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Weekly Reflection

A Prayer for our Graduating Students
Father God, we thank you for these our Year 12 graduating students. We pray that you will give them direction, purpose, and perseverance as they enter the next phase of their lives. Give them clearness of mind to move forward into the plans and purposes that You have for them. May these young people gain wisdom from You and have discernment for proper behavior. Raise up Christian mentors for these graduates so they have someone who holds them accountable for their actions. We pray that they will have the boldness to stand up for what is right wherever they work, study, or socialise. Give them wisdom to spend their time and money wisely. Grant them success for their efforts at every turn and guide their feet to follow Your ways. May they be eager to do good all the days of their lives. Amen.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Year 12 Farewell

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Year 12 students and their parents, as they conclude their time at CRC Melton this week.

To mark this important time, the College has three annual rituals:

1. Year 12 Breakfast and ‘Dress up morning’ on Friday 19th October
2. Graduation Mass at St Catherines on Friday 19th October at 7pm
3. Valedictory Dinner on Friday 23rd November at Ultima Receptions

I look forward to this exciting time for the College.

Mark Sheehan


Ignite Youth Conference

It was a privilege to take a fantastic group of students to the Ignite Youth Conference 2018. It was an amazing experience for all who attended. Students were able to connect with the catholic faith by meeting different guest speakers from all over the world such as Fr Rob Galea, Garry Pinto and various other guest speakers from America and Canada. The theme of the conference was inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, “Let us be empty, so God can fill us up” in which we were able to pray, sing and reflect on how to let God into our lives to fill us up. It was great to see the students engage in different activities learning so much that they shared with the group. I would like to thank especially Mark Sheehan, Shaun Coates and the leadership team for their support in bringing a group of students to Ignite for the first time. Thanks to Daniel Attard and Sister Mary Sarah for their ongoing support and for all they did on the trip, it wouldn’t have been possible without them. Below are some memories from three students from the Ignite trip.

During the school holidays nine students attended the Ignite Conference in Brisbane, led by Ms Crocitti, Mr Attard and Sr Mary Sarah. The Conference allowed all who attended to explore their faith whilst participating in a range of activities, such as: rallies, workshops and keynote speakers of different themes. They were all inspiring allowing us to meet new people and gain a deeper understanding in different aspects of our faith. It was great to be surrounded by such like-minded people and strengthen our individual connections to God.

- Dylan Hassan

I went into Ignite conference filled to the brim, but I came out empty, empty so that I could be filled with God. Ignite was a wonderful place of worship, praise and rejoice. The conference brought my relationship with God closer than ever, which is why if anyone has the chance to go, GO!

- Cassandra Nguyen

My favourite part of the Ignite trip was being able to go because it really was amazing. As well as being able to experience different things I've never heard of before, which has opened my eyes to new ways in which I can express my faith. I had such an incredible time and would definitely go back.

- Olivia Rabottini

Louise Crocitti

    VCE Art Folio Exhibition

    The Art Faculty would like to invite all Parents/Guardians, students and friends to come and view the Annual Catholic Regional College Melton VCE Student Folio Exhibition. On display will be work completed throughout 2018 by our Year 11 and 12 students. The work has been produced to meet the VCE study design for the subjects of Media Studies, Studio Art and Visual Communication Design.

    Official Opening: Thursday 25th October at 6.00pm in the Performing Arts Centre.

    The Exhibition will also be open to the students and wider community on Thursday 25th October from 9am - 3pm and Friday 26th October 9am -12pm.

    All year levels are welcome. This is a great opportunity to take a closer look at the work produced at VCE if you are considering choosing any of these subjects in the next few years. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Amy Rowley

    Domain Leader - Art

    Sports News

    Police and Schools Basketball Tournament

    At the end of last term, Simma and I took 20 Year 7-10 students to compete at the Police and Schools Basketball Tournament held at the Melton Recreational Centre. We played against students from Staughton, Kurunjang, Brookside and Melton Christian College. Each school had 2 teams, and were split into 2 pools. My team unfortunately did not finish on top so we did not make the finals, however Simma’s team did and they played in the Grand Final. The game went into overtime but unfortunately they were unable to take the win, losing by 2 points to Brookside College. The students also played in an all-star game against a police side. Simma was asked to coach the team and they won, they beat the police team by 4 points. There was also a 3 point competition where we entered Josh Peters who won. A great day was had by all and congratulations to all the students who played.

