Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well.
Very soon we, as a school community at Bellarine will be gathering together to focus on the benefits of RUOK Day. The emphasis is, When we stick toge...

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well.

Very soon we, as a school community at Bellarine will be gathering together to focus on the benefits of RUOK Day. The emphasis is, When we stick together, everyone is better!!  It's only a week until R U OK?Day (Thursday 8 September). I want to encourage all students and staff to wear clothing that is yellow or orange to school. This expression of support for RUOK Day shows that we are interested and concerned about connecting with people and making a difference in their life. It's the national day of action and a reminder to our College community to regularly check in with family, friends and workmates. This year we're also encouraging everyone to make more time for the people who matter to them.

What can you do? It's simple. Reconnect with someone you've lost touch with. 

R U OK? Ambassador and media personality Bianca Dye, is encouraging everyone to pick up the phone and have a heart-to-heart more often. She recently shared how calls help her cope with life's ups and downs. “When my anxiety is getting too much, I know I can always call my mum. She’ll pick up the phone, listen and knows exactly what I need. Knowing she’s always going to be there helps,” said Bianca.

Start a conversation.  You don’t need to be an expert to have a conversation with someone you're worried about. Just ask; listen and don’t judge; encourage action; and check in regularly.  It’s important to remember that a seemingly small and insignificant conversation with someone about how they are going can be incredibly meaningful to them. 

Let’s all give it a try today and every day to be sensitive and open to the possibility of having a significant conversation with someone who might really need supportive words spoken to them…It may change their life!!!!

Please be aware that I am available to talk to you if you have concerns in your life or just need someone to listen.

Take care,

Gary Crole,
Christian College Bellarine Chaplain.

 

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We warmly invite all Year 12 students, parents and guardians to an ‘End of Year 12’ information session on Wednesday 14th September at 6 pm in the Senior School Chapel. At this session, b...

We warmly invite all Year 12 students, parents and guardians to an ‘End of Year 12’ information session on Wednesday 14th September at 6 pm in the Senior School Chapel. At this session, both parents and students will be listening to guest presenter Mr Mark Dobson speak about ‘Study Skills’. We will also discuss a range of up and coming topics relevant to both students and parents including ‘End of Year Celebrations’ and Graduation details.

Please click here for further End of Year 12 information.

Jemma Burr and Daniel Fanning, Year 12 Coordinators

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Christian College greatly values RUOK Day, which aims to raise the awareness of mental health in our community. The day includes both staff and students participating in special designated activities during breaks and devotions, and seeks to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health issues as well as encouraging people to look out for one another and to seek help when it is needed.

Our school supports the work of Headspace and its role in assisting young people and raising the awareness of mental health issues in our community however there will be no need for students to bring a gold coin donation for this event.

Students will come in casual dress on Monday, 12th September wearing something YELLOW for the day. (Please note: the date for RUOK Day at Junior School differs from other campuses due to clashes with Yr. 1 Camp and the Year 4 Bike Ride.)

 

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The Year 7 Christian Education Prejudice unit challenges our students to honestly and critically reflect on the existence of prejudice in our world and the ways in which they can tackle t...

The Year 7 Christian Education Prejudice unit challenges our students to honestly and critically reflect on the existence of prejudice in our world and the ways in which they can tackle this to create change. As Christians we are instructed to love our neighbours as ourselves. Last week, the Year 7 Middle School students met and worked with their ‘neighbours’, the Year 7 Bellarine students.

Prejudice Day involves the students presenting a skit that reflects their learning and explores the idea of access to clean water as a human right. The performances showcased the students’ talents, teamwork and sense of humour. Students also heard from a guest speaker, a doctor, who shared her personal experiences with prejudice as well as within her profession, unpacking prejudice toward disability in particular. After this, they came together to tackle a mystery challenge where they were mixed into groups involving students from both campuses. Each team was charged with a current issue impacting the water system of a country or region, provided with some information surrounding the issue, and allocated with specific roles to fulfil. From this, they were challenged to work together to combine their learning from various subjects, including the ‘Save My Water’ unit. 

The students expressed that they had fun on the day and that they particularly enjoyed meeting new people and establishing new friendships.

 

Mrs Michelle Williams 

Year 7 Coordinator

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I recently took a call from a resident on South Valley Road ringing to say that she was impressed with one of our male students (Year 11 or 12 she thinks). Her husband was out mowing the ...

