What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton

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

Term 3 Week 1

  • Tues, 12 July – Term 3 Commencement
  • Thurs, 14 July – Year 10 2023 Information Evening 

    Year 9 Editorial Excursion to the Lume

    Last Friday our Year 9 Editorial students were fortunate to travel to Melbourne and immerse in a range of engaging experiences to generate story ideas for their final writing pieces.

    We travelled via train to Docklands to see the Lume exhibition of Van Gogh’s artwork, where students were mesmerised by the multi-sensory exhibit with the interplay of words, sounds, light, and image. This fully immersive sensory encounter included aromas and a choreographed soundtrack to this 360-degree experience where every surface became an animated canvas: floors, walls, and visitors alike. We were transported into familiar landscapes as they became moving images that towered four stories tall. Each student left the exhibition hastily journaling inspiration for new character and setting ideas.

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    Ingrid Staggard

    Sausage Sizzle Success

    Earlier in the term the Project Care Students ran a vote in their homerooms to choose the charity they wanted to support. The UNICEF Ukraine Appeal was selected and this week we ran a sausage sizzle to raise money.

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    Victoria Corkin


    The year 5s have been building relationships with their Year 9 mentors this semester, through games, devotions and around and about campus. The move into Year 5 at the Highton campus can be daunting for our youngest year level and the big year 9s can initially appear to be, well – very big! But the Year 9 and 5 mentor program allows for our youngest members of the school to be welcomed, accepted and encouraged by their elders. By the end of Term 1, many Year 5s were chatting with Year 9s at recess and lunch, playing games and enjoying the kindness of our special Year 9 mentors whose role is to make the school a welcoming place.

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    Cohesive Curriculum: Year 7 Music

    Every student in Year 7 studies Music for one semester. The subject is designed for students of all levels and ranges of musical experience. Over the course of the first two units of study (Audio Book and Music Culture) students are learning about how music works. They develop skills and knowledge to enable them to create their own musical performance by the end of the semester.

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    Brighid Mantelli

    Division Tee Ball Championship

    The CCG 5/6 Tee Ball team represented the Deakin District in the North Geelong Division Tee Ball championships at Stead Park on Wednesday 8thJune. We were victorious winning all three matches to progress on to the Western Metropolitan Regional Premiership on August 1st. There will be a lot of tough competition at the next stage, but the boys have focus and determination to bring their best.

    Sally Bishop

    Geelong Mums

    Share More. Waste Less. Every Child Thrives. 

    Students in the Transformation Program have set out to support the amazing organisation Geelong Mums. Xavier Kay and Sam Haywood were passionate about helping Geelong Mums support every Victorian child up to the age of six receive the basic necessities they need to thrive.

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    Rebecca Barry

    Global Academic Challenge

    The Global Academic Challenge is an academic competition for high achieving students offered through the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER). All challenge results were compared and reported against national and international standards.

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    Kathrine Bowyer

    Wonder White Soft Plastic Recycling Initiative

    We Want Your Bread Bags and Tags!

    Did you know that in Australia, only 18% of plastic packaging is recycled? That’s outrageous!

    The Christian College Climate Committee want to improve this statistic – starting right here at Middle School, Highton. They discovered a program that Wonder White Bread is running, to enable schools to make a difference.

    It is easy: recycle bread bags and tags!

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    Road Closure Along Thornhill Road

    The City of Greater Geelong has notified Christian College Geelong that Thornhill Road will be closed Wednesday 15th June to Wednesday 22nd June for road surfacing works along Thornhill Rd (Brassey Ave to south entrance to Pepperdine Way) Highton from 7.00am to 5.00pm.

    This closure will impact both Middle School and Senior School traffic.

    Residents, buses (some delays may occur) and emergency vehicles will be able to travel along Thornhill Road, with all other travellers asked to use an alternate route.

    For further details please see the attached letter from City of Greater Geelong.

    City of Greater Geelong Notification

    CCG Senior School: Passion, Purpose and Pathways

    At Christian College’s Senior Campus in Waurn Ponds, our commitment is to help students explore their passions, discover their purpose and find their pathways.

    During the first week of Term 3, all parents of Year 9 students at Highton and Bellarine Campuses are invited to the Senior School Information Evening on Thursday July 14.

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    Canteen Arrangements Next Week

    The Canteen will be open on Friday June 17 (the last day of Term 2) as usual at recess and lunchtime.

    Thank you to all volunteers who have helped this term. Your assistance is valued by all Canteen staff and students!

    Thank you also to Ashley Walters and his team for rebuilding the original online canteen system to work in our unusual school structure, which required it to function across three separate campuses.

    If you still require assistance to set up or use the online ordering system or have any queries about it, please email Nick at ithelpdesk@ccg.vic.edu.au and he will assist.

    Have a safe and happy holiday break!

    Heather Smith, Canteen Manager

    Jonathan Ryan, Operations Manager

    National Collection of Data on Students With Disabilities

    Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). With data collected on the first Friday in August (this year, on the 5th), the NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2021).   

    Please see the attached NCCD Fact Sheet for more information.   

    Fact Sheet for Parents Guardians and Carers

    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

    Life will throw you curve balls. That's part of the journey - especially since COVID.

    So, if you experience moments of feeling out of control, don't judge yourself. It doesn't mean that you are failing.

    Grab that wheel and pull over if you have to.

    And know that you're doing an awesome job. 👍👏

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