RW Gibson Centre for Music Performance Officially Opened
Christian College’s state-of-the-art music performance and education facility was officially opened today by College Board Chair, Rev. Paul Stephens and Mrs Wendy Gibson, assisted by College CEO, Mr Daryl Riddle and Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman.
The ceremony featured some excellent musical performances from Christian College students, including the VCE Saxophone Quartet, the Junior School String Quartet and outstanding clarinet soloist, Emily Treloar from Year 10. A special guest performer was trumpet soloist Campbell McKinnon, grandson of Robert (Dr Bob) Gibson, whose name the performance centre proudly bears. Both solo performers were accompanied by Ms Regina Thomae.
It has proven to be a very busy couple of weeks at school for Marty. As well as his usual visits to classrooms, he’s had Prep orientations, then Orientation Day with all of the new students to meet and greet. Against his better judgement Marty dressed up in his best blue T-shirt for the casual dress day in aid of Beyond Blue, but afterwards he had to say a sad goodbye to his Year 9 friends as they finished their time in Transformation and headed off to the Farm. On top of all of this, Marty has lots of new training tips to get his head around.
Thomas in Year 6 will be happy to hear that we have worked lots on Marty’s manners, even to the point where we can put food in front of him and ask him to wait until he is asked to eat. How long he’ll wait we’re not too sure, he is still a pup after all!
Fun at Back Creek Farm
This week I had the privilege of visiting the Year 9 Bellarine Girls at our Back Creek Farm in Scotsburn. They have come to the end of their stay this week and have had some incredible experiences over their time here. With the girls enjoying all of the different parts of farm whether it be “Chef”, “Bacon and Eggers” or the Meredith Café, some incredible development has ensued. Each day the students undertake various chores as part of their role at the time, from jam-making to feeding the animals. Clearly one popular favourite of all of the girls is driving the Gator. Please enjoy a few snaps from my visit this week as we welcome the girls back home to start their Transformation journey back at the Bellarine Campus.
Bellarine Campus Junior School House Chess Championship 2022
The Bellarine Campus Junior School House Chess Championship 2022 was held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3. Each participant earned points that determined the House Chess Champion. Also, all House points contributed to the weekly House points tally.
Our participants were assisted by student coaches from Year 6, 7 and 8. Thank you to those coaches for helping. Also, thank you to the participants for displaying their great skills at chess.
Year 8 English: Footprints on the Moon
“Three people, three chapters, three minutes”. That was the prompt given to students as we continue to engage with this term’s text, Footprints on the Moon – a verse novel set in 1969 Australia.
Each group needed to use performance conventions including narration, mime and freeze frames (tableaux). Slow motion, the use of placards and/or music were some optional ‘extras’. By combining the entire cohort in this learning, all chapters were covered.
Students were not able to simply read the text verbatim, instead they needed to decide on the key events, dialogue and moments of character development that were most important to still be able to get the essence and themes of their chapters across in the timeframe given. This meant we were able to perform the entire text in one afternoon!
Party Time Fractions in Year 3
Students in Year 3 were set the challenge to apply their developing fraction knowledge, to construct a party scene, working out the mathematical clues to determine who was at the party, how they were dressed and what they brought along.
The task was created with differing levels of challenge and students were encouraged to stretch their brains and complete as many levels as they could, ensuring the finished party scene contained the correct number of invited guests, sporting the required hair colour, way of dressing and decorations.
Prep Crazy Hair Day
This week has been particularly exciting for our Prep students. Orientation Day on Tuesday meant that they were able to spend the day in Year 1 enjoying some time catching up with their new classmates and teachers.
Wednesday brought more excitement as they dressed in blue and donated gold coins in aid of Beyond Blue. To add to the fun, in Literacy their special word of the week was ‘hair’, so what better way to celebrate than to put their creations on display. Obviously, lots of parent hands were very busy as we had flowers, streamers, bows, curls, mohawks, colour and even a giant donut hairdo!
Year 8 Marine Studies – Snorkel Sessions hit a Snag
Following recommendations from the Environment Protection Authority and local environmental networks declaring the local water quality unsafe to swim in, Year 8 Marine Studies students have embraced the opportunity to explore two big issues: Responsible Fishing Practices and Microplastics.
Last week we learnt about what it means to fish responsibly. We then travelled to St Leonards Pier and observed a range of behaviours. Students engaged in conversation with some local fisher people and were able to identify key species being caught. There were a range of practices seen and this sparked some great discussion.
Most recently on Wednesday we were fortunate enough to have on loan a microplastics data collection kit, which is used to search for and collate data on microplastics found around Australian aquatic environments. (Most microplastics are the element of single use plastics). This data then detects ‘hot spots’ around the Australian coastline.
Semester 2 Weekly Maths Challenge Number 15
Welcome to the 15th 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.
Challenge Number 14 solution
There are three bags, each containing two marbles. Bag A contains two white marbles, Bag B contains two black marbles, and Bag C contains one white marble and one black marble. You pick a random bag and take out one marble, which is white. What is the probability that the remaining marble from the same bag is also white?
Broadcast From Camp Australia OSHC
This year students will finish their academic studies on Friday December 9. Camp Australia will continue to provide their program to students of CCG parent users until Thursday December 15, at the Junior School-Belmont gym, 39 Broughton Drive Belmont.
Cyber Safe Schools Program: Qustodio Parent App Update
We were delighted late last term to share important information and details of how we are seeking to partner with parents to support students’ digital wellbeing, during our two Wellbeing Evenings.
Following these evenings some key information, along with a link to a recording of the presentation, was shared with all parents. If you missed it, you can access the document here.
Qustodio Parent App Update
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.
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
Try not to get caught up expecting others to think and behave like you do. Without judgement, let them drive down their road while you take control and choose your own road 😊
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