On behalf of the staff here at our Bellarine Campus I wish to thank you for your support throughout what has been a very busy Term 3. We have much to celebrate and be thankful for as God ...

On behalf of the staff here at our Bellarine Campus, I wish to thank you for your support throughout what has been a very busy Term 3.

We have much to celebrate and be thankful for as God has continued to strengthen our community through the provision of some very exciting and rich learning opportunities for our young people.

In preparation for the remainder of the year, please lock-in some important events for Term 4, especially our Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall on Thursday, 19th October and also our Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza from the November 17th to 22nd. Both events are a celebration of the gifts and talents of our students across the Christian College Campuses and are not to be missed! 

A reminder that students commence their Term 4 studies on Tuesday, 10th October

I look forward to seeing you early next term and wish you a restful break and time of refreshment with your families over this holiday period. 

Kind regards,

Mr Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus.

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On behalf of the staff here at our Middle School - Highton Campus, I wish to thank you for your support throughout what has been a very busy Term 3.
We have much to celebrate and be thank...

On behalf of the staff here at our Middle School Highton Campus, I wish to thank you for your support throughout what has been a very busy Term 3.

We have much to celebrate and be thankful for as God has continued to strengthen our community through the provision of some very exciting and rich learning opportunities for our young people.

In preparation for the remainder of the year, please lock-in some important events for Term 4, especially our Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall on Thursday, 19th October and also our Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza from the November 17th to 22nd. Both events are a celebration of the gifts and talents of our students across the Christian College Campuses and are not to be missed! 

A reminder that students commence their Term 4 studies on Tuesday, 10th October

I look forward to seeing you early next term and wish you a restful break and time of refreshment with your families over this holiday period. 

Future Enrolments

A reminder that we are in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students - expecting to start at Christian College in 2018/2019 at any year level - must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please visit our website or phone our reception staff if you require an additional enrolment form.

A reminder, also, that if your family is relocating or your children will not be attending Christian College in 2018, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1, 2018 fees. 

 

Kindest regards,

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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Dear students and families,
Just a note to say thank-you for your ongoing support and honoring of our Junior School over the past term. We have so many opportunities to celebrate ‘The Lea...

Dear students and families,

Just a note to say thank you for your ongoing support of our Junior School over the past term.

We have so many opportunities to celebrate ‘The Learning that Matters’ together as we continue to see our students through the love of Christ and nurture their many gifts and talents. We have seen the students shine in assemblies, lunchtime concerts, Bush Prep and Project Care events and watched them soar through events such as our 'Animation Celebration', Japanese Speech Contest, Bravehearts' Visit, 'Spring into Strings' evening, Grandparents Afternoon, Book Week Parade and sporting events like 'Hooptime'.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve our Christian College community in Term 3 and I look forward to seeing you all next term. I will be taking some LSL for the first three weeks and our community will be ably led by Mrs Carla Dunlop and the Junior School Leadership team in my absence.

Wishing you all a restful and a joy-filled term break.

God Bless

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School 

Thank you…

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all parents and guardians for their support during what has been a busy Term 3. We have appreciated the support in all its various forms. We try very hard to provide the 'Learning That Matters' in a form that is contemporary and relevant now and in the future.

We do not get it right all the time either, and so we thank you for your grace. We have a great desire to improve, and one way this can be achieved is to receive feedback from you. To the staff who have worked so hard to ensure learning occurs, we acknowledge your efforts. Their dedication is incredible and allows our students to learn and master.

Finally, to the students, a huge thank you for your efforts and co-operation throughout the term. You have provided the 'good work' in all ways and for this we salute you.

Year 10 Standardised Testing

All Year 10 students shall undertake a standardised test in each of Mathematics, Science and English during the first week of Term 4. The 40-minute, online tests are the same as those completed by students at our Middle School and Bellarine Campuses.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Year 12 Celebration Day

On Wednesday, 25th October the last offical day for our Year 12 cohort, a special morning is planned. A formal breakfast will be held at 8:15am in the Library for all Year 12 students, the Clock Tower Visit, activities and the final Chapel service will be held. This is a very important day in the year for our Year 12 students. It is a time of reflection and excitement as they finish their schooling here at Christian College with dignity. We wish them all well over the next few months.

 

End of Term 3

Our final day of Term is today and we finish at 2.30pm.

 

Start of Term 4

Just a reminder that the first day of Term 4 for students will be on Tuesday, 10th October and will begin at Middle School for the start of Term assembly in the SAC at 8:50am.

 

God Bless and have a wonderful, restful break.  

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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Hi All,

With the end of term fast approaching and Term 4 upon us soon, bringing with it testing and exams, I thought this article from Cynthia Tobias would be relevant to us as parents at this stage of the year. Hope you get something out of it.

End the Homework Battle

By Cynthia Tobias

"Do you have any homework tonight?"

A simple question, yet it can spark what becomes a familiar argument throughout a child's school years.

Haggling over homework is nothing new (most parents can remember protesting their own responsibilities on school nights), but homework battles in the 21st century are aggravated by a culture flooded with technical distractions.

According to recent research, 97 percent of youth play video games; nearly three quarters of them have an online social networking profile, 91 percent have a cell phone; and the typical teen sends an average of 10 text messages an hour. Is it any wonder parents will repeatedly hear their children complain that homework is boring and pointless?

