From the Acting Head of Campus
On Tuesday this week the Senior School students celebrated their 2023 achievements at our Presentation Afternoon. This special afternoon provided an opportunity for the Senior School community to witness the outstanding academic, sporting, musical, dramatic achievements of our students.
As part of this, we recognised the 2022 DUX of the College, James Bushell, who addressed our student cohort on his achievements and the methods he used in Year 12 to achieve this academic level. It was interesting to note that in James’s message he encouraged students to make time in Year 12 for everything that is important to them. Still play your sport, spend time with family, make time for yourself, enjoy whatever comes your way. These are powerful points for students to absorbed as they head into Year 12.
We were proud to acknowledge our year level duxes, special award recipients as well as witness exceptional performances from Emily Treloar on the clarinet (2023 CCG Outstanding musician) and Nieve Smart who performed her unit 3/4 Drama examination based on Cats the Musical.
We are exceptionally proud of all our students and congratulate all award recipients. Please find a full list of recipients below.
Movember at Senior School
In 2003, two mates from Melbourne encouraged 30 of their friends to grow a moustache, for a charge of $10, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about Men’s health and prostate cancer. From these humble beginnings, the ‘Movember’ movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 6 million ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sisters’ around the world, raising hundreds of millions of dollars to help fund 1,250 research projects related to the three biggest health issues facing men today: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
This year, the Senior School team, consisting of Mr. Jason O’Loughlin, Simon Powys, Jack Watson and Craig White grew some magnificent facial hair, much to the dismay of their partners! With encouragement of friends, family and colleagues, the team raised close to $900 for this important cause. Thanks to the Library ladies who put up displays throughout the Library to help raise awareness. Well done to all and see you same time next year.
Salvation Army Christmas Drive & 2024 Prefect Immersion
On behalf of the North Geelong Salvation Army, I would like to thank all the families, students and staff who donated to our Christmas Cake Drive. We were able to provide approximately 230 Christmas Cakes, Puddings, and Fruit Tarts to the North Geelong Salvo’s. These donations formed part of our 2024 Prefect experience over the last two days whereby Prefects were able to visit and deliver these donations to the North Geelong Salvation Army. Whilst at the Salvos, they also connected with Russell, an ordained minister who works within the correctional facilities and inmates at various prisons in our region. Through investigating the concept of Servant Leadership, our 2024 Prefects packed 1300 small Christmas packages that will be delivered to inmates at these prisons. Undertaking the challenge of rock climbing in the afternoon, Prefects recognised the importance of teamwork, co-operation, trust, and perseverance to be an effective leader.
We are very excited to have a wonderful group of College and House Prefects who will be leading our student body in 2024.
Beyond Year 12
Congratulations to our wonderful Year 12s for finishing their secondary schooling!
The attached BEYOND YEAR 12 resource has been sent to Year 12s to support their transition from secondary school to further education, training, or work.
As a Careers Team, Mrs Smith and I will be available from 8:30am-4pm for drop-in conversations in the CoLab, on the ATAR release date Monday December 11, to assist with any change of preference needs or pathway options.
Canteen Announcement – Last Week of Term
Please note, there will be no online canteen orders available during the last week of term (December 4 to 8). Students can only make over-the-counter purchases.
Get Some Unique Christmas Cards and Support Williams House
This year Williams House is selling packets of Christmas cards designed by our own little artists!
We are selling our Angel/Shepherd cards for $5 for a pkt of 6 and our Nativity cards are $7 for a pkt of 10. Each packet contains either 6 or 10 different designs.
If you would like to support the kinder and share our creations with the community this Christmas, the cards are available at all CCG campus receptions and of course at Williams House. Payment can be made with cash or card.
We also take over-the-phone orders with direct deposit. Phone 5241 3556
All money raised will go towards making some new additions to our outdoor yards!
We hope you love these gorgeous creations and enjoy sharing them with your family and the community this Christmas!
With thanks from all the children and the team at WH!