With the recent change to the School Operation Guidelines, we are very excited that School Photographs are permitted, providing the opportunity to ‘capture’ the 2021 school year.
Bellarine Campus class and individual student portraits will be taken by Arthur Reed Photos on Monday 8th November.
All students, Year Prep to Year 9, will be required to be in full summer uniform. For Junior School students, this will include their College jumper, and for Middle School students, the outer garment will be their College blazer. We ask that students are wearing College uniform socks and that shoes are clean for the occasion.
Photographs for our Year 9 girls before their scheduled return to the Back Creek Farm on Monday 8th November, has been communicated by Mr Andrew Platt.
Year 6 Art – HOW SURREAL…???
Year 6 Bellarine art students studied the art period ‘Surrealism’ this year, looking specifically at several works from artist Salvador Dali. Surrealism art was characterised by dream-like visuals, the use of symbolism, and unexpected, illogical images. It can be difficult to interpret what the artist truly was saying, but it was a unique way to demonstrate to the students how artists express strong emotions and events through their art works.
During these difficult and often bewildering times we all have lived through, Year 6 students were able to convey some of these feelings though their paintings and papier mache masks. The topic had an added twist…musical instruments formed part of this work in some way. Music is deeply interwoven into the Christian College school curriculum, and it was wonderful therefore to see an amazing variety of instruments emerge for in our sketching class. We focused on learning to draw what they see, rather than what they know…or thought they knew. Proportion and detail formed a large part of this beginning activity.
Paintings and masks were created with such thought, energy, and imagination. The collection of works was also printed onto costumes for our art show and students performed a ‘Surreal’ dance to music. This was performed by the Year 6 students as well, using instruments highlighted in their artworks.
How amazing! How surreal!
Year 2 Investigations
On Friday the 29th of October, the Year 2 students presented their Investigation projects. They were able to display the extensive work that they have undertaken in Investigations. The students have worked collaboratively in small groups throughout the year to create their final projects that included a dancing robot and a diorama showing a natural resource of the Earth. Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, their work was filmed instead of having visitors onsite.
We have watched in awe as the Year 2 cohort have navigated a myriad of new experiences with such enthusiasm. The program this year has exposed them to a variety of basic programming and coding techniques that have in the past been introduced at a Year 7 level. However, they have more than proved that they can use a variety of platforms and devices from iPads, tablets, Sphero’s and Lego Mind storm NXT robots.
The students should be very proud of the work they have created.
Year 6 Market Day and Project Care Sausage Sizzle
If you happen to walk past the Year 6 classrooms, you will notice everyone’s abuzz with Market Day anticipation. Students have been creating their sustainable Market Day wares, which will be available for purchase on Market Day. Advertising posters with sale items and pricing have been placed around the school. To support Market Day, Project Care is organising a sausage sizzle to coincide with the event. Flyers for the sausage sizzle went home today. Both events will take place on Thursday, the 18th of November. Market Day stalls will be set up at the barn from 11am – 2pm. All proceeds from the Year 6 Market Day and the Project Care sausage sizzle will be donated to the Drysdale Foodbank. We look forward to these exciting events and we appreciate your support.
Year 7 Words Shape Worlds – Virtual Incursion
To support learning in their Words Shape Worlds unit, Year 7 students enjoyed a virtual incursion with Liliane Nakad, Director of Four Pillars Communication who joined us via MS Teams all the way from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Liliane, who has contracts with the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Dubai’s office and various global organisations, works in the space of words shaping worlds each day. As part of her role, Liliane joins 1:1 meetings with Heads of State as they discuss global issues ranging from famine to war and recently had a private meeting with Pope Francis.
Liliane spoke with the students about her experiences, the power of words, how words can shape communities and countries and how words can unite (as well as divide). Liliane also spoke with the students about the value of learning another language and the places this can take you personally and professionally. This was a great opportunity for our Year 7 students to make connections between what they are learning in the classroom with someone who is working in this area daily.
Transformation Boys Making an Impact!
This week the students in Transformation have been deep diving into issues in the world they feel strongly about and have been actively seeking to make an impact on these issues. Using the Design Thinking model students have explored the root causes of their chosen issue and are actively constructing ways they can make a personal impact in the community.
Hayden Waters chose to explore in depth the wide spread effects of breast cancer in Australia.
Hayden explains “I really want to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation as it is a cause close to my heart.”
He has been cooking every day and selling various sweets in the Bean Break Café to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer.
Riley Stone and Harry Gallagher are passionate about spreading the message that ‘It’s ok not to be ok’. Riley and Harry said they feel this message is important as “From the year we were born, (2006), death by suicide has been gradually increasing, so we are doing everything we can to help Australians with their mental health”.
The boys set up a Go Fund Me page and are aiming to run 1km for every $5 donated. The boys have raised over $700 so far and have been committed to their daily runs.
There are many other magnificent projects underway in the Transformation Program and it has been inspiring to see the students dig deep and challenge themselves to make a change in the world.
Order Your East Timor Calendar Now!
The 2022 East Timor calendar is due to arrive soon! Proceeds from sales will enable funding for 16 University scholarships. Each year Christian College sponsors four new university scholarships, and we are excited this year that these students will come from our very own Uma Maun Alin volunteers.
You can pre-order and pay for your calendar now by calling any one of our campuses and paying over the phone via EFTPOS. They will be available for collection in the next two to three weeks.
A MYTERN Thought for the Week
When your life outside feels unstable…it’s ok.
Just stop for a moment and take control of what is on the inside.
Take a few deep breaths, look at a flower, watch a bird or a cloud. Listen to music.
Take control of what you can, knowing that no road lasts forever.
All will be well 👍😘