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Weekly Reflection

Prayer for the Assumption of Mary (15th August)

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

Petition to Fix Bulmans Road

Population growth in the Melton West/Harkness area continues to increase and we wish to express our concern regarding the current situation with Bulmans Road to the Melton City Council. The Parish of Melton believe Bulmans Road poses a great risk to safety within the area and there are grave safety concerns for our school and Church communities, residents within the area and road users that utilise the road. As a community, we believe that the current situation is unsustainable and requires immediate acknowledgement and rectification before a serious accident occurs. The increased traffic in the area has seen it become extremely dangerous during school pick up and drop off times, Mass times or during events held at either St Catherine of Siena Primary School, St Catherine of Siena Church or Catholic Regional College Melton as well as the park situated near the Primary school. Rectification is required to enable the efficient movement of people in the area at all times of the day and night. We are extremely concerned of the risk posed to young children and their families in the area. They are at risk of being hurt by the continued neglect of this essential thoroughfare. Increased lighting in the area as well as appropriate planning needs to be established to ensure the safety of residents, rate payers and road users alike.

We are asking the School community to sign the petition to Melton City Council to undertake a Design and Construction works programme in the Council’s 2020-2021 Budget for the widening of Bulmans Road including but not limited to a service lane and indented car parking from Lake View Terrace to Sovereign Boulevard. We need 5000 signatures for this to be presented to the Council. Please take the time to show your support by signing the petition. Copies of the petition can be found at:

  • CRC Melton Reception
  • Melton Parish Office – 10 Unitt Street, Melton
  • St Catherine of Siena Church, Melton West
  • St Catherine of Siena Scool Reception
  • St Dominics School Reception

Thank you in advance for your assistance in making our community safer.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

2020 Subject Selections

Year 11 and 12 2020 Subject Selections have now closed. All students should have lodged their Final Selection page (from Selection Guide) and a copy of their Web Preferences receipt with their Homeroom Teacher. Late selections can now only be submitted by paper and may result in subject preferences being missed. Students will be given their initial allocations later in the term. VCAL students will be notified regarding their application.

Year 9 students must submit their Year 10 2020 final selection page (from Selection Guide) and a copy of their Web Preferences receipt with their Homeroom teacher by Thursday, 22nd August.

Year 8 students and families, please note that information and selection guides for their 2020 Year 9 electives will be distributed on the 27th August at the Year 9 2020 information evening.

College Athletics Carnival

Our Athletics carnival is scheduled for this Friday, 16th August. Currently the weather forecast is positive. We will assess the venue conditions and latest weather forecast on Wednesday and inform all families of any change.

Staff Service Day

Friday, 23rd August is the College’s Staff Service Day. The College will be closed this day for staff to undertake various social justice activities. No students will be required at school.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

From the Deputy Principal - Students

Collecting your child early

For early collection of your child, please ensure that you write a note in their diary stating the date and time your child is to be collected from Reception. It is your child’s responsibility to show this note to their teacher and then make their way to Reception.

Rob Blackley

Deputy Principal - Students

Year 7 2021 Enrolments & 2020 Re-enrolment Process

Year 7, 2021 Enrolments

Enrolment applications for Year 7, 2021 are due by Friday 23rd August. All families who apply are required to make an appointment with their Parish Priest.

Re-enrolment 2020

During Term 3 a formal re-enrolment process will take place. This process enables the College to comply with a CEO requirement regarding enrolment data which is due in Term 4. The enrolment prediction for the 2020 school year will influence the recurrent funding for the College.

To ensure you do not jeopardise your child’s re-enrolment we would appreciate all fee payments being brought up to date.

Kerrie-Ann Matthews

Director of Community Relations

Sports News

SACCSS Junior Hockey

On Monday 5th August, a number of Year 7 and 8 girls participated in the SACCSS Junior Hockey Tournament. Students were competitive and drew 2 games out of three. Congratulations on a great day.

Athletics Carnival

Our School Athletics Carnival will take place this Friday August 16th at Bridge Road Athletics Track. All students are expected to be at the College by 8:30am or if you are dropping your children off at the track they need to be there by 9am. We remind students to dress accordingly, full school sports uniform is required. We suggest students wear the rugby jumper and the sports jacket, blankets will be allowed in the house areas. We will have food options available to students and there will also be a hot drink van. Prices are as follows:

  • Lolly bags $1
  • Drinks $1
  • Sausages $2
  • Veggie Burgers $2
  • Chips & Gravy $4
  • Combo (sausage or vegie burger and chips) $5

Year 9 Premier League

Round 3 took place on Tuesday 6th August where we had a home game against Caroline Chisholm College. We had 5 wins from our teams but unfortunately our Boys Soccer & Boys Volleyball wete beaten. Our next round will be against MacKillop which we expect to be a great challenge for the students. Results are as follows:

  • Girls Netball Won 43-6
  • Girls Basketball Won 22-14
  • Boys Basketball Won 47-20
  • Girls Volleyball Won 3-0
  • Girls Soccer Won 3-1
  • Boys Volleyball Lost 2-3
  • Boys Soccer Lost 2-6

Jordyn Syme

Head of Sport

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