2018 Term Dates
The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences ...

The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences across all campuses during the final week of Term 2.  This winter term is often an 11 or 10.5 week term with many cases of recorded absences due to illness or planned family holiday breaks, prior to the official holiday period. 

Our College has traditionally conducted classes for the first three days of the final week of term, dismissing students on the Wednesday afternoon.  We have then commenced the annual Staff Retreat that evening, running through until the end of that week. Our attendance data also revealed that the increasing level of absences during the final 3 days at the end of Term 2 was disruptive to many planned classroom activities and programs.

In response to the review of our attendance data, we have amended the end date for Term 2 in 2018, creating a 3 week break for our students and families in the middle of the year. Staff will attend the annual ‘Retreat’ during the following week, prior to taking holidays. The dates have been confirmed as follows:

2018 Term Dates

Term 1                                    Tuesday 30th January for Year 12 Students only
                                                Wednesday 31st January to Thursday 29th March

Term 2                                    Tuesday 17th April to Friday 22nd June

Term 3                                    Tuesday 17th July to Friday 21st September

Term 4                                    Tuesday 9th October to Friday 7th December

 

As part of this review we also noted that the introduction of ‘In-Time Reporting’ has allowed us to gain an additional day back in our program, which would have usually been set aside for an Assessment Day.

Our after school hours care provider, Camp Australia, will offer School Holiday Programs for families wishing to use this service for their children during the mid-year break in 2018.

In making this change for 2018, I do ask parents to respect the set term dates and avoid making holiday plans and bookings outside of this time.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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2018 Term Dates
The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences ...

The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences across all campuses during the final week of Term 2.  This winter term is often an 11 or 10.5 week term with many cases of recorded absences due to illness or planned family holiday breaks, prior to the official holiday period. 

Our College has traditionally conducted classes for the first three days of the final week of term, dismissing students on the Wednesday afternoon.  We have then commenced the annual Staff Retreat that evening, running through until the end of that week. Our attendance data also revealed that the increasing level of absences during the final 3 days at the end of Term 2 was disruptive to many planned classroom activities and programs.

In response to the review of our attendance data, we have amended the end date for Term 2 in 2018, creating a 3 week break for our students and families in the middle of the year. Staff will attend the annual ‘Retreat’ during the following week, prior to taking holidays. The dates have been confirmed as follows:

2018 Term Dates

Term 1                                    Tuesday 30th January for Year 12 Students only
                                               Wednesday 31st January to Thursday 29th March

Term 2                                    Tuesday 17th April to Friday 22nd June

Term 3                                    Tuesday 17th July to Friday 21st September

Term 4                                    Tuesday 9th October to Friday 7th December

 

As part of this review we also noted that the introduction of ‘In-Time Reporting’ has allowed us to gain an additional day back in our program, which would have usually been set aside for an Assessment Day.

Our after school hours care provider, Camp Australia, will offer School Holiday Programs for families wishing to use this service for their children during the mid-year break in 2018.

In making this change for 2018, I do ask parents to respect the set term dates and avoid making holiday plans and bookings outside of this time.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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2018 Term Dates
The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences ...

The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences across all campuses during the final week of Term 2.  This winter term is often an 11 or 10.5 week term with many cases of recorded absences due to illness or planned family holiday breaks, prior to the official holiday period. 

Our College has traditionally conducted classes for the first three days of the final week of term, dismissing students on the Wednesday afternoon.  We have then commenced the annual Staff Retreat that evening, running through until the end of that week. Our attendance data also revealed that the increasing level of absences during the final 3 days at the end of Term 2 was disruptive to many planned classroom activities and programs.

In response to the review of our attendance data, we have amended the end date for Term 2 in 2018, creating a 3 week break for our students and families in the middle of the year. Staff will attend the annual ‘Retreat’ during the following week, prior to taking holidays. The dates have been confirmed as follows:

2018 Term Dates

Term 1                                    Tuesday 30th January for Year 12 Students only
                                               Wednesday 31st January to Thursday 29th March

Term 2                                    Tuesday 17th April to Friday 22nd June

Term 3                                    Tuesday 17th July to Friday 21st September

Term 4                                    Tuesday 9th October to Friday 7th December

 

As part of this review we also noted that the introduction of ‘In-Time Reporting’ has allowed us to gain an additional day back in our program, which would have usually been set aside for an Assessment Day.

Our after school hours care provider, Camp Australia, will offer School Holiday Programs for families wishing to use this service for their children during the mid-year break in 2018.

In making this change for 2018, I do ask parents to respect the set term dates and avoid making holiday plans and bookings outside of this time.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences across all campu...

The College Leadership regularly reviews our practices using data to inform our decision making.  In recent years we have noted a significant increase in student absences across all campuses during the final week of Term 2.  This winter term is often an 11 or 10.5 week term with many cases of recorded absences due to illness or planned family holiday breaks, prior to the official holiday period. 

Our College has traditionally conducted classes for the first three days of the final week of term, dismissing students on the Wednesday afternoon.  We have then commenced the annual Staff Retreat that evening, running through until the end of that week. Our attendance data also revealed that the increasing level of absences during the final 3 days at the end of Term 2 was disruptive to many planned classroom activities and programs.

In response to the review of our attendance data, we have amended the end date for Term 2 in 2018, creating a 3 week break for our students and families in the middle of the year. Staff will attend the annual ‘Retreat’ during the following week, prior to taking holidays. The dates have been confirmed as follows:

2018 Term Dates

Term 1                                    Tuesday 30th January for Year 12 Students only
                                                 Wednesday 31st January to Thursday 29th March

Term 2                                   Tuesday 17th April to Friday 22nd June

Term 3                                    Tuesday 17th July to Friday 21st September

Term 4                                    Tuesday 9th October to Friday 7th December

 

As part of this review we also noted that the introduction of ‘In-Time Reporting’ has allowed us to gain an additional day back in our program, which would have usually been set aside for an Assessment Day.

