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.
TERM 3 2022
Tuesday 13th Sept Science Expo – All Year Levels
Thursday 15th Sept Visit to Spring Creek for 2nd Observations – Year 1
Friday 16th Sept BLPS Clubs
Friday 16th Sept Last Day of Term – dismissal at 2.30pm
Surf Coast Campus Canteen Kicks Off in Term 4!
I am very excited to announce that our Surf Coast Campus will begin a delivery canteen service for our students every Wednesday lunchtime starting next week September 14th. It has taken a while for us to find the right organisation to assist us with bringing a canteen to our campus. We believe the one we have chosen offers healthy nutritious food, food that fits different dietary requirements, food that is cost effective and a process that will be easy for families to navigate.
For the past decade Flexischools have been facilitating many schools with a canteen delivery service within and around the Torquay area. We have heard some great reviews from other schools who are using the same service. Therefore, we thought it would be great for our campus to have an opportunity such as this one for our students.
Prep Prayer Books
Our Surf Coast Preps have been working so hard this term on adding detail into their prayers.
The Preps were introduced to the conjunction word ‘because’ and have been encouraged to use this in their writing to expand upon their thoughts and feelings.
As a result of this, we are so proud of the beautiful prayers our Preps have written. They have come straight from their hearts.
Our prayers this week have focused on thanking the Lord for all that we have and all that we are grateful for.
The Preppies loved reading these out loud to their classmates.
Writing and sharing one another’s prayers is such a special highlight of our week!
Deep Creek Habitat
Throughout this term, Year 1s have had a focus on ‘How do we help living things thrive?’.
We have created our very own Deep Creek replica habitat. The students have all chosen an animal to focus on and created an amazing habitat. We used fishing line connected to the roof to recreate trees using pictures of our own native plants. We recreated the habitat under the ground by removing cupboard doors and painting the inside. We also used clay and papier mache to recreate plants around the bottom of the trees. All photos and decorations used were photos and materials from our very own backyard.
Year 2s Exploring 2D and 3D Shapes
The Year 2 students have been learning about 2D shapes and 3D objects this term. They have been familiarising themselves with the language of sides, corners, faces, vertices, and edges so that they can describe the shapes and objects they see and make. The students have been getting creative and have been making their own prisms with toothpicks and Blu Tack. They explored the relationship between the number of faces, vertices and edges, and the Blu Tack vertices and toothpick edges assisted in identifying the features of these 3D objects. The Year 2 students also used nets to create paper pyramids and they enjoyed the challenge of cutting and folding their nets precisely to construct triangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal and octagonal-based pyramids.
They are continuing to work through a collaborative ‘Shape Seeking’ quest, exploring the features of 3D objects and charting their results on grid maps as they go – the Year 2 students have worked together wonderfully to help each other determine the answers to the questions and they have been excited to see their town maps develop before their eyes!
Week 9 Done and Dusted!
Last week we had Footy Colours Day which was a hoot! The kids looked amazing in their respective club colours. I also wanted to extend a big thank you to all the Year 3 Dads who made it to the father’s night last Thursday. It was great to see you all spending time with the kids and be able to catch up with many of you. They all had a fantastic time and were very tired the following day!
Yesterday was RUOK? Day. The kids wore yellow and explored the meaning behind the day by delving into the question- “What are the keys to a good friendship?” They also had a sausage sizzle lunch with thanks to Pratty and the Pastoral team.
One week to go for Term 3 and I know I don’t have to tell you this, but it is going to be busy!
Preparing to Shop in Japan!
The topic of Year 3 Japanese unit this term is ‘fruit’. Building on their prior knowledge of numbers and adjectives for colours, students learnt new vocabulary for fruit. Then they applied it to the shopping phrases such as;
あかいりんごはいくらですか。Akai ringo wa ikura desuka. (how much is a red apple?)
五十円です。Go juu yen desu. (It is 50 yen)
きいろいバナナをください。Kiiroi banana o kudasai. (Can I have a yellow banana?)
はい、どうぞ。Hai, dozo. (Here you are.)
After practising these phrases with the teacher, students engaged in a shopping role play which provided a real-world scenario to help them learn useful skills. We talked about going to Japan one day and buy many things that we can only buy in Japan. Students certainly had a great start to preparation for shopping in Japan!
RUOK? Day 22
On Thursday, we joined other schools and groups around Australia in participating in RUOK? Day!
This is an important day on our school calendar, and it was great to be able to take time in our classrooms to learn and talk about friendships and asking if our friends are okay if we notice they’re a bit down or not themselves.
I’ve observed these kind of interactions so beautifully almost every day around the playgrounds and classrooms and it’s so heartwarming! It’s also something I see reflected amongst our staff too and I know that filters into our day to day.
Uniform Shop Hours Over the Holidays
The Uniform Shop in Centreway Arcade, Belmont will be closed from Monday 19th September and reopening 26th September 2022.
Opening hours in the second week of holidays are from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday 26/09/2022 through to Friday 30/09/2022
The Uniform Shop resumes normal trading hours from Monday 3rd October 2022.
Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.
Recycling Uniform Items
As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled.
Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months.
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.
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