Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents opinions are valuable to our forward planni...

Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents' opinions are valuable to our forward planning and we would therefore like to invite you to participate in this survey.  The aim of the survey is to gain general feedback and understand your perceptions regarding the quality of your child’s educational experience with the school.  The information obtained will be used by us to evaluate parent opinion, in order to improve the quality of education at the school for students, and will enable benchmarking of the school against other Independent Schools. 

You will receive an invitation via email during the week  beginning 30th July to participate in this survey.

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2018 Christian College Parent Satisfaction Survey
Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that p...

Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents' opinions are valuable to our forward planning and we would therefore like to invite you to participate in this survey.  The aim of the survey is to gain general feedback and understand your perceptions regarding the quality of your child’s educational experience with the school.  The information obtained will be used by us to evaluate parent opinion, in order to improve the quality of education at the school for students, and will enable benchmarking of the school against other Independent Schools.

You will receive an invitation via email during the week  beginning 30 July to participate in this survey.

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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Dear Parents,
Just a reminder to please access information relating to Christian College events and teaching and learning through official College social media such as the the Vine, which...

A reminder to please access information relating to Christian College events and teaching and learning through official College social media such as the the Vine, which is sent each Friday, Official Christian College Facebook page, Christian College Calendar, official Christian College Instagram account and emails sent from Junior School. It has been brought to our attention that mis communication is occurring when sites and sources other than these are used.

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Junior School

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During our staff retreat we were reminded by Joel McKerrow through the use of the picture storybook Sky Colour (written by Peter H Reynolds) to keep our hearts open and look beyond the ex...

During our staff retreat we were reminded by Joel McKerrow through the use of the picture storybook Sky Colour (written by Peter H Reynolds) to keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected and then creative inspiration will come.

After reading the picture storybook Sky Colour and discussing this theme the students realised that sometimes they need to stop and look at the things around them differently. We also discussed the importance of letting our imagination see, rather than just our eyes.

The children spent time wondering why the sky can be multi coloured and why does this happen in the morning or at night and not in the middle of the day.

The children then let their imaginations create their interpretation of ‘Sky Colour’. They mixed watercolours together to create a sky colour that was unique.

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The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria par...

The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria participated in the contest and impressed the judges and audience with their excellent language and presentation skills.

The participants who were in Year 5 to Year 12 delivered short set speeches and their original speeches in Japanese. It was an opportunity for students not only to gain speaking skills in Japanese but also to meet a group of young people who hold the same passion toward Japanese learning.

Our college proudly had the largest group of enthusiastic participants again this year and brought back many awards. They demonstrated their growing mindset by their commitment, and challenging themselves to such a huge task. They spent much of their own time preparing for the contest, and performed their speeches confidently in front of a large audience. 

We congratulate all the students on their great effort and achievements. We also thank their parents for their support in their child’s Japanese learning.

 

The participants and prize winners are as follows:

Y5/6 Category
1st                                        Naomi Lamprecht (Y6)
Y7/8 Category
3rd                                        Kirrily McConachy (Y8)
Encouragement Award        Toby Roberts (Y8)

Y9/10 Category
1s
t                                        Max Hyde (Y10)
2nd                                       Braiden Troy (Y10)
3rd                                        Khin Khin Sumon (Y10)

Excellent Effort Award         Nicholas Gill (Y10)          

Junior Open
1st                                        Lin Nakayama (Y8)

Senior Open (Y11/12)
2nd                                       Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y11)
3rd                                       Alyssa Jones (Y11)

Excellent Effort Award   Isla Ritchie (Y11)
Encouragement Award  Lily Dell-Rennie (Y11)

Certificate of Participation
Tvisha Merchant (Y6) Charlotte Goldsmith (Y6) Teneal Booth (Y7) Ali Cronk (Y7) Charlie Kondos (Y7) Jack Frenchman (Y9) Liam Beasant (Y10) Aden Diamond (Y10) Kyla Kacprzak (Y10) Bwe Le Htoo Wah (Y10)

  

Yuji Nakayama
Head of Japanese and Exchange

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Ali Cronk (7G) & Rubi Berechree (8Y) competed in the AeroSchools Sport Aerobics competition in Diamond Creek on Thursday 19th July. This event is conducted by Gymnastics Victoria and invo...

Ali Cronk (7G) & Rubi Berechree (8Y) competed in the AeroSchools Sport Aerobics competition in Diamond Creek on Thursday 19th July. This event is conducted by Gymnastics Victoria and involves schools from around the State. Over 200 secondary school students participated in this event, where Ali and Rubi combined to compete against 19 girls in their section. As a result of their performance they were awarded a silver medal, which is a great outcome for the hours of dedication these girls give to their sport, and their preparation for these major events. This means that they have qualified to compete and represent the school, and their State, at the Australian AeroSchools Championships to be held on the Gold Coast in September. This competition is conducted by Gymnastics Australia and will see schools from all across the Country compete at this event.

On behalf of the College we congratulate both Ali and Rubi on their success last week, and wish them all the very best for the National Championships in September.

  

Andrew Richardson
Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE RSVP to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

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The new 'What's Coming Up' article will feature weekly on the Junior Vine to provide clarity and a go to place for Parents to check upcoming dates and event information. 
Parents are remi...

The new 'What's Coming Up' article will feature weekly on the Junior Vine to provide a go to place for Parents to check upcoming dates and event information. 

Parents are also reminded to check the College Calendar accessible on the Portal for upcoming dates and events at Junior School. We look forward to some wonderful times ahead in Term 3.

The listed dates below mark some of the highlights for the Junior campus. *Please check the College Calendar and Edsmart Parent Paperwork for detailed information and Bush Prep dates. 

Week 3

Wednesday August 1 - Japanese Speech Contest, 9.15-11.00am, Chapel, selected student presentations

  • Parents of presenting students have been notified by email
  • Full winter uniform is required for presenting students

Thursday August 2 - Year 4 'Fair Go Mate' excursions 

  • Parents will receive detailed information via email outlining the venue that their child will be attending and any special requirements
  • Students are reminded to wear College Sports Uniform (maroon top) and bring along their snack and drink

Friday August 3 - Jeans for Genes Day

  • Casual dress - dress in denim theme for Jeans for Genes Day, Gold Coin Donation

 

Week 4

From Monday August 6 - Toucan Appeal

  • Please bring along  non-perishable items of food to raise awareness and support the Geelong Food Relief Centre

Friday August 10 - 2B Class Assembly Item, 9am, Gym

 

Week 5

Tuesday August 14 - Hooptime Years 3 and 4

  • Parent Paperwork to follow

Wednesday August 15- Junior Choir and Strings performance, Geelong Schools' Music Festival, Costa Hall, 1pm

  • Please refer to Edsmart Parent Paperwork for detailed information about the performance
  • String and Junior Choir students are required to wear full winter uniform and bring a packed lunch and drink bottle

 

Week 6

Tuesday August 21- Book Week Parade, 9.15am, Roundabout

  • The theme for Book Week is 'Find Your Treasure' ! Families are encouraged to begin their costume design for this special College event
  • Parents are invited to attend

Friday August 24 - 1B Class Assembly Item, 9am, Gym

 

 

Watch this space for details about the following upcoming events....

