You are warmly invited to join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bellarine Campus.
The day will be filled with celebration, entertainment, reminiscing and campus tours as we refl...

You are warmly invited to join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bellarine Campus.

The day will be filled with celebration, entertainment, reminiscing and campus tours as we reflect on the past 20 years and look forward to what the future has in store.

Sunday 11th September 2016 | 2pm to 5pm
(Doors open at 1.30pm)

Bellarine Campus Auditorium
40 Collins Street, Drysdale 3222

For catering purposes please RSVP the number attending to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday 3 September 2016. 

The Bellarine Campus has come such a long way over the past 20 years...in 1996, sixty-two foundation students assembled in the chapel to commence the school year. In 2016 we have more than 450 students experiencing the wonderful education offered at the Bellarine Campus.
Come and join the celebration!

 

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

Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

TONIGHT- 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.

Further information, including booking instructions, can be found in the following two attachments:

Learning Conferences - Head of Campus letter

Learning Conferences - Booking Information

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. 

Looking forward to seeing you then!

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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 ar...

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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This year we are Celebrating Book Week and the theme of “Australia! Country Story.” We are a diverse country and we all have a journey and a tale to tell of what our country means to us.
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This year we are Celebrating Book Week and the theme of “Australia! Country Story.” We are a diverse country and we all have a journey and a tale to tell of what our country means to us.

During the coming week, August 15th to 19th, the Christian College Bellarine Library will celebrate all things Aussie and will focus on the wonderful variety of Australian books that have been published. We will be running different activities each lunchtime so we encourage the students to come and visit us to find out more.

On Friday 19th of August we will have a Children’s Book Character Parade which also coincides with the Project Care “Soupahero” Dress up Day. As a result, the Prep to Year Four children can choose whether they wish to come as either a super hero or Book Character. 

Leanne Doble 

Junior School Librarian

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This year Christian College Middle School is participating in the 40 Hour Famine. World Vision has been raising funds through the 40 hour famine for many years now with a desire to wipe out global poverty. Students have been invited to participate by choosing to give something up for 40 hours over the weekend of the 19 – 21 August. Students are choosing to give up things like food, furniture, social media etc. In order to fundraise, they are asking friends and family to sponsor them. Our Middle School goal is $5000 which is very achievable if everybody gives something, however big or small. We are so excited to see so many students wanting to participate in such a meaningful and sacrificial way.

Some words from our Devotional Prefects: 

Remy Olsen shares, “By raising only $20 you can help a family’s food production, through giving something up for just 40 hours – you can help someone else! As devotional prefects, we are encouraging all students and families to get involved through raising funds and awareness. If you are not participating, you can support someone else by donating. World Vision needs our help!” 

Ashlee Simpson shares, “Being one out of thousands of people that participate in the 40 Hour Famine each year, my contribution is destined to positively impact someone else. Whilst participating, I had the constant thought that I was making an impact in the world and there’s also the thought of knowing that I was influencing someone else’s life; which gives you so much more motivation to keep on doing the positive things you are. Doing the 40 Hour Famine is a fantastic way for us to experience, even for a short time, what it’s like for others living in poverty.” 

If you would like to give towards our goal of $5000, head to http://www.40hourfamine.com.au/, click on ‘Support a team’ and type in Christian College Highton – Middle School,  then click ‘GIVE NOW’. Every donation will make a real difference to children suffering due to poverty and hunger. 

 

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Finishing with Dignity
I mentioned this phrase in a previous newsletter and was able to speak to the Year 12 students about it. We are endeavouring to provide the best possible conditions...

Finishing with Dignity

I mentioned this phrase in a previous newsletter and was able to speak to the Year 12 students about it. We are endeavouring to provide the best possible conditions for your son or daughter to succeed in VCE. This means that teachers work hard to ensure the curriculum is covered and revised to allow mastery. That mastery is sometimes more difficult for some. Ensuring that students have a sense of leaving well assists their approach to learning. Research shows the sense of pride in the school helps learning through a positive relationship with their teachers.

The teachers are in the best position to ensure that focus in maintained up until the final examination. Parents and guardians are able to support at home by ensuring their son or daughter remains focussed on their work and not be distracted.

We often receive requests from parents of students in Year 12 for how they may support their child in their final year of schooling. It is difficult and there is no one solution. At present we are thinking through ways of better assisting you and your child in this matter.

