Leadership Announcement Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operatio...

Leadership Announcement

Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operations, as part of the College Executive.

While he will formally commence this role in 2018, he will be involved in areas of planning in the coming months as part of preparations for next year.

I therefore wish to inform you of the following appointments.


Deputy Head of Middle School Highton

Mr Adam Kennedy has accepted this position commencing in 2018. Adam is an outstanding educator, who has established an excellent rapport and relationship with students, staff and families already at the Campus. His understanding of best practice in Teaching and Learning, together with his strategic thinking, will bring great benefit to the strong leadership that our Middle School Campus currently enjoys.


Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education

Mr Andrew Richardson has been appointed to this position and brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his broad involvement in the College from Early Childhood programs to VCE. His passion and enthusiasm to see our young people engaged in healthy and sporting activities will no doubt see the excellent programs and opportunities available to our students throughout the College continue to flourish.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ryan for the outstanding work he has done in Teaching and Learning and commend him for the fine legacy that he leaves as a result of his work and service.

In doing so, I wish Mr Kennedy and Mr Richardson God's blessing as they take up their new positions.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Leadership Announcement
Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operatio...

Leadership Announcement

Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operations, as part of the College Executive.

While he will formally commence this role in 2018, he will be involved in areas of planning in the coming months as part of preparations for next year.

I therefore wish to inform you of the following appointments.


Deputy Head of Middle School Highton

Mr Adam Kennedy has accepted this position commencing in 2018. Adam is an outstanding educator, who has established an excellent rapport and relationship with students, staff and families already at the Campus. His understanding of best practice in Teaching and Learning, together with his strategic thinking, will bring great benefit to the strong leadership that our Middle School Campus currently enjoys.


Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education

Mr Andrew Richardson has been appointed to this position and brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his broad involvement in the College from Early Childhood programs to VCE. His passion and enthusiasm to see our young people engaged in healthy and sporting activities will no doubt see the excellent programs and opportunities available to our students throughout the College continue to flourish.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ryan for the outstanding work he has done in Teaching and Learning and commend him for the fine legacy that he leaves as a result of his work and service.

In doing so, I wish Mr Kennedy and Mr Richardson God's blessing as they take up their new positions.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Leadership Announcement
Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operatio...

Leadership Announcement

Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operations, as part of the College Executive.

While he will formally commence this role in 2018, he will be involved in areas of planning in the coming months as part of preparations for next year.

I therefore wish to inform you of the following appointments.


Deputy Head of Middle School Highton

Mr Adam Kennedy has accepted this position commencing in 2018. Adam is an outstanding educator, who has established an excellent rapport and relationship with students, staff and families already at the Campus. His understanding of best practice in Teaching and Learning, together with his strategic thinking, will bring great benefit to the strong leadership that our Middle School Campus currently enjoys.


Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education

Mr Andrew Richardson has been appointed to this position and brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his broad involvement in the College from Early Childhood programs to VCE. His passion and enthusiasm to see our young people engaged in healthy and sporting activities will no doubt see the excellent programs and opportunities available to our students throughout the College continue to flourish.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ryan for the outstanding work he has done in Teaching and Learning and commend him for the fine legacy that he leaves as a result of his work and service.

In doing so, I wish Mr Kennedy and Mr Richardson God's blessing as they take up their new positions.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Leadership Announcement
Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operatio...

Leadership Announcement

Mr Jonathan Ryan, Deputy Head of Middle School and Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education, has accepted a new leadership position as Director of Operations, as part of the College Executive.

While he will formally commence this role in 2018, he will be involved in areas of planning in the coming months as part of preparations for next year.

I therefore wish to inform you of the following appointments.


Deputy Head of Middle School Highton

Mr Adam Kennedy has accepted this position commencing in 2018. Adam is an outstanding educator, who has established an excellent rapport and relationship with students, staff and families already at the Campus. His understanding of best practice in Teaching and Learning, together with his strategic thinking, will bring great benefit to the strong leadership that our Middle School Campus currently enjoys.


Director of Sport, Health and Physical Education

Mr Andrew Richardson has been appointed to this position and brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his broad involvement in the College from Early Childhood programs to VCE. His passion and enthusiasm to see our young people engaged in healthy and sporting activities will no doubt see the excellent programs and opportunities available to our students throughout the College continue to flourish.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr Ryan for the outstanding work he has done in Teaching and Learning and commend him for the fine legacy that he leaves as a result of his work and service.

In doing so, I wish Mr Kennedy and Mr Richardson God's blessing as they take up their new positions.

 

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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Last Thursday was the 100th day of the 2017 school year. The Year 1 students celebrated in style, as they proudly shuffled around campus as 100 year olds. Throughout the year, the student...

