Volume 14
17 September 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 14


At the end of what has been another term mostly undertaken in remote conditions, I would like to thank staff, students and their families for your efforts. I know at times you must all feel overwhelmed and exhausted, but I say thank you. Thank you for the patience you have all shown, the compassion, understanding and kindness. I mentioned to …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 14

Dear parents,

As we gear up to the end of term, I can confirm it will be a well-deserved holiday that awaits both staff and students. As eventful as it has been, the endeavour shown by staff and the majority of students under difficult circumstances continue to astound me. To state the obvious, long stages of remote learning has brought …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 14

As we complete another term of remote learning it has been fantastic to see how adaptive and resilient our staff and students have been.  While we will continue with remote learning for the first part of Term 4, I wanted to thank all the families for their hard work with their children and hopefully we can welcome them back to …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Faith and Mission: Robert Dullard Vol 14

A Parent’s Voice (Useful insights and tips for parents by parents)

Recently, we introduced “A Parent’s Voice” a new section within our Newsletter to allow parents to share ideas and thoughts regarding parenting and how they are managing the challenges present during the Covid restrictions. Last newsletter, Kylie, a parent of two, shared some wonderful and very powerful insights and …

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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


Science KLA updates

Our term three of science remote learning at the Glenroy campus has been anything but dull. We have had a number of competitions and incursions to keep our students thinking and connected. The term began with the weekly competition “What in the world is that- Microscope images competition”, where for 5 weeks different everyday objects were photographed under a low …

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Food Technology

During remote learning Year 7 & 8 students from Food Studies still manage to complete practical tasks from home.


Competition Winners! R U OK Week

We have our Mindfulness Colouring Competition WINNERS!

There were over 60 student entries and 10 staff entries.

Fantastic effort by all involved!

A special thank you to Mr Caldow for judging!


$50 VOUCHER - OVERALL WINNER: Alisha Neupane 8E



$50 VOUCHER – STAFF – Peter Phan


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



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.


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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