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13th August, 2013 Reflection Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Re Enrolment for 2014

Year 12 Parent VTAC Information Evening

Term 3 is a time when a Secondary College such as ours undertakes a reenrolment process to confirm our numbers for next year. The question people may ask is “ why would a school need to know student numbers in September for the following year”. The answer is threefold:

There will be a VTAC Information Evening tonight at the College at 7.00pm.

The school has started planning a Budget for 2014 and student enrolment numbers are a vital part of that equation

We have a number of families whose children are a on waiting list for 2014

The Catholic Education Office asks for enrolment numbers in Term 4 each year (for the following year) and factors those numbers into our funding worksheet, so this information is vital to CRC

At this time of year, could all families check that they are up to date with their school fees and also their Parish Thanksgiving? Thanking you in anticipation. Mark Sheehan Principal

Parents & Friends Meeting There will be a Parents & Friends meeting Wednesday, 28th August at 7.30pm.

Senior Snow Camp 2013 Last Friday night we set off just after school for the first senior CRC Melton snow trip. The bus trip seemed to drag on forever as we were all so excited to grab our gear and get on the mountain. Arriving in Mansfield we pulled into Buller Sports grabbed our skis and snow boards and headed straight to the hotel where we had dinner waiting for us. Never had we been so glad to see food, after the three hour bus trip we were starving. The next morning we woke up bright and early, it was still dark! We had a nutritious breakfast to prepare us for the huge day ahead. We arrived at the top of the mountain bright and early to prepare for our lessons. The lessons lasted for two hours and taught us the basic skills we needed to make it down the mountain without seriously injuring ourselves, and how to fall safely… and we did a lot of falling! After the lessons we were set free to cut off and fall in front of all the tourists on the mountain which was great fun at the time. At midday we grabbed lunch from Abominable restaurant where the line was huge but the food was great. After that we were let loose once again but free to explore greater and more challenging runs allowing us to have many more people laugh at us. After the first day everyone was exhausted but hungry for more. After we arrived back from the mountain everyone refreshed themselves and we all set out to the local Mansfield golf club for a cute family dinner. The food was great especially the Parmas. After dinner we retreated back to the hotel for some much needed rest for the next day, most of us can’t remember the last time we had been in bed so early! Once again we arose nice and early before the sun, cleaned out rooms and keen as ever attacked the mountain with hopes to build on the previous days success. There were still many falls but as Mr Iannazzo and Mr Guthridge used their skills to help us improve, as they accompanied the confident students to more thrilling runs, really giving them a taste of Mount Buller in its prime. At three o’clock we gathered at the bottom of the mountain all tuckered out ready for a sleep on the bus ride home. When we got back to Mansfield we off loaded our ski gear to Buller Sports in record time and packed the bus then we were on the road home. We stopped for dinner at Wallan and had a feast of Maccas, then drove the rest of the way home. Because we were so efficient we arrived home two hours early which gave us a great chance to recover for the busy week of school ahead. Overall the trip gave us a great chance to socialize and refresh ahead of the busy exam preparations ahead of us. I strongly encourage any students reading to start saving and take up the chance next year! We would like to thank Mr Iannazzo, Mr Guthridge, Mr Quinn, Mrs Russo and Ms Coverdale as well as all of the Year 11s who made the camp possible. Joseph Stapleton 12 Anthony

Uniform Shop News

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria

Summer uniform fittings for Year 7, 2014 students will be held on Wednesday 28th August and Thursday 29th August. Current students requiring summer uniform should order by these dates also.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria presents:

Secondhand Uniform Any secondhand uniform left for sale must be washed and repaired. Blazers and ties must be drycleaned. We will not accept any garments that are dirty, ripped or torn. Year 8 Premier League Results Netball: AFL: Boys Volleyball: Girls Volleyball: Girls Basketball: Boys Basketball: Girls Soccer: Boys Soccer:

Melton 32 def Emmanuel 14 Melton 25 def by Emmanuel 51 Melton 3/75 def Emmanuel 0/59 Melton 3/91 def Emmanuel 1/81 Melton 16 def by Emmanuel 57 Melton 38 def Emmanuel 18 Melton 0 def by Emmanuel 2 Melton 3 drew with Emmanuel 3

Literacy Week From July 31st – August 2nd we celebrated Literacy Week. A number of different activities were held throughout the week including ‘Literacy Games,’ ‘Trivial Pursuit’ and ‘Problem Solving.’ Participation in the week’s activities resulted in a ticket to ‘The Mad Hatters Tea Party’ which was the highlight of the week; as the library was transformed into a lunch-based afternoon tea. Overall, the week was a great success with about 30 people participating every day and more at the Friday party.

