From the Principal - Mr Chris Caldow Vol 3

As we enter Autumn and the second month of the term, it is timely to reflect on some of the happenings so far:

  • 1491 students have been engaged in learning across both campuses
  • Year 7 Meet & Greet sessions have been conducted on Wednesday 16 February via Teams and were well attended by the parent body
  • Our Opening Assembly presented the students with some great models from the VCE class of 2021
  • Years 7 Camps take place next week
  • Whilst there have been a number of staff and students who have contracted COVID-19 since the beginning of term this has not been as many as anticipated or projected
  • Parent feedback on the transition of our new students has been most positive

All of these activities take planning and preparation to ensure that they are successful events. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Penola community to thank our staff for their efforts, they have been extremely diligent and generous with their own time to enable the many events listed above to take place. Without the support of staff these activities simply would not take place, so I thank staff most sincerely for their efforts.

Beginning of Year Mass
The church season of lent began on Wednesday and is a time of preparation for Easter, the key event of Christianity. We celebrated our beginning of year mass on Wednesday 2 March with a whole school event for the first time for 2022. Even if some students don’t believe themselves, they recognise that it is important to others within our community. The mass is another way of reinforcing our Catholic identity. Thanks to the Faith and Mission team for organising the Opening Mass. It also happened to be Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent.

The celebration of the Eucharist is what unites us as a Catholic community and reinforces to us, within a sacramental way, our identity as a Catholic school. We have very few opportunities to pray together as an entire community and this mass allows us to give thanks for all our blessings. Any time we have an opportunity to gather together as a faith community it not only builds our community but also reinforces our culture.

Face masks in schools
As per the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the following actions are mandatory:

• Face masks are to be worn by individuals over the age of 12 when on public transport and school buses – unless they have a lawful exemption.

• Individuals over the age of 12 must carry a face mask at all times.

The same exemptions to the wearing of face masks apply in schools as when people are out in the community. This includes students who are over the age of 12 and are unable to wear a face mask due to the nature of their disability. This also includes students or staff who have a medical condition, such as problems with their breathing, a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a mental health condition.

Face masks are recommended for use by staff and students when physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. Students will always have the option of wearing a mask if they wish. Whilst we acknowledge that we are attempting to socially distance as much as possible in classrooms it is not compulsory to wear a mask within classrooms unless directed to do so by a staff member e.g. when students are required to gather close together around an experiment or demonstration in class etc.

At Penola Catholic College students will be required to wear masks where there are large gatherings such as Campus Assemblies, Whole School events. A face mask must cover the nose and mouth.

2023 Year 7 Enrolments
A reminder to all of our existing families that Year 7 enrolments for 2023 closed on Friday,20 August, 2021. A number of families applied after the close of enrolment last year and it makes it very difficult to accurately plan for the following year, so I ask that you submit your enrolment as soon as possible. Often families assume that we know that there is a younger sibling but I would be very disappointed if one of our existing families missed out on an enrolment due to not submitting their enrolment in a timely manner. If there are any current families with children in Grade Six who are intending to enrol them at Penola in 2023, I would ask that you make contact with Ms Anita Harding at the College as soon as possible.

Parent Teacher Student Meet and Greet Sessions
The first of our Parent Teacher Student Meet and Greet sessions will take place next week on Thursday 10 March on the Broadmeadows campus and Wednesday 16 March on the Glenroy campus. These sessions will be conducted via Microsoft TEAMS with our final session on Thursday 7 April hopefully face to face. These sessions are an opportunity for parents to meet with the subject teachers of your sons and daughters to let them know relevant information about your child/children. I hope that they are a productive night for all parents who attend. We continue to engage more parents and students in the learning process with the aim of further improving student outcomes. There were many conversations about learning, setting realistic goals for the year and future pathway options.

As part of this approach, we recognise that during the period a young student is participating in their secondary education, they grow and experience many significant changes in their life. As such, we strive to have conversations with families about each stage of the adolescent journey. We share approaches the College has developed that promote positive conversations and effectively influence young people. Because this is a period where the students strive to be independent, there are some times when communications between sons and daughters and parents can be challenging, and for this reason Penola works hard to foster dialogue in the family.