 

Monday August 27 - Year 3 Aldi Supermarket Excursion

Friday August 31 - Fathers Day Stall, Footy Colours Day

Friday September 7 - 4B Class Assembly Item, 9am, Gym

Monday September 10 - Prep excursion to Narana Centre

Tuesday September 11 - Tabloid Sports, Grandparents' Day and Spring into Strings

Thursday September 13 - Year 1 Camp, RUOK? Day

Monday September 17-19 - Annual Middle Schools' Music Camp (selected Junior instrumentalists)

Wednesday September 19 - Year 3 Camp

Friday September 21 - 1G Class Assembly Item, 9am, Gym. Term 3 studies conclude 2.30pm

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Year 12 English Orals
The Year 12 English Orals are to take place from Monday 23 July. We wish all Year 12 students the best of luck for this assessment. Also we want to acknowledge the s...

A Students Focus - Jessie Morrow and Her Faith

The Christ Church Meals Program is a program that our College supports through the Year 10 subject, Jesus in the Modern World.

On Tuesday 10 July, Christ Church had a special service to celebrate the meals program. I had the privilege of being in the packed church to hear Jessie Morrow, a Year 12 student at our Senior School read 1 John 4: 16-21.

Jessie read with poise and confidence, beyond her years. I asked Jessie to write about her faith and her response is written below:

How do I define myself? Simply with two quotes. The first,  a quote said by Mahatma Gandhi that reads ‘The best way to find yourself is in the service of others’ and I couldn’t agree more with this. I have this inspirational message on the background of my school laptop and it is there to remind me of what is truly important, others. The best way to find out who you truly are and what matters to you is through service to others, because in doing this there are endless things to learn not only about yourself but for others less fortunate than yourself. 

The second quotation that has stuck with me was from a speech two years ago by one of the College School Captains. It reads ‘Life begins where your comfort zone ends’. To me this means that everyone can live a life to their own standards and have their own barriers that they are not too keen on crossing but that this is okay. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your life begins when you face your fear of heights and go abseiling, it only means that a true quality of life begins when you’re prepared to slowly break down barriers and open yourself up to unfamiliar things and embrace it. If there is one thing I have learnt in my life it is to be able to adapt to change and just enjoy it, because everything happens for a reason and it is not always straight away that the reason uncovers itself. 

So how do I define my faith?  Again, through the messages and inspiration of others. I love meaningful quotes and am always reciting them to other people. I guess I could say that I have faith in those that have lived before me and therefore believe that they are full of wisdom and knowledge. In a way, I put my life in the hands of the people like Gandhi and live through his words or through the words of Zac Edwards simply by always living where my comfort zone ends.

My faith in this way is not what most would call conventional but I have truly found myself in the service of others through the Christ Church Meals Program. In Year 10 I chose to study Jesus in the Modern World which is one of the four Christian Education subjects. I was blessed to have Ms Jane Smith as a teacher and I could not speak highly enough of her. Ms Smith’s passion for helping others and making a difference was contagious and incredibly inspiring. She informed our class about a meals program that ran in Geelong and asked if any of us were interested in going along with her and helping out, and I jumped at this opportunity. Still to this day I am so glad that I became involved. I remember the first night that I went and I was not sure of what to expect or who I would meet, but I was overwhelmed with friendly faces all there for the same reason; to help people less fortunate than themselves. Straight away I felt at home.

Christ Church could not run without the volunteers and support from many. I have always said that it is better to give than to receive because of the joy and pride that fills you inside. I believe that there is something quite special about helping those in need because as Kristi Van Es said ‘You can’t do everything but you can do something’.

Through this experience I was fortunate to meet Andy, a man who had such a beautiful outlook on life and all it had to offer. Seven years ago he found himself in a difficult situation which led him with no other choice but to live out of his car. It would have been incredibly difficult to keep a positive mindset and keep going the way he did before but Andy recalls that he found overwhelming peace in nature through being able to live amongst forests and the freedom that came with it. I see myself very similar to Andy in a way as we both have a very strong faith but it’s not always the faith that everyone expects us to have and I think that’s why it’s special. It is the most important thing to be your own person and live life differently to those around you after all you have to be yourself because everyone else is already taken.

Jessie Morrow

Year 12 Student

 

Meningococcal Vaccination for Year 10 Students

On Monday 30th of July all Year 10 students are asked to wear full PE uniform to facilitate easy access for nurses administering the Meningococcal vaccine. Immunisation will take place during periods 1 & 2 and may impact recess slightly.  For any further questions in relation to this morning please speak with Mrs Dianne Martin, Deputy Head of Senior School.

 

Subject Expo

Our Subject Expo was held on Wednesday and it was a great success. The various departments worked hard to prepare their stalls that housed information about the subjects they offer. The staff were also on hand to answer a range of questions. The evening was very well attended and we thank all the parents, guardians and students for making time to attend.

Our feedback was that the night was a very worthwhile venture for future subject selections for our students.

Subject selection is open online on Thursday 2 August.

 

Futures Week

We have just completed our Futures Week and we need to thank our Career Counsellors in Ms Robyn Bishop and Ms Bec Bromilow. Each day the students were presented with a range of speakers that offered a broad range of options post Year 12.

The students were enlightened and we hope that they will now see that there are more possible pathways for them than maybe, they first imagined.

If there are any further questions you may have then please contact Robyn or Bec.

 

Student Learning Conferences

Our Student Learning Conferences for all Year 12 students and any Year 11 student undertaking a Unit 3 & 4 subject will be held on Tuesday 31 July from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  These conferences are very important as parents, or guardians as well as the student may receive vital feedback about the learning that has taken place. It is also an opportunity for the teachers to learn more about your child, so they may teach them in a more effective manner.  Please ensure you attend with your son/daughter and bookings are now open online until Monday 30 July at 12.00 noon
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Gonski 2.0 Funding Schools

The release of Gonski 2.0 has ignited another debate on education funding as well as what education should look like on the ground. Schools are seeking to develop and nurture students who ask questions and draw connections, helping them to own their learning.

Gonski recommends that there be more prominence given to the general capabilities of critical and creative thinking, personal and social capabilities and makes the case for more inquiry based learning.

Research over many, many years continually finds that the most important factor for educational achievement is teacher directed instruction. How that instruction is, does vary. The instruction is more effective when it is designed according to how human brains process and store information. British educationalist Dylan Williams has called the “Cognitive Load” theory, the single most important thing for teachers to know.

Inquiry learning has its place in a thriving classroom. Students explore topics, ask questions and draw connections helping them to own their learning. But inquiry learning cannot stand on its own and instead must be interwoven into a dynamic and responsive teaching mythology which employs a myriad of techniques to ignite student interest, to engage students in learning and to direct their cognitive development.

