Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

Year 12 Graduation

Last Sunday was our Year 12 Graduation Service at Costa Hall and it was a tremendous afternoon. Our guest speaker was Jon Hoevenaars, an Old Collegian and a man of deep faith. His message was inspiring and I have included his speech below:

               

Thank you, Graeme. And thank you all for welcoming me to share in this special occasion.

“All the way through school I planned to go into the Arts, but I ended up going into Science; this was after ripping up my textbook after my last Science class in Year 10.” - Praia, Class of 2007.

“I left university early, didn't finish my degree, which at the time seemed like a big deal. I left in order to work, in order to get married. But I realised the path I had set out didn't necessarily pay the bills.” - Jonathan, Class of 2003.

“I had fear of letting down friends and family from not achieving my goals, fear of not enjoying life without achieving my Music goals, fear of the 'what-ifs' thrown up by changing career, fear of being lost in life.” - Nathan, Class of 2005.

“I worried that administration didn't feel like it would be much of a ‘career’ in comparison to teaching or nursing.” - Teagan, Class of 2004

“I wanted to be a performer or a conductor. And it was totally terrifying to realise that wasn't what I wanted to do after all. It felt like I didn't know who I was anymore, and I had to figure out my identity all over again.” - Elizabeth, Class of 2007.

“I was constantly questioning myself with every decision, ‘Is this what I want to do?’.” - John, Class of 2002.

These are the reflections of former students of Christian College, whose lives didn’t turn out the way they’d originally planned, who have worried about their futures, who have doubted their decisions, who have feared failure, who have even questioned their identities.

And I’ve been there too. I know it didn’t come across in the bio that Graeme read earlier. But the reality is that the past 13 years of my life have taught me many hard lessons: about success and failure, about relationships, and about my identity. Sometimes it’s painful to look back on past experiences. But as Rick Warren writes in his book 'The Purpose Driven Life', “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

Thirteen years ago, I was a 17-year-old walking across this stage here to receive my graduation certificate. I was excited, but I was also worried about a lot of things: my VCE results; what I’d be studying; moving to Melbourne; where I’d be living; making new friends. I had made the mistake of placing my destiny ahead of my identity; I’d been so caught up in the question of “What will I do?” that I’d forgotten to consider the “who am I?”.

You know when you’re at a party or something and you meet someone you probably won’t meet again but you make conversation anyway? If you’re anything like me, it usually goes like this: 

Hi. Nice to meet you. My name’s Jon.” 

Nice to meet you, too. So, Jon... What do you do?”

Maybe you haven’t been asked this much before, but it must be one of the most common questions adults ask each other on first meeting: “What do you do?” As author Joshua Millburn writes, "What we’re actually asking is: How do you earn a pay check? How much money do you make? What is your socioeconomic status? And based on that status, where do I fall on the ladder compared to you? How should I judge you? Are you worth my time?”

I recently heard a talk from Ken Costa, the former chairman of one of the world’s largest investment banks. He says that identity comes before destiny: “So often we try to skip the first to end up with the second. We talk about our jobs in a functionally defining way, as if to say, 'This is my destiny and my identity rolled into one. But that is a mistake'.”

And it’s a mistake I’ve made many times in a number of different ways. Like the time in 2011 where I was feeling flat about my career as a sports reporter. The previous year, 2010, had been a great for me. I’d covered some big news stories and I’d been given some incredible opportunities. My highlight was being called up as match-day reporter for the AFL Grand Final replay. I couldn’t believe I was standing on the MCG interviewing the competing coaches as the teams ran out and then being in the rooms after the game.

But within 12 months, the opportunities were drying up. I had by this stage also accepted a part-time job in music and media at my church, and I felt like my media career was stagnating. I’d been overlooked for awards I’d hoped to win, and there were some younger reporters coming through who seemed more talented and more driven than I was. I recall telling some close friends about the fact I didn’t feel so important or worthwhile anymore.

Or, like the time I had a confronting revelation about how I idolised the approval of others - specifically, female others. One evening, after realising that a certain relationship wasn’t going the way I’d hoped, it dawned on me: I’d been investing virtually all of my emotional energy into winning people’s approval, and I had nothing to show for it. I remember flicking through my contacts trying to find someone who I could call to make me feel better, but I couldn’t find anyone. So I walked to my mates’ house a couple of blocks away and knocked on the door. My mate took one look at me and knew something was wrong, so he invited me in for a beer. We spent the next hour or so talking - mainly me downloading everything I’d just realised about myself. That was when I coined the term ‘approval addiction’.

In both of these instances, I had let external factors govern my identity. My self-worth was being determined by how many points I had on the board in regards to achievement and popularity. Well, maybe these aren’t issues for you. But consider for yourself: what defines your sense of identity? Is it your academic ability, your sporting prowess or your artistic talent? Is it the approval of your peers or your relationship to another person - a partner or spouse? Or maybe it’s your body image, your physical or mental health. There are many things that try to hijack our identity and we must be alert to them and call them out.

So where does our true identity come from? The Bible has a lot to say about this topic. It says that we are all created in the image of God. It says that if we accept Christ as our Saviour and Master, he makes us his children, with all of the privileges associated with that relationship. The Bible says if we accept Jesus, he will “set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts”.

So what does this mean for me? Does it mean that I no longer struggle with ‘approval addiction’ or kicking goals in my career? I think those will always be temptations for me. But what it means is that I no longer accept any image of myself that is not from God. I refuse to be defined by anything else: my emotions; my circumstances; my relationships; the opinions of others; my career, my income or my possessions. I am defined only by God because I believe he created me and I belong to him.

Rick Warren says: “If you don’t know who you are, then you’re vulnerable to other people telling you who you are. But the concrete, solid, gospel truth is that you are who God says you are, and no one else has a vote in the matter.” And this is who God says we are: we are made in his image and loved by Him.

