Volume 3
5 March 2020


From The Principal: Mr Chris Caldow

As we enter Autumn and the second month of the term, it is timely to reflect on some of the happenings so far: 1511 students have been engaged in learning across both campuses Year 7 Information Evenings have been conducted and were well attended by the parent body. The House Swimming Carnival was well organised, had a high amount of …

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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 …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Faith and Mission: Robert Dullard Vol 3

 College Theme 2020 – “Believe in the whisperings of God to your own heart” Our College theme for 2020 is a direct quote from St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, “Believe in the whisperings of God to your own heart”. Mary’s words challenge us, as a College community, to each actively seek out opportunities to listen to God’s whisperings. We …

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Purchasing Student Photos

Photographs may be purchased as follows:

ONLINE PAYMENTS -  www.theschoolphotographer.com.au

Online Order Code       Years 9 to 12 : X3060EL42PB
                                       Years 7 to 8 : X3059EL42PG

Late Payments - If paying online after photo day for your class/portraits, online orders are open via our website for you to make payment.  A late fee applies for all orders placed after the bulk issue of School Photos are delivered. 

Phone Payments - Call directly on 9674 9824 - Order over the phone via credit card payments.  (Note – there is a processing fee of $5 for all phone order payments)


Email –  enquiries@theschoolphotographer.com.au  or  Call : 02 9674 9824

Please note students are issued with a current ID card annually and this must be carried at all times – should this be misplaced or lost students must replace the card at their own cost (from $10.00). 


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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