Welcome back to Term 4! How nice is it to have the sun shining again and some warm weather to enjoy as we journey through Spring, with the anticipation of Summer.
We are looking forward t...

Welcome back to Term 4! How nice is it to have the sun shining again and some warm weather to enjoy as we journey through Spring, with the anticipation of Summer.

We are looking forward to a very full and rewarding term with your children as we approach the end of 2016. Please continue to check the College calendar for details and dates of events but also lock in some important dates for Term 4, especially our Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall on Thursday, 13th October and also our Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza on Wednesday, 7th November. Both evenings are a celebration of the gifts and talents of our students across the Christian College campuses and should not be missed!

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we are preparing to offer an day care option alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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I welcome all students back from what I trust was a restful holiday. The Year 12 VCE students along with those Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3 & 4 subject made the most of their tim...

I welcome all students back from what I trust was a restful holiday. The Year 12 VCE students along with those Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3 & 4 subject made the most of their time away from classes to revise and master their studies. I need to acknowledge the staff who gave up part of their holidays to hold practice examinations or revision classes to enable our students the best possible chance in the examinations.

It is also an exciting time for the Year 12 VCAL students in planning for their futures. Many have apprenticeships awaiting them after they successfully complete their Senior VCAL Certificate. We wish these students all the best for their final term at our College.

The Year 11 have completed their subject selection for next year and have plenty of work to undertake prior to their examinations. Success in Year 12 VCE depends on the solid basis of a successful Year 11.

The interviews for College Prefects are to commence very soon. After these interviews have been concluded the interviews for House Prefects shall commence. I wish all applicants well.

The Year 10 students have completed their subject selection with their decision to undertake the VCE or our VCAL offering. I wish to thank Mr Ben Hines for all of his work in timetabling all the selections. This is a most difficult job and one he does with aplomb.

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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Welcome back to Term 4! How nice is it to have the sun shining again and some warm weather to enjoy as we journey through Spring, with the anticipation of Summer.

We are looking forward to a very full and rewarding term with your children as we approach the end of 2016. Please continue to check the College calendar for details and dates of events but also lock in some important dates for Term 4, especially our Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall on Thursday, 13th October and also our Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza on Wednesday, 7th November. Both evenings are a celebration of the gifts and talents of our students across the Christian College campuses and should not be missed!

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held in the Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. The event features performances by our College Choirs, String Orchest...

Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held at Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. This really special event features performances by students across our College including many from Junior School.

We encourage you to seriously consider attending as it is a memorable evening. Please contact the Middle School Office on 5241 1899 to purchase tickets. 

 

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Next Friday 14th October is the Geelong Show Holiday for the majority of Christian College students although Year 12 classes at Senior School will proceed as normal. 
Classes will run as ...

Next Friday 14th October is the Geelong Show Holiday for the majority of Christian College students although Year 12 classes at Senior School will proceed as normal. 

Classes will run as usual, students are to be in College uniform and Year 12s are to arrive as normal in time for a House Group meeting with their House Group teacher. No College buses will be running, so students are responsible for getting themselves to the site and are permitted to park in the bottom car park on this day only.

Please also note that Year 11 students who are studying a Year 12 subject are also required to attend their timetabled Year 12 class on that day.

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Hi Parents,
Great to be in touch again with the Bellarine Campus community this term.Throughout the coming weeks i will look at the topic of parenting. Yes, we all know about the challeng...

Hi Parents,

Great to be in touch again with the Bellarine Campus community this term.

Throughout the coming weeks i will look at the topic of parenting. Yes, we all know about the challenges in this area of our lives. I want to guide you to an information session with clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller who talks about the wellbeing of young people and their families. This could be an important and helpful investment of time for your family.....

Please see the attached file for your information....place this date aside in your busy schedules and enjoy the benefits for your family.

Gary Crole,
Chaplain, Christian College, Bellarine Campus.

On Tuesday October 18 all Year 9 students will be sitting the Year 9 English Examination. This task intends to allow students to showcase both their Comprehension and Writing skills under...

On Tuesday October 18 all Year 9 students will be sitting the Year 9 English Examination. This task intends to allow students to showcase both their Comprehension and Writing skills under exam conditions and through teacher guidance in prior lessons, to develop their exam study techniques. In addition to measuring their development this year, it is also an important step in helping them prepare for their Senior School studies and the requirements of the VCE. For further information, please read the attachment.

