Broadening Our Horizons
Recently I had the privilege of using my long service leave to visit Jordan, Israel, and Greece and was able to experience the different cultures and customs on di...

Broadening Our Horizons

Recently I had the privilege of using my long service leave to visit Jordan, Israel, and Greece and was able to experience the different cultures and customs on display in those places. Experiencing what our world has to offer takes one out of their usual ‘comfort zone’ to look at people and places with fresh eyes. It broadens one’s outlook and serves to highlight the fact that we are very blessed living in Australia. We take so much of what we have in Australia for granted, especially in terms of our freedom, comfort, safety and lifestyle. It’s always good to be back home!

Last Friday night I joined with students, staff, families and others in the Geelong community to celebrate Christian College’s 15th anniversary of the College’s involvement with the people of East Timor at the new Surf Coast Campus. It was a joyous and special night of celebration. Christian College has assisted in providing a Friendship House in the Viqueque region, which includes a fully functioning kindergarten, computers, practical life skills programs and the resourcing of outlying schools and kindergartens. Students and staff have had opportunities to visit during this time and it has changed many a person’s outlook and focus in positive ways.

Christian College encourages an outward looking focus through camps, the Year 9 Farm Experience and the ‘Our World’ trips to Indonesia, Vietnam and Central Australia. Music opportunities have also taken students to Hawaii earlier this year.

Likewise, the Project Care activities here at Junior School help us to develop an ‘outward focus’ where we look beyond our own situations to assist others. The compassion shown by our Junior School students in their giving of time and resources is wonderful to see. This coming week we celebrate a Pink Lady event and Reconciliation Week. These will provide further opportunities to look at the wider needs that exist nationally and on the world stage.

Rowan Thurman

Chaplain

 

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House Cross Country
Congratulations and well done to all students who participated and represented their house in such an exceptional manner on Monday. Your dedication to house activities...

House Cross Country

Congratulations and well done to all students who participated and represented their house in such an exceptional manner on Monday. Your dedication to house activities is a credit to you all and we know your Heads of House are very proud and grateful. Thank you to all staff who assisted with the organisation of the Cross-Country Carnival. Your effort and support enabled the carnival to run very smoothly. Thanks so much.

The results of the 2018 Cross Country carnival are (Official presentations will occur during house and year level assemblies):

Final Placing:

1st: Burrows

2nd Flynn

3rd Taylor

4th Penman

Fastest Runners:

1st

Alyssa Jones

11:59

Finlay Kirsopp-Cole

9:44

2nd

Cassandra Brook

12:21

Sam Ward

9:49

3rd

Georgia Quick

12:28

Ellison Guss

9:52

4th

Nathalie Hunt

13:16

Matthew Tattersall

9:56

5th

Emily Scott

13:28

Jayden Schram

10:00

6th

Jessie Morrow

13:30

Cooper Lloyd

10:03

7th

Milly Patista

13:34

Toby Masters

10:07

8th

Zara Moran

13:52

Oliver Hanna

10:09

9th

Ayana Teramoto

14:02

James Richardson

10:12

10th

Neve Foster

14:14

Henry Turner

10:15

 

Age Champion: 

Year 10

Male

 

Female

 

1st

Cooper Lloyd

Flynn

Milly Patista

Flynn

2nd

Henry Turner

Burrows

Neve Foster

Burrows

3rd

Shaun Altmann

Flynn

Kamarah Blackhall

Taylor

Year 11

 

 

 

 

1st

Finlay Kirsopp-Cole

Flynn

Alyssa Jones

Taylor

2nd

Sam Ward

Burrows

Cassandra Brook

Burrows

3rd

Jayden Schram

Burrows

Zara Moran

Burrows

Year 12

 

 

 

 

1st

Ellison Gus

Burrows

Georgia Quick

Flynn

2nd

Matthew Tattersall

Flynn

Nathalie Hunt

Burrows

3rd

Oliver Hanna

Penman

Emily Scott

Taylor

 

Well done to all place getters and Congratulations to Burrows house on winning the 2018 CCG House Cross Country. The GISSA Cross Country team will be announced shortly in preparation for the GISSA Carnival on Wednesday 30th May.

Great work everyone!!

 

Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

As you are all aware the annual Salvation Army Red Shield Doorknock Appeal is on this Sunday 27th May. The response from students has been overwhelming, their generosity, kindness and thoughtful nature has provided with more than enough student volunteers.

Together we can make a difference…....

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.  Well do to those who have volunteered.

 

Homelessness Sleepout

On Wednesday evening a group of students joined staff to hear from a special person in Andy. He is the human face of “homelessness” sleeping in his car and receiving the benefit of the good work from the Christ Church meals program.

Here is their program:

The Christ Church Community Meals and Emergency Food Relief Program

The program commenced approximately twenty-five years ago. It began initially as a breakfast project, and six months into the program a need became evident for an evening meal. These meals are provided on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There are also daily emergency food parcels being distributed from the church between 12.00 and 2.00pm daily.

Our clients are homeless, the poor, the frail, the lonely, recovering addicts of various sorts, and those with mental issues. We operate with a volunteer base of about one hundred. The volunteers come from all walks of life, including various religions, service clubs and hospitals to name a few. We do not have any paid employees.

Food and other supplies are sourced from various generous business houses, organisations and individuals, as are donations of a monetary nature. Breakfast is cereal, cooked bacon, eggs, sausages as well as tea and coffee. The evening meal is a cooked, nutritious, well-balanced three course meal. Fresh vegetables are always used.

We are currently serving about 600 meals per week, and in 2011 celebrated having provided 500,000 meals to those in need in Geelong

What a great story and how proud are we to have Christ Church doing such good work for our community.

 

Student Car Parking

College students who choose to drive to school are able to park in the RTC. This is a result of our good relationship with them and the students have certainly appreciated this privilege.

They need to apply for a permit and are to leave the car park after 3.40pm so as to avoid the traffic congestion. This is a wonderful service we have been able to provide our students.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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As parents we at times struggle with our kids doing jobs around the home. I know I do! 
Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn't a good way...

As parents we at times struggle with our kids doing jobs around the home. I know I do! 

Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn't a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive. Ask yourself, What chores are important for my children to learn, and what are they capable of doing?

Before finding the answer, recognize the difference between a chore (an ongoing task that benefits the household) and a life skill (an activity that children should know how to do before living on their own, such as managing a bank account). The following list is not a life-skills checklist. It is a list of age-appropriate chores. Hopefully you all will find this helpful… Good Luck!

Ages 4 and 5

Personal chores

Ages 6 and 7

Personal chores

  • Make their bed every day
  • Brush teeth
  • Comb hair
  • Choose the day's outfit and get dressed
  • Write thank you notes with supervision

Ages 8 to 11

Personal chores

Ages 12 and 13

Personal chores

  • Take care of personal hygiene, belongings and homework
  • Write invitations and thank you notes
  • Set their alarm clock
  • Maintain personal items, such as recharging batteries
  • Change bed sheets
  • Keep their rooms tidy and do a biannual deep cleaning

Ages 14 and 15

Personal chores

  • Responsible for all personal chores for ages 12 and 13
  • Responsible for library card and books

Family chores

  • Do assigned housework without prompting
  • Do yard work as needed
  • Baby sit
  • Prepare food — from making a grocery list and buying the items (with supervision) to serving a meal — occasionally
  • Wash windows with supervision

Have a go and see what works for you. This guide is certainly not exhaustive but a prompting for all of us as parents to use.

Take care, and God Bless.

Gary Crole
Chaplain, Christian College, Bellarine Campus

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

 

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

When: Sunday 27th May

Time: 10am-12.30pm

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

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

Kind regards,

Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

This week our preps were lucky enough to have a visit from 2 of our local Torquay Police Officers.
The children had the opportunity to learn about how the Police look after us and keep us...

