This time of the year can be a time of remembering and celebrating some special memories. With Remembrance Day celebrated last Friday our thoughts turned to those special men and women  w...

Memories

This time of the year can be a time of remembering and celebrating some special memories. With 'Remembrance Day' celebrated last Friday, our thoughts turned to those special men and women who have served and sacrificed themselves for the freedom and protection we have today; and who continue to help preserve this freedom into the future.

Likewise, with Orientation Day held last week, it is quite natural for students, teachers and parents to look back over this year or even previous years celebrating the growth and progress that each child has made. This is very true of our Year 4 students who will be transitioning from Junior School to Middle School or other places - or even our Williams House children moving into Junior School.

Special memories are times when teachers and parents experience great joy in seeing and celebrating the development exhibited by students, either academically, socially or emotionally. Our Year 2B class focused on these themes in their recent assembly last Tuesday afternoon.

Even though my own girls are now in their mid-20’s and early 30’s, I often reminisce about recent family events and special times in the past. These occasions are great to recall and, with a little grandson now a part of the family, the memories and special times continue.

Not all memories or experiences are happy or easy to navigate through, however, and sometimes - in looking back - things can seem better than they really were. Even in difficult times, though, character and a deeper love can grow. This is where it is so helpful to be able to express our deep hurt to sympathetic family members and friends rather than keeping it to ourselves.

Please know the door is always open to families here at Junior School, and to support in times of need. This community’s generosity towards one another is a precious treasure when difficult times occur. We have a special community here at Junior School, based around sharing the love God has for us with the students and families in our care.

As well as looking back into the past, it is important to look forward and embrace all that life holds. New situations and adventures will create new memories, some good, some more difficult. However, amongst it all, we have a Heavenly Father who know us personally, who is there to celebrate life with us, and to be there in our times of deepest need.

Psalm 139: 1-3

 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.

 

Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School Campus

Exams

The VCE examinations are well under way and some students have already completed their required assessments. We have been very happy with the way the students have approached them.

The Library has been very busy with some students teaching others the finer points of their subject. The Year 11 examinations commenced this week, and we should thank the students for preparing for them. It is excellent preparation for the final examinations.

The teachers have been working hard to ensure the examinations are a fair reflection on the semester’s work. On Wednesday, 29th November there will be an opportunity for students in Year 10 and 11 to receive their examination papers back so they can see where they succeeded and the areas for further consideration.

The Year 10 examinations are next week, with their final classes being today.

The Art Show

Opening Night is tonight and it is one of the real highlights of the year. Work on display from students range from Prep to Year 12, and no other school would have such a collection. The students are very excited about the event and have been working hard to ensure each and every aspect is perfect.

An interesting point is that students in the Textiles area can have another student model their work in the parade. This experience by itself is exceptional, and certainly represents 'The Learning That Matters'.

Year 12 Graduation

Next week is one of the busiest of the year, preparing for the Year 12 Graduation at Costa Hall in the afternoon, and then the dinner at The Pier. The Graduation ceremony is open to all and tickets are not required. It is an afternoon in which all staff from all Campuses are there to help celebrate the graduation of the Year 12 students. This formal ceremony is one students will always remember.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School Campus

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Mikayla Krivohlavek from Year 4D decided whilst watching television that she had seen enough gambling advertisements and thought it was time she took matters into her own hands and did so...

Mikayla Krivohlavek from Year 4D decided while watching TV that she had seen enough gambling advertisements and thought it was time she took matters into her own hands and do something about it!

To this end, Mikayla wrote a letter to the Victorian Premier, Mr Daniel Andrews, urging him change the law so that gambling ads would only appear on TV late into the night. Mikayla’s letter led to an interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on his morning program, and further interviews with several news organisations.

We are very proud of Mikayla and the maturity she has displayed in her attempt to make contact with Mr Andrews in order to see a change in the law for the greater benefit of many in our community. This is a great example of one of our students doing 'Good Work'.

Both the letter and interview link are attached.

https://www.3aw.com.au/young-girl-concerned-by-gambling-commercials-writes-to-daniel-andrews/

 

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

On Friday evening, the 10th November, India Lewis attended a presentation evening in Melbourne for the announcement of the NAILA or National Australia Indonesia Language Awards for 2017. ...

