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Weekly Reflection

All Saints and All Souls

On the feast of All Saints (1st November), we are asked to reflect on the lives of the saints. We can often think of saints as perfect people, but their greatest witness is how they coped with the ordinary difficulties of their life, and how they courageously showed the love of God to others.

We also remember and pray for all those who have died on the feast of All Souls (2nd November). Some of these people may only be known to God. Others are people whose love, sacrifice and fidelity we have seen for ourselves and who have inspired us. They saw God in this world and are now fully alive to him in the next.

Together we pray:

Lord God, we remember with love all those who have died. We ask the support of all your saints who by their persistence and example have shown us how to live and love in Your ways. Give us strength to cope with the daily routines that wear us down. Help us to act as your witnesses when we respond to each other with love, not with impatience, carelessness, rudeness or fear.

In your love, we can find our way forward into your promised heaven. Amen.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Opening of the Headspace Centre in Melton

On Monday I attended the opening of the new Headspace facilities in Melton South.

Victorian Senator Jane Hume this week launched the centre which will support 12 to 25-year-olds across the key areas of mental health, related physical health, social and vocational support and alcohol and other drug use.

This centre was funded by the North West Melbourne Primary Health Network, as part of the Commonwealth Government’s focus on Youth mental health.

The consortium partners include Odyssey House, Djerriwarrh Health Services, MacKillop Family Services, Cohealth Ltd, Youth Projects, Hope Street Services, and The North West Area Mental Health. They will be providing early intervention health services for young people aged between 12 to 25 years. These agencies have been working with young people, in and around the Melton area, for some time and running a headspace centre will be a great extension to the work already happening.

Melton centre manager Dr Teresa Sedgley said the centre was already popular.

“We had well over 100 referrals waiting for us from local health services when we started, and we’re filling our appointment book as fast as we can open up new space,”

“It really shows the level of support and need there has been for a service like this in Melton, and we’re thrilled to be part of such a strong local community.”

Health figures show Melton has the highest rates of psychological distress of any local government area in Victoria, with 20 per cent of people reporting high or very high psychological distress – nearly double the state average.

City of Melton Mayor, Bob Turner said Headspace would make a real difference to youth mental health in the region. “We’re a fast-growing, young municipality and we know that high rates of young people in our city face a number of mental health risks”

Parents & Friends

There will be a Parents & Friends meeting Wednesday, 31st October at 7:00pm. All Welcome.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal (Staff)

Staff PL Day

Wednesday 31st October will be a Student Free Day as staff will be undertaking a presentation by Glen Pearsall on Improving Student Learning.

No students other than those undertaking the VCAA Year 12 English exam are expected at school. To accommodate Year 12 students undertaking the English exam, Bacchus Marsh Coaches will be running normal bus services.

Melbourne Cup Day

Tuesday, 6th November is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. The College has a mid-Term break on Monday, 5th November, however VCAA exams will still operate.

Please note that Bacchus Marsh Coaches will not operate services to school this day.

Years 10 & 11 Exams

Due to updated information from our VET providers please note that there will not be a VET Music nor VET Allied Health Services – 1st Yr exam. See attached updated program.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

Minyip School Shoot Competition

On Monday 22nd of October, 14 students from CRC had the opportunity to be a part of the Minyip schools shooting competition. This is the third year the school has participated, this year being the biggest team of competitors. We had to wake up at 5:00am for a 6:00am departure from school. After a 3-hour journey we arrived at Minyip. Upon arrival we registered and waited for our call up where we were about to compete against 400 students who had come from schools across the western districts.

The competition involved us completing two courses, with targets coming from different directions from each station. The objective was to hit has many clay targets as possible. Even though we were not successful in the final results we all managed to hit targets. Thank you to parents Shane O’Brien and Rebecca Oliver for organising the team, our registration and coaching us. Thanks also to Anthony Borg for driving the bus to and from the competition. It was a new experience for a number of us and we look forward to future opportunities to participate.

Team members were Luke Pace-Rinaldo, Carlin Wilken, Brendan O’Brien, Liam Summers, Jack James, Charlie Borg, Harrison Coombs, Charlie Vella, Riley Porritt, Kiara Della-Rocca, Xavier Keamy-Browne, Alex Emin, James Collins and Charlee Cassar.

Charlee Cassar


English Booklist

Over the next couple of days, your son/daughter will be receiving their booklist for 2019 English texts.

Please note, you have until 7th November to have this submitted. Please ignore the original date.

If you order online, please ensure you select the Early English Texts - not the 2019 year level. These texts will be delivered to the school around seven days after they are ordered.

If you select the Year Level, the texts will not arrive until late January.

It is an expectation you will purchase these texts at this time as your son/daughter is required to read them over the term break.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Victoria Moore (

Narelle Layton (

Victoria Moore

Literacy 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.

Host Families Needed

We are looking forward to our Italian students from our Sister School, Convitto Nazionale Paolo Diacono, in Cividale, Friuli Venezia Giulia, visiting us next year in July. If you would like to host a student for three weeks please email Mrs. Claudia Russo on by the end of this academic year. Grazie mille.

Claudia Russo

Domain Leader - Languages

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