Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds
It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive resp...

Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds

It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive response that the students and staff of this community have shared. There have been many concessions and adjustments, including changes to learning spaces and offices and the lack of a staffroom and library to overcome.

In spite of these challenges, our community has continued to function highly and efficiently with minimum disruption and many examples of individuals going ‘the extra mile’.

Behind the scenes there has also been a wonderful team of building, maintenance, IT and administration staff who have worked tirelessly to support the teaching and learning program to continue to operate as required.

This week, the temporary library has opened with the first set of furniture and books returning, creating a warm, comfortable place for the students and staff to gather and work or relax. Next week we will see additional shelving in place to house the next delivery of resources.

I am extremely grateful to our insurers, the staff and the students for the cooperative way they have worked together to commence the process of recovery.

We will soon see the completion of the temporary offices and administration areas and the provision of a staffroom to further this recovery process.

The College leadership team has been working diligently with the insurance company to ensure that the rebuilding process of the damaged facilities was well in-hand and able to commence in a timely fashion.

Debutante Balls

Each year our College provides students in Year 11 with the opportunity to participate in Debutante Balls held in a transformed, Sports & Aquatic Centre at Middle School - Highton. After 10 weeks of practice and preparation these young men and women presented dance sets in front of their family and friends. Whilst considered by some to be old fashioned, it amazes me each year the number of students (almost 150 this year) who wish to participate in traditional dance lessons and at such a formal occasion.

For me each year, the highlight is the manner in which our fine young people conduct themselves, sharing a wonderful evening with their family and friends. I want to thank the staff and families, and particularly all of the students involved for creating such a memorable night.

Professor Guy Claxton

A highlight of the College teaching and learning initiatives that we have been introducing over the past 5 years, has been the work we have been doing with renowned and world acclaimed educational leader, Professor Guy Claxton from Kings College in London.

Professor Claxton has been a key influence on the development of 21st Century learning in many countries throughout the world for a number of years. He is a respected author and speaker of note at prominent Educational Conferences around the world.

Christian College has been privileged to work closely with Guy over the past 5 years. He has worked thoroughly with our leadership team, individual staff and visited classrooms to work with students, making a significant contribution to the positive progress we are taking to deliver, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

On Tuesday this week, Professor Claxton returned to spend the day within our community speaking with groups of staff, visiting classrooms and addressing all teaching staff in the evening. His powerful message around the concept of ‘Learning…Plus…’ was inspiring.

One member of staff summed the session with all staff as follows,

“It was very refreshing to hear Guy speak, he was able to sift through the plethora of contemporary ideas around education, and highlight the key areas in which education can take a purposeful and deliberate step forward. From my perspective, the following points stood out from the notes that I took on the night.”

  • ‘Results Plus’ is the combined teaching of Knowledge and Skills, Christian Values and 21st Century Capabilities.
  • As such, learning power needs to be woven into an existing and engaging curriculum. You can’t ‘teach’ BLP without something solid and purposeful to base it on.
  • The death of Little Miss or Mister Perfect.
  • No common language, but a repertoire of similar words.
  • Smart mistakes vs sloppy/lazy mistakes.
  • “Oh, that’s interesting.” Not “Well done for trying.”

 

I am confident that our work with Guy has commenced an undertow that is pulling our students to deeper learning as part of the learning experience at Christian College.

This is a most exciting time for our students and staff to grow together. I am very grateful that we have been able to have access to such rich experiences with such an incredible and inspiring educator.

Staff Retreat

As the end of term approaches for students at the end of next week. Our staff will be preparing for the College Retreat. This is a time for reflection, time to work together and share in the encouragement of our Christian faith and to explore our ministry with the students and within our community.

The Retreat provides a range of worship opportunities, workshops, discussion groups, guest speakers and opportunities for personal reflection. It is a significant part of our Professional Development and growth.

I take this opportunity to thank all families for the support that has been provided throughout this term. It is our partnership that brings about the positive impact that we can have on our young people.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds
It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive resp...

Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds

It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive response that the students and staff of this community have shared. There have been many concessions and adjustments, including changes to learning spaces and offices and the lack of a staffroom and library to overcome.

In spite of these challenges, our community has continued to function highly and efficiently with minimum disruption and many examples of individuals going ‘the extra mile’.

Behind the scenes there has also been a wonderful team of building, maintenance, IT and administration staff who have worked tirelessly to support the teaching and learning program to continue to operate as required.

This week, the temporary library has opened with the first set of furniture and books returning, creating a warm, comfortable place for the students and staff to gather and work or relax. Next week we will see additional shelving in place to house the next delivery of resources.

I am extremely grateful to our insurers, the staff and the students for the cooperative way they have worked together to commence the process of recovery.

We will soon see the completion of the temporary offices and administration areas and the provision of a staffroom to further this recovery process.

The College leadership team has been working diligently with the insurance company to ensure that the rebuilding process of the damaged facilities was well in-hand and able to commence in a timely fashion.

Debutante Balls

Each year our College provides students in Year 11 with the opportunity to participate in Debutante Balls held in a transformed, Sports & Aquatic Centre at Middle School - Highton. After 10 weeks of practice and preparation these young men and women presented dance sets in front of their family and friends. Whilst considered by some to be old fashioned, it amazes me each year the number of students (almost 150 this year) who wish to participate in traditional dance lessons and at such a formal occasion.

For me each year, the highlight is the manner in which our fine young people conduct themselves, sharing a wonderful evening with their family and friends. I want to thank the staff and families, and particularly all of the students involved for creating such a memorable night.

Professor Guy Claxton

A highlight of the College teaching and learning initiatives that we have been introducing over the past 5 years, has been the work we have been doing with renowned and world acclaimed educational leader, Professor Guy Claxton from Kings College in London.

Professor Claxton has been a key influence on the development of 21st Century learning in many countries throughout the world for a number of years. He is a respected author and speaker of note at prominent Educational Conferences around the world.

