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Weekly Reflection

Hear his voice, ‘I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe.

I have come so that you may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10:1-10

During an interview, Pope Francis asked, ‘How are we treating the people of God?’ He answers his own question: ‘I dream of a church that is a mother and a shepherdess.

The church’s ministers must be merciful, take responsibility for the people and accompany them like the Good Samaritan, who washes, cleans and raises up his neighbour. This is pure Gospel.’

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Visits from Archbishop Peter Comonsoli and Bishop Mark Edwards next week

Next Tuesday Bishop Mark Edwards is celebrating a whole School Mass with us, as he officially opens our Sports Stadium. Parents are welcome to join us for this important event in our school’s history. If you are planning to attend, please email my Personal Assistant Samantha Sacco at

Also, on Friday afternoon, Archbishop Peter Comonsoli is celebrating Mass for the staff of the five Campus' of Catholic Regional College; St Albans, North Keilor, Caroline Springs, Sydenham and Melton at St Catherine’s of Siena Church.

It’s a very special week for us having these two occasions days apart, in our school year - one that I look forward to immensely.

Privacy Policy

The school has recently reviewed and updated its privacy policy. The updated policy can be accessed from the school's website. Alternatively, you may request a copy from the school office.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

Mid Year Exams & Timed Assessment Tasks 2019

The College has a formal assessment schedule that will operate across Years 7 – 11.

Years 7 & 8

Apart from Timed Assessment Tasks that will operate in normal class times, all Year 7 & 8 students will do a Timed Assessment Task in Mathematics Blocks and English at the same times. These assessment tasks will take place in their Homerooms and take the place of the normal timetabled class. These are listed below:

Mon 3rd June

Tues 4th June

Tues 4th June

Wed 5th June

Yr 7 English

Period 2

Yr 8 English

Period 1

Yr 7 Maths


Period 1


Period 3

Yr 8 Maths


Period 2


Period 4

Year 9

Year 9 students will undertake assessment tasks beginning Thursday, 13th June. Elective assessments (TATs) will take place in normal scheduled class times. Exams in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities will take place on the following dates.


Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

D4 Thursday 13th June

Normal Class

Normal classes

Normal classes


D5 Friday 14th June


English Exam

Normal classes

D6 Monday 17th June

Maths Exam GADAL

Normal classes

Normal classes

Normal classes

D7 Tuesday 18th June


Normal classes

Normal classes


D8 Wednesday 19th June

Normal classes

Science Exam

Normal classes

Normal classes

D9 Thursday 20th June

Humanities Exam

Normal classes

Normal classes


Year 11 and Year 10 June Exams

  • Year 11 students will undertake VCE Unit 1 exams from Thursday, 13th June to Friday, 21st June. Year 10 students will also have exams during this time
  • All Year 10 & 11 exams will take place in our Osma Exam Centre
  • Students are only required at school when they have exams
  • Supervised Study rooms will operate for students who need or wish to be at school during non-exam periods
  • Students will be expected to wear Full College Uniform when present for exams
  • Students need to be at the College at least 15 minutes before the published starting time to ensure smooth entry into the exam venues
  • Friday, 21st June is allocated as a catch up day for any students who need to complete a missed exam or not completed Subject Outcome

All Year 10 & 11 students have been given a copy of the attached exam schedule.

Year 10 Vincit and Year 11 & 12 VCAL students will follow their normal programs during the exam period.

Queen's Birthday

Monday, 10th June is the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday.

VCE Semester 2

Unit 2 Studies begin on Tuesday, 25th June.

Work & City Experience

In the last week of Term 2, Year 10 students will undertake Work Experience (24th – 28th June) and Year 9 students will participate in their City experience program and Reflection day.

CRC Federation Mass

Families are asked to note that Friday, 31st May is the CRC Federation Mass day where staff from all five Regional Colleges come together at 2.00 pm for Mass and reflection. The morning will be used for our staff to participate in Child Safety and Disability updates.

Semester 2 Subject / Electives Changes

All Year 9 and 10 students will receive copies of their Semester 2 electives next week. After reviewing with parents, request's for changes to Semester 2 electives must be emailed directly to myself at between Monday, 27th May and Friday, 7th June. In the email, students need to nominate the electives they wish to change from and change to, along with a reason. I will then email students times to follow up on requests. Note that all changes are subject to blocking clashes, class sizes, selection requirements and payment of current subject levies.

Year 11 students will be able to investigate any Unit 2 subject changes from Monday, 3rd June. Students must first talk to their subject teacher before requesting a time to meet with Mrs Dickson, Pathways Coordinator. Once a pathway plan has been approved, students can complete a 'Change of Subject' Form. All changes must be applied for and processed by Friday, 21st June.

10-11-Exam-Timetable-2.pdf (0.07Mb)

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff


Any student undertaking a Unit 3/4 subject will be required to sit the General Achievement Test (GAT) on Wednesday 12th June from 10:00am – 1:15pm. The GAT will be held in the Trade Training Centre and students are to wear full Winter uniform on this day.

All students are required to stay in the examination room until the completion of the GAT at 1.15pm, even if they finish early.

Students need to be at school no later than 9.15am and are to assemble in the rooms in the Padua building prior to the exam.

No Unit 3/4 classes will be scheduled on this day. Year 11 students are permitted to go home following the completion of the GAT. Buses will be running as per normal.

Approved materials for the GAT include:

  • A dictionary (minus a thesaurus)
  • Pencils (for multiple choice questions) – 2B or HB
  • Pens (blue and/or black)
  • Water bottle (label removed and no larger than 1500mL)

Carissa Lock

VCE Coordinator

Project Rockit Workshop

On Thursday 16th of May, the Year 8s participated in a workshop run by Project Rockit, which reinforced the students' knowledge of cyber bullying. There were many interactive activities across the day that students had the chance to participate in. The presenters taught us about ways to stop bullying when we see it through a range of different activities. They ran games such as a talk off, to teach us lessons about why bullying happens. All the students had a terrific time, it was a fun day with lots of valuable knowledge learnt.

Riley Williams

Year 7 Student

Book Reviews

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory By Kita Mitchell, Nathan Reed (Illustrator)

Warning: do not give this book to your own grandma. She might get ideas...

Grandma demands justice!

A priceless artefact has been stolen in Russia - and Grandma Dangerous wants to find it. Nothing will stand in her way - not even some poisoned caviar, a prison break or a spot of contemporary dance. Can Ollie and Grandma return the treasure and get back home, before being caught by the politsiya? Or - worse - before Mum finds out?

The Extinction Trials: Rebel By S. M. Wilson

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

Storm and Lincoln's city is burning. The people are starving. The only place left to run is Piloria, the continent of monsters. It's up to Storm and Lincoln to keep their people alive as they colonize this lethal paradise. But will the biggest threat to their survival be the monsters in the jungle...or the ones inside the encampment with them?

The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park in this wildly popular series filled with action, survival and betrayal.

Library Team

CRC Melton History

Can you help us record the living history of CRC Melton?
We are looking for past students to record their memories and anecdotes of their time at CRC Melton.
Whether you (or someone you know) was part of this 1980s ‘Originals’ photo, or you are a more recent alumni, we would love if you could take the time to complete the following survey.

Kezi Todd

College Historian

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