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.
Car-azy Fun in Prep!
This week, the Surf Coast Preps have taken part in a myriad of learning activities about the word ‘car’ which is our SMART spelling focus word.
The Preppies were introduced to the ‘ar’ digraph and enjoyed spotting the digraph in the many texts that were read throughout the week.
Incursion – Parks Victoria
To start this incredible week, the Year 1s and Preppies had some special visitors to our Surf Coast Campus. Jodi Heath and Vanessa Wiggenraad dropped by and brought along some extraordinary furry friends of the ‘still’ kind. The children were privileged to be some of the first few recipients of Parks Victoria’s new Wadawurrung Connection to Country Junior Ranger Activity Booklets. The children were captivated as they learnt about the vital work of Parks Victoria, caring for our land and living things.
Working collaboratively with CCG’s broader community, families, and children is a delight and blessing.
Fractions and Maths
How many sections do we need to cut the cake into so that everyone has a piece?
How many equal parts are there?
Which fraction is the biggest?
How many quarters make a half?
What does the number on the bottom of the fraction mean?
Is 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 bigger?
Year 2s have been asking lots of questions about fractions in Maths this week. They have been cutting up pizzas and finding fractions of collections. Does the fraction become bigger as the denominator gets larger? Would you prefer to have ½ of a chocolate bar, or 1/16? It is fun to work with fractions using concrete materials. It is even more fun to think about fractions while cooking in the kitchen!
Gymnastics at Surf Coast!
To begin another wonderful term of P.E., students are undertaking a gymnastics program as part of the Physical Education curriculum.
Students welcomed gymnastics coach, Kerry Woods from ‘Head Over Heels Gymnastics’. Kerry has been a part of our school’s gymnastics program for many years, and it is great to have her coaching skills and expertise with us at Surf Coast again.
Wowee!! It’s Term 3 Already!
I trust that everybody has had a well-deserved, restful break and are ready for what will be a huge term!
In our first week back in year three we welcomed two new students to our classroom Verushka and Daxton. I’m I am so proud of our class for making them feel warm and welcome and a part of our family.
Just a friendly reminder that when a student is absent, we kindly request you contact Campus Reception by phone 5244 8799 or email email@example.com before 9.00am.
Thank you for your understanding.
Book Covering Help Wanted!
We are seeking helpers to cover books for our students.
If you are able to assist we would love to hear from you.
You will be provided with all the tools you require to complete the task at home.
Anyone willing to assist please contact Liz or Stacey via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in anticipation!
Father Day Stall Gift Wrapping – Help Needed
This year our Surf Coast Campus Fathers’ Day stall, where students can purchase a special gift for their dad/grandpa/pop/or even uncle, will be held on Friday 2nd Sept.
This event is such an exciting time for students as they ponder over the gifts to purchase. However, as our campus grows, so too do the number of gifts that need to be wrapped.
On Monday August 8 at 9:00am, straight after drop off, we will be wrapping presents. Anyone who can offer an hour of their time please let Liz or Stacey at reception know via email at email@example.com
This normally doesn’t take very long – many hands make light work!
Thank you in anticipation!
Scholarship Applications for 2024 Entry now Open!
Each year we offer Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5 (Middle School-Highton, Bellarine and Surf Coast campuses); Year 7 (Middle School-Highton and Bellarine); and Year 10 (Senior School-Waurn Ponds).
These scholarships have been designed primarily to encourage and support new and current students who wish to attend Christian College and who demonstrate high levels of academic excellence.
We are now seeking scholarship applications for entry at any of those year levels in 2024.
For more information, and to apply, please see our website. Use the hotlink from our homepage or click here
Applications close on Thursday September 29. The examination date is Saturday October 8.
East Timor Trivia Night
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.
All In Reunion 2
We are pleased to confirm an additional All In Reunion for the Classes of 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021 (and 2010) is set for Saturday, 8 October 2022. Join us at CENTRA from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $15 each and RSVPs close on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 5:00pm.
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 www.ccgfoundation.org.au/youngprofessionals
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Taking control of your steering wheel means that you don't need to rely on anyone else for direction. How wonderful is that? Simply use your own in-built GPS to steer down YOUR road...be it rough or smooth... knowing that in this crazy world, control is the key 🔑 😊
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