Junior School Community Picnic
We extend a warm welcome to all Junior School families as we gather to enjoy a time together at the ‘Junior School Community Picnic’.
The picnic will take place at 5.30pm – 6.30pm on Tuesday the 29th of March, in the area located on the Junior School oval, on the east side of the gymnasium.
Please note details on the attached information sheet.
Year 1 Japanese Weather Switch
The Year 1 classes have been making a ‘Switch’ controller inspired from the NHK Japan Education Channel TV series ‘Pythagoras Switch.’ It is a remote control with buttons that relate to the weather. When a student pushes and says a weather button, classmates mimic the weather of that button.
Students are now ready to take their Switch controllers home as they have completed their training. They will be looking to use the Switch at home to teach everybody about their learning. Students also know how to make a Switch for other topics. All they need is a texta, cardboard and a straw.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is held in May each year for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The assessment window for NAPLAN online starts on Tuesday 10th May and concludes on Friday 20th May.
There is a full systems check scheduled for Thursday March 24th and this check will involve all Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students. Students involved will complete a practice test online.
Christian College uses these NAPLAN Tests as one of a wide-range of student assessment tasks to measure the progress and skill development of your child. These results will be made available to parents/guardians in Term 3.
Please find attached further details, NAPLAN Online – Information for parents and carers.
All of the students at Christian College are encouraged to recognise that they belong to a global community, and to understand their responsibility to positively contribute to the lives of others, particularly, to those in need.
Isaiah Chapter 1 encourages us to, ‘Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenceless’. In doing this, we all seek to follow Jesus’ example of serving and loving others.
Our Project Care leaders this term are working with class groups to display their heart for others and a passion to help those affected by the recent floods in both New South Wales and Queensland. They are encouraging students from all year levels to participate in filling a ‘Shoe Box of Love’.
This project has some similarities to the Christmas Child boxes that students fill closer to Christmas. However, with ‘Shoe Boxes of Love’ they can choose a baby, child or adult of any age to buy for, as long as the box is labelled with the gender and the age intended. No need to seal the box as these will be checked by the Box of Love Organisation. Please see the attached files for ideas for your boxes and more information on this great organisation.
Our date to return your filled boxes to your home room class to be counted is Monday the 4th of April. We look forward to assisting you to be part of loving and supporting those families so terribly affected.
Student Opportunity – The Santos Science Experience
A nationwide STEM outreach program for Years 9 & 10 students
The Santos Science Experience is a three-day hands-on science activities program. The program aims to inform students of the importance of science and technology while stimulating and heightening student interests in a wide range of scientific disciplines and career opportunities, encouraging further studies in the science, while at the same time giving students a ‘taste’ of university/tertiary life.
The following programs are being offered in Victoria this year:
|Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, Queenscliff||11 April 2022|
|University of Melbourne, Parkville||11-13 April 2022|
|Federation University, Ballarat||27-29 June 2002|
|RMIT University, Melbourne||28-30 June 2022|
|Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn||6-9 July 2022|
|KIOSC, Wantirna||18-20 July 2022|
|Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, Queenscliff||27 September 2022|
|Federation University, Gippsland||20-22 September 2022|
|Federation University, Berwick||20-22 September 2022|
|University of Melbourne, Dookie||30 November – 2 December 2022|
Details of the programs offered at each venue can be found at www.scienceexperience.com.au or on the attached flyer. Interested students should register directly via the website. Cost is $190 per student for the three day programs and $65 per student for the one day programs (at Queenscliff).
Further information can be obtained by calling 03 9756 7534 or email email@example.com
Personal Stories in Year 7 English: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
This term, students have been able to read a biography or autobiography of their choice. Over the past week, we have been developing persuasive orals on our books, with students tasked with taking the role of the literary agent for the author of their text to then convince a room of publishers (their peers) why their book should be published. This ‘role play’ focus encouraged deeper thinking than simply asking for a recount of a text, with students instead having to justify the merits of particular text structures and language features.
