From the Head of Campus
The week and the term ended today with a wonderful time together celebrating community, creativity and collaboration with our annual House Wearable Art competition. Another one of those events in hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic, it was great to have it back on our calendar for the colour, fun and energy it brings to Senior School. A big thank you and congratulations to the Arts, Technology and Design team, especially Mrs Jane Bailey, for their organisation and support of the students involved.
Also this week, along with the rest the of the country and indeed much of the world, we paused to acknowledge the passing of our Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life of 96 years devoted to duty, family, faith and service.
VCE Unit 2 Drama students have spent a busy term learning about a range of eclectic theatre styles and devising their own original performance exploring ‘Australian Identity’. The students work as writers, actors, directors and designers on this very collaborative and creative performance outcome. After the holidays the students will consolidate their scenes, refine dialogue and transitions and complete production tasks in readiness to perform the piece on the 25th October.
In VCE Drama students also learn how to critically analyse and evaluate a professional performance and we recently enjoyed a great day in Melbourne viewing a production of ‘Laurinda’ by the Melbourne Theatre Company. Students consider directorial decisions; the way stagecraft is manipulated to support stories and convey themes and the way actors use their expressive skills to portray characters. Viewing professional performance is also a great way for students to study performance techniques and then apply these to their own work.
House Wearable Art Returns!
Fashion, Fundraiser, Food and Fun… the last day of Term 3 had it all!
The day consisted of a magnificent parade of highly creative wearable art garments created by each house, a fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease and a visit from the Surf Coast Campus Year 3 / 4 students.
This term students from each house were challenged to design and create a conceptual wearable art piece inspired by their house colours with an emphasis on recycling. The students end products were absolutely astounding considering the short time they had to make the garments, coupled with the fact that the cohort has never seen House Wearable Art before.
VCAL Visit to the Farm – R U OK? Day
Last week, the Year 12 VCAL students made a visit to Back Creek Farm, to revisit one of their fondest memories from their time at CCG, as well as lend a hand with some chores around the homestead. Upon arrival, we all met up with the farm staff, to be welcomed back and given a small list of tasks to do. After a short tour of the farm and some major reminiscing, we were tasked with pulling weeds and grass from around the base of saplings, ready for their spring growth spurt.
After that, we met up with the year 9s to share a BBQ lunch. Following lunch, we led the year 9s in an RUOK? Day activity, asking them what they would do in certain situations and environments. It was very informative to be able to hear the different opinions of multiple students, based on their experience, and to share our knowledge and experiences with them
It was nice to see that the farm hadn’t changed too much from when we were there.
Jack Benney – Year 12 VCAL student
Year 10 Industry and Enterprise
The Year 10 VET students participated in a job application process this term as part of their studies in Industry and Enterprise. This involved preparing a resume, researching the award for their chosen industry, searching for advertised positions, writing a cover letter of application for the advertised positions and sitting a mock interview for the positions. The students engaged well with the process and gained great insight into the employment conditions for their industry and the process of applying for a job.
We are most grateful to the members of the College community who generously gave their time and industry expertise to pose as interviewers. They gave invaluable feedback to the students and reported that they were impressed by the way many of the students presented themselves for interview. So a big thank you from us and the students to Heidi Vallance, Sally Stewart, Stu Wilkinson and Michael Peck.
Special thanks also to Kit Vati from Seek.com who ran an interview skills seminar for the class via zoom. It was an invaluable experience for the students to be coached by an expert in the industry.
David Evans, Michelle Anderson, Alice McKay
Unit 3/4 Holiday Sessions and Exam Preparation
As we approach the Term 3 holidays, parents and carers of VCE Unit 3/4 students may be wondering how to assist their child in preparing for the upcoming exams. Most students are completing the last of their assessment tasks and the Term 3 holidays are typically the starting point of exam revision. We are aware that many students may be feeling tired at the end of Term 3, nonetheless we encourage them to use the holiday time effectively as being well prepared will help gain those extra marks at exam time.
Some of our teachers have organised holiday sessions to do revision, practice exams or individual tutoring. Students will have been informed of these sessions by their subject teacher and they are strongly encouraged to attend. The schedule for these sessions can be found on the Senior School Hub, under the Assessments tab.
For Families Relocating or Withdrawing Students
A reminder that if your family is relocating and/or you are planning to withdraw your child from Christian College, a full term’s notice, in writing, is required. Please contact your student’s Campus.
Important VET Information for Subject Selection 2023
Vocational Education Training (VET) is offered as a subject in Year 10, 11 and 12 at CCG Senior Campus. Students travel off campus to either The Gordon or a government or catholic school (non-Gordon) who offer the courses one afternoon a week. Year 10 students study VET as well as VCE Unit 1 Industry and Enterprise over the whole year which includes a week of work experience. VET is mandatory for students studying the new VCE Vocational Major (VM) and optional for VCE students. More information can be found in the subject selection booklets and on the Senior School Hub – VET for 2023 on SEQTA.
Uniform Shop Hours Over the Holidays
The Uniform Shop in Centreway Arcade, Belmont will be closed from Monday 19th September and reopening 26th September 2022.
Opening hours in the second week of holidays are from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday 26/09/2022 through to Friday 30/09/2022
The Uniform Shop resumes normal trading hours from Monday 3rd October 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.
Scholarship Applications for 2024 Entry now Open!
Each year we offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5 (Middle School-Highton, Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses); Year 7 (Middle School-Highton and Bellarine); and Year 10 (Senior School-Waurn Ponds).
These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support new and current students who wish to attend Christian College and who demonstrate high levels of academic excellence.
We are now seeking scholarship applications for entry at any of those year levels in 2024.
For more information, and to apply, please see our website. Use the hotlink from our homepage or click here
Applications close on Thursday September 29. The examination date is Saturday October 8.
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: The Foundation Golf Tournament
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
When you find yourself worrying about something that hasn't even happened yet and may never happen, reach for a PET (Personal Emotional Tool e.g. breathing, exercise, immersion in nature, music). The best way you can influence your future is by taking control of this moment. That's why they call the present a gift 🎁👍😊
Discover more about Mytern here