We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in O...

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in Oxford. By way of introducing himself he has written……..

“I was born in Grenoble, in the French Alps and educated in France before completing my musical training in Oxford, England, where I met my wife, Rosalind, who had come from Geelong to study with the same violin teacher, Dame Kató Havas.  I have kept up a busy performing career and have greatly enjoyed my job in Oxford, as Head of Strings at Headington School, teaching and conducting all standards of string players.  I am thrilled to be joining the Music team at Christian College.

We have three children. Our son Benjamin will stay in Oxford with Rosalind until he finishes school in June, and Beatrice and Luke will be starting with me at Christian College and are very much looking forward to it.

I have started to count down the days until we arrive in the City by the Bay!

It is a very exciting time in all our lives.”

The Music staff are looking forward to welcoming Olivier and his family to the College, we pray for safe travels and a blessed Christmas for them as they go through the huge move from Oxford to Geelong,

 

Fiona Gardner and Andrew Dunlop

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Recently I came across some worthwhile advice on bringing up boys. Those of us with sons i'm sure will benefit from the encouragement below.... According to Dr. James Dobson,...

Hi Everyone,

Recently I came across some worthwhile advice on bringing up boys. Those of us with sons i'm sure will benefit from the encouragement below....

According to Dr. James Dobson, author of Bringing Up Boys, your role is “to transform [your] boys from immature and flighty youngsters, into honest, caring men who will be respectful of women, loyal and faithful in marriage, and secure in their masculinity. And of course, the ultimate goal for people of faith is to give each child an understanding of Scripture and a lifelong passion for Jesus Christ.”

Here are Dr. Dobson’s Seven Principles for Raising Sons:

1. Channel Their Energy.

Understand that your boys will have more aggressive and excitable behavior than your girls. Instead of trying to squelch their energy, channel it into something productive.

2. Protect Their Spirit.

Understand that there are many harmful things in this world which can wound your boys’ spirit. Dobson advises, “deal decisively with bullies, reduce exposure to media violence, and watch for signs of depression, withdrawal or lethargy.”

3. Keep Them Close.

Maintain close relationships with your sons. Keep communication open, provide guidance, and discipline out of love.

4. Provide Them with Role Models.

Provide your sons with healthy male role models. If their father is not in the home, consider a trustworthy family member or friend to spend time with them.

5. Give Them Your Time.

Give your sons plenty of your one-on-one time. You may need to make changes in your own schedule, but give your sons both quality and quantity time.

6. Affirm Their Value.

Dobson advises, “Counteract the effects of male-bashing in our culture by affirming a boy’s masculinity and his value as a person.”

7. Nurture Their Spirituality.

Make your sons’ spiritual development your first priority in parenting by helping them develop their relationship with God.

Wow, lots to do as a parent....but remember, we can do it!!

If you have any personal concerns that you would like to talk about i would be privileged to spend some time with you and assist where best i can,

Take Care,

Gary Crole,
Christian College Bellarine Campus Chaplain.

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The Christian College Year 11 Global Politics students worked very hard preparing English lessons before they left Geelong for Timor-Leste. In groups, they delivered to various audiences ...

The Christian College Year 11 Global Politics students worked very hard preparing English lessons before they left Geelong for Timor-Leste. In groups, they delivered to various audiences in Viqueque, from Kindergartens to Year 12 classes, with modification obviously. The lesson contexts ranged from everyday conversation starters, body parts (Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes got a fair workout during the week!), market scenarios and Australian geography. The group had a couple of songs prepared, which were performed to most of the schools visited. We were fortunate to have a number of our English speaking volunteers from the Friendship House assist as unofficial interpreters for the different lessons. A highlight of the trip was being able to deliver the final consignment of laptops to our buddy senior high school, Calixa. They had allocated a classroom which was modified with security bars and a trolley to house the 30 laptops. The welding job was designed and accomplished by staff and volunteers from the Friendship House earlier this year. It was fitting that we could present the laptops in a student to student ceremony at the school.

