Principal’s Blog.
October 2017.
 
It was wonderful to return to school at the start of the term after spending some time in the United States as part of an ISV Principal’s Study Tour at t...

It was wonderful to return to our College this term after spending some time in the United States as part of an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Principal’s Study Tour.

The new term greeted us with the sun shining and it was evident, as the students came to the Commencement Assemblies at each Campus, that they were walking with a spring in their step and anticipation of the opportunities ahead. Term 4 is always a great time, as it provides the chance to finish the year well, reflect on the growth and development of the students and to celebrate many of the successes and highlights of the year.

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and study with my colleagues from independent schools in Victoria and South Australia, as part of the excellent programs provided by ISV. A detailed account of my trip and the learning that took place will be included in our 'In Focus' magazine published later this term. I wish to commend and thank my Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss and all the Heads of Campuses for their work to ensure the smooth operation of the College in my absence.

Celebrating Back Creek

A day dedicated to celebrate the wonderful contribution that our Rural Studies program has played over the past 21 years was blessed with a beautiful sunny day. The many families who gathered enjoyed a day of country hospitality, the opportunity to reminisce and to see the Back Creek Farm looking its very best. It was great to see a mix of past and present students, families and staff spreading out picnic rugs to share in such a special celebration.

The day was generously supported by members of the College Foundation, the Major Events team and the Back Creek staff who all contributed to the planning of the event. Mr Riddle’s paella was a huge hit, as was the usual sausage sizzle and the cakes and scones on offer. Entertainment was provided by a number of musical performances and the efforts of Mr Kevin Smith, and the members of the Junior School Choir particularly, added greatly to the atmosphere on the day.

Back Creek Farm at Scotsburn has become a significantly important contributor to the College program and is described by many students as the highlight of their learning journey at Christian College. I have lost count of the number of parents who have told me they noted the incredible positive change in the lives of their children because of their time at Back Creek. As we anticipate the expansion of the Year 9 program in 2018 to include a specifically-designed full term program dedicated to 'Transformational Learning', I am excited about the incredible impact the Back Creek Campus will have on our College program in the many years to come.

College Music Evening

Each year it is a highlight for me to attend the annual Music Evening at Costa Hall and enjoy the most amazing performances from each of the ensembles. With almost 500 students and staff represented from all year levels and campuses, the sell-out audience had the chance to see the developmental progressions that are scaffolded throughout the College to ensure that such high quality performances are on show. This year it was wonderful to see new faces on the stage conducting some of the ensembles and to see how the work done to create such an excellent program is in such good hands for the future. I congratulate each musician, ensemble leader and the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop, on such a highly successful evening.

Farewell to the Class of 2017

This week our Year 12 students concluded their formal classes and have finished school to prepare for their upcoming exams and final assessments. A day dedicated to celebrate this occasion has now become a welcome tradition for these students. Commencing with a formal breakfast served by the Senior School Campus staff, the day has become a wonderful time of reflection and shared celebration together with some fun and formality. A particular highlight is the traditional ‘Clock Tower’ signing and the opportunity to ring the bell to 'sign out' and mark the end of their time at Christian College - while also signaling the beginning of the next phase in their lives. It is a privilege for me, and the other members of staff who have the chance to share this moment with the Year 12 students, to see the impact this experience has on these young people. For some, it can be quite emotional.

The students also enjoyed a concert and some fun activities, as well as some final time with members of their respective Houses before attending their final Service in the Senior School Chapel. This, too, is a time for looking back over their journey, reflecting on their time as students and praising God for His provision and care throughout the years. The service concluded with a parade, led by a piper, down the drive to the front gate with applause and cheering from the remaining Senior School students and staff, creating a wonderful tribute to our departing Year 12 cohort.

I take this opportunity to thank the Year 12 students for their contribution to our College and for the respectful way they have completed their time with us. I wish them all God’s richest blessing for the weeks leading up to their exams and for the future. My final comment to the Year 12 students was to share the wise encouragement written by Catherine Booth, Co-Founder of The Salvation Army, who wrote:

You are not here in the world for yourself.

You have been sent here for others.

The world is waiting for you.

A good reminder for us all. Best wishes for the term ahead.

 

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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October 2017
It was wonderful to return to school at the start of the term after spending some time in the United States as part of an ISV Principal’s Study Tour at the end of last term. ...

It was wonderful to return to our College this term after spending some time in the United States as part of an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Principal’s Study Tour.

The new term greeted us with the sun shining and it was evident, as the students came to the Commencement Assemblies at each Campus, that they were walking with a spring in their step and anticipation of the opportunities ahead. Term 4 is always a great time, as it provides the chance to finish the year well, reflect on the growth and development of the students and to celebrate many of the successes and highlights of the year.

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and study with my colleagues from independent schools in Victoria and South Australia, as part of the excellent programs provided by ISV. A detailed account of my trip and the learning that took place will be included in our 'In Focus' magazine published later this term. I wish to commend and thank my Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss and all the Heads of Campuses for their work to ensure the smooth operation of the College in my absence.

Celebrating Back Creek

A day dedicated to celebrate the wonderful contribution that our Rural Studies program has played over the past 21 years was blessed with a beautiful sunny day. The many families who gathered enjoyed a day of country hospitality, the opportunity to reminisce and to see the Back Creek Farm looking its very best. It was great to see a mix of past and present students, families and staff spreading out picnic rugs to share in such a special celebration.

The day was generously supported by members of the College Foundation, the Major Events team and the Back Creek staff who all contributed to the planning of the event. Mr Riddle’s paella was a huge hit, as was the usual sausage sizzle and the cakes and scones on offer. Entertainment was provided by a number of musical performances and the efforts of Mr Kevin Smith, and the members of the Junior School Choir particularly, added greatly to the atmosphere on the day.

