We all know what a wonderful job Mums play in raising their children. In this article it’s the role of Dads I’d like to focus on. We do acknowledge that for a number of reason Dads may no...

We all know what a wonderful job mums play in raising their children.

In this article, it is the role of dads that I’d like to focus on. We do acknowledge that, for a number of reasons, dads may not be present and that sometimes someone else steps in to take on this important role. Dads play a very important role.

My wife and I have been enjoying the TV documentary on SBS on Wednesday nights titled, ‘Look Me In The Eye’ hosted by Ray Martin. The program brings estranged family members or past friends to sit within a metre of each other, spending five minutes looking into each other’s eyes without speaking.

The documentary provides the opportunity for past hurts and years of resentment and bitterness to begin to be dealt with, helping people to evaporate the bad experiences and allow for restoration and relationships to grow again. It can be very confronting and emotional, but as a rule, it ends well with the people involved choosing to talk through their stories and to start again.

For some, it’s too hard and they walk away without resolution. Many of the participants want to reconnect with a father who wasn’t present or active in their children’s lives for a multitude of reasons.

The attached article by Michael Grose, Child Psychologist and writer of the parenting ideas text ‘Building Up Frequent Father Points’, speaks about dads and guardians investing both quality and quantity of time with their children. I hope it’s helpful and encouraging.

We also have a Heavenly Father who has built up an infinite number of 'Frequent Father' points for us, through Jesus. Through Jesus we have forgiveness of sins, a hope for the future and a love that won’t let go of us, no matter what we may have done.

As our Heavenly Father’s children all we need to do is relate and trust Him like a child trusts and relates to their dad or guardian.

 

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

 
 
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This second week of term 4 has gone fast.
I came across this article about superheros. As a child I had Batman as my superhero. In life I had my Mum and Dad.
Sheri King talks abo...

Wow,

This second week of Term 4 has gone fast!

I came across this article about superheroes. As a child I had Batman as my superhero. In life, I had my mum and dad.

Sheri King talks about this topic in this short article that caused me to think about this area in the life of my two daughters and son.

Last term the Year 8 students visited Drysdale Grove Elderly home. This experience involved hearing the stories of the elderly residents which inspired and encouraged the students in their own lives.  

I hope this article causes you as a parent to think about this aspect of life in the lives of your children.

Take care

Gary Crole
Bellarine Campus Chaplain 

 

The Super Power of Real Heroes

by Sheri King

As a mother of three sons, I could probably teach Superheroes 101. After all, I've been rubbing shoulders with these fictional characters for years. After enough Iron Man backpacks, Spider-Man costumes, Batman cars and Avengers snacks, I wanted to find real-life heroes who could inspire my boys in the same way as these comic book characters. These men and women would allow my kids to see that brave and noble adventures are found in the real world as well. Here is what I did:

Their Interests

First, I studied my children. Their interests became a springboard for my research. One of my sons seemed especially touched by the bravery of soldiers. So I taught him about the youngest general of the Revolutionary War, a man named Lafayette, who served without pay.

Closer To Home

Our own family tree includes an ancestor who recovered money stolen during a stagecoach robbery. He received an reward from the bank for his efforts. My boys were excited to learn this Wild West hero was their own great-great-great-great-grandpa.

From Today

Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her arm when a shark attacked her. Her unwavering faith in God and her tenacity in making a surfing comeback is legendary. Sharing inspirational biographies with my children has allowed them to learn about people today who have done something heroic.

Hidden Identities

Sometimes we must look under the surface to find the heroes among us. By seeking out opportunities to volunteer with local seniors, talking with them and learning about their stories, my boys and I connected with many whose heroism was disguised only by the mask of old age.

Never underestimate the power of a true tale in the life of a child — it may just inspire your child to be a real-life hero.

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Year 12 Students – Finishing With Dignity
“When you leave it matters not what you think of others, but what others think of you”.
Our Year 12 students are fast approaching their “end of y...

Year 12 Students – Finishing With Dignity

“When you leave it matters not what you think of others, but what others think of you”.

Our Year 12 students are fast approaching their “end of year” with Celebration Day set for Wednesday, 25th October. On this day, the Year 12 students gather for a breakfast and then visit the clock tower, as I wrote last week. The Chapel service is followed by the exit down the main driveway, while the Year 10 and 11 students line up to cheer them through.

