From the Chaplain – Junior School Reverse Advent Calendar
Wow! Our Junior School community is showing such incredible generosity in our Reverse Advent Calendar appeal to collect donations for Uniting Food Relief Geelong. Last week alone, we were given the wonderful news from Uniting that we donated over 100kgs of non-perishable food items for people in need. This week, the tree is filled up once again with toiletries, a much-needed necessity – such a huge thank you!
What’s on at Junior School
Week 9: Monday 28th November
Wednesday 30th November – Year 4 Graduation, Middle School-Highton SAC, 10am (please refer to Edsmart notification)
Wednesday 30th November - Year 4 Celebration Luncheon
Thursday 1st December - Junior School Celebration Evening, Middle School-Highton SAC (please refer to Edsmart notification)
Week 10: Monday 5th December
Tuesday 6th December – Activities Day (please refer to Edsmart notification)
Friday 9th December – Junior School Christmas Service
Friday 9th December – Conclusion of Term 4 – 2.30pm dismissal.
Monday 12th December – Semester 2 Summative Reports available to Parents via the Parent Portal.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
This week the students in 1B have been learning about the Nativity story. To help us remember the important parts of the story, we have created a ‘Nativity Bracelet’. Each week we have been adding a different colour bead to our bracelets to represent a different part of the story.
To celebrate what we have learnt, we have been practicing a Nativity play. Each student has been allocated a part to play and a script to follow. This activity has also helped us to work on our reading fluency and intonation.
“I like that we all have a special character to play. I am the camel!” Beatrix Wheate
“It’s actually really fun to do the play in a smaller group. I am playing Myrrh.” Toby Wandell
“I love doing plays because we get to make silly noises and voices. I am the Star.” Callen O’Kelly
“I like that I get to be a shepherd. Being a shepherd is cool because they went to the stable to see baby Jesus!” Jack Azzopardi
“I like doing the play because it is a fun way to remember everything that happened in the Nativity story.” Luna Redfern
Year 3’s Fraction Pizzeria
During our Maths sessions on Fractions over the last two weeks the Year 3 students have been learning about fractions of a whole, fractions of a collection and equivalent fractions. The students have had exposure to a range of hands-on maths activities to explore and consolidate their understandings of fractions in everyday life.
This Year 3 students were given the task of designing and creating a fraction pizza that was made up of at least 4 different types of pizza toppings. Students explored how a pizza could be divided into an equal number of slices and how the number of slices can vary. We also investigated how the greatest number of slices your pizza has, actually becomes the smallest fraction.
The students were very engaged in this task and used a collection of different craft resources which allowed them to be creative whilst conjuring up a variety of pizza types and allocating a range of fraction amounts.
The Junior School Prep students have been learning about balance in PMP! Balance is all about maintaining a controlled body position during task performance e.g. sitting at a table or walking along a beam.
The Prep students have been learning about maintaining controlled positions during both static (still) and dynamic (moving) activities. They have had lots of fun moving beanbags with their toes, using the see-saw ‘rocker’ and being ‘worms’ using two skateboards to move in a straight line.
We are looking forward to extending their balance skills with PMP gymnastics for the final two weeks of term.
The G.A.T.EWAYS Challenge
On the 23rd of November Christian College competed in The G.A.T.EWAYS Challenge, an exciting team-based national competition involving schools from Geelong, Sydney, Melbourne and the ACT. The students who represented Junior School were Alexander Upham, Feivel Yeoh and Nate Wandell. They worked in teams with other students from the Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses.
As we start approaching the final weeks of term, we encourage you to look through lost property if your child has lost something. If items are clearly named, we return them via their Homeroom teacher, but as there are many unnamed and unclaimed items, we encourage families to visit Reception and check for missing items.
Camp Australia Newsletter
Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.
Recycling Uniform Items
As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled.
Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Things can get hectic at this time of the year, often throwing a random curve ball, making you skid out of control. At first your reaction will be extreme. That's ok. Once the panic is over, stop and breathe. Regain control. Don't judge it. Give it space to unfold... and then inspire you 👍😊
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