Welcome to Term 2

I wish to welcome all our students, families and staff back for what will be a busy term. We completed our last term with a very vibrant Easter Service. I must congratulate our Chaplains, Lena Johnstone and Corey Bolton, for their considerable input. Mandy Calderwood presented a challenging drama piece, which focussed on the choices we make and how we need to stay away from temptation. What may appear to be enticing, may lead to misery.

Student Learning Conferences

Our Student Learning Conferences are on Tuesday, 2nd May and Thursday, 4th May, taking place in the Senior School Library and Flynn classrooms. Information is available in this edition of 'The Vine' for you to book appointments. The purpose of these conferences is not only for you to receive teacher feedback, but for the teacher to find out from you how they can better teach your child. This partnership is vital.

2017 College Production 'Peter Pan'

Every two years, Mandy Calderwood directs the College musical. The cast is drawn from Years 4 to 12. It is not only the cast, but those who freely give their time to play the music, make the costumes and put on the make-up that make these productions so memorable. Special mention should be made of the set building. Antony Benson has spent an incredible amount of time building and painting the sets. This has been completed at the Villa. Antony deserves the highest praise, given the difficult brief of building a pirate ship! Please ensure you book tickets at GPAC to see the show, as they are selling fast.

Student Events

This term we have many exciting things to look forward to. In Week 3, we have our “respectful relations” program that will focus on how we see ourselves and others. The theme is respect for all, in that if one respects themselves, then they will see themselves in a positive light - rather than a negative one. I ask that during this week you ask your son or daughter what they are learning.

We have our annual House Music competition this term, and the Houses shall commence their rehearsals soon. This is a wonderful opportunity to build on the spirit that is so abundant in every House.

One of the highlights of the year is the Debutante Ball. This year, they are on Friday, 2nd June and Saturday, 3rd June at the SAC. Rehearsals have been underway for several weeks, and the Year 11 students are really seeing improvement.

Graeme Dent

Head of Campus

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Resurrection? Prove It to Me

Hi everyone,

Well, it’s the first week back and Easter is over. I’d like to share a couple of thoughts with you.
It’s about Christ’s resurrection. Here goes…

"Raised from the dead? Sure. Right. And I have a bridge I'd like to sell you."
That's how Thomas might have responded if he had lived in our day. "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it." He'd seen dead people before. And Jesus was dead. "It isn't plausible," they would say. "It didn't happen."
But what if it did happen?

Please come and see me if you want to know more about this person, Jesus Christ, and how He can do great things in your life.

He's alive, you know. That's what Easter is all about!

Take Care

Gary Crole,
Chaplain, Bellarine Campus

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It has been a delight to welcome our children back to Junior School this week. Their enthusiasm to get back to see their friends and tell their teachers all about the holidays has been in...

It has been a delight to welcome our children back to Junior School this week.

Their enthusiasm to get back and see their friends and tell their teachers all about the holidays has been infectious, and we are so pleased that our children are so happy to be here. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome a number of new students - Joel Wigley, Noah and Zach Price, and Daniel Wilkie to our Junior School this term.

We pray that each of these children will settle in quickly and enjoy their time with us.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
Can I extend a very warm welcome on return to Middle School for Term 2. We trust you have enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break over the Easter period and enjo...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Can I extend a very warm welcome on return to Middle School for Term 2. We trust you have enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break over the Easter period and enjoyed precious time together as a family. This week our staff have enjoyed the enthusiastic and rejuvenated attitudes our students have returned with and it has been wonderful to see the joy our students have in reconnecting with our school community after a break.

In our commencement assembly on Wednesday morning, our College Principal Mr Glen McKeeman,  encouraged our students to continue to focus on making a positive difference to human capital (others) through doing ‘good work’ that is excellent, ethical and engaged in local and global contexts. Mr McKeeman shared many examples of ‘good works’ to illustrate this vision to the students. We are seeing many examples of our students doing ‘good work’ in their learning programs - work that seeks to serve others. This is very exciting and we can have great hope that our young people can make positive change in our world.