The purpose of this is to instil a sense of dignity. Finishing with dignity is really important to us and we see it as supporting all we have tried to teach these students for the past 13 years.

Finishing with dignity is about how our students depart our College. Their final memories of their time as a Year 12 student shall remain with them for a long time. How do we want that memory to be?

As adolescents, they sometimes make poor choices and I have explained to the Year 12 cohort that they must not transgress the established rules. They need to leave knowing they have full respect for all their teachers and leaders. Recognition of this, in their minds, is central to what we and their families have presented to them.

It is a time for celebration for all students and staff and we are looking forward to being part of it. I wish every Year 12 student all the very best and thank them for their many contributions throughout their time at our College. 

They have made our College richer for their involvement and for that, we shall be forever grateful.

 

Reminder of Geelong Show Day

Only Year 12 students and Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3 and 4 are required at school this Friday. It is compulsory for all of these students and their normal classes shall proceed. Other Senior School students are not to attend.

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School 

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Tasked with the challenge of operating a stall for Market Day, Thursday 23rd November, the Year 6 students have immersed themselves in the wonderful world of Economics and entrepreneurs...

Tasked with the challenge of operating a stall for Market Day on Thursday, 23rd November, the Year 6 students have immersed themselves in the wonderful world of 'Economics and Entrepreneurship'.

Students were given many ‘pearls of wisdom’ and helpful advice when preparing for and operating a business from Hannah Pearson (Cotton On and small business owner, 'Pear and Son'), Kerrie Reid (Offspring) and business founder Janine Allis (Boost Juice). The Year 6 students also heard insights from a selection of Year 7 students who were involved in the process last year.

The entire project is student-led, requiring each individual to activate a variety of 21st Century learning skills, such as collaboration and team-work abilities, problem solving and critical thinking, just to name a few. Following the design process, students conceptualise a product or service to sell with the aim to make a profit, which will then be donated to a worthy organisation or charity of the students' choosing.

 

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Last Sunday, our Back Creek Farm celebrated its 21st Anniversary of the Year 9 Rural Studies Program with a Family Fun Day up at our Scotsburn Farm!

Last Sunday, our Back Creek Farm celebrated its 21st Anniversary of the Year 9 Rural Studies Program with a 'Family Fun Day' up at our Scotsburn Farm!

It was such a wonderful day celebrating this milestone. With beautiful weather on our side, more than 400 people attended, including some of the 1997 inaugural year students. The day was full of entertainment, good food and great company, including our VCE Rock Band, Junior School - Belmont Choir, the always enthusiastic Mr Kevin Smith, raffles, an animal nursery, tug-of-war and other activities.

We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful farm, which our students and the whole community got to enjoy. Many who attended also enjoyed the tasty treats and coffee at the Back Creek Café in Meredith as they returned home.

We would like to sincerely thank the following companies, who generously donated goods on the day:

The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, Allansford Cheese World, Meredith Dairy, Bidvest Group, The Farmgate Shop in Elaine, Origin Coffee, Back Creek Café in Meredith and Daryl and Annette Ferry.

The Christian College Foundation would also like to thank those who gave so generously to the Scholarship Fund - your donations will enable more children to have the opportunity to attend Christian College and experience 'The Learning That Matters'.

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There was a buzz in the air as the Prep to Year 2 students eagerly anticipated the arrival of their Grandparents and Special Friends. The Year 9 Prefects accompanied guests to the classro...

There was a buzz in the air as the Prep to Year 2 students eagerly anticipated the arrival of their Grandparents and Special Friends.

The Year 9 Prefects accompanied guests to the classroom where they received a warm welcome. Visitors participated in a variety of activities in the classroom alongside the students followed by morning tea and musical performances by the Junior School Choir and Strings.

It was a very special morning for all, with many cherished memories to last a lifetime.

 

Katie Oelke
Prep to Year 2 Coordinator

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This week in LITEhouse the year 5 students were immersed in historical Geelong Advertiser newspapers dating back to the 1840’s. As part of the Action in the Community unit stude...

This week in LITEhouse, the Year 5 students were immersed in historical Geelong Advertiser newspapers dating back to the 1840s.

As part of the 'Action in the Community' unit, students are required to create their own newspaper relating to the Eureka Rebellion, while also making links to today. Some of these will be on display at the exhibition at the end of term.