There will be more information to follow.

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

 

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The Junior School canteen urgently needs some volunteers to replace those who have been unable to continue on the roster. If anyone could help from 9:00am to 11:30am or 12:00 noon to 2:00...

The Junior School canteen urgently needs some volunteers to replace those who have been unable to continue on the roster. If anyone could help from 9:00am to 11:30am or 12:00 noon to 2:00pm any Friday or even once a month or once per term, or even be an emergency it would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to assist please contact Heather Smith on 0409 137661 or email h.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au 

 

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Mr. Peter Fossey - Yr 6 Coordinator.

Building upon the challenges presented in Year 5, the students at Year 6 are challenged in similar ways. Setting goals, taking ownership, thinking critically, voicing opinions and using visible thinking strategies are some of the skills being cultivated into consistent personal dispositions.

As facilitators we are observing students that are delving deeper into the units of work being covered and are developing their own particular strengths and styles. Students are owning their 'Building Learning Power' (BLP) by tracking their 'Learning Muscles' with noticeable improvement being seen in their 'Resourcefulness' and capacity to 'Reflect'.

Our curriculum focus this term on Asylum Seekers and Refugees dovetails into our literacy activities centred upon Maurice Gleitzman's novel, 'Boy Overboard', which is the story of the journey of Jamal, a refugee from Afghanistan, 'Asian Influences' theme in Geography, persuasive texts in Writing, 'Heroes' and their characteristics in Christian Education and 'Natural Disasters' in Science.

Recently the students were privileged to hear from a guest speaker who made the refugee boat journey from Iraq several years ago. In doing this the students were able to make real life links into this current world issue and to build clarity into their own thoughts and opinions.

We are pleased to be pursuing the 'Learning that Matters'.

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Further to our newsletter article last week on the Prize Winners for the Japanese Speech Contest. Please note the winners are as below:
Year 1
Sabrina Li (First) 
Jamie Kelly, Stella McMi...

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, Stella McMillan (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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Hi Parents,
Our series on the internet this week takes us to the issue of…….Digital reputation
All internet users have a digital or online reputation, no matter what their age. This reput...

Hi Parents,

Our series on the internet this week takes us to the issue of…….Digital reputation

All internet users have a digital or online reputation, no matter what their age. This reputation is the opinion or view that others have about the user, based on what they say and do online. 

For their privacy and safety, it’s important for your children and all young people to be aware of where and how their personal information is available on the internet, who can access it, what others are doing with it and the impression they are leaving for others to find.

Managing the risks

It is imperative that your children are aware of and understand all of the features and terms of use of social networking sites—in particular, how to set their profile to 'private'.

It’s also valuable to help them understand that any information they provide online or via SMS can be shared more broadly than they might think. Encourage your children to think carefully before sharing images or messages online or on their mobile phone. Help them understand that they may be committing a criminal offence when taking and/or sharing sexual images of themselves or others. As an adult, be very cautious if you have intercepted any content that may constitute child pornography. Do not interact with the information, forward or share it in any way. Immediately seek guidance from your local police.

Supporting your child online

Parents need to discuss the consequences of a negative digital reputation with their children. In order to protect their reputation, both online and offline, young people need to consider how they manage their own and others’ messages and images.

Talk to your children about managing personal information on social networking sites. Encourage them not to put any personal information on their profiles. This includes their phone number, personal email address, home or school addresses, or the name of their school. Remind your children that much of what they do online can be made public, and may go beyond the group of friends they intend it to reach. A good general guide is for kids not to post photos that they would not want strangers to see. Encourage your children to be careful when they post photos and to consider how what they post might be viewed by others.

Talk to your children about the potential social, academic, employment and legal implications of posting inappropriate material of themselves or others online. Encourage them to think about who might see the content and what the impact might be, now and in the future. Remind them to take care with others’ digital reputations. They should not post images of others without their permission and should take care with comments about others.

Further guidance for parents on these issues can be found at https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent.

Kind regards,

Gary Crole
Bellarine Campus Chaplain

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The VCAL students have been very fortunate to continue to receive terrific support from local businesses to help with the renovations of their Community Bus. The latest donation has come ...

