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Wellbeing Evening and Cyber Safe Schools Program Launch
We enjoyed a fantastic night with the parents, families, students and staff attending the first Digital Wellbeing Evening held at our Senior School Campus last night, Thursday 1st September. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to reserve your place at the second and final of our two nights, please save the date and reserve your place now! We would love to see you there. We encourage you to take a few minutes to view the video below to find out more about this important event. The evening will be presented at our Bellarine Campus next Thursday 8th September starting at 7pm. We expect to run for about 45 minutes, finishing with time for questions and a cuppa together.
We ask all Parents and Families to share their attending intentions with us via our online RSVP Response Form. Please access the form by clicking the image or link below.
A range of new play-based learning opportunities have been on the menu for the Prep students this week. They enjoyed investigating different flowers and linking the information back to what they have learned in their integrated unit about plants. They created flowers with stones, drew the parts of a flower, and made flower arrangements for customers in the florist shop. Our small world play has been all about making cities, with roads and buildings and creating a pony wonderland complete with stables. A hit was the water play testing out our fine motor skills to pick up stones and ping pong balls stuck in the pool!
Year 2 Devotions
The Year 2 students have been reading and learning from their Jesus Story Book Bibles. They have recently completed a task where they had to choose a chapter from their Bibles to present to the class as a devotion. Their task was to a summarise the chapter, share what they had learned from it and then explain to their peers how this information could be applied.
It was fantastic to see the students gain enjoyment from their learning and to hear them share their knowledge. They weren’t just reading their Bibles; they were engaging with how the stories have a message that has meaning for their lives today.
Prime Ministers Spelling Bee
This week a group of enthusiastic spellers in Years 3 and 4 participated in the 2022 Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee. The students who chose to participate in the Spelling Bee were given 30 random words that were unfamiliar to them and had 25 seconds to spell each one. Exposing students to new words and their definitions assists in expanding their vocabularies and encourages them to continue reading.
The students worked with determination to do their very best and can be proud of their efforts in competing in the Spelling Bee.
Throughout the last couple of weeks Marty has continued his visits to classrooms just to make sure everything is okay. With lots of wet weather he’s become very adept at jumping puddles in an effort to keep those paws dry. Marty was very busy helping with the set up for the Junior School section of our Open House Expo, although it did curtail his fun at lunchtimes in the foyer for a couple of days! He continues to enjoy his visits with Ms Huber and the Music kids and Wellbeing is another favourite time of the day for him.
One special Friday lately, the Junior School students had an “All Things Football Day’ where they dressed up in their team colours and spent the day completing activities around the football theme. Marty was very excited to get amongst the children, loud and proud in his Brisbane Lions scarf. Finally for this week we’re very excited to announce that Marty has perfected his ability to give high 5s and has been very busy showing off his new trick to anyone willing to watch.
Hair Today – Gone Tomorrow!
Charlotte Muller, a Year 9 Prefect, recently made a radical decision that has impacted the lives of those less fortunate. She has selflessly cut her crowning glory of beautiful blonde hair to be made into a wig for the charity, Variety Hair with Heart. This organisation supports those who suffer hair loss due to long term medical conditions by making wigs from donated hair. Charlotte decided to donate her hair to the charity because she thought it was a ‘good thing to do’ and she had plenty of hair to spare.
She has also raised $760 (and counting) to donate to the charity so that she could help more than one person. These vital funds go towards supporting kids who are sick, experiencing disadvantage or living with a disability. Charlotte would like to thank those who have generously donated to her cause. It is greatly appreciated!
Semester 2 Weekly Maths Challenge Number 7
Welcome to the seventh edition of the weekly mathematics conundrums and logical questions. Each week a different maths question is posed to share the fun of mathematical trivia. Share the thrill with your family and friends and amaze them with your maths skills!
Did you get last week’s answer? Check out the solution below!
Year 5 Music Program – Musician Update
Our Year 5 musicians have been busy working on some of their current repertoire including ‘Looking forward with hope’ and ‘Sticks and Bones’. The advanced workshop class have been learning these pieces also, but they have also had fun focusing on Latin music and syncopation; learning how to play more complex rhythms, improvise and make fast changes in the music!
We enjoy bringing both the workshop students and the beginner band students together to play our chosen pieces and look forward to sharing this with families later in the year. Please enjoy this short video of the beginner band musicians working on their parts for ‘Looking forward with hope’.
Science Week Competition Results
It was wonderful to have so many entries from across all of our campuses in our CCG Science Week Competitions. Students from Prep to Year 10 took the opportunity to get creative colouring, drawing, writing and taking photographs based on the theme of glass. We congratulate all students who took part and hope they both enjoyed themselves and learnt a little bit more about science along the way. Students who were awarded 1st place in the 5-12 Photography and Creative Writing categories are listed below, as well as a selection of their wonderful entries.
10-12 Oscar Clark
7-9 Jarrah Mahoney
5-6 Sam Jenkins
Creative Writing (see links below)
7-9 Sebastian DeMarte
5-6 Elodie Mahoney
Camp Australia Staff Recruitment
Camp Australia, the nationally recognised leader in Outside School Hours Care, is seeking new team members - please click on the link to the poster below:
Important VET Information for Subject Selection 2023
Vocational Education Training (VET) is offered as a subject in Year 10, 11 and 12 at CCG Senior Campus. Students travel off campus to either The Gordon or a government or catholic school (non-Gordon) who offer the courses one afternoon a week. Year 10 students study VET as well as VCE Unit 1 Industry and Enterprise over the whole year which includes a week of work experience. VET is mandatory for students studying the new VCE Vocational Major (VM) and optional for VCE students. More information can be found in the subject selection booklets and on the Senior School Hub – VET for 2023 on SEQTA.
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.
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
There may be times when cars veer into your lane without warning. The more you have practised taking control in difficult situations, the more instinctively you'll be able to grab your steering wheel - respond and react - and maintain your control. 😊
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