Dear Parents, 
I trust that your term has started positively and that your son/daughter has settled well back in to the routines of school. There has been a real buzz around the Campus an...

Dear Parents, 

I trust that your term has started positively and that your son/daughter has settled well back in to the routines of school. There has been a real buzz around the Campus and we have been delighted to see our students approaching some very rich learning opportunities with such enthusiasm and focus. It has been wonderful to be able to celebrate some of these learning experiences with our community through the new look, “The Vine”.

As we progress into the term, through the ‘In Time Reporting’ process you will begin to see feedback on the progress of your child’s learning. Coming up on Thursday 25th of August, there will be an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to further reflect, discuss and ask questions pertinent to future learning at the Learning Conferences. 

I have enjoyed the beginnings of my new role as Head of Campus, particularly the opportunity to meet and engage with the broader Bellarine Campus community. I have very much appreciated the smiles and encouragement from students right across the campus. It has been wonderful to speak with the families I have been able to meet around the Campus and I look forward to coming events such as our Middle School Elective Expo and the Learning Conferences to say hello to many more of you.

 

Mr Nick Watson

Head of Bellarine Campus

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Semester 2 academic program is certainly in full swing, with students experiencing and enjoying many new and challenging learning opportunities, including new subjects and electives, excursions and Camps, all before the end of week 4! It has been wonderful to be able to celebrate some of these learning experiences with our community through the new look, “The Vine”. I have been overwhelmed with the positive attitude and enthusiasm shown by students as they return for the new semester and I have very much appreciated the continued smiles and encouragement from students right across the campus. It has been thoroughly pleasing to share many conversations, with students and families within my first month here at Middle School Highton.

To share a little about myself with you, alongside being a passionate educator, I am a proud husband and father, having earlier this year celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife. We are blessed to have four gorgeous children, all of whom have helped to continually shape my character and relational understanding of young people (on a daily basis!). Having taught a significant amount of Mathematics, Physical Education and Outdoor Education within the middle years, I have developed a genuine understanding of the adolescent learner and look forward to the challenge of leading, supporting and encouraging staff, students and families, as we navigate into the exciting changes of 21st Century 'Christian' Education at Christian College.

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Highton Campus

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Parents are reminded that with the change to the timing of Fitness, our school day commences at 8:50am. All children need to be ready for class by this time. If students arrive after this...

Parents are reminded that, with the change to the timing of Fitness, our classes commence at 8:50am. All children need to be ready for class by this time. Please note that, if students arrive after this time, they will be sent to the office for a late pass.

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Congratulations to Miss Pryke’s Year 10 Foundation Maths class who have been working on a project where they designed and landscaped a garden in the school. With the help of Jack Sims, ou...

Congratulations to Miss Pryke’s Year 10 Foundation Maths class who have been working on a project where they designed and landscaped a garden in the school. With the help of Jack Sims, our Senior School Grounds Manager, the students accurately planned and measured the area. They prepared a materials list and went to Bunnings with Jack to purchase the required items. Some weeks of classes were then spent landscaping the area, which involved building a retaining wall and putting in plants and mulch. It was an invaluable experience to have Jack working with them as he was able to teach the students worthwhile skills and provide them with trade experience. We are so proud of what the students have achieved and our thanks go to Miss Pryke, Jack Sims and the Year 10 Foundation Maths students.

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Bravehearts’ is Australia’s leading child protection advocate specific to child sexual assault. It’s vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child through the...

‘Bravehearts’ is Australia’s leading child protection advocate. They deliver presentations to children around Australia to assist in the protection of children from abuse. Braveheart’s vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child through the three tiers to prevention – Educate, Empower, Protect. They will present a 35 minute interactive non-confronting and engaging information session, featuring Ditto, a life sized lion puppet. The Year Prep and 1 students will be taught about important aspects of personal safety which will encourage and equip children to speak out if they find themselves in an unsafe situation. The program is presented by an experienced facilitator who guides the children through a power-point presentation and songs complete with actions. Follow up resources will be provided to each Home Room Teacher.

