The world has always been about relationships and this is something we pride ourselves on here at Christian College. The relationship we have forged with the people of East Timor in particular those in Viqueque is long standing, and one we hope will continue long into the future.

Students, this week, have gained an understanding of this special bond we have, through three specific devotions, teaching them about the Timorese culture, their fight for Independence and Christian College’s recent work in Viqueque.

In the 2018 April holidays, teachers from Christian College Geelong travelled to Viqueque to run a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ conference, all in the native language of Tetum, giving local teachers,the skills on how to read effectively to students, and also resources, including over 621 books supplied to the schools. This of course comes at cost. With each book needing to be translated and then printed, costing $US6 per book.

This is where middle school students have contributed, donating a generous amount of money to cover the cost of these books in today’s Project Care Day. Students have also purchased gifts from the East Timor stall with all proceeds going towards the purchase of the picture storybooks.

Students also participated in a flag raising ceremony, symbolizing East Timor’s rise to be an independent country. Local hand woven fabric called Tais were tied around the flagpole symbolizing our continued friendship. Our Year nine prefects ran this ceremony.

Year 9 student India Lewis, who recently went to Timor along with Harvey Beckley, Eliot Cudmore and Bridgette Benney, have contributed greatly to the celebration this week, running devotions described above at the year level assemblies. These students also accompanied Mr Costa and Mr Barton today into City Hall, to represent Christian College Middle School at Geelong’s official East Timor 16th Year Commemoration Service of the country’s independence.

Tonight Christian College Geelong is also celebrating 15 years of relationship, friendship and involvement in East Timor at the new Surf Coast Campus.

 

Mr Graham Barton

Year 8 Coordinator

 

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To coincide with our Project Care casual dress fundraiser, our Year 4 student leaders hosted an assembly for all Junior School students to celebrate East Timor Independence Day. We heard ...

To coincide with our Project Care casual dress fundraiser, our Year 4 student leaders hosted an assembly for all Junior School students to celebrate East Timor Independence Day. We heard about some of the history of East Timor and the connection that Christian College has shared over the last fifteen years, listened to the East Timor National Anthem and raised the East Timor flag. A wreath depicting the East Timorese flag, made by the students of Junior School, was unveiled in recognition of this special occasion.

Students also had the opportunity to purchase a stationery item from a stall, with all profits raised going towards buying 10 sets of 20 picture books for schools in East Timor.

Today we pray for peace and reconciliation for all of the people of East Timor after years of hardship.

James Johnstone
Year 3-4 Coordinator

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A Community Responds…………..
 
  
 
Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

Two stories from the fire…………………

I have not had any previous experiences with fires but one hears stories from others. Upon seeing the damage in daylight the following day, the Student Office was unrecognisable being covered in black. On the table near the door were the house group folders virtually untouched by the fire. The yellow, blue, red and slightly tinged green folders were like a beacon amongst the black.  A sign of the importance of our House system and students.

 

The other story is on Friday last week upon the return of our Year 11 and 12 students, a Year 11 student came to the new library area and saw me. In her hand she had a laptop charger that she had not returned to the library and was worried she would get into trouble. We were elated as it was the only charger we now had. 

 

Who Feeds Your Child?

Our canteen at senior school is an exceptional place where students gather and purchase welcoming food and drinks.  Heather Smith is a legend! She knows all the students and caters for them in all ways. The respect our students have for Heather is very touching.

 

Assisting Heather is a loyal band of volunteers who give freely of their time so that your child may enjoy friendly service and a wide range of choice. These volunteers are often, but not always, parents and are the lifeblood of our canteen. In a time when we are often served by a machine and have little time ourselves, there is a group of volunteers who support our students. Please remember that your child may be fed from our canteen, served by a volunteer.

 

Harmony Day

The Senior Campus celebrated Harmony Day on Tuesday 1st May and we have just counted the funds raised.  An amazing $777.20 was raised with all money going to Braveheart. The Bravehearts Organisation (https://bravehearts.org.au), is a child protection organisation working to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

 

Funds were raised via our plain clothes day and also by the selling the beautiful food on offer. The Japanese Curry Rice was very popular as was the Indonesian Chocolate Pudding. It allowed students and staff to mingle at lunchtime and enjoy their lunch. We thank the LOTE department for their efforts and especially Yuji Nakayama and Hany Smith for leading this.

 

Sleep out for the Homeless

On Wednesday 23rd May Jane Smith has been organising the sleep out for the homeless at Senior School. Last year was a huge success with the students not only experiencing sleeping on cardboard but listening to the plight of the homeless from those who work so closely with them.

 

The Debutante Ball

The rehearsals for the Debutante Ball are progressing very well. The girls are light on their feet and in perfect harmony with the music. The boys are exceptional in all areas and will excite all with their co-ordination. 

We look forward to the two evenings and sincerely thank all staff for their continued support and commitment to date and in the near future.

 

Our World

Just a quick update from Alice Springs to let you know that we have arrived safely and everyone is in good spirits. It has been a busy day of travel, shopping for the week and organising our first night in camp.

The weather is cool with very clear sky’s, students seem well prepared with warm clothing.  We are heading to Uluru tomorrow and I will send another update Sunday night before heading out to Finke. 

