What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton
- Mon, 8 Aug – Year 8 Excursion to Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne
- Mon, 8 Aug – 2023 Elective Information Evening
- Tues, 9 Aug – Highton MS Choir Performance and workshop at Senior Campus
- Thurs, 11 Aug – GISSA Inter Boys & Girls (Y9&10) Basketball Championships
- Mon, 15 Aug – Year 7 ‘Hope Tour’ Incursion
- Thurs, 18 Aug – Hooptime Junior (Y5& 6)
- Thurs, 18 Aug – GISSA Cross-Country Championships
- Sat, 20 Aug – Senior Stage Band Performance Essentially Ellington Festival
- Sun, 21 Aug – Sun, 28 Aug – Vic. Interschools Snowsports Championships
Reserve Your Place!
Wellbeing Evening and Cyber Safe Schools Program Launch
Parents and families are reminded about our upcoming wellbeing evenings in Weeks 8 and 9 this term...save the date and reserve your place! Please view the video below to find out more about this important event to be presented at Senior School (September 1) and then repeated at Bellarine Campus (September 8). On both dates, it gets underway at 7pm - we expect to run for about 45 minutes, followed by a cuppa.
We ask all parents and families to share their intentions in relation to which evening they will be attending, when they’re ready to do so, via our online RSVP Response Form. Access the form by clicking the image or link below.
Cybersafety Resources for Parents from eSafety
Parents are encouraged to explore and make use of these recently released resources from eSafety.
Media Release: Parents urged to watch out for signs of cyberbullying
This recent media release from eSafety provides parents with a contemporary context, guidance and advice regarding cyberbullying, signs that suggest a child is the target of cyberbullying and protective strategies parents can support their child with.
Webinars for parents and carers
These webinars for parents and carers provide parents with expert support, advice and guidance when navigating technology with their young person. Click the links below to learn more about specific webinars occurring soon.
Dog Therapy, Music Therapy and more!
There has been lots of incredible things happening in the Transformation Program this week. The students have approached the program with great passion, care, and hard work as they endeavored to make a positive impact on an area of injustice they felt strongly about.
Claire and Jaime have been investigating the causes and effects of disengaged students. To combat the issue, they brought in a Therapy Dog to visit classrooms at our Surf coast and Middle School campus’. It was incredible to have the dog on campus and the students loved having the dogs in their classroom as it had a calming effect on the environment.
Library Changes Make a Difference
In Term 2 we were delighted to welcome Ms Joy Whiteside to the Highton Middle School library team to run the Reading For Pleasure program. She is a qualified teacher librarian who has come to us with a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience.
Recently Joy orchestrated some, much needed cosmetic changes to the Fiction side of the library. Removing the tall, double-sided shelving created a lighter and brighter space. Display shelves were also installed to accommodate over 150, front-facing books. The rest of the shelving was moved to the perimeter of the room so that students could access books with ease. This has been achieved with donated second-hand shelving that Joy sourced from another college. It has been great to see our students enjoying the new revamped space.
Here is what some our students think….
Getting Creatively Messy With Clay!
This term in Art our Year 5 and 6 students are exploring the creative process using clay. Modelling with clay helps promote student self-confidence, encourages self-expression, and develops problem-solving skills. It uses students’ sense of touch and further develops their tactile perception, dexterity, and fine motor skills which diminishes over time with our increased use of technology in our everyday lives. This is achieved by manipulating the clay and tools through exploration of techniques and processes. This exploration process allows for individual discovery through trial and error, celebrating the process itself in both success and failure, not just the end product.
SSV Western Region T-Ball Championships
On Monday the Christian College T-Ball Cubs played off in the SSV Western Metro Region T-Ball Championships at Stead Park Corio. The boys did exceptionally well and almost made it to the grand final but unfortunately, we just missed out after being defeated in the qualifying final to a Melbourne school, Hobsons Bay from Newport who were all experienced baseballers. My proudest moment, along with the boys’ determined efforts and continual encouragement and support for each other, was an umpire giving me positive feedback about the teams’ sportsmanship and manners. Whilst we didn’t win today, the team really held their heads high and behaved and played like champions. We were very lucky to have a wonderful group of supportive parents barracking as we made it to this final stage.
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!
Purpose, Passion and Pathways
The education journey for Senior students in 2023.
With the subject preferences window open for Senior School students between August 15 and 19, I would encourage you as a family to explore our Senior School Hub especially our subject selection pages that contain detailed information regarding each subject on offer from our Year 10 program, through to the VCE, the VCE Vocational Major, Victorian Pathways Certificate, VET and much, much more.
Our senior staff are dedicated to support each student’s journey, please reach out if you have any questions. Contact information can be found on our Hub home page by clicking below.
Important VET Information for Subject Selection 2023
Vocational Education Training (VET) is offered as a subject in Year 10, 11 and 12 at CCG Senior Campus. Students travel off campus to either The Gordon or a government or catholic school (non-Gordon) who offer the courses one afternoon a week. Year 10 students study VET as well as VCE Unit 1 Industry and Enterprise over the whole year which includes a week of work experience. VET is mandatory for students studying the new VCE Vocational Major (VM) and optional for VCE students. More information can be found in the subject selection booklets and on the Senior School Hub – VET for 2023 on SEQTA.
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 couple of weeks, two of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.
Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos. 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.
East Timor Trivia Night
All In Reunion 2
We are pleased to confirm an additional All In Reunion for the Classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021 (and 2010) is set for Saturday, 8 October 2022. Join us at CENTRA from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 5:00pm.
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 www.ccgfoundation.org.au/youngprofessionals
A MYTERN thought for this week
Are you being overly influenced by the passengers in your car? The back seat drivers? Your circumstances? Remember, you are the one who has control of your steering wheel. Welcome their advice, but ultimately the decision to drive down a certain road is your...and yours alone 👍😊