‘Bravehearts’ will present To the Prep and Year 1 students in our Junior School Chapel next Thursday, 11th August at 9:30 am. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

Please click here to view the ‘Bravehearts’ information sheet which provides a more detailed explanation of the organization and the content of the session with the students. Should you decide that you do not wish your child to participate in the show please notify your Home Room Teacher prior to next Thursday. If you have questions about the program feel free to contact the Bravehearts office on 0401500 612. 

 

 

 

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As part of our Project Care Days throughout the year, we plan to encourage our students with a Spiritual context to what we are doing. So much of the gospel is about Loving God and Loving Others. Through the giving of money on Project Care Days – we are doing both of these things!! 

This morning during homeroom classes, students were involved in discussions around Jeans for Genes Day, informing them of the important work that the Children's Medical Research Institute do in genetic research, taking a stand against childhood disease. Alongside this discussion was the sharing of the following scriptures: 

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,… for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Application: Children are VERY close to God’s heart! If they are important to God, then they should be important to us. 

Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Application: As we give to a great cause (Medical Research to seek cures for Childhood genetic disorders) - we are also giving to God! 

 

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Hi Parents, 
Hope you are all well.
Continuing with our series on the internet, taking a look at “Social Networking”, which plays a major part in young people’s lives beginning in junior ...

Hi Parents, 

Hope you are all well.

Continuing with our series on the internet, taking a look at “Social Networking”, which plays a major part in young people’s lives beginning in junior school as children are becoming more aware of what phones and other devices can offer.

Have a quick read below about social networking and don’t forget the link to…

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/staying-safe/social-networking which will inform you in more detail about the internet and the part us as parents can play.

Social networking

Social networking is a large part of the social identity of young people. They are avid users of a range of social networking services including Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. 

Many kids also network through playing online games like Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters and World of Warcraft.

All of these services provide fun and engaging ways to: 

• stay connected and interact with friends and family

• post information and updates about themselves and their activities

• share photos and videos

• chat and play games

• comment on other people’s photos, posts and profiles.

It can be difficult to resist the ‘pester power’ of your kids when it comes to allowing them to engage on social media, especially when their friends may be allowed. There is a risk they may feel alienated, but ultimately you know your child best and whether they can handle the responsibilities and pressures of being on social media. 

Kind regards,

 

Gary Crole
Bellarine Campus Chaplain

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After 3 months of rehearsal, discussions about character, chasing up period costume and grappling with American accents, Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' was finally staged last weekend to hi...

After 3 months of rehearsal, discussions about character, chasing up period costume and grappling with American accents, Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' was finally staged last weekend to highly appreciative audiences. It has long been an ambition to stage a play in the alternate year to the College musical, to give students more opportunity to experience the joy of performing to an audience and to experience the different challenges associated with a non-musical full length play. 24 students drawn from Senior School, Highton Middle School and Bellarine Middle School combined to present Wilder's well known play about life and love and the experience of being human. Year 12 student and first time actor Mitchell Ryan played George alongside Year 12 Drama student Faith Bailey as Emily and both delighted audiences with their moving performances as two young lovers experiencing the ups and downs of life. Other Senior School cast members included Lis Radtke and Emilie Crole as the narrators with Georgia Hermans, Jack McPhail, Brianna Ekberg and Patrick Corney as George and Emily’s parents. 

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Last week our Year 10 Outdoor Education students took part in an introductory alpine environment practical experience. Students connect with and learn about the environment and the issues...

Last week our Year 10 Outdoor Education students took part in an introductory alpine environment practical experience. Students connect with and learn about the environment and the issues that confront the area while developing their skills as they ski over the mountain on the cross country trails. The 2009 Black Saturday fires and the future of the resort are two aspects of the area study that will be reflected upon back at school. Evidence and observations are collected about the impact of fire on alpine ecology, as well as their first hand experiences with the mountain which is used to engage students with the DELWP discussion in regard to the future of the resort. 