Back Creek Farm at Scotsburn has become a significantly important contributor to the College program and is described by many students as the highlight of their learning journey at Christian College. I have lost count of the number of parents who have told me they noted the incredible positive change in the lives of their children because of their time at Back Creek. As we anticipate the expansion of the Year 9 program in 2018 to include a specifically-designed full term program dedicated to 'Transformational Learning', I am excited about the incredible impact the Back Creek Campus will have on our College program in the many years to come.

College Music Evening

Each year it is a highlight for me to attend the annual Music Evening at Costa Hall and enjoy the most amazing performances from each of the ensembles. With almost 500 students and staff represented from all year levels and campuses, the sell-out audience had the chance to see the developmental progressions that are scaffolded throughout the College to ensure that such high quality performances are on show. This year it was wonderful to see new faces on the stage conducting some of the ensembles and to see how the work done to create such an excellent program is in such good hands for the future. I congratulate each musician, ensemble leader and the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop, on such a highly successful evening.

Farewell to the Class of 2017

This week our Year 12 students concluded their formal classes and have finished school to prepare for their upcoming exams and final assessments. A day dedicated to celebrate this occasion has now become a welcome tradition for these students. Commencing with a formal breakfast served by the Senior School Campus staff, the day has become a wonderful time of reflection and shared celebration together with some fun and formality. A particular highlight is the traditional ‘Clock Tower’ signing and the opportunity to ring the bell to 'sign out' and mark the end of their time at Christian College - while also signaling the beginning of the next phase in their lives. It is a privilege for me, and the other members of staff who have the chance to share this moment with the Year 12 students, to see the impact this experience has on these young people. For some, it can be quite emotional.

The students also enjoyed a concert and some fun activities, as well as some final time with members of their respective Houses before attending their final Service in the Senior School Chapel. This, too, is a time for looking back over their journey, reflecting on their time as students and praising God for His provision and care throughout the years. The service concluded with a parade, led by a piper, down the drive to the front gate with applause and cheering from the remaining Senior School students and staff, creating a wonderful tribute to our departing Year 12 cohort.

I take this opportunity to thank the Year 12 students for their contribution to our College and for the respectful way they have completed their time with us. I wish them all God’s richest blessing for the weeks leading up to their exams and for the future. My final comment to the Year 12 students was to share the wise encouragement written by Catherine Booth, Co-Founder of The Salvation Army, who wrote:

You are not here in the world for yourself.

You have been sent here for others.

The world is waiting for you.

A good reminder for us all. Best wishes for the term ahead.

 

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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October 2017
It was wonderful to return to school at the start of the term after spending some time in the United States as part of an ISV Principal’s Study Tour at the end of last term. ...

It was wonderful to return to our College this term after spending some time in the United States as part of an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Principal’s Study Tour.

The new term greeted us with the sun shining and it was evident, as the students came to the Commencement Assemblies at each Campus, that they were walking with a spring in their step and anticipation of the opportunities ahead. Term 4 is always a great time, as it provides the chance to finish the year well, reflect on the growth and development of the students and to celebrate many of the successes and highlights of the year.

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and study with my colleagues from independent schools in Victoria and South Australia, as part of the excellent programs provided by ISV. A detailed account of my trip and the learning that took place will be included in our 'In Focus' magazine published later this term. I wish to commend and thank my Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss and all the Heads of Campuses for their work to ensure the smooth operation of the College in my absence.

Celebrating Back Creek

A day dedicated to celebrate the wonderful contribution that our Rural Studies program has played over the past 21 years was blessed with a beautiful sunny day. The many families who gathered enjoyed a day of country hospitality, the opportunity to reminisce and to see the Back Creek Farm looking its very best. It was great to see a mix of past and present students, families and staff spreading out picnic rugs to share in such a special celebration.

The day was generously supported by members of the College Foundation, the Major Events team and the Back Creek staff who all contributed to the planning of the event. Mr Riddle’s paella was a huge hit, as was the usual sausage sizzle and the cakes and scones on offer. Entertainment was provided by a number of musical performances and the efforts of Mr Kevin Smith, and the members of the Junior School Choir particularly, added greatly to the atmosphere on the day.

Back Creek Farm at Scotsburn has become a significantly important contributor to the College program and is described by many students as the highlight of their learning journey at Christian College. I have lost count of the number of parents who have told me they noted the incredible positive change in the lives of their children because of their time at Back Creek. As we anticipate the expansion of the Year 9 program in 2018 to include a specifically-designed full term program dedicated to 'Transformational Learning', I am excited about the incredible impact the Back Creek Campus will have on our College program in the many years to come.

College Music Evening

Each year it is a highlight for me to attend the annual Music Evening at Costa Hall and enjoy the most amazing performances from each of the ensembles. With almost 500 students and staff represented from all year levels and campuses, the sell-out audience had the chance to see the developmental progressions that are scaffolded throughout the College to ensure that such high quality performances are on show. This year it was wonderful to see new faces on the stage conducting some of the ensembles and to see how the work done to create such an excellent program is in such good hands for the future. I congratulate each musician, ensemble leader and the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop, on such a highly successful evening.

Farewell to the Class of 2017

This week our Year 12 students concluded their formal classes and have finished school to prepare for their upcoming exams and final assessments. A day dedicated to celebrate this occasion has now become a welcome tradition for these students. Commencing with a formal breakfast served by the Senior School Campus staff, the day has become a wonderful time of reflection and shared celebration together with some fun and formality. A particular highlight is the traditional ‘Clock Tower’ signing and the opportunity to ring the bell to 'sign out' and mark the end of their time at Christian College - while also signaling the beginning of the next phase in their lives. It is a privilege for me, and the other members of staff who have the chance to share this moment with the Year 12 students, to see the impact this experience has on these young people. For some, it can be quite emotional.