The purpose of the Meet and Greet Session is for parents to meet the teachers of their child or children, to convey important information about your child or children to the teacher and to discuss their goals for the year. What we are seeking from these sessions is to find out as much information as we can about your child to assist us with planning and maximizing the growth of each student in our care.

Although we believe we are the educational experts in relation to each student’s learning, we readily recognise that parents are the experts in their children. Therefore for us, a parent’s insights and understanding helps the College tailor its approach to each young student’s learning and growth. We achieve this by aiming to ensure that all conversations and planning about each student’s development are undertaken in a collaborative and supportive way. This approach is used by everyone, teachers, school counsellors and leaders.

Rapid Antigen Testing
Thanks to the many students and families who are completing their rapid antigen tests on Monday and Wednesday mornings. A reminder that it is okay to complete on another day if you forget. As you will notice from the COVID notification letters released each day there are still a number of cases being reported each day and the vast majority are being picked up by Rapid Antigen Tests. This surveillance testing using RATs is helping our community to remain safer, so I encourage all to continue with the testing.

Student Vaccinations
COVID-19 third-dose vaccinations are now available to 16–17year-olds who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine three or more months ago.
Getting vaccinated is one of the most important steps we can all take to get direct protection against COVID-19.

How to book an appointment

There are many convenient options to access vaccinations. These include state-wide vaccination clinics, and your local GP or pharmacy.
You can book your appointment in a few different ways, including:

Welcome
Welcome to Mrs. Amanda Michielin who commences her role as e-Learning Leader this week. She will be teaching Year 12 Software Development as well as providing EAL support in some Maths classes.

Welcome to Mr James Giannoukos who has been appointed as our new Psychology teacher and Literacy tutor, James commenced with us on Monday 28 February. He joins us from Australia International Academy where he has been teaching VCE Psychology.

Welcome to Mr Anthony DeAngelis who has been appointed as our new ICT Helpdesk person to assist staff and students with ICT issues. Anthony is a former student who graduated in 2014 and completed a Bachelor of Information Technology and previously worked as IT Service / Support Technician at one of Australia’s leading Desktop PC and Laptop suppliers, Aftershock.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Chantell Lipplegoes who has been appointed as Receptionist at St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Airport West. Chantell has been working with us for nearly 10 years both casually and more recently in full-time ongoing capacity in the Broadmeadows Campus Office. Chantell will finish with us on Thursday 17 March and begin her new job the next day. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly recognise the contribution that Chantell has made here at Penola Catholic College in a range of different roles including First Aid, both Campus Offices and Reception. I take this opportunity to thank Chantell for her contribution and wish her well for the future.

VRQA Review
Our VRQA review will take place on Wednesday 9 March and our reviewers, Meredith Nolte and Graeme Luck will both be onsite. We have provided Meredith and Graeme with electronic access to our curriculum documents, policies, compliance requirements and other evidence to support our ongoing registration as a Secondary school within Victoria.

Tutoring Learning Initiative 2022
Despite the best of efforts of teachers in 2020 & 2021, there are some students who were not able to engage as fully in the remote learning program as they would have been able to in the usual classroom teaching program. Evidence suggests that roughly 20% of students have fallen behind during the period of remote and flexible learning. This includes students at all ability and achievement levels.

Students who may require additional support include those:

  • with low levels of English
  • with home environments not conducive to remote and flexible learning
  • already at risk of disengaging from school
  • enrolled in applied programs, and
  • who need educational and health and wellbeing supports at school but were unable to access them at home.

As you may be aware significant funding has been made available by the state government to employ tutors who will assist students to catch up on their learning. This initiative is supported by the CECV. At Penola, the Tutor Learning Initiative is designed to support students whose learning was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tutors have been engaged to provide targeted teaching to students as identified as needing additional support to mitigate learning loss. We have identified approximately 80 students who fell behind during remote learning. It is our intention to utilise the funding provided by the Victorian Government to close the achievement gap. Parents of these students will be notified when the tutoring program begins.