Last Thursday was the 100th Day of the 2017 school year.

The Year 1 students celebrated in style, as they proudly shuffled around campus as 100-year-olds. Throughout the year, the students have been learning about place value and, most recently, exploring numbers to 100.

The young Grannies and Grandpas participated in a variety of Literacy and Numeracy activities all themed around '100'. The children wrote about their 100-year-old selves, made creative constructions with 100 Legos, created a 100 book and much more.

The day was filled with fun and laughter, as well as a few aches and pains that come with old age. It was a wonderful way to reinforce the learning that has taken place throughout the year so far.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School 

Student Conferences

The Year 12 (Unit 3 and 4) Student Conferences were extremely well attended on Tuesday afternoon and evening. It was an opportunity for parents and their children to receive valuable feedback. Staff also reported they received feedback that will enable them to teach your child in a better way. We see these Student Conferences as part of the necessary communication for successful learning. The other aspect is the regular in-time reporting, where teachers report to you as assessment and progress are both made.

Our next Student Conferences are on Thursday, 7th September from 10am to 8pm, which is a student-free day. If at any time you require information or feedback, please email the relevant staff member or your child’s Year Level Coordinator.

 

Subject Selection

The Subject Selection went online yesterday and closes on Friday, 11th August. It is important that the selection has been based on research from current teachers, family and careers advice. Tertiary websites often provide information relating to any prerequisites.  Details of how to apply online has been sent to all parents and students. If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Jason O’Loughlin at the Senior Campus on 5241 1577.

 

Naga High School visit

Our friends from the Naga High School arrived on Thursday evening and their host families were so excited to receive their guest. We need to express our appreciation for the willingness of our families to host a student from Japan. Friendships are forged and shall last for many years. There will be reports on the visit in the next edition of The Vine.

 

Grand Final of the Herald Shield Country Cup

 

Just an update on our Senior Boys Football. Their opponents for the Semi-Finals forfeited. As a result, we are straight through to the Grand Final of the Herald Shield Country Cup! This is the first time a team from Christian College Geelong has ever achieved this. Well done! 

Our opponents in the Grand Final will be Ballarat and Clarendon College. This match will be held in Ballarat at Sebastopol Football Club on Tuesday, 15th August at 10.30am. The boys hope to depart Senior School at 8.30 am sharp. Please try and support the boys by going and watching the game. They have done so well to get to this position.

 

GISSA Inter and Senior Soccer

We have our Boys teams competing next Tuesday, with the Girls playing on the Thursday. All teams are strong and many students tried out for all teams. We wish them all the best in their matches.

 

East Timor Trivia Night

The annual East Timor Trivia is on Friday, 11th August at the Geelong West Town Hall. Tables are filling fast, so please contact Senior School Campus if you are interested in attending. It is the only fundraiser for this very worthy cause.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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Throughout the year, our Campus Prefects and Student Representative Council Members have been encouraged to view their role as a leader through a W.I.S.E. lens, by considering the followi...

Throughout the year, our Campus Prefects and Student Representative Council Members have been encouraged to view their role as a leader through a 'W.I.S.E.' lens, by considering the following questions in everything they do:

 

  • WHAT would Jesus do?
  • Am I acting with INTEGRITY?
  • Am I SERVING others?
  • Am I promoting ENGAGEMENT?

 

During this week, these students participated in a hands-on workshop designed to support their development as leaders within the College community. Lead Pastor of Planetshakers Church Geelong and past Christian College student, Jake Ford, visited the Campus to work alongside the students and share his own experiences as a community leader.

Jake presented his insights on the inevitable challenges that leaders face, and a specific focus for the workshop was dealing with difficulties presented by one’s peers. Our student leaders reflected on the ideas and initiatives they are currently working to make a reality, considered the obstacles standing in their way and designed creative and practical solutions.

The wider College community now looks forward to enjoying the events these outstanding students will be leading in the coming weeks, which have been bolstered by Jake’s inspiring youth ministry.

 

Mr Robert Moore

Year 9 Coordinator

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On Monday 31st July the Year 2’s participated in an 'Alice in Wonderland' Celebration to kickstart their upcoming English based theme, ‘Fairytales’. There was much excitement as the stude...

On Monday, 31st July, the Year 2s participated in an 'Alice in Wonderland' Celebration to kickstart their upcoming English-based theme of ‘Fairy Tales’.

There was much excitement as the students arrived at Junior School dressed up in their favourite character from the story. The day began with a magnificent fashion parade and a viewing of the movie ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’.

