From the Dean of Christian Culture

Many of you who read these articles on a regular basis would be aware that our whole-of-College focus this year is the concept of Engagement. Wherever possible, we have been encouraging our students, staff and families to consider engagement as the notion of new or renewed possibilities being created through connection or reconnection.

With the understanding that engagement can potentially increase opportunity, release strategy, and deliver fruitfulness, it has been suggested that we, as members of the CCG community, shift our individual and collective gaze toward people or areas of life with which we might possibly choose to engage or re-engage in 2022.

This being the final week of Term 1, and the lead-in to the Easter School Holidays, it felt entirely appropriate and timely to offer a thought in relation to the idea of engaging or re-engaging with Easter.



Despite the difficulties of our current global situation, it remains important for us to remember, acknowledge, celebrate and engage with Easter. Why?

Because Easter is the most special, and the most sacred, festival, event and moment on the Christian calendar. And even for those for whom Christianity is not a chosen pathway, Easter cannot be ignored. Several billion of our world’s 7.9 billion inhabitants will be stopping to recognise Easter in one format or another this year; and, more specifically, in excess of 1 billion people around the globe, who identify as Christians and live lives in accordance with Christian belief and teachings, will do more than simply eat an Easter egg – they will actively participate in a personal and community recognition of Easter.

In our society, the celebration of the birth of Christ occurs at Christmas, but it is Easter that is recognised as the most pivotal date for Christianity, because it is the moment, Biblically-speaking, at which there is a definitive acknowledgement of the role played by Christ in the establishment of the possibility of an ongoing and direct relationship with God Himself. It is big. It is important. It is real.

Jesus Christ, His life, death and resurrection, are at the core of Easter.

Every year people will discuss and debate “the Jesus question” which is a tremendously important conversation, and, as they do, it becomes more and more clear how important He, and therefore Easter, is to our society, to our culture, and to our past, present and future. Even the very calendar we live by has been set in accordance with the dates of His life.


One Solitary Life

If thinking about the life of Jesus has not previously been a focus, perhaps the following piece of writing might be of interest. It is entitled “One Solitary Life”.

“He was born in an obscure village, a child of peasant parents. He grew up in a different yet equally small and obscure village where He worked in a carpenter’s shop until aged 30.  Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.  He never wrote a book.  He never held an office.  He never had a family.  He never owned a house.  He didn’t go to university.  He didn’t visit a big city.  He never travelled more than 200 miles from His birthplace.  He did none of the things one usually associates with greatness.  He had no credentials.  He was only 33 when the tide of public opinion turned against Him.  His friends ran away.  He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a false trial. He was nailed to a wooden cross between two thieves.  While He was bleeding to death His executioners gambled for His clothing – His only property.  After He died He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty centuries have come and gone and yet today He is still the central figure of the human race – our daily calendar is based upon the date of His birth, many of our global political and judicial systems are based upon His teachings, and more than half of the western world’s schools, universities and hospitals have been established by people operating in His Name. All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, all the Kings and Queens that have ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of humanity as much as that one solitary life.”

So here we are, approaching Easter 2022, realising that Easter matters; that Jesus matters. And if we are going to be really honest with ourselves, we would have to say that it is not a nice, or easy, or convenient story. In fact, Easter doesn’t fit easily and smoothly into our nicely packaged lifestyle, but it does challenge us to think about what is really happening in our heads and our hearts.


An Easter Response

As you reflect on Easter and what it means to you, there are several ways you could choose to respond, including, but not limited to;

  • Making time to simply sit quietly and think
  • Writing down some of your thoughts
  • Sharing your thinking with others
  • Engaging with a local Easter Church Service
  • Perhaps this written prayer, below, might help you

Lord God,

As we approach Easter this year please provide us with the confidence to know that You are here with us, every day, filling us with Faith, Hope, and Love.  Thank you for Your love, which enfolds us in Your arms. In Your gentleness, please guide us. In Your power, please strengthen us. In Your humility, please direct us away from selfish thinking.