Our after school hours care provider, Camp Australia, will offer School Holiday Programs for families wishing to use this service for their children during the mid-year break in 2018.

In making this change for 2018, I do ask parents to respect the set term dates and avoid making holiday plans and bookings outside of this time.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the d...

There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the decline of the traditional conversations and interactions that took place in the past.
Many of these commentaries refer to the increased reliance upon pre-packaged meals, fast food, meals consumed in front of the television and the invasion of personal devices at meal times.
Our College is keen to encourage and support our families to enjoy positive relationships, healthy lifestyles and quality family time together. This is not easy when there are so many competing forces for our time. 
Part of the research undertaken at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston by the Project Zero team produced the 'Family Dinner Project', as a resource for families to use to encourage positive and healthy evening meal times.

The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project provides strategies and practical tips to help us understand the following:
· The Importance of Eating Together
· Finding Time
· Food and Cooking
· Tips for Conversation
· Games and Activity Ideas
· Common Dinnertime Challenges

CLICK HERE to access the program which offers families a free online 4-week program that sends tips, meal ideas, recipes and guidelines to assist families to benefit from the time spent at dinner tables.

Benefits for our Students

One of the benefits I see for families that spend this quality time together is for family members to talk about their day, share what is going on in each members life and to take time to slow down and listen to each other.
I know that many families already do this and protect the quality time spent at the dinner table. However, I am also aware of the busyness that some families encounter balancing the many areas of family life such as the sporting, music and other commitments of our students, as well as the other demands of family life.
We know from research that students benefit greatly from the connection that they experience between their school life and home life. In sharing this project with you, I hope that it might be of support to some of our families to learn more about what our students are doing at school and find meaningful ways to connect with what is taking place in the lives of your children.

CLICK HERE to view a video outlining how Family Dinners improve overall health.

I would appreciate feedback from any families that decide to register to trial the 4 week program. These can be forwarded to me at principal@ccg.vic.edu.au
As I prepare to head back to Harvard tomorrow to continue my work with Principals from other Victorian Independent Schools supported by ISV, I am most grateful to have time to seek further opportunities to lead our College in providing, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

I wish you all well for the remainder of the term.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the d...

There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the decline of the traditional conversations and interactions that took place in the past.
Many of these commentaries refer to the increased reliance upon pre-packaged meals, fast food, meals consumed in front of the television and the invasion of personal devices at meal times.
Our College is keen to encourage and support our families to enjoy positive relationships, healthy lifestyles and quality family time together. This is not easy when there are so many competing forces for our time. 
Part of the research undertaken at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston by the Project Zero team produced the 'Family Dinner Project', as a resource for families to use to encourage positive and healthy evening meal times.

The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project provides strategies and practical tips to help us understand the following:
· The Importance of Eating Together
· Finding Time
· Food and Cooking
· Tips for Conversation
· Games and Activity Ideas
· Common Dinnertime Challenges

CLICK HERE to access the program which offers families a free online 4-week program that sends tips, meal ideas, recipes and guidelines to assist families to benefit from the time spent at dinner tables.

Benefits for our Students

One of the benefits I see for families that spend this quality time together is for family members to talk about their day, share what is going on in each members life and to take time to slow down and listen to each other.
I know that many families already do this and protect the quality time spent at the dinner table. However, I am also aware of the busyness that some families encounter balancing the many areas of family life such as the sporting, music and other commitments of our students, as well as the other demands of family life.
We know from research that students benefit greatly from the connection that they experience between their school life and home life. In sharing this project with you, I hope that it might be of support to some of our families to learn more about what our students are doing at school and find meaningful ways to connect with what is taking place in the lives of your children.

CLICK HERE to view a video outlining how Family Dinners improve overall health.

I would appreciate feedback from any families that decide to register to trial the 4 week program. These can be forwarded to me at principal@ccg.vic.edu.au
As I prepare to head back to Harvard tomorrow to continue my work with Principals from other Victorian Independent Schools supported by ISV, I am most grateful to have time to seek further opportunities to lead our College in providing, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

I wish you all well for the remainder of the term.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the d...

There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the decline of the traditional conversations and interactions that took place in the past.
Many of these commentaries refer to the increased reliance upon pre-packaged meals, fast food, meals consumed in front of the television and the invasion of personal devices at meal times.
Our College is keen to encourage and support our families to enjoy positive relationships, healthy lifestyles and quality family time together. This is not easy when there are so many competing forces for our time. 
Part of the research undertaken at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston by the Project Zero team produced the 'Family Dinner Project', as a resource for families to use to encourage positive and healthy evening meal times.

The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project provides strategies and practical tips to help us understand the following:
· The Importance of Eating Together
· Finding Time
· Food and Cooking
· Tips for Conversation
· Games and Activity Ideas
· Common Dinnertime Challenges

CLICK HERE to access the program which offers families a free online 4-week program that sends tips, meal ideas, recipes and guidelines to assist families to benefit from the time spent at dinner tables.

Benefits for our Students

One of the benefits I see for families that spend this quality time together is for family members to talk about their day, share what is going on in each members life and to take time to slow down and listen to each other.
I know that many families already do this and protect the quality time spent at the dinner table. However, I am also aware of the busyness that some families encounter balancing the many areas of family life such as the sporting, music and other commitments of our students, as well as the other demands of family life.
We know from research that students benefit greatly from the connection that they experience between their school life and home life. In sharing this project with you, I hope that it might be of support to some of our families to learn more about what our students are doing at school and find meaningful ways to connect with what is taking place in the lives of your children.

CLICK HERE to view a video outlining how Family Dinners improve overall health.

