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Weekly Reflection

All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.


Shaun Coates

Director of Catholic Identity

From the Principal

College Awards Night

This time of the year we look forward to our final formal gathering as a school community, being the 2019 College Awards Evening, to be held in the Sheehan Stadium, at the College.

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend this major College event.

Western Edge Cluster VET Schools Award

Congratulations to Bianca Mifsud who received the Teacher Excellence Award at the Western Edge Cluster VET Schools Award. This is a wonderful achievement.

Mark Sheehan


From the Deputy Principal - Staff

2020 Subject Selections

Years 11 and 12 subjects need to be finalised by the end of the Jumpstart period, to ensure students have access to the holiday homework that needs to be completed before students start classes next year.

Term 4 Key Dates

VCE Years 11 and 12 2020 Jumpstart runs until Friday, 29th November. Our Years 10 and 11 Farewell Mass takes place in the afternoon, which is followed by a BBQ.

VCAL 2020 Jumpstart (Foundation, Intermediate & Senior) will operate from this Wednesday, 27th November (when all students undertake their 2020 VET induction) until Friday, 29th November. Attendance at Jumpstart is compulsory and will go towards 2020 VCAL attendance. During Jumpstart students will be working through outcomes and will require their computer device, etc. Students are required to be in full summer uniform, not sports uniform.

Years 7-9 Finish Dates

Year 9 students will also participate in our Farewell Mass this Friday, 29th November. Year 9 students will finish formal classes on Tuesday, 3rd December and then are involved with City Experience activities until Friday, 6th December. Years 7 and 8 students finish classes on Thursday, 5th December with a special last day program on Friday, 6th December concluding at 1:30pm.

John Christie

Deputy Principal Staff

Western Edge Cluster Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards

The Western Edge Cluster Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards where held on Tuesday 19th November at Tabcorp Park.

The VET awards evening acknowledges the commitment and efforts of students from the Western Edge Cluster with respect to their Vocational Education and Training.

Catholic Regional College Melton is delighted to have had several students be the recipients of these awards.

Congratulations to Jesse Macpherson who was awarded the Principal's Award for being exemplar in attitude, behaviour as well as being committed to completing her studies to the best of her abilities in Community Services.

Congratulations to students that excelled in their chosen vocational field.

They are as follows:

Applied Fashion

Outstanding Award - Year 2: McAyla Duarte

Community Services

Endeavour Award - Year 1: Monica Awad


Outstanding Award – Year 1: Xavier Morris

Health Services Assistance

Most Improved Award - Year 1: Hayley Downie

Endeavour Award - Year 2: Josephine Mwaka

Salon Assistant

Outstanding Award – Year 1: Brylee Battye

Bianca Mifsud

VET Coordinator

Sports News

Year 8 Premier League

Congratulations to our Year 8 Boys Basketball team for defeating St Monica’s 46 – 34 in the Premier League Grand Final. The game was played to a very high standard against quality opposition. Thanks to all Premier League coaches for the time and effort this term.

SACCSS Awards Lunch

On Thursday 28th November, I will be taking around 15 students to Caroline Chisholm Catholic College for the annual SACCSS Awards Lunch. This afternoon recognises the contributions of students to SACCSS sport throughout the year. We will be leaving at 11am and expect to be back to school for normal dismissal. The students involved have been emailed, along with a permission slip sent through CareMonkey last week.

Dean Henneman

Head of Sport

Garden Lovers Wanted!

Calling parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts that love spending time working in the garden! The vegetable garden has been a little neglected over the past couple of weeks and the weeds have taken over so we need your help to get it cleared and ready for next year. We are in need of approximately 4 volunteers next Tuesday 3rd December from 9:30am–1:00pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. We also have gloves, knee pads and little shovels so there is no need to bring anything - just yourself and a love of gardening.

If you are able to help please email me on or ring the school office. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Margaret Rowe-Watts

Food Technology and Religious Education Teacher

Holiday Reading

Now is the time to catch up on all of those good books you were too busy to read during the school year.

Still too busy? Why not listen to an audiobook as you travel around over summer.

Just click on this link, Wheelers eBooks, browse the collection (note the earphone symbol which designates an audiobook), login using your College username and password and enjoy listening to or reading your favourite books.

Or get adventurous and try reading a different genre or author. Take the time to explore the many reading options available. You might surprise yourself!

Michael Hill


Canteen News

We’re very excited to be in our new canteen space and are looking forward to changing our menu items next year. Thank you to all students and staff for their patience as we have settled into our fabulous new work environment.

For the last couple of weeks of term we will be trialling and assessing a few different ways of doing things so that we can deliver our delicious food to students and staff quickly and efficiently. Please be patient with us while we do this, some things we try will work well and others won’t and we will have to try something new.

If you have any feedback (positive or constructive), please feel free to pass it onto Mr Blackley and we will assess all feedback.

We are still using the online ordering system and will continue to do so next year but we also now have EFTPOS facilities, to make managing your hunger just that little bit easier for you!

Thank you to all for your continued support this year. We wish you all happy and safe holidays and look forward to welcoming you back in 2020.

2 Cookies Catering

Brett Collison's Farewell

Brett Collison, Principal of St Dominic's Primary School, Melton is leaving at the end of the year. Please join the Melton Community at a Farewell Picnic on Wednesday 4th December.

Further details on flyer attached.

Picnic-Flyer.pdf-updated.pdf (0.24Mb)

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