On Friday, 10th November, India Lewis attended a presentation evening in Melbourne for the announcement of the National Australia Indonesian Language Awards (NAILA) for 2017.

This competition features entrants from around Australia in different categories who perform a speech on a wide variety of topics. India had previously written and recorded her speech before sending it to a VIP judging panel to consider against other Year 7 and 8 students from across the country.

The strength of India’s speech meant she received first place in the Junior School (Year 7 to 8) category. On the night, India’s speech was presented in front of a large audience.

She received a substantial monetary prize, certificate and the opportunity to participate in the awards ceremony, meeting several high-profile people in the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia. She received her award from Dewi Savitri Wahab, the Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia – Victoria and Tasmania.

Congratulations India on this wonderful achievement!

 

Tom McKenzie

LOTE teacher 

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Even as we hurtle toward the end of the school year, we have started a new learning investigation into light and sound with our Integrated Studies topic “Let there be light!" With only we...

Even as we hurtle toward the end of the school year, we have started a new learning investigation into light and sound with our Integrated Studies topic 'Let There Be Light!'

With only weeks to go until we finish Year 1, we are not slowing down and invited the famous Professor Bunsen to visit for a day of experiments in The Chapel. Many of our wonderings were answered by watching some of his thrilling demonstrations about Physics concepts, such as how light and sound travel and the amazing light spectrum.

Professor Bunsen’s show allowed us to make meaningful connections to our prior knowledge and then focus on new areas of interest for some collaborative group investigations. We also came away with many new questions to investigate during 'Genius Hour' in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned as our budding physicists make new and important discoveries that they will love to share with you at home, too.

 

Anna Daley

Year 1M Teacher

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Over two weeks, seventy Year 10 students have undertaken a journey through the Barmah Forest near Echuca to conclude their study of inland river environments, which has been a significant...

Over two weeks, 70 Year 10 students have undertaken a journey through the Barmah Forest near Echuca to conclude their study of inland river environments, which has been a significant focus of this semester in Outdoor Education.

The Barmah trip involves the students and staff traveling self-sufficiently for three days through the forest, both on foot and with canoes, along the Murray River. Goulburn-Murray Water have flooded sections of the forest in line with the historic, but controversial, Murray-Darling Basin Plan to provide the water that the red gum forest ecosystem requires to flourish.

The forest really was alive with growth and activity, and we were fortunate to spot a wide variety of animals including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, owls, emus, goannas, echidnas, snakes, and many species of birds including Sacred Kingfishers, Wedge-tailed Eagles and Nankeen Night Herons. Of particular note were the close encounters with brumbies which, although they are a feral species in that environment, are majestic to observe running wild.

For a bushwalker, though, the flooded forest meant wet feet, muddy socks and very difficult navigation – all challenges the students accepted and overcame with persistence and good humour. These trips were true highlights of our year and we want to thank all the Year 10 Outdoor Education students for their enthusiasm and for creating such great memories for each other.

 

Mr David Evans, Mrs Jane Smith, Mr Louis Gross and Miss Holly Randall

Outdoor Education Teachers

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In Years 3 and 4 we have been considering how we can look after the environment. We did an experiment with helium balloons that drifted up to the ceiling. The balloons represent our carbo...

In Years 3 and 4, we have been considering how we can look after the environment. We did an experiment with helium balloons that drifted up to the ceiling.

The balloons represent our 'carbon footprint'. Some of the items we looked at included a car, a washing machine, a computer, a vacuum cleaner and a TV. Then we put our mathematician hats on to work out how many balloons represent each item.

Each balloon represents 50 grams of carbon dioxide. There were over 100 balloons on our ceiling to show one person’s average usage in a day. Imagine how many balloons will be produced throughout the whole world if we don’t reduce our usage!

We were surprised at how many balloons we make, especially from a single car. We are considering ways to lessen our footprint on Earth, for example, by turning the lights off when we are not using them or riding a bike to school instead of driving.

 

Milly, Everest, Heidi and Isla
Year 3 Students

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This week, the Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and faculty. The event showcased Elizabethan, Greek and Ep...

This week, the Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine Campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and the Faculty.

The event showcased 'Elizabethan', 'Greek' and 'Epic' theatre styles through excerpts from four different plays, and it was a fantastic opportunity to foster a cross-Campus community within the Performing Arts. Students and teachers collaborated to direct and perform work in each of these styles broadening their performance skills and understanding of theatre as a whole.