Another important point is teachers adjusting their teaching to the cohort and the individuals in the cohort, has significant positive effects. The staff at our College continually reflecting on the success of their pedagogy, is vital for grounding the student, rather than the subject.

Good schools exist on a continual improvement spectrum, constantly striving to improve their educational environment and outcomes for students. Good schools also hold a steady course in line with their vision and mission.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Our students will explore Japanese food in Term 3.  Already, they have tried to manipulate chopsticks to pick up play dough sushi models of makizushi (roll sushi) and nigiri (sushi rice t...

Our students will explore Japanese food in Term 3.  Already, they have tried to manipulate chopsticks to pick up play dough sushi models of makizushi (roll sushi) and nigiri (sushi rice that has a small cut of fish laying on top). 

A good idea for further learning at home is to visit a Japanese restaurant so students can better understand what they experience in class. Hopefully, at the end of the term the students will have a better understanding of Japanese food and the customs associated with eating. Plus, it is hoped that fine motor skills will be enhanced from using chopsticks and making play dough models of food.

Adam Reidy

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Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents opinions are valuable to our forward planni...

Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents' opinions are valuable to our forward planning and we would therefore like to invite you to participate in this survey.  The aim of the survey is to gain general feedback and understand your perceptions regarding the quality of your child’s educational experience with the school.  The information obtained will be used by us to evaluate parent opinion, in order to improve the quality of education at the school for students, and will enable benchmarking of the school against other Independent Schools.

You will receive an invitation via email during the week  beginning 30th July to participate in this survey.

 

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2018 East Timor Trivia Night – Book your Table!
This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.
The night raises funds that...

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on  (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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This week while at Bush Prep the students used magnifying glasses to discover the ‘little’ things around them. They looked closely at the textures of tree bark while trying to find tiny c...

This week while at Bush Prep the students used magnifying glasses to discover the ‘little’ things around them. They looked closely at the textures of tree bark while trying to find tiny creatures living in the crevices. They discovered intricate patterns that are present on pinecones. This time of discovery gave the children insight into the importance of noticing both the larger and smaller things in our environment.

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Dear Parents of Year 10 students,
On Monday 30th of July all Year 10 students are asked to wear full PE uniform to facilitate easy access for nurses administering the Meningococcal vaccin...

Dear Parents of Year 10 students,

On Monday 30th of July all Year 10 students are asked to wear full PE uniform to facilitate easy access for nurses administering the Meningococcal vaccine.

Immunisation will take place during periods 1 & 2 and may impact recess slightly.  Students will be supervised for 15 minutes post vaccination as required by Barwon Health and you will be notified if your son/daughter has any adverse reaction.

It would greatly assist us if you could notify us prior to the day if your son/daughter has any significant anxiety around receiving the immunisation or, if they have a prior history of side effects (fainting etc). Please contact either myself Dianne Martin or Elaine Pearson with this information.

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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Dear Parents and Students,
The 2018 VCE Exam Navigator is available on line by using the following link https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vcaanavigator_web.pdf
The exam navigator shou...

Dear Parents and Students,

The 2018 VCE Exam Navigator is available on line by using the following link https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vcaanavigator_web.pdf

The exam navigator should be read by all students who are presenting for 2018 VCE external assessments, which includes written, aural and performance exams.  The navigator provides students with a comprehensive exam timetable, a glossary of terms, detailed information regarding approved materials for exams, as well as information on special provisions, exam advice and ATAR/Results services.

Each student will receive a hard copy of the exam navigator when they receive their exam schedule for the Oct/Nov Exam period. However as the online version is available now I highly recommend that students and parents start to familiarise themselves with this information.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself.

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE RSVP to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

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It’s been my joy in the last six weeks to welcome two new grandchildren, Toby and Addison into this ever changing world from two daughters. With all the difficulties and sadness in our wo...

It’s been my joy in the last six weeks to welcome two new grandchildren, Toby and Addison into this ever changing world from two daughters. With all the difficulties and sadness in our world it is important to celebrate special times together. It has also highlighted to me the fact that as parents we never completely let go of our children’s needs even when they become adults. This has been true for my wife and I, as we’ve closely followed our daughters preparations and journey throughout the whole baby experience.

Whether we’re parents, grandparents, or educators, we’re deeply invested in helping to raise the children in our care and to ground them in important life skills. The joy of working with children on a K-4 campus is that we, as educators, along with their parents and grandparents, can lay important foundations that can equip them for life.

We all acknowledge that life in 21st Century is changing at a rapid rate, especially with advances being made in technology. You may ask, ‘What type of a world are our children / grandchildren growing up in?’ This question has been pondered about through the years, but with each generation comes new challenges, new opportunities and new hope.

Anxiety is a big issue in society today, affecting both children and adults. Foundations like generosity, responsibility, appreciation, warmth, kindness, helpfulness and a strong work ethic do not change over time and serve to provide comfort as well as security and growth for our children. Where do these qualities come from? – They are found in Scripture and come from our loving Father God, who calls us His children and wants us to place our hope and trust in Him, to guide us through life’s ups and downs.

 I came across an article recently that maybe helpful which listed 13 ways to assist in the raising of children. They include;

  1. Setting boundaries 2. Developing routines 3. Early bedtimes 4. Growing empathy for others 5. Giving hugs 6. Parents playing with their children 7. Having outdoor time 8. Completing chores to help the family 9. Screen time limits 10. Having new experiences not new things 11. Having slow moving days for the whole family 12. Reading books to children 13. Enjoying the pleasure of music.

We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance in this important role of leading and equipping this next generation in our care.

‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’    Proverbs 22:6

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain 

 

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Each year, around 3,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day. Students nationwide have learnt how to dig in for the environme...

Each year, around 3,000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day. Students nationwide have learnt how to dig in for the environment and have fun getting grubby planting over 470,000 native seedlings, trees, shrubs, edibles and flowers.

This week our Prep students took part in this very special day by planting shrubs in our beautiful garden.  Jack and Ned taught the children how to plant their shrub and what their plant will need to survive.

We would like to thank Torquay Bunnings for donating these plants to our campus.

 

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The Preps were straight back into their learning as they ‘dug’ into their explorations around plants. With the support of their Year 4 buddies, the Preps each planted a succulent into the...

The Preps were straight back into their learning as they ‘dug’ into their explorations around plants. With the support of their Year 4 buddies, the Preps each planted a succulent into their very own pot. The children will care for their succulent throughout the term and the potted plants will be pivotal to the dramatic play areas in the Prep classrooms.

Throughout the week, the picture story book, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, was used in a variety of ways to support student learning in both Literacy and Integrated Studies.  The week concluded with the students each planting their own bean in the hope of watching them grow up to the giant’s castle in the clouds. The students are oozing with enthusiasm to watch their seed grow into a tall beanstalk.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria par...

