You will be aware that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School in Belmont at the end of this term.
It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marre...

I wish to advise you that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School at the end of this term.
Mrs Nott has been an exceptional leader of the Junior School community and has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the wonderful learning environment that we currently enjoy at the Belmont Campus.
We celebrate Mrs Nott’s excellent career in education as a teacher, Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and particularly as Head of Campus. Mrs Nott has also taught at our Middle and Senior School campuses.
Her contribution to the learning that takes place at Christian College has been significant, particularly in the areas of English, curriculum development, teacher professional development and policy making.
In wishing Mrs Nott every blessing for a wonderful retirement, we will miss her wisdom and friendship.

It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl has been appointed as the new Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing in Term 3.
Mrs Weigl is well positioned to take on this role. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her current position as the Deputy Head of Campus.
Mrs Weigl is passionate about teaching and learning and has a strong desire to continue the excellent work that is being undertaken at our Junior School.

I know that you will join me in wishing Mrs Nott every happiness in her retirement and in congratulating Mrs Weigl on her appointment.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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You will be aware that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School in Belmont at the end of this term.
It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marre...

I wish to advise you that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School at the end of this term.
Mrs Nott has been an exceptional leader of the Junior School community and has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the wonderful learning environment that we currently enjoy at the Belmont Campus.
We celebrate Mrs Nott’s excellent career in education as a teacher, Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and particularly as Head of Campus. Mrs Nott has also taught at our Middle and Senior campuses.
Her contribution to the learning that takes place at Christian College has been significant, particularly in the areas of English, curriculum development, teacher professional development and policy making.
In wishing Mrs Nott every blessing for a wonderful retirement, we will miss her wisdom and friendship.

It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl has been appointed as the new Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing in Term 3.
Mrs Weigl is well positioned to take on this role. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her current position as the Deputy Head of Campus.
Mrs Weigl is passionate about teaching and learning and has a strong desire to continue the excellent work that is being undertaken in our Junior school.

I know that you will join me in wishing Mrs Nott every happiness in her retirement and in congratulating Mrs Weigl on her appointment.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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You will be aware that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School in Belmont at the end of this term.
It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marre...

I wish to advise you that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School at the end of this term.
Mrs Nott has been an exceptional leader of the Junior School community and has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the wonderful learning environment that we currently enjoy at the Belmont Campus.
We celebrate Mrs Nott’s excellent career in education as a teacher, Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and particularly as Head of Campus. Mrs Nott has also taught at our Middle and Senior campuses.
Her contribution to the learning that takes place at Christian College has been significant, particularly in the areas of English, curriculum development, teacher professional development and policy making.
In wishing Mrs Nott every blessing for a wonderful retirement, we will miss her wisdom and friendship.

It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl has been appointed as the new Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing in Term 3.
Mrs Weigl is well positioned to take on this role. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her current position as the Deputy Head of Campus.
Mrs Weigl is passionate about teaching and learning and has a strong desire to continue the excellent work that is being undertaken in our Junior school.

I know that you will join me in wishing Mrs Nott every happiness in her retirement and in congratulating Mrs Weigl on her appointment.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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You will be aware that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School in Belmont at the end of this term.
It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marre...

I wish to advise you that Mrs Marion Nott will be retiring from her position as Head of the Junior School at the end of this term.
Mrs Nott has been an exceptional leader of the Junior School community and has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the wonderful learning environment that we currently enjoy at the Belmont Campus.
We celebrate Mrs Nott’s excellent career in education as a teacher, Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning and particularly as Head of Campus. Mrs Nott has also taught at our Middle and Senior campuses.
Her contribution to the learning that takes place at Christian College has been significant, particularly in the areas of English, curriculum development, teacher professional development and policy making.
In wishing Mrs Nott every blessing for a wonderful retirement, we will miss her wisdom and friendship.

It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl has been appointed as the new Head of Junior School Belmont, commencing in Term 3.
Mrs Weigl is well positioned to take on this role. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her current position as the Deputy Head of Campus.
Mrs Weigl is passionate about teaching and learning and has a strong desire to continue the excellent work that is being undertaken in our Junior school.

I know that you will join me in wishing Mrs Nott every happiness in her retirement and in congratulating Mrs Weigl on her appointment.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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The term is well underway and the Year 12 students are working well. The VCAL students are fully engaged with their learning and work placements with many having their chosen career path ...

The term is well underway and the Year 12 students are working well. The VCAL students are fully engaged with their learning and work placements, with many having their career path decided and in place.

The Year 12 VCE students, and Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 subject, have “SACs a plenty”. It is a difficult time, and managing that time while keeping a level head, is paramount. Each year, this period of time presents challenges.

What can parents do to help?

This is a question we receive on a weekly basis and there is no “one size that fits all”.