The VCAL students have been very fortunate to continue to receive terrific support from local businesses to help with the renovations of their Community Bus. The latest donation has come from Choices Flooring by Fletchers who have generously donated new vinyl flooring and carpet for it. A big thank you to Peter Ford for giving up his time to advise the students, deliver samples and organise the laying of the vinyl. This has made such a difference to the interior of the bus. Additional kind and much appreciated donations to date have come from Total Tools, Cabinetmakers Choice and Mitre10. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Dan Harwood for sharing his expertise and his mentorship of the students to build the cabinetry in the bus. Ian Ballis from The Powerhouse is mentoring our students along with Jane Bailey, our Senior Art teacher, in the designing and painting of its exterior. We are currently looking for somewhere local to park the bus under shelter for about a week, so that the students can continue to paint its exterior. If you are able to help us out with this request, please contact either Andy Phillips or Kerryn Fearnsides at the Senior Campus.

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Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage.  Last Friday he did just that when he entertained our Year 5 and Year 6 students with his antics. Oliver used his teacher and stand-up comedian experience to bring out the funny side of writing. Students found out where story ideas come from and how easy it is to write wacky and silly stories. Oliver was a huge hit with the kids, and kept them (and teachers) laughing all the while. Most Importantly, he managed to convey his love of reading to the kids, encouraging them to be avid readers, and enjoy writing.

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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.

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www.ccitl.com.au

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During your child’s next classroom music lesson, he/she will have the opportunity to play an instrument in front of the class.  If your child would like to participate, please make sure t...

During your child’s next classroom music lesson, he/she will have the opportunity to play an instrument in front of the class.  If your child would like to participate, please make sure they bring his/her instrument and music on the day of classroom music lessons. Please note that you can access your child's classroom music lesson time via their timetable on the Parent Portal.

 

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On Friday the 5th of August, the years 5, 6, 7 and 8 had the experience of listening to leading author, stand-up comedian and primary school teacher, Oliver Phommavahn. It was a very enga...

On Friday the 5th of August, the years 5, 6, 7 and 8 had the experience of listening to leading author, stand-up comedian and primary school teacher, Oliver Phommavahn. It was a very engaging, entertaining and funny experience and his delivery style helped Oliver get his points across. 

Oliver’s inspiration for his stories come from regular, everyday things. His first story, THAI-RIFFIC! was inspired by his embarrassing family. His inspiration for other stories has also come from his observations of everyday life and reading books. This showed us that you don’t need amazing things to happen to you all the time for you to come up with ideas for great stories. Inspiration can be found all around you, especially in your imagination.

As you may be able to tell from the fact that he’s a stand-up comedian, Oliver wasn’t the sensible, mature person you may think of when it comes to an author. As a child, Oliver was the class-clown and had a very creative mind, including a love of pretending to be a dinosaur. His teachers would tell him to ‘grow up’ but he had another idea. Instead, he would act like a kid and make jokes for a living! There are so many types of books, and types of authors, which can really show that you don’t have to be a certain type of person, or what people tell you to be to follow your passion.

Written by Isaac Malone. Year 6.

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Communicating with your adolescent…..it is one of the unique challenges faced by parents all over the world on a daily basis! As our young people navigate through the significant personal, physical, social and emotional changes throughout adolescents, we also see a distinct transformation in their communication patterns, often contributing to our parental frustration!

In a useful article written by Angie Wilcock, titled ‘Grunts and Eye Rolls, Finding a Better Way to Communicate’, Angie highlights 6 key strategies in being able to communicate more effectively with our adolescent children, whilst building positive relationships.

We appreciate the opportunity as educators to partner alongside you through these adolescent years.

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus 

 

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Ditto, the Bravehearts mascot, captured her audience this week as the Prep to Year 2 students learned about personal safety through ‘The Ditto Show’. The program was presented by the organisation Bravehearts. Bravehearts believes that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety they are providing children with the tools to stay safe. ‘The Ditto Show’ taught the children about Yes and No feelings, private parts and the importance of telling a safe person when you feel unsafe. Each child received an activity book, this is a great way to talk about the show but also continue the conversation as a family. 

Katie Oelke

Yr. Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

 

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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 items...

Thank you to those families that have already had the opportunity to donate to our Toucan Appeal. This appeal will continue until the end of the term 3 at Junior School and we would be very grateful of your continued support. Please refer to this link for the items that have been requested by the Geelong Food Relief Centre. Items can be left on the table in the foyer at Junior School. We thank you for your generosity to this very worthwhile cause.

