Weekly Reflection

Pentecost Sunday – 5 June 2022

Although Jesus had ascended into heaven, the disciples didn’t have to wait long before the Holy Spirit stepped onto the scene on Pentecost Sunday. Fifty days after Resurrection Sunday, the next era of God’s kingdom arrived.

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” Acts 2:1-4

The passage goes on to say that the apostles had a chance to speak to the people, and thousands believed and gave their lives to Christ that day.

A Prayer for Pentecost to Reflect and Rejoice

Dear Heavenly Father,

On this day, 2000 years ago, you inaugurated the church by having the Holy Spirit dwell in your believers.

We rejoice that you have allowed us all to experience new life.

Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, our comforter, our guide, and so many other things.

And may we continue to celebrate this day until you return again.


Source: Crosswalk.com

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Flexible senior secondary pathways for students have long been a hallmark of Catholic Regional College Melton. Commencing in Year 10, students can select from various career pathways that suit their skills and interests.

The senior secondary pathway reform that will come into effect in 2023 will bring even greater flexibility for students when selecting their future study choices.

In 2023 the College will offer new VCE Vocational Major and the Victorian Pathways Certificate. These new senior years programs will provide students with a more tailored and rigorous program of study in their final years.

The VCE Vocational Major will retain the best aspects of the VCAL program - that is, the applied learning and vocational options but will have the added benefit of allowing students to combine VCE units into their program. This increased choice will enable students to gain experiences that prepare them for future employment pathways.

The Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) is an inclusive Year 11 and 12 standards-based certificate that meets the needs of a smaller number of students who are not yet able or ready to complete the VCE (including the VCE Vocational Major).

Offering these two new certificates alongside the traditional VCE suite of subjects will allow all senior students to select a pathway that best suits their strengths and interests.

As we approach subject selection time, it is important that parents and guardians begin discussing the various options with students.

Further information can be found here or visit www.vic.gov.au/many-talents-one-vce.

Marlene Jorgensen


Looking Ahead

Dates to remember
Monday 13 JuneQueen's Birthday holiday
Tuesday 14 JuneStudent Study at Home Day/ Staff Faith Formation Day
Year 7 2024 Information Night
Friday 24 JuneTerm 2 concludes - students dismissed at 2.30pm
Monday 11 July

Term 3 begins - Student free day/Staff professional learning day

Tuesday 12 JulyStudent free day/Staff professional learning day
Wednesday 13 JulyClasses begin for all students

Year 7 2024 Information Night

Families who would like to enrol in Year 7 2024 at the College are invited to an information night next Tuesday 14 June from 7pm at our Melton West campus.

The evening will provide details of developments at the College including our new name and the Cobblebank campus, an overview of our learning and wellbeing programs and information on the enrolment process and transition activities.

To register, visit www.crcmelton.com.au/join-us/events

Amy Rowley

Director of Community Relations

Year 10 Hospitality

Our Year 10 Hospitality students have had an enjoyable and productive semester developing complex practical skills for food preparation and presentation to industry standards.

The students finished their semester on a high last Friday, preparing beautifully presented and delicious afternoon tea grazing boxes for College staff.

Students designed and produced luscious sponge cakes from scratch earlier this semester, which they decorated to professional cake decorating standards.

Another highlight was the cheese and fruit grazing board – students designed and created the boards using food preparation and garnishing techniques.

I congratulate the Year 10 Hospitality students who have displayed the utmost commitment and dedication to their learning this semester. I wish them well as they complete their end of semester exams.

Kristina Stefanovska

Year 10 Hospitality teacher

Big Freeze Fundraiser

Students will tip buckets of iced water over staff during a Big Freeze fundraiser on Tueday 21 June to raise much needed funds and awareness for the fight against motor neurone disease.

To date staff who have volunteered to take part include our Principal Marlene Jorgensen, Cheryl Bullen, Jordan Reithofer, Brad Ryan, Trent Hobson, Trish Griffin and myself. We will be on the green next to the canteen ready to take our iced drenching at lunchtime.

To support this great cause, some of our VCAL students in conjunction with the Social Justice Team have created an online fundraising page where you can make a donation. Our goal is to raise at least $2000 before the end of the term.

To sponsor us or contribute to the campaign click here Catholic Regional College Melton Big Freeze 8 fundraiser or scan the QR code.

Students are also encouraged to wear their blue FightMND beanies on the day if they have one. Let’s make this an event to remember!

What is FightMND?

FightMND’s purpose is to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. Neale Daniher, former Essendon player and Melbourne coach, was diagnosed in 2013. He is one of the three co-founders of FightMND and the patron of FightMND.

MND is a terminal neurological condition that ultimately leads to the loss of movement and the ability to speak, eat and breathe. Two Australians die of MND and two more are diagnosed every day. On average, people live for just 27 months after diagnosis. There is no effective treatment or cure.

Ian Box

VCAL teacher

Year 7 Jiu Jitsu Champion

The College congratulates Year 7 student Renzo (7 Josephine) on his Jiu Jitsu achievements.

Last weekend, Renzo and his family travelled to the Gold Coast for the Australian Federation of Brasilian Jiu Jitsu Queensland State Championships. He won his first match (with submission) but lost the second (by points). It was an elimination round so he was pleased to score a place on the podium.

In February this year, Renzo came first in his division at the Australian Jiu Jitsu Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

and recently notched up a win in the Nogi competition at the Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Competition.

With an intense training schedule and many competitions scheduled between now and the end of the year, Renzo has shown amazing commitment to his sport and we wish him all the best in the months ahead.

