On Wednesday the Senior School hosted our Celebration Day for the year 12 students. We had made changes and wanted to have a more dignified end for our Year 12 students. This was achieved...

On Wednesday the Senior School hosted our Celebration Day for the year 12 students. We had made changes and wanted to have a more dignified end for our Year 12 students. This was achieved and it was a splendid day.

I wish to thank the Year 12 students for their willingness to have faith in us to deliver a day of fun with a sense of purpose that was safe and worthy of our students and College.

 

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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On Tuesday 18th October Grandparents of Junior School Students attended our annual Grandparent’s Afternoon. Fresh scones and hot cups of tea and coffee were the order of the day as the co...

On Tuesday, 18th October Grandparents of Junior School Students attended our annual Grandparent’s Afternoon. Fresh scones and hot cups of tea and coffee were the order of the day as the cold breeze forced the special assembly into the Assembly Hall. During the afternoon assembly grandparents were entertained by a number of Junior school students including dance, Junior choir and strings groups along with three Prep students who presented some very interesting Play based Learning investigations. The special afternoon concluded with a visit into the classrooms by grandparents to share a special time with their grandchildren.

A big thank you to the parents who willingly assisted in preparing the scones, jam and cream and cups of tea and coffee for our special visitors.

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Hi All,

Continuing with our focus on our families for this term, let's take a quick look at the need for communication within our family.

Communication is the way people share their thoughts and feelings. Communication skills are vital for building and maintaining relationships with friends and family, and for success in school and employment.

The following tips can be used by parents and carers to help improve young people’s communication skills:

Practice, practice, practice
Good communication skills can be learnt through practice. Children whose parents talk to them more often and in more complex sentences have wider vocabularies and can express themselves more clearly and easily. This helps them to make friends, do well at school and participate in the wider community.

Be a role model
One of the best ways to help your children learn to communicate well is to demonstrate positive communication skills yourself. For example, ask them lots of open-ended questions, and be a good listener – try not to multitask while listening.

Praise good communication
Let children know when they speak clearly, use good eye contact, or smile at people.

Talk about communication skills
Look for teachable moments in everyday life, for example, use the opportunity of a conflict with a friend to talk about the challenges of communication and the most effective ways to have a difficult conversation.

Use games and role play
For young children in particular, games and make-believe role playing activities can be useful to teach communication skills in imagined scenarios.

Hope this will help all of us with families to continue to guide not only ourselves but our beautiful children,

Take care,

Gary Crole
Christian College Bellarine Campus Chaplain.

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MyTERN has taken off in many ways at Middle School. We have explored the idea of PETs in our Year 7 homerooms and how this strategy can be used to take emotional responsibility. 7M have r...

MyTERN has taken off in many ways at Middle School. We have explored the idea of PETs in our Year 7 homerooms and how this strategy can be used to take emotional responsibility. 7M have recently acquired two more pets: with the class’ PETs on them! The bears are shared amongst the students who add new ideas of PETs that may help other people in the homeroom. The students are enjoying decorating and writing PETs on the bears while they are also helping to provide comfort and support.

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Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.
It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for ...

Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.

It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for many, it was their first time performing in front of an audience. It was incredible to see how big our “Music Family” really is, and we were truly blessed to be able to share the talents that all our students have on such a night.

The Christian College Music Evening is an annual highlight on the College calendar. Each year audiences are blessed and enthralled by the musical feast that each of the ensembles perform on the Costa Hall stage.

The benefits that students gain from studying their musical instruments or from singing include the development of perseverance, self-discipline, concentration, cooperation and team work, to list just a few. Playing as part of an ensemble or singing in a choir also provides a sense of belonging, satisfaction from working well with others, whilst teaching the value of making a commitment.

This year our College musicians have dedicated themselves to numerous hours of rehearsal and practice. Together with their tutors, music teachers and ensemble leaders they have worked hard to reach the incredible performance level that we experienced last week.

Throughout the year the College Music Faculty have supported participation in a range of concerts, performances, Eisteddfods, camps and tours including a tour to Sydney to perform at the Opera House.

