Important Information for Students
Overview of Christian College Geelong
Christian College, Geelong is an inter-denominational school, established in 1980. The College conducts classes from 3-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12 over five campuses and two Early Learning Centres. Throughout each campus and year level, Christian College aims to provide quality independent education within a Christian environment where care and respect for others is evident.
The College Board
The Christian College Board is responsible for the policies according to which the College operates. The Board includes representatives from the participating churches (Anglican, Uniting, Salvation Army and Baptist), the parent body, senior administrative staff and members co-opted for their expertise in education, management and finance. The College Principal is responsible for the implementation of the educational program across all campuses and year levels.
A Christian Perspective
Christian College aims to establish an educational environment in which all students may develop an understanding of the central truths of the Christian faith and the moral values that are founded in Scripture. Within the Christian Education program, students are encouraged to appreciate the common ideals of the Christian faith in a spirit of tolerance and understanding. The College offers experience in Christian living through example and counselling, daily devotions and worship services. The College endeavours to be a unifying link, fostering co-operation between students, teachers and parents to strengthen Christian values. Students are expected to show concern for, and sensitivity to, the needs of others within the College community as expressed by the teaching of the Gospels.
Christian College Emblem
The white dove is a symbol of God’s Holy Spirit descending to the heart of a human. The cross represents the focus of the Christian faith and the link between God and humankind.
The College motto is: ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’ Matthew 6:33
The College aims to:
- Ensure that each student is assisted to develop his or her abilities to the highest level – socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically
- Help each student to develop the power to think constructively and logically; to solve problems and reason independently
- Guide the student towards a spirit of freedom and confidence which recognises self-discipline and personal responsibility
- Encourage every student to have a respect and tolerance for others
- Assist each student to develop in themselves self-appreciation, social awareness, integrity and responsibility
- To involve the students in a range of experiences which will enable them to participate effectively in, and cope with the pressures of modern society
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
And his righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto you
Man shall not live by bread alone
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of God
Ask and it shall be given unto you
Seek and you will find
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you
Transport by College Bus
Bus routes, pick-up points and costs involved are organised by the Bus Committee in November each year. The routes, in general, can be viewed on the website and details of arrangements are available through Reception.
Behaviour on Buses
With the ever-increasing number of students wishing to use the buses, it is imperative that those students who have that privilege, behave in a manner which is not only respectful to others who travel on the bus, but also courteous and obedient to the staff who drive them. If these two simple rules are not obeyed, the student(s) at fault will not be able to use the service for a given period. Bus monitors will be chosen at the beginning of the school year. They will be required to report any misbehaviour or swearing to the Head of Campus.
Payment of Bus Fees
All bus fees are to be paid at the beginning of each school term. These should be paid with normal College fees.
Missing the Bus
Students who miss the bus after school must report to Reception immediately so that parents can be contacted and alternative travel arrangements can be made.
General Behaviour and Attitudes
All students are expected to behave in a courteous manner to staff, parents, visitors and other students.
- Students should show concern and respect for each other within the classroom and in the playground.
- Students are expected to treat school equipment with respect.
- Adequate preparationfor class work should be made, ensuring that necessary books and equipment are brought to each class.
- No shouting, rough play or running is permitted in classrooms, passageways and breezeways.
- Students should not be in classrooms without a teacher present.
- All litter should be placed in the bins provided in the classrooms or passageways.
- No alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or drugs of addiction are allowed at the College. Students are not permitted to go to lockers during periods.
- Students should get books for the next two periods at each break.
Mobile Telephones, iPods, MP3 Players and Other Portable Electronic Devices
If mobile phones or portable electronic devices are brought to school, it will be at the student’s own risk. No mobile phone or portable electronic device should be used to take photographs, record images or conversations in or out of the classroom of either students or staff at school without permission.
The College reserves the right to view the contents of any confiscated electronic device. Should it contain inappropriate material, the processes as outlined in the College’s eSmart and Wellbeing and Management Policy will be applied.
All cyclists must wear approved helmets. Students are not permitted to use bicycles during the school day. The bicycle parking area is out of bounds between 8:55am and 3:30pm. Bicycles must not be ridden in the College grounds, except during Bike-Ed/Outdoor Education lessons.
Illness or Accidents
Students who are unwell should be kept at home. If students are unwell at school they should report to the Student Office and be monitored carefully. Parents will be notified if no improvement is evident after a short period of rest. In case of student illness, parents are expected to pick up students for home rest and medical attention. Students are reminded of the attendance expectations and any absence as a result of illness should be supported by a medical certificate.
Students who are even slightly injured should report to the Student Office for first aid. All accidents must be reported to the Student Office and to the duty teacher. In cases of serious accidents or head bumps, parents will be notified immediately. If they cannot be contacted, the College will try to contact the emergency family contacts. If no contact is possible the students will be taken to the doctor or to the Emergency Department of the Hospital, possibly by ambulance.
Any medications required to be taken on a regular basis should be clearly labelled with the student’s name, photo, class, times and dosage, and given to the person in charge at the Student Office or Reception as appropriate at each Campus.
This includes Panadol. Refer to Christian College Policy on the College website.