Hi Everyone,
Yes its about time i started talking about Christmas!!! How quickly this time has come. It seems the older i get the quicker....Anyway, some thoughts about Christmas who as p...

Hi Everyone,

Yes its about time i started talking about Christmas!!! How quickly this time has come. It seems the older i get the quicker....Anyway, some thoughts about Christmas who as parents we can share with our kids....Enjoy!

Symbols of Christmas

Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, which we use in Junior school, encourages parents to allow their children to help decorate for the celebration of Christ's birth.

"I love to involve children in the excitement of Jesus' coming," Sally says. "God's people waited for Him, and in Advent we're waiting, too. We're getting ready for Him; we’re preparing our homes and our hearts for Him."

Consider relating biblical symbolism and stories to items you use while decorating the tree. As you string the lights, you might remind your kids that Jesus is the Light of the World. The star on the top of the tree represents the star that led the wise men to where Jesus was born. Here are a few additional insights to share while decorating together:

Christmas tree
Evergreens don't lose their greenery. These trees can be symbolic of something that doesn't end and compared to eternal life in Christ.

Angel ornaments
God sent His choir of angels to proclaim the Good News to the shepherds of Jesus Christ.

Gifts
The greatest gift of all is Jesus Christ. God sent His only Son to pay the price for our sins and to give us the opportunity to have eternal life.

Tinsel
The sparkles remind us that Christ shines throughout Christmas and He can in your life.

Lights and ornaments
Representing the glory, and wonder of what Jesus did on the cross.

Bells
Christmas bells symbolize the joy of Christmas.

I'm sure your Christmas trees will be amazing.


Please take care and as usual, if you would like to have a chat about a concern in your life, then it is always a privilege to be able to spend time with you.

Take Care,


Gary Crole
Christian College Bellarine Campus Chaplain.

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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...

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.

Please see below for the particular costume details for your child's year level. Please note Year 4 students are not required to bring any costume items.  All Year 4 students will come to Presentation Evening in their full summer school uniform.

On Wednesday afternoon, students, staff and parents gathered at Costa Hall to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful achievements of students during 2016. It was an opportunity for students to be recognised in front of their peers for their successes, not only with regards to their academic studies, but also in the music and sporting arenas and, significantly, in recognition of those students who have displayed outstanding character and leadership.

Students who had achieved Academic Excellence in multiple subjects were acknowledged, as were those who had displayed commendable Endeavour in their studies – continually striving to improve and excel despite facing challenges. In conjunction with the Academic Excellence awards, the Dux of Year 10 and 11 were also announced; Ruby Schapp and Cameron Chandler respectively.  As well as recognising the academic successes of students, our outstanding musicians and sportspersons were also celebrated for their accomplishments in 2016, along with those who had offered exceptional service to their House. The much anticipated DC Riddle Cup for 2016’s most successful House was awarded to the Flynn Falcons for the second year running, and the win was poignantly dedicated to Jacob Marsden in the acceptance speech.

The afternoon was also an opportunity to recognise and celebrate students for their outstanding contributions to the College community through exemplary character and leadership across all three year levels, with Naomi Caulfield being awarded the prestigious Irene Butterfield Award for Outstanding Citizenship, and outgoing school captain Katie Rowe being awarded the esteemed David Cleminson Award for Christian Character. Students also heard from the 2017 School Captains, Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler, who encouraged their peers to embrace the opportunities ahead next year.

In all, the afternoon was a fitting celebration of what has been another wonderful year in the life of our senior students and showcased the exceptional efforts, achievements, and enjoyable moments of 2016.

Damian Stephenson, Director of Teaching and Learning - English

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Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to have many conversations with parents who are employed in various professional fields at local, national and international organisations.  These pare...

Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to have many conversations with parents who are employed in various professional fields at local, national and international organisations.  These parents have something in common; they talk about their workplaces and the type of people that they work alongside or employ.  Effective people demonstrate skills and strength in areas such as collaboration, perseverance, and empathy and listening.  These are a few of many of the skills delivered through the Building Learning Power framework used at Christian College.