From Mia, Jacqui, Mark & Cassidy  

 

Canberra Trip

There is an Australian History and Legal Studies trip to Canberra departing on Sunday 20th May and returning on Tuesday 22nd May. It will be a fabulous trip incorporating a range of visits around our nation’s capital. It will enhance their learning in both Australian History and Legal Studies. We wish to thank the staff for volunteering their time to lead this trip.

 

Library Services

Due to the fire last week, our full library is out of action, but we have received a very kind offer from Deakin University. Our students are able to use their library at the Waterfront and also at Waurn Ponds.  Our temporary library is situated in the Chapel, minus the books which are being cleaned.  When the portable buildings arrive the library will be situated in rooms 16 & 17. Students are still able to use the Chapel after school to 4.30pm in a supervised area. We thank you for your understanding and please contact us if you have any questions concerning the library facilities.

  

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Our Year 2 students were very excited getting on the bus to head off to Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. They enjoyed the challenge of working through activities such as the rock wall climb, the ...

Our Year 2 students were very excited getting on the bus to head off to Camp Wilkin in Anglesea. They enjoyed the challenge of working through activities such as the rock wall climb, the giant flying fox, initiative activities and the low ropes course. It was pleasing to see the students extending themselves and having a go at all of the activities presented to them.

The students also took part in a range of chores which helped to develop their independence, taking responsibility for duties such as setting the table and cleaning up at the end of meal times is not only helpful, but also assists the children in their growth and confidence when they are away from home. It was great to see them building on their relationships with each other and having so much fun together.

A big thank you to the assisting staff members Gary Crole and Allie Jacobi as well as student teacher Alice Marange. We were also very blessed to have Nikki Frecklington and Ned Simpson, two of our Year 9 prefects, assisting us on camp. A great time was had by all!

Sam Kennedy and Samantha Bett
Year 2 Homeroom Teachers

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This week our Preps we so excited to have a visit from Mr. McKeeman our College Principal.  Mr McKeeman read the picture storybook ‘Macca the Alpaca’ to the children, which they thoroug...

 

This week our Preps we so excited to have a visit from Mr. McKeeman our College Principal.  Mr McKeeman read the picture storybook ‘Macca the Alpaca’ to the children, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

 

“Macca the Alpaca is small, kind and friendly. His days are easy and carefree until he accidentally bumps head-first into Harmer the llama. Harmer is big, unkind and never, ever friendly... Can little Macca find a way to teach Harmer a lesson he’ll never forget? 

 

The preps and Mr McKeeman then discussed the importance of being kind to each other and how we can demonstrate friendship towards others.

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What a great start to Term 2 and as the weather is getting colder the students are even more keen to spend hours being creative.
We have been looking at sustainability and reminiscing abo...

What a great start to Term 2 and as the weather is getting colder the students are even more keen to spend hours being creative.

We have been looking at sustainability and reminiscing about the days when hankies were used instead of tissues. I actually challenged the students to  ask a loved one if they had a spare hanky which they could give. We also discussed paper and its origins and uses. The children then were given one clean and pristine tissue to use inside their Paper clay sculpture. Our theme as you can see was food art and the donut!

Grade 4G were captivated by the fun to be had making a designer ‘Donut’. They started by drawing an Ice Cream Sundae using as many flavours of ice cream as possible. Their imaginations ran wild and they quickly began incorporating all sorts of sweet treats including a donut or two as decoration.

Then the donut came up as a hot favourite to create using paper clay. After some time coming up with a design it was time to experiment with clay. Each one was created lovingly using one tissue to represent a better use of the paper product, a tissue!

It was a joy to see engaged happy children having fun exploring ideas via creativity.  The sweetness of this activity was heightened by the feedback from fellow students and teachers .

So be sure to look out for a future donut display.

Jennifer Beck Carlson

Art Teacher, Junior School

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Senior School House Cross Country has been rescheduled and a modified cross-country will now be held on Monday 21st May 2018 during lunchtime at Christian ...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Senior School House Cross Country has been rescheduled and a modified cross-country will now be held on Monday 21st May 2018 during lunchtime at Christian College Senior Campus.  Students will be completing a 3km course around our Senior Campus. Students need to register with their Head of House if they are interested in running. 

Participating students are welcome to wear their House polo shirt with their College sports uniform to school on the day. Students with special medical needs are required to bring their own medication ie. Ventolin, Epi-pen. If you child's medical condition has altered since completing the medical form at the beginning of the school year, please inform your House Group teacher in writing.

Thank you for your support of the Senior School Cross Country program.

 

 

Mr Drew Oliver

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 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 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

The Year 4 students had an amazing time away at Sunny Stones campsite from Wednesday through to Friday.  With the help of three incredible Year 9 prefects they were able to participate in...

The Year 4 students had an amazing time away at Sunny Stones campsite from Wednesday through to Friday.  With the help of three incredible Year 9 prefects they were able to participate in the most adventurous and exciting activities including archery, canoeing, bush cooking, bush walking, geo-caching, bush hut making and so much more.  A highlight of camp was ‘The Survival Game’ on the last day where the students took on the roles of a herbivore, carnivore, human or germ and had to do their best to survive out in the bush.

Overall, the camp was full of laughter, learning and friendship with a fantastic time had by all.

Mrs. Ford and Mr. Maddock

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Mr McKeeman also helped the preps with their story telling time. The preps were using ‘story stones’ to create a story, which they shared with a classmate. 
The children chose stones th...