Students were met with challenging weather conditions for which they were well prepared thanks to the organising and thorough planning by the class and their teachers. The skills and knowledge that they learn in this introductory unit is further built upon in Year 11 when they visit Mount Baw Baw and in Year 12 at Falls Creek.

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Hi! We are Georgie and Chappy, the two Middle School Chaplains. Our hope is that the students would see us as safe people to connect with, that we provide a listening ear, caring presence with a message of hope. We provide pastoral care which is strongly valued and promoted at our school. We love to get alongside students if they are struggling with any kind of issue ranging from peer pressure, friendship difficulties, low self-esteem, depression or family breakdown. We like to work alongside the Heads of Campus and Homeroom Teachers to offer the best support possible, keeping in mind that confidentiality is a high priority. 

Throughout the year, we also team up and run events like the 40 hour famine, prayer days, devotions and RU OK day. Our aim to proactively seek opportunities to build life skills and emotional resilience in our students through mentoring relationships and programs. 

Chappy is married, a father to four daughters and has over 20 years experience in pastoral care, ministry and chaplaincy. 

Georgie is married and currently expecting her first child. Georgie has over 9 years experience working with young people and is passionate about helping them discover hope and purpose!

We hope to bring you relevant articles and messages throughout the Semester to support you in your parenting journey.

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Year 4 'Hooptime' Championships
Year 4 ‘Hooptime’ Championships – we congratulate and wish our year 4 students all the very best as they compete at Basketball Victoria’s ‘Hooptime’ Champi...

Year 4 'Hooptime' Championships

We congratulate and wish our year 4 students all the very best as they compete at Basketball Victoria’s ‘Hooptime’ Championships next Tuesday, 9th August at The Arena. All our year 4 students are involved in this day. They are to wear their Sport Uniform on the day, and playing singlets will be provided. Students can bring their navy blue basketball shorts (if they have these) to wear on the day. Otherwise they are to wear their College navy sport shorts. The bus will leave the Junior Campus at 8:50am and return before the end of the school day. Students will need to bring their own lunch and snack food for the day, along with a named water bottle that can be refilled at the venue. A canteen is available at the venue for students to purchase a drink or food items. Parents are welcome to attend this event and support our teams on the day.  Please note that the excursion is covered by the blanket permission form for Sport and Phys Ed signed at the beginning of the year.If there are any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Richardson. 

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Year 8 Marine Studies class spent this week exploring various species and their adaptations found around the intertidal ecosystems in Queenscliff.

Fiona Scott

Marine Studies Teacher

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On Thursday we were fortunate to host a well- known author, James Phelan.  All students  in Years 7 and  8 attended sessions where James entertained them with his humour, whilst instilling an enthusiasm for reading and writing.  James talked about why he became a writer, and where his ideas came from, as well as  giving the students practical tips for structuring their own writing.  His description of his own stories was so lively and enthralling that we had many students eager to reserve our library copies of his books.

James’ ability to engage the students was evidenced by the number of questions he fielded at the end of each session.  One student in each group was even fortunate enough to receive an autographed copy of one of his books. 

Students in the Year 7 Writer’s Workshop elective had the added benefit of working with James in a workshop where he was able to guide them with advice for improving their narratives; a rare treat for a dedicated group of would be writers. 

 

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Are you interested in playing basketball for CC Eagles in our afterschool basketball program? 

Come and join us at our normal training sessions, to be held on Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th, Bellarine Campus, Centre for Music, Sport and Performing Arts.

The current training schedule is as follows:

Monday 3:30 - 4:30pm: U10 & U12

Monday 4:30 - 5:30pm: U14 & U16

CC Eagles provide appropriate level of competition to all our players, with a wide range of levels and age groups, male and female. Players not attending Christian College are catered for as well as current Christian College Students. If you or your friends would like to join us at training you MUST register your interest at f.murdoch@ccg.vic.edu.au . Summer season commences Term 4 with Bellarine Basketball Association.

CC Eagles Basketball Information

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The Olympics Day, celebrated at Junior School on Tuesday, was a wonderful day of learning and fun. The day commenced with visiting teachers leading our Years 3 and 4 students in Brazilian...