Our society says that we are what we do. We start with a fantasy and then we work backwards to get there: We say, ‘I want to be such and such, so I’m going to do this and surround myself with this type of person’. Sure enough, those things replace our identity. And then if the dream doesn’t work out, we have nothing sturdy to fall back on.

In the words of Dr Wayne Dyer, “I am a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t, you aren’t.”

If we start by embracing our God-given identity, it relieves us of the pressure to be someone we’re not. We can invest in healthy relationships, and we are free to do what we’re made to do, rather than what the world tells us we should do. Instead of the endless pursuit of physical beauty, material wealth and popularity, we can be content with our lives and secure in our true identity. Remember the former students, whose reflections I shared earlier? Here’s what else they said.

“I did a complete 180 basically overnight and have never regretted anything.” - Priya, Ecologist.

“You end up asking the question, ‘What am I doing with my life?’ but you realise it actually matures you. It helps you sort out your identity, which is not dependent on your title, but on who you are as a person.” - Jonathan, Financial Advisor.

“Fear brings about opportunity and a chance for personal growth and improvement, there is more than one right route in life, respect the moment and enjoy all the small things and don't sweat the big picture.” - Nathan, Farm Manager.

“I found, though, that there are a lot of pathways and options out there once you are experienced in a particular role.” - Teagan, HR Administrator and Mum.

“I learnt how to be me without having my career as my identity… Fortunately somewhere in there, I realised that actually God calls me to glorify him in all I do, which also means I can do whatever! So I don't feel the same stress about making the ‘right’ decision.” - Elizabeth, Teacher.

“The thought that in Year 10 that you have to make up your mind about what you want to do for the rest of your life is just ridiculous. I had support for every decision I made.” - John, Plumber.

That night when it dawned on me that I’d been striving for people’s approval, God spoke to me through the Bible. I spent the rest of the evening being reminded, page after page, of God’s incredible grace towards me expressed most fully in the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross.

One of the things I read was from the book Ephesians - a letter written by the Apostle Paul to first-century Christians to help them understand God’s purpose for them:

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

So, as you prepare to face the future unknown, remember: identity before destiny. And hear these encouraging words from Ken Costa that you can hang your hat on:

“Doubtless, we will all fail at something at some point in our lives. But we will never be failures. For that to happen, Christ within us would have to fail. And he won’t . What makes it so difficult is when we feel as if we keep on failing. American inventor Thomas Edison, faced with this frustration, asserted that he had not failed. Instead, he said, “I know several thousand ways that won’t work!” There’s a lesson for us here. Don’t linger on the inevitable failures. Do learn, but don’t look back, and certainly not in anger. Move on in confidence that you have God by your side.”

The award winners on Graduation Night were:

SUBJECT AWARDS 2017

Accounting – Tiger Yang

Biology –  Sophie Chapman

Chemistry –   Cameron Chandler

Drama – Casey Reid

English – Cameron Chandler

Food Studies – Cian Foster

Further Mathematics – Tiger Yang

Geography – Fletcher Scott

Global Politics – Lily Di Sciascio

Health and Human Development – Cathy De Rosso

History: Revolutions – Amelia Lowe

Indonesian – Michael Little

I.T. Software Development – Charles Taylor

Japanese – Jaida Brunt

Legal Studies – Jaida Brunt

Literature – Fletcher Scott

Mathematical Methods – Cameron Chandler

Media – Lily Di Sciascio

Music Industry – Madelyn Horne

Music Investigations – Casey Reid

Music Performance – Riley Doran

Outdoor and Environmental Studies – Cian Foster

Physics – Cameron Chandler

Product Design and Technology – Materials – Aaron Fitzpatrick

Psychology – James Schwab

Religion – Fletcher Scott

Specialist Mathematics – Lachlan Gawley-Price

Studio Arts – Fletcher Scott

Systems Engineering – James Hurren

Visual Communication & Design – Sarah Ponsford

Year 12 VCAL Award – Gabrielle Barnes

 

Senior School Presentation Afternoon

Last Wednesday afternoon, Senior School held its Presentation Afternoon at Costa Hall where our 2018 College Captains were announced. They are Caelli Wood and Jude Cudmore. They both presented outstanding speeches outlining plans for 2018 as well as expressing their own values and morals. It will be an exciting time next year under the leadership of these two fine young people.

It was also an opportunity to farewell staff. Holly Randall is to leave us after two years as the Outdoor Education Assistant. She is to live in Tasmania and we wish her all the best for the future. Deb Hunniford is to leave to undertake a range of interests. One is to work in Cambodia. Deb has taught VCAL and English and has inspired many students. Her abilities are many and we wish her all the best for the future.

Greg Hawkins is retiring after 23 years of loyal service to our College - a teacher of Psychology who has also been a loyal member of Flynn House. Greg has taught at the highest level for all of those 23 years and we have been blessed to have him on staff. There have been so many students who have gone on with Psychology because of Greg’s teaching.

We wish him all the best in retirement and thank him for all of his work for our College.