It was followed with a 'Mad Hatter’s Tea Party' luncheon and the day finished with the students creating a Mad Hatter’s hat and a teacup biscuit. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Year 2 students to come together and explore the many aspects of this complex, timeless story that has been a focus in our Literacy block over the past two weeks.

Mrs Christine Adam

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Please see attached a Positive Parenting article from Michael Grose on "4 Parenting priorities for 2017".
Rowan Thurman
Junior School Chaplain

It has been lovely to see all classes settling into Term 3 and I’ve enjoyed finding time to catch up with a number of parents and students after the holiday break.

The 'Rainbows' Program has resumed and I'm looking forward to spending time on Friday mornings at Butterfield House, and every third Wednesday at Bush Prep. In our recent assemblies we have seen students of different year levels using their gifts and showing growth through either Music, Sport or Merit Award achievements - this has been very special! I was really impressed by Morgan and Sebastian’s abilities to bravely share stories about their medical conditions, and the fundraising efforts that both boys are making towards their unique causes.

It was wonderful to see our students and staff dressed in denim to support 'Jeans for Genes Day'. This is a national event held on Friday, 4th August supporting the work of the Children's Medical Research Institute, who research genetic defects and childhood diseases. The Preps were treated to a visit by 'Bravehearts', who provide education about personal safety. It was such a blessing to enjoy their visit and to watch the Preps learn and listen so intently.

We have so much to be thankful for at Junior School and we pray God’s guidance on Mrs Weigl and Mrs Dunlop as they settle into their new roles. This week I have included an article by Michael Grose titled, ‘Four Parenting Priorities for 2017’, that may be helpful in assisting in the huge task of parenting. 

God bless

1 Thessalonians 5:11    

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing".

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

This week saw our Year 7s become immersed into the real world of water, through exploring how Barwon Water and the Barwon River interconnect and provide our households with a clean and ab...

This week saw our Year 7s become immersed in the real world of water, through exploring how Barwon Water and the Barwon River interconnect and provide our households with a clean and abundant water supply. 

We visited Black Rock Recycled Water Plant, Wurdiboluc Reservoir and various urban sites along the Barwon River. At each site, students discovered the journey our water takes and ways we can have an impact in ensuring a sustainable, safe supply of water.

Students had been placed into a group of six, which was to be their ‘home group’ for the learning activity, in which they then divided into three, with two students each visiting a different site and reporting their findings back to their ‘home group’. Upon returning to our College, students then taught each other about each site, before designing how they believe the Barwon River water systems work.

It was wonderful to see our Year 7s ask insightful questions about the management of water and to see them collaborate with each other later in the day to further develop this knowledge and understanding. This real world opportunity provided our students with an engaging learning experience, which will continue to be built upon in the coming weeks.

Nicola Morrish
Year 7 Coordinator

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Middle School student, Hudson Long (Year 8) continues to explore and express his artistic talent and passion for photography!
Hudson represented Christian College last week in an Innovati...

Middle School student, Hudson Long (Year 8), continues to explore and express his artistic talent and passion for photography!

Hudson represented Christian College last week in an Innovation and Small Business exhibition, hosted at the recently-opened Workers Hut in Torquay.

Local young artists were encouraged to submit art and photography for a public display under the heading of 'Ideas'. Hudson created and submitted a wonderful photo, encapsulating his interpretation of the 'Ideas' theme.

Hudson was recognised, encouraged and praised for his artistic talents at the official opening last Friday evening.

Well done Hudson!

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GISSA Inter Basketball Championships
Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against ...

GISSA Inter Basketball Championships

Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against the competing schools.

All players are to be congratulated on their skill and efforts at these Championships. Our boys and Girls teams were very competitive, with both our Boys A and Girls Teams qualifying for the Championship Playoffs against Kardinia IC.

Our Boys won a very close and competitive game, 16-12, while the Girls were equally competitive against a strong Kardinia line-up, losing their game 24-15. Our second Boys team played some excellent basketball in their round robin tournament, only losing the one game to eventual Champion, St Ignatius College.

We thank the Coaches (Nic Owusu, Shayna Poto and Elliot Kelly) for their efforts in trialling and coaching our teams. The College is very appreciative of the efforts and enthusiasm from each of these students, and we look forward to their contribution next year in our Interschool basketball program.

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

Senior School Campus

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The Prep children enjoyed the “Bravehearts” show on Thursday morning in the Chapel. The show teaches personal safety strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations. The progr...

The Prep children enjoyed the 'Bravehearts' show on Thursday morning in the Chapel.

The show teaches personal safety strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations. The program underpins children’s instinctive understanding of feelings around their personal safety in a way that is non-confronting, safe and highly effective. Themes covered in the show included:

- 'Yes' and 'No' Feelings

- Warning Signs

- Scared and Yucky Feelings

- Private Parts and Privacy

- It’s OK to say NO if you don’t feel safe

- What to do if you feel unsafe or unsure

The children loved meeting “Ditto” the lion cub and joining in for many songs throughout the morning.