We have to thank the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop for the many years they have dedicated to developing and growing our Music Program to reach an outstanding level of excellence. Together with the team of highly capable music staff, they provide our students with a program that is respected and regarded amongst the very best in the State, and indeed the Nation.

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Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.
It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for ...

Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.

It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for many, it was their first time performing in front of an audience. It was incredible to see how big our “Music Family” really is, and we were truly blessed to be able to share the talents that all our students have on such a night.

The Christian College Music Evening is an annual highlight on the College calendar. Each year audiences are blessed and enthralled by the musical feast that each of the ensembles perform on the Costa Hall stage.

The benefits that students gain from studying their musical instruments or from singing include the development of perseverance, self-discipline, concentration, cooperation and team work, to list just a few. Playing as part of an ensemble or singing in a choir also provides a sense of belonging, satisfaction from working well with others, whilst teaching the value of making a commitment.

This year our College musicians have dedicated themselves to numerous hours of rehearsal and practice. Together with their tutors, music teachers and ensemble leaders they have worked hard to reach the incredible performance level that we experienced last week.

Throughout the year the College Music Faculty have supported participation in a range of concerts, performances, Eisteddfods, camps and tours including a tour to Sydney to perform at the Opera House.

We have to thank the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop for the many years they have dedicated to developing and growing our Music Program to reach an outstanding level of excellence. Together with the team of highly capable music staff, they provide our students with a program that is respected and regarded amongst the very best in the State, and indeed the Nation.

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An Orientation Day for current students attending Christian College Bellarine in Prep to Year 9 has been arranged for Tuesday, 1st November 2016.  Students not returning to Christian College Bellarine in 2017 are not required to attend on this day.

Please see the attached file for details of the day.

We hope this day will be an enjoyable experience for all of our students preparing for the 2017 College year.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

 

 

 

 

Our Christian College Year 12 class of 2016 had much to celebrate and remember. It has been a year of highs in relation to learning, laughter and adventure but our students have also draw...

Graeme Dent, Head of Campus at Senior School, had been talking to Year 12 students about ‘finishing with dignity’ for much of this year. Our Year 12 students for 2016 most certainly finished with dignity on Wednesday the 29th of October, with a fitting mix of both ‘the old and the new’. It was a very proud day for all students and staff at Christian College Geelong as we established some new traditions and carried over several long held traditions that students have continued to hold dear for many years. 

The following is an excerpt describing the atmosphere and activities of the day, as previously published:

‘The Senior School library was transformed with balloons into a wonderful venue to host our students and Senior School staff for a delicious buffet breakfast. The breakfast provided both students and teachers with the opportunity to sit together, socialise and reflect upon a year that has meant a great deal to everyone present. Students then enjoyed an array of fun activities with their House Group friends and teachers. The much revered Clock Tower visit, with Principal, Mr. Glen McKeeman, proved to create an indelible memory for students as they officially ‘signed off’ with the ringing of the bell at Christian College. The Clock Tower visit was followed by the traditional final Chapel Service. As always this proved to be a most moving service for our students who were encouraged to ‘step forward’ and find their calling in life through faith in God’s love and care for them. Many memorable moments were shared and several tears shed as our students came together in prayer for one last time. 

A highlight of the day was certainly the guard of honour created by our staff and Years 10 and 11 students to farewell our proud Year 12 students as they were led down our main driveway by the alluring echoes of a Scottish piper.’

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The Year 12 Coordinators and teachers at senior School would like to take this opportunity to once again wish our Year 12 students all the very best while they prepare for their up and coming exams. Although, they have officially finished classes at Christian College, our Year 12 students know that each of their teachers will continue to be available at school to support them through this time of revision and study. Once exams have concluded, we will look forward to celebrating the achievements of our ‘Class of 2016’ at Graduation.

Please find below abridged versions of the speeches by the Year 12 Coordinators as delivered to students during their final Chapel service.

“…Now, I want to transport you to the University of Pennsylvania, graduating class 2011. Keynote speaker is Denzel Washington.

