I read an interesting article recently titled, ‘What did you fail at today?’ which initially produced mixed thoughts in my mind. The usual questions we tend to ask our children when we se...

I read an interesting article recently titled, ‘What did you fail at today?’ which initially produced mixed thoughts in my mind.

The usual questions we tend to ask our children when we see them after school would be, ‘did you have a good day?’ or ‘what did you learn at school?’ I know as a child I wasn’t usually ready for long explanations to questions such as this, and usually didn’t provide my Mum or Dad with much information.

Timing, I found as my own children grew up, was the essence of getting meaningful answers that gave insights into the day and how they were managing.

This article made the point that at university and elsewhere, many students, while impressive on paper, seem to be unable to cope with simple struggles that then impact their lives significantly. One university is now offering an entire course on how to fail!

It did get me thinking that failure is often viewed as a result of ‘not trying’ or an ‘end outcome’. It doesn’t have to be, though.

Failure / Disappointment can be where true learning starts in order to grow.

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything". He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive". As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. ... Edison replied: "I didn't fail 1,000 times, I was working persistently to achieve a goal".

I think our BLP program (Building Learning Power) goes a long way to equipping our students in important areas such as resilience, being resourceful, listening and interacting with others, as well as reflecting on our actions.

It’s important and necessary to encourage and celebrate your children’s successes, but when disappointments come, don’t see them as failures – see them as great learning opportunities. Encourage and talk with your children about ways to move forward, or what different actions could be taken in the future to improve the situation if it occurs again. Sharing your own personal stories with your disappointments can help to normalise setbacks for your children so that they can ‘pick themselves up again’ and have another try.

We also have a loving God who journeys with us through life’s joys and setbacks. He’s always there for us and Jesus experienced this Himself when He walked the earth. He can pick us up and take us forward, if we ask for His help.

Don’t be afraid to seek His support and comfort in whatever you may be facing.

God bless

Rowan Thurman

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It is with much excitement that I invite our current Year 6/7/8 students and families to attend our Elective Expo Evening on Wednesday 30th August from 4pm – 6pm. This event will be held ...

Learning Conferences

Thank you to the parents who attended Learning Conferences on Tuesday evening. The productive and collaborative dialogue shared is what forms the fabric of a sound partnership in the educational journey of each student. We are looking forward to continuing this partnership as the year progresses.

 

Elective Expo and Back Creek Information Session

It is with much excitement that I invite our current Year 6, 7 and 8 students and families to attend our 'Elective Expo Evening' on Wednesday, 30th August from 4pm to 6pm. This event will be held in the Sports and Aquatic Centre at our Middle School Highton Campus. We are pleased to invite you to take up this wonderful opportunity to view all of the elective pathways, chatting with and asking questions of our specialist staff. Further information will be included in next week's Vine, however please pencil this date in your family calendar!

To our current Year 8 students and families, we will also be holding our Back Creek Information session on 30th August from 6pm to 7pm, directly following the Elective Expo. Further information will also be included in next week's Vine, outlining some exciting changes that are planned for 2018 and beyond, to further expand and enrich the experiential opportunities for our Year 9 students! This will be further unpacked on the evening.

 

Future Enrolments

We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students - expecting to start at Christian College in 2018/2019 at any year level - must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please visit our website or phone our reception staff if you require an additional enrolment form.

A reminder, also, that if your family is relocating and/or your children will not be attending Christian College in 2018, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1 2018 fees. 

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students, expecting to start ...

Learning Conferences

Thank you to parents that attended Learning Conferences on Thursday evening. The productive and collaborative dialogue that was shared forms the fabric of a sound partnership in the educational journey of each student. We are looking forward to continuing this partnership as the year progresses.

Future Enrolments

We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students - expecting to start at Christian College in 2018/2019 at any year level - must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please visit our website or phone our reception staff if you require an additional enrolment form. 

A reminder, also, that if your family is relocating and/or your children will not be attending Christian College in 2018, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1 2018 fees. 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Sonya Karras talk to Year 11 and 12 Students
We are very happy to be providing all Year 11 and 12 students with the opportunity to hear from Sonya Karras next Tuesday the 22nd of August. ...

East Timor Trivia Evening

The East Timor Trivia Evening was a huge success last Friday evening. The Geelong West Town Hall was full to enjoy the entertainment and prizes on offer. The trivia was tough for some of us, but there were questions for all ages. The table of teachers from Senior School won overall and they were pretty pleased with themselves.

The night is organised by our Prefects and they all worked very hard to ensure we had plenty of prizes on offer. The Greater Geelong community were generous to support our evening and the amount raised was $12,255.90. This was just $500 short of the record!

Maddie Riddle was instrumental in leading the evening and devoted much of her spare time to ensure all ran smoothly. Her contribution was outstanding and we could not have held such a successful night if it was not for her. Well done Maddie. 

 

Sonya Karras talk to Year 11 and 12 Students

We are very happy to be providing all Year 11 and 12 students with the opportunity to hear from Sonya Karras on Tuesday, 22nd August. Sonya Karras, creator of Whole New World, presents to tens of thousands of young people, parents, teachers and organisations per year with her informative and highly-amusing safe partying, drugs and alcohol seminar. Sonya’s presentations have been very popular at Christian College in recent years, and we know that the information she has to share with our students about ‘Celebrating Safely’ is both interesting and important for all to hear. We encourage families to discuss at home what was presented at school.

Please find more information about Sonya at http://www.wholenewworld.com.au/.

 

Senior Football Team

The Senior Football Team just fell short in their Grand Final and there is a report in The Vine. I wanted to especially thank the 60 or more parents who made the trip to Ballarat to support the team.

It was a great day and the team enjoyed the egg and bacon rolls on the way home!

