Please follow the link below to the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.
http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016
 
 

Please follow the link below to the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.

http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

 

 

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Please follow the link below to view the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.
 
 
http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

 Please follow the link below to view the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.

 http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

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Please follow the link below to the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.
http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

Please follow the link below to the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.

http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

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Please follow the link below to the latest Principal’s Blog on the Christian College website.

http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/principals-blog/august-2016

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Please click here to view the letter on Class Allocations policy at Junior School

It is that time of the year when we are beginning to look to the organisation of next year. Early next term teachers will commence the process of allocating children into classes for 2017. Please click here to view information on the Class Allocations policy at Junior School.

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Having the opportunity to visit and ‘sign’ the Middle School Clock Tower on completion of their Year 12 studies, has become a cherished tradition amongst Christian College graduates over many many years. Last Saturday saw the class of 2006 celebrate their 10 year reunion, whilst having the opportunity to revisit this iconic space within the heights of our historic Middle School building.

Although not having taught any of these students, it was a privilege to stand and observe the irresistible sense of pride, emotion and connection that was evident within the clock tower. Overwhelmingly, the dialogue shared by the young men and women expressed the significance that they now realise their Christian College education has had on them, making reference to their faith, values, competencies, work ethic, experiences and opportunities. 

All of which made me extremely proud to be investing into what I believe at Christian College is an 'Education worth having’.

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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In her book Beautiful Failures (2016) author Lucy Clark writes how she “spent a long time asking my kids the fascinating question ‘How was school today?’ and getting the usual array of eq...

In her book Beautiful Failures (2016) author Lucy Clark writes how she “spent a long time asking my kids the fascinating question ‘How was school today?’ and getting the usual array of equally fascinating replies: All right, Boring, Good, Hmpfh”.  Her encouragement, as both a parent and a researcher, is for parents to instead ask this: “What did you learn today that you want to know more about?”.  This question, Clark states, is a great way for parents to ascertain what level of engagement your child is experiencing with their learning.  And student engagement is one of the biggest issues for students, parents and teachers alike; as we strive to provide opportunities, guidance and meaningful learning environments that are preparing our children for, and affirming their place as, positive global citizens.

Having just gone through the process of subject selection with your child for another year, perhaps for the last time if your child is preparing for Year 12, do we as parents breathe a sigh of relief? Or, are some of us holding our breath that the subjects chosen and the studies ahead will be meaningful and engaging for our child?  A Gallup poll released in 2015 which investigated the issue of student engagement defined engagement as “The involvement in and enthusiasm for school, reflecting how well students are known and how often they get to do what they do best”. (2015 Gallup Poll Report: Australia and New Zealand).  At Senior School we hope to address student engagement by meeting those needs – ‘enthusiasm’, being ‘known’, and ‘opportunities to do what they do best’.  The role of the House system and extra-curricular activities are deliberate and important opportunities for students to passionately involve themselves in meaningful community activities.  Staff value relationship with their students, they seek to provide relevant feedback and are developing the use of restorative practices when things aren’t working.  Finally, subject selection and the elective program is one of the most important ways students can feel good about, and connected to, the areas of study in which they feel enjoyment.  Careers advice and planning is an excellent way for students to check their future direction in line with this.

How can we help, and as parents, feel involved?  Encourage your child to participate in opportunities that are going to connect them with the community - athletics carnivals, social events, social justice initiatives and volunteer community service opportunities.  Encourage your child to come to Student Learning Conferences, to communicate with their teachers and to see feedback as affirmation.  Finally, as author Lucy Clark challenges us, ask your child about what they are interested in learning and what they hope to learn more about.

As a Senior Campus community, we seek to elaborate on the scope of our mission to provide the learning that matters.  We want to acknowledge the importance of the development of your child’s faith, values and character.  So that your child feels understood, challenged and affirmed, and graduates prepared for a hope-filled future.  To do this we too must ask: “What did you learn today that you want to know more about?” and "How can we help you achieve this?"

Dianne Martin, Deputy Head of Senior School

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Year 9 Boys Service to Community Day at the end of 2015, involved developing a garden chess board for the benefit of our Campus community. This has been a great hit thus far, with some team and individual chess matches. A great way for our young people to collaborate and be challenged during their breaks.