I recently took a call from a resident on South Valley Road ringing to say that she was impressed with one of our male students (Year 11 or 12 she thinks). Her husband was out mowing the front lawn when he paused to catch his breath. Our student was walking past and stopped to ask “Are you ok mate, do you want me to help you inside?”

Both husband and wife were very impressed with his care and wanted us to know.

A random act of kindness is God’s way.

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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Prior to travelling to Wilson’s Promontory for a three day hike, the Year 9 Outdoor Education students completed a study of Wilson’s Prom focusing on the topography, environmental issues and its history. They had the opportunity to present their work to the Year 5 students. This collaboration between year levels allowed for some enthusiastic conversations and learning.

The Year 9 students were able to articulate their passion and understanding of the topic. The Year 5 students were able to grow in their knowledge of topography and share the same BLP language with students they wouldn’t normally converse with. Managing distractions and perseverance were just two of the muscles that they found they had in common.

The Year 5 students look forward to sharing some of their work with the Year 9s in the future.

 

Mr Rob Moore

Year 9 Coordinator

 

 

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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 opportuni...

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?


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.
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.
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 we head towards the 20 year celebrations for the Bellarine Campus, the Year 3 and 4 classes were very excited to have the Principal of Christian College take them for a tour of the Bel...

As we head towards the 20 year celebrations for the Bellarine Campus, the Year 3 and 4 classes were very excited to have the Principal of Christian College take them for a tour of the Bellarine Campus!  We were interested to learn about how the school yard and buildings have changed considerably over the years, but the overall vision and ethos of our College remains very much the same.

Mr McKeeman’s input from his experience of being the first Head of Campus at Bellarine gave the students some great ideas for their Integrated Studies Presentations. It will be very interesting to see how the students apply the information gained to their work.

Sam Kennedy and Sapphire Main – Year 3 Classroom Teachers
Emma Ford and Jonathan Maddock – Year 4 Classroom Teachers

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As our Year 12 students head towards the end of their classes there will be a range of emotions. It is the role of the College to ensure that the students have every advantage so that the...

As our Year 12 students head towards the end of their classes there will be a range of emotions. It is the role of the College to ensure that the students have every advantage so that they may finish with dignity.

The VCAL students are heading towards pathways of employment, travel or further study. The VCE students have the challenge of a set of examinations.

It is important that the routine of school that has prepared these VCE students so well, continue.

The ATAR will not define a VCE student but it enables them to have an opportunity of their choosing. We shall be working hard to support each and every student in realising that opportunity.

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Running club has taken a flying start with nearly 40 students registering their interest and around 25-30 regular participants attending the Tuesday lunchtime sessions. On offer are two t...

Running club has taken a flying start with nearly 40 students registering their interest and around 25-30 regular participants attending the Tuesday lunchtime sessions. On offer are two to three different loops that cover distances from 3- 4.5 km long to suit all levels of fitness.

Whether it's for a personal goal, a fitness challenge or an extra practice in preparation for Run Geelong, it is wonderful to see so many eager students making the most of this opportunity - Staff included! Run Geelong entries are open so if you are looking to enter don't forget to add yourself to the Christian College Bellarine Team.

Happy Running!

Fiona Scott
Physical Education Teacher

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Year 4 Library lessons next week will be conducted on Friday, 2nd September in lieu of the Year 4 Bikeride being held on Thursday, 1st September. Could all Year 4 students please bring li...

Year 4 Library lessons next week will be conducted on Friday, 2nd September in lieu of the Year 4 Bike Ride being held on Thursday, 1st September. Could all Year 4 students please bring library books for borrowing on FRIDAY.

 

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On behalf of the Year 7 staff and students, I have much pleasure in extending an invitation to all Year 7 Parents to attend the Year 7 'Save My Water' Game Design Exhibition Evening to be held in the Sport and Aquatic Centre (SAC) at Middle Campus, 18 Burdekin Road, Highton, on Tuesday September 6th from 5.45pm to 7pm. 

An Exhibition of Game Design Sharing, reflection of personal learning, challenges and growth.

The exhibition will showcase student reflections on the layers of negotiated learning that each team explored in this unit of study, along with the challenges and thinking dispositions they fostered. They will ponder what they have learnt about themselves as a learner. Each student has also developed their own unique 'pitch' for the game to market it to a target audience and will explain one of the processes they undertook in their term's learning.

