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Weekly Reflection

Prayer for September 11

Strengthen the hands of all peoples to defend the common values of freedom and justice.

Inspire our leaders and diplomats to act wisely and to pursue peace everywhere in the world.

May we teach our children to learn and to think, to consider and to reason, to be loving

and courageous in thought and in deed, and to nurture hearts of wisdom

that they may do battle against fear, hatred and bigotry.

Bestow upon us all the blessings of peace, and may we live to see the day

when swords will be converted into ploughshares and nations will not learn war anymore.


Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

The Principal, Mr Sheehan is currently on study leave for the next three weeks therefore I will be undertaking his role as Acting Principal and Karina Dunne will be acting Deputy Principal – Students.

SACCSS Athletics

On a cold and blustering day last week, the College athletics team represented us at the SACCSS interschool athletics sports. This year we moved up into Division 1 which proved a good challenge for the team. As a team we performed well with an outstanding individual result achieved by Montana Djatschenko, who was recognised for her achievements as the age champion. Congratulations to all students who participated and thank you to all staff who assisted on the day.

Bounce Program

Last Tuesday, a group of 11 boys from across Year 9 and 10 graduated from the Bounce Program that has been operating for the past 10 weeks. The program saw the boys teamed up with mentors to identify goals and work within teams. It was a great learning experience for all those involved.

Year 12 Information

Year 12 students are fast coming to an end of their formal courses. The vast majority of students will complete their last SACs over the next two weeks. The school holidays will be an important period of time for the students who are sitting the VCAA exams to consolidate the subject notes, practice exam questions, attend revision lectures and most importantly attend the VCE practice exams at the end of the second week of the holidays here at school. Students have already been given a copy of the exam timetable. Experience shows those who use their time productively over this period are in a good position to approach their final exams.

Rob Blackley

Deputy Principal Students

From the Deputy Principal (Staff)

2019 Year 9 Subject Selections

Year 8 students and families should note that 2019 Year 9 Elective choices have now closed for online selection. Any hard copy late selections must be given to Homeroom Teachers as soon as possible. These selections will not be included in the first round of elective allocations.

Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews

PSTI's will take place after school on Tuesday, 18th September (4:00–7:00pm) and Thursday, 20th September (4:00pm–8:30pm). These Interviews link to Term 3 Interim Reports that are now available. Interview bookings will open tomorrow, Wednesday 12th September.

Interim Reports are now available through our Parent Portal (they are not posted home). If you have any difficulty accessing your Portal, then please contact the College Office or email As part of the report, a recommendation on attendance at Parent-Student-Teacher interviews is be included. Interviews are booked through our Parent Access Module (PAM).

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

To access P-S-T Bookings:

  • Log in to 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

Year 10 Vincit Work Experience

Year 10 Vincit Work Experience will operate the last week of this term (17th–21st September).

End of Term

Please note that Friday, 21st September is the last day of Term 3. This day will be a Staff Professional Learning Day and therefore no classes will be operating.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

SACCSS Athletics Day

Tuesday 4th September saw just over 100 CRC Melton students attend the Division 1 SACCSS Athletics Carnival at Lakeside Stadium in the city. It was an early cold start to the day and the kids were rugged up and ready to go. By the time we arrived at the stadium, the sun was out and we had to put on sunscreen.

The College competed well with many students gaining a 1st 2nd or 3rd placing. We ended up placing 5th for the day which means we will be in Division 2 next year.

We did have 1 age group champion for the day:

Montana Djatschenko – 1st in U17-20 girl’s triple jump, long jump, 100m, 200m and 400m. The perfect score for age group champion. Not only was she age group champion, but she broke 2 records, the Triple jump and the long jump. The triple jump record had not been broken for 30 years and Montana broke it by 37cm and the long jump record had been held for 23 years and she smashed it by 29cm.

Montana also ran in the relay and on the last baton changeover we were coming last, then Montana received the baton and over took almost everyone and the girls came 2nd.

Well done to everyone who came and participated and a big thank you to Miss Syme, Mr De Wit, Miss Brown, Mr Reithofer, Mrs Wall and 3 of our student teachers who helped out for the day.

Natalie Bourke

PE Coordinator

Year 9 Volleyball

Congratulations to both our Year 9 girls and boys Volleyball teams who won their Premier League Grand Finals today.

They girls completed the season without losing a single set and continued this form by winning today in 3 straight sets.

The boys team won the Grand Final against the undefeated team this afternoon.

Well done to both teams.

VCE & Year 10 Drama Performance Night

The Year 11 and Year 10 Drama classes will be presenting their solo and group performances. All families and friends of Catholic Regional College are welcome to support the students.

As the students performing will be assessed on this same evening, it is imperative that standard theatre etiquette is observed. In line with this, it would be advisable that babies or small children do not attend.

Venue: CRC Melton, Performing Arts Centre

Date: Monday 17th September

Time: 6:30pm SHARP

Ashlee Hughes

Drama Teacher

Year 10 History Excursion

On Wednesday 5th September, 45 History students attended an excursion to the Holocaust Museum and HMAS Castlemaine to further extend their study of World War II.