Christian College has been privileged to work closely with Guy over the past 5 years. He has worked thoroughly with our leadership team, individual staff and visited classrooms to work with students, making a significant contribution to the positive progress we are taking to deliver, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

On Tuesday this week, Professor Claxton returned to spend the day within our community speaking with groups of staff, visiting classrooms and addressing all teaching staff in the evening. His powerful message around the concept of ‘Learning…Plus…’ was inspiring.

One member of staff summed the session with all staff as follows,

“It was very refreshing to hear Guy speak, he was able to sift through the plethora of contemporary ideas around education, and highlight the key areas in which education can take a purposeful and deliberate step forward. From my perspective, the following points stood out from the notes that I took on the night.”

  • ‘Results Plus’ is the combined teaching of Knowledge and Skills, Christian Values and 21st Century Capabilities.
  • As such, learning power needs to be woven into an existing and engaging curriculum. You can’t ‘teach’ BLP without something solid and purposeful to base it on.
  • The death of Little Miss or Mister Perfect.
  • No common language, but a repertoire of similar words.
  • Smart mistakes vs sloppy/lazy mistakes.
  • “Oh, that’s interesting.” Not “Well done for trying.”

 

I am confident that our work with Guy has commenced an undertow that is pulling our students to deeper learning as part of the learning experience at Christian College.

This is a most exciting time for our students and staff to grow together. I am very grateful that we have been able to have access to such rich experiences with such an incredible and inspiring educator.

Staff Retreat

As the end of term approaches for students at the end of next week. Our staff will be preparing for the College Retreat. This is a time for reflection, time to work together and share in the encouragement of our Christian faith and to explore our ministry with the students and within our community.

The Retreat provides a range of worship opportunities, workshops, discussion groups, guest speakers and opportunities for personal reflection. It is a significant part of our Professional Development and growth.

I take this opportunity to thank all families for the support that has been provided throughout this term. It is our partnership that brings about the positive impact that we can have on our young people.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds
It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive resp...

Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds

It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive response that the students and staff of this community have shared. There have been many concessions and adjustments, including changes to learning spaces and offices and the lack of a staffroom and library to overcome.

In spite of these challenges, our community has continued to function highly and efficiently with minimum disruption and many examples of individuals going ‘the extra mile’.

Behind the scenes there has also been a wonderful team of building, maintenance, IT and administration staff who have worked tirelessly to support the teaching and learning program to continue to operate as required.

This week, the temporary library has opened with the first set of furniture and books returning, creating a warm, comfortable place for the students and staff to gather and work or relax. Next week we will see additional shelving in place to house the next delivery of resources.

I am extremely grateful to our insurers, the staff and the students for the cooperative way they have worked together to commence the process of recovery.

We will soon see the completion of the temporary offices and administration areas and the provision of a staffroom to further this recovery process.

The College leadership team has been working diligently with the insurance company to ensure that the rebuilding process of the damaged facilities was well in-hand and able to commence in a timely fashion.

Debutante Balls

Each year our College provides students in Year 11 with the opportunity to participate in Debutante Balls held in a transformed, Sports & Aquatic Centre at Middle School - Highton. After 10 weeks of practice and preparation these young men and women presented dance sets in front of their family and friends. Whilst considered by some to be old fashioned, it amazes me each year the number of students (almost 150 this year) who wish to participate in traditional dance lessons and at such a formal occasion.

For me each year, the highlight is the manner in which our fine young people conduct themselves, sharing a wonderful evening with their family and friends. I want to thank the staff and families, and particularly all of the students involved for creating such a memorable night.

Professor Guy Claxton

A highlight of the College teaching and learning initiatives that we have been introducing over the past 5 years, has been the work we have been doing with renowned and world acclaimed educational leader, Professor Guy Claxton from Kings College in London.

Professor Claxton has been a key influence on the development of 21st Century learning in many countries throughout the world for a number of years. He is a respected author and speaker of note at prominent Educational Conferences around the world.

Christian College has been privileged to work closely with Guy over the past 5 years. He has worked thoroughly with our leadership team, individual staff and visited classrooms to work with students, making a significant contribution to the positive progress we are taking to deliver, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

On Tuesday this week, Professor Claxton returned to spend the day within our community speaking with groups of staff, visiting classrooms and addressing all teaching staff in the evening. His powerful message around the concept of ‘Learning…Plus…’ was inspiring.

One member of staff summed the session with all staff as follows,

“It was very refreshing to hear Guy speak, he was able to sift through the plethora of contemporary ideas around education, and highlight the key areas in which education can take a purposeful and deliberate step forward. From my perspective, the following points stood out from the notes that I took on the night.”

  • ‘Results Plus’ is the combined teaching of Knowledge and Skills, Christian Values and 21st Century Capabilities.
  • As such, learning power needs to be woven into an existing and engaging curriculum. You can’t ‘teach’ BLP without something solid and purposeful to base it on.
  • The death of Little Miss or Mister Perfect.
  • No common language, but a repertoire of similar words.
  • Smart mistakes vs sloppy/lazy mistakes.
  • “Oh, that’s interesting.” Not “Well done for trying.”

 

I am confident that our work with Guy has commenced an undertow that is pulling our students to deeper learning as part of the learning experience at Christian College.

This is a most exciting time for our students and staff to grow together. I am very grateful that we have been able to have access to such rich experiences with such an incredible and inspiring educator.

Staff Retreat

As the end of term approaches for students at the end of next week. Our staff will be preparing for the College Retreat. This is a time for reflection, time to work together and share in the encouragement of our Christian faith and to explore our ministry with the students and within our community.

The Retreat provides a range of worship opportunities, workshops, discussion groups, guest speakers and opportunities for personal reflection. It is a significant part of our Professional Development and growth.

I take this opportunity to thank all families for the support that has been provided throughout this term. It is our partnership that brings about the positive impact that we can have on our young people.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds
It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive resp...

Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds

It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive response that the students and staff of this community have shared. There have been many concessions and adjustments, including changes to learning spaces and offices and the lack of a staffroom and library to overcome.

In spite of these challenges, our community has continued to function highly and efficiently with minimum disruption and many examples of individuals going ‘the extra mile’.

Behind the scenes there has also been a wonderful team of building, maintenance, IT and administration staff who have worked tirelessly to support the teaching and learning program to continue to operate as required.

This week, the temporary library has opened with the first set of furniture and books returning, creating a warm, comfortable place for the students and staff to gather and work or relax. Next week we will see additional shelving in place to house the next delivery of resources.

I am extremely grateful to our insurers, the staff and the students for the cooperative way they have worked together to commence the process of recovery.

We will soon see the completion of the temporary offices and administration areas and the provision of a staffroom to further this recovery process.

The College leadership team has been working diligently with the insurance company to ensure that the rebuilding process of the damaged facilities was well in-hand and able to commence in a timely fashion.

Debutante Balls

Each year our College provides students in Year 11 with the opportunity to participate in Debutante Balls held in a transformed, Sports & Aquatic Centre at Middle School - Highton. After 10 weeks of practice and preparation these young men and women presented dance sets in front of their family and friends. Whilst considered by some to be old fashioned, it amazes me each year the number of students (almost 150 this year) who wish to participate in traditional dance lessons and at such a formal occasion.

For me each year, the highlight is the manner in which our fine young people conduct themselves, sharing a wonderful evening with their family and friends. I want to thank the staff and families, and particularly all of the students involved for creating such a memorable night.

Professor Guy Claxton

A highlight of the College teaching and learning initiatives that we have been introducing over the past 5 years, has been the work we have been doing with renowned and world acclaimed educational leader, Professor Guy Claxton from Kings College in London.

Professor Claxton has been a key influence on the development of 21st Century learning in many countries throughout the world for a number of years. He is a respected author and speaker of note at prominent Educational Conferences around the world.

Christian College has been privileged to work closely with Guy over the past 5 years. He has worked thoroughly with our leadership team, individual staff and visited classrooms to work with students, making a significant contribution to the positive progress we are taking to deliver, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

On Tuesday this week, Professor Claxton returned to spend the day within our community speaking with groups of staff, visiting classrooms and addressing all teaching staff in the evening. His powerful message around the concept of ‘Learning…Plus…’ was inspiring.

One member of staff summed the session with all staff as follows,

“It was very refreshing to hear Guy speak, he was able to sift through the plethora of contemporary ideas around education, and highlight the key areas in which education can take a purposeful and deliberate step forward. From my perspective, the following points stood out from the notes that I took on the night.”

  • ‘Results Plus’ is the combined teaching of Knowledge and Skills, Christian Values and 21st Century Capabilities.
  • As such, learning power needs to be woven into an existing and engaging curriculum. You can’t ‘teach’ BLP without something solid and purposeful to base it on.
  • The death of Little Miss or Mister Perfect.
  • No common language, but a repertoire of similar words.
  • Smart mistakes vs sloppy/lazy mistakes.
  • “Oh, that’s interesting.” Not “Well done for trying.”

 

I am confident that our work with Guy has commenced an undertow that is pulling our students to deeper learning as part of the learning experience at Christian College.

This is a most exciting time for our students and staff to grow together. I am very grateful that we have been able to have access to such rich experiences with such an incredible and inspiring educator.

Staff Retreat

As the end of term approaches for students at the end of next week. Our staff will be preparing for the College Retreat. This is a time for reflection, time to work together and share in the encouragement of our Christian faith and to explore our ministry with the students and within our community.

The Retreat provides a range of worship opportunities, workshops, discussion groups, guest speakers and opportunities for personal reflection. It is a significant part of our Professional Development and growth.

I take this opportunity to thank all families for the support that has been provided throughout this term. It is our partnership that brings about the positive impact that we can have on our young people.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds
It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive resp...

Post Fire Recovery at Senior School - Waurn Ponds

It has been remarkable in the weeks post the fire that occurred at our Senior School, to see the resilient, cooperative and positive response that the students and staff of this community have shared. There have been many concessions and adjustments, including changes to learning spaces and offices and the lack of a staffroom and library to overcome.

In spite of these challenges, our community has continued to function highly and efficiently with minimum disruption and many examples of individuals going ‘the extra mile’.

Behind the scenes there has also been a wonderful team of building, maintenance, IT and administration staff who have worked tirelessly to support the teaching and learning program to continue to operate as required.

This week, the temporary library has opened with the first set of furniture and books returning, creating a warm, comfortable place for the students and staff to gather and work or relax. Next week we will see additional shelving in place to house the next delivery of resources.

I am extremely grateful to our insurers, the staff and the students for the cooperative way they have worked together to commence the process of recovery.

We will soon see the completion of the temporary offices and administration areas and the provision of a staffroom to further this recovery process.

The College leadership team has been working diligently with the insurance company to ensure that the rebuilding process of the damaged facilities was well in-hand and able to commence in a timely fashion.

Debutante Balls

Each year our College provides students in Year 11 with the opportunity to participate in Debutante Balls held in a transformed, Sports & Aquatic Centre at Middle School - Highton. After 10 weeks of practice and preparation these young men and women presented dance sets in front of their family and friends. Whilst considered by some to be old fashioned, it amazes me each year the number of students (almost 150 this year) who wish to participate in traditional dance lessons and at such a formal occasion.

For me each year, the highlight is the manner in which our fine young people conduct themselves, sharing a wonderful evening with their family and friends. I want to thank the staff and families, and particularly all of the students involved for creating such a memorable night.

Professor Guy Claxton

A highlight of the College teaching and learning initiatives that we have been introducing over the past 5 years, has been the work we have been doing with renowned and world acclaimed educational leader, Professor Guy Claxton from Kings College in London.