Good advice is to support your child by ensuring they are working regularly. Good work is a result of a habit. I recommend a homework or study timetable be drawn up and placed on the fridge so that all can see; a time to commence and a time to finish. The working place needs to be quiet and parents and guardians are encouraged to provide drinks and snacks so they do not have to disturb their child’s train of thought.

Good sleep is most important and there are benefits in changing pillows and turning mattresses over to support a better night’s sleep. Headaches are often a sign of poor sleep or dehydration.

Our teachers are in the best position to support you and please email them, or me, if ever we can assist.

The VCE is a marathon, not a sprint.

Good luck.

 

East Timor Trivia Night

The annual East Timor Trivia Night is on Friday, 11th August in the Geelong West Town Hall. The aim is to raise funds for the school in East Timor, which we support through student and staff visits.

We require donations of all kinds, and please contact me if you can help. I am willing to come and talk to you and explain the great work done by the College and how it relies on the support of our Christian College community.

Thanking you all in advance.

 

Volunteers Wanted

The Senior School canteen is a wonderful place that serves our students so well. Heather Smith, the miracle worker who ensures our students are never hungry, needs help.

Help is required on Thursdays and Fridays. It is a great opportunity to assist, and know that you are doing something the community really appreciates.         

Please email Heather on h.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au or ring the Senior School Office and ask for me.

I thank you in advance for considering this.

  

Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School

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Last Friday, Junior School celebrated the annual 'Mother's Day Tabloid Sports and Sack Race'. Working in groups, all the Year 4 students cooperated well to conduct 16 activities for all P...

Last Friday, Junior School celebrated the annual 'Mother's Day Tabloid Sports and Sack Race'. Working in groups, all the Year 4 students cooperated well to conduct 16 activities for all Prep to Year 3 students. From the old favourite activities - like the egg and spoon and sack races - to football and netball activities, students competed for House points, with Taylor House winning the day.

The Year 4 students did a great job organising the equipment, explaining and running the event. It was pleasing to see all these students take this leadership opportunity and provide enjoyment for other students at the school.

The day was well supported, with lots of parents attending to watch their children participate in up to eight activities. We had 20 mothers enter the Mother's Day Sack Race. The students saved their loudest cheers for the day in the three heats and final. Corrine Chalmers once again took the honours, completing a hat trick of wins!

We would like to acknowledge the support from Bakers Delight in Highton for trophies and gift vouchers for this race. They also kindly donated Breast Cancer Network Australia tote bags for all entrants in the sack race. Once again, they supplied a roll and scone for each student at the school. We appreciate the ongoing support from Bakers Delight in Highton.

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This year, the Bellarine Salvos and their Open Air Music Program are organising a fundraising concert to support The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal.
This inaugral event is an excellen...

This year, the Bellarine Salvos and their Open Air Music Program are organising a fundraising concert to support The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal.

This inaugral event is an excellent way to support young musical talent and listen to some of the best professional and student musicians from around Australia. The first of these fundraising concerts will be on Wednesday, 24th May commencing at 6.30pm, at Christian College Bellarine, and features the amazing talent of soul and funk singer May Johnston, and composer and pianist Luke Howard.

See https://salvos.org.au/bellarinepeninsula/events/2017/05/24/red-shield-appeal-fundraising-concert/ for details.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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On Tuesday, our Year 3 and 4 students had a visit from two Geelong Football players – Tom Lonergan and rookie Jack Henry who were at Junior School to promote their community initiative - ...

On Tuesday, our Year 3 and 4 students had a visit from two Geelong Football players – Tom Lonergan and rookie, Jack Henry - who were at Junior School to promote their community initiative, ‘Healthy Heroes’.

The program, specifically designed for Grade 3 and 4 students, aims to engage, educate and empower young people to make good choices about their health and well-being, with key focuses on nutrition, water and physical activity. 

Along with the players, Education Officer Rachel Brooks provided students with a presentation aimed to challenge students about how the choices they make will improve their health and fitness. Some students had the opportunity to get an autograph, which was a great thrill.

Keeping the football theme going, aspiring AFL footballer and current Geelong Falcons player, Ki Copland, also attended the afternoon activities and was interviewed about his life and his faith by Mr Rice during our school assembly later in the afternoon. The opportunity to listen to the experience and aspirations of such a positive young role model was appreciated by our students and teachers.

 

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Thursday 15th of May, students and staff braved the cold and slept out in the Penman Quad to raise awareness for the homeless in our community.
This idea came from the Year 10 Jesus in Th...

On Thursday, 15th May, students and staff braved the cold and slept out in the Penman Quad to raise awareness for the homeless in our community.

This idea came from the Year 10 'Jesus in The Modern World' students and was well supported by the Senior School community. The aim of the night was to raise awareness for the homeless commnity, and the way these people are perceived, acknowledged and treated by society.  