Even with the advent of computers in the classroom, formal education doesn't even come close to holding a student's attention like the competition. Fortunately, you don't have to be as tech-savvy as your kids to keep them engaged in their schoolwork. Even if the assignments are challenging, you can use these opportunities to help your children develop the skills and attitudes they'll need to be successful. You can get them thinking about the way they learn best, how they can motivate themselves and what it will take to succeed. You can teach them to be confident learners.

Let's take a quick look at two timeless techniques.

Ask more questions

Encourage your children to take responsibility for their success. Keep your questions brief and positive — and always assume the best. For example:

  • Would you like my help?
  • What grade do you want to earn?
  • What do you think it would take to accomplish that grade?
  • How will I know your homework is being done?
  • How do you want to be reminded?

Help them design their individual study space.

Don't underestimate the importance of finding the right environment — even if it includes some elements that would make you uncomfortable if you were studying. Every child is going to be different. In our household, my son Mike usually did his homework at his desk in solitude, with no noise and no distractions. His brother, Rob, on the other hand, needed to be listening to music with headphones, lying on the floor with something to eat or drink and taking plenty of short breaks.

The most important question to ask yourself: What's the point? If the point is to get the homework done, let your child propose how he or she wants to do it, and simply require proof that it works.

I would like to encourage parents by thanking you all for the hard work you undertake throughout the school year. Never underestimate the part you play in your child’s development. You are truly amazing and I further remind you to look after yourself. Do something special for yourself now and then.

If you would like to talk about how you are feeling, then please contact me for a chat about the challenges that you are facing. It’s always good to talk things through with someone who will not judge or take any sides.

Please take care

Gary Crole,
Chaplain - Bellarine Campus 

 

 

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To conclude the term the Year 5s enjoyed sharing some of their work with the Year 6s. Throughout the term the Year 5s have been working really hard to create their own historical picture ...

To conclude the term, the Year 5 students enjoyed sharing some of their work with the Year 6 students.

Throughout the Term, the Year 5 students have been working really hard to create their own historical picture storybook. This activity combined areas of English and History and our knowledge gained from the Camp to Sovereign Hill was also very valuable to reflect on.

Students also created board games that went alongside their book and the Year 6 students loved playing them. It was great for the Year 6 students to provide feedback, as well as share and discuss some of their own learning.

Both Year levels look forward to the wonderful things we have planned in Term 4.

 

Justine Brame
Year Level Coordinator - Year 5

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Congratulations to all the Year 10, 11 and 12 students who participated in this year’s ‘Wearable Art Competition'.
Now in its 13th year, the competition provides an opportunity for talent...

Congratulations to all the Year 10, 11 and 12 students who participated in this year’s ‘Wearable Art Competition'.

Now in its 13th year, the competition provides an opportunity for talented and creative Art students to display their House spirit and support their House in a non-sport capacity. The standard of costumes keeps getting better every year and the dedication our students show to create them at our Villa Paloma Campus outside of school hours is amazing. This year it was Penman who claimed the coveted trophy, for the seventh year out of those 13, while Flynn and Taylor finished equal second and Burrows came in third.

Our College was very fortunate to have four judges all with a background in creative Arts generously give up their time. A big thank you to Amber Smith, Marnie Platt, Ursula Robbins and Felicity Mawson for judging the costumes. Their criteria included visual impact, creativity, innovative and effective use of materials, evidence of effort in design and construction as well as the cohesiveness and effectiveness of group presentation, music, and movement.  

Students design and create three expressive costumes, based on a particular theme and the costume ideas are interwoven with the colours of our four House groups. In Friday’s climax, the students paraded their incredible art works in a colourful carnival of creativity held during lunchtime in the Penman Quad.

This year’s the themes were ‘Mexican Day Of The Dead’ (Penman), ‘Recycling’ (Taylor), ‘Continuous’ (Flynn) and ‘Egyptian’ (Burrows). Check out the finished products in the pictures below.

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This term for Literary studies the Year 3 students have been studying Roald Dahl's classic, The BFG. The students have worked through different activities such as character studies and co...

This term for Literary studies the Year 3 students have been studying Roald Dahl's classic, 'The BFG'.
 
The students have worked through different activities such as character studies and comprehension booklets. To finish off this unit of study, the students put together 12 different comprehension tasks and made them into a dodecahedron.
 
While at camp, the students will have a movie night and watch 'BFG' the movie. 

 

Debbie Riddle

Year Level Leader - Year 3
 

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Our CCG Eagles Under 14BD2 won their grand final match on Monday evening against YMCA. Final score was 51 to 45. We congratulate the following boys on their win: Benjamin Breguet, Ellio...

Our CCG Eagles Under-14 BD2 won their grand final match on Monday evening against YMCA.

The final score was 51 to 45. We congratulate the following boys on their win: Benjamin Breguet, Elliot Macdonald, George Vanderstoep, Jed Hanneysee, Niki Matta, Riley Mcarthur, and Thomas Wise.

A reminder that there are limited vacancies in our CCG Eagles teams for the summer season, which commences Term 4.

Renee Garing
Sport Coordinator

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What happens when seven and eight year olds find themselves in a small group and are asked to work together to create a puppet play based on a fairytale to share with their peers?
Well, m...

What happens when seven and eight-year-olds find themselves in a small group and are asked to work together to create a puppet play, based on a fairy tale to share with their peers?

Well, many things happen. There’s chaos, there’s conflict and a little bit of squabbling. Some noise and messiness and, of course, some disappointment. But are these things problems?  No, they are not. As our Year 2 students discovered, they are actually opportunities to strengthen the BLP muscles of 'Resiliency' and 'Reciprocity'.