Those who were presented with an award at Presentation Afternoon were:

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE LONG TAN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Alyssa Jones – Year 10, 2017 and Mia Godwill – Year 12, 2017

YEAR 11 BURSARY (LIONS CLUB OF SOUTH BARWON)

Megan Heathcote – Year 11, 2017

YEAR 10 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS (ROTARY CLUB OF BELMONT)

Sophie De Rosso  – Year 10, 2017

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AWARD

Hayden Jeffries – Year 11, 2017

DEAKING UNIVERSITY YOUNG INFLUENCER AWARD

Charlie Dent – Year 11, 2017

KWONG LEE DOW YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM, CLASS OF 2019

Sarah Aquilina – Year 10 2017

 

Outstanding Sportswoman – Montana Jones

Outstanding Sportsman – Declan Hargreaves

Pierre de Coubertin Award – Tess Kirsopp-Cole

Outstanding Musician – Casey Reid

Outstanding Ensemble Participation – Cameron Chandler

Musical Production Award – Jack McPhail

 

MAJOR AWARDS

THE DAVID CLEMINSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND CHARACTER

Cathy De Rosso – Year 12, 2017

 

THE IRENE BUTTERFIELD CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Merryn Hall – Year 12, 2017

 

THE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ALL-ROUNDER AWARD

Jackson Nelson – Year 12, 2017

 

THE JEREMY MCNESS MEMORIAL DUX AWARD

Rosie Murphy – Year 12, 2016

 

THE DES DAVEY EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR DUX OF YEAR 11

Owen Barrett - Year 11, 2017

 

THE GWEN PROSSER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY

Eve Gower - Year 11, 2017

 

SCHOOL CAPTAINS AWARD

Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler – Year 12, 2017

 

YEAR 10 AWARDS

DUX OF YEAR 10 - Tess O’Neil – Year 10, 2017

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

7 Units – Teresa Madden and Peter Gill

8 Units – Sarah Aquilina, Kara Doig, Clare Jarecki and Kaylee Jones

9 Units – Matilda Ford and Jack Gray

11 Units – India Smith and Xavier Dickenson

13 Units – Tess O’Neil

ENDEAVOUR

6 Units – Claire Hewett, Taylor Morrison and Jane Simpson

7 Units – Tea Vanderstadt

10 Units – Zachary Devonish

 

YEAR 11 AWARDS

Unit 3 & 4 Australian History – Jude Cudmore

Unit 3 & 4 Business Management – James Dat

Unit 3 & 4 Physical Education – Benjamin Lunt

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

6 Units – Sarah Jones

7 Units - Ruby Schaap and Tianne Zhang

8 Units – Owen Barrett and Benjamin Lunt

Year 11 VCAL Award – Hannah Wood

ENDEAVOUR

5 Units – Larissa Dixon, Lillyan Higgerson, Phoebe Howard, James Jirik and Rachel Webb

6 Units – Gabrielle Nitchie and Ruby Schaap

7 Units – Benjamin Lunt

Year 11 VCAL Endeavour – Ivan Botha

  

YEAR 12 AWARDS

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

7 Units – Alexandra Caldow

8 Units – Cameron Chandler, Lily Di Sciascio, Lachlan Gawley-Price and Fletcher Scott

ENDEAVOUR

5 Units – Georgina Burchett, Jack Richards, Charles Taylor and Amber Thompson

6 Units – Tess Kirsopp-Cole

7 Units – Madeline Vines

Year 12 VCAL Endeavour – Tori Goulter

 

HOUSE AWARDS

BURROWS HOUSE

House Service – Riley Doran, Connor Firth, Isabel Hackett and Caelli Wood

House Medallion – Cian Foster, Merryn Hall, James Hurren, Sophie Manson and Nicole Mayes

FLYNN HOUSE

House Service – Benjamin Lunt, Tayla Robinson, India Smith and Isabella Wakefield

House Medallion – Cameron Chandler, Nicholas Jordan-Hill, Tess Kirsopp-Cole, Christopher Lever, Amelia Lowe, Emily Moroney, Sarah Ponsford and Casey Reid

PENMAN HOUSE

House Service – Charles Dent, Mia Godwill, Holly Peacock and Briely Wight

House Medallion – Sarah Arstall, Sarah Bastiaan, Joshua Crapper, Mia Godwill, Ronen Jafari, Harrison Mohr, Caleb Rock, Georgia Ryan and Alister Wight

TAYLOR HOUSE

House Service – Georgia Cambria, Bridgette Egberts, Phoebe Howard and Sarah Martin

House Medallion – Brydon Barnett, Lachlan Gawley-Price, Georgia Gordon, Declan Hargreaves, Nicholas James, Montana Jones, Michael Little and Jackson Nelson

DC Riddle Cup Winnners for 2017 are Flynn House

 

 

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds

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Well the year is fast coming to an end but as we all know there is still a lot to do!
I came across this article about Christmas and thought it would be good to share it with...

Hi Everyone,

Well, the year is fast coming to an end but, as we all know, there is still a lot to do!

I came across this article about Christmas and thought it would be good to share it with you all. 

Enjoy and be challenged…

“Many people have sought to be God, but only one God has sought to be man.” Anonymous

Often times, when we celebrate the life of someone famous, we celebrate on the day of their birth. For instance, we celebrate the life of Presidents, the birth of our nation, and the birth of loved ones. Jesus is the only person we celebrate on the day of His birth (Christmas) and the day of His death (Easter). That is because we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, but our hope is found in His death. It sounds morbid to talk about death at Christmas time but we would not celebrate the life of Jesus if He had not become flesh and taken upon Himself the sins of the world.

John 1.14 says, “And the Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh, and lived among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John the Baptist said in John 1.29, “Behold, the Lamb of God, (the one) who takes away the sin of the world!”

As you gather your family together this Holiday Season to celebrate the life of Christ, make sure you don’t leave out the most important part; that Jesus Christ died so that you might be able to spend an eternity with Him. Give gifts, sing songs, play games, and be merry, but never let the true meaning of Christmas be lost. Santa Claus is a nice character to tell your children about, but Santa did not and cannot take away your sins.

Presents are a great way to demonstrate to those you care about how much you love them, but remember that God gave you the greatest gift of all the day Jesus Christ was born into this world to die for your sins.

Oh, yes what a story!

Please have a safe and happy Christmas this year. May God’s protection, guidance and blessing be with each member of your family at this time.