This event will display the Stencyl video games and Game Design Documents entered into the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge run by ACER focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths to design and build an original video game. The challenge 'encourages game development as an inquiry-based learning exercise that helps to develop capabilities in systems-based thinking, problem solving, iterative design, communication, collaboration and project management - skills that are increasingly required for living and working in a rapidly changing technological landscape.'

The ACER challenge organisers will be attending to celebrate the unique approach we have taken as a college and personally talk to the students involved.

There is no RSVP required, however we do hope you can join with us to explore and celebrate the learning journey that your Year 7 student has explored this year.

Although this exhibition has been designed predominately for our Year 7 parents, by the Year 7 students, we are certainly open to any of our College parents attending this Exhibition, if you're interested in the learning that has been taking place. We would love to share the journey with you. 

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

 

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Recently the College had the pleasure of Sonya Karras speaking to our Year 11 and 12 students. She has been a regular here for some years and speaks in a most engaging way about safe part...

Recently the College had the pleasure of Sonya Karras speaking to our Year 11 and 12 students. She has been a regular here for some years and speaks in a most engaging way about safe partying and making sensible decisions. Sonya has been presenting for sixteen years and is very well known and in great demand as a speaker at schools.

Our students have always enjoyed her presentations and the positive message she presents.

She has made a series of television shows commencing today on Channel 31. The thirteen part series is with Sacha Kaluri and concentrates on parenting in a fun and interesting way. The Sonya and Sacha show will be promoting being the best person you can be.

Links are available on Sonya and Sacha social media or you can live stream on the channel 31 website www.c31.org.au

I encourage parents and guardians to watch along with their son or daughter.

 

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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Coming up next Thursday is the annual RUOK? Day. Christian College has been involved with this initiative for a number of years now and we continue to champion their cause of encouraging meaningful conversations that start with a simple ‘Are you Okay?’

Each one of us has an inbuilt desire to belong and be connected. In other words, God has created us for relationship. We are in a world that SEEMS to be constantly connected through email, text and social media – however with all of the benefits that this brings, along with it comes some hard truths.

Despite this appearance of connectedness and belonging Eg. ‘Look at all my followers’, ‘See how many friends I have’, ‘How many likes do you think I can get for my photo?!’ our lives can lack face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. When difficult times come, it can be hard to identify who we can really talk to and trust with our thoughts and feelings.

It is with this in mind, that we are supporting RUOK? Day. Every one of us, at some point in our life, needs support, needs someone to talk to, needs someone to genuinely take an interest in how we are doing. We believe that one simple question can change a life. We believe that a genuine conversation can change a mindset or a situation and encourage someone to ‘share the load’ or seek out support.

 Each of us has a part to play in connecting with those around us. It is not our job to ‘fix’ people’s problems or to counsel them, however it is our job to ask, listen and encourage the people around us.

If this is new for you but you are keen to support and encourage the people around you, the RU OK? Day website gives some great tips:

1. Trust your gut – if you have a feeling that someone around you isn’t doing too well and just ‘isn’t themselves’ at the moment, trust that feeling and act on it.

2. Prepare yourself to ask the question – make sure you are personally in a good headspace and that you have the time and patience to genuinely listen. Remember that you aren’t there to ‘fix’ the problem, and accept that the person may not be ready to speak or may prefer to speak to someone else about it. Pick your moment wisely.

3. Have the conversation – Ask if they are doing OK, if they don’t want to talk, remind them that you are there to chat if and when they are ready. Listen without judgement, take what they say seriously and give them time to share. Offer them your support and encourage action – perhaps they need to see a professional.

4. Check in – make sure you check in with your friend after the conversation to see how they are doing. Genuine care and concern and a listening ear may be ALL your friend needs to walk through a difficult time in their life.

Take a moment this week to consider the people around you and how you can encourage and support them.

Parents – think about your children, and maybe take an extra moment to ask ‘How are you REALLY going?’

Let’s each take up the challenge to reach out to someone around us in a meaningful way. Or, if you are struggling with a situation in life at the moment, we encourage you to take up that offer of a cuppa and chat – it might just change your life.

 

 

 

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Year 1 Swimming Program
Please click here to view information on the Year 1 Swimming Program which commences next term at the Sports and Aquatic Centre at our Middle School Campus.
 

Parents are advised that commencing next term the Year 1 students will be completing their Aquatic program as part of the term 4 Physical Education curriculum.

Please click here to view information outlining the student requirements to participate in this program.