Term 2 is shaping up to be another busy term, packed with many rich learning opportunities, excursions and camps.

Reading the weekly 'Vine' (along with our online calendar of events) is the best way to keep up to date with everything throughout the term. I would particularly like to draw your attention to our 'Learning Conferences' on Tuesday, 9th May. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers to discuss the learning progress of your young person thus far. I look forward to touching base with you at the Learning Conferences.

 

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa

Head of Campus

 

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Please see attached letter for details of our Anzac Day Service to be held at Junior School on Monday, 24th April at 2:30pm. 

Please see the attached letter for details of our Anzac Day Service to be held at Junior School on Monday, 24th April at 2:30pm. 

We will be holding a short Anzac Commemoration service on Monday morning, April 24th, at Middle Schopol - Highton commencing at 9.05am. It will be held at the flagpole in the roundabout a...

We will be holding a short Anzac Service on Monday, April 24th at Middle School, commencing at 9.05am.

It will be held at the flagpole in the roundabout at the front of our campus. Students are invited to wear medals of any family members who have served in the armed forces. Our parents and grandparents are warmly invited to attend.

 

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A reminder that the Senior School Student Learning conferences are taking place early in May. 




Senior School Student Learning Conferences - Week 3 Term 2




Tuesday 2nd May (Student ...

A reminder that the Senior School Student Learning Conferences are taking place in early May. 

Senior School Student Learning Conferences - Week 3 Term 2

Tuesday, 2nd May (Student Free Day)

10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm

Thursday, 4th May

4.30pm – 6pm, 7pm – 8.30pm

 

Parents may make appointments with any of their child’s teachers, and if your child is in Year 12, we suggest you make an appointment with all of your child’s teachers. We also recommend that all students in all year levels be present at the conferences with their parents, as a shared vision among students, teachers and parents is most advantageous for learning.

For full instructions to make bookings, including the event code, please click here. Please take note of booking closing times.

Graeme Dent

Head of Campus - Senior School

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
A very warm welcome back to Term 2. We hope you have all enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break and shared a blessed Easter together as a family. There has been...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A very warm welcome back to Term 2. We hope you have all enjoyed a restful and enjoyable break and shared a blessed Easter together as a family. There has been a vibrant feel around the campus to start the term and it’s wonderful to see the joy our students have in reconnecting with their school community after a break. Our whole school assembly on Wednesday featured our Preps joining us for the first time this year, and they were warmly welcomed into our student community.

We were blessed to hear messages of encouragement in striving to be our best through faith and perseverance by our College Captains, Briella Egberts and Cameron Chandler. We very much appreciate their willingness to take time out of their busy Year 12 schedule to be a part of our community. 

In Principal's Mr Glen McKeeman’s address, he illuminated for the students the vision we have for them as graduates of Christian College. That is, our students will contribute to making a positive difference to human capital (others) through doing ‘good work’ that is excellent, ethical and engaged in local and global contexts. Mr McKeeman shared many examples of ‘good works’ to illustrate this vision to the students. We are seeing many examples of our students doing ‘good work’ in their learning programs - work that seeks to serve others. This is very exciting and we can have great hope that our young people can make positive change in our world.

Term 2 is shaping up to be another busy term, packed with many rich learning opportunities, excursions and camps. Reading the weekly 'Vine' (along with our online calendar of events) is the best way to keep up to date with everything throughout the term. I would particularly like to draw your attention to our 'Learning Conferences' on Tuesday, 9th May. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers to discuss the learning progress of your young person thus far. Online booking information will be forwarded later next week. I look forward to touching base with you at the Learning Conferences.

Kind regards

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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The 2017 Bellarine ANZAC Service will be held, weather permitting, at the flagpole within our Middle School courtyard at 9.00am on Monday, 24th April. Parents and friends are welcome to a...

