Hi Parents,
I would like to share with you the article below which is written by Margot Starbuck who works as a writer, speaker and literary consultant. Her book Unsqueezed goes deeper on...

Hi Parents,

I would like to share with you the article below which is written by Margot Starbuck who works as a writer, speaker and literary consultant. Her book Unsqueezed goes deeper on the topic of body image and is about Modeling a Healthy Body Image to Your Kids.

Parenting Challenges.....

There is an illustration of a mom with her young daughter, who is holding a teddy bear
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“If there were one thing I could change about you, what would it be?”

The first time I asked this of my 3-year-old daughter, Zoe, her eyes grew wide and anxious, and she ventured, “My hair? My eyes?”

“No, no!” I interjected. “Nothing. There’s nothing I would change about you!”

Awash with relief, she flashed a bright grin. The question became a ritual between us, and my feigned curious “If there were . . .” would be immediately interrupted by a joyful “NOTHING!”

My daughter got it.

Zoe has been born into a culture that tells women and girls that our bodies are ornamental rather than instrumental — made to be viewed rather than made by God to love and to serve. And I wanted my daughter to know that God had given her a body that He called good.

Now that Zoe is older, we’re able, together, to unmask some of our culture’s lies about our bodies. We’re finding it can be easier to identify and reject the madness aimed at women of a different generation and culture. For instance, we’ve laughed at Listerine ads from the 1920s that insist women will never find love if they don’t freshen their breath, and we’ve watched horrendous online commercials for skin-lightening creams targeting women in Asia. We’ve discovered that as we identify the media’s lies about other women, we’re better equipped to recognize the lies aimed at us.

Thankfully — since every mom is a work in progress — blessing our children with healthy attitudes toward their bodies doesn’t depend on us loving every inch of our own bodies. But every one of us can make simple choices that have a significant impact on our children and ourselves.

1.Embrace function

Rather than commenting, with displeasure or pleasure, on your child’s appearance, encourage her to use her body to stay active and to serve others.

“What a cool soccer trick! Where did you learn it?”

“Let’s rake Mrs. James’ yard while she’s in the hospital.”

Even when we don’t comment on our children’s appearance, kids are keen interpreters of innocent remarks such as “These pants make me look fat.” Children readily deduce that the way we judge ourselves is the way we judge them. So encourage your daughter to watch that her words reflect satisfaction with who she is.

2.Express gratitude

You reject the world’s crazy beliefs when you express gratitude for your body, encouraging your daughter to look beyond media messages to appreciate health and ability.

“I’m glad we’re able to walk together in the evenings and I get to hear about your day.”

“Thanks so much for using your strong body to help our new neighbors move in.”

“God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

Children clearly recognize when we’re agreeing with God’s statement by the positive comments we make. Refraining from negative comments sends a seismic message to your children.

No body is perfect; parents and children, no matter who they are, have physical limitations because of their bodies. Still, our bodies are the vehicles by which we relate to others and express love — with a glance, a smile, a squeeze. It’s all “good.”

Please feel free and know that you are welcome if you make an appointment or call in for a chat about an issue that may concern you.

Take care,

Gary Crole
Chaplain, Christian College bellarine Campus.

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The Year 2 Dance Group and Year 4 Strings Ensemble will be performing at our Junior School Assembly next Tuesday,15th November at 2:45pm. 

The Year 2 Dance Group and Year 4 Strings Ensemble will be performing at our Junior School Assembly next Tuesday,15th November at 2:45pm. Parents are welcome to come and watch these performances.

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Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 8 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, 18th November 2016. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this d...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 8 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, 18th November 2016. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due date, to ensure that all books can be sent home before the Christmas holidays.

Also, could all payments please be either cheque or credit card payments .

Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic.

Credit card – payment can be made by phone (Automated free call 1800 557 908) or online. For the online option, please follow the prompts for 'Parent Payments' on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au/. As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number which will need to be recorded and returned together with your child's order form. 