The performers were encouraged throughout to take ownership of this event, working with elements of stagecraft and production, as well as participating in group rehearsals. Each style required different skills and presented different challenges and the students certainly rose to them!

The night was a resounding success and we thank those who came along to celebrate the talent of our Year 9 students before they graduate from their respective Campuses. Congratulations to the students involved!

 

Mrs Michaela Gregory

Drama Teacher

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As you may be aware, the Adopt-a- Family program is not running this year. We have been involved with the program since its inception, and wish to continue with our students helping those...

As you may be aware, the 'Adopt A Family' program is not running this year.

We have been involved with the program since its inception, and we wish to continue with our students helping those less fortunate in our local community to have a happy time at Christmas. As such, we would ask the students to bring along items of Christmas food, rather than gifts this year. 

If each child brings two or three items, this should mean that each Homeroom will be able to create a generous hamper to be distributed by the different charitable organisations to families in Geelong. We would ask that food items are not home-made and are non perishable.

Examples:

Food items - chocolates, fruit juice, soft drinks, fruit cake, lollies, dry biscuits or crackers, pudding, tinned fruit, chips, pretzels, tinned vegetables, tinned tuna or salmon.

Other - Christmas tablecloth and napkins, advent calendars, bonbons.

Students may begin bringing these items in as of Monday, 20th November, with the hampers being finalised by Monday, 4th December. Thank you in anticipation.

 

Vicki Hayden

Project Care

                                

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The faithful band of Year 5 students recently completed their last testing and assessment of the site at Peppermint Grove for 2017. As we viewed the year’s data, the students reflected on...

A group of Year 5 students recently completed their last testing and assessment of the site at Peppermint Grove for 2017.

As we viewed the year’s data, the students reflected on their contributions.

Alex – I enjoyed sampling the water and testing it for pH, turbidity, electrical conductivity and reactive phosphorus. It was also great to occasionally leave the Campus grounds and do something worthwhile with my friends.

Oscar – I enjoyed going out of the Campus grounds at Lunch with my friends to test the water at Peppermint Grove. It is important to keep the habitat and water healthy for the fish.

Tane – I enjoyed taking photos and picking up rubbish because it was fun going out of the Campus with my mates.

Harry – I found it very interesting that the ratings went from 'good' to 'very good' to 'excellent' at different times of the year. Then it dropped again. The water was healthiest in July. It was quite brown when there was not much water in the pond. Looking back over the whole year, Peppermint Grove was rated 'very good'.

Caitlin – I enjoyed going to Peppermint Grove to help the environment by doing the water testing and taking photos of the habitat.

Ally – It was interesting when I found tadpoles in October. I liked going in the water because I could see different plants, and the water was different colours at different times of the year. I liked hanging out with my best friends Naomi and Caitlin and others.

Naomi – I only went a couple of times, but I liked picking up the rubbish. The main kind of rubbish was chip packets. People should put their rubbish in the bin because it gets stuck in the drain and damages the habitat for the animals and plants.

It was a pleasure taking such a keen group 'out of the Campus grounds', which was clearly a highlight. The students gained new skills in measuring chemical and physical properties of water, and acquired special scientific vocabulary to match.

The group has definitely continued the legacy of Christian College’s commitment to monitoring the local waterway, on behalf of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.

 

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator 

 

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Play based investigation sessions allow our Preps to engage in open ended, exploratory and creative play, which provides real, relevant and meaningful learning opportunities! As the Preps...

Play based investigation sessions allow our Preps to engage in open-ended, exploratory and creative play, which provides real, relevant and meaningful learning opportunities!

As the Preps develop Literacy and Numeracy skills throughout the year, these become more embedded and emergent throughout their play. Children develop knowledge and understandings through hands on creating.

Therefore, construction experiences form an integral part of our play based investigation sessions. The use of tools, building and constructing, taking responsibility, planning, designing and linking creations to Literacy and Numeracy are some of the skills developed.

Fine motor skills, as they manipulate objects and loose parts, oral language, as they work alongside each other, problem-solving, perseverance and lateral thinking are all promoted during construction experiences.

