Annual Music Evening Returns!
Last Thursday saw a sold-out audience enjoy the welcome return of the Christian College Annual Music Evening to Costa Hall, having last been held in October 2019.
This Annual concert has always been significant for our College Community, our music students and their families. It was a joyous celebration, and a blessing to all who performed and attended, one that featured 560 student performances from Prep to Year 12.
The concert highlighted the exceptional direction and expertise of our music staff, as well as the depth of skills and development across the performance program of our College Choirs, Bands and String Orchestras. We also farewelled and honoured the work of our Year 12 ensemble members who have spent many years ‘growing up’ in the program.
Year 1 and 2 Drysdale Community Walk
As part of their ‘My Local Community’ unit, Year 1 and 2 students explored the town of Drysdale. They learned about many different historical sites that helped them imagine what the town was like over 100 years ago. They reflected on what is important in a community and why different places are required for a community to function. It was fantastic to see the students so enthusiastic in their learning and sharing their thoughts when back in class.
Sam Kennedy, Jessica Chakir, Ngare Knight and Susie Moxey
After a very dreary time last week in the wet and cold weather, Marty has spent much of this week outside with the children enjoying the warmth of the sun and concentrating on keeping his paws dry.
On Monday, as a warm welcome back to school after the long weekend, Marty met our younger students at the gate to the Junior School. We try to keep such exciting times to a minimum for him as he’s still very much in Learner mode and gets a bit overwhelmed in crowds. On this occasion though, it was wonderful to see the children and Marty enjoying all the pats and cuddles on their way into class.
During the week Marty has spent time in different classes and even got to join one of his favourite Music classes with Ms Huber and her students. On Thursday whilst in the 6D classroom Marty didn’t have his best manners on display when he decided that Thomas wouldn’t mind sharing his lunch with him, who would have known he was so partial to red peppers?! Aside from working on his manners at the dinner table, Marty owes Thomas a special treat for lunch.
Hmmm, lots more to learn for our Marty!!!
Operation Christmas Child
At Christian College Bellarine we have been a fantastic supporter of the Good Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child for a number of years. Over the years, our College community has blessed hundreds of children around the world with a shoe box packed with love. Once again, we invite families to join us to fill boxes to help us share the joy of Christmas with those children who may otherwise receive nothing. Families can participate in the Operation Christmas Child campaign by purchasing and filling a box, donating items towards a box, and or a monetary donation that would be used towards postage. More information will be shared with the students throughout the coming weeks.
However, we encourage you to watch this video that allows you to see first-hand the impact the gift of a shoe box can have on an individual. The Operation Christmas Child site is a great resource to look for donation ideas, understand the process and track the box you donate!
Stemming the Tide
On Sunday, our enthusiastic Year 5s made their way to Melbourne to participate in the State Solar Model Challenge. During the last term, students have worked in a team environment to design and manufacture solar model boats to compete in a statewide competition. It was very pleasing to see how competitive our boats were on the day but most of all, the learning that took place during this journey was outstanding. It is such a joy to see our students take advantage of such opportunities. A very special thank you to all the teachers involved and the parents, your support and presence was greatly appreciated.
An Artist Comes to Visit
This week, Year 6D Art students were fortunate to have Sai Neoh visit to share his extensive career as an Artist. Sai is a parent from our Bellarine Campus community, and it was wonderful to have his talent shared with our students. The students were privy to what inspired Sai’s career as an artist right through to the detailed creative process he relies on when working on his large-scale projects. Many took the opportunity to ask Sai questions about different aspects of his career and it was evident by the students’ reactions that their interaction with Sai was inspirational for them.
As a component of the ‘Modelling and Construction’ unit, the Year 6D Art students are currently in the midst of designing their plaster mask piece and are required to include elements of repurposed materials from everyday life. Our visitor kindly stayed to offer his input and guidance to assist the budding artists with their design process. I would like to thank Sai for being so generous with his time and being so open and approachable to all students involved.