Those who participated in the sleepout enjoyed music by the Senior School Band and a soup and bread dinner, provided by the Year 11 VCAL students. On the Friday morning, everyone particpated in an exercise and yoga session, and a delicous warm pancake breakfast.

 

 

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This term students from Bellarine Middle School Science classes have already been very active. Students in Year 5 journeyed through the Solar System in the Planetarium which visited out A...

This term, students from Bellarine Middle School Science classes have already been very active. Students in Year 5 journeyed through the Solar System in the Planetarium, which visited our Auditorium. I was thrilled with the level of interest and engagement of the students, who asked lots of relevant questions. Space is still a very popular topic. Year 5 will continue studying planets next term. Recently, Year 5 have certainly been building on their learning about 'Living Things' from Year 4, as they explored food webs in different ecosystems.

Year 7 students have been learning how to separate different types of mixtures, including mud pies and billy tea. As each student became an expert in their separation technique, they demonstrated and taught their peers. This week they have all investigated different mixtures and worked independently on separating them, using some Maths time to calculate the percentages of choc chips in cookies, for example. The students have enjoyed thinking about their individual challenges and solving the problem set for them.

Year 8 students really warmed to the 'Heat' topic these past few chilly weeks. They could now tell you the similarities and differences between Conduction, Convection and Radiation of heat. By designing and doing experiments every lesson, they also have been very engaged with their learning. Yesterday, the 'Chemistry' topic kicked off, not with a bang, but with some cooking. Evidence of chemical change was highly apparent during the cooking of toffee. Most groups had a sugary treat for dessert after their lunch. Students could easily describe the evidence as: colour changes, production of a solid, temperature change, production of a gas and a beautiful smell.

The Year 9 students have been delving into the workings of an atom. Even though this is quite an abstract concept, they are enjoying the 'light bulb' moments when they correctly calculate protons, neutrons and electrons in the atoms of different elements. Grace in 9D has particularly latched onto the electron configurations, and has taught many of her peers the tricks of how to draw an electron shell diagram of atoms of different elements. Her latest effort is pictured below!

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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Following 13 years of dominance, the Christian College Track and Field team hit a bump in 2016, placing third overall at the GISSA Championships.

But with a renewed commitment, a willingness to function as a team in an event that requires individual performance, and our students' athletic talent coming to the fore, Christian College was able to record a convincing victory and take out the title for 2017!

Led by Captains Tess Kirsopp Cole and Michael Little, the team was dominant from the first event on the track, with Bethany Dean winning her 1500m event. It was a particular domination in the 4 x 100m relays, with the College winning seven and placing 2nd in nine out of the 10 events.

All students contributed towards the victory, and are to be congratulated on the manner in which they supported each other, filled in for other injured athletes and persevered throughout the day.

Highlights:

  • Congratulations to the following students who set records: Ethan Grills (1500m), Bethany Dean (1500m), Jessica Seller (100m), Connor Hickey (100m), Jack Dyson (Shot Put), Briely Wight (Shot Put), Nyah Brown (400m), Kasey Perkins (400m and Triple Jump), Oscar Murdoch (Triple Jump), Archie Hildebrandt (High Jump) and Tess Kirsopp Cole (Triple Jump).
  • In her final Track and Field competition for the College, Tess Kirsopp Cole was a dominant winner in the 100m, 400m, Long Jump and Triple Jump. After completing her Year 12 studies in 2017, Tess is looking forward to some serious training and competition at the National level.
  • Kasey Perkins (100m, 400m, High Jump Triple Jump and Long Jump), Nyah Brown (100m and 400m), Bethany Dean (800m and 1500m) and Ethan Grills (800m and 1500m) were multiple event winners.
  • Sam DeFrancesco, with an injured right hand, threw with his non-preferred left hand to place second in the Shot Put. Sam also won the High Jump and anchored the 16 Year Boys 4 x 100m Relay to victory.

Individual events winners:

  • Shot Put - Abigail Hill, Jack Dyson, Briely Wight, AJ Wight, Kya Werner and Isabel Hackett.
  • Discus - Brunswick Sharp, Georgia Murdoch, Hamish Todd and Connor Idun.
  • Long Jump - Riley MacDonald, Tess Kirsopp Cole and Kendrick Kunoo.
  • Triple Jump - Tess Kirsopp Cole, Oscar Murdoch and Kasey Perkins.
  • High Jump - Elliot MacDonald, Kasey Perkins, Archie Hildebrandt, Jaz Bratanavicius and Sam DeFrancesco.
  • 100m (A Finals) - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins, Connor Hickey and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 400m - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 800m - Bethany Dean, Ethan Grills and Bianca Pocklington.
  • 1500m - Ethan Grills, Bethany Dean, Cooper Geall and Montana Jones.
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Today, after recess, students and staff joined in the Assembly Hall to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the return to independence for East Timor. Presentations on life and challenges fa...

