History

Overview

Catholic Regional College, Melton is a 7 – 12 Catholic, Co-educational, Secondary College, situated in Bulmans Road, Melton. It provides education for the Parishes of St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh, St Dominic’s Melton and St Anthony’s Melton South. The College is part of the Catholic Regional College Federation, which includes campuses at Caroline Springs, North Keilor, St Albans and Sydenham. The College is administered by the Catholic Regional College Council, with Father John O’Reilly as Chairperson, and Mr Mark Sheehan as the Principals’ Representative.

 

The College was officially opened in 1980 with Sister Helen Reed as Principal. Sister Reed was from the order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. This order of sisters was founded by Mary MacKillop who was a passionate believer in education for all. Reflecting the Order's habit, our College uniform was initially chocolate brown. In 1990 the new uniform of maroon, gold and navy was gradually phased in.

 

In March 1980, the College relocated from its temporary location at St Dominic’s Parish Hall to its permanent site in Bulmans Road, Melton. In 1982 another junior campus at North Keilor was opened as was the campus at Sydenham. At the end of 1984, Sister Helen Reed completed her term as Principal. In 1985, Mr Frank Fitzgerald began his term as Principal until 1995. In 1996, Mr Paul Daffey commenced in what eventuated as a 13 year period of service. In 2009 Mr Mark Sheehan began his term as Principal.