 

Senior Choir

On Tuesday, 15th August our Christian College Senior Choir performed at Geelong Grammar School. They were able to bring home first place in their three events. A detailed report is included in this edition of The Vine for futher details. I wish to thank Fiona Gardner and her wonderful team for all of their hard work in producing such fine performances and, on this occasion, we thank Tania Spence and Regina Thomae for all of their work with the Choir.

 

Skiing

The Year 12 Outdoor Education class are currently in the snow enjoying their time there. It is bitterly cold and they are experiencing heavy falls. We look forward to their safe return and it is good to see so much learning outside of the classroom.

 

RoboCup

The RoboCup had a great competition at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday. The Bellarine team won and all students had a fantastic learning experience. We thank all the staff for giving up their time to lead this. A detailed report is included in The Vine.

 

Subject Selection

The subject selections have closed and we are currently sorting the number of classes for 2018. After that has been completed we then allocate staffing. We place the student choices first, and this determines the rest of the puzzle. I wish to acknowledge the incredible work of Ben Hines in coordinating this exhaustive process.

 

Prefectship

Applications for Prefectship for 2018 were emailed to Year 11 students this week and they close next Friday. Students are encouraged to consider applying for College Prefect and/or House Prefect. We see Prefectship is about serving the community and ensuring our community is richer for their input.

The application form requires students to respond to questions as well as giving a presentation on their vision for the Campus and how they may contribute to that. There will also be an interview where a panel will have the chance to get to know each applicant. Not all applicants shall receive an interview. Students are encouraged to see me at any time to discuss.

 

Naga High School

We said farewell to our friends from Naga High School on Thursday as they flew back to Japan. Their two-week trip was full of memories and the final presentation evening was full of emotion. I wish to thank all families for hosting our friends from Japan and I believe they gained as much from this as their guest did.

 

Indo Independence Day

Last Thursday a group of our Indonesian students travelled to Melbourne to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day. It was a great occasion and the students indulged in all things Indonesian.

It is such excursions that stimulate students to succeed in their chosen language. We thank the LOTE staff for leading this.

 

Royal South Street Performances

The Royal South Street performances commence on Sunday and we wish all our students competing the very best. This competition has a rich history and attracts musicians far and wide.

We thank in advance, the families, students and staff for supporting this great event.

 

House Football

Our House Football begins next week and this is always an exciting time for our students. These games are played with great endeavour and showcase the incredible House spirit at Senior School Campus.

 

Terms Notice                                         

Just a reminder that if your family is relocating and/or your children will not be attending Christian College in 2018, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1 2018 fees. 

  

Dairy Pathways Option

Please click here for a brochure on the 2017 Dairy Innovation Program. This is a program that will be run over the upcoming holidays. Two students from Christian College participated last year and benefited greatly from this experience. It's always good to try something different! 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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On Wednesday this week the Year 3 and 4 students took part in an exciting activity for their Integrated Studies Unit, ‘Fair Go Mate.’  Throughout this unit they have been learning about r...

On Wednesday this week, the Year 3 and 4 students took part in an exciting activity for their Integrated Studies Unit, ‘Fair Go Mate.’ 

Throughout this unit, they have been learning about rights and responsibilities, and how we can work together to help others in the community who are in a less-fortunate position than ourselves.

The students were privileged to hear from Marelle Jackman, a volunteer from ‘Geelong Mums.’ She shared with us a little about this organisation and how they are working hard to meet the needs of some people in the community. After learning about this community organisation, the students put their creative talents to work, making polar fleece baby blankets to donate to this wonderful cause. As you can see in the accompanying photos, they did a brilliant job of making these beautiful warm blankets that will be such a blessing to the children.

Another portion of the day was spent visiting the Salvation Army store in South Geelong, where the students were able to donate an item they had brought from home. They were also encouraged to bring money from home to enable them to do some shopping in the store and purchase a pre-loved item. They then had the fantastic opportunity to venture into the warehouse, where the store manager took them on a tour to show them the process of how the volunteers sort, price and display all of the donations that are given to the Salvation Army store. I’m sure we all found it fascinating!

The students represented our College in a spectacular manner. They displayed such generous and selfless hearts in their desire to give of their time, gifts and energy for others less fortunate in our community. We are very proud of each and every one of them.

Emma Ford, Jonathon Maddock, Sapphire Main and Sam Kennedy
The Year 3 and 4 Team

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On Thursday August 10th, the annual Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held in the Chapel. The thirty eight participants were from Years 1-4 and had all worked very hard to prepare...

On Thursday, 10th August, the annual Junior School Japanese Speech Contest was held in the Chapel.

The 38 participants were from Year 1 to Year 4, and they had all worked very hard to prepare themselves for the challenging task of presenting a speech in Japanese to a large audience. We were very fortunate to have many parents, grandparents and friends come to see the children perform.

We had two excellent and experienced native speaking judges, Ayana Sakaguchi and Yukari Hodgart. They were both very impressed at the children’s Japanese speaking skills but also their public speaking skills. The children projected their voices well, spoke clearly and bowed at the start and the end of their speeches.

Yuji Nakayama, our College's director of Japanese, commented that the Junior School students had clearly put a lot of time and effort into their presentations and that he looked forward to teaching them all Japanese at Senior School. We also had two longer presentations by Niko and Zen Nakayama, who showed our audience what a native Japanese speaker speech would sound like.

