What’s Happening at Middle School
- Wed, 30 Nov – Year 9 Christmas Service
- Wed, 30 Nov – Year 9 Formal
- Thurs, 1 Dec – Year 9 Activity Day
- Fri, 2 Dec – Yr 9 Students and Families BBQ lunch
- Fri, 2 Dec – Year 9 Graduation Ceremony
- Mon, 5 Dec – Fri, 9 Dec – Year 9 Senior School Transition Week
- Wed, 7 Dec – Middle School – Highton Celebration Evening
- Thurs, 8 Dec – Adventure Park
- Fri, 9 Dec – Christmas Service
- Fri, 9 Dec – Conclusion of Term 4 – 2.30pm Dismissal
Y7 Media, on Tour!
Year 7 Media were proud to be involved with the recent, Christian College, Art Technology and Design (ATD) fabulous Festival.
Many of our class enjoyed visiting the sensational show. One of team Toby Stavenuiter was interviewed about his experience at The Festival and his role as our volunteer ‘Meet The Creator’.
Global Youth Forum
For three days, 18 of our amazing leaders in Year 9 were fortunate enough to take part in the ‘Global Youth Forum’ which was coordinated by the Asian Education Foundation.
With over 100 schools from across Victoria and also across the South-East Asian region participating, this was a great event for our future leaders to connect with other future change makers both locally and internationally.
Say it Loud, Say it Clear, War is not Welcome Here!
On Friday 18 November, Year 8s and their teachers were back in the 1960s! The era of the Civil Rights Marches, Charlie Perkins’ Freedom Rides around country NSW, the Vietnam Moratorium, and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing was alive again. Year 8 students, taking their cue from their English text “Footprints on the Moon” (Lorraine Marwood), used old-school methods of paint and markers on paper to let the world know what matters. Many classes used a soundtrack of 1960s classics to set the mood as students thought of snappy, witty slogans, which were then creatively presented on placards. “Mothers Crying while Sons are Dying”, “Use your Voice, not Violence”, “Is your Son next?” “Women’s rights are everyone’s rights” were some of the clear words that spoke volumes. Classes chanted as they walked, led by the enthusiastic Ms Broad, calling out “1-2-3-4 We don’t want your stupid War!” Students were dressed in their 1960s garb – as were their teachers – for that extra touch of authenticity. It was a bright and sunny day, shining on our students with their voices for change.
Inter-Campus Chess Trophy
On Monday 21st November, the Bellarine Campus Chess Team hosted the Highton Campus Chess Team to play for the inaugural Inter-Campus Chess Trophy.
Each campus was represented by a team of six students. The students had practised their Chess skills throughout the year at lunchtimes.
All students played 4 rounds of Chess according to competition rules with clocks. The students displayed great Chess etiquette and played with the correct spirit. Highton Campus won by 15 points to 9.
Both campuses are looking forward to more Chess action and new players come 2023.
The G.A.T.EWAYS Challenge
On the November 24 students from Highton and Bellarine campuses competed in the Year 5/6 G.A.T.EWAYS Challenge, an exciting team-based competition for students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Each challenge had a different focus and required the team to use their various strengths to support each other in finding solutions. Each student soon learnt each other’s strengths and relied on their remarkable team work to tackle each challenge.
Mari kita bermain!
Studies have shown that play-based learning promotes a child’s literacy and language development and social and emotional skills, such as building relationships with peers. This term in Year 6 Indonesian, students have the opportunity to expand their Indonesian language repertoire by creating and playing their own board game inspired by the classic snake and ladders. Throughout the term, students have been learning various elements in the language, such as colours, places, and numbers, as well as game instruction language, such as giliran siapa? (whose turn?), giliran saya (my turn), lempar dadu (roll the dice). Through this unit of work, students also familiarize themselves with simple Indonesian subject-verb-object sentence construction. In small group, students had to collaborate to create their own board, sets of cards, actions in their board, and dice. This week, they are ready to bermain and enjoy their labour of learning!
Year 5 Music – A Year-Long Journey of Music Performance!
The Year 5 classroom music program will be drawing to a close at the end of term. Throughout our year we have witnessed excellent growth and development in the students both musically and more broadly in their learning. The program sees every student in the cohort learning music through performance. They either learn a new instrument with a tutor in small groups, eventually performing as part of a large band OR if already established on an instrument, work in the Performance Workshop Program where they take part in a broad range of activities designed to develop their musicianship through practical performance activities. Every student has faced challenges and triumphs and these have provided rich learning opportunities.
Picnic at Hanging Rock- 2023 Senior School Production
Preparations are underway for auditions for the 2023 college play Picnic at Hanging Rock. Based on the novel by Joan Lindsay, the play tells the story of a group of schoolgirls in 1900 who go on a picnic to the Hanging Rock, an excursion from which several do not return. This well known and iconic story has had a few stage iterations but is best known for the 1975 movie starring Anne Lambert and featuring many haunting melodies and images.
The Santos Science Experience ‘ Where Science Meets Fun’
The Santos Science Experience is a fun 1 or 3 days of science activities for 2022 Year 9 and 10 students run by University and Tertiary Institutions.
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.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Things can get hectic at this time of the year, often throwing a random curve ball, making you skid out of control. At first your reaction will be extreme. That's ok. Once the panic is over, stop and breathe. Regain control. Don't judge it. Give it space to unfold... and then inspire you 👍😊
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