On the last Sunday of last term the Bellarine Campus celebrated its twentieth year anniversary. It was a marvellous day and our 2016 College Captain Katie Rowe’s speech was a highlight. I...

On the last Sunday of last term the Bellarine Campus celebrated its twentieth year anniversary. It was a marvellous day and our 2016 College Captain Katie Rowe’s speech was a highlight. I felt that this speech gave us so much of what Bellarine has been and continues to be in the lives of so many.

I thank Katie for allowing me to include her speech.

It’s an amazing thing, an astounding thing, when geographically I’m pretty far away from this campus, yet, spiritually and emotionally I feel as connected as ever to Bellarine. I do believe this can be attributed to the fact that during my time at Christian College Geelong I have spent a lot of time at the Bellarine campus, on my way to the Bellarine campus, or just talking about my memories of the Bellarine campus. I still feel like, despite the distance, I am still present at this campus.

Our culture is riddled with examples of humans wishing to challenge, control or change time. And whether it is in times of celebration or in times of difficulty, it important to stop, take a moment and reflect on the present, the now. So for this opportunity to speak I am truly grateful, and it is a joy to be a part of today’s event.

It is always a good feeling to belong to something which has a sense of history. Celebrating and reflecting on 20 years today, it gives us a sense a belonging and being part of such a rich community. Throughout my duration at this campus and beyond, I have seen wonderful growth. Despite the trepidations and fears that we may associate with change and alteration, these transformations as we move forward into a changing world, are quite a beautiful and poignant thing.

I remember my childish excitement in my young Year 5 days, when it was announced that there was a plan, just a plan, for this spectacular venue in which we are seated today. I have memories of changes in staff, new members coming in, and old ones leaving. I remember my excitement this year when, becoming aware of the leadership changes at the campus, my homeroom teacher, Mr. Watson becoming the new Head of Campus, my Year 9 Mathematics teacher, Mr. Tony Costa, becoming the Head of Middle School and my old Head of Campus Mr. Scott Elliss stepping up to become the Vice Principal of the College. However, despite these changes, whether it be in leadership, infrastructure, and staff, there is one constant that has not changed, and I honestly believe it never will and that is the Bellarine campus understands the importance of education in making “a real difference” to lives, a “learning that matters.” The Bellarine Campus is, and will continue to be about supportive and close-knit environment that nurtures the Christian faith and produces the best kinds of people. I see it here today as I look out into this auditorium. Past students, current students, past teachers, current teachers, parents and members of the College, we are all here for the same reason. Because we believe in this school, it’s Christian ethos and core values.

When I look back on who I am today, I see how a lot of who I am has been influenced by this campus. I am a Christian because of the Christian education I received from people such as Mr. Gary Crole and Miss Kristi Van Es. I believe in equality of all people because I learnt from determined and passionate Humanities teachers. I am (hopefully) a leader, because of the remarkable team that led me in my first introduction to leadership. I pray that this school can influence the 465 students who currently attend this campus to become deep thinkers, global citizens and people who are willing to contribute to the life of the College and the wider community.

In my role as College Captain this year, there have certainly been times of uncertainty, doubt and fear, but it is in these unpredictable and challenging times that I call upon the things that I learnt here, at Bellarine. I learnt that it takes a whole village to do something; I cannot do everything, and that I will always need the support of others in my endeavours. It is an incredibly reassuring feeling to know that when times get tough, as they do, that not only do I have the support of Senior School, but I will always have the support from Bellarine. A steadfast and strong support this is ever-lasting and something that I am eternally grateful for.

For many, school can become tiring and a struggle, but at Bellarine, despite the occasional adversities, it was an honour, privilege and, ultimately, a joy to walk through those gates every morning, knowing that I was being given an opportunity that millions worldwide can only dream of; an education that is truly worth having.

We are Christian College for a reason, we desire to build a strong Christian foundation into the lives of others, and it is with no hesitation that I say that this campus has been successful in doing so. I will always cherish my time here and I take great pride when telling people I am a graduate of the Bellarine Campus, because I am proud of where this campus has come from, it’s humble beginnings, to where it is now, and where it is heading in the exciting future.

Thank you. 

Katie Rowe 

      

Graeme Dent,Head of Senior School

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Please note, as indicated in the College Calendar, Friday 14th October is a holiday for all students from Prep to Year 11.  This holiday falls on Geelong Show day, and replaces the public...

Please note, as indicated in the College Calendar, Friday 14th October is a holiday for all students from Prep to Year 11.  This holiday falls on Geelong Show day, and replaces the public holiday for the Geelong and Melbourne cup. 