The Olympics Day, celebrated at Junior School on Tuesday, was a wonderful day of learning and fun. The day commenced with visiting teachers leading our Years 3 and 4 students in Brazilian exercises (thanks to Kristy Tutone and the A2B Organisation for arranging this for us) while the Preps - Year 2 participated in a Walking Race.

Students, grouped with others from across Prep - Year 4, then participated in a range of activities reflective of the culture of different Olympic countries before entering the official parade around the roundabout and the Opening Ceremony. It was such a great day, enjoyed by teachers and students alike. Thank you to Mr Foran, Mrs Carr and all of our Junior School teachers for the extra time and effort put in to providing this opportunity for our students.

 

 

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Over the past week, three of the Senior VCAL students have spent time giving pathways advice to Year 10 students. Jack Heathcote, Liam Warren and James Jenkinson presented to the whole Year 10 cohort at Year Level Assembly. They spoke very well about studying VCAL for Year 11 and 12 and shared their experiences from work placement. They also provided excellent advice about organising a work placement and setting up a School-Based Apprenticeship. The boys then spent time with the Year 10 Certificate class, giving them an in-depth insight into what VCAL can offer them and alleviating a lot of anxiety! Earlier in the term we also had two VCE and VCE/VET students speak about their pathways. Naomi Caufield and Cain Mackay offered mature advice about their individual pathways over Year 11 and 12. Paul Breguet and myself are very grateful as Year 10 Coordinators to have these outstanding young men and women share their experiences with the Year 10’s.

Celeste Pryke - Year Level Coordinator - Year 10

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night
Friday 12th AugustDoors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
This year we have moved to a new venue allowing for a bigger ...

Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

Friday 12th August
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This year we have moved to a new venue allowing for a bigger and better event!
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Tables of 10 @ $10/head
This trivia night is our major fundraising event to support the community of Viqueque, East Timor.

Book your table now through Senior School Reception (03) 5241 1577

BYO Food
Strictly no alcohol

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Mr. Nick Rice - Yr 5 Coordinator.

As a Year 5 cohort, we are constantly challenging our students to become better learners and apply taught skills to enable them to become better thinkers and problem solvers. As part of this terms History unit, Year 5 students are learning about Colonial Australia. Students are exploring many events and people that have shaped our history.

Students have been provided with an opportunity to prepare and present a picture story book. They have been instructed to include timelines, a biography, detailed illustrations as well as a ‘historical narrative’ in the form of a picture story book. We will be dedicating time to revising and editing this work from fellow peers and teachers. As part of engaging the students, staff member Penny Edmanson has organised a visit from an author who specialises in picture story books.

One of the most exciting aspects of this project will be encouraging the students to document their thoughts, ideas, challenges and successes in a Learning Journal Portfolio. After this project is complete, students will be given their own opportunity to make an author visit, by reading their story to the Year 4 students at Junior School. To make it more authentic, students will be dressing as their character and share some artefacts they have discovered or created that relates to their story.

As teachers we are excited to be sharing this journey over the remaining weeks of term and we look forward to the students continuing to develop the skills and knowledge with this task that can be used in other areas of the curriculum and for their future learning.

 

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On Monday, 1st August the 2016 Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held in the Chapel. We had many students from Years 1-4 perform and a great audience of parents, grandparents and ...

On Monday August 1st, the 2016 Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held in the Chapel. We had many students from Years 1-4 perform and a great audience of parents, grandparents and friends. Reidy Sensei and Chaney Sensei were impressed at the hard work and dedication shown by all students in memorising and presenting their speeches to a large audience. Due to the high quality of the students’ linguistic skills and all the speeches, the judges, Stephen Brewster and Marin Oura, had a very difficult task in choosing the place getters. We also had terrific performances from the native Japanese speakers, Noah Tanis, Niko Nakayama and Zen Nakayama, who displayed fluency and great public speaking skills. The children showed great courage and resilience in not letting their nerves get the better of them and they performed with poise and grace. 

