From the Head of Campus – Creativity and a Growth Mindset
I wanted to share with you something that struck me today as I walked around our campus with a new family – that was the myriad of opportunities students had to be creative. A couple of examples of this was when a Prep student shared with me that their ‘car’ creation was linked to their learning in spelling and not only that, they had decided to draw a Satnav system so the car knew which way to go! Another was in Year 3 when we visited the Digitech room to see students telling their stories through their individual creation of virtual characters. Not only did they create these characters, they had also used their coding skills to make their characters move as part of that story!
What’s on at Junior School
Week 4: Monday August 1st
Tuesday 2nd August – Junior School Open Morning, 9.30-11am
Thursday 4th August – Bush Prep, Prep B, G, M & R
Friday 5th August – Year 4 Excursion, Melbourne Museum & IMAX (Please refer to EdSmart notification)
Save the Date!
An Important Parent Evening for all Families
Save the date for this event to partner with us in support of our young people’s wellbeing.
The past few years have been challenging globally, and at Christian College we have not been exempt from facing difficulty. Pleasingly however, through the ever-present blessings of God, and the hard work of our wonderful team, we have delivered “The Learning That Matters” consistently and effectively throughout this time and continue to do so.
Prep – Cars, Cars, Cars!
This week the Prep students have been introduced to the first digraph in our Smart Foundation sequence, /ar/ like in ‘car’. To help our Preps consolidate their knowledge of new sounds we integrate many activities across the week that incorporate our weekly word, and car has been so much fun!
Many of our meaningful experiences occur during our investigation time, as students are given the opportunity to guide their own learning through a range of open-ended stations.
In our Integrated Studies lessons and Enriched Literacy sessions the Year 3 students have been learning about the way in which scientists classify animals and plants. This new learning has been explored further in our STEAM sessions where students have used their new knowledge and creativity to design an animal that belongs to two different animal kingdoms.
The second phase of this project was to create a Habitat that suited both animal groups and allowed their animal to survive and flourish.
On Thursday 28th July, about 50 Year 3 and 4 students participated in the CCG Basketball Extravaganza at AWA Stadium. An initiative organised and run by the Christian College Sport Department and the CCG Eagles Basketball Club, the round robin format allowed students from our three junior campuses to come together to play basketball in some friendly games.
Students played a minimum of three games and were refereed by Year 8 students from Middle School. It was great to see lots of fun, skills and team work on show. Some students will be selected to represent the College in the Year 3 and 4 Hooptime Tournament on Tuesday 9th August at the same venue.
Thank you to Flora, Olivia and Matt for their organisation, Year 8 referees and the many supervising teachers from each campus for making this such a successful day.
Digitech – Coding with Bee Bots in Prep!
Prep students at Junior School have made a fantastic start to Term 3, learning about directional language in Digital Technology classes. We have been practising moving forward, backward and to the left and right, so we can transfer our ‘unplugged’ learning, to program our Bee Bot floor robots.
Scholarship Applications for 2024 Entry now Open!
Each year we offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5 (Middle School-Highton, Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses); Year 7 (Middle School-Highton and Bellarine); and Year 10 (Senior School-Waurn Ponds).
These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support new and current students who wish to attend Christian College and who demonstrate high levels of academic excellence.
We are now seeking scholarship applications for entry at any of those year levels in 2024.
For more information, and to apply, please see our website. Use the hotlink from our homepage or click here
Applications close on Thursday September 29. The examination date is Saturday October 8.
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
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
During these challenging times it's easy to feel overwhelmed.
You are not alone. Many people are feeling this way.
Whatever road you are now on, just take a deep breath and know that everything is going to be ok. Even if you can't change your circumstances, you always have the option to change the way you feel 👍🙏😊👏
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