As the learning unfolded, how encouraging was it to watch the children work through their conflicts, to learn how to speak respectfully to one another as they expressed their disagreements. To say sorry for squabbling, to speak up for others who were not being heard, to be brave enough to voice a different idea. There were even children who let someone else play the role that they had wanted to play, even though that meant they would have to deal with some disappointment. 

As Mia Chen so perfectly expressed: “actually Mrs Spence, I enjoyed being one of the Three Little Pigs, even though I really wanted to be the narrator”. What an important thing to discover in life; that out of disappointment can come new possibilities and discoveries.

And, slowly, out of the chaos, emerged groups of children who did indeed collaborate with and listen to one another; children who worked together as a team and had some fun as they created unique and entertaining little fairy tales to perform for their classmates. 

Let’s not deny our children the opportunity to learn how to deal with conflict and disappointment because such learning is an important part of the 'Learning That Matters'.

 

Anne Spence

Year 2R Teacher

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During Play Based Learning sessions this term, Year One students have enjoyed their very own 'Pizza Shop'. The students have relished the opportunity to create pizzas using playdough and ...

During Play Based Learning sessions this term, our Year 1 students have enjoyed their very own 'Pizza Shop'.

The students have relished the opportunity to create pizzas using play dough and craft materials. They have role played a range of tasks within the pizza shop, including taking orders, setting tables and using the cash register to complete transactions.

Today we designed our own Pizza Shop logos using boxes kindy donated by Drysdale Village Pizza. We also enjoyed learning a funny poem 'A Pizza The Size Of The Sun' written by Jack Prelutsky.


Jessica Chakir
Year 1 Teacher

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As Year 10 students come to the end of their third term at Senior School, we can’t help but reflect on the amazing young people we have had the pleasure of working with so far this year. ...

The Year 10 Coordinators would like to take this opportunity to advise you of the ‘Social Event of the Year’ for our Year 10 students.

This year our social has been organised by a committee of dedicated students and, through surveying our students, they have decided on the theme ‘Red Carpet’. The social will be held at The Pier on Friday, 27th October. This presents as a wonderful opportunity for our teachers and Year 10 students to celebrate a very successful year.

As Year 10 students come to the end of their third term at Senior School, we can’t help but reflect on the amazing young people we have had the pleasure of working with so far this year. The students have participated in a range of activities and engaging course work and we are very proud of their contributions to our community here at Christian College.

We have had a number of students running very successful small businesses here at the Senior School Campus, selling a variety of food items from hamburgers and pasta, baked potatoes and sausage sizzles to donuts, churros, jelly cups and cupcakes. Our Year 11 and 12 students have certainly enjoyed tasting a variety of foods at lunchtime and we appear to have some savvy business entrepreneurs among our Year 10 students.

An 'Our World' class has recently returned to Geelong after their time in an Indigenous community, Outdoor Education classes are learning canoeing skills in preparation for Barmah Camp next term and a number of our students have been involved in our House Footy, House Drama and 'Wearable Art' activities. We are doing ‘good work’ in Year 10 and our students are embracing opportunities with a willing and positive spirit.

As always, we would like to reiterate our support to you as parents. Should you ever have any worries or concerns, we warmly encourage you to contact us. It is our role to guide, mentor and support your child, and to nurture not only their academic potential, but also their spiritual, emotional and psychological wellbeing. Please do not hesitate to contact us should the need arise.

 

Warmest regards,

Mr Paul Breguet and Ms Kim Doherty

Year 10 Coordinators

 

 

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On Thursday of week 9 a team of 6 girls represented Christian College at the All Schools Knockout athletics competition at Lakeside Stadium. We have waited for the results and it is excit...

On Thursday of Week 9, a team of six girls represented Christian College at the All Schools Knockout Athletics Competition at Lakeside Stadium.

We have waited for the results and it is exciting to share that our team finished 6th overall, with some great individual achievements. Throughout the morning, Kya Werner competed in Shot Put, Molly Seller competed in Javelin (a new event for her), Bethany Dean and Bianca Pocklington ran a competitive 800m race, Nyah Brown competed in the Long Jump finishing 4th overall, and Kasey Perkins ran the fastest time of the day in the 90-metre hurdles with a time of 14.24!

Our 4x200m Relay team finished 8th out of 21, and both Kasey and Nyah finished in the top 15 for the 100m Sprint. All team members acted as responsible, respectful and encouraging athletes on the day, and the support of parents was very much appreciated! Congratulations to the girls on a super effort!

 

Brittany Dietrich
Sports Teacher

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On Thursday the 14th of September the Year 3 and 4 students participated in their ‘Fair Go Mate Expo.’  They had been working hard all term to create their very own not-for-profit organis...

On Thursday, 14th September the Year 3 and 4 students participated in their ‘Fair Go Mate Expo.’ 

They had been working hard all term to create their very own not-for-profit organisations that worked to meet the needs of people in our community. They designed mission statements, logos, business cards, information brochures and many more creative tasks to go with their wonderful community organisations.

Families, friends and the Bellarine community were all invited to come and check out their Expo. We were very proud of the work the students had undertaken in this unit. Each small group had an authentic connection with the ‘action’ their organisation was taking and demonstrated a real desire to want to make a difference for others.  

It was a fantastic day had by all.

 

Emma Ford and the Year 3 and 4 teachers.