The students also enjoyed a concert and some fun activities, as well as some final time with members of their respective Houses before attending their final Service in the Senior School Chapel. This, too, is a time for looking back over their journey, reflecting on their time as students and praising God for His provision and care throughout the years. The service concluded with a parade, led by a piper, down the drive to the front gate with applause and cheering from the remaining Senior School students and staff, creating a wonderful tribute to our departing Year 12 cohort.

I take this opportunity to thank the Year 12 students for their contribution to our College and for the respectful way they have completed their time with us. I wish them all God’s richest blessing for the weeks leading up to their exams and for the future. My final comment to the Year 12 students was to share the wise encouragement written by Catherine Booth, Co-Founder of The Salvation Army, who wrote:

You are not here in the world for yourself.

You have been sent here for others.

The world is waiting for you.

A good reminder for us all. Best wishes for the term ahead.

 

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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October 2017
It was wonderful to return to school at the start of the term after spending some time in the United States as part of an ISV Principal’s Study Tour at the end of last term. ...

It was wonderful to return to our College this term after spending some time in the United States as part of an Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) Principal’s Study Tour.

The new term greeted us with the sun shining and it was evident, as the students came to the Commencement Assemblies at each Campus, that they were walking with a spring in their step and anticipation of the opportunities ahead. Term 4 is always a great time, as it provides the chance to finish the year well, reflect on the growth and development of the students and to celebrate many of the successes and highlights of the year.

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and study with my colleagues from independent schools in Victoria and South Australia, as part of the excellent programs provided by ISV. A detailed account of my trip and the learning that took place will be included in our 'In Focus' magazine published later this term. I wish to commend and thank my Vice-Principal Mr Scott Elliss and all the Heads of Campuses for their work to ensure the smooth operation of the College in my absence.

Celebrating Back Creek

A day dedicated to celebrate the wonderful contribution that our Rural Studies program has played over the past 21 years was blessed with a beautiful sunny day. The many families who gathered enjoyed a day of country hospitality, the opportunity to reminisce and to see the Back Creek Farm looking its very best. It was great to see a mix of past and present students, families and staff spreading out picnic rugs to share in such a special celebration. The day was generously supported by members of the College Foundation, the Major Events team and the Back Creek staff who all contributed to the planning of the event. Mr Riddle’s paella was a huge hit, as was the usual sausage sizzle and the cakes and scones on offer. Entertainment was provided by a number of musical performances and the efforts of Mr Kevin Smith, and the members of the Junior School Choir particularly, added greatly to the atmosphere on the day.

Back Creek Farm at Scotsburn has become a significantly important contributor to the College program and is described by many students as the highlight of their learning journey at Christian College. I have lost count of the number of parents who have told me they noted the incredible positive change in the lives of their children because of their time at Back Creek. As we anticipate the expansion of the Year 9 program in 2018 to include a specifically-designed full term program dedicated to 'Transformational Learning', I am excited about the incredible impact the Back Creek Campus will have on our College program in the many years to come.

College Music Evening

Each year it is a highlight for me to attend the annual Music Evening at Costa Hall and enjoy the most amazing performances from each of the ensembles. With almost 500 students and staff represented from all year levels and campuses, the sell-out audience had the chance to see the developmental progressions that are scaffolded throughout the College to ensure that such high quality performances are on show. This year it was wonderful to see new faces on the stage conducting some of the ensembles and to see how the work done to create such an excellent program is in such good hands for the future. I congratulate each musician, ensemble leader and the Directors of Music, Mrs Fiona Gardner and Mr Andrew Dunlop, on such a highly successful evening.

Farewell to the Class of 2017

This week our Year 12 students concluded their formal classes and have finished school to prepare for their upcoming exams and final assessments. A day dedicated to celebrate this occasion has now become a welcome tradition for these students. Commencing with a formal breakfast served by the Senior School Campus staff, the day has become a wonderful time of reflection and shared celebration together with some fun and formality. A particular highlight is the traditional ‘Clock Tower’ signing and the opportunity to ring the bell to 'sign out' and mark the end of their time at Christian College - while also signaling the beginning of the next phase in their lives. It is a privilege for me, and the other members of staff who have the chance to share this moment with the Year 12 students, to see the impact this experience has on these young people. For some, it can be quite emotional.

The students also enjoyed a concert and some fun activities, as well as some final time with members of their respective Houses before attending their final Service in the Senior School Chapel. This, too, is a time for looking back over their journey, reflecting on their time as students and praising God for His provision and care throughout the years. The service concluded with a parade, led by a piper, down the drive to the front gate with applause and cheering from the remaining Senior School students and staff, creating a wonderful tribute to our departing Year 12 cohort.

I take this opportunity to thank the Year 12 students for their contribution to our College and for the respectful way they have completed their time with us. I wish them all God’s richest blessing for the weeks leading up to their exams and for the future. My final comment to the Year 12 students was to share the wise encouragement written by Catherine Booth, Co-Founder of The Salvation Army, who wrote:

You are not here in the world for yourself.

You have been sent here for others.

The world is waiting for you.

A good reminder for us all. Best wishes for the term ahead.

 

Glen McKeeman

Principal

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It has been wonderful to welcome many new families into Junior School on recent tours. Introducing new families to our school is a priviledge and something that our staff and students tak...

It has been wonderful to welcome many new families into our Junior School Campus on recent tours.

Introducing new families to our Campus is a privilege, and something our staff and students take great pride in. More importantly, it has struck me how welcoming, confident and friendly the younger members of our community are.

