Orientation Day this week was an exciting time for students and staff at Junior School to celebrate the many possibilities that a new class and a new year ahead brings.

Students in Prep to Year 3 assembled in their 2018 homeroom groups and enjoyed time getting to know their 2018 teacher and classmates. They participated in a range of learning experiences that encouraged positivity, anticipation and a desire to find out more about their coming year.

On Orientation Day, we also had the great privilege to welcome new students across the Junior School Campus and our 2018 Prep students. Our 2018 Prep students spent the morning with their teachers and enjoyed special time with their 2018 Year 4 buddies.

It was lovely to hear a Year 4 student describe her joy at having had the opportunity to be a 'Buddy' on Orientation Day. Our current Year 4 students attended our Middle School Campus on Orientation Day and participated in an exciting and welcoming program.

On Orientation Day we are reminded of the scripture verse from Jeremiah 29:11, which reassures:

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

God Bless

 

Ann-Marree Weigl

Head of Campus

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School Campus

Orientation Day

On Tuesday we enjoyed a glorious day with our Year 10 students of next year.

Upon arrival, they were escorted by our Prefects to their respective House areas. The incredible Heads of House introduced them to the House events that await them next year, as well as all the operational matters. The role of the House group was explained and they had the chance to see who would be in their House group next year, from the students here on that day.

At recess, all the students enjoyed a doughnut and juice spending time with their new friends. This gave the Prefects the chance to mingle and get to know these students. This was followed by a meeting of all in the Library, where they had the chance to meet those whom will play an important role in their lives next year. 

The activities were next and the students had the opportunity to be outside or inside and have a great deal of fun. The Prefects cooked the students a great BBQ, and there was plenty for all.

I wish to thank the Heads of House in Ms Elissa Huddart of Burrows, Mr Steven Sullivan of Taylor, Mr Simon Peake of Penman and Mr Lynton Smith of Flynn. Their work to ensure the students had a great day was clearly successful. The Prefects volunteered to come in to be part of the Orientation program and for their work, I sincerely thank them. Their eagerness to be involved and lead was one of the many highlights of the day. This group has only just been selected, and this was their first involvement as a group.

The Year 10 Coordinators in Mr Paul Breguet and Ms Kim Doherty organised the whole day. Their charter was to ensure each and every student had a wonderful day, and so they did. We are very blessed to have these two fine staff. They will be leading this group next year and the students clearly gained the impression they are both approachable and willing to support them.

 

Barmah Trip

Our second Barmah trip left on Wednesday, and we wish them all success. The first trip went very well and the students returned with many exciting stories. This trip challenges our students in many ways, and the water levels were much higher than they were in past years. Such things are taken in their stride and forms part of the student learning.

 

Art, Technology And Design Extravaganza

It's that time of year when the 'Villa Paloma' Campus is a hive of activity. At present, it is being transformed into our annual Art Show. You are more than welcome to come along and view the wonderful pieces of work completed by students from Kindergarten through to Year 12.  The opening night will be on Friday, 17th November and will be open until Wednesday, 22nd November. Please come along and view the wonderful creations on display.

Friday, 17th November - 7pm to 9pm Official Opening

Sunday, 19th November - 12pm to 4pm General Exhibition Open

Monday, 20th to Wednesday, 22nd November - 10pm to 5pm General Exhibition Open

 

Year 10 and 11

The final day of Year 11 classes is Monday, 13th November. On this day, there will be a Year 11 Service to mark the end of their year before they move into the Transition program for their Year 12 classes.

The Year 11 examinations commence on Tuesday, 14th November. These are very important as they are designed to prepare students for the following year. In some cases, they also form part of gaining the all-important “S” for that subject.

The Senior VCAL Transition commences on Wednesday, 15th November and Thursday, 16th November. Here the students will be learning what is expected of them in their final year and they will be commencing their studies in all four strands.

Friday, 17th November is the last day of Year 10 classes before they commence their Year 11 Transition. Their examinations are on Monday, 20th November and Tuesday, 21st November.