The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria participated in the contest and impressed the judges and audience with their excellent language and presentation skills.

The participants who were in Year 5 to Year 12 delivered short set speeches and their original speeches in Japanese. It was an opportunity for students not only to gain speaking skills in Japanese but also to meet a group of young people who hold the same passion toward Japanese learning.

Our college proudly had the largest group of the enthusiastic participants again this year and brought back many awards. They demonstrated their growing mindset by their commitment and challenging themselves to such a huge task. They spent much time of their own time preparing for the contest and performed their speeches confidently in front of a large audience. 

We congratulate all the students on their great effort and achievements. We also thank their parents for their support in their child’s Japanese learning.

The participants and prize winners are as follows:

Y5/6 Category
1st                                        Naomi Lamprecht (Y6)
Y7/8 Category
3rd                                        Kirrily McConachy (Y8)
Encouragement Award        Toby Roberts (Y8)

Y9/10 Category
1s
t                                         Max Hyde (Y10)
2nd                                        Braiden Troy (Y10)
3rd                                         Khin Khin Sumon (Y10)

Excellent Effort Award          Nicholas Gill (Y10)          

Junior Open
1st                                        Lin Nakayama (Y8)

Senior Open (Y11/12)
2nd                                        Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y11)
3rd                                         Alyssa Jones (Y11)

Excellent Effort Award          Isla Ritchie (Y11)
Encouragement Award         Lily Dell-Rennie (Y11)

Certificate of Participation
Tvisha Merchant (Y6) Charlotte Goldsmith (Y6) Teneal Booth (Y7) Ali Cronk (Y7) Charlie Kondos (Y7) Jack Frenchman (Y9) Liam Beasant (Y10) Aden Diamond (Y10) Kyla Kacprzak (Y10) Bwe Le Htoo Wah (Y10)

Yuji Nakayama

Head of Japanese and Exchange

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While we want students to engage in their learning, we want them to connect their experiences from home with the ideas and values we explore at school. We have been using visible thinking...

While we encourage students to engage in their learning, we want them to connect their experiences from home with the ideas and values we explore at school. We have been using visible thinking routines this term to explore the Fruits of The Spirit through a combined Year 3 and Year 4 devotion each fortnight, which included a recent focus on Kindness. In considering the impact of our actions when we choose to show kindness, the students created a display that allowed all students from across the Junior School to observe acts of kindness and think about how we might be encouraged to put these into action. We were all reminded that we have a choice when it comes to how we treat others.

James Johnstone

Year 3 / 4 Coordiinator

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In Year 2, the students have been hard at work on their investigations tasks. They have been creating a device that communicates using light and sound. This device will involve some type ...

In Year 2, the students have been hard at work on their investigations tasks. They have been creating a device that communicates using light and sound. This device will involve some type of technology that they have learned about. It can house a simple circuit, a Makey, Makey device or even an NXT robot. During this process the students have learnt how to scratch code so that they can program their Makey, Makey device to talk or make sounds, as well as making simple circuits involving batteries, bulbs, solar panels, buzzers and even simple motors. Once complete, our devices will be part of a Maker Fair at Deakin University, where all Year 2 students will have the opportunity to showcase their work and be involved in a range of STEAM based activities.

Sam Bett
Year 2 Classroom Teacher

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Prep T returned to the classroom after learning about how to plant and care for the native shrubs they palnted with Jack and Ned.
The children had time to reflect on their  experiences an...

After planting their native shrubs with Jack and Ned for National Tree Planting Day for Schools and learning how to care for them, Prep T returned to the classroom.

The children had time to reflect on their  experiences and completed a creative writing piece titled 'When I see a tree I imagine...'

 

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On Tuesday this week, our Year 4 students as well as the Year 3 basketball players had the opportunity to participate in the Hoop Time Basketball Competition. Competing against 4 other sc...

On Tuesday this week, our Year 4 students as well as the Year 3 basketball players had the opportunity to participate in the Hoop Time Basketball Competition. Competing against 4 other schools, students played with their classmates in 5 short games using skills and strategies taught and practiced in our Year 3 & 4 Sport lessons. Two of our teams did particularly well, making it through to the finals. However, despite applying themselves very well and competing at a high level, our Christian College Red team lost in the Grand Final in a very close match. It was excellent to see all our students enthusiastically compete and represent our school in such a positive way.

Jonathan Maddock
Year 3 & 4 Coordinator

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Winter has given us plenty of cold days so what a better way to warm up than to get moving. Dance Club will be continuing during Term 3 and we welcome new students.
Mrs Lobbe and Mrs McDo...

Winter has given us plenty of cold days so what better way to warm up than to get moving. Dance Club will be continuing during Term 3 and we welcome new students.

Mrs Lobbe and Mrs McDonald will be running Dance Club every Thursday at lunchtime in the gym.

We ask that if your child is a part of Dance Club that you ensure they are committed to attending the weekly Thursday lunchtime practices. This will ensure the students have optimal opportunity and consistency in learning the choreography.

We look forward to having lots of fun dancing the winter blues away!

Jamie-Lee Lobbe and Tracy McDonald

Junior School Dance Teachers

 

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This week, in the theme of Future’s Week and the Subject Expo, I have gathered some great inspiration and advice from our very enthusiastic teacher; Mr Evans, Outdoor Educ...

Hello everyone,

This week, in the theme of Future’s Week and the Subject Expo, I have gathered some great inspiration and advice from our very enthusiastic teacher; Mr Evans, Outdoor Education and Our World Teacher at Senior School.

“My favourite subjects whilst at school were English, Maths, French, Biology and Physics. Strangely I got turned off Geography in Year 9 by a terrible teacher…. Even though that’s the subject that would have prepared me best for studying Outdoor Education at University!

I started a science degree straight after school, but it wasn’t a good idea and I only completed the first semester. I spent the next 5 years working in agriculture, business, mining, retail, maintenance and construction in Queensland, NSW, WA and SA. I wasn’t itinerant, I just moved as opportunities presented themselves. I had one job for two and a half years – a great opportunity in a small construction company that took me into management. With each change, I reflected on what I wanted in the way of work and I was never out of work for more than a week or two. When I was 19, I had a conversation with a friend which set me on the idea of pursuing Outdoor Ed. It was at the same time as that construction opportunity came up, so I “lost the track I was supposed to be on” for a few years. It didn’t matter though …  My Dad has commented that during those years, he never worried about my apparent “lack of direction” because I was always doing something.

I wish I had sought more advice from a broader range of sources about what to do after Year 12 while I was still at school. The VTAC guide DOES NOT contain all of the options for life after Year 12.  