The Year 5 teachers could not have been more proud of the work the students completed for the Action in the Community Exhibition on Thursday afternoon. Year 5 students had spent many weeks researching a topic or an issue with the aim to raise awareness and to make a positive impact.

All students had an opportunity to present their learning journeys by displaying their research findings, reflections, struggles and successes during this Exhibition of Learning. Their displays showcased many creative props and visible thinking that engaged the audience.  Students spoke confidently about their learning; many parents commented on how articulate the students were at such a young age.

Prior to students presenting their work, the Events Team opened the Exhibition by completing some formal speeches. A highlight of the evening was the Year 5 ensemble performance. As part of the Year 5 music program, all students were given the opportunity not only to learn how to play an instrument, but they received weekly small group lessons from the Music Department. Under the guidance of Mr. Andrew Dunlop and Mrs. Rebecca Bertoncello; students played some pieces that demonstrated how far this group has come as they’ve played together. Caysee and Ashlee, two Year 5 students, then sang an amazing duet.

On behalf of the Year 5 team, I would like to thank the many parents, grandparents and friends that attended the Action in Community event. We appreciate the support from the Music Department and other work colleagues at Middle School.

Mr. Nick Rice

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Dear Tim, Carly and Margo,
Before going on the trip to Central Australia, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the community. I had no idea what it would look like, or what the people...

Dear Tim, Carly and Margo,

Before going on the trip to Central Australia, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the community. I had no idea what it would look like, or what the people up there would be like. I thought that it would be just one main road with a couple of houses and a school. I was surprised by how big the town was and the number of people living there.  I wasn’t sure exactly what our job would be up at the school, but I was really excited to go.

While I was on the community, I learnt just how important education is to the students in the community, and how completing their schooling can help shape their future. I also learnt how a close, tight-knit community can help keep children out of trouble and stop them from becoming involved in the wrong things, such as drugs and alcohol.

I found that the older women in the community were very happy to show us how to do things such as look for bush tucker and cooking kangaroo tail. It was amazing how happy they were to share their culture with us.

Something that I was surprised by was how much the school attendance increased when we arrived. On the first day we got there, there were only eight students, but over the next couple of days there were numbers like 17 and 18 students. It was really great to be able to spend a lot of time with the kids, who were all amazing and funny people.

I feel like the trip has changed the way I think about what I have, I appreciate my education a lot more and found that I am working a lot harder in class because I see how little the kids at the community have but how they still take hold of their education and enjoy seeing us so much. One day I hope to be able to come and visit the community again.

Thanks for having us,

Archer

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On Friday, 9th December at 12:30pm we will be holding our Junior School Christmas Service in the Assembly Hall. Parents are warmly welcome to attend.

On Friday, 9th 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 recognise and farewell any students leaving Christian College. If your child is leaving and you don't wish him/her to participate in this farewell please let the office know prior to Friday's Assembly.

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The Christian College Bellarine Campus has been invited to be involved in the City of Greater Geelong’s Christmas tree decoration program for Geelong schools.The decorative trees will for...

The Christian College Bellarine Campus has been invited to be involved in the City of Greater Geelong’s Christmas tree decoration program for Geelong schools.
The decorative trees will form part of the city’s ‘Christmas in Geelong’ festive offerings this year. Our tree will be featured alongside other Geelong schools in the Little Malop Street Mall.
The Bellarine art students, as part of their Collaborative Construction unit have presented a unique Christmas tree design on a large three metre tall wooden tree.

This project has involved students from different levels, Prep to Year 6, participating, collaborating, problem solving and being challenged to think creatively and divergently about the true story of Christmas.

From a spiritual perspective we feel privileged to have been given an opportunity to reflect on and express visually our beliefs about the Christmas message of hope and love of God shown to us.

It is a festive time of year and it is exciting to be a part of these celebrations.