 

Mr McKeeman also helped the preps with their story telling time. The preps were using ‘story stones’ to create a story, which they shared with a classmate. 

The children chose stones that had characters, settings or other story elements drawn on them. They used the stones to create an imaginative story, which they told to their partner. The children were encouraged to have a beginning, middle and an ending to their story.

Then they had the opportunity to create some story stones of their own.

When creating their stones the children were required to think about what characters they wanted to use, where their story would take place, and what their characters would do. Once they had all of this information they drew the pictures onto stones.

Next week, they will use their story stones to write a narrative, which they will share with each other.

Storytelling enhances imagination and vocabulary in children and story stones are a great way to assist children with the planning of their story.

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On Friday 11th May nine dirt motorbike riders from year 7 to year 12 represented Christian College at the Interschool Dirtbike Team Grasstrack event. The Grasstrack event is a biannual ev...

On Friday 11th May nine dirt motorbike riders from year 7 to year 12 represented Christian College at the Interschool Dirtbike Team Grasstrack event. The Grasstrack event is a biannual event held at a picturesque track on a Private farm at Panmure, near Warrnambool. There were over 160 entries from 15+ schools across Victoria. There were 6 very competitive classes of riding conducted over the day, with each class having 3 races to decide the top 3 in each class.

Christian College featured heavily in the results with 3rd overall in the combined class relay for all schools. This is a great result from the College riders. Individual honors went to both Brodie Gawith and Flynn Drake. Brodie finished 1st in the 85cc A grade, 3rd in the 125cc class and 2nd overall in the under 150cc all grades all powers. Flynn finished 3rd in the over 150cc farmbike class.

Congratulations to all our team members, and huge thank you to the parents who transported and supported this College team at this event. Without their support our College would not be able to offer this opportunity to these students. We look forward to this event being conducted in the years to come. 

4 of the 6 relay team members - Seth Farrar (Yr11), Alex Johns (Yr11), Flynn Farrar (Yr9) & Brodie Gawith (Yr7)

 

Brodie Gawith #125 and Ned Halloran #115

Flynn Farrar #14

Hugh Gawith #7

Seth Farrar #4

 

 We wish to acknowledge Tim Gawith (Parent) and Alex Johns (Yr11) for supplying us with this report.

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In Japan, from the 29th of April to early May is called Golden Week because a number of national holidays are accumulated during this period. Among these national holidays, Children’s Day...

In Japan, from the 29th of April to early May is called Golden Week because a number of national holidays are accumulated during this period. Among these national holidays, Childrens' Day (Kodomo no hi) is a very popular festival for children.

The Prep and Year 1 students learnt that Japanese families fly carp streamers (Koinobori) and display samurai warrior’s helmet (Kabuto) on the day with wishes for their children to grow healthy and strong.

The students enjoyed holding the giant carps and seeing the warrior’s helmet. They also enjoyed colouring in Koinobori and making kabuto helmets with origami paper. Through the fun activities, the students built on their knowledge about Japanese culture.

Yukiko Valent 

Prep, Year 1 and 2 Japanese teacher

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Because Prep T did such an amazing job in class with their Story Stones we have added extra photos to showcase their  marvelous creations.
Fantastic work Prep T!

Because Prep T did such an amazing job in class with their Story Stones we have added extra photos to showcase their  marvelous creations.

Fantastic work Prep T!

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Year 11 students Thomas Shanahan, Sebastian Ballard and Liam Burt have begun their journey to qualify for the World RoboCup Robot Soccer Championships to be held in Sydney next year. The ...

Year 11 students Thomas Shanahan, Sebastian Ballard and Liam Burt have begun their journey to qualify for the World RoboCup Robot Soccer Championships to be held in Sydney next year. The students already featured highly in the Australian Finals last year in Standard(LEGO) Robot Soccer League. They have now stepped up into the most technical, Open League which is a RoboCup World Championship event. Their robots have to use a video camera to find the orange ball and coloured goals, as well as a range of other sensors to position themselves on the field. Mentoring has been obtained from past CCG and RoboCup students, Lachlan Angus and Xander Profaca, who are now in their second year in Engineering at Deakin University.

So far the students have designed their own modular circuit boards which were manufactured in China. They have linked a Pixi Cam to an Arduino Mega Microprocessor Board and powered the robots using Joinmax motors which are amongst the strongest of their type in the world (Pictured). They will hopefully use these robots to qualify through the state event at Melbourne University and the national event to be held at Melbourne Park in September.

 

Mr Brian Thomas

Systems Engineering Teacher

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n Monday this week the Year 8 Studio Art class had an excursion to ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, to immerse themselves in the artistic evolution of Alice in Wonderland. Th...

On Monday this week the Year 8 Studio Art class had an excursion to ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, to immerse themselves in the artistic evolution of Alice in Wonderland. They chose the big or the little door, they entered the mirror, and they had a tea party surrounded by giant mushrooms and digital ants. But why?

In a cross-curriculum initiative between Visual Art and English, the Year 8 students will be writing their own fairytales, either original ones or adaptations of existing ones, and they will also be making a scuptural artwork or installation that represents this story.

