What’s Happening at Surf Coast
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.
TERM 2 2023
Monday June 19 Dress Up Day – When I grow up – Yr Prep
Monday June 19 Surf Coast- Year 5T STEM Boat Race – Highton
Tuesday June 20 Discovery and Learning – Yr 1
Wednesday June 21 Celebration of Learning Conferences Session 1 – 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday June 22 Celebration of Learning Conferences Session 2 – 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday June 22 Lunchtime Concert – 1.40pm
Friday June 23 Last Day of Term – Student Dismissal 2.30pm
Final Discovery Learning for Term 2
With our gumboots, beanies, and coats on, the Surf Coast Preps ventured down the hill to the Spring Creek valley for our last discovery learning session of this term.
The children were reminded of the building learning powers they were to work towards. That being, teamwork, resilience, and reflectiveness.
From all the wonderful rain that we had last week, the Preps were able to find little bugs and insects that may have been washed away from their homes and were scurrying to find a new residence. Some of the Preps loved exploring the new shelters that these insects were trying to find and take over.
With the brilliant assistance from our parent helpers, many of the Preppies got to work building teepees, creating fairy shelters, and building furniture to complement these creations.
A few of the Preppies found a large piece of bark that had fallen from a tree and used this as the most perfect platter. Many enjoyed collecting fairy treats for the whimsical creatures to devour during their feast that evening underneath the moonlight sky.
So much fun was had by all! It was a great way to end our final Discovery Learning session of the term!
Getting Creative for History
It has been such a fun term in Year 1 while studying History in our Integrated Studies time. We are so close to finishing our massive Torquay Town models. One group is creating Torquay of today and another group is constructing Torquay of ‘back then’. The kids have loved getting hands, building, painting, and exploring different ways to create their model.
We have also finished the term with some old-style food. As a link to Integrated Studies and Writing, we have decided to pickle some cucumbers! We followed and wrote a procedural piece to go with it. You can tell that there was a mix of emotions while trying them!!
God Keeps His Promises
As Term 2 comes to a close, Year 2s have been reflecting on how much we have progressed and grown. All of us have taken on new understandings and learnt new skills in every subject area. Reflecting on how we have improved, we have celebrated the progress we’ve made in being able to read books that are more complex and understand them more deeply.
Year 2s have been learning about the promises of God. God only wants good things for us, and He always keeps his promises. Even when we do something wrong, God always shows us grace and kindness. In the story of Noah, we see that God sent the rainbow to show that He keeps his promises. Two of God’s promises we learnt from the stories of Noah and Abraham are:
I will rescue you. I promise.
I will give you this land and bless all people through you.
The students enjoyed painting rainbows and writing some of the God’s promises on the clouds in the sky.
An Amazing Week!
It is incredibly hard to believe that we are at the end of the second last week of Term 2 already! Scarily this means that we’re halfway through the year!
This week our English and History units have closely aligned, and the kids have been comparing two stories of families that moved to Australia to seek refuge and opportunity. We have also been looking at change and how people and places change over time.
In Maths we have started to look at fractions by identifying some common and equivalent fractions.
Our Christian studies have led us to the story of Daniel and the Lions den. The kids have learned how Daniel’s faith saved him from the lions and how the story compares to that of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Next week we look forward to our Celebration of Learning Conferences. The kids will be busy practising for their presentations on Wednesday and Thursday.
Finally, thank you again for you hard work and support this term. There is lots more to come in the next semester so as always, keep an eye on The Vine.
A Very Persuasive Group of Students
The students of Year 4T were given a challenge, to persuade Mr T. Some of our resident bantams have been laying eggs regularly so, “What should we do with the bantam eggs?” was the question and there were some very convincing and persuasive letters written. Some of the options that Mr T. had to consider were making: omelets, scrambled eggs, fried eggs on toast, chocolate cake, macaroons and lemon meringue pie. As you can see from these photos the students got to try nearly all of these options and it was a huge hit! In the future the students will be allowed to take the eggs home to create some tasty treats for their families.
A Unit of Painting
The students at Surf Coast have been working on a Unit of Painting. The students have been completing landscapes, each year level examining how colour can determine different areas and spaces. The students have built upon this concept by adding line and patterns, learning how we can simplify different objects to create simplified patterns, or using different brushstroke techniques to create texture and depth. Overall, we have a beautiful selection of vibrant and creative landscapes that the students thoroughly enjoyed creating!
Project Care – Geelong Food Relief Centre
As part of Project Care, we are collecting items for the Geelong Food Relief Centre. The Geelong Food Relief Centre is a non-for-profit charity that aims to deliver nutritious food to individuals and families experiencing hardship. Their mission is to provide food aid services to those disadvantaged in our region, in a dignified and compassionate manner.
Our Surf Coast Campus is proud to support this charity and we are currently accepting donations that are non-perishable, such as anything in a tin, soup, tuna, vegetables etc. Pasta and pasta sauce, rice, cereals, tea and coffee. We would also like some personal care items, such as soap, body wash and toothpaste.
Donations can either be given to reception or placed in the Project Care Donation box in the Multipurpose Room.
Donations accepted now through to Tuesday 20th June
CCG Equestrian Team
Congratulations to all members of the CCG Equestrian team who competed at the Interschools Geelong Grammar School Dressage and Show Jumping VEIS round for 2023. Show jumping riders included Molly Spry, Sian Hayes, Leonora Turner and Liberty Armitage while Zoe Sambucco competed in the Dressage. Well done to Liberty and Nora who were placed second and fourth respectively in the Intermediate Class, with Liberty finishing fourth overall. Thank you to all competitors, parents and staff for your participation and support!
The STEM Education and Industry Conference
Recently hosted by Wyndham Tech High School, the aim of the conference was to bring educators, businesses and community partners together to hear about future trends in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We had the chance to listen to teachers present case studies on how they are embedding STEM initiatives at their schools, hear from students, and interact with an industry panel as they discuss business challenges and career opportunities.
The day was packed full of inspirational people doing great things in our community. The keynote speaker, Steve Sammartino, had many personal stories and experiences to share about how technology is shaping society and the economy. He is one example of a futurist who is challenging traditional norms in exciting ways. You can read more about Steve and some of the innovative projects he is working on by visiting https://stevesammartino.com/
The industry panel emphasised the current need for employees to be proficient in design thinking and encouraged educators to embed design thinking as much as they can within their school programs. Teachers were asked to help clear the misconception that students must excel in mathematics to be successful in STEM. It was communicated that having the skill of adaptability is advantageous. In fact, it is a skill that many employers are currently seeking given the constantly changing nature of the modern workplace. The emphasis on having students develop their capabilities, especially resilience and collaboration, in readiness for future employment, featured strongly by the industry panel.
Foundation Golf Day 2023
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce the Christian College Foundation Golf Day tournament for 2023.
Save the date: Thursday November 9.
We are seeking prizes for this event – if you own a local business and are interested in creating partnership opportunities with Christian College, please contact Fiona Provan on 0400 477 467, or email [email protected]