The year’s end is fast approaching. I wish all our students well.

Blessings to all.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School Campus

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We celebrated a very successful Orientation Day on Tuesday, welcoming many new students and families into our Middle School community!

There was plenty of anticipation and excitement about the new opportunities, challenges and friendships that lie ahead for 2018. It was pleasing to see and hear of many instances where our students were welcoming and encouraging of their new (and in some cases extremely nervous) peers.

It is a wonderful privilege to witness first-hand the friendship, acceptance, empathy and emotional intelligence our young people shown on days such as these. We look forward to an ongoing educational partnership with new and existing families as we journey through the middle years. 

Please find attached an Orientation Day letter, further outlining our class, staffing and leadership structure for 2018. A special thank you to Hudson Long (Year 8) for the photographs.

 

Kindest regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

 

 

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We celebrated a very successful Orientation day on Tuesday, welcoming many new students and families into our College community! There was plenty of anticipation and excitement towards th...

We celebrated a very successful Orientation Day on Tuesday, welcoming many new students and families into our College community!

There was plenty of anticipation and excitement about the new opportunities, challenges and friendships that lie ahead for 2018. It was pleasing to see and hear of many instances where our students were welcoming and encouraging of their new (and in some cases extremely nervous) peers.

It is a wonderful privilege to witness first-hand the friendship, acceptance, empathy and emotional intelligence our young people shown on days such as these. We look forward to an ongoing educational partnership with new and existing families as we journey through the Bellarine Campus. 

 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.
These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the ...

Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.

These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School - Waurn Ponds Campus in 2019.

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence. A successful scholarship application will mean the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School.

The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants. To apply and for further information, please go to the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications are open now
Applications close: 4pm - Friday, 2nd February 2018

For those interested in applying for a Citizenship and Community Scholarship, further information will be provided at a later date.

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Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.
These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the ...

Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.

These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School - Waurn Ponds Campus in 2019.

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence. A successful scholarship application will mean the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School.

The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants. To apply and for further information, please go to the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications are open now
Applications close: 4pm - Friday, 2nd February 2018

For those interested in applying for a Citizenship and Community Scholarship, further information will be provided at a later date.

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On Tuesday, our current Year 2’s got a taste of how we work collaboratively in Year 3. Their task was to work together as a team to complete the “Annual Year 3 Scavenger Hunt”. To complet...

On Tuesday, our current Year 2 students got a taste of how we work collaboratively in Year 3.

Their task was to work together as a team to complete the 'Annual Year 3 Scavenger Hunt'. To complete this activity each group needed to follow a map of our Junior School Campus to find the letter stamps.

This task required skills in resilience, problem solving, perseverance and collaboration. It was a fun-filled afternoon to cap off a wonderful day in our 2018 homerooms.

 

Mrs Lisa Johnson

Year 3G Teacher

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Jesus in the Modern World
Over the past weeks Year 10 Jesus in the Modern World students have been spending time with the Tate Street Primary School students. Each Semester the classes ha...

Jesus in the Modern World

Over the past weeks, Year 10 'Jesus in the Modern World' elective students have been spending time with the Tate Street Primary School students.

Each Semester, the classes have been spending time together and forming a strong relationship between both students, and the schools. We were fortunate enough to visit the students at Tate Streeet, begin working on our project together and get to know each other.

We focused on developing board games with the theme of 'Bicycle Safety and Education'. Tate Street students visited the Senior School Campus of Christian College last week, and we had a lovely afternoon playing the board games and spending some fun time together.

"Meeting Jordan and Riley was great and they were really insightful and friendly. I loved being able to talk to them about their experiences,” - George

The staff and students from both schools have come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and through spending time together, have all been able to gain an appreciation and understanding of each other. The students got along instantly and, despite differences in age, found common ground in interests and hobbies.

“I think students in positions like mine are extremely privileged in the way we have so many opportunities that offer us great things." - Tess

“All of the students were super fun to hang around with, and I enjoyed the little time we did spend with them and would definitely do it again, if I could.” - Georgia

It is fantastic to have a relationship between the schools and always such a pleasure to spend time with the students and staff.

