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Dear Parents and families,

As we prepare to say farewell to our 2017 year together, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to you for your ongoing support of the staff and the teaching and learning at our Junior School Campus.

Last night at Presentation evening, we had the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the ‘Good Work’ our students and staff have been engaged in throughout the year. Work that seeks to honour and glorify God, work that has enabled students to celebrate their differences and seek their individual gifts and talents, and work that has called students to serve. The Year 4 student leaders shared with us the message that it is also our ‘Good Work’ in helping and serving others, showing courage and sharing the love of God, that helps us to weather the storm.

In Matthew 5:16 it says: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”. In doing our ‘Good Work’, we acknowledge that God is our refuge and strength and celebrate that He is our promise of hope for the future.

Our opportunity to celebrate continues at Christmas time as we share the good news of Jesus' birth. It is my prayer that you have many opportunities to experience this Christmas as a time of great joy.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming students and families back on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018, and on behalf of all the staff at Christian College Junior School, I wish you a safe, happy and blessed Christmas.


God Bless


Ann-Marree Weigl
Head Of Campus

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Dear parents and guardians,

On behalf of the Senior School Campus, I wish to thank you all for your encouragement and support of the staff this year. We have a wonderful College and, I feel, a very impressive Campus.

The students have been magnificent throughout the year and always agreeable to the demands we place on them. It is from this that strong relationships are built and come to define the culture.

Our culture at Senior School has changed and the students are very aware of what is required of them. The main aspect of that is our 'Finishing with Dignity' approach that has been embraced by all.

To the parents and guardians, I wish you all a wonderful and blessed time at Christmas and ask that we all remember the true meaning of this time of year; the birth of Jesus was a time that marked our journey, belief and faith in God.

I look forward to 2018.

 

A Prayer at Christmas

Father of all good gifts,

Thank you for the greatest gift of all – your precious Son, Jesus. Thank you that He chose to live with us so that all who trust Him will one day live with you in peace and wholeness.

Help us Father to keep you at the centre of our celebrations this Christmas and, in the midst of all the rush, to know you are here with us and the peace that only you can give. And Lord, may we reflect your love to those who don’t yet know that you are real and alive and able to help - whatever their situation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  

Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Campus

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Our Middle School - Highton Presentation Evening provided an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our students throughout 2017 and reflect on some of the wond...

Dear Parents,

As our academic year draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at Middle School - Highton. There have been so many highlights, many of which we've had the opportunity to celebrate throughout the year in our Vine articles. We trust you have enjoyed reading these and being kept informed of the learning journey our students have been on. 

On Wednesday, our Middle School - Highton Presentation Evening provided an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our students throughout 2017, as well as reflect on some of the wonderful opportunities our students have had to think, learn, be challenged and grow in their 'Good Work'.

Our evening included a four-part series of the 'Good Work Narrative', allowing students to share examples of their 'Good Work' which occurred throughout this year - work that seeks to serve others and glorifying our Heavenly Father. Nights such as these provide a wonderful celebration of our students, and reflected strongly the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

As we approach this festive season, we all have an opportunity to stop and reflect on God's 'Good Work', through the birth of His son Jesus Christ. John 10:10 says: 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly'. May you pause to reflect on Jesus, the greatest gift God could provide at Christmas – his name is Immanuel, God with us, the Prince of Peace. 

Thank you for your support and encouragement of our staff and programs throughout 2017, and we look forward excitedly to welcoming our students back on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018. On behalf of the Middle School - Highton staff, I wish you all a fabulous time of relaxation with family and friends over the holiday break.

Take care and God bless.

 

Mr Tony Costa
Head of Campus

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Dear ParentsAs our year draws to a close today, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at the Bellarine...

Dear Parents

As our year draws to a close today, can I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate our students, parents and staff for a rich year of learning together at the Bellarine Campus. There have been many highlights of  incredible learning throughout the year, many were captured in our end of year Presentation Evenings for both the Junior and Middle Schools. These nights were a wonderful celebration of our students and reflected strongly the love and grace of Jesus.