This year's Bellarine ANZAC Service will be held, weather permitting, at the flagpole within our Middle School courtyard at 9am on Monday, 24th April.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend. Students are invited to wear medals of any family members who have served in the armed forces, as well as bring a small posy of flowers to lay at the foot of the flagpole during the ceremony if they wish.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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Please see attached showing details of the Junior School Cross Country to be held on Thursday, 27th April from 2:15pm.

Please see the attached for details of the Junior School Cross Country to be held on Thursday, 27th April from 2:15pm.

Written by:
 
As part of the Year 9 “Editorial” elective we have been working towards an online publication “Pen & Paper”. We have worked hard during the first term to create and edit pie...

As part of the Year 9 'Editorial' elective, we have been working towards an online publication 'Pen & Paper'.

We have worked hard during the first term to create and edit pieces to put on this website platform. We had to collaborate on the design of 'Pen & Paper', such as choosing the title, colour, font and layout. An observational piece was our first piece of work, followed by our 'My Stories'. We have edited our work through peer assessment, allowing us to build on our skills.  'Pen & Paper' will be regularly updated as we publish poetry, images, and journalism articles.

Thank you to Mr Benson, Mr Timpano, Mr Matt Murnane for advice, ideas and help.

The website is available to everyone in the Christian College community, and can be accessed via this link below.

https://theeditorial.myccg.net.au/highton/

We hope you enjoy 'Pen & Paper'.

Shakira Kehler, Year 9R

Photos: Kamarah Blackhall, Year 9M

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A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter Uniform for Term 2, with the official change over date being Monday 1st May (start of week 3). Students may wear either f...

A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 1st May (start of Week 3).

Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two. The Uniform Shop is located in the Centreway Arcade on High Street, Belmont and the opening hours are:

Monday -         9am - 5pm
Tuesday -        8am - 12pm
Wednesday -   12pm - 5pm
Thursday -       Closed
Friday -            9am - 1pm

Please click on the link below to view our Uniform Price List:

2017 Uniform Shop List 2017 Uniform Shop List

 

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Senior Campus will be holding a short Anzac Commemoration service on Monday morning, April 24th, commencing at 9.05am. It will be held at the flagpole in front of the administration build...

Senior Campus will be holding a short Anzac Service on Monday, April 24th, commencing at 9.05am.

It will be held at the flagpole in front of the administration building. Students are invited to wear medals of any family members who have served in the armed forces. Parents are welcome to attend.

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I Have Seen the Lord!
 
What was it like for Mary Magdalene, who first saw the risen Lord? How did that miraculous Easter morning change her life—and how does it transform ours? 
“Mary Ma...

What was it like for Mary Magdalene, who first saw the risen Lord? How did that miraculous Easter morning change her life—and how does it transform ours? 

“Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, ‘I have seen the Lord!’ Then she gave them his message.” John 20:18

Sent by the Lord himself, entrusted with the most important announcement in history, did Mary Magdalene hesitate? Argue? Insist he come with her? She did not. Mary declared, if only with her actions, “Here am I. Send me!”

Jesus had given her a simple message—the same simple message he gives us: "Tell the world I am alive. Tell the world I am your God". Can you do it?

If you would like to discuss this further, please come in and speak to one of us at any time. We are always available for a chat.

 

Blessings

Chappy and Naomi

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This year as part of the Federal Government’s National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 along with other students acros...

This year, as part of the Federal Government’s National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 - along with other students across Australia - will participate in standardised assessments to monitor trends in these learning areas. 

The test period will run from Tuesday, 9th May through to Thursday, 11th May. To ensure the smooth running of this testing, we would ask all Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 families to ensure that students arrive at school on time during this week. If your child has an appointment during these dates, please speak with the classroom teacher prior to this appointment to see if it affects their testing time.

Your support with this is very important and greatly appreciated.

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus

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A reminder that students are asked to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 1st May (start of Week 3).

Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two. The Uniform Shop is located in the Centreway Arcade on High Street, Belmont and the opening hours are:

Monday -         9am - 5pm
Tuesday -        8am - 12pm
Wednesday -   12pm - 5pm
Thursday -       Closed
Friday -            9am - 1pm

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One of our talented Year 9 students, Harrison Steele Holmes, travelled to the Australian National Band Championships in Launceston over the Easter weekend. Harrison competed in the solo c...