 

Claire Tucker

Prep R Classroom Teacher

 

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.SEQ...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.
SEQTA did inadvertently turn on the ‘app’ links on our site prior to us being notified, which is why some parents may have seen the options regarding the SEQTA Engage app and attempted to gain access. This access would have flagged as an error at present.

The reason we have not yet enabled the app is to allow time for our IT department to complete our due diligence, and to investigate and address any potential security issues that the SEQTA app may expose to our community.

The College is excited by the release of the SEQTA app, and is keen to implement it as soon as possible, which we will do as soon as we have completed testing and have been assured by SEQTA of the security of the data accessed by the app.

We apologise for any confusion this has caused for those parents who attempted to access the app. Once released, we will notify all parents of the functionality and provide instructions on how to use the app, which has some wonderful tools and improves efficiency.

Regards,

Scott Elliss
Vice Principal

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On Thursday, the Year 9 Principles of Training class had the opportunity to attend the Victorian Bioscience Education Centre. Throughout the session they learnt about and experienced th...

On Thursday, the Year 9 'Principles of Training' class had the opportunity to attend the Victorian BioScience Education Centre.

Throughout the session, the students learnt about and experienced the acute physiological responses to exercise. Students completed experiments that involved measuring heart rate, skin temperature and respiration while completing exercise.

During the experiments, students were able to observe the immediate responses on iPads and later were able to compare and analyse their data.

 

Renee Garing
Sport Coordinator

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We had a terrific morning of networking and hands on STEM activities with entrepreneurial women in science and technology in Geelong. Leanne Collins, Director of The Geelong Tech School w...

We had a terrific morning of networking and hands-on STEM activities with entrepreneurial women in Science and Technology in Geelong.

Leanne Collins, Director of The Geelong Tech School, which opens mid-2018, orchestrated the day at The Gordon. Our Year 8 and 9 students met and worked with 2012 'Young Australian of the Year' Marita Cheng.

Her story was amazing in how she kept changing direction in her work, and persisting despite knockback after knockback of her ideas. Ultimately, it became apparent that her 'modus operandi' was to seek need in society and innovate through engineering to meet those needs. The students were inspired by her ingenuity and grit.

These are some of the reflections of the girls who attended the STEM sessions: 

Jo Hall - Marita's chat was inspirational. We also got to listen to other people's stories about how they came to their current position. No one had a straight 'path'. They all followed their passion. 

Serena El-Hage – I thought it was amazing that kids got to design apps for the 'Upstart Challenge'. One idea that did well was Swimming goggles, which teenage girls designed with a 'lap counter' inside.

Alaina Peacock – I liked making music out of foil and household objects, some recycled. This was based on learning coding and using an electronic circuit. We learnt everything and could play 'Jingle Bells' in just one hour.

Rachel Molent – The quote that appealed to me was “need drives innovation”. It made sense. I was also inspired by Marita, who used her talents to help other people.

Kimi Seok-Nguyen - Integrating subjects such as Music and Electronics and Coding was really cool. It was fun making something that used all these skills.

Mikayla Sargison-Mcleod – I thought it was great that just about all the STEM speakers today used their engineering skills to help people.

Ella Jones - I want to help people. So I really liked the app that Marita Cheng designed, called 'Aipoly' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMdct-5bERQ. It was invented so blind people could use the visual recognition app to say the name of the objects and colours that it scans. It's 'real time' and does not need the internet.

By inspiring these young women in the STEM field, it is hoped that Christian College will have takers for the special STEM projects at the new Geelong Tech School next year. The skills developed through these collaborative projects will be useful lifelong skills for those jobs that have not even been 'invented' yet!

 

Deb Singleton
Science Coordinator

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Yr 11 VCAL 
From Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th of November the Year 11 VCAL students attended a three day camp at the Back Creek Farm. 
The focus of this camp was for the students to put int...

From Monday, 6th November to Wednesday, 8th November, the Year 11 VCAL students attended a three-day camp at the Back Creek Farm. 

The focus of this Camp was for the students to display the skills and knowledge they have developed throughout the VCAL program this year. The students worked together to support each other in a variety of tasks from milking, harvesting, fencing and meal preparation.

It was great to see them put into action the skills they have learnt and it was a fabulous opportunity to see students out of the classroom and in a work environment. Both staff and students came away from the Camp with a positive experience and a range of new skills and knowledge.