On a regular tour we visit classrooms by surprise, dropping in to see students engaged in many different activities. Mr Reidy will introduce a Japanese game to our visitors, Mr Smith can be seen wandering the Campus in a ukulele parade and Ms Beck-Carlson will take time to give the visiting children paper clay of all colours. But it’s the greetings by our students; the smiles, the ‘hello’, the ‘excuse me’ as they busily attempt to move around us in the corridor that sets our College apart.

Visitors comment on the manners and politeness of the students, and they describe a sense of calmness. What a privilege and joy to witness this personal growth in our ‘little citizens’, something we can all be very proud of. 

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School 

Two Great Events…

It was such an honour to attend two great events this week.

On Monday evening, we had our first VCAL Exhibition at The Courthouse in Geelong. The Year 11 and Year 12 students have been using The Courthouse this year as a learning centre. Their classes have been held there periodically, and they have contributed in creating artwork and outside gardens. The freedom of such a space has enabled our students to work in small groups as well as on individual projects.

This would not have been possible if not for the foresight of The Courthouse Manager, Ms Julie Barnes (a Christian College parent). Julie not only welcomed our VCAL students but allowed them to explore what they wanted to develop. The exhibition presented the artwork of the students, gardens and creative dance. Leanna Gould entertained us all with her dance, and her ability to perform with the backdrop of dramatic music was certainly a highlight.

On the same evening, the Year 11 Drama students performed in our Chapel to a large audience. The performance was a culmination of their class work, and we were able to be taken on a dramatic and imaginative ride. Ms Mandy Calderwood has developed the talent of all students and deserves our congratulations.

 

Celebration Day

'Celebration Day' was a fantastic day in which we were able to honour our Year 12 students.

The day commenced with the formal breakfast in the Library, which was transformed by the diligence of Sue Mapleson and her wonderful Library staff. The decorations were led by the incredible Pix Wilson and one would have to look hard to see that the space was in fact a Library. The breakfast organisation was led by Mr Daniel Fanning and Ms Jemma Burr, our Year 12 Coordinators. Their attention to detail allowed all to enjoy themselves. The students handed out awards that were very funny and in keeping with the day.

Each House then had their turn to tour the Clock Tower at our Middle School Campus. Here they were hosted by Mr McKeeman and Mr Elliss. Students heard of the importance of the Clock Tower and the journey ahead for them. A message was placed on bricks that will be available in the future for reunions. This was a very emotional time for many students and the significance of the day was becoming evident. The Heads of House played a prominent role and deserve to be acknowledged. Mr Simon Peake of Penman; Ms Elissa Huddard of Burrows; Mr Steven Sullivan of Taylor and Mr Lynton Smith of Flynn gave much of their time to plan the day. These Heads of House have played such an important role in the lives of their cohort and the students readily acknowledged their efforts.

The day concluded with the Year 12 students' last service in our Chapel. This was an opportunity to hear from staff and students, to honour them and recognise their many and varied contributions to our College. Upon leaving the Chapel, the Year 12 students paraded along the main road entry to our Campus, being led by a Highland Piper. All the Year 10 and 11 students and staff lined up to cheer our students on. There was a large contingent of parents on hand to record this moment. It was at this stage that the day caught up with many of the students and their families, with emotions flowing and it was very touching to witness.

It was a fantastic day. We asked our Year 12 students to 'Finish With Dignity' and this is what they did. We are so very proud of them all.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School Campus

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On Wednesday the Year 7  ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ elective students went on a journey of discovery. The first stop on this journey was to an Ornamental Garden near Ceres Lookout ow...

On Wednesday, the Year 7 ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ elective students went on a journey of discovery.

The first stop on this journey was to an Ornamental Garden, near Ceres Lookout owned by Judy and Earl Medlyn. The students were amazed at the different looking plants and really enjoyed the whole experience. The students were asked to immerse themselves in the garden environment and find a few plants that really stood out to them and then note down some thoughts they had in relation to their selected plants.

The students then set off to their second location, Barrabool Hills Woolworths. This was a contrasting environment for the students to explore, however it was just as informative and worthwhile. The students learnt how the fresh food is transported to the store and what needs to happen prior to it reaching the shop floor. Each student took away some provoking information that will be discussed further in class over the coming weeks. Here is what a few of the students had to say about the experience:

“Today I really enjoyed how we got to learn about how all the food – fruit and veggies - get cut up and how they get wrapped and put out onto the store. I also really enjoyed how we got to wander around the garden and take pictures of the flowers and plants. I learnt lots of cool things about the supermarkets and how some of the fruits come from places in Victoria and Queensland. I also found it interesting how we got to taste and find out about the fruits that come in and how they don’t come pre-wrapped, which is what I previously thought happened.”

Jade Brinsdon

“I enjoyed looking at all the flowers and plants and taking pictures of the amazing living things. I enjoyed asking questions at Woolworths and finding out the truth about fruit and vegetables. I also enjoyed looking at all the fruit and vegetables by asking many questions. And I wonder how much time Mr Medlym spends on his garden, and where he gets all his ideas. I liked the idea of ‘second buyers’ and how they give it to less-fortunate people and animals. It is smart how they don’t throw anything out and there is no waste.”     

Edwina Hinds

 

Andy Davies
Classroom Teacher

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An Orientation Day for current students attending Christian College Bellarine in Prep to Year 9 has been arranged for Tuesday, 17th November 2017.  Students not returning to Christian Col...

An Orientation Day for current students attending the Christian College Bellarine Campus in Prep to Year 9 has been arranged for Tuesday, 7th November.  

Students not returning to our Bellarine Campus in 2018 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 2018 College year.