Students used the library whiteboard tables to visibly record facts from their newspaper articles. They were also required to view other students' work presented on the tables and provide feedback.

Well done to the Year 5 students, we are off to a great start in LITEhouse!

 

Kristen Barr and the Year 5 Team.

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Just a quick reminder that it is almost time for one of the highlights of the Year 10 calendar, the ‘Year 10 Social’.  This event will be held from 6.30pm until 10.00pm at The Pier, Cunni...

Just a quick reminder that it is almost time for one of the highlights of the Year 10 calendar, the ‘Year 10 Social’. 

This event will be held from 6.30pm until 10pm at The Pier - Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong on Friday, 27 October. The cost of the evening will be $30, which includes a light supper and a free soft drink. Additional drinks can be purchased for $4 and water will be provided.

The theme for this year’s Social is 'Red Carpet'. Come along in a costume emulating your favourite movie star or dressed to impress on the red carpet. Alternatively, students may wear smart, casual clothes in preference to the theme.

Tickets must be purchased by this Monday, 23rd October and payment can be made directly to the Student Office. Please click here for the letter and permission form if needed.

This is a wonderful evening so we encourage our students to come along for what will be a fun night to celebrate a very successful year with their peers and teachers.

 

Warmest regards

Mr Paul Breguet and Ms Kim Doherty

Year 10 Coordinators

 

 

 

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Thirty-six excited Prep students left for their first school camp on Friday. The excitement did not abate all day as students participated in a range of activities such as playing at Meer...

Thirty-six excited Prep students left for their first school camp on Friday.

The excitement did not abate all day as students participated in a range of activities, such as playing at Meerkat Manor, a walk along the back beach of Point Lonsdale, a sandcastle competition and a Treasure Hunt with the friendly pirate Fred Kennedy, twin brother to our own Mr Kennedy. However, a few Preps were confused when Pirate Fred headed to the car park for his boat!

Saturday was greeted with tired smiles, big hugs for mum, dad, and lots of storytelling of the adventures of Prep camp.


Sally Humphris and Tracey Coffey
Prep Homeroom Teachers

  

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During our Prep Integrated Studies program, the children have been looking at the question ‘How do different things move?’ As part of our class activities, the students have been testing,...

During our Prep Integrated Studies program, the children have been looking at the question ‘How do different things move?’

As part of our class activities, the students have been testing, comparing and recording information as to how certain objects move, in terms of rolling, sliding, spinning and bouncing. The children have also been able to apply their knowledge and understanding during our 'Investigation' sessions, where they have been able to build different marble runs.

During this time, the students have been provided with the opportunity to share their constructions with the class, and to also identify the different strategies they have employed in order to build a successful marble run. Through this Integrated Studies topic, the children have been able to continue to build their Learning Power Muscles of 'Resilience', 'Perseverance' and 'Resourcefulness'.

 

Mrs Violet Novacevski

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Scholarships for Tertiary Sudy in 2018
At this time of the year, our Year 12 students and families are working together to formulate preference lists for further study in 2018. Alongside...

VTAC New Government Resource – 'Beyond School Study Guide'

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has produced the 'Beyond School Study Guide' . This Guide is a digital resource for Year 10 to 12 students providing information about Australian Government assistance so they are able to make informed choices about their future studies.

There are nine resources included:

Three Tertiary education explainer infographics.

Higher Education or VET? – Provides information about each sector so that students can understand what type or level of qualification they may need to get to the career they want.

Pathways to University – Provides examples of ways that students can access higher education (e.g. bridging course; VET/sub-Bachelor studies; ATAR) and points them to apply for university via their relevant TAC.

Choose Your Own Higher Education Adventure – A flow chart for higher education students to select options that apply to them and find which HELP loan is most suitable for their study choices.

One HELP Loan Comparison ‘Cheat Sheet’ – A table to compare each different loan and provide information about when a student might access each one.

Five Fact Sheets - One for each of the four HELP loan schemes (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, OS-HELP, SA-HELP) and one for the VET Student Loans program, that provide basic information about each.

The guide can be downloaded at:  http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/beyond%20year%2012/pages/beyond%20school%20study%20guide

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here for the Weekly Career News.  

