Over the past week, the Year 8 students have been making cheese and ice cream as a part of their science lessons.  This has provided a hands-on way to demonstrate chemical and physical ch...

Over the past week, the Year 8 students have been making cheese and ice cream as a part of their Science lessons.

This has provided a hands-on way to demonstrate chemical and physical changes with links to the real world. Some students even tasted some fresh cheese that was made using the identical method but with kitchen equipment. While the responses were mixed, they could all see the similarities in taste and texture. 

This knowledge should further benefit the students during their Farm experience next year as they will have an understanding of the components of, and uses for, milk.

 

Mr Andrew Ellery

Science Teacher

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School 

A Story to Share

I was recently contacted by a parent to tell me of the story of her son and how he was at one stage struggling with a range of wellbeing issues, one of which was anxiety.

He found last year difficult and was in need of help. Help came in the form of one of our Chaplains. They spent time listening to this boy and connecting on a level that created a bond of trust with the Chaplain.

Through regular meetings, the two were able to talk through the issues and see what was “controllable” and what was not. Active listening lowered the boy’s anxiety and he was able to see that there was a way forward.

In the mind of an adolescent, the world may appear to be confusing and they do not know where to go.

What should I feel? How should I react? Am I normal?

These questions we can all relate to, and take us back to a time when we were confused by the world.

This year, the same boy again found himself in a difficult space and contacted the same Chaplain. Again that special relationship was ignited and they were able to work through that confusion.

I was told by this parent of how appreciative they were of having someone able to connect with their son. She felt safe as did their son.

It resonated with me that we do many things well at Christian College and the most important work is to look after our students. They are the reason why schools exist.

Rather than see the only thing that matters at school is an ATAR Score, good schools care for their students. Great schools concentrate on the student as a whole, successfully.

I thank this particular parent for sharing this story with me, and for all the seen and unseen work that goes on for all of our students behind the scenes.

  

Sporting Success

Evan Donohoe of Year 10 has been selected for the Victorian Kookaburras Baseball Team and will be taking part in a tournament in South Carolina, U.S. This is a tremendous achievement and we wish Evan all the best for the trip in Term 3.

Congratulations Evan.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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Raising Socially Competent Kids
Hi All,
A great article from the “Focus on the Family “ website talks about raising socially competent kids. Have a read, I’m sure it relates to us as pare...

Raising Socially Competent Young People

Hi All,

A great article from the “Focus on the Family “ website talks about raising socially competent young people. Have a read, I’m sure it relates to us as parents and stay tuned for further instalments.      

No doubt you have seen your young people with their eyes glued to a computer screen, television or mobile device. And you may have wondered how technology is affecting them. The moving pictures on television, in video games and in apps are extremely stimulating, and a child's brain is particularly sensitive.

In fact, you might say that those brains are made of plastic. Brains can change and adapt to what they are exposed to, a concept known as Neuroplasticity. Brain connections can be strengthened by use or weakened through neglect — the "use it or lose it" principle, according to Dr Jay Giedd from the National Institute of Mental Health.

With increased screen use, the neural connections used for listening and learning, concentration and conversation are often neglected. Furthermore, young people who heavily use technology become 'wired' to use their gadgets to communicate instead of talking face-to-face with people.

Social skills are not built on a phone or computer. They must be performed in real life, beginning in the home, where loving parents model what healthy relationships look like. Yes, technology is here to stay, and you will likely find positive ways to utilise screens and gadgets in your family.

These are amazing days when families can keep connected over long distances with photos, videos and instant messages. But if you don't minimize and counter the influence of screens in your family's life, when your son finally meets those relatives face-to-face, he may not know how to simply sit and visit.

Take care


Gary Crole

Chaplain - Bellarine Campus

 

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These are scheduled for the afternoon and evenings of Tuesday, 20th June and Wednesday, 21st June
Please see the attachment, which contains the Event Code and instructions for registering...

These are scheduled for the afternoon and evenings of Tuesday, 20th June and Wednesday, 21st June.

Please see the attachment, which contains the Event Code and instructions for registering your interview time. Please note that the conferences for students in Prep TO Year 2 will be set for 10-minute intervals, but conferences in Years 3 and 4 will be led by the students and, thus, require a 20-minute booking.