Today, after recess, students and staff joined in the Assembly Hall to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the return to independence for East Timor.

Presentations on life and challenges faced by people in East Timor showed the students where their fundraising efforts can help in enhancing the quality of life for the children in that country.  

Our current tally for the fundraising to go to East Timor is in excess of $600. Thank you so much to everybody who contributed.

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Last Wednesday all the Year 2 children and staff set off to Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. We were blessed with the most beautiful weather, which allowed the complete program to take place for ...

Last Wednesday, all the Year 2 children and staff set off to Camp Wilkin in Anglesea.

We were blessed with the most beautiful weather, which allowed the complete program to take place for the children. There were many occasions for individuals to be challenged, including the flying fox, low ropes course and the rock climbing wall. Initiative games and sand sculptures provided an opportunity for collaboration.

Overall, this was an amazing time, where existing friendships were cemented and new ones made; abilities tested and fears overcome. It was a thoroughly worthwhile experience for everyone.

Mark Jacobi
Year 2 Teacher

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Following 13 years of dominance, the Christian College Track & Field team hit a bump in 2016, placing third overall at the GISSA Championships. With a renewed commitment, a willingness ...

Following 13 years of dominance, the Christian College Track and Field team hit a bump in 2016, placing third overall at the GISSA Championships.

But with a renewed commitment, a willingness to function as a team in an event that requires individual performance, and our students' athletic talent coming to the fore, Christian College was able to record a convincing victory and take out the title for 2017!

Led by Captains Tess Kirsopp Cole and Michael Little, the team was dominant from the first event on the track, with Bethany Dean winning her 1500m event. It was a particular domination in the 4 x 100m relays, with the College winning seven and placing 2nd in nine out of the 10 events.

All students contributed towards the victory, and are to be congratulated on the manner in which they supported each other, filled in for other injured athletes and persevered throughout the day.

Highlights:

  • Congratulations to the following students who set records: Ethan Grills (1500m), Bethany Dean (1500m), Jessica Seller (100m), Connor Hickey (100m), Jack Dyson (Shot Put), Briely Wight (Shot Put), Nyah Brown (400m), Kasey Perkins (400m and Triple Jump), Oscar Murdoch (Triple Jump), Archie Hildebrandt (High Jump) and Tess Kirsopp Cole (Triple Jump).
  • In her final Track and Field competition for the College, Tess Kirsopp Cole was a dominant winner in the 100m, 400m, Long Jump and Triple Jump. After completing her Year 12 studies in 2017, Tess is looking forward to some serious training and competition at the National level.
  • Kasey Perkins (100m, 400m, High Jump Triple Jump and Long Jump), Nyah Brown (100m and 400m), Bethany Dean (800m and 1500m) and Ethan Grills (800m and 1500m) were multiple event winners.
  • Sam DeFrancesco, with an injured right hand, threw with his non-preferred left hand to place second in the Shot Put. Sam also won the High Jump and anchored the 16 Year Boys 4 x 100m Relay to victory.

Individual events winners:

  • Shot Put - Abigail Hill, Jack Dyson, Briely Wight, AJ Wight, Kya Werner and Isabel Hackett.
  • Discus - Brunswick Sharp, Georgia Murdoch, Hamish Todd and Connor Idun.
  • Long Jump - Riley MacDonald, Tess Kirsopp Cole and Kendrick Kunoo.
  • Triple Jump - Tess Kirsopp Cole, Oscar Murdoch and Kasey Perkins.
  • High Jump - Elliot MacDonald, Kasey Perkins, Archie Hildebrandt, Jaz Bratanavicius and Sam DeFrancesco.
  • 100m (A Finals) - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins, Connor Hickey and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 400m - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 800m - Bethany Dean, Ethan Grills and Bianca Pocklington.
  • 1500m - Ethan Grills, Bethany Dean, Cooper Geall and Montana Jones.
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Mothers’ Day Tabloid Sports and Sack Race
Last Friday, Junior School celebrated the annual Mothers’ Day Tabloid Sports and Sack Race. Working in groups, all the Year 4 students cooperated...

Deakin University Students helping Year 2 PE

Over the past three Thursdays, Junior School have supported 30 Deakin University students currently commencing their teaching degrees in the Health and Physical Education area. Students from 2R and 2G have participated in small groups during their PE times, which are run by the Pre-Service teachers, focusing on kicking skills. During fitness, all of the Tertiary students have been assisting. It has been great to see the interaction between both groups and hopefully it has provided the Pre-Service teachers with a great start to their teaching careers.

 

 

 

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The Chemistry lab was filled with bubbles, smoke and colour last week as the Year 11 Chemistry students rounded off their studies of different types of matter by investigating the propert...