I would appreciate feedback from any families that decide to register to trial the 4 week program. These can be forwarded to me at principal@ccg.vic.edu.au
As I prepare to head back to Harvard tomorrow to continue my work with Principals from other Victorian Independent Schools supported by ISV, I am most grateful to have time to seek further opportunities to lead our College in providing, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

I wish you all well for the remainder of the term.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the d...

There have been many studies and media reports about the busy nature of family life of our era. Some of these outline the lack of quality time spent together at the dinner table and the decline of the traditional conversations and interactions that took place in the past.
Many of these commentaries refer to the increased reliance upon pre-packaged meals, fast food, meals consumed in front of the television and the invasion of personal devices at meal times.
Our College is keen to encourage and support our families to enjoy positive relationships, healthy lifestyles and quality family time together. This is not easy when there are so many competing forces for our time. 
Part of the research undertaken at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston by the Project Zero team produced the 'Family Dinner Project', as a resource for families to use to encourage positive and healthy evening meal times.

The Family Dinner Project

The Family Dinner Project provides strategies and practical tips to help us understand the following:
· The Importance of Eating Together
· Finding Time
· Food and Cooking
· Tips for Conversation
· Games and Activity Ideas
· Common Dinnertime Challenges

CLICK HERE to access the program which offers families a free online 4-week program that sends tips, meal ideas, recipes and guidelines to assist families to benefit from the time spent at dinner tables.

Benefits for our Students

One of the benefits I see for families that spend this quality time together is for family members to talk about their day, share what is going on in each members life and to take time to slow down and listen to each other.
I know that many families already do this and protect the quality time spent at the dinner table. However, I am also aware of the busyness that some families encounter balancing the many areas of family life such as the sporting, music and other commitments of our students, as well as the other demands of family life.
We know from research that students benefit greatly from the connection that they experience between their school life and home life. In sharing this project with you, I hope that it might be of support to some of our families to learn more about what our students are doing at school and find meaningful ways to connect with what is taking place in the lives of your children.

CLICK HERE to view a video outlining how Family Dinners improve overall health.

I would appreciate feedback from any families that decide to register to trial the 4 week program. These can be forwarded to me at principal@ccg.vic.edu.au
As I prepare to head back to Harvard tomorrow to continue my work with Principals from other Victorian Independent Schools supported by ISV, I am most grateful to have time to seek further opportunities to lead our College in providing, ‘The Learning That Matters’.

I wish you all well for the remainder of the term.

Glen McKeeman
Principal

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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 enr...

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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We wish all our College Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and special friends a very happy and relaxed Father’s Day this year.
Pam McKeemanDeputy Head

We wish all our College Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and special friends a very happy and relaxed Father’s Day this year.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head

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Student Learning Conferences 
Student Learning Conferences will be held on Thursday, 7th September for Year 10 and 11 students and parents. They will begin at 10am and it will be a st...

Student Learning Conference

Our next Student Learning Conference will be on Thursday 7th September at Senior School. This day is allocated for students in Year 10 and 11 and please note that this is a student free day.

Bookings are open on-line now and I urge you to attend with your son or daughter. These are valuable opportunities to hear of their learning and for you to give feedback to the teacher about how we may assist you further.

Royal South Street Performances

Many of our students are to perform in this extremely well known competition. Our Chorals have been performing there this week and we shall have further students there next week.

We wish them all the very best for their performances.

Year 12 Jumpers

This Friday is a very special day. Not only is it the start of Spring and September, but it is when the Year 12 students may wear their special Year 12 jumper to school. We wish them all well for the remainder of the year.

Next week……

Our House Drama commences next week as does our House Football Grand Final. These are very special events and our students spend a great deal of time preparing for them. 

Year 12 Legal Studies

Our Year 12 Legal Studies students have an exciting excursion to Victorian Supreme and County Courts in Melbourne next Wednesday. This is a marvellous opportunity for these students to see the workings of such courts. In the past the Judges have closed the courts at the end and spoken to the students.

Our Last Day….

Advance notice of our last day for Term 3 is Friday 22nd September when we finish at 2.30pm.  We have House Wearable Art being performed at lunchtime. 

Also a reminder that students return back for Term 4 on Tuesday 10th October.  We start this day at Middle School with a Campus Assembly in the SAC at 9.00 am. 

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 is always good to try something different! 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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We have had reported across some Year levels at our Campus, diagnosed cases of Impetigo - School sores.
 
Please refer to information  documents attached 

We have had reported across some Year levels at our Campus, diagnosed cases of Impetigo - School sores.

 

Please refer to information  documents attached 

We look forward to seeing our current Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students at our Christian College Bellarine 2018 Elective Expo Evening, on Tuesday, 5th September from 4pm to 6pm. 
This event ...

We look forward to seeing our current Year 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students at our Christian College Bellarine 2018 Elective Expo Evening, on Tuesday, 5th September from 4pm to 6pm. 

This event will be held in the Auditorium foyer at the Bellarine Campus. We are pleased to invite you to take up this wonderful opportunity to view all of the elective pathways through our Middle School, chatting with and asking questions of our specialist staff.  Elective Handbooks for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 in 2018 will be available from the College Portal on Tuesday, 29th August.  

In addition, Parents will recieve further information via email, including Elective Choice forms. Students in Year 5 and Year 6 in 2018 will receive the details of Elective subject rotations via email, prior to the Expo.  

Directly after this Elective Expo, we invite current Year 8 students and parents to move into the auditorium for an overview of the new Year 9 program, and a short Back Creek Farm presentation. This part of the evening will run between 6pm to 6.30pm and will include information of the Back Creek Farm experience that our current Year 8 students can expect in 2018.

We look forward to sharing with you the diverse and exciting opportunities that are to come. 

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Bellarine Campus

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The Highton Intermediate Concert Band and the Senior Wind Symphony both performed in the Victorian Schools’ Music Festival in the regional session held in Geelong on August 17th and 18t...