 

Mrs Jane Smith

Jesus in the Modern World Teacher

 

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Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.
These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the ...

Applications are now open for our Christian College Geelong 'Academic Excellence Scholarships'.

These scholarships are for entry at Year 5 or Year 7 at Middle School - Highton and at the Bellarine Campus; and also for entry at Year 10, at our Senior School - Waurn Ponds Campus in 2019.

These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support current students and for prospective new students who wish to enrol at Christian College. Students must demonstrate high levels of academic excellence. A successful scholarship application will mean the student’s tuition fees are reduced by up to 50% annually, and this will continue through Middle School to Year 12 at Senior School.

The scholarship selection process involves consideration of application responses from the student, a written test, and interviews for shortlisted applicants. To apply and for further information, please go to the College website: www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications are open now
Applications close: 4pm - Friday, 2nd February 2018

For those interested in applying for a Citizenship and Community Scholarship, further information will be provided at a later date.

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We wish to acknowledge the success of our students who represented the College at the 2017 Athletics Victoria ‘All Schools Track & Field’ Championships last weekend. These Championships b...

 

We wish to acknowledge the success of our students who represented the College at the 2017 Athletics Victoria ‘All Schools Track And Field’ Championships last weekend.

These Championships bring together the state’s most talented junior athletes, competing for their respective schools across a full Athletics program. The College is very proud of each student’s performance at these Championships, and we wish to congratulate the following students:

Jessica Seller – 4th in Pole Vault

Nyah Brown – 1st in 400m, 3rd in 200m, 8th in Long Jump

Kasey Perkins – 1st in 200m Hurdles, 4th in 90m Hurdles, 6th in High Jump, 4th in 200m

Owen Costin – 4th in 3km Race Walk

Ethan Grills – 1st in 1500m, 5th in 800m

Zach Devonish – 7th in Hammer Throw, 9th in Triple Jump, 10th in Discus, 12th in Long Jump, 13th in Shot Put

Finlay Kirsopp-Cole – 2nd in 400m, 5th in 200m.

Furthermore, we wish to congratulate Kasey, Nyah, Ethan and Finlay who were selected in the Victorian Track And Field Team to compete at the National All Schools Championships in December, as a result of their ‘Top Two’ performances at these Championships. On behalf of our College community, we wish these students the very best at the National Championships.

 

Mr Andrew Richardson

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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Bringing the Year 1 and 5 students together each term has been a rewarding opportunity for all students involved. Not only have they developed problem solving skills, stretched their BLP ...

Bringing the Year 1 and Year 5 students together each term has been a rewarding opportunity for all students involved.

Not only have they developed problem-solving skills, stretched their 'BLP muscles' and grown as learners, they have made stronger connections within their school community. Last Friday, Buddies gathered one last time for the 2017 school year.

They were given the challenge to design a holder that would protect their egg as it dropped two metres off the deck of the Woodwork Room onto the Basketball court. The students worked in small groups to plan and construct their containers. The Year 1 students were able to apply their understandings from last term’s ‘Materials and Movement’ study to help identify how different materials would support the design. 

It was brilliant to see each group’s creative approach to the task and hear their cheers of ‘egg-citement’ in their success. Most eggs survived the drop and much fun was shared between Buddies in the process.

We look forward to continuing such experiences next year as Year 2 and Year 6 students.

 

Mr Matthew Burgess, Mrs Jessica Chakir, Mrs Claire Deretic and Miss Katie Oelke

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I think Pop-Up Café is the best idea ever! The best thing about the Pop-Up Café is that we students get to experience what is like to open and run our own business. Because of this experi...

The Year 9 'Pop Up Cafe' was a huge success last week, with many of our Middle School students partaking in the delicious food on offer and enjoying the live musical entertainment. 

