During the holidays I went out with the Bellarine Peninsula Salvation Army Outreach Van at night to visit homeless people around the Bellarine with Captain Peter Hobbs.

It has made a huge impact on me. Christian College has taught me about faith in action so this is what I am thinking.  Can people donate essential items to Christian College that can then be given directly to homeless people in Geelong, Torquay and the Bellarine through the outreach vans? Homelessness is all around the Geelong region, but it is a hidden problem. The Salvation Army is able to connect with many of these people to help them.The people we met were sleeping in cars and in a range of other rough places. These people need; beanies, scarves, gloves, all toiletries (soap, shampoo, toilet paper) and blankets.  If you can donate any of these items during 3rd Term to homeroom teachers/student office they can be given to the Salvation Army and then given directly to people in need.

Thank you in anticipation.

Ted

7R Christian College Middle School Highton.

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The MYTERN presentation last week has been well received by students and families. Last Tuesday evening parents braved the cold to hear Dr Jane Foster speak about MYTERN. Student feedback...

The MYTERN presentation last week has been well received by students and families. Last Tuesday evening parents braved the cold to hear Dr Jane Foster speak about MYTERN. Student feedback from the presentation at their assembly was extremely positive as well.

We feel this is a great initiative for our students who face so many challenges in their lives.

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My sincere thanks to the students, parents and staff for their best wishes, cards, gifts and flowers on my retirement.  After almost eleven years as a School Crossing Supervisor, the time...

My sincere thanks to the students, parents and staff for their best wishes, cards, gifts and flowers on my retirement.  After almost eleven years as a School Crossing Supervisor, the time was right for me to exchange the cold, the heat and the wind of outside for the comfort of volunteering in the school library.

Please visit me in the Library. I look forward to seeing you again.

 

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This week students have been involved in morning sessions focused on careers, pathways and opportunities post life at Christian College. Year 11 and 12 students have had the opportunity t...

This week students have been involved in morning sessions focused on careers, pathways and opportunities post life at Christian College. Year 11 and 12 students have had the opportunity to see a multitude of presenters from institutions such as Melbourne University, Deakin University, CCITL, The Gordon, Victoria Police and many more including past students discussing their career paths after life at Christian College. Students have embraced the opportunity to meet with prospective stakeholders in their futures, asking questions and gaining insight into life after school. 

We should acknowledge the work of Miss Georgia Barber in leading these important sessions as well as the institutions that attended.

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At the commencement of Term 3 I would like to issue a warm invitation to any parents who might like to be involved in Junior School’s Parent Prayer group. We meet fortnightly on Friday mo...

At the commencement of Term 3 I would like to issue a warm invitation to any parents who might like to be involved in Junior School’s Parent Prayer group. We meet fortnightly on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes. We’ll meet on the following Fridays this term: 22nd July, 5th August, 19th August and 2nd September. 

The group is open to anyone who would like to pray into the life of our Junior School campus and Christian College as a whole. The main purpose is to call upon Jesus our Lord to strengthen and support this College community. There are no denominational barriers just a willing heart. Parents contribute in many ways with their support of Junior School activities and programs and this is another way they can give of their time and service. 

Decisions are being made daily by the Principal, Heads of Campus, staff and College Board to enhance the programs and facilities that will benefit your children. This is a huge responsibility which we recognise as needing encouragement and support. We pray for wisdom and discernment for those in vital leadership roles. We also pray for each class and staff member throughout the term. We also offer practical help where appropriate. 

Confidentiality is respected and observed and that is an important understanding if participating in the parent prayer group. 

Please come to pray with us, for our school, or allow us to support you if we can. You would be most welcome. 

Prayer Group meets: - Friday - fortnightly 9:00 in the Chaplain’s Office. 

For further information, involvement or assistance, please contact: 

Rowan Thurman - Junior School Chaplain - 5241 1565 

Affiliated with Prayer Groups For Schools, Victoria

People from the school community prayerfully, practically caring for children, their families and our school.

 

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We are delighted to have two well-known authors visiting our school next month. 
A visit from an author is an exciting way to expose students to the wonders of reading and writing. When a...