 

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The Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students went to Mt. Baw Baw last week for their Alpine Trip. 55 students explored the mountain summit environment on snow shoes and skied on...

The Year 11 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students went to Mt. Baw Baw last week for their Alpine Trip. 55 students explored the mountain summit environment on snow shoes and skied on the downhill runs, allowing them to compare the two activities and their associated impacts on the environment. This experience builds on the Lake Mountain day trip in Year 10 Outdoor Education and prepares them well for the Year 12 adventure to the Bogong High Plains for their snow camping expedition.

The Mt. Baw Baw region provides rich opportunities for the Year 11s to learn about the historical uses of the area as well as contemporary recreation, conservation and commercial activities that occur there these days. The Baw Baw Alpine Resort is currently investigating alternatives for its future operations given the uncertainty around snow with our changing climate – plenty of rich curriculum material for our students! 

From the students:  

“The Mt. Baw Baw trip was an exhilarating, eye opening experience that challenged me physically and mentally….”

“It was a great opportunity to get out into the environment and learn within a different ecosystem.”

“A personal highlight was climbing to the summit with many of my mates and teachers, and being able to overlook the whole of the mountain terrain.”

“It’s … peaceful and you learn more I reckon”

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You are warmly invited to join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bellarine Campus.

The day will be filled with celebration, entertainment, reminiscing and campus tours as we reflect on the past 20 years and look forward to what the future has in store.

Sunday 11th September 2016 | 2pm to 5pm
(Doors open at 1.30pm)

Bellarine Campus Auditorium
40 Collins Street, Drysdale 3222

For catering purposes please RSVP the number attending to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday 3 September 2016. 

The Bellarine Campus has come such a long way over the past 20 years...in 1996, sixty-two foundation students assembled in the chapel to commence the school year. In 2016 we have more than 450 students experiencing the wonderful education offered at the Bellarine Campus.
Come and join the celebration!

 

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Kade Leigh and Harry Bradbury recently represented Victoria at the 12 Years and Under National Hockey Championships in Cairns. Both Year 5 students had a wonderful experience. 

“We enjoyed being part of a team on and off the field. We learnt new skills from the training we did before the trip, right through to when we were playing against other states.”

One of Kade’s highlights was scoring a goal against South Australia. “I was so happy when I scored a goal in our game against South Australia. Our coach, Rob Zull, taught us a lot and our team manager, Mark, was great at organising us for our games and recovery after our games.” Harry played a vital role throughout the week at full back, repelling many attacks on goal from the opposition. 

It was an amazing experience for both students, making new friends not only from Victoria but from different states, some that will be life long friends. They both hope that they can play more hockey with and against them in the future.

Both boys loved putting on the Victorian playing top and felt very proud to represent their state and Christian College throughout the tournament. They plan to work hard at their hockey to enable them to get more chances to represent Victoria again and have many more wonderful experiences like they did last week.

 

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Our annual Fathers' Day Stall will be held on Friday, 2nd September, 2016. Please click here to view information regarding this very exciting annual event.

Our Annual Fathers’ Day Stall will be held on Friday, 2nd September, 2016.  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 School Calendar.

 

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This week the Year 8 Marine Studies class spent time at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff. Students were give the opportunity to experience and discover'hands on' ...

This week the Year 8 Marine Studies class spent time at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff. Students were give the opportunity to experience and discover'hands on' a variety of intertidal organisms found around our local coastal areas and learn about their incredible adaptations. Our Year 8 marine enthusiasts also participated in a laboratory session, focusing their attention to a specific marine phylum on which they will be presenting to the class in the near future. 

Miss Fiona Scott

Marine Studies Teacher

 

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Christian College has an extremely well developed Alpine program that involves many students in Senior School. We recently had our Year 11 students return from two separate trips to Mt Baw Baw. Both groups were able to test their snow skills and develop new ones despite only a thin cover of snow, while learning about the Alpine environment. The staff at the ski lodge introduced himself to our leader, Mr Louis Gross, to congratulate him on the behaviour of our students. He was impressed with their manners and willingness to listen and help others.

This was very pleasing to hear and testimony to the students who see this type of program as an honour and not a privilege.