The following students were selected by our judges as the placegetters:                                                       

Year 1: Nate Vallance (1st), Thomas O’Halloran (equal 2nd), Breeana Lamb (equal 2nd),  Sarrah Millie (3rd)

Year 2: Liliana Costa (1st), Sabrina Li (2nd, Pippa Hearps (equal 3rd), Stella McMillan (equal 3rd)

Year 3: William Wray (1st), Holly Jaques (2nd), Charlotte Biviano Dean (3rd)

Year 4: Sofia Knight (1st), Francesca Sollberger (2nd), Bella Lynch (3rd)

 

Katya Chaney and Adam Reidy

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Year 8 & 9 students competed at the RoboCup Junior State competition on Tuesday 15th August. Our students competed in Rescue and Soccer Challenges held in the Grand and Wilsons hall at th...

Year 8 and Year 9 students competed at the 'RoboCup Junior State' competition on Tuesday, 15th August.

Our students competed in 'Rescue' and 'Soccer' challenges held in Wilsons Hall at the University of Melbourne. They collaborated and mentored each other, creating an atmosphere of fun and learning. 

Outstanding computational thinking and positive attitudes were the outcomes of the day!

 

Mr Anthony Timpano

Systems Engineering Teacher

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VETis applications are now open for VCE and VCAL students to apply for courses for 2018. VET is an optional subject for VCE students but a mandatory subject for any students who intend to...

VET News

On Thursday, 12th October, The Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV) and The Gordon are offering a free Master Builders Orientation Day suitable for Year 9 to Year 12 students interested in a career in the Building and Construction Industry. The program gives students an insight into the diverse options available and how they take the next steps with career choice. More information and registration forms are available from the Student Office. Completed application forms should be received by The Gordon by Monday, 28th August. 

VETis applications are now open for VCE and VCAL students to apply for courses for 2018. VET is an optional subject for VCE students, but a mandatory subject for any students who intend to study Intermediate or Senior VCAL in 2018.

The Gordon 2018 VET in Schools Guide and application forms for all Geelong VET courses are available from the Student Office. Completed application forms should be returned to the Student Office prior to 7th September. Please be aware that VET courses incur additional fees charged by the provider and vary in amount from course to course. Please note that students going into the second year of their VET studies in 2018 must also complete an application form. It is a good idea to apply as soon as possible as some classes fill quickly. For any questions regarding VETis applications, please contact Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides at Senior School.

 

VCAL News

We would like to sincerely thank Pauline and John Brunning from Brunning and Sons Wholesale Fruit Tree Nursery, in Somerville, for their generous donation of fruit trees. We plan to plant these in the combined VCAL/VCE student garden, as well as at our Back Creek Farm. Thank you to College parent Vanessa Wight for organising this.

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Did you hear what Sophie said to Jenna about what Claire told Megan after school today? Or, did you hear that Hailey is not going to play with Gina because of what she told Lindsey about ...

Did you hear what Sophie said to Jenna about what Claire told Megan after school today? Or, did you hear that Hailey is not going to play with Gina because of what she told Lindsey about liking Patrick?

No? Well, your child probably did. And, chances are, they’re just as confused as you are.

 

It’s sad to say, but 'social drama' starts early. Without warning, there are cliques, friendship groups, unwritten rules and expectations about who-can-say-what-to-whom. As a parent, you have a right to be concerned. Sometimes these groups end up making certain kids feel left out. Here is a list of 'do’s' and 'don’ts' to help you work together with your child to navigate through their social world.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD THROUGH FRIENDSHIP DRAMA

The 'DOs'

  • Listen: This means undivided attention given to your child. Give visual cues that you are listening, such as nodding your head or looking confused. Use verbal phrases such as: “hmmm…” or “I see…” or “Wow!”
  • Ask questions: These questions are open-ended, exploratory questions that will help you learn more about the situation. “How did you feel when she said that?” or “What happened next?” or “What were you hoping would happen?”
  • Empathise: Find an emotion or a way to let your child know that you are listening. “That must have felt horrible!” or “How sad that your best friend would say that.”
  • Ask how you can help: Rather than jumping in with a suggestion or picking up the phone to 'fix it', ask your child what they need from you. For example, “Do you want to hear what I think?” or “Do you need help coming up with a solution?”
  • Brainstorm together: If your child wants to find a solution, work towards an answer together, rather than forcing her to do what you think is best. Role play different scenarios and help your child find one that she feels comfortable trying.
  • Keep the conversation open: Friendships change rapidly, your child is going to need to talk often. Encourage open communication in the future by ending the conversation with, “If you ever want to talk more about this…”
  • Talk regularly about friendships: Find ways to use books, TV shows or examples from your own life to talk about how to be a good friend, how to stand up for victims of bullying or how to be confident when faced with peer pressure.

The 'DON’Ts'

  • Fix the problem yourself: It may seem easier to jump in and solve the problem for your child. However, your solution may make things worse. Encourage your child to brainstorm, role play and eventually handle the problem themselves.
  • Force your child to stay with or change friends: Talk about the pros and cons of remaining with a certain group of friends. Review qualities of healthy, good friendships. This is a great learning opportunity for your child.
  • Assume your child is the victim: Your child may appear to be the one being picked on, but there may be more to the story. Use role play to help your child tell you the rest of the story. “Ok, what did Jaden do after you took the pencil…”
  • Ignore hurtful comments: If your child reports something hurtful, don’t brush it aside or tell them that it is “nothing”. You don’t have to dwell on it, but emphasise with them, and then turn the conversation to something positive about your child.
  • Allow bullying: If you know or suspect that your child or their group of friends is acting in a way that is bullying other students, speak up. Talk with your child about bullying and explore how the other children may feel; encourage them to make amends.

 

You may never be able to keep up with who likes Patrick now, or understand why Lindsey gave Claire a dirty look in gym class, and that’s ok. The important thing is that your child knows they can count on you to help them navigate and feel confident in the midst of the ever-changing friendship drama.

 

Chaplains

Naomi Gbbons and Chappy Blackhall

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On Tuesday the 15th of August, 5 teams of Year 3 and 4 students represented the college at the 3/4 Hooptime basketball competition. All teams were competitive throughout the day, with all...