Where there is fruitfulness, bring shared celebration; where there is sadness, bring joy; where there is fatigue, bring refreshment; where there is division, bring unity, and where there is despair, please bring a renewed sense of hope.
Let this Easter be a time when Your light and Your love flood into our lives and provide us with healing, freedom and hope. We want to be people who are full of love, acceptance and forgiveness as we give ourselves to serving You, serving one another, and serving our broader community.

We ask please that You grant us Your peace; the peace that passes all understanding; the peace that needs to be shared.
In the Name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit we pray, Amen.

Bless you.


From the Acting Head of Campus

As we come to the end of an enormous Term 1, I’d like to acknowledge all students, families and staff, for your energy, enthusiasm, care and perseverance so far this year. Somewhat like last year, but also in a whole new way, our term has been interrupted by staff and students needing to isolate at home for periods of time. However collectively, as the strong, supportive and sustaining campus community that we are, we have continued to move forward, bolstered by each other’s encouragement, and but the nurturing love of Christ.

Today on campus, all staff and students finally had the chance to come together as one whole, for our campus Easter Service. Our wonderful Chaplains, Mrs Mia Kafieris and Mrs Nicole Riddle, supported by students, led us through a powerful service, and an opportunity to reflect on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we now look towards the school holiday break, I pray that the weeks ahead are peaceful and full of joy, that you and your loved ones are healthy, and that you are comforted by God’s love.

It has been a big week, capping off a big term, and the articles below provide a brief snapshot of all of the fantastic opportunities enjoyed at CCG. I hope you enjoy reading through them, and that they inspire you and your young people ahead of what is sure to be a magnificent Term 2.

A reminder that students recommence their studies for Term 2, on Wednesday, April 27.

Happy Easter!

What’s Happening at Middle School

Term 2 Week 1, Wednesday 27th April 2022

Wed 27th Apr – Term 2 Commences

Wed 27th Apr – Commencement and ANZAC Day Service

Wed 27th Apr – 3 X 3 Junior Schools Basketball Challenge (Boys & Girls)

Thurs 28th Apr – Deakin District Cross-Country Championships

Fri 29th Apr – 3 X 3 Inter Schools Basketball Challenge (Boys & Girls)

Week 2, Monday 2nd May 2022

Mon 2nd May – Year 5 – Concert by Eltham High School Band

Tues 3rd May – Open Day

Thurs 5th May – Deakin District Winter Carnival (Yr5&6)

Thurs 5th May – Learning Conferences

Meet our 2022 MS Vice School Captains – Oscar Kattwinkel and Jaime McKie

Hello, my name is Oscar Kattwinkel and I am one of the Vice Captains of Christian College Middle School Highton in 2022. I wanted to tell you a bit about myself and what I am looking forward to this year. I love playing sports including basketball and footy, during the week I play basketball for Christian College and Geelong United, and I play footy for Ammos on the the weekend. I live in Highton and have a brother who also goes to Christian College in year 7. We ride to and from school every day. My favourite subjects at school are Health and P.E, Maths, Food-Tech and any subjects that include going outside. I am in the Transformation program this term which I am really enjoying. I am looking forward to helping change the school for the students and hearing more voices from younger and older students. I am also very excited to be working with the Prefect group and the other MS Captains, Micah, Gemma and Jaime. Have a great holiday rest and I’ll see you all in term 2!

Hi everyone, my name is Jaime McKie and I am one of the Middle School Vice Captains this year working alongside Oscar, Gemma, and Micah. I love being outdoors doing activities including, swimming, surfing and running. My favourite thing to do in my spare time is running along the coast with my dog Nellie. I have two brothers who both attend Christian College, Archie and Jacob. I am grateful for all the opportunities Christian College has provided me over the past three years and I’m very excited for the year ahead. As a leader I want to give back to the Christian College community. I’m a very motivated person and strive to achieve my best in everything I do, as a leader I will support and encourage my peers to be their best. Most importantly I will continue to help make Christian College a positive environment in which all students feel included. I hope you all have a great Easter break and I’m looking forward to seeing you for Term 2!