My advice to students about their careers is to talk to people at every opportunity about it – everyone will have advice for you and you never know which conversation will steer you onto a good path. If you don’t like your situation - and you have given it a really good shot - change it. I know you have heard this a lot, but study something you are really interested in – even if you can’t see the immediate career opportunities that will come from it. Once you are in that course, you’ll have access to people who have graduated from it and then you’ll be able to imagine where you could end up. There is so much more to work than the job title, the daily tasks and the pay packet - find out what a job is really like. (Will you be working alone or in a team? Do you believe in the core business of the workplace? Etc…) Look for a workplace that shares your worldview, your values and your priorities – that will be a fulfilling place to work.”

Thankyou Mr Evans for sharing your interesting story with us!

In other campus news, House events are starting to gear up, with the English and Math competition (affectionately called “Nerd Comp”) taking place next week, as well as Drama and Wearable Art prep already underway.

Happy Week 3 everyone,

 

Meg Heathcote

School Prefect

 

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Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents opinions are valuable to our forward planni...

Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents' opinions are valuable to our forward planning and we would therefore like to invite you to participate in this survey.  The aim of the survey is to gain general feedback and understand your perceptions regarding the quality of your child’s educational experience with the school.  The information obtained will be used by us to evaluate parent opinion, in order to improve the quality of education at the school for students, and will enable benchmarking of the school against other Independent Schools.

 

You will receive an invitation via email during the week  beginning 30th July to participate in this survey.

 

 

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The Junior School students were very excited to be able to put our new library to use this week. There was much excitement as they explored our new space and were able to find their favou...

The Junior School students were very excited to be able to put our new library to use this week. There was much excitement as they explored our new space and were able to find their favourite books. 

With shelving and decorating works continuing we look forward with anticipation to having the Middle School areas open and fully operational for classes within the coming weeks. 

Kate Pritchard
Junior School Library Teacher

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Futures Week 2018
Future’s Week 2018 for Senior School students will be held next week from July 23-27. Each morning begins with an opportunity for all students to understand and explore...

The Careers Newsletter

Please see the weekly Careers Newsletter attached for your information: 

  • Upcoming open day days
  • Key Victorian tertiary dates for Year 12 students
  • Focus on cybersecurity courses
  • Deakin Explore website
  • Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website
  • Urban planning courses - Victoria
  • Monash University - undergraduate medicine interview dates
  • Defence Jobs website
  • Career bullseye posters - explore occupations based on your favourite subjects
  • Take an online tour of the Victoria University campuses
  • Free online ecotourism course through Charles Sturt University
  • Take an online tour of the Box Hill Institute campuses
  • Deakin College - provides pathways into Deakin University
  • Gap Medics - international work experience in nursing, medicine, dentistry etc. 
  • La Trobe University Young Writers’ Award
  • Inside Monash University Seminars
  • Experience Days at Kangan Institute
  • Upcoming Events
  •  

It was a chilly and wet dash to the bus last Friday, but Year 2 were very excited about the commencement of this term’s weekly Friday Swimming program. Students spent last week participat...

It was a chilly and wet dash to the bus last Friday, but Year 2 were very excited about the commencement of this term’s weekly Friday Swimming program. Students spent last week participating in swimming lessons designed to observe individual ability and competency in the water. Fun was also had when classes swapped over from the pool to the basketball court. Throwing, running, catching, dodging the ball and engaging games were the themes for last week.

We thank all the swimming teachers and support staff at Middle School who are assisting to help make this program as beneficial and fun for the students as possible. Year 2 are all looking forward to a fun term of swimming to come, with the carnival celebration in week 9.

Louise Ward

Year 2B Teacher

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

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria par...

The Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held on Sunday, 22 July at Kardinia International College. About 60 participants from seven secondary schools in the Western region of Victoria participated in the contest and impressed the judges and audience with their excellent language and presentation skills.

The participants who were in Year 5 to Year 12 delivered short set speeches and their original speeches in Japanese. It was an opportunity for students not only to gain speaking skills in Japanese but also to meet a group of young people who hold the same passion toward Japanese learning.

 

Our college proudly had the largest group of enthusiastic participants again this year and brought back many awards. They demonstrated their growing mindset by their commitment and challenging themselves to such a huge task. They spent much of their own time preparing for the contest and performed their speeches confidently in front of a large audience. 

We congratulate all the students on their great effort and achievements. We also thank their parents for their support in their child’s Japanese learning. 

The participants and prize winners are as follows:

Y5/6 Category
1st                                        Naomi Lamprecht (Y6)
Y7/8 Category
3rd                                        Kirrily McConachy (Y8)
Encouragement Award  Toby Roberts (Y8)

Y9/10 Category
1s
t                                           Max Hyde (Y10)
2nd                                       Braiden Troy (Y10)
3rd                                           Khin Khin Sumon (Y10)

Excellent Effort Award   Nicholas Gill (Y10)          

Junior Open
1st                                        Lin Nakayama (Y8)

Senior Open (Y11/12)
2nd                                          Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop (Y11)
3rd                                           Alyssa Jones (Y11)

Excellent Effort Award   Isla Ritchie (Y11)
Encouragement Award  Lily Dell-Rennie (Y11)

Certificate of Participation
Tvisha Merchant (Y6) Charlotte Goldsmith (Y6) Teneal Booth (Y7) Ali Cronk (Y7) Charlie Kondos (Y7) Jack Frenchman (Y9) Liam Beasant (Y10) Aden Diamond (Y10) Kyla Kacprzak (Y10) Bwe Le Htoo Wah (Y10)

Yuji Nakayama
Head of Japanese and Exchange

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Friday 3rd August is Jeans for Genes Casual Dress day at Surf Coast. 
Please remember a gold coin donation as every dollar raised from our casual dress day goes directly to Children’s Med...

Friday 3rd August is Jeans for Genes Casual Dress day at Surf Coast. 

Jeans for Genes raises money for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, to fund research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting children.

These conditions include genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy.

By raising funds, we are helping researchers cure genetic diseases and other serious conditions affecting 1 in 20 children

Please remember a gold coin donation as every dollar raised from our casual dress day goes directly to Children’s Medical Research Institute. 

 

 

 

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During Week Two, the Year Fours have been discussing what are ‘needs, wants, rights, rules and laws’ as well as exploring our local government and linking these concepts together.  As a p...

During Week Two, the Year Fours have been discussing what are ‘needs, wants, rights, rules and laws’ as well as exploring our local government and linking these concepts together.  As a part of the immersion phase for the ‘Fair Go Mate’ unit, students experienced a variety of activities that related to an aspect that Geelong City Council governs.  The activities focused on: animals and the environment, support services for people, innovation and design, and infrastructure. They engaged in activities designed to build empathy and understanding and to also help students to identify with which particular concept they feel passionate about.  After this learning experience, the students were able to decide which area they feel connected to which they will now further explore at the Year Four 'Fair Go Mate' excursion next week.

Tracy McDonald

Year 4G Teacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE RSVP to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Please remember to pack your child a full drink bottle to come to school with each day.

Please remember to pack your child a full drink bottle to come to school with each day.

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The students listed below are busily preparing for the Japanese Speech Contest to be held on Wednesday, 1st August - 9.15-11.00am in the Chapel. The students were selected to represent th...