The Junior and Middle School final assemblies today focused our attention on the story of Christmas, and the centre of the Christmas story being Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a College this year we have been talking about ‘good works’ (Ephesians 2:10). At this time of Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, it’s important that we are reminded that God’s purpose for our salvation through Christ Jesus is to do ‘good works’, in His name. This is God’s grace, and it is a privilege, responsibility and calling to do ‘good works’. May you pause to reflect on Jesus, the greatest gift God could provide at Christmas – His name is Immanuel, God with us, the Prince of Peace. 

I wish you all a fabulous time of relaxation with family and friends over the holiday break.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

 

 

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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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It’s time to say goodbye, so we stop and reflect with gratitude for the students we have been so blessed to have walked beside this year. We might think we are here for our students, but ...

It’s time to say goodbye, so we stop and reflect with gratitude for the students we have been so blessed to have walked beside this year.

We might think we are here for our students, but sometimes our students are here for us. We say goodbye better human beings, with new understandings, insights, greater wisdom and with our lives being all the richer for having encountered theirs.  

Just as diversity is present in creation, diversity is present in our classrooms. But as the year has progressed, I hope our classes have become more like a family - where each individual feels connected to the whole, with a sense of belonging and feeling important and valued. No two classes are ever the same and each one has a unique personality.

So we say farewell, proud of the growth and achievements we have witnessed, but with a touch of sadness, too, for an era is over and our work is finished. Despite this, however, we let go and entrust these precious children to the future, safe in the knowledge that God will be with them.

Bless you 2R, 2017! Thank you for the memories.

 

Mrs Anne Spence

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

 

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The Christian College Bellarine community were treated earlier this week when the Junior School shared the play, “The King is Born” at the annual Presentation Evening at Costa Hall in Gee...

The Christian College Bellarine community were treated earlier this week when the Junior School shared the play, 'The King is Born' at the annual Presentation Evening at Costa Hall in Geelong.

All students from Prep to Year 4 were involved in the presentation in which the audience were taken on a delightful journey in both word and song, highlighted by the finale to the evening where every student took to the stage to honour the Christmas story. The evening was a wonderful testament to the excellence that has been produced by our students in all areas throughout this year.

Congratulations and thank you to all involved, we are indeed very blessed to belong to such a wonderful community.

 

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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This year in Year 7 Pleasure Reading we have encouraged students to widen their reading tastes by participating in a competition, Reading Outside the Box. Students were given a range of t...

This year in Year 7 'Pleasure Reading', we have encouraged students to widen their reading tastes by participating in a competition called 'Reading Outside the Box'.

Students were given a range of topics and genres to read and then record their progress in a grid. Some of the choices included a graphic novel, a memoir, a book with a number in the title, a book published this year, historical fiction, and so on.

Congratulations to the following students for completing the competition and showing great perseverance - an important BLP muscle! Each of these students have been presented with a gift voucher from Dymocks. Congratulations to Taj Cormick, Bethany Dean, Andrew Giofches and Sukaina Al-Saabary

Taj Cormick from 7Y offered this reflection:

‘If you persist with something it is easy. I have never really liked reading but now I do, especially dystopian science fiction."

Taj’s favourite book this year was 'Gregor the Overlander' by Suzanne Collins and he has big plans to read 'The Hunger Games' and 'Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library' over the summer break.

  

Jaki Groves
Classroom Teacher

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Elisha Williams (Year 1), Daniel Wilkie (Year 1), Emma Daley (Year 4)  and John McClure (Year 4)  were asked about their experiences on Activities Day. On the whole it seems the day provi...

Year 1 students Elisha Williams and Daniel Wilkie and Year 4 students Emma Daley and John McClure were asked about their experiences on Activities Day.

On the whole, it seems the day provided an opportunity to have some 'fun and run' time with their friends and teachers, and also to sit back and enjoy memorable movies. Here's what our students had to say:

Elisha and Daniel, Year 1:

We to the movies to see 'The Star'. It was fun because it went for ages. It showed us what Christmas is about. Mary, Joseph, Dave the Dove and Beau the Donkey tried to save Christmas from coming. We had to walk to the movies and it took ages. We went the longer way. The Police came along and helped us cross the road. We had to walk in pairs and all the Prep, 1 and 2 students made a big long snake line. Then a Christian College bus took us to the Barwon Valley Fun Park. We played at the park and really enjoyed the climbing frame, the flying fox and the hammock. We threw some frisbees from the top of the hill. 

