Volume 9
18 June 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 9

St Dominic’s Primary School Closure As many of you may be aware, St Dominic’s Primary School in Broadmeadows was closed on Monday, 15 June in light of two confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst their students.  The advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer is that it is safe for students and families to continue attending school under current arrangements. DHHS has assured us that any …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 9

As Semester Two comes to an end, with its dramas and the different skills applied to learning and teaching, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on and assess the success of the learning experience. Being forced to adapt to the conditions of the day brought about by a global pandemic has given life to new experiences and ways of …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 9

From the Head of Campus - Glenroy It has been fantastic to see the return of all the students last Tuesday, will all the students settling back to face to face lessons and catching up with the staff and their peers.  While it has been a difficult time we hope that all students and their families feel supported and part …

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Second-hand Uniform Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will now be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and being unable to allow parents on site.

We have now subscribed to the Sustainable School Shop where parents can buy and sell school uniform books calculators online. Please see the below information regarding the Sustainable School Shop.

Second-hand Uniform and Textbook Trading details here!

Parents who have clothes at the College in the second-hand uniform shop will be notified to pick these items up from the Broadmeadows Reception office by Friday 26th of June  no later than 3.30pm. If the items are not collected then they will treated as a donation.

I would like to thank the generosity of parents who volunteered their time in running our uniform shop over the years.

Jenny Vinten
Penola Catholic College
Business Manager


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


VCAL News - Mr Arnel Davis

As we enter what hopefully is the beginning of the end for COVID restrictions around workplaces, it is important we continue to look for opportunities. We must also realise there are still opportunities for meaningful placement and employment. The questions must be asked; Am I prepared to travel?; What can I do to give myself an edge?; Does the employment …

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Important information regarding Cash Payments and the Accounts Office

The Broadmeadows Accounts Office is NOW OPEN for payments.
(Social distancing rules apply).

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 Glenroy Office will remain closed for all payments.

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

Thank you.


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 Here:


The CSEF program for 2020 closes on 26 June 2020

CSEF Officer, 
Delia Gaetano


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


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