Mrs. Anne Young

Bellarine Art Teacher

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Year 9 Graduation
A student led service was held to conclude our Year 9’s time at Middle School Highton. With inspiring speeches from our Captains Tess O’Neil and Zachary Devonish, a poli...

Year 9 Graduation

A student led service was held to conclude our Year 9’s time at Middle School Highton. With inspiring speeches from our Captains Tess O’Neil and Zachary Devonish, a polished introduction from Vice Captains Ethan Vines and Breella Case, outstanding musical performances, a visual reflection of the year and heartwarming personal messages from a class representative to their homeroom teacher, the Year 9 Graduation was a celebration of the student’s time at Middle School.  As they journeyed to Senior School on Thursday and Friday of this week, we wish all of our Year 9 Graduants Gods blessings and our best wishes for their future education.

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The College congratulates Wiiliam Tovey, Year 9 on recently receiving the Australian Scout Medallion. This award is the highest award earned by Scouts aged 11 – 14 years and recognizes ex...

The College congratulates William Tovey, Year 9 on recently receiving the Australian Scout Medallion. This award is the highest award earned by Scouts aged 11 – 14 years and recognizes excellent leadership, organisation, drive, determination, resilience and high level practical Scouting knowledge including camp craft and hiking. Well done William!

 

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he State-Wide Japanese Calligraphy Competition
The annual State-Wide Japanese Calligraphy Competition was held this term by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria (JLTAV)....

The State-Wide Japanese Calligraphy Competition

The annual State-Wide Japanese Calligraphy Competition was held this term by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria (JLTAV). Both brush and pencil calligraphy require unique expressive skills of which our students had an opportunity to learn in class. From our campus, Caitlin Deretic and Hayley Koopman (Year 4), Jessie Allen, Jayde Halson and Charlotte Hunter (Year 8) were selected to enter their pencil calligraphy work.  Among them, Hayley Koopman won the second prize in the Year 3/4 category for her outstanding work. Congratulations on her terrific achievement.

Mrs. Yukiko Valent
Year 2 to 9 Japanese teacher

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Dear Parents, 
The Office of the Children’s Safety Commissioner has released an interactive guide aimed to help you help your children to “learn how to be safe and secure with the connect...

Dear Parents, 

The Office of the Children’s Safety Commissioner has released an interactive guide aimed to help you help your children to “learn how to be safe and secure with the connected devices in your life.”  You can access the iParent by following this link: https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

The site offers the latest statistics regarding our Aussie kids online, and advice on managing devices and strategies for keeping your children safe. It also covers current topics such as digital legacy, digital reputation, cyberbullying, online gaming, online pornography, sexting, trolling and unwanted contact to name a few.

The site not only offers information, but it is also well resourced.  You will find links to related materials and contact information for organisations that can help you with your child’s wellbeing and safety online.

Dianne Martin, Deputy Head of Senior School

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Just a reminder that all Year 4 students are invited to a luncheon to be held in the Junior School Chapel on Monday, 5th December. 

Just a reminder that all Year 4 students are invited to a luncheon to be held in the Junior School Chapel on Monday, 5th December at 12:45pm. This will be an acknowledgement of the great work all of our Year 4's have done this year in leading our Junior School community. Pizzas, fruit platters, bottled water and fruit boxes will be served. 

 

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After studying forces and simple machines, Year 7 Science students were challenged to apply their understanding and creativity by inventing a new toy or game that showcased one or more ma...

After studying forces and simple machines, Year 7 Science students were challenged to apply their understanding and creativity by inventing a new toy or game that showcased one or more machine.

The students also had to detail all measurements in their design brief and explain how they tackled the engineering problems that arose. And they were not allowed to buy any of the components! The laboratories were transformed into thriving workshops as the students put together assorted odds and ends to create ramps, levers, pulleys and gears. All inventions were put through rigorous testing prior to showcasing each game in front of the rest of the class.  Some students have even taken advantage of the world wide web to fast track sales to the Australian market in time for Christmas! The students had a lot of fun dreaming up their toys ending their year of Science on a high.