He gives a message to the graduands. Yep, I’m stealing it, but I think it’s worth the crime. In a nutshell, his message is that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Now, I need to clarify this. There are dumb risks…you know what I mean? And I know, I’ve done a few.

Then there are risks worth taking. What does that mean? “Worth taking”. Any risk, by definition, comes with threat of failure. You will fail. And you will fail. Over and over again. You will suck at something. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. And, you don’t grow out of it.

To paraphrase ‘Denzel’ again, you’ve probably applied for uni and put in preferences in case you don’t get your first choice, or you plan to travel but if that doesn’t happen…or you hope to start an apprenticeship but if it doesn’t work out… you have a plan to “fall back on”.

I want to look at this concept of having something to fall back on. Think about this, if you are going to fail, the only thing you need to fall back on is your faith. If you’re going fail, fall forward, at least you’ll see what you’re going to hit. Fall forward.

Michael Jordan missed more than 9000 shots in his career. Lost almost 300 games. 26 times was trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. He failed over and over again. But he was the greatest basketballer ever.

Fall forward.

Thomas Edison had 1000 failed experiments. But on the 1001st, he invented the light bulb.

Fall forward.

Do I apply for that course…I’m not smart enough.

Do I go for that job…others are more suited.

Should I try out for that team…others are better.

Should I go over and speak to that girl…I’m ugly!

Fall forward!!

If you don’t fail you’re not even trying

To get something you never had, you’ve gotta do something you never did.

Now, these are all just words. You might connect with them…or not. You can walk out these doors for that final time after your last exam and think “thank God that is finished”. Or you can thank God that it is just about to begin.

Thank you for the privilege of being your coordinator.” Daniel Fanning, Year 12 Coordinator 2016

“Good afternoon Year 12, I love the idea of ‘falling forward’ that Mr Fanning has spoken about. It is all about choices, having your eyes open, not settling for the ‘in case’ scenario and stepping out there.

One of the Ted Ideas reviews I read this year was in relation to a book - ‘Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work’, by American founder of Story Corps Dave Isay. Isay contends that finding your calling (work you were meant to do) is not passive, it requires making tough decisions and sacrifices. He actually says we don’t just ‘find it’ but we ‘fight for it’.

Isay believes there are seven factors that contribute to finding your calling. The first factor involves a Venn diagram. Isay believes that our calling can be found in the middle of a Venn diagram. Consider for yourself what might be at the intersection of what you are good at, what makes you feel appreciated and a belief that your work is making people’s lives better.  He goes on to explain that: secondly, your calling often comes out of difficult experiences; thirdly, he sees your calling as requiring courage and ruffling feathers; fourthly, Isay believes that other people often lead you towards your calling; fifth, he sees that what comes after identifying your calling is what really matters; sixth, he says that age is irrelevant, and; lastly, he acknowledges that your calling often doesn’t come with a big pay-check.

These points are GREAT and I was excited when I first read them. I thought ‘This man’s nailed it!’…but…. I realised something was wrong. There’s always a certain number of steps to achieving things – from an economic policy, an instructional guide, an exercise schedule, a diet, new teaching practice etc. If I asked you to learn these seven steps, let’s face it, you’d squirm. Seven quotes, seven definitions… seven of anything takes quite some effort to memorise and lock in to our brains. I realised that there is one thing at the core of these seven points and it is easy to remember. God.

If we look at that first point again in the Venn diagram, it’s not hard to realise that what might be at the intersection of that diagram, ‘your calling’, is really living and working through God’s love. In Christian terms, your calling would come from utilising your gifts for good, following your heart and pursuing what you enjoy while working to serve others.

With God at the centre of what you do, finding a calling shouldn’t be complicated. There’s nothing better than realising that something is easier and simpler than we originally thought…The answer about what your ‘calling’ is, about what makes you successful in your future work or happy in your personal life, doesn’t necessarily have be pursued through a certain number of steps or processes…There is an easier way to step forward and find your calling - and that is through the faith that you have been surrounded with throughout your Christian education at this school...