Below are student reflections:

Planning took place by the Year 9 students five weeks prior to the Pop Up Café. On Friday, November 3rd the Pop up Café came alive. The students in the Year 9 Food Study class busily catered for the whole Middle School Campus. The Year 9 students prepared and served a variety of healthy food options, including nachos, frozen fruit icy poles and zucchini slice, ranging from $1 to $4. Everything was a hit, and the rush of student demand was over the top. It was an exciting day for the Year 9 class, as they were able to experience a real world hospitality environment. The Pop Up Café was a great opportunity for us to collaborate with an awesome group. Overall, the day was a huge success and a whole lot of fun. It was sad to see it end. Thank you to Mrs Rogerson and Mrs Morrison for helping us create the Pop-Up Café experience for Middle School.

Alice Yole 9R and Georgie Murdoch 9G

I think the Pop-Up Café is the best idea ever! The best thing about the Pop-Up Café is that students get to experience what is like to open and run our own business. Because of this experience, I learned how to make pizza and nachos. I really enjoyed the Pop-up Café, I think it is better than sitting in class and doing the usual type of assessment. Our class worked very well together, and everything ran very smoothly. At the end of the day, I thought: “I can’t believe we did it!”  At the start, we didn’t do any preparation except making icy poles. Then,  Ms Rogerson told us that we would be selling nachos and zucchini slice. How are we going to make this in one period? I still can't believe we made about over 100 serves of nachos in one period! I want to give a BIG thank you to Ms Rogerson and Mrs Morrison, for all their help in making this such fun.

Amy Zhao, 9H

 

On Tuesday, 14th November, our Year 8 students will be hosting a 'Pop Up Cafe'. Students are invited to enjoy their tasty, wholesome food that is made from scratch, using local and seasonal ingredients.

Menu items will include Fruit Salad with Yoghurt, Muesli Slice, Oven Baked Spring Rolls and Lebanese Pizza. Items are priced from 50 cents to $3. Live music will be provided by the Music students. 

Thank you to Hudson Long, Year 8 for the photographs.

 

Ms Rogerson - Food Technology Teacher

Mrs Morrison - Food Technology Assistant

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Congratulations to Madison Taylor on selection to the Australian Dance Team for the International Dance Organisation (IDO) Championships and World Cup to be held in Germany in late Novemb...

Congratulations to Madison Taylor on selection to the Australian Dance Team for the International Dance Organisation (IDO) Championships and World Cup to be held in Germany in late November.

Making this team has required long hours of dedication. Madison has been practising the five items the team will be performing, incorporating callisthenics, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics and dance with gymnastics.

We wish Madison all the best and look forward to following up on her achievements and experience whilst in Germany.

 

Mr Matthew Burgess
Year 5 and 6 Coordinator

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The Junior Campus stood still and silent today pausing to reflect on the many people who have died in war. Although a day early, Junior School marked this significiant occasion of Remembr...

The Junior School Campus stood still and silent today, pausing to reflect on the many people who have died at War.

Although a day early, Junior School marked this significiant occasion of Remembrance Day, the 99th Anniversary of the Armistice on November 11, 1918 that ended the First World War. 

Rose Gladki (Year 4) recited 'The Ode', while Isaac Jamal (Year 5, Middle School - Highton) played 'The Last Post' and 'Rouse' so strikingly on the trumpet.

We thank our student representatives, Rose and Isaac for making this special occasion real and important in the lives of the Junior School students.

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

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In July Ali Cronk (6B), Kameron Brooks (7Y) and Rubi Berechree (7Y) qualified for the FISAF Sport Aerobics World Championship in the Netherlands.  We had been training this routine for ...

In July, Kameron Brooks (7Y), Rubi Berechree (7Y) and myself (Ali Cronk - 6B) qualified for the FISAF Sport Aerobics World Championship in the Netherlands. 

We had been training this routine for about a year. Our journey started with a 14-hour flight to Abu Dhabi. This was where we trained and adjusted to the new time. We also had a fun day-trip to an awesome water park in Yas.

Then we traveled to Amsterdam where we had a day to explore. Then it was on to the competition in Leiden. We competed against three teams from the Czech Republic, two teams from Russia and one team from South Africa.  