One of our talented Year 9 students, Harrison Steele Holmes, travelled to the Australian National Band Championships in Launceston over the Easter weekend.

Harrison competed in the solo competition, winning the under-19 Trombone Solo section. This is a title he also won in Year 7 - quite an accomplishment for a young student! We are extremely proud of your achievement, Harrison. Well done!

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Towards the end of Term 1, the Our World Vietnam class travelled to Vietnam for 14 days. Our study of Global Politics, especially globalisation, international co-operation, international ...

Towards the end of Term 1, the 'Our World Vietnam' class travelled to Vietnam for 14 days.

Our study of Global Politics, especially globalisation, international co-operation, international conflict, and colonialism has been powerfully enhanced by our experiences during the trip.

Highlights included:

  • Staying with families in home stays and gaining an insight into real life for Vietnamese people in rural areas.
  • Trekking through the mountains and remote ethnic minority communities in the northern highlands near Sapa.
  • Visiting schools, enjoying conversation in English and socialising with Vietnamese teenagers.
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of all sides of the conflict in the Vietnam War.
  • Visiting a World Vision Area Development Project to see the long-term achievements and change that can be made to a community in need.

I’d like to extend my gratitude to all the wonderful Vietnamese friends of Christian College, who make this trip possible including our guide, Vinh, our translators, Phuong, Giang and Duc and the Le family. Also to Lynette and her team at Ocean Grove Travel, who helped the trip to run smoothly.

A special thank you to Ms. Jemma Burr and Mr. John Tatnell, who accompanied us on the trip and enriched the experience with their knowledge of Vietnamese culture, global politics and general travel ‘savvy’. And most importantly, thank you to the 17 students – your interest, engagement, enthusiasm and curiosity helped you get the most out of the trip and you were very fine ambassadors for Christian College.

Mr. David Evans

Our World Teacher

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The Year 2 room was buzzing, as the children were busy developing their understanding of pattern by using everyday materials in the classroom to create basic patterns, number patterns and...

The Year 2 room was buzzing, as the children were busy developing their understanding of pattern - using everyday materials in the classroom to create basic patterns, number patterns and growing patterns.

The students focused on developing their 'Building Learning Power' muscles as they worked collaboratively and were absorbed in their work. Students also made links between prior knowledge and the current task to aid in creating a deeper understanding of patterns.

Mark Jacobi and Samantha Bett
Year 2 Homeroom Teachers

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Easter is a time to celebrate our risen Lord! The Junior School Prep students have enjoyed learning about the Easter story and the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The child...

Easter is a time to celebrate our risen Lord!

The Junior School Prep students have enjoyed learning about the Easter story and the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The children have demonstrated their understanding of the Easter story through their beautiful illustrations and verbal responses. Their artwork is on display in the Junior School Prep corridor for you to enjoy.  

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Ashton Scholastic Book Club
Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 3 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, 28th April 2017. We would ask that all orders are...

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 3 have been distributed and should be returned to school by Friday, 28th April

Ashton Scholastic Book Club orders: Issue 1 have 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.

Also, could all payments please be either cheque or credit card payments .

Cheque – made payable to Ashton Scholastic.

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 recorded 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.

Thank you for your assistance and for your support of Book Club.

 

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This week we congratulated our Year level champions on a great effort in our Bellarine House Athletics Carnival.  The students were recognised at our full school assembly and awarded thei...

This week we congratulated our Year Level champions on a great effort in our Bellarine House Athletics Carnival.

The students were recognised at our full school assembly and awarded their medallions by the College Captains, Cameron Chandler and Briella Egberts. It was great to see these students shine across a range of events.   