Year 1

Sabrina Li (First) 

Jamie Kelly (Second)

Elizabeth McClure, Anjali Samuel and Callum Thomson (Third)

Year 2

Emily Goudge (First)

William Wray (Second)

Isabel Carnie and Mallory West (Third)

Year 3

Stella Benson (First)

John McClure (Second)

Francesca Sollberger  (Third)

Year 4

Fane Vaitohi  (First)

Felicity Lillico  (Second)

Ella Ryan  (Third)

 

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Year 7 Geography students are involved in a study of “Water in the World”. Students have been tasked to create, in small groups, a three dimensional model of how water moves through human and natural environments, from catchment through to treatment. On Thursday July 28th the Year 7 cohort participated in an excursion that aimed to develop student understanding of the movement of water, and thus transfer this new knowledge onto the physical models. Each small group sent members to one of three Barwon Water managed sites; Wurdee Boluc Reseviour, Montpellier Basins, and Black Rock Treatment Plant. At each site students took notes and photographs, gathered water samples, and completed field sketches before returning to school to share their new understanding amongst their small group, and begin planning the three dimensional model. The students now have a wonderful opportunity to link this understanding and display the movement of water in a hands on and practical way.

Tim Wright
Geography Teacher

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

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

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

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

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

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

www.ccitl.com.au

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After 3 months of rehearsal, discussions about character, chasing up period costume and grappling with American accents, Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' was finally staged last weekend to highly appreciative audiences. It has long been an ambition to stage a play in the alternate year to the College musical, to give students more opportunity to experience the joy of performing to an audience and to experience the different challenges associated with a non-musical full length play. 24 students drawn from Senior School, Highton Middle School and Bellarine Middle School combined to present Wilder's well known play about life and love and the experience of being human. Year 12 student and first time actor Mitchell Ryan played George alongside Year 12 Drama student Faith Bailey as Emily and both delighted audiences with their moving performances as two young lovers experiencing the ups and downs of life. Congratulations to the entire cast for a wonderful performance!

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Until the end of the term Junior School will be collecting food items for the Toucan Appeal conducted by the Geelong Food Relief Centre.  For further information and appropriate food item...

Until the end of the term Junior School will be collecting food items for the Toucan Appeal conducted by the Geelong Food Relief Centre.

For further information and appropriate food items to donate please refer to this link.

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Yr. 7 Japanese Class

Starting something new is always exciting.  This semester 18 Year 7 students in the Japanese class, have had a great start to learning Japanese. They have been learning hiragana; the basic phonetic script representing the sounds of Japanese. Using Visible thinking routine, the students are developing understanding of how different the Japanese script looks and sounds, compared to English. A key aspect of the Year 7 Japanese program involves intercultural understanding. Wearing Japanese costumes, the students introduced themselves in Japanese. The students participated in the hands-on cultural experience with which they are developing intercultural understanding and knowledge.  

Yukiko Valent

Japanese teacher Year 2 to Year 9

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

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

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

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

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

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

www.ccitl.com.au

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We are currently seeking donations for the East Timor Trivia Night. If you or someone you know are able to donate any products or services they will be greatly appreciated. There will be a silent auction as well as a public auction to showcase your donation. Thank you to those who have already donated generously to this cause.

Please email the College at senior@ccg.vic.edu.au or to max.dent@ccg.vic.edu.au with your donations. We appreciate the vast array of people from our community who support this important fundraising event.

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

Friday 12th August
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This year we have moved to a new venue allowing for a bigger and better event!
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Tables of 10 @ $10/head
This trivia night is major fundraising event to support the community of Viqueque, East Timor.

Book your table now through Senior School Reception (03) 5241 1577

BYO Food
Strictly no alcohol

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If you wish to discuss further your student’s Semester 1 Summative report, or aspects of the In Time reporting feedback with staff, Learning Conferences will be conducted on: Thursday 18th August, between 4.00pm - 8pm. Please note: We ask that all students to accompany their parents as part of our conference process. Research suggests that student learning can be impacted positively through the teacher providing direct feedback to individual students. It also provides opportunity for reflection, questions and discussion pertinent to goal setting for Semester 2. We feel that parents will also benefit from these opportunities for discussion and feedback. 

