What’s on at Middle School
- Mon 13 Feb – Wed 15 Feb – Year 7 Cave Hill Creek Camp (B,G,H)
- Mon 13 Feb – Year 5 Parent Cuppa and Information
- Wed 15 Feb – Fri 17 Feb – Year 7 Cave Hill Creek Camp (M,R,Y)
- Thurs 16 Feb – Deakin District Tennis – Years 5 & 6
- Thurs 16 Feb – Year 8 Cricket v Geelong College
- Mon 20 Feb – Year 8 Cricket v Geelong College
- Wed 22 Feb – Year 9 Media Excursion – Real Life Animated
- Thurs 23 Feb – Senior & Intermediate cricket and CCG tennis squad v Geelong Grammar School
- Fri 24 Feb – Student Leader’s Investiture and Service of Dedication
Wellbeing at Christian College
Our philosophical statement reiterates that Christian College is always seeking to develop “an atmosphere of care and concern for each student’s character growth and wellbeing, within a value system and set of priorities derived from the Christian faith”. For many years our Chaplains have led the College in this important area of wellbeing. More recently we have taken additional proactive measures to build and cultivate student wellbeing in addition to enhancing our pastoral care and Chaplaincy support. We are taking meaningful and purposeful steps in this direction, and it is a real privilege to be working with and for you in the development of these areas as the Director of Wellbeing.
Empathy, Diversity, Connection…A City Walk to Remember
The Transformation students visited The Intersection in the city of Melbourne last Friday where they explored ideas around empathy, diversity, and connection. The students participated in a city walk which used an interactive story-based approach. Students learnt that homelessness, addiction, and racism are symptoms of a deeper problem of disconnection in the urban context. On this excursion students were challenged to meet the other, because empathy, diversity and connection are vital to creating a livable city and making change.
The educators at The Intersection connected with the students through a city walk and engaged them in an Empathy Workshop. We heard stories of the city, personal experiences and relevant statistics to craft a powerful narrative that broke through stereotyping and invited human connection and empathy. It was an amazing day, filled with rich and powerful ideas that reflected ‘the learning that matters’.
Welcome to the Year 8 Community!
Take your marks…set…GO…and we’re off! The 2023 school year is officially underway, and it has been great seeing so many familiar and new faces in Year 8 over the past fortnight. Although we are only a couple of weeks into Term 1, it feels like we’ve been back for months, such is the encouraging vibe amongst the year level. Naturally settling back into any new routine can be difficult, in particular for those students just starting their educational journey at Christian College this year. We hope everyone, new and old, has enjoyed a positive start to the year, and a smooth transition into school life at Year 8.
Year 7 – Drawing en pleine aire
To draw “en pleine aire” is to go outside and draw what you see, it was first done by the Impressionists in France and Australia in the late 1800’s. Today at Middle School, the Year 7 students spent half their session this week drawing in the courtyard. They have started their Art Elements Workshop Unit where they will create a series of artworks using a variety of 2D mediums.
Today they learnt how to draw with their opposite hand, use only one line, and how to draw by observing. Next week, they will learn to use their imagination.
Christian College 2023 Snowsports Team
Did you know that Jakara Anthony, the 2022 Winter Olympic Gold Medallist in the Women’s Moguls is an ex-CCG student?
Jakara continues to perform exceptionally well having been on the podium 16 out of the last 18 World Cups and is now the most decorated Australian Winter Olympian in history!
The Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships are held this year in Mt Buller from the 21st – 27th August with the XC Championships being held on the 6th August.
If your child(ren) have not been involved previously and you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please email me at [email protected]
You can also find out more event details at https://www.interschools.com.au/home/
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 2023 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 document for further information.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
It’s easy to rush through a cup of tea or coffee and forget to stop and appreciate the moment.
Take time out now to simply appreciate being able to breathe in fresh air. Take a long slow breath and feel it rejuvenate every cell.
Make that your intention and watch your body smile from the inside 👍❤️
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