Volume 18
26 November 2020

From the Principal: Mr Chris Caldow Vol 18

New Governance Model for Catholic Schools

In Term 4 of last year, all school principals of Catholic Primary schools and Regional Secondary Colleges were asked to attend a meeting at CEM where it was announced that Archbishop Comensoli was responding to the recommendations relating to school governance made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Broadmeadows Campus: Ernie Pisani Vol 18

Dear parents,

As the 2020 year nears completion, students are preparing for the introduction of the 2021 program. Today we end the year with end of year assemblies designed to celebrate great achievements despite the recent challenges. There is a sense of optimism in the air and as we prepare to start a new year via the Headstart program it …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Glenroy Campus: Stuart Harrison Vol 18

While it was disappointing that our Year 8 students could not have their Year 8 Social the Year 8 Coordinators Mr Lentini and Ms Murray tried to make their final day one of celebration. On Monday the 30th our Year 8 students will transition to the Broadmeadows Campus. Their homeroom will begin at 9.00am in the McCormack Centre (Year 9 …

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From the Deputy Principal Head of Faith and Mission: Robert Dullard Vol 18

AJASS Student Leadership Formation Day

Last Monday, 23rd November, our 2021 College Captains and Portfolio Captains were involved in the AJASS Student Leadership Formation Day. Usually this is a combined schools’ event, however, this year, we ran a slightly different structure due to Covid-19 restrictions. The day commenced with a combined Zoom link up with the other AJASS schools in …

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Student Tuition Fees - 2021

The Penola Catholic College Board has approved that the school fees for the 2021 school year will remain the same as the fees in place for the 2020 year.

Year Level                   Annual Fee

Year 7                                   $3,050
Year 8                                   $3,190
Year 9 and Year 10               $3,620
Year 11 and Year 12             $4,140

A family concession will be granted to all families who have two or more students enrolled at Penola Catholic College. A discount of 10% for the second child, 50% for a third child and 100% for the fourth and subsequent children will apply. At present, the maximum family fee is $8000.

compulsory Building Fund contribution of $200 will be charged annually for each student enrolled at Penola Catholic College.

Penola Catholic College offers a choice of plans to pay Tuition Fees. The option of fortnightly, monthly, by the term, or one off payments are available.  Fees can be paid by cheque, money order and eftpos. Payments through Centrelink are also accepted. Direct bank deposits and BPAY facilities are also available.

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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