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My name is Hassan. I am a Year 11 VCAL student. This year, I completed three Structured Work Placements.  All the different work placements have given me plenty of experience and helped m...

Year 11 - Hassan Hassan

My name is Hassan. I am a Year 11 VCAL student. This year, I completed three Structured Work Placements. All the different work placements have given me plenty of experience and helped me understand the world of work and employers’ expectations. I have learnt new skills, gained an understanding of things that I am good at and like to do. I feel with each placement I have become more independent and confident.

My first placement in Term 1 was in DAL (Dial-A-Lunch), Little Ryrie Street. I helped to prepare fruit and vegetables for lunchtime customers. My second placement in Term 2 was in GDP Industries, North Geelong where I worked in the fabric and kindling areas. I completed my placement in Term 3 in Guf Games, Malop Street where I helped to unpack, stock shelves and keep areas clean.

My final placement coming up in Term 4 is in Coles, Waurn Ponds. I am excited to be extending and improving my experience working in the retail industry. I visited Coles last week and met with the Manager and my supervisor. They made me feel very welcome and I am excited to be starting.

I enjoy working in the retail industry.

 

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Building huts, cooking damper, rafting on the lake, kick biking, geo caching and flying on the dual flying fox are some of the fun activities Year 3 students have participated in while at...

Building huts, cooking damper, rafting on the lake, kickbiking, geocaching and flying on the dual flying fox are some of the fun activities Year 3 students have participated in while at camp.

Sunny days brought the students together to experience team building and learn a range of new skills, highlighted by a talent quest showcasing singing, magic tricks, drama and 'clowning around'. Resilience, persistence, taking on challenges and developing self control are just some of the ‘muscles’ exercised at the camp.

The long lasting memories and friendships gained through the camping experience will hopefully stay with our Year 3 students for many years to come.

 

Debbie Riddle

Year Level Leader - Year 3

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What a week in basketball!  The grand final matches concluded this week with some amazing participation and achievements.  The U14BD2 team, coached by Baden Giblett, won in a close game 3...

What a week in basketball!  

The grand final matches concluded this week with some amazing participation and achievements. The Under-14 BD2 team, coached by Baden Giblett, won in a close game 30-28.  The Under-17 Bellarine Girls team also had a win. 

The Under-18 BD1 and Under-16 BD3 teams played very well to come runner-up. We congratulate these students for a wonderful season conclusion.  

 

Flora Murdoch

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During Term 3, VCE Unit 2 PE students have been learning about the characteristics, traits and styles of coaching. They have also been learning about the stages that youth go through in s...

During Term 3, VCE Unit 2 Physical Education students have been learning about the characteristics, traits and styles of coaching.

They have also been learning about the stages that youth go through in skill development and the various types of skill training that maximise learning in the sporting domain. As part of this theoretical understanding, our Year 11 students have instructed and coached in two of our Year 4 classes at our Junior School Campus.

Not only has this given our Senior School students the opportunity to display their learning, it has also been of benefit to our Year 4 students, as they have the opportunity to interact with older students in a fun and engaging way. All agreed afterwards that the students had a great deal of fun in these lessons, and that the Senior School students did a fantastic job of planning and implementing these activities.

 

Mr Paul Breguet

Physical Education Teacher

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Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives.
At our College, we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce or related...

Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives.

At our College, we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce or related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We are therefore offering a very successful educational program called 'Seasons for Growth' that will commence at the beginning of Term 4. The program caters for students in appropriate age groups, from eight to 18 years.

The Seasons for Growth Program is made up of a 45-minute session, once a week, over an eight-week period. The program then concludes with a ‘celebration’ session. For the group to run effectively, we need four to six participants in each particular age group. 

The program is based on research that highlights the importance of social support and the need to learn new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. The core intentions of the program are the development of resilience and emotional literacy to promote social and emotional wellbeing.

It focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem solving, decision making, effective communication and support networks. The program is educational in nature and does not provide therapy.  

If you would like more information in how the program works, please visit the following website https://www.goodgrief.org.au/seasons-for-growth. If you think your son or daughter would benefit from 'Seasons for Growth' we would encourage you to talk to him or her about this.

Should he or she decide to participate, please email Tim Blackhall (Chappy) t.blackhall@ccg.vic.edu.au with your expression of interest by Wednesday 11th October.

Kind regards,

 

Tim Blackhall and Naomi Gibbons

Campus Chaplains

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Joel Wigley in 4R was pleasantly surprised today by the news that he had won a poster design competition for being sun smart. Joel's winning entry was one of many entries from our Year 4 ...

Joel Wigley in 4R was pleasantly surprised today by the news that he had won a poster design competition for being 'sun smart'.

Joel's winning entry was one of many entries from our Year 4 students who were all given hats and sunscreen donated by Quiksilver. What a great way to start the holidays and a reminder to us all to be sun smart!

 

James Johnstone

Year 4G Teacher

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We are looking forward to the opportunity to offer Chess Lessons throughout Term 4, with Phil from from Checkmate Chess Coaching.  Each week different lessons are taught such as tactics, ...

We are looking forward to the opportunity to offer Chess Lessons throughout Term 4, with Phil from 'Checkmate' Chess Coaching. 

Each week different lessons are taught such as tactics, strategies, special moves, traps and openings that will help players improve their game. Students are then paired up in a fun tournament playoff where they can display their new skills and knowledge. All skill levels are catered for!

Chess has many educational benefits such as improving concentration, problem solving, pattern recognition, analytical skills, memory recall and self-esteem. Most importantly, it’s about having fun learning how to play the world’s most popular mind sport!