At present, our school is not using the 'Loop' (Linking online payments and cash) option. Please do not send cash.

Thank you for your assistance and for your support of Book Club throughout the year.

 

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As a part of the Materials, Forces and Heat Integrated Studies unit, the Year 4’s were able to design and create parachutes using basic materials such as milk bottles, plastic bags and st...

As a part of the Materials, Forces and Heat Integrated Studies unit, the Year 4’s were able to design and create parachutes using basic materials such as milk bottles, plastic bags and string. Collaborating with their peers, students pieced their parachutes together and tested them out with the focus on revisiting their design to improve the parachutes performance.

Once the designs were finalised, students went to the gym, with great enthusiasm, to drop their parachutes off the balcony. The end product was a host parachutes that definitely succeeded in their goal.  The parachutes varied greatly in materials and size but lead into rich discussion on design, forces and materials.

Year 4 Classroom Teachers

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The 11th of November marks the 97th Remembrance Day, 98 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War 1. The students at Christian College Bellarine displayed their respect for...

The 11th of November marks the 97th Remembrance Day, 98 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War 1. The students at Christian College Bellarine displayed 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 at 11.00am and the raising of the flag from half-mast. The sale of poppies and wrist bands at school raised $300 for the RSL.  Four students from Year 6 were chosen to represent Christian College Bellarine at the commemorative service at the Cenotaph in Drysdale and laid a wreath on behalf of the school.

Claire Deretic
Year 6 Classroom Teacher

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The last day for school banking will be Tuesday, 29th November. On this day the School Banking Specialist - Mrs Karen Lydom - will be visiting Junior School to give out the last set of re...

The last day for school banking will be Tuesday, 29th November. On this day the School Banking Specialist - Mrs Karen Lydom - will be visiting Junior School to give out the last set of rewards for the year. To receive these awards your child will have had to deposit 10 times over the course of the year.

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Current Year 4 to Year 9 students who wish to audition for Peter Pan may book a time on the sign up sheet on the Music Office door in the Bellarine Campus auditorium/sports foyer.
Please ...

Current Year 4 to Year 9 students who wish to audition for Peter Pan may book a time on the sign up sheet on the Music Office door in the Bellarine Campus auditorium/sports foyer.

Please also remember to attend the audition with the signed permission form. Audition information, production rehearsal schedule and expected commitment, has been emailed to students and families. Auditions will be held on Friday November 18th between 11.30am-2.30pm in the band room.

Thank you,

Mrs Calderwood (Director of Performing Arts) and Mrs Gardner (Director of Music)

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Adopt-A-Family
Dear Families, 
Christian College has been involved with the Adopt-a-Family program since its inception in 1992.  In that time we have provided Christmas for over 500 fam...

Adopt-A-Family

Dear Families, 

Christian College has been involved with the Adopt-a-Family program since its inception in 1992.  In that time we have provided Christmas for over 500 families.  This has been a wonderful way for our students to reach out to those who, for a variety of reasons, are less fortunate than themselves.

It truly embodies the principle of Christian giving, where the students will not receive personal thanks for their efforts, rather they will know that they have done something worthwhile for other human beings.

These days the gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening and we, at Christian College, are encouraging our students to develop a sense of social justice, to be prepared to share what they have with others.

As a school community we have been really proud to be involved with the Adopt-a-Family program and its commitment to helping those in need. Every class at Middle school will be allocated a ‘family’ to adopt.  Each student is asked to bring along an item of food for a Christmas hamper, and a small gift for a member of the family.  The students will be allocated the person by their Homeroom teacher.

 

As the supermarkets and shops already have Christmas items in stock, we ask that, if possible, your child could bring along the food item as soon as possible.  Each class teacher will discuss with the students the appropriate goods to fill the hamper.

