What’s Happening at Bellarine
- Monday 6 November Junior School Assembly
- Monday 6 November Middle School Assembly
- Tuesday 7 November Orientation Day
- Wednesday 8 November Prep Discovery Learning
- Friday 10 November Yr 9 Girls You Yangs Excursion
- Saturday 11 November Rural 8 Weekend in Residence
- Sunday 12 November Rural 8 Weekend in Residence
- Monday 13 November Junior School Assembly
- Tuesday 14 November Year 5 Class Music Celebration Concert
- Tuesday 14 November Drum Evening
- Tuesday 14 November Art Technology & Design Festival 9am – 6pm
- Wednesday 15 November Guitar Evening 1
- Wednesday 15 November Art Technology & Design Festival 9am – 6pm
- Thursday 16 November Guitar Evening 2
- Thursday 16 November Art Technology & Design Festival 9am – 9pm
Our 2023 ATD Festival – Better than Ever!
We are excited once again to present our Annual Art, Technology and Design Festival. This year’s event runs from Tuesday, November 14 to Thursday, November 16 at Villa Paloma, our Senior School ATD centre, 25 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds.
The Festival includes a magnificent exhibition of selected students' work from Art, Technology and Design classes – ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12.
The exhibition is open to all between 9am and 6pm on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15.
On Thursday 16, the exhibition runs from 9am to 9pm, with the ‘Festival Finale’ getting underway from 4pm. Highlights include art, food, music, workshops and interactive events featuring some of our CCG ‘Creators in the Spotlight’ who take us through a range of creative, design, technical and artistic considerations behind some of their amazing creations. Guest speaker for this year’s Festival during the Finale is ex-CCG student, Bec Riddle, who has been a driven professional in the fashion industry for the past nine years, including operating her own business Saint Blaire. She is currently Studio Manager running the textiles and graphics department for Cotton On Womens and Foundation.
For all details, including the program for the Festival Finale and a sneak peek at some of the art that will be part of the exhibition, please visit our website by clicking here, or on the homepage hotlink.
Year 2 – Constructing Windmills
We are very excited to share with you our latest project in Investigations with Mr Hartley. We made a cardboard windmill that can spin using a DC motor and a battery or solar power. We also learned about alternative energy sources and sustainability.
How we made the windmill
We followed these steps to make our cardboard windmill:
- We cut out four cardboard triangles and glued them together to form a pyramid base.
- We cut out a cardboard circle and attached it to the top of the pyramid.
- We connected a DC motor to the blades with wires and tape.
- We connected the DC motor to a battery.
How the windmill works
The battery sends electricity to the DC motor. The DC motor converts the electricity into mechanical energy and makes the blades rotate, making the windmill spin.
Maths in Buddy Time
The Year 4 students enjoyed teaching some of the Maths skills they have been learning to their Prep Buddies. The challenge they had was to bring their understanding of what they have learned and to teach it in a way that their Prep Buddy could understand at their level. Activities included sharing how to work out which number was greater and creating interesting patterns.
The Bellarine campus is in full swing for rehearsals for our Annual Celebration Evening.
We are excited to be joining together from Years Prep to 9 to share in a great evening of music, celebration and acknowledgement of all of the things we love about being here together.
Here is a sneak peek of some of our rehearsals so far…
Stay tuned for more updates!
Maths Extension – Term 4
This term, Mr Durran has commenced Maths Extension groups once a week in each of the Year 1-4 Junior Classrooms. These activities take place during a regular Maths lesson.
Students have been participating in some fun, but challenging activities. These targeted learning episodes are designed to encourage students to think creatively, or ‘outside the box’ about mathematical processes and concepts.
The students have all brought positive energy and enthusiasm to the sessions and look forward to this time each week.
Year 5 Camp: Sovereign Hill, Log Cabin Lodge and Ballarat Wildlife Park
The year 5 students of Christian College Bellarine had an amazing time at their camp to Log Cabin Lodge, Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park.
At Sovereign students experienced first-hand life on the goldfields in the 1850s, as part of their history curriculum. They learned about the unique Australian history and culture and had fun along the way. Some of the highlights were the mine tours, the confectionary demonstration (with free samples) and panning in the river for their very own ‘Eureka!’ moment.
The students had a busy schedule of activities at Log Cabin Lodge. Activities included the giant swing, leap of faith, dual zip line, commando course, milk crate stacking challenge, billy tea and damper making and a night hike. The students had a lot of fun trying new things and challenging themselves. They worked together as a team and supported each other. The camp was attended by all Year 5 student across the three Christian College Middle School campuses, so our students had the opportunity to make new friends and strengthen current friendships.
Year 9 Transformation – Inspirational Impacts
The Year 9 Transformation boys have been busy with their passion projects this term. They have chosen topics that they care about and have planned and implemented activities to make a positive impact in the school and the community. Some of the highlights include:
– A staff versus students basketball game and a live band performance to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health
– A series of presentations to younger classes on various issues such as heart health, racism in sport and mental health, to educate and inspire them to take action
– An American Rules touch football match to challenge students to reduce their screen time and enjoy physical activity
– A donation drive for Geelong Mums, a local organisation that supports single parent families with essential items
Over 100 students, parents, and grandparents attended our Transformation Open House, marking a fantastic celebration of the students’ learning journey. The event’s success was evident as students passionately shared their knowledge and ideas with the community, showcasing their dedication to driving positive change.
