Senior ANZAC Service
It has been a vibrant first week back at Senior Campus, seeing us poised for a productive second term. There has been a palpable feeling of focus, collaboration, and grace in classrooms and around the grounds.
Originating from our College’s philosophical statement, our Campus Theme for the first four weeks of term is “Service.”
In this vein, on Wednesday morning, students gathered at the flagpole for an Anzac Ceremony presided by Mr Craig White to recognise the service of those who have fought for our country. Our students respectfully engaged in a formality with a New Zealand focus.
Following the service theme, there have been many highlights of the past few days, including:
- Our Year 10 First Nations Tour of central Australia departed at the early time of 0530 hours on Wednesday morning. The group will be serving by supporting school students in their classes in the remote community of Finke.
- Year 12 Vocational Major students, led by their teacher Michelle Anderson presenting their recommendations for the Schools in Philanthropy program on Thursday Morning at the Geelong Heritage Centre.
- Year 11 Unit 1 Personal Development Skills students delivered donated goods for the SALVOS to Bourke Street on Thursday
Looking ahead, the theme will continue over the next three weeks, with all students considering how to support those less privileged through our House program.
I pray you all have a restful and pleasant weekend and that your child experiences a term full of joy.
Topics this week include:
YEAR 12 STUDENTS
- ADF Gap Year applications now open! New roles have been added such as ‘military police’.
- UCAT ANZ – register for the test by May 17
- Early entry programs at three universities you can apply for now
YEAR 11 & 12 STUDENTS
- TuteSmart Program – tutoring for senior students
YEAR 10 STUDENTS
- Upcoming career expos for students and families
- Work experience programs
- Top 20 trade/vocational occupations in 2019 – 2022
- Australia Harvard Model – UN Conference
- Upcoming career events and webinars
- Prerequisites for nursing, midwifery and paramedicine
- Exciting programs in engineering and hospitality
- Careers in the care and support sector
Science Talent Search at CCG 2023
Students at Christian College Geelong in Years 5-10 are invited to participate in the 2023 Science Talent Search (STS).
The Science Talent Search has three broad aims:
- To stimulate an ongoing interest in the study of sciences by:
- encouraging independent self-motivated project work amongst students of science.
- giving students the opportunity to communicate their achievements to a wider audience.
- providing recognition of effort and achievement in a scientific enterprise.
- To promote the direct involvement of the students in the processes of science and its communication.
- To give the public at large an opportunity to see the quality of work being achieved in science, by both primary and post primary students.
Equestrian Interschool Championships
Christian College Equestrian Team members competed in the 2023 PETstock Equestrian Victoria Interschool State Championships from April 15 – 19.
The CCG team consisted of eight riders, from three campuses, who competed against 438 other riders and 600 horses in their chosen disciplines throughout the event.
All riders pushed through the challenging conditions and supported one another to end up 13th overall out of 165 schools!
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Days!
All Christian College campuses will open their doors on May 2 in the first of our Open Days for 2023.
This is an opportunity for parents/guardians and families who are considering Christian College as an option for their young people to visit one or more of our campuses, meet students, teachers and campus leaders, tour facilities, visit classes in progress and have their questions answered. It provides an authentic insight to how our College operates on a day-to-day basis. For those considering either Junior School-Belmont or Surf Coast Campus, please note our Early Learning Centres - Williams House in Belmont and Butterfield House in Torquay - will also be open for visitation at the same time as the campuses.
No booking is required, with campuses open at the following times:
Junior School-Belmont: 9:30 – 11:00am
Bellarine Campus: 9:30 – 11:00am
Surf Coast Campus: 9:30 – 11:30am
Middle School-Highton: – 11:15am – 12:45pm
Senior School-Waurn Ponds: – 11:30am – 1:00pm
Picnic at Hanging Rock – Performances on Next Week!
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a captivating and mysterious story that explores the disappearance of four schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic at a local geological formation in Victoria, Australia, on Valentine’s Day in 1900. The novel by Joan Lindsay, published in 1967, was adapted into a film by Peter Weir in 1975, which became a landmark of Australian cinema and culture. The story has inspired many interpretations and adaptations, including the performances brought to you by our Christian College Senior School students.
Excitement is now running high - next week's shows are on at Platform Arts in Geelong in Lt Malop St, with three evening shows from Thursday May 11 to Saturday May 13. Tickets are only $30 and the cast and crew are looking forward to performing to full houses. Please note that Picnic at Hanging Rock contains mature themes, parental discretion is advised re the age of audience members.
To purchase tickets please follow this link:
Sports Centre Programs
Christian College offers a morning fitness swim squad program. Fitness swim squad is for medium to advanced swimmers of all ages who are capable of swimming multiple laps over a 45-minute period and who are wanting to improve their technique and fitness level under the coaching of the very experienced team at Geelong Swimming Club (GSC). **Please be aware this is not a swimming lesson.
Swim Squad will run every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30am - 8:15am beginning Wednesday May 3rd and finishing for the term on Friday June 23rd.
The cost is only $6.50 per session, payable by the term and is also open to non-CCG students to join is as well. You can choose between one or two sessions per week.
We will require each participating CCG family to email and provide their full name, year level, DOB, address and phone number to secure their spot to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can bring their own breakfast which they can eat in the Sports Centre kitchen.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
When you are on a rough road, people often tell you to get a grip and drive on.
Try not to judge yourself harshly if that feels too hard.
Sometimes it's not as simple as just shaking it off and moving on.
Slow down, take a deep breath and know that no road lasts forever 🙏❤️
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