The bookings opened on Thursday, 15th June at 9:00am and will close at 12.00pm next Tuesday.

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

We are also hoping to have a coffee van available for parents between 4:00pm and 5:30pm.

Last week, all Year 5 Science students tested the health of the water at the local Peppermint Grove storm water basin. The River Detectives program run by Waterwatch Victoria is happy to ...

Last week, all Year 5 Science students tested the health of the water at the local Peppermint Grove storm water basin.

The River Detectives program run by Waterwatch Victoria is happy to have had the support of the Bellarine Campus for over 10 years. This year, students conducted a habitat survey based on criteria for bank, verge and pond areas. As a group, the class graded the habitat highly, despite picking up a bag of rubbish from around the reserve.

Then Kristin from Waterwatch prepared some water samples from the storm water basin and the students collected and identified macro invertebrates, which also indicates the health of the water. Turbidity, pH, phosphorus, temperature and electrical conductivity were empirically tested by the students using the equipment provided by Waterwatch.

A group of keen young scientists are going to monitor the same characteristics of the water each month for the rest of the year. Overall, the water health was deemed very good. However, recent rains running off the road probably contributed to the high phosphorus reading.

Stay tuned for updates on the health of Peppermint Grove.

Deb Singleton
Middle School Science Coordinator

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The sad passing of Jacob Marsden in 2016 following a brave and inspirational battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degenerat...

The sad passing of Jacob Marsden in 2016 following a brave and inspirational battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, had a profound impact on the Christian College community.


Jacob enrolled at Christian College in Prep at the Bellarine Campus and continued his journey through the College until he passed away on the eve of his final VCE exams. Jacob's life and his genuine Christian faith touched and moved many of his peers, teachers and families at the College throughout the years. His courageous fight and dedication to complete his Year 12 studies enabled his brother Joshua to accept his Graduation scroll during an emotional ceremony at Costa Hall in November last year.


Principal of Christian College, Mr Glen McKeeman, initiated the idea of naming the Seminar Room in the Senior School Library in Jacob's memory, as this was a space that Jacob frequently used during his time at Senior School while completing his work, or working with members of staff who supported him.


"After Jacob passed away, I kept looking for Jacob as I walked by the conference room and it occurred to me that it would be a lovely way to remember someone who we all loved", Mr McKeeman shared.


The Seminar Room, now known as 'The Jacob Marsden Seminar Room', was dedicated yesterday in front of members of the Marsden family, Jacob's friends and teachers.

Mr McKeeman said: "Jacob Marsden was an inspiration to many and his brave fight and loving nature will forever be remembered through the dedication of this space in his honour. It is hoped that students using this Seminar Room in the future will be motivated and inspired by a young man who used this space to achieve success and overcome great challenges."

 

 

 

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Today, our global community is experiencing the largest migration of people across the globe since World War 2. To help understand the motivations for and consequences of such migration a...

Today, our global community is experiencing the largest migration of people across the globe since World War 2.

To help understand the motivations for and consequences of such migration at the local level, Year 8 Geography, Environmental and Outdoor Studies students at the Middle School Highton and Bellarine campuses are inquiring into migration to Geelong. Their inquiry is shaped by the big question: How sustainable is Geelong’s future urban growth?

As a means of connecting their conceptual knowledge with real-world experiences, the students have been surveying members of the Geelong community. Coupled with this activity, a kayaking session on Corio Bay has given students a unique vantage point from which to notice the current transformation of Geelong’s city centre.

This unit of work will culminate with the students submitting a report of their findings, including proposals for the future development of Geelong. Students have drawn from their skills in questioning, planning, interdependence and reasoning to strengthen their understanding about a movement that will impact all of us.

 

Mr Adam Kennedy

Year 9 Coordinator

Mr Tim Wright

Bellarine Outdoor Education Teacher

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In a musical celebration of Christian College Concert and Stage Bands, approximately 220 young performers presented a concert enthralling a large audience last Thursday evening. The Middl...

In a musical celebration of Christian College's Concert and Stage Bands, approximately 220 young performers presented a concert last Thursday evening, enthralling a large audience.