John and Emma, Year 4:

We had a really enjoyable day. In the morning, we travelled on a Christian College bus to Barwon Valley Fun Park, singing some enjoyable Christmas Carols (among other songs) on the bus. At the park, we ran off some energy and were pumped to be outside. We played cricket, chasey and lined up for the flying fox. We enjoyed recess and lunch at the park and felt happy being around our friends. It was good to have a relaxing break from school work and have some fun. We watched 'Wonder' at the cinema in the afternoon. It was emotional and was about a boy called August who had facial deformities. It showed different perspectives of different characters throughout the book, focusing on their relationship with August. As Emma mentioned at Presentation Evening: ‘If you can choose between being right and being kind, choose kind’, (quote from 'Wonder' the book by R. J. Palacio.) The Year 4 students have been reading Wonder so this was a great follow-up activity. 

Thank you to the students and staff who made Activities Day such a wonderful experience for all.

 

 

 

 

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A group of Senior School students have been given the opportunity to display some of their exceptional artwork in a prominent Geelong location over the Festive period.

Following the success of our College’s recent Art, Technology and Design 'Extravaganza’, a group of Senior School students have been given the opportunity to display some of their exceptional artwork in a prominent Geelong location over the Christmas and New Year period.

Year 10 students Ned Addison, Jane Jarecki and Charlotte Crapper as well as Year 11 students

Marla Moloney and Donya Rezaei Mahalati have combined 11 pieces of their artwork to be framed and displayed in the ground floor Lounge Area of the Novotel Hotel on the Geelong waterfront.

This is always a hotspot for tourists and the general public over the festive period, so it is fantastic for these five students to have their talent and creativity showcased in such a manner.

The opportunity arose through a connection with the Novotel Hotel, which was interested in updating the look of their ground floor area with our highly-regarded student artwork. A representative of the Novotel recently visited our Villa Paloma Campus to select the pieces to be showcased.

Well done to these five students and their teachers - if you are in the area, be sure to check it out!

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The Christian College Bellarine community came together to celebrate our students achievements at the annual Presentation Evening at Costa Hall in Geelong, Tuesday this week. Students fro...

The Christian College Bellarine Campus community came together to celebrate our students achievements at the annual Presentation Evening at Costa Hall in Geelong on Tuesday this week.

Students from Years 5 to 9 were honoured for their dedication to learning, academic achievements, service to the community, Sport and Music prowess. We enjoyed looking back on the year that was by way of photographic reflections and enjoyed many musical performances.

This was also our opportunity to recognise our graduating Year 9 students and hand them into the care and guidance of our Senior School. The evening was a wonderful testament to the excellence that has been produced by our students in all areas throughout this year.

Congratulations and thank you to all involved, we are indeed very blessed to belong to such a wonderful community.

 

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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For the second time this semester, the Year 7 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' students joined the Year 8 Food Studies students for a gardening and cooking collaboration initiative.
The aim o...

For the second time this semester, the Year 7 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' students joined the Year 8 Food Studies students for a gardening and cooking collaboration initiative.

The aim of the initiative this time was to investigate the structure and growth of a strawberry plant and how strawberries can be used to produce some delicious cookies. Earlier in the semester, under the guidance of Mr Davies, the 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' students planted some strawberry plants and have observed how they have developed over the past few weeks.

This time, both classes were guided through the parts of the strawberry plant and how it can reproduce itself. The fruit was also highlighted as being a cluster of seeds.

In the kitchen, the Food Studies teacher, Ms Rogerson, focussed on the knowledge and skills of biscuit-making as the students prepared and baked 'Jam Drop Cookies'. At the start of the initiative they were given the option to either take the cookies home or donate them to people in the community that the Red Shield support.

They were also given the opportunity to write encouraging messages to accompany the cookies. This initiative provided the students with the experience of growing; harvesting, baking and they embraced the opportunity to help those in our community that may need some support.

 

Mr Andy Davies and Ms Felicity Rogerson 

 

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Spending the day at Adventure Park yesterday as a Middle School community was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of year together! 
Students enjoyed participating in activities such as ...

Spending the day at Adventure Park yesterday as a Middle School - Highton community was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the year together! 

Students enjoyed participating in activities such as mini golf, paddle boats, riding the Ferris Wheel or racing the staff on the Aqua Racer - with some even brave enough to try out the latest edition to the park: 'The Tornado'! We were very proud of the way the students conducted themselves and represented our College on the day.