 

Mrs Sophie Maye

Middle School Science Teacher

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A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday 4th December. Get your order in now.
 

A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday 4th December. Get your order in now to take advantage of free delivery.

 

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Next Thursday afternoon we will be providing all Year One children with the opportunity to come together and have an end of year party. We ask that you please send your child to school wi...

Next Thursday afternoon we will be providing all Year One children with the opportunity to come together and have an end of year party. We ask that you please send your child to school with a small plate of sweet or savoury food on this day. It would be appreciated if you could consider healthy food options when you select the food for your child to bring. We do require that all food be nut-free due to food allergies.

Thank you for your assistance in making our end of year party lots of fun.

Below are some healthy food ideas (if you need..) 

*Fruit kebabs

*Rice crackers and dip

*Vegetable sticks

*Mini salad sandwiches

*Sugar-free popcorn

*Corn chips

 

Kind regards, 

Anna, Jamie-Lee, Katherine and Sandra

Year 1 Teachers

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On Monday, the year 9 Marine Studies students concluded their semester with a boat tour of the bay. For the first time, the students participated in the Great Victorian Fish Count. This r...

On Monday, the year 9 Marine Studies students concluded their semester with a boat tour of the bay. For the first time, the students participated in the Great Victorian Fish Count. This required working in pairs to identify specific species at Pope’s eye (a man made rocky outcrop turned Marine National Park in 1979), recording the number on a plate and then submitting this informtaion to a state wide data base run by Parks Victoria. This data will also be kept with school and used to compare with future Marine Studies classes each semester. Following the Fish Count, students tried out their underwater acrobatic skills with around 40 Australian Fur Seals mimicking their moves.

As the boat named Maureen M made its way back towards the harbour, the group stumbled across a large local pod of Burrunun Dolphins ever so eager for a play under the bow of the boat. The students had a fantastic day, exploring the amazing biodiversity and wonders of their backyard - Port Phillip Bay.

Fiona Scott
Marine Studies Teacher

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Students will be dismissed on the last day of term, Friday, 9th December at 2:30pm.

Students will be dismissed on the last day of term, Friday, 9th December at 2:30pm.

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ENGINEERS CREATE AMAZING SOLUTIONS TO BIG PROBLEMS
Engineers work in a wide range of industries in Australia, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, mining and information technol...

ENGINEERS CREATE AMAZING SOLUTIONS TO BIG PROBLEMS

Engineers work in a wide range of industries in Australia, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, mining and information technology. Engineering was traditionally divided into four broad groups – chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical – but sub-groups, like environmental, mining and software, are emerging as the profession evolves.

Some engineers take on huge endeavours like the International Space Station, while others work on a molecular level. Some build robots that assist surgeons, and others use chemical processes to trap carbon emissions. But all of them solve problems by applying their skills and ingenuity.

Australian engineers are at the top of the game. 

Being an engineer enables you to create something that can improve the quality of people’s lives. In some universities Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree, meaning students are being trained across a broad range of engineering fields rather than specialising from the outset. The aim is to prepare students for modern industry needs. Recruiters and organisations are looking for engineers with a mix of skills, who understand business processes and how disciplines work together.

Careers: Communications engineer, medical devices engineer, seismology engineer, civil structures engineer, shelter project manager, water or wastewater engineer.

The requirement for a professional engineer is a four-year Bachelor of Engineering course, available at most major universities in Australia.

  

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Last Wednesday at Bellarine was a special day for the Year 9 students. They were happy and tired after a spectacular night of dancing, all dressed up in stunning suits and dresses, behavi...

Wednesday at Bellarine was a special day for the Year 9 students. They were happy and tired after a spectacular night of dancing, all dressed up in stunning suits and dresses, behaving beautifully and having FUN. It was a privilege to share the time and space with our departing Year 9 students. Parents should be very proud of the young people that graced the floor.

