2017 Principal's Welcome Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

2017 Principal's Welcome Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

2017 Principal's Welcome Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.

2017 Principal's Welcome Message from Christian College Geelong on Vimeo.
I wish to welcome all our students back and trust they have had a relaxing and safe holiday.
It was tremendous to see the students back and schools are not the same without them.
Commence...

I wish to welcome all our students back and trust they have had a relaxing and safe holiday.

It was tremendous to see the students back; schools are not the same without them.

Commencement Assembly

At our Senior School Commencement Assembly on Tuesday, we were able to formally welcome our Year 10 students, all 216 of them. We wished our Year 11 students all the best as they undertake their VCE or VCAL course. Our Year 12 students were advised that the year will go quickly and they need to ensure they work closely with their teachers.

We heard from our College Captains, Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler, who both shared part of their journey to date and what they desire to achieve. We heard they both have a good heart and a clear vision driven by their faith in God.

Our VCE results from last year were the best we have received. We had a 100% of students complete their VCE and the same rate in our VCAL program. Rosie Murphy was awarded our 'Dux' with an ATAR of 98.15, with Xavier Andueza-Mossop and Erin Anderson both scoring 97.80. Rosie was overseas when the results were announced and we were fortunate to Skype her to tell her she was our Dux. We had 15.4% of students attain over 90, compared with 10% nationally. But the more impressive figure was that we had 38.5% receive an ATAR of 80 or more, compared with 20% nationally.

There were three perfect scores of 50: Erin Anderson in Studio Arts, Rosie Murphy in Outdoor Education and Gemma Podbury in Music Investigation.

The results rank our College as 90 in the state after being in the 200s a couple of years ago.

College Uniform

Our school uniform defines us as a community and we ask that parents and guardians ensure their son or daughter are correctly attired when they leave home. We shall be having a uniform audit to ensure all students have the correct items of uniform. Our restorative practice approach to student expectations such as uniform means that students do not receive a detention for all infractions. Our approach is to reason with students and ask them to monitor their choices. We thank students for wearing their uniform correctly and often the response if “why would I not?”.

House Carnivals

A special part of Christian College is our co-curricular activities, which are often centred on House events. In first term we have two important events in House Swimming and Athletics. We expect all students to attend and see great value in student connection with their peers on these days. I do not accept that students should stay home if they are well enough to attend and I am happy to discuss any concerns on this matter.

New student photos

A reminder that we have new student ID portraits being taken on Monday, February 6 and students need to be in correct school uniform.

Debutante Ball Information Evening

The Debutante Ball Information Evening is on Thursday, February 9 in the Senior School Chapel and this will commence a very exciting time for those who choose to be involved.

Welcome to Senior School Parent Evening

The Welcome to Senior School Evening is on Monday, February 13 and further information shall be sent to you. This is an opportunity for parents to come along with their son or daughter and meet their House Group and subject teachers.

Prefect Investiture

Our Prefect Investiture is on Thursday, February 16 at the Barrabool Hills Baptist Church during Periods 3 & 4. Further information shall follow and we welcome parents to attend.

 

Graeme Dent, Head of Senior School

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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 level 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, March 15, 2017

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We are delighted to welcome our children and their families back for our 2017 school year. We hope that you were able to relax and enjoy the break and are feeling ready for the new term a...

We are delighted to welcome our children and their families back for our 2017 school year. We hope that you were able to relax and enjoy the break and are feeling ready for the new term and all the exciting things in store. The first day of school each year is a very significant one and it has been good to see the children settle quickly into their new classrooms and routines. We are most grateful to all of our teachers who worked hard during the holidays to prepare their classrooms so that your children felt an immediate sense of welcome and belonging. The first day of school is such an important experience. We look forward to meeting you at our Welcome Picnic on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00pm. (An invitation will be included in the next newsletter). We have tried to make this newsletter as succinct as possible, but there are many things to let you know about as we commence the year. Please make the time to read our weekly newsletters - as these provide the updates of things that are happening at the Junior School Campus. It would be an unfortunate to see children arriving at school unprepared for events because their parents have not read the newsletter. I would also encourage you to keep a regular check of the parent portal and College calendar, as these are continually updated with new information. Please advise our office staff if you are unsure of how to access these facilities so that we can organize for our IT Technician, Sascha Veldhuis, to assist you.

Be safe at drop off and pick up times
We have noticed that a number of parents are parking in prohibited areas during pick up and drop-off times. These areas are designated as such because parent parking in these spaces creates significant potential danger for our small children as they make their way to and from school. For this reason, Please Note that no parent should be driving into the Staff Car Park at peak times, and parents should not be parking on the opposite side at the end of Dumfries Court. On behalf of our entire Junior School community, I thank you for abiding by these safety precautions at all times.

 

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Welcome to 2017 at the Middle School - Highton Campus!  This week has been such a significant experience for so many children and their families – many whom are joining our community for the first time – as they embark on the beginning of their Middle School journey. It is my pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome. We look forward to a positive and happy partnership with you throughout the coming year.

Our learning program is certainly in full swing this week, with students experiencing many new and challenging learning opportunities - including new subjects and electives - while meeting new friends and teachers. Staff have been overwhelmed with the positive attitude and enthusiasm shown by students as they embark on the new year. It has been thoroughly pleasing to share many conversations, with both new and existing families, on how well settled and happy their children are - from Year 5 students right through to Year 9! Included here are a few happy snaps of our first week here at Middle School.

I'm looking forward to journeying with you and your family through the exciting adolescent years that lie ahead.

 

Kind regards

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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During the recent summer break Cameron Chandler attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) – a two-week conference in Canberra. Cameron was one of only three students from Geelong a...

During the recent summer break, Cameron Chandler attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) – which is a two-week conference in Canberra. Cameron was one of only three students from Geelong, and 400 across Australia, exploring the versatility of paths offered to tertiary students considering a career in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics (STEAM). Among the highlights for Cameron were the chance to explore the engineering processes behind eye-tracking software to ensure distraction-free driving, and his visit to NASA’s Deep Space Communication Complex.

“They were in contact with the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn while we were there! But the best experience was having the opportunity to question Professor Rolf Landua at the CERN facility where the Large Hadron Collider is housed.”

The conference helped Cameron clarify some of the questions regarding his science pathway, however to his surprise, he was also impacted on a personal level!