 

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Please note, as indicated in the College Calendar, Friday 14th October is a holiday for all students from Prep to Year 11.  This holiday falls on Geelong Show day, and replaces the public...

Please note, as indicated in the College Calendar, Friday 14th October is a holiday for all students from Prep to Year 11.  This holiday falls on Geelong Show day, and replaces the public holiday for the Geelong and Melbourne cup. 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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Year 7 elective students have been working hard in the garden and just prior to finishing up for Term 3, harvested some peppermint and hung it up to dry. When the students returned this t...

Year 7 elective students have been working hard in the garden and just prior to finishing up for Term 3, harvested some peppermint and hung it up to dry. When the students returned this term they found the peppermint was dry and ready to be processed into some delicious tea. The students were very excited and worked together to strip, crush and bag the leaves into tea bags. The ultimate test for the tea was the taste; according to some students it was delicious and to others it was a very new experience. As the weather warms up there will be plenty more delicious food coming from the garden!

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A reminder that Friday 1th October is Geelong Show Day. Students (Prep - Year 11) are not required at school on this day. Please note that Christian College takes this day in place of the...

A reminder that Friday 14th October is Geelong Show Day. Students (Prep - Year 11) are not required at school on this day. Please note that Christian College takes this day in place of the Melbourne or Geelong Cup holidays.

 

 

 

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A reminder that grandparents of our Junior School students are warmly invited to attend our annual Grandparents’ Afternoon on Tuesday, 18th October (on the front roundabout*) commencing a...

A reminder that grandparents of our Junior School students are warmly invited to attend our annual Grandparents’ Afternoon on Tuesday, 18th October (on the front roundabout*) commencing at 1:50pm and concluding at 3:25pm. 

Our special Grandparents’ Afternoon is one of the highlights for our students’ year and a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to get a glimpse of their grandchild’s school experience.

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Students will be required to start wearing Summer Uniform for Term 4, with the official change over date being Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer...

Students will be required to start wearing Summer Uniform for Term 4, with the official change over date being Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two.

A further reminder that students are required to wear their College hats for all outdoor activities throughout Term 4, including during recess and lunch breaks.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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The VCAL students have been working on the bus the College donated that will serve the Geelong community. The students have been working on a suitable name. The bus is to have a strong co...

The VCAL students have been working on the bus the College donated that will serve the Geelong community. The students have been working on a suitable name. The bus is to have a strong connection with Tate Street Primary School and it was a student there that came up with the name BORIS. Ms Kerryn Fearnsides converted that into standing for Building Ongoing Relationships In Schools.

We look forward to seeing BORIS develop further.

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Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held in the Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. The event features performances by our College Choirs, String Orchest...

Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held in the Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. The event features performances by our College Choirs, String Orchestras and Bands from the Junior, Middle and Senior Campus’.

Please contact our Middle School Office on 5241 1899 to purchase tickets. 

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During term 2 we embarked on a two week program of single sex sessions and meetings to unpack with the boys, what it means to be a man in today’s society. The basis of this was respect fo...

During term 2 we embarked on a two week program of single sex sessions and meetings to unpack with the boys, what it means to be a man in today’s society. The basis of this was respect for themselves and for females. The girls also looked at respect and how they have the power and responsibility to make a positive contribution to their own wellbeing as well as in the broader community.

Also included in this week's The Vine is an important presentation that I urge parents/guardians to attend by Andrew Fuller.

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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Students will be required to start wearing Summer Uniform for Term 4, with the official change over date being Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer...

Students will be required to start wearing full Summer Uniform from Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two. A further reminder that students are required to wear their College hats for all outdoor activities throughout Term 4, including during recess and lunch breaks.

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On Tuesday October 18 all Year 9 students will be sitting the Year 9 English Examination. This task intends to allow students to showcase both their Comprehension and Writing skills under...

On Tuesday October 18 all Year 9 students will be sitting the Year 9 English Examination. This task intends to allow students to showcase both their Comprehension and Writing skills under exam conditions and through teacher guidance in prior lessons, to develop their exam study techniques. In addition to measuring their development this year, it is also an important step in helping them prepare for their Senior School studies and the requirements of the VCE. For further information, please read the attachment.

Damian Stephenson
Director of English

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Andrew and Jo Richardson are on leave throughout Term 4. We wish them both a wonderful time as they travel to Queensland with their family.  In their absence we are pleased to welcome Miss Britt Deitrich who will be taking the Phys Ed, PMP and Sport program at Junior School.

