From the Chaplain
Last week, the Junior School staff listened to a song in devotions that speaks about the way all of creation, the trees, the mountains, the oceans and the wind show just how wonderful God is. Spending time at Junior School, we get the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of children and the way they look at the world around them with such awe and wonder. God created all the beauty we are surrounded by, simply for us to enjoy.
Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” In other words, the beauty we see in the world around us, in the sunrises and sunsets, in the hills and the waves and the flowers, all tell us of how wonderful and thoughtful God is.
May we go into Week 6 taking notice of what God has created and be aware of the intricacy and detail God takes when creating things, including you and me.
What’s on at Junior School
Week 6, Monday May 30th:
Monday May 30th – Friday June 3 – Reconciliation Week activities
Monday May 30th – Year 1 Roaming Reptiles Incursion (please refer to Edsmart notification)
Monday May 30th – Healthy Heroes AFLW Player Visit
Thursday May 2nd – Bush Prep
Friday June 3rd – Assembly, 2B Class Item
Week 7, Monday June 6th:
Thursday June 9th – Bush Prep
Friday June 10th – Junior School Strings – Bellarine Campus Workshop (please refer to EdSmart notification)
Week 8, Monday June 13th
Monday June 13th – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Wednesday June 15th – Year 3 & 4 Students visit to Senior Music House – Year 10 Drama Performance
Wednesday June 15th – JS Music Evening 1: 4pm RW Gibson Centre – Senior School
Wednesday June 15th – JS Music Evening 2: 5:30pm RW Gibson Centre – Senior School
Friday June 17th – 2G Assembly Item
Friday June 17th – Conclusion of Term 2, 3:30pm Finish
The Preps have been learning about living things and their needs for Integrated Studies this term. With farm animals being our focus and their need of grass being a food source has led us to think about how grass grows and what it needs to survive.
Prep G rolled up their sleeves to plant their very own grass over a week ago. After learning about how to go about this process and what plants need to survive, the children drew their predictions and we got planting. On day 4 we noticed that everyone’s grass was growing at many different rates, this led to great discussion.
On Thursday in Week 5, the Year 2 cohort were very lucky to be visited by a range of Australian reptiles, birds and mammals. The students were able to be a part of some rich discussion on animal lifecycles and had some fabulous questions for our wildlife host – Jackson. The students had so much fun feeling the different textures of the animals’ skin all whilst learning about the diet, habitat, lifecycle and behaviours of each individual creature.
Being a learner is a core part of being at school. Not only are our students learners but so are the teachers! Just like the students the teachers are using a growth mindset to be able to try new things, ask for help and support and practise these skills with others.
“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” Carol Dweck
Scholastic Book Club News
Issue 4 of Scholastic Book Club has been distributed to students and orders should be placed online or returned to school no later than Wednesday, 1st June.
Our preferred payment method is via LOOP either via the mobile app or the desktop site which can be found at https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx
You may also return your order form and payment by cheque to school. Cheques should be payable to Scholastic Australia.
Please do not send cash as we are unable to process cash payments.
Thank you for your assistance and ongoing support of Book Club.
eSafety Parent and Carer Webinars
Parents and carers of our students have access to a range of eSafety webinars made available by the eSafety Commissioner throughout the year. eSafety's free webinars provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support children to have safe, positive online experiences.
The webinar focus by eSafety for May is on parental controls. This webinar promises to provide valuable information and support to parents. Christian College parents are also encouraged to read the article ‘Should I be using a parental control?’ available on our Online Safety Hub.
I encourage all parents and carers in our community to explore these webinar offerings by eSafety and register for events that are relevant to you. The link is below:
COGG Needs Crossing Supervisors
The City of Greater Geelong is experiencing a shortage of school crossing supervisors due to illness, including COVID and influenza, meaning that a limited number of crossings around the municipality may not be supervised at certain times. In such instances, staffing busier crossings is prioritised over quieter ones. Sometimes this is achieved by deploying Parking, Local Laws and Animal Management teams to crossing supervision roles.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a crossing supervisor, COGG is recruiting via this link: Casual School Crossing Supervisor - City of Greater Geelong .
The Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 27 October 2022. Join us at 13th Beach Golf Links from 8:00am for a shotgun start. Tickets are $190 each ($150 for members) or $750 for a group of four. RSVPs close on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 5:00pm.
Funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Foundation Scholarship Fund, supporting current students who are in need of financial assistance.
Book online at: The Foundation Golf Tournament
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
If you are on a rough road, use the discomfort as your power to take control. See it providing fuel for your journey....expanding your map....adding to who you are....shaping who you are becoming 😊
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