Prayer for Lent
Lent is a time to pray, fast and do good deeds. It is also a time to change our ways and to

turn to God for forgiveness. The Church invites all to pray traditional prayers such as The Confiteor, the Act of Contrition and the Our Father as these are prayers of acknowledgment of our sins and prayers, asking for forgiveness. Each time Mass is celebrated, those gathered ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness in the Penitential Act.

The Church also offers the sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation: a sacrament of healing and forgiveness. It is a celebration of God’s love and mercy. In this sacrament Catholics are invited to confess their sins and receive forgiveness from a priest who is God’s representative.

Lent is an appropriate time for celebrating the Sacrament of Penance. The following is an extract taken from Pope Francis when talking about lent.

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

From the Head of Campus Glenroy - Mr Stuart Harrison Vol 3

Cross Country and Swimming Carnival
On Friday 18 February, the Glenroy Campus spent the day at the Oak Park Aquatic Centre. The day began with a 3km cross country run along the Moonee Ponds Creek walking track. The festivities then moved to inside the centre where a number of different swimming races took place, as well as some fun activities in the wading pool and waterslide.

Year 7 Camps
Our Year 7 camp to Camp Manyung in Mt Eliza takes place next week with the following homerooms on these dates:

  • Camp 1 7A, B, D, F, Monday 7 March - Wednesday 9 March
  • Camp 2 7C, E, G, I, J Wednesday 9 March - Friday 11 March

The Year 7 camp is a key highlight of the year and assists students transitioning to secondary school. It assists students to develop a sense of belonging to their group, to learn about themselves, their class mates and teachers, and to meet other Year 7 students in a totally different environment from that of the classroom setting. I will be attending camp 1 and I look forward to getting to know our students.

Year 7 Reflection Days
Over the next two weeks the Year 7 students will be taking part in our Year 7 Reflection Day presented by our Faith & Mission Team. The students will walk with the staff to The Hope Centre in Glenroy, where they will spend the day understanding what it means to belong to a Catholic community and how we can all aim to be better disciples of Jesus Christ. The dates for the reflection days are:

  • Monday 7 March Home Rooms: 7I & 7J
  • Tuesday 8 March Home Rooms: 7C & 7E
  • Thursday 10 March Home Rooms: 7F & 7D
  • Tuesday 15 March Home Rooms: 7A & 7H
  • Wednesday 16 March Home Rooms: 7B & 7G

Year 8 Medieval & Religious Education Day
On Wednesday 9 March our Year 8 students will spend the day completing rotations based on the work that has been completed in their Year 8 Humanities and Religious Education classes. The humanities component will be around life in medieval England and give some insight to what they have been studying. The Religious Education component will consist of exploration of the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church and iconography.

I hope all students enjoy the various activities planned for next week.

From the Head of Campus Broadmeadows - Ms Erin Bonavia Vol 3

Just like that we are now in March and school life is certainly in full swing. Thank you for your efforts in supporting your child with their return to school routines this year.

Co-curricular program
It has been great to see many students already engaging in the co-curricular activities of the College. From sporting teams to production rehearsals, students have had many opportunities to develop their personal skills and wellbeing outside the classroom. My thanks to the College staff who volunteer their time to make these fun and engaging activities possible.

Community relationships
Our relationship with the local community is important and this includes how our students conduct themselves in public areas, on their way to and from school such as public transport, shopping centres and surrounding streets. I urge all students to please treat members of the public with respect and represent our College with pride. Allowing pedestrians to pass through walk ways and the underpass at the stations before and after school, and being mindful of personal and group conduct on public transport such as trains and buses are ways that we expect our students to be courteous. Some of our Year 12 students may be driving themselves to school this year and park their cars on surrounding streets. I ask students who are parking their cars to please be mindful not to block rubbish bin access, driveways or additional car spaces. Discussing these reminders with your child would be much appreciated.