Free Trial

Phil from Checkmate Chess Coaching will offer a free trial on Friday, 13th October (Week 1) for interested students. Chess Lessons will commence on Friday, 27th October (Week 3) and run for seven consecutive Fridays. Payment is also due on this day.

Please refer to the attached document if interested in making a booking for your child. The lessons will run on Friday lunchtimes throughout Term 4 in the Middle School Library.

For more information, please contact Phil Hooton on 0421 901 530 or phil@chessforkids.com.au 

 

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This term, Year 8 students have been immersed in the study of Europe during the Middle Ages as part of their History curriculum. As a culmination to this, yesterday all Year 8s celebrated...

This term, Year 8 students have been immersed in the study of Europe during the Middle Ages as part of their History curriculum.

As a culmination to this, all Year 8 students celebrated with our annual 'Medieval Day'. The festivities involved students dressing as characters that represented the range of social roles within the feudal system.

This allowed students to learn by connecting with what life would have been like for people during this time. In costume, they paraded around the Campus with banners that were made to represent the values of their class, and then enjoyed some workshops themed around armoury, games, lifestyle, dress, and music.

A highlight of the day was the Medieval feast under candle light in the 'Dungeon'. Each class shared a pre-rehearsed dance and a roast lunch to cap off a fine day stepping back in time.

 

Tim Wright

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Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership - 2018
A programme for athletes from all types of sport not just Australian Rules Football
Richmond Football Club and Swinburne University of Tech...

Year 12 parents and families will find the following information of particular value and importance. Please read through and see what is useful to you and your son or daughter.  

Please also click here for Term 3 Holiday Events and click here for University Key Dates for the remainder of the year.

 

Online VTAC Webinar for Year 12 Parents and Students

Student and parent webinar recording now available  by VTAC

This presentation relates to Year 12 students applying for courses, changing preferences, SEAS, scholarships and offers.

The recording of the student and parent webinar held last week is available at:

https://connect.vic.edu.au/p6q3px64wf9/

The password is: vtac201703

This is an interesting overview of the steps and important dates ahead for those Year 12 students pursuing further study in 2018 or seeking to apply and perhaps defer an offer.

 

Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership - 2018

A program for athletes from all types of sport, not just Australian Rules Football

Richmond Football Club and Swinburne University of Technology have joined forces to establish the Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership Program.

This unique program is aimed at developing post-Year 12 students to be the next generation of leaders within the sports industry. Students complete a combined Diploma of Sport Development and a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Students spend a year learning in an elite sporting environment, with access to industry placements and real employment opportunities with Richmond Football Club and partner organisations. Students also have access to a fully-equipped gymnasium to develop themselves in a high performance environment. On successful completion of the program, they are  entry into a range of Swinburne University degrees.

Entry is not based on an ATAR score, you must complete a direct application and attend the Open Day to gain further information. Positions in this program are available now. Current Year 11 athletes are also welcome to attend the information session.

Further information:    file:///C:/Users/r.smith/Desktop/Robyn%20Smith/Downloads/Richmond%20Institute%20of%20Sport%20Leadership%20(3).pdf

 

Year 12 -  VTAC Important Dates and Change of Preference Dates

The following link will keep you up to date for when you can and cannot move around your VTAC preferences, along with other upcoming important dates:  http://www.vtac.edu.au/dates.html

MOST IMPORTANTLY - THE CLOSING DATE FOR CREATING YOUR TIMELY VTAC ACCOUNT is Saturday, 28th September (5pm). After this time, the fee increases to $103 for late application. There is a very late application fee of $134.

 

IT and IM Traineeships 2018

Refraction Media is a content company specialising in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Refraction undertakes end-to-end project management of eye-catching publications, apps, videos and animation, writing and education resources that excite people about STEM.

Through Refraction the following opportunities for employment in 2018 exist: 

ASIO’s IM and IT Traineeships are aimed at graduating Year 12 students or students undertaking their first year of vocational education in IM or ICT courses. The traineeships are entry level positions designed to build fundamental skill sets on which to base your IM or IT career on.

Further information can be found through the two links:    http://mailchi.mp/refractionmedia/bl86nr19ot-1042498?e=bdd0b88a74  &  https://www.asio.gov.au/im-it-trainee.html

For those with an interest in the areas of STEM, the links through the Refraction Media company are quite fascinating. Do take the time to wander through the abundance of resources and information. The College does receive a limited number of their various magazine publications and students are encouraged to keep an eye out for them on display in the Careers shelves near the Student Office and in the Careers Room.

Cybersecurity careers are in high demand. This is an excellent article about cybersecurity, study pathways, example job titles and salaries and key websites:

https://careerswithstem.com/cybersecurity-career/?mc_cid=e84691c30d&mc_eid=3999197150

 

Girls Make Games (GMG) Summer Camp – Monash University

Senior and Middle high school girls are invited to apply for this international game development program designed to inspire girls to learn about game design, programming and entrepreneurship. This event is hosted by the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash Univeristy.

Early registration allows for a discount of $50 and financial aid scholarships are also available.

