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Weekly Reflection

Aboriginal Thanksgiving Prayer

God of Holy Dreaming, Great Creator Spirit, from the dawn of creation you have given your children the good things of Mother Earth.

You spoke and the gum tree grew.

In the vast desert and the dense forest, and in the cities and at the water’s edge, creation sings your praise.

Your presence endures at the rock at the heart of our Land.

When Jesus hung on the tree you heard the cries of all your people and became one with your wounded ones: the convicts, the hunted, the dispossessed.

The sunrise of your Son coloured the earth anew, and bathed it in glorious hope.

In Jesus we have been reconciled to you, to each other and to your whole creation.

Lead us on, Great Spirit, as we gather from the four corners of the earth; enable us to walk together in trust from the hurt and shame of the past into the full day which has dawned in Jesus Christ.


[Permission to use this prayer was given by Lenore Parker.]

Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Deputy Principal - Students

Winter Uniform

All students are required to wear the correct uniform on all occasions. This applies to the wearing of jewellery and boys being clean shaven. We look for your support by ensuring your child leaves for school in the correct uniform.

It is frustrating and a breach of school uniform rules that some students choose to ignore the College uniform policy by wearing the incorrect uniform or wearing their PE uniform outside of the times when they are allowed to wear such a uniform.

Currently students receive 2 points for the first out of uniform infringement, e.g. Level 1. This increases to 4 points on the second instance, Level 2, resulting in a Thursday after school detention. Subsequent instances elevate the matter to Level 3, continued failure to comply with directions resulting in either a full day/half day/Saturday morning detention.

If a student is wearing the uniform correctly as stated in the student diary then there are no problems, most students already do. If a student must be out of uniform for a day a note in the diary from parent/s is required. The wearing of beanies is not part of the school uniform therefore not permitted to be worn. School policy also states no radical hairstyles or radical hair colours are permitted and the College reserves the right to determine what constitutes radical hairstyles or colour. Some students have attempted to push this boundary in recent times.

We are holding a full school assembly this Thursday and all students are required to be in full winter uniform, this includes the wearing of the blazer. Failing to wear the uniform on Thursday will result in an after school detention.

School Photos

School photos have been delivered to the College and given out to students during homeroom on Monday. Some parents have indicated for photos to be collected from the school office, these are now available for collection. If you have any problems with the photos, please contact the photographers Arthur Reed Photos directly at call on 1800 032 028.

Rob Blackley

Deputy Principal Students

From the Deputy Principal - Staff


We welcome both new and returning staff to our CRC Melton family. Ms Elizabeth Piacquadio joins us in the Mathematics and Science areas and Mr Reda Mekhael as our Snr School Lab Technician, who replaces Mrs Marion Jackson whilst she is on Long Service Leave this term. We also welcome back Mrs Simone Taylor, Mrs Michelle Moeser and Mrs Lydia Fus from Family leave.


Semester one reports opened over the break through the Parent Portal. If any parents / guardians were not able to access the on-line reports because they had misplaced their Parent Portal access code please email the College at and a new copy will be sent to you.

Semester Two Subject Changes

All Year 9, 10 & 11 semester two changes have been finalised. If there are any concerns with elective placements, student or parents need to contact the Year Level Coordinator to request any changes. Please note that numbers are very tight and students must still fulfil the required subject requirements in our Domain Areas.

2019 Subject Selections

Term 3 marks the start of our 2019 Subject Selection process. Year 10 and Year 11 students will begin first.

Year 11 students will be given their 2019 Year 12 Subject Selection Information at the end of this week.

2019 Year 11 Subject Selection starts with an Information Evening this Thursday, which all students and parents / guardians are urged to attend. Part of their VCE selection process involves student and parent/guardian interviews.

More information on both selection processes will be given to all families.

Staff Faith Day

Friday, 20th July is the Staff Faith Day, where teaching staff will be engaged with a presentation from Father Timothy Radcliffe OP on increasing our understanding of today’s Church. No classes will operate.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

The Greatest Showcase

The cast of eighty students are working hard in preparation for their Showcase performance at the start of term three (26th and 27th July). Charismatic teacher Mr C and his diligent students travel through the history of the performing arts in Catholic Regional College's 2018 Showcase. We travel from Greek Theatre to Casablanca to Flashdance to Beyonce and even to this year's hit- the Greatest Showman; hence our title 'The Greatest Showcase'. Sit back and relax as our talented students sing, dance and act their way through history.

Adult tickets $15, student tickets $10. Tickets available only at


NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. CRC Melton will be celebrating NAIDOC this week. This year’s theme is “Because of her, we can!” Here is a relevant link for your interest -


Every Thursday and Friday The Art Department run Artclub at lunch time. The students bring along their lunch and either have fun with skill based art activities and/or work on the community based project where they are painting large copies of modernist artwork, which will be displayed in our newly painted hallway. They will be on display in the very near future.

Katherine Jones

Art Teacher

Year 8 LOTE Excursions

On Thursday 28th June, Year 8 Italian students attended an excursion to the Calabria Club to learn about Italian food, culture and sports. We participated in sports like soccer and bocce, learned to dance the tarantella and even made pasta. Learning about Italian culture and the history behind it was interesting, and everyone enjoyed the day. It was a great experience and we are all very thankful to the Calabria Club for making this excursion possible. Grazie mille!

The Indonesian students attended the Royal Melbourne Zoo on the 28th June. Despite the icy, cold weather, we had a great time seeing all the beautiful animals on display at the Zoo. The reptiles and monkeys are always a sight for sore eyes. Thank you to staff and especially the Year 8 students, for making the day so enjoyable. Sampai jumpa!

Nathan Furtado


Languages News

It is with great excitement that we acknowledge our finalists for the Dante Alighieri Italian Poetry Competition at the University of Melbourne. The students who have been invited to compete and be potential winners of the Italian Poetry Competition on Friday 20th July are:

  • Ethan Trethowan - Year 12
  • Annmayria Praveen John - Year 11
  • Adelaide Hansen - Year 11
  • Ashley Scicluna - Year 11
  • Maria Arbizu Duran - Year 11
  • Sofia Bagnato - Year 10
  • Tania Cariolo - Year 9
  • Ayla Williams - Year 9

We wish the students all the very best of luck.

We also welcome Giuliana Lucci, an exchange student from Italy who is staying with Adelaide Hansen's family.

Claudia Russo

LOTE Coordinator

From the College Library

It’s not ALL about books you know……

How can the Library help you?

What do you need to learn, find, understand, explore? What space do you need to use to suit you best?

For more clues about what we can do for you, have a look at the flyer attached.

South Sudanese Parenting (PINC) Group

Spectrum are running a South Sudanese Parenting (PINC) Group in Melton at the Melton Library, 31 McKenzie St, Melton. The workshops will run for 6 weeks from 5:30pm-7pm on Wednesdays, from the 25th of July to 29th August.

The Parenting in a New Culture (PINC) program supports migrant and newly arrived families to build their understanding of the Australian environment, ways to pass on their culture and values in a new country, and the challenges that they may face as parents in Australia.

The program is delivered with a bicultural worker from the community who co-facilitates the program and helps to interpret the information to parents in a way that they understand.

Topics include: Parenting in a New Culture, Teenagers, Child development, Supporting your child’s education, Child Safety, and managing child behaviour and disciple. Workshops are delivered in a group environment and the program is flexible, with any additional topics or concerns raised by the parents able to be covered.

If you are interested in attending please contact:

Alex Dentener:, 0437638934 or Augustino Deng: 0422 282 621

Alexander Dentener

Family Services Coordinator - Spectrum Victoria

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