Summary of Results

Overall Results

 

Fastest on Campus (100m)

1st Burrows

Male: 

Tom Renouf

2nd Penman

Female:

Meg Doble

3rd Flynn

 

4th Taylor

 

Year Level Champion

Year

Male

Female

4

Noah Jones

Maddy Grunberg

5

Ben Bowers

Ruby Graham

6

Lachlan Nelis

Amelia Cunningham

7

Bailey Greenwood

Alexandra Smith

8

Luke Brew

Dana Ford

9

Archie Hildebrandt

Jessie Allen

 

Congratulations again to Burrows House, who were victorious in the overall standings to take out the title for 2017.

Andrew Tucker
Physical Education Coordinator

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Long term exchange student from JapanHaruka Matsushita is our new long-term exchange student from Naga High School. She will be with us until December and her host families will be the fa...

Long-Term Exchange student from Japan
Haruka Matsushita is our new long-term exchange student from Naga High School. She will be with us until December and her host families will be those of our long-term exchange students this year, Elizabeth Andueza-Mossop, Alyssa Jones and Paige Elliot. Haruka will be based at Senior School for her studies, but will also have the opportunity to visit other campuses so let’s help her to feel welcome at Christian College!

Language assistant in Japan
CCG 2016 graduate, Molly Gray, is working at Naga High School helping the English teachers. She is enthusiastic and is doing a great job over there. Also, 2016 Graduate, Xavier Andueza-Mossop, is going to Naga High School as a language assistant in November.

Harmony Day
Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Nearly $500 was raised on Harmony Day last term, and all proceeds will be divided equally between the chosen Japanese and Indonesian charities.

Yuji Nakayama

Head of Japanese

 

 

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On Wednesday, 26th April, students will participate in the Middle School Year 5-9 House Cross Country Championships.

The event will take place from 1pm at our Senior campus. Parents are warmly invited to attend. Please refer to the attached document for a detailed overview of the proceedings.

Please see the attached note for information on the Deakin District Winter Carnival on Thursday April 27.
Caitlin HoilesPhysical Education Coordinator

Please see the attached note for information on the Deakin District Winter Carnival on Thursday, April 27.

Caitlin Hoiles
Physical Education Coordinator

On Sunday, March 26th a select group of Christian College students participated at the Geelong All Schools Swimming Carnivals. We congratulate all competitors and acknowledge Maloury West...

On Sunday, 26th March, a select group of Christian College students participated at the Geelong All Schools Swimming Carnivals.

We congratulate all competitors and acknowledge Mallory West, who won a Gold Medal in the 50m Freestyle event.

 

 

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With the Minster for Health Jill Hennessy announcing in February that the Labor Government will provide $7.1 million to deliver a one year free school-based vaccination program for Mening...

With the Minster for Health, Jill Hennessy, announcing in February that the Labor Government will provide $7.1 million to deliver a one-year free school-based vaccination program for Meningococcal W for 15 to 19-year-olds, we now need to start to plan for this with the Barwon Health Immunisation Service.

Initially, the government reported it would be delivered in Term 2, but in reality, the resources will not be available until late in Term 2. We will be looking at where best to schedule these vaccinations so as to cause the minimum disruption to classes.

Further information will be forwarded to parents as it becomes available. 

 

  

 

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The College congratulates Jada Sweeney who won a Gold and two Silver medals at the National Water Ski Championships in Perth. As a result of Jada's performances she has been selected to p...

The College congratulates Jada Sweeney, who won a Gold and two Silver medals at the National Water Ski Championships in Perth.

As a result of Jada's performances, she has been selected to particpate in the 'Australian Ski School' for trick skiing in January. 

We also acknowledge the performances of Max Piroch. Max has been competing at the Australian Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane. Max has been swimming personal best times, and has qualified for the National Finals in the 16 Boys 50m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly. It has been a number of years since a Geelong swimmer has made the Nationals finals, so this is an excellent achievement. 

We also congratulate the following students on placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the House Athletics Carnival.