Information is available from:  http://girlsmakegames.com/registration.html   and  http://girlsmakegames.com/monash.pdf

 

Deakin University Step-On Campus Term Break Program

Deakin's Step-on Campus program is running again during the Term 3 school break. Find out more about university life, study areas and what it’s really like to be a student at Deakin. Deakin students will be running 45-minute Campus tours, a great opportunity to see the Campus and ask questions, particularly for those students who missed out on Open Day. Locations: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool campuses

Date and Time:  Term 3 school holidays (every Monday and Thursday)10 am,12 pm and 3 pm

Register at:   http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/events/step-on-campus

 

Are you a Photography Enthusiast?

Closing Wednesday, 4th October - ‘Capture’ is open to all VCE students and emerging artists 17 to 25 years old.

Choose your own theme and submit up to three images. No cost for entry

For further information:     www.deakin.edu.au/photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Ella Robinson in Year 4, The Annual Christian College Music Camp was a new thing. It was lovely to hear about Ella's experience at camp and her excitement about attending again next y...

For Ella Robinson in Year 4, the annual Christian College Music Camp was a new thing.

It was lovely to hear about Ella's experience at Camp and her excitement about attending again next year.

Ella's Music Camp Experience: 

I thought Music Camp would be spent mostly playing music, but it ended up having breaks and we got to perform to each other. I felt really happy I was going because I got to go to Camp Wilkin and I went with my best friend Bella, and other friends. I was also looking forward to meeting students from other campuses.

The day began with a meeting, then sorting cabins, rehearsal, break, rehearsal, break, combined rehearsal and partying with Mr Smith. We had breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks and game time. We also went for a big walk around Camp Wilkin, which was really enjoyable.

The best part was seeing a kangaroo with a joey in its pouch. Mrs Clarke (Year 6 Teacher) was really nice and she helped me a lot. I also made friends with Lani from Middle School Highton, who played the viola in the same group.

When we were combined we had to play 'Can-can', which was easy and hard at the same time and 'Let It Go', which was difficult. My favourite part was singing and dancing with Mr Smith and playing violin with Rebecca, Mr Bonnici, Martin and Pip. I got some great help with playing violin.

I am really looking forward to next year because I will get to learn more, meet other students and teachers and learn to play the violin even better. And I will see Rebecca, because I will be at Middle School.

 

Ella Robinson

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During recent STEAM lessons the  Year 3 the students were focusing on movement. One of the tasks was to look at the way the hand moves and replicate this using cardboard, straws and strin...

During recent STEAM lessons, the Year 3 the students were focusing on movement.

One of the tasks was to look at the way the hand moves and replicate this using cardboard, straws and string. The students studied their hands and noticed that the fingers bent at the joints and there were bones in between.

Once they cut out a hand from cardboard they bent it where their finger joints would be. Then they glued small straws for the bones in each of their fingers and for their hands.They threaded string through each of the straws and then they were able to create movement in the fingers by pulling on the strings.

 

Debbie Riddle, Paige Karamatic and Lisa Johnson

Year 3 Staff

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Barwon Health Immunisations are holding two catch up days for those Senior School students who missed out on receiving their Meningococcal Immunisation at school.  They will be held on Fr...

Barwon Health Immunisations are holding two catch-up days for those Senior School students who missed out on receiving their Meningococcal Immunisation at the College.  

They will be held on Friday, 29th September and Monday, 2nd October. Please phone Barwon Health Immunisations on 4215 6963 to arrange a booking.

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Families can still participate in the 'Operation Christmas Child' campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box, and or a monetary donation that would be used tow...

Families can still participate in the 'Operation Christmas Child' campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box, and or a monetary donation that would be used towards postage. 

The document ‘How to Pack a Shoebox’ is a great reference when packing your shoebox. This document is in the pack you will receive when you purchase a shoebox. Donations will be collected until Friday, 14th October. Shoeboxes can be purchased at the Student Office for 50 cents. All donations can be brought to your child’s Homeroom. When postage is paid for online, you can also track your box.  

Please do not wrap boxes with Christmas paper as all boxes will be opened and checked when they are transported to the warehouse in Melbourne.

Each year our goal is to donate more boxes than the previous year, therefore, our goal is to donate 167 boxes in 2017!

 

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Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!
We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior...

Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!

We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior School Campus in Waurn Ponds to assist in our burgeoning Science faculty.
Experience in this field is preferred, but not essential.

A Term 4, 2017 commencement will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

A position description can be found on the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
Executive Assistant to the Principal 
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216 
principal@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

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Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!
We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior...

Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!

We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior School Campus in Waurn Ponds to assist in our burgeoning Science faculty.
Experience in this field is preferred, but not essential.

A Term 4, 2017 commencement will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

A position description can be found on the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
Executive Assistant to the Principal 
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216 
principal@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

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With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this September break.

With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this Term 3 break.

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As you know, our school has been participating in Woolworths Earn & Learn. The program has now finished for this year, so a big thanks to everyone who supported our school. We are now at ...

As you know, our College has been participating in Woolworths' 'Earn and Learn' program.

The program has now finished for this year, so a big thank you to everyone who supported our College. We are now at the important stage where the sticker sheets are collected and lodged as our 'Earn and Learn' claim.

We will then be able to get new educational equipment for our College. The more we collect, the more we can redeem. So this week, please send in your Woolworths' 'Earn and Learn' sticker sheets and any loose 'Earn and Learn' stickers you may have. Remember to check your handbag, the car glovebox or they maybe stuck on the fridge.

Every little bit helps. Thanks again for all your support!

 

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There was a lot of enthusiastic cheering and support last Friday at the Year 2 Swimming Carnival. It was great to see so many parents and grandparents coming along to watch their child. S...

