From the Acting Principal
As we bid farewell to another remarkable year at Christian College, it is a fitting moment to reflect on what a truly unique and special place to which we belong. We are a school made up of five distinct campuses yet bonded together with shared values, a collective call to “Seek First the Kingdom of God” and a philosophical aim to provide an education that not only excels academically but also nurtures the holistic development of each individual. I am proud to be part of this school.
From the Campus Coordinator
As we say farewell to another wonderful year filled with many blessings, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support, love, and support, it has certainly been appreciated. There have been so many highlights this year and so much to be thankful for. Our children have had a wonderful Term 4 together, full of fun and great times. Our Celebration Evening last night was such a reminder that God’s love, families and friendship are such an important part of our lives and our College beliefs. As we look toward Christmas we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the busyness and the hurrying to be prepared for Christmas Day but when we make Jesus the focus of the season. As you enjoy this special time with family and friends, I pray that you find the real joy and your Christmas is full of blessings.
From all the staff at our Surf Coast Campus, have a wonderful Christmas and a restful break and we look forward to connecting with you again at the start of next year. God bless you.
Surf Coast Carnival and Adventure Park
This year’s Surf Coast Carnival for our Preps – Year 4 and Adventure Park for our Year 5 was a wonderful day of celebration and enjoying some time with their friends and teachers. The weather was perfect, and the activities were just wonderful. The Year 5s had so much fun exploring Adventure Park and conquering as many slides and water activities as they could. The Prep – Year 4 students spent the day on jumping castles and giant slides, decorating biscuits, playing giant lawn games, completing Christmas crafts and eating fairy floss and snow cones.
Days like today are so much fun and such a blessing for everyone!
Preps – so Much to be Proud of
As we come to the end of this academic year, we want to take a moment to express how proud we are of every one of our Preppies. They have all grown so much academically, socially, and emotionally. Their hard work, dedication, and perseverance has paid off, and we are thrilled to see the progress you they made. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching the 2023 Surf Coast Preps, and we are so grateful that we have been a part of their schooling journey. As we celebrate this special last week of school together, let us reflect on all that we have accomplished and look forward to the bright future ahead. Congratulations Preppies!
Japanese in Year 1
In Year 1 this term, we have been learning to say the names for different family members in Japanese. To help us learn this, we have been practising and performing a version of the folktale ‘おおきいなかぶ’ (ookiina kabu) or the Giant Turnip. The folktale tells the story of an old man who grows a turnip so large that he cannot pull it out by himself. He then needs to call on everyone, including animals, to help him pull it out.
This week, we got dressed up and performed the story for some of the Junior School classes. The students did a wonderful job of saying their lines in Japanese and reenacting the folktale together.
Year 1 – a Joyous Journey
Reflecting on the fantastic experiences we’ve shared in Year 1, bidding farewell to this extraordinary grade is bittersweet. This week was particularly memorable as we immersed ourselves in festive cheer through Christmas activities, engaging games, a lively carnival day, and the highlight—our very own Year 1 shop. Throughout the term, our young learners demonstrated admirable dedication, diligently honing their financial literacy and trading skills. To acknowledge their hard work, our thoughtful teachers orchestrated a special shop, allowing the students to indulge in some well-deserved spending with the money they earned. It served as a delightful way to commemorate their efforts and usher them into a thoroughly deserved break. As we approach the holiday season, we extend heartfelt wishes of Merry Christmas to our wonderful families, grateful for the joyous journey we’ve had in Year 1.
Japanese Students of the Week
In Term 4, students learned about school subject, including art, maths, science, sport and computer in Japanese language (year 5), places in Kanji with Neko chan and Sakana san’s story (Year 4) and days of the week and food and drink meals for each day (Year 3). The following students were given awards for their excellent contribution and performance in the Japanese class.
2T’s Class Shop
During this semester, Year 2s have earnt classroom cash by being organised: bringing their School Diary each day and recording their Take-Home reading each night. Over the weeks, their savings built up and they used their mathematical skills to exchange their silver coins for dollar coins, and then dollar notes. Some students amassed quite a substantial stash of cash in their wallets!
During the last two weeks of term, the students have loved shopping in the Class Shop, which is stocked with donated toys from home. They have loved some retail therapy during Maths classes and enjoyed playing with their new toys at recess, while learning how to add up dollars and cents and calculate change.
From the Director of Wellbeing
As we near the end of 2023, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday break. Holidays provide us all with the chance to take a much need rest, connect with family and friends or to engage in many of the life pursuits and hobbies that ‘fill our bucket’. It is important to acknowledge however, that holidays can bring about unique challenges and some unexpected stressors for some members of our school community and so with this in mind it is important to remember that support is always available to you and your family.
In the spirit of promoting a mentally healthy community and to encourage help seeking behaviours, I would like to share with you some information about support agencies available to you and your child during the holiday break.
Get Some Unique Christmas Cards and Support Williams House
This year Williams House is selling packets of Christmas cards designed by our own little artists!
We are selling our Angel/Shepherd cards for $5 for a pkt of 6 and our Nativity cards are $7 for a pkt of 10. Each packet contains either 6 or 10 different designs.
If you would like to support the kinder and share our creations with the community this Christmas, the cards are available at all CCG campus receptions and of course at Williams House. Payment can be made with cash or card.
We also take over-the-phone orders with direct deposit. Phone 5241 3556
All money raised will go towards making some new additions to our outdoor yards!
We hope you love these gorgeous creations and enjoy sharing them with your family and the community this Christmas!
With thanks from all the children and the team at WH!