 

From Kahlee Weir:

For me, Viqueque was a real eye opener to see what we were actually doing for the people in this region of East Timor. We are often raising money for Timor but often oblivious to know exactly what for; and to go there and first hand see everything that has been achieved, is something incredible. Since returning from our trip I have a burning desire to do as much as I can for these people and it has also brought on a change of attitude in myself in relation to my schooling. After seeing the determination of Timorese students to gain an education, it has really made me realise how much I take the incredible opportunities I receive for granted. I look forward to the day that I am able to go back.

 

And another reflection from Montana Jones:

Coming back to Australia after being in Viqueque was a real eye opener. Compared to Viqueque, the streets in Australia seem dead and the roads were so quiet. I remember being so shocked to hear everyone speaking English. It was so weird when we walked past people without making eye contact or greeting them. When in Viqueque, we always would say “Bondia”.

 

From Emily LaPorte:

My experience in Timor-Leste was probably what I should've expected from the stories I had heard and the pictures and videos I'd seen, but I still found it such a surprising and unique environment I had never encountered.

The standards of living were at the level I expected them to be from what I had learnt in class, from an academic perspective. However, from seeing it in real life and living the lifestyle myself, I began to perceive the serious reality behind what used to be just words and statistics.

The highlights of my trip was definitely interacting with the people, whether it was from our own class or the locals and being able to laugh and connect with another when a language barrier was broken.

I see Timor continuing to learn and develop in the future as inevitable with the number of organisations supporting it. However, I have also learnt to understand that the work will be very slow and tedious, but will result in a long term change instead of a short term fix.

This trip for me has been unlike any other experience in my life, and I feel that my future contributions will not only help the people and their country, but myself in keeping my eyes open to the bigger picture of what really matters in life.

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Year 5 Instrumental Music Program 2016!!
The success of the Year 5 Instrumental Program is showing as the Year 5 Concert Band and String Ensemble prepare for their premier performance at ...

Year 5 Instrumental Music Program 2016!!

The success of the Year 5 Instrumental Program is showing as the Year 5 Concert Band and String Ensemble prepare for their premier performance at the Year 5 Exhibition of Learning on Thursday December 1st. For many students this program has been the beginning of their musical journey, learning woodwind, brass or percussion instruments, cello or double bass in group tuition while for others already learning instruments, specialised tuition in the Performers’ Workshop class has provided opportunity to develop theory and aural skills and composition techniques. The Year 5 Instrumental Program staff, consisting of 3 Classroom Music staff and 10 dedicated instrumental staff are excited to present the Year 5 Concert Band and String Orchestra at the upcoming  exhibition, showcasing a year of hard work by all.

 

Mrs Carla Dunlop

 

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Year 11 Global Politics (Our World - East Timor) - a gift from students to students
On Friday the 4th of November, Lily Di Sciascio shaved off her hair to raise money to help sponsor a st...

Year 11 Global Politics (Our World - East Timor) - a gift from students to students

On Friday the 4th of November, Lily Di Sciascio shaved off her hair to raise money to help sponsor a student from Timor-Leste to attend University. 

After spending time in Timor-Leste teaching English at Christian College's sister schools in Viqueque, she saw the challenges faced by her new friends in Timor. She believes that education is key to this positive change. 

Through donations to her GoFundMe page, Lily raised $2,845, more than her goal of $2,500, by 69 people in 23 days.

Lily’s motivation was to help give someone the opportunity of higher education, and aid in helping the people of Timor to help themselves. 

As well as this, Lily was conscious of contributing to Christian College’s ongoing 14 year relationship and legacy in Timor.

In addition to the fundraising page, Lily’s class mates from the Year 11 Our World class initiated, planned and implemented a great celebration around the actual head shave. Timorese handcrafts, pork sliders and home-made cakes, slices and biscuits were sold to make a grand total of over $4500. This sensational effort was achieved by a remarkable group of young adults who wanted to positively influence their peers in Viqueque. They will be adding not just one, but two names, to the list of 12 students who have already been sponsored by Christian College to go through University. The precious power of this act is the fact that it is from students for students. Nobody could deny the strong bond felt between the two communities of students in Viqueque and Christian College.