Our journey down the rabbit hole was an exercise in inspiration that got many of our students thinking how best to visually represent their fairytale, but also wonder why such a weird and wacky fairytale has managed to stay relevant to our current time. I anticipate many interesting conversations to come in both Studio Art and English.

Mrs Lori Ruplal.
Middle School Art, Design and Media Teacher - Bellarine Campus.

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This week the Year 11 and 12 VCAL classes visited The Farmer’s Place, Mt Duneed. Both year levels have had a focus for the semester of Health and Wellbeing at the centre of all their lear...

This week the Year 11 and 12 VCAL classes visited The Farmer’s Place, Mt Duneed. Both year levels have had a focus for the semester of Health and Wellbeing at the centre of all their learning areas. This excursion offered the opportunity to see how a local business was able to run an effective restaurant by growing their own produce and sourcing the other ingredients, which they do not farm or grow, locally. The study the students carried out was on how many flying miles the ingredients of a pizza travels to get to Australia, even though each one we looked at could have been purchased in Australia. We discovered that even basic pizzas with four ingredients were travelling about 60, 000 kilometres. The students learnt about raising animals, growing seasonally and were able to create a delicious pizza from locally sourced ingredients. The overriding concept that the students learnt was about how we can take from the paddock to the plate. This was built on by adding the important step of returning the food waste back to the paddock, which prevents the dumping of it in landfill. The learning the students gained will be used in their classrooms but also shared with our friends at Northern Bay, Tallis Street Campus.

 

 

Ange Tutty, Stephen Warden & Kylie O’Brien

VCAL Teachers

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The coming of special events in May means it is time to get out both craft and origami paper. To learn about Japanese Childrens’ day (May 5th), the children made carp streamers (Koinobori...

The coming of special events in May means it is time to get out both craft and origami paper. To learn about Japanese Childrens’ day (May 5th), the children made carp streamers (Koinobori). These streamers represent the Japanese wish that children will grow up to be strong, just like carp that have to swim upstream.

For Mothers’ day, the children made origami hearts. Each child was given a half-completed heart and had to make the last five folds. Once completed, the word for mum (haha) was written on the front in Japanese.

Both events provided the children with a chance to exercise their fine-motor skills and build procedural knowledge. The acts of folding, gluing, cutting and writing, as well as the ability to follow steps to complete a process, received much teacher attention and feedback. Learning Japanese language and Japanese culture is obviously important in our class, but so too is the holistic development of personal skills that can be applied to any other subject.

Adam Reidy

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In Integrated Studies, we have been exploring the world around us through our five senses. We have discussed living and non-living things and have investigated the different needs of livi...

In Integrated Studies, we have been exploring the world around us through our five senses. We have discussed living and non-living things and have investigated the different needs of living things. Last week, we were excited to have our first excursion to the Geelong Botanical Gardens.

We were fortunate the weather remained kind as we ventured outdoors to experience the beautiful learning environment in the gardens. The friendly staff provided us with many hands-on activities to stimulate our sense of smell, touch, sight and sound. We enjoyed a story about using our noses to smell and explored the garden to find smelly plants and make a souvenir ‘smell bag’. We also learnt about growing plants for food, such as bananas, and the process of wheat changing from a plant into flour for cooking.

Our favourite outdoor activity was the treasure hunt. We had to keep our eyes peeled for living and non-living things in the gardens and use our sense of sight and our keen observation skills to discover the wide variety of plants in the gardens. We are looking forward to linking our new learning about plants to our next Integrated Studies topic about the weather.

Annie Boseley

Year Prep B Teacher

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Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective this term continue to publish articles based on our theme – ‘transformation’. This work is being showcased to their target audience...

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

Speedway Weekend

It was Friday the 4th of May and Dad picked me up from school at 11:10am. We went to the shed to load the race car on the trailer. We ended up leaving Geelong at 2pm to start our five-and-a-half hour journey to Swan Hill. We arrived at 7:30pm and once we had booked into the motel, Dad and I walked down the main street to get dinner. Saturday came and it was race day! I had a pretty relaxing day, we went to have breakfast then walked around the main town. After all that it was time to head to the track. We headed off to the track which was like a 10 min drive down the road. Once we were there I had to change into my race suit and get everything sorted out to be able to race. Everything was sorted and ready to go we got called up the line up and went out for a four wide salute for a SA 12 year old girl who had died. We payed respect to her and her family. It was finally time for the first race, heat 1. I was starting in position 2, I was running second for most of the race until the last few laps when a car got around me which left me finishing third - which was still pretty good considering there was 12 cars in this heat. After fuelling the car and having a little break, it was time for heat 2 - I was starting in position 5. During the race I gained one position, finishing 4th. Heat 3 was straight up, which did not give us a chance to get out, my dad helped check the fuel and make sure we had enough to get me through heat 3. In this heat I was meant to be starting in position 8, but the guy in front of me broke a part of his car which meant I was able to move up, letting me start position 6. I was able to gain 2 more spots leaving me finishing 4th again! After having an interval, letting us have some food and get the cars ready for the final, we found out our starting positions for the final - I qualified 4th out of 11. The final was the worst part of the weekend. The green flag had dropped and coming into the first corner I was three wide but annoyingly the person in front got messy and spun but as he was going to spin he was driving straight towards me so I slammed my brakes on but not soon enough...he drove straight into me leaving me with a bruise on my arm and my back wheel arch bent rubbing on the tire, which meant I had to pull infield and I was unable to finish the race. We ended up loading the car and leaving straight after presentations. Luckily Macca's was on the way back to the motel so we stopped and got food. When we got back to the room we met up with another junior and his family so we hung out and talked for a few hours and at this stage it was 2 in the morning, so we all went to bed. Early Sunday morning came and it was time to drive home. Overall it was a good weekend - apart from the little accident. It was good to see my friends again.