Koorie Aspiration Day

There was a gathering of First Nations Students from across the Barwon Region this week!

The “Koorie Aspiration Days” are held to encourage our First Nations students to “Believe – Achieve – Succeed”, which was the theme for the 2022 event. Two days are held: one for Years 7-9, and one for Years 10-12.

On Monday,  three Year 9 students and I were at the Presidents Room at GMHBA stadium, along with 120 other students from Years 7-9 in our region. Students, dressed in their “Mok Borriyn” t-shirts,  heard from Kim Farmer, the daughter of Polly Farmer, who spoke of the work that the Polly Farmer Foundation does to support students to further education or employment.  Mok Borriyn means “hope” in Wadawurrung.

The singer and performer Isaiah Firebrace told his story of being a shy Year 8 kid, to singing on the world stage, and how he failed many times on that road. Stall holders from tertiary institutions, workplace providers, Vic Police, Headspace provided information ( and many caps, lanyards, wristbands and pens!)

Workshops included Indigenous Artwork, Traditional Games, and Hip Hop Dancing.

Aunty May Owen addressed the audience with her hopes that these days inspire young people to aim high and take opportunities. Corrina Eccles welcomed us to her land, speaking in language and speaking of the importance of country, which was both moving and meaningful.

Years 5 & 6 Girls Footy

This past Tuesday the 5/6 Girls football team made the trek down the road to South Barwon Oval to compete in the annual round robin competition playing against other schools in the region. Every year brings a new mix of girls with varying abilities. Some who have played football for years, some who have just started and those who have never picked up a ball.

The team that represented the school that fabled Tuesday was a group of girls who should be very proud to of their performance. Their ability to work together, offer encouragement and work as hard as they could was second to none. Starting the day well, the girls had their first win and excitement was palpable, really spurring them onto the rest of the day.

Despite not winning as many games as they would have liked, in every game they all displayed a never say die attitude and did their very best in each contest. Although not moving on to the next round all the girls had a great day and represented the school exceptionally well. On the day the MVP awards went to Tahlia Steel (6B) and Ava Mousavi (6B) whilst the most improved awards went to Arabella Grills (5R) and Grace Formosa-Urquhart (5R).

Big thanks for Lucy Were on assisting on the day, her knowledge and care for the girls on the day was really appreciated.

Any girls who played on Tuesday or in 5/6 who are interested in playing girls football please contact Mr Richardson, a.richardson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Harry MacKay,

Classroom Teacher

Ancient Artifacts

During Term 1, the Year 7 Humanities students have been learning all about Ancient Indigenous Australia. We began by looking into the history of First Nation Australians in the Geelong and surrounding areas. We also investigated the discovery of Mungo Man and how he managed to rewrite how historians viewed ancient civilisations around the world. As part of this unit, students were encouraged to research Ancient Indigenous artefacts with the goal being to create their own with an accompanying Museum Card.

This week, some of the classes got together and created a mini museum for other classes to visit. The students were very respectful of First Nation Australian culture and traditions as they toured and admired each other’s work.

Stephen Brewster,

Classroom Teacher

Writer’s Workshop Excursion to ‘The Heights’

A whodunit murder mystery unravelled before the Year 7 Writers Workshop students
detective eyes at heritage listed property, ‘The Heights’ in Newtown Geelong this week.
The students spent the morning exploring the largest prefabricated dwelling in Victoria,
imported from Germany, the building and grounds were established during the 1800s
for the wealthy and prominent businessman of the time Charles Ibbotson.

Each room in the 1930s decorated home housed a different murder mystery inspired by female crime
writers. Students explored the rooms taking down details for use later in their own
mystery stories. After solving the Trust Trail of Mystery and acting as detectives to
decipher the secret symbols and Morse code, students discovered who burgled the

Finally, students spent some time writing up their own short mystery story
using the objects, rooms, and characters from the ‘The Heights Summer Mystery’ series
as inspiration.

