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Weekly Reflection

We give thanks to you, Lord

We give thanks to you, Lord,
for you have done marvellous things!
When we were walking in darkness
you were there, you were there,
when we were kneeling in weakness
you were there, you were there,
when we drew near feeling worthless
you were there, you were there,
when we were needing forgiveness
you were there, you were there,
when we were searching for your grace
you were there, you were there.
We give thanks to you, Lord,
for you have done marvellous things!

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Nic Manyok RIP

On Monday morning I became aware that our former student Nic Manyok (Year 12, 2014) died tragically on the weekend.

Nic belongs to a large family including sibling's Rabica (current Year 11) and Sarah (Year 12, 2017).

The College conducted a Prayer Service at lunchtime on Monday. I extend my deepest condolences to the family and ask for your prayers and support for the Manyok Family.

Funeral details will available in the coming days.

Year 7 Camp

The Year 7's were enthusiastic boarding the bus to camp on Monday morning. We wish all staff and students involved all the best.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal (Staff)

Term 1 Reports and Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews

Interim Reports will open through our Parent Portal next Wednesday, March 28. If you have any difficulty accessing your Portal, please contact the College Office or email

Parent-Student-Teacher interviews will also open that day and are booked through our Parent Access Module (PAM). Interviews take place in Term 2 (April 18 & 26). This year we are trialling two afternoon/evening sessions as families found it difficult to attend day sessions.

· Wednesday, 18th April: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

· Thursday, 26th April: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

It is expected that students attend interviews with their parents/guardians.

To access P-S-T Bookings:

· Log into PAM

· At the top you will see the Parent Interviews link (click to enter)

· Then select your child (if you have more than one, each will be listed separately)

· Select the subject

· Choose an available time with that teacher

· Repeat for each class and child as needed.

· Use the print icon to print off your interview times.

Bookings close Tuesday, 17th April at 4:00pm.

End of Term 1 / Start of Term 2

The last day of Term 1 is Thursday, March 29. We will finish classes at 2:40pm this day and will advise on Buses next week. At this stage we hope that stand-alone Bacchus Marsh Coaches will be able to arrive early but those connecting to other schools will operate at normal times as will our Sita Town bus services.

Term 2 will begin for all students on Monday, 16th April. This will be Day 6 of our timetable.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

From the Deputy Principal (Students)

School Photos - 19th April

Full school photos are scheduled in Week 1 Term 2 April 19. All students are to be in full winter uniform for photos. The holiday period will be an opportunity to organise your child’s winter uniform.

As was the case last year ordering of photos is done online, using the school code: 1804CR238. Individual class and family photos will be taken on the day. Details as to how to order photos will be given to students before the end of this term and attached with the newsletter.

There is a range of extra products available online only.

A range of payment options are available online, including ZipPay, so you can order now and pay later!

Place your order before 11.59pm on 29th April (after this time a late fee will apply to your order). **Please note, online orders for family photos need to be placed BEFORE photo day.

School Uniform - Term 2

As of the start of Term 2, students are required to be wearing their winter uniform, there is no transition period. As was published in last week’s newsletter, girls will be allowed to wear tailored CRC slacks as part of the winter uniform from 2018 as an alternative to the winter kilt. The slacks are now available from the uniform shop at a cost of $73 and are made of poly/wool. The requirements are set out clearly below in the student diary. It is clearly stated the College Blazer is the external garment to be worn to and from school. Excuses of leaving the blazer at home or in the locker will not be accepted.


Blazer Compulsory - It is the required external garment worn to and from school

Winter Kilt CRC Tartan-length to knees

Tailored Slacks CRC slacks

Shirt White long sleeve shirt with CRC monogram.

Jumper Can only be worn to and from the College if under the Blazer

Tie The College tie is compulsory

Tights Navy Blue

Socks Long Navy Blue

Shoes Black leather lace up school shoes


Blazer Compulsory- It is the required external garment worn to and from school

Trousers Navy Blue with CRC monogram

Shirt White long sleeve shirt with CRC monogram.

Jumper Can only be worn to and from the College if under the Blazer

Tie The College tie is compulsory

Socks Navy Blue

Shoes Black leather lace up school shoes

The PE uniform is only worn when the student has a timetabled PE or Drama/Dance class, or when otherwise specified by the College Leadership team. The winter PE uniform requires the wearing of the College rugby top or sports jacket as the external garment to school. CRC sport socks are compulsory for all year levels

We look for your support in ensuring your son or daughter is wearing the College uniform correctly to and from school.

