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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Reserve Your Place! 

Wellbeing Evening and Cyber Safe Schools Program Launch

We enjoyed a fantastic night with the parents, families, students and staff attending the first Digital Wellbeing Evening held at our Senior School Campus last night, Thursday 1st September. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to reserve your place at the second and final of our two nights, please save the date and reserve your place now! We would love to see you there. We encourage you to take a few minutes to view the video below to find out more about this important event. The evening will be presented at our Bellarine Campus next Thursday 8th September starting at 7pm. We expect to run for about 45 minutes, finishing with time for questions and a cuppa together.   

We ask all Parents and Families to share their attending intentions with us via our online RSVP Response Form. Please access the form by clicking the image or link below. 



Brendan Vanderkley

Buddy Bush Prep! 

On Tuesday of this week, the wintery windy weather rained on and off for much of the day. After lunch, the rain clouds were blown away, the sun started to shine down upon us, so Bush Prep was on!  

This week was an extra special visit for us as our Year 4 Buddies joined in on the fun.  

Together, the Preps and Year 4s built teepees, dug for treasure, splashed in muddy puddles and finger painted with charcoal. The collaborative conversations and new friendships that were formed, were so wonderful to watch and nurture.  

Debbie Riddle, Campus Coordinator

Caitlin Maher

Beach Clean Up!

This week in Year 1, we headed down to the beach as part of an initiative to clean up and care for our local environment. We took gloves, bags and tongs to pick up as much rubbish as we could find at White’s Beach. Although it was extremely windy, we were able to do our part in making our local area a little bit cleaner! We were also making our observations on how that part of the beach has changed since we were there last. We noticed that the rainwater river was flowing in a different direction and that the dunes had changed shape. As well as the water rising due to so much rain!

We are looking forward to heading back down to the beach later in term, to notice some more changes when Spring hits!

Tracy McDonald

Nick Hogan

Life Cycles of Animals and Book Week Celebrations  

The Year 2 students have been busy researching a chosen animal to learn more about how it grows and changes through life. They have been learning to take notes in their own words and they have been using books and the library resources online to find out more about the life cycles of their animals. As they work towards creating an information report about their animal, the students have taken some time to put together an oral presentation to share with their peers. The Year 2 students have discovered some interesting facts about their animals, and they have enjoyed sharing new knowledge with their classmates. The research, information report writing, and preparation for oral presentations will provide the Year 2 students with plenty of material to share at the upcoming Science Expo. They are excited to be showcasing their Integrated Studies focus to a different audience at the expo, and they are also keen to talk about the ‘beanstalks’ they have been growing and monitoring. 
On another note, the Year 2 students thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as a book character to celebrate Book Week 2022. Another full, fun and fabulous week in Year 2! 

Leanne Crole

Sharon Sutton

Year 3 – What a Week! 

Well without a doubt the highlight for the past fortnight was the whole school excursion to Werribee Zoo. Along with our research about birds in our local area, students have been learning how to classify plants and animals based on their observable features. It was so exciting to hear them using the language of young taxonomists while they were walking through the zoo. 

In Literacy we have been working hard on our information text where everyone has created amazing reports that we look forward to presenting during Science Week. 

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Adam Stewart

Book Week Celebrations 

Friday marked the Surf Coast Campus’ annual Book Week celebration. Friday’s festivities kicked off with the Book of the Year announcements and a special staff performance based on the classic children’s book ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. The unusual zoo deliveries of animals such as a piranha, Pooh Bear, reindeer, butterfly and Minnie Mouse certainly kept things interesting! 

Thankfully the weather allowed us to enjoy another outdoors parade with the students showing off their wonderful book character dress ups around the basketball court. After our parade, the students participated in the Great Book Swap, where they were able to select a book to take home for a gold coin donation. All proceeds raised from the Great Book Swap will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a wonderful organisation that works to provide books and resources for Indigenous families in remote communities across Australia. 

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Katherine Moore

Book Covering Help wanted!

Surf Coast Campus are seeking helpers to cover books for our students. 


If you are able to assist we would love to hear from you. 

All the tools required will be provided to complete the task at home. 

Anyone willing to assist please contact Liz or Stacey via email surfcoast@ccg.vic.edu.au 

Thank you in anticipation! 

Camp Australia Staff Recruitment

Camp Australia, the nationally recognised leader in Outside School Hours Care, is seeking new team members - please click on the link to the poster below:

Camp Australia Advertisement

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. 

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 

There may be times when cars veer into your lane without warning.  The more you have practised taking control in difficult situations, the more instinctively you'll be able to grab your steering wheel - respond and react - and maintain your control. 😊 

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