"I have come back with so much more confidence and faith in myself. The forum pushes you to communicate effectively to relay ideas, while providing the opportunity to approach scientists and CEOs alike to push the boundaries of your thinking. After engaging with top lecturers and students from around the nation, you can’t help but gain valuable connections - both personal and professional - that will last a lifetime.”

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The Bellarine Campus came to life as the students arrived for their first day of school earlier this week. It was with an absolute sense of wonderment that the Prep children joined their ...

The Bellarine Campus came to life as the students arrived for their first day of school earlier this week. It was with an absolute sense of wonder that the Prep children joined their teachers and new-found friends in classrooms to begin their educational journey. As you can see in the attached photos, there was an obvious sense of excitement in the air as students at other Year levels prepared themselves for the many and varied experiences that lie ahead this year.  

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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I wish to extend my greetings to both the new and existing parents and their families for this 2017 school year. My name is Rowan Thurman and I am the Chaplain at the Junior School Campus...

I wish to extend my greetings to both the new and existing parents and their families for this 2017 school year. My name is Rowan Thurman and I am the Chaplain at the Junior School Campus. At the start of a new school year there are many changes and new situations to adapt to.

During this settling in time, I would count it a privilege to be able to offer assistance and support to your children and families, should the need arise. As the year unfolds, there may be needs encountered at school or at home that I could listen to, encourage or refer on. I can also be an added link between the Home Room Teacher and your family. The practical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of your child and family are of significant importance to us. I love relating to the students through assemblies, camps, excursions, Bush Prep, devotions and special programs such as 'Rainbows' and Social Groups.

I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming Welcome Picnic, or out the front of the school in the afternoon. I can also be contacted by phone through the front office, or via a letter in your child's student organiser. We run a number of programs throughout the year to assist both students and parents - the details of which I will provide over the coming weeks.

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We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!
It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family, to keep informed ...

We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!

It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family to keep informed and keep connected with our vibrant learning community. 

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow any one (or all) of our official College accounts outlined below. For those parents or grandparents yet to explore the world of social media, this may just be the perfect opportunity to start your online journey! We would love to see you following us.

 

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe

Facebook: @ChristianCollege

Twitter: @ccgeelong

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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KEEPING INFORMED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
It is important that we maintain a system through which we are able to communicate regularly with you. Our weekly newsletter The Vine is published eac...

KEEPING INFORMED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

It is important that we maintain a system through which we are able to communicate regularly with you. Our weekly newsletter The Vine is published each Friday afternoon. A link to the latest edition of The Vine is emailed to parents, however past editions can be accessed from this link as well. We encourage parents to bookmark and access The Vine regularly in order to keep up with all of our Middle School news. In fact, we rely on you to do so, as this is the most efficient way of keeping you up to date with all that is happening here.

Please also note that the College Portal holds a lot of important information, not least of which is the College Calendar with upcoming events listed. This is updated on an ongoing basis so you are encouraged to also check this regularly. We will add small reminders in The Vine  leading into some events, however checking the College Calendar will allow you to be aware of dates well in advance.

The College has introduced 'ParentPaperwork'. This Year all Sport, Music and Outdoor Education consent forms will be administered digitally through ParentPaperwork and emailed direct to parents/guardians. All other consent forms that require your signature and parental permission will still be sent home in printed form during Semester 1, transitioning to ParentPaperwork in Semester 2. All other communication, not requiring a signature will occur electronically through the weekly email.

As we continue to utilise electronic means for the bulk of our communication, it is important for families to keep their email accounts and mobile phone numbers active and updated on our database. Details can be updated on the Parent Portal, or alternatively notify us at reception.

 

SUN PROTECTION POLICY

As a College, we seek to protect our students from the sun’s harmful UV rays. All students (Year 5 to Year 9) are to now have the Christian College hat, which is to be worn for all outdoor activities, including recess, lunchtime and sport. Sunscreen is also made available for use by our students to ensure we protect them, particularly during Term 1 and Term 4. Please ensure that your child’s hat is clearly named.

 

USE OF STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHS

At various times throughout the school year, photographs of students may be taken in class, in sporting teams or when involved in a broad range of learning activities. A selection of such photographs or videos may then be used for College publicity and promotion, including class displays, student presentations, media presentations or for student teacher folios. Often this can be an effective way of acknowledging student and College achievements.  Our staff are always careful to choose only appropriate photographs to support our printed publicity, promotional material, newsletters or news and events reports on the Christian College website www.christiancollege.vic.edu.au  However, if any parents do NOT wish their son or daughter to be photographed for these purposes, named in College publications or on website reports, you are asked to notify your Head of Campus in writing by Friday, February 10. Parents would be aware that we live in a visual society where images convey more than words.

In addition, communications between our College and families are increasingly being made by electronic means. Our College ‘In Focus' Newsletters are published on the Portal and on the College website for you to access. Please take time to read these to fully appreciate the many events, achievements and celebrations that occur throughout the year.

 

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A reminder on Thursday 23rd February we offer all of our Junior School families the opportunity to visit your child’s homeroom, meet the teachers and enjoy a welcome picnic with JS staff ...

A reminder on Thursday, February 23 we are giving all of our Junior School families the opportunity to visit your child’s homeroom, meet the teachers and enjoy a welcome picnic with the staff and fellow Junior School families. The classroom visits will commence at 6:00pm and will be followed by the Picnic (BYO food and drinks) at 6.45pm.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!
It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family, to keep informed ...

We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!

It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family to keep informed and  connected with our vibrant learning community.

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow any one (or all) of our official College accounts outlined below. For those parents or grandparents yet to explore the world of social media, this may just be the perfect opportunity to start your online journey! We would love to see you following us.

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe

Facebook: @ChristianCollege

Twitter: @ccgeelong

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Please note that jumpers are a compulsory part of the school uniform.  All students should be wearing jumpers to and from school unless is it particularly hot early in the day.

Please note that school jumpers are a compulsory part of the school uniform.  All students should have their jumpers at school every day.

 

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Please see attached information regarding the flavour selections available for items sold in the Junior School Canteen.

A reminder that the Junior School Canteen commences on Friday, February 10. Please see attached information regarding the flavour selections available for items sold in the Junior School Canteen. 

Hi and welcome to 2017! We are Middle School Chaplains, Naomi and Chappy and we are looking forward to getting to know you all better this year.
We believe each child is a unique and spec...

Hi and welcome to 2017!

We are Middle School Chaplains, Naomi and Chappy, and we are looking forward to getting to know you all better this year.

