The chilly weather this week did not dampen the enthusiasm our Prep children had when they were heading off for their Bush Prep experience.

Excitement filled the air as they headed down the hill on the lookout for kangaroo tracks and possibly a kangaroo or two.

Once they arrived at Spring Creek our preps were so excited to discover an animal bone. Then our little archaeologists were on the hunt for more. Together they scanned the environment for bones that may be hiding. The squeals of joy from the children when they found another one were heard echoing through the valley.

Our Preps also discovered a branch that was fun to sit on and bounce up and down. That was until too many of them sat on it at the same time.

The Bush Prep experience is such a wonderful time for the children to develop their resiliency, team building skills and their self-confidence.

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

House Music

One of the highlights of the year is the House Music which was held at Costa Hall yesterday. After weeks of rehearsal, all students had the privilege of being on stage and made the most of this opportunity.

The House Music leaders led the rehearsals and gave so much of their time to ensure the performances were of the highest standard. Congratulations to these students in:

Burrows: Toby Edwards and Mackenzie Goodson

Flynn: Tayla Robinson and Finn Baptie

Penman: Katie Loxston and Cameron Ritchie

Taylor: Meg Heathcote and Oliver Russell

The Emcees were Owen Barrett and Mackenzie Goodson and they did a superb job in introducing all the performances. Their understanding of the music and knowledge of the performances allowed a rare insight into the afternoon. This opportunity is an example of how the College encourages students to lead such important events. We should also congratulate the leadership of Fiona Gardner and her team. Fiona has provided the backdrop to ensure all students of music, not only reach their potential, but have the skills and confidence to lead others. Penman was the overall winner and their leader in Simon Peake was elated as it had been the only “trophy” he had not won previously.

Debutante Balls

As you read this the first of our Debutante Balls will commence. The second will be on Saturday evening. The Debutante Balls this year will be the biggest to date. Each night will have thirty six couples, with a Flower Girl and Paige Boy at each evening. 

The Debutante Balls are the result of ten weeks of rehearsing where the students honed their dancing skills. For some this took longer than for others.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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In writing this article today and reflecting on the events of our first Semester at Junior School to date I am led to use the words of the famous singer/songwriter Louis Armstrong when he sings “What a wonderful world”.

Seeing trees of green as students run the cross country event and as we capture a moment in time through our student photos through the windows of our beautiful Junior School building,

Red roses too as we stand around the flagpole to mark the conclusion of Reconciliation week. Hearing our Junior School captains Will Wray and Evie Tomkins share a poignant message of the importance of listening, respecting, developing trust, showing care and love for others and understanding that God loves us all.

Watching skies of blue as we celebrate the wonder and awe of investigations at Bush Prep and enjoy our Year 2 camp at Camp Wilkin.

Seeing clouds of white as we looked out into our global world to celebrate our connection with East Timor and honour 15 years of relationship with this community.

The colours of the rainbow shone through (of course blue and white) as we were visited by Joel Selwood and Ryan Abott from the Geelong Cats who called in to say “Hello how do you do”.

Watching friends demonstrate love toward one another as they celebrate each other’s successes and work as a community

And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

Be encouraged by the message in Psalm 104: 24 “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations” and take time to enjoy our wonderful world.

God Bless

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This Term our Year 7 students have commenced the 7 for 7 program. The 7 for 7 program is optional and student-driven with opportunities for students to engage in serving their community, personal development and leadership. The title ‘7 for 7’ originated from ‘7 activities for Year 7 development’, as we encourage students to strive to complete seven activities to either help serve in the community or to help them develop skills for the future. 

 

There are example activities posted in each classroom to provide students with ideas but other tasks are encouraged and can be negotiated with homeroom teachers. Each of the activities completed, depending on the time and effort required, are worth varying points. The program was introduced last week and will run until the end of Term 3, where students that accumulate a significant number of points will be presented with medallions.

 

We leave it entirely in the hands of the students and challenge them to be self-directed in their choice to participate and in previous years, the students have proven to be outstanding in their responses. I am looking forward to seeing our Year 7’s make a difference in their community and beyond.

Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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After returning from  Bush Prep adventures our little explorers had time to reflect on their outdoor activities and write about their explorations and experiences.

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On Monday the Junior School came together to create a human sculpture of a giant pink lady. Baker’s Delight are huge supporters of the Breast Care Network Australia (BCNA) and through the...

On Monday 28th May, the Junior School students participated in forming a giant pink lady to recognise the wonderful contribution that Baker’s Delight make towards Breast Care Network Australia (BCNA). Danielle Bourke from Baker’s Delight was in attendance and was very thankful for this gesture. She met with people from BCNA the previous week and mentioned this was happening and they were very grateful for our awareness and promotion of this great cause. We look forward to continuing to support BCNA during the year.

Nick Rice

Physical Education Coordinator

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On Sunday 27th May, we were blessed with gorgeous sunny weather which enabled our Red Shield Appeal volunteers to enjoy the Streets of Highton while door knocking to help raise money for ...

On Sunday 27th May, we were blessed with gorgeous sunny weather which enabled our Red Shield Appeal volunteers to enjoy the Streets of Highton while door knocking to help raise money for the annual Salvation Army’s main fundraiser.