The Highton Intermediate Concert Band and the Senior Wind Symphony both performed in the Victorian Schools’ Music Festival in the regional session held in Geelong on August 17th and 18th. Both bands performed for 2 adjudicators who critiqued their musicality, accuracy and interpretation of the set pieces while following the score and recording their comments. Following their performances each group took part in an on-stage workshop with the Chief adjudicator Dr Ralph Hultgren. Both bands came away from the experience receiving compliments for their work and as well some suggestions from Dr Hultgren regarding developing their musicality and accuracy further. The groups are marked against a list of criteria for an award – both the Highton Intermediate Concert Band and The Senior Wind Symphony received a ‘Platinum Award’ in their respective divisions, the highest award possible at the festival.

Congratulations to the students of both of these bands for their good work, commitment and superb way in which they have represented the College.

Professional photos of each group performing at the VSMF are available for purchase online: 

http://www.johntraversphoto.com.au/

 

Mrs Gardner & Mr Dunlop

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“Our sons need more support with body image issues” - this is the title of a recent article in a Brighton Grammar School publication that addresses the very real issue of body image and m...

“Our sons need more support with body image issues” - this is the title of a recent article in a Brighton Grammar School publication that addresses the very real issue of body image and males.  The article discusses the concern around increasing numbers of boys with extreme body image issues such as “anorexia nervosa and muscle dysmorphia, or ‘bigorexia’ – which often goes hand-in-hand with dangerous steroid use.”  Highlighting statistics such as 1 in 4 young people have serious body image worries, but significantly that “males are up to 4 times less likely to seek help than females?”

Below is a link to some resources to help you start the conversation about body image with your son.

The Body Image Tips factsheet for boys is provided by The Butterfly foundation:

https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/assets/Uploads/Factsheets/Body-Image-Tips-for-Boys.pdf

This short video by eating disorder expert Dr Beth Shelton presented by Generation Next describes muscle dysmorphia – the ‘male’ body image disorder – and explains some of the common warning signs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayVRyRFjYqQ&feature=em-share_video_user

To help support a healthy body image amongst our boys can I encourage us to have  conversations with them about body image, self-acceptance and their feelings.

Mrs Dianne Martin

Deputy Head of Senior School

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material....

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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Jan Clarke Industry Consultant from Sarina Russo Apprenticeships will be visiting the school to speak with interested Year 12 students on Monday 4th September at 12.10 in the Chapel. This...

Jan Clarke Industry Consultant from Sarina Russo Apprenticeships will be visiting the school to speak with interested Year 12 students on Monday 4th September at 12.10 in the Chapel. This session is suited to those seeking an Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Gap year information session for Year 12 students. Students thinking about taking a gap year will learn about traineeship options. Those looking for an apprenticeship will learn what employers look for in applicants and how best to go about finding a job.

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Exploring why certain materials are used for different items, identifying how objects move and the forces used are a few of things that the Year 1 and 2 students have been discussing and ...

Exploring why certain materials are used for different items, identifying how objects move and the forces used are a few of things that the Year 1 and 2 students have been discussing and learning about with as a part of their Integrated Studies unit, ‘Materials and Movement’.

A number of fun and engaging experiments have been completed and our little experts would love to share their learnings with you. Families and friends are invited to come and join us on Monday, the 11th of September, following the Junior School Assembly until 11 am.  Year 1 students will be presenting their new understandings in the Music foyer of the Music and Sports Centre and the Year 2 students will be presenting their learning in the Sports foyer of the Centre.

We look forward to having you join us!

Year 1 & 2 Teachers

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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Enter the world of Investigations. Witness the learning that takes place. Watch it grow from a tiny seed into a spreading oak.
In the dramatic play area a group of year 1 students decide ...

Enter the world of Investigations. Witness the learning that takes place. Watch it grow from a tiny seed into a spreading oak.

In the dramatic play area a group of year 1 students decide to set up a good news station and include weather reports.

(a link to the Integrated Studies unit ‘Our Wonder World’)

 One small seed

‘Let’s add some news, some good news…’  

The seed grew

‘Who will we need? News presenters, reporters, photographers, people to interview…’

The seed grew bigger

‘What will we call our news station? How will we find good news stories? What questions will we ask?’

The seed began to sprout

‘How will we set up the newsroom? What will we wear? Who will write the script?

What did I witness?

I saw a group of six children collaborate together, raising questions, making suggestions and provoking each other into new areas of learning. They were expanding the boundaries of their thinking and working together to develop one small idea into a big venture.

I saw their enthusiasm, their interactions and encouragement of each other. There were no arguments, no one taking over, no one left out. Instead, there was confirmation, collaboration, resourcefulness and creativity.

Investigations is open ended, it is linked to the learning intentions in the classroom and it allows the children to explore possibilities that stretch them into new areas.

Liz Marsland

Year 1R Teacher

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During Book Week last week, students at Bellarine celebrated a wonderful week of reading, literature activities, fun and escapes into other lands – both real and imaginary.
Literature and...

During Book Week last week, students at Bellarine celebrated a wonderful week of reading, literature activities, fun and escapes into other lands – both real and imaginary.

Literature and reading were the focus of Book Week in many ways: competitions, art, maker spaces activities, a photo booth, a screening of the award-winning movie ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’, and even the opportunity for students to spend time in Christian College Bellarine’s very own airport departure lounge (with flights to many wonderful destinations)!  This all culminated in our Junior School book character dress-up day and parade last Thursday, and made for a wonderful week of celebration!

As a part of their English curriculum, all Middle School students at Bellarine have also been appreciating the opportunity to read literature of their choice in the welcoming space of the library. 

The library staff at Christian College Bellarine would like to take this opportunity to thank students and their families for their enthusiasm and support so far this term.  We look forward to continuing to build a love of literature with you all!