    • Focus on Summer Schools Filmmaking, Computer Science, Biomedicine, Science, Commerce, etc.).
    • Service and leadership programs (Scouts, Cadets, SES, CFA etc.).
    • New resources for students planning to undertake vocational or higher education study after school.
    • Information evenings at Swinburne University for prospective TAFE and higher education students.
    • New first-year learning model and Victoria University.
    • Entrepreneurship and innovation courses at Swinburne University and RMIT.
    • The 2018 Good Universities Guide.
    • Le Cordon Bleu Open Day, Melbourne (cookery and patisserie).
    • Studying Psychology versus studying Counselling.
    • Exam survival tips from Swinburne University.
    • 3D Food Printing - the key to future food security?
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The College congratulates Kade Leigh, Patrick Aquilina, Noah Gellately and Ryan Costin on their performances at the Western Metropolitan Track & Field Championships. The boys are to be co...

The College congratulates Kade Leigh, Patrick Aquilina, Noah Gellately and Ryan Costin on their performances at the Western Metropolitan Track and Field Championships.

The boys are to be congratulated on progressing through to the State Finals in the 4 x 100m relay.

 

Mrs Sally Bishop

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On a warm and sunny spring day, the whole Junior School community came together to marvel at the talents of our children and celebrate one of the biggest and longest running events- The J...

On a warm and sunny Spring day, the whole Junior School community came together to marvel at the talents of our children and celebrate one of our biggest and longest-running events - The Junior School Show Day.

Included in the day’s activities were a 'Sideshow Alley' run entirely by the Year 4 students, a jumping castle, Chapel displays and an animal nursery encouraging a ‘hands-on’ animal experience. On display in the Chapel were a large number of competition entries, including flower arrangements, lego constructions and decorated biscuits, just to name a few.

Junior School staff had a tough job allocating the awards and it was encouraging to see a high level of participation by the students who entered imaginative entries into the various categories. The Sideshow Alley was a central focus of the day.

The Year 4 students displayed excellent leadership and service to their peers in preparing and running a stall designed to entertain and amuse. Stalls included face painting, mini golf, a tattoo parlour, a photo booth, ‘The House of Fun’ and many more.

Everyone had a great day and I am sure everyone slept well that night!

 

Mr Mark Foran

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The Kay-A-Day Challenge was introduced this week to Middle School - Highton students and we already have 93 students and staff signed up to take part.
The statistics confirm that in Aus...

The Kay-A-Day Challenge was introduced this week to Middle School - Highton students and we already have 93 students and staff signed up to take part.

The statistics confirm that in Australia, nine out of 10 young people aged 13 to 17 don’t move enough and children aged five to 12 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Being physically active every day and promoting a healthy body and mind helps children to grow and develop now, while reducing the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.

The Kay-A-Day initiative aims to encourage children of all ages to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – in total, the same distance as a half marathon. There are many opportunities to sit. We need to find the time to move!

When is it happening?

November 1st to November 21st

Who can be involved?

Both students and staff.

How to be involved?

Email Mrs Garing by October 25th. We will have a meeting on Tuesday, 31st October where you will receive a Kay-A-Day recording card, lanyard and shoelaces.

How will it work?

Students can complete their 1km run or walk at home (signed off by a parent) or at school (before school 8.30am to 8.45am, at Recess or Lunch). At school, a set track will be measured and activity can be signed off by a yard duty teacher.

Is it a competition?

The main aim of the Kay-A-Day initiative is to encourage you to be active. However, all students who complete the Kay-A-Day challenge will earn House Points and be invited to a 'Reward Party' in the gym at the end of the initiative. This will involve some games and food during a Lunchtime.

Kind regards

 

Renee Garing
Middle School Sports Coordinator

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Last week, the Year 9 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students ventured to the Wilson’s Promontory National Park for a three day bushwalk. They were blessed with all forms of Victorian ...

Last week, the Year 9 Outdoor and Environmental Studies students ventured to the Wilsons Promontory National Park for a three-day bushwalk.

They were blessed with all forms of Victorian weather, and the students experienced the sense of achievement that comes from carrying heavy packs for 39km to witness some spectacular sights, along with managing the challenges of self-sufficient camping. When reflecting on the trip it was encouraging to hear our young people speak about their awe of, and wonder at, God's creation, the unique privilege to be disconnected from the modern world, and the sense of independence and maturity they feel when living in a self-sufficient manner.