A combination of 22 Senior School students, 10 supervisors – consisting of Senior School teachers, parents and ex-staff members, came together and volunteered their time to raise a total of $1027.65.  It is truly inspiring the amazing amount of good work we can achieve when we work together as one.

I wish to say a huge thank you to every student, to every staff member, parent and to the local community that generously donated on the day or gave up their time to help fundraise and supported the Red Shield Appeal in 2018! It is because of our volunteers and generous supporters that the Salvos can keep giving hope where it has been needed the most.

Whether you gave a little or gave a lot,

You gave something precious.

You gave…hope

To thousands of local farmers doing it tough

To thousands of local families in crisis

To the families of missing people

And HOPE to hundreds of thousands more so

Thank you from the Salvation Army and from me, Ms. Labrini Soldatos.

 

Labrini Soldatos

Librarian Teacher

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Well it’s hard to believe that we are at the end of week 7, not long ‘til holidays.
Last week, the children were introduced to the skill of ‘Kick’. They were excited to see the soccer equ...

Well it’s hard to believe that we are at the end of week 7, not long ‘til holidays.

Last week, the children were introduced to the skill of ‘Kick’. They were excited to see the soccer equipment and quickly went to a ball to begin dribbling and kicking their way around the pitch.

The main focus is to kick a stationary ball which is a closer link to primary school activity than other kicks. It is the basic foundation of kicks in all football codes and is important for foot-eye coordination.

After a warm up game, students practiced partner kicking before moving onto small group activities and games.

Recess breaks provide more time for students to improve their skills and have a game, using the pop up goals, cones and balls.

During our Health lessons, the children are continuing to focus on healthy eating within our ‘Food, Glorious, Food’ unit.

They have learnt about the need to eat from the 5 food groups and more specifically what these foods contain and do for our bodies, e.g. calcium for our bones and teeth, protein for our muscles and vitamins and minerals for our skin, organs, to fight infection and keep us well.

It is great to hear the students talk about the foods in their lunch boxes and if they are healthy or a ‘sometimes’ food. Some have even been able to explain that “cheese is healthy because it has calcium for my bones.”

So, here’s to a ‘happy and healthy eating’ holiday with lots of physical activity; kicking, throwing and catching.

 

Mrs Jo Richardson

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Over the past two weeks, three Year 11 classes of VCE Chemistry students have to been lucky enough to don bright orange fire-retardant overalls, hard hats, steel-capped boots, safety glas...

Over the past two weeks, three Year 11 classes of VCE Chemistry students have been lucky enough to don bright orange fire-retardant overalls, hard hats, steel-capped boots, safety glasses and gloves for a tour of the Lyondell Basell Propylene Plant in Corio. Located within the Viva Energy Oil Refinery, the Lyondell Basell Plant uses Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as its raw material. LPG is a mixture of propane and propene gas that remains after the refining of Crude Oil to produce petrol and diesel. The propane gas is separated from the propene gas and sent to Dandenong by truck where it is put in gas bottles for BBQs or delivered to petrol stations for fuel. The propene gas is treated with a catalyst to manufacture small plastic pellets of polypropylene, which is sent all over Australia, and exported overseas, to clients who use different grades of the pellets to make toilet seats, chocolate bar wrappers and synthetic grass among many other products. This excursion allows students to see a manufacturing plant with a chemical basis. It brings some of their classroom learning about the production of polymers to life and allows them to see some of the different jobs that exist at such a plant, including chemical engineers, process engineers and quality control chemists as well as truck drivers, sales staff and various trades including mechanics and fitters and turners.

 

Elissa Huddart

Chemistry Teacher

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As part of our physical science unit ‘Awesome Forces’ we have been investigating push and pull forces using paper planes, balloon rockets and toy spinners. We have been making observation...

As part of our physical science unit ‘Awesome Forces’ we have been investigating push and pull forces using paper planes, balloon rockets and toy spinners. We have been making observations about how the strength of the push or pull applied can impact on how far the plane, rocket or spinner can move. We have conducted many exciting experiments in class and have been using our scientific observations to create procedural texts during literacy sessions. As this week is National Reconciliation Week we discovered that the technology used to create wooden spinning toys has been used by Australian Aboriginal peoples for more than 1000 years. We used modern materials to recreate a spinning toy and created designs for them using carefully chosen Aboriginal symbols. We look forward to being able to share these creations and our published procedural texts with our families.

Anna Daley

Year 1 and  2 Coordinator

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As part of the Geelong After Dark Art Exhibition, Charlotte Hunter our Year 10 Media student won the following photography competition. Charlotte took part in the Instagram Street Art Wor...

As part of the Geelong After Dark Art Exhibition, Charlotte Hunter our Year 10 Media student won the following photography competition. Charlotte took part in the Instagram Street Art Workshop and submitted her photograph that she took on the ground in the City of Geelong. Mrs Knite encouraged Charlotte to enter her photograph because her candid ability to capture the beauty on the streets of Geelong was outstanding. Charlotte¹s image was entered in the competition run by the Geelong City Council. The category was CONNECTION, The title of her photography was, BY MY SIDE, Charlotte collects $100 prize money and was pleased and surprised by her result.