We believe each child is a unique and special person created by God in His image. We feel that it is a privilege to partner with parents and families to walk with these children through this stage of their life. We understand the great responsibility of guiding students through this part of their journey and ensuring that we encourage growth spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. 

Our hope is that the students would see us as safe people to connect with, that we provide a listening ear and a caring presence with a message of hope. We provide pastoral care that is strongly valued and promoted at our school. We like to work alongside the Heads of Campus and Homeroom Teachers to offer the best support possible, keeping in mind that confidentiality is a high priority. 

Throughout the year, we also team up and run events like the 40-hour famine, prayer days, devotions and 'RU OK' day. Our aim to proactively seek opportunities to build life skills and emotional resilience in our students through mentoring relationships and programs. 

A little bit about us....

Chappy is married to May, he is a father to four daughters, two of which attend Christian College and he has over 20 years' experience in pastoral care, ministry and chaplaincy. He enjoys having a laugh and joke with those in his company.

Naomi is married to Terry, she has two daughters, the eldest attending Christian College Middle School. Naomi has worked as a teacher for the past 10 years and is currently studying a Certificate of Theology. She values the relationships between staff and students and their families, and she is looking forward to working with the community at Christian College.

We hope to bring you relevant articles and messages throughout the Semester to support you in your parenting journey.

 

Naomi & Chappy

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The Music Department welcomes present and new students to the Senior School in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all students ...

The Music Department welcomes present and new students to the Senior School in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all students currently learning and commencing instrumental lessons, and for current ensemble members and those wishing to join ensembles.

MUSIC LESSONS:

- Instrumental tuition will have commenced by the end of Week 2. Instrumental teachers will make contact with families prior to the first lesson.

- For students wanting to learn an instrument, Blue Instrumental Tuition forms are available from the Music Department administration office.

- Lessons are published on the Student Portal/Seqta Home Page two days in advance and students are encouraged to use Outlook/email for effective communication with Instrumental teachers.

 

ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS:

- Ensembles will begin in Week 2. New students who are currently learning instruments are encouraged to contact the ensemble directors or classroom Music staff listed below for more information.

 

ENSEMBLE

DAY AND TIME

VENUE

STAFF

STAFF CONTACT

OTHER INFORMATION

Senior Wind Symphony

Monday

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Highton Band Room,

ground floor

Mr Andrew Dunlop

Mrs Fiona Gardner

a.dunlop@ccg.vic.edu.au

f.gardner@ccg.vic.edu.au

Rehearsals run through to 6pm in terms 2 & 3. Friday morning tutorials to be held approaching Term 3 comps.

Intermediate Concert Band

Tuesday

4.00 -5.15pm

Highton Band Room, (rear north corner of campus)

Mr Andrew Dunlop 

a.dunlop@ccg.vic.edu.au

For intermediate concert band musicians. Years 6 to 11.

Senior Strings

Tuesday

4.00-6.00pm

Senior Music House

Mr Olivier Bonnici

Ms Rebecca Bertoncello

o.bonnici@ccg.vic.edu.au

r.bertoncello@ccg.vic.edu.au

For Middle and Senior school advanced string players by invitation.

Highton Intermediate Stage Band

Wednesday

3.45 – 5.15pm

Highton Band Room

Mr Sean Rankin

s.rankin@ccg.vic.edu.au

Members are auditioned, intermediate-stage band musicians.

Senior Stage Band

Wednesday

4.00 – 5.30pm

Senior Music House

Mr David Gardner

d.gardner@ccg.vic.edu.au

Members are auditioned, advanced-stage band musicians.

Senior Choir

Thursday

4.00 - 5.30pm

Senior Music House

Ms Tania Spence

Mrs Carla Dunlop

Mrs Regina Thomae

t.spence@ccg.vic.edu.au

c.barnett@ccg.vic.edu.au

r.thomae@ccg.vic.edu.au

The senior choir welcomes new members. Please email choir staff if you are interested in joining. No prior experience needed.

Senior Guitar Ensemble

Friday

8.00am – 8.50pm

Senior Music House

Mr Ivan Bilic

i.bilic@ccg.vic.edu.au

Guitar students from Years 10 to 12

 

STAFF CONTACTS:

Please feel free to contact Music Staff above or Music Admin (music.admin@ccg.vic.edu.au) if you have any queries or simply need help/advice in getting started on your musical journey.

 

Mr Andrew Dunlop

 

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As a friendly beginning to the school year, a “Getting To Know You” excursion to the Point Lonsdale foreshore has been planned for all Junior School students on Friday 10th February. Whil...

As a friendly beginning to the school year, a “Getting To Know You” excursion to the Point Lonsdale foreshore has been planned for all Junior School students on Friday, February 10. While visiting Point Lonsdale, students will take part in various sea-side activities, as well as an interesting rock pool ramble along the foreshore - supported by Junior School staff and Year 9 Student Prefects.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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We have organised an information session for those Junior School parents who would like to consider becoming classroom helpers. The session will take place in the Auditorium on Monday 20t...

We have organised an information session for those Junior School parents who would like to consider becoming classroom helpers. The session will take place in the Auditorium on Monday February, 20 at 9.30 am, immediately after the Junior School Assembly. If you would like more information about this session, please feel free to speak to Classroom Teachers or myself at your convenience.

Pam McKeeman
Deputy Head of Campus

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We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!
It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family, to keep informed ...

We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!

It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family, to keep informed and keep connected with our vibrant learning community.

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow any one (or all) of our official College accounts outlined below. For those parents or grandparents, yet to explore the world of social media, this may just be the perfect opportunity to start your online journey! We would love to see you following us.

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe

Facebook: @ChristianCollege

Twitter: @ccgeelong

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The dedication of Christian College’s teachers and students to focus on consistent improvement has helped the graduating class of 2016 to find acceptance into their preferred course of te...

The dedication of Christian College’s teachers and students to focus on consistent improvement has helped the graduating class of 2016 to find acceptance into their preferred course of tertiary study.
Of the 141 Year 12 students who applied for universities, 96 have received their first preference, an outstanding result and a wonderful reward for their hard work and commitment.

It means more than two thirds of the 2016 graduating class can now shape the next part of their educational journey and follow their preferred pathway, bringing great joy and relief to their families.
A further 15 students have received their second preference as part of the landmark year for the College.

The results raise the bar on the strong outcomes of the 2015 class, where 85 students received their first preference.