This week our preps were lucky enough to have a visit from 2 of our local Torquay Police Officers.

The children had the opportunity to learn about how the Police look after us and keep us safe. They also learnt about what they should do, and what number to call in case of an emergency.

Following this time of discussion the children had the opportunity to sit in the Police car and listen to the sirens. This part of the incursion was very exciting.

Once our special visitors had left the children wrote a recount to reflect on what they had learnt and the wonderful time they had with their new friends. 

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Grade 1G have been enjoying the dramatic play area that is currently a Vet Clinic. Students have been taking on the role of the vet, receptionist or pet owner and have been using their cr...

Year 1G have been enjoying the dramatic play area that is currently a Vet Clinic. Students have been taking on the role of the vet, receptionist or pet owner and have been using their creativity to imagine their pet’s names, symptoms and treatments. When students attend the 1G vet, they have to read the time to check for opening hours, make an appointment with the receptionist and fill out a patient information form. The expert vets then assesses the pet’s ‘external features’ and provides a treatment, all whilst filling out the patient record. Students have also enjoyed making collars, toys and food for their animals in the collage area during Investigations.

There are many links to our learning when the students play in the Vet, particularly to our It’s Alive Biological Sciences unit. It’s great to see the students thinking of things we can add to the vet such as a clock to practice telling the time.

After my emergency trip to the vet last week with my dog Bella, I am glad to be back in the classroom where it is only pretend play!

Jamie-Lee Lobbe

Year 1G Teacher

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7M were so pleased to have a very special visitor to their Friday homeroom recently.
Beau Walters of 7M ( brother of Nelly, 9Y  ) had shared the story of how his family had found two aban...

7M were so pleased to have a very special visitor to their Friday homeroom recently.

Beau Walters of 7M ( brother of Nelly, 9Y  ) had shared the story of how his family had found two abandoned lambs the week before, on a cold and rainy night. They had just been born, and would surely have died if the Walters family hadn’t rescued them.  Beau’s mother Kristie, and his younger sister Bonnie, brought in 7-day old Goldy the Lamb, to be showered with love and attention last Friday morning.

Kristie and Beau explained that Goldy and her sister-lamb (both Dorpers) were being bottle fed with special formula, every five hours. They would soon be on solids, but not until they gained some weight and stability.  She said that it was not unusual to find abandoned lambs, whose mothers may have died in birth, or have deserted them because they were too fragile. 

Beau told 7M that Goldy and her sister are living in the cubby house for now, and will eventually be given to the farming property next door, where there are other sheep.  The students loved patting Goldy’s soft ears, and we were all surprised at how little wool she had on her skinny body! 

A wonderful experience.  Big thanks to the Walters family and to Goldy.

 

Ms Jackie Coreless

Year 7 Homeroom Teacher

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During this term our preps have been learning a lot about Jesus and how he spent His time here on Earth. They listened to stories about the wonderful miracles that Jesus performed, the pa...

During this term our preps have been learning a lot about Jesus and how he spent His time here on Earth. They listened to stories about the wonderful miracles that Jesus performed, the parables He used to teach His followers and the way He cares and loves for us.

This week they created a poster that depicts some of their thoughts.

Debbie Riddle

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In the Prep classrooms the students have been learning about land transport with a focus on how vehicles have changed over time and emergency vehicles as part of their Integrated Studies ...

In the Prep classrooms the students have been learning about land transport with a focus on how vehicles and emergency vehicles have changed over time, as part of their Integrated Studies unit on Transport. This week we had three different visits to explore an ambulance, a 1926 Humber and a police car.

Students enjoyed meeting Sarah, a college mum who is a paramedic, and learning about her important role in our local community. The students were able to experience different types of equipment and tour the ambulance. With hands over their ears the Preps were able to experience just how loud the ambulance siren really is. It was a great experience that enabled the students to gain an understanding of the important community helpers that paramedics are.

The next car rolled in on Thursday afternoon. This time it was a visit from Mr Stephens, a College staff member, who brought his 9/20 Humber to school. The students had the opportunity to be hands on as they took in the details of this car from the past. The students were keen to compare their understanding of modern cars, to the olden day car in front of them. There were squeals of delight as they were able to sit in the driver’s seat, pretend to go for a spin and even toot the horn. Mr. Stephen’s visit was a catalyst for much rich discussion around how and why vehicles have changed over time.

The police came for a visit on Friday morning. Acting Sgt Bronwyn and Leading Snr Constable Chris, spoke about the important gadgets and gizmos that can be found in a police car. Students had a chance to hear the sirens, take a good look inside the vehicle and ask questions about the important role that the police play in our everyday lives.

These were wonderful experiences and a great source of learning for our young students.

Allie Jacobi and Katie Oelke
Prep Classroom teachers

VET opportunity for Year 10 and select Year 9 students.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway option for Senior Secondary students. It is a subject that is offered...

VET opportunity for Year 10 and select Year 9 students.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway option for Senior Secondary students. It is a subject that is offered to students studying either a VCE or VCAL pathway. The majority of VET subjects run over two years and provide students with a certificate qualification as well as a contribution to their ATAR score. VET classes are timetabled on Wednesday afternoons and occur off campus at CCG with the exception of Music.

Each year, The Gordon run a free Taster program offering students the chance to trial up to two VET subjects. This valuable opportunity is designed to help students work out if they are interested or not, in specific industry areas. They can then make an informed decision about studying VET in 2019. Please note that these Tasters occur in July and students will be required to make their own way there. It will mean missing some school time.

A copy of the application form has been emailed to all Year 10 students and parents, should your son/daughter choose to take part in the program. Hard copies can be collected from the student office. This application form outlines the various trades on offer for trial. The completed applications need to be returned to Cathy Brew at the student office as soon as possible and no later than 30th May. Places are limited so the sooner the better the chance of securing a positon. Should have any queries regarding VET please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

VCAL, VET and GAT Day - Wednesday 13th June.

Please note that this is a normal school day for all Year 11 and 12 VCAL students.

Year 12 VCAL students will be fitted with their graduation gowns and have their photos taken for graduation on this day as well as attend their normal timetabled classes.

All VET classes will run as per normal. Buses will depart CCG later than the usual 1.00 pm departure to accommodate for students sitting the GAT that finishes at 1.15 pm. With this in mind some students may prefer to make their own way to VET on this day to arrive at their classes on time. Please let the student office know if your child’s usual  transport arrangements will change for this day.

  

Kerryn Fearnsides
VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Year 8, Middle School Product and Design Textiles students, Heidi Linahan and Sophie Taylor recently competed in a state So You Think You Can Design competition, run by the Design Technol...

Year 8, Middle School Product and Design Textiles students, Heidi Linahan and Sophie Taylor recently competed in a state So You Think You Can Design competition, run by the Design Technology Teachers Association. They competed the first part of the challenge at school, designing a ‘multi-functional’ garment/outfit, using technology to detect UV rays.

 

Heidi and Sophie were invited to compete at the finals, in a live, hands-on design contest, which was held at the PERSONAL LOCAL GLOBAL Creative Problem Solving conference in Melbourne. On the day, it gave the students the chance to showcase their creative, design thinking skills. They had three hours to design, create and produce their garment. With stiff competition they did extremely well and were awarded 4th place for their hard work and their ability to construct an innovate outfit ,as well as the 'People's Choice Award'. 

 

This was a fantastic learning opportunity for the students and they should be proud of how they presented their work to the judges. The event also gave them the chance to attend a workshop on coding in textiles.

 

Thank you to the following teachers who helped out during the early planning, prototyping and troubleshooting of their design ideas, Mrs Roselyn Smith Director of Teaching and Learning - Learning Support Services, Danon O'Kelly Digital Technologies and Systems Engineering Teacher Middle School, Antony Benson, Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology, Design.