The Middle School Highton SAC was transformed, as the sounds of the Novice and Intermediate Concert Bands and Stage Bands rang out. The talent and finesse of the Wind Symphony and Senior Stage Band highlighted the musical journey which lies ahead for our younger musicians.

 

Mr Andrew Dunlop

Director of Instrumental Music

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This term The Art Technology and Design faculty provided interested students with an opportunity to receive additional tuition to improve their manual drawing skills. These Life Drawing c...

This term, the Art, Technology and Design faculty provided interested students with an opportunity to receive additional tuition to improve their manual drawing skills.

These 'Life Drawing' classes were held at the Villa Paloma Campus and were offered to Year 10, 11 and 12 students. The study of drawing can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for students of all ages. It can improve observational skills, visual literacy skills, concentration, perseverance, hand-eye coordination, physical dexterity and self-esteem.

Sound drawing skills can also provide students with a firm foundation on which to confidently explore and communicate ideas and experiences. A strong drawing folio is also an essential prerequisite for most art and design-related Tertiary interviews.

Jane Bailey

Studio Arts Teacher

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As part of their studies into the living world, Year 7 students enjoyed the outdoor classroom at the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve recently. It was great to share the joy of discovery of a r...

As part of their studies into the living world, Year 7 students enjoyed the outdoor classroom at the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve recently.

It was great to share the joy of discovery of a regurgitated owl pellet, complete with mouse skeleton and fur. 

Noticing different species of fungi was a highlight for many, especially when we met Neil Hickman, who had been photographing the bioluminescent Ghost Mushrooms (toxic to humans) at night. The students hypothesised why that fungi might glow in the dark, and why there were so many invertebrates visiting the fungus during the day. It was a hive of activity when we stopped to really look: flies mating, maggots feeding and millipedes hiding on the fungal structures. Neil’s photos have been kindly shared with us below.

Other students’ highlights were the ponding activity, where the underwater world came to life through magnified viewers. And Parks Victoria staff supported the College’s program by running a session on skull features. Students learnt about eye position of predators versus prey, just to name one of the features studied. It was an invigorating day outside, learning how our living world interconnects.

Deb Singleton
Middle School Science Coordinator

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Buddies is a valuable time for our Year 4 students to model responsible and inclusive play to our younger students. As the Year 4 students continued their investigations of crafts that mo...

Our 'Buddies' program provides valuable time for our Year 4 students to model responsible and inclusive play to our younger students.

As the Year 4 students continued their investigations of crafts that move, they took the opportunity to share some of this knowledge with their Prep buddies. Below are some of the observations made by the students as they investigated how kites fly:

Maverick: "You have to run so the kite lifts up".
Eve: "You have to fly the kite against the wind so the kite can catch it".
Lucas: "You have to unwind the string so the kite can go higher".
Victor: "Let go of the kite and run really fast".
Stella: "You need to have ribbons on the kite to balance it out".
Esther: "When the wind stops, the kite stops".

 

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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Today, our global community is experiencing the largest migration of people across the globe since World War 2. To help understand the motivations for and consequences of such migration a...

Today, our global community is experiencing the largest migration of people across the globe since World War 2.

To help understand the motivations for and consequences of such migration at the local level, Year 8 Geography, Environmental and Outdoor Studies students at the Middle School Highton and Bellarine campuses are inquiring into migration to Geelong. Their inquiry is shaped by the big question: How sustainable is Geelong’s future urban growth?

As a means of connecting their conceptual knowledge with real-world experiences, the students have been surveying members of the Geelong community. Coupled with this activity, a kayaking session on Corio Bay has given students a unique vantage point from which to notice the current transformation of Geelong’s city centre.

This unit of work will culminate with the students submitting a report of their findings, including proposals for the future development of Geelong. Students have drawn from their skills in questioning, planning, interdependence and reasoning to strengthen their understanding about a movement that will impact all of us.

 

Mr Adam Kennedy

Year 9 Coordinator

Mr Tim Wright

Bellarine Outdoor Education Teacher

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Year 12 Anthony Connolly
I have chosen to do School Based Traineeship in Transport and Logistics because my family have been involved in the industry for half a century. Growing up around...