We are delighted to have two well-known authors visiting our school next month!

James Phelan is noted for his fast-paced writing style that appeals as much to boys as girls. On Thursday 4th August, James will work closely with Year 7 Writers’ Workshop students on “Making your work shine”.  He will also run sessions with all Year 7 and Year 8 students, talking about his journey from writing thrillers to writing young adult and middle grade novels – all of them stories he had to tell. 

 

On Friday August 5th, Oliver Phommavanh will be talking to students in Years 5 and 6 about reading, writing and his life as a writer.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to get to know the ins and outs of writing stories.  Students will hear how Oliver became an author, stand-up comedian and teacher.  He’ll take the students on a crazy journey into his creative process, exploring where he got the ideas for his books as well as sharing tips for funny and wacky stories.

 

 A visit from an author is an exciting way to expose students to the wonders of reading and writing. When authors come to speak to young people, they often inspire them to want to read great books and to write with more consideration for their audience than ever before. 

 

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A reminder for our current Year 8 students and families of the pending Rural Experience Information Evening on Tuesday 26th July, commencing 6.00pm at the Highton Middle School Chapel.

During the evening you will be given an overview of the program, followed by an opportunity to speak with staff about any individual concerns or questions in relation to the Rural Experience. I look forward to seeing you on the night as we present the fantastic opportunities that this program offers to our students.

 

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Olympic celebrations have been a community event at the Junior School for a number of years. We are dedicating a whole day to celebrate the Rio Olympics. Students will parade around the r...

Olympic celebrations have been a community event at the Junior School for a number of years. On Tuesday, 2nd August we are dedicating the day to celebrate the Rio Olympics. Students representing their chosen Olympic country will parade around the roundabout at 1:50pm. Following this, the opening ceremony will be held in the Assembly Hall. Please note there will be limited seating but parents are warmly invited to attend. Students are to wear sports uniform on this day and are asked to bring along a gold coin donation in aid of ‘A2B’, an organisation for disadvantaged children in Brazil.  We are looking forward to a wonderful day of celebration.

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It was encouraging to see so many families at Wednesday night’s Subject Expo. Students and families were able to learn details of and ask questions about possible subjects for next year a...

It was encouraging to see so many families at Wednesday night’s Subject Expo. Students and families were able to learn details of and ask questions about possible subjects for next year and I thank the Senior School staff for the work they put into producing interesting and insightful displays for each faculty. Presentations were held during the evening providing information about the VCE and VCAL programs.

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The 2016 Junior School Japanese Speech Competition will be held on Monday August 1st at 9.15-11.00 am in the Chapel. The students who are participating have been notified by their teacher...

The 2016 Junior School Japanese Speech Competition will be held on Monday August 1st at 9.15-11.00 am in the Chapel. The students who are participating have been notified by their teachers and are busily practising and preparing their speeches. The Competition this year will follow a similar format to other years where the Year 1 classes will start and the Year 4 students will finish the program. We warmly welcome you to come along and support the students and celebrate their achievements. 

Kind regards and arigatou gozaimasu.

Chaney Sensei and Reidy Sensei.

2016 Japanese speech competition participants.

4B: Fane Vaitohi, Felicity Lillico, Emily Major and Damon DeGaris

4G: Isabella Condro, Ella Ryan and Archer Jaques

4R Lara De Beer, Anthony Williams, Zoe Morgan

3B: John McClure, Dean Sharp and Emily Aitken

3R: Stella Benson, Will Harrison and Emma Daley

3G: Francesca Sollberger, Jamie Pocklington and Sussanah Spowart

2B: Molly O’Malley, Mariana Nohra, Bryson McIntyre

2G: William Wray, Isabel Carney, Mallory West

2R: Holly Jaques, Emily Goudge, Rafferty Corney

1B: Tiana Dzuirhaluk, Elizabeth McClure, Levi Ainsworth

1G: Sabrina Li, Callum Thomson, Jack Salajan

1M: Stella McMillan, Jianaa Merchant, Jamie Kelly                                               

1R: Ryder Young, Anjali Samuel, Zaxson Hall

 

 

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It is with much excitement that I invite our current Year 6, 7 and 8 students and families to attend our Christian College Middle School Elective Expo Evening on Tuesday 26th July from 4p...