The university preferences are a flow-on from the ATAR results for 2016 – which were also the best on record for the College.
Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman says 'I am delighted to see the efforts and dedication shown by our students rewarded so positively. These results are a wonderful indication that the College wide emphasis on teaching and learning to seek deeper understanding, together with a clear focus on the process of learning is influencing improved outcomes for our students.These graduates are poised to pursue their life dreams and go into the world to make a positive difference.'

The class of 2016 had the highest percentage of students achieving ATAR scores above 80 and 90, as well 86.5% of students scoring above 50 – which is well above the national average of 50%.

The range of university courses selected by 2016 alumni was also more diverse than last year, with degrees relating to Arts (14 offers), Exercise Science (10), Law (8), Engineering (8), Science (8), Music (8), Health (7), Education (6), Commerce (5) and Medicine (2) among the variety of different courses chosen.

Of the 141 students, 133 have received offers to study in Victoria, with Deakin University emerging as the most popular. A group of 65 College alumni have received offers from Deakin, up from 52 in 2015.

University of Melbourne (14 offers), RMIT University (14), Monash University (9), Federation University (8) and Swinburne University (7) were the other institutions favoured by the class of 2016. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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On Tuesday 7th February at 2.15pm we look forward to inducting our 2017 school leaders, in the areas of Prefects, House Leaders and SRC (Student Representative Council). We’re excited to ...

On Tuesday, February 7 at 2.15pm, we look forward to inducting our 2017 school leaders; in the areas of Prefects, House Leaders and SRC (Student Representative Council). We’re excited to be welcoming parents, families and special guests to our Middle School community for this important event. Further information can be found here, which has previously been emailed home to families.

We are thrilled to announce that Mr Tim Diamond, General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be our guest speaker for this important occassion. This promises to be an inspirational opportunity for our students to hear the work Tim has undertaken, both locally and internationally, while being encouraged in their own leadership journeys.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

 

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Please find attached an invitation for students to join the Junior School Choir.

JUNIOR SCHOOL BELMONT - MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS


The Music Department welcomes present and new students to Junior School in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all students currently learning and commencing instrumental lessons, and for current ensemble members and those wishing to join ensembles.

MUSIC LESSONS:

-Instrumental tuition will commence in Week 2. Instrumental teachers will make contact with families prior to the first lesson.

-For students wanting to learn an instrument, Blue Instrumental Tuition forms are available from Reception.

-Lessons are published on the instrumental music bulletin, communication/queries regarding lesson times should be directed to the student’s instrumental music teacher.

 

ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS:

-Ensembles will begin in Week 2. New students who are currently learning instruments are encouraged to contact the ensemble directors or Classroom Music Staff listed below for more information.

 

ENSEMBLE

DAY AND TIME

VENUE

STAFF

STAFF CONTACT

OTHER INFORMATION

Belmont Junior School Choir

Tuesday mornings,

8am-8.40am

Chapel

Mrs Carla Dunlop,

Mrs Tammy Treloar,

Mr Kevin Smith

Mrs Carla Dunlop c.barnett@ccg.vic.edu.au

Mr Kevin Smith k.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au

Students from Years 1-4 are encouraged to come along to the choir. The group is non auditioned based.

 

Please see attachment Junior School

 Choir Invitation  

Belmont Junior School Strings

Wednesday mornings,

8am-8.40am

Chapel

Ms Rebecca Bertoncello

Mrs Jeanette Carnie

r.bertoncello@ccg.vic.edu.au

j.carnie@ccg.vic.edu.au   

Students who have reached an appropriate level of skill on their instrument may be invited to join the Junior Strings.

Highton Novice Concert Band

Thursday

7.50-8.50am

Highton Band Room, ground floor

Mr Andrew Dunlop

Mrs Fiona Gardner

a.dunlop@ccg.vic.edu.au

f.gardner@ccg.vic.edu.au

Students learning brass, woodwind or percussion may be invited to join this ensemble once they have reached a suitable level on their instrument.

Junior  Percussion Ensemble

Friday

8.15 – 8.45am

Junior School Music Classroom

Ms Jacqui Robins

j.robins@ccg.vic.edu.au

Ensemble for students who are  learning the drums at Junior School.

 

STAFF CONTACTS:

Please feel free to contact Music Staff above or Music Admin (music.admin@ccg.vic.edu.au) if you have any queries or simply need help/advice in getting started in the Music Department.

 

Ms. Rebecca Bertoncello & Mr Andrew Dunlop

 

Please find attached an invitation for students to join the Junior School Choir.

The Music Department welcomes present and new students to the Bellarine campus in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all studen...

The Music Department welcomes present and new students to the Bellarine campus in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all students currently learning and commencing instrumental lessons, and for current ensemble members and those wishing to join ensembles.

MUSIC LESSONS:

-Instrumental tuition will have commenced by the end of week 2. Instrumental teachers will make contact with families prior to the first lesson.

-For students wanting to learn an instrument, Blue Instrumental Tuition forms are available from the Student Office or music department.

-Lessons are published on the Student Portal/Seqta Home Page 2 days in advance and students are encouraged to use Outlook/email for effective communication with Instrumental teachers.

 

ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS:

-Ensembles will begin in Week 2. New students who are currently learning instruments are encouraged to contact the ensemble directors or Classroom Music Staff listed below for more information.

 

ENSEMBLE

DAY AND TIME

VENUE

STAFF

STAFF CONTACT

OTHER INFORMATION

Bellarine Keyboard Ensemble

Monday

8.00 – 8.45am

Bellarine Music Classroom

Ms Kath Cameron

k.cameron@ccg.vic.edu.au

For students who are learning the piano.

Bellarine Novice Concert Band

Tuesday

8.00 – 8.45am

Rehearsal Room

Mr Sean Rankin

Ms Jacqui Robins

s.rankin@ccg.vic.edu.au

j.robins@ccg.vic.edu.au

Students learning brass, woodwind or percussion will be invited to join this ensemble once they have reached a suitable level on their instrument

Bellarine Theory Class

Tuesday

8.00 – 8.45am

Bellarine Music Classroom

Ms Brighid Mantelli

b.mantelli@ccg.vic.edu.au

Music theory tuition for students who are learning an instrument.