By Holly Harris

Image: A four wide salute at Swan Hill (Daily Pics)

 

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This term the year 7 students are completing a unit on Separation of Mixtures. To coincide with this unit the students are competing in a crystal growing challenge. To complete this act...

 

This term the Year 7 students are completing a Science unit on Separation of Mixtures. To coincide with this unit, the students are competing in a crystal growing challenge. To complete this activity students will use their knowledge and understanding of solutions.

 

This week the students set up their Borax solutions, choosing what strength of solution to make and what materials to use to grow their crystal on. Participating students will come into the science labs at lunchtime to measure their crystals growth over the next two weeks. The aim of the challenge is to make the biggest crystal, measured by weight. There will be house points awarded to the top teams.

 

Good luck to all the year 7’s involved

 

Mrs Corkin

ScienceTeacher

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All current Year 9 students will be invited to an Information Evening from Senior School leaders on the transition into Year 10 2019.
Please save the date of Thursday 7th June as it will ...

All current Year 9 students will be invited to an Information Evening from Senior School leaders on the transition into Year 10 2019.

Please save the date of Thursday 7th June as it will be held at 7.00 pm in the MS Chapel.  An invitation will come out very soon to these students.

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This week in Art the preps at Surf Coast have been learning about Aboriginal art.
We have learnt how Aboriginals made paint, what their artworks are based on and why these artworks are su...

This week in Art the preps at Surf Coast have been learning about Aboriginal art.

We have learnt how Aborigines made paint, what their artworks are based on, and why these artworks are such an important part of Aboriginal and Australian culture.

The students experimented with using the dotting technique to create a painting based on either a lizard, snake or turtle. They mixed their own earthy tones for a more authentic look and used line and pattern to map out a detailed design around their chosen animal.

 

Next week we will begin exploring the process of printmaking.

Bea Greenhalgh

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At Senior School next week students have been asked through their homerooms to donate any warm/waterproof jackets or similar that you don't use or wear anymore to be dropped into the Seni...

At Senior School next week students have been asked, through their homerooms, to donate any warm/waterproof jackets or similar that they don't use or wear anymore, to be dropped into the Senior School Chapel.

These will be collected and delivered to homeless folk in the Geelong area. 

Your gift will make a big difference for someone in Geelong this winter.

 

Also next week cans of food are being collected by Year 12’s students Jessie Morrow and Hannah Wood to donate to Christ Church meals program. Any donations are welcome.

 

Mrs Jane Smith

Outdoor Ed. and Physical Ed. Teacher

 

 

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This week we saw another wonderful group of students share their music with the school community through the Instrumental Music evening and our lunchtime concert.
The students have shown ...

This week we saw another wonderful group of students share their music with the school community through the Instrumental Music evening and our lunchtime concert.

The students have shown how their commitment to practice can pay off when they perform for an audience. The rich learning experience of playing with an accompanist and amongst their peers in a concert is one that provides them with a sense of responsibility and pride. Seeing the students support each other so wonderfully is a great testament to the sense of community we share.

Congratulations to all performers - we look forward to sharing with you our upcoming strings, choir and band concerts later this term.

Sharon Huber
Music Teacher and Instrumental Coordinator

 

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On Monday, the year ones had some furry, feathery, scaly and slimy creatures visit through the Wild Action Zoo To You incursion. The students were captivated by the interesting facts abou...

On Monday, the Year Ones had some furry, feathery, scaly and slimy creatures visit through the Wild Action Zoo To You incursion. The students were captivated by the interesting facts about the animals and were particularly interested to find out that frogs use their eyeballs to swallow their food! YUCK! Each student had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the Australian animals and then write about it back in the classroom. This incursion kicked off the biological sciences unit, ‘It’s Alive!’ where students will investigate living things, their external features and how they help them survive.

Jamie-Lee Lobbe

Year 1 Level Leader

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Today all of the Christian College campuses came together to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the restoration of independence for the second newest nation on Earth: Timor-Leste. Servic...

 

Today all of the Christian College campuses came together to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the restoration of independence for the second newest nation on Earth: Timor-Leste. Service men and women from our country helped the Timorese to independence from 1999 to 2002, and also during short periods of civil unrest since. 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.  

As a part of these celebrations the preps and students from Butterfield House came together around the flagpole to pray for our friends in East Timor and raise the Timor flag as a sign of our love, support and respect.

The children have been learning about the many hardships the people of Timor face each day and how blessed we are as a nation.

As another sign of respect the children wore traditional Timor Tais and flew their own Timor flag.

 

This evening our Campus will be hosting the 15th year celebration of Christian College’s involvement in East Timor.  

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Hello everyone,
I hope you have all been settling into the first couple of weeks of term with ease.
Over the next three weeks I have decided to interview your 2018 College Prefects and gi...

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all been settling into the first couple of weeks of term with ease.