The students listed below are busily preparing for the Japanese Speech Contest to be held on Wednesday, 1st August - 9.15-11.00am in the Chapel. The students were selected to represent their classes by their classmates and/or Japanese teachers, presenting speeches ranging in complexity from a short 5 sentences in Year 1 to the whole story of The Hungry Caterpillar in Year 4. Students competing are asked to wear full winter uniform on the day. Parents and friends are invited to attend the presentation to support the students involved. 

4R: Makaylah-Jane Townson, Mariana Nohra and Mallory West

4M: William Wray, Kaylee Gibson and Alyssa Booth

4G: Emily Goudge, Rani Jamal and Molly O’Malley

4B: Charlotte Biviano-Dean, Jayden Chan and Isabel Carnie

 

3R: Elizabeth McClure, Jack Salajan and Sabrina Li

3G: Pippa Hearps, Anjali Samuel and Jianna Merchant

3B: Sophia Duggan, Annabelle Coleman and Benjamin Rhoses (Zen Nakayama in the Open)

 

2R: James Chandler, Andrius Bruozis and James Knight

2M: Elisha Williams, Sarrah Millie and Macey Dow

2G: Locky Rice, Lila Pattiradjawane, Illyria McCormack

2B: Arabella Gower, Cooper Maroulis and Gabriella Parigi

 

1R: Max Chen, Scarlett O’Hagan and Jack Whitlock (Kylie Brewster in the Open)

1G: Ryan Marshall, Molly Maynard and Dash Thompson

1B: Alex Clifford, Bailey Foran and Stella Rankin

 

Yukiko Valent and Katya Chaney

Japanese Teachers

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On Tuesday 24th July, the Science Discovery Dome visited the Bellarine Campus to support the studies Year 5, 6 and 7 students are completing during Science, in Semester 2. The dome was se...

On Tuesday 24th July, the Science Discovery Dome visited the Bellarine Campus to support the studies Year 5, 6 and 7 students are completing during Science, in Semester 2. The dome was set up in the foyer of the Auditorium and was large enough for two classes to attend per session.

With much excitement the Year 5 students were treated to a session about our Solar System, learning about the rocky planets and the big gas giants that surround our closest star, the Sun.

The Year 6 students completed a session about Natural Disasters, both of a geological and meteorological nature. This is quite topical at the moment as there have been a lot of natural disasters mentioned in the media recently.

The Year 7 students were discovering what causes our seasons here on Earth, including, why it is colder in winter and why we have fewer daylight hours at present. Also, the changes in the tides of the ocean and eclipses were explained, of which there is a lunar eclipse occurring early on Saturday morning.

‘What I liked about Discovery Dome was when we went around to the planets in our solar system and learned about them. I thought that was awesome.‘ Manny Madden. 5S

‘I liked how you were in a dome and it got projected on to the dome and it looked like you were actually there and I learnt that Mars is the safest planet other than Earth.’  Thomas Bloothoofd. 5S

‘I liked it because I learnt that a year on Mercury is 88 days long.’  Phoebe Kurtz. 5S

‘We have been learning about the mysterious natural disasters and the discovery dome was exciting. I was thrilled to step inside. We learnt all about the natural disasters and how they were caused from the weather and earth disasters. It was out of this world… literally!’ Kashi Rubio. 6S

‘It was a great experience and I really enjoyed learning about tectonic plates and tornadoes.’ Ashwin Ruplal. 6S

‘What I enjoyed in Discovery Dome is learning about the ways the sun and moon moves in the morning, afternoon and at night, also I liked learning about the stars.’  Bella Price. 7D

‘I found it interesting because we got to learn how many hours of day and night we had in summer and winter. In winter we had 14 and half  hours of night and 9 and a half hours of day and it was the opposite to summer.’ Harris Gee 7D

Mrs Sophie Maye.
Science Teacher.

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Welcome back to another exciting term in the Junior School Library. Book Week is celebrated this term with a book parade on Tuesday morning, 21st August. The theme for Book Week this year...

Welcome back to another exciting term in the Junior School Library. Book Week is celebrated this term with a book parade on Tuesday morning, 21st August. The theme for Book Week this year is Find Your Treasure. The students may like to start thinking about the costume they will wear as they dress up as their favourite book character.

Our lunchtime clubs have been very well attended including the Knitting and Jigsaw Club. This term we are looking forward to adding a Make a Space club in the lead up to Book week where students will have an opportunity to do a craft activity in response to one of the ShortListed books.

Deanne Elliss

Junior School Librarian

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Hi! My name is Sienna Nelis and I am one of seven Year 9 students, with the guidance of Christian College Bellarine teacher, Mrs Sally Gray, who has been involved in the development and c...

Hi! My name is Sienna Nelis and I am one of seven Year 9 students, with the guidance of Christian College Bellarine teacher, Mrs Sally Gray, who has been involved in the development and creation of ‘Bean Break @ Bellarine (BB@B)’. ‘BB@B’ is a newly developed initiative from the ‘Year 9 Food Studies: Business of Food’, where several Year 9 students have learnt how to plan, create, work collaboratively and further develop a café. The creation of our café started in Term 1, when the majority of our ‘BB@B’ student staff were trained to use the coffee machine located in the back of the ‘Food Studies’ kitchen. After about a term of planning, we were given the go-ahead to open our café to the school staff. This has been a valuable experience for the ‘BB@B’ staff, who have been able to expand their barista skills before serving to a new range of customers. After another term of creating hot beverages for the school staff, the ‘BB@B’ business has now come to the decision to start selling hot chocolates to students!

‘BB@B’ is not just a café, but also a cross-curriculum learning opportunity for future years to come. Students involve all school subjects, ranging from Mathematics (budgeting, costing and profiting), English (writing design briefs, advertisements and articles) and Media Studies/Visual Communication Design (advertising) to Food Studies (hygiene and business catering) and Marine Science (knowledge about sustainability).

As ‘BB@B’ has just been introduced to a new clientele, we will only be serving to Year 7-9 students for the meanwhile. Each year level will have a specific day when they are able to get hot chocolates. Please refer to the table below. We hope to start serving to Year 5-6 students within the near future via ‘one-off speciality days’ and even a lunchtime dedicated to them. As unfortunate as it is for the students in Year 5-6, the ‘BB@B’ staff values their ability to serve high-quality hot beverages and we feel as if our standards would drop if we started serving to too many students at once.

Monday lunch

Tuesday lunch

Wednesday lunch

Thursday lunch

Friday lunch

NA

Year 9

Year 8

Year 7

NA

To receive their hot chocolates, students must:

  • Pay $3
  • Come during the café opening hours -> 1:30-2:00pm
  • Enter via the back door of the Food Studies kitchen (there will be signage directing students who are unfamiliar or unsure of where to go)

It would be greatly appreciated if you, as parents and/or guardians, were keeping your children aware about this. Having the support of our peers is really important, not only for the café, but the café’s staff as well. Posters will be put into every homeroom as well, so students have a daily reminder to bring in their money for their allocated day.