 

Natalie Knite

Media Teacher

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During our Inquiry and Investigation class this week our Preps had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Design and Make’ session. The children worked together in small groups to design and then make something of their choice using cardboard boxes and our ‘Make Do’ kit. It was wonderful to see and hear the collaboration between the members of each group as they worked together to attach the cardboard pieces using the specially designed screws and screwdrivers. The creations consisted of elephants with floppy ears and a long trunk, to a house with a specially designed chimney.

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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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The Year 2 students have been very lucky and had the opportunity to try on some traditional Japanese clothes. Valent Sensei has a beautiful collection of children’s kimonos and is very sk...

The Year 2 students have been very lucky to have the opportunity to try on some traditional Japanese clothes. Valent Sensei has a beautiful collection of childrens' kimonos and is very skilled at dressing squirming and excited children expertly in the kimono. The children in Year 2 have been learning about traditional Japanese clothing this semester and have even designed their own kimono. We definitely have some budding, young fashion designers in the Junior School!

Katya Chaney

Year 2 Japanese Teacher

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This week our Preps spent time learning about Australia’s history and the Aboriginal culture, which coincided with the National Reconciliation week. They watched some Dream Time stories a...

This week our Preps spent time learning about Australia’s history and the Aboriginal culture, which coincided with the National Reconciliation week. They watched some Dream Time stories and looked at the symbols that make up Aboriginal Art.

After looking at the elements that make up Aboriginal Art our Preps had the opportunity to experiment and create their own piece of artwork.

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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 Junior...



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 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

Stephanie Miller
Marketing & Publications Manager

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It is a busy time of year for our Year 11s and exams are fast approaching. Please see the below information for Year 11 students. It is time now to be considering your study habits and pr...

It is a busy time of year for our Year 11s and exams are fast approaching. Please see the below information for Year 11 students. It is time now to be considering your study habits and preparing for these upcoming exams. If you have an exam clash or three exams in one day please email Mr O’Loughlin to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation.

  • It is the College’s expectation that students arrive and leave school only once per day during the exam period. This means should a student have an exam at the start of the day and one at the end, students will be expected to stay at school all day, studying in the designated areas when they do not have an exam. If students have one exam on a day, they may arrive for the start of that exam and leave at the end. Students are not required at school when they do not have an exam however there will be study areas available should students wish to be at school or if they catch a College bus.
  • Students are required in full school uniform for their exams.
  • Students are required to remain in their exam for the full allocation of time (no one leaves early)
  • If a student requires special consideration or has particular needs which the College is not yet aware of please ensure that this is communicated to Mrs Di Martin as soon as possible.
  • Full VCE exam requirements will be enforced, please be aware of what items students are allowed to bring in for each exam. Supervisors will not be providing stationery to students. Stationery should be brought in a clear plastic pocket or snap lock bag. No pencil cases will be permitted.
  • No electronic devices are permitted except for appropriate mathematical equipment for the appropriate subjects. Phones, electronic watches must be kept in lockers, they will not be accepted by the exam supervisor.
  • Year 11 Exams are compulsory and form part of the Year 11 Curriculum. It is an expectation that all students sit their exams. Any exams missed will be rescheduled. Please contact Mrs Thompson or Mrs Calderwood if your student is unwell during the exam period.
  • Students undertaking the VCAL program have a normal school week.
  • VET students will continue to have their classes as normal, the school bus will continue to run.

 If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Calderwood and Mrs Thompson.

 

Mandy Calderwood and Mrs Thompson

Year 11 Coordinators

 

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During our S.T.E.A.M sessions this term the Year 3’s have been investigating the Science unit ‘Heating Up’.  The students have been conducting experiments relating to how heat effects dif...

During our S.T.E.A.M sessions this term the Year 3’s have been investigating the Science unit ‘Heating Up’.  The students have been conducting experiments relating to how heat effects different materials and how liquids and solids respond to changes in temperature.

Interesting activities this week involved using plastic, metal and wooden spoons to see which materials conducted heat, testing how heat travels. The students then turned cream into butter using friction from marbles and our session concluded with an explosive activity where steam was used to blow the lid off a Milo Tin.

The students have been very engaged in their learning with lots of hands on activities, many of which can be performed at home, with adult supervision, using everyday household items.

Christine Adam

Year 3 Teacher

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Please find enclosed a flyer advertising our upcoming community forum on “Understanding Teenage Children Series - Drugs and Alcohol - Addictions & Myths” to be held on Wednesday 20th June...

Please find enclosed a flyer advertising our upcoming community forum on “Understanding Teenage Children Series - Drugs and Alcohol - Addictions & Myths” to be held on Wednesday 20th June 2018, 6.30-8pm

 

We are very pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to the community, and hope that you will pass it on to anyone you think might be interested.

 

RSVP is essential as places are limited.  Please email Kardinia Health at

 

Community.Forums@kardiniahealth.com.au

 

or phone 52029333 by Tuesday the 19th June if you would like to attend.

   

Brooke Stephens

Nursing Administration

P: 03 5202 9333

 

2-18 Colac Rd, Belmont, Vic, 3216

email: brooke.stephens@kardiniahealth.com.au

website: www.kardiniahealth.com.au

Now on Twitter- find us at ‘kardiniahealth’

 

Winter weather is well and truly upon us at Surf Coast Campus and so too is the MUD!
As Term 2 progresses and we head into Term 3 it is important that Prep T students bring a pair of gumb...