Mr Fanning started with a little Eminem and then moved on to some Denzel Washington. I’m going to be true to my very ‘uncool’ music tastes and quote a little Tim McGraw from his song ‘Fly Away’,

‘One, two three like a bird I sing,

Cause you’ve given me the most beautiful set of wings,

I’m so glad you’re here today,

Cause tomorrow, I might have to go and fly away…’

You’ve each been given the most beautiful set of wings with which to fly away from here. We look forward to watching you step out and forward with those wings and with God’s love.

Thank you for the privilege, love and fun.” Jemma Burr, Year 12 Coordinator 2016

 

 

 

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Please be aware that, in the case of your child receiving any significant bump to the head while at school, we will call you and ask you to collect your child. This ensures that you are in a position to seek further medical attention should you deem that necessary.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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We wish to congratulate and acknowlege our Indonesian Teacher, Tom McKenzie, for achieving the top category award at the recent National Australia Indonesian Language Awards for 2016, in Melbourne, ahead of entrants from around Australia in youth and adult categories. Tom was presented the Executive award by the Indonesian Ambassador for his speech regarding the future of Australia-Indonesia relations. He performed his lengthy speech fluently and was congratulated by the Ambassador, the Consul General and NAILA organisers for his work in promoting Indonesian as a language teacher, despite the challenges.

Congratulations Tom on your outstanding achievement and recognition for your language skills and passion for the bilateral relationship and teaching of Indonesian at Christian College.

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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Please see file below for details on Orientation Day for current students.

Please see file below for details on Orientation Day for current students. Please note that students not returning to Christian College next year are not required to attend on Orientation Day.

The Year 10 Outdoor Education classes have been learning about the Barwon River through a variety of avenues:

  • Historically, by researching past and current uses of the river
  • Culturally by investigating Indigenous interactions with the river and comparing them to European interactions
  • Ecologically, by understanding the way different living and non-living components of the river are inter-related
  • Experientially, by canoeing on the river

This week, we have been exploring the river upstream from Geelong for a whole day. This has been invaluable in providing some of the experiential learning as well as skills preparation towards the upcoming 3-day river journey on the Murray. Here are some of the students’ reflections on their experiences this week:

The day trip on the Barwon River, aimed mostly at improving our skills for the upcoming 3 day Barmah camp, was tough, although rewarding. My biggest challenge throughout the day was the rapids and communicating with my partner in these areas, although I overcame this by remaining confident in myself and my partner, and listening closely to my teacher’s instructions. What fascinated me today was how the vegetation around the river banks aid the river, by drinking up the water, creating habitat for animals, and also the effect it can have on rapids, which felt like a vigorous waterslide. The trip provided insight into our focus area research, in which we take our knowledge and experience from practical’s like this, and apply it to our learning. During the trip, as it was our first time on rapids, we witnessed the effect of rapids and how they can form eddies. An eddy is when a large object blocks the current, and the water, wanting to be level, swirls backwards behind the object, creating an area which is calm and a place to rest.  While I struggled over some periods of the day, I enjoyed every minute of the trip and feel more confident in my canoe skills as well as my knowledge of the river.    Makaira Carmichael 10.T6 

One of my highlights was certainly experiencing shooting down the rapids. Even though it was outside some students’ comfort zone, we were all successful at it by the end of the day. Communication is definitely the key. Gaining knowledge in class beforehand about rapids, paddle signals and names of canoe parts made a significant difference because you could understand what someone (usually a staff member) was referring to. One thing that surely amazed me was the fact that bits of debris like tyres or logs were up really high in trees, this was because of floods, some recent and some years ago. The floods must’ve covered so much land and made so many things damp for a long period of time. It was a bit mind-boggling really, I think I can speak for all students saying that throughout the day trip we barely lacked interest since there was always something to look at.   Genevieve Pop 10.B6

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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.
This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding d...

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.

This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding display of works from our students, ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, and across the breadth of the faculty’s learning areas. 

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza will be held from Wednesday 9th to12th November at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. 

