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Weekly Reflection

Prayer for Fallen Soldiers

Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God,
Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand, comfort them and their families.
Send angels of protection, love, and comfort to all the service men and women still at war,
bring them home safely and comfort their families.
We ask all our prayers in Jesus' name. Amen.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Remembrance Day

Last Friday, CRC Melton held a Remembrance Day commemorative service led by the Student Leaders. Dylan Hassan and Evana Miesen read the oath and Briannah Mungcal sang the Australian National Anthem and Bagena and Phillipa Malua, Regina Tuala and PJ Maae sang the New Zealand National Anthem.

On Sunday, students Liam Baker, Swen Anthony, Dylan Hassan, Evana Miesen, Jack O'Rourke attended the City of Melton Service and laid a wreath in memory of all who served their country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Awards Night

CRC Melton Awards Night will be held at Tabcorp Park on Wednesday 5th December. Be sure to mark this date in your calendar as its a busy time of the year.

Bourke Street Attack

I draw your attention to the attached Pastoral Statement on the Bourke Street attack of 9th November from Melbourne's Archbishop Peter A Comensoli.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal (Staff)

2019 Subject Selections

Students have all received their 2019 Year 10 initial confirmation letters. Any change requests will no longer be considered as booklist and levy numbers need to be lodged.

Year 8 students will have their 2019 Year 9 electives confirmed this week.

Students of families that have not completed re-enrolment for 2019 will not receive their confirmation letters until re-enrolment is completed.

Congratulations to all Years 7-8 students for the way they approached their formal Timed Assessment Tasks (TAT's) last week. The experience they gain from sitting these tasks in a Senior exam environment will assist them with exams in Years 10-12.

Years 10 & 11

Year 10 and 11 students are now in our Semester 2 exam period that runs until Tuesday, 20th November. Students are only required at school when they have exams.

All returning students will then be involved in Jumpstart classes for 2019.

Asthma Awareness

A reminder to all families that November & December are critical months in terms of Thunderstorm Asthma events. All students that experience Asthma need to ensure that they carry their Asthma puffers with them at all times (not left in lockers or home). We are undertaking Staff Asthma Awareness sessions with staff and will have a reminder in the daily Student Bulletin. We are all aware of the tragic results that can occur if treatment is not readily available.

Term 4 Key Dates

Listed below is a summary of Term 4 Key dates for your referral:

Jumpstart Program

VCE Year 11 & 12 2019 Jumpstart runs from Wednesday, 21st November – Friday, 30th November. Our Year 11 farewell mass and Year 10 farewell prayer services take place on Friday afternoon.

Students undertaking VCE Jumpstart have received individual timetables.

2019 VCAL Jumpstart

VCAL 2019 Jumpstart (Foundation, Intermediate & Senior) will operate from Wednesday, 28th November (when all students will undertake their 2019 VET Induction) until Friday, 30th November. Attendance at Jumpstart is compulsory and will go towards 2019 VCAL attendance. During Jumpstart students will be working through outcomes and will require their iPAD, etc. Students are required to be in full summer uniform, not sports uniform.

Year 7-9 Finish Dates

Year 9 students finish classes on Tuesday, 4th December and then are involved with City Experience activities until Friday, 7th December. Year 7 and 8 students finish classes on Thursday, 6th December with a special last day program on Friday, 7th December.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

2019 European Tour

There is now one position available on the 2019 European Tour in April, 2019.

The cost of the tour is $6,950, which includes:

  • All flights
  • Accomodation
  • Transfers
  • Tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Five dinners, including a Polish and an Italian cooking class
  • All breakfasts

The Tour will visit Krakow in Poland, with tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oscar Schinder's factory and much more. From there, we will travel to Italy to visit Venice, hike the Cinque Terra, go to the Leaning Tower, see the greatest collection of art on the planet, stay in the Italian countryside and witness the glory of Rome with its ancient wonders, like the Colosseum and it's more recent additions of St Peter's and the Renaissance art that makes up the city's structure. In addition to the sights, we will soak up the experience of being in another country with its food, shopping and points of interest everywhere.

Students attending this tour will stay with a family from our Italian sister school in Cividale del Friuli for a number of nights.

If you are interested in sending your child, please email Paul Iannazzo at

In order to be eligible, students:

  • Must be in Years 9 - 12 in 2019
  • Families must be fully up to date with their school fees
  • Have a reasonable standard of behaviour - in consultation with relevant Year Level Coordinators

You do not need to be studying or speak Italian.

Payment for the tour will need to be made almost immediately.

Paul Iannazzo

Tour Organiser

Sports News

Over the long weekend, Montana Djatschenko of Year 11 competed at the Victorian All Schools Athletics Championships at Lakeside Stadium in the city. This event is a competition for elite athletes from Victoria schools to compete against each other.

Montana had a very successful meet with Gold in the U18 Triple Jump and Long Jump and 4th in the U18 and 100m.

Montana is now off to Cairns in December to compete in the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships.

We would love to promote all of our students sporting achievements outside of school. If your child has been involved in anything, please email me at with the details and a photo.

Natalie Bourke

Sports Coordinator

World Youth Day

To celebrate World Youth Day here in Melbourne, the Archdiocesan Office for Youth is partnering with the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community to host the 2019 Summer School of Evangelisation – World Youth Day at Home.

For over 30 years Summer School has been serving the needs of young people around Australia through a week long retreat into the powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, opening up possibilities for deepening faith, joy, freedom and passion for the Gospel of Jesus. In 2019, the Summer School will coincide with World Youth Day week in Panama and will be our World Youth Day at Home experience. We will be reflecting together with Pope Francis and pilgrims around the world on the theme: “Yes Lord, your will be done”.

We are excited to share that Bishop Mark Edwards will be present for the whole of the Summer School, and many World Youth Day elements will be part of the week, including Catechesis with Bishops, a Stations of the Cross, and inspiration from Pope Francis. The week brings together young people from urban and rural parts of the state, and offers a welcoming experience for young people who may have had little encounter with the Church

The Summer School is taking place from 20 January – 27 January 2019 at PGL Campaspe Downs, 1302 Trentham Rd, Kyneton. Registration is now open for young people aged 16-35 years. To register, go to click here.

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