Professor Claxton has been a key influence on the development of 21st Century learning in many countries throughout the world for a number of years. He is a respected author and speaker of note at prominent Educational Conferences around the world.

Christian College has been privileged to work closely with Guy over the past 5 years. He has worked thoroughly with our leadership team, individual staff and visited classrooms to work with students, making a significant contribution to the positive progress we are taking to deliver, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

On Tuesday this week, Professor Claxton returned to spend the day within our community speaking with groups of staff, visiting classrooms and addressing all teaching staff in the evening. His powerful message around the concept of ‘Learning…Plus…’ was inspiring.

One member of staff summed the session with all staff as follows,

“It was very refreshing to hear Guy speak, he was able to sift through the plethora of contemporary ideas around education, and highlight the key areas in which education can take a purposeful and deliberate step forward. From my perspective, the following points stood out from the notes that I took on the night.”

  • ‘Results Plus’ is the combined teaching of Knowledge and Skills, Christian Values and 21st Century Capabilities.
  • As such, learning power needs to be woven into an existing and engaging curriculum. You can’t ‘teach’ BLP without something solid and purposeful to base it on.
  • The death of Little Miss or Mister Perfect.
  • No common language, but a repertoire of similar words.
  • Smart mistakes vs sloppy/lazy mistakes.
  • “Oh, that’s interesting.” Not “Well done for trying.”

 

I am confident that our work with Guy has commenced an undertow that is pulling our students to deeper learning as part of the learning experience at Christian College.

This is a most exciting time for our students and staff to grow together. I am very grateful that we have been able to have access to such rich experiences with such an incredible and inspiring educator.

Staff Retreat

As the end of term approaches for students at the end of next week. Our staff will be preparing for the College Retreat. This is a time for reflection, time to work together and share in the encouragement of our Christian faith and to explore our ministry with the students and within our community.

The Retreat provides a range of worship opportunities, workshops, discussion groups, guest speakers and opportunities for personal reflection. It is a significant part of our Professional Development and growth.

I take this opportunity to thank all families for the support that has been provided throughout this term. It is our partnership that brings about the positive impact that we can have on our young people.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Congratulations to our 10 year 7&8 girls who were victorious against Geelong Grammar 4-2. It was an entire team performance as our girls worked tirelessly in defence to hold their opponen...

Congratulations to our 10 year 7&8 girls who were victorious against Geelong Grammar 4-2. It was an entire team performance as our girls worked tirelessly in defence to hold their opponents level going into half time 1-1. They capitalised on their strengths of pace and fitness up forward to push the lead out 3-2 heading into the last couple of minutes. The game could easily have swung either way. Had it not been for an increase in determination and pure grit all the way from defence through the middle, we may have not been able to walk away with the win.

Well done on a fantastic effort girls!

Fiona Scott
Physical Education Teacher

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It is always worthwhile when opportunities arise to equip our students to be more aware of how others live, and the difficulties that some people experience. It is also helpful to underst...

It is always worthwhile when opportunities arise to equip our students to be more aware of how others live, and the difficulties that some people experience. It is also helpful to understand these difficulties, to appreciate what we have ourselves and to look at possible solutions to assist others in need.

On Wednesday, our 17 student leaders visited GMHBA Stadium to hear people from St Vincent De Paul Society and the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, (including the CEO of GMHBA Stadium Michael Brown) speak about homelessness in our Geelong region. It was a powerful message and had an impact on all who attended.

Here is what two of our Year 4 student leaders, Emily Goudge, and Eliza Breguet had to share about their experience and visit to Kardinia Park for the ‘One Extraordinary Hour at GMHBA Stadium’ event.

Emily Goudge – 4G (picture)          ‘When we first arrived at GMHBA stadium, our school, along with four other Geelong schools, were directed to the balcony where there was cardboard laid out on the concrete. We sat on the cardboard and were told this is what homeless people sleep on every night. Our speaker from St Vincent De Paul was Felicity Walker. As we sat there we could feel the cold air blowing on our bodies. We were freezing, but we were only there for an hour but homeless people live with that every night. Even if they have a roof over their head they don’t have warmth and love like we do. Being safe is a problem too. We learnt that we are very fortunate in what we have and that we can help make a difference by giving useful goods and time to organisations like St. Vinnies. These include; socks, jackets, jumpers, scarves, blankets and toiletries.’

Eliza Breguet -  4G   (picture)          ‘Felicity Walker told us that there are 3,000,000 people in Australia that live below the poverty line. We learnt that in Geelong, alone, there are 580 homeless children in Geelong under the age of 12! We learnt that St Vincent De Paul will soon be holding a Community Sleepout involving 60-80 Community leaders who will spend the night at GMHBA Stadium with only a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag! Each community leader has to raise $5000 each, which could raise as much $400,000 for Geelong’s homeless. Geelong should be proud of St Vinnies because the sleepout is the first regional city in Australia to run such an event. We here at school are very proud of what St. Vinnies and other organisations are achieving and we’re looking forward to the Community Sleepout. Yesterday Mariana, one of our student leaders, had her photo taken by the Geelong Advertiser and contributed to the article about Geelong’s homeless situation.

Rowan Thurman (Chaplain), Emily Goudge (Year 4G) and Eliza Breguet (Year 4G)

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

Examination Period

Here at Senior School we have just held the examination period for our Year 11 cohort. We were very pleased with the manner in which all students attempted these assessments. These form an important part of our students’ learning. There will be a “Feedback day” on Friday 22 June. Here teachers will sit with their students individually and go through which aspects were successfully completed, as well as areas for reflection.

Wednesday 13 June was the GAT day for all students undertaking a VCE Unit 3 & 4 subjects. It was also the day for the Year 12 Graduation portraits and it is imperative for students to have these completed to be used at their graduation at the end of the year.

