Newsletter . Volume 11 . 4th August 2016

From The Principal: Chris Caldow

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Hairspray – College Production Countless hours of practice and rehearsal has gone into this year’s production “Hairspray”.  My thanks to the staff involved with the production particularly James Maddocks, Simon Greatwood, Richard Linton, Catherine Weekes, Sandra Warren, Dianne Lee and Ramona Arney.  I attended the Thursday night session and I was very impressed by the performance.  I thank the student …

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From the Deputy Principal: Head of Senior Campus Ernie Pisani

From the Deputy Principal: Head of Senior Campus Ernie Pisani

Dear Parents, The Career Expo last week was a wonderful success with students from the senior campus having access to representatives from the various tertiary institutions that attended. Students were able to seek information about courses and programs that they offered. The Senior Programs Evening on the following night complemented the career expo with a range of displays from each …

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From the Deputy Principal: Head of Junior Campus Stuart Harrison

From the Deputy Principal: Head of Junior Campus Stuart Harrison

Thank you to Danielle Prescott and Kathryn Ennor in coaching our Junior Netball Girls at the Junior Netball Championships on Friday the 22nd.  The girls did exceptionally well coming 4th overall. The girls also met Melbourne Vixen and Australian Diamond netball superstar Teagan Philip. Last week was maths week, with many students from both Year 7 and Year 8 competing …

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Timeline dates for 2017 Re-Enrolment


Yr 12 2017 due 7/9/2016               $200

Yr 11 2017 due 05/10/16               $200

Yr 10 2017 due 31/08/2016           $100

Yr 9 2017 due 7/9/15                     $100

Yr 8 2017 due 31/08/2016             $100



Laptop Purchase - Year 10 2017

Information has recently been provided to Year 9 parents regarding the purchase of laptops for their children going in to Year 10 next year.

The financial process for the Year 10 2017 Laptop Program is listed below including information on Accidental Damage Protection, Ownership

and the correct payments dates are listed:


Option 1  

Deposit payment made by 26th October 2016                                                               $  600.00

Balance in full, prior to, or on 9th December 2016                                                         $  625.00

                                                                                                            Total Cost:         $1225.00


Option 2 - CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS ONLY (Copy of Health Care Card required with Deposit)

Deposit payment made by 26th October 2016                                                                $   360.00

26 payments of $20 per fortnight (by Centrelink payments only)                                    $  520.00

Penola Catholic College Discount                                                                                   $  345.00

                                                                                                             Total Cost:         $ 1225.00

Payment methods

There are several methods of payment including Direct Debit, Credit Card Bpoint and Bpay.


When all financial commitments are met, the Tablet PC becomes the property of Parents/Guardians.

Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) for Laptop

The College is providing Accidental Damage Protection for the period of the laptop program to guard against accidental damage.

Conditions of this policy are attached in the Combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide.


•     The school must be notified immediately if a laptop is lost or missing and a police report filed.

•     Accidental Damage Protection does not cover the vandalism, wilful damage or loss.



Ciao a tutti!

On Friday 24th June, Year 7’s studying Italian and the Year 8 Accelerated Italian class participated in the Swinburne Italian Poetry Competition. For many, many weeks they painstakingly practised their pronunciation, worked so hard on trying to include intonation and of course, memorised their chosen poem. Overcoming nerves was also a big hurdle on the day but the results are finally in!

25 students will receive a Certificato di Lode (Honourable Mention), 28 students will receive a Certificato di Merito (Merit) and 50 students a Certificato di Partecipazione but TWO students were statewide FINALISTS! It gives me great pleasure to announce our winners:

Year 7    Grace Garfi - 4th place

Year 8    Gianluca (Luca) Polimeni - 3rd place





I would like to thank Professoresse Franzoni, Pace and Shllaku for the support they showed their students.

I would also like to wish the Yr 7’s studying Italian this semester all the very best, as they will be participating in the September Competition.


Year 12 Japanese Cultural Cooking Experience

On Tuesday the 19th of July, the Year 12 Japanese class participated in a cultural cooking experience in relation to the topic of Japan’s healthy eating habits.

Our menu consisted of rice balls (おにぎり), miso soup (みそしる), deep fried chicken (からあげ) and sautéed vegetables (れんこんのきんぴら). Not only was it fun to make (and really delicious), it was a wonderful opportunity that allowed us to have an authentic experience of the lifestyle of many Japanese people.

We wish to thank our Japanese Teacher and Language Assistant for organising this event, and the support from the Food Technology for allowing us to use the space to create a lifelong and memorable experience.

-          Sarah N, Jenny D, Thien N, Nagi M and Lily N

Sport Report by Brett Dickinson

Sport Report by Brett Dickinson

Year 9 Premier League Round 2 vs CRC North Keilor. Boys Basketball Year 9 Premier League Boys Basketball Round 1 VS Antonine: The Penola basketball boys’ first round of the Premier League Championship was never going to be easy. The first half of the match Vs Antonine was hard fought and saw Penola with a small lead at the half …

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Second Hand Uniform Sales


Fortnightly: TUESDAYS at Broadmeadows Campus from 8.45am until 10.30am

Term 3:       9th August,  23rd August,  6th September

Term 4:     4th October,  18th October,  8th November,  22nd November,  6th December

Anybody who wishes to sell their freshly dry cleaned second hand uniform items, can do so by leaving them at Reception.  A small fee will be charged for postage and handling.

All items must show they have been dry cleaned by having dry cleaning tag attached. 


Academy Uniforms

238 Wolseley Place,


Ph: 9460 8011

Academy Uniforms also run a school shop service at Broadmeadows Campus in the current second hand uniform area in the Mannes building on:

Wednesday mornings from 8:00 - 9:30am

Thursday afternoons from 2:30 - 4:00pm


Academy Uniforms are now ON-LINE

- Simply go to www.academyuniforms.com.au


- Choose Penola Catholic College and enter password Broadmeadows

Orders can be sent to the School Shop or home address.


Penola Catholic College

Junior Campus: 35 William Street, Glenroy, VIC 3046
Senior Campus: 29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows, VIC 3047

Postal Address:
PO Box 637, Glenroy, VIC

Telephone:(03) 9301-2777
Fax:(03) 9301-2770