The Chemistry lab was filled with bubbles, smoke and colour last week, as the Year 11 Chemistry students rounded off their studies of different types of matter by investigating the properties of solid carbon dioxide, otherwise known as 'dry ice'.

Elissa Huddart

Chemistry Teacher

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Last Thursday the Year 9 Marine Studies class worked alongside Marine Biologists, Seagrass Researches and Parks Victoria to record data for a National Seagrass Monitoring Database.
Seagra...

Last Thursday, the Year 9 Marine Studies class worked alongside Marine Biologists, Seagrass Researches and Parks Victoria to record data for a National Seagrass Monitoring Database.

Seagrasses are flowering plants that rely on light to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and sugar, which is then available for use by other living organisms. These ecosystems support approximately 40 times more animals than bare sand, they provide a nursery ground and shelter for fish, prawns, shellfish and crabs. They support many human commercial activities and provide feeding grounds for larger predators, include marine birds. Furthermore, in nutrient-poor regions, seagrass plants help nutrient cycling by taking up nutrients from the soil and releasing them into the water through their leaves, acting as a nutrient pump. Although they often receive little attention, they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Unfortunately, Seagrass meadows are being lost due to human activities.

Each semester, students will monitor seagrass meadows in Swan Bay and submit their data to a database, which will assist scientists to form trends and monitor the condition of these areas.

Fiona Scott
Marine Studies Teacher

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Christian College regains GISSA Track & Field title 
Following 13 years of dominance, the Christian College Track & Field team hit a bump in 2016, placing third overall at the GISSA Champ...

Following 13 years of dominance, the Christian College Track and Field team hit a bump in 2016, placing third overall at the GISSA Championships.

But with a renewed commitment, a willingness to function as a team in an event that requires individual performance, and our students' athletic talent coming to the fore, Christian College was able to record a convincing victory and take out the title for 2017!

Led by Captains Tess Kirsopp Cole and Michael Little, the team was dominant from the first event on the track, with Bethany Dean winning her 1500m event. It was a particular domination in the 4 x 100m relays, with the College winning seven and placing 2nd in nine out of the 10 events.

All students contributed towards the victory, and are to be congratulated on the manner in which they supported each other, filled in for other injured athletes and persevered throughout the day.

Highlights:

  • Congratulations to the following students who set records: Ethan Grills (1500m), Bethany Dean (1500m), Jessica Seller (100m), Connor Hickey (100m), Jack Dyson (Shot Put), Briely Wight (Shot Put), Nyah Brown (400m), Kasey Perkins (400m and Triple Jump), Oscar Murdoch (Triple Jump), Archie Hildebrandt (High Jump) and Tess Kirsopp Cole (Triple Jump).
  • In her final Track and Field competition for the College, Tess Kirsopp Cole was a dominant winner in the 100m, 400m, Long Jump and Triple Jump. After completing her Year 12 studies in 2017, Tess is looking forward to some serious training and competition at the National level.
  • Kasey Perkins (100m, 400m, High Jump Triple Jump and Long Jump), Nyah Brown (100m and 400m), Bethany Dean (800m and 1500m) and Ethan Grills (800m and 1500m) were multiple event winners.
  • Sam DeFrancesco, with an injured right hand, threw with his non-preferred left hand to place second in the Shot Put. Sam also won the High Jump and anchored the 16 Year Boys 4 x 100m Relay to victory.

Individual events winners:

  • Shot Put - Abigail Hill, Jack Dyson, Briely Wight, AJ Wight, Kya Werner and Isabel Hackett.
  • Discus - Brunswick Sharp, Georgia Murdoch, Hamish Todd and Connor Idun.
  • Long Jump - Riley MacDonald, Tess Kirsopp Cole and Kendrick Kunoo.
  • Triple Jump - Tess Kirsopp Cole, Oscar Murdoch and Kasey Perkins.
  • High Jump - Elliot MacDonald, Kasey Perkins, Archie Hildebrandt, Jaz Bratanavicius and Sam DeFrancesco.
  • 100m (A Finals) - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins, Connor Hickey and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 400m - Nyah Brown, Kasey Perkins and Tess Kirsopp Cole.
  • 800m - Bethany Dean, Ethan Grills and Bianca Pocklington.
  • 1500m - Ethan Grills, Bethany Dean, Cooper Geall and Montana Jones.
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At Junior School, we are keen for our students to stay active and the daily Fitness Program is being adapted to provide opportunity for students at each year level to participate in a hou...

At Junior School, we are keen for our students to stay active and the daily Fitness Program is being adapted to provide opportunity for students at each year level to participate in a house based activity. On this day, the students are encouraged to wear their sports uniform with the house polo shirt. This will be in addition to the day the students wear sports uniform for Phys Ed. Please see the days for each class to wear their sports uniforms outlined below.                           

