Latest News&Events

28 May

Extra Long Distance Learning

While all of our students have made the transition to At-Home-Learning, not all have had to overcome long-distance obstacles like one of our Year 8 students. Jasnoorpreet, currently in lockdown in India due to the global pandemic, was interviewed by Homeroom Teachers Mr Phil Ryan and Mrs Linda Karman, and Year 7-8 Coordinator Mr Barry Ibrahim.   Firstly, can you tell us why were you in India? We came over her for a holiday, as it was my aunts’ wedding. When did the news come that you were not able to come home? We were going to come back on 28th of March, but the lockdown happened, and we found out then. How did that make you feel? I was shocked and surprised and didn’t know what to do. We were only planning to be here for one month. What did you think about when you found out you couldn’t come back to school? That I wouldn’t be able to see my teachers and my friends, and that I would be behind in all my classes. You were obviously concerned about how you would keep up with school, what kinds ways did you think you could learn from overseas?  Were you thinking about that at all? I thought we could plan through Canvas, but at that time we didn’t have any internet. We decided to get internet over here so I could attend my classes. Your parents helped you by getting

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01 May

A Message from our College Leaders

Do your best not to compare what you are able to do with what other families might be doing. Comparisons will only rob you of peace. Do your own best, that’s all. Don’t try to do anyone else’s best; your best is all that is asked. Everyone’s best will look different and that is ok. As a Christian it is comforting to remember that God knows everything. Nothing surprises God. It is also reassuring to know that God tells us everything He needs us to know. That’s heartening, it means that worrying about the future is pointless. If you can, rest in the knowledge that God is in control. - David Gleeson, Principal.    Watch this video on our YouTube channel to hear a message from our staff and student leaders: We've got this!  ...

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24 Apr

Celebrating Anzac Day

One of the most symbolic days on the Australian calendar will be commemorated in a whole new way this year, with no dawn services or street marches, no two-up at the pub or family barbecues in the backyard. Instead, we’ll mark Anzac Day from our living rooms and driveways, as we remember them - the heroic armed forces.  Here are some ways you can mark our national day of remembrance at home: Live Stream Dawn and Commemorative Services The ABC will broadcast official Anzac Day Services throughout the morning. Tune in to the Australian War Memorial Anzac Day Service live from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra from 5:30am. There will also be a live 10am service from the Anzac Memorial in Sydney and a reflection video will be live-streamed across all ABC radio and ABC News Facebook pages at 11:30am. Light Up The Dawn RSL Clubs across the nation have come together to create a collective dawn service.  Thousands of Australians can be a part of the event by standing in their driveways (or living rooms) at 6:00am to Light Up The Dawn. Light a candle, stream the Last Post on YouTube (or play it on the bugle if you have one!) and get the neighbours involved to share a minute's silence and feel the community spirit. Go to poppypledge.com.au to sign up. Fun for Kids Some great ideas to make with your children can be found at this website for ANZAC

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20 Mar

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Many of you are people who turn to the Bible in uncertain times. For some others the Bible is somewhat unknown. Yet you all know it to be a source of wise guidance. Right now, when we are surrounded by alarming, irrational, fear-based behaviour it seems wise indeed to turn to the steady, settling strength of the Bible. The Bible is full of songs. The original music isn’t recorded, only the lyrics. In this week’s editorial the best thing I can do is let you read one of the most famous of these Bible songs; Psalm 23. It is pasted below. I hope you find it comforting; a counterbalance to the clamorous cacophony. Read it slowly. Picture the words as if it is you; yes, you yourself in the song, with God as your Guardian. Let yourself be restored by Psalm 23. - David Gleeson, Principal The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

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17 Mar

Open Day Postponed

As the potential threat of the Coronavirus continues to unfold, it is with regret that we advise the cancellation of this week’s Open Day, originally scheduled for Saturday 21st March. While we are pleased to confirm that there are no cases of Coronavirus at the College, it is important that we minimise all potential risk and exercise caution in the interest of our College community as well as the broader community. Our hope is to run the Open Day later in the year. We ask prospective families to visit our website for updates on Open Day and our School in Action dates. In the meantime, please refer to enrolment information here for further information regarding enrolment. We thank you for your interest in our College. ...

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07 Feb

Student Leaders Paving the Way

Today our student leaders made a fantastic welcome gesture to our year sevens. Filling the green with picnic blankets, lawn games, kind messages, hash tags on blackboards and balloons in college colours, the student senate hosted a lunch time ‘Welcome to Secondary’ picnic for our three new classes of year sevens. Our College captain, Ravleen Kaur, began by welcoming the students and underlining the college value of community, inviting all to ‘belong’. This was followed by an invitation to enjoy their lunch and a game while mingling with each other and the senior students. Finishing up with a super duper ice block to cool down with, after their fun on the green. Such an effort went into a beautiful presentation of the space to carry a genuine welcome message, and on days like today, I feel very privileged to walk alongside this generation. Bonnie Lang, Head of Pastoral Care ...

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29 Jan

Welcome to the 2020 School Year

School starts this week; I am excited. School is sensational! It’s not the buildings or sports fields that are exciting, it’s not the labs or classrooms, nor the pathways and playgrounds. All these places are lifeless until the students and staff return and revive the whole campus. As I write this the teachers are coming back on campus. There’s been clearing, cleaning, painting and preparing going on throughout the places and spaces that will be hubs of life and learning. Teachers are meeting; planning their approach, planning to be unified, planning to bring out excellence in their learners. Our teachers are passionate people with a deep respect for schooling and the learning process. Our teachers look to their education-leaders; the Year Level Coordinators, Curriculum Advisors, and Faculty Team Leaders; experienced educators who now not only teach students, but who guide teachers in doing the same. The Coordinators in turn look to their Department Heads. The Heads of Primary and Secondary, and the Head of Teaching and Learning. These are remarkable educators with rich teaching experience themselves, wonderfully equipped to lead their teams of coordinators and teachers. All this experience and structure creates a sound, stable, steadfast foundation for your children’s learning. Parents choose this school for all sorts of reasons, and one of those reasons is the strength of the structure that our teachers and education-leaders provide. May the Lord bless your entire family through 2020 as you partner with Melton Christian College

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