On Tuesday, 15th August, five teams of Year 3 and 4 students represented our College at the Hoop Time Basketball competition.

All teams were competitive throughout the day, with all students displaying good sportsmanship and a development in their skills as the day progressed. The Cats, led by Mr Maddock, were particularly competitive - making it through to the Grand Final in the Future Stars Division before falling short by just eight points.

If any students are interested in playing Basketball for Christian College, contact Miss Hoiles for further information.

Cailtin Hoiles
Physical Education Teacher

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Welcome to the Prep Bakery! Choose from our delicious selection of hand-crafted playdough delicacies and freshly ground barrista made coffee. We take custom orders and our staff are alway...

Welcome to the Prep Bakery!

Choose from our delicious selection of hand-crafted play dough delicacies and freshly ground barista-made coffee. We take custom orders and our staff are always happy to explain the daily specials and ever-changing café menu.

Don’t forget to stamp your coffee card! The Prep Bakery accepts all forms of payment – handmade cash, coins, EFTPOS or credit cards are all welcome. Please be aware that payment must be made at the time of purchase! 

Our Prep Bakery provides relevant and meaningful opportunities for the children to engage with literacy and numeracy concepts in ‘real life’ scenarios. They are exposed to rich environmental print and are able to engage with different texts, such as menus, shelf signs, vouchers, price lists, labels and cards.

The bakery provides authentic opportunities for oral and expressive language development, as the children assume different roles such as a baker, waiter, cook or customer. Numeracy concepts such as numbers, counting, patterns, classification and money are all embedded within the dramatic play, and the children are able to experiment and consolidate their understanding of these concepts in real and relevant ways.

Our 'BLP' skills are also used when playing in the bakery. The children negotiate roles, share space and materials, collaborate, express different points of view and resolve differences. All essential skills for 21st century learning!


Claire Tucker

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At lunchtime on Thursday approximately 150 students gathered in the Chapel for a voluntary session with local G.P. - Dr. JP Darby who practices locally and who has a special interest in h...

At lunchtime on Thursday, about 150 students gathered in the Chapel for a voluntary session with local G.P. Dr JP Darby, who works locally and who has a special interest in helping patients identify and manage their mental health.

It was fantastic to see such a large number of students keen to take charge of their own mental health. JP talked about strategies to recognise when levels of stress and anxiety are rising, and then gave practical approaches that students can use before things get to the more serious depths of anxiety and depression.

The students loved learning simple tactics to improve their sleep, focus, energy and outlook on life.

Please click here for 'Exam Preparation Tips' and here for 'Management Plan for Stress/Anxiety/Depression'.

Mr Jason O'Loughlin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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Christian College was well represented at the RoboCup Junior Victoria State Titles at the University of Melbourne this week. Over fifty students prepared and programmed robots to compete ...

Christian College was well represented at the 'RoboCup Junior Victoria State Titles' at the University of Melbourne this week.

More than 50 students prepared and programmed robots to compete against 700 students from 51 other schools at the state titles. 

James Hurren and Christopher Kerry competed in the most technological league of the whole event, the 'Open League Soccer'. They qualified for the Grand Final, but went down to Melbourne High School in a close game. However, James and Christopher did not go home empty-handed, earning the 'Dean of Engineering Design and Innovation Award'. The judges were impressed with their circuit board shield, linked to an Arduino Mega Microprocessor. These were made using computer-aided design and the Villa Paloma laser cutter. 

Thomas Shanahan, Liam Burt and Sebastian Ballard had their 'Lightweight League Soccer' semi-final all but won, until the last 10 seconds, when their opposition scored a levelling goal. They then had their robot run into an open 'golden goal', only to falter at the line, handing the ball to the opposition goalie, which kicked the ball the full length of the field to score. The winning team went on to easily win the Grand Final. 

James Aquilina and Luke Creati missed out by a single goal on countback to qualify for the 'Simple Simon Soccer League' finals. 

The Bellarine Campus also did exceptionally well, with a State Title in the 'Secondary Dance' and a runner-up placing in Simple Simon Soccer. 

It was a very long day for all of the students, but they still found the energy on their way home to plan their efforts for the National titles in Brisbane in September, or for new and improved robots for next year’s campaign.

Mr Brian Thomas

Systems and Engineering Teacher

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This week in maths the students in Year 3 have had a great time investigating the Measurement strand of Capacity.  Pouring liquids into different sized containers then looking at the conv...

This week in Mathematics, the students in Year 3 have had a great time investigating the Measurement strand of 'Capacity'. 

Pouring liquids into different-sized containers, then looking at the conversion of millilitres to cups and millilitres to teaspoons, was a lot of fun. To complete 3R’s time of learning about capacity, the students then made some jelly, which they will enjoy eating once it sets!

Debbie Riddle

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On Tuesday the 15th of August, a group of 35 students from the Bellarine Campus participated in the RoboCup Junior State Competition at Melbourne University. The Sate competition included...

On Tuesday, 15th August, a group of 35 students from the Bellarine Campus participated in the 'RoboCup Junior State Competition' at Melbourne University.

The competition included over 50 schools from around Victoria, and this year a record 700 students participated. Following the Regional competition, our students fine-tuned their robots and the results were outstanding.

All our teams were very competitive, with two teams making it to the 'Senior Dancing' Finals.  Alex Corinaldi (Year 7 ) won the Dancing competition with his robot. The team of Luke Brew (Year 8), Ezra Valentine Rawlins (Year 8), Daniel Lamprecht (Year 6) and Kelsey Svajger (Year 6) finished in third place. Second place in the 'Simple Simon Soccer Division' was achieved by the group of Millar Hosie, Jaxon Mallet, Thomas Severn and Cooper Smith, all Year 7 students.