 

We encourage all students to be involved, however, we understand if you would prefer that your child did not participate.  Please notify your child’s homeroom teacher so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Yours sincerely,                                  

Vicki Hayden                                      
Project Care Co-ordinator

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As part of the Year 9 Drama program this semester, students from the Highton and Bellarine campuses will take part in a joint production to be performed in Term 4. This will form part of ...

As part of the Year 9 Drama program this semester, students from the Highton and Bellarine campuses will take part in a joint production to be performed in Term 4. This will form part of their assessment and constitute a percentage of their grade. Students will be encouraged to take ownership over this event and will work throughout the semester with elements of stagecraft and production, in addition to taking part in group rehearsals.

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 look forward to working with your child in achieving this goal.

The performance details are as follows:

What: A showcase of Year 9 scene work in three theatre styles

Where: Auditorium, Centre for Music, Sport, and Performing Arts, Bellarine Campus 40 Collins Street, Drysdale VIC 3222

When: Tuesday the 15th of November, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Alice Claringbold
Drama Teacher

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A huge thank you to all the Christian College families who have kindly donated a Christmas box to the Sumaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child fundraiser, at the Bellarine Campus.  The...

Operation Christmas Child.

Once again this year the students at Christian College Bellarine supported The Good Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity of the beneficiaries. The shoeboxes packed will very likely be the first gift some children have ever received.

One more box = one more child reached with the unconditional love of God.

We set ourselves the challenge this year to reach out to even more children. This year the total number of boxes that will be sent out to children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift is 166. This is a fantastic result and yet another way our students have demonstrated their generous spirits.

Vika’s Story: A Shoebox Recipient Packs Shoeboxes for Others

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Vika received a shoebox gift while living in an orphanage in Ukraine as a child, and now she packs shoeboxes to send to other children.

"I still remember that feeling of excitement and hope I had when we received our shoeboxes."

"When the teachers gathered us together in our classroom and told us about the gifts we were super excited. I remember that my shoebox had everything purple! I got a little doll, little notebook, toothpaste/toothbrush, soap, colouring book, a letter and a picture of a family. I also received chopsticks, hairbands, hairbrush, pencils, pen candy, and a little soft bear. It was awesome."

"Now it’s been almost 7 years since I started making shoeboxes to send to other children all over the world. I’ve been receiving emails and pictures from a 12-year-old girl in Uganda who got my shoebox last year."

"I can’t describe in words how blessed I am to be a part of this ministry. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like to have no parents, to have nothing. God is an awesome God, and I would like to encourage each one of you to take a little time and make a shoebox. To share hope and love with all these children around the world."

Thank you to those who supported us and donated a box full of gifts for a child. These will be distributed to children in third world countries, prior to Christmas.

Kind regards,
The Project Care Team

 

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Are you available to help with the barn over the summer? We need a team of dedicated families to do summer barn duty. This involves visiting morning and afternoon to feed and water the an...

Are you available to help with the barn over the summer? We need a team of dedicated families to do summer barn duty. This involves visiting morning and afternoon to feed and water the animals. You do not need to have done duty before, and if you are new help is available. it is not difficult, but you will appreciate, with hot weather, we need reliable families to open up before the barn heats up, and close as late as possible.

Please return the attached form to the Bellarine Campus Reception as soon as possible, or email directly to our Barn Coordinator, Sara Mozayyannejad at smozzy72@gmail.com

I would like to thank all those families who have offered there time and efforts to support the Barn during 2016.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus 

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we offer day care, both full-time and part-time options,  alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

 

UPCOMING OPEN DAY

Please register your interest to be notified when we have confirmed dates:
(03) 52413556 

 

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (...

Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

 

Scholarships Available

At CCITL we want to encourage enrolments, particularly from people with values and understanding that we endorse, and who would bring many strengths to our student body. Consequently, on successful enrolment at CCITL in 2017, Christian College Senior School graduates will be offered a scholarship of $4,000 over 4 years to assist in the purchase of text books and/or other expenses, subject to successful progress through the course.