International Women’s Day
Next Tuesday 8 March is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “break the bias”. I wish all women in our community a very happy International Women’s Day and a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive and a world where difference is valued and celebrated.

From the Head of Faith & Mission - Mr Robert Dullard Vol 3

Opening College and Ash Wednesday Mass, Wednesday, 2nd March
On Wednesday, we held our Opening College and Ash Wednesday Mass, celebrating both the start to our College year and also the commencement of Lent. Celebrating Mass together presents a real opportunity to express our faith as a Catholic community and commence our school year in a positive, connected manner. The Mass took place in the ASH at the Broadmeadows Campus with all students (Years 7-12) and staff present. It was wonderful to have everyone together again in one forum as a community. We also livestreamed the Mass to students, parents and staff to view from home. One beautiful ritual which took place during the Mass was to process and place all the names of our Year 7 students and the names of all other new students (Years 7-12) and staff to our College, into our Penola Catholic College Sacred Community Chest which sits upon the altar during all College Masses. Containing the names of every member of Penola Catholic College, it continues to symbolise for us that we are each significant, valued and connected members of both, our College community and our Lord’s family. Further, it reminds us as a College community to ensure we are inclusive of all and to always develop a spirit of belonging. It was a wonderful Mass, highlighted by the fact that this was the first time that many of our students had gathered together as a College community in its entirety, since starting at Penola. For the remainder, it was the first time in two years since we have done this. So the sense of gathering together as a community to celebrate Mass was made even more special.

Two articles from our College Chaplin, Fr Tony Cox
Father Tony has kindly written two articles which are very pertinent to us at present. One is connected to our College theme this year and the other on Lent. I urge you to read both articles and reflect upon his insights.

Loving in our Acts:
As we all know the Theme of the College for this year of 2022 is “Let us show this love in our acts, bearing with one another, forgiving and forgetting.”

In many ways it is a difficult theme, but I think it might be helpful at this stage to just tease the meaning out a bit. Seeing it was written by our Patron, St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop and viewed in the light of her treatment by the Church and her excommunication, it has tremendous meaning for us and our world at this time.

As we see and as we hear and read through the many media avenues, there is unfortunately so much conflict, misunderstanding, intolerance, scorn and harshness existing in so much of life and especially in relation to many countries and their relations with others.

In many ways, all of this would have been familiar to Jesus as he went about preaching and healing, welcoming the poor and the outcast. He said that we were to “Love our enemies and to do good to those who hate us”. In another part of the Gospels, he offered ways of acting whereby we could become blessed and happy.” It seems easier, doesn’t it, to seek to be poor in spirit rather than to love someone we dislike, someone we might call “the enemy”.

And yet, this is exactly what St. Mary of the Cross did. The love she showed and practised was a love which was gracious, which is an act of the will and not a feeling which is a determined interest in the welfare of the other. She put on the mind of Christ. Jesus proposed a love which could absorb and neutralise any anger which is in all hatred.

It is hard to judge justly when we are angry; hard to forgive when the wrong seems overwhelming; hard to lend and share what we have and what we are and to have no expectation of a pay-off. Yet as we give to others, God will give to us, not just an equal amount, but in abundance, piled into our lap until we carry no more.

This is Christian love. This is what Jesus urged upon his disciples and it is something that St. Mary of the Cross lived, dreamed and acted upon. She did not have to fall in love with those who opposed her, not feel the warm glow of affection which she might have had for friends, but even in the face of jealously and opposition she desired the ultimate well-being of those who ill-treated her.

To turn the other cheek, to submit to opposition and to desire the good of those criticising her would have seemed like madness, and a denial of the special place of God’s chosen people. Yet, this is what Jesus asked and this is what St. Mary of the Cross lived and acted out. She did good to those who opposed her. She showed meekness. She offered more than had been requested of her and she treated others as she would want them to treat her.

Mary never doubted God’s unwavering love, and in the end, she brought this love to all others.