But back to Wednesday… a day of service to community on different levels. Some students prepared a Mexican themed lunch for their cohort and teachers with Mrs Gray. A small group worked with Mr Durran to create videos reflecting on the their final year at Bellarine, as well as collating a montage of images and footage from the Formal. A different group helped provide amenity to “the deck” with the assistance of Alan and Mr Moore. At lunch time, students were able to test out the bean bags and enjoy the newly painted pots with freshly planted trees. Various other acts of service included cleaning Junior School chairs and collecting and sorting donated stationery destined for East Timor.

A special inclusion in the morning’s activities was helping Geelong Mums. A group of boys and girls helped sort and pack age appropriate parcels of clothing for single mums in Geelong who need support. The students were shocked to learn that some mums sleep in their car with their kids while they are fleeing domestic violence. This was just one scenario described by Marelle Jackman, a Christian College parent who volunteers at Geelong Mums. Marelle explained to the Year 9 students the value of what they were doing. In response, our beautiful students wrote messages of strength, love, hope and dignity to the mums who will receive the clothing packs for their children. Some packs were even delivered on the same day.

Again, it has to be said that the students conducted themselves with good humour and demonstrated camaraderie as they worked together on the various projects, all in the service of others. It was a great day enjoyed by all.

Deb Singleton
Year 9 Teacher

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To celebrate their end of time at the Middle School Highton Campus, the Year 9's spent countless hours preparing themselves in their finest dress for the Year 9 Formal. A significant part...

To celebrate their end of time at the Middle School Highton Campus, the Year 9's spent countless hours preparing themselves in their finest dress for the Year 9 Formal. A significant part in the lead up to the formal is the preparation of their homerooms dance. There is much anticipation as each homeroom demonstrates their artistic and movement skills to a compilation of music. As always the performances were dynamic, creative and allowed some to demonstrate individual flair. Following a shared meal the students hit the dance floor, with some working themselves to near exhaustion as the night wore on. Thank you to the dynamic Mr Costa who was the MC, Mrs Bishop for her planning of the event and Mr Watson for his support.

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A reminder to parents and students that all Year 5 - 8 students will be on excursion to Adventure Park next Thursday, December 8. 
Students are permitted to wear casual clothes (hats and ...

A reminder to parents and students that all Year 5 - 8 students will be on excursion to Adventure Park next Thursday, December 8. 

Students are permitted to wear casual clothes (hats and sunscreen are required even if the weather is overcast). Bathers and towels are needed if students wish to use the water slide, paddle boats and canoes. It is expected that all students wear either a rash vest or tee shirt, to protect them from the sun at all times. Students may bring their lunch 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 cost of Adventure Park has already been covered in the ‘Student Resource Levy’.

With an early forecast of 24 degrees we look forward to an enjoyable day!

 

Mr. Jonathan Ryan

 

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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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In November, three Bellarine Year 8 students competed in the All Star Cheerleading Federation National Championships held in the Gold Coast. 7500+ competitors battled it out in three hall...

In November, three Bellarine Year 8 students competed in the All Star Cheerleading Federation National Championships held in the Gold Coast. 7500+ competitors battled it out in three halls to see who would be crowned National Champions in a variety of divisions. Lily Griffin, Abby Zeinstra and Hannah Langley represented Adrenaline in the junior level 2 which is part of Geelong Elite.

The girls train 2-3 times a week for 1.5 – 3hrs. In this time, they work on routines, skills, teamwork, stunts and building trust for the many risky sequences they perform. Overall, their team came in 5th in The Gold Coast but it was in the Pom competition that Abby and Hannah’s team, Elevation, came 1st in the National Champions. Both Abby and Hannah competed in the Hip Hop Velocity team where they placed 2nd.

Lily “really loves cheerleading because it combines dance with gymnastics”.
Abby “I enjoy performing in front of huge audiences and the adrenaline rush”.
Hannah “loves the physical challenge and competing”.

Congratulations girls on an amazing competition.

Joanne Lowe
Year 8 Teacher

 

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We have many items of lost property which have accumulated over the last term. If your child is missing any item of clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles, plastic containers etc. please co...

