where at 8.50am they will be taken to their homeroom to have the roll marked off and a briefing, before packing the bus prior to the 9.30am departure.

*Arrival time back at Junior School on Friday, 18th May is 2.00pm. Students who are unable to be picked up at 2.00pm will be supervised until 3.25pm in 2M’s classroom.

If you have any questions or queries please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Year 2 Camp Equipment List

A suggested clothing list is below. Please ensure all packed clothing and personal items are clearly named. Please be aware that if your child packs in excess of this they may have difficulty lifting their luggage. Heavy luggage can also be an occupational health and safety problem for our bus drivers.

* A small suitcase/carry all overnight bag, clearly named on the outside
* Sleeping bag clearly named on the outside and a pillow slip. (Blankets and pillows are supplied)
* A bath towel, hand towel and face washer.
* Sensible footwear - 1 pair of extra shoes or boots, (in case shoes become wet), thongs for shower, 1 pair of shoes suitable for beach wear (old sneakers or crocs etc..)
* Two changes of underwear, socks, shirts or skivvies.
* Clothing appropriate to the season: Water proof jacket, Summer hat, beanie, warm pyjamas/tracksuit, shorts, tracksuits or jeans
* Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, brush and comb, soap, insect repellent and sunscreen all in a toilet bag.
* Tissues, (small pack)
* Torch for night walk
* Plastic bag for soiled clothing.
* One book for evening reading period.

Please note: Electronic games, radios etc.. will not be allowed. Personal valuables such as jewellery/money etc… should not be taken. Students are also asked not to bring cameras (due to privacy policy). Students are responsible for their own personal items.

Louise Ward

Year 2 Camp Coordinator

 

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Students flourished in beautiful, sunny conditions on Friday the 27th of April to compete in the 2018 Bellarine House Cross Country.  It was great to see so many students involved, encour...

Students flourished in beautiful, sunny conditions on Friday the 27th of April to compete in the 2018 Bellarine House Cross Country.  It was great to see so many students involved, encouraging each other and trying their best as they raced around the course.  This event was closely contested, but in the end Burrows house came out on top, winning the event, with a strong performance across all age groups.  Our fastest performers for the day were Connor Asquith in Year 8 and Amelia Cunningham in Year 7.

Mr. Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

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Dear Parents,
During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junio...


Dear Parents,

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus.

 

Location: Junior School – Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per day for families (there will be no CCB for these Pupil Free days)

Bookings should be made by Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

Dear Parents of Year 3,
This year as part of the Federal Government National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College Junior School along with other s...

Dear Parents of Year 3,

A reminder that NAPLAN will conducted in Week 5, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of May.

In Australia, all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 complete a National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test conducted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. These tests and assessments are used to monitor trends in these learning areas.

Christian College uses these NAPLAN Tests as one of a wide-range of student tests and assessment tasks to measure the progress and skill development of your child. These results will be made available to parents in Term 3.

Please contact your homeroom teacher if you have any further queries regarding the NAPLAN assessments next week.

 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Campus

Junior School Canteen will reopen on Friday, 18th May.  We are pleased to announce that Mrs Amanda Nobel will be our new Junior School Canteen Manager. 
The Canteen urgently needs volunte...

Junior School Canteen will reopen on Friday, 18th May.  We are pleased to announce that Mrs Amanda Nobel will be our new Junior School Canteen Manager. 

The Canteen urgently needs volunteer helpers to operate every Friday and with winter approaching we need a few more helpers to fill the Roster. If you are able to spare 2 1/2 hours once a month or once a term it would be greatly appreciated.  Without your assistance the Canteen will not be able to open each Friday.

Please contact Amanda via email at j.canteen@ccg.vic.edu.au or by phone 0433 664163 if you are able to assist. 

 

Thank you,

Heather Smith

Christian College Canteen Manager

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In Term 2, Bellarine Campus Year 9 Japanese students are required to complete a written and spoken study assessment about an imaginary travel itinerary to Japan. To enhance student learni...

