10th September, 2013 Reflection May our work be worthy of the energy of our hearts and the light of our thought. May our work assume a proper space in our lives; Instead of owning or using us, may it challenge and refine us, bring each of us every day further into the wonder of each heart. Adapted from ‘For a New Position’, by John O’Donohue
Cabaret Restaurant All those who attended the Cabaret Restaurant last week would agree with me that it was a fabulous event. We had a multitude of colour and costume, song and dance, excellent food and service - overall an outstanding event! Congratulations to the staff involved: Hospitality: Yvonne Wood, Jill Geurts and Sandra Hill Wait Staff: Marg Rowe-Watts Dance: Elisabeth Falzon, Emma Brown, Ashlee Hughes, Gemma Feben, Karina Dunne Back of House: Daniel Askew Tech Support: James Villinger Congratulations to all students involved on a magnificent performance. Mark Sheehan Principal
2014 Subject Selections
Cancer Council Fundraising
Thanks to all families for supporting their students in their 2014 subject selections. I hope to have initial Year 12 Subject allocations ready to go home next week. Other year level confirmation letters will be sent home next term.
Joshua Pace-Rinaldo of 8 O’Reilly is showing his compassion for others by shaving his head to raise money for the Victorian Cancer Council. The shave will take place on Thursday 19th September at the College. You can support him by clicking the following link and donating
Term 3 Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews take place this Wednesday, September 11 after school and on Thursday, September 12 from 1pm to 7.30pm. Thursday is a student free day. Interviews will take place in R Block (Year 7, 8 & 10 Homeroom Teachers) and J-Block (Year 9, 11 & 12 Homeroom Teachers). Lists will be available in both venues. Parents may also be asked to complete a College survey during these times.
End of Term 3
Researchers from The Royal Children's Hospital will be visiting Year 7 and 8 at CRC Melton on Thursday 19th September as part of the "SchoolNuts" program. Researchers are investigating food allergy, anaphylaxis and asthma - why are these conditions increasing and how do they impact children and adolescents? Even if your child does not have an allergy, your participation will help researchers answer these important questions.
The last day of Term 3 is Friday, September 20. The College will finish at 2.30pm. Bacchus Marsh Coaches will operate at earlier times to suit this but SITA coaches will run to their normal town service times. I ask that families of students that normally catch the SITA bus make other arrangements for this day wherever possible. These students will also be reminded of this through Bus Duty teachers. Tablet Devices for Year 9 Students All Year 9 students will be given the opportunity to lease Windows Tablets from the start of next term. These devices will be used by our current Year 9 students to the end of their Year 12 year. Information on the tablets will be available at a booth in J Bock during P-S-T Interviews. Full details including lease contracts will be mailed home during the break. John Christie Deputy Principal (Staff) Medical Forms Currently there are a substantially large amount of unreturned ‘Parent & Consent forms’ for 2013. Repeated attempts have been made to parents with a request to check, sign and return the forms. Until forms are returned, student’s with missing forms will be excluded from excursions.
A donation of any sum will be appreciated. Many of us have been affected by cancer and this really is a great way to assist those people in need. Well done Joshua! SchoolNuts allergy research is coming to CRC Melton
All Year 7 and 8 students will be invited to complete a questionnaire if they have parental consent. Upon completion students will take part in an education session with allergy nurses from The Royal Children's Hospital. An information sheet and consent form has been sent home with your child. Please complete the consent form via one of the following methods: Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CONSENTSCHOOLNUTS-QUESTIONNAIRE Hardcopy – return the consent form to your child’s school or post it directly to MCRI Even if your child does not have a food allergy we encourage you to complete and return the forms as this will provide invaluable information which may help future children with an allergy. Dean Henneman Year 8 Coordinator
Student Welfare-Mental Health Issues R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to encouraging all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues ‘Are you OK?‘ The day is held on the second Thursday of September (12 September in 2013).