Here is a short video that Lily made shortly before her hair was shaved. https://youtu.be/Boh-dolV2E0 Her contribution has been publicised in Viqueque and the community is thrilled.

 

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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 

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

This week, Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and faculty members. The event showcased Elizabethan, Greek and Musical theatre styles through excerpts from three different plays and provided an excellent opportunity to foster a cross-campus community within the Performing Arts. Students were encouraged throughout the term to take ownership over this event, working with elements of stagecraft and production, as well as participating in group rehearsals. The night was a resounding success and 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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A group of students from Years 3 & 4 have been getting together for a short time each week to think about, talk about and practise writing. Recently, we have been looking at the ancient J...

A group of students from Years 3 & 4 have been getting together for a short time each week to think about, talk about and practise writing. Recently, we have been looking at the ancient Japanese style of poetry - Haiku and Tanka - and have had a go at applying our knowledge of using more 'effective' nouns, verbs and adjectives to the prescriptive formula (syllable count for each line is 5-7-5-7-7-5-7-5) of these poems. The children should all be very proud of their work; please see below to view a few samples of their writing:

In the dark garden

Mystery, Darkness, Question

No light can be seen

 

Is impossible to hear

Animals go everywhere

 

Stars come and go there

Cold, Dark, Rainy, Watery

Life is everywhere

Francesca Sollberger 3G

 

Right down in the caves

Crystals, Rocks, Shadows, Wonder

The amazing jewels

 

It is easy to get lost

There is no way to be found

 

Living down below

Quiet, Lonely, Fearful, Tired

Beauty into fear

Lucy McKeegan 3R

  

Deep in the forest

Plants, Rivers, Creatures, Beauty

A hidden Kingdom

 

The fox is stalking its prey

Inching closer, time to pounce

 

A flash of red fur

Fast, Nimble, Loud, So Close!

Better luck next time

Veronica Handley 4B

 

Dark, deep is the name

For its depths are unknown

Under the surface

 

Some things are better unknown

Yet we persist and persist

 

A grave of midnight

Never ending darkness now

Mystery ocean

Brianna Gibson 4B

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Living the values of God’s love and giving to those in need is an important part of the life experiences of students at our College. A perfect example of giving to others has been demonst...

Living the values of God’s love and giving to those in need is an important part of the life experiences of students at our College. A perfect example of giving to others has been demonstrated by Asha Rowse, a Year 10 student who has dedicated time on a weekly basis over the past 4 months to helping one lucky child learn to read.

Asha, through the Smith Family Student2Student program, has phoned a ‘buddy’ 3 times a week to read to them in order to help in their language development. This child, who migrated to Australia in recent years, initially had language difficulties as English was his second language. Through spending 20 minutes, 3 times a week with Asha on the phone helping him read, this boy has been able to improve his reading substantially.

When asked why she dedicated this time to reading to someone she had never met, Asha said “being adopted myself, I realise how important these opportunities are to be able to learn to read and write when English is not your first language. Being able to help someone else who was in the same situation as me was really cool”. Asha also said that being able to give back to others in difficult situations was an important part of her life and she has enjoyed seeing the improvements her buddy has made with his literacy.

Asha’s participation in this program was part of a 2016 College Prefect initiative to trial this program at Christian College. Several students from Year 9 in the Middle School have also participated in this program. 

I congratulate Asha on her attitude of giving and showing how we can all help others in need. If you or any of your family are interested in being a part of this program, head to the Smith Family website for more details: www.thesmithfamily.com.au

Mr Paul Breguet

    

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On Monday November 14, the Year 9 Japanese class went to Melbourne accompanied by their sensei (teachers). We first attended a cultural seminar in the Japanese Consulate. The seminar prov...

On Monday November 14, the Year 9 Japanese class went to Melbourne accompanied by their sensei (teachers). We first attended a cultural seminar in the Japanese Consulate. The seminar provided useful information about available support and future opportunities for the students to study or work in Japan. The students also enjoyed learning about Japanese culture through quizzes.