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The College was well represented by the following Year 4 students at the recent Deakin District Athletic Championships.
As a result of their performances on the day, Spencer Jones, Emily ...

The College was well represented by the following Year 4 students at the recent Deakin District Athletic Championships.

As a result of their performances on the day, Spencer Jones, Emily Lawrie, Martin Dean, Basyl Jalil, Isabelle McKinnis, Felicity Lillico, Charley Green and Angus Fuller have qualified for the Geelong North Division Championships to be held on Tuesday, 13th September.

We wish these students all the very best for these Championships, and congratulate the team that represented our College brilliantly at the District Championships

Boys – Charley Green, Basyl Jalil, Xavier Nelson, Angus Fuller, Archer Jaques, Martin Dean, Anthony Williams, Spencer Jones

Girls – Emily Major, Emily Lawrie, Isabelle McKinnis, Lara De Beer, Charlotte Goldsmith, Alexis Jane, Felicity Lillico, Isabella Condro, Grace Walsh, Catherine Seymour, Zoe Morgan.

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When we talk about the House culture in the Senior School, what comes to mind?
Fundamentally our desire is to encourage each individual to see the benefit that comes from making a contrib...

When we talk about the House culture in the Senior School, what comes to mind?

Fundamentally our desire is to encourage each individual to see the benefit that comes from making a contribution to their House no matter how big or small. We want students to experience a sense of belonging to a larger community; firstly through House Group and secondly to their House. At Christian College students have the opportunity to shape the culture of both their House and school by their willingness to step up and become involved with the many activities offered.

Jacob Marsden is a quiet Year 12 student who despite some major hurdles to overcome has been very supportive at House events and also contributed to the Flynn culture. It was a memorable moment to see his face light up as other students got around him when we won both the Synchro swimming (Term 1) and House Choir performance (Term 2). There is great satisfaction when individual students from all year levels work together to achieve a common goal.

Sharing ideas, listening to each other, working through acceptance and rejection of personal opinions are all valuable life lessons and the leadership displayed by our young Flynn House leaders has been exemplary and I feel very proud of what they have accomplished over the year.

The Lunt brothers moved to our school this year and have contributed in so many ways. We have watched Jordan (Year 12) be a central umpire in the recent football competition, giving up his lunchtimes. To make quick decisions based on your peer’s performance in the heat of battle with a large crowd of students and staff yelling out a range of comments is no easy feat. Ben, the younger brother, waves the goal umpire flags with precision that would impress any AFL umpire.

Last week a small number of Year 11 students volunteered their time to conduct a House service. Here are some extracts from the message they shared.

Tess Kirsopp-Cole: We need to live everyday of our life as a continuous process of giving thanks for the things that we have, even in moments when we feel vulnerable, broken and alone. We need to frequently look around us and be grateful for what we do have, not the things we wish we had.

Nick Jordan Hill:  No matter what we have going on at the moment, this time of the year seems to be one of the busiest. I encourage you to take a few seconds to just STOP………… to be really mindful and aware of yourself in the present and be still.

Casey Reid: Don’t live with the attitude “walk on by” but take the time to show Empathy-the act of putting yourself in another’s shoes.

Walking the life they walk and what they are experiencing is a vital tool in serving others and making our world a better place to share.

Finally Sarah Ponsford has been very busy with others at the Villa creating some unique garments for the Wearable Art competition held on the last day of term, the Year 10 students will be given opportunity to display leadership qualities during Term 4 with a number of innovative ideas planned.

Lynton Smith, Head of Flynn House

 

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In 2016, all Year 8 students are participating in a completely NEW subject called Geography, Environmental and Outdoor Studies, or GEOS.

After fantastic success in Semester 1, three new classes at Highton are now busily preparing for the highlight of the program, a four-day kayaking, bushwalking and mountain biking camp in the Great Otway National Park. At present, students are investigating human impacts on natural spaces whilst practising their mountain biking skills alongside the Barwon River. In addition to strengthening their BLP skills of noticing, imitating, interdepending and persevering, students are engaging with critical outdoor concepts including assessing risk, embracing challenge and minimising our impact on the natural environment. The camp itself will take place in the first week of Term 4 around Anglesea and Lorne, when the students’ planning, self-sufficiency and collaboration skills will be put to the test!

 

Ms Georgie Brown

Year 8 GEOS Teacher

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… but only vegetable babies! Over the past couple of weeks in Year 10 Science the students have been learning about genetics and how we inherit certain characteristics. We used an activit...

