Another Term Ends
Slowly this year life has been returning to what it was like before COVID and this term life at school felt normal again. It has been wonderful to have our families on site again. As a community we have missed the connections with our families. To share in special events again this term has just been wonderful, and we look forward to many more as the year continues.
Surf Coast Music Afternoon
On Tuesday, the Surf Coast Campus held its annual Music Afternoon, an opportunity to showcase our campus ensembles as well as some solo performers.
Families were entertained in the Multipurpose Room with a variety of solos by students from Years 1-4 on piano, voice, guitar and violin; accompanied by our Instrumental tutors: Mrs Kirstin Camm-Bartle, Mrs Tammy Treloar, Mrs Marlene Goh, Mr Brad Treloar and Ms Trish Timmins.
Final Bush Prep for Term 2
With our winter woolies on, the Surf Cost Preps ventured down the hill to the Spring Creek gully for the last Bush Prep of Term 2.
The children were provided with magnifying glasses and were given the option to focus on the ‘small world’ around us.
Torquay and District Historical Society
Year 1 was pleased to welcome David Marshall and Spencer Leighton to our campus for our presentation. Davis and Spencer have been living in Torquay for over 40 years and have been a big part of its history. The students presented their Torquay town models. One focusing on ‘old’ Torquay and the other one ‘new’. It was a wonderful afternoon with lots of storytelling, questions, and a wonderful afternoon tea. The kids shared a biscuit and a conversation with the two gentlemen. We cannot thank the Torquay and District Historical Society for the participation in such a wonderful afternoon. We look forward to growing our relationship in the years to come.
Japanese Numbers in Year 1
The topic of Year 1 is Japanese numbers this term. Year 1 students learnt how to count from 1 to 20 in Japanese. By reading the Japanese book ‘ １００かいだてのいえ’ (100 storey house), they extended their number knowledge to count larger numbers as well as writing them in kanji. Each student made origami houses on which they wrote the floor numbers in kanji. Then with the Year 3 students’ help, we have been making 100 houses. We will put them on top of each other to build a 100 storey house! We wonder who lives in the 100th floor…
The students at Surf Coast have been busy finishing off their ‘flying machines’ as part of their Construction Unit this term. We have been experimenting with mixing colours and using our design briefs to paint and decorate our crafts. I have been so impressed with the students’ work. We have a full history of flight sitting in the Art room with hang gliders, hot air balloons, propeller planes, rockets and helicopters. The students have not only enjoyed the design and creating process but have looking at how of these machines work, getting to understand flight from an engineering and scientific perspective!
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 in reading, we have celebrated the progress we’ve made in being able to read books that are more complex, understanding them more deeply.
These photos are of Year 2 students in our classroom libraries, holding a favourite book we have read this year.
During the holiday break, remember to read every day! Reading helps to grow our brains in so many ways.
Year 4 Japanese Harapeko Aomushi
Year 4 students worked on the Japanese unit of work Harapeko Aomushi (Hungry Caterpillar) this term. They learnt the simplified version of Hungry Caterpillar in Japanese through the ACTLAN method. Using gestures with rhythms, the students enjoyed new vocabulary and full sentences and had lots of fun. As they mimicked the teacher’s models again and again in the way similar to learning their mother tongue, all students regardless of their prior knowledge of the language, quickly memorised the whole story with little effort. At the final assembly of Term 2, the students proudly presented the story in front of the audience. It was a great way to conclude the term.
The End to Fabulous Term
This week has been a fun end to another term. We have had so much on this term that I think when we stop over the holidays and look at what we have achieved we will definitely be able to give ourselves a pat on the back.
This week the year 4T students have worked their way through an escape room, developing their problem-solving skills and stretching their perseverance muscles. Watching them work as a team and build these connections was fantastic to watch.
Have you Taken the 5min Cyber Safety Parenting Quiz?
With school holidays almost upon us, now is a great time for parents to review their approach and strategies around managing screen time and technology in the home. Not sure where to start? Family Zone has free parent webinars on ‘Managing Screen Time During School Holidays’, ‘Popular Games and Their Dangers’, ‘My Kid is Better at Tech Than Me’ and many other topics available via their events page.
Did you know that our own CCG Online Safety Hub also has a helpful quiz to support parents with this?
Complete the cyber safety parenting quiz to receive a safety rating for your family and useful hints and tips on areas that you can focus on to keep your family safe online. Why not complete an audit of your home’s cyber safety and get advice on how to improve it and keep your loved ones safe?
School holidays are a great time for having constructive conversations with young people about their technology use and referring to the tips and feedback from the parent quiz may be a useful way to begin such a conversation with your child.
National Collection of Data on Students With Disabilities
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). With data collected on the first Friday in August (this year, on the 5th), the NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2021).
Please see the attached NCCD Fact Sheet for more information.
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
Uniform Shop Hours During Holidays
During the second term school holidays, please note the following hours apply for the Christian College Uniform Shop in Centreway Arcade, Belmont:
Monday to Friday, June 20 – 24: Closed for stocktake.
Monday June 27: Uniform Shop re-opens, normal trading hours.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Try not to fixate on your rear-view mirror and judge your past choices.
At the beginning of every day, we get to choose how we will respond to the roads that may come our way.
Use that responsibility wisely. Be aware of the PETs (Personal Emotional Tools) that you may use to help regain or maintain control.
Don't waste time blaming. Grab that wheel and take control. It's worth it 👍🙂
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