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12th November, 2013 Reflection Remembrance Day God of love and liberty, We bring our thanks today for the peace and security we enjoy, We remember those who in time of war faithfully service their country. We pray for their families, and for ourselves whose freedom was won at such a cost. Make us a people zealous for peace, and hasten that day when nation shall not lift up sword against nation. This we pray in the name of the one who gave his life for the sake of the world: Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen. ‘No one has greater love than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends,’ says the Lord, ‘if you do what I command you.’ John 15:13-14

Remembrance Day

Donation to Caritas Australia

CRC Melton was represented at the Memorial Service at the Cenotaph at Melton on Monday by 12 Year 9 students. The service was beautiful and the students felt like they were a part of something very special. The students were invited to lay a wreath and they showed unbelievable respect and maturity the whole time. Many members of the public commented on our school being a part of the day’s service.

We have all seen the devastating news from the Philippines over the past few days. Fr O’Reilly has asked all CRC Campuses to make a donation to Caritas and we are contributing $5000 towards this appeal. Our prayers and thoughts are with these communities. For further information regarding Caritas: Year 7 2015 Enrolment Evening There will be a Year 7 2015 Enrolment Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 13th November at 7.30pm in the College Hall. Parents who are seeking enrolment for their child at Catholic Regional College, Melton must attend this meeting. Please note if you wish to submit your application on the evening you will need a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate and a $50 deposit. Mark Sheehan Principal

Year 9 Subject Confirmation 2014

Year 10

Year 8 students received their Year 9 electives for 2014 this week.

All Year 10 Exams will take place in our VCE Exams Centre (J Block) starting on Monday, November 25. Students are only required at College when they have exams but will be provided with study rooms between exams on each day. VCE Exams will be longer than Year 10 exams.

Year 7 - 9 End of Year Exams and Timed Assessment Tasks Year 7 – 9 classes have completed their end of year exams and timed assessment tasks. Staff have provided positive reports on the manner in which students undertook these important tasks and have begun to provide feedback to students on their results.

9.00 – 10.15 (75 total)

Year 12 Year 12 students finish their VCAA exams on Wednesday, November 20. The Graduation Dinner will be held that evening. Year 11 All Year 11 Exams will take place in our VCE Exams Centre (J Block) starting this Thursday. Students are only required at College when they have exams but will be provided with study rooms between exams on each day. There are only 2 exam sessions per day this year as some subject exams have been increased in time length to reflect increased exam lengths in some Year 12 studies. Year 11 Exam Timetable November 2013 Thurs Nov 14 English (Start 9.00am Finish 12.15 pm)

Methods (1.303.15)


Fri Nov 15 General Maths (9.00 – 10.45)

Psychology (1.30- 3.15)

Mon Nov 18 Literature (9.00 – 11.15) Food Technology (9.00 – 10.45) Physics (9.00 – 10.45)

Tues Nov 19 English Language (9.00 – 11.15) Physical Education (9.00 – 10.45)

HHD General Maths Adv (1.30- 3.15)

Biology (1.30- 3.15)

10.45 – 12.00 (75 total)

Monday Nov 25 (D6) Religious Education

Tuesday Nov 26 (D7) Maths Core Maths Core Plus

English (147) 10.40am – 12.55pm

Media VCE Bus Man (4)

2.05 – 3.20 (75 total)

Business & Commerce Design Tech – Fibre

Wednesday Nov 27 (D8) Art Newton Sparks a Star war

Thursday Nov 28 (D9) Advanced PE Chemistry in Environment

VCE Outdoor Ed Methods/General Maths Dance VET Music (1st Yr) Cells to Creatures Mind Matters

VCE Psychology Indonesian Italian Wood Technology History

Friday Nov 29 (D10) VCD Food Hospitality ICT – Game Design General Science (20) VCE Health & Human Devel Food Technology VCE Information Technology