The Year 10 English and Mathematics examinations took place on Thursday of this week. The students studied hard for these and I am sure they will gain much from them.

Friday 15 June is the commencement of semester 2 for Senior School only. This will mean for many, a change of timetable so parents may need to aware of this, especially if students are doing a Physical Education subject and their uniform requirements have changed.

 

VCAL Student… Gaby Barnes

Gaby completed her Senior VCAL last year and combined the study of VCE Studio Arts with her VCAL studies. She excelled in both streams and in her VCE subject she achieved at a very high level gaining entry into the RMIT Photography course based on her folio work and interview.

Gaby applied for a position on a RMIT study Tour to Berlin, Paris and Arles and was one of only 2 first year students to be accepted into the program.  This is a great opportunity for her to explore the creative world through a photographer’s eye.  She will be going to a photography festival in Arles and connecting with industry professional photographers as well as gaining credits to her degree.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Gaby and we look forward to hearing from her after her trip.

 

End of Term 2

The end of Term 2 will finish on Friday 22 June at 3.30 pm and Term 3 will begin with a Commencement Service at the Middle School Campus at 8.50 am on Tuesday 17 July.

 

Senior School Subject Expo 

 In the second week of Term 3, Senior School will be holding its annual Subject Expo and VCE Information Night.  This will be held on Wednesday 25 July.  Further details to follow.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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This week our Prep children enjoyed spending time collaborating, designing and making with Lego.

Squeals of joy resonated through the school as they realised the design and making session this week was all about Lego. 

Our preps quickly sorted themselves into small groups and were so excited to get started. As the session progressed the level of concentration and teamwork necessary to make each of the Lego kits was very evident. Each of the groups decided that it was too cold to play outside on this particular day, so they spent their lunchtime continuing to work on their creations. 

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Selection in a State team is a fantastic achievement at any level, and our College is proud to acknowledge the following students who have been selected in the Team Vic State Swimming Tea...

Selection in a State team is a fantastic achievement at any level, and our College is proud to acknowledge the following students who have been selected in the Team Vic State Swimming Team to compete at the School Sport Australia Championships in July. Congratulations to Nicole Briscoe (7M), Madison Cooper (8G), Dylan Logan (9Y) and Max Piroch (Yr11) on their selection in this State Team. This is a great outcome for these students who have dedicated themselves to this sport for a number of years, and have all been achieving some excellent results at State, National and International Championships over the past 12months. Madison has been selected to swim 7 individual events in the 13/14 age group, along with Nicole in 5 events. Dylan has 9 individual events in his age group, and Max will be competing in 5 events in the 17/18 age group.

 

On the back of 5th place in the 200m Backstroke at the Australian Age Championships, Madison has been selected in Swimming Victoria’s ‘Performance Squad’, which is designed to enhance her swimming skills for future State and National representation.

 

Dylan recently competed at the South African Open National Swimming Championships, where he competed in 9 individual events over the course of 6 days. He finished with 2 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze medals, which is a brilliant result considering he was competing in an open age Championship.

 

This is a fantastic achievement for these young athletes, and the College community would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for the School Sport Australia Championships next month.

 

Andrew Richardson 

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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The Year 2 team at Christian College Bellarine are holding a ‘Robotics Meets Art’ exhibition for the College community to share in the collaborative work that the Year 2 students have bee...

The Year 2 team at Christian College Bellarine are holding a ‘Robotics Meets Art’ exhibition for the College community to share in the collaborative work that the Year 2 students have been doing in their ‘Investigations’ and ‘Art’ lessons throughout this term. The exhibition will be held in the Bellarine Auditorium on Monday the 18th of June, 2.30 – 3.15pm. This will be a great opportunity for us to highlight some of the good works’ on offer at the Bellarine Campus.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

For Preps, it is a major conceptual challenge to comprehend that there is country called Japan. To aid them in understanding what Japan is, students made a poster that listed 10 cultural ...

For Preps, it is a major conceptual challenge to comprehend that there is country called Japan. To aid them in understanding what Japan is, students made a poster that listed 10 cultural things that they had learnt over this semester.

 

Learning is not only a matter of recalling facts. It becomes deeper and authentic when students are given the opportunity to reflect. For this purpose, a video was made of each student  presenting their poster. Students then watched that video, and were able to further discuss what their poster was about.

 

Hopefully, consistent experiences of reflection upon one’s learning will lead to Prep students with not only an understanding of subject matter, but also a self-understanding of how they best learn.

 

Adam Reidy

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The Senior School library staff are happy to announce we are back in business with the new temporary Library up and running. Shelving and books have returned from being professionally cle...

The Senior School library staff are happy to announce we are back in business with the new temporary Library up and running. Shelving and books have returned from being professionally cleaned and it was great to see students and classes returning to the Library.

 

Susan Mapleson

Teacher Librarian

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Year Four students have had a busy week focusing on connecting real world understanding with what they are exploring in class.  They have been designing a machine which can move but it al...

Year Four students have had a busy week focusing on connecting real world understanding with what they are exploring in class.  They have been designing a machine which can move but it also needed to have a purpose, which was to attempt to solve a genuine real-life problem.  This week, students have been in the final stage of making their proto-type model and preparing to present their model to a wider audience in order to display how forces affect the behaviour of objects.  A great deal of collaboration, problem solving and improvisation has taken place during construction and it was super fun to watch the craft’s final touches being added to finally transform an initial idea into a spectacular machine!

Tracy McDonald

4G Teacher

 

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In the first two weeks of Term 3, our Year 7 students will be participating in a unique and exciting learning experience. For these two weeks, regular core classes will make way for a dyn...