After the seminar, we headed to a Japanese restaurant to taste some acentric Japanese food.

Then we finished off the day at Daiso where the students explored trendy items from Japan. The students enjoyed the real life experiences of what we have been talking about in class.

Yukiko Valent (Year 2 to 9 Japanese teacher)
Bellarine Campus

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Friday the 25th Novemebr Middle School students and staff will be raising awareness and funds around Autism through a Project Care Day.
Students are asked to bring a gold coin+ donation i...

On Friday the 25th November, Middle School students and staff will be raising awareness and funds for 'Amaze', an organisation supporting those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

 

The funds raised will enable Amaze to provide essential information, advice and support about autism for individuals, parents, childcare centres, schools, workplaces and the wider community. It will also help continue to raise awareness about autism, and to equip the wider community with the information they need to enable social inclusion, acceptance and a better world for people with autism.

 

On this Project Care day, students are asked to bring a gold coin+ donation and to wear casual clothes with a 'touch of blue'. 

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Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018
Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at ...

Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year 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 in Waurn Ponds. 

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, character and citizenship.                  

Successful scholarship application will mean that 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.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.
Applications Close: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

 

 

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The Christian College Senior VCAL students held a soft-launch of the ‘BORIS’ bus at Tate Street Primary School last Wednesday 16th November.
This launch was an exciting event as so much w...

The Christian College Senior VCAL students held a soft-launch of the ‘BORIS’ bus at Tate Street Primary School last Wednesday 16th November.

This launch was an exciting event as so much work had gone into the refurbishment of the old school bus that will bring so much joy to many students in the Geelong region.

The Boris bus has been the focal point for VCAL students’ projects this year, centered around the renovation of an old, decommissioned Christian College school bus into a community bus. The VCAL students have interacted with Tate Street Primary kids throughout the year to help with ideas for the project. 

During the launch afternoon, the VCAL students worked with the Tate Street students and ran different activity rotations. These included goal kicking with Corey Enright, giant Jenga, dodge ball and reading on the new bus. Corey Enright, the original Boris, attended the launch to support this great initiative.

The main purpose of this bus was to provide a mobile hub for primary-aged students to interact with Christian College students as mentors. Some of the relationship building activity ideas include sports, help with reading and homework, indoor and outdoor games, learning simple food preparation skills, listening to music, and many more.

The bus name ‘BORIS’ stands for ‘Building Ongoing Relationships In Schools’. This initiative is just one of many ways in which Christian College students serve the community. These real-life, authentic experiences create meaningful learning opportunities and allow the students to see how their skills can positively impact the Geelong region.

The students from Tate Street Primary were so excited to see the colourful bus arrive, they ran beside it and cheered as it entered the school. This was a proud moment for everyone who has been involved in this project.

 

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in O...

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is currently Head of Strings at a girls school in Oxford. By way of introducing himself he has written……..

“I was born in Grenoble, in the French Alps and educated in France before completing my musical training in Oxford, England, where I met my wife, Rosalind, who had come from Geelong to study with the same violin teacher, Dame Kató Havas.  I have kept up a busy performing career and have greatly enjoyed my job in Oxford, as Head of Strings at Headington School, teaching and conducting all standards of string players.  I am thrilled to be joining the Music team at Christian College.

We have three children. Our son Benjamin will stay in Oxford with Rosalind until he finishes school in June, and Beatrice and Luke will be starting with me at Christian College and are very much looking forward to it.

I have started to count down the days until we arrive in the City by the Bay! It is a very exciting time in all our lives.”

The Music staff are looking forward to welcoming Olivier and his family to the College, we pray for safe travels and a blessed Christmas for them as they go through the huge move from Oxford to Geelong,

 

Fiona Gardner and Andrew Dunlop

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In previous years Junior School boys have been requested to wear full winter uniform for Presentation Evening. This year they are requested to wear full summer uniform. They are asked to ...