See you soon.

 

Gary Crole
Bellarine Campus Chaplain

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With Presentation Evening just around the corner students and staff have been working hard on their year level items and are looking forward to sharing their work with family and friends....

With Presentation Evening just around the corner, students and staff have been working hard on their year level items and are looking forward to sharing their work with family and friends.

The evening is always a special celebration of the year that was. It is a lovely way to recognise the gifts and talents of our students and provide one final gathering for our Junior School as a community. A Parent Information notice is attached with information about transporting students to Costa Hall, seating arrangements and collection points at the conclusion of the evening. Your help in these matters will add to the overall running of the event.

We look forward to sharing this time with our families on Thursday.

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus.

 

The 2017 school year has been a huge journey for our Year 9 cohort, one full of growth, challenges, ‘good work’ and academic rigour. This week saw the culmination of their time at Middle ...

The 2017 school year has been a huge journey for our Year 9 cohort - one full of growth, challenges, ‘good work’ and academic rigour.

This week saw the culmination of their time at Middle School and an opportunity for reflection and celebration of their journey thus far!

On Monday, we had the great pleasure of being able to journey around Geelong together, through the experience of an 'Amazing Race'. Within this, students were able to demonstrate independence, ingenuity, teamwork and collaboration as they challenged themselves at many different checkpoints and innovative activities within our city.

On Tuesday, we were able to come together in shared faith for our final Middle School Christmas service, as well as celebrate a beautiful evening at Clyde Park for the Year 9 Formal. This event was a true celebration of the fine young adults our students are developing into and an opportunity to come together with the College staff and Year 9 Bellarine students.

On Wednesday, the students' Year 9 journey culminated at their Graduation ceremony. During the ceremony, our School Captains addressed and thanked the Year 9 cohort, as well as leaving the Year 8 students with the challenge to ‘leave a legacy of kindness’ as they themselves had hoped to have done. It truly was a highlight of the year, and a distinctive mark in time - as the young people who started their Middle School journey only a few short years ago, are departing as driven young adults.

We wish the 2017 Year 9 Middle School Graduates the greatest success and God’s richest blessings as they embark on their Senior School journey, continuing the ‘Learning that Matters’.

 

Year 9 Coordinators - Mr Robert Moore and Mr Adam Kennedy

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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 art...

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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We look forward to celebrating the wonderful occasions and learning the Christian College Bellarine students have presented throughout the 2017 year, at the upcoming Annual Presentation E...

We look forward to celebrating the wonderful learning the Christian College Bellarine Campus students have presented throughout the 2017 year at the upcoming Annual Presentation Evenings. Please see the details below.

Monday, 4th December - Bellarine Campus Junior School Presentation Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, commencing at 7pm.

Tuesday, 5th December - Bellarine Campus Middle School Presentation Evening at Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong, commencing at 7pm.

 

Nicholas Watson
Head of Bellarine Campus

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On Thursday, we held our annual Year 4 ‘Jason Mahoney’ Bike Ride.  This ride is undertaken in memory of a parent who supported the College over many years. From Junior School, we stopped ...

On Thursday, we held our annual Year 4 ‘Jason Mahoney’ Bike Ride. 

This ride is undertaken in memory of a parent who supported the College over many years. From Junior School, we stopped along the Barwon River, enjoyed lunch with our Year 4 parent community and managed the gradual climb back up the hill to Junior School by the afternoon.

Along with the weeks of practice leading up to the ride, the day served as a valuable opportunity to reinforce a range of riding skills from balance, braking and turning through to the more challenging skills of using head checks and riding in a large group. Thank you to the parents who were able to support the ride on this occasion.

 

James Johnstone

Year 4 Classroom Teacher

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families for attending the Year 5 'Action in Community Expo'.

The students showcased their musical talents by performing (some for the first time) in a band. They then continued to shine by presenting their term's work in an exhibition. Each has made a difference in our community by raising awareness, donating time or goods and being advocates for a cause.

While doing so, they have learnt to plan, collaborate and persevere. It was particularly impressive the way the students were able to articulate this learning and share with adults the journey they had been on. The Year 5 staff are incredibly proud of the commitment and effort shown by all students.   

 

Justine Brame
Year Level Coordinator - Year 5

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Through a series of stories and photographs the students from Year 1S compared their life experiences to those of children living in a developing country. Peter, our guest speaker shared ...

Through a series of stories and photographs the students from Year 1S compared their life experiences to those of children living in a developing country.

Peter, our guest speaker, shared his first-hand experience and stories of working in Myanmar. The theme of the conversation was being thankful, as students were continually reminded of how thankful they can be for the daily conveniences they all too often take for granted - such as having a bed to sleep in, a comfortable home, footpaths to walk on and having ample food to eat.

Many connections were made through the conversation, as students considered 'JoJo', our Compassion Child through Project Care, and the children in East Timor.

 

Katie Oelke
Prep - Year 2 Coordinator

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What a super exciting time it was last Friday when a little red man in a little red van  drove into Christian College Junior School.  He sprightly hopped out and ran into the office and h...

What a super exciting time it was last Friday when a little red man in a little red van drove into Christian College Junior School. 

He sprightly hopped out and ran into the office and handed Mrs Ann Begg three very cold, icy parcels with the classes 2B, 2G and 2R addressed on the front. The classes welcomed their ‘Elf on a Shelf’ with sheer screams of delight as the parcels were unwrapped and ‘Elf on the Shelf’ stories were read to the students. From that day onwards, our Elves have been creating havoc in our classrooms; getting tangled in the tinsel, taking Christmas bags off chairs and piling them up so he can sit on top and making snow angels.

It has created such a wonderful Christmas atmosphere among students and staff. Elfie in 2G gave gifts of chocolate Santas from his North Pole Sweets Shop, which was definitely a highlight of the day.

