From the Acting Principal
Thirty years ago, in 1993, a diverse group of major faith communities in Australia initiated a Week of Prayer for Reconciliation, from May 27 to June 3. This weeklong event evolved into Reconciliation Week which is now under the guidance of Reconciliation Australia. The two dates, May 27 and June 3 are historically significant. May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum when Australians overwhelmingly voted to include indigenous Australians in the national census. And, on June 3 1992, the High Court of Australia recognised native title – the land rights of the Meriam people in Torres Strait – also known as the Mabo decision.
Christian College is proud to promote Reconciliation Week as we join with other schools, workplaces and community groups throughout Australia in working towards a just and equitable and reconciled Australia. This year’s Reconciliation Week theme, “Be a Voice for Generations”, honours the work of previous generations who fought for justice and calls on the next generation to continue the work. We will be acknowledging Reconciliation Week in various ways including assemblies, homeroom devotions and other initiatives throughout the week.
What’s Happening at Middle School
- Sun 28 May – Tues 30 May – Year 9 GEOS Camp (Group 1 & 2)
- Mon 29 May – Fri 2 Jun – National Reconciliation Week
- Mon 29 May – Welcome to Country Assembly
- Tues 30 May – GISSA Intermediate Girls (Year 9 & 10) AFL Championships
- Tues 30 May – Victorian College Basketball Championship – Junior Boys and Girls
- Wed 31 May – Fri 2 Jun – Year 9 GEOS Camp (Group 3 & 4)
- Wed 31 May – GISSA Cross-Country Championships
- Thurs 1 Jun – String Ensembles Performance Evening
- Wed 7 Jun – Year 7 & 8 GISSA Sport
- Thurs 8 Jun – GISSA Junior Girls (Year 7 & 8 ) AFL Championships
This term in Year 5 Art, students have been learning about character design and have looked at our favourite characters from a range of books, movies, and TV. We have learnt about ways a character’s design can influence audiences’ perception of the character and their story. Students have been designing their own characters and will be creating them out of clay using various modelling techniques. Looking forward to seeing their fabulous characters come to life!
Geelong North and Bellarine Cross Country Championships
The Geelong North and Bellarine Cross Country Championships were held on Tuesday May 23.
We had a strong team of primary runners representing all four Campuses on the day with exceptional results.
Our Middle School runners included Izaac Spicer who finished ninth, thereby progressing to the Western Metropolitan Region Event on June 15. Notable mentions on the day were Remi Habel, Xavier Hellier, Byron Morgan and Stella Jane who all finished high up in the field and just missed out on representation at the next level.
Year 8 Update
When someone mentioned to me the other day that we were halfway through Term 2, I had to question them as to whether they were correct. It seems they were! It only feels like yesterday that the students were embarking on their Year 8 journey and settling into their new learning environment. How time flies!
Once again, throughout Term 2, it has been fantastic to see the students engaging in a variety of activities that come with the diverse range of subjects offered.
Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening. Students have been busy: taking a journey back in time to the Medieval days in History; displaying a range of sporting skills and competitive spirit against local schools in the GISSA competition as part of the Sport Elective; devising a piece of children’s theatre from page (picture story book) to stage in Drama; impersonating their favourite chef and developing their culinary skills in Food Studies; discovering a deeper link into Indigenous culture through a sporting lens in HPE; investigating the various types of energy and how they relate to the real world through both theory and prac. in Science; exploring other religions and comparing them with Christianity in Christian Ed; participating in class debates in reference to key content from the novel ‘Footprints on the Moon’ in English; listening to guest presenters from The City of Greater Geelong Strategic Planners educate on urban planning for Geelong’s predicted future population growth and urban development, as part of GEOS; and so much more!
VCE Drama Ensemble Performances
Calling all CC Eagles Members and Families
We are pleased to present an opportunity for you to be a part of CC Eagles/ Geelong United Basketball Club Fundraiser, with NBL1 tickets available for the following game through the club:
Round 10 – Hoop City Geelong United Supercats v Dandenong Rangers – Saturday June 17, 2023. Tip off: Women – 5:00pm, Men – 7:00pm (Ticket gets you in to both games at The Geelong Arena)
All PRE-ORDERED tickets will cost $10.00 with $5.00 being retained by our club.
On the night we want to see our members show up at the game in our CLUB COLOURS.
We hope that everyone embraces this opportunity to get our CC Eagles family together and support Hoop City Geelong United Supercats on the night.
Foundation Golf Day 2023
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce the Christian College Foundation Golf Day tournament for 2023.
Save the date: Thursday November 9.
We are seeking prizes for this event – if you own a local business and are interested in creating partnership opportunities with Christian College, please contact Fiona Provan on 0400 477 467, or email [email protected]
Uniform Shop Clearance Sale!
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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