It is very encouraging to see our students utilising their critical and creative thinking as they solved problems and developed engineering and coding solutions for their autonomous robots. It is also very reassuring that 50 per cent of the students participating were females. Alex will be representing our College at the Nationals in Brisbane in September.

"Our experience in RoboCup was a great, and we really enjoyed everything there. Our robot did really well - we made the finals! Only the top two placings go to the next round, and although it was close, we weren’t able achieve that. We joined up with another team to make one big team to win! We had Ezra, Luke, Daniel and Kelsey, who were in Year 6. Our favourite thing there was pretty much the whole experience."

Luke and Ezra – Year 8

 

Jorge Viegas

System and Engineering Teacher

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This week the Year 9 Outdoor Education students have braved the wind, cold and rain in order to prepare for their Wilsons Promontory hike at the end of this term. While the students hiked...

This week, the Year 9 Outdoor Education students have braved the wind, cold and rain in order to prepare for their Wilsons Promontory hike at the end of this term.

While the students hiked 3.7km this week, they are facing a much longer (42km) ordeal at 'Wilsons Prom' - and with much heavier packs, too!

The hike will aim to introduce students to one of Victoria’s most pristine and picturesque locations, while asking them to reflect on the history and future of this unique National Park. All the while, students will be developing their leadership, organisational and collaborative skills as well as their cooking expertise!

For many students, this camp has remained a highlight of their College education and I, for one, am very excited for the upcoming trip.

 

Miss Georgie Brown

Outdoor Education Teacher

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The Junior School String Ensemble and Year 3 Singing Workshop represented Christian College Geelong beautifully at the 71st Annual Geelong Schools’ Music and Movement Festival on Wednesda...

The Junior School String Ensemble and Year 3 Singing Workshop represented Christian College Geelong beautifully at the 71st Annual Geelong Schools’ Music and Movement Festival on Wednesday morning.

This year's Festival was one of the biggest on record, with thousands of students participating from over 40 schools in the region, across four days at Costa Hall. Young people from the city, coast and country came together to perform for their friends, families and fellow students.

The Junior School String Ensemble prepared a collection of pieces entitled ‘Sea Suite’, written by Kathy and David Blackwell. The three contrasting pieces were each inspired by life at sea - starting with the menacing ‘Shark Attack!’, followed by the very calm ‘Barrier Reef’, and finishing with the energetic ‘Cap’n Jack’s Hornpipe’.

The Year 3 Singing Workshop performed 'Fiddle I Fee', including entertaining animal sounds and 'How Far I’ll Go' from Moana. The Year 3 cohort look forward to performing at the Junior Assembly next week.

Students and staff were acknowledged for their dedication and hard work in the lead up to their highlight performances on the big stage. All participants were encouraged to continue to share their gifts and talents with each other, and strive for enjoyment in their pursuits in the creative arts.    
 
Rebecca Bertoncello, Kevin Smith and Carla Dunlop

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Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).If you would like more details, please call the a...

Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).


If you would like more details, please call the accounts receivable staff on 5241 1899. They will happily explain the details and arrange a quotation for you.

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On Tuesday 15th August members of the Christian College Senior Choir competed in the Choral Section of the Geelong Eisteddfod at Geelong Grammar School. The choir had prepared repertoire ...

On Tuesday, 15th August, members of the Christian College Senior Choir competed in the Choral Section of the Geelong Eisteddfod at Geelong Grammar School.

The choir had prepared repertoire at their Music Camp in Term 2 and polished this repertoire in their weekly rehearsals. The students sang beautifully with a unified tone and were commended for their interpretation of their pieces, which ranged from 'Sacred Music', 'Australian Composition', 'African Chant' and 'Musical Theatre'. The choir was accompanied by Regina Thomae and conducted by Tania Spence.

We were thrilled to come away with first place in all three sections against the formidable Choir of Geelong Grammar School.

Congratulations to the students on their performance, but most of all for how they represented Christian College so wonderfully on the day.

Ms Tania Spence

Instrumental Music Teacher

 

 

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Last week the Bellarine Year 5 students joined their Highton counterparts for a three-day camp to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. Cold, windy, but most importantly dry weather accompanied the...

Last week, the Bellarine Year 5 students joined their Middle School Highton counterparts for a three-day camp to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.

Cold, windy, but most importantly, dry weather accompanied the students as they explored what life was like during the Gold Rush of the 1850’s. Activities such as mine tours, musket firing and role play of a miner’s daily life helped to reinforce the students’ current History study topics.

Gold panning was a hit with many students looking to find their fortunes. An energetic bush dance on the Thursday night, and a trip to the M.A.D.E. Museum to learn about the Eureka Stockade on the Friday, rounded off a fantastic time of learning and companionship.

Mr Matthew Burgess and Mrs Claire Deretic
Year 5 Homeroom Teachers

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Archie Hildebrandt of Year 9 recently represented Victoria at the School Sport Australia Under 15 Australian Football Championships held in Perth. The squad of 25 was picked from over 200...

Archie Hildebrandt, Year 9, recently represented Victoria at the School Sport Australia Under-15 Australian Football Championships held in Perth.

The squad of 25 was picked from over 2000 applicants to compete in five-game tournament. Archie played well in what was described as a hard and fast competition; contributing to a victory against South Australia in the grand final.

Archie gained a lot from the experience and has since been selected to play with the Geelong Falcons in the AFL Victoria Junior Regional Championships, the 'V/Line Cup', over the September holidays.

We congratulate Archie on his performances thus far, and wish him well in his future sporting endeavours.

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Walk or Run 12km, 6km or for kids aged 3-14, you can opt for the 1km run. This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, ...