Winter weather is well and truly upon us at Surf Coast Campus and so too is the MUD!

As Term 2 progresses and we head into Term 3 it is important that Prep T students bring a pair of gumboots to wear for any further Bush Prep sessions.

For any future discovery adventures during Bush Prep  all students will be fitted out with waterproof pants to protect school clothing.

If your child does not currently own a pair of gumboots please purchase a pair in anticipation of our next Bush Prep session on Wednesday 13th June.

 

 

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The workshop is a fun, educational and engaging experience for you and your child to learn how you can lead a healthy lifestyle just like the Geelong Cats. 
It  will cover physical activi...

The workshop is a fun, educational and engaging experience for you and your child to learn how you can lead a healthy lifestyle just like the Geelong Cats. 

It  will cover physical activity, healthy eating, hydration, screen time and sleep. This experience will allow parents and children to bond while providing a fun, creative and memorable experience! 

The workshop will include

  • Healthy lifestyle tips from Geelong Cat and Healthy Heroes ambassador Harry Taylor
  • 90-minute fun and interactive workshop including creating healthy snacks, mindfulness and much more
  • Light refreshments
  • A ‘Healthy Cats Lunch Box Recipe’ book
  • A chance to win prizes including a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to a Geelong Cats home game! 

Healthy Heroes, presented by Geelong Cats and GMHBA is a program that aims to empower young people to make good choices about their health and wellbeing.

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed & Sport Coordinator

 

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!

All past and present players, coaches, officials and families are welcome to attend this free event.

The evening will be a wonderful time to get together with old team mates, and celebrate and reflect on what this wonderful club has achieved over the last 25 years.

Bring along your family for what will be a wonderful afternoon.

Sunday July 29th 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the AWA Stadium in Belmont.

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm Supervised modified basketball games and shootout competition
  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm Formalities

Snack food trucks will be on site and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices.  RSVP by July 16th 2018 to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

CALL OUT: CCG Eagles Memorabilia

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary event, we are searching for memorabilia from your day as a CCG Eagles player, including photos or your old fluro green basketball uniform.

If you have any of these that we could borrow for the celebration, please contact Flora Murdoch:  0418 524 540 /  f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au 

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We look forward to celebrating your childs' learning at the upcoming Student Learning Conferences. These are marked in the College calendar as Wednesday June 13th and Thursday June 14th, ...

We look forward to celebrating your child's learning at the upcoming Student Learning Conferences. These are marked in the College calendar as Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 14th - 3.30pm-6.30pm.

Please see the attachment, which contains the 'Event Code' and instructions for registering your interview time. Please note that the conferences for Years 3 and 4 students will be led by the students and, thus, require a 30 minute booking.

The bookings will open on Wednesday, June 6th, 4.30pm and will close on Tuesday June 12th, 4.30pm.

During these conferences, Specialist teachers will also have their classrooms open and you are invited to visit to see the teaching space and to use this opportunity to talk informally with Specialist staff.

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus





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.
Bo...

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

Please see the attached link for booking instructions.

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

Scholastic Book CLub Issue 4 catalogue was distributed last week
Orders are to be completed by Thursday 7th June.

Scholastic Book CLub Issue 4 catalogue was distributed last week

Orders are to be completed by Thursday 7th June.

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On Wednesday our College competed in the Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association (GISSA) Cross-country Championships (Year 7 to 12), where the standard of distance running was very ...

GISSA cross-country event

On Wednesday our College competed in the Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association (GISSA) Cross-country Championships (Year 7 to 12), where the standard of distance running was very high. We wish to thank all those students who represented the College on the day (122 Team members in total), earning points towards the GISSA XC Shield as a result of their efforts. The College finished a very creditable 2nd to Kardinia IC on the day in the overall Team Shield. However, we were successful in winning both the Junior Girls and the Senior Boys sections of this event. We congratulate and thank our students who competed on the day, and acknowledge those students who finished in the top 3 of their age group: Bethany Dean 1st 14yrs; Phoebe Maloney 1st 15yrs; Flynn Daniel 2nd and Cooper Geall 3rd 15yrs; Archie Hildebrandt 3rd 16yrs. Finally we would like to thank Georgia Quick and James Jirik for their leadership of our XC team at this event.

 

Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

 

 

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On Friday 15th June, the Year 3 students will have their final swimming session. It has been pleasing to see the attitude and effort from the students by participating in the swimming and...

On Friday 15th June, the Year 3 students will have their final swimming session. It has been pleasing to see the attitude and effort from the students by participating in the swimming and sports activities.

The session will commence at 1.30pm with students participating in a freestyle/kick board and backstroke/noodle swim and some aquatic novelty events.

Parents are more than welcome to come and watch their child participate during this session which will finish at about 3pm.

If you want to collect your child from this session, please email or write a note in your child’s diary informing their class teacher so they can arrange their bag to go with them. Other students will be returning to Junior School on the bus for the end of the day.

Thank you for your weekly support by ensuring students have their bathers, cap, goggles and towel. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th June.

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed & Sport Coordinator

 

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The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!All past and present players, coaches, officials and fam...