We now shift to sharing the stories of people in our own lives. Students will be asked to interview a known person who has an interesting story to share – Ordinary people, extraordinary lives. Now, this won’t be a recount of their life, more a ‘slice’ of their life – about a significant time in their life and how this had an impact on them. Students will turn what they learn from their interview into either a feature article or a short graphic novel over the coming weeks.
Students have already begun brainstorming potential interviewees, as well as developing questions to ask.
A great time was had by all at the Bellarine Swimming Sports. Waterslides, bomb competitions, water-related novelties and championship swimming events all took place to keep all our students active. Penman House came out with the win, just beating Burrows. House captains Koby Millar-Burton and Sienna Edwards accepted the trophy on behalf of Penman house.
It was also heart-warming to see the junior school students engaging with house spirit in and out of the pool. A fantastic opportunity for all to participate and support each other.
A big thanks to all our parents and spectators for coming down and supporting the students and College community. It all made for a great day.
Summary of 2022 Bellarine Swimming Sports:
Fastest on Campus:
Male: Oliver Burgess- 31.44
Female: Lili Sayle- 33.77
Year level Champions
|4||Patrick Clark||Harriet Clarey-Newnham|
|5||Leonardo Wescott||Tayte McKenzie|
|6||Oscar Borthwick||Mikayla Grunberg|
|7||Ryan Tolley||Lucinda Barker|
|8||Kye Franken||Lily Watson|
|9||Oliver Burgess & Inde Sankey||Lili Sayle|
We now look forward to our House Athletics in two weeks on Thursday, 31st of March 2022.
Pop Up Muffin Café
What a successful day! Year 8 Food Studies students sold out of their delicious muffins in 10 minutes. The students created their own muffins and completed a trial bake to ensure they were of the highest quality. The students had so much fun selling their products. All money raised will go directly to the Project Care initiative of sending care boxes to the flood affected areas of NSW.
Systems Engineering in Year 7
Students in Systems and Engineering are off to a great start. They have been engaged and enthusiastically designing, producing, and testing prototype solutions to their design brief. Using the Lego Robotics and EV3 software as a foundation, students have started to explore sensors and simple engineering components for construction. They have been working collaboratively to design solutions to problems whilst they assemble, build and troubleshoot their projects.
Year 7 Secondary School Immunisations
Students in Year 7 had their Round 1 Secondary School immunisations on Tuesday 15 March. Students’ Round 2 immunisation will take place at school on Tuesday 18 October. For those who did not receive the Round 1 dose at school and plan on having this done via Barwon Health or your GP, please note that this must be done a minimum of six months before the Round 2 vaccination (therefore, by 18 April 2022).
Notice to All Parents Regarding CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. Please complete a 2022 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form and return to your campus administration office by the end of Term 1 please.
Please read the attached letter for further information
Rev. Tim Costello to Visit Christian College Next Week
We are thrilled to welcome Rev. Tim Costello to our College next week.
On Wednesday afternoon, he will address Christian College staff at One Hope Baptist Church – Barrabool Hills. On Thursday morning he will deliver devotions to the staff at Middle School-Highton, then will spend time in the classroom at Senior School speaking with students of Global Politics, before delivering a keynote address at ‘Gathering Hope’, a function organised by the Christian College Foundation at Mt Duneed Estate, (which is now fully booked).
We look forward to Rev. Costello’s visit and the opportunity for students and staff alike to benefit from his profound experience and wisdom in a range of areas, including social justice, the ministry, the law, local government and global politics.
Join the Chair of the Foundation Board for lunch on Friday, 8 April 2022 as we celebrate the significance of Easter and learn more about the work of the Foundation.
All funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Scholarship Fund supporting current students who need financial assistance.
Book online today at www.ccgfoundation.org.au/chairslunch
For all enquiries, please contact Jennifer Freind via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A MYTERN Thought for the Week
When someone says something that hurts or offends you, try to take a moment to look at what road they are on. They are usually worse off than you are, so why join them? Keep control on your road ( be it rough or smooth) and lead through example 😊
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