We have many items of lost property which have accumulated over the past term. If your child is missing any item of clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles, plastic containers etc. please come in and check. Any unnamed items will be delivered to our uniform shop for 2nd hand sale or will be donated to a charity bin at the end of term.

 

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Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.
Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion fo...

Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.

Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion for supporting children as confident and valued learners, who embrace nature pedagogy and play based learning and love working as part of a collaborative team, are invited to apply for the following positions at our new Early Childhood Surfcoast Campus – Butterfield House, to commence early in 2017.

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE KINDERGARTEN

Preschool [4YO] Teacher 0.6 FTE

Prekinder [3YO] Teacher 0.5 FTE

Preschool [4YO] Assistant 0.5 FTE 
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

Prekinder [3YO] Assistant 0.4 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE CARE

Day Care Assistant 0.8 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma or Certificate 3 qualified

 

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

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO 18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 12th December, 2016

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Dear Parents, 
The Office of the Children’s Safety Commissioner has released an interactive guide aimed to help you help your children to “learn how to be safe and secure with the connect...

Dear Parents, 

The Office of the Children’s Safety Commissioner has released an interactive guide aimed to help you help your children to “learn how to be safe and secure with the connected devices in your life.”  You can access the iParent by following this link: https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

The site offers the latest statistics regarding our Aussie kids online, and advice on managing devices and strategies for keeping your children safe. It also covers current topics such as digital legacy, digital reputation, cyberbullying, online gaming, online pornography, sexting, trolling and unwanted contact to name a few.

The site not only offers information, but it is also well resourced.  You will find links to related materials and contact information for organisations that can help you with your child’s wellbeing and safety online.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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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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Year 7 Drama students performed their Comedy Showcase on Wednesday night. The students and I have had a lot of fun rehearsing together and as you can imagine we have been laughing a lot. ...

Year 7 Drama students performed their Comedy Showcase on Wednesday night. The students and I have had a lot of fun rehearsing together and as you can imagine we have been laughing a lot. As a part of the Year 7 Drama program, students study a range of comedy styles such as; slapstick, farce, satire, malapropism and more. They also investigate some of the traditional forms of comedy called Commedia dell’Arte and Lazzi. Commedia dell’Arte is stereotypical characters. Characters use masks, incorporating parody and satire, exaggerated movement, clowning and improvisation.

Alice Claringbold
Drama Teacher

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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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On Monday 5th December there will be a stall at recess and lunchtime in the foyer for students to purchase items to fund raise to support CCG’s kinder and friendship house in East Timor. ...

On Monday 5th December there will be a stall at recess and lunchtime in the foyer for students to purchase items to fund raise to support CCG’s kinder and friendship house in East Timor. Items will range from 50 cents to $30 and include Christmas ornaments, coin purses, trinket boxes, fineliners, gel pens, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, erasers, organizer boxes, pencil cases, animal ornaments, shoulder bags, baskets and other goods from East Timor. Lots of items for Christmas gifts are  available.

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Year 7 students followed a unit on Forces with learning about simple machines. Once the rudiments were understood, students were challenged to incorporate at least one simple machine into...

Year 7 students followed a unit on Forces with learning about simple machines. Once the rudiments were understood, students were challenged to incorporate at least one simple machine into a fair ground activity, showcasing some kind of mechanical advantage. After working in pairs and designing and creating fair rides from simple materials such as cardboard, wire and balsa wood, the class rolled up to the fair! The laboratory was transformed with appropriate fair ground music and students enjoyed the decorated rides after they had explained the science behind them to each other! Another class experimented with various designs of Mouse Trap Racers, making good use of the wood technology facilities.

Deb Singleton
Science Teacher

 

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On Thursday December the 1st saw the annual Year 6 Market Day being held at the Christian College Bellarine Campus. It was a fantastic day, the culmination of so many rich learning tasks ...

