Co-curricular

The College is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a variety of co-curricular performance, sporting and community service activities.

Performing Arts

Our Performing Arts Program aims to enrich students’ lives through an understanding and appreciation of the creation and performance of music, dance and dramatic works.

Active student participation within the performing arts is encouraged by a dedicated team of teaching staff who provide a range of co-curricular performance opportunities.

There are several events, performances and large-scale productions offered each academic year, and all students with a passion for the arts are welcome to be involved.

School Production

Our school production takes place every second year and gives students across all year levels an opportunity to perform. Whether they sing, dance, act, play an instrument or like to work backstage, students are encouraged to be part of the production team.

Our major productions such as Grease and Little Shop of Horrors have entertained audiences of more than 800 people over three nights. The school production provides a fabulous opportunity for students to showcase their talents.

Ensemble

The College Vocal Ensemble is an integral part of the music department.

Rehearsals are held at lunchtimes during the term and are designed to help grow and support the students’ talents, confidence and social and performance skills.

Throughout the school year, the Vocal Ensemble participates in College performances, school masses, community performances, the annual Ensemble Camp, Royal South Street Eisteddfod and a Christmas Carols Tour.

This array of events means students develop an extensive repertoire, ranging from contemporary pop and rock to classical hymns.

 

Instrumental Music

Our Instrumental Music Program commenced in 2018, offering private instrumental music tuition in four areas - Piano, Voice, Guitar and Percussion.

Private lessons are 25 minutes, with students receiving eight lessons each term. Students who undertake instrumental music lessons in Guitar and Percussion also participate in the College’s Guitar and Percussion ensembles directed by the respective music tutor.

The College enjoys regular performances from both from soloists and Ensembles throughout the school year.

The annual Music and Awards Evening showcases and rewards exceptional musical talent while recognising and celebrating student improvement.

Through the development of a symphonic band program, the College plans to expand its instrumental offerings to include both Brass and Woodwind.

Community Service

As a vital and vibrant part of the local community, the College seeks to live out its ethos to provide an environment that nurtures and encourages Catholic values.

The College encourages students to recognise they have a responsibility to the broader community and offers opportunities for them to engage in selfless Christian acts of service throughout their time at secondary school.

For example, as part of the Rite Journey program in Year 9, students choose a community service activity they would like to volunteer for together with their mentors in Term 4.

Community service is expected of our senior students in Year 11 and 12. Over the two years, students are expected to volunteer for 20 hours (Year 12 students are expected to engage in a minimum of 10 hours). The activities are recorded in a Community Service Logbook with supporting documents. Students who meet this expectation are awarded a Certificate of Community Service that can be used in their resume.

Students often find opportunities for service in their immediate community. Priests of the local parishes as well as Principals of our feeder primary schools are aware of the program and may contact students from time to time seeking assistance. Members of the community are also invited to make contact via our dedicated email address collegecommunityservice@crcmelton.catholic.edu.au, or through our College newsletter.

Examples of service activities include: gardening for elderly parishioners, performing at an elderly person’s home, giving blood (age restrictions), tutoring, organising fundraising, assisting at the College after school or on student-free days, cooking/baking for a morning tea for visiting groups, helping at a local kindergarten’s fundraising barbecue or working bee or even spending an evening on a ‘soup van’.

Sport

The College is a member of the Sports Association of Catholic Co-educational Secondary Schools (SACCSS) through which we compete in many events including athletics and swimming carnivals, cross country, volleyball, tennis, netball, football, cricket and golf.

As a member of SACCSS, the College is committed to an exciting range of sports competitions. There are also competitions in specific year levels:

  • Premier League: for Year 7, 8 and 9 (AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Netball, Soccer and Volleyball).
  • Senior Sports: for Year 10 to 12 (AFL, Cricket, Basketball, Soccer, Netball and Volleyball).
  • One day tournaments: for Year 7 to 12 (Hockey, Futsal, Badminton and Chess).

    Outside of SACCSS competitions, the College also hosts its own inter-house competitions for swimming and athletics as well as a continuously evolving lunchtime activities program in Sheehan Stadium.

    The College is committed to providing opportunities for students of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activity.