From the Principal 

The return to school after the break has been extremely positive. The commencement assemblies provided a wonderful opportunity to focus on appreciating our community and how we each contribute to creating the environment that we all enjoy. We welcomed new students and staff to our College and were treated to outstanding musical performances, dancing and singing at some campuses, as well as acknowledgment of various student achievements. 

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Glen McKeeman, Principal

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. 

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Term 3 Provocations  

To begin this term’s new Biological Science learning in Integrated Studies, the Preps started with a provocation. 

The classroom tables were filled with a myriad of items. There were physical and tangible items as well as photographs and images. The theme of the provocation was living and nonliving things. 

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Debbie Riddle, Campus Coordinator

Caitlin Maher

Chicken Hatching – Year 1 

What a time to be back at school in Year 1! We are super excited to announce the arrival of our new fluffy friends – the Year 1 chicken hatching program is back! We have been so blessed with so many awesome new chicks and there is still so many more to hatch. This term, our Integrated Studies topic is Biological Science, and we are looking at: How does our community help living things thrive? For the first two weeks of term, we will be learning all about chicks and what they need to survive and live a full life. We cannot wait to learn and play with our new little friends.  

Tracy McDonald

Nick Hogan

Year 2 

We have had a wonderful start to the term and the Year 2 students have returned to school full of enthusiasm and with an eagerness to learn. The Year 2s have an exciting term ahead with an upcoming excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo and swimming lessons every Friday. They will also have an opportunity to choose a new BLP Club and enjoy learning new skills or exploring a new activity. 

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Leanne Crole

Sharon Sutton

Hello Term 3! 

We are back! It is going to be another great term in Year 4, with our days filled with lots of learning and laughter.  

This term we are looking at plants and animals and how they grow and interact with each other. We have planted our own seeds – beans and spring onions, so hopefully the nurturing side of the students in 4T will come out. We will be watching the growth of our plants and documenting their changes.  

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Claire Deretic

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

On Friday July 29th we will be holding the annual Crazy Hair and Casual Dress Day. This is a Project Care event, for Cystic Fibrosis. We encourage our children to donate a gold coin to help support those who are struggling with Cystic Fibrosis. We also encourage our students to wear crazy hair or a wig. There are some crazy hair ideas at the bottom of this email. 

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.  

East Timor Trivia Night


Language Assistant Exchange Program Running Again 

During the recent holidays, Christian College graduate, Jack Frencham (2021), landed in Japan to work as an English Language Assistant at our sister school, Naga High until Christmas this year – the first time we’ve been able to engage with our Japanese sister school in this way for three years. Earlier this year we welcomed Naga HS graduate, Kana Miyano as a Japanese Language Assistant, who is helping around all campuses during her stay with us. We are delighted to begin the Language Assistant exchange program again, and hope all our short and long-term Japanese and Indonesian exchange programs will be back up and running soon! 


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.   

Fact Sheet for Parents Guardians and Carers

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

A MYTERN Thought for This Week 

Since COVID began, many people have understandably been stuck on the roads of fear and frustration. 

Continually travelling down a rough road (often out of control) takes its toll....increasing stress levels and reducing your immune system...leaving you vulnerable. 

Pull over, breathe, regain control and steer towards a smoother road if you can. 

Just that simple act can reduce your stress levels and strengthen your immune system. 

Worth thinking about 👍😊 

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