These events are just a few of the mischievous activities that our Elves have been up to since their arrival. The Year 2 students can’t wait to continue their adventures with their classroom Elves next week and record in their Elf diaries all of the naughty things that their Elf is up to. 

 

Christine Adam

Year 2 Coordinator

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What a fantastic effort by all at the annual Year 6 Market Day! Students displayed a keen eye for business by trialling, testing and adjusting their entrepreneurial skills throughout th...

What a fantastic effort by all at the annual Year 6 Market Day!

Students displayed a keen eye for business by testing and adjusting their entrepreneurial skills throughout the day to raise much needed funds for the student-elected charity, Cancer Council Victoria. From lemonade stands, sorbet and nachos, to arts and crafts, creative photo booths and a display of sporting prowess at gaming stalls, the Year 6 students displayed determination and a lot of hard work to ensure our Middle School students were satisfied customers.

They had the privilege of presenting a cheque to a representative from the Cancer Council for the substantial amount of $3,923.55. Well done to our Year 6 students and a big thank you to the support of the Year 6 families, for making the day such a great success.

 

Melissa Clark
Classroom Teacher

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THE JOBS OF 2027
In 10 years, jobs we are familiar with now will change, as new technologies impact on how we work. Professionals like nurses, architects, artists and farmers will all ne...

Holiday Reading:

As this is the last ‘Career Spot’ for 2017, we have attached some holiday reading that you might find useful and informative.  Please click here to access this document.

 

Victorian Courses - Change of Preference:

This information is for Year 12 students who have applied for vocational and/or University courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Please click here to access this information.

 

A Quick Guide to Results and ATAR Information:

VCE students will be able to access their Unit 3 & 4 results and ATAR Information through the internet, the 'Results and ATAR' app, and by mail.  Please click here for the different processes.

 

Weekly Career News

Please click here for the lucky last Weekly Career News for the year.  Have a wonderful holiday and Christmas to you all!  

• Volunteering - an overlooked skill.

• Collarts Bachelor degree Fashion Marketing.

• ATARs for Health Sciences.

• Career articles about Real Estate and Property.

• Careers with STEM.

• Upcoming events and important dates.

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A reminder that our Activities Day celebrations will be held this year on Tuesday, 5th December. On this day we are providing students with an opportunity to participate in games and acti...

A reminder that our Activities Day celebrations will be held this year on Tuesday, 5th December.

On this day, we are providing students with an opportunity to participate in games and activities at Barwon Valley Park and also attend a movie screening at Readings Cinema.

Parents are requested to supply their child with Recess (including a drink) and Lunch (including a drink). Please DO NOT provide glass bottles or soft drink cans. The College will provide an icy pole for each student at the end of the day.

Children are required to dress in their full College sports uniform (polo top, not House colours), including their College hat. We are looking forward to a great day celebrating the 2017 school year.

 

Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Junior School 

 

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Today over 50 students celebrated the completion of the Kay A Day challenge. These students completed a minimum of 1km per day for 21 days in November.
Congratulations to all students t...

Today over 50 students celebrated the completion of the Kay-A-Day Challenge.

These students completed a minimum of 1km per day for 21 days in November. Congratulations to all students that participated in all of parts of the challenge.

Physical activity is vital in keeping each of us fit and healthy. A number of families involved in the initiative began routines of walking or running as a family. Over the summer, families are encouraged to continue to find new and engaging ways to stay active together.

 

Renee Garing

Sports Coordinator

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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Monday December 4th until Friday December 8th 2017: 9.00am - 5.00pm
CLOSED: December 11th 2017 until ...

The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:

OPEN: Monday, 4th December until Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm

CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018

OPEN: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. Monday, 8th January until Friday, 2nd February, 2018

CLOSED: January 26th, 2018 (Australia Day) 

Usual hours resume from 5th February, 2018:
Monday:         9am to 5pm
Tuesday:        8am to 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm to 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am to 1pm

Address:
Belmont Centreway Arcade
Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

Phone Number: (03) 52 416 316

Order uniforms online HERE

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To conclude the year 4 Bike Education program, students from year 4 were involved in a bike ride day from school to Queenscliff, After navigating their way along the local streets of Drys...

To conclude the Year 4 Bike Education program, students from Year 4 were involved in a bike ride day from our Campus to Queenscliff.

After navigating their way along the local streets of Drysdale to reach the rail trail entrance, they continued a 19km journey along the very scenic trail to be greeted by a free music concert, as part of the 'Queenscliff Music Festival'. Following lunch and some dancing in the park, bikes were loaded onto a carriage and all students, teachers and parents boarded the Bellarine steam train for a somewhat warm, yet relaxing return trip back to the Drysdale train station. We then mustered up just enough energy to ride the 2km trip back to school.

Some weary students returned home on that day! Here is one reflection from Lila Mustica.

“Something I enjoyed in Bike Ed was learning about all the road rules that keep you safe on a bike. We learnt how to indicate and who to Give Way when we are at a roundabout or an intersection. A challenge we faced was being able to ride the whole way to Queenscliff without running out of energy - we really had to persevere up the big hills! Our Bike Ed training really helped with some intersections, in 'doubling up' and our communication with each other throughout the ride. Something else I enjoyed was getting to ride my bike with my friends and teachers. We all really had fun on this bike ride. I would like to thank my teachers for this experience.”

 

Fiona Scott
Physical Education Teacher

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are Open Now
Applications Close: 4pm - Friday, 2nd February, 2018

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

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All I want for Christmas is…… a Phone!?!
If you are like many parents, heading into the Christmas season can be somewhat exciting and also daunting. ‘What do the kids really need this Chr...

All I want for Christmas is... a Phone?!