In Term 2, Bellarine Campus Year 9 Japanese students are required to complete a written and spoken study assessment about an imaginary travel itinerary to Japan. To enhance student learning, this week the students visited both the Japanese Consulate and Japan’s JTB travel agency in Melbourne to participate in seminars about places to visit and things to do in Japan.

Our students were especially fortunate to visit JTB and receive a special tourism presentation from two staff, Bethany Clarke and Georgia Jones, who are Christian College Geelong graduates (See photo). Our graduates were also able to explain to our students how they came to have careers that use Japanese language and the benefits of participating in the various exchange programs that our schools offers to Senior School students.

Many thanks to Yukari-sensei and Mr. Rob Moore for their support of this excursion. In the short-term, I am looking forward to how the students incorporate their excursion experiences into their upcoming assessment task. In the long-term, it is hoped that the excursion contributes to greater student engagement with their study of Japanese.

Adam Reidy
Japanese Teacher

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Wednesday 16th May
Coogoorah Park Excursion 
 
Friday 18th May
East Timor Independence Day Casual Dress
 
Monday 21st May
Victorian Police Surf Coast Youth Resource Officer visiting Prep ...

Wednesday 16th May

Coogoorah Park Excursion 

 

Friday 18th May

East Timor Independence Day Casual Dress

 

Monday 21st May

Victorian Police Surf Coast Youth Resource Officer visiting Prep T

 

Wednesday 23rd May

School Photographs - Class and Individual Portraits taken by Arthur Reed Photography

 

Wednesday 30th May

Bush Prep  

 

Monday 11th June

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

 

Wednesday 13th June 

Student Learning Conferences - more information to follow

 

Thursday 14th June

Student Learning Conferences - more information to follow

Bush Prep 

 

Friday 22nd June

Last Day of Term

 

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Mr Antony Benson, Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design and Mr Andrew Platt, teacher of Product Design, are very excited about commissioning a new laser cutter at th...

Mr Antony Benson, Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design and Mr Andrew Platt, teacher of Product Design, are very excited about commissioning a new laser cutter at the Bellarine Campus. This new technology provides wonderful opportunities for student use of new and emerging digital technologies in the design stages across multiple subject areas including Art, Product Design in both materials and Textiles, Food Technology, Systems and Engineering and in Investigations in the Junior School. Combined with other technologies such as three dimensional printing, this technology allows students to design and produce high precision components and pieces of work. Within minutes of its commission, Year 9 students (James and Luka) had digitally designed and cut components for their Solar vehicles.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Hope you have had a great start to Term 2. I am excited to be back from placement and look forward to the term ahead and implementing all the fun and exciting activities we have planned f...

Hope you have had a great start to Term 2. I am excited to be back from placement and look forward to the term ahead and implementing all the fun and exciting activities we have planned for the children. I look forward to seeing familiar and new faces this week and in future weeks. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please come and see me.

Below we have some exciting news in regards to the extra student free week at the end of the term:


Upcoming Pupil Free Days

On Monday the 25th June to Friday 29th June, Camp Australia will be providing Pupil Free Days at our OSHC service.

Location: 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per day, per child (there will be no CCB for these Pupil Free days)

Bookings should be made by Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care Team at 1300 105 343. The team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reminders:

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

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


Rachel Somerton
OSHC Coordinator Christian College Geelong

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The Year 9 Guerrilla Art and Drama students from Term 1 took part in the annual Geelong After Dark event last Friday night. This year’s theme, ‘Earth’, saw students use both installation ...

The Year 9 Guerrilla Art and Drama students from Term 1 took part in the annual Geelong After Dark event last Friday night. This year’s theme, ‘Earth’, saw students use both installation artwork and performance to showcase the transformation of Geelong’s employment landscape – blue collar to white collar – to highlight the local issue of homelessness.