Performing Arts Centre Weds Nov 20 History (9.00 – 11.15)

Accounting (1.00- 3.15) Chemistry (1.002.45) VCD (1.00-2.45)

Thurs Nov 21 Information Tech. (9.00 – 10.35) Legal Studies (9.00 – 11.15) Studio Arts (9.00 – 10.45)

Business Management (1.30- 3.15)

Fri Nov 22 Drama (9.00 – 10.45) Wood (9.00 – 10.45) Indonesian (9.00 – 11.15) Media (9.00 – 10.45) Music (9.00 – 10.45)

We expect work to start next week on the College’s Performing Arts Centre (PAC). It will incorporate a 250 seat auditorium / stage along with Drama and Dance classrooms. Its construction will mean the loss of our front staff car park and therefore the necessary closure of the front basketball court area as a temporary measure. John Christie Deputy Principal (Staff)


Fundraiser Movie Night

Nick Benca represented CRC Melton at the Victorian All Schools last Saturday at Lakeside Stadium, finishing first in the U16 boys 2000m steeplechase. The win has secured Nick a place on the Victorian team and he will be heading to Townsville from the 5th to the 8th of December. Also, Jordan Orr in Year 7 did a good job for CRC against some tough competition in the U14 girls javelin.

Hunger Games 2 Reading Cinemas – Melton December 2nd 6.30pm Tickets - $15.00 each or 4 for $50.00 In 2014 a group of students will be travelling to Embulbul, Kenya. We are hoping to raise funds to build a netball court for the children of Brother Beausang School. As one of our fund raisers we are organising a movie night to The Hunger Games 2. Each ticket purchased will receive an entry into a raffle that will be drawn on the night. Tickets must be purchased before November 27th. Tickets can be purchased from the office. Educational Maintenance Allowance The EMA provides financial assistance to families on a low income to help with the cost of essential educational items such as textbooks, stationery, uniforms and excursions. EMA is a means-tested payment - parents must hold a Centrelink/Veterans Affairs concession card to be eligible. In 2014, the EMA amount is $200 for parents of eligible Prep students, $150 for parents of all other eligible Primary school students, $300 for parents of eligible Year 7 students and $250 for parents of all other eligible Secondary school students up to the age of 16. Children turning 16 years during the year, are paid on a pro rata basis until their birth month. An EMA application form must be completed by eligible parents/guardians and submitted annually to schools. Forms are available for collection from the Office.


Calendar 2013


Term 4

Term 4 November

November 13th 14th 15th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd

Year 7 Premier League Grand Finals Year 9 Outdoor Education camp Year 7 2015 Information Night 7.30pm Year 9 Outdoor Education camp Year 11 Examinations Year 9 Outdoor Education camp Year 11 Examinations Year 11 Examinations Year 11 Examinations Year 11 Examinations SACCSS Awards Year 12 Graduation Dinner Year 11 Examinations Year 11 Examinations

Wednesday 6th

1.00pm - 2.00pm

G. Thiele

H. Breich

Uniform Packing Day Wednesday 13th 12.00pm - 2.00pm J. Johnson K. Pigott

A. Watson

Wednesday 20th 6.30pm - 7.30pm J. Harvey

C. Bettess

Wednesday 27th 1.00pm - 2.00pm M. Mullan December Wednesday 4th

6.30pm - 7.30pm

D. Shalders

S. Woods

Homework Club Homework club will run each Wednesday from 16th


October in the Library from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. 2013 Term 4

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

November Wednesday 13th Heather Harrison Thursday 14th Lisa Trethowan Friday 15th Robyn Dodd Donna Robinson Monday 18th Tuesday 19th Wednesday 20th Friday 22nd

Gillian Ottone Johanna Blain Heather Breich Karen Normoyle

Monday 25th Tuesday 26th Wednesday 27th Friday 29th

Lyn Bellin Libby Harrison Suzanne Smith Cynthia Amor

D. Simpson

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