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What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton

Week 4 

  • Mon, 1 Aug – Netball Vic. ‘All Schools’ Qualifying Round – Boys Only 
  • Tues, 2 Aug – GISSA Inter Boys (Yr9&10) Soccer Championships 
  • Wed, 3 Aug – Senior School Subject Information Evening (current Year 9’s) 
  • Thurs, 4 Aug – Fri, 5 Aug – MS Bands performing at Vic Schools Music Festival 
  • Thurs, 4 Aug – GISSA Inter Girls (Yr9&10) Soccer Championships 
  • Thurs, 4 Aug – VSMF – Highton & Bellarine Combined Novice Concert Band 
  • Thurs, 4 Aug – VSMF – Highton Intermediate Concert Band 
  • Fri, 5 Aug – Friends of Cowrie Creek – National Tree Planting Day Excursion 

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Save the Date! 

An Important Parent Evening for all Families  

Save the date for this event to partner with us in support of our young people’s wellbeing. 

The past few years have been challenging globally, and at Christian College we have not been exempt from facing difficulty. Pleasingly however, through the ever-present blessings of God, and the hard work of our wonderful team, we have delivered “The Learning That Matters” consistently and effectively throughout this time and continue to do so. 

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Brendan Vanderkley

Years 5 and 6 Host Lions Public Speaking Competition 

On Friday, the 22nd of July, the Year 5 and 6 cohort had the privilege of hosting the Lions Public Speaking Competition at Middle School – Highton. Our cohort was represented by 14 students in the competition, speaking on the topics of Famous First Nation Peoples and Holocaust Survivors. The judges on the day included Ms Maree McCrickard, teacher at Sacred Heart College and Lion Tom Blair, our past District Governor & Teacher, Mentor, Lion Les Cropley as timekeeper and Lion Deb Stallard, Education Support and Leos Coordinator Geelong as well as our own Angela Tutty, Director of Teaching and Learning – Humanities at Senior School. This was an exciting event with students, parents/guardians and staff supporting our wonderful students in the Chapel. We had two winners on the day: Arabella Grills in Year 5 and Angela He in Year 6.  

We are so proud of our students and the way they conducted themselves throughout this event and look forward to more events in the future with Lions Club Geelong. 

    Steph Hambrook

    Materials and Mediums: Year 9 Studio Art’s Glass Exploration 

    In Studio Art this week the Year 9 students have started their exploration into different mediums and materials that can be used when making artworks. This is in preparation for making their own art series this term in the mediums of their choice, addressing a theme of their choice. 

    Our first medium to explore was glass, along with the process of fusing, which involves melting the glass at high temperatures in the kiln to create a glass tile. The students cut coloured glass into a particular design that will then be melted in the kiln at various temperatures to create different effects. They learned how to handle the medium safely and the appropriate way to use the necessary tools. 

    Quite a few of the students enjoyed this new medium and suggested they may make an artwork using it later in this term, I look forward to seeing what they create. 

    Lori Ruplal

    State ‘All Schools’ Cross Country

    Bundoora Park was the venue for the 2022 State All Schools XC Championships last Saturday. The College was well represented at this event, which attracts the best schoolgirl and schoolboy athletes from across Victoria. 

    Suzannah Mavromihalis (Yr9 Bellarine – 22nd place) and Jaime McKie (Yr9 Highton – 60th place) competed very well in the U16 girls' race, with both girls finishing in the top 60 in the State, and Suzannah just 2 minutes behind the winner. Will Hannaford (Yr8 Bellarine) joined 110 U15 runners on the start line and ran a great race, finishing strongly in 64th position. Jacob McKie and Aaron Hanson (Yr11 Senior Campus) competed in the U18 age group and finished 22nd and 44th respectively over the 6km journey. Both boys ran very well against the State’s top schoolboy distance runners with Jacob finishing 90econds behind the winner.   

    We congratulate all these students on these achievements at the State Championships and wish them well as they represent the college in the upcoming GISSA Cross Country Championships on Thursday 18th August. 

    Andrew Richardson

    Are you a Creative Scientist or Scientifically Creative?

    As part of National Science Week 2022, the CCG science faculty is offering our Years 5 – 12 students an opportunity to enter a CCG Science Photography competition and/or a CCG Science Creative Writing competition. 

    The theme for this years’ Science Week is Glass: More than meets the eye, so naturally, the theme of each competition is also glass. We’ve got some small prizes and it’s a bit of fun, so put your creative hats on and have a go! 

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    Entertainment Fundraiser

    Scholarship Applications for 2024 Entry now Open! 

    Each year we offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5 (Middle School-Highton, Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses); Year 7 (Middle School-Highton and Bellarine); and Year 10 (Senior School-Waurn Ponds).  

    These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support new and current students who wish to attend Christian College and who demonstrate high levels of academic excellence.  

    We are now seeking scholarship applications for entry at any of those year levels in 2024.  

    For more information, and to apply, please see our website. Use the hotlink from our homepage or click here 

    Applications close on Thursday September 29. The examination date is Saturday October 8. 

    Come and Sample our Menu! 

    Over the next month, three of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.   
    At Junior School-Belmont there is an Open Morning on August 2 between 9:30 and 11:00am 

    Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos in August. Aside from the scheduled evening for current College parents, each campus will also present another evening dedicated to families who are considering Christian College as an option for their children. At Middle School-Highton, it’s on August 9 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm, and the date for Bellarine Campus is August 16, also between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. 

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    East Timor Trivia Night

     

    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 

    During these challenging times it's easy to feel overwhelmed. 

    You are not alone. Many people are feeling this way. 

    Whatever road you are now on, just take a deep breath and know that everything is going to be ok. Even if you can't change your circumstances, you always have the option to change the way you feel 👍🙏😊👏 

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