In the first two weeks of Term 3, our Year 7 students will be participating in a unique and exciting learning experience. For these two weeks, regular core classes will make way for a dynamic cross-curriculum project that embraces:

  • The Design Thinking process of immersion, synthesis, ideation, prototype and feedforward
  • A focus on three particular 21st Century skills – collaboration, problem-solving and self-regulation
  • A real-world investigation into the issue of sustainability, utilising the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations
  • An assessment approach that acknowledges the learning process, not just the final product

Sustainability takes on many forms, as evidenced by the fact that the UN has set targets in 17 different areas including poverty, food security, renewable energy, responsible production and consumption, and resilient infrastructure and industry. Students will be guided through a process of selecting an area of sustainability of interest to them, identifying a specific problem at either a local or global scale and proposing a potential solution to that problem.

The project commences on Tuesday, July 17th and will conclude on Friday, July 27th, when students are given the opportunity to “pitch” their solution to a stakeholder from an organisation with a vested interest in sustainability.

This is sure to be a thoroughly engaging fortnight for all our Year 7 students. The teaching staff responsible for implementing this unique curriculum are very excited to be working with the Year 7 students as they, as global citizens, take on the “big issue” of sustainability and develop the necessary skills for the 21st Century environment.

Further details for Year 7 families regarding the two-week program

  • Commences on Tuesday, July 17th and concludes on Friday, July 27th
  • All Year 7 electives will run as normal during their regular timeslots
  • LOTE Japanese and Indonesian will run as normal, except for classes on Tuesday July 17th and Wednesday July 18th
  • Students will still be involved in several PE sessions throughout the program. These will not be run during their normal HPE periods
  • All other periods during the two weeks will be devoted to the Sustainability project
  • Students are to wear full PE uniform for the two weeks of the program
  • An excursion related to this project has been planned for Thursday July 19th. A general permission form will be sent out to all families and this will include the various locations that your child may visit

We are looking forward to working alongside the Year 7 students as they explore the many problems in our world today arising around the issue of sustainability. We are excited to see what they will come up with as they immerse themselves in this real world issue.

 

Ingrid Staggard  - Head of LITEhouse – Pedagogy

Renee Garing - Year 7 Coordinator

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Are you in need of a Bible? Then look no further than the “Bible Ute” in Prep R, which has been specifically designed to “pick up kids and hand out Bibles!” The ute has been tested for si...

Are you in need of a Bible? Then look no further than the “Bible Ute” in Prep R, which has been specifically designed to “pick up kids and hand out Bibles!” The ute has been tested for size and strength, comparing both adult and child passengers, durability over different surfaces, Bible holding capacity and mass. It also features an emergency phone, satellite navigation system and skull decorations. All original ideas which have been brought to life by our little engineers!

 The ute is a current work in progress with a number of important decisions still under consideration by the design team. Some future considerations include: ute extension, addition of more safety features, resource availability, potential development of a fleet, cost, and outdoor durability.

 Our play based investigations provide relevant and meaningful opportunities for the children to engage with literacy and numeracy concepts in ‘real life’ scenarios. Learning strengths are also developed as they problem solve, share space and materials, collaborate, express different points of view, resolve differences, make decisions, consider time and resources and revise their work. All essential skills for 21st century learning!

Claire Tucker

Prep Coordinator

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This week our Preps together with their parents took part in their very first Celebration of Learning Conference. It was wonderful to see and hear how excited the children were when prepa...

This week our Preps together with their parents took part in their very first Celebration of Learning Conference. It was wonderful to see and hear how excited the children were when preparing their work to show to their parents. Celebration of Learning Conferences offer a unique time for the student and parent to sit down together and share in the learning that has happened throughout the year. It also gives both parent and student an opportunity to talk about any future learning that may happen for the remainder of the year. 

The Celebration of Learning Conference is a meaningful and powerful way to help develop the child’s confidence and self esteem. It gives them the opportunity to realise that both parents and teachers support their learning and celebrate their achievements.

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We are very proud to announce the following Christian College Highton students performed exceptionally well at the recent finals of the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian Speaking State Finals at...

We are very proud to announce that Christian College Highton students performed exceptionally well at the recent finals of the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian Speaking State Finals at Melbourne University, achieving first, second and third places in various year levels.

Acknowledgments to all students who attended the finals and congratulations to the following Middle School award winners:

Ariane Pierssene             1st place              Year 9 Beginners

Michelle Zhao                  2nd place             Year 9 Continuing

Angelica Lawrence          1st Place              Year 7 Beginners

Oscar Saffin                      2nd Place              Year 7 Beginners

Francesca Sollberger      3rd Place              Year 5

 

This is an extraordinary effort by our students representing the Geelong-Colac region at the State finals, which was attended by over 250 finalists from Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Professional Association VILTA has invited Principals, winning students and their families and Indonesian teachers to a special Presentation Evening on Friday 22nd June at Melbourne University, where students will be presented awards by the Indonesian Consul General.

 

Julienne Welsh 

Head of Indonesian - Teaching and Learning

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Selection in a State team is a fantastic achievement at any level, and our College is proud to acknowledge the following students who have been selected in the Team Vic State Swimming Tea...

Selection in a State team is a fantastic achievement at any level, and our College is proud to acknowledge the following students who have been selected in the Team Vic State Swimming Team to compete at the School Sport Australia Championships in July. Congratulations to Nicole Briscoe (7M), Madison Cooper (8G), Dylan Logan (9Y) and Max Piroch (Yr11) on their selection in this State Team. This is a great outcome for these students who have dedicated themselves to this sport for a number of years, and have all been achieving some excellent results at State, National and International Championships over the past 12 months. Madison has been selected to swim 7 individual events in the 13/14 age group, along with Nicole in 5 events. Dylan has 9 individual events in his age group, and Max will be competing in 5 events in the 17/18 age group.

On the back of 5th place in the 200m Backstroke at the Australian Age Championships, Madison has been selected in Swimming Victoria’s ‘Performance Squad’, which is designed to enhance her swimming skills for future State and National representation.

Dylan recently competed at the South African Open National Swimming Championships, where he competed in 9 individual events over the course of 6 days. He finished with 2 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze medals, which is a brilliant result considering he was competing in an open age Championship.

