From the Acting Head of Campus
As we head into the final week of Term 3, students have been working diligently to complete their final assessments. The Year 12s and other students studying a Unit 3/4 have also turned their focus to preparing for the September practice exams and implementing their study routines. The up-and-coming term break does provide a great occasion for students to recharge and refresh while also providing an excellent opportunity to reflect on their Term 3 educational journey and set clear goals and objectives for Term 4.
I encourage students who are preparing for exams to investigate the most effective study techniques that work best for them. Remember that effective study is not just about the quantity of study time but also about the quality of your studying. Tailor your study techniques to your learning style, and continually adapt your approach based on what works best for you.
Art Making and Exhibiting Classes
I am so grateful to have been so warmly welcomed into the Christian College community at the beginning of this term.
The Year 10 students are at the early stages of the creative process and have been developing their concepts by experimenting with a range of materials and engaging in creative workshops. Incredibly talented Year 10 student Zoe Ward experimented for the first time with prismacolor pencils to create a powerful portrait exploring the portrayal of emotions through faces.
Meanwhile, the Year 11 students have been busy curating and designing a thematic exhibition space that engages Australian Impressionist landscape paintings and selected contemporary works.
The Year 12 students have shown incredible resilience as they commenced Unit 4. Early in the term the Villa space was bustling with students in the final stages of resolving their finished artworks. The students engaged in critiques where they received feedback from their peers and designed an exhibition space to present their work. It will be fantastic to see these works exhibited at the upcoming Art Festival.
Wearable Arts is underway as students gather at lunchtimes to produce a textile garment that imaginatively responds to the theme of Mental Health. It has been so exciting to see the House Groups come together to finalise their ideas and begin the making process in preparation for the Wearable Arts Parade.
In Systems Engineering, Unit 2 and Unit 4 students have progressed through most of the folio work and are currently building their projects. At this stage of the year Unit 4 students are gearing up for their final hand-in of their folio and project. Senior School has just purchased a new 3D printer that will be available for the students to use for the remainder of this year and for future students.
Year 10 Engineering students have continued to build on their skill set completing varied mechanical projects. Students firstly built a desk tray out of sheet metal using different bending and cutting techniques. The students were then able to move on to more advanced skills building a dustpan that was joined by pop rivets. The students are working on their final project now, a wooden can crusher focusing on how levers work and mechanical advantage.
Lights Out Library
This week, in the lead up to R U OK? day, the Senior School Library, hosted a ‘Lights Out Library’ event. The event consisted of chilling out, relaxing and getting together with friends to watch “Monsters University”. The library switched off during lunchtimes and both staff and students came together to ‘stop’, and ‘connect’ while having a good laugh watching Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan overcome their differences and become the best of friends. Lights Out Library is one of the many events that Senior School offers to students in order for them to mix and mingle and find their place where they feel they belong. Whether it is to participate in the Lights Out Library events, do a mindful activity, homework or just to read, the library is the perfect place to spend a lunchtime! Everybody is welcome.
Konnichiwa From Japan
Three Year 10 Japanese students, Djinda Moore, Supreet Kaur, and Niko Nakayama, arrived in Japan safely on Wednesday night and began attending Naga Senior High School the following day. This marks the beginning of a new chapter for our long-term exchange program—a four-month stay in Japan, from September 2023 to January 2024. Djinda, Supreet, and Niko are staying with a Japanese host family for an authentic daily experience.
The sports day and cultural festival are coming up on their calendar at Naga Senior High School. When Naga students visited Christian College Geelong earlier this term, the girls had the opportunity to meet and make a good connection with their host students and the Naga High principal. Resuming this wonderful long-term exchange program is great news, and our language assistant program, as well as our preparation for the Japan Study Tour in December 2023, are also back in action.
This year, we celebrated the 31-year friendship between Naga Senior High School in Japan and Christian College Geelong, as well as the 101-year anniversary of Naga Senior High School since its establishment.
The Japan Study Tour, Year 11 students, and staﬀ are looking forward to catching up with Djinda,
Supreet, and Niko in December.
College Production 2024 – Update
As published in The Vine at the end of Term 3, the College will be staging Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) at the Geelong Arts Centre from May 2 – 4, 2004.
All students from Years 5 – 11 (in 2023) across the College will receive an email early next week, with information and a link to an online registration form. Auditions will commence across the College on designated days from Sunday October 22. To register for an audition, students must complete the online form on/by Friday October 13.
There will be an information session held at each campus for students to have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the show. These will be held at:
Highton MS Campus Chapel Monday October 9 12.40
Senior Campus Music Department Tuesday October 10 1.20pm
Bellarine Campus Auditorium Tuesday October 10 at Lunchtime
Surf Coast Campus – Ms Notini will visit the Year 5 classroom next week.
Christian College Snowsport
In Week 6 of this term Christian College Geelong competed in the Victorian Interschool Snowsport Competition. Twenty-six students, ranging from Year 1 through to Year 12, competed in both snowboarding and skiing competitions. Whilst the snow conditions this year weren’t as good as past competitions, both competitors and families had a fantastic time enjoying the opportunity to spend time together whilst refining their skiing and snowboarding prowess.
If you have not been a part of this competition before and would like to register your interest for the 2024 Victorian Interschool Snowsport Competition, please contact the Senior Campus.
The Christian College Sport Hall of Honour
We are proud to announce a new initiative, which will become an important tradition in the life of our College – the Sport Hall of Honour – to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our past students who have reached national or international status in their chosen sports.
On October 5, we welcome our inaugural inductees to the Sport Hall of Honour – ex-students, Gary Ablett Jr and Tegan Philip. Both are universally recognised as champions at the highest level in their respective sports – AFL football and netball.
You are invited to join us for this gala dinner event at Mt Duneed Estate. On the night, we will also honour a cohort of current students as ‘Rising Eagles’ for their outstanding achievements in their chosen sports, putting them on a pathway to perhaps achieve the type of success required to enter our Sport Hall of Honour in future years.
Scholarship Applications are Now Open!
Each year Christian College offers Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5, 7 and 10 levels. Applications are now open for this year’s scholarships, which apply to entry in 2025, at three campuses – Middle School-Highton, Bellarine Campus and Surf Coast Campus.
Year 10 entry applies to Senior School-Waurn Ponds only.
To find out more, and to apply, visit our website and look for the homepage hotlink, or click here.
Scholarship applications are open to students who do not currently attend Christian College, as well as those who are currently enrolled here. Scholarship examinations will be held at Christian College on Saturday October 7. Closing date for applications is Thursday, September 28.
Foundation Golf Day 2023
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce the Christian College Foundation Golf Day tournament for 2023.
Save the date: Thursday November 9.
We are seeking prizes for this event – if you own a local business and are interested in creating partnership opportunities with Christian College, please contact Fiona Provan on 0400 477 467, or email [email protected]