26th November, 2013 Reflection Prayer before a Meeting We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness, but aware that we gather in your name. Come to us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts. Give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own, and to live it in our lives. Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son. You desire justice for all: enable us to uphold the rights of others; do not allow us to be misled by ignorance or corrupted by fear or favour. Unite us to yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful to all that is true. As we gather in your name may we temper justice with love, so that all our decisions may be pleasing to you, and earn the reward promised to good and faithful servants. You live and reign with the Father and the Son, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (This prayer was used before each session of Vatican II) Year 12 Graduation Dinner Last Wednesday night staff, students and parents gathered for a wonderful evening at the Ultima Reception Centre. While all enjoyed the night, the letter below really sums up what an exceptional group of Year 12 students we have. Mark Sheehan Principal Dear Mr Sheehan, I have not written a letter like this before, but I am compelled to write to you today following an event that I was photographing last night at Ultima Reception centre in East Keilor. The event was the CRC Melton Year 12 Graduation Dinner. I have worked as a professional photographer for 23 years now, and in that time I have photographed tens of thousands of people from all walks of life – from portraits of world famous celebrities around the world, through to students at school formal events – including some of the most affluent schools around Melbourne. I have also worked in tertiary education for 20 years here in Melbourne, teaching Applied Photography, so I feel I am qualified to make the following observations. I don’t believe that I have ever had a more cooperative and genuinely beautiful group of young adults to work with than I have had when photographing recent formal events for students who attend CRC Melton.
In addition to the event last night, I had also photographed a number of these students at Debutante Balls recently, and their considerate behaviour, maturity and genuine respect for others is consistently at a level that I have not experienced before. Considering my experience with photographing these events in the last 23 years, I can honestly say very few even come close to the standards set by your students, and I think it is something that you and your school should be very proud of. I understand that you can often face challenges as educators to students at this stage of their personal development - and I am not someone who is easily impressed, but even I could not let the opportunity pass to write this letter and share my positive experience with your students. Naturally, this reflects very positively on you and the excellent teaching staff at CRC Melton, but it is also a credit to the parents of these students, and most of all a credit to the students themselves. From my perspective – as someone who previously knew nothing about the school, there is really no other way to collectively describe these students from CRC Melton - except to say they are a beautiful group of young men and women who have a positive impact on all those around them. I am certain they can all look forward to a very bright future in their chosen career path and it gives me great hope that these are the young minds that will be shaping our future. Please feel free to share my thoughts with your staff and students at the college. Sincerely, Chris Hillard.
End of Year Arrangements Year 7-9
Wednesday December 4 will be the final day at CRC for the Year 9 students before they are go on the Melbourne Experience in the final two days of the school year. They will be dismissed from the city on Friday 6 December.
Year 10 Exams finish this Friday (November 29), students returning next year will complete our Year 11 2014 Jumpstart program on Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3. During this time students will have one period with their Year 11 subject class for next year where they will be given introductory material and sample tasks. Teachers taking these classes are all prospective Year 11 teachers but may not be their exact teacher next year. All Year 10 students have been given a copy of their Jumpstart Timetable.
The final day for Year 7 & 8 students on Friday December 6 will be celebrating the last day of the school year here at CRC. It is a normal school day therefore students are required to attend. The students will celebrate with a Year Level Mass, Year Level Assembly to recognise student achievements, Homeroom assemblies and finish with a BBQ. Lunch will be provided for the students. The students will be permitted to wear their PE uniform and will be dismissed at 1.30pm. For those students not able to get picked up or make their way home because of bus travelling arrangements the school will be providing supervision until the end of the school day. Buses will be operating on the normal school times. White Ribbon Day November 25 Cliona Lamos and Shelby Dalton represented the College and provided assistance to the Lions Club of Melton White Ribbon Day BBQ for the Melton City Council on Monday. Both girls presented and interacted with Council staff professionally and represented the school very positively. The SRC students also ran a sausage sizzle here at the school to promote the day, raising $330.05 for White Ribbon Day. Robert Blackley Deputy Principal (Students)
Bacchus Marsh Coaches 2014 Families intending to travel on Bacchus Marsh Coaches in 2014 are asked to complete a Bus Application Form. These have been given to students as they boarded buses last week and we ask that they are completed and returned by the end of this week. Please indicate bus route on the form and pick up point. Details of bus routes are available on the Bacchus Marsh Coaches Website. If your child has not collected a form as of yet, they are available from Student Reception. These forms will help ensure appropriate bus numbers and seats are available at the start of next year. John Christie Deputy Principal (Staff) SACCSS winners Last week students attended the Annual SACCSS luncheon at CRC St Albans.