 

Ms. Felicity Rogerson

Classroom Teacher 

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Have you ever heard a piece of music, or a particular song lyric, that has unlocked a memory or released an intense emotion? The Prep T students have been admiring the power of music th...

 

Have you ever heard a piece of music, or a particular song lyric, that has unlocked a memory or released an intense emotion? The Prep T students have been admiring the power of music through a variety of different songs this month. And what a beautiful thing it is to hear them express their thoughts in relation to the words of a song, or the type of mood it inspires from within.

 

If your little one appears to have trouble expressing themselves at home, consider employing the power of music as a terrific assistant to help them explore their emotions and energy. In everyday conversations, take note of the ‘musical speech’ your child wields: their pitch, their tone, their pace, and how it relates to their mood.

 

In our weekly Music lessons, the children look forward to our ‘Scarf Dance’ time. They dance freely around the room, allowing the music to guide their movements. This is another great way for children to release emotions in a healthy, social and creative way – plus, it’s a terrific form of exercise; encouraging balance, development of core strength and gross motor skills.

 

Music and dance form such an integral part of cultures worldwide, and with good reason:

 

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed,

Soothes the mind and gives it rest,

Heals the heart and makes it whole,

Flows from Heaven to the soul.”

           

 

 

Ms. Kate Notini – Classroom Music

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This week, Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective have continued to publish their latest work – based on this term’s overarching theme of ‘transformation’, with the addit...

This week, Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective have continued to publish their latest work – based on this term’s overarching theme of ‘transformation’, with the additional challenge of being asked to write in a news ‘style’. The below work is that of Charlotte Adair, who has explored the variety of electives on offer to the Year 9’s this term. As we start to move towards the ‘pointy’ end of Term 2, students will shift their focus to the creation of podcasts and video blogs.

Surrounding Editorial

Students from Christian College have a variety of opportunities with subject and elective choices. Surrounding the subject elective courses around 'The Editorial' includes: Systems Engineering; Media Arts; and Japanese. These all lead to different careers and extended learning from the classroom.

 

These electives have inbuilt learning and extra curriculum activities which creates a learning base for the students, other than common classroom learning. Surrounding and using different classroom skills, which is a starting point for the subjects, the elective subjects are giving the option of giving a platform - to show the extent of the learning and education they have been given so far.

 

"We learn about the Japanese culture, their foods, how to speak their language. Currently we are studying what it would be like if we lived over there", Tiarna Bett - a Japanese language student - explains what they are basing their learning off. Tiarna says she has plans for her future to travel around, the skills and work she is doing now, creates a base for her future and maybe even career. "We have to study hard and have good work ethic for it to be a positive impact. Which I see as a very rewarding thing for my future", Tiarna adds.

 

"In our elective, we are creating solar cars, so we are able to compete outside of school, which gives us a goal to work towards", Systems Engineering student Luka Kapitelli says. It is displaying that the opportunities are greater than the classroom alone and that even the most basic skills apply to the subject. "It's reflecting back onto classroom based skills we learn like maths and science", Luka adds. The addition to the fact that the skills they are learning now could add onto their future, as a society, it is starting off our generation for the time to come.

 

"We are now creating our designs which is giving us a positive outlook as we are seeing our designs come to life", a student from Media Arts expresses. The subject is a way of creating and setting a generation up for the future with marketing and creating a solid start. The class is based on a way of creatively using the known skills and applying that to a greater purpose. Which, in this case, is a product design. "We are creating designs for packets which we are attempting to improve", the student - who wishes to remain anonymous - adds.

 

The electives obviously have a broad range of opportunities and extended learning in place. This range gives different outlooks on the whole of the Year 9 level. As a cohort, the students are all mixed up into the different classes, which involves associating with other year 9 homerooms. It creates more freedom to connect with other students that are outside of home group classes. 

 

By Charlotte Adair

 

Image: The Year 9 deck at Christian College Bellarine (T. Beck)

 

Victoria Kent
Editiorial Elective Teacher

 

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The year 11 Visual Communication Design students have just finished and printed their final teaser posters on the large format printer. Students have focussed on utilising visual language...

The year 11 Visual Communication Design students have just finished and printed their final teaser posters on the large format printer. Students have focussed on utilising visual language to communicate to a specific target audience. During the design process students have addressed certain design elements and principles while engaging and maintaining their target audience attention. Students developed an understanding of how they affect the visual message and the way information and ideas are read and perceived.

The year 11’s managed to produce a wide variety of different teaser posters to promote an up and coming film.

  

Mark Naylor

VCD Teacher

 

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This term the Year 3 Team have been learning about Physical Sciences. We have learnt that everything around us is made up of matter. But to make things more complicated we have also disco...

This term the Year 3 Team have been learning about Physical Sciences. We have learnt that everything around us is made up of matter. But to make things more complicated we have also discovered that the state of matter can change when outside forces are applied! In STEAM we have been heating things up and cooling things down in a range of experiments including melting ice and making jelly. To add to this, we have also had an opportunity to play with the 'Non-Newtonian Fluid' Ooblek!

Lisa Johnson

Year 3G Teacher

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On the 17th of May the Year One and Two students ventured out to learn more about the place of communication in our community. To do this they visited the Geelong Library where they were ...

On the 17th of May the Year One and Two students ventured out to learn more about the place of communication in our community. To do this they visited the Geelong Library where they were taken on a tour of the library. This involved looking at historical documents and methods of communication in the heritage centre. The students spent time looking at modern technology that read books out aloud for people who are visually impaired and another that turned text into Braille for blind people. We finished our time looking at books, snuggling into nooks to read and playing all of the wonderful games that they had on offer. Onto the bus we climbed and our next stop was 96 three The Christian Radio station. Whilst at the station the children spoke with three different radio presenters. One of the presenters, Gosha Rakiej from the morning show recorded sound bites of their voices, played funny sound effects and audio clips. Radio announcer Danni Synot had the children in the ‘On Air’ studio with her whilst she was working. Some of the students even got to talk on air. They were also shown around the rest of the studio by presenter Jay Maurer, viewing the recording rooms for the late shows and the editing suites. As quoted by one of the students who participated ‘This was the best day ever!’ Indeed, a wonderful experience for all involved.

Samantha Bett
Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

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Sleepout
Wednesday evening’s wintery feel set the scene for our 2018 Sleepout. Students from the Jesus in the Modern World class, along with several other students and staff braved the co...

Sleepout

Wednesday evening’s wintery feel set the scene for our 2018 Sleepout. Students from the Jesus in the Modern World class, along with several other students and staff braved the cold and slept out in the Penman Quad, to help begin understanding the complexities surrounding homelessness.

The night kicked off listening to some incredibly talented students playing in the VET rock band, and 2 more rock bands involving students from years 10-12. The talent of these students blows me away!

We were privileged to hear from Jan and Ruth, two founders of the Christchurch Community Meals Program, which has been in operation for about 30 years in central Geelong. The program serves breakfast 365 days a year and a hot dinner twice a week, serving upwards of 100 people per evening. Meals are offered to those who need it and is served with a smile.

We were also incredibly blessed to chat with, and listen to, a man who is currently experiencing homelessness. His story and message encouraging us to step out and make sure that we treat people experiencing homelessness with compassion, and as fellow equal human beings. –A smile, wave, simple hello or a chat can potentially do much more than we realise to a person, who along with homelessness, may be very lonely.

We carried into the night with a delicious soup dinner prepared by the VCAL students, activities, games, a fire pit, sleeping in the quad (potentially not the most comfortable sleep we have ever had), and then woke up to eggs and pancakes. I congratulate the students who got involved in this, and hope the message and community spirit is shared further afield.

Homelessness awareness week

Year 12 students, Jessie Morrow and Hannah Wood, have initiated a food drive during this week, collecting canned fruit, long life custard, milo and take away containers. The school community has been very generous, and this food drive will continue into next week. The supplies will go to Christchurch Community Meals Program, and other community meals programs if we can.