 

All students involved in the formal part of Presentation Evening will need to wear full summer uniform. In previous years Junior School boys have been required to wear full winter uniform, however this year will need to wear full summer uniform. They are asked to have their knee high socks pulled up and clean polished shoes. Girls will be required to wear full summer uniform as in previous years with College white socks and clean polished shoes. Students to wear full summer uniform include Year 4 Graduands, Strings, Choir and Award winners. These students will need to bring costume requirements with them on the night.  

All other students are able to wear their costumes to Costa Hall on Presentation Evening.

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

This week, Year 9 Drama students from the Middle and Bellarine campuses came together to perform in front of family, friends and faculty members. The event showcased Elizabethan, Greek and Musical theatre styles through excerpts from three different plays and provided an excellent opportunity to foster a cross-campus community within the Performing Arts. Students were encouraged throughout the term to take ownership over this event, working with elements of stagecraft and production, as well as participating in group rehearsals.

The night was a resounding success and 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!

Alice Claringbold 
Drama Teacher

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2017 Christian College New and Second-hand Books (Years 7 to 12)
 
2017 Booklists and details of how to order new books and buy/sell second hand books are now available.
 
Please find fur...

2017 Christian College New and Second-hand Books (Years 7 to 12)

 

2017 Booklists and details of how to order new books and buy/sell second hand books are now available.

 

Please find further information regarding the booklists attached here.

 

Our Book Sale Agent for New Books:

Our Second hand book Sale Service (subscription provided for you by the school):

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Bellarine year 8 student, Luca Grapiglia, has displayed his shooting prowess at the recent Victorian State Trap Shooting carnival held in Echuca. The three day event saw Luca competing al...

Bellarine year 8 student, Luca Grapiglia, has displayed his shooting prowess at the recent Victorian State Trap Shooting carnival held in Echuca. The three day event saw Luca competing alongside some of Australia's best shooters.

Luca's accurate shooting saw him finish the event with three runners up medals and the overall High Gun (top score award) for the C grade class. The runners up medals were recieved for the point score, double barrel trap and the state handicap (which he hit 75 targets without a miss) events. These scores now have Luca progress from the C grade into B grade competition.

We congratulate Luca and wish him the best as he develops in his sport. 

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Bellarine Campus

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Year 12 Graduation
This weekend is the Year 12 Graduation Service followed by dinner at The Pier. This is a special occasion for all our VCE and VCAL students who have worked so hard over...

Year 12 Graduation

This weekend is the Year 12 Graduation Service followed by dinner at The Pier. This is a special occasion for all our VCE and VCAL students who have worked so hard over the past year.

The VCE examinations have now concluded and the students can now relax until the results come out on Monday 12th December. The VCAL students have fully engaged with their employers and I hear many good stories of their efforts in their trades and traineeships.

Graduation is the occasion when students enter as graduands, cross the stage to be presented with their Graduation Certificate and then become graduates of Christian College. It is a solemn occasion and marks the end of their secondary education. This is held at Costa Hall and commences at 2.00pm with all members of our community being welcome.

Year 11 Final Service

The Year 11 Final Service was held on Monday and it was an occasion for the students to lead the service and announcements. The theme was “dare to be different” and students gave excellent examples of how this may look.

I wish to thank all Year 11 students for their efforts throughout the year and feel very confident they will lead our College well in 2017. I also wish to thank the Year 11 Co-ordinators in Ms Mandy Calderwood and Ms Georgia Barber for their leadership this year. Being a year level co-ordinator is a time-consuming and difficult role and they both do it very well. We are blessed to have them.

   

Year 11 Examinations

These examinations have commenced and they are presented in the same manner as the Year 12 VCE exams. We feel that it is important for students to get used to such conditions. We wish all students the best for these assessments.

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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Please see below for information on the Year 1 Swimming Carnival which will be held on Friday, 2nd December at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre

Please see below for information on the Year 1 Swimming Carnival which will be held on Friday, 2nd December at the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre

The Year Three library classes had the privilege of local author Barbara Cook coming to test drive her unpublished picture storybook. Her story, set in Australia, is the delightful tale o...

