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Weekly Reflection

Holy Spirit and Seat of Wisdom,

help us in the great endeavour that we are carrying out to meet on a more and more mature way,

our brothers and sisters in the faith.

Through all the means of knowledge, of mutual respect, of love,

may we be able to rediscover gradually the divine plan.

Teach us constantly the ways that lead to unity.

Help us all to proclaim Christ and reveal the power of God.

Amen



Shaun Coates

Religious Education and Faith Development Coordinator

Celebration Day

Today we held our annual Celebration Day which began with Mass at our local Parishes. This is a very unique and special tradition the College maintains as most Catholic Colleges celebrate their special days or feast days within the school.

In arriving at school, the students had the opportunity to listen to buskers, take rides, purchase food, compete in bubble soccer or dodge ball and listen and watch students perform in CRC's Got Talent.

Congratulations and thanks to the Student Leaders and Student Leader Ms Sertic for their organisation and effort in putting together a great day.



Rob Blackley

Deputy Principal Students

Unit 3/4 Practice GAT

All students completing a Unit 3/4 subject will be completing a practice GAT on Thursday 17th May during period 4. Students will be undertaking two written tasks from a past GAT paper, which will take them one hour. This will then be sent to a GAT marker and students will be provided with explicit feedback about their work.

Please note: any student who completed the GAT last year is not required to complete this practice task.

Carissa Lock

VCE Coordinator



NAPLAN Testing Years 7 & 9 2018

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday 15th May, Wednesday 16th May and Thursday 17th May. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and school leadership which can be used to improve student achievement.

All Years 7 and 9 students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests. The College’s Learning Support staff will contact the parents of those students who may be eligible for an exemption due to a diagnosed disability. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Parents will receive a personal NAPLAN report later in the year. The report will describe each student’s particular skills in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The report will also show performance in relation to national minimum standards. These describe the minimum acceptable standards for students across Australia. This report should be kept by parents as it may be required in later years for scholarship applications or change of schools.

For more information about the tests, please visit the VCAA website at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au or the NAPLAN website at www.nap.edu.au.

NAPLAN Testing will operate at the following times:

TUESDAY, 15th MAY

YEAR 7

YEAR 9

Language Conventions

Period 1

Period 1

Writing

Period 2

Period 2


WEDNESDAY, 16th MAY

YEAR 7

YEAR 9

Reading

Period 1

Period 1


THURSDAY, 17th MAY

YEAR 7

YEAR 9

Numeracy

(calculator required)

Period 1

Period 1


These times are stipulated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to ensure all schools are undertaking tests at common times. Students will need to have a ruler, an eraser and book to read (if they finish early) as well as their books for the remainder of each period class of each session unless told otherwise (as most tests will not take a full 1 period time allotment). Can I particularly stress the need for all Year 7 and 9 students to have their own calculator for the Thursday morning test.

Narelle Layton

Director of Learning



CRC Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 24th April was the annual CRC Athletics Carnival at the Melton Athletics Track in Atherstone. We had many students participate in a range of track, field and novelty events for the day. Competition was fierce amongst many age groups and winners came down to mere seconds or centimetres.

All of our Year 12’s dressed up in their House colours in some very interesting costumes. The carnival ended with a Fashions on the Field parade to showcase all of their costumes.

Below are the results of the Houses for the day with the relays being the decider in points:

1st place – Daffey – 2902

2nd place – Glasheen – 2883

3rd place – Reed – 2764

4th place – Fitzgerald – 2739

Well done Daffey on the Athletics Carnival win. It has been a very long time since Daffey has won and you should all be very proud! Every one of you who participated helped contribute to your points and House win, great job. The house MVP's are awarded by the house leaders to one student from each house that has demonstrated high levels of participation, sportsmanship and team spirit. Our 2018 House MVP’s will be awarded at our next full school assembly.

Natalie Bourke

Sports Coordinator



Mothers Day Stall

VCAL and Vincit students are holding a Mother's Day stall on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of May at lunch time.

Mugs will be for sale for $4.00, plants for $5.00 and cards for $2.00.

VCAL Students



Volleyschool

Western Region Volleyball will be offering a number of FREE VOLLEYSCHOOL sessions allowing students of CRC Melton to come along and see
what the buzz is about Volleyball. Coaching is provided by professional coaches!
These sessions will commence on Tuesday 15th May at 3.45 pm, running for 90 minutes. If there are sufficient numbers, a second session would run from 5.15pm.
There will be 2 or 3 free sessions (next on Tuesday 22nd May), then students could enrol to participate on a termly basis, with fees to be advised.
Please visit the Library to enter your name on the sign up sheets.
Contact Mr Hill in the library if needing more information.

Michael Hill

Volleyball Coach



Student News - Weightlifting Champions

On 29th March, Joel Wood and Alishia Lane attended the AWF (Australian Weightlifting Federation) Victorian Open School League Round 1. Competing for Invictus Fitness MMA and Geelong Weightlifting Club.

Alishia Lane won Best Female Lifter in the competition overall and winning her age and weight class with a massive Personal Best to her total weight lifted from 98 to 109! She lifted 43kg in the Snatch and 60Kg in the Clean and Jerk.

Joel Wood won Best under 15 Male lifter and won his age and weight class. Joel improved his overall total by 2kg. He lifted 32kg snatch and a 45kg Clean and Jerk.

Both students were awarded their medals and trophies by Commonwealth Games Athletes.

Joel has now officially qualified for Nationals which will be held in Perth in July representing Victoria in his age group. Alishia has one more competition to add only 3kg to her total, for her to also qualify.



Languages News

There is lots happening in the Languages Department this term. There are three excursions during this term. The first is to the University of Melbourne on Thursday 31st May for all Year 9 to 12 students studying Italian. They will be reciting their chosen Italian poem to an examiner. This task is known as the Dante Alighieri Italian Poetry Competition.

The second and third excursions are both being held on Thursday 28th June, the second last day of term. The Year 8 students studying Italian will visit the Calabria Club in Bulla, whereby students will partake in an array of activities such as: playing bocce, playing soccer, learning an Italian dance, la tarantella and making pasta. They will then indulge in a delicious Italian hot lunch followed by gelati for dessert. The Year 8 students studying Indonesian will look forward to spending the day at the Royal Melbourne Zoo exploring the different animals on display.

Please accept Care Monkey to ensure your child is able to attend their designated excursion.

Claudia Russo

LOTE Coordinator



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