PE Uniform                                                    Sport Uniform

Prep B & G          Monday                               Friday

Prep R                 Tuesday                              Friday

Year 1B & G        Tuesday                               Friday

Year 1M & R        Wednesday                         Friday

All Year 2             Thursday                             Tuesday

Year 3B                Wednesday                         Friday

Year 3G                Thursday                             Friday   

Year 3R                Tuesday                               Friday

Year 4B                 Friday                                 Thursday

Year 4G                Monday                               Thursday

Year 4R                Wednesday                        Thursday

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Year 11 Jamie Stevenson
I would like to follow my dad’s example so I have chosen the Electrical trade as my future profession. On my work placement, I learn new and different aspects of t...

Year 11 Jamie Stevenson

I would like to follow my dad’s example, so I have chosen the Electrical trade as my future profession. On my work placement, I learn new and different aspects of the trade each week. A typical day Friday for me involves carrying all the tools around, fitting off powerpoints, climbing ladders, crawling through a roof or under a house. I like interacting with all sorts of different people in the workplace. I have learnt that if you do not wake up and go to work, you are not paid. Studying VCAL and VET is giving me a head start in my career. I have been offered an apprenticeship for when I finish secondary school. When I have completed my Electrical apprenticeship, I will still be young, and I aim to have my own car and a solid income.

Year 12 Tara Hocking

As part of my VCAL, I have chosen to study VET Certificate II in Animal Studies. This qualification takes two years to complete while I am still at school, and leads me straight into a Vet Nursing course at The Gordon. I want to be able to help animals who are sick, injured or in need. I think that it would be a very rewarding job knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life. I also love animals and enjoy learning all of the different things that there is to know about them. So far, I have learnt about basic care for dogs, basic first aid for animals, work in the animal care industry, occupational health and safety practices, workplace communications and basic care for domestic cats. I enjoy absolutely everything about my work placement at Pet Barn in Waurn Ponds, and I look forward to going to work every Friday. I do a wide range of jobs, such as helping customers, working at the registers and catching all different kinds of fish that people want to buy. Sometimes I go into the grooming salon where I get to observe and participate in dog grooming. An interesting thing I have learnt is that cats only meow to communicate with humans, and that they use different forms of communication between themselves. I hope to become a Veterinary Nurse at a local veterinary clinic somewhere in the Geelong region.

Work placement opportunities for VCAL and VET students

We are currently looking for support from the Christian College Community to help with engaging some students in a workplace that relates to their VET course on Fridays, throughout the school term. Work experience is required for two students in Beauty, one in Community Services, one in Carpentry and one in the Electrical business. If you are able to or know someone who might support our young people in gettting started with their careers, please contact Kerryn Fearnsides at the Senior School Campus. If you would like to support our work placement program in the future, please let me know, as it would be great to have a bank of potential employers to draw from in our school community.

 

Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Don't miss the Geelong Advertiser on Wednesday, 31st May to spot our littlest academics in print. The liftout celebrates the milestone first year of school of Geelong region students with...

Earlier this term, the Geelong Advertiser visited Christian College to 'capture' a photo of the 2017 Prep classes. The Advertiser is planning a feature article on the Prep students across the City of Greater Geelong. The liftout celebrates the milestone first school year of students in the Geelong region, with photos of Prep classes. This is to go to print on Wednesday, 31st May

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Christian College aims to inspire students to look beyond themselves to see, and respond to, the needs of others. We strive to teach students that it is more important to serve than to be served. To provide an opportunity for our students to serve their local community, each year the College partners with the Salvation Army to support them with their Red Shield Appeal.

During assembly, students in Years 5 to 9 were invited to participate in the Red Shield Appeal Door Knock on Sunday, 28th May from 9.15am to 12.30pm, in the Drysdale and Clifton Springs area. Forms can be collected and returned to Mrs Nicola Morrish.

A reminder to all students participating to please meet at the Bellarine Campus Auditorium Foyer at 9.15am, Sunday, 28th May, wearing full College winter uniform. 

Nicola Morrish
Year 7 and 8 Coordinator

 

 

 

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Students have the opportunity to study VET as a subject for either VCE or VCAL Pathways in Year 11 and 12. VCAL students must study a VET subject as part of their course. Students travel ...

Students have the opportunity to study VET as a subject for either VCE or VCAL Pathways in Year 11 and 12.

VCAL students must study a VET subject as part of their course. Students travel off campus on Wednesday afternoons to study VET during the school term. In preparation for forthcoming subject selections for 2018, The Gordon is offering a 'taster' program for students to try out VET courses of interest. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight into courses, and I encourage all Year 10 students considering a VET subject for 2018 to participate.

