Cobblebank Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony

Pictured from left at last week's Cobblebank Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony: 2022 Liturgy Captain Aydan Dear, Melton Councillor Bob Turner, State Member for Melton Steve McGhie, Fr Michael Moody, Fr Fabian Smith, Principal Marlene Jorgensen, and 2022 College Captains Lucy Taylor and Nathan Furtado.

Catholic secondary education for families in Melbourne’s outer west began back in 1980 when CRC Melton was first opened. Since that time, the movement of families into the area has grown exponentially. This has resulted in increasing pressure on enrolments at our current campus.

Therefore, it was with great pleasure that last Wednesday 10 November, we celebrated the first breaking of ground for our new campus at Cobblebank.

Achieving this important milestone took the considerable foresight of many contributors, combined with years of discussion and planning. The efforts of others who have gone before us will ensure quality Catholic education is available to the fast-growing population in Melton South.

The work has involved collaboration among many stakeholders - the Catholic Education Office, now Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools, had the foresight to purchase suitable land. The State Government has continued its support of Catholic education through its grants program. The CRC Federation schools, together with parish priests, were foundational in developing the Education Brief and the Masterplan for this Cobblebank campus.

Cobblebank campus will provide the same holistic education offered at CRC for the past 41 years.

Our programs and practices focus on academic achievement and developing a child’s spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing to ensure that all who leave our gates are well equipped to face the future with confidence and compassion. Our graduates are future leaders who will become global citizens who have the courage to make a significant difference in our world.

An education that develops our young people so they become successful lifelong learners, confident and creative individuals and active informed citizens.

These are goals of the Melbourne Declaration, which we are committed to achieving for all our young people.

The next few years will be exciting ones and I feel confident that under the leadership of Ms Kerrie-Ann Matthews, as Deputy Principal Head of Campus, this new educational facility will thrive and become yet another example of outstanding Catholic education in the western suburbs.

The state-of-the-art facility that we commenced on Wednesday will ensure that we as a community provide our students with an education that promotes equity and excellence for all.

Our Groundbreaking Ceremony also featured in today's Melton and Moorabool Star Weekly  newspaper. 

Click here to read the story on Page 13.

Marlene Jorgensen


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