Head Lice The College has been notified of some cases of head lice within the Year 7 & 10 levels. If a student has head lice, we ask parents to inform the College and take the appropriate action. Further information can be obtained on www.dhs.vic.gov.au/phd/headlice Early English VCE Texts 2014 The text This Boy’s Life has been reprinted and therefore students were not able to receive it yesterday, the 25th November, as part of their early book list order. This item is expected to be in stock mid December, and will be posted out to students once our distributor receives the stock. I apologise for any inconvenience caused. Lauren Hill English Domain Leader
Congratulations to Zac Miesen and Sarah O’Rourke, who received the Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Annika Miesen, Liam Martin, Emily O’Rourke, Matt Horan and the under 16 female freestyle relay team who were acknowledged for records broken through the year.
Notice to Year 7 Parents/Guardians - Year 8 Camp 2014
ADFA Education Award
The annual Year 8 camp will take place in Week 4 of Term 1, 2014 (week beginning Monday 24th February). It involves an overnight stay and two days of activities. The cost of the camp will be $180. This will cover transport, dinner, breakfast and snacks as well as the cost of the camp activities. No student will be excluded from this camp due to cost. If you have any concerns about financing please contact the College as soon as possible to arrange a suitable payment plan. More specific information about the camp will be distributed in early 2014. Please feel free to contact me regarding any issues you may have.
The Australian Defence Force Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. The award comprises of a laptop and a certificate along with a plaque for the school. Congratulations to Josh Seymour, our 2013 recipient of this award. Applications for 2014 are now open and close February 28, 2014. Visit : www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfahowToApply/ educationAward.aspx
Dean Henneman Year 8 Coordinator
The Get Set Seminar Series is designed to provide students with strategies to help them remain goal orientated and focussed throughout their senior years of schooling. The program covers a range of topics including how to improve you memory, studying for exams and dealing with distractions. Students in Years 9 and 10 have been issued with free tickets to an introductory seminar, however if you did not receive this please visit http://www.getsetevent.com.au/ or call 03 9005 4696 for your free passes. Limited seats are available.
“Thank – you” to Local Businesses A big thank you must be extended to the following businesses who have generously donated goods that will be used as raffle prizes for our fundraiser movie night coming up soon. The Photo Place – High Street Melton Jolly Miller – High Street Melton Melton Golf Course The following Woodgrove Shopping Centre businesses: Woodcutters Florist LPK Touch Phones Kelly’s Deli Melton Minute Solutions IFIX Mobile Dicksmith Amart Sports Giant $2 If you are a business owner and would like to make a donation please contact Margaret Rowe Watts on 9743-6522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Skills Seminar (Years 9,10,11)
Year 12 Change of Preference Period The exams are now over and it’s time for all Year 12 students to finalise their tertiary preferences. All students should have received an information pack to assist them through this period however students are encouraged to make a careers appointment if they wish to discuss their preferences or options for 2014. The results are available on December 16 and counselling will be available at school 16-18 December. Pauline Jakobovic Pathways Coordinator
Year 12 Graduation 2013
Fundraiser Movie Night
Hunger Games 2 Reading Cinemas â€“ 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.
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Year 12 Jumpstart 2014 10 VINCIT Camp Parents & Friends Annual Dinner Year 10 Examinations Year 10 Examinations
December 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Year 11 Jumpstart 2014 Year 11 Jumpstart 2014 College Awards Night Year 9 City Experience Year 9 City Experience Students finish at 1.30pm
Wednesday 27th 1.00pm - 2.00pm M. Mullan December Wednesday 4th
6.30pm - 7.30pm
10.00am - 12.00pm D. Taylor
12.00pm - 2.00pm S. Theuma
Homework Club Homework club will run each Wednesday from 16th
October in the Library from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. 2013
Term 4 November
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
Wednesday 27th Suzanne Smith Friday 29th Cynthia Amor December Monday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Wednesday 4th
Debbi Taylor Johanna Blain Maria Zaharogiannis