Year 4 Boys: Jamie Pocklington, Harry Simon, John McClure

Year 4 Girls: Charlize Duck, Jaidyn Anderson, Madison Taylor

Year 5 Boys: Charley Green, Archer Jacques, Tom Leszko

Year 5 Girls: Emily Major, Emily Lawrie, Isabelle McKinnis

Year 6 Boys: Kade Leigh, Ryan Costin, Noah Gellately

Year 6 Girls: Ashlee Christoffelsz, Liberty Armitage and Mila Guerrero, Rhianna Metcalf

Year 7 Boys: Oscar Murdoch, Elliot MacDonald, Harrison Leigh

Year 7 Girls: Jorja Kirsopp Cole, Bethany Dean and Kya Werner, Phoebe Vivian

Year 8 Boys: Max Goulter, Jonathon Fisher, Joseph Macula

Year 8 Girls; Tahlia Spagnardi, Emily Fischer, Brunswck Sharp

Year 9 Boys; Louis Polwarth, Flynn Sheldon, Taw Loe moo

Year 9 Girls; Kassidy Werner, Amalee Freestone, Georgia Murdoch

 

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Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons this term.
They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 24th April to Monday, 19th June). The cost is $90 per child (or $8...

Junior School will once again be offering Chess lessons this term.

They will be held each Monday lunchtime (from Monday, 24th April to Monday, 19th June). The cost is $90 per child (or $80 for siblings). The benefits of learning Chess are strategic thinking, improved self-esteem, attention span in class, lateral thinking, teamwork and analytical skills.

Please collect an application form from the Junior School Office if you would like your child to participate.

 

 

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The Christian College Equestrian team has recently competed at the Victorian Equestrian Interschool Championships. This event, held at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, attrac...

The Christian College Equestrian team recently competed at the Victorian Equestrian Interschool Championships. 

This event attracted over 400 riders from across the state, and the Christian College team placed 6th overall. The team included three senior students, Co-Captains, Tess Kirsopp-Cole from Year 12, and Shanae Jenkinson from Year 11, as well as Charlotte Sheldon from Year 10.

Tess attended as Captain, supporting and encouraging the younger students of the team. The highlight for Shanae was representing her school and gaining a place in a Dressage Championship ride-off. Charlotte is to be congratulated for achieving deserving results, as she and her horse, Townsend LS, have only recently combined for competitions.

Team Manager, Mark Jacobi, said: "Everyone did an amazing job and rode so well. I have a great job and I loved seeing the students out there competing so professionally for our school. Well done CCG!"

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The College wishes to acknowledge Lachlan Pfaender on being selected in the National futsal team.  Lachlan will now get the opportunity to represent his country in a serious of games acro...

The College wishes to acknowledge Lachlan Pfaender on being selected in the National futsal team. 

Lachlan will now get the opportunity to represent his country in a series of games across Europe. This is an outstanding achievement and we wish Lachlan all the best for the upcoming tournament.

Mr. Andrew Tucker
Sport Coordinator

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All Year 5 & 6 students will participate in a Winter Sport Carnival to be held on Thursday April 27. More information is contained in the attached letter.

All Year 5 and 6 students will participate in a Winter Sport Carnival to be held on Thursday, April 27.

More information is contained in the attached letter.

Career Guidance - Morrisby Online
Supporting your child through the process of choosing study options and a future career is not an easy task. Some teenagers have a set idea of what they ...

Supporting your child through the process of choosing study options and a future career is not an easy task. Some teenagers have a set idea of what they want to do after school, but it is also very common for them to feel unsure of what the future holds and lack direction.

The Morrisby Online careers tool is based on psychometric assessments, which can help inspire your child to explore different career and education options and get a feel for the opportunities available to them.

The careers and education planning tools are fully interactive and offer personalised advice, helping your child to choose options and make informed decisions about study pathways and career opportunities.

Morrisby Online is a comprehensive career guidance system that has become widely used in Melbourne over the last few years, particularly in the independent school sector. This is an update of the paper-based Morrisby Report, which some of you will be familiar with from previous years.