We competed in three rounds where we had to qualify for finals. We did the best routine we have ever done. We received an amazing 5th placed result. That was really good for our first World Championship. 

It was an amazing experience for all of us, and we hope we get to go again in the future.

 

Ali Cronk

Year 6 Student

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Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides
VET/VCAL Coordinator

Joshua Clarke-Cooper - Year 11

My chosen career path is to become a ‘Sparky’. I have chosen this because my dad is an Electrician and I find it interesting. The VET course I study as part of my VCAL is helping me work towards my career by teaching me the skills I need to become an Electrician. At VET each Wednesday afternoon, I learn OH&S, fixing and securing and Mathematics. I have been able to apply what I have learned at VET at work placement by working safely and knowing how to secure a power point to the wall. The highlight of my work placement is getting out on Fridays with the boys and working on site - having a joke and getting the job done. A typical day on Friday at work placement with ESIC involves doing 'led lighting' upgrades or doing 'rough-ins'. I have enjoyed being able to help and be a part of the team at work. VCAL has been a good path for me and it can set you up with an incredible career.

Joshua’s work placement has led him into a School-Based Apprenticeship as an Electrician that he will do as part of his Year 12 VCAL in 2018. 

 

Mrs Kerryn Fearnsides

VET/VCAL Coordinator

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Tomorrow will mark 99 years since the end of World War I. It was precisely on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that the guns fell silent over the Western Front. A war that ...

Tomorrow will mark 99 years since the end of World War I. It was precisely on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that the guns fell silent over the Western Front. A war that took the lives of more than 60,000 Australians and 9 million worldwide had finally ended after four years of ugly fighting.

The day has become known as Remembrance Day. We pause for a moment to remember. To remember the fallen. To remember the sacrifices made. Not just in the Great War, but in all conflicts involving Australian servicemen and women. And remember we must.

This morning the students and staff of Christian College Bellarine gathered under the flag pole to commemorate Remembrance Day. It was a beautiful day to mark this occasion, with the students displaying their respect for those who served in the First World War as well as those who have served in the various conflicts in the 100 years since. The gravity of the occasion was recognised with a service and a minute’s silence, concluding with the raising of the flag from half-mast and Mr Sean Rankin playing the last post.

Christian College Bellarine received funding from both state and local organisations to install a mural into the school grounds honouring the veterans from the local region who served in World War 1. Artist Andrew Plant created the artwork, which will be central for our annual Anzac Day and Remembrance Services. 

The mural was unveiled at today’s Remembrance service by the youngest student at our campus Alice Du from Prep and the eldest student Caitlin Doble from Year 9 along with Mr Rick Geall and artist Mr Andrew Plant.

A special thank you to the artist Andrew Plant for the work he put into this mural. It will be a fantastic way for the future students and staff at Christian College Bellarine to continue to remember the sacrifices made for us by those who have served during the wars and those who are still serving.

Our college community was able to raise over $650 to go to the RSL through the sale of the poppies and wristbands. This is a wonderful organisation that supports returned soldiers and the families of fallen soldiers.

 Mr. Ryan Healy

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We are very excited about our Genius Hour project. We are very interested in the different ways that we can learn. We know that to be able to learn deeply we need to be able to make conne...

We are very excited about our 'Genius Hour' project.

We are very interested in the different ways we can learn. To be able to learn deeply, we need to make connections with our world. We need to make understandings that are meaningful for us. When we have the chance to learn outside, we become active learners.

Our Genius Hour project encourages us to develop our problem solving and collaborative skills by working together to redesign the school garden as an outdoor learning space. Our Genius Hour journey will help us develop our learning muscles, and we will also investigate and reflect on how flexing these muscles can help us become more effective learners.

We have been given a design brief that has instructions for features that have to be included. We can include other creative ideas of our own as well, and we need to think about how these ideas are linked to learning. When we plan our new space, we have to decide on what materials would be needed if our design were to be built, and what materials we will need to make our 3D model.