Nicholas Watson

Head of Bellarine Campus

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Our end of year DVD has proven to be a wonderful addition to the traditional Motivator magazine, providing an opportunity for families to share more deeply in the broader teaching and learning program celebrated throughout the year. I am always amazed at the way in which the footage is crafted together to reflect a genuine representation of not only the learning activities, but also the ‘heart’ and community we experience at Christian College.

Last week I had the opportunity to accompany the most recent stage of the filming within our Middle School Campus and what I experienced was simply sensational! Watching and listening to our young people interact and collaborate with the professional film maker, exemplified everything we’re proud of in our students. The ability to connect with an adult, share confidently (and accurately!) the learning they’re undertaking, whilst exuding personality and a great sense of joy, was impacting for me as a new Head of Campus.

Although adolescents can bring with it significant attitudinal shifts and challenges, the ability to respond confidently, respectfully and articulately in situations such as this, reflects the foundational values and character we aspire to shine in our students.

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the ‘final cut’ of this DVD later in the year!!

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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This week we celebrated Book Week with our annual book parade. It was a very colourful and entertaining affair. I would like to thank all the families who supported this day with inspirin...

This week we celebrated Book Week with our annual book parade. It was a very colourful and entertaining affair. I would like to thank all the families who supported this day with inspiring costumes, and the students for their enthusiasm. A big thank you to Mr Smith, as always, for adding such fun to the morning with music and entertainment. It is a wonderful thing when we as a community can celebrate books and encourage reading, which is such an important part of our students education.

Mrs. Elliss

 

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Dear Parents,I would like to point you all to a website, https://bravehearts.org.au/ Bravehearts, are committed to achieving the following: MissionTo stop child sexual assault in our soci...

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 their information 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 who are minors. Creating and/or distributing sexual images with minors may constitute the production and/or distribution of child sexual abuse material.
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.
Hope this information enables all of us to be aware of the many facets of the internet, because it will be with us all forever in various forms.
Take care everyone and please let me know if you would like to talk about any concerning issue that is going on in the life of your family or yourself.
Talk soon,
Gary Crole
Bellarine Campus Chaplain.

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We are holding our Year 10 and 11 Student Learning Conferences on Thursday 1st September for the whole day.
There are no classes that day but students are encouraged to attend the learnin...

We are holding our Year 10 and 11 Student Learning Conferences on Thursday 1st September for the whole day.

There are no classes that day but students are encouraged to attend the Learning Conferences with their parents.

To make appointments for Year 10 and 11 Student Learning Conferences, please use the online booking system at www.schoolinterviews.com.au, enter the school event code (wv82e) and book the teachers and times preferred.

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The JLTAV State-wide Japanese speech contest was held last Sunday in Melbourne. The event offered the opportunity for the junior and middle levels of Japanese learners around the State to demonstrate their excellent language skills as well as public speaking skills.

Our six students confidently performed their speeches in front of a large audience. They spent hours to prepare for the contest and engaged positively with their study of Japanese. Please congratulate these students on their great efforts and achievements, particularly Michelle and Adelia for their outstanding results!

Michelle Zhao 1st Prize winner in the Y7/8 individual category
Adelia Chong Excellent Effort Award winner in the Y5/6 individual category
Naomi Chang/Tarsha Watson Certificate of Participation in the Y7/8 pair category
Lily Petterwood/Ruby Lockman Certificate of Participation in the Y5/6 pair category

 

Mrs Karen Friday

Japanese Teacher

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We are to speak to the Year 11 students next week about Prefectship for 2017. All Year 11 students shall be emailed a covering letter along with a position description and an application ...

We are to speak to the Year 11 students next week about Prefectship for 2017. All Year 11 students shall be emailed a covering letter along with a position description and an application form for both College and House Prefect roles.

I encourage all students to carefully consider about serving our community in the role as a College or House Prefect. The work they undertake is at the fabric of what we are as a school.

We see leadership is about serving in the light of the Gospels.

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This year we are again supporting Literacy Week through an initiative created by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.  ILD aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the...

This year we are again supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation through our Great Book Swap.  ILF aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. Our support helps to raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for children in these communities.  On Wednesday 7th September, Indigenous Literacy Day, we are supporting the Foundation through the Great Book Swap.  We ask that the students bring along one of their favourite books (that they are happy to part with) and for a gold coin donation they can swap it for someone else's favourite book. All the money raised is donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.   

How does it work?

1. Choose one of your favourite books to place in the swap. Students in Years 3 & 4 can fill out a book- plate telling the new owner why they really like the book they donated. 