We have also jumped on board the XTM Heat the Homeless initiative. Insulated, weather proof jackets are being collected, and will be given to people who have found themselves in a less fortunate position and can really use them. If there are old ski jackets taking up space in your wardrobe, please send them along ‘give your old jacket a second chance’. 

Hoping everyone has had a great week!

 

Jane Smith
Outdoor Ed. and Physical Ed. Teacher

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Scholastic Book CLub Issue 4 catalogue has been distributed today.
Orders are to be completed by Thursday 7th June.
 

Scholastic Book CLub Issue 4 catalogue has been distributed today.

Orders are to be completed by Thursday 7th June.

 

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The Year 3 students are completely immersing themselves into the quirky, fun, vibrant and bold art movement of Pop Art. This became quite a sensation in the mid to late 1950’s, and highli...

The Year 3 students are completely immersing themselves into the quirky, fun, vibrant and bold art movement of Pop Art. This became quite a sensation in the mid to late 1950’s, and highlighted the works of a rather prominent artist of that era, Andy Warhol. Students are focusing either on Albert Einstein or Audrey Hepburn as their subject matter, learning various methods of duplicating an image, transferring and screen printing. Pop Art is all about incorporating bold, block colours. The students are displaying immense dedication to this topic and a great level of patience in learning the skill of screen printing accurately.

The day for printing finally arrived, and there was a frenzied level of excitement. The students are completely bamboozled as to how it ‘actually printed’ over the top of their paintings. They have certainly gained an appreciation for accuracy in this particular art form. The results are rather impressive. Great job Year 3.

Tash Cooper

Art Design and Technology Teacher

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The year 8 Visual Communication and Design students have been studying product and communication design. Creating their own skate brands, students identify a target audience to create a...

 

The year 8 Visual Communication and Design students have been studying product and communication design. Creating their own skate brands, students identify a target audience to create an eye catching logo and skateboard design. Utilising Adobe Illustrator students learn new design skills and techniques to create a logo for their brand.

 

Using a wide variety of inspiration students plan, draft, and refine their chosen design for their skateboards. Using their drafts students problem solve and find the best solution to transfer their design onto the skateboard deck. With a variety of methodical options to choose from students paint, spray, and draw to create their boards. This week the students have started transferring their designs onto the boards, which we will continue and finalise in the coming weeks.

 

The designs are eye catching, distinctive, and reflect the personality of each individual student.

 

Felicity Van Kan
Classroom Teacher

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Junior School assembly is always exciting. Today 4G shared a music composition and performance by Riley Williams (4G), they sang and danced to the song Amazing Grace and performed a skit,...

Junior School assembly is an exciting event and today was no exception! Riley Williams (4G) commenced assembly with a self-composed piece titled ‘Grace’ which he performed on the violin. This was followed by 4G’s assembly item which continued the message of our Christian College value of ’Grace’ through the song Amazing Grace, through dance and in the role plays students used to show what Grace looks like. It was wonderful to see the students of 4G have an opportunity to bring this message to their community as they presented both individually and as a team.

We were also blessed to be joined by Graham Barton, Year 8 Coordinator and a driving force behind recent East Timor projects. Graham shared visions of East Timor, of children reading and studying under street light and his passion for the people of East Timor. Mariana Nohra and Josiah Davies (Project Care Leaders) presented fundraising of $640.80 collective of the casual dress day and stationary stall run last Friday, May 18. 

Then there's always the fun, Mr Smith revving up the crowd with a fun song and a special guest appearance by Mr Donald Trump (perhaps Mr. Foran in disguise?).  

We are privileged to come together in our assemblies to celebrate student achievements and remind ourselves what a special community we have at the Junior School. 

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

 

 

 

 

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Ernesto Sanchez, a qualified Permaculture Designer from Geelong Worms will be visiting us at Surf Coast on Friday 8th June to present to Prep T an educational session on sustainability ...

 

Ernesto Sanchez, a qualified Permaculture Designer from Geelong Worms will be visiting us at Surf Coast on Friday 8th June to present to Prep T an educational session on sustainability and worm farming. 

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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Students this week are finalising their packaging design proposal in Print Media.
They have researched into various types of branding and packaging and it uses and developed an understand...

Students this week are finalising their packaging design proposal in Print Media.

They have researched into various types of branding and packaging and it uses and developed an understanding how corporations utilise the complexities of visual language to persuade an audience.

From their initial product analysis, brainstorming ideas for their own company’s requirements they visualised a variety of possible concepts and are in the process of presenting their final design proposal through Copic marker renderings, created from 2 point perspective drawings on drawing boards.

The next stage is for the students to develop the flat cut out template, finalise their print media in illustrator and bring them both together to create their final packaging design.

Mrs Lori Ruplal
Media Teacher

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Over the past 2 weeks students from the ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ elective went on a journey  of discovery outside the boundaries of Middle school. The first stop on this journey was ...

Over the past 2 weeks students from the ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ elective went on a journey  of discovery outside the boundaries of Middle school. The first stop on this journey was to Raven’s Creek Farm and Café, where the students took part in a very informative tour of the property and a look at how important it is to look after the whole garden environment, particularly the soil. Students were able to get up close with many of the animals that are on the property and learn how the owners look after the animals. The key message was healthy soil, healthy animals, healthy food.

The second trip on this journey was to an Ornamental Garden near Ceres Lookout owned by Judy and Earl Medlyn and then on to Barrabool Hills Woolworths. The experience at the garden allowed the students to select a plant species that intrigued them and record why it did so. The final stop was to Barrabool Hills Woolworths were the lovely staff showed the students around the produce section of the store. This experience provided the students with more of the story behind where our food comes from and what the process is behind the food we buy from the store.

The students all thoroughly enjoyed both excursions and have been reflecting on what they have learnt. They will then use these experiences to help inform their final assessment for the term.

 

Andy Davies

Classroom Teacher 

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A cool and fresh week was perfect for our Unit 1 year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies hiking trips to the Grampians last week. Three groups completed a stunning three day walk in the...

A cool and fresh week was perfect for our Unit 1 Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies hiking trips to the Grampians last week. Three groups completed a stunning three day walk in the Wonderland range/Halls gap area of the Grampians, and part of the new Peaks trail currently being constructed.

The groups embarked on an incredibly scenic walk through the range, up and over Mt Rosea, where we found ourselves in the clouds, through the spectacular rock formations and ancient landscapes. We wandered through tall messmate forests, mazes of rocky outcrops, rocky gullies, waterfalls, through heathlands, woodlands, and stayed at a spectacular camping spot at Bugiga.

The students were given a great opportunity to appreciate and explore the environment. We look at various aspects of past and present human interactions and impacts in the area. The Grampians/Gariwerd is rich in Aboriginal culture, which provides an insight into the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people who have walked and lived in these ranges they have called Gariwerd for thousands of years.

The students and staff enjoyed the experience. The students pushed themselves, and their leg muscles, and helped each other to complete this hilly and beautiful walk. We congratulate them on completing a great and enjoyable trip!

  

Jane Smith and Louis Gross

Outdoor Education Teachers

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Dear Senior School Families,
This Thursday May 31st at 12.30pm the Senior School will hold its House Music Concert at the Costa Hall. At this event, each House will present a House Choir ...

Dear Senior School Families,

This Thursday May 31st at 12.30pm the Senior School will hold its House Music Concert at the Costa Hall. At this event, each House will present a House Choir consisting of all students in the house, a large ensemble, a small ensemble and a soloist. The competition is adjudicated by two guest adjudicators who have the difficult duty of awarding points and places in each of the sections.