If you are like many parents, heading into the Christmas season can be somewhat exciting and also daunting. ‘What do the kids really need this Christmas?’ ‘They want so many things, but it just becomes more 'stuff!’.

One of my friends is currently debating whether or not to give in to her 12-year-old daughter and buy her a phone this Christmas. She has struggled with the concept all year and is finding the decision difficult. If you are like many parents who struggle with the question of whether buying your child a phone is the right thing to do, let me offer some suggestions to think about before committing.

I have found that when I speak to parents, they are wide open for help on this subject. They know that as soon as they hand a phone to their child, it opens a whole new world. They are excited to give a good gift, but they are also scared to death about the potential danger and conflict it could cause.

So it’s a timely message to share some universal truths and tips when it comes to a phone. Here are some thoughts on giving your child a cell phone this Christmas:

  • Having a cell phone is an opportunity for your child to earn trust and gain freedom. It gives them lots of opportunities to prove their maturity.
  • It should be clear from the beginning that having a cell phone is a privilege and not a right.
  • You only have one chance to set initial boundaries on phone use. It’s harder to set boundaries once the phone is already being used.
  • It’s a great idea to have them charge the phone either in a central location in your house or even in your bedroom at night. This then prevents them using it throughout the night.
  • Offer more boundaries early and loosen them as they earn trust and get older. Leave room for you to give them more freedom as they demonstrate trustworthiness. That’s hard to do if all the freedom is given right away!

These are my best five tips I like to share with parents who are on the road to deciding whether or not to buy a phone for their child. I have also found an interesting resource that may help many of you. It is a phone contract. Well it is less of a contract and more of a conversation guide to help parents through giving a phone to their child.

Follow the link below to access a free copy.

 

Kid's Contract

 

Youth Contract

 

Blessings

Naomi

Year 7, 10, 11 & 12
Barwon Health have offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.
 
IMMUNISATION CATCH UP
For Year 7 students (Gardasil) & Yr. 10,...

Year 7, 10, 11 & 12

Barwon Health has offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.

IMMUNISATION CATCH UP

For Year 7 students (Gardasil) and Year 10, 11 and 12 students (Meningococcal W).

Barwon Health Immunisation Belmont, 1-17 Reynolds Rd, Belmont, 3216 on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 and Thursday, 14th December 2017.

Phone Barwon Health Immunisation on 42156963 to arrange (other session times available) or contact your GP.

Funding for Meningococcal ends on 31st December, 2017.

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Recently, the entire Year 9 cohort across Highton and Bellarine campuses celebrated the culmination of their year-long Humanities studies and took part in one of the most powerful learnin...

Recently, the entire Year 9 cohort across our Highton and Bellarine campuses celebrated the culmination of their year-long Humanities studies and took part in one of the most powerful learning moments of their entire Year 9 experience.

In order to engage with processes employed to solve problems of global scale, all students met at the Bellarine Auditorium to simulate the work of the United Nations in a General Assembly. Each student participated as a representative of a different country - to advocate for their ‘people’ and their future needs, and also to engage in discourse, attempting to agree upon a global resolution on climate change.

Students delivered speeches, searched for potential allies and proposed amendments to existing UN documents, before voting on a new solution at the end of the General Assembly. This event required students to make links across traditional subject areas and draw from recent learning in their Science, Geography and English lessons.

Throughout the day, staff were inspired at the level of rigorous debate that took place, and the incredible engagement the students showed in tackling potentially the greatest challenge of their own future.

 

Adam Kennedy
Year 9 Level Coordinator
Middle School - Highton

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On Friday, 8th December at 12:25pm we will be holding our Junior School Christmas Service in the Assembly Hall. Parents are warmly welcome to attend. At this Service we would like to reco...

On Friday, 8th December at 12.25pm we will be holding our Junior School Christmas Service in the Assembly Hall.

Parents are warmly invited to attend. At this Service, we would like to recognise and farewell any students leaving Christian College. If your child is leaving and you don't wish him or her to participate in this farewell, please let the office know prior to Friday's Assembly.

 

Mr Rowan Thurman

Junior School Chaplain

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On Thursday, 30th November, the annual Year 6 Market Day was held at the Christian College Bellarine Campus.

It is a major highlight in the College calendar and a great time for the school community to come together. Held under the iconic Peppercorn Tree on a magnificent sunny day, the Year 6 students rose to the challenge of holding a market for the rest of the school community.

Students were able to participate in a wide variety of games and purchase some amazing small gifts, necklaces and stationery. It was a fantastic day, and the culmination of so many rich learning tasks for the Year 6 cohort.

The planning for Market Day involves a term’s work by the Year 6 students, incorporating elements of Economics, Mathematics, English and Christian Education. Working in teams, an initial idea develops through trialling, surveying and testing.

Products and games are developed, then advertised and marketed to the school community. Watching the students ideas develop over the term is rewarding, but one of the most valuable elements of the unit is the real-life skills the students are gaining as they undertake such an authentic learning experience.

Part of the learning for the Market Day unit is looking at how students can help those in the community around them, especially families experiencing financial hardship in the lead up to Christmas. Through the donation of Market Day proceeds to the Drysdale Food Bank, which was a total of $3,700, the Year 6 students have experienced the blessing that comes through acts of service to others.

The Drysdale Food Bank is run by the Drysdale Community Church and, as a result of the ‘good works’ by our students, enough groceries have been purchased to provide a Christmas lunch for 70 local families. Mr Jake Hogendoorn from the Drysdale Community Church came to our Campus to pick up the groceries and speak to the Year 6 students about the impact their generous work will have on local families.

What a wonderful way for our students to be able to conclude such a rich learning experience through the Market Day unit.