Over the past couple of weeks in Year 10 Science the students have been learning about genetics and how we inherit certain characteristics. We used an activity in which pairs of students made a vegetable child from ‘Ma Potato’ and ‘Pa Onion’. The students made Ma and Pa using:

- potato or onion body type

- long or short celery stick arms

- cranberry or fruit loop eyes

- carrot or parsnip feet

Their babies then inherited genes from both Ma and Pa but what the babies looked like depended upon whether those features were dominant or recessive. So the baby may have looked just like Ma or just like Pa or more likely a mixture of the two. Whilst the activity was a fun, hands on task, the underlying learning allows the students to apply the techniques to real life questions such as determining the sex of a baby or understanding how genetic diseases can be passed down.

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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. This week, the challenge was 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 not 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 all week for our students.Today (Friday 2nd Sept), students were encouraged to wear sports uniform and bring a donation. This initiative was wonderfully supported. 

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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Parents are reminded to join us at our Middle School Aquatic Centre on Friday, 9th September to watch our Year 2 students celebrate the culmination of their swimming program.
The House Ca...

Parents are reminded to join us at our Middle School Aquatic Centre on Friday, 9th September to watch our Year 2 students celebrate the culmination of their swimming program.

The House Carnival begins at 1:40pm and concludes at 3:00pm.

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This year’s House AFL Competition has been one of the closest run events of the year, with all teams having lost at least one of their home and away games. The competition involves games ...

This year’s House AFL Competition has been one of the closest run events of the year, with all teams having lost at least one of their home and away games. The competition involves games that have a boys match, a girls match, and a mixed match to maximise participation. Rules are changed to reduce the contact and to encourage good skills and teamwork. Each House this year has had to offer umpires and scorers whom also contribute to the points tally for their House. Penman started well this year, beating Burrows in its first game, but has struggled since, leaving Flynn to progress to the final. However Flynn also suffered a loss to bottom of the ladder Taylor House in their final match. Fortunately for Flynn their two wins still secure them a grand final spot, while Burrows have also had two wins to gain entry into the grand final. Good luck to both Burrows and Flynn for the final match of the season; everyone is looking forward to a close and exciting contest.

On Wednesday, as part of the House AFL Carnival, a teacher and student exhibition game was held as a chance to build community within our campus and a chance for Senior School Staff to let their hair down and have some fun with some of the students they teach. The game was very entertaining with both the teachers and the students playing a hard fought game that was also held in good spirit and camaraderie. Fortunately there were no injuries to the more ‘mature’ staff that were involved and the students are to be commended on the manner in which they showed caution in looking after them.

Paul Breguet, House Football Coordinator

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The day bike ride for our Year 4 students will be held on Thursday, 8th September. Students have been given the map of the ride and supporting information regarding what they need to wear...

The day bike ride for our Year 4 students will be held on Thursday, 8th September. Students have been given the map of the ride and supporting information regarding what they need to wear and bring on the day of the ride.

Year 4 parents are very welcome to join us on the day, either as a support rider or for lunch at the Barwon Valley Park playground at 12:00pm. Please contact Mr Richardson if you would like to join the ride.

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

Geelong Legacy Club Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the widows and children of deceased ex-service personnel.  Each year, during the first week of September, Legacy conducts a Badge Appeal to raise funds to help provide the care and assistance currently provided to over 1200 widows, 9 school children, 1 pre-schooler and some disabled adults in the Geelong area. For many years Christian College Junior School 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 organization please send along money with your child.

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In recognition of ‘National Skills Week’ our Careers Spot presents a series of ‘Skills and Training Videos’. The Australian Government – through VETnetwork Australia – has released the latest in their ‘Real Stories Real Achievements’ series.

   
The Australian Training Awards has recently released the fourth Real Stories Real Achievements video series which shares the inspirational journeys of people and organisations that have found career and business success through vocational education and training (VET).
 
The videos illustrate the benefits of skills: for individuals, they show how an investment in training can lead to real careers; for businesses, the stories share evidence of best practice in training and how businesses have used VET to ensure long term and sustainable growth.

Click the link here to connect with this inspirational story-telling resource:

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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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Prejudice Day promised to be an interactive and meaningful day, decoding the impacts of prejudice in our society and the impact it has globally. The Year 7's from both Bellarine and Hight...

