Christian College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman's 2016 Closing Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

Christian College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman's 2016 Closing Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

Christian College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman's 2016 Closing Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

Christian College Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman's 2016 Closing Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.
Thank you to all who attended our Junior School Presentation Evening last night. It is a single event yet it is a culmination and a celebration of the year that we have had together here ...

Thank you to all who attended our Junior School Presentation Evening last night. It is a single event yet it is a culmination and a celebration of the year that we have had together here at the Junior School and we were delighted that you could share in that time with us.

2016 has been a year full of learning, new experiences, new challenges, much excitement and great fun. Our children have all continued their growth and development in their own unique ways and we have been privileged to play a part in this with you this year. Thank you for your ongoing support and your friendship throughout the year. We wish you and your families a blessed Christmas and look forward to your return on Tuesday, 31st January, 2017.

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I wish to sincerely thank all families of Senior School for their support this year. It has been an interesting year with many successes and challenges.

I look back on the Prefect Investiture in February with pride at inducting our student leaders and new staff. The swimming and athletics carnivals provided a fantastic opportunity for new and old students to gather and cheer on their house.

The Debutante balls in May were the culmination of months of rehearsing and all students were well presented on the night. The families gathered in great numbers and it was a highlight of the year for the Year 11 students.

The House events in cooking and drama were of a high standard and were well attended.

We had tragedy also, but what came from that was a gathering of our community and realigning to us, of what is important in life.

The Celebration Day was changed and allowed our Year 12 students to finish with dignity. The formal breakfast was excellent with all students in attendance. The clock tower was an emotional time for many students. Their final service was a time to reflect in God’s presence and the devotion and singing were inspirational. Upon their departure all Year 12 were led by a piper down the driveway with all Year 10 and 11 students cheering.

The Graduation Service and Dinner were a fitting end for our Year 12 students. At Graduation we were privileged to hear from Dr Dave Fuller as well as seeing every Year 12 student march across the stage as a graduand, to become a graduate.

The Senior School Presentation Afternoon was a celebration of our campus. The College Captains for 2017 were announced and they are Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler. Both students are fine young people in God’s image and will lead us well next year.

The Year 10 2017 Transition was a great opportunity for teachers to meet their students for next year as well as commence their learning. At the same time the 2017 Prefects had their training program which included the traditional river walk as well as time to build as a team.

I wish to sincerely thank all the staff for their dedication and willingness to go that “little bit extra”. This value adds and sets us apart from other schools.

To the families, thank you for allowing us to educate your child, a responsibility that we shall never take for granted.

Finally to the most important group we have, the students. You are all amazing in what you bring each and every day. Your contributions are many and shape the great school we have.

I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a restful and safe holiday.

Best wishes,

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

 

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Dear Parents
As our year officially draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at the Bel...

Dear Parents

As our year officially draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at the Bellarine Campus. There have been so many highlights and many of these were captured in our end of year Presentation Evenings for both the Junior and Middle Schools. These nights were a wonderful celebration of our students and reflected strongly the love and grace of Jesus.

It was wonderful through both the Junior and Middle School final assemblies today to focus our attention on the story of Christmas, and the centre of the Christmas story being Our Lord Jesus Christ. John 10:10 says, 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly'. Through Christ’s Love and Grace we can live life in the fullest possible way. May you pause to reflect on Jesus, the greatest gift God could provide at Christmas – his name is Immanuel, God with us, the Prince of Peace. 

I wish you all a fabulous time of relaxation with family and friends over the holiday break.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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As our year officially draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at Middle ...

Dear Parents

As our year officially draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at Middle School - Highton. There have been so many highlights and many of these were captured in our end of year Presentation Evening on Wednesday. Nights such as these, provide a wonderful celebration of our students and reflected strongly the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

It was encouraging through our Christmas services today to hear our Year 8 students talk so confidently and eloquently about our College values, how they embody the story of Christmas and emphasised the centre of the Christmas story, being Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

As a College, we have been considering the 'Learning that Matters', our students also have been challenged to consider what it is that 'matters' to them. As we approach this Christmas season, we all have an opportunity to stop and reflect on what it is that really 'matters' about Christmas. John 10:10 says, 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly'. May you pause to reflect on Jesus, the greatest gift God could provide at Christmas – his name is Immanuel, God with us, the Prince of Peace. 