We look forward to seeing our current Year 6, 7 and 8 students at our Christian College Middle School Elective Expo Evening on Tuesday 26th July from 4pm – 6pm. This event will be held in the Sports & Aquatic Centre at the Middle School Campus. We are pleased to invite you to take up this wonderful opportunity to view all of the elective pathways through our Middle School, chatting with and asking questions of our specialist staff.

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Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons this term. They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 18th July to Monday, 12th September). The cost is $85 per child.  ...

Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons this term. They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 18th July to Monday, 12th September). The cost is $85 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.

 

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Christian College is excited to be presenting 'Our Town' - a play by Thornton Wilder. There are only two shows, so make sure you save the date- Friday 29th or Saturday 30th July 2016.

'Our Town', by Thornton Wilder, is a three-act play that tells the story of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners in early twentieth-century America. It follows the lives of its small-town citizens in an allegorical representation of life, death and everything in between.  First performed in 1938, its message remains relevant to modern audiences

Friday the 29th of July, 7.30pm

Saturday the 30th of July, 5.00pm

Tickets are available now from the Senior Campus 52411577, for only $10, so come along for what will be a great night at the theatre.

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Year 12 Subject Student Learning Conferences are being Tuesday 26th July and are an important opportunity for parents and guardians to hear from the teachers how their child is progressin...

Year 12 Subject Student Learning Conferences are being Tuesday 26th July and are an important opportunity for parents and guardians to hear from the teachers how their child is progressing in the lead up to their final assessments. It is also an opportunity for the teachers to hear how they may teach your child more effectively.

I encourage all parents and guardians of Year 12 students to attend with their child. Online bookings close at midday on Monday 25th July, for details please see the email sent to Year 12 families on Monday.

The Student Learning Conferences for Years 10 and 11 shall be held at a later date.

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During this semester in Health, students in Year 5, Year 6 and Year 8 will be involved in units on Personal Development and Growth. Parents are encouraged to follow the link to read more content specific information about this unit.

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I again ask that parents ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school. Shoes need to be leather lace-up or T-bar and a blazer is compulsory. Ties must also be worn as part of the win...

I again ask that parents ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school. Shoes need to be leather lace-up or T-bar and a blazer is compulsory. College ties must also be worn as part of the winter uniform. We thank families for supporting us in this matter.

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Devices in Year 4
The use of 1:1 devices for our Year 4 students at Junior School has been an exciting process for both students and staff again this year. Students have been guided throu...

Devices in Year 4

The use of 1:1 devices for our Year 4 students at Junior School has been an exciting process for both students and staff again this year. Students have been guided through the many aspects of using the device; from care and maintenance, to being introduced to a range of resources such as Outlook, Padlet and OneNote. These digital resources have assisted in student organization and provided avenues to share thinking and learning collaboratively.

The Year 4’s recently held a Celebration of Learning Conference with their parents and used their device as a means to digitally catalogue work samples providing examples of their learning throughout the semester.

Building Learning Power 

Junior school has fully embraced the BLP ethos by using BLP superheroes and capes to get the message to students. Ruby Resilience, Robbie Resourcefulness, Rachel Reflectiveness and Roy Reciprocity sang their BLP song at assembly and then presented each class with a cape which teachers will allocate to a student using the superheroes’ muscles. So far each class has a blue (Ruby Resilience) and a green (Robbie Resourcefulness) cape. The other character’s capes will be introduced later in the year. 

BLP SONG

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES,                           

TO BE A SUPER LEARNER?                     

BLP HEROES TEACH                                      

POSITIVE LEARNING HABITS

ROY TO THE LEFT OF ME             

ROBBIE TO MY RIGHT

REFLECTIVENESS WILL HELP US SEE, WHERE RESILIENCE CAN BE FOUND……. IT’S IN  

B    L     P    ITS DYNAMITE

B    L     P    MAKES LEARNING OUTTA SIGHT

B    L     P    WE’RE ON THE LEARNING ROAD 

B    L     P    OUR LEARNING WILL EXPLODE

 

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Please note that a stall will be held in the passage outside the Chapel on Tuesday, 26th  July at 11:00am for students to redeem rewards for banking. To be eligible for these awards stude...