Walk or run 12km, 6km or, for students aged three to 14, you can opt for the 1km run.

This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, all for a wonderful local cause!

The more entries registered with Christian College Geelong, the greater opportunity we will have to further benefit other children in need.

Registrations for Run Geelong are now open. Click on or type this URL to go directly to the CCG team page:

https://ra2017-geelong-school.eventbrite.com?team_token=1929378-04p67

Alternatively, register at: http://runaustralia.com.au/register/ and click in the ‘School’ tab highlighted below.

Happy Running!

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The College wishes to congratulate our senior boys football team on making the Grand Final of the Herald Shield Country Cup. This is the first time our College has made it to the Grand Fi...

The College wishes to congratulate our Senior Boys Football team on making the Grand Final of the Herald Shield Country Cup.

This is the first time our College has made it to the Grand Final of this Interschool football competition. In a very competitive display, our boys were over-run in the second half by Ballarat Clarendon College.

The first half provided some of the best football played by a Christian College team, with all players making some great contributions and taking the game up to our more-fancied opponent. A four-point half-time deficit blew out in the third and fourth quarters, as the opposition continued to run and use the ball cleaner than our players.

Our coach, Daniel Fanning, gave tribute to the efforts of all players, who have contributed greatly to the success of our College football program this season. With a best-on-ground performance by one of three Year 10 players, Keidan Rayner, our College is in good shape for the younger students to continue the legacy left by the Year 12 players this season.

We congratulate the Year 12s for creating the successful environment that led to our first ever Grand Final appearance, and we acknowledge the leadership of Chris Lever and Jack Nelson in making this season a memorable one.

The College wishes to thank the coaching efforts of Mr Fanning, and the support of parents, staff and families who watched the various games throughout the season - and making the trip to Ballarat to support the team on Tuesday.

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

 

 

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Year One students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shapes.They have shared their knowledge of 2D shapes creating some amazing shape creatures, including birds, tigers, liz...

Year 1 students have thoroughly enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

They have shared their knowledge of 2D shapes by creating some amazing shape creatures, including birds, tigers, lizards, snakes, rabbits, dogs and many more. It was wonderful to see the children planning to make their shape creature first, carefully considering what they would make and the kinds of shapes they may use. They then traced or drew the shapes and independently cut them out, watching as their creature came to life on the paper.

The opportunity to explore 3D shapes was embraced by all, with shapes being constructed out of play dough and rolled pieces of paper. The students enjoyed trying to identify 3D shapes in our school surroundings, and were excited to discover that shapes really are all around us and used for specific purposes.

Daniel, from 1B, was quick to discover the reason why a ball is shaped as a sphere, stating: “This is so it rolls and I can kick it really far”.

All in all, the Year 1 really ‘shaped up’ during this topic in Mathematics!

Katherine Green

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Senior School rounded off a week of activities to celebrate National Science Week with our inaugural Science Breakfast. After delicious croissants and cakes, staff and students were engro...

Senior School rounded off a week of activities to celebrate National Science Week with our inaugural Science Breakfast. After delicious croissants and cakes, staff and students were engrossed in a talk given by Richard Fry who is a local farmer but also a world leader in animal breeding. Richard’s own life story captures perfectly the message: make the most of your opportunities in an area you are passionate about. He encouraged the students to look on science as a career that will enthral and challenge. However, don’t think that means your life will be mapped out – because you probably won’t end up doing what you thought you would. And that, in itself, is part of the excitement….......

Mr Michael Neaves

Director of Science

 

 

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Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).If you would like more details, please call the a...

Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).


If you would like more details, please call the accounts receivable staff on 5241 1899. They will happily explain the details and arrange a quotation for you.

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As part of our Integrated Studies - Geography curriculum, the Prep children are currently studying a unit on “Where do we live?” This unit includes questions such as:

What are different ...

As part of our Integrated Studies - Geography curriculum, the Prep children are currently studying a unit on “Where do we live?”

This unit includes questions such as:

  • What are different places like? What are the places around us?
  • What are the differences between natural environments and man-made environments?
  • What makes a place special?
  • What are the features around our Campus and around your house?
  • How can we look after the places we live in?
  • Who are the traditional landowners?

On excursion, the Prep children had the opportunity to visit some of our local shops and businesses to find out more about our local community. The children visited several businesses in Highton Village, including Flight Centre, Bakers Delight and Woolworths.

After a great morning of learning about our local village, the children enjoyed lunch and a big play at Barwon Valley Playground.

Rachel Fox

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Megan Morrison

Food Technology Assistant

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Exciting news! For a limited time, anyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership from Christian College through our Online Order Page, will receive a bonus $10 Woolworths WISH eGift Ca...

Exciting news!

For a limited time, anyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership from Christian College through our Online Order Page will receive a bonus $10 Woolworths WISH eGift Card!

In addition, FREE DELIVERY is also available until the end of August. With Father’s Day  coming soon, it’s a perfect gift idea for dad.

Follow the link  https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193 

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Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).If you would like more details, please call the a...

Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).


If you would like more details, please call the accounts receivable staff on 5241 1899. They will happily explain the details and arrange a quotation for you.

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Walk or Run 12km, 6km or for kids aged 3-14, you can opt for the 1km run. This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, al...

Walk or run 12km, 6km, or for students aged three to 14, you can opt for the 1km run.

This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, all for a wonderful local cause!

The more entries registered with Christian College Geelong, the greater opportunity we will have to further benefit other children in need.

Registrations for Run Geelong are now open. Click on or type this URL to go directly to the CCG team page:

https://ra2017-geelong-school.eventbrite.com?team_token=1929378-04p67

Alternatively, register at: http://runaustralia.com.au/register/ and click in the ‘School’ tab highlighted below.

Happy Running!

