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

Surf Coast Health and PE Happenings 

Our very chilly and wet Term 3 is flying by with all students eagerly participating in their weekly H&PE classes. 

Prep – Year 2 students are currently focusing on the FMS ‘Bounce’ and Year 3 & 4 students ‘Strike’. 

The younger students have enjoyed participating in developing their ‘dribbling’ skills, are able to explain the skill’s components and apply these in minor games. Year 3 & 4 students are developing their ‘striking’ skills and have been introduced to the game ‘Thunder hoc’.  

Our Health unit this term relates to students’ ‘Personal Safety and Well Being’ with students covering a variety of safety topics including trusted people, protective behaviours, bullying, friendship, medication and poisonous substances and community, school and classroom safety. 

We are praying for and looking forward to a brighter and warmer Term 4. 

Joanne Richardson

Information Report Writers  

Our budding Prep writers were so excited to learn a brand-new style of writing this week, information reports! 

 For our upcoming Science expo, the Preppies were asked to choose an animal to focus on and become an expert in knowing and orally recalling many facts about their animal. They were able to choose from a lion, eagle, turtle, gorilla, polar bear or a giraffe. 

They listened to informative videos and read informative books all about their chosen animal. They gathered their facts through oral retell and then began writing them down in structured sentences.  

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Debbie Riddle

Caitlin Maher

Year 1 – Happy Fathers’ Day 

The Year 1s have been hilariously working to honour their dads this week. They have been rehearsing jokes and selecting the funniest to include in their personalised joke book for Dad. It has been a real hoot listening to the children make up their jokes, and even more awesome to hear the giggles ring through the class. Watch the below videos to see what fun and games they have been up to this week. 

We wish everyone a wonderful day this Sunday! 

Tracy McDonald

Nick Hogan

Term 3 Week 8 

Footy Colours Day was an exciting celebration of the first day of spring and the excitement of September finals season. Year 2s decked themselves out in the Cats’ blue and white rings, Essendon’s red and black and Hawthorn’s yellow and brown. Friendly rivalries were played out during playground footy matches at recess while the chants of anthems were sung loudly. It was an exciting day!  

In our Integrated Studies Living Things Change unit, we compared the growth of bean seeds that have been grown with full sunlight and water, compared with beans that have been grown in darkness. The beans grown in the sun have strong stalks and many green leaves. The bean stalks grown in a dark cupboard grew a very tall, pale-yellow stalk with a few tiny leaves. We wondered why it grew so tall compared to the others. Maybe it was stretching high to try and find the light?  

Sharon Sutton

Leanne Crole

Year 4 Science Reporters 

The Year 4 students have been working hard on their research of their chosen endangered animal. They have built a natural habitat for this animal to live in. (We will be making the animal next week so stay tuned!!) They have become news reporters and have been working hard on their news report for their animal, including information about why it is endangered and how we can help. It was great to see the students getting into character and turning themselves into a news reporter. 

As well as this we have had a wonderful day celebrating Book Week and we have also held our own Footy Colours Day. 

Year 4 is a great place to be.  

Claire Deretic

Footy Colours Day 

The Surf Coast Campus was full of passionate and enthusiastic footy fans today as the students wore their favourite footy team colours to help raise money for the Fight Cancer Foundation. The students took part in activities related to football including a game of footy at lunchtime. Of course, it would not be a real ‘footy day’ without a pie for lunch. The Year 4 Project Care team together with Mrs Deretic cooked party pies for the students’ lunch.  

Debbie Riddle

Father’s Day Celebrations

We have been waiting a long time to have our dads and special friends join us again for Fathers’ Night and finally this week we were able to. The children loved taking their dads to all the different activities such as drawing their portrait, visiting the photo both, playing games and some dads were even seen having a dance off with their kids. What better way for our dads to enjoy getting to know each other around the BBQ eating a sausage in bread.  

Of course, Father’s Day would not be complete without the traditional Father’s Day Stall. The children were encouraged to choose a gift that their dad would love not necessarily what they wanted. Procrastination was certainly the key word as the children perused the many gifts they could choose from. Once the purchase was made it was quickly hidden in the school bag so dad would not see it before Sunday. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our dads a wonderful and blessed Father’s Day.  

Debbie Riddle

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:

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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 

When travelling down a rough road, you need to have both hands on the steering wheel in order to maintain your direction. Do you have control of your life now or are you just bouncing along with one hand on the wheel.... blaming others? 

Worth thinking about 👍😊  

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