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It’s that time of the year where we celebrate Christmas and our annual Christmas tree for the city of greater Geelong has been created by Christian College. This year the children embrace...

It’s that time of the year and our annual Christmas tree for the City of Greater Geelong has been created by Christian College.

This year the children embraced sustainability and the digital age. Our ornaments were created using recyclable and non-recyclable plastics, which included orange bag knitting, and milk bottle tops.

The surface artwork was implemented by Connor Firth - a Senior School art student who came to the Junior School Campus and demonstrated spray paint techniques to our students. A major added interest was the addition of 'QR' codes: these codes can be scanned by using an iPhone and will play musical recordings of Christmas carols played by individual students.

This was an exciting adventure which allowed cross-curricular creativity. We are very thankful for the wonderful assistance from the Music Department and our talented students. I would really encourage you to visit our musical tree and download a QR code reader application in order to see, listen to and celebrate our Christmas spirit.

Please note, the Art Room will be open for collection of student work on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

 

Jennifer Beck-Carlson

Art Teacher

 

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The Prep students were delighted with a visit from Santa to the Bellarine Campus this week. The children assured Santa that they would definitely be on the ‘nice’ list and shared their wi...

The Prep students were delighted with a visit from Santa to the Bellarine Campus this week.

The children assured Santa that they would definitely be on the ‘nice’ list and shared their wishes for Christmas. There was much consternation among the children about whether they were in the company of the ‘real’ Santa or whether he was just one of the helpers – we might never know!

Before rounding up his reindeer, Santa encouraged the children to get an early night on Christmas Eve because he couldn’t possibly visit before they’re all tucked up asleep in bed - good luck with that!

 

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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Congratulations to Year 11 student, Harry Doull who will have his short film used as promotion for the town of Queenscliff.

‘Odyssey Geelong Year 11 and 12 Media Studies Film Festival’ is a yearly showcase of the talents of young film-makers in Secondary School across Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine.

It was fantastic to see the media works of Harry Doull (Year 11) with 'Queenscliff' and Mikala Faini (Year 12) with 'Ivory' up on the silver screen at Village Cinemas on Saturday Night as part of the 2017 Odyessey Film Festival. The Festival’ started in 2013 and is held on the first Saturday of December each year at Village Cinemas Geelong.

Open only to those Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast schools whose curriculum includes Year 11 or 12 Media Studies, Odyssey gives a unique opportunity for young people to show their films to the community. Each school may enter only one film from Year 11 and one film from Year 12.

While Odyssey is not about prizes, the audience is asked at screenings to vote via Mobile App on each film and award an ‘Audience Favourite’. The Borough of Queenscliff viewed Harry’s film and are now interested in using it for promotional purposes, which is a very exciting opportunity for him. 

May I congratulate both Mikala and Harry for being able to present their works at the Odyssey film festival this year.

 

Antony Benson
Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology and Design

 

http://odysseyfilmfestival.com/

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Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful on...

Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful ongoing project.

We invite you to show your support of our mission in Viqueque by purchasing a ‘Visions of East Timor’ 2018 calendar, available for $10 from any of our College’s Campus Offices during office hours or in the New Year. These would make a great Christmas gift as well as being an opportunity to tell the story of our College’s involvement in East Timor.

Funds raised will be directed towards resourcing another Teacher-to-Teacher education conference in Viqueque. The conference focus will be on reading picture books for pleasure, something we take for granted in Australia, but is a rare privilege in East Timor. 

This program will be implemented by Geelong teachers who volunteer their time and pay their own way to East Timor. Christian College will continue to fund computer support for the two Senior Schools in the area, while a renovated well and water system should be finished at one of our buddy Primary schools. 

Improved sanitation and hygiene will mean healthier children who are able to go to school every day and learn. Once again, a big thank you to the College community who contribute to the Timorese 'Campus' of Christian College.

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Last week Senior School was blessed to have our current Year 9 students on campus for two days as part of our Transition program. This program provided a wonderful opportunity for our cur...

Last week Senior School was blessed to have our current Year 9 students on Campus for two days as part of our Transition program.

