From the Head of Campus
Term 2 ended on a wonderful note today, with staff and students gathering under the roof of the new English and Language building at lunchtime for a sausage sizzle and the announcement of Flynn House as the overall winner of the House Music Competition held earlier this term. Students also appreciated the opportunity to wear casual dress, with funds raised to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Thinking and Investigations
This semester in the Year 10 elective Thinking and Investigations, students have completed a major research task that has taken 16 weeks to complete. Students were asked to choose a topic of their choice to explore, looking at both the pros and cons of the issue.
Year 11 Legal Studies and Australian History: Canberra Trip
Last week, Year 11 students from both VCE Legal Studies and Australian History travelled to Canberra. Students woke up bright and early Wednesday morning to begin their journey, and after a few short hours we were in the Australian Capital Territory. With a top temperature of 10°C, we arrived at the top of Mount Ainslie. The views were nothing short of spectacular and enabled us to truly appreciate the beauty and design through the panoramic views of the capital. Students continued their exploration of Canberra through a reflective walk down ANZAC parade, the national capital’s major ceremonial avenue. Legal Studies students were keen to explore the Australian Federal Parliament, students were guided through the Marble Foyer, Member’s Hall, and The Senate Chamber. With the votes of the latest Australian Federal Election still being counted, students were keen to take part in the Australian electoral system and practised how to vote in the National Electoral Education Office. Students then continued their journey through Australia’s political history by exploring the Museum of Australian Democracy. Students had the opportunity to role-play one of the most divisive events in Australia’s history; the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on November 11th, 1975. In the former House of Representatives Chamber, Year 11 student Sienna Cambria declared the famous words spoken by Gough Whitlam on the steps of Old Parliament House:
“Well may we say God save the Queen, because nothing will save the Governor-General”.
Multicultural Melbourne comes to Senior School
The Year 10 Food Studies Students celebrated their semester of learning by designing and producing a buffet style lunch of dishes inspired from around the world. Melbourne is famous for food and its amazing multicultural restaurants and our year 10 students successful recreated the atmosphere of Lygon Street, Smith Street, Chapel Street and High Street. A big congratulations to our Year 10 Food Studies Students for their brilliant creations!
The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
The Year 10 Musical Class completed their final assessment this week- a performance of the short musical ‘The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever’ to some very special guests. The Year 3 and 4 students from junior school joined us in the R W Gibson centre at Senior School to watch the culmination of a term’s creative endeavours.
You will find attached to this Vine, the 2022 University Open Days which will be relevant for any student from Year 10 to Year 12. Please go along to these Open Days to find out more about these universities.
The other is in relation to the Early Entry Programs on offer for current Year 12 students. We hope that you find them interesting and helpful.
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.
Have you Taken the 5min Cyber Safety Parenting Quiz?
With school holidays almost upon us, now is a great time for parents to review their approach and strategies around managing screen time and technology in the home. Not sure where to start? Family Zone has free parent webinars on ‘Managing Screen Time During School Holidays’, ‘Popular Games and Their Dangers’, ‘My Kid is Better at Tech Than Me’ and many other topics available via their events page.
Did you know that our own CCG Online Safety Hub also has a helpful quiz to support parents with this?
Complete the cyber safety parenting quiz to receive a safety rating for your family and useful hints and tips on areas that you can focus on to keep your family safe online. Why not complete an audit of your home’s cyber safety and get advice on how to improve it and keep your loved ones safe?
School holidays are a great time for having constructive conversations with young people about their technology use and referring to the tips and feedback from the parent quiz may be a useful way to begin such a conversation with your child.
From the Canteen
Thank you again to all who assisted with Canteen at Junior, Middle and Senior Schools this semester. We hope all students and families enjoy the break ahead.
With Term 2 finishing today, please note that if you inadvertently placed an online order for next week, this money will be refunded to you.
This term has provided many sporting highlights for our students competing in our various college teams, through their Deakin District primary sport, and our secondary GISSA sport involvement.
Further to the success of our teams at these Interschool competitions, we have many students competing in their chosen sport at a State, National and International level. We wish to acknowledge some of the performances that have come across my desk, and apologies if I have missed any performances this term in the following summary.
2022 GISSA Female AFL Inter and Junior Championships
It has been two years in the making, but finally our Inter and Junior Female AFL Teams got their chance to play and challenge themselves against the best from other independent schools around Geelong.
Our College’s Female AFL Program is still very young, and the momentum it was building over the past few years was unfortunately stopped in its tracks by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Uniform Shop Hours During Holidays
During the second term school holidays, please note the following hours apply for the Christian College Uniform Shop in Centreway Arcade, Belmont:
Monday to Friday, June 20 – 24: Closed for stocktake.
Monday June 27: Uniform Shop re-opens, normal trading hours.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Try not to fixate on your rear-view mirror and judge your past choices.
At the beginning of every day, we get to choose how we will respond to the roads that may come our way.
Use that responsibility wisely. Be aware of the PETs (Personal Emotional Tools) that you may use to help regain or maintain control.
Don't waste time blaming. Grab that wheel and take control. It's worth it 👍🙂
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