Upcoming Events at Surf Coast

Upcoming Events is an up to date list of planned activities at Surf Coast Campus that you can use for planning purposes. Please be aware that these dates are set early in the term and occasionally items may need to be cancelled or dates/times altered. This itinerary is altered each week to reflect any changes – please check this list of events EVERY WEEK carefully when you read the weekly VINE newsletter.

Monday – Wednesday November 22nd – 24th Year 3 Camp
Tuesday November 23rd – Prep Day Camp
Tuesday November 23rd – Ballarat Wildlife Park Excursion Year 1
Wednesday November 24th – Year 2 Excursion to Surf Museum
Thursday November 25th Celebration Night
Friday November 26th – BLP Clubs
Thursday December 2nd – Surf Coast Carnival Day
Friday December 3rd – Assembly and Christmas Service
Friday December 3rd – Last Day of 2021 School Year 2.30pm dismissal

Year 1 swimming Friday October 8th to November 26th except for November 12th.

Orientation Week

This week was a big one at our Surf Coast Campus. On Monday and Tuesday, we had the opportunity to welcome our new 2022 Prep friends and the children who are joining us in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4. Our current students had the opportunity to meet their new teachers and classmates on Orientation Day and take part in some fun activities. Our new students to the campus enjoyed meeting their teachers and exploring the school grounds and classrooms. In 2022, we will have our first Year 4 class and we will have over 100 students attending our campus. It was a great week for both staff and students, and we look forward to the wonderful times we will have together next year!

Prep Excursion to MoPA!

To celebrate the student’s 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 observed the many different materials things can be made of.
There were many highlights of the day such as adding a coat of sky blue paint to the Volkswagen, using different materials and techniques to make a visual crazy faced artwork, building marble runs on the magnetic pipe wall, and testing out the fastest racing car on the long and short ramps.

Year 1

Jingle Bells, Rudolph, candy canes and Christmas fun! YEAH! In Year 1, we have been reminiscing about all the fun Christmas traditions we have here at our fabulous Surf Coast Campus. The fond memories and recalling of the many hilarious Christmas stories from 2020 had us thinking that it is about time we need to request an Elf-On-The-Shelf to visit our class for this year. Now we know that we have been fortunate to have a visiting elf in the past, and not every class can have an Elf-on-the-Shelf visit, so we thought we would write a letter to Santa pledging our case for why we believe 1T and 1J deserve yet another year where the Elf-on-the-Shelf visits and spreads Christmas cheer.
Some of our great arguments for why were:
In Year 1, we have had a tricky COVID year, and we would love a chance for a bit of fun to end the year.
We have all been flexible and hardworking all of this year.
We have been positive and motivated to do our best- even in CL@H.
We have posted our letters away to Santa and wait in anticipation for a sign that Santa will grant us our wish. We wonder… Naughty, nice, girl, boy, mischievous, shy, cheeky, kind, with or without a pet?
Fingers crossed, our wish comes true. Year 1 will keep you updated😊.

Year 2 History

The Year 2 students have been exploring the history of the shipwreck of the Joseph H. Scammel in 1891. They have read eye-witness accounts of those who experienced and survived the disastrous event and there has been much discussion about how the captain, crew and passengers faced the challenges of a stormy night on a sinking ship and how they were rescued the following morning. The Year 2 students have been writing a diary entry from a passenger’s point of view and there are some who are writing their entry from the point of view of Jimmy, the Captain’s cat. Their ‘eye-witness accounts’ are wonderfully descriptive and entertaining to read.
The students’ interest has been piqued as they have made connections to their own boating ventures, and to artefacts on display around the coast which help to tell the stories of historical events. Next week the students will attend the Australian National Surfing Museum and extend their knowledge of the history around Torquay.


It has been so exciting getting back in the Art room with the students at Surf Coast!

We started Term 4 with a Unit on Construction where we have been making our own sculptures. The students have been enjoying becoming engineers and designers, making and creating to align with particular design briefs and objectives. The Preps have been busy making rabbits sculptures, the years 1s and 2s have been making crazy bird sculptures and the years 3s have been making robot sculptures!

Waggin Tails Animal Rescue

The charity Waggin Tails Rescue needs our help!

Waggin Tails rescues cats and dogs from the streets and they are currently in urgent need of dog and cat foster carers. The pounds are filling up with dogs and kitten season is now in full swing! They also would appreciate donations of much needed cat food. There have been many abandoned cats since lockdowns finished and people have gone back to work, and a lot of these cats are pregnant.

If you would like to donate cat food, there is a donation box in the multipurpose room at our campus. If you would like to foster a dog or a cat here are the contact details.

Celebration Night

Just a friendly reminder, on Thursday November 25th we will be able to view our Celebration Evening. To do so you will be sent a link that will allow you to watch the celebration in your own home on Thursday evening.
We look forward to sharing this night with you.

CCG Basketball Extravaganza

CCG Basketball Extravaganza
Today all of our Year 3 students participated in the CCG Basketball Extravaganza.
This event was organised for all CCG students by our staff in the PE/Sport Faculty.
The day provided students with the opportunity to participate in a basketball tournament in place of the annual Hooptime Competition which was cancelled due to COVID.
Our excited students were bussed into the AWA Basketball Stadium in Belmont for a day of friendly intercampus competition.
Our students played with enthusiasm and skill throughout the Round Robin format with the emphasis on team work and enjoyment.
We entered 2 ‘Rookie’ teams, each playing six games against teams from Junior School and Bellarine Campus.
We congratulate all our Year 3 students on the way they conducted themselves, representing our Surf Coast Campus and thank our coaches Mr Hogan and Miss Donnan.
Also a big thank you to Flora Murdoch for her efforts in organising this event for our school.

Update on the new Christian College Wardrobe

The uniform review team have been grateful for the email responses, questions and suggestions received in response to the launch of the new College wardrobe. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we have also been able to address a number of parent requests, based on the feedback received.

As a result of the responses and feedback from students and staff, the College Executive and leadership have confirmed that students will be permitted to select items from the full range of the new wardrobe on a daily basis, as well as for formal occasions, such as School Photos and Celebration Evenings etc.

The College blazer will be still be required for all students in Years 5-12 as the outer garment, and students from Prep-Year 4 will be required to wear their choice of knitwear (jumper, cardigan or vest). The anorak can be worn as the outer garment for Junior School students, along with the item of knitwear.

The details of the updates have been added to the FAQs on the ‘Our new mix and match wardrobe’ page on our College website, along with some updated story-boards. You can access the updates here.

We are pleased that some garments have arrived in the uniform shop and others are well into production. A delay in the manufacturing of the dresses has been addressed by the manufacturer by sourcing a Geelong based company to produce these items. We now remain hopeful that we will have a full range available in January, as previously expected.

A MYTERN Thought for the Week

If you find yourself alone on the road, it doesn’t mean you are going in the “wrong” direction, or that you have made the “wrong” decision.It just means that you are expanding YOUR map and not just settling for the roads of others.This is your unique journey, so embrace it 👍😊