Rachel Fox

Prep Coordinator

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Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against the competing schools. All players ar...

Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against the competing schools.

All players are to be congratulated on their skill and efforts at these Championships. Our boys and Girls teams were very competitive, with both our Boys A and Girls Teams qualifying for the Championship Playoffs against Kardinia IC.

Our Boys won a very close and competitive game, 16-12, while the Girls were equally competitive against a strong Kardinia line-up, losing their game 24-15. Our second Boys team played some excellent basketball in their round robin tournament, only losing the one game to eventual Champion, St Ignatius College.

Congratulations to Alaina Peacock from the Bellarine Campus for achieving MVP for her team.

We thank the Coaches (Nic Owusu, Shayna Poto and Elliot Kelly) for their efforts in trialling and coaching our teams. The College is very appreciative of the efforts and enthusiasm from each of these students, and we look forward to their contribution next year in our Interschool basketball program.

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

Senior School Campus

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Dear Parent/Guardian,
Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems and I am pleased to inform you that the College will, in the coming weeks, be issuing a...

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Christian College Geelong is pursuing continuous improvement with our systems and I am pleased to inform you that the College will, in the coming weeks, be issuing all students with new Photo ID cards.

The new card contains an 'RFID' chip and will be distributed to students at no additional cost to families. The technology within the card will enable the College to provide improved safety measures on buses. Furthermore, the card will allow students to more easily and efficiently access the printers at each of our campuses.

When travelling by bus, whether to or from school or on an excursion, all students will be required to ‘tap’ on and off. This data will provide the bus driver, attending staff member and administration staff with information as to who is travelling on a bus at any given time. This improved safety measure will assist the staff, especially when transporting large numbers of students to venues for special events.

Senior School Campus students will be able to release their printing from a photocopier quickly and easily. Each card has a $10 photocopy credit placed on it at the beginning of each semester. If students exceed this limit, they are able to reload additional credit at the kiosks located at the campus.

It will be an expectation that students can access their ID card at all times while at school. If a card is lost or damaged, students will report to the student office for a replacement. A $5 replacement fee will need to be paid up front for the card.

The card states the students' Date Of Birth and can be used as proof of identity within the community. We see this student ID card adding to efficiencies in our daily routines, in addition to supporting the duty of care we provide for our students.

Yours Sincerely

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

 

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As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement, in readiness for us to...

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement in readiness for us to commence in 2018.
 
Please find below the August Newsletter, which provides you with exciting progress on the building site, our upcoming Information Session times and dates, as well as news on the appointed Surf Coast Campus Coordinator and 2018 Prep teacher.
 
If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Email: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 5241 1565
 
Yours sincerely
 


Glen McKeeman


Christian College Principal

This term in Year 2, the students have been learning about fractions in Mathematics. Hands on activities like our ‘pizza parts’ lesson stretched our BLP muscles of collaboration, making l...

This term in Year 2, the students have been learning about fractions in Mathematics.

Hands-on activities like our ‘pizza parts’ lesson stretched our BLP muscles of collaboration, making links, imagining and showing perseverance. The students were given the task of identifying how many pizza boxes were required, based on the number of whole pizzas they could create from a variety of different-sized slices.

The activity led to the students identifying equivalent fractions and the number of required pizza boxes. Middle School Campus Mathematics teacher Mr Michael Lewis was present and was able to complement the students’ deep mathematical learning.

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Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against the competing schools. All players ...

Our College was represented at the 2017 GISSA Basketball Championships by our Year 9 and 10 basketballers, who acquitted themselves very well against the competing schools.

All players are to be congratulated on their skill and efforts at these Championships. Our boys and Girls teams were very competitive, with both our Boys A and Girls Teams qualifying for the Championship Playoffs against Kardinia IC.

Our Boys won a very close and competitive game, 16-12, while the Girls were equally competitive against a strong Kardinia line-up, losing their game 24-15. Our second Boys team played some excellent basketball in their round robin tournament, only losing the one game to eventual Champion, St Ignatius College.

We thank the Coaches (Nic Owusu, Shayna Poto and Elliot Kelly) for their efforts in trialling and coaching our teams. The College is very appreciative of the efforts and enthusiasm from each of these students, and we look forward to their contribution next year in our Interschool basketball program.

 

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

Senior School Campus

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As part of our Mathematics program this term, our Year Prep students have been building their knowledge and understanding of numbers to twenty. The children have participated in a range o...