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On Tuesday 15th August, Junior School had 42 Year 3 and 4 students participate in the Hoop Time tournament at The Arena, North Geelong. There were a total of 34 teams playing over three d...

On Tuesday 15th August, Junior School had a group of 42 students from Year 3 and 4 participate in the 'Hoop Time' Basketball tournament at The Arena, North Geelong.

There were a total of 34 teams playing over three divisions on the day. Although it felt chaotic, the Junior School students did an amazing job, playing four or five games over the day. It was pleasing to see the students display such positive teamwork, effort, attitude and respect towards others in all matches.

All rookie teams achieved successful results. In the 'Future Stars' Division, the Highton Heat lost by 1 point in the Semi-Final, and Highton Giants finished second in their pool. Both teams lost just one game for the day, to the eventual winner in that division.

A huge thank you to Mr Mark Foran and Mr James Johnstone for coaching and helping out on the day. Nick Owusu and Brenton O’Brien did a great job coaching both Future Stars teams. I would like to acknowledge the huge effort by Flora Murdoch, our College's Basketball and Netball Administrator. She organised uniforms, paperwork and equipment for 10 teams and scored all day.

If your child has gained an interest in Basketball, I encourage you to contact Flora to get involved in our College's Basketball program at school. Please see details below.

 

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

Come and join us at our normal training sessions, to be held on Monday, August 21st  and Tuesday, August 22nd, Middle School Campus, Sports Aquatic Centre.

The current training schedule is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 4pm - 5pm:

 

All U14,U16 and U18 Girls

 

 

 

Monday 5pm - 6pm:

 

All U16 Boys

 

 

 

Monday 6pm - 7pm:

 

All U18 Boys and U23 Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 4.30pm - 5.15pm:

 

All Prep, 1/ 2

 

 

 

Tuesday 5.15pm - 6pm:

 

All Year 3/ 4

 

 

 

Tuesday 6pm – 7pm:

 

All Year 5/6 and All U14 Boys

 

CC Eagles provide an appropriate level of competition to all our players, with a wide range of levels and age groups - male and female - under the guidance of Head Basketball Coach, Olivia Cameron. 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 in Term 4 at Basketball Geelong. If you would like an information sheet, this can be emailed to you or will be available at training, the Student Office or the Sports Aquatic Centre.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you or your parents should have any questions.

Nick Rice

Physical Education and Sport Coordinator - Junior School Campus

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To complement their learning experiences at the Back Creek Farm, this term Year 9 Geography students have been exploring the level of food security of one specific country. Their task req...

To complement their learning experiences at the Back Creek Farm, this Term Year 9 Geography students have been exploring the level of 'food security' of a specific country.

Their task required them to research, prepare and serve a meal for their family that is commonly consumed in their allocated country. Students in the Food Technology elective were also given the opportunity as part of their curriculum to demonstrate good organisation, and an ability to skilfully, safely and hygienically prepare their meals for an authentic audience and context.

This meal was then served upon an informative placemat, through which they could express their new learning on topics, ranging from nutritional value, population growth and arable land, the import and export of commodities, challenges to food security and international food aid.

Sally Gray and Tim Wright
Year 9 Teachers

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Walk or Run 12km, 6km or for kids aged 3-14, you can opt for the 1km run. This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, al...

Walk or run 12km, 6km or, for students aged three to 14, you can opt for the 1km run.

This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, all for a wonderful local cause. The more entries registered with Christian College Geelong, the greater opportunity we will have to further benefit other children in need.

Registrations for Run Geelong are now open. Click on or type this URL to go directly to the CCG team page:
https://ra2017-geelong-school.eventbrite.com?team_token=1929378-04p67

Alternatively, register at: http://runaustralia.com.au/register/ and click in the ‘School’ tab highlighted below.

Happy Running!

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Learning Support forms an integral part of the Junior School framework by supporting students in their individual learning journey. The Learning Support Department assists students on ...

Learning Support forms an integral part of the Junior School framework by supporting students in their individual learning journey.

The Learning Support Department assists students on a one-to-one basis and in small groups in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Social Skills development.

The introduction of the 'MiniLit' Program this year is showing significant benefits to selected Year 1 and 2 students. This program aims to assist students in developing their phonemic awareness and decoding skills, in order to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

The 'Enhancement' Program, offered to a small group of targeted Year 2, 3 and 4 students, aims to develop students’ understanding of themselves as learners, and to give them an opportunity to think critically. Activities are designed to challenge students and require higher-order thinking skills, such as analysing, evaluating and creating.

Learning Support staff include: Mrs Ann-Marree Weigl (Coordinator), Mrs Vicki Arthurson, Mrs Jess Spicer, Mr Rowan Thurman, Mrs Jackie Golden (Speech Therapist) and Mrs Rhonda Brown.

 

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Geelong Legacy Club Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the widows and children of deceased ex-service personnel.  Each year, during the first week of September, Legac...

Geelong Legacy Club Inc. is a volunteer organisation dedicated to assisting the widows and children of deceased ex-service personnel.

This year (from 28th August to 1st September), Legacy are conducting a 'Badge Appeal' to raise funds to help provide the care and assistance currently given to over 1200 widows, nine school children, one pre-schooler and some disabled adults in the Geelong area.

For many years the Junior School Campus has supported this worthy cause. Red badges and wristbands are available for purchase from the Office for $2 each. Pens are available for $3.  

If you would like to support this voluntary organisation, please send along money with your child.

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It is time to start thinking about 'Operation Christmas Child'.
Over the years, our College community has blessed hundreds of children around the world with a shoe box packed with love. F...

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

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

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

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

The document ‘How to Pack a Shoebox’ is a great reference when packing your shoebox. This document is in the pack you will receive when you purchase a shoebox.