This time in the outdoors also allowed students to reflect on the gratitude they feel for the opportunities they have, the unexpected friendships they formed, and to develop a greater understanding of the unique natural environment that we have in our country. 

 

Tim Wright
Year Level Coordinator - Year 9

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Tuesday the 31st of October is R U OK day and to celebrate we invite students to casual dress with a touch of yellow (the day's representative colour). There will be prizes awarded to the...

Tuesday, 31st October is 'R U OK? Day' at the Middle School.

Christian College greatly values this day, which aims to raise awareness around mental health in our community. The day encourages both students and staff to look out for one another and seek help if needed, while reducing the stigma often associated with mental health issues.

To celebrate R U OK? Day, we invite students to wear casual dress with a touch of yellow (the day's representative colour). There will be prizes awarded to the most creative outfit for each year level - so get planning!

 

Tim Blackhall
Middle School Chaplain

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I was fortunate enough to compete in the national RoboCup Championship at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. The reason I received this amazing opportunity is through a huge range ...

I was fortunate enough to compete in the National RoboCup Championship at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. I received this amazing opportunity due to my learning experiences at Christian College and those provided by other teachers, students and mentors.

It started in our Systems and Engineering classroom in Term 1, when I chose the topic, league and type of robot that I then went on to spend the next semester building and testing. After one or two weeks of thinking and planning, I started building the main body of the robot that I would compete with 1 and 1/2 terms later. This was one of my major problems, though, as 1 and 1/2 terms sounds like a long time, and it is!. However all the small problems and extra things that go on while I was doing this made the time fly by and soon I ended up with a lot of work to do within the last few weeks.

Once I had nearly finished my robot, the day of the first major test of arose in the form of the Regional Competition at Middle School Highton. I still had testing and programming to go and so, instead of noticing the amazing variety of robots, schools and people there, I sat at my workbench and worked on my robot and computer - because that was all that mattered at the time. I knew I had two attempts at glory and at least one of them had to go well. As the officials called me up to the robot dance mat I had to hope that my robot had the same ideas in its head as the ones I had programmed it to have. At the end of the day, I had some good news and some bad news. The bad news was that my robot broke on the first attempt and got disqualified because it went out of the boundaries on the second run, meaning I finished last. The good news was that I was still able to participate in the next round as a wildcard.

On the bus ride up to Melbourne for the State Competition, I double-checked and triple-checked my robot and my program so that, one, no problems would occur and, two, to pass time on the long trip. Once there, I competed and had much greater success than at the regionals, and because of this success I was anticipating the announcement of awards at the end of the day. I was amazed to hear that I had come first, which no one had done from Christian College Bellerine for over eight years. It also meant that I would compete in the Nationals in Brisbane.

After working like crazy I had finally made and organised everything that I needed for Nationals. I opened the box carrying my robot and equipment in Brisbane to find it had all broken by the plane trip - meaning that instead of enjoying Brisbane I had to spend my time up there rebuilding and fixing my robot. After setting up my table at the University of Queensland, I presented. As my robot still wasn’t fully fixed, it didn’t work as well as I wanted it to throughout the competition - but I thank the groups from Perth, Sydney and the Senior School for their help. So after spending nearly three terms on my robot, I finished with the claim of one of the 10 top senior robots in Australia, as well as also learning many lessons that I will use for a long time to come. Among those lessons are learning to learn from others, being able to manage my time and that you just have do the best you can do. With this information I can plan to get to the International Competition and help others to reach the same standard I aim to reach.

I would like to thank Christian College for the great support they provided as well as the opportunities that brought me here. I would also like to thank Rupert Humphris for helping me at the Nationals and Mr Viegas for the time he gave up during lunchtimes and after class to help me finish the way I did.

 

Alex Corinaldi
Year 7 Student

 

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It has been a busy start to Term 4 and from next week, the Year 4 students will be commencing their Bike Ed. Program on Thursday 26th October.
For each child to participate in the program...

It has been a busy start to Term 4 and, from next week, the Year 4 students will be commencing their Bike Education Program on Thursday, 26th October.

For each child to participate in the program they will require a bicycle in safe working order and an approved helmet that fits correctly and is in good condition. A bike and helmet safety check will be undertaken in the first week of the program and we ask for your cooperation in having any necessary repairs, adjustments or replacements made prior to this date.

