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Weekly Reflection

A Prayer to Begin a New Term

We are created in the image and likeness of God.

Filled with the divine presence, may we always reflect the face of Christ to the world.

May our hidden selves grow strong in Christ.

May our lives be planted in love and built on love, so that every decision may be patterned on the mind of Christ.

May we grow in all ways into Christ.

May we see with the eyes of faith and reach out with the compassion of Christ to those who are troubled or in need.

May Christ live in our hearts through faith.

Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will, with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.

(Eph 3:14–19)

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 - 12pm

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 (Students)

Term 4 School Uniform

The start of Term 4 is a period of transition in the wearing of the school uniform. Students have the option of wearing either the summer or winter uniform in Term 4 up until the Melbourne Cup week. Stated below are the uniform requirements for Term 4. The school jumper is not the outer garment to be worn to and from school.


Blazer - CRC Blazer need not be worn in Term 4

Trousers - Navy Blue with CRC monogram

Shorts - Navy Blue with CRC monogram. Worn with navy blue socks. Summer only

Shirt - White open neck shirt with CRC monogram

Jumper - CRC Jumper can only be worn to and from the College if under the Blazer

Tie - Optional. If worn, the tie is to be done up to the shirt collar and worn correctly

Shoes - Black leather lace-up school shoes

Socks - Navy Blue

Belts - Plain Black with traditional plain silver or gold buckle


Blazer - CRC Blazer need not be worn in Terms 4

Dress - CRC Summer Dress (length to knee)

Jumper - CRC Jumper can only be worn to and from the College if under the Blazer

Shoes - Black leather lace-up school shoes

Socks - White anklets (no sports socks)

Hair - White, Black or Navy ribbons; clear or hair coloured combs

The only jewellery that is permitted in the ear is one plain silver or gold stud or one small sleeper. If sleepers are worn, they must be removed during PE and at other times as requested by staff. No facial piercing is allowed. These items will be confiscated and returned at the end of term. All boys must be clean shaven.

Karina Dunne

Acting Deputy Principal (Students)

From the Deputy Principal (Staff)

Welcome back to all students and families for the start of Term 4.

2020 Subject Selections

Thanks to all families in supporting their students in their 2020 subject selections. Initial Year 12 subject allocations were sent home at the end of Term 3 and changes will need to be finalised this week. Families need to only return forms to the Office if requesting a change.

Current Years 9 and 10 students will be interviewed over the next weeks to finalise their Year 10/11 electives for 2020. Once completed 2020 Year 10 and Year 11 initial confirmation letters will be sent home. Current Year 8 students will then be followed up for their Year 9 electives.

Parent Student Teacher Interviews

Thanks to all families who attended these interviews – I am sure the conversations proved useful to parents, students and staff.

Please feel free to provide any feedback to me on the format and operations of the interviews.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

Music Performance and Awards Evening

On Thursday 10th October, the College will be hosting the 2019 Music Performance and Awards Evening. Parents and friends are invited to attend and enjoy performances from our instrumental, ensemble and classroom music students, who have been working all year to put together a repertoire of high quality pieces.

The event is free of charge, starting at 7:00pm in the PAC. All are welcome.

Amy Bandeira

Ensemble Director

Woolworths Earn and Learn 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s collection of Woolworths Earn and Learn Stickers. The school has been able to provide a bounty of items to enhance lunchtime activities across a number of faculties.

Lunchtime Art Club

  • Poster paints
  • Modelling clay
  • Water colours
  • Coloured pencils
  • Brushes
  • Oil pastels

Humanities Dept. – NAIDOC Week 2020

  • Wooden shapes to paint (Australia, handprints and native animals)
  • Paint will be shared with Art Club

Library Lunchtime Activities

  • Board games
  • Playing cards
  • Markers and coloured pencils
  • Mini cleaning cloths for white boards

Belinda Brown and Danielle Naumcevski

Library Team

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