This program provided a wonderful opportunity for our current Year 9 students to meet new teachers, have an introduction to each of their subjects and, most importantly, gain a feel for our Senior School Campus in preparation for the commencement of the next stage of their educational journey as members of this community. We were impressed with the level of engagement these students demonstrated, as well as their willingness to be involved in a range of activities.

The ease with which they adapted to not only their new surroundings, but to new peers and teachers was most pleasing - and a credit to those who assisted them in the preparation of this transition process at Middle School - Highton and the Bellarine Campuses. The transition to Senior School marks a very special time for our students as they begin to gain a sense of independence, and more closely consider their future career opportunities and pathways.

We are excited and optimistic about the wonderful blessings our new Year 10 students will bring in 2018 and we thank them for the very positive first impression they left with us here at the Senior School Campus. We would like to take this opportunity to wish these students and their parents a wonderful and restful break over the holidays.

God bless

 

Mr Paul Breguet and Ms Kim Doherty

Year 10 Coordinators

 

 

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Our Year 9 Students recently enjoyed a wonderful night celebrating the year that has been, as a cohort for the annual Formal. Joining with the Highton students, they were particularly imp...

Our Year 9 students recently enjoyed a wonderful night celebrating the year that has been, as a cohort for the annual 'Year 9 Formal'.

Joining with the Middle School Highton Year 9 students, they were particularly impressed with the change of venue this year to Clyde Park in Bannockburn. Students enjoyed mocktails, canapes, and stunning views in what had a distinct adult feel amidst the warm evening.

Following this, the students were able to share their Homeroom dances that had been painstakingly prepared during the preceding weeks. The students represented themselves impeccably - and not only was it a wonderful evening to meet new friends at the Highton Campus, enjoy fellowship with each other and staff - it was also a cause for celebration as 9E gave Bellarine its sixth straight win in the Formal dance competition!

 

Tim Wright
Year 9 Level 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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Information for Year 12 Students 2018
Please click here for the English SAC schedule for Year 12 students 2018. Several of these SACs are held after school, so this information is helpful...

English Information

Please click here for the English SAC schedule for Year 12 students in 2018. Several of these SACs are held after school, so this information is helpful in your planning for 2018. It is expected that all English students are present for these SACs, and the early notification of these dates is intended to help facilitate this.

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Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday 12th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage....

Semester 2 Summative Academic Reports will be delivered electronically and available on Tuesday, 12th December for viewing through the Parent Portal, via the ‘Reports’ tab in SEQTA Engage.

An email will be sent to parents on this day to inform when the reports become live.

 

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Last week, our Year 9 students devoted their time to the service of others. Perhaps unlike traditional activity days where students are taken to an attraction to be entertained, the focus...

Last week, our Year 9 students devoted their time to the service of others.

Unlike traditional Activities Days where students are taken to an attraction to be entertained, the focus of this day for students was to experience the reward and satisfaction that comes from acts of service to others.

Students were given the opportunity to serve the College community and each other in a variety of areas; ranging from construction of a new chicken enclosure in The Barn, working with the Williams House Kindergarten students as they visited Back Creek Farm, preparing clothing items for Geelong Mums, working in the Bellarine Junior School, and preparation of the end-of-year films.

 

Tim Wright
Year 9 Level Coordinator

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Over the year, our Student Office has accumulated many items of lost property.
Items include blazers, jumpers, sports uniform and sports bottles.
These items will be available for pick ...

Over the year, our Student Office has accumulated many items of lost property.

Items include blazers, jumpers, sports uniform and sports bottles. These items will be available for pick until Thursday, 14th December from the Middle School - Highton Student Office or Reception.

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We are so blessed to have been able to spend this last week of term enjoying some fellowship together to celebrate what has been another fantastic year.
Year 7 & 8 began the week enjoying...

We are so blessed to have been able to spend this last week of Term 4 enjoying some fellowship together to celebrate what has been another fantastic year.

Year 7 and 8 students began the week enjoying our beautiful coastlines, with the Year 7 students walking from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse to Queenscliff Lighthouse, and the Year 8 students walking along the Surf Coast. Together, we appreciated the scenery and environment, enjoying a walk, some beach cricket and, of course, a sandcastle competition!

