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Groundbreaking Ceremony

November 2021

Pictured from left at the 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.

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

Prinicipal Mrs Marlene Jorgensen was joined by guests including Member for Melton Mr Steve McGhie for the groundbreaking ceremony and blessing of the site by parish priests Fr Michael Moody and Fr Fabian Smith.

Building of the $23 million first stage of the campus will begin in January next year on the eight-acre site in Bridge Road, Cobblebank. The school will welcome approximately 150 Year 7 students in 2023 with enrolments already underway.

“The exciting development of Cobblebank Campus will see our established wellbeing and learning structures offered in a new contemporary educational space.” Mrs Jorgensen said.

Designed by architects Baldasso Cortese, the $66 million College will be built in three stages.

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.

Achieving this important milestone took the considerable foresight of many contributors, combined with years of discussion and planning. 

The project 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.

"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," Mrs Jorgensen said.