Bree Redden,

Classroom Teacher


The last few years has seen our Outdoor Education team become experts in the outdoors, online, but if you were a Koala on a tree in the Otways last week you may have seen the Year 8 B, G & H students mountain biking in the Heathlands, kayaking in Painkalac creek, hiking in the rainforest through waterfalls and canyons or even scrambling over rock pools to get a closer look at the fascinating geology along our coastline. It was so good to be out and about again and to lead students in this pinnacle experience.

This three-night camp asks students to be self-sufficient and reflect on the story of our coast, while considering many geographical concepts. Further to this it also assists students in becoming more independent and resilient. Just ask them how they were feeling after a whole day out in 40km/h winds and rain!

Despite the challenges the sun kept shining in both the sky and our mindsets, as students encouraged each other as a team and rose to the occasion. For many of your young people this may have been their first experience of having to cook, clean and organise everything for themselves. I am certain that many of them have returned home with a new appreciation for their creature comforts.

In a time where our natural environments require more conservation than ever, it is imperative that students are equipped with hands on learning about the wonderful world around them, and on how we can enjoy and utilise these spaces, while at the same time, sustain them.

I trust that families have had some invigorating conversations about the vast experiences had on camp last week. I hope that these conversations and the questions about the broader learning of these trips continue to invite discussion in your homes.

A very sincere thank you to students, parents and the leadership and teaching team at our college for their support of this program.

Georgie Brown,

Year Level Coordinator – Year 8

Cyber Safe Schools – Parent Update

Parents will be aware from recent Vine articles throughout this term that we are excited about our new Cyber Safe Schools Program that the College is introducing in partnership with Linewize by Family Zone this year.

Over this term we have been putting in place some new tools at school that will help support and protect students in the digital space while at school and enable teachers and pastoral staff to be empowered to support our students’ wellbeing more effectively going forward. This process has now been completed.

The final step is the installation of Family Zone’s Connect app on College laptops for students in Years 4-12, which we are now ready to begin.

This will pave the way for us to be prepared early next term to share more about this exciting new program, including some parent tools. These tools have the potential to empower parents to guide and support their child’s wellbeing, safety, and development of positive behaviours relating to technology in the home.

The introduction of the Connect app on College devices, alongside our existing malware protection app Forticlient, means students are able to be well protected when using their College device.

For parent reference, more information is provided below on both apps installed on all College laptops that are part of our Student 1:1 Device Program to help protect students.

The Connect App by Family Zone
The Connect app will help ensure that students remain protected and engaged in learning during school hours, even if they disconnect from our safe College Wi-Fi network. This app will be inactive and dormant for school purposes outside of school hours.
This app is an important component of the technology behind our new Cyber Safe Schools Program in partnership with Linewize by Family Zone.

The Connect app is also central to the tools we’ll soon be making available to all parents to support them with managing the College laptop and other devices in the home if they wish.

We’ll soon begin installing the Connect app onto student laptops via a remote process, which should be completed by start of Week 3 in Term 2.

Forticlient Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

This software helps to protect students and their laptop from malicious software and sites both at school and at home. The Forticlient software is already installed on all student laptops.
Forticlient EDR is an extra layer of protection for student laptops from malware, viruses, and other risky content, on top of Microsoft’s own built-in Windows Security features.

We take our duty of care seriously for ensuring the wellbeing and protection of students and for helping them to build positive digital behaviours while at school. We also want to work with parents and support them with their important role in this at home.

It is for this reason that the two apps above are required to be present on all students’ College laptops going forward. It is part of our Digital Learning and Device Policy Agreement that this software remains on all student laptops and is not tampered with or removed.

