Staff and Students return to Celebrate our 40th Anniversary

Last Sunday, 23 May, the sun was shining and the College opened to celebrate more than 40 years of Catholic education at Catholic Regional College Melton.

More than 300 past and present staff, students and families took a self-guided tour through our grounds and facilities and meandered through photographic displays of bygone days.

It was wonderful to see faces light up as students recognised both staff and peers from their high school years at CRC. Several students from the original Year 7 class of 1980 were present, some of whom have become lead teachers.

Father John O’Reilly returned to provide a blessing in the chapel. He reminded us that “without Jesus, there is no Catholic school” and that the church’s mission and hence our mission is to “make Jesus known”.

Thanks to the vision and drive of our early pioneers, Catholic Regional College has grown from humble beginnings to be a thriving community providing a holistic, well rounded Catholic education for families in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Many visitors at our Open Day spoke positively about how our current students presented themselves at each of the buildings they were stationed in, a sign that the College is still producing articulate and well-mannered individuals.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit and help us celebrate this significant milestone in the life of the College.

Marlene Jorgensen


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