Deb Canaway, Victoria Kent, Jesse Warren
Library staff

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Throughout Prep-2 we incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, carefully selected materials and texts, together with responsive teaching to enhance the literacy learning experience fo...

Throughout Prep-2 we incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, carefully selected materials and texts, together with responsive teaching to enhance the literacy learning experience for all students. During literacy sessions students are provided with opportunities to extend their understanding of reading, writing and speaking and listening through carefully planned learning experiences targeted at their individual point of need. Teachers use a whole-part-whole structure during literacy sessions utilising modelled, shared and guided strategies in whole class, student led, teacher focussed and individual contexts. This structure is effective for the continued development of students’ skills and understandings of literacy, language and literature. Literacy sessions are an exciting part of our day and students are engaged and focussed on achieving their learning goals, as well as developing a love of reading and writing.

Anna Daley

Year 1M Teacher

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Year 12 Matthew Richardson
My chosen career path is to be a Musician and a Sound Engineer when I do not have any performances on. I have always loved playing music and I have been surroun...

Year 12 Matthew Richardson

My chosen career path is to be a Musician and a Sound Engineer when I do not have any performances on. I have always loved playing music and I have been surrounded by performing people all of my life. The VET course I study as part of my VCAL program is helping me work towards my career. It teaches me how to perform essential tasks with mixing a live performing band and editing studio tracks to make them sound as smooth as possible. I learn about the technical and physical side of setting up stages and the sound and lighting of gigs. I learn how to make sure the bands are sounding as good as they possibly can using little tricks of the trade. I have been able to apply what I have learned from VET at work placement with the Christian College Music Department. I set up sound equipment for school events and even control the sound for a live band. The highlight of my work placement is being able to set up a sound system for a band and to listen to them perform using my setup. A typical workday for me involves setting up speakers and microphones. I then connect them to a mixing desk that is set up at the back of either the audience or venue so that we can monitor any disturbances in the force. I now know many different techniques to change the sound of a band and the track that they have recorded.

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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As published in the Term 2 'In Focus' article by Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss, “Design Thinking for Learning” (pp. 11-12), Year 7 students at both our Highton and Bellarine campuses wil...

As published in the Term 2 'In Focus' article by Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss, “Design Thinking for Learning” (pp. 11-12), Year 7 students at both our Highton and Bellarine campuses will be participating in a unique and exciting learning experience in Weeks 8 and 9 of this term.

For these two weeks, regular core classes will make way for a dynamic cross-curriculum project that embraces:

  • The Design Thinking process of 'immersion', 'synthesis', 'ideation', 'prototype' and 'feedforward'.
  • A focus on three particular 21st Century skills – collaboration, problem-solving and self-regulation.
  • A real-world investigation into the issue of sustainability, utilising the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations.
  • An assessment approach that acknowledges the learning process, not just the final product.

Sustainability takes on many forms, as evidenced by the fact that the UN has set targets in 17 different areas, including poverty, food security, renewable energy, responsible production and consumption, and resilient infrastructure and industry. Students will be guided through a process of selecting an area of sustainability of interest to them, identifying a specific problem at either a local or global scale and proposing a potential solution to that problem.

The project commences on Monday, 4th September and will conclude on Friday, 15th September when students are given the opportunity to 'pitch' their solution to a stakeholder from an organisation with a vested interest in sustainability. This is sure to be a thoroughly engaging fortnight for all our Year 7 students. The teaching staff responsible for implementing this unique curriculum are very excited to be working with the Year 7 students as they, as global citizens, take on the 'Big Issue' of sustainability and develop the necessary skills for the 21st Century environment.  

Further details for Year 7 families regarding the two-week program

  • Commences on Monday, 4th September and concludes on Friday, 15th September.
  • All Year 7 electives will run as normal during their regular timeslots.
  • LOTE Japanese and Indonesian will run as normal, except for classes on Monday, 4th September.
  • All other periods during the two weeks will be devoted to the Sustainability project.
  • Students are to wear full College Winter uniform each day, except on days when they would normally wear Sports uniform (for example, Wednesday Sport elective).
  • An excursion related to this project has been planned for the morning of Wednesday, 6th September. Details regarding this excursion have been sent to parents via email today.
  • A ‘finale’ celebration with lunch, held at Bellarine Campus for all Year 7 Highton and Bellarine students will be held on Friday, 15th September.
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There is one week to go in the 2017 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC)! The PRC will close for our Christian College Bellarine students on 6 September 2017, so make sure you ente...

There is one week to go in the 2017 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC)! The PRC will close for our Christian College Bellarine students on 6 September 2017, so make sure you enter all your data.

Thanks for your encouragement and support for your child’s reading through this year's PRC.

Students who complete the PRC will receive a special certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former premiers. These will be sent to our school in Term 4.

Yours in reading,
CCB Library Staff and The PRC Team

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The Christian College Uniform shop is excited to be expanding its range to now include school shoes.
The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be avialble online or through ou...

The Christian College Uniform Shop is excited to be expanding its uniform range to now include school shoes.

The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be available online and through our Uniform Shop in the Belmont Centreway Arcade:

Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

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Last Friday we concluded Book Week with a special story time in the Library. We were treated to a story from the Wonky Donkey and the Cat in the Hat. Many students were entertained and en...

Last Friday we concluded Book Week with a special story time in the Library. We were treated to a story from the Wonky Donkey and the Cat in the Hat. Many students were entertained and enthralled throughout the lunchtime session. Book Week is always a wonderful week each year, where we celebrate and foster a lifelong love of reading. The 2017 winning books were Go Home Cheeky Animals by Johanna Bell and Home in the Rain by Bob Graham.

Deanne Elliss and Helen Kreeck

Teacher Librarians

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At the beginning of Term 3, Elliot Kelly joined the PE/Health and Maths faculty as part of his final teaching placement. The students have benefited greatly from his energy and enthusiasm...

