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2016 VCE Dux

CRC Melton College Dux 2016

Catholic Regional College, Melton is pleased to announce the College Dux for 2016 is Kitty Robinson who achieved an ATAR of 95.95. Kitty's scores were 48 in Legal Studies, 44 in Further Mathematics, 42 in Religion and Society, 38 in Biology, 33 in Mathematical Methods and 33 in Literature.

Kitty lives in Bacchus Marsh with proud parents, Richard and Patricia and younger sister, Charlotte who was awarded Dux of Year 8 this year- a double cause for celebration in the family! She wishes to study a combined Arts/Law course at Monash University in 2017- this course is unique in that students can do a Performing Arts sub major within the course, something that is very important to Kitty.

College Dux 2016 Reflection - Kitty Robinson

525,600 minutes. For those who aren't musical theatre enthusiasts like myself and haven't seen RENT, those who aren't in our school ensemble or those who aren't particularly enthused by numbers, 525,600 is the amount of minutes you have in one year. 
There are 525,600 minutes in Year 7, just as there are 525,600 minutes in Year 12. And every moment is one worth remembering. 
To my fellow classmates of 2016, we've laughed together, we've stressed out together, we've cried together and we'll do our best to stay in touch. Whether you're going on to university, to TAFE, to work, to travel or volunteer or other exciting opportunities, no matter what your dream is for the future, I know you can get there with the same dedication, determination and focus that you've shown throughout this year. Many of us encountered challenging situations throughout the year, and I am so proud of each and every one of us for overcoming them. 
On behalf of the class of 2016 I'd like to extend a massive thank you to all the teachers, staff, student and families here at CRC. I can personally say that every teacher, every parent, every student that I have stumbled upon throughout my time here has changed my life in one way or another, and I am positive that every one of my peers here would agree. We're all so grateful for your support and guidance throughout the year and through the whole of high school. 
Special mention to  Mr Bloom, our Year 12 Coordinator, and Ms Lock, our VCE Coordinator. We’d like you to know how much we appreciate all the effort you put into your work for our benefit. Thank you for both the academic and emotional support, and for always making yourselves available for assistance. The opportunity for me to be up here today is not a feat that was mine alone. There were a great many people who supported me, especially the two of you. So for that I thank you. To my parents and my sister, who love me and are my biggest supporters, thank you.

To the current students of CRC, through Year 7-11, I encourage you all to take advantage of the many great opportunities our school has to offer. I had many friends who got to Year 12 and decided ‘hey, it’s my last year, I’ll sign up to that swim carnival event’  or ‘I’ll actually sign up to volunteer for breakfast club’ or a sports team and I can tell you every single person I know who did something new in year 12 wished they had started it earlier in their high school years. The experiences you get from signing up to the various groups we have in the school are invaluable, you learn leadership skills, you make friendships. So next time you see auditions for the school play, I urge you to give it a go. Next time you see sign ups for a sporting team you think you’d like, I urge you to give it a go. Join the social justice club and help our community, or join the choir if you love to sing.
To the Year 12’s of 2017. It’s time to set some goals for the future. Excellence does not occur by accident, and I can assure you that each of the 2016 Year 12’s here today can affirm that. Year 12 has it’s ups and downs. You will feel motivated, awake and ready some days, and exhausted, overwhelmed and defeated on others. I experienced this, every past Year 12 here experienced this. Nothing can stop you from feeling the full range of emotions, both great and not so great. But you have the support available. Your fellow students, your peers, you’re all going through the same experience. Help each other, care for each other. VCE is a competition, but you benefit a lot more if your whole class performs well, so don’t be afraid to ask one another for help. Your teachers are valuable, so incredibly valuable. If you're finding a class a bit tough, go and seek their help. If you're feeling overwhelmed, your coordinator or homeroom teachers are great people to go and have a chat to. Lastly, don't forget to take care of yourself. 525,600 minutes of year 12. And I can tell you they fly. Have fun. Make it one to remember, and give it your all. You only get to do it once. I wish you all the best for this year and beyond. 
Thank you CRC for the past six years and for helping nurture myself and the other lovely people here today into strong, educated young adults.

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