 

Mr Ryan Healy and Mrs Lori Ruplal

Year 6 Classroom Teachers

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Highton - Middle School Student Presentation Evening will be held on Wednesday, 6th December from 7.00pm.  
Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong

PRESENTATION EVENING  

Our Middle School - Highton Presentation Evening is set for Wednesday 6th December, 7pm at Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong. Invitation letters have been emailed to parents of award recipients earlier this week. All Middle School students and families are warmly invited to attend this evening, to recognise the academic achievements of the Award winners, while also celebrating the end of a wonderful year at Christian College Middle School.

END OF YEAR DISMISSAL

Please be aware that students will conclude their Term 4 studies on Friday, 8th December 2017 at 2.30pm. Our normal bus network will be in operation for this earlier departure time.

 

Kind regards

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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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 Year 8 Drama students embedded themselves in the task of presenting a story book performance to a young audience this term. They chose Alice in Wonderland and worked to orchestrate th...

The Year 8 Drama students embedded themselves in the task of presenting a storybook performance to a young audience this term.

They chose Alice in Wonderland and worked to orchestrate the whole production to a high standard - from sets, costumes, lighting and stage make-up, to the play-building processes of character development and their ability to extend their use of verbal and non-verbal communication skills. The audience of Year 1 and 2 students seemed delighted to witness the performance, so it was a great success overall.

Drama provides students with the ability to step out of their comfort zones and extend their understanding of not only Drama-specific curriculum, but also to develop a strong sense of 'self' and the ability to express themselves. All students involved in the Drama program this year have done an amazing job in their studies and should be very proud of their efforts and the ‘growth mindset’ applied to their learning.

 

Ms Sharon Huber
Music Teacher and Instrumental Coordinator

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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 wish to continue with our students helping those less fortunate within 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 cannot be home-made or perishable.

Examples:

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

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

Thank you to families who have already donated items. We aim to have hampers finalised by Monday, 4th December.            Thank you in anticipation.

 

Vicki Hayden

Project Care

                                

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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Monday December 4th until Friday December 8th 2017: 9.00am - 5.00pm
CLOSED: December 11th 2017 until ...

The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:

OPEN: Monday, 4th December until Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm

CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018

OPEN: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. Monday, 8th January until Friday, 2nd February, 2018

CLOSED: January 26th, 2018 (Australia Day) 

Usual hours resume from 5th February, 2018:
Monday:         9am to 5pm
Tuesday:        8am to 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm to 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am to 1pm

Address:
Belmont Centreway Arcade
Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

Phone Number: (03) 52 416 316

Order uniforms online HERE

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To celebrate the end of year as one community, students in Year 5 to 8 will be spending the day at 'Adventure Park' onThursday December 7. 
Parents are reminded to complete the permission...

To celebrate the end of year as one community, students in Year 5 to 8 will be spending the day at 'Adventure Park' on Thursday, December 7. 

Parents are reminded to complete the permission form via 'Parent Paperwor, if they have not done so already.

Details in brief:

  • Students leaving at 9:20am and returning at 3:15pm.
  • Students are permitted to wear casual clothes.
  • Bathers and towels are needed if students wish to use the water slide, paddle boats and canoes.
  • The College Hat is required to be worn throughout the day.
  • Sunscreen will be availbale throughout the day for students.
  • As a further sun smart precaution, if participating in water activities, students are asked to wear a t-shirt or rash vest.
  • Students may bring their lunch, snacks and drinks. A shop is available for the students to purchase food, drinks, ice creams etc, should they feel the need to do so, at their own expense.
  • The activities available to the students are giant water slides, archery, recreational swimming, mini golf, bouncing mats, bicycles, go carts, electric cars, paddle boats, canoes and a nine-hole par 3 golf course (there is a $1 deposit on all golf balls).

Should you have any further questions, please contact your child's Homeroom teacher. 

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As part of the Christian Education program at Year 8, students have been encouraged to consider opportunities that would make a positive difference in the community. Two students, Holly H...

As part of the Christian Education program in Year 8, students have been encouraged to consider opportunities that would make a positive difference in the community.

Two students, Holly Harris and Dana Ford, chose to raise money for the Cotton On Foundation by selling cookies and merchandise at a Pop Up Café event. The two students collaborated within their Food Technology class and connected with Cotton On, raising over $600.

We can certainly be proud of these students, taking time to serve the community and make a difference in our world. Here is a reflection from Dana Ford:

On Friday, 1st December, Holly and I visited the Head Office at Cotton On to donate the money we raised for the Cotton On Foundation. This has been an excellent learning experience because we have been able to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves. This will be something we will remember and we encourage other people to take the opportunity to help others if you have the chance.

 

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We would greatly appreciate your support in ensuring that all readers are returned by the beginning of the final week of school, so that we can conduct a full audit of our Take-Home reade...

We would greatly appreciate your support in ensuring that all readers are returned by the beginning of the final week of school, so that we can conduct a full audit of our take-home readers. 

Thank you for your assistance with this important matter.

 

Anne Spence

Take-Home Reader Coordinator

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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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As part of the Indonesian language program, our Year 6 students have spent some time exploring the question “Why would you live near a volcano?”
We have discovered that for many Indonesia...

As part of the Indonesian language program, our Year 6 students have spent some time exploring the question “Why would you live near a volcano?”

We have discovered that for many Indonesians, living with volcanoes is a part of their everyday life, which is both dangerous as well as beneficial. As one of the countries that make up the 'Ring of Fire', Indonesia has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world.

It is also home to some of the world’s most famous volcanoes, Krakatoa, Mt Merapi and Mt Agung in Bali. Australia, on the other hand, is an old and stable continent with not many geological risks, such as major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Or at least that is what most people think! This week, the Year 6 classroom become a hotspot of volcanic activity resulting in more than a few spectacular eruptions.

