Themes for House Group Discussion
Thank you for all your support as we embrace this term, both for its opportunities and challenges. As we have shared previously, students have had the opportunity to engage in discussions about a variety of themes during morning House Group sessions. This time is seen as a valuable contribution to their development as informed, caring and emerging young adults; and complements our Schools Wellbeing Framework and the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships [RRRR] initiative.
Our House Group themes aim to explore topics that are socially, spiritually, and developmentally relevant to students. As we know, the issue of respectful relationships as it pertains to consent and sexual assault are both prevalent in the media and in the youth social networks of today. As with other topics we have addressed this year, we would be naïve to think this issue does not impact our community. It is with this in mind that we aim to embrace the challenges of this topic by presenting our students with some informed content and conversation in the coming weeks.
Reserve Your Place!
Wellbeing Evening and Cyber Safe Schools Program Launch
We enjoyed a fantastic night with the parents, families, students and staff attending the first Digital Wellbeing Evening held at our Senior School Campus last night, Thursday 1st September. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to reserve your place at the second and final of our two nights, please save the date and reserve your place now! We would love to see you there. We encourage you to take a few minutes to view the video below to find out more about this important event. The evening will be presented at our Bellarine Campus next Thursday 8th September starting at 7pm. We expect to run for about 45 minutes, finishing with time for questions and a cuppa together.
We ask all Parents and Families to share their attending intentions with us via our online RSVP Response Form. Please access the form by clicking the image or link below.
Cybersafety Resources for Parents from eSafety
Parents are encouraged to explore and make use of these recently released resources from eSafety.
Media Release: Parents urged to watch out for signs of cyberbullying
This recent media release from eSafety provides parents with a contemporary context, guidance and advice regarding cyberbullying, signs that suggest a child is the target of cyberbullying and protective strategies parents can support their child with.
Webinars for parents and carers
These webinars for parents and carers provide parents with expert support, advice and guidance when navigating technology with their young person. Click the links below to learn more about specific webinars occurring soon.
Asian and Oceanian High School Students’ Forum 2022
Last week, on July 24th – 26th, Teneal Booth and Kirrily McConachy (Year 11), attended an online forum ‘Asian and Oceanian High School Student’s Forum 2022’ based in Wakayama, Japan. The girls participated as representatives of Australia, alongside 17 other Asia-Pacific countries, including Japan. Christian College Geelong has been invited to represent Australia in the Forum for several years, and whilst the Forum is usually held in person, through the pandemic it has been in a virtual format. The purpose of the Forum is to foster a global perspective through discussion on international issues, as well as to develop friendship amongst participating counties/regions. Teneal and Kirrily participated in the group discussing environmental issues, and their focus topic was the issue of coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef.
House Drama returns to senior school this week with each house battling it out to see whose name will appear on the trophy this year. A Senior School institution since 2007, House Drama has for the last two years been a victim of COVID restrictions and we are excited to see it return with a new format this year.
On Monday each house will be given a theme and a box of props and have two days to create a performance using only what has been provided. Students from years 10-12 have been encouraged to participate and we are keen to see the creativity and spontaneity they bring to the competition this year.
Adela Hits the Airwaves
Adela Karol will be performing this Tuesday on 3MBS radio as part of the series called The Talent. Aspiring musicians sent in a recorded audition and those selected perform a short, approximately 15-minute slot live on radio. There are two performers performing each Tuesday over a 10-week period. At the end of this period listeners are invited to vote for a performer. The age limit is 35 years and under so Adela has done extremely well to reach this stage.
When: 7pm, Tuesday 9th August
Where: 3MBS radio 103.5FM
YEAR 12 STUDENTS
- Information on applying for tertiary courses
- Courses in Victoria, NSW and Canberra – download the application guides!
- The University of Melbourne: Guaranteed ATARs and Access Melbourne Guaranteed ATARs for the 2023 intake
- How to apply for university accommodation
- Employment opportunities
- Applications open for leading performing arts colleges – NIDA, WAAPA and the VCA (acting, film, dance, visual art etc.)
- Information on the UCAT (medicine and dentistry applicants)
Purpose, Passion and Pathways
The education journey for Senior students in 2023.
With the subject preferences window open for Senior School students between August 15 and 19, I would encourage you as a family to explore our Senior School Hub especially our subject selection pages that contain detailed information regarding each subject on offer from our Year 10 program, through to the VCE, the VCE Vocational Major, Victorian Pathways Certificate, VET and much, much more.
Our senior staff are dedicated to support each student’s journey, please reach out if you have any questions. Contact information can be found on our Hub home page by clicking below.
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.
Are you a Creative Scientist or Scientifically Creative?
As part of National Science Week 2022, the CCG science faculty is offering our Years 5 – 12 students an opportunity to enter a CCG Science Photography competition and/or a CCG Science Creative Writing competition.
The theme for this years’ Science Week is Glass: More than meets the eye, so naturally, the theme of each competition is also glass. We’ve got some small prizes and it’s a bit of fun, so put your creative hats on and have a go!
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.
Come and Sample our Menu!
Over the next couple of weeks, two of our campuses are opening their doors to anyone interested in enrolling their children at Christian College.
Middle School-Highton and Bellarine Campus are hosting their subject selection expos. 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
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
Are you being overly influenced by the passengers in your car? The back seat drivers? Your circumstances? Remember, you are the one who has control of your steering wheel. Welcome their advice, but ultimately the decision to drive down a certain road is your...and yours alone 👍😊