At the beginning of Term 3, Elliot Kelly joined the PE/Health and Maths faculty as part of his final teaching placement. The students have benefited greatly from his energy and enthusiasm and I have been impressed with his desire to bring movement to the Maths classroom. Unit 2 General Maths classes have started revising for their upcoming assessment, and Elliot created an engaging activity that required students to work collaboratively to solve a sequence of questions. Research shows that many students experience ‘Maths anxiety’, so creating a positive environment is essential for building students’ confidence and decreasing any stress they may associate with studying Maths.

‘Being a Maths/PE teacher from RMIT we are told how important it is to get students involved and engaged in the classroom to maximize learning. How a teacher does this is up to the imagination. On Tuesday Ms. Prkye’s General Maths class were involved in the active ‘Math’s Maze’ activity in the Gymnasium as a review of their recently completed Number Pattern topic. Students had to pair up and answer a series of questions in order to escape the maze. What ensued over the next 30 minutes was nothing short of exciting. Some pairs were frenetically running here and there within the gymnasium, answering questions at a pace they didn’t know they could to try and become the first pair to escape the maze. Other pairs they chose the less stressful route of completing the maze at their own pace. Overall the students had a lot of fun doing their Math’s, which I noted from the large number of them saying “thank you.”’

Mr Elliot Kelly - RMIT pre-service teacher 

Ms Celeste Pryke

Maths Teacher

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On Thursday the 24th of August, 50 excited Year 4-6 students went to Landy Field to compete in the District athletics carnival. In cold and wet conditions, students competed with a high d...

On Thursday the 24th of August, 50 excited Year 4-6 students went to Landy Field to compete in the District athletics carnival. In cold and wet conditions, students competed with a high degree of professionalism and high spirits. There was a number of standout individual performances, with many of our students receiving 1st, 2nd and 3rd places on the day.  One such example was Year 6 student, Amelia Cunningham. Amelia won both the shot put and discus and broke the record for the Under 12/13 girls discus, throwing 26.03m.

Congratulations to all students on a terrific day, we wish those students who have progressed through to the Division athletics all the best for this day. The division athletics is going to be held on Tuesday the 12th of September. We wish these students all the best and will follow their progress with interest.

Miss Caitlin Hoiles
Sport Coordinator

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The Highton Intermediate Concert Band and the Senior Wind Symphony both performed in the Victorian Schools’ Music Festival in the regional session held in Geelong on August 17th and 18th....

The Highton Intermediate Concert Band and the Senior Wind Symphony both performed in the Victorian Schools’ Music Festival in the regional session held in Geelong on August 17th and 18th. Both bands performed for 2 adjudicators who critiqued their musicality, accuracy and interpretation of the set pieces while following the score and recording their comments. Following their performances each group took part in an on-stage workshop with the Chief adjudicator Dr Ralph Hultgren. Both bands came away from the experience receiving compliments for their work and as well some suggestions from Dr Hultgren regarding developing their musicality and accuracy further. The groups are marked against a list of criteria for an award – both the Highton Intermediate Concert Band and The Senior Wind Symphony received a ‘Platinum Award’ in their respective divisions, the highest award possible at the festival.

Congratulations to the students of both of these bands for their good work, commitment and superb way in which they have represented the College.

Professional photos of each group performing at the VSMF are available for purchase online: 

http://www.johntraversphoto.com.au/

Mrs Fiona Gardner & Mr Andrew Dunlop

 

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In Year One we have been exploring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ through the parable of The Good Samaritan. This is a familiar story and we have been having many insightful discu...

In Year One we have been exploring the question of ‘Who is my neighbour?’ through the parable of The Good Samaritan. This is a familiar story and we have been having many insightful discussions during morning Devotions and Christian Education about what Jesus wanted to teach us with this parable. We have been making meaningful connections to how we can do ‘good works’ and use the special and unique gifts that God has given  us to be more like the Good Samaritan. During our Christian Education lessons we have been making our own story bags to help us to retell the parable. Students will be bringing these home to share with their families and they are very proud of their creations. Students have been encouraged to ask ‘Who are our neighbours?’ at home to start a discussion with their families and to retell the story. This is an exciting extension of their learning and an opportunity to share their understandings with their families.

Anna Daley

Year 1M Teacher

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The Bellarine Concert Band, led by Mr Sean Rankin had a fabulous day venturing to the Victorian School’s Music Festival on Thursday August 17th. The band performed with many bands from ar...

The Bellarine Concert Band, led by Mr Sean Rankin had a fabulous day venturing to the Victorian School’s Music Festival on Thursday August 17th. The band performed with many bands from around the region. Each band plays for 2 adjudicators who critiqued their musicality, accuracy and interpretation of the set pieces while following the score and recording their comments. Following their performance each band took part in an on-stage workshop with the Chief adjudicator Dr Ralph Hultgren. The band came away from the experience receiving compliments for their work, as well as some suggestions from Dr Hultgren regarding developing their musicality and accuracy further. The groups are marked against a list of criteria for an award and the Bellarine Band received a Gold award in their division! The Music staff are very proud of the efforts of the students rising to the challenges of their repertoire and roles within the ensemble. The next performance for the band is at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat on Monday September 4th, stay tuned for a report on their next adventure.

Professional photos of each group performing at the VSMF are available for purchase online: 

http://www.johntraversphoto.com.au/ 

Instrumental Music Coordinator
Sharon Huber

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National Skills Week - 28th August to 3rd September
 

Scholarships for Tertiary Sudy in 2018

At this time of the year our Year 12’s and families are working together to formulate preference lists for further study in 2018. Alongside this is the opportunity to apply for both SEAS and scholarships. The careers team at Senior School are privileged to be able to be a part of this conversation should you wish.

