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A beautiful day to visit

9 August 2022

New photos of our Cobblebank buildings and the vistas beyond taken by our Deputy Principal - Head of Cobblebank Campus Kerrie-Ann Matthews during a site visit today.

New timelapse footage

5 August 2022

Watch a new timelapse presentation from our builders H Troon of construction from January to today.

Have a look inside

4 August 2022

New photos from the inside of Cobblebank campus from our builders today.

Below: overview of the site. 

Construction update

20 July 2022

We're excited to share some new construction photos. Installation of the feature detail on our General Purpose Building (in yellow) is underway with the cross also in place. We are thrilled to see the artist’s impression of the building is coming to life! Work is also progressing well on the Specialist Building. Interested in applying for Year 7 at our Cobblebank Campus? Visit www.crcmelton.com.au/join-us/enrolment

Find out more about Year 7 2024

25 May 2022

Don't miss our upcoming Year 7 2024 Information Night on Tuesday 14 June.

Hear about developments at the College including:

  • our new name, St Francis Catholic College, which will be launched in 2023.
  • the learning and wellbeing programs your child will experience at both campuses.
  • information on the enrolment process and transition activities. 

The evening will be held at our Melton West campus, 109-141 Bulmans Road, Melton West.

Click here to register.

Taking shape

25 May 2022

Construction continues and our buildings start to take shape.

New timelapse footage

25 May 2022

Watch this fantastic timelapse presentation from our builders H Troon of the construction works in progress.

Full steam ahead

8 April 2022

Exciting new images from construction at our Cobblebank campus this week.


First glimpse of a building!

1 April 2022

We were so excited to see structural work begin on our specialist facilities building this week.

 

Construction underway

March 2022

Construction of our Cobblebank campus has begun!

Located on the corner of Bridge Rd and Adelong Blvd, the campus will open for the start of the 2023 school year.

Stage 1 works include a two-level, general-purpose building with classrooms and breakout zones with varied seating for collaborative learning. Administration offices, staff room, and teacher work areas will also be accommodated.

Our specialist facilities will be housed in a second two-level building with project-based learning spaces, music and drama rooms on the ground floor and science and art facilities on the first floor.

Since January, our builders have completed preparation work for both slabs and the slab for the specialist facilities building has been poured. The slab for the general-purpose building will be poured in the next week.

Preparation works for the outdoor basketball courts, parking and bus lanes is also underway.

Click here to see a digital presentation of the design of our new campus.

Year 7 2024 enrolments now open

March 2022

Enrolments for Year 7 2024 at our Cobblebank campus are now open.

Places for Year 7 2023 are also currently available. To apply click here.

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.