What’s Happening at Surf Coast

March 22nd – Beach Prep
March 24th – Year 3 Practice Naplan Test
March 25th – Assembly for students only
March 25th – Year 3 & 4 Athletics Experience at MS
March 28th – Family Picnic
March 29th – Year 4 Beach Ramble Excursion
March 31st – Year 3 &4 Athletic Sports (Bellarine Campus)
March 31st – Year 1 Narana Excursion
April 1st – Casual Dress and Sausage Sizzle
April 7th – Annual Surf Coast Cross Country 9.30-11.10am
April 7th – Year 1 Out and About Fishos Excursion
April 8th Easter Bonnet Parade/ Easter Service (Students Only) and last day of term 2.30pm dismissal
More events will be added once excursions etc are booked and finalised.

Student Leaders’ Investiture

Four and a half years ago we opened our doors to the very first group of Prep students. Today we celebrated as they accepted student leadership positions at our Surf Coast Campus. It was a very proud moment for our staff, families, and students as we watched our Year 4s accept the responsibility, of becoming the first group of student leaders at our Surf Coast Campus.

The student’s leadership badges were presented to them by two of our College Prefects Kristen Wigg and Nathan Tarrant. This was a special moment for our Year 4 students. The students also read an oath promising their peers that they will lead them while honouring our College values.

Notice to All Parents Regarding CSEF Funding

The Victorian State Government runs a program called the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). As the name suggests, the fund is designed to assist families meet costs associated with school camps, sport and excursions and requires families to apply in each year they have a child who is eligible. Families who have an eligible child will receive $125 per year for a primary aged student and $225 per year for a secondary aged student.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. Please complete a 2022 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form and return to your campus administration office by the end of Term 1 please.

Please read the attached letter for further information

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Surf Coast Preps Excursion to MoPA!

To ignite the student’s curiosity in their Integrated Studies Science unit of movement, the Surf Coast Preps went on an incredible excursion to MoPA, the Museum of Play and Art.

The Preps were spilt into two groups where they were immersed in a myriad of sensory, play based learning experiences. The students explored the different ways in which objects can move and used their senses to classify the different materials things can be made of.

There were many favourite parts of the day such as adding a coat of paint to the Volkswagen, using different materials and techniques to make a visual artwork, building marble runs on the magnetic pipe wall, and testing out the fastest racing car on the long and short ramps.

Year 1

In Year 1, students have been demonstrating their incredible language skills. They have been working with gusto to build and extend their phonological and phonemic awareness, alphabet and phonics, and spelling accuracy.
The children have been busy reading, writing, making and using different words; this has been powerful to help in Spelling. Teaching and learning activities have increased the children’s ability to hear the separate sounds in words, segment words into syllables, and highlight the beginning and final sound. They have also enjoyed working collaboratively with their ‘learning book buddies’ to explore texts and have had many learning moment surprises when conducting sound-word-spelling investigations. The children were amazed to discover how many different ways the long vowel sound ‘e’ is made in words. Look what they now know …

  • Bee
  • Beach
  • Monkey
  • Jimmy
  • Piece
  • Me
  • Theme

Literacy has been a stimulating, hands-on, wow-of-a-moment experience for everyone!

JLTAV State-wide Japanese Calligraphy Contest

The JLTAV State-wide Japanese Calligraphy Contest was held late Term 4 last year. Due to Covid 19, the results came out late and we finally received the excellent results. Five students from Surf Coast campus participated in the lower primary category of the contest. They demonstrated the ability to move calligraphy brushes correctly and draw the Japanese word 日本(NIHON )while paying attention to detail.

Please congratulate all these students on their great efforts and achievements, particularly Melina and Olivia for their outstanding results!
Melina Lee Zago the Second Prize winner
Olivia Davis the Third Prize winner
William Griffin Certificate of Participation
Makenzie Fitzgerald Certificate of Participation
Aleisha White Certificate of Participation

House Swimming Championships 2022

Last Friday our Year 3 and 4 students enjoyed a fabulous day with the Bellarine Campus students, at the House Swimming Championships held at the Kardinia Aquatic Centre.
Year 4 students participated in self-nominated swimming races and enjoyed various water and land-based novelty events with the Year 3 students.

Our Year 4 students competed enthusiastically with the Bellarine students in 25m swim races in all four strokes and recorded some great results. Please refer to overall placings below.
Our Year 3 students enjoyed being introduced to the College’s House competition and carnival events. They took part in fun novelty events and cheered on competitors in their House throughout the day.
Our Waterslide session was a hit, with many beaming faces, much laughter and screams being heard as students descended into the pool below.

Everyone enjoyed earning points for their House and we congratulate Taylor House as winners of our Surf Coast House Swimming Cup. Points were awarded for both novelty and swimming events with totals combined to reach our overall winner.