Thank you for your support and encouragement of our staff and programs throughout 2016 and we look forward excitedly to welcoming our students back on Tuesday 31st January 2017. On behalf of the Middle School - Highton staff, I wish you all a fabulous time of relaxation with family and friends over the holiday break. Take care and God bless.

 

Kindest regards,

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus 

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As part of the Community Service elective, students had the opportunity to learn more about organisations that support vulnerable people in Geelong. At a local Women’s refuge they prepare...

As part of the Community Service elective, students had the opportunity to learn more about organisations that support vulnerable people in Geelong. At a local Women’s refuge they prepared a pasta meal, some of which was left for residents and the remainder of which was donated to an outreach program for homeless men and women in Geelong.

Care packs, consisting of a snack and toiletries, were also made for local homeless people. Each pack also contained a personal message from a student, which students knew would be extremely meaningful for the recipients.

The plight of the homeless was made all the more real when students met with a homeless man who shared his story. He spoke with honesty about his circumstances and challenges and also shared his appreciation of the support he receives from The Salvation Army.

Students then visited the Lazarus Centre (at the Old Geelong Gaol) which, when it opens in January, will offer a range of services for local homeless people.

The excursion was a highlight for the class and gave them a meaningful opportunity to help others as well as learn more about the work of the Salvation Army.

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Merry Christmas to Everyone,

Wow, The students are leaving us today for the summer break!

My prayer for all of our families here at the Bellarine Campus is that you will have a Blessed Christmas, a time of family fun, joy, reflection and a hope in your heart that you individually will know Jesus Christ in reality at this time and into 2017.

Have a read of the "Christmas Letter" I have placed with this article. I hope you get something from reading it.

Blessings to you all,

Gary Crole
Chaplain, Christian College Geelong, Bellarine Campus.

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This term the Year 1 Students have developed their confidence and ability in the aquatic environment by partaking in our swimming program. Friday December 2nd was the conclusion of the pr...

This term the Year 1 Students have developed their confidence and ability in the aquatic environment by partaking in our swimming program. Friday December 2nd was the conclusion of the program and all Year 1 students participated in a House Swimming Carnival. The students have worked very hard this term and have been very enthusiastic about swimming. The carnival was a great celebration of their efforts and it was special to be able to share this with parents who came along for a very fun afternoon.

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Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to...

Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to get a feel for what Senior School life will be like next year. On Thursday students engaged in various core classes where they had the chance to learn a bit about the subject content; they may have even received some home study to do over the holidays in preparation for next year. On Friday, students had the chance to begin some of their elective subjects, including some VCE units that they may have selected. Miss Doherty and I have received some fantastic feedback from both teaching staff and from students in regard to this experience and our Year 10’s for next year have got off to a very strong start for next year. I would like to encourage our new Year 10’s to have an enjoyable Christmas break, but to also take the time to prepare for next year by completing any reading or study that might help to begin the year on the front foot. Being well prepared with all learning materials, organised with your study plan and other after school commitments, and pre-reading work that will be undertaken in the first few weeks will set students up for a very successful year.

Mr Paul Breguet, Year 10 Coordinator 

 

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On Tuesday, our children and teachers enjoyed a great day of fun and activities together. The children participated in an engaging and very interesting presentation by Professor Bunsen wh...

On Tuesday, our children and teachers enjoyed a great day of fun and activities together. The children participated in an engaging and very interesting presentation by Professor Bunsen which covered all sorts of scientific information from the significance of gravity, to chemical reactions, the power of air pressure and so on - all presented through lively and interactive demonstrations. Other highlights were the time spent at the Leisurelink Water Park and the opportunity to 'expend more boundless energy' on the bouncy castles and then, to settle and work together quietly on a special craft activity. The weather was kind and the children were enthusiastic and highly engaged; it was a really beautiful day enjoyed together.