Please note that a stall will be held in the passage outside the Chapel on Tuesday, 26th  July at 11:00am for students to redeem rewards for banking. To be eligible for these awards students must have deposited ten times this year. Ten deposits equal one reward and 20 deposits would make them eligible for 2 rewards. Students will be able to choose their reward and it will be delivered at a later date.

 

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The College acknowledges the performances of Bethany Dean 10th, Mollie Sellar 59th and Kane Harrison 42nd at the State Cross Country Championships held at Bundoora Park. To reach a State Final is a significant achievement and we congratulate each of these students. Well done!

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The College does not offer private car parking for students. There are seventeen public spaces out the front of the College in Pigdons Road. Students under no circumstances are allowed to...

The College does not offer private car parking for students. There are seventeen public spaces out the front of the College in Pigdons Road. Students under no circumstances are allowed to park next door in the RTC, it is private property. There is further public parking over near Middle School in the public streets but students need to abide by the signage and allow time to get to school.

Students should not be late for their learning because they have to find a car park.

There is no plan to provide College land for student parking and I encourage parents and guardians to keep this in mind when deciding not to purchase bus travel.

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I shall be speaking with the Year 12 students soon about “finishing the year with dignity”. This means that it is important for our Year 12 students to continue their hard work right up u...

I shall be speaking with the Year 12 students soon about “finishing the year with dignity”. This means that it is important for our Year 12 students to continue their hard work right up until their last examination.

Even though most are eighteen years of age we still need to enforce the College uniform rules as well as attending school on time. House Group and their classes are vital for receiving information as well as learning.

“When a student leaves school, it matters not what they think of others, but what others think of them.”

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior Campus

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Following the success of last year's inaugural contest held here at Christian College Middle School, the 2016 Geelong Japanese Speech Contest expanded to 80 contestants from 10 schools in the Western regions of Victoria, being held earlier this week at Kardinia International College.

All the judges commented on the high standard of the contestants’ Japanese and were impressed by not only their language skills but also by the original content. Our college proudly had the largest group of the enthusiastic participants and their speeches showcased their excellent language skills. The participants and prize winners are as follows:

 

Y5/6 Category

1st                           Adelia Chong (Y6)

2nd                          Sophie Potter (Y6)

Excellent Effort Lily Petterwood (Y5)

 

Y7/8 Category

1st                           Michelle Zhao (Y7)

3rd                           Sara Finch (Y8)

 

Y9/10 Category

2nd                          Alyssa Jones (Y9)

 

Junior Open

1st                           Lin Nakayama (Y6)

 

Senior Open

Excellent Effort Jaida Brunt (Y11)

 

Certificate of Participation

Ruby Lockman (Y5)

Kirrily McConachy (Y5)

Sebastiano Scamporlino (Y6)

Jessie Allen (Y8)

Tiarna Bett (Y7)

Rose Chambers (Y8)

Naomi Chang (Y8)

Ava Halloran (Y8)

Jayde Halson (Y8)

Isabella Laurence (Y8)

Tarsha Watson (Y8)

Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y8)

Tess Elstone (Y9)

Tess O’Neil (Y9)

Roxanne Van-Beveren (Y9)

 

Please congratulate these students on their outstanding effort, achievements and ongoing dedication towards their language study.

 

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These three upcoming parent information sessions - 'Bringing Up Great Kids', 'Who Said Children Didn't Come With An Instruction Manual and 'Tuning Into Kids'?' - are being offered by the City of Greater Geelong. You may find them of interest.

 

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

If you are a current Year 12 student or someone who is thinking of a career change, we invite you to come along to the CCITL Open Day Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm. Meet with lecturers, current CCITL students, tour the facilities, ask questions and learn all about CCITL degrees.

www.ccitl.com.au

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Christian College is excited to be presenting 'Our Town' - a play by Thornton Wilder. There are only two shows, so make sure you save the date- Friday 29th or Saturday 30th July 2016.
'O...