Sai Neoh has completed projects in our local community and at many locations around Australia. More of his work can be found on his Instagram account. @akabonsai_
Climate Action Service
On Thursday morning last week, we arrived at the Anglican Christ Church in Geelong where we got to meet new people and hear from different cultures and religions about their perspectives on issues concerning the environment. The speaker who stood out to me was a Jewish speaker, she spoke about the importance of trees in her culture and how they celebrate the creation of nature and its gifts. After the event we discussed the messages of the service and the effects it has on our opinions and environmental challenges that we face. It got us thinking about our futures and the changes we can make.
Maisie Kelly, Year 7 Student
Year 6 Health – Water Safety Projects
Our Year 6 students focused on Water Safety in our Health classes during Term 3, learning about the risks associated with various types of waterways in Australia and how to prevent accidents and injuries. The students created a variety of engaging projects on their chosen waterway – beach, pool or inland water to present to our Year 2 and 3 classes. The Year 6s shared their knowledge of keeping safe around water through board games, picture story books, videos, quizzes and colouring. It was great to see the excitement in the classroom with the students interacting and learning about water safety as we lead into the summer months!
Videos for Change: Time to vote!
In case you have not read about it in the Vine previously or on our social media platforms, we are so excited to announce that several our Year 7 students have been announced as finalists in the national Videos for Change challenge with their amazing videos which they developed as a part of their English/Humanities learning in Term 3. In fact, Christian College Geelong has five in the top 10 Junior (Years 7-9) section!
Videos for Change empowers Australian high school students to create a one-minute video to raise awareness and inspire change on a social issue they are passionate about and gives them a platform for their voices to be heard.
Year 9 Transformation Project – SurfAid
My name is Oliver Burgess and I am a Year 9 student at Christian College Bellarine campus. For my Year 9 Transformation major project, I am raising awareness for SurfAid.org. I will be holding a raffle for the Christian College P-6 students and all money raised will go towards SurfAid, to help those living in remote areas.
The prize for the raffle will be a Wahu Surfer Dude. Tickets are $2.00 each. Please place money inside a Ziplock bag with your name clearly written on it and give that to your Homeroom Teacher to pass on to me. The prize will be drawn on Monday the October 31 at our Transformation Open House. The prize will be delivered to the winning student.
Please get behind this worthwhile cause.
Semester 2 Weekly Maths Challenge Number 13
Welcome to the thirteenth 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 delight with your family and friends and amaze them with your maths skills!
Did you get last week’s answer? Check out the solution below.
Our New-Look ATD Festival - Now Open!
Our Art, Technology and Design Festival is underway at Villa Paloma ATD Centre! It opened at 10am this morning and the program runs until 9pm this evening. Tomorrow (Saturday Nov.12), it's on between 10am and 4pm.
There's a magnificent exhibition of student artwork and products – all year levels from K-12 from all our campuses and Early Learning Centres are represented.
Come along this evening or tomorrow - or both! There are food trucks, coffee and live music, a Food Studies Market Stall and Gelato Bar, face painting, the official opening at 6:30pm this evening, then the Wearable Art and Textiles Fashion Parade from 6:40 – 7:15pm.
Term 4 2022 COVID-19 Update Procedures and Protocols
Christian College is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and College community.
The following revisions to the COVID-19 procedures and protocols align with the Victorian Government’s announcement of the end of the Pandemic Declaration and associated Pandemic Orders. The following settings, based on advice from the Department of Health and the Department of Education for Victorian schools now apply.
If you require greater detail, please access additional information via the DHHS or Victorian State Government Education and Training websites or speak with your campus leadership team.
Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.
Recycling Uniform Items
As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled.
Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months.
CCG Foundation Patron’s Dinner
Join us for the Foundation Patron’s Dinner, to be held on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at The Pier Geelong.
On this night, the Foundation will be officially launching the establishment of our Public Ancillary Fund - 'The Eternity Fund'. The purpose of this fund is to provide sustained giving for the future. This fund will invest donations to return a greater value in years to come - a donation that lasts a lifetime.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Sometimes circumstances are so challenging that the only choice you really have is how you respond to them.
Riding out that rough road in control is so much better than pretending that the road is smooth.
Take a moment now to regain and maintain control.
You are not only increasing your driving skills but also growing as a person.
Well done 👍 👏❤️
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