    Sporting Achievements

    Kody Boyle

    During the September school holidays Kody (Year 11) represented Ballarat at the Special Olympics State Carnival for basketball in Nunawading. This is a State tournament where teams from all over Victoria competed. Kody’s team made it to the Grand Final and Kody shot the winning goal for the game and his team walked away with the gold medal. By participating in this tournament it means Kody is in the running to be selected to play for Victoria at the Special Olympics National Carnival to be held next year.

    Jessica Barnett-Tonna and Jackson Djatschenko

    Both Jessica and Jackson (Year 7) have been selected to play for the U15 Vic Country basketball teams. Both were required to attend 3 training sessions before being selected. Jessica and Jackson are both bottom age players, meaning they have beaten kids who are 1 year older than them to make the teams. Jessica and Jackson will play in a National tournament in January against teams from Vic Metro, NSW, SA, QLD, Tasmania, NT and the ACT. From this tournament several kids from each team will be selected to try out for the Australian team. We wish them all the best on this exciting journey.

    Over the September school holidays, Jessica also competed in the Basketball Australia U14 Club National Championships that was held in Shepparton. This tournament saw club teams from all over Australia compete. Jessica’s team made it through to finals with Jessica scoring the winning points for the game and her team walking away with a bronze medal. Jessica’s team came into the tournament having won 74 games in a row.

    Natalie Bourke

    Sports Coordinator

    LOTE News

    Just a friendly reminder that all Year 7 to 8 Students studying Italian need to be using the app Education Perfect on their digital device for at least 20 minutes a week, either completing homework or studying for upcoming tests.

    Also, we wish our Year 12 students: Madeline Rizzo, Dayna Govic and Ethan Trethowan all the very best for their Italian Oral and written exam and Khaw Ti Ling for her Indonesian Oral and Written exam. We are proud of your efforts thus far.

    Claudia Russo

    Domain Leader - Languages

    Uniform Shop Extended Hours

    Academy Uniforms have extended opening hours at the Melton Uniform Shop this week:

    Thursday 18th October: 11:30am - 7:00pm

    Usual opening hours during the school term are as follows:

    Monday: 8:00am -10:00am

    Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Canteen News

    Now that the weather is warming up, we have started our new Summer Menu. New items include:

    • Yoghurt cups, served with a fruit coulis and muesli, available all day.
    • Rice paper rolls (G/F) – fresh vegetables with noodles, also vegetable, chicken and noodles. Served with a dipping sauce.
    • Dip packs – hommus (G/F) or spring onion dip served with vegetable sticks and rice crackers.
    • Chicken Caesar wrap – fresh cos lettuce, chicken, bacon, parmesan with a canteen made Caesar dressing.
    • Potato Salad – fresh, canteen made with a wholegrain mustard dressing, egg and bacon
    • Greek salad – (G/F) fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, olives and fetta with a balsamic dressing on the side.

    Of course, the old favourites like fresh fruit salad and fresh sandwiches are still available.

    We also have some new ice treats to keep you cool on those hot days – Juicies 100% frozen fruit juice available in tropical and apple/blackcurrant flavours. We also have Moosies a frozen dairy dessert available in blue heaven, chocolate and strawberry.

    Don’t forget you can order online by creating an account with Ultimate Schools or by placing your lunch order direct to the canteen by the end of recess.

    Our full menu is available from the canteen or on the College website.

    Please don’t hesitate to call or pop in, if you require further information on canteen services.

    Colleen & Deb

    2 Cookies Catering

    CRC St Albans 40th Anniversary

    Please see attached information for Catholic Regional College, St Albans 40th Anniversary celebrations.

    Laura Cioccia

    CRC St Albans

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