Year 12 Anthony Connolly

I have chosen to do a School Based Traineeship in Transport and Logistics, as my family have been involved in the industry for 50 years. Growing up around this has made me want to work in the transport industry for years. I think that this is the best place to start and continue to learn the ropes. My VET course helps me learn how everything works, besides just the transporting of goods. There is a lot more to it than just driving. My course teaches me all about these processes. My VET work involves completing booklets independently. I have to complete three booklets a month and, at the end of the month, I have a physical assessment when I go out and demonstrate what I have learnt. I enjoy the work I do and being around the business. I like learning more and more about this industry and feel like I can make a difference. Fridays for me usually include an early start at work due to all the freight having to be dispatched, as the stores are opening. Most weeks I clock on around 5:00am and I work through until roughly 8:00am loading trucks, unpacking pallets and helping sort out paperwork. I will then stick around the yard to complete various tasks or I will jump in with one of the drivers to do some deliveries, mostly around Geelong, Bellarine or the Surf Coast. When I return I get back to loading more trucks as they return from their morning deliveries. During this time, I also work with the forklift operators in stacking pallets and sorting out freight. Depending on how busy it is, I finish any time between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. This year I have experienced so many new and different things. I think the most interesting thing would be learning about all the rules and regulations, as there is so many to take in and so many to remember.

Year 11 Max Fairbrother

My chosen career path is to become a carpenter and then retire and become a surfboard shaper. I study Certificate II Building and Construction at The Gordon on Wednesday afternoons. I like to work with my hands and make things. The highlight of my work placement is using all of the equipment like nail guns, big saws and hammers to build things from the ground up. A typical Friday at work for me involves talking to the boss on arrival, getting out the tools, work for a bit, ‘smoko’, work for a bit more, then lunch, a little bit more work, then pack up the tools and go home. If you like hands-on learning and like the freedom to do your own thing, then a VCAL and VET pathway is the way to go.

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Last Friday I had the pleasure of taking four SRC students Ted Paige Walker, Harvey Beckley, Cooper Geal and Zach Wray to the World Vision Youth Conference.
This conference was aimed at H...

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of taking four SRC students - Ted Paige Walker, Harvey Beckley, Cooper Geal and Zach Wray - to the World Vision Youth Conference.

This conference was aimed at High School students and, with the help of some outstanding keynote speakers, World Vision helped equip our students with an understanding of inequality. This empowered them with the knowledge of the best way to respond as a leader in their own lives, and to stand up to poverty and injustice. 

The students experienced first-hand how they could make global change and become the leaders of the future.

The role of the four students now is to harness their passion and share what they have learnt with the staff, as well as teaching the other members of SRC how to lead the next '40 Hour Famine'. 

The way these four students conducted themselves throughout the day made me very proud to be their Chaplain and I am excited to see them put what they have learnt into action. 

 

Mr Tim Blackhall

Chaplain

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Congratulations to Tvisha Merchant in 5R on using her initiative to enter a competition ran by the Victorian Association of Gifted and Talented Children (VAGTC) competition during Gifted ...

Congratulations to Tvisha Merchant in 5R for using her initiative to enter a competition ran by the Victorian Association of Gifted and Talented Children (VAGTC) during 'Gifted Awareness Week' in March this year.

Her creative, photographic response to the theme “Giftedness Redefined. Who Am I?” was awarded the winning entry in the photographic section. Well done Tvisha!

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

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

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

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Dear parent/guardian,
In Term 3 2017, your child will be studying a unit called Personal Stories as part of the English curriculum. This unit commences either Week 1 of Term 3 for the gir...

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In Term 3, your child will be studying a unit called 'Personal Stories', as part of the English curriculum. This unit commences eWeek 1 of Term 3 for the girls, and Week 6 of Term 3 for the boys. Students are expected to have finished reading their text before starting classes, in order to support their learning. Class lessons will focus on discussion and skill development, and students are expected to have a base understanding of the text as preparation for these lessons.

Due to the large number of students who will require a biography or autobiography, and their varied interests, not all students can be accommodated by the College Library. Therefore, we are suggesting that your child may have to source a personal copy of a suitable biography or autobiography (several suggested titles are listed below). Students will have the opportunity to borrow from the College Library during the last week of term. However, if they cannot find a suitable book, then borrowing from a local library or purchasing (second-hand or new) are also options. When making your selection, please consider your child’s interests and reading ability.