Costs are most certainly a factor in many decisions about the what/where/when of further work or education for students and their families.

As part of the VTAC process there is information on the VTAC website to assist in applying for scholarships. However, VTAC does have information on scholarships available directly through the institution. The Good Universities website also has information in this area.

Although this can be time consuming it is a valuable activity to undertake – some education providers have scholarships available which may not continue from one year to the next unless they are taken up by students. Please avail yourself of the opportunity to look in to financial support and note the closing dates for the various institutions.

The links below could be valuable to scroll through:

http://www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships.html

http://www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships/other/list.html

https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/scholarships  (select ‘more options’)     

http://www.australianuniversities.com.au/scholarships/

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here for the Weekly Career News. Have a fantastic week: 

  • Upcoming career events
  • VTAC Advice Nights at Swinburne University
  • Portfolio Information Evenings at Deakin University
  • Careers and Creative Day, Monash University 
  • Digital Media courses
  • Information Technology Scholarship Programs
  • Unique Engineering degree at Charles Sturt University
  • UNSW Medicine Information Evening - YouTube video of the event
  • Elite Athlete bonus point scheme
  • Marine Science courses
  • New Bachelor of Medical Engineering at University of Newcastle 
  • New Genomics, Medical Genomics and Food & Agribusiness majors at Deakin University
  • Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website
  • Defence Jobs website
  • Apprenticeships now open - Essential Energy (Electrical), Vantage Automotive (Automotive) and Cummins (Electrical and Mechanics)
  • White Card Game
  • How to become a psychologist
  • Careers in psychology
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This term in Year 3 the students have been preparing and facilitating Devotions each morning for their class. This week Emme produced an interactive poster depicting the parable of The Ri...

This term in Year 3 the students have been preparing and facilitating Devotions each morning for their class. This week Emme produced an interactive poster depicting the parable of The Rich Fool. Emme used her poster to retell the story. She then finished her Devotions with a prayer blessing all of her classmates.

Debbie Riddle

Year 3R Teacher

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The Chapel at Junior School was converted into a colourful, exciting shopping mall today with students lining up to buy gifts for those special men in their lives. Thanks to the tireless ...

The Chapel at Junior School was converted into a colourful, exciting shopping mall today with students lining up to buy gifts for those special men in their lives. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Genelle West and Nerida Potter, and for the many parent helpers the Annual Fathers' Day stall was another memorable event in the lives of our Junior School students and will surely bring a smile to our Dads' faces on Sunday. Happy Fathers' Day!

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head

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As part of the Christian Education program, our Year 8 students had a rich afternoon of music and fellowship at the Drysdale Grove Aged care home this week. The students had the opportuni...

As part of the Christian Education program, our Year 8 students had a rich afternoon of music and fellowship at the Drysdale Grove Aged care home this week. The students had the opportunity to showcase their musical skills and put on a concert for the elderly. Students mingled with the residents, asking questions about their life and seeking words of wisdom. Students received a wealth of valuable advice from the residents, telling them to “no matter what happens in your life, be yourself” and “make the most of your life because you only live once”.

Students and residents were equally blessed by the experience with students coming away from the experience commenting that it was really interesting to hear about the resident’s life and asking to go back and visit their new friends soon.

It was a great afternoon, rich in learning for both the students and residents. The staff commented how kind, compassionate and well spoken our students were. It was fantastic to see our students shine and make new friends with the elderly members of the community.

Rebecca Barry & Gary Crole
Christian Education Teachers

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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On Thursday 24th August, we had 21 students from Junior School participate at the Deakin District Athletics meet at Landy Field. After many weeks of training, the Year 4 students joined t...

On Thursday 24th August, we had 21 students from Junior School participate at the Deakin District Athletics meet at Landy Field. After many weeks of training, the Year 4 students joined the students from Year 5 and 6 to compete as Christian College Highton.

It was great to see all the students embrace the team aspect of the day by supporting others and competing to the best of their ability. We did not escape the inclement weather, with persistent showers testing all students. However, to their credit, all the students persevered and completed their events.

We have three students progressing to the Geelong North Division Championships at Landy Field on Tuesday 12th September. A special congratulations to Jaidyn Anderson (High Jump), Charlize Duck (Long Jump) and Fraser Richardson (1500m). We wish these students all the best for their events.

A special thank you to Snezana Knight and Kelly Costin for their assistance in training the students and encouragement on the day.

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator  

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The Christian College Uniform Shop is excited to be expanding its uniform range to now include school shoes.
The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be available online and ...

The Christian College Uniform Shop is excited to be expanding its uniform range to now include school shoes.

The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be available online and through our Uniform Shop in the Belmont Centreway Arcade:

Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

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A select number of year 7 and 8 girls have been involved in an introduction to women’s AFL through the Sport program this term. They will spend a total of 5 weeks working on their kicking...

A select number of year 7 and 8 girls have been involved in an introduction to women’s AFL through the Sport program this term. They will spend a total of 5 weeks working on their kicking and ball handling skills with the opportunity to apply these to modified versions of the AFL game. Through this experience, students will work alongside other students from Christian College Highton and The Geelong Lutheran College to develop their skills through professional coaching sessions and mixed teams’ game play. The girls approached the first two sessions enthusiastically and have really enjoyed learning more about the game and seeing their skills progress. We may even have some girls switching codes from netball to AFL next year!

Fiona Scott
Physical Education Teacher

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If your child is interested in participated in a local sports program/club, I have been placing information in the windows outside the PE office near the chapel. At the moment there are o...

If your child is interested in participated in a local sports program/club, I have been placing information in the windows outside the PE office near the chapel. At the moment there are opportunities for cricket, netball and baseball. If you’d like me to display any sporting opportunities, please send me the information – n.rice@ccg.vic.edu.au.

