From Little Things, BIG Things Grow…
Choirs from all five CCG campuses have been part of a special Reconciliation Australia project involving more than 500 choirs nationwide who are coming together in song as part of National Reconciliation Week to sing Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody’s ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. The song describes the Wake Hill Walk-Off in 1966 through to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam symbolically handing Gurindji land back eight years later. Choirs from each of our campuses have sung and recorded the song this week. Please enjoy our campus’s rendition here – and see other campus Vines for their’s!
Reconciliation Week Activity Day
This week the Junior School took part in a variety of exciting activities to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements while exploring how we can contribute to achieve reconciliation throughout Australia.
Our multi-age groupings and the wide variety of different activities, ensured that our children gained experience and an understanding of our Indigenous people, their culture and way of life.
This was a time of excitement, cooperation and peer tutoring as each group took part in the many and varied activities, which included: decorated leaf wreaths, Rainbow Serpent story, drama and other activities. Another favourite was boomerang throwing alongside Reconciliation chatterbox facts and associated activities, storytelling through Indigenous art and mask making, and responding to the Dreamtime Story, ‘How the Birds got Their Colours.’
There was a buzz of rich learning in which everyone was able to participate. Such a wonderful time for all!
Junior School Classroom Teachers
National Reconciliation Week
This past week, we have observed ‘National Reconciliation Week’. This has been a time for our students and in fact all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. National Sorry Day, which precedes Reconciliation Week, recognises the negative impacts of Australian policies, practices and attitudes on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The National Reconciliation Week 2023 theme is “Be a Voice for Generations.” This is a call to action for all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation to make change for the benefit of every Australian.
On Friday afternoon our campus came together to re affirm our commitment to; stronger relationships, equality, trust, respect, to actively supporting reconciliation and accepting the past.
We are all a part of this.
This week was 1D’s turn to share a devotion in Junior School assembly. As our assembly coincided with National Reconciliation Week, we took the opportunity to link our Devotion and Christian Education time with this.
The children reflected on times in their lives when they needed to be sorry and how they could make amends. They shared thoughts such as hurting a sibling’s feelings, not following a school rule or ignoring Mum’s requests to clean their teeth! The class then discussed ways we could make amends to make that person feel happy again. We had a lovely discussion filled with many ideas on filling people’s buckets such as giving hugs, making cards and simply saying sorry.
We linked these thoughts with a Bible passage from John 1:9-10 (KJV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This says that we only have to do one thing (confess sin) and God will do 4 things…God will forgive, be faithful, be just and cleanse from all wrong-doing… The children all agreed that was a great deal!
1D did an excellent job with super clear and confident reading as well as a great performance using sign language to deliver a Welcome to Country. I was very proud of them!
Year 2 Writing
The Year 2s have been working on their writing all term, focusing on the different types of sentences; statements, questions, commands and exclamations. While looking at the book Jetty Jumping, we have been creating statements and questions related to the book. We have also been adding the ‘when’ and ‘where’ to our sentences to create more detail in our writing. Students have been doing an excellent job!
It was wonderful to once again enjoy the amazing sounds from our talented students at the Bellarine Campus at our lunchtime concert. With an array of piano students sharing their pieces they have been learning and a wonderful flute piece from Abbie, it was great to sit together at a lunchtime and celebrate the hard work of these young musicians.
Please enjoy the photos of our performers.
The Bellarine Warhammer club has taken its next step in the miniature hobby. After finding success painting some wonderful figures the students involved with the Warhammer club started playing some games, strategising and battling it out in exciting short games – albeit on a rather boring flat fold out paper terrain mat. So, we decided to get creative, get hands-on and start building some of our own terrain. With the help of a few students, particularly Callum Simmons and Aiden Burnett we have begun the foundational steps for an epic wargaming board. Using plywood as a base, cardboard to craft our topography and homemade Sculptamold with tissue paper, casting plaster and PVA glue to create a solid organic surface, we made something to build on. We have big plans for our terrain board and are excited to paint it, add flocking and decorate it with 3D printed models and foliage. So far, we’ve printed a rock bridge and a log and hope to print a range of rocks, ruins, and other details to bring our board to life. The club would appreciate more interested students that like constructing, painting or who are just interested in what we are making, coming along and getting involved on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday lunchtimes.