The students were able to meet a survivor, walk through the Museum and were guided through the HMAS Castlemaine.

It was a great day and all staff commented on the respectful behaviour from all students.

Carissa Lock and Ashlee Hughes

History Teachers


Italian Migration

On Thursday 6th September, the Year 9 Italian students were privileged to hear Archimede Fusillo, a famous author of Italian background, who has written many short stories and novels such as: Sparring with Shadows and The Dons. This latter novel has been read by some Year 9 students during Reading Time for English.

Archie spoke of his Fellowship Study, which involved visiting Italy last year and speaking to migrants who migrated to Australia and then later, returning to their country of birth. The reasons were all so diverse. The students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation as it was very thought provoking. Imagine wanting to stay in Australia, the land of so many opportunities, but your family refuses to follow you!

Host Families

If you are interested in hosting a student from our Sister School in Cividale, Italy please email

I am sure you will enjoy the experience especially if you are visiting Italy in the near future.

Claudia Russo

Domain Leader - LOTE

Maths Games Days

Last week we saw a team of students from Year 11 travel to Camberwell Grammar School and two teams from Year 8 to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School to represent CRC Melton at the annual MAV Maths Games day. This week, two Year 7 teams travelled to Waverley Christian College and also participated in this amazing experience.

A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

  • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
  • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
  • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
  • win prizes and rewards
  • get excited about maths!

Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths.

Teams of 4 students compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

Year 7 Team

  • Riley Poritt
  • Hayley Owen
  • Lachlan Ward
  • Alana Martin
  • David Balila
  • Tait Wolfe
  • Sarah Wilson
  • Adorrina Jeevakenthiran
  • Jai Rowley

Year 8 Team

  • Anupa Peramuna
  • Anuji Peramuna
  • Amulya Madanu
  • Monique Wroblewski
  • Rowan Dewapriya
  • Jayavi Meemaduma
  • Lucy Taylor
  • Abby Timms

Year 11 Team

  • Megan Baselmans
  • Ethan Williams
  • Liam Beck
  • Thanuri Meemaduma

Accompanying teachers were Georgina Solano, Ingrid McRae and Silvana Nuspan.

“It is wonderful to see so many students sharing their passion for mathematics.”

Our Year 11 students competed against 29 Year 11 and 12 school teams and were ranked 24th.

Our Year 8 students competed against 88 school teams and were ranked 80th and 84th.

Our Year 7 students competed against 40 school teams and were ranked 36th and 37th.

Silvana Nuspan

Domain Leader - Mathematics

Social Justice News

Food Drive for Asylum Seekers

The VICSEG group are collecting food items that can be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. This organisation works with refugees and Asylum seekers who have just arrived in Australia and are unable to work to support themselves. These people are the real vulnerable and oppressed in our communities. They need to be welcomed and cared for by us - their new neighbours. The Centre provides meals and also a pantry where tinned and packet foods can be accessed for free. The food is all donated by good people in the community.

Donations can be left in the tubs at the student office. Items such as; packets of rice, noodles, pasta, tea, coffee, milo, flour, sugar etc. Tinned items such as fish, tomatoes, pasta sauces, evaporated milk, beans, vegetables, soups etc. Any long life products are welcomed as well. Donations will be accepted until 12th October. We need your help to make this happen.

St. Vinnies Melton Youth Conference...Making a Difference

Do you have a passion for the world you live in? Want to help make the world a better place? Then join the St. Vincent de Paul Youth Conference. The conference is a group run by young volunteers, who plan community outreach programs. Some of the programs include, assisting on the Vinnies Soup Vans, conducting home visits, running activity days for kids and many more! Please contact youth team at if you would like to join.

Marg Rowe-Watts

Social Justice Coordinator

Coles Sports for Schools Vouchers Update

Earlier this year the school community participated in the Coles Sports for Schools Vouchers promotion. Ms Brown and Ms Naumcevski worked together to count all of our vouchers. As a school we collected almost 36,000 vouchers. Ms Brown from the Library and Miss Brown from the PE department spent the vouchers wisely so we could put together a set of equipment to be distributed to each year level. These items can be borrowed by students at lunchtimes. This week our delivery arrived! This created much excitement when we saw just how much we were able to purchase.

We purchased:

  • 24 High bounce balls
  • 9 skipping ropes
  • Large set of marking Cones
  • 5 AFL balls
  • 10 Basketballs
  • 10 Mini Volleyballs
  • 10 Netballs
  • 10 Soccer balls
  • 10 Volleyballs
  • A Throw and Catch kit containing various items including bean bags

We would like to offer congratulations to the CRC community for their efforts in collecting so many vouchers and we are sure the students are grateful as well for all the fantastic new equipment they now have to use over the coming sunny months.

Ms B Brown, Miss D Naumcevski and Miss E Brown

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