  

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

  • Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees
  • Low staff-student ratios
  • Supportive learning environment
  • A Christian perspective
  • Non-denominational
  • Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct
  • Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW! 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

 

 

 

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The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
This week Penny Edmanson have had the pleasure of prese...

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

This week Penny Edmanson have had the pleasure of presenting certificates to all students who successfully met the requirements of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. These students completed the reading of fifteen age-appropriate books over the period of the Challenge.

 All students in Years 5 and 6 took part, with significant improvements to their reading. Particularly exciting this year was the number of Year 7 students who opted to participate, with fifteen students receiving an award.

 Year 5B were rewarded for their “Best Class Effort” with a pizza party.

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Year 11
The last day of Year 11 Classes are Monday 14th November. Their final assembly is held in the afternoon, at which each departing student is spoken about. The Year 11 students lead...

Year 11

The last day of Year 11 Classes are Monday 14th November. Their final assembly is held in the afternoon, at which each departing student is spoken about. The Year 11 students lead the assembly and it is always a most moving occasion. It marks their transition to Year 12.

I wish to show appreciation for all of the work the Year 11 Co-ordinators, Ms Mandy Calderwood and Ms Georgia Barber, have done for the year. The tireless work is often unseen but is sincerely appreciated. Their ability to truly understand their students is clearly evident and so many have had such good years due to this care.

The Year 11 examinations commence on Tuesday 15th November. We have tried to ensure that these assessments are as close to those in Year 12 so that they may gain the experience.

On Wednesday 16th November the Senior VCAL Transition program commences and there the students will be experiencing team building sessions as well as commencing their studies for the following year. We have several Year 11 VCAL students leaving us at the end of the year due to gaining apprenticeships or traineeships. This is a marvellous result and a credit to the leadership of Ms Kerryn Fearnsides and the teachers in Ms Madi O’Keefe, Ms Kylie O’Brien and Ms Natalie Knite.

The current VCAL class has a waiting list which is testimony to the success of the program.

Year 10

Friday 18th November is the last day of Year 10 classes and their final Service is on Tuesday 22nd November.

Transition Programs

The Year 11 and 12 VCE Transition Program commences on Wednesday 23rd November concluding on the 30th November.

On Wednesday 30th November there is an examination feedback morning and in the afternoon is the Senior School Presentation afternoon at Costa Hall. I hope you are able to attend on this afternoon as the awards shall be given along with farewelling staff and the announcement of the College Captains for 2017. There will also be various performance items that will entertain all.

Year 12 Graduation

The highlight of the Year 12 year is the Graduation Service at Costa Hall and the Graduation Dinner at The Pier on Sunday 20th November. We remind families that all are welcome for the Graduation Service. This is where the students walk across the stage to be presented individually. All Year 12 students are to be in full school winter uniform (blazer and jumper NOT required) with hair tied back and the boys must be clean shaven.

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr Dave Fuller who is a parent and College Board Member, as well as an excellent speaker.

 

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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BORIS, which stands for Building Ongoing Relationships in Schools, is the VCAL Community bus project. Boris will be on show at The Villa throughout the Art Extravaganza this week. It will...

BORIS, which stands for Building Ongoing Relationships in Schools, is the VCAL Community bus project. Boris will be on show at The Villa throughout the Art Extravaganza this week. It will also be visiting Tate Street Primary School next week for the VCAL students to present it to the students there who have been involved throughout this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Phillips, Jane Bailey, Dan Harwood, Trevor Howard, Ian Ballis and the VCAL teachers for their extraordinary contributions in making this project a reality. The generous donations from Cabinet Makers Choice, Fletchers Choices Flooring, Bunnings Waurn Ponds, Total Tools North Geelong and Faggs Mitre 10 have been much appreciated and made the project possible. Boris is an ongoing project and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Tate St Primary School next year. The renovation tasks have enabled rich, integrated and applied learning across the VCAL curriculum.