2. Please bring the book in advance (by Tuesday, 6th September) of our Book Swap day on 7th September. There will be a special box in your classroom for the books. 

3. On 7th September the books will be grouped appropriately and students will be able to donate their gold coin and take home another book they have selected.

If you would like more information please check the following website -http://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/the-great-book-swap.html

Mark Foran

Major Events Coordinator

 

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As Year 5 students move towards creating their own historical fiction in the form of a picture book, we were able to give them the opportunity to meet a ‘real life’ author/illustrator, An...

As Year 5 students move towards creating their own historical fiction in the form of a picture book, we were able to give them the opportunity to meet a ‘real life’ author/illustrator, Andrew Plant.
Andrew trained as a zoologist before discovering he preferred painting and writing about animals rather than dissecting them! He has written and illustrated numerous picture books of a scientific nature and more recently has worked on a book about people, not dinosaurs or echidnas. The Year 5 students were able to prepare for his visit by reading and discussing his techniques before his visit in their LITEhouse sessions.
He talked to the students about the process of researching, planning, editing and producing his historical picture book ‘The Poppy’. Andrew also shared the drafts of his latest book which is yet to be published. The students came away with numerous ideas for their own work, and a reassurance that they can all create something special.

Deborah Canaway

Teacher Librarian

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Each year, across Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During this time Schools, Libraries, Booksellers...

Each year, across Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating Children’s Book Week. During this time Schools, Libraries, Booksellers, Authors, Illustrators and children celebrate Australian Children's Literature. The 2016 Book Week theme is “Australia! Story Country” so we have been looking at children’s books about Australia, but also how stories are told in their many forms.
In LITEhouse the Year 5 and 6 students created their own stories using Aboriginal symbols and dot painting. There were some very impressive and beautiful stories created.
Also in LITEhouse the students in Years 5 to 7 read all the picture story books shortlisted to win the CBCA Book of the Year, and cast their votes for the book they most favoured to win. Our astute judges have voted for their own People’s Choice Award, which will be compared to the official judges’ award. There are some interesting results!

Look for the report of the Junior Schools colourful and fun activities in next week's Vine.

Deborah Canaway

Teacher Librarian 

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Fantastic news for one of our current Year 12 students. After a two year process, Ed has been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) for 2017. Next year he will commenc...

Fantastic news for one of our current Year 12 students. After a two year process, Ed has been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) for 2017. Next year he will commence one year of training to become an officer in the Navy and then a further four years of study to gain an Aeronautical Engineering degree. At the completion of this degree he will be guaranteed employment with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. ADFA decided to accept only one applicant into this course for next year so that is a fantastic achievement! Ed has completed numerous tests, medical examinations and interviews in his journey to be accepted. His dedication and desire to be accepted is to be commended. We wish him all the best on his exciting journey.

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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.  

Next Friday, 2nd September is our Annual Fathers’ Day Stall as well as Footy Colours' Day. Children will have the opportunity to buy gifts at the stall for $5. Should you have anything you would like to contribute to the stall by way of donation please leave at the front office.

On this day children are also able to wear footy colours in support of the "Fight Cancer Foundation". They are asked to bring a gold coin donation.

 

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‘We can’t do everything, but we can do something!

We are all called to love other more than we love ourselves. We are also called to give generously. In the coming week, this will be the challenge set for our Middle School students as we aim to raise funds for, and awareness around, the global issue of human trafficking and slavery.

For many years now, Christian College has partnered with Offspring, a non for profit organization founded by a former staff member Kristi Van Es. Based in Kolkata India, Offspring has the privilege of being part of the journey of young women as they are restored and reintegrated back into community through education and skill acquisition.

Offspring’s campaign this year is ‘Presents with Purpose’. We are a blessed nation and most of us would agree that we have more than we need. The challenge of this campaign is to exchange the ‘gifts’ you would normally receive around birthdays and other celebrations, for ‘gifts’ for women supported by Offspring.

The Project Care prefects have run with this ‘gift giving’ theme and have organized awareness and fundraising activities in the coming week for our students. For example, each homeroom will be challenged to raise a goal amount, with the class raising the most being given the opportunity to celebrate with a ‘party’ hosted by the prefects. Friday the 2nd of September, students are also encouraged to wear full sports uniform and bring a donation on this day

We believe that we are all able to ‘do something’, no matter how small, so that together we can create positive change in our world.

