East Timor Independence Day
On Friday May 20, Christian College Surf Coast Campus celebrated East Timor’s Independence Day. We commemorated the 20th anniversary of independence for Timor Leste.
Independence Day provides the opportunity to remember those who lost their lives during the struggle for independence and bless the people of East Timor as they rebuild their new nation.
What’s happening at Surf Coast
Wednesday 25th May: Arthur Reed Photos
Wednesday 25th May: National Simultaneous Storytime
Thursday 26th May: Year 1 Historical Walk Excursion
Friday 27th May: Assembly
Friday 27th May: Year 3 and Year 4 Swimming
Medals for House Athletics
During our assembly last Friday, we congratulated and awarded medals to our Year 4 students on their placings in the House Athletics, Age Group Championship.
These placings and medal winners are determined by total of individual event points achieved throughout all the events the students compete in at the House Athletics.
Where is the Green Sheep?
In our mathematical learning this week, the Surf Coast Preps were introduced to the topic of location and positional language. The students started their week by listening to the very popular story Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox. We discussed the many locations and positions that the myriad of sheep were placed within the story.
The Preppies then took part in their very own discovery hunt to try and find the Green Sheep that was hiding in our school!
Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp ba Bomp ba Bomp?
Year 1s have been exploring the development of conventional music notation. We discovered that over time, humans created graphic symbols to portray particular sounds. They then refined these symbols with additional markings so that musicians would know which note to play or sing; how long the sound should last, and at what volume it should be performed.
Students are recognising that music is a universal language with its own written component, similar to Japanese hiragana, or Egyptian hieroglyphics. And the additional markings create tone, just like punctuation does in English!
Here are some examples of students exploring pitch (high and low sounds) and dynamics (loud, soft and everything in between). [/expander_maker]
Year 1 Math
We have been having lots of fun during our math classes this term! As well as learning all our number and counting skills, we have had a chance to get hands on during our learning. Year 1 have been able to explore all the fun things to do with measurement. We have been able to use tools such as tape measures, rulers and even trundle wheels. We also had a look at capacity and how much water can go into different objects! The kids were very surprised about which objects were in fact larger in volume that others! We also had some fun measuring things with informal units such as pens, blocks and anything creative that we could find in the classroom 😊
Year 2s have been learning about the promises of God. God only wants good things for us, and He always keeps his promises. Even when we do something wrong, God always shows us grace and kindness. In the story of Noah, we see that God sent the rainbow to show that He keeps his promises. Two of God’s promises we learnt from the story of Noah are:
I will rescue you. I promise.
I won’t ever destroy the world again.
The students enjoyed painting rainbows and writing some of the God’s promises on the clouds in the sky.
While it is always fun to have lots of things going on, it has been lovely this week to be able to just be at school with the Year 4 students. We have enjoyed learning, laughing, talking and just being together. Our leaders have stepped into their leadership roles beautifully, with each one looking at their role carefully and taking pride in serving our school. Izzy and Tilly have been great in the lead up to our Project Care day as our Project Care leaders, and what a great day it was.
Shrek the Musical: an Expression of our Community
In the absence of the Geelong Arts Centre Theatre, where we have traditionally staged our cross campus musical productions, the R.W. Gibson Centre at the Senior Campus was transformed into a wonderful theatre space for our major production this year, Shrek – The Musical.
As is currently the case in many workplaces Australia-wide, there have been staffing challenges for our College. We currently have a number of vacancies, including for casual Bus Drivers, an Assistant Café Manager at Back Creek Café (full or part-time), Basketball/Netball Coaches and various teaching roles.
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
No matter what road you are travelling down, there is one decision that only you can make....to either take control or to blame others. Your perspective has the power to change your life. Your wheel, your choice 👍👏
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