Kerryn Fearnsides, VET/VCAL Coordinator

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STEM subjects lead to a variety of careers

Becoming a lab scientist or a mathematician could lead you to find a cure for cancer or discover a new galaxy. And by studying engineering or technology, you could create the next generation of smartphone or maybe your own personal robot. But even if studying straight science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects isn’t for you, there’s a growing number of exciting careers that require these skills.

By combining STEM skills with your interests, you can set yourself up for some of the most amazing and in-demand careers, or create an entirely new career.

Research shows that an estimated 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM knowledge and skills. According to a US survey by Career Cast, the top 10 jobs for 2015 were: computer systems analyst, occupational therapist, software engineer, dental hygienist, data scientist, biomedical engineer, statistician, mathematician, audiologist and actuary (mathematical problem solver and strategist).

Many of the industries where STEM skills are required, such as data science and engineering, are also evolving in response to the changing needs of society. This means we don’t really know what the jobs of the future will be. If you combine your passion and skills with STEM, you’re likely to be highly employable. Industries are looking for people with life experience, who’ve travelled, learned a language or done other interesting things. Job ads and employer surveys often mention the importance of communication skills, as well as initiative, energy and the ability to work in a team.

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We warmly invite parents of Year 9 Drama students to attend a showcase of their Drama work this semester this coming Tuesay 15th November.  
As part of the Year 9 Drama program, students ...

We warmly invite parents of Year 9 Drama students to attend a showcase of their Drama work this semester this coming Tuesay 15th November.  

As part of the Year 9 Drama program, students from the Highton and Bellarine campuses will take part in a joint production. 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.  

 

               What: A showcase of Year 9 scene work in three theatre styles

               Where: Auditorium, Bellarine Campus
               When: Tuesday, 15th November, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

               Tea, coffee and dessert provided. 

 

 No RSVP required. We hope to see you there!

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Today is Remembrance Day, the 11th of November. This day marks the 98th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on this day Australians and we as...

Today is Remembrance Day, the 11th of November. This day marks the 98th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year on this day Australians and we as a Middle School Highton, observe one minute’s silence in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

This morning students shared in discussions around the significance of this day and at 11am, led by a bugler, Year 9 student George Ellis, observed a minutes silence in honour of those who served our great nation.

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Christian College acknowledges the performances of all students who competed at the Victorian All Schools Championships. We congratulate Tess Kirsopp Cole on winning the 18yr Girls 400m a...

Christian College acknowledges the performances of all students who competed at the Victorian All Schools Championships. We congratulate Tess Kirsopp Cole on winning the 18yr Girls 400m and placing 3rd in the 200m, Kasey Perkins for placing 2nd in the 14yr Girls 200m Hurdles (missing 1st place by .01second), Georgia Quick on placing 3rd in the 17yr Girls 1500m and Jessica Seller for her 3rd place in the 15yr Girls Pole Vault.

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we offer day care, both full-time and part-time options,  alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

 

UPCOMING OPEN DAY

Please register your interest to be notified when we have confirmed dates:
(03) 52413556 

 

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Year 6 students are buzzing with excitement as they enter into the final week of preparation for Market Day, Friday 18th November. Tasked with the challenge to design and market a stall t...

Year 6 students are buzzing with excitement as they enter into the final week of preparation for Market Day, Friday 18th November. Tasked with the challenge to design and market a stall to sell products or services, they have certainly risen to the challenge! In preparation for next week, students heard from guest speakers from a variety of Geelong business sectors including Hannah Pearson (Cotton On), Jake Munday (Bronx Pressed Juices and Pearly Whites), Kerrie Reid (Offspring Project) and Glen McKeeman and Scott Elliss (Christian College). The students are now eager to apply the ‘tricks of the trade’ learnt from the presenters in the hope to make a profit from their stall, with all proceeds being donated to The Fred Hollows Foundation.