Reading is a vital part of your child’s literacy development and we believe that a text, borrowed or purchased, is a sound investment in their future - and that reading over the holidays is a vital part of the continuing development of their skills.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Joanne Lowe and Michael Lutz
Year 9 English Teachers

 
 
 
This weeks topics are:
 

Workforce shortages in Health, IT and Business
Are you passionate about Wildlife Conservation?
Mathematics 'bridging program'
Upcoming events

 

Weekly Career News

Click here for the current edition of the Weekly Career News. 

 

This weeks topics are: 

  • Workforce shortages in Health, IT and Business.
  • Are you passionate about Wildlife Conservation?
  • Mathematics 'bridging program'.
  • Upcoming events.
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Prep students from Bellarine enjoyed a fun day celebrating the Nursery Rhymes they have been learning this year.
The day started with a parade, visiting the classes of Junior and Middle s...

Prep students from Bellarine enjoyed a fun day celebrating the Nursery Rhymes they have been learning this year.

The day started with a parade, visiting the classes of Junior and Middle Schools to display their wonderful costumes. Students completed a range of craft activities, including a frightful-looking spider for ‘Little Miss Muffet’ and a sneaky mouse from “Hickory Dickory Dock”. The Prep students' enthusiasm for their Nursery Rhyme creations was matched by the diligent help they received from their Year 4 buddies.

The language and verbal storytelling skills learnt through rhyme were evident throughout the singing of Nursery Rhymes, and the creation of puppet shows with their Nursery Rhyme characters. A great day was had by all, with several Prep students asking: “When is it Nursery Rhyme Day again?”

Sally Humphris
Prep Teacher

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Looking for something to do over the upcoming holidays? Look at this for an interesting and fun activity.

 

 

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The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge encourages students to read and promotes a love of reading as a way to develop important literacy skills.
More than 2.2 million children have tur...

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge encourages students to read, and it promotes a love of reading as a way to develop important literacy skills.

More than 2.2 million children have turned the pages of nearly 42 million books since the Challenge first launched in 2005. It supports the state's ambition to have more students excelling in reading. The target to 2020 for Year 5, and 2025 for Year 9, is to have 25 per cent more students reaching the highest levels of achievement in reading.

Christian College Geelong has been involved with the Challenge for at least 10 years. Year 5 and 6 students are now registered. They will be encouraged by their teachers and librarians to read and meet the Challenge. We now would like to extend this to Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

Students are challenged to read 15 books and their efforts are recorded online. Those that meet their reading targets receive a certificate signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To participate, students need to ask their parents to sign the consent form attached and then return it to their Homeroom Teacher. For more information about the Challenge, please follow the link to  www.education.vic.gov.edu.au/prc.

 

Mrs Jaki Groves

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

As part of the Play Based Learning program, 1D has created their very own vet clinic. Throughout the term they have put on their face masks, gloves and gowns to provide their stuffed anim...

As part of the Play-Based Learning program, 1D has created their very own veterinary clinic.

Throughout the term, they have put on their face masks, gloves and gowns to provide their stuffed animals with the best care they can. The young veterinarians examine the animals, read x-rays and provide the medical attention required. They also draft ‘notes’ on the procedures that have taken place and medications provided.

Justin, a 1D parent and veterinarian, came in to the Year 1 classroom to speak about his job. Justin brought Quinto, a stuffed dog, to describe how he would go through a routine check up of his four-legged friends. Then students were able to try on surgical clothing, for both a vet and a vet nurse, and also pretended to operate on Quinto. Real x-rays were explored as Justin explained what each x-ray showed.

Prior to Justin’s visit, the students created a list of questions relating to being a vet. The students asked questions to gain further knowledge of what it is like to be a veterinarian. Justin’s visit was a great experience where the students gained much insight into what it looks like to be a vet.

No doubt they will take what they have learned from Justin and put it to good use, as they continue to play vet during Play-Based Learning sessions. 

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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This Wednesday the Prep and Year 1 students learned about personal safety through the ‘Ditto Show’, part of the Bravehearts program.  Bravehearts believes that by providing children with ...

This Wednesday the Prep and Year 1 students learned about personal safety through the ‘Ditto Show’, as part of the 'Bravehearts' program. 