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There is to be a presentation by Andrew Fuller a leader in adolescent wellbeing. It is on Wednesday 16th November at the Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, 4-32 Province Boulevard...

There is to be a presentation by Andrew Fuller a leader in adolescent wellbeing. It is on Wednesday 16th November at the Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, 4-32 Province Boulevard, Highton from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Click here for further details.

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Students will be required to start wearing Summer Uniform for Term 4, with the official change over date being Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer...

Students will be required to start wearing Summer Uniform for Term 4, with the official change over date being Monday, 17th October (start of week 3). Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two.

A further reminder that students are required to wear their College hats for all outdoor activities throughout Term 4, including during recess and lunch breaks.

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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On Tuesday 11th October, our Year 8 and Year 9 students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding around healthy relationships, by attending a session run by ...

On Tuesday 11th October, our Year 8 and Year 9 students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding around healthy relationships, by attending a session run by Real Talk.

Please see the attached file for detailed information. 

If you have any queries about your child’s suitability or the content of the seminar, please contact myself, Mr. Andrew Tucker at a.tucker@ccg.vic.edu.au or alternatively on (03) 52532998.  For further information on the program, please see Real talk website: www.realtalkaustralia.com.

Andrew Tucker
Sport and Health Coordinator

 

We urgently need volunteers to assist with the running of the Prep PMP program this term.  Parents of Prep M and Prep R are needed for Monday afternoon from 2:00pm and Prep B and Prep G p...

We urgently need volunteers to assist with the running of the Prep PMP program this term.  Parents of Prep M and Prep R are needed for Monday afternoon from 2:00pm and Prep B and Prep G parents are needed for the session between 9:00am and 10:30am on Tuesday.

Please let Ann at the Junior School office know if you are able to assist.

Thank you.

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Raising Confident and Respectful Sons - Andrew Fuller
The Regional Parenting Service, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training delivered by the City of Greater Geelong, w...

Raising Confident and Respectful Sons - Andrew Fuller

The Regional Parenting Service, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training delivered by the City of Greater Geelong, welcomes all dads, mums and those who support them to attend the FREE Parenting Forum to celebrate Month of Action.

This forum will explore the essential conversations to have with your son; how to create respectful relationships with others; how your beliefs and attitudes live on in your son. It will also explore core values of every functional relationship – trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope and compassion.

Date: Wednesday 16 November

Time: 7.00pm-8.30pm

Venue: Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, 4-32 Province Boulevard, Highton

RSVP by Wednesday 9 November to fsadmin@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or 5272 4741

Please click here for further details.

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WIRL Career

WIRL Career is an online careers tool which can help students identify their interests and then find occupations which fit those interests. There are 2 sections to WIRL, the career quiz and career discovery.

Career quiz is a tool which is designed to give students an idea of what careers areas might match with their interests and preferences.

The quiz can be used as a starting point for further investigation into different career options. When the test is finished, a student can print off a summary sheet and then take a look at some of the WIRL career video segments that are related to their career preferences.

The career discovery tool can be used to start exploring career segments. Searches can be done by career area or alphabetically. After watching the short video, students can click on where the courses can be studied in Victoria and across Australia, job descriptions and pathway sheets. Students can also click on links to universities to get a detailed description of the courses from the institutions’ websites.

WIRL Career is an effective and enjoyable way for students to explore different career options and useful information which will help them on their career pathway.

Please use the following link http://www.wirl.com.au/ 

School Login: testcc

Password: test01

 

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To begin our Term 4 Integrated Studies learning about ‘Our Local Community’, Years 1 and 2 students headed into Geelong to explore historical buildings and landmarks. The excursion prompt...

To begin our Term 4 Integrated Studies learning about ‘Our Local Community’, Years 1 and 2 students headed into Geelong to explore historical buildings and landmarks. The excursion prompted the children’s thinking about how our community has changed over time and why different buildings, landmarks and sites are important. The children loved seeing the timeline of Geelong’s history portrayed in the Harold Freedman ‘Geelong Regional History’ mosaic mural in the State Offices. We were able to recognise many familiar aspects of Geelong’s history and share some great questions and ideas about some more unfamiliar aspects of the mural. The students enjoyed discovering the dedication plaques on many buildings and were challenged to consider both the uses and significance of buildings such as the original Post Office, Town Hall, War Memorial and Wool Stores.