 

Ms Kerrie Reid

Deputy Head of Campus

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The theme this year is “Australia! Story Country”. During Book Week, we aim to promote a love and enjoyment of reading. To make this possible, students from the Middle School participated...

The theme this year is “Australia! Story Country”. During Book Week, we aim to promote a love and enjoyment of reading. To make this possible, students from the Middle School participated in various LITEhouse lessons and lunchtime quizzes and competitions.

In the weeks leading up to Book Week the Year 5 and 6 students evaluated the shortlisted picture story books. Flight was announced the winner although this was not a popular prediction amongst the students. Winners were grinners however as a few pupils were rewarded with a tasty treat for their correct prediction.

This week in LITEhouse the Year 5’s created a timeline of Australian fiction from 1897-2017. The Year 6’s recreated Bunny Brad from My Dead Bunny. It is a creepy rhyming story about a zombie bunny. The Bunny Brad display can be found lurking in the Fiction Library.

 

Ms Kristen Barr

LITEhouse Teacher 

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HOUSE COMPETITION

Burrows House students have tasted some success in recent weeks by winning both the House Maths/English Competition week and House Science quiz. House Drama and Wearable Art preparations continue apace with the students involved showing great imagination and enthusiasm. Our football team was less successful in winning their opening match of the House Footy Competition on Tuesday, however, the players on the field gave it their all and will approach their games against Taylor & Penman with renewed determination!

ASSEMBLY

At this week’s House assembly, a number of House Badges were presented to Burrows students who have already collected enough points to qualify for a Semester Two badge. Up to two badges can be earnt each year by accruing participation points in the various House events. Burrows ‘Bear of the Week’ awards recognised achievements by Riley Doran (Y11) & Nicole Mayes (Y11) in winning the recent House Spelling Bee, the effort Georgia Hermans (Y12) is putting into Wearable Art and Caelli Wood (Y10) for her recent trip to Japan. Students and staff were also fortunate to hear a devotion from Mr. Peter Peake who retires at the end of this year after 25 years in Burrows house, including Head of House from 2000-2005. He shared with us his thoughts on ‘What makes Burrows different to the other houses?’ and encouraged Burrows students to always strive for excellence, exhibit persistence and to explore their faith. These are all characteristics we hope our students exhibit well into the future as well as during their time here at Senior School.

HOUSE GROUP

In recent weeks the individual House Groups have been enjoying Book week activities, some discussions about leadership and the odd watching of an Olympic event in their devotion times that start each day!

Mrs Elissa Huddart, Head of Burrows House

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THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 
Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 
125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.
Education needs...

THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 

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 this 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.

2016-CCITL Open Day audio 2016-CCITL Open Day audio

www.ccitl.com.au

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Parents utilising the Council carpark for dropping off and picking up their children from Kindergarten and Junior School should be aware that we have received communication from other car...

Parents utilising the Council carpark for dropping off and picking up their children from Kindergarten and Junior School should be aware that we have received communication from other car park users that our families are driving dangerously in this space thereby compromising the safety of, not only our own children, but others as well.. Our advice is that a formal complaint will be made to authorities should this behavior continue. PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY AT ALL TIMES BUT PARTICULARLY WHEN CHILDREN'S SAFETY IS AT RISK.

 

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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 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 Monday 5 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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Year 2 parents are advised that the House Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday, 9th September at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre from 1:40pm to 3:00pm. This carnival is th...

Year 2 parents are advised that the House Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday, 9th September at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre from 1:40pm to 3:00pm. This carnival is the culmination of your child’s swimming program, and we look forward to their involvement as they compete for their House in a variety of swimming events.

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The Victorian Schools Netball Championships enables boys and girls to compete against schools from across Victoria in a venue that hosts elite level events. One of the highlights of the...

 

The Victorian Schools Netball Championships enables boys and girls to compete against schools from across Victoria in a venue that hosts elite level events. One of the highlights of the Championships is the comradery and support Christian College students demonstrate toward one another throughout the day as they cheer on schoolmates within other teams. We acknowledge the performances by all of our teams and congratulate the Damian Stephenson coached Senior Boys team who have progressed to the finals.

 

 

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On Monday morning the Year 12 Music Investigation class performed excerpts of their final performance program for about twenty University of the Third Age students from Geelong. The U3A p...