Christian College is excited to be presenting 'Our Town' - a play by Thornton Wilder. There are only two shows, so make sure you save the date- Friday 29th or Saturday 30th July 2016.

'Our Town', by Thornton Wilder, is a three-act play that tells the story of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners in early twentieth-century America. It follows the lives of its small-town citizens in an allegorical representation of life, death and everything in between.  First performed in 1938, its message remains relevant to modern audiences

Friday the 29th of July, 7.30pm

Saturday the 30th of July, 5.00pm

Tickets are available now from the Senior Campus 52411577, for only $10, so come along for what will be a great night at the theatre.

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This week students in Years 11 & 12 are involved in “Future’s Week”.  Each morning they start the day with a short presentation from a representative of a post-school education provider. ...

This week students in Years 11 & 12 are involved in “Future’s Week”. Each morning the day has commenced with a short presentation from a representative of a post-school education provider. A variety of choices have been available each day. In light of this introduction to some learning providers in Victoria we have attached this week a link to a website – Graduate Opportunities. Although our students are not yet ‘graduates’ the link is to an interesting page related to the latest statistics on where graduates from various fields of study are working, the percentage of those employed and salary outlook. Perhaps just some reading to follow on from the opportunity to spend a little time contemplating future pathways. Click here for details.

If your child is in Year 10 the Herald Sun this week (July 19) included the 2016 VCE Planner Year 10 Guide. This publication explains how the VCE works, choosing VCE subjects, as well as pre-requisites for various courses when current Year 10 students may begin further tertiary study in 2019. Some copies would be available at school for photocopying if needed. 

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm 
125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

If you are a current Year 12 student or someone who is thinking of a career change, we invite you to come along to the CCITL Open Day Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm. Meet with lecturers, current CCITL students, tour the facilities, ask questions and learn all about CCITL degrees.

www.ccitl.com.au

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The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students with previously fundable levels of disability as well as students with special learning needs or ongoing health or mental health conditions which have a functional impact on the student’s education, require educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability, require active monitoring and consultation, and in some cases, ongoing teacher education.

This broader brushstroke of acknowledgement is due to the very expansive definition of disability within the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Education Standards of 2005.

The NCCDSSD data is not directly linked to recurrent funding of students with disability however the federal Minister for Education and training recently announced that additional funding to support students with disability will be distributed based on NCCD data. No details released to date.

The NCCDSSD Census date is the 5th August, on which date, numerical and non-identifiable data will be collated and sent through to ISV, (Independent Schools Victoria).

 

A copy of the Australian Government’s Public Information Notice regarding the data collection is available at 

http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/150420_-_public_information_notice_0.pdf.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Head of Campus.

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NCCDSSD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability)
The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students w...

The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students with previously fundable levels of disability as well as students with special learning needs or ongoing health or mental health conditions which have a functional impact on the student’s education, require educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability, require active monitoring and consultation, and in some cases, ongoing teacher education.

This broader brushstroke of acknowledgement is due to the very expansive definition of disability within the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Education Standards of 2005.

The NCCDSSD data is not directly linked to recurrent funding of students with disability however the federal Minister for Education and training recently announced that additional funding to support students with disability will be distributed based on NCCD data. No details released to date.

The NCCDSSD Census date is the 5th August, on which date, numerical and non-identifiable data will be collated and sent through to ISV, (Independent Schools Victoria).

A copy of the Australian Government’s Public Information Notice regarding the data collection is available at http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/150420_-_public_information_notice_0.pdf.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Head of Campus.

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NCCDSSD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability)
The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students w...

NCCDSSD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability)

The annual, compulsory NCCDSSD census will occur in August 2016. The NCCDSSD aims to count students with previously fundable levels of disability as well as students with special learning needs or ongoing health or mental health conditions which have a functional impact on the student’s education, require educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability, require active monitoring and consultation, and in some cases, ongoing teacher education.