Another highlight of the excursion was to visit some of the Waterfront Bollards by artist Jan Mitchell. The Year 1 and 2 students followed clues to discover the identities of the significant Geelong characters portrayed through the Bollards.

The learning sparked by this excursion is set to continue as we discover more about our local Drysdale community with a walking excursion planned as well as exploring the history of the Bellarine Campus as we share some of the historical documents showcased as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

Year 1 & Year 2 HomeroomTeachers

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As part of the Bellarine Campus celebration of the twentieth year anniversary, our 2016 College Captain Katie Rowe’s speech was a highlight. I felt that this speech gave us so much of wha...

As part of the Bellarine Campus celebration of the 20th anniversary, our 2016 College Captain Katie Rowe’s speech was a highlight.  This speech gave us so much of what Bellarine has been and continues to be in the lives of so many.

We thank Katie for allowing her speech to be included.

It’s an amazing thing, an astounding thing, when geographically I’m pretty far away from this campus, yet, spiritually and emotionally I feel as connected as ever to Bellarine. I do believe this can be attributed to the fact that during my time at Christian College Geelong I have spent a lot of time at the Bellarine campus, on my way to the Bellarine campus, or just talking about my memories of the Bellarine campus. I still feel like, despite the distance, I am still present at this campus.

Our culture is riddled with examples of humans wishing to challenge, control or change time. And whether it is in times of celebration or in times of difficulty, it important to stop, take a moment and reflect on the present, the now. So for this opportunity to speak I am truly grateful, and it is a joy to be a part of today’s event.

It is always a good feeling to belong to something which has a sense of history. Celebrating and reflecting on 20 years today, it gives us a sense a belonging and being part of such a rich community. Throughout my duration at this campus and beyond, I have seen wonderful growth. Despite the trepidations and fears that we may associate with change and alteration, these transformations as we move forward into a changing world, are quite a beautiful and poignant thing.

I remember my childish excitement in my young Year 5 days, when it was announced that there was a plan, just a plan, for this spectacular venue in which we are seated today. I have memories of changes in staff, new members coming in, and old ones leaving. I remember my excitement this year when, becoming aware of the leadership changes at the campus, my homeroom teacher, Mr. Watson becoming the new Head of Campus, my Year 9 Mathematics teacher, Mr. Tony Costa, becoming the Head of Middle School and my old Head of Campus Mr. Scott Elliss stepping up to become the Vice Principal of the College. However, despite these changes, whether it be in leadership, infrastructure, and staff, there is one constant that has not changed, and I honestly believe it never will and that is the Bellarine campus understands the importance of education in making “a real difference” to lives, a “learning that matters.” The Bellarine Campus is, and will continue to be about supportive and close-knit environment that nurtures the Christian faith and produces the best kinds of people. I see it here today as I look out into this auditorium. Past students, current students, past teachers, current teachers, parents and members of the College, we are all here for the same reason. Because we believe in this school, it’s Christian ethos and core values.

When I look back on who I am today, I see how a lot of who I am has been influenced by this campus. I am a Christian because of the Christian education I received from people such as Mr. Gary Crole and Miss Kristi Van Es. I believe in equality of all people because I learnt from determined and passionate Humanities teachers. I am (hopefully) a leader, because of the remarkable team that led me in my first introduction to leadership. I pray that this school can influence the 465 students who currently attend this campus to become deep thinkers, global citizens and people who are willing to contribute to the life of the College and the wider community.

In my role as College Captain this year, there have certainly been times of uncertainty, doubt and fear, but it is in these unpredictable and challenging times that I call upon the things that I learnt here, at Bellarine. I learnt that it takes a whole village to do something; I cannot do everything, and that I will always need the support of others in my endeavours. It is an incredibly reassuring feeling to know that when times get tough, as they do, that not only do I have the support of Senior School, but I will always have the support from Bellarine. A steadfast and strong support this is ever-lasting and something that I am eternally grateful for.

For many, school can become tiring and a struggle, but at Bellarine, despite the occasional adversities, it was an honour, privilege and, ultimately, a joy to walk through those gates every morning, knowing that I was being given an opportunity that millions worldwide can only dream of; an education that is truly worth having.

We are Christian College for a reason, we desire to build a strong Christian foundation into the lives of others, and it is with no hesitation that I say that this campus has been successful in doing so. I will always cherish my time here and I take great pride when telling people I am a graduate of the Bellarine Campus, because I am proud of where this campus has come from, it’s humble beginnings, to where it is now, and where it is heading in the exciting future.