Flyers with an application form have been emailed home to all parents and guardians of Year 10 students. These applications must be completed and returned to the Student Office, no later than 26th May. Please note that these courses start early next term and students may register for as many 'taster' programs as they like. Students will be required to make their own way to and from The Gordon for these sessions.

Additional application forms are available from House Group teachers or the Student Office. Should you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Fearnsides.

Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Today the Christian College Bellarine community came together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of independence for the second newest nation on Earth: Timor-Leste. Service men and women f...

Today the Christian College Bellarine community came together to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Independence for the second-newest nation on Earth: Timor-Leste. Service men and women from our country, Australia, helped the Timorese to independence in 2002, and also during short periods of civil unrest after that. Now, people from Geelong support our friends in Viqueque. Christian College has steadfastly supported this community for most of their independence. We are now proud, and yet humbled, to have developed strong friendships in Viqueque.

Today, the Timorese actually call this day their restoration of Independence Day, because they won independence for nine short days at the end of 1975.

Timor-Leste was governed by Portugal for 500 years, and then occupied by Indonesia for 24 years. So it was with real passion that the Timorese embraced their current independence in 2002. This freedom was won with the lives of one third of its population. One third of the people today live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nobody was untouched by their battle for independence.

As the students listened to the national anthem of Timor-Leste, they appreciated the power of the Timorese people’s patriotism. Jo Hall (school captain) and Andrew Agar raised the Timorese flag. Then the Project Care Representatives came forward and placed a tais around the flagpole. These handwoven tais are symbolic of the strong culture of Timor-Leste.

A beautiful and fitting conclusion to the ceremony was Mr Jorge Viegas, our very own Portuguese staff member, reading a prayer of thankfulness and mindfulness in Portuguese.

Students got right behind the Project Care Day by buying handcrafts and coffee. All proceeds will support the community of Viqueque. English-Tetun dictionaries will be purchased for the students who attend the 'Friendship House' English program in Viqueque. The students were able to raise in excess of $3000 today, and we have over 70 friendship bands to send to our friends in Timor-Leste.

Obrigada barak. Thanks very much.

Deb Singleton
East Timor Liaison Officer

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

We have been notified of a case of head lice in 2G. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment, if required. It is important when checking to look for and remove eggs as well as 'live' lice.

We ask for your cooperation and assistance with this important task.

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Consent forms for the Meningococcal W Vaccination Program were handed out to students this morning. Please return the completed cards, whether YES or NO, to school by Friday 26th May.

Consent forms for the Meningococcal W Vaccination Program were handed out to students this morning. Please return the completed cards, whether YES or NO, to school by Friday, 26th May.

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

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

The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque or credit card. Or you can visit  http://www.entbook.com.au/113u768 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.

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Throughout August, Christian College host this annual music festival which invites students and the general public to participate in a variety of instrumental sections – sharing music and...

Throughout August, Christian College host this annual music festival, which invites students and the general public to participate in a variety of instrumental sections – sharing music and gaining a great experience playing for the accomplished musicians who adjudicate the festival. They provide invaluable feedback and a great environment for people to share this gift with each other.

We encourage all Instrumental Music students to participate to develop their musicianship through performance, performance feedback and listening to others. People of all ages, all schools and music organisations are invited to participate. Christian College students are to enter via their Music teacher, others are welcome to enter via the web at http://www.gmpfest.com/.

Sharon Kelly
Music Teacher and Instrumental Coordinator

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VET in Schools 2017 Taster Program
As a Careers Department could we please draw your attention to the opportunity highlighted in the VET/VCAL notice for The Gordon 2017 Taster Programs.
T...

VET in Schools 2017 Taster Program

The Careers Department would like to please draw your attention to the opportunity highlighted in the VET/VCAL notice for The Gordon's 2017 'Taster' Programs.

The Gordon offers the opportunity to school students to 'taste' the variety of course options available as a VET in School option. Pathways to a future career and learning vary so widely and are a reflection of the person on that journey. 

Please take time to look at what is being made available by The Gordon. Some of our students undertook several of these 'Tasters' in 2016, and not only enjoyed the experience, but were also enabled in their decision making. For one family I know of, this program paved the way to real happiness for their child. Education in the traditional form was challenging for them, however, after a number of 'Taster' classes, they found their way into an apprenticeship and have never been happier.

Our VET Coordinator has further information, as do House Group teachers, who have Registration Slips available.

Weekly Career News

Click here for the current edition of the Weekly Career News 

This week's topics are: 

  • Focus on sports careers.
  • Focus on global courses.
  • Pixel Prize Photography Competition.
  • Changes to entry requirements for selected art and design courses at Monash University.
  • Law Admission Test for law courses at UNSW - registration is now open. 
  • Robertson Scholars Leadership Program.
  • Teaching Secondary School level Mathematics
  • RMIT Experience Days - registration is now open.
  • DeakInspire Days - registration is now open
  • Australian Catholic University Experience Days - registration is opening soon

 

 

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A very special mention goes to two or our Year Three girls, Evie Perez and Mia Pearce. These two girls wanted to do something extra to raise money for East Timor and organised a fun run f...