The students will present a huge range and variety of music for the audience. The concert is a real celebration of our senior campus, the great work of students and student leadership, all items are organised and rehearsed by students. Audience entry is free, families and friends are most welcome to come along and enjoy the afternoon. The concert will conclude at 2.45pm in time for all students to be bused back to the senior campus.

  

Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

 

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On Wednesday 23rd of May at 11am all of the Junior School students gathered in our Library at the Bellarine Campus to read together for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. We joi...

On Wednesday 23rd of May at 11am all of the Junior School students gathered in our Library at the Bellarine Campus to read together for this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. We joined thousands of children from all around Australia and New Zealand to read ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ by Tony Wilson. The story is an updated version of the classic nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing in the lively and beautifully illustrated picture story book. It was a privilege to be a part of this national reading event and we look forward with much anticipation to next year’s story.

Kate Pritchard
Junior School Library Teacher

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The veggie garden is fulled to the brim of everything you could imagine, from carrots, brocolli, and plenty of silverbeet. It was been terrific spending time with our young 'green thumbs'...

The veggie garden is filled to the brim with everything you could imagine, from carrots, brocolli, and plenty of silverbeet. It was been terrific spending time with our young 'green thumbs' as we weed, water, and brainstorm ideas to grow our patch. Thanks to Mr Daryl Riddle (CEO, Christian College), Milton Nankervis and Andy Allen, we are in the process of building a garden shed! We look forward to bringing families into the garden for our official opening later in the term. 

Carla Dunlop, Jennifer Beck-Carlson and Emma Hayward.

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Wednesday 30th May

Bush Prep  

 

Friday 01st June

Online bookings for Student Learning Conferences Open

 

Wednesday 06th June

Emergency Drills

 

Thursday 07th June

Scholastic Book Club Issue 4 Orders Close

 

Friday 08th June

Geelong Worms - Turning waste into Food Incursion

Online bookings for Student Learning Conferences Close

 

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 

 

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Murder, mystery, and mayhem; the year 7 Writers Workshop students participated in an immersive murder mystery on Friday afternoon. Through finding clues and evidence students piece tog...

  

Murder, mystery, and mayhem; the year 7 Writers Workshop students participated in an immersive murder mystery on Friday afternoon. Through finding clues and evidence, students piece together the story of a murder at St Augustine’s Orphanage.

 

After learning the history of the campus and looking at a daily life of an orphan, students create character profiles for their story. Through exploring scenarios, creating characters, and finding clues; students will tell the story of a murder mystery.

 

This term we are focusing on writing from different sources of stimulus for inspiration. Using language conventions such as engaging sentence starters and conversational dialogue to incorporate into their stories, students develop their skills as young writers.

 

Felicity Van Kan
Classroom Teacher

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Last Friday, our students showed their support for our friends in East Timor by participating in our East Timor Day at the Bellarine Campus. We held a Flag Raising ceremony to start the d...

Last Friday, our students showed their support for our friends in East Timor by participating in our East Timor Day at the Bellarine Campus. We held a Flag Raising ceremony to start the day, commemorating the 16th Day of Independence for the people of East Timor. It was great to see all of our students dressed in the colours of the East Timor flag as we assembled around our flagpole.

The aim of our day was to raise funds to buy picture storybooks for schools across East Timor. It was overwhelming to see the response this focus generated from our students and school community. With the generous donations from our staff and students as well as the money raised through our East Timor stall, our Campus raised over $3300 for books. Each picture storybook has been translated into Tetum, the local language, and printed especially for the children of East Timor. This total will mean that we will be able to purchase in excess of 440 books for schools in Viquequi and across East Timor, who until now have had no picture storybooks to share with their students.

We are incredibly proud of our students for the heart they consistently show for our Project Care Days. We were able to identify that this was a real need for the students of East Timor and once again, our College community has demonstrated a generous spirit.

Thank you for your continued support of the Project Care program here at Christian College.

Claire Deretic
Project Care Team

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As a result of the Mother’s Day Tabloid Sports being postponed due to inclement weather, one of the events that didn’t take place will be organised for this Monday, 28th May. All Junior S...

As a result of the Mother’s Day Tabloid Sports being postponed due to inclement weather, one of the events that didn’t take place will be organised for this Monday, 28th May. All Junior School students will be assisting in forming a giant pink lady.

Baker’s Delight are huge supporters of the Breast Care Network Australia (BCNA) and through the Pink Bun campaign vital dollars are raised to support this important organisation.

Christian College wants to support this organisation by raising awareness of the BCNA. Unfortunately the Pink Bun campaign has just finished, however another event that supports this organisation is the Field of Women. This event will be at the MCG during the Melbourne v Sydney match on Sunday 12th August. Further information about this event can be found - https://www.bcna.org.au/news-events/events/field-of-women-2018/

We are looking forward to seeing the results of the schools ‘pink lady’. For further information on how to support this organisation please go to - https://www.bcna.org.au/.

We will be rescheduling the tabloid sports and mother’s sack race to a later date.

Nick Rice

Physical Education Coordinator

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It has been very exciting to watch the Year 4 to 6 Q’ed students exploring and developing many personal, interpersonal, individual and corporate skills all of which are advantageous for...

 

It has been very exciting to watch the Year 4 to 6 Q’ed students exploring and developing many personal, interpersonal, individual and corporate skills all of which are advantageous for a person to employ when faced with a challenge, and required to work with others to reach a solution.

As the annual Tournament of Minds program offers a perfect real world setting in which Primary and Secondary school students can utilize and expand their problem-solving abilities, this year we are offering not only the Q’ed 4 to 6 students but in fact any student in Years 5 or 6, the opportunity to join and participate in a TOM team.

We will be holding a TOM Information Session in the Highton Middle Campus Library next Wednesday 30th May, commencing 5.30pm for an hour. Any student or parent interested in discovering more about the benefits and obligations of participation, are warmly encouraged to attend this session. 

One very important proviso to consider before attending, is the student’s availability on the following dates as once teams are nominated, there can be no exchange players. More of this detail to come next Wednesday!

Hope to see you there.

Geelong Regional Final                    26th August   2018

Victoria State Final                         9th September 2018

International Final                         13th October   2018

 

Mrs Roselyn Smith
Director of Teaching and Learning - Learning Support Services

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Friday the 18th May aw the culmination of the House Netball and Basketball competition. I would like to thank Mr Oliver for facilitating this event and the students who organized teams fo...

Friday the 18th May was the culmination of the House Netball and Basketball competition. I would like to thank Mr Oliver for facilitating this event and the students who organized teams for each round.

I would also like to thank the students who scored and umpired for each game, it all ran very smoothly because of your willingness to help out and be involved.

The final scores were as follows

Basketball

 Flynn 28 defeated Penman 24  

Netball

Burrows 16 defeated Penman 11

Have a great weekend

 

Steven Sullivan and Drew Oliver

Pysical Education Teachers

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On Tuesday, 5th June, the ‘Bravehearts’ team will be coming to Junior School at 11:30am in the Chapel, to lead a personal safety program for our Prep and Year 2 students. This program pro...

On Tuesday, 5th June, the ‘Bravehearts’ team will be coming to Junior School at 11:30am in the Chapel, to lead a personal safety program for our Prep and Year 2 students. This program provides students with the basic principles of personal safety, providing them with the tools to stay safe and to know what to do if anything does occur. The ‘Ditto Show’ is a live performance with Ditto, a life sized bear, being the star attraction. The show will run for 35 minutes and is also open to parents from both year levels to attend if they would like to do so. The program is Australia wide and has been operating since 2006, empowering over 300,000 children. It is widely used in Geelong Primary Schools and has been part of our Junior School program for the past five years. Topics covered throughout the show consist of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ feelings, The Body’s Warning Signs, Private Parts, Secrets and what to do if you feel unsafe or unsure. If parents are unable to attend the show and the follow up information, this link provides more details and an overview of what will be covered with the children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcW7McpnvGI

If you have questions about the program please feel free to discuss with me or one of our Prep or Year 2 teachers. This is a helpful program to equip our students in the area of Child Safety.

