Volume 16
29 October 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 16

Great News!

First and foremost, for the first time since late June we have had all students return to face to face teaching. To say that we are happy to have them back is a massive understatement! The thing that I am particularly proud of is the way that our community has risen to the challenges that they have had …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 16

The return of the Year 9 and 10 students to the campus brought much delight to everyone involved. I know that students were really looking forward to their return as the attendance figures in the first few days of the week was close to 100%. Students belong in schools where the structure and routine shape their discipline for learning. The …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 16

It was fantastic to welcome the Year 8s back to the Glenroy Campus on Monday. All seemed happy to be back and to begin re-establish the relationships with their teachers and peers. While there has been some anxiety the staff have been working hard to ensure the transition back from remote learning has been smooth and welcoming. Just a reminder …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Faith and Mission: Robert Dullard Vol 16

Memorial Mass 2020  

Next Thursday, 5th November at 7.30 pm, we will celebrate our annual Memorial Mass, where we remember all those who have passed from our extended Penola Catholic College community. Due to current government restrictions this year, the College will be live streaming the Mass, which families will be able to view at home on the night. …

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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


Sustainable School Shop

The Second-hand Uniform Shop will no longer be operating at the College.

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!

Click here to view available Penola Catholic College Uniform stock

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.


Accounts Office now open!

The College is NOW OPEN for all payments

Alternatively you can still 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.


2020 Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

The eligibility date to qualify for the CSEF has been extended to Monday 5th October 2020

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 applications will continue processing until Friday 27th November 2020

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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