 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

During their weekly STEAM lessons the students in Year 3 are working together in small groups to create a new country. This task follows on from the work the students completed during the...

During their weekly STEAM lessons, the students in Year 3 are working together in small groups to create a new country.

This task follows on from the work the students completed during their Geography lessons when learning about Australia. This ‘Create Your Own Country’ task requires a lot of discussion and decision-making among the group members. The students need to name their country, design a flag, a national anthem, the country’s currency, the national food, dress, dance and the country’s coat of arms.

This project will take place over the next few weeks of Term 4.

 

Debbie Riddle

Year Level Leader - Year 3

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A central focus for our Year 9 students at Christian College is their transformation from children towards young adulthood.

During the final week of Term 3, the cohort was offered diverse opportunities to engage with activities and programs that extended their regular classroom lessons and challenged them physically, mentally and spiritually. All offerings made to the students were based on learning that is likely to matter most in their present and future lives.

The majority of the students took part in the 'Transformation Conference', a two-day experience of inspirational speakers, hands-on workshops and new practical activities. Christian faith speakers, including Cam Greenwood from Monsta Surf, Woon Ooi from Grapplers for Christ, and many others shared their insights about the progression from adolescence to adulthood. The students were challenged to step outside their comfort zone, to try new things (including graffiti art, karate and mindfulness) and to reflect on the young adults they want to become.

A number of the Year 9 Music students took part in the annual Music Camp, which ran concurrently with the Conference. These students experienced the challenge of intensive rehearsal and performing opportunities, and the social connection with their fellow musicians. A great number of these incredibly talented young people went on to perform at the College’s annual Music Evening last week.

A third group of our Year 9 student cohort took part in the epic Outdoor and Environmental Studies Bushwalking Camp, which included a gruelling 42 km trek over three days at the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park. These students were immersed in an environment which has been relatively untouched and asked to consider their stance on the future transformation of the park, by way of proposed development. To succeed during the adventure, the hikers also had to rely on their collaboration, perseverance and problem-solving abilities.

As Term 4 is now well underway, the Year 9 students are in the process of completing their final units of work at Middle School Highton, and are looking forward to more special events at the end of the term. These events include the 'Amazing Race', the Graduation Ceremony, and the much-anticipated Formal Evening.

Get your dancing shoes on, Year 9s!

 

Rob Moore

Year Leader Coordinator - Year 9

 

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On Wednesday the 18th of October, selected Year 3 and 4 students travelled to South Barwon Reserve to represent the college in the T20 Blast Cricket Tournament. The hot conditions didn’t ...

On Wednesday, 18th October, selected Year 3 and 4 students went to South Barwon Reserve to represent our College in the 'T20 Blast' Cricket Tournament.

The hot conditions didn’t stop our students from participating with a high level of enthusiasm and perseverance. I was very impressed with the student’s sportsmanship throughout the day, and the improvement in their skills and understanding of the game.

 

Miss Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Coordinator

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Earlier in the year, a group of Year 11 students took a highly educational and eye-opening trip to Vietnam. Our trip was full of amazing experiences, and one of the major highlights durin...

Earlier in the year, a group of Year 11 students took a highly educational and eye-opening trip to Vietnam.

Our trip was full of amazing experiences, and one of the major highlights during this trip was a three-day trek in the mountains of Sa Pa in the north of the country. During this trek, we met the locals from the Hmong and Red Dao ethnic minorities. These locals lead a traditional lifestyle in beautiful, yet humble timber and stone houses, embracing many forms of technology as they farm crops on steeply-terraced hillsides, keep pigs, cows and chickens. However, they often struggle with finding methods of maintaining a traditional lifestyle while being subject to the elements of increasing tourism and trade. As a result, they are often left behind in respect to technological and economic development and struggle with gaining access to resources we often take for granted, such as a doctor. 

As we walked through the spectacular mountains of Sa Pa, surrounded by a thunderstorm and pelted by heavy rain, along the tracks that the locals use to walk from village to village, we developed an appreciation for how difficult life truly is for these people. While sheltering from the rain under the veranda of one family’s home, we were shocked when a young father came out with a toddler in his arms and asked us to have a look at his foot. He had a deep cut in the webbing between two of his toes and it was badly infected – his whole foot was swollen. It took 15 minutes to clean the area to then be able to see the extent of the wound and it became clear that if he could not get to the nurses' station in the next village soon, the infection would continue to spread and he might lose his foot. 

We were touched by this in many ways. It was hard to believe that the boy’s parents didn’t have enough first aid knowledge to recognise the seriousness of his injury, or the first aid supplies to help him. It is confronting to be so privileged and compassionate, but to feel so helpless. And so, in an attempt to make some sort of impact upon these people’s lives, we came up with an idea. There is a local who himself lost a child in an accident, and he is interested in being trained in first aid and to help train his neighbours as well. Through doing so, injuries such as this little boy’s foot can be treated immediately and prevented from becoming serious. This would improve the health of those all across the Sa Pa mountains. 

For these reasons, on Monday 16th October, we held a casual dress day and sold Vietnamese food such as Pho and rice paper rolls to raise money to pay for this first aid training and for some basic supplies to be kept centrally at the Village Kindergarten. In the end, we raised a total of $640.80. Every dollar we raised will go directly to this cause – there are no “middle people” or “administration costs” to deplete the funds. 

We would not have been able to run this fundraiser without the help of Heather Smith for the use of the canteen, Elaine Pearson for helping organise the food behind the scenes and also to Bay City Noodles in Ryrie Street for catering – as the food was delicious!!!!! 

Thank you to everyone for helping us make a difference. 

Our World Vietnam class 2017

 

Mr David Evans

Our World Teacher

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Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides
Food Studies Teacher

The brief for the House Cooking Competition this year was 'Brunch', including a superfood and at least one ingredient that the first letter is the same as the first letter of the House.