Bellarine Guitar Ensemble

Tuesday

8.00- 8.45am

Bellarine Music Classroom

Mr Ivan Bilic

i.bilic@ccg.vic.edu.au

An ensemble for Bellarine campus guitar students

Bellarine Concert Band

Tuesday

3.45 – 5.15pm

Rehearsal Room

Mr Sean Rankin

Ms Sharon Kelly

s.rankin@ccg.vic.edu.au

s.kelly@ccg.vic.edu.au

Students learning brass, woodwind or percussion will be invited to join this ensemble once they have developed performance skills beyond a novice level.

Bellarine Stage Band

Wednesday

8.00 – 8.45am

Rehearsal Room

Mr Ben Anderson

b.anderson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Music be a member of the campus concert band.

Bellarine Middle School Choir

Wednesday

3.45 – 4.45pm

Auditorium

Mrs Kirstin Camm - Bartle

k.camm-bartle@ccg.vic.edu.au

The choir is non auditioned based, Years 5-9.

Bellarine Junior School Strings

Thursday

8.00 – 8.45am

Rehearsal Room

Mr Martin DeMarte

Mrs Lesley Walters

m.demarte@ccg.vic.edu.au

l.walters@ccg.vic.edu.au  

Bellarine Middle School Strings

Friday

8.00 – 8.50am

Rehearsal Room

Mr Martin DeMarte

Mr Olivier Bonnici

m.demarte@ccg.vic.edu.au

o.bonnici@ccg.vic.edu.au  

 

STAFF CONTACTS:

Please feel free to contact Music Staff above or Music Admin (music.admin@ccg.vic.edu.au) if you have any queries or simply need help/advice in getting started on your musical journey.

 

Ms. Sharon Kelly.

 

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched an initiative called “Love the Game”.  It is aimed at raising awareness of the issue of gambling and youth.  Their research show...

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched an initiative called “Love the Game”.  It is aimed at raising awareness of the issue of gambling and youth. Their research shows that gambling is “more promoted and accessible than ever before”. Alarmingly, children in the 13-17-year old age bracket have more exposure to gambling advertising than adults. Children are being exposed to gambling through online games and apps, and the distorted view and normalising of gambling puts our youth at risk. Statistically, the foundation reports that eight in 10 teenagers have participated in some form of gambling, and on average one teen in every high school class has an issue with gambling.

The Foundation wants to empower and encourage parents to have conversations with their children about gambling, with a view to helping them understand the risks and the myths.  To this end, through this "Love the Game" initiative, they have expanded their website to include information and resources for schools and parents. The website can be viewed by going to: http://www.lovethegame.vic.gov.au/ 

The following link will take you directly to the parent resources page:

https://www.responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/awareness-and-prevention/young-people-and-gambling/for-parents

Over the next five weeks we will feature a relevant article from the Love the Game team to help you learn about and talk to your children about this important issue. 

Dianne Martin, Deputy Head of Senior School

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On Wednesday, February 8th, students will participate in our first ever ‘Chilli Challenge Day’.  The aim of the day is to assist students as they transition to their new campus or school,...

On Wednesday, February 8, students will participate in our first ever ‘Chilli Challenge Day’.  The aim of the day is to assist students as they transition to their new campus or school, build relationships with their peers and to orientate themselves within the school grounds.

Activities will range from thinking challenges to all-out physical activities, including games and a session in the pool.  In many of the activities, students will be invited to take on an extra ‘chilli challenge’, to start the process of giving them an opportunity to take risks outside of their comfort zones. 

We're looking forward to this exciting event!!

 

Mrs Justine Brame

Year 5 Coordinator

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Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending 2 productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.
85 students sang and d...

Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending two productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.

A group of 85 students sang and danced and spent an enjoyable time getting to know other cast members and the production staff who will be taking them on the creative journey towards presentation of the Musical on April 28 and 29.

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The first days of secondary education are a significant milestone in the lives of our students. At Middle School, we set aside the first 3 days of the year for an exciting and engaging Or...

The first days of secondary education are a significant milestone in the lives of our students. At Middle School, we set aside the first three days of the year for an exciting and engaging Orientation Programme. Whether new to Year 7, or new to Christian College, the programme promotes a smooth beginning to the year and sets a foundation for our Year 7 students to grow in their learning, relationships and wellbeing. The programme involves a range of games, activities and reflections that deliver new information, expectations and routines. The timing is important as our students establish new friendships, explore the College values and develop a sense of community. Our Year 7 students have thoroughly enjoyed their first days and are looking forward to the many opportunities on offer throughout the year.

 

Ms Michelle Williams

Year 7 Coordinator

 

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This week our Year 7s enjoyed a three-day Orientation Programme, which involved them both getting to know each other and their new teachers, as well as deepen their understanding in areas...

This week our Year 7s enjoyed a three-day Orientation Programme, which involved the students getting to know each other and their new teachers, as well as exploring their understanding of areas such as: how they learn, and how to be a responsible digital citizen. Students were introduced to the concept of Restorative Practice, a significant well-being programme that supports young people in developing and understanding their relationships with others. Alongside this, we began to explore our emotional health through the language of MYTERN, looking at how we can manage our own emotions.  The community spirit created through these three days has prepared our Year 7s for a wonderful year together.

Nicola Morrish
Year 7 & 8 Coordinator

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Junior School Chess Coaching commences on Monday, 6th February, 2017.   All skill levels welcome! First trial lesson is free.
Where:     School Chapel
When:      Monday lunchtimes
       ...

Junior School Chess Coaching commences on Monday, February 6, 2017.  All skill levels welcome! First trial lesson is free.

Where:     School Chapel

When:      Monday lunchtimes

                 February 6 – March 27, 2017

Cost:        $85 per child ($80 for sibling)

Benefits:  Strategic thinking, improved self esteem,

                  attention span in class, lateral thinking,

                  team work, analytical skills.

To enrol your child, please make payment (per child) of $85 by Friday, February 17. Please make cheques made payable to: Hooton Consulting Pty Ltd.

Application forms are available from the Junior School Office.

For more info contact Phil on 0421 901 530

 

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Christian College Equestrian Team
Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au
Yo...

Christian College Equestrian Team

Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Your email details will be added to a distribution list and you will receive further information regarding competitions by email.

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As part of their devotional time in 2016, with a focus of serving others, 9D spent time making games and activity boxes for the Geelong Hospital’ Children’s ward. There were wooden games,...