Thursday December the 1st saw the annual Year 6 Market Day being held at the Christian College Bellarine Campus. It was a fantastic day, the culmination of so many rich learning tasks for the Year 6 cohort. The ideas that were brainstormed at the start of the term were discussed, developed and nurtured within small collaborative groups. Designing, advertising and planning were undertaken as well as market research and surveys. 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. The students were able to participate in a wide variety of games and purchase so many amazing small gifts, necklaces and stationary, just to name a few of the things on offer.

As amazing as Market Day was, the reason behind the day is what makes it so special. The curriculum areas that were covered and the authentic learning that took place are all very important, however, an outstanding experience the students will take out of the day, was the opportunity to help the community they belong to. Part of the learning for the Market Day Unit was looking at how the students can help those in the community around them, especially in the lead up to Christmas. This is the second year that the year 6 Market Day has supported the Drysdale Food Bank, run by the Drysdale Community Church. This is a locally supported charity that offers food parcels, emergency clothing and other support to families who are going through a difficult period. In the lead up to Market Day we found out how we can best help the Food Bank support families for Christmas. This year we will be able to provide a full Christmas lunch to 60 local families. A shopping list is sent through and following Market Day the students are part of the shopping trip to purchase food with the money raised. This year we have been blessed to buy everything on the shopping list for the full 60 families, from bonbons to plum puddings and mince tarts. In addition to the food being supplied, this year we will also be able to hand over a cheque for $2000, allowing the Drysdale Foodbank to help many more families into the new year.  

We are so proud of the efforts of our young people and the attitude with which they undertook Market Day. The Year 6 students approached the whole term knowing that the deeper purpose of their learning was to serve others, and they have done this with a maturity far beyond their years. 

We would like to sincerely thank our Bellarine students for their enthusiastic engagement in the spirit of Market Day. We also acknowledge the generous contribution of our College families, to achieve such an outcome for the Drysdale Food Bank and our friends in the local community, who will be beneficiaries of your generosity.

Claire Deretic & Ryan Healy 
Year 6 Teachers

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Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.
Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion fo...

Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.

Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion for supporting children as confident and valued learners, who embrace nature pedagogy and play based learning and love working as part of a collaborative team, are invited to apply for the following positions at our new Early Childhood Surfcoast Campus – Butterfield House, to commence early in 2017.

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE KINDERGARTEN

Preschool [4YO] Teacher 0.6 FTE

Prekinder [3YO] Teacher 0.5 FTE

Preschool [4YO] Assistant 0.5 FTE 
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

Prekinder [3YO] Assistant 0.4 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE CARE

Day Care Assistant 0.8 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma or Certificate 3 qualified

 

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

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO 18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 12th December, 2016

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Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.
Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion fo...

Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.

Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion for supporting children as confident and valued learners, who embrace nature pedagogy and play based learning and love working as part of a collaborative team, are invited to apply for the following positions at our new Early Childhood Surfcoast Campus – Butterfield House, to commence early in 2017.

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE KINDERGARTEN

Preschool [4YO] Teacher 0.6 FTE

Prekinder [3YO] Teacher 0.5 FTE

Preschool [4YO] Assistant 0.5 FTE 
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

Prekinder [3YO] Assistant 0.4 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE CARE

Day Care Assistant 0.8 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma or Certificate 3 qualified

 

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

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO 18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 12th December, 2016

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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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Year 6 students have been examining the properties of different materials, and how that makes them fit for purpose. Several times, the class was asked to consider why underpants made from...

Year 6 students have been examining the properties of different materials, and how that makes them fit for purpose. Several times, the class was asked to consider why underpants made from concrete would not be appropriate! Then they came up with other ridiculous scenarios such as paper skyscrapers, toilets made from toilet paper, and so on! After testing the insulation value of different materials, students considered how to reinforce simple materials such as straws and paper to construct bridges to certain specifications.

Communicating design ideas as they planned in groups, gave opportunity to students to express themselves and trial various bridge styles.  Students discovered the keys to success including a strong wide base, use of triangles and doubling materials for extra reinforcing. 

