VCE Food and Nutrition Excursion to Deakin University
Students studying Unit 3 & 4 Food studies attended an excursion to Deakin University in Burwood to participate in a VCE Food and Nutrition Schools Visit Program on Friday 3rd June, 2022.
The excursion offered the opportunity to gain an insight into topical areas of food and nutrition in a laboratory environment. The students fully engaged in all activities and were an absolute credit to our school and school community.
VCAL and Students in Philanthropy
During term one the Year 12 VCAL group contributed to Geelong Community Foundation’s Students in Philanthropy program alongside Sacred Heart College, Surf Coast Secondary College and Oberon High School. We had to scrutinise three different applications for grants during the program. We received applications from EdConnect who train volunteers to come into the classroom and mentor students of various ages; Kardinia Community Services who were looking to run a Youth Leadership Conference for their church and the local communities, subsidising tickets for participants of lower socio-economic status; also an application from the Grovedale Toy Library, who were looking to make more ‘story sacks’ which are a combination of a book and toys which make a connection between touch and literacy for toddlers.
Is Fire Friend or Foe?
For Semester 1, the Year 11 Geography students have been developing their knowledge on disasters and hazards. We have looked at a variety of different types from natural through to man-made. This term, we had the opportunity to get out into the field and discover more about the impact of fire.
On Tuesday May 31st the Year 12 History Revolutions class had the amazing opportunity to go to the Hamilton musical in Melbourne. Following some downtime in the city and dinner together, the class got to soak up the theatre atmosphere before the musical began.
The award-winning production explores Alexander Hamilton’s role in the American Revolution. It was great to be able to experience this musical as we had been studying the key events, ideas and people involved in the American Revolution this semester. Seeing the study design brought to life really helped to relate the ideas back to our own modern lives and consolidate our knowledge.
Thanks to Mrs Little for giving us this fabulous experience and giving up her valuable time! 😊
On behalf of the Revolutions class.
CCG Success at the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition
In 1990 the Geelong Advertiser celebrated 150 years of publishing. A special 150 page feature was produced, each page recalling the major events from 1840 to 1990. Sales generated a sizeable profit and the funds were used to widen the support of community programs in the field of performing arts, especially music. The directors announced a trust for the benefit of musicians and initially the Scholarship competition was structured to offer a National prize only. In 2005, the Trust implemented a Regional Section of the Competition to encourage local young musicians and our students have participated each year.
Shared Kitchen Garden Space
Students in Year 10 Food Studies had an awesome time last week out of the kitchen and into the kitchen garden. As part of a VCAL and Food Studies collaborative initiative and shared space, students built on existing and ongoing VCAL garden projects by planting a huge variety of herbs, plants, dwarf fruit trees, re-potting, filling hanging baskets, shaping garden beds and generally tidying up the communal space. It was fantastic to see the students really enjoy the outdoor time together and seeing the satisfaction on their faces knowing they were contributing to foundations for this space to be utilised for our community in years to come. The continual efforts are exciting to watch as it evolves!
DIY Curriculum (Design it Yourself) in Year 10
Kay Ra Sho is a Year 10 Media student who is currently creating and designing his own curriculum. Kay Ra Sho is developing and producing his very own animation short film. Kay Ra Sho has been diligently creating each character from scratch and then using computer software to bring these 2D drawings to life.
While the other Year 10 Media students in his class are completing a social media campaign, Kay Ra Sho is taking himself away and self-producing and teaching himself the skills required to make the animation. It has been inspiring for me to watch his skill set develop and grow over the past six weeks. He is clearly passionate and motivated to complete all the tasks required to create this moving image. We look forward to seeing his creation at the Art Festival at the end of the year.
Below are some images of Kay Ra Sho Kler Tha in action at the Villa Paloma – Year 10 Media.