Wednesday 9th November:        7 – 9 pm  Official Opening:  Exhibition & Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Entry:  Adults $5 / Students Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 10th November:          6 – 8 pm Exhibition, Drama Performances & Media Night
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Friday 11th November:               1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November:          12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

The work on display from our Kindergarten through to our Senior students is extraordinary in its diversity and sophistication, and exhibits a confidence and complexity that I find remarkable.


Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning
Art, Technology & Design 

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Applications are open for Year 11 students from Christian College Senior School to apply for the Deakin Accelerate program. The program is an incredible opportunity for high-achieving students to study two first-year university subjects during Year 12.

 Applications close 12 December 2016 – we recommend students start applications now to give them time to craft competitive responses and ensure they have necessary approvals.

 Aimed at bright students interested in a head start at university, Deakin Accelerate is a rewarding VCE higher education program. It's benefits include:

 

  • A head start – Two subjects successfully completed in the program count as a fifth or sixth VCE subject, and can therefore boost student’s ATAR and give them a distinct advantage over their peers.
  • Free and flexible – In most instances students can either study on-campus or online via our Cloud Campus. Deakin Accelerate students also complete subjects for free and do not incur enrolment fees.
  • Credit for courses – If the Accelerate subjects relate to a Deakin course or course electives, students who later enrol into a Deakin course may gain credit towards that course.

 For more information or to apply visit www.deakin.edu.au/accelerate. If you or your student has any questions please email accelerate@deakin.edu.au

 

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Guests travelled near and far to participate in the annual Grandparents and Special Friends morning held this past Tuesday. Classrooms were buzzing in eager anticipation of our special visitors’ arrival. Students enthusiastically welcomed their grandparents and special friends into their classroom for a morning of activities followed by musical performances by the Junior School Choir and Strings. Sewing, drawing, reading and playing games were some of the activities that students lead their guests through. It was beautiful experience shared among the generations.

Katie Oelke
Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

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As part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘Our Local Community’ we will be investigating the topic :  'Key People in Our Community'. Please view the letter below for further details.

As part of our Integrated Studies unit ‘Our Local Community’ we will be investigating the topic :  'Key People in Our Community'. Please view the letter below for further details.

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.
The Christ...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.

The Christian College ‘Back Creek’ Farm Rural Studies Program seeks a Teacher for 2 days, inclusive of an overnight stay each week during Terms 1 to 3.

This unique position commences Term 1, 2017. The successful applicant should possess practical skills and have excellent rapport with Year 9 students. Applicants should also be comfortable working within a rural setting. Experiential learning experience favourable.

Applications should be forwarded to:
Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road, Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st October, 2016

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

 

To view the position description, please click the 'File Download' below...

Prep R is in need of parents to assist with our PMP program on Tuesday mornings from 8:50am-10:15am. If you are able to assist, could you please let Mrs Claire Tucker know via your child’...

Prep R is in need of parents to assist with our PMP program on Tuesday mornings from 8:50am-10:15am. If you are able to assist, could you please let Mrs Claire Tucker know via your child’s school organiser. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

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It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic the students and families are committing to the current Project Care school community event, Operation Christmas Child. Many boxes have returned with lovely items for those children in third world countries. The boxes are available from the student office for 50cents and contain instructions and item suggestions. It is requested only new clothing and toys be included, please. The $9 postage may be paid in cash or by credit card on the following website: If you choose to pay the postage online, you may then follow what country your box is distributed to.

Boxes are to be returned by October 28th.

Thank you from the
Project Care Team

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FIREFIGHTING AS A CAREER
Within the CFA there are career firefighters and volunteers.
Career firefighters spend approximately 10% of their time fighting fires. The rest of their time is s...

FIREFIGHTING AS A CAREER

Within the CFA there are career firefighters and volunteers.

Career firefighters spend approximately 10% of their time fighting fires. The rest of their time is spent talking to school, community and local business groups about fire safety and prevention, maintaining and monitoring equipment and regular training.