We look forward to warming up your children’s winter lunchtimes!

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Friday 03rd August

Jeans for Genes Casual Dress Day  (Gold Coin Donation)

Wednesday 08th August

Bush Prep   (Sport Uniform House Colored Polo)                             

13th-19th August

National Science Week                                                    

Wednesday 15th August

Choir Ensemble Excursion to Costa Hall

Tuesday 21st August

Book Week Parade and Dress up day   (Excursion to Junior School)

Wednesday 22nd August

Bush Prep   (Sport Uniform House Colored Polo)

Wednesday 29th August

Fathers Night at Surf Coast 5.30pm – 7.00pm         

Friday 31st August          

Father’s Day Stall and Footy Colours    (Excursion to  Junior School)               

Wednesday 05th September

Bush Prep   (Sport Uniform House Colored Polo)

Monday 10th September

Narana Excursion

Tuesday 11th September

Tabloid Sports at Junior School 

Wednesday 12th September

Grandparents Afternoon  Surf Coast 2.15pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 13th September

R U OK? Day    Casual Dress in nominated colour  

Wednesday 19th September

Bush Prep      (Sport Uniform House Colored Polo)

Friday 21st September   

Term 3 Concludes 2.30pm dismissal

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

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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After a successful term of fundraising for East Timor, we will continue to raise needed funds and resources for other worthy causes.
Casual Dress Day - Friday, 3rd August - Jeans for Gene...

After a successful term of fundraising for East Timor, we will continue to raise needed funds and resources for other worthy causes.

Casual Dress Day - Friday, 3rd August - Jeans for Genes Day

On Friday, 3rd August, Christian College Junior School will be participating in a Casual Dress Day with students bringing along a gold coin donation for Jeans for Genes Day. Jeans for Genes raises money for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, to fund research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting children. These conditions include genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy. By raising funds, we are helping researchers cure genetic diseases and other serious conditions affecting 1 in 20 children – that’s nearly one child in every classroom. Every cent helps to fight against genetic disorders, and improve the lives of millions of children around the world.

Annual Toucan Appeal - 'Think Outside the Can'!

The Geelong Food Relief Centre has been providing free food to those in need for 28 years. Working in conjunction with welfare agencies, in 2018/19 there will be 36,000 individuals referred to Geelong Food Relief Centre’s for Emergency Food Relief.

Starting from Monday, 6th August, donations can be brought to the foyer of the office at Junior School, where we will collect as many donated items as possible. 

Listed below are some of the basic items most families choose.

We are inviting you to be part of this generous donation to provide, if possible, the following:

  • Cereal (All sizes)
  • Cake Mix
  • Spreads
  • Dry Pasta
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Tuna
  • Packet Pasta
  • Canned Fruit
  • Noodles
  • Rice
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Cling Wrap/Foil
  • Shampoo/Conditioner

Of course, all donations whether cans, boxes or packets are always gratefully appreciated.

Reshae Armstrong and Paul Chambers

Junior School Project Care Coordinators

 

 

The Year 9 drama students will spend this term learning about Children’s Theatre. As a part of their learning, they will have the opportunity to work alongside the Preps. To kick-off the ...

The Year 9 drama students will spend this term learning about Children’s Theatre. As a part of their learning, they will have the opportunity to work alongside the Preps. To kick-off the term, both year levels came together last week to read some picture story books. This not only gave all students the chance to meet and begin building relationships, but also gave the Year 9’s the opportunity for some early practice of their learning. We are looking forward to watching both the learning and connections grow.

Victoria Kent
Drama Teacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE RSVP to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Over the past week Junior School has seen the creation of some ‘pretty interesting things’. The theme for Week 2 has been ‘turn the old into the new’ focusing on making use of things we m...

Over the past week Junior School has seen the creation of some ‘pretty interesting things’. The theme for Week 2 has been ‘turn the old into the new’ focusing on making use of things we might ordinarily throw away. There have been some terrific discussions among staff and students, I have even received emails from students wanting to meet about their sustainability ideas! 

In coming weeks a range of challenges will be rolled out to help strike an awareness and encourage our Junior School community to take action. 

Week 3... classes will be taking a look at what sort of items could be recycled, upcycled or reduced in the classroom  and how this might be achieved. Lunch packaging will also be talked about and classes will design their own ‘motto’ with some of their ideas . 

 

Week 4... we are very excited to be introducing composting, with classes contributing their ‘fresh’ food waste (e.g. vegetables, fruit left overs) to our new compost bins. We will be creating some very useful matter for our garden!

 

Week 5... we will be asking for help from our Parents and community as we attempt to run a ‘Nude Food’ week. The aim of this challenge will be to cut down the amount of packaging brought along to school by staff and students. Students will continue to practise ‘noticing’ as classes perform audits of rubbish in classrooms. Composting will become an ongoing daily routine. 

 

We look forward to involving our parent community in the weekly initiatives and planting the sustainability seed. There are plenty of resources online to inspire. Families are encouraged to continue the dialogue at home with our young people - they’re the ones who can make a real difference.

Carla Dunlop, Zoe Terkes, Charlotte Biviano-Dean and Mia MacGregor (Year 4 Students)

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Congratulations to Maddy Grunberg on making it to the state cross country last week. She had an amazing run and came in at 30th out of a field of 96 runners. This can be attributed to her...

Congratulations to Maddy Grunberg on making it to the state cross country last week. She had an amazing run and came in at 30th out of a field of 96 runners. This can be attributed to her hard work outside of school and her love of running. We wish Maddy all the best for her future running and sporting endeavours.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 2R and Prep B. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important wh...

We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 2R and Prep B. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking to look for and remove eggs as well as live lice. We ask for your cooperation and assistance with this important task.

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On Wednesday the 8th August the Bellarine year 7 – 9 students will be presented with a seminar called ‘Day of Hope’. This is being presented to us by Glen Gerreyn of the Hopefull Institut...

On Wednesday the 8th August the Bellarine year 7 – 9 students will be presented with a seminar called ‘Day of Hope’. This is being presented to us by Glen Gerreyn of the Hopefull Institute. 

For the past twenty years Glen has made speaking and writing his career. Collectively he has spoken to over 500,000 people around the world – children and parents, students, employees, business leaders, sporting groups and community organisations. In 2012 he received international accreditation as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Glen has spoken at world famous TEDx events, appeared on the Today Show and Can of Worms, ABC national radio, and written blogs for mamamia.com. He’s also written four books: Gifted for Greatness, Men of Honour, Oxygen 102, and Get Your Hopes Up. Glen is a dynamic presenter with a powerful story that will entertain, engage, inspire and equip our students to build upon their hope and purpose for their future. Below is a description of the ‘Day of Hope’ seminar. 