This broader brushstroke of acknowledgement is due to the very expansive definition of disability within the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Education Standards of 2005.

The NCCDSSD data is not directly linked to recurrent funding of students with disability however the federal Minister for Education and training recently announced that additional funding to support students with disability will be distributed based on NCCD data. No details released to date.

The NCCDSSD Census date is the 5th August, on which date, numerical and non-identifiable data will be collated and sent through to ISV, (Independent Schools Victoria).

 

A copy of the Australian Government’s Public Information Notice regarding the data collection is available at 

http://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/150420_-_public_information_notice_0.pdf.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Rowan Thurman (Learning Support Coordinator.

 

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Bravehearts Personal Safety Education incursion for all students in Prep - Year 2 will take place in the College Auditorium on Tuesday, 9th August from 12noon.  Parents are encouraged to ...

Bravehearts Personal Safety Education incursion for all students in Prep - Year 2 will take place in the College Auditorium on Tuesday, 9th August from 12noon.  Parents are encouraged to attend this session.  Please see further details in the document, via the link below.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

Bravehearts Incursion Information

 

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Please find attached link to the Year 9 Girl's Rural Studies program reminders and updates for the upcoming program at Back Creek, commencing the 14th August.

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

Year 9 Girls Rural Studies Information

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A small group of Year 9 Food Technology girls took an excursion to Manzanillo Olive Grove on Monday, July 18th. The purpose of the visit was to look at a local food business producing a q...

A small group of Year 9 Food Technology girls took an excursion to Manzanillo Olive Grove on Monday, July 18th. The purpose of the visit was to look at a local food business producing a quality food product. Manzanillo Olive Grove is a family owned and run company that has been established since 1997 distributing their range of olive oils and table olives to many gourmet delicatessens, IGA supermarkets, shops and local restaurants. The students were treated with a tasting of their olive oil products and a variety of different olives grown on their 44 acre property. We were also taken through the manufacturing shed and shown the production machinery processes for all their products, with detailed explanations of each process right through to how the products are packaged for retail sale. The students had the opportunity to ask and discuss any questions regarding the running of the business with the owner, including things like how they came up with the labelling and the background behind the name of the business. Overall our informative tour gave the students valuable insight into a local small business and manufacturing knowledge of an olive farm and making olive food products.

The excursion concluded with us returning to the Food Tech kitchen and using the balsamic reduction purchased from the grove to make fresh bruschetta on crunchy bread with cherry tomatoes, fetta, red onion and basil – delicious!  

Sally Gray
Food Technology Teacher

 

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The Second Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held last Sunday at Kardinia International College. Following last year’s successful contest at our college, this year the contest expanded to 80 contestants from 10 schools in the Western regions of Victoria.

All the judges commented on the high standard of the contestants’ Japanese and were impressed by not only their language skills but also by the original content. Our college proudly had the largest group of the enthusiastic participants and their speeches showcased their excellent language skills. 

We congratulate the following Bellarine Campus students on their outstanding effort and achievement.

Yukiko Valent
Japanese Teacher

 

Y5/6 Category
Excellent Effort Lily Petterwood (Y5)

Y7/8 Category
3rd                           Sara Finch (Y8)

Y9/10 Category
2nd                          Alyssa Jones (Y9)

 

Certificate of Participation
Ruby Lockman (Y5)
Kirrily McConachy (Y5)
Sebastiano Scamporlino (Y6)
Jessie Allen (Y8)
Tiarna Bett (Y7)
Rose Chambers (Y8)
Naomi Chang (Y8)
Ava Halloran (Y8)
Jayde Halson (Y8)
Isabella Laurence (Y8)
Tarsha Watson (Y8)
Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y8)
Tess Elstone (Y9)
Tess O’Neil (Y9)
Roxanne Van-Beveren (Y9)

 

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For the first five weeks of Term 3, the Year 9 girls will be taking part in a Girl Empowerment program. The aim of this program is to immerse the girls in an environment where they will g...

