From the Principal
The return to school after the break has been extremely positive. The commencement assemblies provided a wonderful opportunity to focus on appreciating our community and how we each contribute to creating the environment that we all enjoy. We welcomed new students and staff to our College and were treated to outstanding musical performances, dancing and singing at some campuses, as well as acknowledgment of various student achievements.
From the Head of Campus
Welcome back to Term 3
It is wonderful to welcome you back to Term 3 at Junior School. Despite the cold and rain the children have been full of enthusiasm and energy on their start to the term and are already fully engaged in their learning. I wanted to share a little quote with you from one of our Prep students, Celeste, who on their return told their Homeroom Teacher “Mrs Shutie, I just feel like I am at home when I am here in the classroom.” This is a beautiful example of what we want to create for our children at Christian College. A safe space where they feel loved and supported and we are grateful for the privilege of working with your children and to be a part of their growth and development.
What’s On at Junior School
Week 2: Monday July 18th
Tuesday July 19th – Student Learning Conferences, 4-7pm (Please refer to Edsmart notification)
Thursday July 21st – Student Learning Conferences, 4-6pm (Please refer to Edsmart notification)
Friday July 22nd – Year 3 Wild Action Incursion, (Edsmart notification to follow)
Student Learning Conferences
We are looking forward to hosting Student Learning Conferences in Week 2 of Term 3.
The aim of the conferences is to provide parents with the opportunity to discuss your child’s current progress and application in each of their Homeroom subjects.
The Student Learning Conferences will be available on either Tuesday 19th July, 4:00pm – 7:00pm or Thursday 21st July, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
This week in Prep we have been exploring 2D shapes including building our understanding of what 2D shapes are, and the attributes they have.
What did the Prep’s know about 2D shapes?
Isla: 2D shapes are flat.
Zac: 2D shapes can be in buildings and even on a window.
Tina: A 2D shape can be round or have sharp points.
Alby: a square has 4 sides!
Animals – it’s Alive!
During our Integrated Studies program, the children have been looking at the statement: ‘Living things are found in habitats that suit their unique features.’ As part of our class activities, the students have been classifying, comparing, researching and recording information about different animals. Through our writing tasks, the children have written information reports about a number of animals such as koalas, giraffes, penguins and spiders!
Scholastic Book Club News
Issue 5 of Scholastic Book Club has been distributed to students and orders should be placed online or returned to school no later than Friday 22nd July.
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.
Come and Sample our Menu!
Over the next month, three of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.
At Junior School-Belmont there is an Open Morning on August 2 between 9:30 and 11:00am
Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos in August. Aside from the scheduled evening for current College parents, each campus will also present another evening dedicated to families who are considering Christian College as an option for their children. At Middle School-Highton, it’s on August 9 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm, and the date for Bellarine Campus is August 16, also between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
East Timor Trivia Night
Language Assistant Exchange Program Running Again
During the recent holidays, Christian College graduate, Jack Frencham (2021), landed in Japan to work as an English Language Assistant at our sister school, Naga High until Christmas this year – the first time we’ve been able to engage with our Japanese sister school in this way for three years. Earlier this year we welcomed Naga HS graduate, Kana Miyano as a Japanese Language Assistant, who is helping around all campuses during her stay with us. We are delighted to begin the Language Assistant exchange program again, and hope all our short and long-term Japanese and Indonesian exchange programs will be back up and running soon!
National Collection of Data on Students With Disabilities
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). With data collected on the first Friday in August (this year, on the 5th), the NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2021).
Please see the attached NCCD Fact Sheet for more information.
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
Since COVID began, many people have understandably been stuck on the roads of fear and frustration.
Continually travelling down a rough road (often out of control) takes its toll....increasing stress levels and reducing your immune system...leaving you vulnerable.
Pull over, breathe, regain control and steer towards a smoother road if you can.
Just that simple act can reduce your stress levels and strengthen your immune system.
Worth thinking about 👍😊
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