Can I encourage you to pencil this date into your family calendar, with further information (including booking instructions) to follow next week. 

 

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

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

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

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

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

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

www.ccitl.com.au

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

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

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

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

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

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

www.ccitl.com.au

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We look forward to seeing our current Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students at our Christian College Bellarine Elective Expo Evening on Thursday 11th August from 4pm – 6pm. 

This event will be held in the Auditorium foyer at the Bellarine Campus. We are pleased to invite you to take up this wonderful opportunity to view all of the elective pathways through our Middle School, chatting with and asking questions of our specialist staff.  Elective booklets for students in Yr. 7, 8 and 9 in 2017 will be available on the College Portal from Monday, 1st August.  Students in Yr. 5 and Yr. 6 in 2017,will receive the details of Elective subject rotations prior to the Expo.  

Directly after this elective expo we invite current year 8 students and parents to move into the auditorium to view a short Back Creek Farm presentation. This part of the evening will run between 6pm - 6.30pm and will give an overview of the Back Creek farm experience the year 8 students can expect in 2017. We look forward to sharing with you the diverse and exciting opportunities that are to come. 

Earl Moore

Deputy Head of Bellarine Campus

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VTAC TERTIARY APPLICATION INFORMATION
At this time of year it is very important for all Year 12 students to understand how to apply for courses, applying for special consideration and app...

VTAC TERTIARY APPLICATION INFORMATION

At this time of year it is very important for all Year 12 students to understand how to apply for courses, applying for special consideration and applying for scholarships to undertake Tertiary Studies. Following their attendance at the recent Geelong Careers Practitioners VTAC Information Session, our Careers Guidance Counsellors, Mrs Dianne Swann, Mr Syd Strauch and Mrs Robyn Smith, presented the most up to date and relevant information to all Year 12 students about applying these processes. Key dates relevant for all Year 12 students wishing to apply for a Tertiary course are printed below. Please click here to find attached the full presentation delivered to Year 12 students. As we are aware that it is important for parents and guardians to also understand these processes, we encourage you to read through this information and discuss it with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact Dianne Martin (Deputy Head of Campus) if you wish to discuss a possible application of special consideration for your child. Please also contact the Careers Counsellors at Senior School if you have any specific questions in relation to the Tertiary course application process. 

 

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

Friday 12th August
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This year we have moved to a new venue allowing for a bigger and better event!
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Tables of 10 @ $10/head
This trivia night is major fundraising event to support the community of Viqueque, East Timor.

Book your table now through Senior School Reception (03) 5241 1577

BYO Food
Strictly no alcohol

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HOT OFF THE PRESS!

3S have worked hard to complete a class magazine. During writing lessons, they have created advertisements, news articles, travel recommendations, opinion pieces and reviews. The class have collaborated and chosen different pieces to write to create a magazine that has a variety of pieces in it. The class were engaged and motivated throughout the entire process, they edited each others work and took on their peers feedback to improve their work. This meaningful task has been recieved with enthusism by the 3S students and CCB staff alike.

Mrs Kate Pritchard

Year 3S Homeroom Teacher

 

 

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As part of the grade 3 and 4 sport program the students have been enjoying developing their tennis skills with assistance from the Drysdale Tennis Club.

Caitlin Hoiles
Prep - Yr. 6 P.E. Coordinator

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Year 9 Marine studies students worked with staff at the Marine Discovery centre in Queenscliff to further research issues impacting our marine environment in preparation for their Global ...

Year 9 Marine studies students worked with staff at the Marine Discovery centre in Queenscliff to further research issues impacting our marine environment in preparation for their Global Issues assessment task.

Miss Fiona Scott

Marine Studies Teacher

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Year 1 students have been using the number of days they have been in Year 1 to revisit bundling from the ones to the tens place value. Recently the children discovered what happens when y...

