Weekly Reflection

The Ascension of the Lord

Jesus showed himself to the Eleven, and said to them, ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation' … And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place, while they, going out, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mk 16:19–20)

We pray to be your faithful witnesses, to the ends of the earth.

Lord, have mercy.

That the Spirit of God renews our lives.

Lord, have mercy.

That those who are paralysed by fear or doubt might be healed.

Lord, have mercy.

God of our Lord, Jesus Christ, as we celebrate the ascension of your Son, teach us to trust that he lives to intercede on our behalf, now and forever,

Amen

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Laudato Si Week 2021

On 24 May, 2015 the Holy Father Pope Francis wrote an encyclical letter titled Laudato Si - Care for our common home. This letter is an inspiring call to action - it asks us to play our part in caring for the environment.

This week (16-25 May), Pope Francis once again asks the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to focus on the message of Laudato Si and consider how we can care for our environment. Among the concerns discussed are:

  • Pollution
  • Climate change
  • Global inequality
  • A weak response to the cry of our environment.

Explanations of the encyclical are set out in a series of short and interesting YouTube clips. Click here to watch.

In practical terms, our environment is the grounds of our College. I thank the Environmental Captains for their work in arranging a roster of homeroom classes each Tuesday and Friday to spend time caring for our environment. 

Sadly, this regular clean up should not need to happen but it appears that some students do not see the importance of placing their rubbish in the many bins that are provided around the College. We have outstanding facilities at Catholic Regional College Melton that students are so fortunate to have available to them. It saddens me when I walk around and see the high levels of litter left in our grounds.

This week as we focus on Laudato Si, I encourage parents and guardians to talk to their children about the importance of keeping our rivers and waterways free from pollution. Placing rubbish in the bin is a small step towards protecting the beautiful environment over which we have stewardship.

Bulmans Road Upgrade

Over the past 12 months, City of Melton engineers have worked with the College on detailed plans for the upgrade to Bulmans Road. The Council has displayed the plans and is seeking community input.

I encourage all parents and guardians to view the plans and provide feedback, particularly about the drop off and pick up areas. This is a great opportunity to have a say so that the best possible solutions for the safety of our students are incorporated into the designs.

You can visit the Council’s engagement platform by clicking here. All feedback should be submitted by 31 May 2021.

Below are some drawings from the Council that provide a snapshot of the proposal. We have also set up a page on our College website that will include links to any information released by the City of Melton relating to the Bulmans Road upgrade. Click here to take a look.

Marlene Jorgensen

Principal

Looking Ahead

Dates to remember
Thursday 20 MayCollege Tour - Register here
Sunday 23 May40th Anniversary Open Day - Register here
Tuesday 25 MayStudent Free Day
Wednesday 26 MayParents and Friends Meeting
Connected Parenting Workshop - Register here
Tuesday 1 June

College Tour - Register here

CRC Melton Cobblebank Campus Information Evening - Register here

View the full College Calendar

School Photos Ready to Order

Our annual school photos have been taken and are now ready to order.

Arthur Reed Photos uses an online ordering system where you can view your photos prior to ordering.

On photo day all students received a flyer which includes a code unique to them. You will require this 2021 code to register online and view your photos.

If you have already registered, you will receive an email or SMS from Arthur Reed Photos with a link to view your photos.

If you have not yet registered, please go to order.arphotos.com.au and enter your code to complete your order.

If you have misplaced your registration code, please contact the Arthur Reed Photos customer service team directly on 5243 4390 or email customerservice@arphotos.com.au

Please note that you will need to register online with your 2021 photo code to gain access to this year’s images.

All photo packages will be posted home in 2021, so please ensure you enter the correct details and nominated shipping address upon checkout.

If you require any assistance ordering your photos, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly on 5243 4390 or email customerservice@arphotos.com.au

Cheryl Bullen

Deputy Principal Student Wellbeing

40th Anniversary Open Day

Our 40th Anniversary Open Day will be held this Sunday 23 May, 11am to 2pm, and we are looking forward to welcoming all who have been part of our story back on campus to see our facilities and celebrate the events that have shaped our past four decades.