Over the next three weeks I have decided to interview your 2018 College Prefects and give them an opportunity to introduce themselves and explain their roles to the community. Throughout the prefect training process late last year, the eight College Prefects were assigned to specific portfolio areas to focus on for the year: with the Captains focusing on their individual responsibilities and the remaining six each choosing a different area. We meet as a group one lunchtime a week to plan, discuss and work on our individual projects and in doing so we have all learnt how to structure and attend a proper board meeting.

This week I have asked Nathan Pearson and Isabel Hackett a little about their portfolio, and visions for that portfolio, what they have enjoyed the most and what are their future aspirations.

 

Nat:

The portfolio that I have undertaken is the Peer Connections role. My aim is to bring this year’s cohort of Year 12 students closer together, so that everyone feels connected, that although there will be challenges, each and every student is supported and encouraged within the year level. My current project is to develop student profiles using a questionnaire. These profiles, once completed by students, will be displayed in the Common Room for the year level to see. Hopefully this will create a sense of belonging and new talking points among the students, enabling them to create new and closer relationships as a result.

I have really enjoyed all I have learnt so far this year, including lots of tips and lessons on how to overcome challenges, be of assistance and support to others, as well as more opportunities to work as part of a team.

After school I hope to pursue something which involves being active and keeps me involved in sport as much as possible!

 

Izzy:

My portfolio as a prefect is Social Service in which my role is to serve the broader community of not just Christian College but also outside of the College.  This could involve providing awareness and encouraging the community to give up our time to help the people in the area we live. In line with this, my focus for the term is to get involved in the Christ Church food relief centre, with several of my fellow prefects and students to meet new people and provide food for those without, on a weekly basis. This idea is just beginning to get up and running and I’m really excited to learn more about the people and the place I live in by undertaking it. This will help me to boost enthusiasm and create further opportunities for volunteering in the school.

As a Prefect my highlight would have to be getting to know more people and learning skills that may seem minor, but will help me substantially in the future when independence is a key. Prefect training was a blast and I’m surrounded by some pretty great people that make the role of prefect a delight!

I have not yet decided on a career path but I do have dreams of travelling overseas to Greece and Fiji after I finish school, which I am thoroughly looking forward to. I aim to take a Gap year and experience the world before recommencing my study, at which time I hope things will be more clear for my future.

Thank you so much to Isabel & Nathan for sharing with us this week, and stay tuned to meet Hannah Wood and Lachie Brough next week.

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

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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 be se...

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 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.

We invite students from years 5-9 to be a part of the 2018 Red Shield Appeal in 2018.

When: Sunday 27th May

Time: 9:15-12.30pm

Where: Students will meet Mrs Deretic and Mrs Morrish in the Auditorium Foyer.

Students must be in full College winter uniform.

Students from Year 5 to 9 that are interested in volunteering their time, will need to complete the necessary form and return it to Mrs Deretic by Monday 21st May. Extra forms are available directly from Mrs Deretic.

To make this morning possible we will need a number of adults to help with transportation of our students. If parents are available to participate, particularly as drivers and supervisors of students, your support would be very much appreciated. However, you will need to hold a current Working with Children Card (WWC) obtained by applying at  www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au  and have signed a Volunteer Agreement form (available at reception). 

Thank you for your support.

Claire Deretic
Project Care.

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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 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

Year 2 students have tried their hand at many new things this week at the Year 2 Camp in Anglesea. From the flying fox, archery, trampolining and damper making to simple tasks such as but...

Year 2 students have tried their hand at many new things this week at the Year 2 Camp in Anglesea. From the flying fox, archery, trampolining and damper making to simple tasks such as buttering their own toast and cleaning up after dinner, it has been great to see our students having a wonderful time. They have certainly faced challenges, learnt new skills, developed friendships and will have long lasting memories of their time at Camp Wilkin.

Thank you to the Year 2 Staff for their work and preparation leading into the camp.

Louise Ward

Year 2B teacher

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Five entrepreneurial Year 9 Bellarine students are embracing learning ‘beyond the curriculum’ with a pitch to run a café business from school catering for staff, students and campus visit...

Five entrepreneurial Year 9 Bellarine students are embracing learning ‘beyond the curriculum’ with a pitch to run a café business from school catering for staff, students and campus visitors. Mikayla, Rachel, Sienna, Cameron and Charlotte connected learning in many subject areas to produce a detailed and convincing business plan that was unanimously approved by the panel. The collaboration used by students to get to this point was impressive. I’m sure the coffee will be too!

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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Christian College - Middle School is fundraising with the Entertainment fundraiser this year, and we’d appreciate your continued support.




 
Your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membersh...

 

Christian College - Middle School is fundraising with the Entertainment fundraiser this year, and we’d appreciate your continued support.

 

Your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership is expiring on 1 June 2018. Please continue supporting our fundraising by purchasing the 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership from us today. Hundreds of great value offers are ready for your enjoyment, while also helping our fundraising!   To order your Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership please go to https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193 

 

 

SUPPORT US NOW!

 

 Using a few of these offers will cover the cost of your Entertainment Membership!

 

 

 “I love the savings we accumulate by using our Entertainment Vouchers. I always use them ...have them in my wallet and am elated to "buy one get one free" or get 25% off...it gives me a real buzz. After reaching the price of the book it's even more rewarding. Always buy one every year!” – Ann M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Wednesday morning our prep children set off to Coogoorah Park in Anglesea to become Junior Rangers with Regina from Eco Logic, Josh from Senior School and Mrs. Liz Virtue.
The mornin...

