Volume 6
7 May 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 6

No Blanket Reduction of School Fees

I have had a small number of requests from parents requesting a blanket reduction in fees for all families during the period of remote learning. This won’t take place as there are unfortunately a number of our families whose financial circumstances have changed dramatically due to the restrictions instituted to reduce the spread of …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 6

Dear Parents,

We keep on talking and hearing about the strange times that we are living in. What we really mean is that things are very different for us at the moment: for family connections, employment potential, our children’s schooling and for family and student wellbeing. On top of that, the immediate future for these things is still a little …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 6

Pastoral Period

During this time we are conscious that students are missing the social interaction that comes with a normal school day as well as their wellbeing during isolation.  As a result the Year 7 and 8 Year Level Coordinators have developed a pastoral session for both year levels which was launched last Friday morning. The Pastoral Period is a …

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Now taking enrolments for Year 7 in 2022!

To enrol online please visit: 
Alternatively you can download a hard-copy here and post to:
PO Box 637, Glenroy,
3046, VIC, Australia

For any inquiries please email marketing@penola.vic.edu.au


School Photo Distribution

Just an update on school photo distribution – unfortunately with the early closure of the College in Term 1 we were unable to distribute school photos as ordered through The School Photographer.  These will be ready and waiting for students when we return to normal schooling. 

Please note school photos are still able to be ordered :

The School Photographer P/L


Telephone: 1300 795 850


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


CSEF Officer
Delia Gaetano


Important information regarding Cash Payments and the Accounts Office

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and following government guidelines to reduce the use of cash we will not be taking cash at the College. The accounts office is closed to the public while remote learning is in place. You are welcome to ring between 8.30 and  3.30 and make a payment over the phone by ringing accounts 93012777. If you have any other school fee enquiries you can email schoolfees@penola.vic.edu.a



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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