For the Year 9 students, this event was a memorable conclusion to their time at Bellarine. It highlighted their growth and potential as future change-makers, leaving a lasting impression on the school community and beyond.
Bean Break Cafe
Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a successful cafe? Well, look no further than our own school’s student run cafe, Bean Break, which has been serving delicious coffee, tea, and snacks to the staff and students.
Bean Break is a project initiated by the Year 8 cohort, who wanted to apply their theoretical knowledge to a real-life situation. We offer quality products at affordable prices, while also learning about marketing, accounting, customer service, and teamwork along with café skills.
The students have been involved in every aspect of the café over the years, from designing the logo and menu, to sourcing the ingredients and equipment, to managing the finances and inventory, to taking orders and making drinks. They have also been promoting the cafe through posters, and word-of-mouth.
The results have been impressive. Bean Break has attracted a loyal customer base of staff and students, who enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the variety of options.
The students, with the guidance of Mrs Leo and Mr Hartley, have learned a lot from this experience, not only about business, but also about themselves. They have developed skills such as communication, problem-solving, creativity, and leadership. They have also gained confidence and self-esteem, as well as a sense of responsibility and community.
Bean Break is open Tuesday-Friday recess and lunchtimes. Come and support our students and treat yourself to a delicious drink or snack. You won’t regret it!
Anika Sharma, Anabella Hicks, Alexandra Norgard
Year 8 Bellarine Campus
Parent Survey Reminder: Generative AI, Education, Society and Future
A reminder that all Christian College parents are invited to participate in a survey on generative artificial intelligence (AI), education, society and future to inform the College’s forward planning.
The parent survey is for all parents, regardless of their level of exposure to or confidence with generative AI. The survey closes this coming Monday, November 6 at 5.00pm.
Thank you to parents who have already completed the survey. Your participation is appreciated.
Parents who have not yet responded are encouraged to do so via the survey link above. The average response time for parents who have responded so far has been less than four minutes. We ask that you please contribute your perspective.
MSO – Discounted Subscription for CCG Families
Music lovers take note, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers a discount subscription for staff, students and direct family of the Christian College Geelong community for a series of concerts held in Geelong.
The 2024 MSO Geelong program returns with a wide-ranging repertoire of the finest classical music, taking in revered masterpieces:
AMERICAN STORIES: BERNSTEIN, GERSHWIN AND MORE
Friday 12 April 2024 / 7.30pm
MOZART AND TCHAIKOVSKY
Friday 24 May 2024 / 7.30pm
JAIME CONDUCTS RACHMANINOV AND DVORAK
Friday 28 June 2024 / 7.30pm
DVORAK AND BRUCKNER
Friday 6 September 2024 / 7.30pm
Saturday 7 December 2024 / 7.30pm
Get Some Unique Christmas Cards and Support Williams House
This year Williams House is selling packets of Christmas cards designed by our own little artists!
We are selling our Angel/Shepherd cards for $5 for a pkt of 6 and our Nativity cards are $7 for a pkt of 10. Each packet contains either 6 or 10 different designs.
If you would like to support the kinder and share our creations with the community this Christmas, the cards are available at all CCG campus receptions and of course at Williams House. Payment can be made with cash or card.
We also take over-the-phone orders with direct deposit. Phone 5241 3556
All money raised will go towards making some new additions to our outdoor yards!
We hope you love these gorgeous creations and enjoy sharing them with your family and the community this Christmas!
With thanks from all the children and the team at WH!
Qustodio Parent App Resources
Supervise and Support Your Children on School and Personal Digital Devices
A reminder to parents that the Qustodio Parent App is available to all parents to help them supervise and support their children with their online and digital interactions at home, on both school laptops and on personal devices.
In addition to information available on the College’s Online Safety Hub, parents also have access to some helpful ‘bite-size learning’ video tutorials to help them navigate and user the Qustodio Parent App as part of our school program. There are lots of short videos to help parents get the most out of the app and use it confidently.
Some recent additions to these tutorial videos for parents include:
I hope that these resources empower parents to continue to supervise and support their young people at home and engage in supportive and positive dialogue about digital wellbeing.
Students who have applied for a VET course for 2024 should now know if they have been offered a position or have been put on to a waitlist. Students who have been waitlisted will be put into one of their reserved CCG subjects until a position becomes available.
Students and parents should regularly check emails as the training organisations will be in touch directly with course specific information this term. The Gordon will be inviting new first year students and parents to an information session and tour at the City Campus on November 22 from 5.30 – 6.45pm and at East Campus on November 27 from 5.30 – 6.45pm.
The training organisations prefer that all VET correspondence comes through the school. If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me, [email protected] or Cathy Brew [email protected] in the student office.
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]