While the weather made things a little difficult – and the wind, cold and footy kept overall crowd numbers down – the Christian College students made us, and most importantly themselves, proud. They all managed to push through the nerves to, not only perform and showcase their work to their constantly changing audience, but also engage and interact with those who came to see their work – one lady told us she came to the event just to see what the students had created. Some students were able to use the experience to make the community connections needed, to help them take their desire to make a difference, further. We were absolutely blessed to be given this opportunity to see our students shine.

Thank you to both the staff and student families who braved the elements to see our students in their element – being able to offer this authentic learning experience is something we will never forget.

Victoria Kent – Year 9 Drama & Lori Ruplal – Year 9 Guerrilla Art

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Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective this term have been continuing to publish articles based on our theme of ‘transformation’. This work is being showcased to their ta...

Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective this term have been continuing to publish articles based on our theme of ‘transformation’. This work is being showcased to their target audience – years 7-9 – through their online blog, while one article is also being published in The Vine each week. Last week you were taken to East Timor by Serena El-Hage. Today, you can read about the physical transformation of the Bellarine campus – as seen by Year 9 student Emma Barton…

From Then To Now…

Since 2009 when I had walked into Christian College as a Prep until now as a Year 9, I have seen Christian College transform in so many ways – from the gym and music facilities, a playground and sand pit, to the barn transforming now.

One place, that I can remember that has changed is the gym and music facilities and auditorium. I can remember everyone crowding in the room at junior school assembly. I can remember seeing older students doing performances on the stage. A benefit of being a foundation student is that I can look back when the auditorium, gym and music facilities were not there, there was a huge space of area – I can see the way Christian College has developed. It had a playground, sandpit that was around the peppercorn tree and an area with chairs for people to sit around. Running around the playground with my friends, playing games and building sandcastles in the sandpit. I can relive whenever I had music that I would go to the 9D homeroom because that was where the music rooms were when I was in Prep and Year 1.

Another thing that has changed in the school is the Year 3 classrooms. The area of the Year 3 classes was the canteen. Although I was tiny in the years it was here, I can still remember what it looked like. I remember when I was in Prep and going to see my buddies in the Year 4 rooms. Where the Year 4 rooms are now was also where the Year 3 rooms were.

From these two things that I can remember, to the barn being transformed now, Christian College has changed throughout the years and will continue to change as the years go on.

Emma Barton

Image: The Auditorium at Christian College Bellarine (E. Barton)

Victoria Kent

The Editorial Elective Teacher

 

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During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belm...

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus. 

Location: Junior School – Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per child per day (there will be no Christian College Bellarine for these Pupil Free days)

Bookings should be made by Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire m...

The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire may have destroyed our building, yet it has not dampened our enthusiasm or our unity.

It is often during adversity that we witness the true test of a community’s character. Many of the staff from our leadership and administration team, maintenance crew and IT team have worked tirelessly throughout the past 48 hours to see our campus re-open to our staff and students today. External contractors and our Insurers have also been exemplary in supporting our efforts to re-establish our Services and create a safe environment. I am grateful for the many people who have been willing to ‘go the extra mile’, to dig in, to lend a hand, to offer support or pray for our community. This has been an active and overt demonstration of Christian service, self- sacrificing personal contributions all for the glory of God.

The College continues to be overwhelmed with offers of prayer and willingness to assist. We have also received well wishes from other schools both locally and around the State. Even last night, we received a long message of support from our Sister School SMAN 2 in Indonesia, inclusive of a video clip of the whole school community praying for CCG. Such encouragement has been heartening and uplifting during this very challenging time.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible response and dedication of the CFA units that attended on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to minimise the impact of the fire. They went to great personal lengths to preserve elements of our building and its contents, along with keeping us up to date and well informed of their progress. Emergency Services and our Insurance Company have now completed their investigations and the Administration and Resource Centre buildings will remain out of operation. We can confirm that the fire was started from a fault in an electrical power-pack to a desktop computer in the staff work area. I want to make it very clear to our community that the fire did NOT start due to “dodgy wiring” or anything else related to the workmanship of our buildings, as was reported in some media outlets. Unfortunately, the internal damage to the building is more extensive than first thought and some demolition of the worst effected areas has commenced today.