Students complete a series of timed assessments and untimed questionnaires, taking a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes. A profile is then generated which describes their abilities, personality, and career interests, and blends this information to suggest a number of careers for further exploration. The results are presented online (as well as being printable as a PDF report), and interactive elements of the system mean that this information forms an excellent starting point for a career discussion.

The inclusion of the ability or aptitude measures is a key element of Morrisby products and these are used to identify potential (rather than current academic attainment) and direction of strengths. While for many students career interests do reflect their tested strengths, this should not be assumed to always be the case.

To complete the process, interested Year 10, 11 and Year 12 students are invited to attend a session on:            

Saturday, 27th May, 9.30am – 11.30am

Immediately following the profiling, parents are invited to join their son or daughter for a 30-minute presentation of how to interpret and make effective use of the results. The presenter for this will be Barry Darnell from Career Analysts - the Australian distributor of Morrisby products. The cost of the program is approximately $65 per student. 

Please email an 'expression of interest' and any further questions to r.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au at your earliest convenience. Payment will be due by Friday, 5th May and are cash only, paid in a named envelope and handed to Cathy in the Senior School Student Office.

Robyn Smith

Careers Guidance - Senior School

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Just a reminder that Junior School have Entertainment Books for sale at Reception. Cost is $60 each with $10 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made...

Just a reminder that Junior School have Entertainment Books for sale at reception.

The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising at Junior School. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque or credit card. Or you can visit  http://www.entbook.com.au/113u768 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.



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In the last week of Term 1, the Year 8 cohort travelled to the Otway Ranges for a five day GEOS camp (Geography, Environmental and Outdoor Studies). They were blessed with a wonderful com...

In the last week of Term 1, the Year 8 cohort travelled to the Otway Ranges for a five-day GEOS camp (Geography, Environmental and Outdoor Studies).

They were blessed with a wonderful combination of Victorian weather, which provided for stunning views as well as one or two challenges, with cold fronts and high winds adding to the drama. The students had many highlights, ranging from the thrill of mountain bike riding and the pride in seeing each other work together to solve the initiative challenges, to the amazing natural beauty of the Otway waterfalls, or the peace of floating along the Anglesea river in a kayak.

Along with these highlights, students were challenged to step outside of their comfort zones; whether that be sleeping in a tent, cooking their own meals, developing new friendships, or hiking up steep hills. This experience deliberately aimed to develop resilience, independence, interdependence and perseverance. And hopefully you are able to reap the rewards of that with your young person.

Finally, the trip also combined curriculum elements from the Outdoor Education, Geography and Science faculties, which allowed the students to engage in some real-life learning. As one student put it at Eagle Rock in Aireys Inlet: “I wish all Science lessons were like this!”. 

Tim Wright
Environmental & Outdoor StudiesTeacher

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During Term 1 this year, you would have been receiving regular ‘in time’ reports regarding your child’s progress. Tuesday May 9th provides an opportunity to celebrate and further discuss ...

During Term 1 this year, you would have received regular ‘in time’ reports regarding your child’s progress. Tuesday, 9th May provides an opportunity to celebrate and further discuss your child’s development through our ‘Learning Conference’ evening, held in the Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Bookings may be made with homeroom and subject teachers between 4pm-9pm on this evening, with conferences running strictly at 10-minute intervals. Should you require more time, please contact your teacher directly to make alternative arrangements. We value the partnership between the student, parent and teacher, and therefore encourage your child to attend the conferences on the evening with you. 

Please refer to the PDF below for booking instructions.

Please note,

Bookings open: Monday 24th April, 5pm

Bookings close: Monday 8th May, 5pm

Tea and coffee will be available for purchase on the evening.

Comprehensive academic reports in all subject areas will continue to be prepared at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2.

 

 

This year as part of the Federal Government’s National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 along with other students acros...

This year, as part of the Federal Government’s National Benchmark Assessments in Literacy and Numeracy, students at Christian College in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 - along with other students across Australia - will participate in standardised assessments to monitor trends in these learning areas.