There was a lot of enthusiastic cheering and support last Friday at the Year 2 Swimming Carnival.

It was great to see so many parents and grandparents coming along to watch their child. Students participated by swimming some laps in the big pool and completing some novelty events in the smaller pool. A lot of the Year 2 students have progressed well with their swimming and confidence in the pool this term.

A huge thanks to Brad Morris, Bree Beckley, James Leen and Nick Owusu for their support over the term. 

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

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During the week, the CCG Eagles held their annual presentation evenings. The Junior School teams were presented with their medals on Tuesday night. It was great to see so many students, p...

During the week, the CCG Eagles held their annual presentation evenings.

The Junior School teams were presented with their medals on Tuesday night. It was great to see so many students, parents and grandparents coming to support the club with numbers continuing to grow.

Flora Murdoch, Basketball and Netball Administrator, has done an terrific job coordinating about 50 teams from all campuses. Parents who have taken on Team Manager roles were acknowledged by Mr Andrew Richardson during his speech.

Under the guidance of coaches Brenton O’Brien, Shanya and Olivia Cameron, the club is going from strength to strength. There are limited spaces for the Summer Season, especially in our Girls teams. For further information please contact Flora Murdoch – f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au.

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

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With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this September break.

With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this Term 3 break.

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Is toilet training your little person throwing you some challenges? Follow the link below to join us for a night to support your toilet training knowledge and to grow your confidence, wit...

Is toilet training your little person throwing you some challenges?

Follow the link below to join us for a night to support your toilet training knowledge and to grow your confidence, with an engaging speaker and up-to-date information.

This event is free for our Butterfield House and Williams House families, and at a cost of $10 for other attendees. Feel free to share the information with your friends. Spaces are limited so take a minute now to book a seat if you are interested.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toilet-training-gurus-tickets-37866368327

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Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!
We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior...

Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!

We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior School Campus in Waurn Ponds to assist in our burgeoning Science faculty.
Experience in this field is preferred, but not essential.

A Term 4, 2017 commencement will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

A position description can be found on the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
Executive Assistant to the Principal 
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216 
principal@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

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The Year 1 Aquatic program will begin on Friday, 13th October, the first Friday of Term 4.
This will be in place of the Physical Education sessions. Aquatic education is an important comp...

The Year 1 Aquatic program will begin on Friday, 13th October, the first Friday of Term 4.

This will be in place of the Physical Education sessions. Aquatic education is an important component of the Christian College Physical Education and Sport program. The students will undertake their Aquatic classes at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre.

A 30-minute lesson will be held each Friday afternoon during Term 4, between the times from 1:45pm to 3pm. Children will depart Junior School via bus at approximately 1:25pm and return by 3:20pm. At the conclusion of the term, a Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday, 1st December. Details of this carnival will be forwarded to you in due course.

Each student is required to have appropriate Swimming attire, one piece bathers for girls and 'Speedos' for boys. Bathers, swim cap and goggles are compulsory. Christian College bathers and swim caps can be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

It is not compulsory to wear Christian College items. Students are to wear their Sport uniform on Fridays next term, with students wearing their PE uniforms on Wednesdays.

If you have any queries regarding your child’s involvement in this Aquatic program, please do not hesitate to contact me by email n.rice@ccg.vic.edu.au.

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

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With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this September break.

With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this Term 3 break.

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The Year 4 Bike Ed program will be taught to children next term during their timetabled Sport time on Thursday. This program will start in week 3 (Thursday 26th October) and...

The Year 4 Bike Education program will be taught to children next term during their timetabled Sport classes on Thursdays.

This program will start in Week 3, Thursday, 26th October, and conclude with a day bike ride on Thursday, 30th November. The aims of the Bike Education program are to enable students to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the road traffic environment and the road laws.
  • Develop the physical and cognitive skills to manage the cycling pathways and road traffic environment safely as cyclists.
  • Develop responsible behaviours, attitudes and decision-making skills for the safe use of bicycles both on and off the road

For each child to participate in the program, they will require a bicycle in safe working order and an approved helmet that fits correctly and is in good condition. A bike safety check will be undertaken in the first week of the program and we ask for your cooperation in having any necessary repairs, adjustments or replacements made prior to this date.

A helmet and riding gear safety check will also be undertaken and it is essential that your child’s helmet fits comfortably and securely, and that the polystyrene foam liner is undamaged. Each child will wear their sports uniform for every practical riding session.

There is a Bike Education ‘Safety Check’ form attached for preparation of these sessions. Please use the school holiday period to check your child’s bike and get any necessary repairs completed prior to the program beginning.

The program consists of classroom and cycling activities done outdoors in the school grounds and on cycling pathways when we undertake our day bike ride. Your child will be required to have their bike at Junior School on each Thursday of the program to practise their riding skills. I know this can be a burden to transport the bike each week, so if it is easier, your child’s bike can remain in the gym for the weeks of the program.

Parents will be notified before our day bike ride is undertaken. All of these activities will be supervised. I wish to thank you for your support of this program, and if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Roll Up Roll Up!!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get ready for the greatest show on earth!
Wednesday 14th October is Christian College Junior School Show Day.  This event is a wond...

Roll Up, Roll Up!!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get ready for the greatest show on earth!

Wednesday,18th October is Christian College Junior School Show Day. This event is a wonderful opportunity for the whole Christian College community to come together in an informal setting to marvel at the talents of our students. Included in the full day of activities will be a sideshow alley, jumping castle, animal nursery along with competition displays to amaze you in our Chapel.