All of the Houses put their best chef's foot forward to compete live with a preparation time of 20 minutes and a cook time of 20 minutes. All Houses decorated their kitchen-marquee well to reflect their House spirit. Every House is to be congratulated on the thought processes and effort they put into competing on the day.

Taylor House captured the judge’s attention by producing a very healthy meal with an incredible appearance. The garnishes were great and the team explained the meal brilliantly. Overall, this was a complex, fantastic meal that both food judges awarded a perfect score. A big thank you to Annemarie Platt - our kitchen presentation and clean up judge.

In addition, we would also like to thanks our food judges, Susan Strong and Andy Leigh, for their time, professional approach and feedback to the contestants. Andy is a former students of our College (2008), who now has his own boutique wine store and bar in Geelong called Union Street Wine Bar.

This was a superb team effort all round, and the Taylor House team was a very worthy winner for 2017.

 

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

Food Studies Teacher

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The annual Junior School Kickball competition was held again this year in the last two weeks of Term 3. There was great skill, team work and House spirit on display throughout the competi...

The annual Junior School Kickball competition was held again this year in the last two weeks of Term 3.

There was great skill, team-work and House spirit on display throughout the competition. It was also pleasing to see the number of students who came to support their House, as well as the many student volunteers who helped umpire and score.

It all came down to an exciting final between Burrows and Flynn. Burrows had won all three of their qualifying matches, but Flynn was always going to provide a difficult opposition. In the end, Burrows went on to make it a clean sweep and win their second title.

We look forward to continuing the competition again next year.

 

Mr Sam Kennedy 
Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

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Excitement was in the air last Friday as the Year One students set off for their first swimming lesson. The bus trip to Middle School, active team games and trying on of swimming attire a...

Excitement was in the air last Friday as the Year 1 students set off for their first Swimming lesson.

The bus trip to the Middle School Campus, active team games and the trying on of swimming attire all added to the enjoyment. With Summer just around the corner, it is certainly timely that the students develop some essential swimming skills.

When asked about the importance of swimming lessons, Daniel (1B) replied: “So we can get fit, strong and healthy”. Nate (1B) said: “So I can swim well when I’m at the beach”. Mr Rice was clearly impressed by the standard of freestyle swimming and commented on the great attitude he saw, as all students tried their best in the pool. The students got a small taste of what is to come at the end-of-term Swimming Carnival, as they enjoyed Relay races and ball games.

When asked about starting swimming lessons, Joash (1B) responded with: “I had lots of fun playing with my friends”. Illyria (1B) commented on this also, adding: “I got to try my best at freestyle on my first day”.

Stay tuned for swimming updates from the children as they progress in their skills with the guidance of fantastic teachers.

 

Katherine Green

Year 1B Teacher

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This week the Year 9 Japanese classes were treated to a demonstration of さどう(sadou) Japanese Tea Ceremony by our Japanese assistant Ayana sensei.

Students were able to taste the special green tea and also a Japanese sweet. Eating the sweet balances out the drinking of the bitter green tea. They watched the special way the tea was made and learnt the correct etiquette in drinking from the cup. Some students tried whisking the tea to create the frothy bubbles and found it to be quite a challenge. How lucky we are that Ayana has been able to demonstrate this cultural tradition.

 

Karen Friday

Japanese Teacher 

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For many years the Barn has been central in the growth and development of a vibrant community culture at the Bellarine Campus. It’s been a space where students have been able to take time...

For many years, 'The Barn' has been central in the growth and development of a vibrant community culture at the Bellarine Campus.

It has been a space where students have been able to take time away from the hectic school day to nurture and connect with an array of animals - from rabbits, ducks and chickens to lambs, goats and many more. The Barn has been a space where students are able to learn about the responsibilities of animal husbandry, while also providing an opportunity for them to connect and build relationships with students of all ages across our Campus.

Beyond the confines of the school day - through the necessary maintenance, feeding and watering of the animals on weekends and during school holidays - many Bellarine Campus families have established long-lasting friendships. We have been very blessed over many years with the generous provision of both time and resources from families and members of staff who have recognised the importance of such a space for our students.

The Barn is not only unique to the Bellarine Campus, it is unique in an educational setting because of the opportunities it provides to all of our community. So, in seeking to further enhance the learning opportunities and amenity for both animals and students, the Barn and its surrounds are undergoing a makeover.

Through the development works, it is envisaged that a large kitchen garden, including various fruit trees will be established with rich experiential learning connections across many learning areas - such as Science, Food Technology, Health, Humanities, Mathematics, Art, Technology and Design. A new home for the chickens and ducks is underway along with the design of hutches for the rabbits and guinea pigs. The Barn itself will become a communal social and learning space for all weather. The external spaces have been opened up to include the courtyard space at the back of the Food Technology Room, and will be finished with toppings, plantings and screens.

The new Barn precinct will provide a place for rich experiential learning and the opportunity for students to nurture and care for animals, as well as being an inviting passive space to connect with peers. Not to mention providing a wonderful setting for our popular Pop Up Café events!

I would like to thank all families and members of staff who have contributed in past years through to this very day to the development and maintenance of such a wonderful resource. I look forward to your continued partnership. Included in this article are some concept images for The Barn. These are exciting developments that will ensure The Barn at the Bellarine Campus continues to play an important part in growing our community for many more years to come.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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Is your child social media ready? Follow the link below to an informative article by the Office of the E-Safety Commissioner, which identifies recommended ages, readiness, e-safety and of...

Is your child Social Media ready?

Follow the link below to an informative article by the Office of the E-Safety Commissioner, which identifies recommended ages, readiness, e-safety and offers parenting support.

