From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 3

//From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 3

From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 3

Year 9 Camp

Penola Catholic College offers great opportunities for personal development through experiential learning. The Year 9 camp which took place at the beginning of this week was a great success and offered students many opportunities to develop skills, get out of their comfort zones and experience life without the use of digital devices. Students who completed the Survivor Camp were exceptional in their efforts and benefitted immensely in testing out their levels of resilience, fitness levels and self- sufficiency. Many thanks to the staff members who made this experience possible for the students, particularly, Steve Woodburn and Rosa Lucarelli who coordinated the program.

Year 9 PBL

Year 9 students have now commenced their Project Based Learning (PBL) program with the launch of the Is Australia Fair theme taking place today. Over the next few weeks, students will work on this project and deliver their findings at after school forums which they will present to parents as well as their teachers. More details about the parent night in the ensuing weeks.


The last Parent Teacher Student Partnership Meetings were a great success. Many thanks to the parents who attended. For parents who missed out on the opportunity of meeting the teachers there will be a further opportunity on Tuesday 17th March. More details to follow next week.

Year Level Vodcasts

Information about year-level specific programs and expectations, this year is available as a vodcast. Parents who wish to access these vodcasts can do so through the MyPenola parent dashboard. Each of these vodcasts offer a range of information that is specific to the year level and an introduction from Mr Caldow. Throughout the year, information to parents will also be available via other forms of communication including letters, SMS Texts, caremonkey notices, etc.

Parent drop-off zone

As a school we regard student safety as our top priority. Ensuring that all students are safe is the responsibility of all members of our community. Parents can assist in this process by being mindful of the precautions and processes that we have in place during the morning drop-off times and afternoon pick-up times. As a designated school zone, Gibson St has a reduced speed limit of 40 kms an hour before and after school and other designated times. Parking on site is not possible for parents and therefore limited areas outside the school create some options. It is preferable that parents use the neighbouring streets, off Gibson St., to safely wait for their children. A school crossing is provided for the safe crossing of Gibson St. by students.


Ernie Pisani

Deputy Principal

Head of Senior Campus

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