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Body Systems in Year 8 Science is always an exciting topic. Some individuals find it difficult to stomach (pun intended), while others relish the tangle of intestines and love getting up to their elbows in sheep rumen. It’s always surprising to the students view the different patterns of the various gut linings examined. Even though some students are reviled by the bile, they do appreciate the benefit of real hands on learning. The lung inflation highlighted the incredible capacity they can increase to; and the way a spot was allowed for the heart to fit in. Lastly, as the students were dissecting the heart, they could actually follow the blood flow path by poking their fingers into the aorta and pulmonary artery. All chambers were identified and at least the heart dissection did not smell! The heart and lungs were probably the favourite dissections for the topic.

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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It is lovely to be able to focus on discussion about where chemical reactions occur in our everyday lives with a small group of boys, while our girls are at Back Creek Rural. Interestingl...

It is lovely to be able to focus on discussion about where chemical reactions occur in our everyday lives with a small group of boys, while our girls are at Back Creek Rural. Interestingly, the examples brainstormed have been of this nature: petrol station explosions, sparkler bombs, car motor starting, hydrogen bombs, degreaser and black powder (used in rifles)! This week the boys have been focusing on neutralisation reactions, and only a few succeeded in achieving the perfect 7, green, neutral solution after mixing various dilutions of acids and bases. Grady and Corey were determined to meet the  challenge and were obviously happy with their results!

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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As part of our Year 2 Aquatic Education program, we would like to invite you to our end of term House swimming carnival. This carnival is the culmination of your child’s swimming program,...

As part of our Year 2 Aquatic Education program, we would like to invite you to our end of term House swimming carnival. This carnival is the culmination of your child’s swimming program, and we look forward to their involvement as they participate for their House in a variety of swimming events.

The date for this carnival is Friday, 15th September. The program will commence at 1:45pm and conclude at 3:00pm. The venue is the Sports and Aquatic Centre at the Middle School campus.

Students will be leaving the Junior School campus at 1:20pm, travelling by College bus to Middle School. At the end of the carnival we will be returning by bus to Junior School by 3:20pm. If you do want to collect your child from the swimming, please ensure you have spoken to their classroom teacher.

Each student is required to have appropriate swimming attire (one piece bathers for girls & ‘Speedo’s for boys), swim cap and goggles.

On behalf of the Year 2 students and staff we hope that you can join us on the day.

Nick Rice

Junior School Sport Coordinator

 

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We have at the moment a large amount of lost / missing uniform waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners.
If your child has misplaced an item of uniform please make the time to call at...

We have at the moment a large amount of lost / missing uniform waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners.

If your child has misplaced an item of uniform please make the time to call at the Student Office to collect.

Kind Regards,
Pam McKeeman

 

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We are excited to announce the commencement of the Junior School Food Bank to support our families in times of need. Throughout the year our community experiences times where we can come ...

We are excited to announce the commencement of the Junior School Food Bank to support families in times of need. Throughout the year our school community experiences times where we can come alongside and assist families, both in times of challenge, (eg grief and illness) and in times of celebration, (eg the birth of a new baby). It has been wonderful to work closely with Mrs Denise Turley to bring the Food Bank to life at Junior School, highlighting the care and love at work in our community. 

The food bank approach will be two fold: to provide meals for families in need at a moments notice, as well as providing ongoing support through use of a computer generated roster. The first step in this process is to create a voluntary bank of email address/phone numbers for those parents willing and available to contribute meals.

We look forward to supporting our families with this service as it begins and into the future. Please see attached notice for more information on this wonderful initiative.

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

 

 

 

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

Grandparents of students at the Junior School Campus 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 Campus 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 at our Campus.

Mark Foran and Tess Carr

Junior School Campus Major Event Coordinators

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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In the past, Christian College Junior School Campus families have been very generous in supporting the 'Toucan Appeal', which supports the Geelong Food Relief Centre.
Geelong Food Relief ...

In the past, Christian College Junior School Campus families have been very generous in supporting the 'Toucan Appeal', which supports the Geelong Food Relief Centre.

Geelong Food Relief Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable co-operative of welfare agencies serving the Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Winchelsea areas. The appeal began as a way for local schools to support the charity by each student donating “two cans”, but the need for other non-perishable items is also important.

For this Toucan Appeal, the Food Relief Centre requires items such as: canned soups, stews, baked beans, pasta in sauce, sauces, dressings, jams, vegemite, peanut butter, canned fruit, coffee, tea, milo, sugar, honey, UHT milk, instant pasta packs, noodle packs, rice meals, shampoo, conditioner etc. If your family would like to support this appeal, please bring along any donations to the foyer where there will be a table to place items. Items can be donated at any time until the end of Term.

If you would like any other information about the work of the Geelong Food Relief Centre, please visit their website: http://geelongfoodrelief.blogspot.com.au/ or their partner organization: http://www.givewhereyoulive.com.au/ 

Rachel Fox and Lisa Johnson

Junior School Project Care Coordinators

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The Christian College Uniform shop is excited to be expanding it's range to now include school shoes.
Ther introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be avialble online or through ...

The Christian College Uniform Shop is excited to be expanding its uniform range to now include school shoes.

The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be available online and through our Uniform Shop in the Belmont Centreway Arcade:

Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

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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 ...

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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The Christian College Uniform shop is excited to be expanding it's range to now include school shoes.
Ther introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be avialble online or through ...

The Christian College Uniform Shop is excited to be expanding its uniform range to now include school shoes.

The introductory price is $99.00 and these shoes will be available online and through our Uniform Shop in the Belmont Centreway Arcade:

Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

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The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.
...

The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria aims to provide coverage of issues that matter to parents – a combination of useful information, news and thought-provoking material.

We encourage our parents to view the website, or subscribe, so links on relevant articles will be sent directly to your inbox.

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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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 15th 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 community 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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