As part of our Mathematics program this term, our Year Prep students have been building their knowledge and understanding of numbers 0 to 20.

The children have participated in a range of activities which have included counting groups of items, building numbers using 10 frames and different materials, such as shells, stones, and icy pole sticks, ordering numerals, exploring number lines and recording their observations. As our Prep Mathematicians have been investigating this unit of work, they have been encouraged to apply their thinking skills and the 'Building Learning Power' focus of ‘Resourcefulness’, as they have established important links between concepts and accessed activities through our class set of laptops.

Violet Novacevski

 

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The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College last Sunday. More than 60 students from Year 5 to 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part i...

The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College last Sunday.

More than 60 students from Years 5 to 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part in the contest and demonstrated their excellent language and presentation skills. A group of 19 students participated from Christian College Geelong and brought back many awards.

Please congratulate all the participants on their outstanding achievements and great effort. The speech contest was a great success. It was good to see such enthusiastic language students. All participants made wonderful speeches, regardless of winning awards or not.

The award winners are as follows: 

Year 5 and 6
1st                                         Georgina Odd

2nd                                        Emma Buckingham

3rd                                         Naomi Lamprecht 

Excellent Effort                     Amelia Charleston 

Year 7 to 8
1st                                        George Malouris

2nd                                       Paige Butteris                                              

Exc                                       Michelle Zhao and Jordan Smith

Year 9 to 10

2nd                                       Jessie Allen                                                     
Enc                                       Sarah Finch

Junior Open

1st                                        Lin Nakayama 

 

Certificate of Participation    Jackson Spanic

                                             Teneal Booth 

                                             Caysee Vos 

                                             Katrina Cochrane 

                                             Lauren Crawford 

                                             Larissa Ward 

                                             Max Hyde 

                                             Isla Ritchie 

Mr Yuji Nakayama

Head of Japanese and Exchange

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During Semester 1, you would have been receiving regular ‘in time’ reports regarding your child’s progress. Tuesday August 15th provides an opportunity to celebrate and further discuss yo...

During Semester 1, you would have been receiving regular ‘in time’ reports regarding your child’s progress.

On Tuesday, 15th August there will be the opportunity to celebrate and further discuss your child’s development through our ‘Learning Conference’ evening, held in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Bookings may be made with homeroom and subject teachers between 4pm to 9pm on this evening, with conferences running strictly at 10-minute intervals. Should you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements. We value the partnership between the student, parent and teacher and therefore encourage your child to attend the conferences on the evening with you.

Tea and coffee will be available for purchase on the evening.

Please refer to the PDF below for booking instructions.

Please note:

Bookings open – Monday, 7th August, 5pm

Bookings close – Monday, 14th August, 5pm

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement, in readiness for us to...

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement in readiness for us to commence in 2018.

Please find below the August Newsletter, which provides you with exciting progress on the building site, our upcoming Information Session times and dates, as well as news on the appointed Surf Coast Campus Coordinator and 2018 Prep teacher.

If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Email: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 5241 1565

Yours sincerely

Glen McKeeman
Christian College Principal

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement, in readiness for us to...

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement, in readiness for us to commence in 2018.
 
Please find below the August Newsletter which provides you with exciting progress on the building site, our upcoming Information Session times and dates, as well as news on the appointed Surf Coast Campus Coordinator and 2018 Prep teacher.
 
If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Email: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 5241 1565
 
Yours sincerely
 
Glen McKeeman


Christian College Principal

VCAL News
The Senior VCAL students have been attending their scheduled Thursday Personal Development and Work Related Skills classes at the Geelong Courthouse Youth Arts venue. The studen...

VCAL News

The Senior VCAL students have been attending their scheduled Thursday Personal Development and Work Related Skills classes at the Geelong Courthouse Youth Arts venue. The students are planning a Celebration Night at this venue as a way of sharing their achievements throughout the year.

The celebration evening will involve the exhibition, and in some cases, the performance of their Personal Development projects for Semester 2. The evening will involve Music, Art, Dance and digital displays of the students’ work. The details of the evening will be advertised in the coming weeks.

Mrs Jane Bailey

Senior VCAL Teacher

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The 2017 Junior School Annual Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Thursday, 10th August in the chapel from 9:15-11:00. The speech contest has students from Year 1-4. The students who ...

The 2017 Junior School Campus annual Japanese Speech Contest will be held on Thursday, 10th August in the Chapel from 9:15 to 11am.

The speech contest involves students from Years 1 to Year 4. The students who are participating have been notified by their teacher and are busily preparing for this challenging task. We welcome all members of the school community to come and be in the audience.

It is a terrific opportunity to see the students demonstrate their skills and hard work. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Chaney Sensei or Reidy Sensei.