Bravehearts believes that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety, they are providing children with the tools to stay safe. ‘The Ditto Show’ taught the children about 'Yes' and 'No' feelings, private parts and the importance of telling a safe person when you feel unsafe.

Each child received an activity book, this is a great way to talk about the show but also continue the conversation as a family.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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Last week the Year 7 students visited Serendip Sanctuary as part of their Science program. This is one of the highlights of the semester. Students had the opportunity to make links betwee...

Last week, the Year 7 students visited Serendip Sanctuary as part of their Science program.

This is one of the highlights of the semester. Students had the opportunity to make links between classroom theory and the real world. The trip included a nature walk, guided by the park rangers, where students were able to explore indigenous but threatened habitats.

One group was lucky enough to see two Brolga birds engaged in their daily mating dance. The couple have performed this dance to each other every day for the 31 years they have been together! The students also participated in some hands-on learning, investigating the invertebrate life in the pond.

Overall, the trip was a great success and the students will take away a deeper understanding of their local environment.

 

Mrs Victoria Corkin

Science Teacher

 

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Here at Christian College reading is a priority across all levels. We believe we have fantastic resources to offer our students and are constantly purchasing new texts and weeding out out...

Here at Christian College, reading is a priority across all levels. We believe we have fantastic resources to offer our students and are constantly purchasing new texts and weeding out outdated ones to keep our students engaged in their reading. Recently we purchased many of the shortlisted books for 2017, this included both fiction and non-fiction texts.

In this past month, we have had the opportunity donate some of our outdated texts to the 'Fiji Book Drive'. We also have some second-hand books available to purchase on Monday, 19th June at a Book Sale during lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a gold coin to snap up a great reading bargain. The money raised will be donated back to the library to purchase new texts.

We can thank Mrs Cathy Create for her dedication to this cause, and her preparations leading up to this sale.

 

Mrs Chris Lean

Head of LITEhouse – Resource Management

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Throughout the term the Year 1 and 2 students have been exploring what life was like in the Victorian era. Earlier on in the term they travelled to Werribee Mansion to have a first hand e...

Throughout the term, the Year 1 and 2 students have been exploring what life was like in the Victorian era.

Earlier on in the term, they traveled to Werribee Mansion to have a first-hand experience in the children’s room and gain insight into the different roles of men, women and children during that time.

The students’ explorations continued last Friday as the youngsters came to school dressed up as young boys and girls from the 1800s. The students participated in four rotations that allowed them to experience both indoor and outdoor games, craft and a 1800s classroom.

During these activities, students made dolly peg dolls, paper dolls, caramel apples, used fountain pens as well as played with jacks, marbles and quoits. 

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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Term Dates
Students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Wednesday, 28th June. College buses will operate as per the normal daily arrangements.
We look forward to seeing our students return for...

Term Dates

Students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Wednesday, 28th June. College buses will operate as per the normal daily arrangements.

We look forward to seeing our students return for their Term 3 studies on Tuesday, 18th July.

 

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It has come to our attention that a case of Human Parvovirus known as Erythema Infectiosum (commonly called 'Slapped Cheek Disease') has been diagnosed.

This is a common childhood viral infection that can be very contagious. Human Services Victoria advises us that all children with Slapped Cheek Disease are NOT required to be excluded from school.

The only people at risk from this virus are non-immune persons who are immune suppressed (due to illness and/or treatment), have chronic haemolytic disorders or are pregnant. If you have concerns that you may have been in contact with Slapped Cheek Syndrome, please consult your supervising doctor immediately.

Please see the attached note for futher information. 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

Entertainment Books are now available for sale at the Bellarine Campus Reception.

The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque or credit card. Or you can visit https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!
This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night r...

The 2017 East Timor Trivia Night is set to be one of the biggest events on the College calendar!

This exciting fundraiser has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in our sister town of Viqueque, East Timor. Previous donations have helped build schools, kindergartens, wells and other important amenities in the town. Every cent raised goes directly to a project, which is negotiated between the visiting Christian College Prefects and the Village elders.

Please come along to this year's event, which will be held at the Geelong West Town Hall on Friday, 11th August starting at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

There are many wonderful items up for auction during the evening, so come along and have a great night and support our wonderful neighbours.

Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

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