Ash Wednesday - Lent Begins
We begin the Season of Lent with ashes on our foreheads and for many, a question is asked as to what is symbolised by this smudging? In some countries, the crowds going to Church to receive the ashes far exceeds those of even Christmas. A friend of mine who works as a priest in Mexico told me once of how they carve a cross out of a wine cork and then use this as a style of stamp…the numbers are so great!

Going back to when I was quite small my understanding had been that Lent mostly was seen as a season within which we are all asked to fast from certain normal, healthy pleasures so as to better ourselves for the feast of Easter. For myself, it was always a matter of trying to give up “lollies” for Lent and then having a “chocolate Easter egg breakout” on Easter Sunday. On top of this, my Birthday often fell on Good Friday and who wants to eat Fish and not be able to have chocolate and peppermint ice cream! But the meaning and significance is greater and deeper.

In every culture, there are ancient stories, myths, which teach that all of us, at times, have to sit in the ashes. We all know, for example, the story of Cinderella. The name itself literally means, the little girl (puella) who sits in the ashes (cinders). The moral of the story is clear: Before you get to be beautiful, before you get to marry the prince or princess, before you get to go to the great feast, you must first spend some lonely time in the ashes, humbled, smudged, tending to duty and the unglamorous, waiting. Lent is this. It is a time for each of us to sit in the ashes, to spend our time, like Cinderella, working and sitting among the cinders of the fire…grieving what we have done wrong, renouncing the dance, refraining from the banquet, refusing to do business as usual, waiting while some silent growth takes place within is, and simply being still so that the ashes can do their work in us enabling us to be with “the Lord of the Dance” on Easter Morning. It is not incidental that we begin Lent by marking our foreheads with ashes.

Wellbeing Framework

Resilience Planner
Each student has received a College planner which is a valuable resource. The planner allows students to record all homework and assessment tasks as well as general study, supporting essential organisation and time management. Good organisational skills can help to reduce stress especially at peak times when many tasks are due. In addition, the planner is a resource of information of the College rules and expectations and general school information. Throughout the planner you will notice useful tips and prompts from The Resilience Project which students will be referred to by their class teachers along with the weekly pastoral lesson material. I urge all students to please take their planner to each class, record all homework, study and due work as well as check the planner at home each night. Asking to see your child’s planner and discussing what homework they have, and what tasks are coming up, can support optimal use of the planner.

With the introduction of The Resilience Project, all students from 7-12 received a Resilience Project planner. The planner has all The Resilience Project lessons which homeroom teachers will discuss throughout the year. In addition to this the planner has daily reflections and activities based around the project’s key ideas of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (G.E.M). These will enable students to monitor how they are each day and practice the key messages emerging from the Resilience Project. Please click here to watch a video that was produced for students by The Resilience Project:


Homework vs Study
A new initiative for the college this year is the inclusion of a study column.


























Throughout this year students are being taught the difference between home vs study where homework is teacher directed, while study is student directed. We will also be giving some key tips to the students on the benefits of study and different ways you can study.

Learning at Penola

Parent Teacher Student Progress Meetings
Partnering with families is one of the most powerful ways to promote a sense shared common goals in a child’s learning journey. How we partner with families has evolved as we experienced remote and hybrid learning during the past two years. The first two dates of scheduled PTSPMs will occur via Microsoft TEAMs. Have you made your bookings?

Connecting with families is of vital importance to Penola staff as we discuss and reflect on students’ school experience thus far. As you are planning to meet with your child’s teachers, please prepare some questions you may wish to ask and review the academic feedback on MyPenola. In addition, please share with staff any information that may assist us to support your son/daughter with their learning. We look forward to meeting with as many parents as possible on:

• March 10 (Broadmeadows) TEAMS

• March 16 (Glenroy) TEAMS

• April 7 (Broadmeadows and Glenroy) FACE TO FACE


Learning Strategies
At Penola Catholic College it is our expectation that each student:

  • Displays creative and critical thinking skills
  • Effectively communicates ideas and information
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude to learning and strives for personal best
  • Is self-motivated and works well independently
  • Participates well in collaborative learning
  • Uses effective organisation strategies

By adopting these Learning Strategies students are able to strive for academic excellence and reach their full potential as learners. These 21st century skills will stand each student in good stead not only in our school setting, but also within the wider community.

