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RW Gibson Centre for Music Performance Officially Opened 

Christian College’s state-of-the-art music performance and education facility was officially opened today by College Board Chair, Rev. Paul Stephens and Mrs Wendy Gibson, assisted by College CEO, Mr Daryl Riddle and Principal, Mr Glen McKeeman.  

The ceremony featured some excellent musical performances from Christian College students, including the VCE Saxophone Quartet, the Junior School String Quartet and outstanding clarinet soloist, Emily Treloar from Year 10. A special guest performer was trumpet soloist Campbell McKinnon, grandson of Robert (Dr Bob) Gibson, whose name the performance centre proudly bears. Both solo performers were accompanied by Ms Regina Thomae.  

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What’s Happening at Middle School 

Week 6 

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

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                  Orientation Day for 2023 

                  We appreciate that Orientation Day is a significant moment in the life of our young people as they begin their transition to a new year and start imagining all that it may have in store for them. This day for many also marked the commencement of their journey at Christian College and it was wonderful to welcome our new students and those transitioning from Junior School – Belmont into our community. Furthermore, it was encouraging to see the large number of families in attendance at our Year 5 and Year 7 Welcome Services, with many staying on for campus tours.  

                  Despite the feelings of nervous anticipation to begin, the day was a hive of activity filled with excitement and many smiling faces! Students quickly settled into their day through homeroom sessions, providing them the opportunity to connect with their 2023 homeroom teachers and begin forming new and beautiful friendships. Students were also given a taste of the learning programs to come including sport, drama, cooking, art, LOTE and music. Highlights of the Year 8 and 9 program saw aspiring future leaders present speeches to a packed Chapel, amazing races around the campus and competitive homeroom challenges.  

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                            Kerrie Dapiran – Deputy Head of Campus

                            GEOS – Looking Deep Into Nature 

                            If I was to put myself in the shoes of many Year 8 students, I would wonder why some crazy teachers came up with this idea for a subject called GEOS and to include a camp where I needed to sleep in a tent and cook for myself. Hang on a second, I also must ride a bike?!  

                            “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein 

                            In order to look deep into nature and understand everything better, our Year 8 M, R and Y students headed out on their GEOS camp back in Week 3. With all this rain it’s hard to believe that the sun shone for all four days, but it did!  

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                              Georgie Brown

                              Project Care for Cancer Council October 2022  

                              Friday was the big hair-raising event of Term 4. One student and two staff members volunteered to either cut or dye their hair for the Cancer Council event.  

                              Elianna Wheate, one of the Project Care Reps, suggested donating her own hair to make a wig and from there, the rest of the Project Care Team, with help from the Year 9 prefects, designed a full day of activity.  

                              The event really started the day before when several students from multiple year groups gave up their wellbeing and lunch time to decorate cupcakes. These cupcakes were then on sale during recess and lunch on Friday. Thanks to Felicity Rogerson and Meghan Morrison who also gave up their time to support the baking and decorating of these cupcakes.  

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                                Victoria Corkin

                                Immunisation Reminder for Year 7 Families 

                                Barwon Health Immunisation Service is once again providing the second round of GARASIL (Human Papillomavirus) vaccinations for all Year 7 students, on Monday 7th November. 

                                If your child will not be having the immunisation at school, this can be organised through Immunisation.User@barwonhealth.org.au if not done so already. 

                                Students are required to wear sport uniform on this day. Parents/guardians with any questions or concerns about this immunisation service are encouraged to contact Jacob Sharp, our Campus Immunisation Coordinator via email a j.sharp@ccg.vic.edu.au or by phone on 52411899. 

                                  Jacob Sharp

                                  Cyber Safe Schools Program: Qustodio Parent App Update

                                  We were delighted late last term to share important information and details of how we are seeking to partner with parents to support students’ digital wellbeing, during our two Wellbeing Evenings.

                                  Following these evenings some key information, along with a link to a recording of the presentation, was shared with all parents. If you missed it, you can access the document here. 

                                  Qustodio Parent App Update  

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                                  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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                                  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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                                  A MYTERN Thought for This Week 

                                  Try not to get caught up expecting others to think and behave like you do. Without judgement, let them drive down their road while you take control and choose your own road 😊 

                                  Discover more about MYTERN here