As part of their devotional time in 2016 - with a focus of serving others - Homeroom 9D spent time making games and activity boxes for the Geelong Hospital’s Children’s ward. There were wooden games, hand-made card games, puzzles and toys that children of many ages could enjoy. At the end of the school year, these were presented to the hospital by four girls from the class. The girls were able to spend time in the common room with some patients of similar age to them, trialling what had been donated. It was a wonderful experience to see the enjoyment that was received by playing with beautifully designed cards.

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The Year 5 parents will have an opportunity to meet with Year 5 Homeroom teachers for a quick ‘cuppa’ and a catch up on either Thursday, February 16th or Monday, February 20th (or both da...

The Year 5 parents will have an opportunity to meet with Year 5 Homeroom teachers for a quick ‘cuppa’ and a catch up on either Thursday, February 16 or Monday, February 20 (or both days, if you're really keen!) between 8.45am and 9.15am. 

During this time, the Year 5 students will participate in a games session run by their Year 9 mentors. This time together will help build rapport between the Year 5s and their mentors. The Year 9 mentors are an integral part of Year 5 transition, as the new students ask their older mentors questions and listen to stories from their previous journey through Middle School.

We look forward to welcoming you on these mornings.

 

Mrs Justine Brame

Year 5 Coordinator

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The staff at Christian College Junior School have decided to continue using the Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs.
Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs offer a convenient way for your children to sele...

The staff at Christian College Junior School have decided to continue using the Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs.

Ashton Scholastic Book Clubs offer a convenient way for your children to select and purchase worthwhile and appealing books, although there is never any obligation to do so. The books span a wide range of reading levels and interests. However, not all of the reading material is necessarily recommended by our College.

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 1 has been distributed and should be returned by Friday, February 10. We would ask that all orders are sent to school by this due date, as late orders delay the collation and distribution of the children’s books.

When paying for Ashton Scholastic Books, could all payments be either:
Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic ­or
Credit card – payment can be made by phone (Automated free call 1800 557 908) or online.


For the online option, please follow the prompts for ‘Parent Payments’ on the Ashton Scholastic site at www.scholastic.com.au

As you follow the prompts, you will be given a receipt number, which will need to be noted and returned together with your child’s order form. At present, our school is not using the ‘Loop’ (Linking online payments and cash) option.


Please do not send cash.

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We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!
It is a wonderful way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family, to keep informed ...

We invite all of our College families to connect with us on social media!

It is an effective way for Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and extended family to keep informed and  connected with our vibrant learning community.

For those on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to follow any one (or all) of our official College accounts outlined below. For those parents or grandparents, yet to explore the world of social media, this may just be the perfect opportunity to start your online journey! We would love to see you following us.

Instagram: @christiancollegegeelong and @backcreekcafe

Facebook: @ChristianCollege

Twitter: @ccgeelong

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Parents and Educators working together to assist our young people in safely navigating Middle School and the adolescent years.
 
All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new...

Parents and Educators working together to assist our young people in safely navigating Middle School and the adolescent years.

 

All Middle School families from Year 5 to Year 9 (both new and existing) are warmly invited and encouraged to attend our first Educational Seminar and Social Supper, to be held on Tuesday 14th February, commencing at 7pm in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.

As a school community we believe in the importance of working together with families to assist our young people in safely and positively navigating the academic, social, emotional and digital challenges of the adolescent years. Imperative in this, is the ongoing dialogue with educators, parents and students.

We hope that this presentation will provide valuable information and understanding, whilst also initiating further discussion between you and your young person at home. We warmly invite parents/guardians of all students to join us on for what promises to be an informative and insightful evening.

We will also frame the broader teaching and learning changes at Christian College, preparing your child for the 21st Century, cover year level specific information as well as outline some of the new initiatives, upcoming events and student expectations for 2017.

Following the Seminar we offer the opportunity to meet homeroom and specialist teachers over a social supper in the Gallery, whilst mingling with other College families. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Kind regards,

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 level 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, March 15

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Congratulations to 2016 College graduates, Katie Rowe and Gemma Pobjoy for being selected to perform at the 'VCE Season of Excellence Top Class' in Drama and Music. 
Top Class is a concer...

Congratulations to 2016 College graduates, Katie Rowe and Gemma Podbury, for being selected to perform at the 'VCE Season of Excellence Top Class' in Drama and Music. 

Top Class is a concert series that presents the works of outstanding VCE students from 2016 in Dance, VET Dance, Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VET Music. It is part of the VCE Season of Excellence managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Both Katie and Gemma worked incredibly hard last year and achieved outstanding results; Katie received a 92.7 ATAR score, and Gemma got a perfect Study Score of 50 in Music Investigation.

For bookings and information regarding the performances, contact the Melbourne Recital Centre via their website or on (03) 9699 3333.

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Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending 2 productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.
85 students sang and d...

Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending 2 productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.

85 students sang and danced and spent an enjoyable time getting to know other cast members and the production staff who will be taking them on the creative journey towards presentation of the Musical on the 28th and 29th of April 2017.

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The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at Our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the B...

The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at Our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the Bourke Street tragedy.

Connor Firth, a Year 12 student at our Senior School, was initially touched by the tragedy through a friend who works in the area where the fatal rampage took place.
“I feared the worst when I first saw the news report,” Connor said of his friend. “I immediately called him to make sure he was okay. To my relief, he had called in sick that day,” he said.
“He was in a state of depression, however, having learnt of the tragic event. I saw the sadness that had swept the community I was a part of and felt like I needed to pay my respects. This was something I could do to show people I care.”

The piece in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane features a giant Ulysses butterfly with the message 'R.I.P Bourke Street Victims' and has been a massive hit online.
One posting on social media site Facebook has attracted nearly 12,000 'reactions', over 5000 shares and nearly 300 comments.

“My family has a deep personal connection with the Ulysses butterfly and death,” the 17-year-old said, explaining his choice of imagery.
“To my family it symbolises transcendence and moving from life, symbolised by the caterpillar, to death, symbolised by the butterfly.”

A 19-year-old girl who lost a long-time family friend in the tragedy has already contacted Connor to thank him for paying respect in such a unique way.
“She said it meant the world to her and her family,” Connor said.

Connor started experimenting with street art when he was 14 and has been finding spots around Melbourne to display his works for the last six months.
He said the piece took him only “two or three hours” to complete.

“I think it’s a form of expression, and as long as I have something to say, there will continue to be similar artworks,” he said.
“The world of graffiti is an unstable battleground of people who have something to say. The only thing that separates vandals from artists is how thought provoking the message is. That’s the only constant I have discovered.”