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!
All past and present players, coaches, officials and families are welcome to attend this free event.

The evening will be a wonderful time to get together with old team mates, and celebrate and reflect on what this wonderful club has achieved over the last 25 years.
Bring along your family for what will be a wonderful afternoon.

Sunday July 29th 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the AWA Stadium in Belmont.

• 3.30pm – 4.30pm Supervised modified basketball games and shootout competition
• 5.00pm – 6.00pm Formalities

Snack food trucks will be on site and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

RSVP by July 16th 2018 to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

CALL OUT: CCG Eagles Memorabilia

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary event, we are searching for memorabilia from your day as a CCG Eagles player, including photos or your old fluro green basketball uniform.

If you have any of these that we could borrow for the celebration, please contact Flora Murdoch:

0418 524 540 /  f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au 

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Phys Ed & Sport Coordinator

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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 an...

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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I am super excited to introduce to you Hannah Wood this week. Hannah is participating in the VCAL program and is the first VCAL student to be appointed to a Prefect positi...

Hello everyone,

I am super excited to introduce to you Hannah Wood this week. Hannah is participating in the VCAL program and is the first VCAL student to be appointed to a Prefect position. Hannah is an enthusiastic and active member of the school community and an important link between the VCE and VCAL students.

Hannah Wood

“It is a real honour to be the first VCAL Prefect. I think it comes down to being determined, believing in yourself and having a vision. I wanted to prove that we can all be a part of something great even when choosing an alternative pathway.  I am so happy to be able to contribute to the student leadership of the college.”

Hannah’s portfolio is Philanthropy which aims to raise funds for the school and broader community.  This portfolio differs from Izzy Hackett’s Social Service portfolio which has volunteering at its core. Hannah is a proven philanthropy enthusiast having participated in the “Schools in Philanthropy” program in 2017 (as the Chairperson) and the Salvo’s Red Shield Door Knock for past six years, as well as many other fundraising opportunities. The Philanthropy program is in great hands with Hannah’s efforts, recently evident with the kiosk she managed at all the performances of Alice in Wonderland.   Hannah also co-initiated a food drive during Homelessness Awareness Week.

“My vision is to unite everyone in our school community to get involved and excited about giving back! This year I really want to focus on making fundraising fun, interesting and more engaging by adding themes, games and education to events.”

“I am really enjoying being part of a big team that has the capability to make a difference and to have the opportunity to have an impact in our community”.

Hannah would like to become a teacher’s aide in Primary Schools after taking some time off to travel around Australia. She hopes to visit and volunteer in small communities in Central Australia and around the coast.

Megan Heathcote

Finally, I am the sixth college prefect and my nominated portfolio is Communication. In addition to these articles I will lead a team in creating the Year 12 Yearbook, later in the year.  I hope for a career in some form of communication, either written or spoken or both.  In the meantime I’d like to bring you informative articles and welcome all of your suggestions for topics of interest.  Please email me or come and see me – I’m always happy to chat!

Have a wonderful week!

 

Megan Heathcote

College Prefect

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The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!
All past and present players, coaches, officials and ...

 

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!

All past and present players, coaches, officials and families are welcome to attend this free event.

 

The evening will be a wonderful time to get together with old team mates, and celebrate and reflect on what this wonderful club has achieved over the last 25 years.

Bring along your family for what will be a wonderful afternoon.

 

Sunday July 29th 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the AWA Stadium in Belmont.

 

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm Supervised modified basketball games and shootout competition
  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm Formalities

 

Snack food trucks will be on site and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

 

RSVP by July 16th 2018 to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

 

CALL OUT: CCG Eagles Memorabilia

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary event, we are searching for memorabilia from your day as a CCG Eagles player, including photos or your old fluro green basketball uniform.

If you have any of these that we could borrow for the celebration, please contact Flora Murdoch:

0418 524 540 /  f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au 

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Open Days for Universities and TAFE
Visiting an Australian University, TAFE or College on one of the student Open Days is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions...

 

Open Days for Universities and TAFE

Visiting an Australian University, TAFE or College on one of the student Open Days is the perfect opportunity to get the answers to all the questions you have about the various degrees, diplomas, programs, study options, departments, student life, accommodation, living costs and much more.

An Open Day is a great way for you to get a feel for a place that could become your home away from home for the next few years.

The Australian Education Network provides information on such events Australia-wide.  The dates thus far available may assist you in planning ahead for time to visit institutions as a family. This information is updated on the website.  The links below are a very good starting point for you. Information is also available from this website on interstate Open Days.  Please click on the following links for more information: https://www.openday.com.au/calendar/melbourne/

https://www.openday.com.au/tertiary/melbourne/

VTAC Basics

This week, as part of the Year 12 assembly Mrs Bromilow reminded students about the role of VTAC, what an ATAR is and how it’s calculated. Check out the attached document to find out more including important VTAC dates. 

