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 4 2023
Tuesday 3 October Students Return to School
Tuesday 3 October Prep Students – School Nursing Program
Wednesday 4 October –
Friday 6 October Year 3 Camp – Great Ocean Road Adventure
Friday 6 October BLP Sign Up – Prep to Year 4
Assembly – All Years – 2.45pm Multipurpose Room
Prep and Year 4 Buddies
What a wonderful fun filled week of Buddy time the Preppies and Years 4s have had!
The lovely Year 4s, along with Mr T, took us into the garden and taught us how to plant a lettuce seedling and a potato.
Together, the Buddies scooped up soil, carefully tickled the roots of the lettuce, planted it, patted it down into the soil, and then watered their plant. Each Preppy was lucky enough to then take home their lettuce seedling to look after and watch it grow over the holidays.
As a token of our appreciation, the Preppies created a thank you card for their Buddy, which was absolutely loved and cherished.
Year 1 – a Tasty End-of-Term
What a term this one has been for our incredible Year 1s. They have been superstar learners focusing on all things from literacy right up to the creative arts within integrated studies. To tie together all their hard work and learning, we decided to pop down to Deep Creek to roast some marshmallows. Tasty treats are always needed as a part of an end of term celebration. We cannot wait to see you next term!
A Full and Fun Fortnight
Term 3 done and dusted! To say that it has been a HUGE two weeks would be a disservice, it was MASSIVE!
Last week we had our incredible Science Expo. Everyone worked tremendously hard on their bird submissions, and I must say, they looked incredible! Not to mention the learning the kids did through our birdlife surveys and research. Thank you to all the parents who made it to celebrate all the hard work.
We also had footy colours day which was a hoot! The kids looked amazing in their respective club colours and enjoyed their pies for lunch thanks to Mrs D and the project care team.
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?”
Thank you again for the wonderful support this term, the Christian College community is truly amazing, and I hope that everyone can get some well-deserved rest over the holidays and get ready for a GIANT Term 4 starting with our camp to Warrnambool in Week 1! Who thought it couldn’t get any bigger?!
Authors of Year 5
Reading picture story books has always been a wonderful way to share stories and time. This term the Year 5 students have worked extremely hard producing their own picture story book based on a convict character. In class we have been learning about life in London in the late 1800s and what life may have been like as a convict. We have looked at the impact the First Fleet had on early Australians and what life in early colonies may have looked like. The students have written, edited, illustrated and published their own stories from start to finish. The culmination of this was being able to read the published books to some of the younger students at the Surf Coast campus.
Year 5s – Express Yourself!
This term the Year 5s have enjoyed their first taste of Drama participating in Express Yourself classes each Tuesday morning.
With a focus on Indigenous dreamtime stories the Year 5s developed their own creation stories with native Australian animals. They began by researching how their animal moves, preys and where it lives to portray it as realistically as they could. We practised moving and making it sounds together and studied Indigenous dances. They then developed a script in a small group and learnt three key elements of drama: know your lines, know your cue (when your line is coming up) and know your mark (where to stand). To conclude our unit, they found costumes and performed in front of the class. It was wonderful to see all their hard work come together and their confidence when standing up in front of others!
We are looking forward to next term where we will research an event in Australian History and learn how to act that out.
Qustodio Parents App
Supervise and Support Your Children on Digital Devices this Holiday Break
As we enter the holiday break, your young people may have the opportunity to engage and interact online more than they would during the school term. It can be challenging at times for parents to feel confident and empowered to help their children to be safe and responsible in their online activities, and to have balance between on-screen and off-screen activities.
A reminder to parents that the Qustodio Parent App is available to all our parents to help them supervise and support their children with their online and digital interactions at home, on the school device and on personal devices.
Parents of new students to the College this term have recently received an email invitation to activate their Qustodio parent account, but any parents in our community who have not yet done so can activate their account at any time if they wish. This help document will guide you in getting started.
College 2024 Production Announcement
Christian College Geelong Presents...
CINDERELLA (BROADWAY VERSION)
Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics and Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
The Music and Drama Departments are excited to return to our tradition of staging the biannual CCG cross campus musical in 2024. Our Cinderella will take to the stage of the Playhouse Theatre at the newly developed Geelong Arts Centre on May 2 – 4, 2024.
Not your everyday fairy tale…
This Broadway adaptation of the classic musical features new characters, a hilarious libretto, surprising twists, and a wonderful score from Rodgers & Hammerstein. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”
You can visit the Origin Theatrical website for more about this magical show, including song excerpts and a Montage of the Original Broadway Cast.
The Christian College Sport Hall of Honour
We are proud to announce a new initiative, which will become an important tradition in the life of our College – the Sport Hall of Honour – to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our past students who have reached national or international status in their chosen sports.
On October 5, we welcome our inaugural inductees to the Sport Hall of Honour – ex-students, Gary Ablett Jr and Tegan Philip. Both are universally recognised as champions at the highest level in their respective sports – AFL football and netball.
You are invited to join us for this gala dinner event at Mt Duneed Estate. On the night, we will also honour a cohort of current students as ‘Rising Eagles’ for their outstanding achievements in their chosen sports, putting them on a pathway to perhaps achieve the type of success required to enter our Sport Hall of Honour in future years.
Scholarship Applications are Now Open!
Each year Christian College offers Academic Excellence Scholarships for entry at Year 5, 7 and 10 levels. Applications are now open for this year’s scholarships, which apply to entry in 2025, at three campuses – Middle School-Highton, Bellarine Campus and Surf Coast Campus.
Year 10 entry applies to Senior School-Waurn Ponds only.
To find out more, and to apply, visit our website and look for the homepage hotlink, or click here.
Scholarship applications are open to students who do not currently attend Christian College, as well as those who are currently enrolled here. Scholarship examinations will be held at Christian College on Saturday October 7. Closing date for applications is Thursday, September 28.
Foundation Golf Day 2023
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to announce the Christian College Foundation Golf Day tournament for 2023.
Save the date: Thursday November 9.
We are seeking prizes for this event – if you own a local business and are interested in creating partnership opportunities with Christian College, please contact Fiona Provan on 0400 477 467, or email [email protected]
Uniform Shop Clearance Sale!
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
It’s easy to rush through a cup of tea or coffee and forget to stop and appreciate the moment.
Take time out now to simply appreciate being able to breathe in fresh air. Take a long slow breath and feel it rejuvenate every cell.
Make that your intention and watch your body smile from the inside 👍❤️
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