We congratulate Ava Rice, 2nd place and Darcee Dunoon, 3rd place, overall Year 4 Girls Age Group Champions.
All students are to be congratulated on their efforts, attitude and behaviour throughout the day. The teaching staff were so proud of our young students and had a wonderful day leading and encouraging all the students.

Year Four Age Group Champions – Girls 2nd Ava Rice
3rd – Darcey Dunoon

Individual results
Year 4 Girls, 25 metres
Ava Rice 5th Freestyle, 3rd Backstroke, 3rd Breast-stroke, 1st Butterfly
Darcee Dunoon 2nd Freestyle, 2nd Breast-stroke
Sophie Virtue 10th Freestyle
Georgia Griffin 14th Freestyle
Year 4 Boys, 25 metres
Guy Sossin 2nd Freestyle
James O’Shanassy 7th Freestyle
Blake Hunter 12th Freestyle

Year 2

For the Year 2 Integrated Studies unit, Combining Materials, the wonderful Year 2 students have taken their plans for a dream car and have built it using a range of recycled materials. They have carefully chosen and combined different materials to build the car, thinking carefully about the properties of the materials for each section of the vehicle. This week, they have enjoyed painting and decorating their dream car, ready for their final presentation.

In Maths, Year 2s have been measuring the area of objects in the classroom, comparing the different areas using informal units. They were careful to place the units side by side with no gaps or overlapping so that the measurements were accurate.

A Fortnight with Year 3!

Wow!!!! What a jam-packed fortnight!!!

Without a doubt the highlight was our visit to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie as part of our Literacy/Science cross-curricular learning! The kids were so excited to dress up as their favourite characters, learn about the process of making chocolate and making their own giant lollipops!

In Science, we made fluffy slime as part of their investigations into the state of matter and energy. Apologies if the slime didn’t stay where it was supposed to!

Last Friday the Year 3s and 4s participated in the house swimming carnival at Kardinia pool with Bellarine Campus. The kids had a ball competing in novelty swimming races and out of the water games. It was a fantastic experience for all!

We have a lot to look forward to in the next two weeks. We have Harmony Day, cross country practice and our house event, the Surf Coast Family Picnic and Project Care Sausage Sizzle so keep an eye on The Vine!

Library News

It has been a wonderful start to the 2022 school year in the Library. This term in Library lessons, we have been exploring what interests us as readers and the students have been encouraged to take chances with their reading by trying something new. To encourage this, students have been participating in different activities such as ‘Book Musical Chairs’ and the ‘Bookmark Challenge’.

For our musical chairs game, students spent a couple of minutes getting to know new books under the chairs they sat down at and shared with their classmates. Our ‘Bookmark Challenge’ encourages students to choose a category on the bookmark and borrow a book that meets that requirement (such as genre or book feature). The ‘Bookmark Challenge’ has been a great incentive for students to widen their reading scope and I have thoroughly enjoyed the numerous little book chats it has created upon check out.

In addition to our weekly Library lessons, our Surf Coast Library is also open during Monday lunchtimes. The Library provides a relaxed space that students are welcome to visit and spend time enjoying a book, building, drawing or exploring one of our play areas. Last week also saw the return of our Story Dog ‘Ollie’. Ollie loves his adventures at Surf Coast, coming to school each Tuesday morning to read books in the Library. If you see Ollie, feel free to come say ‘hello’, he loves a pat!

Chair’s Lunch

Join the Chair of the Foundation Board for lunch on Friday, 8 April 2022 as we celebrate the significance of Easter and learn more about the work of the Foundation.

All funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Scholarship Fund supporting current students who need financial assistance.

Book online today at www.ccgfoundation.org.au/chairslunch

For all enquiries, please contact Jennifer Freind via j.freind@ccg.vic.edu.au.

Rev. Tim Costello to Visit Christian College Next Week

We are thrilled to welcome Rev. Tim Costello to our College next week.

On Wednesday afternoon, he will address Christian College staff at One Hope Baptist Church – Barrabool Hills. On Thursday morning he will deliver devotions to the staff at Middle School-Highton, then will spend time in the classroom at Senior School speaking with students of Global Politics, before delivering a keynote address at ‘Gathering Hope’, a function organised by the Christian College Foundation at Mt Duneed Estate, (which is now fully booked).

We look forward to Rev. Costello’s visit and the opportunity for students and staff alike to benefit from his profound experience and wisdom in a range of areas, including social justice, the ministry, the law, local government and global politics.

A MYTERN Thought for the Week

When someone says something that hurts or offends you, try to take a moment to look at what road they are on. 

They are usually worse off than you are, so why join them? 

Keep control on your road ( be it rough or smooth) and lead through example 😊

Discover more about MYTERN here.