Latest News&Events

11 Feb

Year 12 Aspire Retreat

In an ongoing pursuit of excellence, our Class of 2019 attended a full-day Study Retreat earlier this week. Held at the WestWaters Hotel complex in Caroline Springs, the retreat was for all Year 12 students, whether pursuing a VCE, VCAL or VET pathway. The theme of the retreat each year is ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ means to lift, to reach. It is our deep hope that students are inspired to reach beyond perceived limitations to achieve their goals. At Melton Christian College, we believe that establishing a strong start for our students’ final year helps equip students mentally, physically and spiritually. The Aspire program, which is both intensive and engaging, included presentations from a variety of in-house speakers and invited guests: • Bec from OneGirl (http://www.onegirl.org.au), an organisation who help girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda stay in school • A past student panel comprising Micah Hocking (2017), Sarah Quinto (2014), Darren Quinto (2013) and Jeremy Chalker (2012); and • A speaker from Elevate Education on “Ace Your Exams" was also part of the line-up of excellent speakers. Conference sessions and activities covered areas such as vision and influence, senior school leadership, maintaining good study habits and health and wellbeing. Importantly, there were opportunities for our senior students to deepen their collegiality and teamwork, as these are vital elements of academic success. Feedback from students included: "This was such a great way to start the year!" "From now on I won’t let small setbacks define me"

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31 Jan

Open Day 2019

Are you wondering which school is the right fit for your family? At Melton Christian College, we understand that choosing a school community is an important decision. Our Open Days help you discover what is so special about our school! You will have a chance to tour the college, participate in activities, and meet our wonderful team. Bring your whole family! Click here for more information on College Tours.  ...

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23 Nov

2018 WEC VET Award

News Flash! Jamel Cabucol, year 12, received the Principals' Award at this year's WEC Awards (Western Edge Cluster) presentation evening. Each school Principal nominates one student from their student body to receive this prestigious award, and with a near-perfect score in his VET course so far, Jamel was the stand out choice. To be eligible, students must display outstanding effort and outstanding results. "Jamel has demonstrated comitment and perseverance, and the resulting success is evident in his achievement." - David Gleeson, College Principal.  Jamel has been working hard in Allied Health, with a keen eye on his future: "My goal was to achieve certificate level in order work next year in the field as an allied health assistant. I am hoping to either get into nursing or paramedicine. It means a lot since this award shows me that I have achieved good grades throughout the course. I am honoured to receive it." “Our Jamel can definitely be described as a quiet achiever. Throughout his senior years he’s been passionate about heading into paramedicine when he graduates, and this fueled the decision to incorporate a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance into his VCE program. Driven by his dream, Jamel has worked hard throughout the course to achieve remarkable results and the honour of this year’s Principal’s Award. I can say with confidence that if all paramedics are anything like Jamel, the future of nursing is in good hands!” – Ms

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26 Oct

Deakin Oration

Our College was recently afforded an amazing opportunity for two students and one teacher to attend the annual Deakin Oration event at the Victorian Parliament House.   Given their passion for law and service to the College in their capacity as key Student Senate members, both Sobur Dhieu and Chantelle Calonge were selected to attend with our Head of Curriculum, Mrs Kristie Barber. The Deakin Oration is an annual presentation at Parliament House honouring Australia’s second Prime Minister and Victorian MP, Alfred Deakin, and giving a contemporary context to the issues he was interested in during his parliamentary career. It is an opportunity to hear from a prominent Victorian about a topical issue. This year's speaker was Associate Professor Tilman Ruff AM.Dr Ruff was the founding co-chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which started as a grassroots movement in Melbourne, and in 2017 he won the Nobel Peace Prize.Dr Ruff spoke about the group’s efforts in helping to achieve the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Reflections... "The speaker Dr Ruff presented information about the 'I can' campaign. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and was very insightful. The nuclear weapon ban treaty he talked about was interesting. It got you to think about the world, its' resources and how people have power to make a change. When you put his presentation into perspective and link it with faith and what God has blessed us

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03 Oct

Celebrating Leadership

The news is in! Our very own Victoria Hirt, year 12, has just been awarded the winner of this year's VCE Leadership Award for Victoria! Featured on the VCAA website as one of eight finalists in this year’s VCE Leadership Awards, the judging panel were very impressed with Victoria's application and interview, and she received the news at the award ceremony last Friday. 'Wherever you see a person in need, there is an opportunity for leadership. That could be someone in your friendship group or community or a person overseas. Being a leader doesn't depend on your location, age or qualification. If you have the vision to do something that will benefit one person or a whole community, go for it. Everyone can be a leader.' 'Don’t you just love this amazing young lady’s heart for others? I had the privilege of reading her application and was overwhelmed at her commitment to helping people both at home and overseas – including being an ambassador for girls in education, CFA volunteering, working with prisoners, training adults in rural villages in Cambodia and mentoring our younger students at MCC.' - Ms Amanda Kirsten, VCE Coordinator. If you would like to read more, go to: https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/news/newsitem2.aspx ...

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Learning to Love and Connect

Year 10 Camp     When students look back on the school year, one of the moments that always sticks out is the yearly camp. This year’s camp was no exception. When we first heard the details of the camp, as usual, there was a level of excitement surrounding it. But some, including myself, were a bit skeptical about what we may be doing. We went into the experience completely blind, aside from a couple Google searches and the little information our teachers had given us. Coming away from this camp I and many others have a completely different perspective on our city and those that reside within it. We went on walks and participated in workshops hosted by Intersection, of which completely opened our eyes to ideas we hadn’t bothered to explore before. Just a simple walk around a few streets in the CBD was enough to get us all thinking about the marginalised communities in our city that we would usually just ignore. Through the workshops, we were able to get to know our classmates on a level we may have not done normally, learning new perspectives and gaining new skills that we may have never gained in the classroom. We all took away at least one valuable lesson and I hope future classes of Year 10s will be able to do the same thing. Ashley Grech, Year 10A ...

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