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The impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do? The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for parents hosted by Independent Schools Victoria on Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 8pm.  Hugh Martin, a psychotherapist and founder of the Man Enough program, will provide expert advice and lead the discussion.

The seminar - the first of The Parent Seminars at ISV program - will be held at the ISV offices at 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, and light refreshments will be served. ISV is close to public transport, and there is plenty of parking. To register, send your name to Student.Services@is.vic.edu.au with the words ‘Parent Seminar’ in the subject line.

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Parent Seminar
The impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do? The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for par...

The impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do? The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for parents hosted by Independent Schools Victoria on Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 8pm. Hugh Martin, a psychotherapist and founder of the Man Enough program, will provide expert advice and lead the discussion.

The seminar - the first of The Parent Seminars at ISV program - will be held at the ISV offices at 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, and light refreshments will be served. ISV is close to public transport, and there is plenty of parking. To register, send your name to Student.Services@is.vic.edu.au with the words ‘Parent Seminar’ in the subject line.

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched an initiative called “Love the Game”.  It is aimed at raising awareness of the issue of gambling and youth.  Their research show...

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has launched an initiative called “Love the Game”.  It is aimed at raising awareness of the issue of gambling and youth.  Their research shows that gambling is “more promoted and accessible than ever before”.  Alarmingly, children in the 13-17 year-old age bracket have more exposure to gambling advertising than adults.  Children are being exposed to gambling through online games and apps, and the distorted view and normalising of gambling puts our youth at risk. Statistically, the foundation reports that eight in 10 teenagers have participated in some form of gambling, and on average one teen in every high school class has an issue with gambling.

The Foundation wants to empower and encourage parents to have conversations with their children about gambling, with a view to helping them understand the risks and the myths.  To this end, through this "Love the Game" initiative, they have expanded their website to include information and resources for schools and parents.  The website can be viewed by going to: http://www.lovethegame.vic.gov.au/ 

The following link will take you directly to the parent resources page:

https://www.responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/awareness-and-prevention/young-people-and-gambling/for-parents

Over the next five weeks we will feature a relevant article from the "Love the Game" team to help you learn about and talk to your children about this important issue. 

 

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

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Please see attached for the Year 2, Term 1 Show and Share Timetable.

Christian College Equestrian Team.
Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au
Y...

Christian College Equestrian Team.

Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Your email details will be added to a distribution list and you will receive further information regarding competitions by email.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGHTON - MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS

The Music Department welcomes current and new students to Middle School Highton in 2017. 
The following information is regarding instrumental tuition and ensemble rehearsals for all students currently learning and commencing instrumental lessons, and for current ensemble members and those wishing to join ensembles.

MUSIC LESSONS:

-Instrumental tuition will have commenced by the end of Week 2. Instrumental teachers will make contact with families prior to the first lesson.

-For students wanting to learn an instrument, Blue Instrumental Tuition forms are available from the Student Office and/or music department office.

-Lessons are published on the Student Portal/Seqta Home Page two days in advance, and students are encouraged to use Outlook/email for effective communication with Instrumental teachers.

 

ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS:

-Ensembles will begin in Week 2. New students who are currently learning instruments are encouraged to contact the ensemble directors or Classroom Music Staff listed below for more information.

 

ENSEMBLE

DAY AND TIME

VENUE

STAFF

STAFF CONTACT

OTHER INFORMATION

Highton Novice Stage Band

Tuesday

8.00 – 8.50am

Highton Band Room

Mr Ben Anderson

b.anderson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Must be a member of a college concert band.

Highton Keyboard Ensemble

Tuesday

8.00 – 8.50am

Highton Music Classroom

Ms Stefanie Gumienik

s.gumienik@ccg.vic.edu.au

Members are students who learn piano at the Middle School.

Intermediate Concert Band

Tuesday

4.00 -5.15pm

Highton Band Room, (rear north corner of campus)

Mr Andrew Dunlop 

a.dunlop@ccg.vic.edu.au

For intermediate concert band musicians.

Yrs 6- 11.

Highton Theory Classes

Wednesday

8.00 – 8.50am

Highton Music Classroom

Ms Brighid Mantelli

b.mantelli@ccg.vic.edu.au

Music theory tuition for students who are learning an instrument.

Highton Choir

Wednesday

3.45-4.45pm

Highton Chapel

Mrs Carla Dunlop

Mrs Tammy Treloar

c.barnett@ccg.vic.edu.au

t.treloar@ccg.vic.edu.au

The choir is non-auditioned based, Years 5-9.
* Please refer to attachment Highton Choir Invitation.

Highton Intermediate Stage Band

Wednesday

3.45-5.15pm

Highton Band Room

Mr Sean Rankin

s.rankin@ccg.vic.edu.au

Must be a member of a campus concert band.

Highton Strings

Thursday 7.50-8.50am

Highton Band Room, top level

Mr Olivier Bonnici

Ms Rebecca Bertoncello

o.bonnici@ccg.vic.edu.au

r.bertoncello@ccg.vic.edu.au

Highton Guitar Ensemble

Thursday 8.00-8.45am

Highton Music Classroom

Mr Ivan Bilic

i.bilic@ccg.vic.edu.au

Guitar students Yrs 5-9.

Highton Novice Concert Band

Thursday 7.50-8.50am

Highton Band Room, ground floor

Mr Andrew Dunlop

Mrs Fiona Gardner

a.dunlop@ccg.vic.edu.au

f.gardner@ccg.vic.edu.au

Students learning brass, woodwind or percussion will be invited to join this ensemble once they have reached a suitable level on their instrument.

 

STAFF CONTACTS:

Please feel free to contact the Music Staff above or Music Admin (music.admin@ccg.vic.edu.au) if you have any queries or simply need help/advice in getting started on your musical journey.

 

Mrs Carla Dunlop.

The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at Our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the B...

The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the Bourke Street tragedy.

Connor Firth, a Year 12 student at our Senior School, was initially touched by the tragedy through a friend who works in the area where the fatal rampage took place.
“I feared the worst when I first saw the news report,” Connor said of his friend. “I immediately called him to make sure he was okay. To my relief, he had called in sick that day,” he said.
“He was in a state of depression, however, having learnt of the tragic event. I saw the sadness that had swept the community I was a part of and felt like I needed to pay my respects. This was something I could do to show people I care.”

The piece in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane features a giant Ulysses butterfly with the message 'R.I.P Bourke Street Victims' and has been a massive hit online.
One posting on social media site Facebook has attracted nearly 12,000 'reactions', over 5000 shares and nearly 300 comments.