Year 1 students have been using the number of days they have been in Year 1 to revisit bundling from the ones to the tens place value. Recently the children discovered what happens when you have ten bundles of ten as they celebrated the 100th day of school for 2016. They brought an older version of themselves to school and 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 cups and Legos, made glasses for their old eyes and much more. The day was filled with fun and laughter and was a wonderful introduction to our Maths unit ‘Place Value to 100’. 

Katie Oelke
Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

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SOCIAL MEDIA INCURSION
Dear Parents, 
As social media plays such an influential part in the lives of our students, the College will be providing the Year 6, 7, 8 and 9 students an incu...

Dear Parents, 

As social media plays such an influential part in the lives of our students, the College will be providing the Year 6, 7, 8 and 9 students an incursion to hear from the ‘Sport and Life Training’ (SALT) group about the healthy use of social media.

We are very fortunate to have SALT’s CEO, Mr David Burt presenting to the students as he is a dynamic presenter with vast experience in education, chaplaincy, child welfare and community cultural development.

David will be presenting on the following topics:

- Advantages and disadvantages of social media

- Who is watching you

- Things future employers hate to see

- Cyber bullying

- How to keep your social media content healthy

- Phishing

- Sexting

- Online gambling

- Pornography

- Video games

- Time and productivity

- Sleep

The Social media Incursion will be held on Tuesday 16th August from 8.50am - 10.30am at the Bellarine Campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the College reception on 5253 2998.

Mr Earl Moore

Deputy Head of Bellarine Campus

 

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Colourless liquids changed colours, ring shaped clouds puffed through the auditorium and those puffs pushed cups off of the heads of the children. Children laughed and sat in awe as Profe...

Colourless liquids changed colours, ring shaped clouds puffed through the auditorium and those puffs pushed cups off of the heads of the children. Children laughed and sat in awe as Professor Jollybop and his sidekick, Rusty, taught the children about heat energy, sound and light as part of their Integrated Studies unit. 

Katie Oelke

Prep to Yr. 2 Coordinator

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In the lead up to Run Geelong and as a focus on serving our community, we will be offering a running club every Tuesday during lunchtime for students from years 7-9 of all levels of fitne...

In the lead up to Run Geelong and as a focus on serving our community, we will be offering a running club every Tuesday during lunchtime for students from years 7-9 of all levels of fitness. This is a great opportunity for our students to be involved in an event that supports our community whilst also developing their personal fitness. Students who would like to be involved in the Run Geelong event but do not wish to run can register to volunteer via the Run Geelong website. 

Training for this event will involve running inside and outside of the school grounds. Students will be supervised at all times by staff while running out of school grounds. If you would like further information please feel free to contact me. 

Please see the attachment in the link below, regarding the registration process for Run Geelong and be sure to join the Christian College Geelong or the Christian College Bellarine team.

Miss Fiona Scott (PE Teacher).

Run Geelong Registration information

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The Bravehearts Personal Safety Education incursion, ‘The Ditto Show’, will take place on Tuesday, the 9th of August from 12 noon in the auditorium. Bravehearts vision is to make Australia the safest place to raise a child. The organisation believes that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety they are providing children with the tools to stay safe. The program runs for 35 minutes and is followed by an information session for parents following the show. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the show.

Katie Oelke

Prep to Yr. 2 Coordinator

Bravehearts Incursion notice to parents

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

Friday 12th August
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This year we have moved to a new venue allowing for a bigger and better event!
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Tables of 10 @ $10/head
This trivia night is major fundraising event to support the community of Viqueque, East Timor.

Book your table now through Senior School Reception (03) 5241 1577

BYO Food
Strictly no alcohol

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Online subject selections open on Thursday August 4th and close on Friday August 12th.
If students are Applying to Accelerate in 2017, you must also complete a Green "Application to Accel...

Online subject selections open on Thursday August 4th and close on Friday August 12th.

If students are Applying to Accelerate in 2017, a Green "Application to Accelerate" form, available from the Student Office, must also be completed.

If a green form is not submitted before 3:30 pm Friday August 12, it will be removed from your online preference.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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