Staff and our student leaders will be on hand throughout the grounds to speak to visitors about day-to-day life at the College in 2021. There will be displays of photographs and yearbooks from our archives, and other items including the contents of a time capsule created in 2001. Catch up with friends and teachers over refreshments and get a glimpse of plans for the College and its new Cobblebank Campus, scheduled to open in 2023.

We will also have copies of our beautiful commemorative book - CRC Melton - 40 Years In The Making - for sale on the day. The book describes the College’s visionary leaders, its committed and passionate staff and the events and traditions that have become central to College life. Click here to find out more.

If you haven't already done so, you can register for the Open Day below.

We encourage all in our community to share details of the Open Day with anyone who has been connected with the College in the past 40 years. The flyer below includes all the details they need to know.

CRC Melton 40th Anniversary Open Day Register online

Photos, messages and stories have been featured on our Facebook page over the past few weeks. Click here to see what's been happening.

We look forward to seeing past and present CRC students and staff on Sunday.

Kerrie-Ann Matthews

Director of Community Relations

Connected Parenting Workshop

Parents and guardians are invited to join us at the College on Wednesday 26 May for the Connected Parenting Workshop.

The workshop offers a valuable set of tools for parents aiming to raise children through positive connections and communication.

In this 90 minute workshop, Lael Stone will provide parents and guardians with:

  • Strategies to help their children become resilient adults.
  • Ways to build stronger connections with their children.
  • Ideas to support their children when they are frustrated or going through challenging situations.
  • Simple ways to create co-operation.
  • A better understanding of big emotions and feelings and ways to help their children become emotionally resilient.

Lael Stone is an author, TEDx speaker, counsellor and parenting educator who specialises in navigating trauma and disconnection in families.

She has spent the last 17 years working with families, as well as running programs in secondary schools for teens on relationships and wellbeing. She is a mother of three grown up children and the co-founder of Woodline Primary School - a new innovative school focused on supporting emotional intelligence in children.

More information about the workshop and Lael Stone is available here. Connected Parenting Workshop

You can register your attendance for this event using the booking form below. If you have any questions please email me at cbullen@crcmelton.com.au

Community Notices

Community Waste Education Workshops

Melton City Council is offering free Community Waste Education Workshops for residents.

If you are interested in reducing your waste at home, then these workshops are for you.

Follow the links below to register.

Composting and worm farming workshop - click to register

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Location: Melton Library - Balam Balam Seminar Room

Would you like to learn all about recycling your organic waste? This composting and worm farming workshop is for you. Presenters will demonstrate how to use each system as well as ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting tips.

Waste minimisation workshop - click to register

Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm

Location: Caroline Springs Library – Meeting Room 2

This workshop will help you begin reducing your waste at home or even achieving zero waste! Although your zero waste journey may not happen overnight, there are many small steps you can take to achieve it. You will be surprised how much difference a few small changes can make to the amount of waste you make!

Learning for Earning


Tuning Into Teens Program

A free six-week program to help parents and guardians teach their teenage children to control, understand and express their emotions in healthy and positive ways will be run by headspace Melton beginning on Tuesday 25 May. 

The Tuning into Teens Program also helps parents and guardians recognise, understand and respond to their teens emotions, which in turn helps their child manage their own emotions.

You can can register your interest by contacting headspace Melton’s reception team on 8065 5600 or via email info-headspacemelton@orygen.org.au


Community Road Safety Forum

On Thursday 20 May, the City of Melton will host a Community Road Safety Forum, targeting new or younger drivers between the age of 16 – 21 and their parent and guardians.

The forum will include guest speakers from Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Road Trauma Support Services who will talk about the rules of the road, and share some life experiences about being involved in, or responding to traffic accidents.

Every young driver who attends will go in the draw to win free driving lessons and other prizes.

Community Road Safety Forum


Useful Links

Keep up to date with College events, procedures, resources and information via the links below.

PAM – Parent Portal

Parent Handbook

Events

Enrolment

Bulmans Road Upgrade

Facebook

Instagram

Policies

Uniform

Library

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