Rowan Thurman
Chaplain and Learning Support Teacher

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On Tuesday, May 29 class and individual portrait photographs will be taken in the Middle School – Highton Chapel by Arthur Reed Photography.
Students are required to wear their full win...

 

On Tuesday May 29, class and individual portrait photographs will be taken in the Middle School – Highton Chapel by Arthur Reed Photography.

Students are required to wear their full winter College uniform to and from school on the day. Should students have a PE lesson, they are asked to bring their PE uniform in a separate bag. A small number of Year 5 & 6 students are attending Division Cross Country events in the morning. The impacted classes have their photos scheduled for early afternoon, allowing time for the runners to return to school and be fully dressed in their winter uniform. We ask that parents and guardians assist their young person to check they have all pieces of the winter uniform, and are dressed neatly on the day.

 

Adam Kennedy

Deputy Head of Middle School 

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The Christian College didn’t have to venture far on Monday the 7th of May to compete in the Independent schools tag team surfing title held at Jan Juc
This year we entered a girls team co...

The Christian College didn’t have to venture far on Monday the 7th of May to compete in the Independent schools tag team surfing title held at Jan Juc

This year we entered a girls team consisting of 4 girls and a mixed team consisting of 6 boys and 1 girl.

The conditions were clean and offshore all day with waves around the 2-3 foot mark.

Both the Mixed team and the Girls team surfed very well in the semifinals to progress through to the final against the best schools in the state.

The teams were well led by surfing captains Tully Wylie and Angelique Kefalas on the day, they were supportive of all team members and made sure the younger team members knew how important every surfer was to the success of the team regardless of age.

The girls were up against it in the final with both St Ignatius, Newhaven College and Sacred Heart fielding some very strong teams. The Christian College girls did the school proud surfing well in the challenging conditions.

 The team consisted of Angelique Kefalas, Imogen Castle, Poppy Schaap and Jaz Wylie.

The final results for the Girls final were

1st St Ignatius

2nd Newhaven College

3rd Sacred Heart

4th Christian College Geelong

 

The Mixed Team report

After tearing through the semi finals with one of the highest heat scores for the day the team looked in good form to take it right up to St Josephs in the mixed final. We had a very strong and disciplined team who were surfing for the team result rather than individual glory.

During the final the conditions again were tricky due to tidal changes with many waves difficult to execute any critical manoeuvres on. The team did an incredible job to stick to their allocated times and remained positive and supported each other all day. Again Tully Wylie led from front putting on a clinical display of surfing. He was also very active in his mentoring and making sure all surfers knew where to paddle out, where to sit in the lineup and which waves to target.

After 60 minutes of surfing St Joseph’s came out on top with a strong final performance.

Our team on the day consisted of

Tully Wylie, Jaz Wylie, Nick Russel, Jayden Schram, Dylan Forras, Hugh Taylor, Flynn Daniel, Luke Day, Remi Currell and Taz Higgins.

The results were

1st St Josephs Collge

2nd Christian College Geelong

3rd St Ignatius

4th Kardinia International College

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Aside from being one of the most enjoyable past times, reading with your child is invaluable in all areas of their development.
Research in to literacy development clearly demonstrates re...

Aside from being one of the most enjoyable past times, reading with your child is invaluable in all areas of their development.

Research in to literacy development clearly demonstrates reading with your children for as long as possible has many benefits for your child and your relationship.

Shared reading with your child fosters the development of listening skills, spelling, reading comprehension and vocabulary, and establishes foundational literacy skills.

When we read aloud to children it is also beneficial for their cognitive development. While most of the research in this area focuses on young children, this does not mean that these benefits somehow disappear as children age.

Reading together is also an opportunity to encourage a positive attitude towards reading, even if the parent is not a reader themselves. Reading together either as a family group or one to one is quality time with your child/children building special memories together. Reading one to one is also a great time to talk alone just parent and child.

Reading experiences at home and at school influence children’s attitudes to reading. These attitudes influence their learning experiences at school and beyond. Reading experiences provide help to turn our children into life-long readers.

Shared reading experiences should be enjoyable. Parents should ensure they are not distracted by other tasks which take attention away from the shared reading experience. Being distracted or overly critical can equate to a negative.  Some parents attempt to outsource this reading time to older siblings, which can also have mixed results. Reading at home should involve practise of the sight words and shared reading that is a positive experience to encourage the child.

Research tells us many children really enjoy the social aspects of reading and being read to as valuable time with their parents, children also stated that they felt they learned from these experiences. This research suggests that we should not stop reading with our children just because they have learned to read independently.

This suggests we should continue reading with our children until they no longer wish to share reading with us.

Ensuring reading at home is enjoyable can influence children’s future attitudes toward reading, as well as build their confidence and competence as readers. It is worth the effort to find time to share this experience with our children in the early years and beyond.

Kate Pritchard
Library 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 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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The senior campus has been alive with house activities all term. The House Prefects have been leading house competitions in netball, basketball and cross-country with grea...

Hello everyone,

The senior campus has been alive with house activities all term. The House Prefects have been leading house competitions in netball, basketball and cross-country with great support from the whole SS cohort.  As rehearsals ramp up, for the upcoming House Music competition, our time before school and at lunchtime has become busy for students in each house, as well as for the Music Department.  I hope you’ve heard some choir practice in your homes!

Continuing on with the theme of College Prefect introductions, this week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Lachlan Brough and Bailey Hunter.

Lachie:

My portfolio that I have chosen this year is Mentorship and it is all about being a role model and someone younger year levels can look up to. I believe that Mentorship is something that all Year 12’s need to embrace as we are the highest year level at Christian College, and I know from personal experience that when the younger kids see the year 12’s they are a little scared but try to be like them. I therefore, think it is important that we reach out to support, encourage and mentor our younger peers. My vision with Mentorship is to create the chance for younger prefects (Year 9 Prefects at other campuses) and students to be able to seek support and guidance from me, and I would love to have the chance to speak with more students. I aim to further the connection between Middle and Senior School, where the idea of them being separate campuses and the leap from Year 9 to 10 can be minimised. Hopefully this will make students more comfortable when transferring to Senior School.

The most enjoyable part of being a prefect so far has been undertaking our training in November, because the activities were really enjoyable but also held many important lessons for me. Personally, the “River Walk”, a group exercise in trust up the Barwon River, was one of my favourites as it allowed myself to step out of my comfort zone with my friends and was an opportunity for learning. Both days also gave me more chances to connect with others and learn new stories of their experiences, helping to forge new and exciting friendships.

My future ambitions include hopefully going to university next year, preferably Deakin, as it is closest to home and will help me with my budgeting! I am thinking about applying for either Paramedics or Accounting next year. Although they sound like polar opposite careers, Health and Accounting are my favourite subjects at school.

Bailey:

I have been allocated the Environmental portfolio this year, which aligns with my interests in environmental sustainability. My visions and goals within the environmental area are to create new and improve existing policies in waste management to keep our school grounds in the best possible condition.

I am aiming to build upon a recycling model introduced by Cian and Mr Hurrell last year, so that we can be leaders and trendsetters in sustainability. With the involvement of not only students but teachers as well, we will be able to look after our environment by minimizing our negative impact. This year one of our goals is to improve the standard of our school grounds in regards to littering by following guidelines to manage our waste better and thinking about where our waste ends up if it's not in the bin.

So far this year I have really enjoyed meeting new people, particularly going to Melbourne and meeting the people behind the GRIP leadership program.  I find the opportunity to give back is one of the most pleasing activities you can do, and being able to go to the Timor Leste Independence Commemoration Day service in Geelong to show our respect, especially before our trip to the country later this year, has been an example of where I have been able to do so.

