Save the Date!
An Important Parent Evening for all Families
Save the date for this event to partner with us in support of our young people’s wellbeing.
The past few years have been challenging globally, and at Christian College we have not been exempt from facing difficulty. Pleasingly however, through the ever-present blessings of God, and the hard work of our wonderful team, we have delivered “The Learning That Matters” consistently and effectively throughout this time and continue to do so.
Bellarine Campus Lunchtime Concert
On Wednesday this week we were delighted to hear from some of our musicians at the Bellarine Campus. Our concert commenced with our budding young performers: Aakarsh, Chloe, Phoenix and Nora from Junior School and concluded with Thomas from Year 6 playing ‘Allegro’. All performers did a wonderful job getting up and playing in front of friends and family. We are excited to enjoy another concert in Week 7!
Learning Through Play in Prep
Children exploring, creating, and dramatising with great enthusiasm is the order of the day whilst the children learn at our new play-based learning concept areas in Prep. In keeping with the ‘Plants’ unit of work the children are studying this term in Integrated Studies, the dramatic play areas consist of a florist in Prep S and a garden shop in Prep D. To keep both stores running smoothly, all children enjoyed taking turns to be the shop keepers, store managers and customers.
Year 1 Japanese Learning Expo
This week the Year 1 students presented their Japanese Learning Expo. Family, friends, students, and teachers visited the expo to experience the following activities presented by the Year 1 students:
- The Weather Chant
- Playdough number making
- Counting the 100-floor house
- Playing Paper Sumou
Finger knitting was all the go! The Year 3 Bellarine art students have started another craze. Everyone is finger knitting.
The cold weather and the tactile joy of wool whilst watching magic happen from out of fingers and hands, has brought a lot of pleasure and satisfaction to the Year 3 students.
Once the finger knitting was completed, students produced their own looms and wove their knitting, learning new words such as, loom, warp and weft. The beautiful pictures tell us how creative they all have been.
We’re now a couple of weeks into Term 3 and Marty has been hard at work in a range of classes across the Bellarine Campus, in fact keeping his calendar is becoming quite the second job for me.
Marty attended class with Year 6D last week, and as you can see from the photos he and the students were thoroughly engaged in the Maths rich task about Chance games and associated strategies. Then it was time to help out with Literacy in Year 2D with lots of cuddles on offer as the students worked through their spelling tasks.
Year 3 Christian Education
Recently, Year 3 have been looking at a variety of Old Testament stories during Christian Education lessons. These include Abraham and Sarah, Moses and most recently David and Goliath from the book of Samuel. As a class we decided to share this epic story with everyone during our assembly devotion this week. There were actors, narrators, voice-over readers and a huge 2.5 metre Goliath, who dominated the auditorium, dwarfing the other actors.
The children had a wonderful time sharing their understanding of the story and were ecstatic when a ‘well aimed’ shot from David, saw the frightful Goliath topple to the ground amid cheers from the audience.
Materials, Forces and Movement in Year 4
Last week, as a part of their work in the Integrated Studies unit on Materials, Forces and Heat the Year 3 and 4 students investigated the uneven distribution of natural resources across the planet. They also explored how people can overcome the problem of being without all the resources that they require.
Students were placed in small groups and given a bundle of resources (Lego) and a task to complete. The groups were asked to make a vehicle with four wheels, some windows and a door. Some of the groups quickly realised that they didn’t have all the resources they needed and other groups discovered they had more than enough resources. The students then set about working out how they could rectify the situation, and lots of masterminding, promises and negotiations ensued. One creative group even changed the product goal through negotiation with the teacher (Genius).
Middle School Strings go to Hawthorn!
This week the Middle School String Ensemble travelled to Hawthorn to play at the Victorian School’s Music Festival. They played alongside four other schools in the Junior Strings section and thoroughly enjoyed their time playing in the community again. The ensemble was very proud to gain a silver medal in the section, which was a nice way to honour the work of our young musicians in recent times.
Semester 2 Weekly Maths Challenge Number 3
Welcome to the third rendition of the weekly mathematics conundrums and logical questions that are guaranteed to test the brain cells of those who think they know maths. Did you think of a solution for last week’s question? Die Hard fans might know one of them.
State ‘All Schools’ Cross Country
Bundoora Park was the venue for the 2022 State All Schools XC Championships last Saturday. The College was well represented at this event, which attracts the best schoolgirl and schoolboy athletes from across Victoria.
Suzannah Mavromihalis (Yr9 Bellarine – 22nd place) and Jaime McKie (Yr9 Highton – 60th place) competed very well in the U16 girls' race, with both girls finishing in the top 60 in the State, and Suzannah just 2 minutes behind the winner. Will Hannaford (Yr8 Bellarine) joined 110 U15 runners on the start line and ran a great race, finishing strongly in 64th position. Jacob McKie and Aaron Hanson (Yr11 Senior Campus) competed in the U18 age group and finished 22nd and 44th respectively over the 6km journey. Both boys ran very well against the State’s top schoolboy distance runners with Jacob finishing 90econds behind the winner.
We congratulate all these students on these achievements at the State Championships and wish them well as they represent the college in the upcoming GISSA Cross Country Championships on Thursday 18th August.
Are you a Creative Scientist or Scientifically Creative?
As part of National Science Week 2022, the CCG science faculty is offering our Years 5 – 12 students an opportunity to enter a CCG Science Photography competition and/or a CCG Science Creative Writing competition.
The theme for this years’ Science Week is Glass: More than meets the eye, so naturally, the theme of each competition is also glass. We’ve got some small prizes and it’s a bit of fun, so put your creative hats on and have a go!
Scholarship Applications for 2024 Entry now Open!
Each year we offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5 (Middle School-Highton, Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses); Year 7 (Middle School-Highton and Bellarine); and Year 10 (Senior School-Waurn Ponds).
These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support new and current students who wish to attend Christian College and who demonstrate high levels of academic excellence.
We are now seeking scholarship applications for entry at any of those year levels in 2024.
For more information, and to apply, please see our website. Use the hotlink from our homepage or click here
Applications close on Thursday September 29. The examination date is Saturday October 8.
Come and Sample our Menu!
Over the next month, three of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.
At Junior School-Belmont there is an Open Morning on August 2 between 9:30 and 11:00am
Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos in August. Aside from the scheduled evening for current College parents, each campus will also present another evening dedicated to families who are considering Christian College as an option for their children. At Middle School-Highton, it’s on August 9 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm, and the date for Bellarine Campus is August 16, also between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
East Timor Trivia Night
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 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: The Foundation Golf Tournament
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
During these challenging times it's easy to feel overwhelmed.
You are not alone. Many people are feeling this way.
Whatever road you are now on, just take a deep breath and know that everything is going to be ok. Even if you can't change your circumstances, you always have the option to change the way you feel 👍🙏😊👏
Discover more about MYTERN here