Student Absence - Parent Notified Absences

SIMON now has the capacity for you to notify the College of absences through your Parent Access Module PAM account. You enter the student who will be absent on the day, the reason for the absence, the length of absence, and any notes to accompany the PNA. Once added, the notice will automatically load into Simon, and will be dealt with in the appropriate way. Please note that you will have until 8:40am on the day to enter the PNA yourself, after that time you will need to ring the school, as you have done in the past.

Rob Blackley

Deputy Principal Students

World Harmony Day - Special Lunch Menu

Tomorrow is World Harmony Day. As a way to celebrate the day, the Hospitality class and Social Justice team is holding a special lunch sale. The theme is Rice Around the World. Fried Rice, Rice paper rolls, Arancini balls and Chicken Satay with rice. The food will be available at the food room until sold out.

Marg Rowe-Watts

Social Justice Coordinator

Student Leaders for Gender Equality and Respect

I am delighted to announce that Rebecca Chin, Social Justice Captain, has been chosen to join the Student Leaders for Gender Equality and Respect (SLFGER) group, run by the Department of Education in 2018. Students involved in the program will provide a voice into the SLFGER on student views and priorities, model leadership and advocate on equality and respect within their school or community. Rebecca will be working alongside senior leaders from the Department of Education, Catholic Education Council of Victorian (CECV), Independent Schools Victorian (ISV), and school principals from across the three education sectors and will meet four times throughout the year. Congratulations Rebecca.

Shanelle Sertic

Student Leadership Coordinator

Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders

On Thursday 8th of March, CRC’s College Captains, Ethan Trethowan and Madalyn McGill, had the opportunity to attend the annual Archbishop’s Conversation with Student Leaders at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College. This gathering brought together senior student leaders from Catholic Secondary schools across Victoria to reflect on their roles as young Catholic Leaders today. This year’s conversation was centred on the theme of ‘Opening new horizons for spreading joy’, which was taken from 2018’s ‘Year of Youth’. The College Captains were able to partake in small group activities with leaders from other schools to reflect on how they can spread joy and engage young people in their faith within their school communities. The day concluded with an open “Q and A” forum with Archbishop Denis Hart, who welcomed any questions from the student leaders. The College Captains thoroughly enjoyed their experience discussing leadership with student leaders from around Victoria and hope to incorporate their new insights into the school community.

Shanelle Sertic

Student Leadership Coordinator

Confirmation Preparation at CRC Melton

CRC Melton is aware that there are a number of students who may wish to be prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation sessions may be held partly within school time and/or immediately after school at the college.

The preparation classes will be run by Parish priests from St Anthony and St Bernards or Srs Mary Rachel & Anastasia. The candidates will have 8 sessions during 2nd and 3rd terms in time for Confirmation in August. If students from Saint Catherine are interested in receiving any of the Sacraments, please contact the parish office.

If you wish for your son or daughter to be prepared for confirmation please contact Shaun Coates. or 8099 6045.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

Community Road Safety Program

Learn more about road rules and the effects of road trauma including serious injury and fatal collisions.

The information provided in this forum will be about the impact of road trauma on our community and may be confronting.

There are FREE professional driving lessons up for grabs for attendees. Please see attached flyer for information.

Melton City Council

Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp - Girls Surf Weekend

Join us for an exciting weekend of surfing and coastal fun on Phillip Island with accomplished and experienced surfer and surf coach Jess Laing. Immerse yourself in our chilled beach lifestyle, where catching waves and enjoying the outdoors is a daily necessity!

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills and form close friendships, while having the adventure of a lifetime! We’ll teach you how to surf and stay safe in the water, giving you confidence and knowledge you can apply to other areas of your life.

Our expert coaches will provide you with personalised coaching, whether you are a complete beginner or a surfer with an intermediate level of experience looking for some extra tips.

You’ll stay in comfortable dorm-style accommodation, nestled on the coastal cliffs overlooking our beautiful and protected YCW beach, with private beach access and plenty of local wildlife!

Jai Marchinton

Phillip Island Coastal Discovery Camp

Teenage Holiday Program

Please see attached information on Teenage Holiday Program run by Melton City Council these Easter School Holidays.

Melton City Council

Young Minds Matter - Youth Mental Health Forum

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Melton City Council would like to invite you to the Young Minds Matter - Youth Mental Health Forum for young people aged 12+ and the adults in their lives, to encourage families to talk about mental wellbeing at home.

The free forum on Thursday 19th April from 5:00-8:30pm will feature high profile guest speakers, workshops and local service providers, including former AFL star Wayne Schwass, musician Clare Bowditch, Headspace and Beyondblue.

There will also be dinner and an expo of local mental health services.

For more information please see the flyer or visit to register.

Melton City Council

St Dominics Market Day

Please see attached information on the Twilight Market Day to be held this Friday 23rd March at St Dominics Primary School, Melton.

St Dominics Primary School

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