We are pleased that our short-term plans provided the opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to resume their educational program today, and it was delightful to see our students and staff return to the campus. The longer term plans to address our Administration and Resource Centre building will be communicated in due course, as a clearer picture of the requirements become known.

Thank you once again for your prayer and understanding during this difficult time for our community.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire m...

The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire may have destroyed our building, yet it has not dampened our enthusiasm or our unity.

It is often during adversity that we witness the true test of a community’s character. Many of the staff from our leadership and administration team, maintenance crew and IT team have worked tirelessly throughout the past 48 hours to see our campus re-open to our staff and students today. External contractors and our Insurers have also been exemplary in supporting our efforts to re-establish our Services and create a safe environment. I am grateful for the many people who have been willing to ‘go the extra mile’, to dig in, to lend a hand, to offer support or pray for our community. This has been an active and overt demonstration of Christian service, self- sacrificing personal contributions all for the glory of God.

The College continues to be overwhelmed with offers of prayer and willingness to assist. We have also received well wishes from other schools both locally and around the State. Even last night, we received a long message of support from our Sister School SMAN 2 in Indonesia, inclusive of a video clip of the whole school community praying for CCG. Such encouragement has been heartening and uplifting during this very challenging time.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible response and dedication of the CFA units that attended on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to minimise the impact of the fire. They went to great personal lengths to preserve elements of our building and its contents, along with keeping us up to date and well informed of their progress. Emergency Services and our Insurance Company have now completed their investigations and the Administration and Resource Centre buildings will remain out of operation. We can confirm that the fire was started from a fault in an electrical power-pack to a desktop computer in the staff work area. I want to make it very clear to our community that the fire did NOT start due to “dodgy wiring” or anything else related to the workmanship of our buildings, as was reported in some media outlets. Unfortunately, the internal damage to the building is more extensive than first thought and some demolition of the worst effected areas has commenced today.

We are pleased that our short-term plans provided the opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to resume their educational program today, and it was delightful to see our students and staff return to the campus. The longer term plans to address our Administration and Resource Centre building will be communicated in due course, as a clearer picture of the requirements become known.

Thank you once again for your prayer and understanding during this difficult time for our community.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Senior School Arts students and their families were formally invited to the Novotel Geelong Hotel by General Manager, Bryan Dennis to personally thank them for exhibiting their artwork at...

Senior School Arts students and their families were formally invited to the Novotel Geelong Hotel by General Manager, Bryan Dennis to personally thank them for exhibiting their artwork at the Waterfront location over the summer period.

Bryan praised the youth of Geelong and was enthusiastic in giving future students the opportunity to display their creative talents and flair in a public forum.

Sincere thanks to students Donya Rezaei Mahalati, Marla Moloney, Charlotte Crapper, Jane Jarecki and Ned Addison. 

It was a proud moment for the families to see their child being acknowledged.

Christian College would like to thank Larelle Fitt, Novotel Events Manager for her idea to display students' work and we are looking forward to continuing the relationship in such a prominent location.

 

 

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The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire m...

The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire may have destroyed our building, yet it has not dampened our enthusiasm or our unity.

It is often during adversity that we witness the true test of a community’s character. Many of the staff from our leadership and administration team, maintenance crew and IT team have worked tirelessly throughout the past 48 hours to see our campus re-open to our staff and students today. External contractors and our Insurers have also been exemplary in supporting our efforts to re-establish our Services and create a safe environment. I am grateful for the many people who have been willing to ‘go the extra mile’, to dig in, to lend a hand, to offer support or pray for our community. This has been an active and overt demonstration of Christian service, self- sacrificing personal contributions all for the glory of God.