 

On Wednesday morning our prep children set off to Coogoorah Park in Anglesea to become Junior Rangers with Regina from Eco Logic, Josh from Senior School and Mrs. Liz Virtue.

The morning began with a discovery walk through the bush spotting animals, animal tracks and learning more about the animal’s habitats and their needs. They spent time discussing the different characteristics of some of our native animals and how they have been uniquely created.

Following the discovery walk the children learnt that small native shrubs are imperative for the survival of the smaller animals and birds that live in the Coogoorah Park area. 

The children learnt how to plant these small shrubs and then had the opportunity to plant 50 new shrubs along the pathway, which will grow and help protect the smaller animals and birds.

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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 Teacher

As a conclusion to our Integrated Studies unit on Materials the Year Ones were very excited to design, build and float their own boats. These boats were made by the Year Ones following ex...

As a conclusion to our Integrated Studies unit on Materials the Year 1R were very excited to design, build and float their own boats. These boats were made by the Year One students following experimentation on the properties of various materials and their suitability as boat building materials. The students designed their own boats and were able to justify why they used certain materials. The Year Ones thoroughly enjoyed the boat floating with excited anticipation… Will it float or not? Thankfully, there was a 100% success rate. Great work Year 1R!

Tracey Coffey

Year 1R Teacher

 

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All current Year 9 students will be invited to an Information Evening from Senior School leaders on the transition into Year 10 2019.
Please save the date of Thursday 14th June as it will...

All current Year 9 students will be invited to an Information Evening from Senior School leaders on the transition into Year 10 2019.

Please save the date of Thursday 14th June as it will be held at 6.30 pm in the Bellarine Auditorium.  An invitation will come out very soon to these students.

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On Friday 11th May nine dirt motorbike riders from year 7 to year 12 represented Christian College at the Interschool Dirtbike Team Grasstrack event. The Grasstrack event is a biannual ev...

On Friday 11th May nine dirt motorbike riders from year 7 to year 12 represented Christian College at the Interschool Dirtbike Team Grasstrack event. The Grasstrack event is a biannual event held at a picturesque track on a Private farm at Panmure, near Warrnambool. There were over 160 entries from 15+ schools across Victoria. There were 6 very competitive classes of riding conducted over the day, with each class having 3 races to decide the top 3 in each class.

Christian College featured heavily in the results with 3rd overall in the combined class relay for all schools. This is a great result from the College riders. Individual honors went to both Brodie Gawith and Flynn Drake. Brodie finished 1st in the 85cc A grade, 3rd in the 125cc class and 2nd overall in the under 150cc all grades all powers. Flynn finished 3rd in the over 150cc farmbike class.

Congratulations to all our team members, and huge thank you to the parents who transported and supported this College team at this event. Without their support our College would not be able to offer this opportunity to these students. We look forward to this event being conducted in the years to come. 

4 of the 6 relay team members - Seth Farrar (Yr11), Alex Johns (Yr11), Flynn Farrar (Yr9) & Brodie Gawith (Yr7)

 

Brodie Gawith #125 and Ned Halloran #115

Flynn Farrar #14

Hugh Gawith #7

Seth Farrar #4

 

 We wish to acknowledge Tim Gawith (Parent) and Alex Johns (Yr11) for supplying us with this report.

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On Thursday, 31st May Arthur Reed Photos will be at Junior School from 9:00am.
All students are to wear their full winter uniform. Those students who would normally have Phys Ed or Sport ...

On Thursday, 31st May Arthur Reed Photos will be at Junior School from 9:00am.

All students are to wear their full winter uniform. Those students who would normally have Phys Ed or Sport on this day are asked to bring their runners to school. The Phys Ed lesson will be planned with this in mind.

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Junior School

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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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Ernesto Sanchez, a qualified Permaculture Designer from Geelong Worms will be visiting us at Surf Coast to present an educational session on sustainability and worm farming to Prep T.
Stu...

Ernesto Sanchez, a qualified Permaculture Designer from Geelong Worms will be visiting us at Surf Coast to present an educational session on sustainability and worm farming to Prep T.

Students will learn about the role of worms in nature and what worms do for your garden and their role in sustainability. They will then have the opportunity to set up a REAL worm farm at our campus for them to maintain and use throughout the year.

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

We have been notified of cases of headlice in the Prep classes. 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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The Careers Office has relocated for the time being and is situated in the LOTE Office near Room 21 in the Flynn Courtyard.  We look forwrard to continuing to meet with students and pa...

 

The Careers Office has relocated for the time being and is situated in the LOTE Office near Room 21 in the Flynn Courtyard.  We look forwrard to continuing to meet with students and parents in our new space.

 

Weekly Career News

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

  • Focus on Sport Careers
  • Focus on Global Courses
  • Focus on teaching maths at high school
  • Law Admission Test - UNSW
  • Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
  • An experts guide to making it in the music industry
  • Passionate about maths and would like a career in the Defence Force?
  • 'Explore Careers’ podcasts 
  • Global Career Hotel Experience Day
  • Billy Blue College of Design - Information Evening
  • The Hotel School Melbourne - Information Evening
  • Deakin University Experience Day
  • Upcoming Career Events
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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

We are raising funds for our School 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 School. To order your Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership please go to https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193

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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.
Studen...