Deb Singleton
Science Teacher

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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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During Christian Education this term, the Year 5 students have been working on raising awareness for an organisation of their choice that gives back to the community. Some examples of the...

During Christian Education this term, the Year 5 students have been working on raising awareness for an organisation of their choice that gives back to the community. Some examples of the organisations that the students have chosen to research and learn more about are GAWS, Take 3, Jirrahlinga, Trees for Life, Memory Walk and Jog and Bravehearts.

To raise awareness, students have created videos about these organisations for students in the school to view, they have spoken at assemblies, they have presented to classrooms and they have put informational posters around the Christian College campus. In addition, several students have used their personal time to raise money, run for a cause, donate items, give free informational classes and pick up rubbish to support their community task projects.

For their final project, students created either a PowerPoint movie or a Movie Maker of their entire task, showing how they brainstormed their idea, how they contacted people in the organisations, how they were able to raise awareness and they reflected on what they could have done different in the future.

Overall, the students did a phenomenal job raising awareness about organisations in their community. Students collected various donations such as board games, markers, blankets and over $700 for their organisations. It was a job well done and we are proud of their focus and effort.

Theresa Drewer and Matthew Burgess
Year 5 Teachers

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A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday 4th December. Get your order in now to take advantage of free delivery.
 

A reminder to all parents that the FREE delivery of your OfficeMax booklist order offer ends on Sunday 4th December. Get your order in now to take advantage of free delivery.

 

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Year 5 students recently used their powers of deduction after collecting evidence from a crime scene in Mr Burgess’ room. Mystery Powders were left at the crime scene and the students had...

Year 5 students recently used their powers of deduction after collecting evidence from a crime scene in Mr Burgess’ room. Mystery Powders were left at the crime scene and the students had to independently test the samples using their knowledge of testing known powders during the term. If you ask the students what colour flour turns in iodine, they will tell you “Black!” They know that salt and sugar crystals dissolve “clear” in water, faster in hot water or when stirred. They of course know that vinegar reacts with bicarb of soda to create bubbles of gas, a sure indicator! Everyone loved the wonder of looking at Epsom salt crystals (and other powders) under the 3D stereo microscopes.

After writing a scientific report recording their observations, the students filed a newspaper report in English, proclaiming the culprits of the crime. If you have a young forensic scientist in your home, ask them for an explanation of their findings! For their last lesson, groups of students planned a crime scene and prepared evidence of fingerprints and tool impressions for each other to inspect. Most crime scenes were solved, showing that these young sleuths have learnt how to identify and match circumstantial evidence.

It has been a really enjoyable end to the year in Science.

Deb Singleton
Science Teacher

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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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Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.
Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion fo...

Christian College has a solid reputation for quality and innovative Early Childhood programs with a strong emphasis on nature play.

Experienced Early Childhood Educators with a passion for supporting children as confident and valued learners, who embrace nature pedagogy and play based learning and love working as part of a collaborative team, are invited to apply for the following positions at our new Early Childhood Surfcoast Campus – Butterfield House, to commence early in 2017.

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE KINDERGARTEN

Preschool [4YO] Teacher 0.6 FTE

Prekinder [3YO] Teacher 0.5 FTE

Preschool [4YO] Assistant 0.5 FTE 
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

Prekinder [3YO] Assistant 0.4 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma qualified

 

BUTTERFIELD HOUSE CARE

Day Care Assistant 0.8 FTE
Children’s Services Diploma or Certificate 3 qualified

 

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

Applications should be forwarded to:

Secretary to the CEO 18 Burdekin Rd, Highton Vic 3216
ceo.secretary@ccg.vic.edu.au

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 12th December, 2016

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PRESENTATION EVENING –
Our Middle School Highton Presentation Evening is set for Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 7pm at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront. 
Invitation letters have been emailed ...

PRESENTATION EVENING –

Our Middle School Highton Presentation Evening is set for Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 7pm at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront. 

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, whilst 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 9th December 2016 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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