The CFA looks for men and women from all walks of life and cultures. Applicants must hold a full, manual drivers’ licence (so the applicant must be at least 22 years old), be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and be prepared to relocate. Physical fitness and the ability to perform under pressure are essential qualities, as is the ability to work closely in a team and with diverse sections of the community. People who speak languages in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted online. The recruitment process takes 6 months and includes the beep test, physical ability and aptitude tests, screening and senior panel interviews, personality profile, medical and police checks and employer referee checks. The aptitude tests are at Year 11 level and include verbal, numerical and mechanical tests.

If successful, the applicant then completes a 19 week recruitment course. Recruits must complete modules of competency and after 3 and a half years, they will become fully qualified career firefighters.

Volunteer firefighters can join their local CFA branch at any time as there are no age restrictions. Many people volunteer with the CFA until they have their full licence, and then apply to become a career firefighter.

For more information www.cfa.vic.gov.au/career

    

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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.
This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding d...

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.

This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding display of works from our students, ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, and across the breadth of the faculty’s learning areas. 

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza will be held from Wednesday 9th to12th November at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. 

Wednesday 9th November:        7 – 9 pm  Official Opening:  Exhibition & Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Entry:  Adults $5 / Students Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 10th November:          6 – 8 pm Exhibition, Drama Performances & Media Night
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Friday 11th November:               1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November:          12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

The work on display from our Kindergarten through to our Senior students is extraordinary in its diversity and sophistication, and exhibits a confidence and complexity that I find remarkable.


Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning
Art, Technology & Design 

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A closer look… Materials - Predictions and Observations 
During their work on the Unit Materials, Forces and Heat, the Year 3 students have had the opportunity to make some exciting obser...

A closer look… Materials - Predictions and Observations 

During their work on the Unit Materials, Forces and Heat, the Year 3 students have had the opportunity to make some exciting observations about various materials found in the environment. From rocks and clay, to wood and leaves, the students have been looking at all sorts of materials under the microscopes in an effort to closely examine their finer details, structure and composition. It’s been an interesting exercise for the students to compare their predictions as opposed to their observations.

Sam Kennedy and Sapphire Main
Year 3 Classroom Teachers

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Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.
It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for ...

Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.

It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for many, it was their first time performing in front of an audience. It was incredible to see how big our “Music Family” really is, and we were truly blessed to be able to share the talents that all our students have on such a night.

The Christian College Music Evening is an annual highlight on the College calendar. Each year audiences are blessed and enthralled by the musical feast that each of the ensembles perform on the Costa Hall stage.

The benefits that students gain from studying their musical instruments or from singing include the development of perseverance, self-discipline, concentration, cooperation and team work, to list just a few. Playing as part of an ensemble or singing in a choir also provides a sense of belonging, satisfaction from working well with others, whilst teaching the value of making a commitment.

This year our College musicians have dedicated themselves to numerous hours of rehearsal and practice. Together with their tutors, music teachers and ensemble leaders they have worked hard to reach the incredible performance level that we experienced last week.

Throughout the year the College Music Faculty have supported participation in a range of concerts, performances, Eisteddfods, camps and tours including a tour to Sydney to perform at the Opera House.

We have to thank the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop, for the many years they have dedicated to developing and growing our Music Program to reach an outstanding level of excellence. Together with the team of highly capable music staff, they provide our students with a program that is respected and regarded amongst the very best in the State, and indeed the Nation.

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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 a 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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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

 

CLICK HERE to see what our current students think about CCITL

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Please be aware that, in the case of your child receiving any significant bump to the head while at school, we will call you and ask you to collect your child. This ensures that you are i...

Please be aware that, in the case of your child receiving any significant bump to the head while at school, we will call you and ask you to collect your child. This ensures that you are in a position to seek further medical attention should you deem that necessary.

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This week all of the Year 3 and 4 classes participated in a big pancake cook up as part of their Term 4 Integrated Studies Unit: Materials, Forces and Heat. The Year 3 and 4 students over...