Opportunities like this help support the VCAL program to provide vital skills for life after school in preparation for Apprenticeships, Traineeships, full-time employment or, in some cases, further studies. 

 

Mrs Kylie O'Brian and Mr Mark Naylor

Year 11 VCAL Teachers

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What a fantastic camp Ferngully camp was. Situated in the picturesque township of Healesville the year 4 students spent three adventure filled days engaged in a number of challenging and ...

What a fantastic time we had at Ferngully Lodge Camp.

Situated in the picturesque township of Healesville, the Year 4 students spent three adventure-filled days engaged in a number of challenging and exciting Camp activities. Swimming, high ropes course, giant swing and group initiative games were just a few of the activities on offer.

Thank you to all the staff and parent helpers involved for making this a truly amazing experience for our Year 4 students.

 

Mark Foran

Year 3 and 4 Level Coordinator

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This week, the Year 9 Principles of Training class was given the opportunity to explore sports science in the real world. They were able to investigate how the body responds to exercise. ...

This week, the Year 9 'Principles of Training' class was given the opportunity to explore sports science in the real world.

They were able to investigate how the body responds to exercise. The students were able to get into the laboratory and test each other, looking at skin temperature, heart rate and breathing rates to discover for themselves the acute responses to exercise.

They were also introduced to several career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The students enjoyed themselves, and were even able to test their own reaction times, using some excellent and expensive equipment.

A great day was had by all.

 

Mr Andrew Tucker        
Physical Education and Sport Coordinator

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This week we had an opportunity to take a group of year 8 girls to a STEM event ran at the Gordon. The day was aimed at providing girls with knowledge and experiences about the careers ...

This week we had an opportunity to take a group of Year 8 girls to a 'STEM' event at The Gordon.

The day was aimed at providing girls with knowledge and experiences about the careers options that STEM pathways provide. The students heard stories from entrepreneurial females in a range of STEM fields.

Their stories were inspirational and provided students with an insight into the wide variety of STEM roles. They also had the chance to meet and work alongside Marita Cheng, the winner of the 2012 'Young Australian of the Year'.

The day also involved some hands-on activities. Half of the group collaborated to design and create an artificial limb, using only a set of basic materials. These limbs were then tested in races between the different design teams.

This was a thoroughly engaging activity and showed students the real benefits engineering projects can bring to people's lives day-to-day.  

  

Victoria Corkin

Science and Maths Teacher

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Every November at Junior School, the Year 2 classes make sushi as a part of our Japanese Food topic. We are very lucky to have some excellent sushi making experts led by Shizue Nakayama. ...

Every November at Junior School, the Year 2 classes make Sushi as part of our Japanese Food topic.

We are very lucky to have some excellent Sushi-making experts led by Shizue Nakayama. The students were able to choose from chicken, tuna, lettuce and carrot. They learnt how to roll the Sushi using the bamboo mat and how to make sure the nori sticks together so all the ingredients don’t fall out!

Many children ate their Sushi straight away, as it looked so delicious. Some took it home to share with parents and siblings. There was lots of laughing, smiling and eating going on in the canteen this Monday.

We will also be having a green tea 'Ocha' tasting day coming up at the end of term, where students get to try a variety of Ocha-flavoured foods.

 

Katya Chaney

LOTE Teacher

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Important links for future events for Year 12 students:
VTAC Offers:  this link leads to information outlining how and when offers are made. It provides some guidance on what to do if yo...

Important Links for Future Events for Year 12 Students:

VTAC Offers: This link leads to information outlining how and when Offers are made. It provides some guidance on what to do if you do not get an Offer, or if you miss out on the Offer you want.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/results-offers/offers.html

Changing Your Course Preferences: It is easy to add or remove courses on our Preference list. This link outlines the 'when, where and how' of changing our course Preferences.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/applying/courses/cop.html

Scholarship Offers: Most institutions will notify successful scholarship applicants via the VTAC user account. This link provides information about when and how scholarships are offered throughout the year.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships/offers.html

Deferment Policies: Not all institutions offer deferment. The link allows for a check on whether institutions offer deferment and instructions on how to defer.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/courses-inst/institutions/deferment.html

Enrolment Policies: Instructions on how to enrol will be in your Offer message. The link allows you to read some general information about the institution’s enrolment procedure.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/courses-inst/institutions/enrolment.html

Important Dates:  Change of Preference – VCE Results and ATAR – Offers emailed to applicants.