 

Katya Chaney and Adam Reidy

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The annual Bellarine Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held on Friday 28th of  July. This year 47 students from Year 1 to Year 4 participated and demonstrated their outstanding Ja...

The annual Bellarine Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held on Friday, 28th July.

This year 47 students from Year 1 to Year 4 participated and demonstrated their outstanding Japanese speaking skills. All the participants impressed the judges and audience with their high standard of Japanese and delivery.

It is not easy to deliver a speech in a foreign language in front of a large audience and we would like to congratulate the participants for their courageous efforts and achievement. We thank parents for supporting and encouraging their children, and for the time spent preparing for the contest. The award winners are as follows:

Year 1

1st           Mikayla Grunberg

2nd          Genevieve Trudgeon

3rd          Sean Koopman

* Encouragement Award - Anatswa Makuwatsine

Year 2

1st           Abhinaya Sanjeev

2nd          Isaac Pearce

3rd           Saskia Visser Hodson

* Encouragement Award - Lucinda Barker

Year 3 (Role Play)

1st            Everest Ruplal and Lacey Byrne

2nd          Ben Eden and Archie Knowles

3rd          Rhys Hiorth and Jonathan Hurt

* Encouragement Award - Sophie Morrish and Evie Perez

 Year 4

1st           Mia Tsiavas

2nd          Jasmina Bevacqua- Hall and Aidan Foard

3rd          Madison Grunberg

* Encouragement Award - Cyrus Byrne and Lila Mustica

 
Adam Reidy and Yukiko Valent (Japanese Teachers)

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The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College last Sunday. More than 60 students from Year 5 to 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part i...

The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College last Sunday.

More than 60 students from Years 5 to 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part in the contest and demonstrated their excellent language and presentation skills. A group of 19 students participated from Christian College Geelong and brought back many awards.

Please congratulate all the participants on their outstanding achievements and great effort. The speech contest was a great success. It was good to see such enthusiastic language students. All participants made wonderful speeches, regardless of winning awards or not.

The award winners are as follows: 

Year 5 and 6
1st                                         Georgina Odd

2nd                                        Emma Buckingham

3rd                                         Naomi Lamprecht 

Excellent Effort                     Amelia Charleston 

Year 7 to 8
1st                                        George Malouris

2nd                                       Paige Butteris                                              

Exc                                       Michelle Zhao and Jordan Smith

Year 9 to 10

2nd                                       Jessie Allen                                                     
Enc                                       Sarah Finch

Junior Open

1st                                        Lin Nakayama 

 

Certificate of Participation    Jackson Spanic

                                             Teneal Booth 

                                             Caysee Vos 

                                             Katrina Cochrane 

                                             Lauren Crawford 

                                             Larissa Ward 

                                             Max Hyde 

                                             Isla Ritchie 

Mr Yuji Nakayama

Head of Japanese and Exchange

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As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement in readiness for us to ...

As a member of the Christian College community, we wanted to keep you informed of our new Surf Coast Campus developments, as there has been significant advancement in readiness for us to commence in 2018.

Please find below the August Newsletter, which provides you with exciting progress on the building site, our upcoming Information Session times and dates, as well as news on the appointed Surf Coast Campus Coordinator and 2018 Prep teacher.

If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Email: junior@ccg.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 5241 1565

Yours sincerely
 


Glen McKeeman

Christian College Principal

The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College today. More than 60 students from Year 5 to 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part in the ...

The annual Geelong Japanese Speech Contest was held at Kardinia International College today.

More than 60 students from Year 5 to Year 12 from the western regions of Victoria took part in the contest and demonstrated their excellent language and presentation skills. A group of 8 students participated in it from our Campus and brought back many awards! Please congratulate all the participants on their outstanding achievements and great effort.

Year 5 and 6 Category

1st           Georgia Odd (Year 6)

2nd          Emma Buckingham (Year 5)

3rd          Naomi Lamprecht (Year 5)

Year 7 to 8 Category

2nd          Paige Butteries (Year 8)

Award for Excellent Effort - Jordan Smith(Year 8)

Year 9 to 10 Category

2nd          Jessie Allen (Year 9)

Encouragement Award - Sarah Finch (Year 9)

Certificate of Participation  - Jackson Spanic(Year 8)

Yukiko Valent
Japanese Teacher

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It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce our Book Week 2017 Parade on Tuesday, 22nd August.  Students are asked to come to school dressed as a favourite book characte...

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce our 'Book Week 2017 Parade' on Tuesday, 22nd August. 