Social Media Readiness - Office of the E-Safe Commissioner

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Orientation Day for current students attending Middle School - Highton Year 5 - 9 is upcoming on Tueday 7th Novemeber. 
Please note:
- Students are to wear neat casual dress, including fo...

Orientation Day for current students attending our Middle School Highton Campus in 2018, Year 5 to 9, is coming up on Tuesday, 7th November. 

Please note:

- 2018 students, Years 5 to 7, are to wear neat casual dress, including footwear appropriate for sporting activities. 

- 2018 students, Year 8 and 9, are to wear Sports uniform.

- To ease congestion, 2018 Year 5 and 6 students will be dismissed at 3:15pm. 

 

Meeting points at 8:50am:

2018 Year 5 students are to meet in the Chapel. 

2018 Year 6 students are to meet in S06.

2018 Year 7 students are to meet in the Sports Aquatic Center.

2018 Year 8 and 9 students are to move to the South Wing and be directed by staff to their Homeroom.

 

Current Year 9 students (Year 10, 2018) will attend Senior School.

Students not returning to Christian College Highton in 2018 are not required to attend on this day.

Please see the attached files for further details of the day.

We hope this day will be an enjoyable experience for all of our students preparing for the 2018 College year.

 

Tony Costa
Head of Campus

 
 
Mrs Jane Bailey
VCAL Teacher

 

VCAL Exhibition Night

On Monday, 23rd October, the Senior VCAL Students and their families gathered together at the Courthouse Youth Arts building to reflect on the work achieved by the students throughout the year. The night was filled with Art and Dance and also displayed a collection of woodwork projects completed by the students.

This year the Senior VCAL students had the wonderful opportunity to use the Courthouse Youth Arts building in Geelong as a base for a multitude of different projects. Some of these projects included visiting the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, hosting various guest speakers, using the local supermarket to choose meal plans and devise budgets. The students were also involved in decorating the courtyard in the Courthouse building. The students painted a mural with local emerging artists and created recycled wine barrels and wood palette gardens.

We would like to acknowledge the work of Julie Barnes, Manager of the Courthouse, for her willingness to support our VCAL program.

 

Mrs Jane Bailey

VCAL Teacher

 

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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 encour...

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!

 

Naomi Gibbons and Tim Blackhall

Chaplains

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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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VET NEWS
Our first year Certificate II Applied Fashion Design and Technology students displayed their years’ work at the Gordon Gallery on Wednesday 18th October at a VETis Fashion Runway...

VET News

Our first-year Certificate II Applied Fashion Design and Technology students displayed their work at the Gordon Gallery on Wednesday, 18th October at a VETis Fashion Runway 2017 event. These talented students modelled their creations in front of an audience of family members, peers, teachers and others. Congratulations to Mali Herzer, Mia-Sachi Walters, Phoebe Potter and Olivia Stonehouse on their good work and to Amelia Kearney for helping out with modelling.

 

VCAL Student of the Week - Zachary Higgins (Year 12)

My chosen career path is to be an IT Technician for a few years and then join the Army as a Rifleman. I have chosen this because I like IT and I think that the industry will just keep growing. I also want to be unique and to do something to honor this country. I feel like I would be protecting the people I love if I were to join the Army. The VCAL and VET courses I study are helping me work towards my career by making me a more independent person. At VET each Wednesday afternoon, I learn how computers operate. I also learn how to fix them when they break down and how to create them from scratch. An example of how I have been able to apply what I have learnt at VET at work placement was when I had to update Windows 10. The highlight of my work placement is when I am trusted to work alone on a job. A typical workday for me involves taking the bins out, packing foam and fixing computers. I have enjoyed making new friends at work. My advice to those considering VCAL and VET would be that when times get tough, just keep pushing through - you should get there in the end!

 

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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On Sunday the October 22nd 14 students from years 5-7 attended the Victorian Model Solar Vehicle Challenge at Scienceworks.  The event was the culmination of a term’s work by the students...

On Sunday, 22nd October 22, a group of 14 students from Years 5 to 7 attended the Victorian Model Solar Vehicle Challenge at Scienceworks. 

The event was the culmination of a term’s worth of work by the students at Lunchtimes to design, build, test and refine their boats. Although cloudy conditions prevailed most of the day, the boats performed extremely well, with several making it deep into the knockout rounds. 

The boat designed and built by Ruby Lockman, Abbey Hodgson and Kirrily McConachy finished 4th overall in the Regional Competition. They also received an award for the best use of materials in the construction of their boat. I congratulate all students on their involvement in the program over the course of Term 3. Many are already planning their boats for next year’s program!

 

Ryan Healy and Jorge Viegas
Science Teachers

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On Tuesday a group of 5/6 students attended the Milo Cricket T20 Blast.  The 8 a side format was for many students their introduction to competitive cricket, and I congratulate all studen...

On Tuesday, a group of Year 5 and 6 students attended the 'Milo Cricket T20 Blast'. 

The eight-player format was, for many students, their introduction to competitive cricket, and I congratulate all of them for taking the chance to be involved. 

Christian College was represented by three teams - one Girls team, one Boys team and a Mixed team. All teams performed extremely well, with both the Boys and Girls teams only narrowly missing the Grand Final. The enthusiasm displayed by the students clearly showed they enjoyed the experience, and it was great to see their improvement over the course of the day. 

 

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Coordinator

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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 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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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 Foundation. Foun...

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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This term Year 5 students have been launched into being chemists. Working scientifically, students have examined the properties of common white powders using a stereo microscopes, mixed t...

This term, Year 5 students have been launched into being chemists.