 

Bishi Leathem
LOTE Teacher

 

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A big thank you to all of our school bankers this year. There will be no student banking next week (last week of term). We will commence banking again in February, 2018.
Mrs Jan Brewster
...

A big thank you to all of our school bankers this year.

There will be no student banking next week (last week of term). We will commence banking again in February, 2018.

 

Mrs Jan Brewster

Junior School Banking Coordinator

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We have been very fortunate that we regularly have two additional native Japanese speakers in our Japanese classes. Yukari sensei, a supporting teacher, has been teaching VCE for many yea...

We have been very fortunate that we regularly have two additional native Japanese speakers in our Japanese classes.

Yukari sensei, a supporting teacher, has been teaching VCE for many years and she has a rich knowledge of Japanese language and culture. Ayana sensei, a language assistant from our sister school, supports students by challenging them with advanced tasks or assisting them with extra support.

On Monday, Ayana sensei demonstrated the Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Year 7, 8 and 9 classes. Prior to the ceremony, Yukari sensei talked about the history, etiquettes, and utensils of the tea ceremony. She also explained that the tea ceremony is not all about serving and drinking tea but, more importantly, it is about discipline, appreciating the present moment and doing what we are doing with whole-heartedly.

The students intently watched Anaya sensei making tea with special utensils and tasted the tea following the particular steps. Some of the students were lucky to have a go at making tea with Ayana sensei’s instructions.

It was an excellent opportunity for the students to develop an understanding and respect for a different culture.

 

Yukiko Valent
Japanese teacher

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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 Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Monday December 4th until Friday December 8th 2017: 9.00am - 5.00pm
CLOSED: December 11th 2017 until ...

The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:

OPEN: Monday, 4th December until Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm

CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018

OPEN: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. Monday, 8th January until Friday, 2nd February, 2018

CLOSED: January 26th, 2018 (Australia Day) 

Usual hours resume from 5th February, 2018:
Monday:         9am to 5pm
Tuesday:        8am to 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm to 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am to 1pm

Address:
Belmont Centreway Arcade
Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

Phone Number: (03) 52 416 316

Order uniforms online HERE

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Barwon Health have offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.
 
IMMUNISATION CATCH UP
For Year 7 students (Gardasil) & Yr. 10, 11, 12 students (Me...

Barwon Health has offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.

IMMUNISATION CATCH UP

For Year 7 students (Gardasil) and Year 10, 11 and 12 students (Meningococcal W).

Barwon Health Immunisation Belmont, 1-17 Reynolds Rd, Belmont, 3216 on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 and Thursday, 14th December 2017.

Phone Barwon Health Immunisation on 42156963 to arrange (other session times available) or contact your GP.

Funding for Meningococcal ends on 31st December, 2017.

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A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday 3rd December 2017. Get your order in now to take advantage of free delivery.
 
Order...

A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday, 3rd December 2017.

Get your order in now to take advantage of free delivery. Orders placed after December 3, 2017 and on or before December 17, 2017 will incur a delivery fee of $9.95 and be delivered before the start of Term 1, 2018.

Orders placed after December 17, and on or before December 31, 2017, will incur a delivery fee of $19.90 and be delivered before the start of Term 1, 2018. Orders placed after December 31 will incur a delivery fee of $19.90 with all effort given to deliver prior to the beginning of Term 1, 2018.

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Year 7, 10, 11 & 12.
 
Barwon Health have offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.
 
IMMUNISATION CATCH UP
For Year 7 students (Gardasil) & Yr...

Barwon Health has offered the following options for anyone who has missed any of their vaccinations.

IMMUNISATION CATCH UP

For Year 7 students (Gardasil) and Year 10, 11 and 12 students (Meningococcal W).

Barwon Health Immunisation Belmont, 1-17 Reynolds Rd, Belmont, 3216 on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 and Thursday, 14th December 2017.

Phone Barwon Health Immunisation on 42156963 to arrange (other session times available) or contact your GP.

Funding for Meningococcal ends on 31st December, 2017.

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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Monday December 4th until Friday December 8th 2017: 9.00am - 5.00pm
CLOSED: December 11th 2017 until ...

The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:

OPEN: Monday, 4th December until Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm

CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018

OPEN: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. Monday, 8th January until Friday, 2nd February, 2018

CLOSED: January 26th, 2018 (Australia Day) 

Usual hours resume from 5th February, 2018:
Monday:         9am to 5pm
Tuesday:        8am to 12pm
Wednesday:   12pm to 5pm
Thursday:       Closed
Friday:            9am to 1pm

Address:
Belmont Centreway Arcade
Shop 6-7/ 168 High Street
Belmont, Vic 3216

Phone Number: (03) 52 416 316

Order uniforms online HERE

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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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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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Parents are encouraged to participated in life at Junior School in a variety of ways, one way as such is by volunteering at the canteen on Fridays. This is a great way to meet other paren...

Parents are encouraged to participated in life at Junior School in a variety of ways, one way as such is by volunteering at the canteen on Fridays. This is a great way to meet other parents and to support Junior School as parents prepare and serve morning tea and lunch. 

For the canteen to operate effectively your help is needed. 

If you are available for an early morning or mid morning session, or even the entire day, for our last canteen for 2017 (next Friday December 1) or any Friday during Term 1 2018, please click on the link below and select days and times that suit you. Please note, personal details will only be collected and used by authorised staff and in the organisation of Canteen rosters only.

Kristy Burrow (Canteen Coordinator) will then contact you by the Wednesday prior to confirm your attendance.  Kristy can be contacted on k.burrow@ccg.vic.edu.au if you have any queries. 

Thank you for your support of our Junior School canteen. 

 

Click on the link below for more information:

Canteen Helper Availability Form

 

 Carla Dunlop

Deputy Head of Campus

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