Class and Individual School Photos
Bellarine Campus class and individual student portraits will be taken by Arthur Reed Photos on Tuesday 14th June.
All students from Prep through to Year 9 will be required to be in full uniform. This means either the full winter uniform for the original (old) uniform, or selected mix ‘n’ match items from the College Wardrobe. Junior School students will wear their College jumper, cardigan or vest as the outer garment, and for Middle School students the outer garment will be their College blazer, without a College jumper. We ask that students are wearing College uniform socks and that shoes are clean for the occasion.
100 Floor Houses: Year 1 Japanese
This semester, Year 1s have been counting to 100 in Japanese class. This was done with the aid of the Japanese children’s book The 100 Floor House by Toshio Iwai.
After reading the book, the students made their own houses. This activity involved writing numbers in Japanese and then counting them out.
Although no student was able to reach 100 floors, as you can see from the photos most were able to make some tall and very interesting houses.
The Bellarine Middle School Chess Tournament: Day 2
On Day 2 of the Bellarine Middle School Chess Tournament, two rounds took place to complete the tournament.
The Chess computer scoring system was able to determine these individual medal placings:
1st Lewis Kilpatrick
2nd Russell Chakir
3rd Sean Koopman
Year 7 Wellbeing: Where is the Love?
As part of our Wellbeing program and fortnightly Chapel services, Year 7 students were fortunate to have Mr Watson speak with them recently, with a devotion titled ‘Where is the Love?’. Students were primed as they walked into the auditorium to the Black-Eyed Peas song of the same name. Mr Watson challenged students to consider God’s two greatest commandments; Love God and Love your Neighbour. Students reflected on areas they could demonstrate love, just as God demonstrates toward us, whether that be in their classrooms, homes or communities. We discussed current events such as the war in Ukraine and the recent atrocity in Uvalde, Texas and the need for love in these spaces. The Good Work being done in our own community was highlighted; an example of which was those students involved in the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. And finally, students were encouraged to look for opportunities in their daily walk, through both actions and words, to spread love and make a positive difference to our world.
Year 7 Junk Percussion
7E have been busy working out how to make music out of ‘found’ items. There has been a huge Junk Band movement around the world, and the students have enjoyed unpacking how percussion has transformed in this space and become more accessible to all sorts of people.
Each group has created their own masterpiece which will be performed in class in the final week of term. Please enjoy our pictures of the groups at work as they decide on their rhythm ideas for their bands.
Heroes, Sidekicks, Victims and Villains
In the Year 7 Drama elective this term we have been developing our knowledge of, and skills in, performing the melodrama genre, specifically through a focus on heroes, sidekicks, victims and villains.
Year 8 International Food Challenge
The Year 8s for the past few weeks have been busy planning and trialing dishes worthy enough to be judged for the International Food Challenge. The French group made quiches and chocolate eclairs, the Mexican group made quesadillas and churros and the Italian group made pumpkin filled ravioli, pear tart and sorbet. It was an incredible day with all groups producing high quality dishes complimented by traditional table decorations and music to add to the cultural experience. Mr Watson, Anne Derbyshire-Clarke and Mr Crole were our judges, who were very impressed with the students’ achievements.
Periwinkles, Seaweeds and Bryozoans
Despite the wet and cooler conditions, the Year 8 Marine Studies team were still able to conduct a short intertidal investigation at the base of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. It was here we discovered Bryozoans growing on some brown algae. Bryozoans are filter feeders and help to keep our oceans clear, thus enabling algae and plants access to sunlight for photosynthesis. We also met with Jack, a Marine Parks Ranger who shared with the group his role as a ranger and also that of Marine Protected Areas.
CCG Senior School: Passion, Purpose and Pathways
At Christian College’s Senior Campus in Waurn Ponds, our commitment is to help students explore their passions, discover their purpose and find their pathways.
During the first week of Term 3, all parents of Year 9 students at Highton and Bellarine Campuses are invited to the Senior School Information Evening on Thursday July 14.
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 as soon as possible as applications close at the end of Term 2.
Please read the attached letter for further information
National Collection of Data on Students With Disabilities
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). With data collected on the first Friday in August (this year, on the 5th), the NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2021).
Please see the attached NCCD Fact Sheet for more information.
The Foundation is hosting a dinner for young professionals. Join us on Saturday, 25 June 2022 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Shelter Shed, 25 Hesse St, Queenscliff.
Tickets are $50 each.
Our guest speaker is Paul Gray, Managing Director - Southern Star Group of Companies. one of the leading window manufacturers in the country.
Class of 2012 Reunion
The Class of 2012 10-Year Reunion is set for Saturday, July 23, 2022. Join us at CENTRA in Geelong from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 8 July 2022 at 5:00pm.
This will be a great opportunity for you to reconnect with your peers, catch up with past teachers, and reminisce about your school days.
All In Reunion 1
The Inaugural All In Reunion for the Classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020 is set for Saturday, 13 August 2022. Join us at The Pier Geelong from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 29 July 2022 at 5:00pm.
All In Reunion 2
We are pleased to confirm an additional All In Reunion for the Classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021 (and 2010) is set for Saturday, 8 October 2022. Join us at CENTRA from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 5:00pm.
The Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 27 October 2022. Join us at 13th Beach Golf Links from 8:00am for a shotgun start. Tickets are $190 each ($150 for members) or $750 for a group of four. RSVPs close on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 5:00pm.
Funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Foundation Scholarship Fund, supporting current students who are in need of financial assistance.
Book online at www.ccgfoundation.org.au/youngprofessionals
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Life will throw you curve balls. That's part of the journey - especially since COVID.
So, if you experience moments of feeling out of control, don't judge yourself. It doesn't mean that you are failing.
Grab that wheel and pull over if you have to.
And know that you're doing an awesome job. 👍👏
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