Results and Offers: How you will receive your ATAR and Offers for courses and scholarships.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/results-offers.html

Year 12 Results & Getting Your Offer: Explains how to get your ATAR.

http://www.vtac.edu.au/results-offers/y12-atar.html

Change of Preference Information Sessions:  Links to various institutions from where you can search for Information Session dates and times should you wish to explore changing Preferences after ATAR results. This document references the important fact that it is only a guideline, and contact should be made with individual institutions to confirm dates for Change of Preference Information Sessions.

Please click here for important dates and information on a number of VTAC processes that will occur between receiving ATAR results and Offers of places of study in 2018. 

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here for the Weekly Career News.  

This week highlighted:

  • Where you can study physiotherapy, chiropractic, and osteopathy
  • Summer intensives and courses at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
  • 11 surprising jobs you can pursue in the entertainment and music industries
  • Career pathways in natural health (e.g. acupuncture, naturopathy)
  • Endeavour College of Natural Health Scholarships - closing soon
  • Passionate about agriculture? Join The University of Melbourne Pre-Ag Club
  • Sign up to receive newsletters for prospective students from three universities
  • Revolutionary new first-year learning model at Victoria University
  • RMIT Online coding and app development short courses for secondary students
  • Robertson Scholars Leadership Program - apply to study in the US
  • Follow the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne College of Music blog - ‘Precinct’
  • Have you considered studying hotel management?
  • Work experience at the Australian Defence Force
  • 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 to 12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are now available on the Parent Portal. Attached to this article is some additional general information for your reference. 

Second-Hand Process:

The school subscribes to the 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 on 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, while also stating that the text is not available until a certain date.

  • Register with the Sustainable School Shop at sustainableschoolshop.com.au
  • Nominate our College 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 College with an online ordering service. Ordering is fast, secure and convenient. Just visit OfficeMaxSchools.com.au as per provided instructions.

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The Year 9 Bellarine Food Technology students held a Pop Up Café for the Middle School students on Monday November 13. The menu for this particular café was fantastic and the students dis...

The Year 9 Bellarine 'Food Technology' students held a 'Pop Up Café' for the Middle School students on Monday, 13th November.

The menu for this particular Café was fantastic, and the students displayed great teamwork to ensure quality, delicious food was served. The menu consisted of the following:

Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls with Home-made Chutney and Slaw

Slow-cooked Lamb Kebabs with Garlic Sauce

Chicken and Vegetable Pearl Cous-Cous Salad

A variety of flavoured Smoothie Bowls

The students utilised the design process to investigate and ensure the food included in-season produce, minimal sugar and supported sustainability in their designs. 

 

Mrs Sally Gray
Food Technology Teacher

 

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This term in year 3, we have been reading the book ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio during our morning devotion time. The story talks of a young boy and his journey with facial abnormalities as ...

This term in Year 3, we have been reading the book ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio during our morning devotion time.

The story talks of a young boy and his journey with facial abnormalities, as he begins full-time school for the first time in Year 5. The text has provided wonderful, enriching conversations about bullying, judgement, friendship, kindness and facing adversity with a positive attitude, all of which integrate beautifully into our College values and the MYTERN program.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed following this journey, and it has been lovely to see the positive influence the story has had on our Year 3 students - as they transfer these values into their day-to-day activities in the classroom and schoolyard.

 

Paige Karamatic
3B Teacher

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This is an opportunity to interview a professional in a field of interest to you.  It is open to students from Year 9 through to Year 11.
 
VTAC is the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Ce...

This is an opportunity to interview a professional in a field of interest to you. It is open to students from Year 9 through to Year 11.

VTAC is the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. It is the primary source of information relating to further study after school, and one which you will all be using at some stage of your future Senior School time.

Selected students are paired with '30-Minute Mentors' and, over a half-hour conference call, they can ask questions about their Mentor’s industry. Questions might relate to day-to-day aspects of the industry, career pathways, salaries and lifestyle considerations. VTAC records the interview and writes up an edited version for the 'VTAC Mag'.