Sports Update


Last Tuesday 31 May, a proud and determined team of 13 Year 7 and 8 girls competed at the SACCSS Junior Girls AFL Gala Day in Wyndham Vale.

The girls played against four schools, winning two games and finishing fourth overall. Although the weather was cold, and the girls were unable to field a full team, they represented themselves and the College with pure grit and great pride. The games highlighted their AFL skills and they should be proud of their sportsmanship and the respect they showed all players and umpires.

Year 7 Premier League results

On Tuesday 24 May our Year 7 Premier League teams played their second round of home games and Round 4 of the overall competition.

The results were as follows:

Girls Basketball: CRC def Mackillop College 44-13

Boys Basketball: Mackillop College def CRC 31-61

Boys Soccer: CRC drew with North Keilor

Girls Soccer: North Keilor def CRC 9-2

Boys Volleyball: CRC def Mackillop College 3-2

Girls Volleyball: CRC def Mackillop College 3-0

Boys AFL: Mackillop College def CRC 32-52

Girls Netball: Mackillop College def CRC 23-3

Last Wednesday 1 June our Year 7 teams travelled far and wide to play the fifth round in their Premier League competition.

Our basketball teams went to Diamond Valley, soccer teams to Meadow Heights, volleyball teams to South Morang and the netball and AFL teams to Broadmeadows.

The skills and strategic plays are improving among all our teams and it is wonderful to see our students develop confidence as the season progresses.

Round 5 results were as follows:

Girls Basketball: Marymede Catholic College (MCC) def CRC 32-34

Boys Basketball: CRC def MCC 62-37

Netball: CRC def Penola Catholic College (PCC) 27-24

Soccer: Unfortunately games were rained out and we hope to reschedule. We wish the teams luck this week.

Boys AFL: PCC def CRC 23-36

Boys Volleyball: CRC def MCC 3-2

Girls Volleyball: MCC def CRC 3-1

SACCSS futsal competition

On Monday 23 May, our intermediate futsal team travelled to LaTrobe University in Bundoora to compete in the SACCSS Futsal Competition. The boys showed good teamwork and sportsmanship all day but unfortunately did not get the results they hoped for. The scores were as follows:

Antonine College def CRC 0-3

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College def CRC 8-2

Penola Catholic College def CRC 4-1

CRC def Salesian College 2-1

Thomas Carr College def CRC 11-1

Proactive Policing Unit Visit

The Proactive Policing Unit visited the College last week to speak to our Year 8 students.

They covered topics such as inappropriate social media use and the consequences of being involved in physical and violent behaviour.

Students also had the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the officers' experiences in the police force in the broader community.

Nathan Hunter-Gerber

Year 8 Coordinator

Reconciliation Week Wrap Up

It was a wet and cold week but that did not dampen the spirits of our Social Justice team who spent lunchtime handing out ribbons to students and staff as part of our Reconciliation Week activities.

A huge thanks to the team for their commitment and to everyone who came along to support their efforts.

You have all helped build a community that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

Longest Kick Competition

Students and staff gave it their all in our annual Longest Kick competition at lunchtime last Thursday.

Congratulations to our Junior winner Lucas (Year 9), Senior winner Jude (Year 12) and our Sports Coordinator Mikaela Hurst who won the staff category.

All will receive house points and a canteen voucher for their efforts!

2023 Italy Trip

In late 2023, CRC Melton will run a student trip to Italy.

All 2023 Year 10 and 11 students who meet the College’s criteria for overseas trips are invited.

A family meeting and information night will be held in Week 3 of Term 3 about the trip, including costs, itinerary and application process.

More information will also be provided via the newsletter in coming weeks.

Paul Iannazzo

eLearning Coordinator

Canteen Assistant Position

2 Cookies Catering at CRC Melton Canteen is looking to employ a Canteen Assistant.

We are a privately operated business contracted to provide breakfast, recess and lunch to students and staff at CRC Melton.

The Canteen Assistant's duties will include:

  • general food preparation
  • washing dishes
  • counter service at recess and lunch
  • canteen clean up at the end of the day
  • stock rotation.

The successful candidate will: 

  • enjoy working with food
  • be able to do quick mental maths
  • have good communication skills across all age groups
  • have an ability to work in a flexible team environment
  • respect confidentiality requirements
  • have recent experience in food preparation (desirable but not essential)
  • be well organised.

Applicants for this position must:

  • have the right to work in Australia
  • be eligible for a Working With Children Card in Victoria. For more information regarding requirements, please visit www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
  • be willing to complete a Federal Police Check.

Catholic Regional College Melton is committed to providing every child with a Child Safe environment and is committed to a vigorous and proactive Child Safety Culture.

All education workers are required to have proof of triple dose COVID-19 vaccine unless a medical exemption from an authorised medical practitioner is provided.

The position is ongoing casual, paid at award rates. There will be approximately 20 hours per week required during school terms.

To apply please email your resume with a brief cover letter to Debra and Colleen at  office2cookies@gmail.com

Applications close Friday 17 June 2022.

CRC Melton Canteen

Community Notices

On Track holiday program

On Track Holiday Program

On Track Registration Form

Goal mentoring program

Eynesbury Discovery Centre

Looking to learn something new? The Eynesbury Discovery Centre has a range of programs and workshops running in Term 2. See all the options below.

Social Crafting | Tai Chi | Yoga and Meditation | Zumba Gold |

 Art 4 Kids | Green Gals | Healthy Spending Habits for Teens

Western Bulldogs Youth Leadership Project

Useful Links

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

PAM – Parent Portal

Parent Handbook


Cobblebank Campus






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