 

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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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 wil...

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.

The new Child Care Subsidy, and what it means for you
On the 2nd of July, the Australian Government will transition to a new Child Care Subsidy (CCS). This will replace the existing Child Care Rebate (CCR) and Child Care Benefit (CCB).
There are a number of key changes that families who rely on childcare before and/or after school need to know, including:
• Any benefit will be paid directly to child care providers (like Camp Australia), who will then only bill the ‘gap’ amount to families.
• There will continue to be hardship relief.
• For families earning less than $186,958, there will no longer be an annual cap on the amount of subsidy you can receive. For families earning between $186,958 and $351,248, an increased annual subsidy cap of $10,000 per child will apply each year.
If you’d like to know what percentage of your child care costs you can claim back through the Child Care Subsidy, check out the simple Family Childcare Subsidy Estimator at https://www.education.gov.au/sites/education/files/chcare/est/index.html

Rachel Somerton

OSHC Coordinator Christian College Geelong

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Junior School once again has Entertainment Books for sale at Reception. Cost is $60 each with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made by either ...

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

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The annual CCG All Choirs Concert will be held on Tuesday, 19th June, 7pm at St Therese Catholic Church in Torquay. This is a terrific night in which we showcase all of our campus choir...

 

The annual CCG All Choirs Concert will be held on Tuesday, 19th June, 7pm at St Therese Catholic Church in Torquay. This is a terrific night in which we showcase all of our campus choirs. This year we are delighted to have the Surf Coast campus involved and are currently  preparing songs for the occasion. Please mark the date on your calendar and invite your nearest and dearest.

 

More information to follow. 

 

Kind regards,

Ms. Kate Notini and Mrs. Kirstin Camm-Bartle

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Wednesday 23rd May
School Photographs - Class and Individual Portraits taken by Arthur Reed Photography
 
Wednesday 30th May
Bush Prep  
 
Friday 08th June
Geelong Worms - Turning waste i...

Wednesday 23rd May

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

 

Wednesday 30th May

Bush Prep  

 

Friday 08th June

Geelong Worms - Turning waste into Food Incursion

 

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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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

 
Year 9 students are well into the process of designing their very own custom mobile Apps.  These students have been learning about the creative design process involved in taking an App ...

 

Year 9 students are well into the process of designing their very own custom mobile Apps.  These students have been learning about the creative design process involved in taking an App from concept to reality using a variety of digital tools as part of Christian College’s Digital Technologies App Enterprise course.  Researching the current market and finding a niche, students have already begun the front end design phase.  In a short time they have learned how to work within the Adobe XD and Google Material Design platforms to make their dream a reality.  Who knows….the next big App could come straight out of Christian College.

  

Danon O'Kelly
Digital Technologies and Systems Engineering Teacher

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In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. (Psalm 95:4-5.)
 
Last...

 

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. (Psalm 95:4-5.)

 

Last week, three Year 8 classes took part in the premier event of their GEOS subject, an epic four-day camp in the Great Otway National Park. Journeying through coastal, riverine, heathland and temperate rainforest ecosystems on foot, kayak and mountain bike, the classes experienced the power of the Surf Coast in wet, windy and wild conditions. The students worked together with peers to pitch their own tents, plan and prepare all of their own meals, navigate hiking trails and successfully organize their personal equipment.

 

To negotiate the complex challenges of the camp, the students drew from their developing collaboration, planning and interdependence skills. Communication and resourcefulness were also critical, especially as tiredness set in and food rations dwindled. All students embraced the spirit of GEOS, a proudly non-competitive subject where teamwork and contribution are valued most highly. Their teachers were inspired to see the way each class developed throughout the camp, seeking ways to support each other and capitalize on diverse strengths within each group.

 

Throughout the journey each student considered their own connection to the natural environment, and made links between Indigenous land management of the past, and potential issues related to conservation in the future. Students practiced the skill of ‘treading lightly’ throughout the week, causing only minimal impact on the land and learning skills they can use throughout their lives.

 

Student reflections towards the end of the camp revealed their intimate understanding of the value of learning in the outdoors, including building resilience and new relationships, solving immediate and very real problems, and improving health. They now look ahead to future and the multitude of experiential learning opportunities on offer within our learning programs. The next challenge awaits…

 

Mr Andrew Ellery

Yera 8 GEOS Teacher

 

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Year 8 Science students have been investigating the geological history of our precious and unique Surf Coast, both on campus in their Science lab, and during their visit this week to ...

 

 

Year 8 Science students have been investigating the geological history of our precious and unique Surf Coast, both on campus in their Science lab, and during their visit this week to Point Roadknight and iconic ‘Southside’ at Bells Beach. Through exploring the natural processes of the rock cycle, including how rocks are formed and change over time, these young geologists are developing their understanding of the natural world around them today. Furthermore, they are building their own connection to the history of our planet and considering their own place within our changing world. This week’s excursion has allowed the students to link scientific theory to real-world experiences, a pivotal element of deep learning. They will next complete their Geology investigation by applying their new learning to their class work, before revisiting these concepts on their GEOS camp in Semester 2. Rock on!

Andy Davies

Year 8 Science Teacher 

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