What is Happening at Bellarine
- Monday 20 November Junior School Assembly
- Monday 20 November Middle School Assembly
- Wednesday 22 November Hooptime Future Stars Regional Finals – Years 3 & 4
- Wednesday 22 November Year 7 Dance Showcase
- Friday 24 November Year 4 All Day Queenscliff Bike Ride
- Monday 27 November Full dress rehearsal for Celebration Evening
- Monday 27 November Ceilidh Band Performance
- Monday 27 November Middle School Assembly
- Tuesday 28 November Year 1 & 2 Bravehearts Incursion
- Wednesday 29 November Year 2 Strings Concert
- Wednesday 29 November Year 9 Formal
- Thursday 30 November Year 5/6 All Day Pt Lonsdale Bike Ride
- Thursday 30 November Year 9 Girls’ Transformation Open House
- Friday 1 December Market Day
- Friday 1 December Rural 8/Transformation studies conclude
Our Fantastic Festival!
This year’s Art, Technology and Design Festival was a spectacular success! Once again, we were proud to highlight hundreds of pieces of work from Christian College students ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 12, with all five campuses and two kindergartens represented.
The feedback from attendees, including parents and families, Christian College staff and students, and other visitors. Our students have so much creativity and love to express themselves in different ways through art, technology and design. Our dedicated ATD staff work brilliantly with them to harness and develop their skills all areas we offer.
The Festival Finale this year was a great event with hundreds of people gathering to take in the exhibition, hear from our inspiring guest speaker Bec Riddle, and attend the ‘Creators in the Spotlight’ sessions. It was wonderful to listen to our students talk about various aspects of their creative journeys in completing a whole range of different projects.
Many people worked so incredibly hard in many different ways to make the Festival such a memorable and successful event – from ATD staff, the College leadership to marketing, maintenance, special events personnel and many other professional support staff, and of course the hundreds of students who created the artworks on display, and those who worked behind the scenes – a big THANK YOU. Your efforts have brought profound joy and many happy memories to our Christian College community in 2023.
Protecting the Planet
As part of their Protecting the Planet Integrated Studies unit, Year 4 students have been completing posters that teach others about either air, water or land pollution and what they can do to improve the situation. It has been fantastic to see the students’ enthusiasm and thinking as they look at ways that they and others can make our planet a better place in the future.
Junior School House Chess
On Tuesday this week, Years 1 to 4 students participated in the Junior School House Chess Competition.
All players showed great Chess etiquette and moves. Also, Japanese Chess was available for those who wanted to try it.
When each student played a game, 10 points were scored for their house. The final House Points were as below:
- Flynn 220
- Taylor 120
- Burrows 90
- Penman 80
Well done to everybody who participated. Interested students who wish to play Chess can come to the weekly Tuesday lunchtime Chess Club at the library.
Adapting Well to Science
This week, in Science, our Year 5 students have been looking at different animal adaptations. Students have been learning about camouflage and how different animals use this adaptation to survive. We have also been completing our wildlife assignments where students have had the opportunity to research a chosen Australian animal. All students have displayed great enthusiasm for this topic and have worked very hard on their assignments. Well done, Year 5 students.
Year 5 Concert for Family and Friends
This week we celebrated the learning of the Year 5 Cohort in the Music Program at our morning concert. We shared music from our Workshop Group and Combined band – highlighting some pieces including ‘Kick Start’ which has been a favourite with the students.
The students, staff and families reflected on the great year of learning that has occurred and enjoyed a cup of tea and catch up afterwards, sharing community time together.
Year 8 International Food Challenge
This term’s challenge had authentic dishes representing Italy, Mexico, and India. All the dishes were incredible, and the judges were quite impressed by the high standards. Students have been planning and testing their recipes to ensure they were perfect on the day. I was particularly proud of the effort put into the presentation of their dishes, all the way to the ambience created by their table menus and decorations. I am so proud of this group and the passion the Year 8s have for cooking.
Year 9 Transformation Guest Speaker
The Year 9 Transformation program welcomed a special guest speaker, past Christian College Bellarine student Alli Kersten (née Balmer), who shared her insights on self-worth and self-love. As a dietician, Alli is a passionate advocate for healthy minds and bodies. She encouraged the students to practise words of affirmation and confidence, to take care of themselves, and to value and treat themselves with respect. She also talked about the importance of accepting and loving all parts of ourselves and recognising that we are all worthy of love. Alli explained how others’ opinions can affect our self-image, and how we can overcome that by staying true to ourselves.
She used these scriptures to illustrate her points:
Matthew 16:26 – “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”
In other words, what will we lose if we conform to what others think of us, what part of ourselves do we give up?
Psalm 139:13-14 – “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
God has created us all in unique ways, he loves us as His creations.
Alli also quoted Dr Suess – “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
The girls found the session very challenging and engaging particularly when asked to transform their thinking around their flaws and flip them into positives as unique and beautiful aspects of themselves.
The Colour Run is Coming!
For the Year 9 Transformation program, we (Marli, Milly, Evie, Emma and Ruby) are focusing on the health of young children. Our passion project is about child obesity and eating disorders affecting children and adolescence. We have decided to promote our passion by hosting an OPTIONAL colour run for our junior students. We have changed the date in order to include the Preps!
The colour run will now be held on November 28 during period 7 & 8 on the Middle School oval. Parents are welcome to attend any time between 2:40 – 3:15pm.
We ask that your child brings a gold coin donation to enter the colour run, as all the donations will go to https://www.fabtobefit.org.au/donate supporting child obesity and encouraging children to be active from a young age and empower them with healthy and tasty food choices.
What to bring:
- On the day we ask that your student comes in their school uniform required for that day with a change of clothes for the colour run, either white clothes or old clothes that can get coloured.
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Gold coin
Milly B, Marli M, Evie P, Emma D, Ruby E.
Year 9 girls
Cross Campus Drum Night – Are you Rolling?
Did you know the longest continuous drum roll on record was played for 16 hours, 41 minutes and 50 seconds? A great goal for our budding drummers, maybe?
The joy of drumming was evident at the RW Gibson Centre on Tuesday night as over 20 drummers from all 5 campuses came together to share an amazing night of percussive excellence! With students from Years 1 to 11 it was a joy for the audience to witness a variety of genres, beats and catchy tunes. Impressive coordination and precision were exhibited by students and the positivity in sharing cross campus and with great comradery was a highlight of the evening.
Please enjoy some photos from this great annual event on the College Calendar.
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!