We need to keep all of our ideas so that we can put them into a portfolio. This will help others to see how our ideas change and develop. We need to be focused on how our outdoor learning space will improve learning for children and the Junior School Campus.

Our Genius Hour project will give us the chance to show all of the skills we have learned about working with other people and letting our 'inner awesome out!' This will be the first time we will be able to share our ideas with people outside our Year 1 class - and it is very exciting.

 

Anna Daley

Year 1 Classroom Teacher

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Dear Parents,
Following on from the success of ‘Our Town’ in 2016, we are excited to announce that next year our College play will be ‘Alice in Wonderland’. This will be directed by Mrs M...

Dear Parents,

Following on from the success of ‘Our Town’ in 2016, we are excited to announce that next year our College play will be ‘Alice in Wonderland’. This will be directed by Mrs Michaela Gregory, with assistance from Ms Mandy Calderwood.

The performance dates are Friday, 4th May and Saturday, 5th May, with the possibility of a Thursday night as well. Auditions will be held during November this year. Rehearsals will commence with a cast gathering and read-through prior to the end of the school year.

This letter is to inform you of other important dates in relation to the play, so if your child is interested in auditioning, you are aware of the commitment involved. Rehearsals will be held twice-a-week after school at the Senior School Campus. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with exact times to be confirmed once the play is cast. Not all cast members will be required for every rehearsal and a schedule will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

Other significant rehearsal dates are as follows:

Sunday, 18th March - 12pm to 4pm

Monday, 16th April (student-free day, start of Term 2)

Sunday, 22nd April - 12pm to 4pm

Sunday, 29th April - 9am to 4pm

Students must be available on these dates if they wish to be considered for a role. Please click here to view the Character Descriptions for Alice in Wonderland.

Information about the play, the characters and the audition process will be available in Term 4. However, if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call at Senior School on 5241 1577.

  

Ms Mandy Calderwood

Drama Teacher

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Gardening can be done by all and in all sorts of different places! To explore and investigate how large scale gardening operates, the students studying the How Does Your Garden Grow? elec...

Gardening can be done by all, and in all sorts of different places!

To explore and investigate how large-scale gardening operates, the students studying the 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' elective headed off to Ravens Creek Farm Café to find out more.

During a guided tour by farmer and past Christian College student Hayden Finlay, the students were able to learn about the unique and sustainable ways in which their animals, including chickens, pigs and bees, were managed. They were also able to discover how their plants and vegetables were grown organically.

Along with the wealth of knowledge gained, the students were challenged to question and wonder about consumer choices when it comes to purchasing from a ‘farm gate’ as opposed to a supermarket.

 

Mr Andy Davies

Year 7 Classroom Teacher 

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We wish to acknowledge the success of our students who represented the College at the 2017 Athletics Victoria ‘All Schools Track & Field’ Championships last weekend. These Championships b...

We wish to acknowledge the success of our students who represented the College at the 2017 Athletics Victoria ‘All Schools Track And Field’ Championships last weekend.

These Championships bring together the state’s most talented junior athletes, competing for their respective schools across a full Athletics program. The College is very proud of each student’s performance at these Championships, and we wish to congratulate the following students:

Jessica Seller – 4th in Pole Vault

Nyah Brown – 1st in 400m, 3rd in 200m, 8th in Long Jump

Kasey Perkins – 1st in 200m Hurdles, 4th in 90m Hurdles, 6th in High Jump, 4th in 200m

Owen Costin – 4th in 3km Race Walk

Ethan Grills – 1st in 1500m, 5th in 800m

Zach Devonish – 7th in Hammer Throw, 9th in Triple Jump, 10th in Discus, 12th in Long Jump, 13th in Shot Put

Finlay Kirsopp-Cole – 2nd in 400m, 5th in 200m.

Furthermore, we wish to congratulate Kasey, Nyah, Ethan and Finlay who were selected in the Victorian Track And Field Team to compete at the National All Schools Championships in December, as a result of their ‘Top Two’ performances at these Championships. On behalf of our College community, we wish these students the very best at the National Championships.