We look forward excitedly to soon sharing more details of our Cyber Safe Schools Program early in Term 2. In the meantime, please take some time these holidays to explore our parents’ Online Safety Hub



I.G.N.I.T.E Program

On Wednesday 6th April a small number of students from Junior campus Belmont, Middle School Highton, Surf Coast campus and the Bellarine Drysdale campus participated in an Ignite program delivered by specialist educators from the G.A.T.E.WAYS organisation. G.A.T.E.WAYS is an independent, non-funded organisation established in 1994 to provide opportunities for highly able and gifted children.

The Ignite program consisted of two half day workshops in mathematics and science enrichment.  The students in Year 3 engaged in one set of workshops and the Year 4 to 6 students in another two workshops.

Throughout the day the students were exposed to concepts, theories and processes which captured and held their interest, thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. The students wrestled with advanced knowledge and skills. They met and formed new friendships with likeminded students. They worked on tasks, tirelessly, and exhaustively all day long. Without a doubt, the students experienced a day they will never forget and will build on in their future educational journey.

As the year progresses, we will continue to offer other opportunities for engagement both within the school day or after hours, where highly able and gifted students will be able to extend personal and collaborative areas of passion, gifting and talent.

In the meantime, a huge vote of thanks is extended to Meg and Jesse, from G.A.T.EWAYS for their brilliant delivery and superb work with our community of learners.

Roselyn Smith, Kathrine Bowyer, Wayne Durran and Octavia Rae

Kathrine Bowyer,

Learning Support Coordinator

Train Insane or Remain the Same!

This week the Year 9 Principles of Training Class visited the Bones MMA Gym in Torquay for a 60minute training session.

Students were able to make links to learning that has occurred this term about fitness components, training principles and methods. For many students this type of movement and training was new. Everyone gave it 100% effort and were awesome participants. Please see some reflections from students below:

Paris Osborne

Before going to Bones MMA I did not think I would like this style of training that much, but after going and doing a Muay Thai lesson I liked it a lot more than what I thought I would. We learnt a couple of different techniques on how to kick and punch. One of my highlights of the lesson would have been when we practised combinations with our partners. It was a very enjoyable time and if I had the choice to do it again as a class, I would.

Gemma Nwanze

On Monday we went to Bones Gym in Torquay. This was a new experience for me as the training was focused on Mauy Thai.  We learnt the Mauy Thai stance and different punching and kicking combinations. I had so much fun and I learnt so much about Mauy Thai through the great instructors and my peers! A highlight for me visiting the Bones Mauy Thai Gym was when we got to partner up and practise all the new moves we had just learnt, correcting each other’s mistakes along the way.

After our training session at the Bones Mauy Thai Gym we discussed the way athletes train and prepare for competitions. They focus on making their training specific to beat their opponents’ strengths and will do this for up to 8 weeks depending on the athlete. We also discussed fitness components that are used in the sport such as agility, flexibility, and endurance. Overall, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to experience the world of Mauy Thai!

Brittany Dietrich,

Classroom Teacher

Athletics Carnival!

On Thursday the 7th of April students from Junior School, Surf Coast Campus and Highton came together at Middle School for a fun and competitive Athletics Carnival.

Students are to be commended on their participation and effort on the day! Some highlights were watching the Year 9 and Year 5 Boys High Jump where records were broken, the fastest on campus and relay events, and tug of war novelty activity, which is always lots of fun!

The day was filled with smiles, jumping, running, and cheering! It was a much-needed day after a very busy and long term.

Thank-you to all parents/family members who came along to support and to all the teaching staff who without we wouldn’t be able to run out programs.

A big congratulations to Taylor House for winning the day!

Male Fastest on Campus- Taj Beckworth Year 9.

Female Fastest on Campus- Ava Mousavi Year 6.

The Year Level Champions will be recognised at the start of Term 2.

Brittany Dietrich,

Classroom Teacher

2022 SSV Western Metro Region Swimming Championships

A group of talented swimmers from our Year 5 Middle School Highton Campus cohort are heading to the State Finals next Term after blitzing the opposition at the Regional Finals this week.

