From the Head of Campus
As we enter the weekend, we incredibly find ourselves at the halfway mark of Term 3. Five weeks down, five to go! With the term skipping by, and the year with it, some of our attention turns to planning for 2023. For many Year 12 students, they are in the midst of nominating their preferred tertiary courses next year via the VTAC application process. And our Year 10 and 11 students will next week be able to select their subject preferences as we open the subject selection window from Monday August 15th to Friday August 19th.
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.
Year 11 Visual Communication Design
Last term year 11 VCD students developed their design skills using Adobe Illustrator to produce a teaser movie poster for an existing film. The teaser poster is designed to tease the audience, to leave people wanting more of the film but not giving too much detail away.
The focus was on developing an understanding of design elements and principles to better develop the design sense. Each student produced a folio outlining the development of ideas and printed a full-sized teaser poster.
Term 3 Systems Engineering…what a start we have had with the students engaged in commencing Unit 2, and continuing Unit 4 projects.
This week the Year 11 and 12 classes have been working steadily on their individual projects. Year 11 projects range from beginners who are upskilling with circuit work using the codebreaker program, sourced from Geelong Tech School, to automated robots that have had sensors attached to assist with wall dodging and line following.
12A Reach Project
Last week, Flossie Chua from Harvard University and Kieren Noonan from ISV made a visit to CCG to see our 12A Reach teachers in action.
For the last three years, selected staff have been piloting a program designed by Flossie with her colleague David Perkins. Over that time, the staff have implemented the 12A Reach cards which focus on being an explorer, investigator and innovator. The teaching staff from Prep to Year 12 have trialled the program and fed back to both Harvard and ISV, what works and what doesn’t work. From this feedback, the cards have been redesigned applying what the teachers have said.
On Friday, Flossie was able to see the cards being used in a variety of ways in Prep, Year 1, Year 9 and Year 12. There was learning about the caring for animals, to designing a new playground and from issues of the world to unpacking of a VCE study design. In each situation the students were encouraged to dig deep into their learning and through the art of conversation really think about possibilities.
Flossie was able to gather firsthand evidence through observation, interviews of students and staff and video recording that will be used to develop this project further. The 12A Reach teachers will be attending a session with Flossie, Kieren and the other pilot school in Melbourne to share their discoveries as well as network with the other teachers.
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!
Next Tuesday evening, Bellarine Campus is opening its doors to anyone interested in this Christian College campus as an option for their young person. This includes students who would enrol at either Junior or Middle levels. The subject selection information and expo evening is an excellent opportunity for families to take a deeper dive into the fantastic learning programs offered by our College. There will be opportunities to meet and speak with campus, year level and subject area leaders who can provide information about the diverse specialty areas of learning that are offered to students at all levels at Bellarine Campus.
We would encourage anyone within our College community who may know friends, neighbours, work colleagues – anyone – who might be considering Christian College Bellarine as an option to spread the word and extend an invitation to any one or more of these sessions.
Mrs Tutty Joins the Teaching Excellence Program
Christian College’s Director of Teaching and Learning – Humanities, Mrs Angela Tutty, is one of 250 teachers statewide to be selected to participate in the elite Teaching Excellence Program (TEP).
This program, created by State Education Minister, James Merlino, is designed to immerse the participants in professional development by having a range of educational experts share their knowledge through varying presentation models. Whether face to face or webinars, they are all interactive presentations.
East Timor Trivia Night
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
Although anger, resentment, jealousy, shame and the feeling of inadequacy can eat you up, they can also be a wise teacher. Without judgement, try to recognise the discomfort early. Stop and breathe. Only when you have regained control can you transform it into an opportunity....to build your resilience 😊
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