The College continues to be overwhelmed with offers of prayer and willingness to assist. We have also received well wishes from other schools both locally and around the State. Even last night, we received a long message of support from our Sister School SMAN 2 in Indonesia, inclusive of a video clip of the whole school community praying for CCG. Such encouragement has been heartening and uplifting during this very challenging time.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible response and dedication of the CFA units that attended on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to minimise the impact of the fire. They went to great personal lengths to preserve elements of our building and its contents, along with keeping us up to date and well informed of their progress. Emergency Services and our Insurance Company have now completed their investigations and the Administration and Resource Centre buildings will remain out of operation. We can confirm that the fire was started from a fault in an electrical power-pack to a desktop computer in the staff work area. I want to make it very clear to our community that the fire did NOT start due to “dodgy wiring” or anything else related to the workmanship of our buildings, as was reported in some media outlets. Unfortunately, the internal damage to the building is more extensive than first thought and some demolition of the worst effected areas has commenced today.

We are pleased that our short-term plans provided the opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to resume their educational program today, and it was delightful to see our students and staff return to the campus. The longer term plans to address our Administration and Resource Centre building will be communicated in due course, as a clearer picture of the requirements become known.

Thank you once again for your prayer and understanding during this difficult time for our community.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire m...

The fire at our Senior Campus this week has been devastating for our community, both past and present. However, as I have been sharing, we will ‘rebuild’ and we will ‘recover’! The fire may have destroyed our building, yet it has not dampened our enthusiasm or our unity.

It is often during adversity that we witness the true test of a community’s character. Many of the staff from our leadership and administration team, maintenance crew and IT team have worked tirelessly throughout the past 48 hours to see our campus re-open to our staff and students today. External contractors and our Insurers have also been exemplary in supporting our efforts to re-establish our Services and create a safe environment. I am grateful for the many people who have been willing to ‘go the extra mile’, to dig in, to lend a hand, to offer support or pray for our community. This has been an active and overt demonstration of Christian service, self- sacrificing personal contributions all for the glory of God.

The College continues to be overwhelmed with offers of prayer and willingness to assist. We have also received well wishes from other schools both locally and around the State. Even last night, we received a long message of support from our Sister School SMAN 2 in Indonesia, inclusive of a video clip of the whole school community praying for CCG. Such encouragement has been heartening and uplifting during this very challenging time.

We would like to acknowledge the incredible response and dedication of the CFA units that attended on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to minimise the impact of the fire. They went to great personal lengths to preserve elements of our building and its contents, along with keeping us up to date and well informed of their progress. Emergency Services and our Insurance Company have now completed their investigations and the Administration and Resource Centre buildings will remain out of operation. We can confirm that the fire was started from a fault in an electrical power-pack to a desktop computer in the staff work area. I want to make it very clear to our community that the fire did NOT start due to “dodgy wiring” or anything else related to the workmanship of our buildings, as was reported in some media outlets. Unfortunately, the internal damage to the building is more extensive than first thought and some demolition of the worst effected areas has commenced today.

We are pleased that our short-term plans provided the opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to resume their educational program today, and it was delightful to see our students and staff return to the campus. The longer term plans to address our Administration and Resource Centre building will be communicated in due course, as a clearer picture of the requirements become known.

Thank you once again for your prayer and understanding during this difficult time for our community.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Dear Parents of Years 5, 7 and 9,
 
This year as part of the Federal Government National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College along with other stu...

Dear Parents of Years 5, 7 and 9,

 

This year as part of the Federal Government National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College along with other students across Australia will participate in State-based standardised assessments to monitor trends in these learning areas.

In Australia, all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 complete a National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test conducted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. 

The testing dates are Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of May 2018. In the weeks preceding these tests, students will undertake practise tests in order to familiarise themselves with the testing format and time allocations.

Christian College uses these NAPLAN Tests as one of a wide-range of student tests and assessment tasks to measure the progress and skill development of your child. These results will be made available to parents in Term 3.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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