On Monday morning the Year 12 Music Investigation class performed excerpts of their final performance program for about twenty University of the Third Age students from Geelong. The U3A provides further education to people who no longer work full time or are retired. This concert gave the U3A students the opportunity to depart from their usual diet of recorded music and listen to live musicians! The Christian College students introduced the music they were performing in the context of their studies and gave a moving and intellectually stimulating concert. The applause was loud and the concert provided the Christian College students with the rich opportunity to perform for an audience who were listening to the music for its own sake as opposed to performing for a panel who are assessing and criticising the performer.

Benjamin Castle, VCE Music Studies and Head of Strings

 

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On Wednesday 17th August Year 10 Indonesian language students joined officials, community members and fellow school students to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Indonesia’s Independenc...

On Wednesday 17th August Year 10 Indonesian language students joined officials, community members and fellow school students to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence, held at the Consulate General in South Melbourne.

The official flag raising ceremony was a very formal occasion and it gave students a firsthand experience of Indonesia’s national day and the opportunity to meet and chat in the language with young Indonesians living and studying in Melbourne.

Students enjoyed a full day of cultural experiences, including a spicy lunch at the Batavia Café and the chance to shop at the Laguna Supermarket for cooking ingredients for their family meal project. The afternoon was topped by a community dance performance for the public at Federation Square.

Commemorating Indonesia’s most important historic event right here in Melbourne was a wonderful opportunity to add to students’ current studies and their understanding of the food, celebrations and ceremonies of Australia’s significant neighbour.

To check out Christian College students on the ABC Australia Plus Indonesian news report click here.

Enjoy the Indonesian community dancing at Federation Square here.

Julienne Welsh, Indonesian Teacher

 

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On Friday 19th August, the students at Christian College Bellarine held dress up day to raise awareness and money for the Captain Courageous Bone Marrow Failure Foundation. As usual the s...

On Friday 19th August, the students at Christian College Bellarine held a dress up day to raise awareness and money, for the Captain Courageous Bone Marrow Failure Foundation. As usual the students got right behind the cause and demonstrated their generous spirit. The students were encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero or someone that they admire and look up to. We had lots of Batman and Superman costumes, as well as a number of sporting heroes. In addition to bringing a donation for the foundation, the Project Care team organised soup to be sold on the day. With it being such a wintery day, this was a big hit, with lots of students enjoying some warm pumpkin or chicken noodle soup for their lunch. Overall the day was a great success with our students raising $720 for the Captain Courageous Foundation. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success. 

Claire Deretic & Emma Ford

Project Care Teachers

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We have had a case of Headlice in the Middle School notified to us. This is not a cause for serious concern as your child may not be affected, however headlice are extremely contagious.
P...

We have had a case of Headlice in the Middle School notified to us. This is not a cause for serious concern as your child may not be affected, however headlice are extremely contagious.

Please find further information within our Parent Letter.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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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 term 3 at Junior School and we would be very g...

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 term 3 at Junior School and we would be very grateful of your continued support. Items that are urgently needed and have been requested by the Geelong Food Relief Centre are Packet Pasta/Sauce, 2 Min Noodles, Pancake Mix, Cake Mix, Toothpaste, Deodorant and Shampoo/Conditioner. 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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Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?
Click on the link below to view t...

Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?

Click on the link below to view the vacant positions which commence Term 1, 2017 at one of the Christian College campuses...


http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/new/about-us/employment

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We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 1B. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking...

We have been notified of a case of headlice in Year 1B. Can parents please check their child’s hair regularly and commence appropriate treatment if required. It is important when checking to look for and remove eggs as well as live lice. We ask for your cooperation and assistance with this important task.

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Last week our Senior Boys Netball team, along with several other male and female teams representing Christian College, competed in the preliminary rounds of the Victorian School Championships. The College has built a reputation for being ‘the team to beat’ in the Senior Boys division at these Championships, having made six Grand Finals over the past seven years, including winning four State Titles. The strength of our team is aided by the number of boys who are keen to be involved, having over 50 boys trial for the 20 positions available across the Senior and Intermediate teams. Boys who trial and are selected for the senior team understand that it requires a commitment to early morning training sessions each week, knowing that success at this tournament does not come without hard work. The team that travelled to Melbourne last week were arguably the best prepared of any boys team the College has sent to the tournament in recent years, and so there was a level of excitement and expectation leading into the first match. Games are made up of two 8-minute halves, and so there is little room for error and little time to make up for mistakes that may be made on court – victory requires not only skill, but composure and consistency. After a shaky start in the opening game, the boys steadied and were dominant from that point on. The team conceded 6 goals to 9 in the first match (being down by a goal at half-time), but only allowed a further 9 goals to be scored against them for the rest of the day, whilst scoring 44 more themselves, progressing through to the Finals Day undefeated. The results, in dominant fashion, allude to a balanced team right across the court. Our defenders were almost impenetrable, our goalers were reliable, and our mid-court was able to win the ball back and deliver it cleanly through all parts of the court. The finals will be held on Thursday September 8, where the boys will look to secure a fifth State Title for the College, and go back-to-back in the process.