Burrows Bears Alfie Lynch and Lucas O’Brien have joined forces with Penman Panthers George Kitson and Holly Tucker to create a stellar mixed relay team that will advance to the third stage of this year’s School Sport Victoria Swimming Program.

Alfie, Lucas, George and Holly rose above seven other teams from across the western metro region to win their 4 x 50 metre relay event at the SSV Regional Championships held at Kardinia Aquatic Centre on Tuesday.

From here, it’s off to Melbourne for our ‘Awesome Foursome’ and our Sport Faculty certainly wishes these students and their families the very best of luck for this great experience.

For Alfie, George and Lucas, it will be a case of ‘here we go again’, as the three aquatic speedsters were part of the relay team from our College that advanced to the State Finals this time last year.

For Holly, it has been a whirlwind couple of weeks. Stepping in as a late replacement at the Division Championships, Holly helped the team advance to the Regionals two weeks ago and then assisted Alfie, George and Lucas in defending their crown with another great swim on Tuesday.

It was actually a double triumph for Alfie on Tuesday, as not only did he play his part in the relay victory, he also won his Individual 50 metre Backstroke Event.

The Sport Faculty would also like to congratulate Year 6 students Tahlia Steel (Burrows), Chelsea Ronning (Flynn), Ava Mousavi (Flynn) and Macey Dow (Taylor) from the Middle School Highton Campus – and Mikayla Grunberg (Burrows) from the Bellarine Campus – for making it to the Regional Finals and showing great heart and talent in their events on Tuesday.

We look forward to watching this group of Year 6 students become important members of our College Swim Team for many years to come.

Sally Bishop,

Classroom Teacher

Learning Conferences

Our Term 2 Learning Conferences will be held on Thursday May 5th from 4:00pm – 10:00am. These Conferences will be conducted as video calls via Teams.

Bookings for these conferences will:

Open: Friday April 22 at 4.00pm

Close: Tuesday May 3 at 10.00am

 Instructions as to how to make bookings will be emailed to families prior to the opening date.

Our teaching staff really look forward to this occasion as a valuable opportunity to develop relationships with our school families while discussing their students learning and progress. We encourage students to join their parents in the calls so that they can share reflections of their own learning while also benefiting from the collaborative and supportive focus provided through this time and space.

We request that parents and guardians who schedule conference bookings, ensure that they have a quiet and respectful area available in which they can connect to the video call. Please note that teachers will not be able to participate in calls with family members who are driving a vehicle or in an inappropriate setting.

If you have any questions about these conferences, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Homeroom Teacher or Heidi Wilkinson by phone or email. We look forward to speaking with you online soon.

Kerrie Dapiran,

Deputy Head of Campus

Save Those Bread Bags Over the Holidays!

Christian College Middle School is participating in the “Wonder Recycling Rewards” programme. This has many benefits! For families, it is a place to take all your plastic bread bags so you don’t need to put them in the rubbish.  For students, it is a visual reminder that soft plastic can be recycled and made into other useful items (such as playground equipment, furniture, and road surfaces). For the school, it is the chance to win playground equipment, that we will then look at donating to less privileged schools in our area.  It’s a win-win-win!

This program will begin in earnest in Term 2, and continue until September.

We are asking all families to please save your bread bags (stuff them all into one bread bag) over the Easter School Holidays. Then have students bring those bags into school to drop off at the large bright pink container at the Student Office area in Term 2. And keep doing that until September!

Thank you for helping CCG play our part towards a sustainable future.

Jaki Groves,

Head of Library – Middle School – Highton


The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students is fast approaching.

All schools are required to shift to online testing for 2022. We will be holding a practice test on Thursday the 24th of March and the actual tests will be run throughout the two week window from May the 10th to the 20th

NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals and can be used to improve student achievement.

All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN Online tests. Catch up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days up to and including Friday 20 May 2022.