This is a fantastic achievement for these young athletes, and the College community would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for the School Sport Australia Championships next month.

 

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

 

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As we near the end of term, Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective are busy working on either a podcast or vlog (video blog) to publish on their blog – ‘Transforming Bell...

As we near the end of term, Year 9 students taking part in ‘The Editorial’ elective are busy working on either a podcast or vlog (video blog) to publish on their blog – ‘Transforming Bellarine’. You can access the blog – as long as you have a Christian College Geelong login – through the following link: https://theeditorial.myccg.net.au/2018bellarine/

Below is a past piece by Christian Jeantou, when he was asked to find and write about an inspirational quote.

Victoria Kent
Editorial Elective Teacher

 

“Everything Happens For A Reason”

When you think about this quote, it is actually true; everything does happen for a reason. And, sometimes, when you have said or done something nice for somebody you can then see the reason.

The quote is inspirational to me because it is true. It is also inspirational because I hope when something bad happens, there is some better reason for it.

The quote came from Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe said, “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

When I found out that Marilyn Monroe created that quote I did not expect it to be her because she seems more like a person who sings to people - but I did not really think before I found out that she created the quote.

Yes, there have been times when something has happened for a reason and one of them was when my dad wanted me to try to find one of his working tools. He did not tell me why first, but then later on it made sense why.

By Christian Jeantou

Image: "Everything happens for a reason" (MantraBand)

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Last week the Prep and Year 1 enjoyed meeting the lion cub, ‘Ditto’, who help teach the students about personal safety as part of the Bravehearts program.  Bravehearts believes that by pr...

Last week the Prep and Year 1 enjoyed meeting the lion cub, ‘Ditto’, who help teach the students about personal safety 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. If you would like more information relating to personal safety for your child Bravehearts provides a downloadable parent guide on their website.

Miss Katie Oelke
Prep-Year 2 Coordinator

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East Timor Trivia Night – Book Your Table!
This annual Trivia Night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that go t...

This annual Trivia Night is a major fundraising event and 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 the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:

Geelong West Town Hall

Friday 10 August 2018

Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.  Please click on the attached document for more details.  BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol.

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

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31 Junior students from years Prep-4 proudly took to the stage on Thursday June 14th, playing well-prepared musical pieces on a range of instruments, including trumpet, violin, cello, pia...

Junior School Music Evening 1

Thirty one Junior students from years Prep-4 proudly took to the stage on Thursday June 14th, playing well-prepared musical pieces on a range of instruments, including trumpet, violin, cello, piano and voice. Performance evenings such as these are important opportunities for our young musicians as they develop their confidence as performers while warmly encouraged by family and friends. Congratulations to all performing students.

We look forward to the second Junior School Music Evening to be held next Thursday June 21st. Parents and friends are welcome to attend. 

CCG Choral Performance Evening, Tuesday June 19th

Families are invited to enjoy a night of choral music, showcasing the choirs of Christian College. 

The evening will be held at St Therese Catholic Church in Torquay on Tuesday 19th June, 2018, commencing at 7pm and will feature the following ensembles: 

-          The Surf Coast Campus Prep Choir

-          The Belmont Junior School Choir

-          The Bellarine Junior School Choir

-          The Bellarine Middle School Choir

-          The Highton Middle School Choir

-          The Year 8 Chamber Choir

-          The Senior Choir

The Junior Choir is busily preparing for their performance and is looking forward to singing for family and friends. 

 

Carla Dunlop 

Deputy Head of Campus

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We are very proud to announce that Christian College Geelong students performed exceptionally well at the recent finals of the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian Speaking State Finals at Melbourn...

We are very proud to announce that Christian College Geelong students performed exceptionally well at the recent finals of the Sayembara Lisan Indonesian Speaking State Finals at Melbourne University, achieving first, second and third places in various year levels.

Acknowledgments to all students who attended the finals and congratulations to the following Senior and Middle School award winners:

Kara Doig                          1st place               Year 11

Ariane Pierssene             1st place               Year 9 Beginners

Michelle Zhao                   2nd place             Year 9 Continuing

Angelica Lawrence          1st Place               Year 7 Beginners

Oscar Saffin                      2nd Place              Year 7 Beginners

Francesca Sollberger      3rd Place               Year 5

This is an extraordinary effort by our students representing the Geelong-Colac region at the State finals, which was attended by over 250 finalists from Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Professional Association VILTA has invited Principals, winning students and their families and Indonesian teachers to a special Presentation Evening on Friday 22 June at Melbourne University, where students will be presented awards by the Indonesian Consul General.

 

Julienne Welsh 

Head of Indonesian - Teaching and Learning

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Tuesday 19th June 
Christian College Choral Evening to be held at StTherese Catholic Church in Torquay
 
Friday 22nd June
Last Day of Term - 3.30pm Dismissal
 
Wednesday 25th July
Bush Pr...

Tuesday 19th June 

Christian College Choral Evening to be held at St
Therese Catholic Church in Torquay

 

Friday 22nd June

Last Day of Term - 3.30pm Dismissal

 

Wednesday 25th July

Bush Prep

 

Friday 27th July

National Tree Day for Schools

 

Friday 03rd August

Jeans for Genes Casual Dress Day (Gold Coin Donation)

 

 

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It has been wonderful to welcome families into the Junior School to celebrate students' learning at the Student Learning Conferences this week. Staff have spoken of the great opportunitie...

It has been wonderful to welcome families into the Junior School to celebrate learning at the Student Learning Conferences this week. Staff have spoken of great opportunities to connect with parents, and witnessing student growth in Years 3 and 4, as they competently took their parents on journeys into their personal learning. We welcome parent feedback regarding the conferences and look forward to continuing to share in your child's learning.

A reminder to families that the final day of classes for Term 2 will be Friday 22nd June. Please note, dismissal time is per regular school day, 3.25pm. 