The Year Three library classes had the privilege of local author Barbara Cook coming to test drive her unpublished picture storybook. Her story, set in Australia, is the delightful tale of a little bird who finally discovers his song. The students were captivated by the lyrical calls of the birds as Barb read aloud, giggling as she dramatically sung out the bird calls.

The process of submitting a story to a publisher requires courage and perseverance, something that we encourage our students to do regularly at Christian College and the real life example was such a great opportunity for the students to learn from.

When asking for feedback on her work the students decided that if the publishers didn’t like her story “They are crazy!!”

With offers from the students to illustrate her work, Barbara was a huge success in the eyes of her listeners.

Leanne Doble
Library Teacher

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

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

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

 

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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PRESENTATION EVENINGS –
Our End of Year Presentation Evening is fast approaching, so please pencil the following date into your family calendar:
Middle School Highton Presentation Evening...

PRESENTATION EVENINGS –

Our End of Year Presentation Evening is fast approaching, so please pencil the following date into your family calendar:

Middle School Highton Presentation Evening – Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 7pm

Further information will be forwarded to parents of award recipients in the coming weeks.

 

END OF YEAR DISMISSAL –

Please be aware that students will conclude their Term 4 studies on Friday 9th December 2016 at 2.30pm. Our normal bus network will be in operation for this earlier departure time.

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Careers in Computer Science
Learning to code will equip you for a future where digital technologies will drive nearly every aspect of daily life.
Across the world, computer science gradua...

Careers in Computer Science

Learning to code will equip you for a future where digital technologies will drive nearly every aspect of daily life.

Across the world, computer science graduates are already working in the jobs that will be in high demand in the future – from creating games and movies, to delivering life-saving health programs or revolutionising the banking system.

An estimated 40% of roles people do today (about 5 million jobs in Australia) will be replaced by technology in the next decade, according to a 2015 report by the committee for economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Computer scientists combine their coding skills with interests in business, finance, health, art, science, politics, fashion and law – to name a few. They are working on developments like the first human mission to Mars, a vaccine for Ebola, ways to explore the ocean’s depths, tacking tsunamis and cyclones, and designing clothes that automatically adjust to the weather.

In the future, whilst many jobs will disappear through automation, other opportunities will arise. Machine-learning algorithms will replace jobs in bookkeeping, retail and finance, but demand for people to design 3D-printing templates and create agricultural solutions will be high. The next few years will see huge growth in wearable technology (Fitbit and the like) and the ‘Internet of Things’. Agriculture is also ripe for digital disruption.

Institutions which offer degrees in computer science are RMIT, Monash University, La Trobe University, Deakin University and Swinburne University.

Careers: Data analyst, software engineer, web developer, user experience designer, business intelligence consultant, information security specialist, enterprise resource planning consultant, SAP/ABAP specialist, software developer, information technology auditor, technology manager, database developer.

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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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‘Embrace’ is a social impact documentary by Taryn Brumfit that explores the issue of body image. The Embrace movie looks at body image, wellbeing and “recognises the importance of body di...

‘Embrace’ is a social impact documentary by Taryn Brumfit that explores the issue of body image. The Embrace movie looks at body image, wellbeing and recognises the importance of body diversity, redefining and rewriting beauty ideals by harnessing and facilitating positive body image activism.”

Through the body image movement, the movie 'Embrace' will be screened at Village Cinemas Geelong on the 22nd November, the following link can be used to book tickets. https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/see-the-film/victorian-embrace-screenings/

'Embrace' contains important messages for our girls, however we recognise that not all girls would feel ready to view this film.  Therefore as the parents, we believe you are the best person to make this decision.  Provided below is a link to the parent guide with specific information about the movie. We would strongly encourage all students who do attend to be accompanied by a parent.

Please follow this link to the Parent Guide.

https://bodyimagemovement.com/parents-guide-to-embrace/

You can learn more about Taryn Brumfit by visiting her website:

http://www.tarynbrumfitt.com/

 

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Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018
Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at ...

Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year 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 in Waurn Ponds. 

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, character and citizenship.                  