This week saw our Year 12 students depart for their Outdoor Education Alpine Program. They were very excited and looking forward to the skiing ahead of them. This program is led by Mr Cassidy Hurrell and forms an integral part of their curriculum.

This type of program sets us apart from other schools as the activities, skiing and snow camping in this case, are immersed in the curriculum. It is not a “value added” component but a natural consequence of the learning that has already taken place and will continue after it.

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It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce our Book Week 2016 Parade on Tuesday, 23rd 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 round-a-bout or alternatively in the gym.  Parents are warmly welcome to join in the celebration and watch the parade.

Mrs Elliss and Mrs Kreeck

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We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2017) and also for 2018. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students, expecting to start at Christian College Highton in 2017/2018 at any year level, must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please visit or phone our reception staff if you require an additional enrolment form.

A reminder also that if your child/ren will not be attending Christian College in 2017, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1 2017 fees.  

 

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Last Friday, all Junior students were in involved in our Olympics Activity Day where we experienced and celebrated the Olympics. During the opening ceremony, students had the opportunity ...

Last Friday, all Junior students were in involved in our Olympics Activity Day where we experienced and celebrated the Olympics. During the opening ceremony, students had the opportunity to learn about various nations competing at the Olympics and marched around the gym to the national anthem of their assigned country. Students also played a number of games and completed craft activities, all which related to the Olympics. The children participated with great enthusiasm. For many, the teachers versus students tug of war was the highlight. It was an excellent day with the spirit of the Olympics shining through.

Jonathan Maddock

Yr. 3-4 Coordinator

 

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

TONIGHT- 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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Last Tuesday our College was represented by 64 Year 4 students in the 2016 Basketball Victoria ‘Hooptime’ competition. The students displayed some fantastic skill and sportsmanship in the...

Last Tuesday our College was represented by 64 Year 4 students in the 2016 Basketball Victoria ‘Hooptime’ competition. The students displayed fantastic skill and sportsmanship in their games throughout the day. They competed very well, and are to be congratulated on their team performances on the day. We congratulate our ‘All Star’ Boys team on winning the Grand Final, and our ‘All Star’ Girls and ‘Future Stars’ teams on making the Grand Final and finishing runners-up. We will wait for confirmation from Basketball Victoria to find out if these teams progress in the 2016 ‘Hooptime’ competition. Thank you to Mr Foran, Mr Johnstone, Mrs Carr and our Eagles Club Basketball coaches on their fantastic coaching on the day.   

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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, Learning Conferences will be conducted on: Thursday 25th August, b...

Please find attached information regarding our upcoming Learning Conferences. If you wish to discuss further your student’s Semester 1 Summative report, or aspects of the In Time reporting feedback, Learning Conferences will be conducted on Thursday 25th August, between 4.00pm – 8.00pm.We look forward to sharing in discussions with you around the progress of your young person so far this term.

We ask that all students from Years 3 to 9 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. 

 

Mr. Nick Watson

Head of Bellarine Campus

Learning Conference Parent letter 2016

Learning Conference Booking Instructions

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MAKING THE MOST OF UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS

It is the time of year when the opportunity arises for families to be participating in Open Days at various learning institutions. Please click here for an article which offers some thoughts on how to approach these days with the aim of gaining helpful insights into courses of particular interest. Open Days are designed to be valuable for all students from Year 10 through to Year 12.

A link to the dates of various Victorian Open Days has been provided in a previous Senior School Newsletter.

 

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You are warmly invited to join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bellarine Campus.

The day will be filled with celebration, entertainment, reminiscing and campus tours as we reflect on the past 20 years and look forward to what the future has in store.

Sunday 11th September 2016 | 2pm to 5pm
(Doors open at 1.30pm)

Bellarine Campus Auditorium
40 Collins Street, Drysdale 3222

For catering purposes please RSVP the number attending to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday 3 September 2016. 

The Bellarine Campus has come such a long way over the past 20 years...in 1996, sixty-two foundation students assembled in the chapel to commence the school year. In 2016 we have more than 450 students experiencing the wonderful education offered at the Bellarine Campus.
Come and join the celebration!

 

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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 profe...

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.

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www.ccitl.com.au

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This parent information evening with Jules Haddock is being promoted as a community event open to anyone interested; it is relevant to primary and secondary school aged children. This m...