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we offer day care, both full-time and part-time options,  alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

 

UPCOMING OPEN DAY

Please register your interest to be notified when we have confirmed dates:
(03) 52413556 

 

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong C...

Modelled on the successful and innovative programs at ‘Williams House’ Kindergarten, Christian College is excited to announce that the same opportunities will be accessible to Armstrong Creek and Surf Coast families in 2017.  ‘Butterfield House’ is preparing to open its doors for local pre-schoolers and families of this region in 2017, providing for both general community access, and for children transitioning to the Christian College Surf Coast Campus in 2018 and beyond.

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we offer day care, both full-time and part-time options,  alongside our preschool programs from 2017.

 

UPCOMING OPEN DAY

Please register your interest to be notified when we have confirmed dates:
(03) 52413556 

 

Prekinder | Preschool | Day Care

The core of our approach to early learning is this:

- valuing personal connections,

- valuing wonder and

- valuing personal discovery.

All of these aspects are approached through a context of community and play, beautiful and thoughtfully presented environments, and generous access to outdoor spaces, including a bush kinder model.

Extensive plans are being activated to create a centre that includes the appointment of highly qualified and experienced staff. Also, the highest standards of physical spaces, such as easy ‘indoor/outdoor’ access, ample natural light, a heavy emphasis on the use of natural materials, and, the development of impressive gardens and outdoor discovery areas.

Help us spread the word to friends and family who may be interested in enrolling!

For more information:
(03) 52413556 
kinder@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (...

Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

 

Scholarships Available

At CCITL we want to encourage enrolments, particularly from people with values and understanding that we endorse, and who would bring many strengths to our student body. Consequently, on successful enrolment at CCITL in 2017, Christian College Senior School graduates will be offered a scholarship of $4,000 over 4 years to assist in the purchase of text books and/or other expenses, subject to successful progress through the course.

  

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

  • Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees
  • Low staff-student ratios
  • Supportive learning environment
  • A Christian perspective
  • Non-denominational
  • Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct
  • Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW! 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

 

 

 

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Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (...

Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

 

Scholarships Available

At CCITL we want to encourage enrolments, particularly from people with values and understanding that we endorse, and who would bring many strengths to our student body. Consequently, on successful enrolment at CCITL in 2017, Christian College Senior School graduates will be offered a scholarship of $4,000 over 4 years to assist in the purchase of text books and/or other expenses, subject to successful progress through the course.

  

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

  • Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees
  • Low staff-student ratios
  • Supportive learning environment
  • A Christian perspective
  • Non-denominational
  • Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct
  • Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW! 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

 

 

 

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Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!
Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (...

Choose a career that changes lives…become a teacher!

Education needs professional, passionate, relational and transformative teachers. Christian College Institute of Teaching & Learning (CCITL) in Geelong is assisting this need with its Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees through a partnership that has been established with Tabor College of Higher Education.

 

Scholarships Available

At CCITL we want to encourage enrolments, particularly from people with values and understanding that we endorse, and who would bring many strengths to our student body. Consequently, on successful enrolment at CCITL in 2017, Christian College Senior School graduates will be offered a scholarship of $4,000 over 4 years to assist in the purchase of text books and/or other expenses, subject to successful progress through the course.

  

CCITL commenced in 2016 and as a new institute of higher learning, it is unique. It has a small, intimate environment and low staff-student ratios to ensure that you get individual attention and become well acquainted with faculty, staff and peers. The timing and amount of practicum placement, where you have the opportunity to combine theory with practice, is a key difference between CCITL degrees and those of other educational institutions.

  • Offering fully accredited and recognised degrees
  • Low staff-student ratios
  • Supportive learning environment
  • A Christian perspective
  • Non-denominational
  • Located within the Geelong Tertiary Precinct
  • Boarding accommodation available

ENROL NOW! 

