What’s Happening at Middle School
- Mon, 5 Sept – Year 9 Geography Fieldtrip
- Mon, 5 Sept – Year 8 Medieval Day 8BGH
- Tues, 6 Sept – Year 9 Geography Fieldtrip
- Tues, 6 Sept – Geelong North Division Athletic Championships
- Thurs, 8 Sept – Netball Vic. ‘All Schools’ Final Round – Junior Boys Only
- Thurs, 8 Sept – Learning Conferences
- Mon, 12 Sept – Wed, 14 Sept – Middle Schools Music Camp
- Thurs, 15 Sept – Athletics Victoria ‘Nitro’ event
- Fri, 16 Sept – Conclusion of Term 3 Studies. 2.30pm Dismissal
Term 3 Learning Conferences
It is a priority of ours to communicate regularly and comprehensively with you, in regards to your young person’s learning journey. In addition to regular updates on student progress via our ‘in-time reporting’ program and our end of semester summative reports, both accessed through your Parent Portal (SEQTA Engage), our twice-yearly Student Learning Conferences provide the opportunity to briefly meet your young person’s Homeroom and subject teachers, including to discuss their academic progress.
We are holding our Semester 2 Student Learning Conferences on Thursday, September 8, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, and 6.30pm – 9:00pm. As with last semester, these will be held online via Microsoft Teams.
Learning conferences are 10 minutes in duration, however if any parent/guardian requires a longer conference time, please discuss this with the relevant teacher prior to selecting your timeslot online.
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.
Skilling Up Students in Product Design Materials
Product Design classes are busily planning a range of projects from simple wooden toys in Year 5 to passive amplifiers in Year 9. There are many overlapping and developing skills across the year levels including developing orthogonal drawings, using CAD software and the laser cutter to manufacture parts, learning the difference between centimetres and millimetres, drilling a range of materials with forstner and traditional bits, gluing up and sanding to name just a few of the skills and pieces of equipment.
Riley Price and Jack Berry
Tournament of the Minds
We made it! It was with great anticipation and excitement that two teams made up of Year 5 and 6 students competed at this year’s Tournament of the Minds (TOM). TOM is a program for primary and secondary aged students who work together to solve authentic, open-ended challenges. Our teams this year were the ‘Terabytes’ who worked in the area of STEM and ‘Twisted Minds’ who chose Language Literature.
Our teams were given their challenges six weeks prior to the competition day and were required to find an innovative solution. Each team would share their solution in a scripted performance in front of the TOM judges. Many rules outlined the space they performed in, and the materials they could use to create costumes and props. As well as the long-term challenge, our teams would also need to solve a spontaneous challenge on the day. This would involve an unseen problem and a short amount of time to present a solution in front of judges, all without teacher support.
Empathy, Diversity, Connection
A City Walk to Remember
The Transformation students visited The Intersection in the city of Melbourne last Friday where they explored ideas around empathy, diversity, and connection. The students participated in a city walk which used an interactive story-based approach. Students learnt that homelessness, addiction, and racism are symptoms of a deeper problem of disconnection in the urban context. On this excursion students were challenged to ‘meet the other’, because empathy, diversity and connection are vital to creating a livable city and change.
The educators at The Intersection connected with the students through a city walk and engaged them in an Empathy Workshop. We heard stories of the city, personal experiences and relevant statistics to craft a powerful narrative that broke through stereotyping and invited human connection and empathy. It was an amazing day, filled with rich and powerful ideas that reflected ‘the learning that matters’.
New Arrivals in the Science Labs
Spring has well and truly sprung at middle school in the Science Labs. This week we excitedly hatched two baby chicks from incubated eggs. Students had been patiently watching and waiting over the last 21 days for our babies to arrive.
This extracurricular activity was driven by Charlie Carlson in year 9 as an extension of his Transformation Passion Project on poultry cruelty. However, all of our students in Science are benefiting from this experience – learning about life cycles, adaptations, habitats and how to care for chickens. A group of Year 9 students also got to participate in an embryo dissection.
The big question on everyone’s lips is now what are we going to name them?! Here is where we are seeking help from our students and College community. If you have a suitable name for our little chicks (they are still too young for us to know if they are roosters or hens- so try to create a “neutral” name) please complete the attached Microsoft Form. The winning names will be decided by a panel of judges before the end of term.
Our College Golf team competed at the 6th GISSA Championships held at the challenging Lonsdale Links GC last Friday. In perfect playing conditions, our team members acquitted themselves very well on the day. Ben Bowers (Yr10) finished runner-up in the Div.1 stroke event, with 74 off the stick on the day. Bailey Cooper (Yr10) finished 4th in the Div.1 nett event with 71. We congratulate our two Yr12 team members, Charlie Barnett and Ben Breguet on their performances on the day, and thank them for their valuable contribution to this college team over the years.
We look forward to Ben and Bailey representing our College at the Independent Schools Golf Championships next year.
Camp Australia Staff Recruitment
Camp Australia, the nationally recognised leader in Outside School Hours Care, is seeking new team members - please click on the link to the poster 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.
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
When travelling down a rough road, you need to have both hands on the steering wheel in order to maintain your direction. Do you have control of your life now or are you just bouncing along with one hand on the wheel.... blaming others?
Worth thinking about 👍😊
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