Young people are living and inheriting an increasingly complex world – socially, environmentally and politically. It’s a world that causes many to flounder – drifting away from their true identity, forgetting their purpose, and being blinded by societal pressures and fears.

Day of Hope provides knowledge andunderstanding that form the foundation on which students can build a hope filled future. It develops an understanding of the effects that external influences and personal cognitions have on the individual. By encouraging critical thinking, Glen provokes students to counteract negativity and make informed, healthy choices.

There are three modules in this seminar:

THE POWER OF PURPOSE encourages students to consider and take decisive action on who they

are, why they are here and where they are going.

JAILBREAK explores how to change limiting beliefs or paradigms to maximise success for the

individual and the team.

UNSTOPPABLE teaches the power of stretching yourself to be able to be all that you were created to be. This session provides students with tools and strategies to overcome the times when it seems as though everything is against them, so they can make their dreams a reality.

 

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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Issue 5 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Monday, 30th July.
A reminder for all families that books may be ordered using either of the following methods:...

Issue 5 has been distributed and should be ordered or returned to school by Monday, 30th July.

A reminder for all families that books may be ordered using either of the following methods:
1. Order and pay for your child’s books using LOOP which is the Scholastic Book Club Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform. Link: scholastic.com.au/LOOP and then follow the steps which have been included in the attached information PDF.

2. Return your child’s order form together with a cheque or credit card receipt number.

When paying for Ashton Scholastic Books all payments must be either:
Cheque: Made payable to Ashton Scholastic OR
Credit Card: Payment can be made by phone (automated free call 1800 557 908) OR online.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH as cash is not a payment method.

For the online option, please follow the prompts for ‘Parent Payments’ on the Ashton Scholastic site at: www.scholastic.com.au/.
As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child’s order form.
Thank you for your assistance and ongoing support of Book Club.


Louise Ward and Kate Millichip,

Book Club Coordinators

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE RSVP to cceagles@ccg.vic.edu.au

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This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:

Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

Tickets are $10 and tables of 10 are welcome.  
Please phone Senior School on (03) 5241 1577 to book your table.

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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Sustainability at Butterfield
Sustainability is an integral part of our daily program here at Butterfield house.  We have a wonderful garden full of seasonal vegies and an array of fruit ...

Sustainability at Butterfield

Sustainability is an integral part of our daily program here at Butterfield house.  We have a wonderful garden full of seasonal vegies and an array of fruit trees.  Each group invest time into this environment by planting, watering, harvesting and of course cooking with our fresh produce.  Our four year old groups have been learning about the compost cycle and the benefits of composting.  Each week our ‘compost’ monitors collect the compost bins from each room, tip them into the compost bay in our garden area then wash the bins and return them.  Our next step is to establish our worm farm.  

Recently the Sheoak group planted broad bean seeds in cups.  We learnt how to care for these and the conditions needed for them to grow.  Some children took their seedlings home whilst others chose to plant theirs into our garden here at Butterfield.  We watch them on a weekly basis to observe the changes and check that they are watered.  It is lovely to see the children taking ownership of our garden environment.

Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children. Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.

 

 

Sam Hill

Pre-school Teacher – Sheoak Group

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

This annual trivia night is a major fundraising event and has become a yearly tradition for people of all ages.

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

Please come along to the 2018 East Timor Trivia Night:
Geelong West Town Hall
Friday, 10th August 
Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7.00pm start.  

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

BYO food and drinks, strictly no alcohol

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

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Julie “the Robot Lady” visited Williams House Kindergarten this week with her collection of robotic friends. Some robots were “grabbers” with hands designed to pick-up things, some follow...

Julie “the Robot Lady” visited Williams House Kindergarten this week with her collection of robotic friends. Some robots were “grabbers” with hands designed to pick-up things, some followed simple commands and some danced. Julie led a fun, informative and interactive session enabling the children to participate in coding workshops. Using textas and paper, the children drew a line for the Ozobots to follow. Drawing a series of different colours made the Ozobots perform a command. The children learned about coding without a device and experienced hands-on interactive learning about digital technology. 

Stella, “I liked the claw one. It could give you stuff”. Noah, “It gave Stella a tissue”.

Will, “The little robot could dance”. Summer-Grace, “It moved very fast.”


Henry J, “I liked all of them, they’re so cool. I drives the lady bug”.


Xavier, “I liked the lady bug and all the robots. I liked it moving around, dancing and being silly”.  Jagger, “he moved so funny”.

Hannah, “I liked the Ozobot because it followed the lines. I did circles and 2 race tracks”. Mia, “There were naughty robots going off the tracks”.

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Today was the final day of the Year 7 Sustainability Unit. Throughout the last two weeks, our Year 7 students have been working through the Design Thinking process, working towards prov...

 

Today was the final day of the Year 7 Sustainability Unit. Throughout the last two weeks, our Year 7 students have been working through the Design Thinking process, working towards providing a solution to help a local business become more sustainable. Today, each group of students pitched their idea to the stakeholder and received feedback about their idea and the way in which they presented. The students then had an opportunity to reflect and discuss the ways in which they would need to refine or alter their idea to make it viable.

 

These sessions, like many of the sessions the students have been involved in during the Sustainability Unit, link directly to real life situations. Students had to be flexible when group members have been absent, they have had to develop their ability to collaborate, to problem solve, to utilize their time and work to deadlines. We have seen significant growth in the Year 7 cohort and look forward to seeing them continue to develop throughout the term.

 

Renee Garing

Year Level Coordinator  - Year 7 

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Unfortunately, the wild weather early in the week prevented the Bilbies and Koalas groups from going to bush kinder in Mount Duneed. However, with it clearing later in the week, although ...

Unfortunately, the wild weather early in the week prevented the Bilbies and Koalas groups from going to bush kinder in Mount Duneed. However, with it clearing later in the week, although still a little chilly, the Possums and Wallabies groups were able to go and explore the wet and muddy surrounds, dressed in their wet weather gear!

The recent rain had left enough water in the dam for the children to be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of jumping, running and digging in the muddy water. While digging in the mud, the children were surprised and delighted to find their first frog!

Each week at bush kinder the children revisit experiences they have enjoyed previously such as building stick teepees, climbing favourite trees, playing imaginative games and exploring their surrounds. They also have new experiences that come with the changes in weather and seasons that bring out new flora, creatures and creepy crawlies!

We are thankful each week for parent volunteers who come and join us for our bush kinder experience. 

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Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents’ opinions are valuable to our forward pla...

 

Christian College is again taking part in the 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey, run by Independent Schools Victoria.  We have found that parents’ opinions are valuable to our forward planning and we would therefore like to invite you to participate in this survey.  The aim of the survey is to gain general feedback and understand your perceptions regarding the quality of your child’s educational experience with the school.  The information obtained will be used by us to evaluate parent opinion, in order to improve the quality of education at the school for students, and will enable benchmarking of the school against other Independent Schools.

 

You will receive an invitation via email during the week  beginning 30th July to participate in this survey.

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