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

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

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VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admistion Centre)  is, for our Year 12’s,  the central organization through which application is made for an account that allows for 2018 course applications. ...

VTAC Applications Explained

VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admistion Centre) is, for our Year 12’s, the central organization through which application is made for an account that allows for 2018 course applications. Up to eight courses can be preferenced for study in 2018. Along with this is the opportunity to give account of factors that may have affected the student’s education, along with applying for scholarships both within and outside of VTAC. The attached powerpoint is an overview of this information as presented to the Year 12 cohort.

It must be also be noted that for some courses there are specified closing dates for preferences to be made, even if the applicant had previously listed and removed one of these courses. The early closing date is also listed in each course’s entry on Courselink under ‘Additional Information’. The link for this information is below: 

 http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/early-close.html

Those institutions which still have Open Days coming up can be found on: 

http://www.openday.com.au/tertiary/melbourne/

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here to find the Weekly Careers News. This week it includes:

  • Open Day dates
  • Focus on jobs of the future
  • Choosing the right path for you
  • Year 12 information

 

 

 

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We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019. Parents are reminded that siblings of current students, expecting to start ...

We are now in the process of planning classes and confirming enrolments for next year (2018) and also for 2019.

Parents are reminded that siblings of current students - expecting to start at Christian College Junior School Campus in 2018/2019 at any year level - must also complete an individual enrolment form. Please see or phone Ann at Reception if you require any additional enrolment forms.  

A reminder, also, that if your family is relocating and your children will not be attending the Junior School Campus in 2018, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required to ensure you are not charged Term 1, 2018 fees. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Collection began on the 26th July and runs through to 19th September. Thank you for your support.

Mrs Megan Morrison

Food Technology Assistant

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

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

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

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

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

The offer runs through to 19th September.

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Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).
If you would like more details, please call the ...

Please note, our College offers a discount to those families who would like to pre-pay next year’s tuition fees (by 19th September, 2017).

If you would like more details, please call the accounts receivable staff on 5241 1899. They will happily explain the details and arrange a quotation for you.

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Grandparents of students at the Junior School are invited to attend our annual Grandparents’ Afternoon on Tuesday, 12th September between 1:50 -3:25pm.
Grandparents (or one special person...

Grandparents of students at the Junior School are invited to attend our annual Grandparents’ Afternoon on Tuesday, 12th September between 1:50pm to 3:25pm.

Grandparents (or one special person) of Junior School students are invited to attend an afternoon tea provided by the College, commencing at 1:50pm on the front roundabout.

A special full school assembly and a short visit to the classrooms will follow this before the end of the school day. Grandparents are encouraged to rug up in warm clothing, as we intend to hold the afternoon assembly outdoors.

In order to make the classroom visits easier, it would be a good idea for grandparents to familiarise themselves with their grandchild’s year level and classroom teacher. Junior School Campus staff will be on hand to assist with directions on the day.

Our special Grandparents’ Afternoon is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to interact with their grandchildren in the school environment. This invitation is open to all grandparents of students in the school.

Mark Foran and Tess Carr

Junior School Campus Major Event Coordinators

 

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The choirs of Christian College will produce a wonderful evening of music on Wednesday August 23rd, at St Mary's of the Angels Basilica, Yarra St Geelong. Junior, Middle and Senior choirs...

The choirs of Christian College will produce a wonderful evening of Music on Wednesday, 23rd August at St Mary's of the Angels Basilica, Yarra Street, Geelong.

Junior, Middle and Senior School Campus choirs will come together to perform a varied repertoire, in this magnificent acoustic venue. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with gold coin entry.

All welcome.

Carla Dunlop

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A reminder that our 'Book Week 2017 Parade' will be held on the school roundabout on Tuesday, 22nd August at 9am. 

Students are asked to come to school dressed as a favourite book character. Parents are warmly welcomed to join in the celebration and watch the parade.

Deanne Elliss and Helen Kreeck

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Walk or Run 12km, 6km or for kids aged 3-14, you can opt for the 1km run. This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, al...

Walk or run 12km, 6km or, for students aged three to 14, you can opt for the 1km run.

This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out - all for a wonderful local cause!
The more entries registered with Christian College Geelong, the greater opportunity we will have to further benefit other children in need.

Registrations for Run Geelong are now open. Click on or type this URL to go directly to the CCG team page:
https://ra2017-geelong-school.eventbrite.com?team_token=1929378-04p67

Alternatively, register at: http://runaustralia.com.au/register/ and click in the ‘School’ tab highlighted below. It would be great to get as many Junior School Campus students and families involved on this day. Training sessions at school will be organised leading up to this event.

Happy Running!

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A reminder that the Woolworths 'Earn and Learn’ program has started again!
Schools can redeem the stickers for educational resources, including Science, Sports, Mathematics, English and A...

A reminder that the Woolworths 'Earn and Learn’ program has started again!

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

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

This year we are again looking forward to choosing from the resources on offer to support this program. Collection began on 26th July and runs through to 19th September.

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This year, our Back Creek Farm is celebrating it's 21st year of running the Year 9 Rural Program.

This year, our Back Creek Farm is celebrating its 21st Birthday of running the Year 9 Rural Studies Program.

To celebrate and reminisce on all the incredible memories that have been made, we are inviting the Christian College community to come and enjoy a day of fun on the Farm!

Sunday, October 15, 2017
11am to 3pm
Back Creek Farm
6578 Midland Highway, Scotsburn Victoria

The day will be filled with activities, games, prizes, an animal nursery plus loads more that all the family can enjoy.

We warmly invite you to come along for what will be a wonderful day, bringing our Christian College communtty together.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to events@ccg.vic.edu.au by Friday, September 22.

For more information, please download the flyer below.

 

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