Students are asked to come to school dressed as a favourite book character. We will commence the day with a Book Week Parade which will be held, weather permitting, on the roundabout or alternatively in the gym at 9am. Parents are warmly welcomed to join in the celebration and watch the parade.

Mrs Deanne Elliss and Mrs Helen Kreeck

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Open Days
Please click here to open the latest version of the Weekly Careers News Letter.

Plan for Open Days
Open Day Dates
Year 12 Key Dates for tertiary applications
Amazing Maths, Sc...

Open Days

Year 10 to 12 students and their families have the opportunity to explore further study options by attending Open Days when study providers open up their facilities and faculties. 

These days provide invaluable insights into both university life and course information. Do not feel you need to wait until Year 12 to attend these days. In fact, beginning your exploration of study pathways in Year 10 or 11 can be of great benefit.

Attending these days does require some forward planning so that weekends can be free for travel. On occasion, you may find that you wish to attend more than one institution on the one day.

The links below will provide dates and links to institutions. Open Days are commencing shortly.

VTAC - click here to view the List of Open Days on the VTAC site.

Australian Education Network - click here to view the List of Open Days by Tertiary Institutions, as listed on the Australian Education Network site.

 

Career News

Please click here to open the latest version of the Weekly Careers Newsletter.

  • Plan for Open Days
  • Open Day Dates
  • Year 12 Key Dates for Tertiary applications
  • Amazing Maths, Science and IT Courses
  • Graduate as a lawyer on the same day as you graduate from Swinburne University!
  • Have you considered studying Public Health?
  • University of Melbourne Access Scheme
  • Scholarships at Billy Blue, SAE Creative Media and Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art - Applications now open
  • Top-earning industries
  • Upcoming career events
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The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ program has started again!  Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts....

The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ program has started again!  

Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including Science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts.

Should you wish to support this program and the College, we invite you to collect the stickers, place them on the sticker sheets that are available in store or downloaded from www.woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn. Then, return completed sticker sheets to the College to the collection box located outside the Student Office at the Middle School Campus.

The last time Woolworths ran this promotion, many students contributed to the program and the learning support area received some amazing new resources! This year, we are again looking forward to selecting from the resources on offer to support this program. 

Collection began on 26th July and runs through to 19th September.

 

Megan Morrison

Food Technology Assistant

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Our Annual Fathers’ Day Stall will be held on Friday, 1st September, 2017.  Gifts and donations are required and would be gratefully accepted. All gifts will be $5. A letter will be comin...

Our annual 'Father's Day Stall' will be held on Friday, 1st September.  

Gifts and donations are required and would be gratefully accepted. All gifts will be $5. A letter will be coming home with further information and, if you are able to assist in any way, please return the form attached to the letter indicating how you can help.

We are looking forward to this very exciting day on the College calendar.

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This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.
The ...

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.

The data collected is evidence based and reflects the educational adjustments made by the college as a whole and teachers individually, within their professional practice to enable all students, regardless of ability or dis-ability, to access and participate in the educational provisions offered by our college. The data submitted is non-identifiable but increasingly important to the Australian Government and indeed, our college, as government policy and funding decisions purposed to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, are increasingly and will definitely be, determined by this process from 2018.

Please refer to the attached PDF if further insight into this process is required.

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.
The ...

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.

The data collected is evidence based and reflects the educational adjustments made by the College as a whole, and teachers individually, within their professional practice to enable all students - regardless of ability or disability - to access and participate in the educational provisions offered by our College. The data submitted is non-identifiable but increasingly important to the Australian Government, and indeed our College. Government policy and funding decisions purposed to meet the requirements of the 'Disability Discrimination Act 1992' and the 'Disability Standards for Education 2005' are increasingly, and will definitely be, determined by this process from 2018.

Please refer to the attached PDF if further insight into this process is required.

These pirates have sailed their way across the seven seas, island hopped through the archipelagos of the world and have dug deep to find their treasure! However for these pirates the joy ...

These pirates have sailed their way across the seven seas, island hopped through the archipelagos of the world and have dug deep to find their treasure!

However, for these pirates, the joy hasn’t just been in finding the treasure. Plotting a guide for their fellow pirate buddies to follow in order to make a wonderful discovery has been another key part of the experience. As part of the pirates' procedural writing texts, they have worked diligently and cooperatively to plan out the necessary steps to begin the procedure, work through the task and reach the ultimate goal.

Sapphire Main
Homeroom Teacher

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It is time to start thinking about 'Operation Christmas Child'.

Over the years, our College community has blessed hundreds of children around the world with a shoe box packed with love. Families are invited to join us again this year to fill boxes to share the gift of Christmas with the less fortunate around the globe.

Families can participate in the Operation Christmas Child campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box, and or a monetary donation that would be used towards postage. More information will be shared with the students throughout the coming weeks.