 

Mr Andrew Richardson 

Director of Health, Physical Education and Sport

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Today all Junior students who travel on the College shuttle bus and/or College bus system will receive an ID tag attached to their school bag. Students will be required to touch their ID ...

Today all Junior School students who travel on the College shuttle bus and/or College bus system will receive an ID tag attached to their school bag.

Students will be required to touch their ID card on the scanning plate placed at the front of the bus near the driver as they enter and depart the bus, ensuring improved saftey measures for our bus travellers. For students who are currently not bus travellers, cards will be safely housed at the Junior School Campus to be used by staff in times of excursions and in-school bus travel.

Please read the notice attached for more information about the cards. 

Thank you 

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

We were very excited to receive our first letter from our Indonesian sponsor child, Jojo. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to develop a relationship with him and to help use this as...

We were very excited to receive our first letter from our Indonesian sponsor child, Jojo. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to develop a relationship with him and to help use this as a learning platform for our students. During their Indonesian classes, some of our students will be writing back to Jojo. What a fabulous opportunity to use what they are learning in class.

Following our Project Care day last term, we were able to send to Jojo and his family the money for the annual sponsorship, but also some money for a gift for the family. This gift will be something that is able to help the family provide for themselves.

Once again thank you for your support of our sponsor child, we are looking forward to seeing what we are able to do to continue to help Jojo and his family next year.

Mrs Claire Deretic

Project Care

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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, enginee...

Change of Preference, Offers, Fees - Key Dates and Events

Year 12 Families and Students,

The information in the links provided below outline key dates and events in the cycle of application, change of preference and offers - along with information to read through. This is valuable to read through with your Year 12 student.

The information on ‘Offers’ outlines how and when offers are made. It also provides some guidance on what to do if you don't get an offer or miss out on the offer you want.  

The information on 'Key Dates'  lists the dates for key events throughout the application cycle - to ensure applications and required documentation is submitted on time - as well as listing application fees and deadlines, which must be met to be eligible for course offers.

Important Dates for OFFERS 2017 – 2018:  http://www.vtac.edu.au/results-offers/offers.html

Offers Summary - The information in the above document outlines how and when offers are made. It provides some guidance on what to do if you don't get an offer or miss out on the offer you wanted. 

Change of Preference, Key Dates and Fees 2017 - 2018:  http://www.vtac.edu.au/dates.html

Important Dates - The link above lists the dates for key events throughout the application cycle. Make sure you submit your applications and required documentation on time. This page also lists application fees and deadlines, which must be met to be eligible for course offers.

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here for the Weekly Career News.  

This week:

• Increasing the chance of gaining graduate employment after University.

• Careers in Sport Performance and Public Relations.

• Careers in Accounting.

• Upcoming events.

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Dear Parents and guardians,
 
For students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal. 
Attached to this Vin...

Dear Parents and guardians, 

For students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal

Attached to this Vine article, is some additional general Booklist information for your reference.  

Second Hand Process:

The school subscribes to Sustainable School Shop - an online second hand service. If you would like to purchase texts second hand or sell your child’s current texts please use this service. We encourage you to consider listing your child's current 2017 texts to this site now, given many families will be looking at this site in the coming weeks, prior to ordering NEW 2018 texts. You are able to list, whilst stating that the text is not available until a certain date.

  • Register with the Sustainable School Shop at sustainableschoolshop.com.au
  • Nominate the school when completing your profile on the site and all items advertised for Christian College Geelong will be covered by our subscription

 

New Book Process:

OfficeMax Schools provides the school with an online ordering service. Ordering is fast, secure and convenient, just visit OfficeMaxSchools.com.au as per provided instructions.

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This coming Tuesday, the Year 9 Drama students from the Highton and Bellarine campuses will come together to perform an exploration of love and hate throughout theatre history. This is a ...

This coming Tuesday, the Year 9 Drama students from the Highton and Bellarine campuses will come together to perform an exploration of love and hate throughout theatre history.

This is a fantastic opportunity to foster a cross-Campus community within the Performing Arts and to showcase the talent of our Year 9 students before they graduate from their respective campuses. We would love for you to come along and support them!