Prejudice Day promised to be an interactive and meaningful day, decoding the impacts of prejudice in our society and the impact it has globally. The Year 7's from both Bellarine and Highton campuses had been busily preparing their plays, outlining the different types of prejudice to perform to one another in the auditorium. What transpired was inspiring, creative and meaningful messages all throughout the morning. The Year 7's spoke of prejudices such as: ageism, sexism, physical prejudice and racial prejudice. Our young people blew us away with their understanding of prejudice, their wisdom and their thoughts surrounding the topic; not to mention their raw talent as actors.

Our guest speaker for the day, Christine O'Kelle discussed the various stereotypes and prejudices that society holds, both consciously and unconsciously. Her personal story of how she had experienced racial prejudices was powerful and poignant to our students.

Overall, our students experienced valuable learning and enjoyed making new friends with the Highton students. It was a great day.

"I loved watching the different acts, performing our own act and getting to know the Highton kids." Serena El-Hage 7E

Rebecca Barry
Christian Education Teacher

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 During Term 3 in English the students have been studying a biography/autobiography based on their own choosing. Over the course of the last few weeks the students have been busy writing their own personal recounts and writing essays based on their selected character.

 As a reward for their avid interest in this unit of work we have decided to watch a biographical film titled ‘Catch Me If You Can’ which is rated M.  Please see the attachment in the link below for more details. 

 If you have any concerns or wish to discuss anything further, please contact the College on 5253 2998.

 
Yours faithfully,


Joanne Lowe & Angela Tutty

Year 9 English Teachers 

Year 9 English - Movie Information

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Term 3 is a very exciting term in Music class as students research, design and construct their own instruments. This year’s Bellarine students have completed some incredible instruments i...

Term 3 is a very exciting term in Music class as students research, design and construct their own instruments. This year’s Bellarine students have completed some incredible instruments including; guitars, drums and wind chimes. Students also completed a detailed booklet with accompanying photos and methods on how they reached their construction goals. The students completed projects beyond their years and should be very proud of their efforts!

Sharon Kelly
Middle School Music Teacher

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Book Week is always a highlight in the library calendar and this year was no exception, with a library full of crafts and activities for students to enjoy. The photo booth was a great hit with many students coming in to dress up and strike a pose for the camera. Be sure to have a look at all the zany outfits and expressions captured in the photos on display in the library corridor.

The annual Book Week Dress Up Day was also a wonderful, colourful spectacle with amazing costumes on parade. Thank you to all the parents and carers for your efforts behind the scenes, everyone looked fantastic!

Leanne Doble
Junior School Library Teacher

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Only nineteen short weeks before Christmas will be here which means it is that time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child. Over the years, we as a college community have blessed hundreds of children around the world with a shoe box packed with love. Families are invited to join us again this year to fill boxes to share the gift of Christmas with the less fortunate around the globe. Families can participate in the Operation Christmas Child campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box and or a monetary donation that would be used towards postage.

More information will be shared with the students throughout the coming weeks. However, please we encourage you to watch the linked video that allows you to see first-hand the impact the gift of a shoe box can have on an individual. The Operation Christmas Child site is a great resource to look for donation ideas, understand the process and track the box you donate! The document ‘How to Pack a Shoe Box’ is a great reference when packing your shoe box. This document is in the pack you will receive when you purchase a shoe box.

Donations will be collected until through October. Shoe boxes can be purchased at reception for 50 cents. All donations can be brought to your child’s Homeroom. When postage is paid for online you can also track your box. Each year our goal is to donate more boxes than the previous year, therefore, our goal is to donate 175 boxes in 2016!


Emma Ford and Claire Deretic
Project Care Coordinators

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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 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.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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To conclude the Year 5 Biology studies on Fresh Water Ecosystems students participated in a field trip to the local St Augustine’s Dam. With the help of the Corangamite Waterwatch Coordin...

To conclude the Year 5 Biology studies on Fresh Water Ecosystems students participated in a field trip to the local St Augustine’s Dam. With the help of the Corangamite Waterwatch Coordinator, teachers and parent volunteers, the students conducted tests to investigate the health of the water system including: pH, salt and turbidity levels. Fortunately, the results were positive with the dam providing a healthy environment for the many plants and animals that live in the habitat. Then as the students examined the diversity of animal life in samples from the dam the excitement was palpable as they identified backswimmers and tadpoles and water-mites and even small fish. Real Science in the great outdoors!

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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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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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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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