Tuesday was a great day of community service, with students working together with their teachers to help clean and tidy various areas of the Campus, as well participate in a range of fun activities. The sun was beaming for us on Wednesday when our Year 5, 6 and 8 students visited Adventure Park and our Year 7 students had the pleasure of travelling on the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento to enjoy the other side of the bay.

The House Challenge was a great success on Thursday, with students in Years 4, 7 and 8 working alongside each other to compete in various challenges, from designing and creating the most interesting team artwork, through to making a creative 'Christmas house' in the Food Technology area. The students cheered each other on as they worked through each task and showed great encouragement to one another.

It has certainly been an action-packed week to close what has been another fantastic school year at the Bellarine Campus.

 

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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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 Cen...

An Important Note for 2017 Year 12 Students - Availability of Staff for Advice

Mrs Smith and Mrs Bromilow will be available for contact (in person, email, or phone) if you would like to chat about course Preference changes. On Friday, 15th December there will be careers advice available at the Senior School Campus.

 

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.

 

Scholarship Advice Available Through VTAC Account:

Scholarship advice for participating institutions is now avaible to applicants through the VTAC account. This is avaible from the 'Scholarship Application' page in the VTAC account. Please click here for further details.

 

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship in Geelong:

Are you a Year 12 student embarking on a new pathway in the New Year? In 2018, 'Masters Plumbers' - the plumbing industry employer association - will be commencing delivery of the Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship) at the new Geelong Campus of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC). This course offers an introduction to the plumbing industry - basic industry knowledge, hands-on skills and workplace exposure.

Applications are now open for the full-time, 13-week course commencing early in 2018. For additional information about this pre-apprenticeship course – contact can be made with the Master Plumbers at PICAC on 9356 8902, or email – training@plumber.com.au or website – www.training.plumber.com.au

Also, you can click here for the total brochure with application form.

 

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships:

Applications for the 2018 round of the 'Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Program' are open from Monday, 4 December, 2017 and close on Monday, 8 January, 2018. Scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 each for six months to four-year qualifications (or the part-time equivalent) and will assist scholarship recipients with the costs of study for the duration of their course.

The scholarships will also support flexible study by including part-time and online students. More information can be found at:  https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) is delighted to be the Scholarship Support Organisation for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to deliver the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program. The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Tertiary education courses, including in the fields of Health and Agricultural Science. The scholarships are open to students from regional and remote areas in Australia. 

The program aims to:

  • Increase the number of students engaging with STEM disciplines.
  • Increase the number of students able to undertake their preferred courses of STEM study, irrespective of their location.
  • Increase program participants' rate of course completion relative to their peers.

The Program will support up to 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students to undertake a STEM course. The scholarships are for Certificate IV to PhD courses.

STEM fields include the following broad fields of study:

  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering and Related Technologies
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
  • Health (except Complementary Therapies)

Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. A further $500 is available to scholarship recipients to support an internship. The scholarships will also support flexible study by including part-time and online students.

The minimum duration a scholarship can support is six months full-time and the maximum is four years full-time (or part-time equivalent). The following link provides more information on benefits:  https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/benefits.

If you have any questions about the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program, call QTAC on 1800 290 979 or email:  https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/contact-us. You can also download the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program brochure (PDF 7MB).

 

 

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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm
CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018
OPEN: Mond...

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

OPEN: 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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Dear Parents and guardians,
 
A reminder for students entering Years 7-12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are available on the Parent Portal. 
Attached to t...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A reminder for students entering Years 7 to 12 in 2018, Booklists and information on how to place your orders are available on the Parent Portal. Attached to this Vine article is some additional general Booklist information for your reference. 

Second-Hand Process:

Our College subscribes to 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 to this site ASAP, given many families will be looking at this site prior to ordering new 2018 texts.

  • 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 our College with an online ordering service. Ordering is fast, secure and convenient; just visit OfficeMaxSchools.com.au as per provided instructions. A reminder to all parents that OfficeMax new book 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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This year our Prep – Year 4 End of Year Activity Day comprised of a morning of cardboard construction with the theme of ‘Christmas’ and an afternoon of fun and adventure at the beach.
Dur...

This year our Prep to Year 4 end-of-year Activities Day featured of a morning of cardboard construction with the theme of ‘Christmas’ and an afternoon of fun and adventure at the beach.

During the morning, the children divided themselves into groups before brainstorming and planning their building ideas. We were delighted with the level of team-work and co-operation displayed by the children, and fascinated by the many conversations that took place between them.