Successful scholarship application will mean that 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.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.
Applications Close: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

 

 

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The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the class all that cold, cold wet day. Last Monday it was too wet to play outside at lunch time, however, little sitting took p...

The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the class all that cold, cold wet day. Last Monday it was too wet to play outside at lunch time, however, little sitting took place. There was a buzz around the room as 1S students let their creativity soar.

Some students experimented with marble track creations. Some students used erasers on the white board to guide the marbles and adjusted the track so the marbles would bounce into the container. Other students used chairs, containers and paper to create a marble run to see how far their marble could go.

Others’ creativity flowed in creations of the paper and drawing kind. Some students drew dragons and created scenery while some drew penguins in the snow! It was delightful to watch the students interact and engage with each other as the problem solved and enjoyed each other’s company.

Katie Oelke
Year Prep -Yr. 2 Coordinator

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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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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in O...

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in Oxford. By way of introducing himself he has written……..

“I was born in Grenoble, in the French Alps and educated in France before completing my musical training in Oxford, England, where I met my wife, Rosalind, who had come from Geelong to study with the same violin teacher, Dame Kató Havas.  I have kept up a busy performing career and have greatly enjoyed my job in Oxford, as Head of Strings at Headington School, teaching and conducting all standards of string players.  I am thrilled to be joining the Music team at Christian College.

We have three children. Our son Benjamin will stay in Oxford with Rosalind until he finishes school in June, and Beatrice and Luke will be starting with me at Christian College and are very much looking forward to it.

I have started to count down the days until we arrive in the City by the Bay!

It is a very exciting time in all our lives.”

The Music staff are looking forward to welcoming Olivier and his family to the College, we pray for safe travels and a blessed Christmas for them as they go through the huge move from Oxford to Geelong,

 

Fiona Gardner and Andrew Dunlop

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For Project Care this term we are raising money for the Salvation Army "Light Appeal for the homeless".  Our goal is for each class to raise $120 towards this very worthwhile cause. We th...

For Project Care this term we are raising money for the Salvation Army "Light Appeal for the Homeless".  Our goal is for each class to raise $120 towards this very worthwhile cause. We thank all families for their generosity in supporting our many Project Care fundraisers throughout the year.

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The air was warm and one can’t let such a beautiful day go to waste.
The Year 1 students took advantage of the beautiful day as they wondered over to the basketball court for their Maths ...

The air was warm and one can’t let such a beautiful day go to waste.

The Year 1 students took advantage of the beautiful day as they wondered over to the basketball court for their Maths lesson. Students learned about making equal groups which is a foundation skill prior to learning multiplication. With chalk in hand, students worked collaboratively to draw equal groups and skip count to find the total. Learning out in the fresh, warm air was welcomed surprise at the end of a busy day.

Katie Oelke
Year Prep - Yr. 2 Coordinator

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Next Friday, 25th November, we will be wearing casual clothes (something blue) to recognize Autism. There will be further 'news' about this in our assembly next Tuesday.

Next Friday, 25th November, we will be wearing casual clothes (gold coin donation to wear something blue) to recognize Autism. There will be further 'news' about this in our assembly next Tuesday.

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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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Learning ordinal numbers took on true meaning as Prep students barracked for their favourite snail in the annual C.C.B snail race. The competition was tight to begin with, snails were ant...

Learning ordinal numbers took on true meaning as Prep students barracked for their favourite snail in the annual C.C.B snail race. The competition was tight to begin with, snails were antennae to antennae, however, a few snails curled up mid race for a sleep. Seizing the opportunity, Big Daddy, left a silver trail behind and came in first, pipped at the post was Super Baby who came in second. Closely followed by Grumpy Teenager who was miffed as he had carried Super Baby for most of the race!

The snails were treated to some tasty grass for their efforts and the Preps all agreed that learning Maths is fun.

Mrs. Sally Humphris
Classroom Teacher

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

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

Further, in supporting our families in accommodating continuity of care and a calmer, quality, Early Childhood experience, Butterfield House is delighted to announce that we 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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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in O...

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier Bonnici to the Position of Head of Strings, to commence Term 1 2017. Olivier is  currently Head of Strings at a girls school in Oxford. By way of introducing himself he has written……..

