CCG Sport Hall of Honour
On Thursday, October 5, our College community celebrated a very special event, the opening of the Christian College Geelong Sport Hall of Honour. Families, past and present students, staff and other friends of the College gathered last night for a gala dinner and celebration of the outstanding achievements of current students who have reached national or international status across a wide range of sports. Twelve of these students received our ‘Rising Eagle’ awards, being recognised for their skill, application and teamwork in their chosen sport.
Furthermore, in 2023, the recipient of the Tegan Philip Medal is Abbey O’Hanlon, ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the 2023 Senior Female Netball team, and the recipient of the Gary Ablett Jr Medal is Spencer Jones, ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the 2023 Senior Male AFL team. The recipient of the Top Flight Eagles Award is the 2023 Senior Male AFL team.
A huge congratulations goes to all of these students, and this is to be accompanied by a heartfelt thanks to the teams behind the stars, the parents, guardians, coaches and other inspiring people who have enabled these wonderful opportunities for our talented young people.
In addition, a particular highlight of the event was the induction of the first members of our CCG Sport Hall of Honour, Mrs Tegan Philip and Mr Gary Ablett Jr.
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
Monday 09 October Year 2 – Camp – Aireys Inlet
Tuesday 10 October
Thursday 12 October Annual Music Evening Rehearsals – Music Students Only
Thursday 12 October Annual Music Evening – All welcome
Friday 13 October BLP Clubs – All Students
What a busy start to the term. We kicked things off by discovering the magic behind sound – how vibrations can create the beautiful melodies that we hear every day. But the real excitement came when we put on our scientist hats and embarked on our first science experiment. We gazed in awe as we predicted and tested whether different objects would slide or stay still on various surfaces. Some of our predictions were correct, while others were not. But that’s the joy of learning and testing our awesome theories! Laughter and amazement filled the room as our predictions turned into fantastic discoveries. We look forward to all our discoveries this term and cannot wait to see what other experiments we have ahead of us.
Camp Kicks off Term 4
What a fabulous start to Term 4 we have had! The Year 3s had one day at school and then headed to Warrnambool on Wednesday for their camp. There was much excitement, lots of laughter, tonnes of luggage and eager anticipation for what was in store. The trip down the Great Ocean Road led us to having morning tea at Lorne, lunch at Apollo Bay, a stopover at the Twelve (not quite) Apostles and a walk at Loch Ard Gorge. The final leg of the journey brought us to Warra Gnan camp in the centre of Warrnambool and the Year 3 students were bubbling over with enthusiasm to explore their new surroundings. After dinner we took a walk and discovered some intriguing rock pools as the sun was setting … it was an extraordinary beginning to our camp experience. We can’t wait to update you on all of our adventures in the next Vine Article … stay tuned!
Japanese Student of the Week
In Japanese in Term 4, we are learning about school subjects and how to write in Hiragana. Kai Digenis from Year 5 has excelled in his Hiragana writing, with great attention to detail. In Japan students have a subject called Shoshya which requires writing Hiragana in detail. Kai’s skills and efforts are wonderful to see. Congratulations Kai, keep up your great work!
College Production 2024 – Update
As published in The Vine at the end of Term 3, the College will be staging Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) at the Geelong Arts Centre from May 2 – 4, 2004.
All students from Years 5 – 11 (in 2023) across the College will receive an email early next week, with information and a link to an online registration form. Auditions will commence across the College on designated days from Sunday October 22. To register for an audition, students must complete the online form on/by Friday October 13.
There will be an information session held at each campus for students to have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the show. These will be held at:
Highton MS Campus Chapel Monday October 9 12.40
Senior Campus Music Department Tuesday October 10 1.20pm
Bellarine Campus Auditorium Tuesday October 10 at Lunchtime
Surf Coast Campus – Ms Notini will visit the Year 5 classroom next week.
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]