A reminder for all students to bring along show labelled entries (e.g. Lego invention) to school on Tuesday, 17th October.

Entries can be taken directly to the Chapel before or after school on Tuesday morning where they will be organised into appropriate categories by staff (please clearly label each entry). Any entries handed in on the Wednesday of our Show Day will be displayed but will not be judged.

Students are to wear sports uniform on the day and there will be an optional hot dog lunch order. A reminder that all hot dog orders need to be returned to school by Friday, 13th October.

Thank you again for your wonderful support.

 

Mark Foran and Tess Carr

Junior School Major Events Coordinators

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Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons this year. They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 16th October to Monday, 4th December). The cost is $90 per child. ...

Junior School Campus will once again be offering Chess lessons next term.

They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 16th October to Monday, 4th December). The cost is $90 per child. The benefits of learning Chess are strategic thinking, improved self-esteem, attention span in class, lateral thinking, team work and analytical skills.

Please collect an application form from the Junior School Office if you would like your child to participate. To enrol your child, please make payment (per child) of $90 by Friday, 27th October. If paying by cheque, please make payable to “Hooton Consulting Pty Ltd”.

For more information, please contact Phil Hooton on 0421 901 530.

 

 

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Is toilet training your little person throwing you some challenges? Follow the link below to join us for a night to support your toilet training knowledge and to grow your confidence, wit...

Is toilet training your little person throwing you some challenges?

Follow the link below to join us for a night to support your toilet training knowledge and to grow your confidence, with an engaging speaker and up-to-date information.

This event is free for our Butterfield House and Williams House families, and at a cost of $10 for other attendees. Feel free to share the information with your friends. Spaces are limited so take a minute now to book a seat if you are interested

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toilet-training-gurus-tickets-37866368327

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Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!
We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior...

Do you have an interest, background or expertise in Science? If so, then this position may be of interest to you!

We are seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Laboratory Technician at our Senior School Campus in Waurn Ponds to assist in our burgeoning Science faculty.
Experience in this field is preferred, but not essential.

A Term 4, 2017 commencement will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

A position description can be found on the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
Executive Assistant to the Principal 
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216 
principal@ccg.vic.edu.au

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

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With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this September break.
 

With the commencement of the school holidays, CLICK HERE to view a range of activities you might consider to entertain your children this Term 3 break.

 

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Making music with others is a special delight when it involves 220 students from Years 3 to 9.

Making music with others is a special delight when it involves 220 students from Years 3 to 9.

The Music Department has hosted its annual Music Camp for ensemble members from our Bellarine and Highton Middle Schools in Anglesea from Sunday to Wednesday this week. Junior School (Years 3 and 4) members of the Middle School ensembles were also invited to attend.

Each day was jam-packed with tutorials, full ensemble rehearsals (choirs, String orchestras, concert bands, stage bands and rock groups), musical feats, musical challenges, collaboration between groups of students and staff, workshops, dancing, games. There was also walks to visit the resident kangaroos, beach volleyball, laughter, eating and doing dishes together, celebrating friendships, making new friends, learning about each other’s gifts, encouraging each other and working towards shared goals with purpose and enthusiasm!

The focus and commitment of the students throughout the Music Camp was a key to the fabulous outcomes achieved. All of this great work was only possible through the outstanding drive, talent and inspiration provided by the Music Faculty staff!
BRAVO TO ALL!!

 

Mrs Fiona Gardner
Director of Teaching and Learning - Music

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There has been a great deal of commentary and debate about the introduction of a National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Test. I have included the following link that provides a comprehensi...

There has been a great deal of commentary and debate about the introduction of a National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Test.

I have included the following link that provides a comprehensive outline of the facts concerning this decision:
http://isca.edu.au/blog/national-year-1-literacy-numeracy-check/

While our students will continue to participate in these assessments, our College maintains our own broad range of assessments to capture the 'Learning That Matters'. This includes the wonderful creative, personal and spiritual gifts that each of our students possess. It is a good reminder to us all, particularly our Year 12 students preparing for their final exams, that a test or any measure taken are simply indicators. These do not define us.

The scripture that we focused on at this year's Staff Retreat from Paul's letter to the Ephesians: "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do", assures us of who we are and the plans that God has for us all.

I wish to thank all of those in our community for the wonderful contribution you have each made to a highly-successful Term 3 and I wish all students, staff members and families a safe and enjoyable holiday.

To those Cats or any other supporters with teams in the AFL finals, good luck for this weekend and for what may lie ahead.

But, more importantly, my prayers and best wishes to our Year 12 students for their final weeks of preparation. May you have a sense of God's peace from knowing that, while important, the exams that you are about to sit are not going to define who you are.

 

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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This year, our Back Creek Farm is celebrating its 21st Birthday of running the Year 9 Rural Studies Program!
To celebrate and reminisce on all the incredible memories that have been made,...

This year, our Back Creek Farm is celebrating its 21st Birthday of running the Year 9 Rural Studies Program!

To celebrate and reminisce on all the incredible memories that have been made, we are inviting the Christian College community to come and enjoy a day of fun on the Farm!

Sunday, 15th October
11am to 3pm
Back Creek Farm
6578 Midland Highway, Scotsburn Victoria

The day will be filled with activities, games, prizes, an animal nursery plus loads more that all the family can enjoy! We warmly invite you to come along for what will be a wonderful day, bringing our Christian College community together.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday, 6th October.

For more information, please download the flyer below.

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