This week all of the Year 3 and 4 classes participated in a big pancake cook up as part of their Term 4 Integrated Studies Unit: Materials, Forces and Heat. The Year 3 and 4 students over the past few weeks have been researching and learning all about the 3 states of matter; solids, liquids and gases.

Their pancake project was all about discovering the effect that heat has on solids and liquids. Their task was to observe the different ingredients that go into a pancake mixture and discover whether or not any of the ingredients changed from one state to another due to the cooking process.

The students made many discoveries, for example; as soon as the solid butter was added to the hot cooking pan it melted and turned into a liquid. They made reasonings for the different changes that had occurred. For instance, the butter didn’t necessarily melt all at once, rather, it softened over the increased temperature and time, until finally a temperature was reached where the particles were freed and it became almost entirely a liquid.

Year 3 and 4 loved discovering LOTS of science from a simple pancake recipe. We also got to enjoy eating the pancakes once we had finished which was a yummy bonus!

Emma Ford
Year 4 Classroom Teacher

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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 a 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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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.
This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding d...

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.

This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding display of works from our students, ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, and across the breadth of the faculty’s learning areas. 

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza will be held from Wednesday 9th to12th November at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. 

Wednesday 9th November:        7 – 9 pm  Official Opening:  Exhibition & Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Entry:  Adults $5 / Students Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 10th November:          6 – 8 pm Exhibition, Drama Performances & Media Night
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Friday 11th November:               1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November:          12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

The work on display from our Kindergarten through to our Senior students is extraordinary in its diversity and sophistication, and exhibits a confidence and complexity that I find remarkable.


Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning
Art, Technology & Design 

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Energy of the Future.

During the semester, in Systems and Technology, year 9 students have designed and constructed a solar model car. The weekend, of 15th and 16th of October, saw these very enthusiastic students participating in a State Victoria Solar Model Vehicle Challenge (VSMC) at Scienceworks in Melbourne.

The VSMC is an incorporated not-for-profit association, comprising people from many backgrounds and areas of interest; educators, ranging from university lecturers to school principals, technologists from engineers of various disciplines, computer and solar systems specialists, students at various levels and people whom are passionate about the benefits to the students that participate in the challenge.

The event has been running since 1990, the cars compete on a “figure 8” track of approximately 86 metres in length. There were hundreds of students representing all different parts of the state and the standards were set very high and our students were very competitive. Most importantly it was an honour to witness the amount of learning taking place and the way in which our students conducted themselves. For more information on the event please visit: http://www.modelsolar.org.au/

Jorge Viegas
Systems & Technology Teacher

 

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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 offer day care, both full-time and part-time options,  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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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

 

CLICK HERE to see what our current students think about CCITL

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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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The sun was shining and the waves were perfect at Ocean Grove! There was a great turn out from the CCB girls to the Christian Surfers- Learn to Surf Day. For some of the girls, it was the...

The sun was shining and the waves were perfect at Ocean Grove! There was a great turn out from the Year 3 and Year 4 CCB girls to the Christian Surfers- Learn to Surf Day. For some of the girls, it was their first time surfing. They demonstrated some amazing skills and many were able to get to their feet, but most of all they really enjoyed the day!

Thanks to Christian Surfers for holding the event and for their work on the BBQ.

Sapphire Main
Year 3 Classroom Teacher

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We wish to congratulate and acknowlege our Indonesian Teacher, Tom McKenzie, for achieving the top category award at the recent National Australia Indonesian Language Awards for 2016, in ...

We wish to congratulate and acknowlege our Indonesian Teacher, Tom McKenzie, for achieving the top category award at the recent National Australia Indonesian Language Awards for 2016, in Melbourne, ahead of entrants from around Australia in youth and adult categories. Tom was presented the Executive award by the Indonesian Ambassador for his speech regarding the future of Australia-Indonesia relations. He performed his lengthy speech fluently and was congratulated by the Ambassador, the Consul General and NAILA organisers for his work in promoting Indonesian as a language teacher, despite the challenges.

Congratulations Tom on your outstanding achievement and recognition for your language skills and passion for the bilateral relationship and teaching of Indonesian at Christian College.