 

This parent information evening with Jules Haddock is being promoted as a community event open to anyone interested; it is relevant to primary and secondary school aged children. This may be something you find useful in conjunction with the MyTERN resources and understandings your child has been using at school.

Please note, this very informative presentation on how to support students with ANXIETY is not a profitable event. Our objective is to disseminate information covering the latest research and findings on how to best assist children who suffer from anxiety whilst charging only $20 in an endeavour to cover our costs – ie speaker professional fee, venue and AV hire, printing brochures, postage etc. In order for these costs to be covered and continue to offer such important information evenings relevant to parenting and teaching we need all the help schools can offer to promote this event. We sincerely hope you can be amongst the many schools who can assist here. The second presentation on Dealing with Young People and Guiding them to Success is also on offer and presented by one of Australia's leading child psychologists – Andrew Fuller. Again, if you can alert your school community and teachers to this information evening it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in anticipation.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety will be offered at the following location:

7pm to 9pm  Entry $20

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016

The Shell Club 76 Purnell Rd, Corio (Geelong) - 38 mins from Westgate Bridge

FREE onsite car park / Bistro open before event

Secure your place!

Email   rick@criticalagendas.com.au 

Include your name, venue and 

number of tickets required at $20 each.

Collect and pay for tickets on the night. No EFTPOS

Enquiries:  Ph 0433 616 771

 

 

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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.

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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.

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www.ccitl.com.au

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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

TONIGHT- 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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Christian College presents the sixth annual East Timor Trivia Night

TONIGHT- 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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As part of Integrated Studies, the Year 3 students have had the opportunity to grow their understanding of celebrations, looking closely at various celebrations that occur in different co...

As part of Integrated Studies, the Year 3 students have had the opportunity to grow their understanding of celebrations, looking closely at various celebrations that occur in different countries around the world.

After exploring their chosen celebration, students then imagined what their celebration might look like and began to plan hosting the celebration. Students planned their celebrations in detail, including: where and how it is celebrated, the food, decorations and invitations required. 

Students have been highly engaged in their learning with some amazing celebrations planned.

I hope we are sent an invite to their celebrations!

 

Miss. Sapphire Main

Classroom Teacher

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You are warmly invited to join in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bellarine Campus.

The day will be filled with celebration, entertainment, reminiscing and campus tours as we reflect on the past 20 years and look forward to what the future has in store.

Sunday 11th September 2016 | 2pm to 5pm
(Doors open at 1.30pm)

Bellarine Campus Auditorium
40 Collins Street, Drysdale 3222

For catering purposes please RSVP the number attending to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday 3 September 2016. 

The Bellarine Campus has come such a long way over the past 20 years...in 1996, sixty-two foundation students assembled in the chapel to commence the school year. In 2016 we have more than 450 students experiencing the wonderful education offered at the Bellarine Campus.
Come and join the celebration!

 

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Only nineteen short weeks before Christmas will be here which means it is that time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child. Over the years, we as a College community have bless...

Only nineteen short weeks before Christmas will be here which means it is that time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child. Over the years, we as a College community have 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 be encouraged 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 through to October. Shoe boxes can be purchased at reception 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 175 boxes in 2016! 

Mrs. Emma Ford and Mrs. Claire Deretic

Project Care Coordinators

 

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On Friday the 19th of August we are very excited for our Project Care Day for Term 3. Christian College Bellarine has the absolute honour of working together as a Middle and Junior School...

On Friday the 19th of August we are very excited for our Project Care Day for Term 3. Christian College Bellarine has the absolute honour of working together as a Middle and Junior School to raise money for the Captain Courageous Foundation. This incredible foundation supports kids with Bone Marrow Disease. On this day we invite all students to dress up as their favourite superhero, bring along a gold coin donation and join their homeroom in a yummy soup lunch. All donations will go straight to the Captain Courageous Foundation to all the courageous kids fighting this disease. We can't wait for you to join us on this day.

The Project Care Team

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Thank you to the large number of families that took the opportunity to journey through the Elective Expo and Back Creek farm presentation Thursday evening. It was a wonderful opportunity ...

Thank you to the large number of families that took the opportunity to journey through the Elective Expo and Back Creek farm presentation Thursday evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the many varied pathways available to students as they venture through the middle Years. The word from quite a number of parents, was that they ‘would love to go back to school!’

Earl Moore

Deputy Head of Bellarine

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