From the Head of Bellarine Campus

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. Upon returning to school this week, it has been wonderful to see the joy our students have in reconnecting with their community after a break. Our whole school assembly on Tuesday featured our Preps joining us for the first time this year, and they were warmly welcomed into our student community.

We were blessed to have 2018 Winter Olympian, former Bellarine student and Christian College graduate Jakara Anthony share with our students her journey to becoming the successful high performance athlete she is today. Jakara talked to the students about having a dream and to aim high, working hard at being the best you can be.

It was valuable to hear Jakara talk about her training and study regime over many years and the sacrifices that she has had to make as a young person to achieve her dream. Jakara’s interview by Vice Principal Mr. Scott Elliss segued nicely into both College Captain Jude Cudmore, and Principal Mr. Glen McKeeman’s messages about understanding ‘success’.

We have hit the ground running this week with some wonderful examples of the ‘learning that matters’ with fantastic learning experiences for our students including the Year 3 camp to Portsea, the Deakin District Winter Carnival as well rich teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum. Our staff too have been participating in the ‘learning that matters’ through rich professional learning sessions on both our staff day on Monday and campus professional learning time Thursday evening. Our focus has been to collegiately share the many teaching and learning initiatives in place across the College and to reflect on further opportunities to develop these initiatives to benefit students in their learning. Our staff are very passionate about what they do and recognise that this is a very exciting time to be an educator at Christian College.

Term 2 is shaping up to be another busy term, packed with wonderful 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 Thursday, 26th April. This is a fantastic 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

Nicholas Watson
Head of Campus


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