 

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Dear Parents,
We are very excited to be offering Christian College Bellarine students a fast and easy lunch delivery service each Friday during 2017. This will commence in Week 1 of Term ...

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to be offering Christian College Bellarine students a fast and easy lunch delivery service each Friday during 2017. This will take the place of our 'fun food' days next year and will commence in Week 1 of Term 1.

Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School currently provide both an in house canteen service and canteen delivery services to three schools in the region and look forward to offering this service to the Bellarine campus.

Sprouts offer wholefood, made fresh daily in a local commercial kitchen lunch service that is then carefully packed and delivered to the school. There is a wide selection of offerings available on the menu. Parents and students can place orders online up until 9.00am on the day. Snacks can be ordered with lunch; however, the order is delivered just prior lunchtime. Food for recess will need to be supplied by parents.

Sprouts Kids Canteen and Cooking School use an online ordering service, please head to http://www.sproutskids.com.au/  to register, multiple children can be registered on the one account. Once registered with http://www.sproutskids.com.au/ it is a very easy school lunch ordering system, allowing you to bank money for your child and order from the menu quickly and easily.

Please see the attachments which include information regarding, registration, menu and general information.

We look forward to this new canteen venture at the Bellarine campus.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

Exciting times in the LOTE - Indonesian faculty! Christian College currently has three Year 11 students in Lombok on long term exchange. Michael Little, Cathy De Rosso and Mia Godwill arr...

Exciting times in the LOTE - Indonesian faculty! Christian College currently has three Year 11 students in Lombok on long term exchange. Michael Little, Cathy De Rosso and Mia Godwill arrived in Lombok last Saturday and will be living there for the next 6 weeks. Our students are attending school 6 days a week at our sister school SMAN 2 Mataram, and are living with host families. This is such an amazing experience for the students involved as they will be fully immersed in Indonesian daily life. Not only will it improve their language skills but also their cultural understanding and awareness.

As of the 17th of December we will also have one of our newly graduated Year 12 students, Rosie Murphy, arriving in Lombok to work at our sister school as the language assistant. Rosie will be living and working in Lombok at SMAN 2 Mataram for 2.5 months. 

We wish our students well with these cultural endeavours, and look forward to hearing of their experiences in 2017.

Jessica Bijaksono, Indonesian teacher

 

 

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Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday 13th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage....

Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday 13th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage. An email will be sent to parents on this day to inform when the reports become live.

 

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There was much excitement in the air as we set off for our End of Year Activities, Prep – Year 2 were set to spend the morning bowling up a storm while Years 3 & 4 were off to see just ho...

There was much excitement in the air as we set off for our End of Year Activities, Prep – Year 2 were set to spend the morning bowling up a storm while Years 3 & 4 were off to see just how high they could bounce at Supa Tramp.

Both groups enjoyed a well-earned celebration of a year spent caring and sharing together and combined as an entire Junior School to share lunch and more fun activities at the Barwon Heads foreshore. It was a fantastic day to cap a wonderful year in Junior School.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head, Bellarine Campus

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Please note the following information for our students returning next year.

Year 12 - Monday 30th January
Year 12 students are to attend on this day. The day runs from 9.00am through to 1.00pm and students will have 30 minute classes with each of their teachers. During these classes work, which has been set for the holidays, will be checked. Click here for the day’s schedule. School uniform is required on this day but College buses will NOT be operating, so students will need to make their own arrangements for travel to and from the campus.

Year 10 & 11 - Tuesday 31st January
All Senior School students are to attend and all studies commence on this day. Full summer uniform is to be worn and buses will be running. This day commences at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre for the Senior School Commencement Service and students need to be there by 8.45am. From there the whole student body will walk back to the campus and then take part in their House Group, followed by lessons.

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Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to...

Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to get a feel for what Senior School life will be like next year. On Thursday students engaged in various core classes where they had the chance to learn a bit about the subject content; they may have even received some home study to do over the holidays in preparation for next year. On Friday, students had the chance to begin some of their elective subjects, including some VCE units that they may have selected. Miss Doherty and I have received some fantastic feedback from both teaching staff and from students in regard to this experience and our Year 10’s for next year have got off to a very strong start for next year. I would like to encourage our new Year 10’s to have an enjoyable Christmas break, but to also take the time to prepare for next year by completing any reading or study that might help to begin the year on the front foot. Being well prepared with all learning materials, organised with your study plan and other after school commitments, and pre-reading work that will be undertaken in the first few weeks will set students up for a very successful year.

Mr Paul Breguet, Year 10 Coordinator 

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Santa and his reindeer visited the Prep children at the Bellarine Campus this week as the time had come for him to check his ‘naughty and nice’ list. The children assured Santa that they ...

Santa and his reindeer visited the Prep children at the Bellarine Campus this week as the time had come for him to check his ‘naughty and nice’ list. The children assured Santa that they would definitely be on the ‘nice’ list and were keen to share their wishes for Christmas. They were delighted to learn about some of Santa and the reindeer’s favourite treats that they love people leaving out for them on Christmas Eve, high on the list were choc chip biscuits, crunchy carrots, milk and nice fresh water.

Santa encouraged the children to get an early night on Christmas Eve because he couldn’t possibly visit before they’re all tucked up asleep in bed, hmmm good luck with that one!!!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head, Bellarine Campus

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Reminder  :  Change of address and payment deadline for ATAR statements




A reminder that change of address and payment for printed ATAR statements closed 5pm, Monday 5 December.
If...

Reminder  :  Change of address and payment deadline for ATAR statements

A reminder that change of address and payment for printed ATAR statements closed 5pm, Monday 5 December.

If a student has not paid their course application processing fee by this payment deadline, they will not receive a printed ATAR statement but can still access their ATAR and VCE Results via the web, SMS, and app services. They still have until 4pm, Monday 19 December to make payment of their application and still be considered for 2017 courses.

 

The ATAR and the CourseSearch app

 

Did you purchase the VTAC CourseSearch app this year?  If you're a Year 12 student, you will be able to access your ATAR and scaled study scores this year via the VTAC CourseSearch app. An update to the app allows you to enter your VTAC ID and PIN to access your 2016 ATAR and contributing scaled scores.

This service is available free of charge to all users of the app with a VTAC account. If you don't have the app downloaded, there is still time to download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store for $1.49 (inc. GST). If you already have the app downloaded, you will need to make sure you have installed the latest update through the appropriate store (free of charge if you've already purchased).

Once you have downloaded the app, or updated it through the store, click on 'Login to VTAC account' and enter your VTAC account details to access your ATAR and scaled study scores, from 7am Monday 12 December 2016.

In January 2017, you will be able to login to the CourseSearch app to view offers, and more information will be provided.

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What an amazing blessing it has been this week to celebrate the end of a busy year with a range of fun and challenging activities.
Year 7 and Year 8 began the week enjoying our beautiful ...

What an amazing blessing it has been this week to celebrate the end of a busy year with a range of fun and challenging activities.

Year 7 and Year 8 began the week enjoying our beautiful coastlines, with Year 7's walking from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse to Queenscliff Lighthouse and the Year 8's walking along the Surf Coast. Students were able to appreciate their environment as well as a time of fellowship with one another.

Tuesday saw a great day of community service, with students working together with their teachers to help clean and tidy various areas of the school as well participate in a range of fun activities.

The sun was shining for us on Wednesday when our Year 5, 6 & 8 students visited Adventure Park and our Year 7 students had the pleasure of spotting dolphins as they travelled to Sorrento on the ferry, to spend time as a group, celebrating the year that has been.

The House Challenge was a great success on Thursday, with students in Years 4, 7 & 8 working alongside each other to compete in various challenges, from designing and creating the most interesting team mascot through to making a delicious Apple Rose Tart in the Food Technology area. The students cheered each other on as they worked through each task and showed great encouragement to one another.

It has certainly been an action packed week to close what has been another fantastic school year at the Bellarine Campus.