After school finishes I would love to apply for a course at University, however I am not 100% sure yet on what exactly to study. If I get into the University I think I would choose to defer a year and travel overseas to England to play cricket, as I have already been given the opportunity to do so. I would spend approximately 6 months in England, working while playing Cricket, before having another 6 months before starting University at home.

Thanks so much for sharing with us Lachie and Bailey. I’m sure we are all excited to watch, be involved in your work and see the impact of your leadership in the College for the rest of the year.

Have a wonderful week everyone and I hope to see many of you at the House Music competition next Thursday to support our houses. Go Taylor!

  

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

 

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As Prep-4 students move towards the end of their first semester of school, we would like to remind and inform families of Christian College’s In Time Reporting system. This process allows...

As Prep-4 students move towards the end of their first semester of school, we would like to remind and inform families of Christian College’s In Time Reporting system. This process allows staff to provide timely feedback on student progress and celebrate the learning with families along the way. 

 

In Time Reporting

 During the course of the year families will receive In Time reports delivered via the Parent Portal. In Time reports may consist of both formative and summative feedback.  

  • Formative Assessment

Formative assessment consists of timely feedback (which may/may not include work samples), to demonstrate the process of the learning and help to inform the following stages of the teaching and learning.

  • Summative Assessment

Summative assessment is used at the conclusion of a task or unit to measure what students have learnt, (this may or may not include work sample/s). Summative assessments are presented by a grade/s and benchmark the student’s abilities and understanding at the time of receiving the assessment. Assessments are clearly linked to the Australian Curriculum Content Descriptors and Achievement Standards and throughout the year will demonstrate the students’ progress in all learning areas. 

 

Assessment Grading System

 

At Christian College there is an emphasis on the learning and continual improvement. The assessment grading system for Years P-10 uses the following achievement standards as a guide for interpreting assessment results:

 

Not Yet Achieving the standard = E,E+

Approaching the Expected Standard = D,D+

Achieving the Expected Standard = C,C+

Exceeding the Standard = B, B+

Far Exceeding the Standard = A, A+

 

It is important to note that if your child achieves a C or C+ they are ‘Achieving the Expected Standard’.   

 

 End of Semester Report

 Parents will receive an online report at the conclusion of each semester. This will include a comment from your child’s Homeroom Teacher, along with a summary of progress in ‘Self-Management’ and overall academic performance, presented on a continuum relevant to the expected Australian Curriculum Standards and Outcomes. 

 

 Accessing the Parent Portal 

 End of semester reports will be available via the Parent Portal ‘Assessments’ tab. Please follow link below for information regarding accessing the Parent Portal. 

 

 Links to Parent Portal and In Time Reporting Documentation

 

Accessing the Parent Portal: https://www.ccg.vic.edu.au/public/portal/ParentPortalInTimeReportingGuideAndInstructions.pdf

In Time Reporting (2016): https://www.ccg.vic.edu.au/public/portal/ParentInformationInTimeReporting2016.pdf

 

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all students in a reporting system that caters for the differing abilities of our learners. 

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

 

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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 ...

A reminder that 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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 Our lovely crossing Supervisor in Burdekin Road, Prayana, has advised us the she is going in for hip surgery and will be off work for 3 months or so. She expects to be back in action for...

 Our lovely crossing Supervisor in Burdekin Road, Prayana, has advised us the she is going in for hip surgery and will be off work for 3 months or so. She expects to be back in action for Term 4

Prayana says all of the students are so lovely that she just wanted them all to know and that she will be back as soon as she possibly can.

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Weekly Career News

Haywire competition (rural/regional students)
John Button School Prize (Humanities/Politics)
New University of Melbourne scholarship
Book a Monash University Sc...

 

VICTORIA  POLICE

Dear Parents,

The following information has been passed on to our Year 12’s – however, you may find it of value for your own child if they have thought of Police work as a future career path  :

We would like to pass on the information below regarding a WEBINAR which has come from Victoria Police regarding information on both Police and Protective Service Officer roles and application processes. 

The focus of this webinar is to provide information to applicants for entry level Police, Protective Services Officer (PSO), Police Custody Officer (PCO) and Victorian Public Service (VPS) roles. 

Victoria Police are currently in the middle of their largest recruitment campaign.

 'As the organisation expands, Victoria Police is committed to growing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We value diversity of age, gender, culture, religion and sexual orientation.

We are mindful that at this time of the year senior students will begin to consider their career options. A career with Victoria Police offers job security, a competitive salary and benefits while they study, undertaking a Diploma of Policing. As a Victoria Police member recruits will receive ongoing professional development through further training, opportunities for career progression and specialisations.

We are hosting an online information session (webinar) for students interested in pursuing a career at Victoria Police. The webinar will provide information about what attributes recruitment are looking for in applicants, how young adults can prepare (employment, extra-curricular activities), what’s involved in the 11 stage recruitment process, what happens during and after the Academy, and lastly what they can expect to be doing as a General Duties (uniformed) officer.'

The webinar will be live, however they are recorded and you will have the opportunity to open the link to the webinar recording for future reference.

You must register this week for the Victoria Police Careers Webinar on Jun 1, 2018 1:30 PM AEST at`:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1255412871754119682

The purpose of the webinar is to inform and prepare students for the Police or Protective Services Officer (PSO) recruitment process. The webinar will include the following information: 

  • Attributes Victoria Police are looking for in applicants
  • What’s involved at each of the 11 stages of the recruitment process
  • What happens during and after the Academy
  • Advice for high school leavers (employment and extra-curricular activities)
  • Duties undertaken as a General Duties Officer

The following link is on Youtube at : 'Real Police - Real Stories : Write Your Career with the Victoria Police'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHznaOI2XY

You must register at the first link for the webinar.

Please know that you are most welcome to follow this up with a chat with Careers Practitioners -  Mrs Smith  &  Mrs Bromilow.

  

Weekly Career News

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

  • Haywire competition (rural/regional students)
  • John Button School Prize (Humanities/Politics)
  • New University of Melbourne scholarship
  • Book a Monash University Science Precinct Tour during the term break
  • Book a one-to-one course consultation session at La Trobe University 
  • New medicine partnership program between La Trobe University and University of Melbourne 
  • Free online Actuarial Science course through Australia National University
  • Reminder - university early entry programs now open or opening soon
  • Win an adventure pack from the University of Tasmania just by filling out an online form
  • Finance Services careers
  • Trades and further technical study - websites to explore
  • White Card resource
  • Maths, Science & Engineering careers
  • Health Open Day at University of Canberra
  • Trinity College Young Leaders School
  • Australian Catholic University - Experience Day registrations now open
  • Upcoming Career Events
Issue 4 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Friday,1st June, 2018.
A reminder for all families that books may be ordered using either of the following meth...

Issue 4 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Friday,1st June, 2018.

A reminder for all families that books may be ordered using either of the following methods:
1. Order and pay for your child’s books using LOOP which is the Scholastic Book Club Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform. Link: scholastic.com.au/LOOP and then follow the steps which have been included in the attached information PDF.

2. Return your child’s order form together with a cheque or credit card receipt number.

When paying for Ashton Scholastic Books all payments must be either:
Cheque: Made payable to Ashton Scholastic OR
Credit Card: Payment can be made by phone (automated free call 1800 557 908) OR online.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH as cash is not a payment method.

For the online option, please follow the prompts for ‘Parent Payments’ on the Ashton Scholastic site at: www.scholastic.com.au/.
As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child’s order form.
Thank you for your assistance and ongoing support of Book Club.


Louise Ward and Kate Millichip,

Book Club Coordinators

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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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It has been brought to our attention that a child in the Junior School has been diagnosed with Impetigo (see attached sheet).
As this is a very contagious condition the following guidelin...

