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Weekly Reflection

“Jesus is calling you to be a disciple with a mission!

Today, in the light of the Word of God that we have heard, what is the Lord saying to us?

Three simple ideas: Go, do not be afraid, and serve.”

- Pope Francis to pilgrims at World Youth Day in Brazil

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

College Uniform Shop

As of Thursday 31st October, Uniform Shops at CRC Melton and Sydenham sites will no longer operate. Thomastown store will no longer stock CRC uniform.

Effective Wednesday 6th November, uniform can be purchased in store at Academy Uniforms, Deer Park. Families are welcome to visit Academy Uniforms Deer Park at 10/85 Mt Derrimut Rd, Deer Park during the following times:

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 12noon

Please check Academy Uniforms' website closer to this date for their new phone number.

Three additional times for uniform fittings have been scheduled for Year 7, 2020 families: Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November between 3pm - 7pm.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

Parent Student Teacher Interviews

PSTIs will take place after school this Tuesday, 17th September and Thursday, 19th September between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Interviews are linked to the Term 3 Interim Reports that are now available. Interview bookings are now closed for tonight, but will reopen tonight after 7:00pm for Thursday bookings.

Interim Reports are now available through our Parent Portal. If you have any difficulty accessing the Parent Portal, please email As part of the report, a recommendation on attendance is noted. These interviews are booked through our Parent Access Module (PAM).

It is expected that students attend interviews with their parents/guardians.

To access P-S-T Bookings:

  • Log in to PAM
  • At the top you will see the Parent Interviews link (click to enter)
  • Then select your child (if you have more than one, each will be listed separately)
  • Select the subject
  • Choose an available time with that teacher
  • Repeat for each class and child as needed
  • Use the print icon to print off your interview times

End of Term

Friday 20th September is the last day of Term 3. Normal classes will operate with the day finishing at 2:30pm. Bacchus Marsh Coaches buses will be available for early pickup however, local Sita Town buses will operate at normal times.

Term 4

Please note that only Year 12 students undertaking practice exams are required at school on Monday, 7th October, as it is a Staff Professional Learning Day. All other Year Level classes begin on Tuesday, 8th October which is Day 2 of our timetable.

2020 Year 12 Subject Selections

Year 11 students and families should note that 2020 Year 12 VCE Subject allocations sheets will be distributed to all Year 11s this week. Please note that Year 11 students will only receive their sheets if 2020 re-enrolment and outstanding subject levies are finalised.

Year 10 students will receive their 2020 Year 11 VCE Subject allocations in the first weeks of Term 4, subject to re-enrolment and levy payments.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

Human Rights Summit

On Friday 6th September, a group of 10 students from Years 11 and 12 attended the Youth for Human Rights Summit at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre.

Students participated in many workshops and heard from many inspiring people about adversity in childhood and their successes now. The students were involved in many activities such as a virtual reality workshop, which ran a 15 minute program about the life of one Indigenous man and the world around him, and students were able to visit this world in order to gain full understanding of what is like to live like an Indigenous person in Australia. Some students also attended the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, where they learned about ‘child soldiers’ and how it impacts their childhood and violates their rights. We obtained knowledge about rights we didn’t know we as children have, rights that anyone under the age of 18 has in every nation and that these rights are being violated every day all over the world.

The main idea of the day was that people must make a change for children whose rights are being violated and that people must advocate making a change for the children who can’t make a change themselves. Overall, it was a day filled with fun, facts and fulfilment in an area not many of us knew about. It was a day not to forget, and everybody took a piece of the day back to school with them.

Ivana Giannakoulis

Year 11 Legal Studies Student

St Vincent de Paul Soup Van

On Friday 13th September, Karina and I accompanied Year 12 students Swen Anthony, Terrence Arambulo, Liam Baker, Angelica Bautista, Cassandra Nguyen and Jack O'Rourke to volunteer at the St Vincent de Paul Soup Van, on the Fitzroy run.

Last year, Soup Van volunteers provided more than 97,600 meals to people living rough throughout the Melbourne CBD, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne. 495 volunteers on the Fitzroy Soup Van assist 240 people every night of the year.

We met at the North Melbourne office and started the night with a prayer. We were then inducted and were told what to expect on the night. Our team sorted through donations of toiletries and clothing then went out on our first visit to a park nearby. Throughout the evening, we assisted in handing out donations, serving food and drinks and were a listening ear to people who needed a friend.

Overall, it was a very rewarding experience. The message we received from St Vinnies was not to feel that we need to end all homelessness, but to be proud that we are doing something to help those in need. We left the city feeling grateful for all that we have, for our home and for our families.

"Attending the Fitzroy Soup Van with the St Vincent de Paul Society was a humbling and eye-opening experience. It was amazing to be able to have a conversation and form friendships with both members of the team, as well as those we had encountered at every stop. It is often so easy to take what we have for granted and this opportunity allowed for us to reflect upon how blessed we all are. I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take part in the Soup Van, to do so." - Angelica Bautista

Samantha Sacco

Personal Assistant to Principal

Languages News

Italian Afternoon

What an afternoon was had! On Monday 26th September we ate delectable pizza and indulged in delicious gelato as well. We were fortunate to view a very entertaining show called 'Mission Gnocchi'. We were taught in a hilarious manner how to make an Italian signature dish: Gnocchi alla Panna. Mario and Pasquale, the two characters, were extremely funny and made students laugh non-stop for an hour. We hope to see a similar Italian show in the future.

Claudia Russo

Domain Leader - LOTE

Junior Arts Exhibition

On Wednesday the 11th of September, the College held this year's Junior Arts Exhibition in the PAC. Artworks from Years 7 to 10 were on display with students and families coming along to view the amazing talent we have in the Arts at the Junior levels. The afternoon started with our College ensemble, led by Ms Bandeira, singing a couple of songs beautifully, adding to the mood and success of the exhibition. We then had an Australian artist, Ms Elizabeth Sullivan, officially open the exhibition by saying a few words of admiration about our College and the Arts. Elizabeth admired the works on display, commending both students and staff for such amazing works. Thank you to all those who participated in the success of the Junior Arts Exhibition, in particular our students participating, Mrs Amy Rowley and the Arts faculty.

Meryem McLeod

Art Teacher

Volleyschool Free Trial

With many students at School on Thursday for Parent Student Teacher interviews, Western Region Volleyball have extended an invitation to all students and family members to come and have a go at Volleyschool.

Training is from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. To participate, you are required to wear appropriate footwear on the court. All are welcome!

Michael Hill

Volleyball Coach

Melton Youth - FREE School Holiday Activities

With less than a week to go until the September School Holidays, Melton Council Young Communities has a variety of FREE activities to keep students busy over the break.

Recreational activities such as 3v3 Basketball Competition, Fishing, RampFest Indoor Skate Park, Arts and more are available!

Attached is a Flyer and Registration Form for more information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Melton City Council.

Stephanie Serret

Youth Development & Support Officer | Melton City Council

Free-SHA-Registration-Form.pdf (0.4Mb)

3v3-Basketball-Tournament-Flyer.pdf (0.47Mb)

Flyer-September-FREE-School-Holiday-Activities.pdf (0.23Mb)

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