Aviation for Women Forum

Presented by Moorabbin Flying Services in conjunction with the Australian Women Pilots' Association this forum is dedicated to supporting a higher representation of women in the Aviation/Aerospace industry. It will focus on developing awareness of pathways for young women deciding on a career in aviation. You will have the opportunity to speak with women working in the industry, along with participating in hands-on activities that are designed to discover what it is like to be a part of the aviation field.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

Careers Newsletter

Please see the weekly Careers News attached for your information:

  • Compare rankings between universities using the QILT website
  •  Health clinics at Victoria University
  •  Resource for VCE students - Ladder Up online English tutoring service, and free study guides and resources.
  •  Careers in agriculture, the environment and working with animals
  •  Have you considered studying hotel management?
  •  Courses at Australia National University (ANU)
  •  Take a virtual tour of the science labs and business buildings at ANU
  •  Courses at the Victorian College of the Arts
  •  Interested in veterinary nursing?
  •  Study at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre, Brunswick.
  •  Pilot Aptitude Training Systems website
  •  Cybersecurity degrees at La Trobe University
  •  La Trobe Online - study university courses from home
  •  La Trobe University Aspire program - for students in Years 9 - 12
  •  Learn about Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  •  UMAT Preparation Day
  •  Teenflix Winter School, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
  •  Journalism Workshop, Monash University
  •  Deakin University Experience Days
  •  Upcoming Career Events

 

 

 

Wednesday 06th June
Emergency Drills at 11.00am - 11.15am and 2.30pm - 2.45pm  
 
Friday 08th June
Geelong Worms - Turning waste into Food Incursion
 
Monday 11th June
Queen's Birthday Lo...

Wednesday 06th June

Emergency Drills at 11.00am - 11.15am and 2.30pm - 2.45pm  

 

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

Bush Prep

 

Thursday 14th June

Student Learning Conferences

 

Friday 22nd June

Last Day of Term 

 

 

 

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Last Sunday, students from Christian College took part in the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
We had an amazing turn out, with over 60 students coming along to help doorknock as par...

 

Last Sunday, students from Christian College took part in the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

We had an amazing turn out, with over 60 students coming along to help doorknock as part of this year’s Salvation Army fundraising appeal. The morning was a wonderful opportunity for our students (along with some Senior and Junior School students) to volunteer their time, joining in the magnificent work the Salvation Army does in our local community! It is definitely encouraging that, as a Middle School, we had over 40 students willing to give up their Sunday. The students came to school in their uniform and embraced the opportunity to SERVE, reflecting the wonderful character and servant heart of our young people.

In around 90 minutes of doorknocking, our Christian College students raised just over $3000!

I was very proud of the students as they represented our College, their family and the Salvation Army wonderfully well. It was lovely to see the interaction between students from different year levels and the staff and parents who were helping, both while out collecting and while sharing a drink and hot food together as they counted the money. There was a great sense of community.

Thank you for your support.

 

Renee Garing
Year Level Coordinator - Year 7

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Next Tuesday the 5th of June, we have Arthur Reed Photographers visiting the Bellarine Campus to take individual Portraits and Class Photos of all students Prep – Year 9.  As a result, al...

Next Tuesday the 5th of June, we have Arthur Reed Photographers visiting the Bellarine Campus to take individual Portraits and Class Photos of all students Prep – Year 9.  As a result, all Junior School students who have Physical Education on Tuesday should wear their full Winter Uniform for the day. Junior P.E. lessons will be modified so that students can participate in school uniform with runners only. Year 5 and 6 students will change into full winter uniform to have their photos taken after their timetabled P.E. lesson.

Parents are requested to ensure a high standard of presentation for photographs with neat and tidy uniform, clean polished shoes for all students and navy ribbons for girls.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

 

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As part of our College’s sporting program, we had a number of students represent our school at both the Primary and Secondary Inter-school cross-country events held this week. Our stude...

 

As part of our College’s sporting program, we had a number of students represent our school at both the Primary and Secondary Inter-school cross-country events held this week. Our students competed very well in their respective races, with a number of students qualifying for the next cross-country event as a result of their performances.

 

The following students represented the College at the Geelong North ‘Division’ Primary school event last Tuesday, held at Eastern Gardens: George Burr (B05D), Grace McFarland (5R), Fraser Richardson (5B), Harry Morphett (B06D), Maddy Grunberg (B05D), Martin Dean (6R), Angus Fuller (6R), Tom Leszko (6M), Ben Bowers (B06D) and Emily Lawrie (6R). All these students are to be congratulated on their performances on the day against a quality field of runners from across Geelong’s Primary schools. As a result of their performances on the day, Harry, Maddy, Martin, Ben and Emily have now qualified for School Sport Victoria’s ‘Western Metropolitan’ Region Championships to be held on Thursday 21st June. We congratulate all our competitors who represented the College on Tuesday, and wish these five students all the very best for their next event as they attempt to qualify for the State Championships.

 

On Wednesday our College competed in the Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association (GISSA) Cross-country Championships (Year 7 to 12), where the standard of distance running was very high. We wish to thank all those students who represented the College on the day (122 Team members in total), earning points towards the GISSA XC Shield as a result of their efforts. The College finished a very creditable 2nd to Kardinia IC on the day in the overall Team Shield. However, we were successful in winning both the Junior Girls and the Senior Boys sections of this event. We congratulate and thank our students who competed on the day, and acknowledge those students who finished in the top 3 of their age group: Bethany Dean 1st 14yrs; Phoebe Maloney 1st 15yrs; Flynn Daniel 2nd and Cooper Geall 3rd 15yrs; Archie Hildebrandt 3rd 16yrs.