Nicola Morrish
Year 7 & 8 Coordinator

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UMAT  2017
Are you in Year 12 in 2017 and considering studying Medicine or Health Sciences?
The following tertiary institutions require UMAT applications:
 

UMAT  2017

Are you in Year 12 in 2017 and considering studying Medicine or Health Sciences?

The following tertiary institutions require UMAT applications:

The University of Adelaide              -           Medicine, Dental Surgery

Charles Darwin University              -           Clinical Sciences

Charles Sturt University                  -           Dental Science

Curtin University                             -           Medicine

Flinders University                          -           Clinical Sciences/Medicine

Monash University                          -           Medicine

The University of Newcastle/University of New England – Joint Medical Programme

The University of NSW                    -           Medicine

The University of Queensland        -           Medicine (Provisional entry), Dental Science

University of Tasmania                   -           Medicine

University of Western Australia     -           Medicine (direct pathway), Dental Medicine (direct pathway)

Western Sydney University             -           Medicine

The University of Auckland (NZ)    -           Medicine

University of Otago (NZ)                 -           Medicine, Dental Surgery

Registrations for UMAT2017 open in the first week of December. Copies of UMAT 2017 can be downloaded from the UMAT website: https://umat.acer.edu.au It is also possible to undertake practice UMAT tests.

Key dates:       Registrations open                 First week of December 2016

                        Registrations close                 Friday, June 2, 2017 – 5pm

                        UMAT test date                       Wednesday, July 26, 2017

                        Results released                      late September 2017

For information contact:  UMAT Office at ACER

                                       :  email - umat@acer.edu.au

                                       :  or register online at https://umat.acer.edu.au

Please also contact Mrs Robyn Smith (Careers Department): r.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au if you would like further details emailed to you.

 

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On Thursday the 8th December, the year 5 and 6 students from Christian College Bellarine went on their Bike Education ride to Leopold. It was a wonderful way to conclude the Bike Educatio...

On Thursday the 8th December, the year 5 and 6 students from Christian College Bellarine went on their Bike Education ride to Leopold. It was a wonderful way to conclude the Bike Education unit and a fantastic opportunity for the students to put into practise the skills they have been learning during their sport classes.

It was a great day for the students in year 5 and 6 to spend time together at the end of a busy year and enjoy being out of the classroom. They rode along the Rail trail from the Bellarine campus to Leopold enjoying the scenery along the way. Even though the weather started out a little rough, the day turned out to be a fantastic experience.

Thank you to all of the parent helpers and support people that helped on the ride. These days would not be possible without the support of our staff and parents.

Caitlin Hoiles
P.E. Teacher

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Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to...

Last week saw our Year 9 students begin their Senior School education over two days of transition. Over these two days, students had the chance to meet their Year 10 teachers and start to get a feel for what Senior School life will be like next year. On Thursday students engaged in various core classes where they had the chance to learn a bit about the subject content; they may have even received some home study to do over the holidays in preparation for next year. On Friday, students had the chance to begin some of their elective subjects, including some VCE units that they may have selected. Miss Doherty and I have received some fantastic feedback from both teaching staff and from students in regard to this experience and our Year 10’s for next year have got off to a very strong start for next year. I would like to encourage our new Year 10’s to have an enjoyable Christmas break, but to also take the time to prepare for next year by completing any reading or study that might help to begin the year on the front foot. Being well prepared with all learning materials, organised with your study plan and other after school commitments, and pre-reading work that will be undertaken in the first few weeks will set students up for a very successful year.

Mr Paul Breguet, Year 10 Coordinator 

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Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday 13th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage....

Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday 13th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage. An email will be sent to parents on this day to inform when the reports become live.

 

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Today's closing Service was a fun time where our Junior School community joined enthusiastically in celebration of the start of the Christmas season. Many teachers were involved in a spec...

Today's closing Service was a fun time where our Junior School community joined enthusiastically in celebration of the start of the Christmas season. Many teachers were involved in a special performance of the story of Christmas from the perspective of the "little donkey", a sheep and a gift of Myrrh. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing their teachers in costume and performing on stage for them.

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