Nicholas Watson
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 a 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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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.
This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding d...

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2016 Christian College Geelong Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza.

This year’s exhibition showcases Christian College’s outstanding display of works from our students, ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, and across the breadth of the faculty’s learning areas. 

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza will be held from Wednesday 9th to12th November at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. 

Wednesday 9th November:        7 – 9 pm  Official Opening:  Exhibition & Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Entry:  Adults $5 / Students Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 10th November:          6 – 8 pm Exhibition, Drama Performances & Media Night
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Friday 11th November:               1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November:          12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open
Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

The work on display from our Kindergarten through to our Senior students is extraordinary in its diversity and sophistication, and exhibits a confidence and complexity that I find remarkable.


Antony Benson

Director of Teaching and Learning
Art, Technology & Design 

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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

 

CLICK HERE to see what our current students think about CCITL

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Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.
It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for ...

Christian College recently held the 2016 Annual Music Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront.

It was an amazing evening with over 450 students performing across 18 ensembles, where for many, it was their first time performing in front of an audience. It was incredible to see how big our “Music Family” really is, and we were truly blessed to be able to share the talents that all our students have on such a night.

The Christian College Music Evening is an annual highlight on the College calendar. Each year audiences are blessed and enthralled by the musical feast that each of the ensembles perform on the Costa Hall stage.

The benefits that students gain from studying their musical instruments or from singing include the development of perseverance, self-discipline, concentration, cooperation and team work, to list just a few. Playing as part of an ensemble or singing in a choir also provides a sense of belonging, satisfaction from working well with others, whilst teaching the value of making a commitment.

This year our College musicians have dedicated themselves to numerous hours of rehearsal and practice. Together with their tutors, music teachers and ensemble leaders they have worked hard to reach the incredible performance level that we experienced last week.

Throughout the year the College Music Faculty have supported participation in a range of concerts, performances, Eisteddfods, camps and tours including a tour to Sydney to perform at the Opera House.

We have to thank the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop for the many years they have dedicated to developing and growing our Music Program to reach an outstanding level of excellence. Together with the team of highly capable music staff, they provide our students with a program that is respected and regarded amongst the very best in the State, and indeed the Nation.

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Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.
The Christ...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.

The Christian College ‘Back Creek’ Farm Rural Studies Program seeks a Teacher for 2 days, inclusive of an overnight stay each week during Terms 1 to 3.

This unique position commences Term 1, 2017. The successful applicant should possess practical skills and have excellent rapport with Year 9 students. Applicants should also be comfortable working within a rural setting. Experiential learning experience favourable.

Applications should be forwarded to:
Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road, Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st October, 2016

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

 

To view the position description, please click the 'File Download' below...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.
The Christ...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.

The Christian College ‘Back Creek’ Farm Rural Studies Program seeks a Teacher for 2 days, inclusive of an overnight stay each week during Terms 1 to 3.

This unique position commences Term 1, 2017. The successful applicant should possess practical skills and have excellent rapport with Year 9 students. Applicants should also be comfortable working within a rural setting. Experiential learning experience favourable.

Applications should be forwarded to:
Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road, Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st October, 2016

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

 

To view the position description, please click the 'File Download' below...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.
The Christ...

Applications are invited from experienced and dedicated teachers who desire to work in a fine Independent College where academic excellence and Christian values are emphasised.

The Christian College ‘Back Creek’ Farm Rural Studies Program seeks a Teacher for 2 days, inclusive of an overnight stay each week during Terms 1 to 3.

This unique position commences Term 1, 2017. The successful applicant should possess practical skills and have excellent rapport with Year 9 students. Applicants should also be comfortable working within a rural setting. Experiential learning experience favourable.

Applications should be forwarded to:
Secretary to the CEO
18 Burdekin Road, Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st October, 2016

Applicants should be aware that the College is committed to the safety of children and carry out all the ‘Working with Children’, ‘Police Records’ and ‘Reference’ checks we consider necessary to ensure that we are recruiting and employing people of the finest character.

 

To view the position description, please click the 'File Download' below...

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