It has been brought to our attention that a child in the Junior School has been diagnosed with Impetigo (see attached sheet).

As this is a very contagious condition the following guidelines for treatment must be adhered to according to Health Department regulations.

1. Medical attention should be sought.

2. The child must be excluded from School until sores have fully healed.

3. The child may be allowed to return earlier provided that appropriate
treatment has commenced and that sores on exposed surfaces such
as scalp, face, hands or legs are properly covered with appropriate
dressings.

We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior Campus

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

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

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We have been notified of cases of headlice in the Year 2 classes. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important whe...

We have been notified of cases of headlice in the Year 2 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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During this week’s Year 9 GEOS Camp at Wilsons Promontory, all of the students completed a three-day hike up, down, around and through the breathtaking views and scenery of the protected ...

During this week’s Year 9 GEOS Camp at Wilsons Promontory, all of the students completed a three-day hike up, down, around and through the breathtaking views and scenery of the protected national park.

On the first day, the class arrived at Middle School – Highton early in the morning to travel a four and a half hour bus ride to our starting point destination of Telegraph Saddle. The class was split into three different groups to undertake different hiking routes around the park. My group began down a 4-wheel drive track and saw lots of wildlife as we were walking and creating memories. We saw a wombat crossing the road about 2 metres in front of us and a couple of steps on, we saw a wallaby sitting on the corner of the track eating. It was pretty exciting to see these animas so close up and tranquil. We completed our first day’s hike just on dark at Little Waterloo and were able to take some pictures on the pristine white sand beach.

During the second day, we packed up our tents and moved on up some hills and around some trees to a lunch destination navigated by our day’s leaders to meet another group at Refuge Cove. After lunch, we continued on to another beach downhill toward our last night’s destination of Sealers Cover. We were so exhausted but so happy to see how pretty our camp area was. Some of us girls had a chilly swim at Sealers and came back only to find some possums running around our tents. It was a funny memory.

During our final day’s hike, we had a river crossing and a 1km long boardwalk where we were encouraged to have a calm walk individually to gather our thoughts and memories from our past two days, which I found a great way to look back on what we have completed and become. We had lunch at the very windy, Windy Saddle and finished by walking along a cliff face back up to Telegraph Saddle where we met for our return bus ride home. This camp was a great opportunity to strengthen friendships, mental and physical strength as well as create memories. We feel so lucky to have such a place as Wilsons Prom as a special place in our hearts that we will always remember. Personally, my favourite part was looking back on the day we had completed and thinking of how far we’ve walked and feeling so satisfied with our efforts. Overall, I absolutely loved the challenge and love the memories that I found at Wilsons Prom that I shared with my group. I feel grateful for Christian College and lucky to have had this opportunity.

Indianna Wylie, Year 9

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This week in OSHC we have welcomed Shae back from placement, the children were so excited to see her again. We have had a construction themed week. The children have been building and mak...

This week in OSHC we have welcomed Shae back from placement, the children were so excited to see her again. We have had a construction themed week. The children have been building and making amazing things such as unicorns, Lego masterpieces, making their books, hama beads and the children have been recycling cardboard boxes by using their imagination to create something with them as well as so much more other construction. The most popular activity was making stress balls.  We have enjoyed playing group games such as Bobs and Statues, Farmer Sam, Toilet Tiggy and Octopus. Next week’s theme will be focusing on National Reconciliation Week.

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 rebates for these Pupil Free days as unfortunately the Government won’t rebate this many Pupil Free Days in a row).

Bookings should be made by Monday,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 their may be additional medical forms Camp Australia require. These will all need to be provided to us prior to your child attending along with any required medication. Please come speak to us prior to your child attending.


Rachel Somerton
OSHC Coordinator Christian College Geelong

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Last Friday night, Christian College held an evening of celebration, acknowledging the 15 years of Friendship between East Timor, Viqueque in particular and the College.

The evening was brisk but the new Surf Coast Campus was wonderfully warm inside for the celebration of Christian College’s 15 years of being involved in Timor-Leste, Viqueque in particular.

The CEO and his ‘able assistant’ were swirling giant woks of paella as people arrived on the deck. Prefects were soldiering back and forth with heaped baskets of bread and salad bowls. Yet others were slicing large rumps of meat. The band ‘Better Ask George’ was warming up and the stage was set for an informal night of celebration and bonhomie between the hundred or so individuals present who had invested personally in the Viqueque story.

Periodically, exclamations burst forth as Maria Neves, the original Timorese liaison officer, surprised some of the original College personnel with hugs. She flew in from Sydney especially. 

Also, Howard Williams, the inaugural Chairman of the Christian College board (who had been travelling), managed to attend the function. Howard was responsible for raising Timor into the consciousness of Christian College management and students, back in early 2003. His passion to support Timor ignited a flame 15 years ago. And the fire still burns. 

It was a night of nostalgia and reflection on the human capital from Christian College that has invested in Viqueque, as well as an appreciation of the strong friendships that have developed over the years. Some would even say the Timorense are our Viqueque family. The Prefects were charged with continuing the legacy of this special bond, throughout this year and into the future. 

To finish the night, everyone was invited to form dance circles to stomp out Tebe Dai, a traditional Viqueque corn dance song. Apart from the outside temperature, we felt like we could have been in Viqueque! 

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We have had a very full week of planning for an increase in our numbers and a return to preschool and prekinder programs as per our 'regular' timetables.
Families have all been informed o...

We have had a very full week of planning for an increase in our numbers and a return to preschool and prekinder programs as per our 'regular' timetables.

Families have all been informed of the new protocols via Storypark, and the team joined together to make a 'social story' video so children can be as prepared as possible for the changes.

We look forward to welcoming more children through our doors in the coming weeks...

A huge thankyou to all of our teams for leading their children and families through recent challenges with professionalism, kindness and good humour - you are AMAZING!

https://vimeo.com/420913276

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We are excited to announce that the Stage 2 construction phase of our Surf Coast Campus has commenced, and a ‘sod-turning’ was held to mark this special occasion.

We are excited to announce that the Stage 2 construction phase of our Surf Coast Campus has commenced, and a ‘sod-turning’ was held to mark this special occasion.

CEO, Mr Daryl Riddle, Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman and Surf Coast Campus Coordinator and Prep Teacher, Mrs Debbie Riddle, with our wonderful Foundation students, braved the weather to mark the event.

The Stage 2 construction phase includes 8 new classrooms, 3 multipurpose rooms, amenities plus the further landscaping of the grounds.
We anticipate Stage 2 will be completed by the end of 2018.

The project is jointly funded by Christian College Geelong and the Victorian State Government through the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA). The grant was awarded to the College through the VISBGA (Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority).

We thank the Victorian State Government and the VISBGA for their support in the next stage of our Surf Coast Campus.

2019 enrolments are now open for Prep and Year 1.
Enquiries and tour bookings can be made by calling: (03) 5244 8799

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Student Learning Conferences will be held on Wednesday 13th June and Thursday 14th June from 3.30pm to 6.00pm at Christian College Surf Coast Campus, 248 Great Ocean Road, Jan Juc.
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Student Learning Conferences will be held on Wednesday 13th June and Thursday 14th June from 3.30pm to 6.00pm at Christian College Surf Coast Campus, 248 Great Ocean Road, Jan Juc.

Bookings for Interviews are made online by visiting www.schoolinterviews.com.au

Please note that bookings can only be made once bookings open and before bookings close.

BOOKINGS OPEN  Friday 1st June at 4.00pm

For those that do not have internet access, parents may send a note to school with the approximate times they require, or phone the school on 03 5244 8799.

Interviews are strictly 15 mins and spaces are limited.  If you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements.

BOOKINGS CLOSE Friday 8th June at 4.00pm

Should you encounter any difficulties please do not hesitate to contact Kellie in reception for guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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