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From the Principal 

The busy final term is well underway and there is plenty of positive activity across the College. I feel that there is a true sense of emergence from the challenging experiences of the past few years, and greater engagement for our community. 

The new term commenced with all staff gathering for a Commencement Service. This important time spent worshipping God together is a vital aspect of our Christian culture and ethos. We were particularly blessed and entertained by Junior School music teacher, Mr Kevin Smith and we enjoyed his enthusiastic and colorful singing and dancing to songs that have been popular amongst our junior students for many years.  

We continued our work and journey as part of the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our guest speaker Shelley Ware, an educational consultant and media personality led us in support of our desire to authentically embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture into our classrooms. She guided us through a path of discovery through her own journey as a teacher, mother, and media identity. 

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Glen McKeeman, Principal

Stepping Up – O Day 2022

Although it feels like we only just commenced Term 4, preparations for 2023 are certainly well under way. As a significant part of our transition and preparation process for students and staff alike, Orientation Day, or ‘O Day’ as it has become known, is always one of the most eagerly anticipated experiences for our students in Term 4. O Day will be held next Tuesday November 1 across each of our Junior School, Bellarine and Middle School Campuses.  

On this day, all new and current students will spend the day in their new 2023 Homeroom to take that first step up into the next phase of their educational journey here at Christian College. Each of our year level teams have created an outstanding day of fun, engaging and community building sessions for our new 2023 classes.  

All current / continuing and new students (and families) will receive an email on the evening of Monday October 31, informing them of their 2023 Homeroom and Homeroom teacher. 

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            Jemma Morris – Acting Deputy Head of Campus

            What’s Happening at Middle School 

            Week 5   

            • Tues, 1 Nov – Orientation Day 

             

            Week 6  

            • Mon, 7 Nov – Year 7 Immunisations 
            • Tues, 8 Nov – Robbie Noggler – Essential Education Talk – Year 7 
            • Wed, 9 Nov – Robbie Noggler – Essential Education Talk – Year 8 
            • Thurs, 10 Nov – Robbie Noggler – Essential Education Talk – Year 9 
            • Fri, 11 Nov – Hooptime Regional Finals Future Stars (Years 5 & 6) 
            • Fri, 11 Nov – Sat, 12 Nov – 2022 Art, Technology & Design Festival

                      Year 5s go for Gold 

                      The Year 5s thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Sovereign Hill this week with so many activities and learning opportunities to experience.  

                      We started the trip with a visit to Back Creek Farm, where the students were toured by the amazing Year 9 students around their learning spaces. We held guinea pigs, played with ferrets and saw how the students go about their day-to-day activities. This was an amazing experience and can be something the Year 5 students can look forward to in the future. 

                      Sovereign Hill provided us a chance to be immersed in a rich historical environment with the old buildings and street performers showing us what life was like during the Gold Rush. 

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                        Harry Mackay

                        Our New-Look ATD Festival - Now Open!

                        Our Art, Technology and Design Festival is underway at Villa Paloma ATD Centre! It opened at 10am this morning and the program runs until 9pm this evening. Tomorrow (Saturday Nov.12), it's on between 10am and 4pm. 

                        There's a magnificent exhibition of student artwork and products – all year levels from K-12 from all our campuses and Early Learning Centres are represented. 

                        Come along this evening or tomorrow - or both! There are food trucks, coffee and live music, a Food Studies Market Stall and Gelato Bar, face painting, the official opening at 6:30pm this evening, then the Wearable Art and Textiles Fashion Parade from 6:40 – 7:15pm. 

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                        Term 4 2022 COVID-19 Update Procedures and Protocols

                        Introduction 

                        Christian College is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and College community.  

                        The following revisions to the COVID-19 procedures and protocols align with the Victorian Government’s announcement of the end of the Pandemic Declaration and associated Pandemic Orders. The following settings, based on advice from the Department of Health and the Department of Education for Victorian schools now apply.  

                        If you require greater detail, please access additional information via the DHHS or Victorian State Government Education and Training websites or speak with your campus leadership team. 

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                          Canteen not Open on Last day of Term 

                          Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open. 

                          Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.  

                          Recycling Uniform Items 

                          As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled. 

                          Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months. 

                          CCG Foundation Patron’s Dinner 

                          Join us for the Foundation Patron’s Dinner, to be held on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at The Pier Geelong. 
                           
                          On this night, the Foundation will be officially launching the establishment of our Public Ancillary Fund - 'The Eternity Fund'. The purpose of this fund is to provide sustained giving for the future. This fund will invest donations to return a greater value in years to come - a donation that lasts a lifetime. 

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