Support will be arranged for students with disabilities, if the student regularly uses similar support for classroom assessment tasks. Exemptions may be granted to students with significant intellectual disabilities and to students who have been learning English for less than one year. Our Learning Support Coordinators liaise with families of children who may be eligible for support due to disability or an exemption. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is a matter for consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the principal. If, after consultation, you decide to withdraw your child, you must sign a Student Withdrawal form. These forms are available from the school by emailing h.wilkinson@ccg.vic.edu.au

Later in the year you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report and more information will be provided about this process at a later date.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact either of our two Learning Support Coordinators or relevant Year Level Coordinators:

Learning Support Coordinator for Years 5-6                     Kathrine Bowyer               k.bowyer@ccg.vic.edu.au

Learning Support Coordinator for Years 7-9                     Miriam Pohlenz                m.pohlenz@ccg.vic.edu.au

Year 5 Coordinator                                                           Natasha Troop                   n.troop@ccg.vic.edu.au

Year 7 Coordinator                                                           Andrew Ellery                    a.ellery@ccg.vic.edu.au

Year 9 Coordinator                                                           Nicole Riddle                      n.riddle@ccg.vic.edu.au

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Year 7 Immunisations

A reminder to any Year 7 students that missed their Immunisations at school, you can catch up through your GP or Barwon Health Immunisation service over the holidays via the following link https://bit.ly/3oa3thQ

We’re Open in May!

Each of the Christian College campuses will open their doors during May for prospective parents and others to visit, tour and ask questions – with no booking needed. We encourage all members of our College community to help spread the word about our open days, and our invitation to book a tour anytime to any friends, neighbours, colleagues – anyone you know who may be looking at Early Learning and/or schooling options for their children.

This year, each of our campuses will open its doors on the following dates at the times indicated.

Junior School-Belmont: May 3 – 9:30am to 11am

Middle School-Highton: May 3 – 11am – 12pm

Surf Coast Campus: May 5 – 9:30am – 11:30am

Bellarine Campus: May 10 – 9:30am – 12:00pm

Senior School-Waurn Ponds: May 3, 5, 10 12:00pm – 1:00pm

We also invite anyone who is interested in visiting any of our campuses, but can’t make the above days/times to book a tour online at a time that suits, meet with campus leaders and have their questions answered. Every day is Open Day!



Canteen Arrangements for Term 2

The canteen will re-open during the first week of Term 2 (starting Wed. April 27). Thank you to all volunteers who support the canteen and help to provide this service to our students and staff.


Uniform Shop Holiday Hours

The last trading day for Term 1 is Friday 8th April 4, 2022. The Uniform Shop will then be closed from Monday 11th April 4, 2022 – Monday 18th April 4, 2022.( Easter Monday)

The shop re-opens on Tuesday April 19 with hours as follows for the second week of holidays.

Tuesday 19th April , 2022        9.00am-5.00pm

Wednesday 20th April 2022      9.00am -5.00pm

Thursday 21st April , 2022       9.00am -5.00pm

Friday 22nd April , 2022            9.00am -5.00pm


CLOSED Monday 25th April 4, 2022 ( Anzac Day)


Tuesday 26th April , 2022        9.00am- 5.00pm

Wednesday 27thApril, 2022   9.00am- 5.00pm

Thursday 28th April, 2022       9.00am-5.00pm

Friday 29th April, 2022             9.00am-5.00pm


Normal trading hours resume Monday 2nd May 2022.

Notice to All Parents Regarding CSEF Funding

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. Please complete a 2022 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form and return to your campus administration office by the end of Term 1 please.

Please read the attached letter for further information

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CSEF Application Form:
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A MYTERN Thought for This Week

We all know that only one person can drive at a time, yet many of us believe that there are people and circumstances steering our emotions in the opposite direction of where we want to go.

 Grab your steering wheel now and know that only one person directs you down those emotional roads….and that is you.

 What an awesome power that is 👍😊

Discover more about MYTERN here