The test period will run from Tuesday, 9th May through to Thursday, 11th May. To ensure the smooth running of this testing, we would ask all Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 families to ensure that students arrive at school on time during this week. If your child has an appointment during these dates, please speak with the classroom teacher prior to this appointment to see if it affects their testing time. 

Your support with this is very important and greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Mr Tony Costa 

Head of Campus

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This year the Bellarine Salvos and their Open Air Music Program are organising a Fundraising Concert to support The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal. This innaugral experiencial event i...

This year, the Bellarine Salvos and their 'Open Air' Music Program are organising a fundraising concert to support The Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal.

This inaugral event is an excellent way to support young music talent and listen to some of the best professional and student musicians from around Australia. This first of our fundraising concerts is on Wednesday, 24th May at the Bellarine Campus, featuring the amazing talent of gospel, soul and funk singer, May Johnston, and composer and pianist, Luke Howard. 

See https://salvos.org.au/bellarinepeninsula/events/2017/05/24/red-shield-appeal-fundraising-concert/ for details.

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Welcome back Robyn!
Robyn Smith rejoins the Careers team after she has been on Long Service Leave during Term 1. She joins Bec Bromilow in overseeing the Careers Development at Christian ...

Welcome back Robyn!

Robyn Smith rejoins the Careers team after she has been on Long Service Leave during Term 1. She joins Bec Bromilow in overseeing the Careers Development at Christian College Geelong. 

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss careers and pathways please email either Mrs Bromilow: b.bromilow@ccg.vic.edu.au or Mrs Smith: r.smith@ccg.vic.edu.au

We look forward to speaking with you.

The Careers Team

         

 

 

 

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A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official change over date being Monday 1st May (start of week 3). Students may wear either f...

A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 1st May (start of Week 3). Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two.

The Uniform Shop is located in the Centreway Arcade on High Street, Belmont and the opening hours are:

Monday -         9am - 5pm
Tuesday -        8am - 12pm
Wednesday -   12pm - 5pm
Thursday -       Closed
Friday -            9am - 1pm

Please click on the link below to view our Uniform Price List.

2017 Uniform Shop List 2017 Uniform Shop List

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A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official change over date being Monday 1st May (start of week 3). Students may wear either f...

A reminder that students will be required to start wearing Winter uniform for Term 2, with the official changeover date being Monday, 1st May (start of Week 3). Students may wear either full Summer or full Winter uniform leading up to this date, however not a combination of the two.

The Uniform Shop is located in the Centreway Arcade on High Street, Belmont and the opening hours are:

Monday -         9am - 5pm
Tuesday -        8am - 12pm
Wednesday -   12pm - 5pm
Thursday -       Closed
Friday -            9am - 1pm

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Entertainment Books are now available for sale at the Bellarine Campus Reception.

The cost is $60 each, with $12 from each sale going towards fundraising. Payment can be made by either cash, cheque or credit card. Or you can visit https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/113s193 to pay for your book online or purchase a Digital Membership.

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Middle School  Highton has been a keen distributor of the Entertainment Book for over 10 years, raising much needed funds for Christian College’s East Timor projects.
In 2016 Middle Sch...

Middle School has been a keen distributor of the Entertainment Book for over 10 years, raising much needed funds for Christian College’s East Timor projects.

In 2016, Middle School raised over $2200 for the Project 'Pappalong', a great effort! Books and Digital Memberships cost $60, with $12 from every membership contributing to a great cause.

Digital Memberships are available by clicking on the link below. Simply visit the site below, follow the instructions to download the application, log in with the details provided at the time of purchase and you’ll be ready to go!

Digital  Membership and Book Purchase, Entertainment Book Middle School - Highton

Entertainment Book purchases may be made directly at the General Office at Middle School (cash, cheque or credit card) or online at the site below, (your book will be available for pick up at the General Office at Middle School).

Digital  Membership and Book Purchase, Entertainment Book Middle School - Highton

Follow the links below to find out more.

 

Mrs Carla Dunlop

See What's Inside   http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Tell-me-More/Geelong-2017

Watch Video  http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/about/Entertainment-Digital-Membership

 

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