The performance details are as follows:

  • What: A showcase of Year 9 scene work
  • Where: Auditorium, Christian College - Bellarine Campus, 40 Collins Street, Drysdale VIC
  • When: Tuesday, 14th November, 6pm – 7:30pm 

This is a free event, and supper will be served following the performance. We look forward to seeing you on the evening to celebrate the hard work and talent of our Year 9 Drama cohort.

 

Mrs Michaela Gregory

Drama Teacher 

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The Year 4 students and staff are excited to be heading off on camp to Ferngully Lodge from next Wednesday 15 November. The students are reminded that lunch will be provided on the first ...

The Year 4 students and staff are excited to be heading off on Camp to Ferngully Lodge from Wednesday, 15th November.

The students are reminded that lunch will be provided on the first day, however they are requested to bring their drink bottles and a hat. Please find below the Camp checklist to ensure you are prepared for an exciting Camp next week.

 

Mark Foran

Year 4 Coordinator

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Please find a letter attached outlining the Year 4 ‘Jason Mahoney’ Bike Ride – Thursday, 30th November.

 

Nick Rice 

Sport Coordinator

Year 7 students will receive their final vaccination, for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), on Tuesday 14th November. They are required to wear sport uniform on the day. If you have any querie...

Year 7 students will receive their final vaccination, for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), on Tuesday, 14th November.

They are required to wear sport uniform on this day. If you have any queries, please contact Ms Marisa Bettiol via email at: m.bettiol@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Two weeks ago, our Year 8s enjoyed a two-day Leadership and Farm Orientation Camp at our Back Creek Farm Campus, in Scotsburn.
Students enjoyed exploring what leadership means through a r...

Two weeks ago, our Year 8s enjoyed a two-day Leadership and Farm Orientation Camp at our Back Creek Farm Campus, in Scotsburn.

Students enjoyed exploring what leadership means through a range of activities. They also experienced a taste of what farm life will be like for them next year.

The highlight was, without doubt, the Barn Dance, led by Cowboy Kev. Students dressed for the occasion and happily involved themselves in the dances.

Mrs Nicola Morrish
Year Level Coordinator - Years 7 & 8

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Dear Parents and guardians,

 

For students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal

Attached to this Vine article, is some additional general Booklist information for your reference. 

 

Second Hand Process:

The school subscribes to Sustainable School Shop - an online second hand service. If you would like to purchase texts second hand or sell your child’s current texts please use this service. We encourage you to consider listing your child's current 2017 texts to this site now, given many families will be looking at this site in the coming weeks, prior to ordering NEW 2018 texts. You are able to list, whilst stating that the text is not available until a certain date.

  • Register with the Sustainable School Shop at sustainableschoolshop.com.au
  • Nominate the school when completing your profile on the site and all items advertised for Christian College Geelong will be covered by our subscription

 

New Book Process:

OfficeMax Schools provides the school with an online ordering service. Ordering is fast, secure and convenient, just visit OfficeMaxSchools.com.au as per provided instructions.

File downloads:
Dear Parents and guardians,
 
For students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal. 
Attached to this Vin...

Dear Parents and guardians,

 

For students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal

Attached to this Vine article, is some additional general Booklist information for your reference. 

 

Second Hand Process:

The school subscribes to Sustainable School Shop - an online second hand service. If you would like to purchase texts second hand or sell your child’s current texts please use this service. We encourage you to consider listing your child's current 2017 texts to this site now, given many families will be looking at this site in the coming weeks, prior to ordering NEW 2018 texts. You are able to list, whilst stating that the text is not available until a certain date.

  • Register with the Sustainable School Shop at sustainableschoolshop.com.au
  • Nominate the school when completing your profile on the site and all items advertised for Christian College Geelong will be covered by our subscription

 

New Book Process:

OfficeMax Schools provides the school with an online ordering service. Ordering is fast, secure and convenient, just visit OfficeMaxSchools.com.au as per provided instructions.

File downloads:
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