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November 2015



Celebrating with a Thankful Heart
Last weekend, current and past members of the Christian College community gathered at 'The Pier' in Geelong to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Christian College and its provision of quality Christian education throughout our region.

We were joined by members of Federal and State Parliament, prominent members of the Geelong business community, loyal supporters of our College program, as well as parents, past students and staff.

The evening was hosted by 2004 School Captain and Dux, Chris Atkinson. Guests were once again entertained by the CCG Swingin' Band led by former student Andy Pobjoy.

The evening provided a wonderful opportunity to look back at the journey our College has enjoyed, reminisce on the past and view a display of memorabilia that has been collected to start our historical archive.

The celebration dinner was also planned to support the work that was commenced by the Christian College Foundation twelve months ago. Throughout the evening guests heard about 'the heart' that our College has for students.  Details of the Community Access Scholarships provided by the College Foundation to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to attend Christian College were given.  A highlight was an emotional and personal account from a recent graduate, of the impact that the College had made in her life. 

It is with sincere thanks that I acknowledge those that supported this event to share in the celebration and service of our College and its work in the lives of the students and families who make up our community. Details about the work of the College Foundation is provided on the College website. I encourage you to take a look and consider offering any support that you may be able to provide.
Congratulations to Members of the Foundation Board and the College Major Events team for organising this opportunity for us to celebrate 35 wonderful years.

Celebrating Creativity and Design
The 2015 Art Extravaganza at Villa Paloma exhibited over 5500 pieces of art work produced by students across all year levels and campuses. This annual exhibition provides the students with an opportunity to share the work that they have created or produced with their families and friends. Members of the community who visited over the four day event were amazed at the standard of work on exhibition.

The Extravaganza is a showcase of the incredible program made available throughout the College in the Art, Technology and Design faculty. This year a feature of the displays were some of the advanced examples of technical and digital creations that highlighted the development of this area within the College curriculum.   These proved to be of great interest, and an exciting addition to the more traditional work produced by students. The augmented reality sandbox built by Mr. Antony Benson, that depicts topographical 3D landscapes, was a most popular
feature of the Extravaganza.

Once again a colourful and entertaining fashion parade displaying garments designed and created by the students was featured on the Opening Night, as well as the popular Senior School Wearable Art House competition performances and display.

I am extremely grateful to the hard working and passionate Director of Art, Technology and Design, Mr. Antony Benson and his talented staff for creating the rich learning experiences for our students and for providing us with such an inspiring display of their creative efforts.

Giving Thanks as we Celebrate
As the College year races toward the end, we must recognise and give thanks to God for the many blessings we enjoy in the course of a school year. Whether these are in the growth of our young people in their learning, or through the countless areas of opportunity available, it is right to give thanks and praise to God for all that takes place at Christian College Geelong.

Glen McKeeman

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