Kids Helpline is an important service for children and young people seeking information and support relating to mental health issues. Other services for advice and resources are: Orygen Youth Health http://oyh.org.au
R U OK? Day is designed to target the whole population, to help all people understand the role they can play in supporting those grappling with a problem, big or small. Most people don’t openly share their feelings, particularly if they are struggling. The best thing we can all do is regularly talk to the people we care about. Schools are often the hub of a community and an important place for connection. Attached to this week’s newsletter is additional information on RU OK? Day. Young people who possess sound social and emotional skills are generally better able to cope with the stressors of daily life. They also tend to have better relationships with parents, teachers and peers, and perform better academically. Very importantly, having these skills makes it less likely that a young person will experience significant mental health problems in the future. Mental health is a major issue for populations living in the most developed countries of the world and is the second main reason (after abuse and violence) for children and young people contacting child helplines from countries ranked in the top nine of the Human Development Index (HDI). Mental health and mental illnesses are determined by multiple and interacting social, psychological, and biological factors. Being mentally healthy involves much more than just not having a mental illness. Being mentally healthy indicates a mind that embraces positive attitudes rather than negativity – a state of wellbeing in which a person can manage the normal stresses of life, be productive and contribute to their communities and form meaningful relationships. Children and young people who are not nurtured effectively nor given the opportunities they need to successfully develop their emotional as well as physical and social lives, will find it difficult to get the most out of life. Kids Helpline Information Sheet Mental Health Issues.
Headspace http://www.headspace.org.au Beyondblue http://www.beyondblue.org.au and Reach Out http://au.reachout.com These links are also available on the School Inranet-SIMON. If you have concerns about your child or wish to find out further information, contact our College Counsellors. Robert Blackley Deputy Principal-Student
Polling Day Sausage Sizzle: A Big thank â€“ you Last Saturday as the school opened its doors for the election, we ran a sausage sizzle to raise funds for the Kenyan Immersion team. It was a very successful day. The weather held off and the queue waiting to vote was subjected to the aromas of cooked onions and snags. They had no way of resisting. Thanks to those that came along and gave a helping hand on Saturday and to those that bought a sausage or drink. We managed to cook up 374 sausages, bacon and egg sandwiches and sold lots of soft drinks and chocolates, an amazing effort by all. A special thanks must go to those that supported us with donations; The Parents and Friends Committee who donated $500.00, Bakers Delight for 20 loaves of bread and 10 packets of rolls, The Red Apple company for their donations of onions and lettuces and also to D & S Butchers in Woodgrove for their donation of 5Kg of sausages. A big thank you from the 2014 Kenyan Immersion Student Team Margaret Rowe-Watts and Nathan Guthridge (Team Leaders) More Pics from Cabaret
11th Year 7 Premier League Round 2 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 12th Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews Student Free Day Senior Soccer Grand Final 16th SACCSS Athletics—Division 1 Year 10 Work Experience 17th Year 10 Work Experience 18th Year 10 Work Experience 19th Year 10 Work Experience 20th Year 10 Work Experience Term 3 concludes at 2.30pm 30th Year 12 Practice Exams
Wednesday 11th 6.30pm - 7.30pm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Wednesday 16th 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Year 12 Practice Exams Year 12 Practice Exams Year 12 Practice Exams Year 12 Practice Exams
Wednesday 18th 1.00pm - 2.00pm P. Searle
Term 4 October
Homework Club Homework club will run each Wednesday from 24th July until 4th September in the Library from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
Canteen 2013 Term 3
Mass Times Parish of Melton Parish Priest : Fr Michael Moody Weekend Mass times: St Catherine of Siena Church Bulmans Rd, Melton West Saturday: 6.00pm Sunday: 9.00am & 11.00am St Bernard’s Parish Parish Priest: Fr. Brian Glasheen Weekend Mass times: Saturday: 6.30pm Sunday: 8.30am & 10.00am
St Anthony’s Parish Parish Priest: Fr. Fabian Smith Weekend Mass times: Saturday: 5.30pm Sunday: 8.30am & 10.30am
September Friday 13th
Tuesday 17th Wednesday 18th Thursday 19th Friday 20th
Heather Breich Suzanne Smith Maria Zaharogiannis Rosa Mirabelli
Term 4 October Tuesday 8th Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th
Jennifer Elander Maria Zaharogiannis Lisa Trethowan