What is Happening at Bellarine
Junior Intensive Swimming program each day this week
- Monday 21st Junior School Assembly
- Monday 21st Choir concert from 5.45pm
- Tuesday 22nd Student Free / Staff development Day
- Thursday 24th Year 5 and 6 Swimming continues
- Thursday 24th Deakin District Athletics
- Sunday 27th Tournament of the Minds
Junior Intensive Swimming program each day this week
- Year 9 GEOS Great Ocean Walk camp from Monday 28th to Wednesday 31st
- Tuesday 29th Year 3 and 4 Author Visit
- Thursday 31st Year 5 and 6 Swimming continues
- Thursday 31st Deakin District Basketball
- Friday 1st Junior School Fathers and Special Person Breakfast from 8.00am
- Friday 1st Year 6 Melbourne Holocaust Museum excursion
Junior School Flynn House Captain
We were fortunate this week to induct Evangeline Kerrison as the Junior School House Captain for Flynn house at out Junior Assembly. Evangeline is a warm and kind student with caring heart for those in our Junior School. She has been at our College since Prep and in that time has shown herself to be an excellent example of our College values; Grace, Hope Faith, Love and Joy.
Congratulations to Evangeline.
Year 4 Explores Makey Makey
The Year 4 Students have been exploring the Makey Makey kits in Investigations, including the different apps and items that are conductive and how they would work with their Makey Makey kits. They were then given a challenge in small groups to use a cardboard base and the Makey Makey to create an interesting piece. The students first needed to collaborate to plan their ideas and then began working towards creating their final item. The Year 4s are having a lot of fun and doing a fantastic job as they work through the process.
Designing New Futures
The Year 6s are currently undertaking safety training in the Wood Tech and Textiles Area before deciding on mini projects to make for the December Market Day. In Wood Tech students are making wooden pencil cases and in Textiles, they have designed and made their own felt monsters/pets. We are so proud of the amazing skills students are acquiring and demonstrating.
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 August 30.
Please note: Cash orders will no longer be accepted.
Book Week Parade
Thursday saw students from Prep to Year 6, staff and parents/guardian enthusiastically enter the gym ready for the 2023 Book Week Parade. With Mr Maddock as MC and Ms Hoiles as DJ the morning began with classes dancing around the walkway showing of their creative costumes from their favourite book. The judges were challenged by the amazing creativity and awarded the Best Dressed Year to Year 4 and Best Dressed Staff Member to Ms Dalton as Frog from Snap by Anna Walker.
The library team would like thanks all involved for making the Parade a wonderful success.
Staying Safe Online
On Tuesday August 15, Leading Senior Constable Robbie Noggler spoke with our Year 7, 8, and 9 students in an enlightening discussion about the crucial topic of cyber safety. In a world where digital interactions are a fundamental part of our children’s lives, understanding how to navigate online spaces safely is of paramount importance.
Leading Senior Constable Noggler provided valuable insights into the existence of less desirable individuals online. However, by adhering to the rules and guidelines shared, our children can create a safer online environment for themselves. The concept of a digital footprint was explored during the discussion, highlighting how our online actions can impact others. Leading Senior Constable Noggler underlined the significance of responsible communication, advising students to ensure their messages are appropriate and respectful. He cautioned against sending anything that could be misinterpreted or hurtful, even in jest, as the consequences can be lasting.
Furthermore, he encouraged students to consider the long-term effects of their online interactions. A message sent today could have repercussions down the road, reinforcing the importance of thoughtful communication.
This session was both educational and essential. We hope that the insights shared by Leading Senior Constable Noggler have provided our students with a deeper understanding of cyber safety and responsible online behaviour.
Year 9 Lunch and Munch
This week the Year 9 Business Food Studies class, ran a lunchtime ‘Lunch & Munch’ for Middle School students. Students created a business plan, selected a product to sell and then focused on trial bakes, advertising, ordering, calculating profit margins, customer preferences and customer service. The groups decorated their stalls and made eye-catching posters to promote the event. The day was a huge success with the groups selling milk shakes and M & M cookies outside in the barn and inside stalls sold popcorn chicken, souvlaki, sausage rolls, pizza pinwheels, smoothies and five different varieties of slices. It was so much fun, and a great event enjoyed by the Middle School. It was a wonderful experience for our Year 9s to learn about the work involved in getting a product ready, working under pressure and communicating with customers.
Science Week – the Deakin Challenge
This week some of our passionate Year 9 Science students attended the Deakin University Science and Engineering Challenge in Geelong. Students were involved in small workshops throughout the day with a focus on STEM activities. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to apply their scientific skills to real world challenges. The positive and high level of maturity displayed by our students is to be commended. Well done!
Prepaid Tuition Fee Discount
The College is offering a 4 per cent discount to families who elect to prepay their 2024 tuition fees in full by September 8, 2023. Taking up this offer means you will receive a 4 percent discount on the 2024 tuition fees less sibling discount.
For further details please refer to the email sent to you earlier this week.
Please contact the fees team via [email protected] or (03) 5241 1899 if you have any queries - our team will happily explain the details and arrange a quotation for you.
Showcase Your Amazing Talent!
On the last day of this term all 3 Middle Schools will come together to share in this fun day of entertainment and a whole lot of silliness at the….
THE ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS CAMPUS TALENT QUEST!
In the coming weeks we will be starting to hold auditions for any middle school students that can showcase a talent they have – think outside the box!!!!
We love to see performers of any type, think: dancing, music performance, drama, comedy, physical talents, group items.. magic tricks! The options are endless….
Auditions will be:
Friday Week 5 – Lunchtime
Friday Week 6 – Lunchtime
Tuesday Week 7 – Lunchtime
Friday Week 7 – Lunchtime
*Online Sign Up Sheets are now available.
Reach out to a staff member or Ms Huber if you want to ask any questions.
We are EXCITED to see your talent…
LEAD Parent Survey - Now Closing September 1
Each year, Christian College participates in the LEAD School Effectiveness Surveys conducted by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV). These surveys provide valuable insights into a school’s performance from the perspectives of students, staff and parents and are therefore an essential school improvement tool.
LEAD – Listen, Evaluate, Act, Deliver – succinctly describes the way in which this process enables our College community to grow and flourish through consultation with our valued stakeholders.
You will have received an email from ‘ISV Research Programs [email protected]’ inviting you to participate in the ISV LEAD Parent Survey. It includes a unique survey link that can only be used once and therefore cannot be shared or forwarded to others. Thank you to all parents who have completed the Parent Satisfaction Survey - we have received more than 300 responses to date. ISV has extended the deadline for survey responses - closing date is September 1. We invite any parents who have not yet participated to contribute your feedback via this year's survey. You are an integral part of our school community and your voice matters.
Scholarship Applications are Now Open!
Each year Christian College offers Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5, 7 and 10 levels. Applications are now open for this year’s scholarships, which apply to entry in 2025, at three campuses – Middle School-Highton, Bellarine Campus and Surf Coast Campus.
Year 10 entry applies to Senior School-Waurn Ponds only.
To find out more, and to apply, visit our website and look for the homepage hotlink, or click here.
Scholarship applications are open to students who do not currently attend Christian College, as well as those who are currently enrolled here. Scholarship examinations will be held at Christian College on Saturday October 7. Closing date for applications is Thursday, September 28.
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]