“My family has a deep personal connection with the Ulysses butterfly and death,” the 17-year-old said, explaining his choice of imagery.
“To my family it symbolises transcendence and moving from life, symbolised by the caterpillar, to death, symbolised by the butterfly.”

A 19-year-old girl who lost a long-time family friend in the tragedy has already contacted Connor to thank him for paying respect in such a unique way.
“She said it meant the world to her and her family,” Connor said.

Connor started experimenting with street art when he was 14 and has been finding spots around Melbourne to display his works for the last six months.
He said the piece took him only “two or three hours” to complete.

“I think it’s a form of expression, and as long as I have something to say, there will continue to be similar artworks,” he said.
“The world of graffiti is an unstable battleground of people who have something to say. The only thing that separates vandals from artists is how thought provoking the message is. That’s the only constant I have discovered.”

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Please see attached the Year 3 Term 1 Show and Share timetable.

Please see attached the Year 3 Term 1 Show and Share timetable.

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Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending 2 productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.
85 students sang and ...

Rehearsals for the College Production of Peter Pan are well underway, with the students spending two productive days rehearsing prior to the start of the school year.

A total of 85 students sang and danced and spent an enjoyable time getting to know other cast members and the production staff who will be taking them on the creative journey towards presentation of the Musical on the April 28 and 29.

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It is permissible for students to have water bottles in class to ensure they remain hydrated, which does have a positive correlation to their learning. Often a headache can be an indicato...

It is permissible for students to have water bottles in class to ensure they remain hydrated, which does have a positive correlation to their learning. Often a headache can be an indicator of dehydration, so we would encourage our students to drink water throughout the day - not just at recess and lunchtime - but please note that cordial, fruit juices and soft drinks will not be permitted in class.

Earl Moore
Deputy Head of Campus

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The Year 4 staff will hold a device information session for parents and students after school on Wednesday, 8th February (Week 2) in 4G classroom. The first session will run from 3.30 – 4...

The Year 4 staff will hold a device information session for parents and students after school on Wednesday, 8th February (Week 2) in 4G classroom. The first session will run from 3.30 – 4.30pm and repeated from 5.00 – 6.00pm. Please select the session that best suits you. This important session will enable students and parents to learn about the devices and how they will be utilised throughout the year. All student devices will remain at school for the first week and sent home following the Device Information Session.

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Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) re-launched its Parents’ Website in March last year.  In light of the encouraging response, they are now preparing a series of seminars for parents.
The...

Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) re-launched its Parents’ Website in March last year.  In light of the encouraging response, they are now preparing a series of seminars for parents.

The aim of The Parent Seminars at ISV is to provide expert advice for parents on the important issues that they confront in raising their children, complementing the excellent support already provided by Member Schools.

We know that parents are keen for information and guidance on the many challenges faced by young people. ISV are proposing parent-focused seminars on the issue of pornography, keeping safe at ‘schoolies’, drugs and alcohol, and gambling.  

The seminars are free, and will be held at The Development Centre at ISV between 6pm and 8pm.

The impact of pornography on young people has been described as an emerging public health crisis. What can parents do? The issue will be addressed in a free seminar for parents hosted by Independent Schools Victoria on Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 8pm.  Hugh Martin, a psychotherapist and founder of the Man Enough program, will provide expert advice and lead the discussion.

The seminar - the first of The Parent Seminars at ISV program - will be held at the ISV offices at 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne, and light refreshments will be served. ISV is close to public transport, and there is plenty of parking. To register, send your name to Student.Services@is.vic.edu.au with the words ‘Parent Seminar’ in the subject line.

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The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at Our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the B...

The fear of losing a close friend is what inspired a student at Our College to create an extraordinary piece of street art that has gone viral online paying homage to the victims of the Bourke Street tragedy.

Connor Firth, a Year 12 student at our Senior School, was initially touched by the tragedy through a friend who works in the area where the fatal rampage took place.
“I feared the worst when I first saw the news report,” Connor said of his friend. “I immediately called him to make sure he was okay. To my relief, he had called in sick that day,” he said.
“He was in a state of depression, however, having learnt of the tragic event. I saw the sadness that had swept the community I was a part of and felt like I needed to pay my respects. This was something I could do to show people I care.”

The piece in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane features a giant Ulysses butterfly with the message 'R.I.P Bourke Street Victims' and has been a massive hit online.
One posting on social media site Facebook has attracted nearly 12,000 'reactions', over 5000 shares and nearly 300 comments.

“My family has a deep personal connection with the Ulysses butterfly and death,” the 17-year-old said, explaining his choice of imagery.
“To my family it symbolises transcendence and moving from life, symbolised by the caterpillar, to death, symbolised by the butterfly.”

A 19-year-old girl who lost a long-time family friend in the tragedy has already contacted Connor to thank him for paying respect in such a unique way.
“She said it meant the world to her and her family,” Connor said.

Connor started experimenting with street art when he was 14 and has been finding spots around Melbourne to display his works for the last six months.
He said the piece took him only “two or three hours” to complete.

“I think it’s a form of expression, and as long as I have something to say, there will continue to be similar artworks,” he said.
“The world of graffiti is an unstable battleground of people who have something to say. The only thing that separates vandals from artists is how thought provoking the message is. That’s the only constant I have discovered.”

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Please find attached a letter regarding the Year 4 Swimming Program including information on the upcoming swimming trials.

Please find attached a letter regarding the Year 4 Swimming Program including information on the upcoming swimming trials.

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Middle School Canteen operates at Recess and Lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Families will have received a Menu sent home earlier in the week.  
For those who have a couple of h...

Middle School Canteen operates at Recess and Lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Families will have received a Menu sent home earlier in the week.  Please find attached further information on drinks and snacks available.

For those who have a couple of hours per month and wish to volunteer, a form was also attached to the menu.

The canteen  relies on volunteers, so for those who are able to help (especially Fridays)  we would very much appreciate forms to be returned as soon as possible via email Mrs Heather Smith - Canteen Manger at h.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au or telephone 0409 137 661.

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Christian College Equestrian Team.
 
Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au...

Christian College Equestrian Team

Families with a student who has an interest in the sport of Equestrian should contact Kay Wilson, Sport Administrator by email k.wilson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Your email details will be added to a distribution list and you will receive further information regarding competitions by email.

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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 level 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, March 15, 2017

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