“Questions & Answers: For parents who have children or adolescents with Anxiety or Depression” An evening with Joanne Garfi, Psychologist Thursday 5th September 2013 7.30pm - 9.00pm Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre (Large Community Space) 5 Sargood Street, Altona, Vic (Melways Ref: 54 / G11) Cost: $22.00 Non-Members $12.00 ADAVIC members Bookings can be made at this direct link for this session: 

“Youth Suicide Prevention” An information session for parents, teachers, & carers. Presented by Jenny Furey, Psychologist Wednesday 16th October 2013 7.30pm – 9.00pm Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre 5 Sargood Street, Altona, Vic (Melway Ref: 54 g11) Cost: $22.00 Non-Members $12.00 ADAVIC members Bookings can be made at this direct link for this session: Melton Youth Services Melton Youth Services is currently recruiting members for the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). YAC is a program for young people from 12 – 25 who live, work or study in Melton City Council who are passionate about being leaders in the community. Throughout the year the YAC members are involved in leadership experiences such as planning, organising and running the YAC Awards, YAC grants and the Youth Forum. It is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn leadership skills, be involved in decision making processes and become leaders. Applications will close on the 21st August, with interviews to commence that week. Please collect application forms from the office, Mrs Hunter or Candice on 9747 5373 at Melton Youth Services.

You’re the Voice” CRC Melton Cabaret 2013

Wednesday 4th September - Performance 5.30pm9.40pm (approx) Thursday 5th September - Performance 5.30pm-9.40pm (approx) Friday 6th September - Performance 5.30pm-9.40pm (approx) We strongly encourage you to check these dates and keep them free as any student unable to attend a Dress Rehearsal or Performance will be unable to be involved in the Cabaret. The Facebook page is!/ crc.cabaret. Videos and regular updates can be found here.

The theme for Cabaret 2013 is “You’re the Voice”: a look at music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Our 4 talented Voice Coaches: Joel, Seal, Delta and Keith will lead performers through a competition based on the popular TV show. th

Tickets went on sale Monday 12 August. They are available by contacting Samantha Frazzetto in the Office. Please note that tickets for Wednesday and Thursday nights include dinner as well as the performance and seats are limited. There will be a Friday ‘viewing’ night, which does not include dinner. Tickets for Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September are $30 per person. This includes dinner and a pre-dinner drink. BYO soft drinks and alcohol. Tables are strictly limited to ten people per table and table preference must be mentioned at the time of booking to ensure families are sitting together. Ticket sales close 28th August. Tickets for Friday 6th September are $10 per person. This is a ‘viewing night’ only. Ticket sales close Friday 6th September at 3.30pm. All Cast and Crew are reminded that they are required to attend all of the following Dress Rehearsals and Performances: Friday 30th August - Dress Rehearsal 3.30pm-6.30pm Monday 2nd September - Dress Rehearsal 3.30pm6.30pm Tuesday 3rd September - No Rehearsals scheduled

If a student is unable to make a weekly rehearsal for any reason please email either Mrs Falzon or Miss Hughes as soon as possible. Cabaret 2013 The Cabaret Team is in need of a red leather jacket (like the one Michael Jackson wore in Thriller) for the three Cabaret performance nights (4th, 5th and 6th September). If anyone could lend one it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Miss Gemma Feben at


Calendar 2013


Term 3

Term 3



13th Year 12 Parent VTAC Information Evening 7.00pm 14th LOTE Week Unit 4 Outdoor Education Camp 15th LOTE Week Unit 4 Outdoor Education Camp SACCSS Chess 16th LOTE Week Unit 4 Outdoor Education Camp 20th Year 8 Premier League Round 5 22nd SACCSS Senior Soccer Round 3 Year 10 Careers Workshop Year 10 Careers Seminar 23rd Staff Faith Day— No classes Year 9 Winter Alpine Experience 27th Year 8 Premier League Semi Finals 28th Year 8 Reflection day 29th Year 8 Reflection day Unit 2 Outdoor Education Camp 30th Unit 2 Outdoor Education Camp

Wednesday 14th 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Homework Club

L. Muscat

H. Breich

Wednesday 21st 6.30pm - 7.30pm S. Kovacic

S. Bala

S. Woods

Summer Fitting Wednesday 28th 12.00pm—2.00pm S. Theuma K. Pigott S. Jakeman A. Salmon

D. Taylor

5.00pm - 8.00pm F. Conway T. Agius

Thursday 29th

12.00pm - 2.00pm

J. Johnson Karen Vella

T. Davine

K. Serrs L. Toskovski

Homework club will run each Wednesday from 24th July until 4th September in the Library from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

D. Simpson

A. Watson

5.00pm - 8.00pm C. Schembri J. Harvey

Canteen 2013

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

Term 3 August Wednesday 14th Suzanne Smith Friday 16th Ana Levett Karen Normoyle Monday 19th Tuesday 20th

Lyn Bellin Leanne Mugridge Jennifer Elander Wednesday 21st Maria Zaharogiannis Thursday 22nd Amanda Deabel

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