With amazing ‘can-do’ attitudes, they created everything from life-size moveable elves, sleighs, reindeers, gingerbread houses, stables and let’s not forget baby Jesus in the manger. A fantastic time was had by all, with Livvy Gallagher declaring the day to be “the bestest day at school of her life!”

What a wonderful culmination to a year where our students have produced so much ‘Good Work’.

 

Junior School Staff

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Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful ongoing project.

We invite you to show your support of our mission in Viqueque by purchasing a ‘Visions of East Timor’ 2018 calendar, available for $10 from any of our College’s Campus Offices during office hours or in the New Year. These would make a great Christmas gift as well as being an opportunity to tell the story of our College’s involvement in East Timor.

Funds raised will be directed towards resourcing another Teacher-to-Teacher education conference in Viqueque. The conference focus will be on reading picture books for pleasure, something we take for granted in Australia, but is a rare privilege in East Timor. 

This program will be implemented by Geelong teachers who volunteer their time and pay their own way to East Timor. Christian College will continue to fund computer support for the two Senior Schools in the area, while a renovated well and water system should be finished at one of our buddy Primary schools. 

Improved sanitation and hygiene will mean healthier children who are able to go to school every day and learn. Once again, a big thank you to the College community who contribute to the Timorese 'Campus' of Christian College.

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Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful on...

Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful ongoing project.

We invite you to show your support of our mission in Viqueque by purchasing a ‘Visions of East Timor’ 2018 calendar, available for $10 from any of our College’s Campus Offices during office hours or in the New Year. These would make a great Christmas gift as well as being an opportunity to tell the story of our College’s involvement in East Timor.

Funds raised will be directed towards resourcing another Teacher-to-Teacher education conference in Viqueque. The conference focus will be on reading picture books for pleasure, something we take for granted in Australia, but is a rare privilege in East Timor. 

This program will be implemented by Geelong teachers who volunteer their time and pay their own way to East Timor. Christian College will continue to fund computer support for the two Senior Schools in the area, while a renovated well and water system should be finished at one of our buddy Primary schools. 

Improved sanitation and hygiene will mean healthier children who are able to go to school every day and learn. Once again, a big thank you to the College community who contribute to the Timorese 'Campus' of Christian College.

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Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful on...

Many editions of The Vine this year have featured the ‘Good Work’ our students have done in Viqueque, East Timor and another opportunity presents itself to contribute to this wonderful ongoing project.

We invite you to show your support of our mission in Viqueque by purchasing a ‘Visions of East Timor’ 2018 calendar, available for $10 from any of our College’s Campus Offices during office hours or in the New Year. These would make a great Christmas gift as well as being an opportunity to tell the story of our College’s involvement in East Timor.

Funds raised will be directed towards resourcing another Teacher-to-Teacher education conference in Viqueque. The conference focus will be on reading picture books for pleasure, something we take for granted in Australia, but is a rare privilege in East Timor. 

This program will be implemented by Geelong teachers who volunteer their time and pay their own way to East Timor. Christian College will continue to fund computer support for the two Senior Schools in the area, while a renovated well and water system should be finished at one of our buddy Primary schools. 

Improved sanitation and hygiene will mean healthier children who are able to go to school every day and learn. Once again, a big thank you to the College community who contribute to the Timorese 'Campus' of Christian College.

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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm
CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018
OPEN: Mond...

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

OPEN: 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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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 Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm
CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018
OPEN: Mond...

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

OPEN: 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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The Christian College Geelong Uniform Shop school holiday hours are as follows:
OPEN: Friday, 8th December, 2017: 9am to 5pm
CLOSED: December 11th, 2017 until January 5th, 2018
OPEN: Mond...

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

OPEN: 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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The Year 5 Food Studies class finished their term by making Decorated Gingerbread Cookies. There were the traditional gingerbread men and also stars, bells and trees. The students showed ...

The Year 5 Food Studies class finished their term by making Decorated Gingerbread Cookies. There were the traditional gingerbread men and also stars, bells and trees. The students showed great creativity and really enjoyed the experience. They put the cookies in cellophane bags tied with ribbons. This was a great way to celebrate a fun term of learning in the kitchen.

Heather Faulkner 

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