Working scientifically, students have examined the properties of common white powders using a stereo microscope, mixing the powders with water and adding iodine. It is so exciting, and a little bit nerve racking, allowing the students to operate independently with equipment and organise their own workspace.

Apart from learning strategic scientific skills to avoid cross-contamination and make all the tests 'fair', the students must cooperate in their group, allocate tasks as necessary and keep track of their own equipment. The skills learnt in the next few weeks will be needed when the Year 5 students are presented with a mystery: unknown powders will need to be identified to find the culprit at the crime scene!

 

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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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...

STEM CAREERS  - Some fascinating reading – knowledge to gain – links to peruse.

About the ‘STEM’ Careers magazines  …..

75% of future jobs will require STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills.

Yet just 16% of high-school graduates are enrolling in STEM degrees in Australia. 

In 10 years’ time, how will rapid technological change affect our future career choices? One thing is clear; we don’t know what the careers of the future will be. The STEM careers magazines set out to help you discover, invent and collaborate on the careers of the future.

Students today will experience around eight major career shifts. Many of these shifts will be into jobs that have digital technologies as their basis. We know that 44% of the jobs that are around today won’t exist in 20 years. A strong foundation of knowledge in STEM will prepare you for a rapidly changing career path, and gives you the knowhow you need to stay flexible and adaptable in the job marketplace.

Studying science or engineering doesn’t just prepare you to be a scientist or an engineer (although there are plenty of high-flying industry jobs in these areas). It also gives you a strong basis for working in business, health, fashion, journalism, law and much more. It helps you to understand how the world works, how we create the technology that we use to survive and how we can thrive on a planet facing huge challenges in terms of food security, population shifts and climate change.

Taking these skills along with your passion into new areas puts you at the forefront of the new knowledge generation, and gives you the tools you need to address these challenges.

In the magazine and website you will find stories that focus on combining STEM skills with students’ hobbies and interests, their goals, or a whole new field of interest. Like Charne Esterhuizen from MAAK Clothing, who uses 3D-printing to create fashion without waste. And sports performance analyst Daniel Pelchen who combines maths skills with sports.

We hope you find some inspiration to combine STEM with your ‘X’ factor, or passion. Whatever you decide to do. 

The following two links will take you to this magazine website – reading, podcasts, quizzes, careers information and more. Copies of these magazines are also available from the Careers Office area and at the Student Office.

http://us7.campaign-archive.com/?e=bdd0b88a74&u=a94faeb2b25d0f5015ca224ea&id=849003577f

https://careerswithstem.com/

 

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The Year 9's will be hosting a Pop Up Cafe Friday 3rd November. A collaborative and integrated venture of the Food Technology and, VCD and Music  faculties, this promosises to be a wonder...

Year 9 students will be hosting a 'Pop Up Cafe' on Friday, 3rd November.

A collaborative and integrated venture of the Food Technology and Music subjects, this promises to be a wonderful event! All students are encouraged to attend the Lunchtime Cafe, set up on the South lawn area, and share in some live entertainment and purchase food items - such as Mexican nachos, zucchini slice and frozen fruit and yoghurt icy poles. All will be priced from $1 to $4.

 

Felicity Rogerson

Food Technology Teacher

 

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On Friday the 13th October Dana Ford and myself choose to hold a fundraiser for the Cotton On Foundation. This started off as a Christian Ed project to give back to the community but soon...

On Friday, 13th October, Dana Ford and myself held a fundraiser for the Cotton On Foundation.

This started off as a Christian Education project to give back to the community, but soon became a whole-Campus fundraiser. We contacted Cotton On and they gave us some merchandise to sell, along with a variety of packaged cookies made by the Year 8 Food Technology class.

Together we raised $560.40, which will go towards building walls and a roof for a Kindergarten in Southern Uganda. This was a very rewarding achievement and we are so pleased to have been given the chance to do it.

 

Holly Harris
Year 8D student

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The final immunisation session for Year 7s will take place on Tuesday 14th December.
Students will be given the HPV vaccination (Human Papilloma Virus).
Sport uniform is to be worn on the...

The final immunisation session for Year 7 students will take place on Tuesday, 14th November.

Students will be given the HPV vaccination (Human Papilloma Virus). Sports uniform is to be worn on the day. Please contact Marisa Bettiol on m.bettiol@ccg.vic.edu.au with any queries.

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This week the Year 9 students imagined they were a molecule of Nitrogen. They played a game of chance that sent them on different trips around the Nitrogen cycle. It was a fun and interac...

This week the Year 9 students imagined they were a molecule of Nitrogen.

They played a game of 'Chance' that sent them on different trips around the Nitrogen cycle. It was a fun and interactive way of learning some of the trickier aspects of nutrients cycling through the environment. Even though the game focused on Nitrogen, we were able to make links to prior learning about the Carbon cycle and the Water cycle.

Students were able to identify different locations such as in plants, the atmosphere and in bodies of water - where two or all three of the cycles interacted. Of course, the bigger picture message is that everything on this planet must be in balance so we can live in harmony.

 

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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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.

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The annual Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza is coming up and we would love for you to come and see works of art from our Early Learning Centre children through to our Year 12 students!

Our annual Christian College Art, Technology and Design Extravaganza is on again this November and we would love for you to come and see works of art from our Early Learning Centre children through to our Year 12 students! Make sure you put the following into your calendars!

November 17th, 19th - 22nd at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Campus
25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds 3216

Friday 17th November
7 – 9 pm: Official Opening
Exhibition & Wearable Art Fashion Parade
Adults $5 / Students Gold Coin Donation

Sunday 19th November
12 – 4 pm: General Exhibition Open
Gold Coin Donation

Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd November
10 am – 5 pm: General Exhibition Open
Gold Coin Donation

 

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