The mentors over the past two years have worked in Psychology, Photography, Pathology, Race Car Engineering, Dietetics, e-Commerce, and Humanitarianism. All of the students who participated had great questions and got a lot out of the experience; a copy of last year’s '30-Minute Mentor' section is attached. 

Please email the Careers Staff if you are interested in finding out more. We have a website for you to reply to and a link to a copy of last year’s information.

You need to apply and provide a response to a number of different areas concerning your particular field of interest. The deadline for submissions to VTAC is Monday, December 4 by  5pm

Contact the Careers Staff:

Mrs Robyn Smith                             -                              r.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au

Mrs Bec Bromilow                           -                              b.bromilow@ccg.vic.edu.au

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This week, the Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and faculty. The event showcased Elizabethan, Greek and Ep...

This week, the Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine Campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and the Faculty.

The event showcased 'Elizabethan', 'Greek' and 'Epic' theatre styles through 16 excerpts from four different plays, and it was a fantastic opportunity to foster a cross-Campus community within the Performing Arts. Students and teachers collaborated to direct and perform work in each of these styles, broadening their performance skills and understanding of theatre as a whole.

The performers were encouraged throughout to take ownership of this event, working with elements of stagecraft and production, as well as participating in group rehearsals. Each style required different skills and presented different challenges and the students certainly rose to them!

The night was a resounding success, and we thank those who came along to celebrate the talent of our Year 9 students before they graduate from their respective Campuses. We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who volunteered their time to help us on the night.

Congratulations to all involved!

 

Mrs Victoria Kent and Mrs Michaela Gregory
Drama Teachers

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

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

The following full-time positions commence December, 2017.
Successful applicants will possess a sound knowledge of Microsoft application, particularly Word, exceptional administrative, organisational and communication skills.

RECEPTIONIST: SURF COAST CAMPUS
Based at the new Christian College Surf Coast Campus in Torquay.

RECEPTIONIST: KINDERGARTEN & DAY CARE
Based at Williams House Kindergarten in Belmont. Experience in child care management systems is preferred.

Position descriptions can be found on the College website: christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
CEO Executive Assistant
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 27th November, 2017

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.SEQ...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.
SEQTA did inadvertently turn on the ‘app’ links on our site prior to us being notified, which is why some parents may have seen the options regarding the SEQTA Engage app and attempted to gain access. This access would have flagged as an error at present.

The reason we have not yet enabled the app is to allow time for our IT department to complete our due diligence, and to investigate and address any potential security issues that the SEQTA app may expose to our community.

The College is excited by the release of the SEQTA app, and is keen to implement it as soon as possible, which we will do as soon as we have completed testing and have been assured by SEQTA of the security of the data accessed by the app.

We apologise for any confusion this has caused for those parents who attempted to access the app. Once released, we will notify all parents of the functionality and provide instructions on how to use the app, which has some wonderful tools and improves efficiency.

Regards,

Scott Elliss
Vice Principal

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.SEQ...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.
SEQTA did inadvertently turn on the ‘app’ links on our site prior to us being notified, which is why some parents may have seen the options regarding the SEQTA Engage app and attempted to gain access. This access would have flagged as an error at present.

The reason we have not yet enabled the app is to allow time for our IT department to complete our due diligence, and to investigate and address any potential security issues that the SEQTA app may expose to our community.

The College is excited by the release of the SEQTA app, and is keen to implement it as soon as possible, which we will do as soon as we have completed testing and have been assured by SEQTA of the security of the data accessed by the app.

We apologise for any confusion this has caused for those parents who attempted to access the app. Once released, we will notify all parents of the functionality and provide instructions on how to use the app, which has some wonderful tools and improves efficiency.

Regards,

Scott Elliss
Vice Principal

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This week saw our Novice Concert Band head to Melbourne to be a part of the Victorian School’s Music Festival. It was a rich and exciting experience for the students and they conducted th...

This week our Novice Concert Band went to Melbourne to be a part of the 'Victorian School Music Festival'.

It was a rich and exciting experience for the students and they conducted themselves beautifully. Being able to play in a world class area among other musicians is something we hope they will cherish, as they move forward on their musical journey.

On Wednesday and Thursday nights, we hosted the cross-Campus Guitar and Drum nights. With around 20 students performing each night from all year levels, it was a great celebration of music and passion in our College.

