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What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton

Week 6

  • Mon, 30 May – Photo Day
  • Tues, 31 May – Victorian College Basketball Championships- Junior Boys & Girls
  • Tues, 31 May –   Choir Performance Evening
  • Wed, 1 April – GISSA Cross-Country Championships
  • Thurs, 2 April –   String Ensemble Performance Evening

Week 7

  • Tues, 7 June – Project Care Fundraiser – Sausage Sizzle
  • Tues, 7 June – Highton Campus Bands Performance Evening – Intermediate & Novice Concert Band and Novice Stage Band
  • Thurs, 9 June – GISSA Junior Girls AFL Championships
  • Thurs, 9 June – Highton Instrumental Music Performance Evening
  • Fri, 10 June – Robo Cup Competition

2022 Class and Individual Photos

 The 2022 class photos and individual portraits will be taken at the Middle School – Highton Campus on Monday, May 30. This is an important day in the school year for all of us, and we look forward to capturing for you a moment in time during your young person’s journey at Christian College.

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Kerrie Dapiran, Deputy Head of Campus

Welcome to Country

Students and staff at Middle School – Highton today received a Welcome to Country from a member of the local Wadawurrung community and experienced a Smoking Ceremony as a pre-cursor to Reconciliation Week, which starts on Friday. This was a first for the campus and a deeply moving event that heralds a significant week in the national calendar. During Reconciliation Week, students at all campuses will have opportunities to participate in a range of activities that focus on the importance of reconciliation and the strengthening of relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples across our nation.

Art, Technology and Design in the Middle Years – Week 5 Update

One of the best things about teaching the arts, design and technology, is being able to witness the ways in which our students show their individuality and ability to problem solve. Across all subject areas students are encouraged to express themselves using the materials and mediums of choice. Each week they explore, test materials and mediums, practise processes and problem-solve. Here is a quick glimpse of some of the learning happening across the arts, design and technology in Week 5.

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Bringing History to Life – Medieval Day

This week the Year 8s took trip back in time to the Medieval world. Through the expertise of the ‘History Up Close’ staff visiting Highton for the day, students had the privilege of experiencing a range of exciting hands-on activities aimed at enhancing their understanding of the Medieval world, as recently studied in Year 8 History. Activities involved Medieval games, Medieval music, dance, arms and armour, as well as costumes of Medieval people.

According to Jagger Small of 8M, ‘It was great to experience how people lived back then.  I think we all enjoyed doing hands on learning instead of just being in the classroom. We loved playing some of the games that they played back in the day such as Kubb!’ Similarly, Evie Tomkins described it as a ‘fun learning experience’ which enabled her to learn ‘…so much more about life back then.’ Brianna Anderson, also of 8M ‘…really enjoyed learning about the music and games they had in the medieval times.’ She particularly enjoyed ‘dressing up as a peasant and eating the food that they might have eaten back then.’ The Medieval meal served for all students and staff certainly helped set the scene and fuel engagement for learning.

Alongside the student reflections of activities, it was wonderful to hear students appreciate the organisation involved in the day (Phoebe Truswell) and express their gratitude at having this opportunity.

Jemma Morris, Acting Deputy Head of Campus

Sizzlin’ for Charity  

In support of UNICEF’s Ukraine Appeal, our Project Care Representatives will be running a sausage sizzle fundraiser on Tuesday June 7.  

Students will have the opportunity to purchase one sausage for $3 or two sausages for $5. Students are asked to bring money on the day. 

Dietaries such as gluten free bread and sausages, and vegetarian options will also be provided.   

If you have any questions or concerns please email me at school using the following email address: v.corkin@ccg.vic.edu.au 

Thank you to all families for your support!   

Victoria Corkin

Year 9 at Middle School – Highton Campus

‘We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.’

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our Year 9s have been congratulated regularly on an outstanding start to the year. We are well and truly aware of the interruptions experienced over the last few years, and some families are still experiencing these interruptions from COVID in our community.

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Nicole Riddle

GISSA Athletics 

Our CCG Eagles Athletics Team outperformed all but one school to clinch second place in this year’s Geelong Independent Schools Sport Association (GISSA) Athletics Championships recently. 

Despite some of our College’s best athletes being unavailable due to illness and injury, we managed to rally to still produce a valiant performance in one of the three marquee events on the GISSA calendar – finishing runner-up behind Kardinia International College in wet, tricky conditions at John Landy Athletics Field. 

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Andrew Richardson

eSafety Parent and Carer Webinars

Parents and carers of our students have access to a range of eSafety webinars made available by the eSafety Commissioner throughout the year. eSafety's free webinars provide parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support children to have safe, positive online experiences.

The webinar focus by eSafety for May is on parental controls. This webinar promises to provide valuable information and support to parents. Christian College parents are also encouraged to read the article ‘Should I be using a parental control?’ available on our Online Safety Hub.

I encourage all parents and carers in our community to explore these webinar offerings by eSafety and register for events that are relevant to you. The link is below:

2022 Parent and carer education topic schedule

Brendan Vanderkley

COGG Needs Crossing Supervisors 

The City of Greater Geelong is experiencing a shortage of school crossing supervisors due to illness, including COVID and influenza, meaning that a limited number of crossings around the municipality may not be supervised at certain times. In such instances, staffing busier crossings is prioritised over quieter ones. Sometimes this is achieved by deploying Parking, Local Laws and Animal Management teams to crossing supervision roles. 

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a crossing supervisor, COGG is recruiting via this link:  Casual School Crossing Supervisor - City of Greater Geelong .

Golf Tournament 

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

If you are on a rough road, use the discomfort as your power to take control. See it providing fuel for your journey....expanding your map....adding to who you are....shaping who you are becoming 😊

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