What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton

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 

    Week 8 

    • Mon, 13 June – Queens Birthday Holiday
    • Tues, 14 June – Victorian College Championships -Junior Girls Final 
    • Fri, 17 June – Conclusion of Term 2 – 3.30 Dismissal 

      From the Acting Head of Campus 

       For the Safety of the Children 

       Thank you to each of you who use the carparks and surrounding streets of our campus so carefully. I appreciate that as the refurbishment of our bus parking area continues, access to and around the campus is particularly challenging at this time. Furthermore, as the weather gets wetter and the days shorter, driving and road-crossing conditions become more dangerous. We have had some ‘near misses’ of pedestrian and vehicle collisions in recent weeks, despite the best intentions of our road crossing supervisors and traffic controllers in Burdekin and Thornhill Roads. 

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      Adam Kennedy, Acting Head of Middle School

      Supporting our Friend in Viqueque 

       The world has always been about relationships and this is something we pride ourselves on here at Christian College. The relationship we have forged with the people of East Timor, in particular those in Viqueque, is long standing, and one we hope will continue long into the future. 

       Students, in Week 4, gained an understanding of this special bond we have, through three specific devotions, teaching them about the Timorese culture, their fight for Independence and Christian College’s work in Viqueque. 

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      Graham Barton

      Be Brave. Make Change.  

      This is the call to us in 2022 through National Reconciliation Week and beyond.  In our inaugural Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Wadawurrung Woman Nikki McKenzie and Wodjibolok man Norm Stanley welcomed us with their language and fire.  They reminded us that we need to Be Brave, and Make Change every day, not just in National Reconciliation Week.  

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      Jackie Corless

      Intrepid Farmers at Back Creek 

      Our Intrepid Farmers kept smiling through the cold – just over 6 degrees maximum on Tuesday! 

      Katie and Paris prepared an elegant pancake lunch, with edible flowers and fruit and mint garnish from the garden, assisted by Farm Director Kim Ali. Delicious! 

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      Jackie Corless

      Regional Robo Cup Competition Comes to Middle School 

      Christian College is delighted to be hosting the Victorian Regional Robo Cup Competition next Friday in the Middle School Sports and Aquatic Centre. 

      Robo Cup Junior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional and international robotic events for young students. Next week, we have Years 7, 8 and 9 Christian College teams comprised of Systems Engineering students from Middle School competing at regional level. They are super-excited to be testing their robotic skills against other competitors from schools around the state, and we wish them well! 

      Sally Gray

      Prefect Voice

      Hi! I’m Bella Lynch, one of the Middle School Prefects for 2022. 

      The Year 9 cohort has enjoyed an eventful and rewarding continuation of Term 2. Here are our perspectives on some of the recent events.  

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      Bella Lynch and Ella Fields

      Mobile Muster Message  

      Hello parents and teachers, today we would like to inform you about the Mobile Muster’s team. Mobile Muster is an organisation that takes old phones and accessories and recycles them into things like phone cases and glass. A hundred million phones are discarded every year to landfill, but if we didn’t throw them away and instead gave them to mobile muster, we would save over sixteen thousand kilos of copper. Recycling these phones also helps the environment, because they reduce the total volume of dangerous materials put into the ground; they don’t just degrade. The dangerous minerals and ores leak out into the environment and into the atmosphere causes pollution, damage to our physical health and damage to the environment.  

      We would appreciate if students could bring in old mobile phones for the next few weeks, this would put the old phones that we all have just lying around to use. We would like to make a change to society, by recycling old mobile phones to help the environment. We plan on setting up a collection site here at Christian College Geelong.  


      Harvey Knight, James Atkins, Hser Nay Htoo and James Eade 

      Messaging and Online Chat – Helping Parents to Keep Young People Safe 

      One of the most challenging aspects of young people’s technology use for parents is messaging and online chat. Where age-appropriate, these apps and platforms enable young people to stay connected, be in the moment with someone, meet new people and collaborate with others. 

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      Brendan Vanderkley

      Graduate Professional Development Day 

      Learning is for more than just our students - Christian College is building a strong career foundation for new teachers. 

      Teaching can be a tough job— as any veteran teacher will tell you over the past few years. Finding ways to make it sustainable is imperative for the strength of our profession, student learning outcomes and continuing to build the quality teaching in our College. Our targeted mentoring program is designed to support graduate teachers and was further enhanced by our recent seminar day with visiting speakers from Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and the Victorian Institute of Education (VIT). 

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      Ingrid Staggard

      Sport Faculty Wrap 

      It has been an incredible fortnight for our CC Eagles Sport Teams. 

      Our Senior Male AFL squad and our Senior Female Netball Team both won GISSA Championships in the last two weeks. 

      Our victory in the Division One AFL Titles was a significant step forward for our Sport Faculty’s AFL Program, as it means our College will now advance to the next stage of the ‘Herald Sun Shield’ for the first time in many years. 

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      Matthew Murnane

      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