“I was born in Grenoble, in the French Alps and educated in France before completing my musical training in Oxford, England, where I met my wife, Rosalind, who had come from Geelong to study with the same violin teacher, Dame Kató Havas.  I have kept up a busy performing career and have greatly enjoyed my job in Oxford, as Head of Strings at Headington School, teaching and conducting all standards of string players.  I am thrilled to be joining the Music team at Christian College.

We have three children. Our son Benjamin will stay in Oxford with Rosalind until he finishes school in June, and Beatrice and Luke will be starting with me at Christian College and are very much looking forward to it.

I have started to count down the days until we arrive in the City by the Bay!

It is a very exciting time in all our lives.”

The Music staff are looking forward to welcoming Olivier and his family to the College, we pray for safe travels and a blessed Christmas for them as they go through the huge move from Oxford to Geelong,

 

Fiona Gardner and Andrew Dunlop

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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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This week we celebrated the achievements of our Drum Kit, Percussion and Guitar students from across the college community at the Bellarine Campus.
There were around 70 performances over ...

This week we celebrated the achievements of our Drum Kit, Percussion and Guitar students from across the college community at the Bellarine Campus.

There were around 70 performances over the two nights which showcased the talents of our junior students, right through to our senior, more experienced players. It is a rich experience for our younger musicians to share the stage with senior students to help them to look forward and motivate them to continue to hone their skills.

It was a wonderful celebration of the talents our community possess.

Sharon Kelly and Ivan Bilic
Music Teachers

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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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Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018
Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year for entry at ...

Academic Excellence and General Excellence Scholarships 2018

Christian College Geelong is pleased to offer a number of Academic and General Excellence Scholarships each year 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 in Waurn Ponds. 

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, character and citizenship.                  

Successful scholarship application will mean that 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.

For further scholarship application information please CLICK HERE.

Applications are now open.
Applications Close: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

 

 

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Term 4 is always an exciting time for the Year 6 students. Market Day is highly anticipated and always a highlight of the year. The students in Year 6 have spent the last few weeks planni...

Term 4 is always an exciting time for the Year 6 students. Market Day is highly anticipated and always a highlight of the year. The students in Year 6 have spent the last few weeks planning and organising their products, games and stalls for Market Day which will be held on 1st December at the Bellarine Campus. This unit is an exciting example of how our curriculum at Christian College Bellarine is providing rich, real learning for our students. As part of the Market Day Unit the students have discussed ideas, thought about the needs and wants of their target audience and have planned, in its entirety, their stall.

This learning has encompassed all areas of our curriculum. Economics, designing advertisements, both poster and digital. Conducting market research and drawing conclusions from this data. Profit margins, predictions of cost versus intake from sales. Value of their products, games and prizes. Product design and innovation, as well as stall design and displays. It has been a wonderful experience to observe the students as they translate this learning into such a real life scenario. On the 1st of December their work and effort will be put to the test with an authentic audience, the students from our campus will be able to experience Market Day as our next Project Care Day. Purchasing games, crafts and stationary as well as playing any of the games that have been set up. There are stalls to test the skills of the students, they can watch virtual reality movies and win any number of raffles.

As well as the rich learning this unit provides, it also helps highlight our need to support those in the community who are in need. All of the money raised on this day through the sales from the stalls will be donated to the Drysdale Community Food Bank. A local charity that supports families in the community who are less fortunate than us.

The Year 6 students will accompany the class teachers to purchase food from a local supermarket that will in turn be collected by a representative from the Drysdale Food Bank. This gives the students the unique opportunity to see the full cycle of their work. From the first planning of their products and stall, to the handing over of the food that was purchased with the proceeds. This opportunity for our students to see the impact of what they have been able to provide for our community is invaluable.

Please be sure to mark this day in your calendar, it will be our next Project Care Day. All students will be allowed to wear casual dress and bring some money to be involved in the day. It’s going to be a wonderful day.

Mrs Claire Deretic
Year 6 Classroom Teacher.

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