Budding Prep Writers at Surf Coast 

The Surf Coast Preps are developing into passionate little writers, with their independence and confidence growing day by day. 

The Preppies have been developing their writing skills and have been focusing on formulating their ideas, prior to writing. 

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Debbie Riddle, Campus Coordinator

Caitlin Maher

Cooking Through the Ages  

This week we have continued our creative History cooking lessons and made an old favourite. Apple pie! Who does not love warm apple pie on a cold winter’s day?  
Year 1 stewed their own apples and made their own pastry from scratch! We made sure that we really thought about what was available to people in the early 1900s and made sure we were as authentic as possible. The kids had an awesome time peeling the apples and getting their hands dirty making pastry.  

We have had an awesome time being able to cook together throughout this term. We can’t wait to see what other historical favourites we can whip up later in the term!  

Nick Hogan

Year 2 

This week, Reconciliation Week, Year 2s have learnt how the indigenous people of Australia were treated badly with the arrival of European settlers, how we need to say sorry, and work hard to come back together.  

The dictionary says reconciliation is coming back to friendship or harmony after something bad has happened. Reconciliation is not only important for special events like ‘National Reconciliation Week’ or ‘National Sorry Day’. It is an important skill we all need to develop – to become kind and considerate people. 

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Leanne Crole

Sharon Sutton

Be Brave, Make Change.  

May the 27th to June the 3rd marks Reconciliation Week. A very important week in the learning of the students at the Surf Coast Campus. Students across all year levels have spent time looking at what reconciliation means to how we can support reconciliation in our community. We have enjoyed reflective learning in devotions, praying for reconciliation, art response, literature, and creating.  

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Tracy McDonald

Maths in Action in Year 4 

Maths in our Year 4 class has been busy and energetic over the past couple of weeks. We have been looking at fractions and how we can make equivalent fractions and where we might find them in the real world. Learning our multiplication facts in different ways has also been a focus. Knowing we can practise them through fun games is always a help too! 

The students were tasked with coming up with a question that they could survey the whole school on. Questions included favourite seasons, favourite sports and ice cream flavours, just to name a few. The data that was collected was then presented in a graph, showing everyone how quickly and easily graphs can give us clear and concise information.  

Claire Deretic

Project Care  

East Timor Day 

It was so exciting to see our students dressed in the colours of the East Timor flag a couple of weeks ago. The sense of fun around our campus was quite tangible. It is so exciting to be able to tell everyone that we were able to raise over $1000 as a school community. Our aim, as a whole school community across the college was to raise enough money to send 50 secondary students to school in East Timor next year. It costs $50 per student, therefor our aim was “50 for 50”. The generosity of our community will see 20 students able to go to school next year! 

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Messaging and Online Chat – Helping Parents to Keep Young People Safe 

One of the most challenging aspects of young people’s technology use for parents is messaging and online chat. Where age-appropriate, these apps and platforms enable young people to stay connected, be in the moment with someone, meet new people and collaborate with others. 

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Brendan Vanderkley

Graduate Professional Development Day 

Learning is for more than just our students - Christian College is building a strong career foundation for new teachers. 

Teaching can be a tough job— as any veteran teacher will tell you over the past few years. Finding ways to make it sustainable is imperative for the strength of our profession, student learning outcomes and continuing to build the quality teaching in our College. Our targeted mentoring program is designed to support graduate teachers and was further enhanced by our recent seminar day with visiting speakers from Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and the Victorian Institute of Education (VIT). 

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Ingrid Staggard

Golf Tournament 

The Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 27 October 2022. Join us at 13th Beach Golf Links from 8:00am for a shotgun start. Tickets are $190 each ($150 for members) or $750 for a group of four. RSVPs close on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 5:00pm. 

Funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Foundation Scholarship Fund, supporting current students who are in need of financial assistance.  

Book online at: The Foundation Golf Tournament