Damian Stephenson, Coach

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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 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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Australia draws it stories from so many places – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Asian and other cultures from around the world such as Nonna’s tales of the o...

Australia draws it stories from so many places – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Asian and other cultures from around the world such as Nonna’s tales of the old country, from family and community life. Story not only tells us who we are, it tells us where we’ve come from and where we might go.

Which Australian poet was born in February 17th 1864?

This is just one of the questions students are answering each morning as we celebrate Children’s Book week in the Senior School Library.

The Library has a wonderful display of new fiction which includes the 6 books short listed by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Cloudwish by Fiona Wood was the winner in the Older Reader category.

Students have taken a great interest in the displays in which the staff have written about their favourite childhood books and characters. The students have also enjoyed voting for their favourite Australian Picture Story book, with Diary of a Wombat currently in the lead.  The Library even has its own campfire for the students sit around and tell their stories.

Mrs Sue Mapleson, Senior School Teacher Librarian

 

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THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 
Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 
125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.
Education needs...

THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 

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 this 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.

2016-CCITL Open Day audio 2016-CCITL Open Day audio

www.ccitl.com.au

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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 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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THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 
Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 
125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.
Education needs...

THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 

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 this 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.

2016-CCITL Open Day audio 2016-CCITL Open Day audio

www.ccitl.com.au

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The commencement of Round 1 in the 2016 House Football carnival saw Flynn play Burrows in what was built to be an exciting and close tussle. Unfortunately this was not to be the case when...

The commencement of Round 1 in the 2016 House Football carnival saw Flynn play Burrows in what was built to be an exciting and close tussle. Unfortunately this was not to be the case when early in the boys contest, Flynn opened up with 3 unanswered goals within the first 3 minutes of play. Paddy Norton worked hard early to try to stifle the midfield onslaught by Flynn, however Burrows were undermanned with only 9 players taking the field; two of these players being brought in as last minute substitutes. Standout players for Flynn included Matt Tattersall up forward and Brady Nankervis.

Burrows were looking to rely heavily on a highly talented girls’ team in the second third, with the likes of Amy Troy, Isabelle Hackett, and Caelli Wood looking to create havoc. However the Flynn team were able to control play with Tess Kirsopp-Cole linking up well with her team mates to again outscore the Burrows outfit.

In the final mixed game, Burrows looked to create scoring opportunities by loading their backline with boys in an attempt to rebound and enable some girls to score super goals, but as with the rest of the match, Flynn were just too strong and too dominant across the field.

The competition will continue at lunchtimes until the Grand Final which will be held next Friday 2nd September.

 

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SkillsOne works with Industry, Educators, Government and TAFE to engage and promote the extensive career opportunities and pathways in traditional trades and emerging skills areas ranging...

SkillsOne works with Industry, Educators, Government and TAFE to engage and promote the extensive career opportunities and pathways in traditional trades and emerging skills areas ranging from automotive, construction & mining; through to hairdressing, healthcare and horticulture.

SkillsOne is dedicated to embracing and reflecting the diversity, quality and opportunities within the skills community.

The primary aim has been to create a skills community. Inherently, online content includes the key elements of lifestyle, career opportunities, positive attitudes and job satisfaction reflected through individuals sharing their experiences, skills, stories and wisdom.

SkillsOne.com.au provides a rich tapestry of information about trades and skills.

The website is www.skillsone.com.au

 

 

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We are a new Facebook page Humans in Geelong https://www.facebook.com/HumansinGeelong/ and website www.humansingeelong.com
We aim to inspire!
We are a small team of ‘Not-for-Profit’ volun...

We are a new Facebook page Humans in Geelong https://www.facebook.com/HumansinGeelong/ and website www.humansingeelong.com 

We aim to inspire!