For the first five weeks of Term 3, the Year 9 girls will be taking part in a Girl Empowerment program. The aim of this program is to immerse the girls in an environment where they will gain knowledge to empower themselves, and in turn, give power to those less fortunate. Each morning they will gather together in Devotions to learn about the lives of other females throughout the world. We will explore different women’s stories through staff sharing, articles, personal experiences and two documentaries. These will be explored more during a single teaching period each week. Ideas and questions will be developed further with Kim Ali, Acting Director of the Back Creek Farm. Later in the year, during the Year 9 Community Day, the girls will complete a project that will benefit young women who are disadvantaged.

Angela Tutty and Deb Singleton
Year 9 Homeroom Teachers

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On Wednesday, July 20th, 42 selected students from Year 1 to 4 participated in the annual Bellarine Junior School Japanese Speech Contest . Following Mr. Watson’s fluent opening words in ...

On Wednesday, July 20th, 42 selected students from Year 1 to 4 participated in the annual Bellarine Junior School Japanese Speech Contest . Following Mr. Watson’s fluent opening words in Japanese, the participants in each year level recited the set speech; the topic of Year 1 speech was Sea creatures, Year 2 was their pets, that of Year 3 was what they like to do and the Year 4 students recited the Story of Hungry Caterpillar in Japanese. The contest was a showcase of excellent Japanese language skills. However, what was very impressive was the confidence that each student demonstrated, the level of support students displayed for one another and the growth mindset each student approached the challenge with was exceptional. All participants had been preparing for this event by practising at lunch time and at home, thus their speeches were high quality and the judges had a difficult time selecting prize winners. We would like to congratulate all participants on their great achievements and many thanks go to parents for supporting their child’s preparation for the contest.

Yukiko Valent
Japanese Teacher

 

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Christian College is excited to be presenting 'Our Town' - a play by Thornton Wilder. There are only two shows, so make sure you save the date- Friday 29th or Saturday 30th July 2016.

'Our Town', by Thornton Wilder, is a three-act play that tells the story of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners in early twentieth-century America. It follows the lives of its small-town citizens in an allegorical representation of life, death and everything in between.  First performed in 1938, its message remains relevant to modern audiences

Friday the 29th of July, 7.30pm

Saturday the 30th of July, 5.00pm

Tickets are available now from the Senior Campus 52411577, for only $10, so come along for what will be a great night at the theatre.

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Christian College is excited to be presenting 'Our Town' - a play by Thornton Wilder. There are only two shows, so make sure you save the date- Friday 29th or Saturday 30th July 2016.

'Our Town', by Thornton Wilder, is a three-act play that tells the story of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners in early twentieth-century America. It follows the lives of its small-town citizens in an allegorical representation of life, death and everything in between.  First performed in 1938, its message remains relevant to modern audiences

Friday the 29th of July, 7.30pm

Saturday the 30th of July, 5.00pm

Tickets are available now from the Senior Campus 52411577, for only $10, so come along for what will be a great night at the theatre.

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We are delighted to have a well-known author visiting our school next month!
On Friday August 5th, Oliver Phommavanh will be talking to students in Years 5,6, 7 and 8 about reading, writi...

We are delighted to have a well-known author visiting our school next month!

On Friday August 5th, Oliver Phommavanh will be talking to students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 about reading, writing and his life as a writer.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to get to know the ins and outs of writing stories. Students will hear how Oliver became an author, stand-up comedian and teacher.  He’ll take the students on a crazy journey into his creative process, exploring where he got the ideas for his books as well as sharing tips for funny and wacky stories.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to have a fun literature activity with a well-respected author from Sydney. He should be a very engaging speaker and I am sure your students will enjoy listening to him.

Deb Canaway
Teacher Librarian

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an 
Open Day: Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

If you are a current Year 12 student or someone who is thinking of a career change, we invite you to come along to the CCITL Open Day Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm. Meet with lecturers, current CCITL students, tour the facilities, ask questions and learn all about CCITL degrees.

www.ccitl.com.au

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

If you are a current Year 12 student or someone who is thinking of a career change, we invite you to come along to the CCITL Open Day Sunday 28th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm. Meet with lecturers, current CCITL students, tour the facilities, ask questions and learn all about CCITL degrees.

www.ccitl.com.au

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