From the Principal
The busy final term is well underway and there is plenty of positive activity across the College. I feel that there is a true sense of emergence from the challenging experiences of the past few years, and greater engagement for our community.
The new term commenced with all staff gathering for a Commencement Service. This important time spent worshipping God together is a vital aspect of our Christian culture and ethos. We were particularly blessed and entertained by Junior School music teacher, Mr Kevin Smith and we enjoyed his enthusiastic and colorful singing and dancing to songs that have been popular amongst our junior students for many years.
We continued our work and journey as part of the development of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our guest speaker Shelley Ware, an educational consultant and media personality led us in support of our desire to authentically embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture into our classrooms. She guided us through a path of discovery through her own journey as a teacher, mother, and media identity.
Year 10s Visit the Malthouse for the Suitcase Series
Year 10 Drama students enjoyed a great day at the Malthouse Theatre last Wednesday participating in the ‘Suitcase Series’ performance program. Every two years the Malthouse commissions a new play exploring the theme of climate change, which is shared with participating schools who go on to devise a creative interpretation of their own. Our students began in Week 5 of Term 3 to explore the climate change theme, engaging in workshops exploring eclectic performance styles, creating characters and devising their own original scenes in response to the text provocation ‘Atlantis’. On performance day at the Malthouse, they watched the other schools perform and then presented their own piece; receiving feedback from their peers and industry professionals. It is a wonderful program that addresses many elements of the Australian Curriculum Arts outcomes. They research, collaborate, create characters, workshop a range of dramatic elements and as the day also involves a professional performance of the play ’Atlantis’ they also evaluate, and respond. It was a really wonderful feeling to be back in the theatre space after two years of on-line participation.
Year 11 Geography – Phillip Island
This term in Year 11 Geography, students have been focusing on the impacts of local tourism on people and the environment, and the strategies that are used to ensure tourism is sustainable for the future.
On Monday October 24, students travelled to Phillip Island to explore as tourists. Beginning with a hike to Cape Woolamai, the southernmost cape of the island, the views and wildlife were spectacular, we saw an echidna, two lowland copperhead snakes and a blue-tongued lizard. We then explored the town centre and could truly appreciate how the town accommodates such a large influx of tourists each year. Enjoying a coffee, a walk-through local Cowes shopping centre, or interacting with the locals, the list of ways for tourists to enjoy this beachside town were endless.
Wrap up of the Applied Computing evening
The Applied Computing Unit 2 class had a very successful “Innovative Solutions” presentation evening back on Monday, October 10. Unit 2 Computing students had been working in groups throughout the whole of Term 3 to create an Innovative Solution based on an Emerging Technology.
This presentation night gave all the students a chance to show their parents and staff the whole journey of their project, as well as their final solution or prototype. Each group created a booth in the Co-Lab at Senior School to demonstrate and explain their project to the attendees on the night. All project teams then had to complete a presentation in front of the whole audience as the final piece of assessment for this group project.
All students handled themselves very professionally during the presentation night and impressed the parents and staff that attended. Our future is bright with the current crop of student innovators.
Geelong Mums Sausage Sizzle
Year 11 VCAL students were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend the morning at the local not-for-profit organisation Geelong Mums. Geelong Mums is an organisation supporting mothers and children who might need help with getting resources such as baby clothes, children’s clothes, baby equipment like strollers, baby cradles, nappies etc. After our visit, we realised that we wanted to do more for our community, especially for families in need. Our action plan was to raise awareness and funds for Geelong Mums. On October 11 we ran a sausage sizzle in the VCAL area with 100% of funds going to Geelong Mums. The sausage sizzle raised $530, a figure we are very proud of and excited to pass onto Geelong Mums! Thank you to A Cut Above Butchers for providing their delicious sausages free of charge to us and to all of those who made their way to the sausage sizzle and helped us raise money! If you want to help out Geelong Mums, you can check out their website to find out exactly what they currently need.
Our New-Look ATD Festival - Now Open!
Our Art, Technology and Design Festival is underway at Villa Paloma ATD Centre! It opened at 10am this morning and the program runs until 9pm this evening. Tomorrow (Saturday Nov.12), it's on between 10am and 4pm.
There's a magnificent exhibition of student artwork and products – all year levels from K-12 from all our campuses and Early Learning Centres are represented.
Come along this evening or tomorrow - or both! There are food trucks, coffee and live music, a Food Studies Market Stall and Gelato Bar, face painting, the official opening at 6:30pm this evening, then the Wearable Art and Textiles Fashion Parade from 6:40 – 7:15pm.
Term 4 2022 COVID-19 Update Procedures and Protocols
Christian College is committed to maintaining the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and College community.
The following revisions to the COVID-19 procedures and protocols align with the Victorian Government’s announcement of the end of the Pandemic Declaration and associated Pandemic Orders. The following settings, based on advice from the Department of Health and the Department of Education for Victorian schools now apply.
If you require greater detail, please access additional information via the DHHS or Victorian State Government Education and Training websites or speak with your campus leadership team.
Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 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.
CCG Foundation Patron’s Dinner
Join us for the Foundation Patron’s Dinner, to be held on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at The Pier Geelong.
On this night, the Foundation will be officially launching the establishment of our Public Ancillary Fund - 'The Eternity Fund'. The purpose of this fund is to provide sustained giving for the future. This fund will invest donations to return a greater value in years to come - a donation that lasts a lifetime.