Year 10 Textiles students have considered sustainable design by upcycling old towels into beach gear. Their task was also to create products from the ‘leftovers’ leaving minimal or no wastage of materials. Students have successfully designed and created skirts, tops, shorts, hoodies, bucket hats, beach bags, purses, scrunchies, baby toys etc. They are now working on creating sunflower patches to contribute to a giant quilt to go to the Ukraine in August as a big global hug for the children. If you or anyone you know is interested in contributing a patch from the CCG community, please drop your creation to the student office at the Senior campus no later than day one of Term 3. You can find details about the project and specifications in this article. Year 11 students are in the final stages of creating their redesigned Chanel jacket into a more sustainable version. Scraps of leather have been patched together, donated furnishing fabric and men’s shirts have been used as well as an upcycled babies’ blanket and curtain among other considered resources.
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Please also note the following information about free ATAR Notes online lectures. Information and registration details about them are available here.
The lectures are presented by high achieving past Year 12 graduates covering a wide range of subject areas and general study suggestions.
There will be time for live questions and answer – and slides can be downloaded and watched again.
Tertiary Admission Timeline
Please see the attached document outlining the Victorian tertiary admission timeline.
Road Closure Along Thornhill Road
City of Greater Geelong has notified Christian College Geelong that Thornhill Road will be closed Wednesday 15th June to Wednesday 22nd June for road surfacing works along Thornhill Rd (Brassey Ave to south entrance to Pepperdine Way) Highton from 7.00am to 5.00pm.
This closure will impact both Middle School and Senior School traffic.
Residents, buses (some delays may occur) and emergency vehicles will be able to travel along Thornhill Road, with all other travellers asked to use an alternate route.
For further details please see the attached letter from City of Greater Geelong.
CCG Senior School: Passion, Purpose and Pathways
At Christian College’s Senior Campus in Waurn Ponds, our commitment is to help students explore their passions, discover their purpose and find their pathways.
During the first week of Term 3, all parents of Year 9 students at Highton and Bellarine Campuses are invited to the Senior School Information Evening on Thursday July 14.
Canteen Arrangements Next Week
The Canteen will be open on Friday June 17 (the last day of Term 2) as usual at recess and lunchtime.
Thank you to all volunteers who have helped this term. Your assistance is valued by all Canteen staff and students!
Thank you also to Ashley Walters and his team for rebuilding the original online canteen system to work in our unusual school structure, which required it to function across three separate campuses.
If you still require assistance to set up or use the online ordering system or have any queries about it, please email Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will assist.
Have a safe and happy holiday break!
Notice to all Parents Regarding CSEF Funding
The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. Please complete a 2022 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form and return to your campus administration office as soon as possible as applications close at the end of Term 2.
Please read the attached letter for further information
National Collection of Data on Students With Disabilities
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). With data collected on the first Friday in August (this year, on the 5th), the NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2021).
Please see the attached NCCD Fact Sheet for more information.
The Foundation is hosting a dinner for young professionals. Join us on Saturday, 25 June 2022 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Shelter Shed, 25 Hesse St, Queenscliff.
Tickets are $50 each.
Our guest speaker is Paul Gray, Managing Director - Southern Star Group of Companies. one of the leading window manufacturers in the country.
Class of 2012 Reunion
The Class of 2012 10-Year Reunion is set for Saturday, July 23, 2022. Join us at CENTRA in Geelong from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 8 July 2022 at 5:00pm.
This will be a great opportunity for you to reconnect with your peers, catch up with past teachers, and reminisce about your school days.
All In Reunion 1
The Inaugural All In Reunion for the Classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020 is set for Saturday, 13 August 2022. Join us at The Pier Geelong from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 29 July 2022 at 5:00pm.
All In Reunion 2
We are pleased to confirm an additional All In Reunion for the Classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021 (and 2010) is set for Saturday, 8 October 2022. Join us at CENTRA from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 5:00pm.
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 www.ccgfoundation.org.au/youngprofessionals
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Life will throw you curve balls. That's part of the journey - especially since COVID.
So, if you experience moments of feeling out of control, don't judge yourself. It doesn't mean that you are failing.
Grab that wheel and pull over if you have to.
And know that you're doing an awesome job. 👍👏
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