Thank you. 

Katie Rowe 

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we are preparing to offer an day care option alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we are preparing to offer an day care option alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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The Year 1 Aquatic program commences this Friday, 7th October. This program will operate during your child’s Physical Education class, which will be conducted on Friday afternoons during ...

The Year 1 Aquatic program commenced today. This program will operate during your child’s Physical Education class, which will be conducted on Friday afternoons during Term 4. 

Aquatic Education is an important component of the Christian College Physical Education & Health program. In 2016 the Year 1 students will undertake their aquatic classes at the Middle School Sports & Aquatic Centre. A 25 minute lesson will be held each Friday afternoon. Children will depart Junior School via a college bus at approximately 1.30pm and return by 3.15pm.

Each student is required to have appropriate swimming attire (one piece bathers for girls & ‘Speedo’s for boys). Bathers, swim cap and goggles are compulsory. Christian College bathers and swim cap can be purchased from the Uniform Shop. It is not compulsory to wear Christian College items.

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Lear...

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

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125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Lear...

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW!

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

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A reminder for those students who were sick or haven't completed their Yr. 7 vaccines yet, that they can be followed up through Barwon Health or their General Practitioner. The Barwon Health Immunisation centre details are in the attached file.

Nicola Morrish
Yr. 7 & Yr. 8 Coordinator

Chess Coaching for Term 4 commences on Monday, 10th October, 2016. 1st Class free. All skill levels welcome! Where: School Chapel When: Monday lunchtimes 10th Oct – 5th Dec 2016 Cost: $8...

Today 6 students from Junior School are competing in an interschool Chess Competition at Point Cook. This is a great experience for the children and enables them to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed through participation in weekly chess coaching sessions. Chess coaching is being offered again in Term 4. Please see details below.

Chess Coaching for Term 4 commences on Monday, 10th October, 2016. 1st Class free. All skill levels welcome!

Where: School Chapel
When: Monday lunchtimes
10th Oct – 5th Dec 2016
Cost: $85 - per child.
Benefits: Strategic thinking, improved self esteem,
attention span in class, lateral thinking,
team work, analytical skills.

Application forms are available from the Junior School office.To enrol your child please make payment (per child) of $85 by Friday, 28th October.  For more info contact Phil Hooton on 0421 901 530. Cheques made payable to “Hooton Consulting Pty Ltd”. 

 

 

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Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held in the Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. The event features performances by our College Choirs, String Orchest...

Our College’s Annual Music Evening will be held in the Costa Hall on the evening of Thursday, 13th October at 7:00pm. The event features performances by our College Choirs, String Orchestras and Bands from the Junior, Middle and Senior Campus’.

Please contact the Highton Middle School Office on 5241 1899 to purchase tickets. 

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Please click here to view the Year 2 Show and Share Timetable for Term 4, 2016

Please click here to view the Year 2 Show and Share Timetable for Term 4, 2016.

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we are preparing to offer an day care option alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Please click here to view the Year 3 - Term 4 Show and Share timetable.

Please click here to view the Year 3 - Term 4 Show and Share timetable.

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Lear...

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW!

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

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On behalf of all of the teachers and staff across the College I would like to thank the Junior School Leaders, Choir and Strings group who played a part in our Staff Service at the commen...

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff across the College I would like to thank the Junior School Leaders, Choir and Strings group who played a part in our Staff Service at the commencement of term 4.

The manner in which you presented yourselves to the adult audience of approximately 250 people was exemplary; your teachers at Junior School were very proud of you all.

Thanks also to the parents of these students for bringing their children in to school in order to perform for our staff on a day that was not a school day.

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Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 6 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Thursday, 13th October 2016. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this ...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 6 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Thursday, 13th October 2016. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due date, as late orders delay the collation and distribution of the children’s books.

Also, could all payments please be either cheque or credit card payments .

Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic.

Credit card – payment can be made by phone (Automated free call 1800 557 908) or online. For the online option, please follow the prompts for 'Parent Payments' on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child's order form. 

At present, our school is not using the 'Loop' (Linking online payments and cash) option. Please do not send cash.

Thank you for your assistance and for your support of Book Club.

 

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Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Lear...

Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL)

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

·      Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees

·      Low staff-student ratios

·      Supportive learning environment

·      A Christian perspective

·      Non-denominational

·      Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct

·      Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW!

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

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