What’s Happening at Middle School – Highton

Week 5

  • 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

Week 6

  • 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

We enjoyed a fantastic night with the parents, families, students and staff attending the first Digital Wellbeing Evening held at our Senior School Campus last night, Thursday 1st September. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to reserve your place at the second and final of our two nights, please save the date and reserve your place now! We would love to see you there. We encourage you to take a few minutes to view the video below to find out more about this important event. The evening will be presented at our Bellarine Campus next Thursday 8th September starting at 7pm. We expect to run for about 45 minutes, finishing with time for questions and a cuppa together.   

We ask all Parents and Families to share their attending intentions with us via our online RSVP Response Form. Please access the form by clicking the image or link below. 



Brendan Vanderkley

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. 

Read more

Brendan Vanderkley

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. 

Read more

    Rebecca Barry

    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…. 

    Read more

    Jaki Groves

    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. 

    Read more

    Felicity Van Kan

    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. 

    Sally Bishop

    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! 

    Read more


    Entertainment Fundraiser

    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.  

    Read more

    Antony Benson, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

    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.

    Read more

    Kerryn Fearnsides

    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. 

    Read more

    East Timor Trivia Night


    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

    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 👍😊