125 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, VIC.

www.ccitl.com.au

 

 

 

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Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.
Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Seni...

Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.

Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Senior Art, Technology & Design Centre to admire and browse the artwork that was on display. The opening night also featured a fashion show for students to showcase their textile creations. The Senior School House Competition, Wearable Art costumes were also on display which was a crowd highlight.

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza is now on until Saturday November 12th at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. Thousands of pieces of artwork are exhibited and we invite the College community and public to go and visit during the following hours:

Friday 11th November: 1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November: 12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

 

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Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.
Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Seni...

Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.

Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Senior Art, Technology & Design Centre to admire and browse the artwork that was on display. The opening night also featured a fashion show for students to showcase their textile creations. The Senior School House Competition, Wearable Art costumes were also on display which was a crowd highlight.

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza is now on until Saturday November 12th at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. Thousands of pieces of artwork are exhibited and we invite the College community and public to go and visit during the following hours:

Friday 11th November: 1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November: 12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

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Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.
Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Seni...

Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.

Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Senior Art, Technology & Design Centre to admire and browse the artwork that was on display. The opening night also featured a fashion show for students to showcase their textile creations. The Senior School House Competition, Wearable Art costumes were also on display which was a crowd highlight.

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza is now on until Saturday November 12th at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. Thousands of pieces of artwork are exhibited and we invite the College community and public to go and visit during the following hours:

Friday 11th November: 1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November: 12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

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Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.
Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Seni...

Christian College was proud to officially open the 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza, November 9th at the ‘Villa Paloma’.

Hundreds of families, staff and students packed the Senior Art, Technology & Design Centre to admire and browse the artwork that was on display. The opening night also featured a fashion show for students to showcase their textile creations. The Senior School House Competition, Wearable Art costumes were also on display which was a crowd highlight.

The 2016 Art, Technology & Design Extravaganza is now on until Saturday November 12th at the ‘Villa Paloma’ Art, Technology & Design Centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds. Thousands of pieces of artwork are exhibited and we invite the College community and public to go and visit during the following hours:

Friday 11th November: 1 – 5 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Saturday 12th November: 12 – 4 pm Exhibition Open

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

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This term the Student Representative Council has been participating in a Leadership Program. The program was run by the Year 9 General Prefects and held each Monday at lunch time. The a...

 

This term the Student Representative Council has been participating in a Leadership Program. The program was run by the Year 9 General Prefects and held each Monday at lunch time. The aim of this time was to equip the SRC group with greater knowledge and skills of what leadership is and how to be a successful leader. It included workshops on collaboration, public speaking and different types of leaders. Each workshop had both a theory element and a hands on activity.

 

The responsibility and enthusiasm shown by each student throughout the leadership workshops was very impressive and there is no doubt that they got a lot out of this experience. Particularly understanding how they can continue to lead with or without a leadership badge as a good leader is someone who continually emits our Colleges values of love, faith, hope, truth and grace.

 

I look forward to watching them continue to lead by example in the future.

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Please note the following information for our students returning next year. Year 12 - Monday 30th January  Year 12 students and Year 11 students studying a Unit 3 subject are to attend on...

Please note the following information for our students returning next year.
Year 12 - Monday 30th January 
Year 12 students and Year 11 students studying a Unit 3 subject are to attend on this day. You are to be at school from 9.00am through to 1.00pm and in that time you will have 30 minutes with each of your teachers. In that time, the work set for between Transition and the return will be checked. Click here for the day’s schedule. School uniform is required on this day but College buses will NOT be operating, students will need to make their own arrangement to get to the campus.

Year 10 & 11 - Tuesday 31st January
All Senior School students are to attend and all studies commence on this day. Full summer uniform is to be worn and buses will be running.

This day commences at the Middle School campus for the Senior School Commencement Service and students need to be there by 8.45am. From there the whole student body will walk back to the campus and then take part in House Group, followed by lessons.

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