Canteen  will be CLOSED Friday 22nd June. OPEN Friday 20th July (first week of Term 3)

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

 

 

 

 

 

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This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in...

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and 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 the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:

Geelong West Town Hall

Friday, 10th August 

Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  

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

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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Just a reminder to families that students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Friday 22nd June for the completion of Term 2.
Students will commence Term 3 on Tuesday, 17th July.

Just a reminder to families that students will be dismissed at 3.30pm on Friday 22nd June for the completion of Term 2.

Students will commence Term 3 on Tuesday, 17th July.

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A reminder that the annual CCG All Choirs Concert will be held on Tuesday, 19th June, 7pm at Saint Therese Catholic Church (43a Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay). It promises to be a sensational n...

A reminder that the annual CCG All Choirs Concert will be held on Tuesday, 19th June, 7pm at Saint Therese Catholic Church (43a Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay). It promises to be a sensational night in which we showcase all of our campus choirs, beginning with the dulcet tones of our very own Surf Coast Choir!

 

The students of Prep T have been rehearsing whole-heartedly, and are looking forward to presenting their item to you, closely followed by a short medley with the Belmont Junior School students. This is a terrific opportunity for our preps to experience the joys of singing in a large-scale choir.

 

Please note, students are to be seated in the designated area for their campus choir by 6.45pm sharp, in full winter uniform, including jumpers.

 

See you there,

Ms. Kate Notini and Mrs. Kirstin Camm-Bartle

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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 ...

The Present & Future World of Work

The Australian Government Department of Jobs & Small Business have released their ‘Australian Job 2018’ list. It provides an overview of industry & occupations trends in the Australian labour market.

Amongst many other areas there is interesting information on Apprenticeships & Traineeships / VET / Education & Employment / 5 year Occupational Outlook / The changing World of Work / Jobs in Victoria / Finding a Job / Government Assistance.

The report can be downloaded from:  https://www.jobs.gov.au/news/australian-jobs-2018-now-available

Two snapshots from this report are below:

 

 

The 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

 

 

 

 

‘Be still and no that I am God’ – Psalm 46:10
 
FAITH is one of our five key values at Christian College Geelong. It underpins all interactions between College community members and the d...

‘Be still and know that I am God’ – Psalm 46:10

 

FAITH is one of our five key values at Christian College Geelong. It underpins all interactions between College community members and the decisions made in the interest of our precious students. We are very proud to be doing God’s work in this, His school. In addition to guiding our beautiful students in their faith development, Middle School – Highton staff consistently support each other along our own faith journeys with God. We come together every morning to share with each other about ourselves, to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and to pray for members of the Christian College community. Creating this time and space for us to be together strengthens our connections with each other and nourishes our faith needs.

 

This morning, we were blessed to be ministered to by a collaboration of students, families and staff, through their performing of extraordinary Christian music in our campus Chapel. The band facilitated a time of stillness for our teaching and administration staff, allowing us a few precious moments to become aware of God’s presence in our school, before the ‘busyness’ of the day began. We are very grateful for their contribution this morning, and the peace and strength it helped us create in ourselves.

 

Naomi Gibbons and Timothy Blackhall

Middle School – Highton Chaplains

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East Timor Trivia Night – Book Your Table!
This annual Trivia Night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that go t...

This annual Trivia Night is a major fundraising event and 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 the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:

Geelong West Town Hall

Friday 10 August 2018

Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.  Please click on the attached document for more details.  BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol.

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

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This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that go towards important projects for the people in...

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and 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 the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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East Timor Trivia Night – Book Your Table!
 
This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that go...

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and 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 the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 5177 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belm...

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus.

Location: Junior School - Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per child per day

Bookings should be made by this coming Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

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

Upcoming School Holiday Program – Camp Australia

Dear Parents,

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus.

 

Location: Junior School - Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per child per day

Bookings should be made by this coming Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

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During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belm...

During the first week of the mid-year school holiday break (Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018), Camp Australia will be running a school-holiday program at our Junior School – Belmont Campus.

 

Location: Junior School - Belmont, 39 Broughton Drive, Belmont, VIC, 3216

Time: 7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: $53.88 per child per day

Bookings should be made by this coming Monday the 18th June 2018.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Camp Australia Customer Care Team: 1300 105 343. Their team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

www.campaustralia.com.au

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It was a wonderful privilege to have Professor Guy Claxton return to our College this week.

There was a great sense of anticipation leading up to this week when Professor Guy Claxton visited Middle School - Highton.

Guy is a Visiting Professor of Education at King’s College in London, a cognitive scientist and prolific author; his latest book is The Learning Power Approach in which Christian College Geelong features. 

Our College is on a powerful journey inspired by a commitment to provide for our students the ‘Learning That Matters’. Guy’s Learning Power Approach is, for many teachers, an inseparable and powerful compass that guides them through inviting students into powerful learning opportunities.

Some hallmarks of this approach include giving students a sense of increased agency (more ownership) in the learning process through planning some of their own time, ‘grappling’ with problems before a formal lesson on the subject matter and engaging in learning that is challenging and meaningful.  When students are presented with tasks that are too easy, they do not learn.  When students are confronted with a challenge way beyond them, they encounter frustration. Teachers work hard to provide students with learning opportunities that are in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ or ‘just right’. 

Professor Claxton began his day speaking with the leadership of the College.  Mr Glen McKeeman, Mr Scott Elliss, Heads and Deputy Heads of our campuses were challenged and inspired by Guy’s thoughts and commentary on education  based on his work in Finland, the UK and the range of countries he regularly visits. Guy worked with our Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Mr Rick Geall, and workshopped some challenges in education today. Professor Claxton’s day at the College culminated in some classroom visits and an evening session with all of the College’s teaching staff at Barrabool Hills Baptist Church. 

Feedback on Guy’s visit has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are well poised to take the next steps in continuing to provide a world-class education for our precious students.

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