 

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!
All past and present players, coaches, officials and fa...

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!

All past and present players, coaches, officials and families are welcome to attend this free event.

The evening will be a wonderful time to get together with old team mates, and celebrate and reflect on what this wonderful club has achieved over the last 25 years.

Bring along your family for what will be a wonderful afternoon.

Sunday July 29th 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the AWA Stadium in Belmont. 

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm Supervised modified basketball games and shootout competition
  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm Formalities

Snack food trucks will be on site and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

RSVP by July 16th 2018 to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au 

CALL OUT: CCG Eagles Memorabilia

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary event, we are searching for memorabilia from your day as a CCG Eagles player, including photos or your old fluro green basketball uniform.

If you have any of these that we could borrow for the celebration, please contact Flora Murdoch:

0418 524 540 /  f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au 

 

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The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!
All past and present players, coaches, officials and ...

 

The Christian College Geelong Eagles Basketball Club is celebrating 25 years and we invite you to come and join in the festivities!

All past and present players, coaches, officials and families are welcome to attend this free event.

 

The evening will be a wonderful time to get together with old team mates, and celebrate and reflect on what this wonderful club has achieved over the last 25 years.

Bring along your family for what will be a wonderful afternoon.

 

Sunday July 29th 3.00pm until 6.00pm at the AWA Stadium in Belmont.

 

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm Supervised modified basketball games and shootout competition
  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm Formalities

 

Snack food trucks will be on site and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

 

RSVP by July 16th 2018 to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

 

 

CALL OUT: CCG Eagles Memorabilia

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary event, we are searching for memorabilia from your day as a CCG Eagles player, including photos or your old fluro green basketball uniform.

If you have any of these that we could borrow for the celebration, please contact Flora Murdoch:

0418 524 540 /  f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au 

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As part of our College’s sporting program, we had a number of students represent our school at both the Primary and Secondary Inter-school cross-country events held this week. Our student...

As part of our College’s sporting program, we had a number of students represent our school at both the Primary and Secondary Inter-school cross-country events held this week. Our students competed very well in their respective races, with a number of students qualifying for the next cross-country event as a result of their performances.

The following students represented the College at the Geelong North ‘Division’ Primary school event last Tuesday, held at Eastern Gardens: George Burr (B05D), Grace McFarland (5R), Fraser Richardson (5B), Harry Morphett (B06D), Maddy Grunberg (B05D), Martin Dean (6R), Angus Fuller (6R), Tom Leszko (6M), Ben Bowers (B06D) and Emily Lawrie (6R). All these students are to be congratulated on their performances on the day against a quality field of runners from across Geelong’s Primary schools. As a result of their performances on the day, Harry, Maddy, Martin, Ben and Emily have now qualified for School Sport Victoria’s ‘Western Metropolitan’ Region Championships to be held on Thursday 21st June. We congratulate all our competitors who represented the College on Tuesday, and wish these five students all the very best for their next event as they attempt to qualify for the State Championships.

On Wednesday our College competed in the Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association (GISSA) Cross-country Championships (Year 7 to 12), where the standard of distance running was very high. We wish to thank all those students who represented the College on the day (122 Team members in total), earning points towards the GISSA XC Shield as a result of their efforts. The College finished a very creditable 2nd to Kardinia IC on the day in the overall Team Shield. However, we were successful in winning both the Junior Girls and the Senior Boys sections of this event. We congratulate and thank our students who competed on the day, and acknowledge those students who finished in the top 3 of their age group: Bethany Dean 1st 14yrs; Phoebe Maloney 1st 15yrs; Flynn Daniel 2nd and Cooper Geall 3rd 15yrs; Archie Hildebrandt 3rd 16yrs.  

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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As the Prep’s continue to study transport, this week’s activity was to design and construct a balloon powered car, with the help of their Year Four buddies. There was much discussion abou...

As the Prep’s continue to study transport, this week’s activity was to design and construct a balloon powered car, with the help of their Year Four buddies. There was much discussion about how cars move and how to adapt their car to make it move. It was wonderful to see how engaged the Preps and the Year Fours were while listening to each other’s thoughts regarding design. With support and guidance from their buddies, the Preps hammered holes in plastic lids to make their car wheels. The Preps were very excited to be using real hammers and to be wearing safety goggles!

With much eager anticipation all students were excited to test dive and race their newly constructed vehicles. This activity was a perfect way to promote collaboration amongst both year levels and build resilience when things didn’t go to plan.

Allie Jacobi
Prep Homeroom Teacher

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The Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective continue to publish their work – based on this term’s ‘transformation’ theme. Students are now putting the finishing touches on...

The Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective continue to publish their work – based on this term’s ‘transformation’ theme. Students are now putting the finishing touches on a news style piece, or creating their own podcast or video blog. However, Dana Ford has also found the time to create the below poem…Open Space.

Vitoria Kent
Editorial Elective Teacher

 

Open Space

I like the way the open space appears to be continuous,

The way the trees move almost like they are dancing,

The grass waves,

The leaves flutter and glide,

The air cannot get fresher.

I like how the sky appears to be a clear blue,

The way nothing stands between us,

The whole scene unfolding as if it has been painted just for me.

