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Weekly Reflection

The Good Shepherd, who willingly died for his flock, is risen.

He is the gateway; through and with Him is found life and growth – life to the full.

In memory of Jesus we are called to live and love as he did, to take up our cross daily in acts of unconditional love.

In relationship with God we can experience love and recognise each opportunity to draw closer to God, to experience the joy of faith that we can share with others.

Compassionate God, through the life, death and Resurrection of your Son Jesus, you have given us a new life.

Help us then to witness to your teachings and so, like the Good Shepherd, love unconditionally.


Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

I was fortunate to attend today's SACCSS Cross Country held at Brimbank Park. The weather was wonderful and CRC students' spirits were high! Further details and photos of the event will be published in next week's newsletter.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

Class Surveys

Staff will undertake class surveys over the next week. These are now a regular feature of our teaching practice and are designed to provide feedback to staff on how their students are learning and can highlight areas of student affirmation and concern. Staff will then use this to adjust their teaching where necessary to improve learning across the class.

Mid-Year Assessment

To assist families in their planning, our mid-year assessment program will take place in June. Years 7 & 8 students will undertake Timed Assessment Tasks (TATS) in the week 3rd-7th June, Year 9 students will have exams in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities as well as other end of semester assessment tasks from 13th-21st June. A more formal Exam period will operate for all Year 10-11 subjects from 13th-21st June, with students only required at school for exams. A more detailed program will be finalised and released in the coming weeks.

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.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

From the Director of Learning

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday 14th May, Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 16th May. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and school leadership which can be used to improve student achievement.

All Year 7 and 9 students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests. The College’s Learning Support staff will contact the parents of those students who may be eligible for an exemption due to a diagnosed disability. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Parents will receive a personal NAPLAN report later in the year. The report will describe each student’s particular skills in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The report will also show performance in relation to national minimum standards. These describe the minimum acceptable standards for students across Australia. This report should be kept by parents as it may be required in later years for scholarship applications or change of schools.

For more information about the tests, please visit the VCAA website at or the NAPLAN website at

NAPLAN Testing will operate at the following times:

Tuesday, 14th May



Language Conventions

Period 1

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Period 2

Period 2

Wednesday, 15th May




Period 1

Period 1

Thursday 16th May




(calculator required)

Period 1

Period 1

These times are stipulated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to ensure all schools are undertaking tests at common times. Students will need to have a ruler, an eraser and book to read (if they finish early) as well as their books for the remainder of each class unless told otherwise (as most tests will not take a full 1 period time allotment). I particularly stress the need for all Year 7 and 9 students to have their own calculator for the Thursday morning test.

Narelle Layton

Director of Learning

Book Reviews

The Dog Who Saved the World, By: Ross Welford

The astounding new novel from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of Time Travelling with a Hamster. This is a story for everyone ten and above who loves adventure, laughs and tears. “One of my favourite middle-grade writers,” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars. When eleven-year-old Georgie befriends an eccentric retired scientist, she becomes the test subject for a thrilling new experiment: a virtual-reality 3D version of the future. But then a deadly disease threatens the life of every dog in the country and Georgie's beloved dog, Mr Mash, gets sick. And that's only the start of her troubles. Soon, Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity …… without actually leaving the room.

An extraordinary quest with the biggest stakes of all, and a huge idea at its heart, this is time travel – but not as you know it.

As Old As Time: Disney - Twisted Tales, By: Liz Braswell

Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father's reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle's mother returns, a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind, images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making.

Library Team

    Woolworths Earn & Learn

    Catholic Regional College will be participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn Program for 2019. Please return stickers to your homeroom teachers or the library.


    It is not too late to join Volleyschool for Term 2. We have two State qualified coaches working with our students so each student can have more time with a coach.

    And now we have a more friendly time slot for Volleyschool - sessions will start at 4.00pm and conclude at 5.30pm.

    For enrolment fees and other information, refer to the attached Western Region Volleyball flyer. Contact Michael Hill if needing more details (

    Michael Hill

    Volleyball Coach

    WRV-Volleyschool-Costs-2019-Melton-4.pdf (0.08Mb)

    VCAL Mother's Day Stall

    On Thursday 9th May, VCAL Foundation classes will be holding a Mother’s Day stall at recess and lunchtime. Types of gifts available are plants, cards, jewellery, homewares, coffee mugs with chocolates and homemade slices and truffles.

    Prices range from $2.00 - $10.00. This project forms part of the VCAL Work Related Skills program.

    Margaret Rowe-Watts

    VCAL Teacher

    Sports News

    On Tuesday 30th April, the Senior Girls AFL team started off their season playing rivals CRC Sydenham. Despite the girls' not-so-accurate goal kicking in the last quarter, we managed to still get the win. Final score was 49-24 which was a great start to the season by the girls. Well done to coaches Mrs Dickson & Miss Naumcevski.

    The first day of May saw the Year 7s begin their first round of Premier League. We sent out 7 teams to compete against Caroline Chisholm Catholic College for round 1 of the season. The students were super excited to compete and enjoyed the day. We look forward to the upcoming rounds that take place on Wednesday afternoons. The results are as follows:

    Won Girls Netball 46-1

    Won Girls Volleyball 103-82

    Won Boys Basketball 40-33

    Lost Boys Volleyball 12-25

    Lost Girls Basketball 19-38

    Lost Girls Soccer 0-3

    Lost Boys Soccer 3-4

    Jordyn Syme

    Sports Coordinator

    Student Achievements

    At last week's Moorabool Youth awards Abby Mossop and Chantal Bala won the major award jointly for their Contribution to the Arts through their dancing achievements at Dream Entertainment and in particular their unbeaten hip hop duo that won 4 State titles in 2018. Abby has achieved many significant milestones while dancing with Dream Entertainment including being part of the Carlton Cadets Acrobatics Team who performed at AFL games. She is also part of the State Champion Hip Hop Crew D Nation.

    Chantal also won the Mayor's Award for her dancing and personal development achievements at Dream Entertainment and for overcoming adversity in her personal life. Chantal is also a member of the award winning D Nation Hip Hop Crew.

    Canteen News

    Don’t forget you can get your breakfast at the CRC canteen, for those mornings where you run out of food, or time! You can just get a toastie, raisin toast or a drink or you can take advantage of one of our breakfast specials.

    • Cheese Toastie & 300mL Big M or Up n' Go - $5.00
    • Cheese Toastie & 500mL Big M or Dare - $6.20

    Hot Chocolates are now available at breakfast to warm up those chilly mornings - $2.50 small or $3.50 large size.

    Available breakfast and recess times. Full breakfast menu is available at the canteen.

    2 Cookies Catering

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