Volume 2
20 February 2020


From The Principal:
Mr Chris Caldow

From the Principal Beginning of the Year It is hard to believe that that the students have only been back three weeks.  In this time, we have had a range of activities including our first Year 12 Reflection Day, Year 7 Information Evening, School photographs, Parents and Friends meeting, a Board Meeting, Opening Academic Assembly and our Year 7 Welcome …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 2

PTSPMs An important opportunity to meet your child’s teachers is available on Thursday February 27th in the first Parent Teacher Student Partnership Meetings (PTSPM) for the year. This opportunity is invaluable as conversations on your child’s needs, the early study patterns that are developing for your child, and any other pressing issues that may be worthwhile discussing can take place at …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Learning & Teaching: John McKay Vol 2

A message from the Captain of Academic Excellence:

Dear students and parents, Welcome all to the new academic year, my name is Helena Badawi and I’m the captain of academic excellence for 2020. I have great hopes this year in relation to each of the new initiatives and ideas I hope to bring to the table as the year progresses all …

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Information for schools about PTV Approved School Student ID

A PTV Approved School Student ID is now accepted as students’ entitlement to buy student passes and concession fares – this will be included on the 2020 Penola Student ID cards.

Victorian school students are now able to use their PTV approved school ID to access concession travel on public transport, saving time and money and will no longer need to apply for a separate concession card.

The student ID will need to be carried at all times on public transport when accessing a student concession fare


College Canteen

As you may be aware our College canteen has had a makeover!
We will now be accepting cash and EFTPOS as payment options.
Please make note there is a minimum $5 spend for EFTPOS purchases. 


2020 Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

To submit a CSEF Application in 2020:

If you have applied for the CSEF in a previous year, you do not need to complete an application form in 2020.  Unless there has been a change in your family circumstances the school will apply for the CSEF on your behalf.

You will ONLY need to submit an application form in 2020 if any of the following changes have occurred:

• New student enrolments: Your child has started or changed schools in 2020 or you did not apply at the same school in a previous year.

• Changed family circumstances, such as: a change of custody, change of name, concession card number or new siblings commencing at the school in 2020.

CSEF Flyer : English, Arabic and Vietnamese



CSEF Form Attachment:  



Second Hand Uniform Sales 

Fortnightly Tuesdays, Broadmeadows Campus

8.45am - 10.30am

Term One: Feb 4, Feb 18, Mar 3, Mar 17
Term Two: Apr 14, Apr 28, May 12, May 26, Jun 9, Jun 23
Term Three: Jul 14, Jul 28, Aug 11, Aug 25, Sept 8
Term Four: Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 10, Nov 24


Interested in selling your uniform?

If you wish to sell your freshly dry cleaned second hand uniform items (new logo only), you can do so by leaving them at Reception at the Broadmeadows Campus. All items must show they have been dry cleaned by having the dry cleaning tag attached. All items must contain the NEW College logo. The College will also accept NEW logo items as donations for struggling families.


Academy Uniforms run a school shop service at Broadmeadows Campus in the current second hand uniform area in the Mannes building on:

Wednesday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30am

Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Academy Uniforms are now ON-LINE

Simply go to: Academy Uniforms
Choose Penola Catholic College and enter password Broadmeadows
Orders can be sent to the School Shop or home address.

Academy Uniforms
238 Wolseley Place,
Ph: 9460 8011


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