However, please, we encourage you to watch the linked video that allows you to see first-hand the impact the gift of a shoe box can have on an individual. The Operation Christmas Child site is a great resource to look for donation ideas, understand the process and track the box you donate!

The document ‘How to Pack a Shoe Box’ is a great reference when packing your shoe box. This document is in the pack you will receive when you purchase a shoe box.

Donations will be collected until the end of Term 3, Friday, 22nd September. Shoe boxes can be purchased at the student office for 50 cents. All donations can be brought to your child’s Homeroom. When postage is paid for online you can also track your box.

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

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The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ program has started again!  Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts....

The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ Program has started again!  

Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including Science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts.

Should you wish to support this program and the Junior School Campus, we invite you to collect the stickers, place them on the sticker sheets that are available in the Junior School Campus office, in store, or downloaded from www.woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn. Please return completed sticker sheets to the Junior School Campus and place in the collection box located outside the Office. 

Collection began on 26th July and runs through to 19th September.

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The Junior Strings and Year 3 Singing Workshop group (Year 3 cohort) are busily preparing for performances at the upcoming Geelong Schools' Music and Movement Festival.
The Festival is a ...

The Junior School Campus Strings and Year 3 Singing Workshop Group (Year 3 cohort) are busily preparing for performances at the upcoming Geelong Schools' Music and Movement Festival.

The Festival is a great opportunity for students of different schools to come together and share their many talents and gifts in all areas of creative arts. Parents are welcome to the attend the festival to support our young performers on Wednesday, 16th August at Deakin's Costa Hall, 9.30 to 11.30am.

Tickets are available at the door or via the GPAC website GPAC Ticket Sales

Carla Dunlop and Kevin Smith

Deputy Head of Junior School Campus and Music Coordinator

 

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The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ program has started again!  Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts....

The ‘Woolworths Earn and Learn’ program has started again!

Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including Science, Sports, Mathematics, English and Arts and Crafts.

Should you wish to support this program and the College, we invite you to collect the stickers, place them on the sticker sheets that are available in store or downloaded from www.woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn. Then, return completed sticker sheets to the College to the collection box located outside the Science lab.

The last time Woolworths ran this promotion, many students contributed to the program and the College received some amazing new resources! This year, we are again looking forward to selecting from the resources on offer. 

The offer runs through to 19th September.

 

 

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Reminder to families using the Before and After School Care Program that the hours of operation are as follows:
Monday to Friday during the School Term

7am – 8.30am
30pm – 6.00pm

Pam M...

Reminder to families using the Before and After School Care Program that the hours of operation are as follows:

Monday to Friday during the School Term

  • 7am to 8.30am
  • 3pm to 6pm

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

 

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It has been noticed that we have had a number of students across the school, reporting symptoms of gastro, coughs and colds. It is most important that parents of children presenting with ...

It has been noticed that we have had a number of students across the Junior School Campus, reporting symptoms of gastro, coughs and colds.

It is most important that parents of children presenting with these symptoms do not send them to school, either on the day they are ill or too soon afterwards. Some of these illnesses appear to be highly contagious and one child's illness quickly spreads among the class.

This is not fair to the other children (and their parents) in the class. Please consider the wellbeing of both your child, and the rest of his or her class community, in making decisions around sending him or her to school unwell.

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We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 4B. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking...

We have been notified of a case of Head Lice in Year 4B.

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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This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.
The ...

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.

The data collected is evidence based and reflects the educational adjustments made by the College as a whole, and teachers individually, within their professional practice to enable all students - regardless of ability or disability - to access and participate in the educational provisions offered by our College. The data submitted is non-identifiable but increasingly important to the Australian Government, and indeed our College. As government policy and funding decisions purposed to meet the requirements of the 'Disability Discrimination Act 1992' and the 'Disability Standards for Education 2005' are increasingly, and will definitely be, determined by this process from 2018. 

Please refer to the attached PDF if further insight into this process is required.

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.
The ...

This week Christian College Geelong has again participated in this compulsory, national collection of data as part of its obligations as a recipient of Australian Government funding.

The data collected is evidence based and reflects the educational adjustments made by the College as a whole, and teachers individually, within their professional practice to enable all students - regardless of ability or disability - to access and participate in the educational provisions offered by our College. The data submitted is non-identifiable but increasingly important to the Australian Government, and indeed our College. Government policy and funding decisions purposed to meet the requirements of the 'Disability Discrimination Act 1992' and the 'Disability Standards for Education 2005' are increasingly, and will definitely be, determined by this process from 2018.

Please refer to the attached PDF if further insight into this process is required.

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