A very special mention goes to two or our Year Three girls, Evie Perez and Mia Pearce. These two girls wanted to do something extra to raise money for East Timor and organised a fun run for the year three students to be held at lunch time. The students ran around the oval at school, raising an extra $660 to go to our friends in Timor-Leste.

This is such a shining example of the enthusiasm and care our students show towards others. This is a wonderful example of our Project Care vision. 

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For over 20 years, Christian College has supported the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock in the Highton area. This event is another great opportunity for our students, parents and staff to serv...

For over 20 years, Christian College has supported the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock in the Highton area. This event is another great opportunity for our students, parents and staff to serve in our local community.

By giving a small amount of our time, we can raise a significant amount to assist others less-fortunate than ourselves. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, 28th May.

More details about the day and a permission form are attached. Please contact Renee Garing if you have any questions.

Fidget Spinners have become rather popular at Middle School!  Although permitted for use before and after school or during recess and lunchtime, the use of these is becoming more prevelan...

Fidget Spinners have become rather popular at Middle School!  

Although permitted before and after school or during recess and lunchtime, the use of these are becoming more prevalent within classes, causing a distraction to learning. As a result, this week students have been given clear guidelines around the use of these through their Homeroom teachers.

Students have been informed that Fidget Spinners are not to be used or visible during any class throughout the day. If they are used or visible, they will be confiscated for 24 hours and parents and guardians communicated to via a SEQTA notification. Should there be a second misdemeanour, the Fidget Spinner may be confiscated for the remainder of the term.

We are aware that some students do use ‘sensory toys’ designed to assist them to focus and to ease anxiety. These sensory toys have generally been supplied by the Learning Support staff with the guidelines that they are to be used discretely and should not distract themselves or others. For the purpose of consistency, these sensory toys should not include Fidget Spinners. 

We thank you for your understanding and support with this as we continue to provide optimum learning environments for your children.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Middle School Campus Highton 

 

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Middle School Highton has been a keen distributor of the Entertainment Book for over 10 years, raising much-needed funds for Christian College’s East Timor projects.
In 2016, Middle Schoo...

Middle School Highton has been a keen distributor of the Entertainment Book for over 10 years, raising much-needed funds for Christian College’s East Timor projects.

In 2016, Middle School Highton raised over $2200 for the Project Pappalong, a great effort! Books and Digital Memberships cost $60, with $12 from every membership contributing to a great cause.

Digital Memberships are available by clicking on the link below. Simply visit the site below, follow the instructions to download the Entertainment application, log in with the details provided at the time of purchase and you’ll be ready to go!

Digital  Membership and Book Purchase, Entertainment Book Middle School Highton

Entertainment Book Purchases may be made directly at the General Office, Middle School Highton (cash, cheque or credit card), or online at the site below (your book will be available for pick up at the General Office, Middle School Highton).

Digital  Membership and Book Purchase, Entertainment Book Middle School Highton

Follow the links below to find out more about the Entertainment Book and Digital Membership.

http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Tell-me-More/Geelong-2017)

http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Entertainment-Digital-Membership)

 

Mrs Carla Dunlop

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Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Chris...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Christian College Art, Technology and Design (ATD) faculty seeks a full time administrative and technical assistant. This unique position commences from June 13th. The successful applicant will assist with the day to day organisation of the ATD faculty, a varied and challenging role, in a busy and creative area of the College.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road,
Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 29th May, 2017

Click the file below to view the Position Description.

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Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Chris...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Christian College Art, Technology and Design (ATD) faculty seeks a full time administrative and technical assistant. This unique position commences from June 13th. The successful applicant will assist with the day to day organisation of the ATD faculty, a varied and challenging role, in a busy and creative area of the College.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road,
Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 29th May, 2017

Click the file below to view the Position Description.

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Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Chris...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Christian College Art, Technology and Design (ATD) faculty seeks a full time administrative and technical assistant. This unique position commences from June 13th. The successful applicant will assist with the day to day organisation of the ATD faculty, a varied and challenging role, in a busy and creative area of the College.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road,
Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 29th May, 2017

Click the file below to view the Position Description.

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Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Chris...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated personnel who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised. The Christian College Art, Technology and Design (ATD) faculty seeks a full time administrative and technical assistant. This unique position commences from June 13th. The successful applicant will assist with the day to day organisation of the ATD faculty, a varied and challenging role, in a busy and creative area of the College.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road,
Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 29th May, 2017

Click the file below to view the Position Description.

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