Volume 11
6 August 2020



From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 11

Strange and Difficult Times

We are living through strange and difficult times. The return to remote learning for all students presents challenges for us all but increases the safety of all students and their families. I welcome the move to remote learning as it reduces the chance of transmission of COVID-19 within the school community but also acknowledge that face …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 11

One of the secrets to success in educating students is the ability to get each student motivated to work towards established goals. The current lockout situation has changed the landscape somewhat, but the motivation to succeed should be a constant. Research has shown in the past that students with strong goals for educational outcomes, together with career goals, are destined …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Learning & Teaching: John McKay Vol 11

Subject selection and transition It is that time of year when the students will need to complete their choices in subjects for next year.  I have outlined a number of details below for you and all students to consider.  As a result of remote learning, we have shifted things to an online platform and trust that we have catered to …

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National Science Week

This term we will be running a range of special activities to celebrate science week.

In addition to the term 3 “What in the world is that?” microscope images guessing science competition, we will run a range of online activities for students to participate in during science week.

The theme this year is “Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.” For our year 7 and 8 students we had organised an incursion during the week of August 10th – 14th. This real life experience has now been turned into an online experience. It’s easy to attend, students will join their normal science class team meeting in the double period during that week so they can be involved in the presentation from the “Marine team”. We hope it will be an interesting remote learning incursion experience.

This year we are celebrating science week during the week of August 17th- 21st 2020. Across both campuses there will be a marine themed song and some facts in the daily news items for homerooms to share as well as a quiz each day and some exclusive content shared through STILE.

We look forward to celebrating science week with everyone!

Ms Trapani and Ms Adams


Retail Cosmetics or Salon Assistant courses on offer in 2021.

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NCCD Information Sheet for Parents, Carers and Guardians

What is the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data?

Schools must now complete the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) every year. It counts the number of students who receive additional adjustments or “help” at school because of a disability. The NCCD helps governments plan for the needs of students with disability.

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Sustainable School 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!

Jenny Vinten
Penola Catholic College
Business Manager


Important information regarding School Fees and other payments

The College is NOW 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 or please contact us and we can provide the details

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 select the School Fees Option between 8:30am-3:30pm. 

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

Thank you.

All Academy Uniform purchases can now be made online or in-store at Academy Uniforms in Thomastown. 

To order online
- Go to Academy Uniforms
- Select 'Order online'
- Choose Penola Catholic College
- Enter password Broadmeadows

Orders can be sent to the College or your home address.

Please note: Academy Uniforms will no longer hold a store onsite at our College.

Academy Uniforms
238 Wolseley Place, Thomastown     
Ph: 9460 8011

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