From the Principal
The return to school after the break has been extremely positive. The commencement assemblies provided a wonderful opportunity to focus on appreciating our community and how we each contribute to creating the environment that we all enjoy. We welcomed new students and staff to our College and were treated to outstanding musical performances, dancing and singing at some campuses, as well as acknowledgment of various student achievements.
From the Head of Campus
The term got underway on Tuesday with students and staff gathering at Middle School for our Commencement Assembly. In my welcome message, I shared with students a selection of photos taken last term, reflecting on all the wonderful activities that took place in Term 2: an outdoor Anzac Service; Shrek – The Musical; two Our World Central Australia trips; a Year 11 Canberra trip; inter-school sports competitions; music performances; lunchtime House competitions; cultural days; House Music; and, to close out the term, two Year 11 Presentation Balls and a special Year 12 Ball. Students were reminded how valuable these opportunities were for us to re-engage with and celebrate community, something that had been mostly lost through the previous two years of COVID-19. We look forward to more opportunities in Term 3 to continue growing our community. However, we are mindful that transmission of the virus is still prevalent in our community and encourage families to continue to be vigilant in keeping students at home when unwell and twice-weekly rapid-antigen testing. Students should also wear a mask on College buses and in cases where they have been identified as a close contact.
2022 University Open Days
It is that time of the year where Year 12 students are investigating their options for Tertiary Education. You will find attached a document with upcoming open days for you to attend.
Year 11 student opportunity – National Youth Science Forum
Are you a Year 11 student passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)? Do you want to meet like-minded young people from across Australia? Do you want to learn more about your study and career options? Look no further than the 2023 National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program #NYSFoz! Applications are open now: https://www.nysf.edu.au/programs/year-12-program/
To find out more click on the link above or come and see Mrs Huddart in Room 12 at lunchtime next Wednesday 20th July.
RMIT Comes to Geelong
Join RMIT University at the Novotel in Geelong Tuesday August 2nd at 6pm, to hear about what it’s like studying in Melbourne.
You’ll hear from staff and students about important topics such as:
- Our campuses and locations
- Course and study options
- Industry and global opportunities
- Prerequisites and pathways
- Clubs and societies
- Support services
- Scholarships and accommodation options
- Entry schemes and Early Offer Program
Receive a goodies bag, ask questions and find out where RMIT can take you in the future.
Catering will be provided on the night for everyone to enjoy. Register HERE
Come and Sample our Menu!
Over the next month, three of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.
At Junior School-Belmont there is an Open Morning on August 2 between 9:30 and 11:00am
Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos in August. Aside from the scheduled evening for current College parents, each campus will also present another evening dedicated to families who are considering Christian College as an option for their children. At Middle School-Highton, it’s on August 9 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm, and the date for Bellarine Campus is August 16, also between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
East Timor Trivia Night
Language Assistant Exchange Program Running Again
During the recent holidays, Christian College graduate, Jack Frencham (2021), landed in Japan to work as an English Language Assistant at our sister school, Naga High until Christmas this year – the first time we’ve been able to engage with our Japanese sister school in this way for three years. Earlier this year we welcomed Naga HS graduate, Kana Miyano as a Japanese Language Assistant, who is helping around all campuses during her stay with us. We are delighted to begin the Language Assistant exchange program again, and hope all our short and long-term Japanese and Indonesian exchange programs will be back up and running soon!
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.
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
Since COVID began, many people have understandably been stuck on the roads of fear and frustration.
Continually travelling down a rough road (often out of control) takes its toll....increasing stress levels and reducing your immune system...leaving you vulnerable.
Pull over, breathe, regain control and steer towards a smoother road if you can.
Just that simple act can reduce your stress levels and strengthen your immune system.
Worth thinking about 👍😊
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