North, South, East and West all singing in unison,

There is no need for earphones in this place.

Here is free, fresh,

Here is carefree, comforting,

Here is cleansing.

Somehow this place matches my mood,

It knows what I need.

Whether that is rain to hide my tears,

Washing over me, taking my anger with it.

Sometimes it is windy,

Messing up my hair but straightening out built up emotions,

Worries blow away on the wind.

Most commonly the trees will shine golden,

Highlighted by the light,

The world blessed with the enchanting rays,

With the sun outcomes happiness, laughter and joy.

No matter how I feel entering the paddock I always leave smiling,

Almost like magic it lifts my spirits.

By Dana Ford

Image: The Sky (D. Ford)

 

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This week 1D students were lucky enough to have a 'real life editor' join them for a writing session.  As the students' writing ability has progressed they have discovered a real joy in w...

This week 1D students were lucky enough to have a 'real life editor' join them for a writing session.  As the students' writing ability has progressed they have discovered a real joy in writing creative stories. With the assistance of parent-helper and editor, Alice Barker, students discussed development of plot, characters and location in their writing.  Alice shared about the editing process, her role in supporting authors and also shared some of the work she has overseen.  The students chose one of the novels Alice shared, 'Tumtum and Nutmeg' to read as our ongoing class story.  We will be tuning into lots of interesting words and increasing our vocabulary as we share this story about two mice who live in a tiny cottage within a run down house in England. Thank you Alice for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us to perhaps become authors, illustrators or editors one day! Year 1S look forward to sharing in the same experiences during Term 3.

Jessica Chakir
Year 1D Homeroom Teacher

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What an amazing morning we had last Sunday for The Red Shield Appeal. We had a record breaking total of 96 students giving up their time to come and help us door knock in support of Proje...

What an amazing morning we had last Sunday for The Red Shield Appeal. We had a record breaking total of 96 students giving up their time to come and help us door knock in support of Project Care and The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army helps so many people in our community and I was so impressed by the attitude of our students as they represented our college community.

The atmosphere in the auditorium was so full of excitement as each group collected their map and headed out with their driver. On return each group counted their collected money, every group commenting on the generosity of the people on The Bellarine. Our final amount totalling $5236.90.

What an outstanding outcome for our students and even more so for those within our community that this money will have a direct impact on. Just as important though, is the effect this has had on our student body. To be able to celebrate those who came to help and who demonstrated care and hope for those around them. Through these situations we are able to help build our young people into strong, caring and thoughtful people who demonstrate grace and care to those around them.

Congratulations again, to our Bellarine students and their families for helping us support our local community.

Claire Deretic
Project Care 

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We would like to formally invite all current Year 9 students and their families to attend the Year 10 - 2019 Information Evening, commencing at 7pm next Thursday, June 7 in the Middle S...

 

We would like to formally invite all current Year 9 students and their families to attend the Year 10 - 2019 Information Evening, commencing at 7pm next Thursday, June 7 in the Middle School – Highton Chapel. This informative session is a highly important one in the educational journey of all Year 9 students, as they begin to make the transition to Year 10 and our Senior Campus at the end of the year. All details are outlined in the letter sent from Head of Senior Campus, Mr Graham Dent to Year 9 students, parents and guardians this week. Please find it attached here again for your reference. We look forward to seeing you there on the night, as we continue to work alongside you and your young person to navigate their exciting opportunities ahead.

 

Adam Kennedy
Deputy Head of Campus

 
Over the past two days, Year 9 Geography students have participated in a field trip along Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. Simulating the experiences of new visitors travelling throu...

 

Over the past two days, Year 9 Geography students have participated in a field trip along Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. Simulating the experiences of new visitors travelling through the region, students were challenged to take on the perspective of international tourists in order to understand the drive behind increasing pressure on the natural environment along Victoria’s coastline. Simultaneously, students considered the management strategies used to protect beaches, cliffs, dunes, grasslands and forests along the coast, all at risk due to increased tourism to our region. Students enjoyed ocean swims, iconic seaside meals, stunning vistas and conversations with travellers from around the world in the coastal townships of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and in the midst of the world famous Twelve Apostles. They also had the opportunity to put their developing drone flying skills to the test in one of Australia’s most magnificent landscapes. These fine young geographers have used the experience to bond closer together as classmates and gain clearer insight into the ways our fragile coastlines may continue to be shaped into the future.

 

Adam Kennedy
Deputy Head of Campus

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As we approach the completion of Semester 1 our thoughts are turning to plans for 2019.

This means a large step in all Year 9 student's educational journey – the move to Senior School. To provide support for families in this transition we invite you to attend an Information Evening hosted by Senior School staff. All details are outlined in the letter emailed from Head of Senior Campus, Mr Graham Dent to Year 9 students, parents and guardians this week. Please find it attached for your reference. 

This evening will be held on Thursday 14 June at 6.30 pm in the Bellarine Campus Auditorium and all students, together with their parents, are strongly encouraged to attend as we will be explaining pathways for the senior years, subject selection and life at Senior School. In conjunction with this evening will be an explanation of the Farm and Transformational programs to come in Term 4 this year.

An exciting night of opportunities to come.

Earl Moore 
Deputy Head of Campus

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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