Students as young as Prep wowed audiences with their skills, while the experienced students from Senior School were able to share advanced exam pieces with the audience and provide a snapshot of what may be to come for the other students.

 

Sharon Huber
Music Coordinator

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Walk or run 12km, 6km - or for children aged three to 14 - you can opt for the 1km run!
This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and soci...

Walk or run 12km, 6km - or for children aged three to 14 - you can opt for the 1km run!

This is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fun, active and social day out, all for a wonderful local cause. The more entries registered with Christian College Geelong, the greater opportunity we have to further benefit other children in need.

Registrations for Run Geelong are now open. Click on or type this URL to go directly to the CCG Team Page:

https://ra2017-geelong-school.eventbrite.com?team_token=1929378-04p67

Alternatively, register at: http://runaustralia.com.au/register/ and click in the ‘School’ tab highlighted below.

It would be great to get as many Junior School students and families involved on this day. Training sessions at school will be organised leading up to this event.

 

Nick Rice

Physical Education Coordinator 

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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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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Dear Parents and Guardians,
You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community.SEQ...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have heard that SEQTA have recently released their mobile app, however Christian College has not yet rolled out this functionality to our community. SEQTA did inadvertently turn on the ‘app’ links on our site prior to us being notified, which is why some parents may have seen the options regarding the SEQTA Engage app and attempted to gain access. This access would have flagged as an error, at present.

The reason we have not yet enabled the app is to allow time for our IT department to complete our due diligence, and to investigate and address any potential security issues that the SEQTA app may expose to our community.

The College is excited by the release of the SEQTA app, and is keen to implement it as soon as possible, which we will do as soon as we have completed testing, and have been assured by SEQTA of the security of the data accessed by the app.

We apologise for any confusion this has caused for those parents who attempted to access the app. Once released, we will notify all parents of the functionality and provide instructions on how to use the app, which has some wonderful tools and improves efficiency.

 

Regards,

Scott Elliss
Vice Principal

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

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

The following full-time positions commence December, 2017.
Successful applicants will possess a sound knowledge of Microsoft application, particularly Word, exceptional administrative, organisational and communication skills.

RECEPTIONIST: SURF COAST CAMPUS
Based at the new Christian College Surf Coast Campus in Torquay.

RECEPTIONIST: KINDERGARTEN & DAY CARE
Based at Williams House Kindergarten in Belmont. Experience in child care management systems is preferred.

Position descriptions can be found on the College website: christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
CEO Executive Assistant
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 27th November, 2017

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

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

 

Nick Rice 

Sport Coordinator

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 8 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Monday, 20 November 2017. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 8 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Monday, 20 November 2017.

We ask that all orders are sent to school by this due date, in order for children to receive their books before the end of the school year.

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 you will need to record and return together with your child's order form. 

At present, our College 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 2017.

 

Violet Novacevski

Junior School Book Club Coordinator

 

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

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

The following full-time positions commence December, 2017.
Successful applicants will possess a sound knowledge of Microsoft application, particularly Word, exceptional administrative, organisational and communication skills.

RECEPTIONIST: SURF COAST CAMPUS
Based at the new Christian College Surf Coast Campus in Torquay.

RECEPTIONIST: KINDERGARTEN & DAY CARE
Based at Williams House Kindergarten in Belmont. Experience in child care management systems is preferred.

Position descriptions can be found on the College website: christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
CEO Executive Assistant
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 27th November, 2017

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to view the ISV Parents' Website

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The Annual Art Technology and Design Extravaganza opens tonight!


This collection of student work represents all subject areas within the Faculty, across each of the Campuses, and is produced by students from Early Learning through to VCE. The Extravaganza is open until Wednesday, 22nd November, so there are plenty of opportunities to come and appreciate the students' incredible work:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following full-time positions commence December, 2017.
Successful applicants will possess a sound knowledge of Microsoft application, particularly Word, exceptional administrative, organisational and communication skills.

RECEPTIONIST: SURF COAST CAMPUS
Based at the new Christian College Surf Coast Campus in Torquay.

RECEPTIONIST: KINDERGARTEN & DAY CARE
Based at Williams House Kindergarten in Belmont. Experience in child care management systems is preferred.

Position descriptions can be found on the College website: christiancollege.vic.edu.au

Applications should be forwarded to:
CEO Executive Assistant
18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 27th November, 2017

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