We are a small team of ‘Not-for-Profit’ volunteers who report on the ‘good news’ stories of our home town Geelong, and the Greater Geelong area. The stories are about the everyday humans who are taking action, one way or another, and making a difference. This includes shedding light on causes, however small, that may not be covered in the mainstream media.

We got our inspiration from the Humans in Melbourne Facebook page and thought ‘Why not do something like that in Geelong?’.

We value Creativity, Empathy, Connectedness and Engagement.

Similar pages such as Humans in Melbourne and Humans of New York, are highly successful and bring the community together.

Email story ideas to humansingeelong@gmail.com

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THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 
Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 
125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.
Education needs...

THIS SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 10.00am until 3.00pm 

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) is holding an Open Day: 

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 this 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.

2016-CCITL Open Day audio 2016-CCITL Open Day audio

www.ccitl.com.au

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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 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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The JLTAV State-wide Japanese speech contest was held today in Melbourne. The event offered the opportunity for the junior and middle levels of Japanese learners around the State to demon...

The JLTAV State-wide Japanese speech contest was held today in Melbourne. The event offered the opportunity for the junior and middle levels of Japanese learners around the State to demonstrate their excellent language skills as well as public speaking skills.

Our six students confidently performed their speeches in front of a large audience. They spent hours to prepare for the contest and engaged positively with their study of Japanese.

Please congratulate these students on their great efforts and achievements, particularly Michelle and Adelia for their outstanding results!

Michelle Zhao 1st Prize winner in the Y7/8 individual category
Adelia Chong Excellent Effort Award winner in the Y5/6 individual category
Naomi Chang/Tarsha Watson Certificate of Participation in the Y7/8 pair category
Lily Petterwood/Ruby Lockman Certificate of Participation in the Y5/6 pair category

Kind regards,

LOTE (Japanese) team

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Sound barriers, vibrations, musical instruments, reflections and refraction are a few of topics of discussions as the Year 1 and 2 students investigate Sound and Light. A number of fun an...

Sound barriers, vibrations, musical instruments, reflections and refraction are a few of topics of discussions as the Year 1 and 2 students investigate Sound and Light. A number of fun and engaging experiments and activities have been completed and our little experts would love to share their learning with you.
On Friday, the 9th of September, families are invited to come and learn from the students what they have discovered throughout their Integrated Studies ‘Sound and Light’ unit. The open house will take place from 10 am - 11 am in the Year 2 classrooms and in the Music foyer for the Year 1 classes. We look forward to sharing this time together with you.

Year 1s Visit the Science Lab
Last Friday the Year 1 students ventured into Middle School territory as Mr. Healy shared his expertise and lead the students in a variety of activities relating to both light and sound. Our little scientists put on their lab coats and safety goggles before starting their investigations. Using light boxes and looking through different lenses were some highlights. While paper crackers, feeling vibrations of sound through a slinky and watching sugar dance on canisters engaged the students. It was a wonderful morning of hands-on explorations.

Katie Oelke

Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

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Last Thursday, in brilliant weather, the science classroom was outside. Students planted 151 trees around the Bellarine property. Year 9 boys led younger students "big brother" style, in ...

Last Thursday, in brilliant weather, the science classroom was outside. Students planted 151 trees around the Bellarine property. Year 9 boys led younger students "big brother" style, in sharing the task of planting young trees donated by Blood Toyota and supplied by the local Landcare Nursery. Bunnings donated the stakes for the tree guards. Hugs were evidence of the close-knit community of Bellarine after the activity was over. Year 7 and 8 students also engaged in the practical hands-on task. All students were proud of their individual and collective efforts at the end of the day. The treeplanting last week continued the legacy of 10 years of planting at Bellarine.

Deb Singleton

Science Coordinator

 

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Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?
Click on the link below to view t...

Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?

Click on the link below to view the vacant positions which commence Term 1, 2017 at one of the Christian College campuses...


http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/new/about-us/employment

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Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?
Click on the link below to view t...

Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?

Click on the link below to view the vacant positions which commence Term 1, 2017 at one of the Christian College campuses...


http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/new/about-us/employment

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Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?
Click on the link below to view t...

Do you know someone who may be interested in working in an exceptional Independent College where academic excellence and Christian Values are emphasised?

Click on the link below to view the vacant positions which commence Term 1, 2017 at one of the Christian College campuses...


http://www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au/new/about-us/employment

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