Volume 8
4 June 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 8

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is the celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter. We celebrated Pentecost Sunday last Sunday. Without Pentecost the Christ event – the life, death and resurrection of Jesus – remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 8

Dear Parents,

After having the Year 11 and 12 students back on site over the past two weeks, I am pleased to tell you that their return to school has been without incident. The college has applied several safe measures to ensure that students and staff are kept out of harm’s way and the students have applied them with diligence. …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 8

After 8 weeks of remote learning our 7 and 8 students will return this Tuesday the 9thof June.  As outlined by our Principal Chris Caldow we have been very busy in preparing the campus for the staff and student return.  We have put various social distancing measure in place including separate recess and …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Learning & Teaching: John McKay Vol 8

Dear Families,

If you have a child in Year 10 or 11, we are now accepting applications for students to change subjects.  Students can apply to change subjects, strictly, until June 22.  Students have been sent the links via email and it is also on their respective Year Level Page.  Students must inform their parents about their application, and the …

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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


Languages Competition

A huge well done and thank you to all students who participated in the Languages Competition last week (starting Monday 4th of May). Students were asked to submit an entry that displayed what embodies the language/culture they are studying. They could recite a poem, sing, play an instrument, cook, demonstrate how to do something, or completely come up with their …

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Year 7 and 8 Science Meme Competition

To view the Year 7 and 8 Science Meme Competition Winners click here!

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Ebooks - Get the APP!

All students and staff have access to a range of ebooks and audiobooks. Simply download the ePlatform by Wheelers app from your app store. Find Penola Catholic College library and log in using your school username and password.

We have lots of new books you can borrow.  Why not try to download our ebooks?  Ask ERC staff if you need help. However, remember to return your overdue library books to the ERC. 


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


Entertainment memberships are expiring!



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 will remain closed to the public.

You may make payments using the following:

Direct Deposit/Internet Banking - please contact the Accounts office and we can provide the details you need to make payment this way

Bpay Payment – details are on your Statements to make payment

Bpoint Payment – details are on your Statements and can be paid by going to our Website and choose the e-payments link

Credit Card  - phone the College on 93012777 and make payment over the phone between 8:30am-3:30pm

If you have any other school fee inquiries you can email schoolfees@penola.vic.edu.a


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



Second Hand Uniform Sales 


Fortnightly Tuesdays, Broadmeadows Campus

8.45am - 10.30am

Please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no Cash payments made.
Only students will be permitted to enter the shop to purchase uniform.

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:

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions Academy Uniforms will not be open at the College until further notice.

All purchases can be made online or in-store at Academy Uniforms, Thomastown. Orders can be delivered to the College. 

Thank you. 

To order online go to: Academy Uniforms
Choose Penola Catholic College and enter password Broadmeadows
Orders can be sent to the College or home address.

Academy Uniforms
238 Wolseley Place,
Ph: 9460 8011

Are you ready for winter?

Our Thomastown store is open with normal trading hours and we recommend visiting sooner rather than later!

We are fully stocked and adhering to social distancing and disinfecting all surfaces between sales. There are currently no queues so you will be served immediately but this will change come closer to back to School.

Alternatively on-line is available at all times.

Thank you


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