Maths in a Real Gardener’s World
During Term 2, Year 7 students have been working on different aspects of measurement including linking the theory of perimeter, area and volume with real-world applications by using the school garden.
The students have been working hard to collaborate and apply their knowledge of perimeter, area, and volume in a practical way. They’ve been working out how much soil is required should they have to refill each vegetable bed. This has allowed them to link their knowledge of perimeter, area, and volume with real-world applications. It involved conversion between different units of measurement and created wonderful and deep mathematical discussions as theory was put into practice.
I’m pleased to say that all the students have been doing an excellent job and are making great progress. They’re really starting to understand how important it is to link theory with real-world applications.
Both Year 6 classes made delicious ‘Coconut Kisses’. Key learning concepts were how to cream butter and sugar then how to roll perfectly round and evenly sized dough portions. The class had so much fun and were able to fill them with jam and sprinkle with a dash of icing sugar for presentation.
Have fun making them at home – the recipe is included here.
Year 9 Visit to Bones MMA
Yesterday, the Year 9 Principles of Training elective class visited the Bones MMA studio in Torquay. Students completed a series of skill exercises using various mixed martial arts techniques. Health and skill-related fitness components as well as training methods and fitness testing have been the focus this term. Through participation at Bones MMA, students were challenged to consider what fitness components were predominantly used, how can improvement in these be measured and other pursuits and life situations these skills and exercises transfer to.
Scholastic Book Club
The Scholastic Book Club is on again! Students in Prep to Year 6 should have received the latest Scholastic catalogue. All orders must be submitted online via scholastic.com.au/LOOP and paid for via credit card. Orders are due by June 6.
Please note: Cash orders will no longer be accepted.
Would you Like to go to Space…Camp?
The Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship is an international education program which aims to reward aspiring STEM enthusiasts and future leaders with a hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre’s renowned Space Camp, located in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Four students from Australia will be awarded a scholarship to the International Space Camp program taking place in Huntsville, Alabama in July 2024. The winning group of students (and one teacher) will make up ‘Mission Crew #13 - Team Australia’, and will join fellow groups from the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Singapore, United States and Poland to become ‘Team Endeavour’.
Successful applicants will receive an all-expenses paid enrolment and airfare to Space Camp, where for one-week students are immersed in the ultimate educational experience to illuminate real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
All covered expenses include tuition, dormitory accommodation, meals throughout the week, and economy class round trip from Australia to Huntsville, Alabama. Travel will also include all transportation on the ground, as well as a day trip to Washington DC ahead of Space Camp commencement.
Calling all CC Eagles Members and Families
We are pleased to present an opportunity for you to be a part of CC Eagles/ Geelong United Basketball Club Fundraiser, with NBL1 tickets available for the following game through the club:
Round 10 – Hoop City Geelong United Supercats v Dandenong Rangers – Saturday June 17, 2023. Tip off: Women – 5:00pm, Men – 7:00pm (Ticket gets you in to both games at The Geelong Arena)
All PRE-ORDERED tickets will cost $10.00 with $5.00 being retained by our club.
On the night we want to see our members show up at the game in our CLUB COLOURS.
We hope that everyone embraces this opportunity to get our CC Eagles family together and support Hoop City Geelong United Supercats on the night.
Foundation Golf Day 2023
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce the Christian College Foundation Golf Day tournament for 2023.
Save the date: Thursday November 9.
We are seeking prizes for this event – if you own a local business and are interested in creating partnership opportunities with Christian College, please contact Fiona Provan on 0400 477 467, or email [email protected]
Uniform Shop Clearance Sale!
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
It’s easy to rush through a cup of tea or coffee and forget to stop and appreciate the moment.
Take time out now to simply appreciate being able to breathe in fresh air. Take a long slow breath and feel it rejuvenate every cell.
Make that your intention and watch your body smile from the inside 👍❤️
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