Each child will wear their sports uniform for every practical riding session, which will take place on Thursdays. The attached form has been sent home with your child today and is to be signed and returned. Students can bring their bikes to school and leave them in the Gym from next Monday, 23rd October.

The ‘Jason Mahoney’ Bike Ride is scheduled for Thursday, 30th November. We will have extra staff members coming on the day. If any parent or guardian would like to assist on the day, could you please email me – n.rice@ccg.vic.edu.au.

Any volunteers will need to have a Working With Children Check and have selected Christian College Junior School Belmont as a place for volunteering. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate sending these through.

Western Metropolitan Track and Field Event

On Tuesday, 17th October, two students from Junior School participated in the Western Metropolitan Region Track and Field event at Keilor Park. Jaidyn Anderson participated in the High Jump event clearing 1.15m, finishing 9th and Charlize Duck competed in the Long Jump, leaping 2.79m to finish just outside the top 10.

I would like to congratulate both girls making it to the fourth levels of Athletics. It was a great learning experience for both girls. Thank you to the parents who were able to transport the students on the day.

 

Mr Nick Rice

Physical Education and Sports Coordinator

 

Williams House and Junior School Charity Morning Tea – No Tricks, Just Treats

Please join the Year 4 students for a special morning tea in support of the Love Your Sister FoundationFounded by brother-sister duo Samuel and Connie Johnson, Love Your Sister is an organisation that aims to raise vital funds for cancer research and support services.

Why not come along and catch up with some friends for a special 'High Tea' experience? There will be a selection of decadent French delicacies, along with home-made delights. Our theme for this occasion is 'No Tricks, Just Treats'.

This event will be held in the Junior School Chapel on Tuesday, 31st October, with a first sitting from 10am to 11am and a second sitting from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This invitation is open to families from Williams House and Junior School by a recommended donation of $10 per person, with all profits being donated to raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.

Bookings are essential (limited spaces available) through the Front Office. Payment would be appreciated when booking. There will also be a donation box available at the event.

We thank you in advance for your support of this very worthwhile cause.

Date: Tuesday, 31st October

Time: 10am to 11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Bookings must be made through the Junior School Office.

 

Mr James Johnstone

 

 

 

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

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

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The invitation is again extended to interested parents to participate in the Junior School's Parent Prayer Group, which will now meet weekly on Fridays at 9am to 9.45am until the end of N...

The invitation is again extended to interested parents to participate in the Junior School's Parent Prayer Group, which will now meet weekly on Fridays at 9am to 9.45am until the end of November, to pray for the needs of children, their families, the staff and our Campus and College in general.

There will be times when I will be unavailable, but my office or the kitchen next door can be used in these situations. This will help with consistency for the group throughout Term 4. People can attend when it suits their availability. Confidentiality is a prerequisite to being involved.

Requests for confidential prayer can be made directly to the Chaplain – either in person, by phone or by email, or can be left in an envelope addressed to the Prayer Group at Reception. Please come to pray with us, for our Campus, or allow us to support you if we can. You would be most welcome.

As a Chaplain, it is very empowering to know that as a group there are parents and staff praying in the situations that confront us as a community and in our families. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 52 411 565.

 

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

 

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Last term it was mentioned in The Vine that we were seeking interested parents to be willing to form part of an email register in relation to the Junior School Food Bank.

If you would still like to be involved in assisting other families in need by providing a meal on an occasional basis, please send through your email address to Mr Thurman  r.thurman@ccg.vic.edu.au or phone 52 411 565. These email addresses will then be collated and passed onto Mrs Denise Turley, who will be coordinating the Junior School Food Bank.

Thanks to the parents who responded last term to assist with this - it is very much appreciated. Currently we have about 10 families who have offered to assist, but it would be great to have a larger pool to call on, if possible.

 

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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Chess classes for Term 4 have commenced.

If you are interested in your child participating please collect an application form from the Office. If further information is required, please contact Phil Hooton at phil@chessforkids.com.au

 

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A reminder that Friday 20th October is Geelong Show Day. Middle School - Highton students are not required at school on this day. Please note that Christian College takes this day in pl...

 

A reminder that Friday 20th October is Geelong Show Day. Middle School - Highton students 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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