Volume 17
12 November 2020


From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 17

Dear members of the Penola Catholic College community,

Month of November

Traditionally, Catholics observe November as the month of the Holy Souls.  The month commences with two great Feast Days, the Feast of All Saints (1st Nov) and the Feast of All Souls (2nd Nov). As I have mentioned in previous editions of this newsletter, it is also quite appropriate …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 17

Dear Parents,

As the year enters its final days, most students are busily engaged in completing the end of year tasks for each of their subjects. The Year 12s are fully into their examinations which will continue until the early stages of December and Year 11 students are starting to gear up for their end of year exams.   …

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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


1000 Paper Cranes Project

We started this paper cranes project when we were in year nine and are thrilled to see it finally complete. It has taken us many lunchtimes of sewing, laughter and chatter to see this piece of sentimentality complete, as these thousand cranes represent hope and faith.

Having been in a foreign language class these last few years, it was really exciting to see this opportunity given to us knowing that we are continuing a beautiful project that was started by several students back when we both were still in primary school. From the start of this journey we had no idea how to start or what to do but after discussing and planning, just like that, we have made 1000 lovely cranes which are to be hung in N001, together with a plaque to commemorate the project.

Even after year 12, we will always remember these fun and memorable times we created and hope this crane project will keep flourishing.

We would like to thank Ms. Carr, Mrs. Diaz and Mrs. Favrin for their support. We are really grateful for everything.

Sakira Nguyen, Sandra Yousuf
Year 11.


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.


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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