Languages

Japan-Australia Online Exchange Program at Junior Campus
On the 22nd of February 2022, My Japanese CLIL class participated in an online exchange with a Japanese class from Ryuukai Junior High School in Okazaki learning English. The experience was interesting as the Japanese students were pronouncing English words rather fluently. My group presented first from Penola. I hope they enjoyed the experience as much as I did. I really enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to do it again in the coming weeks.
Michael S (8J)

Le maschere
During Il Carnevale which takes place a Venezia, there are streets full of people wearing masks and attending different events. Wearing these masks allows gli italiani to protect their identity and remove any differences. When wearing la maschera, carnival goers are free to be whoever they want to be. Le maschere can be hand made or store bought. Some people dress up super fancy and have very fancy masks, while others just dress in normal clothes and just wear the masks without any costume. Our class was supposed to make le maschere during Languages Week however we were so excited and wanted to make them now so our teacher allowed us. We had a really good time making them and being very creative with our maschere. We decided to have a class competition but it was very hard to choose a winner as they were all very good. Our class could also make a connection to Italia as Carnevale is taking place now before ASH Wednesday.
Juliet G (7E)

Science

As part of our Science extra-curricular program, Science Club will be running on the Glenroy campus during 2022. Science Club is a lunchtime enrichment club, which this year will focus on supporting students to enter different Science and STEM competitions across the year.

On Wednesday’s during the first half of lunch, in CAM003, students will be able to design a project to enter into the Science Talent Search during Semester 1. Most of the work on these projects will be completed by early Term 2, and if of a good enough standard will be entered into the statewide Science Talent Search Competition. In Semester 2 we will be extending our team skills through the VEX robotics challenges and hope to also have teams enter into the Tournament of Minds.

More information about the Science Talent Search can be found on our campus bulletin, with an overview of the statewide competition available here.

For more information please contact me via email ftrapani@penola.vic.edu.au

Dr Fiona Trapani


Outdoor & Environmental Studies

On Saturday 19 February, the Year 12 Outdoor & Environmental Studies cohort headed to the scenic Wilsons Promontory National Park for their 4-day hiking expedition. Blessed with some great weather, our students completed their journey which involved carrying all that they needed on their backs and hiking for approximately 45 kilometres across some very challenging terrain.

The camp was a testament to the fantastic resilience and positive attitude of our Penola Catholic College Outdoor & Environmental Studies group. Our students visited Oberon Bay, Roaring Meg, Little Waterloo Bay and South Point where they had the opportunity to visit some of Victoria’s most spectacular and pristine locations.

Another highlight for many was the opportunity to spend time getting to know others in the year level more closely, share plenty of laughs, develop positive relationships with staff and to expand the boundaries of their capabilities. Well done to our students on such a great start to the Year 12 Outdoor & Environmental Studies course and thank you to the incredible students that participated.

Mr Steve Woodburn
Year 12 Outdoor & Environmental Studies Teacher

Swimming Carnival

Friday 18 February saw the annual Penola House Swimming and Cross Country carnivals occur. Students from all years participated in both events. Whilst it was a typical Melbourne day regarding the weather, both competitions were hotly contested. The cross country run started at Therry Penola footy ground and concluded outside of the Oak Park Leisure Centre. The runners were then swapped for the bathers, and it was into the pool where there were some brilliant races with close finishes! Congratulations to all students who participated and represented their house with immense pride. Well done to Sancta Sophia on their victory in the cross country defeating Smyth by 9 points! MacKillop were victorious in the pool with Nolan narrowly finishing ahead of Geoghegan to claim the silver. A big thank you to Mr Chris Caldow, Mr Peter Ratcliffe and Mr Colin Peasnell for arriving early and setting up, Mrs Webb and Ms Ennor for their wonderful work with the Year 11 Sport and Recreation students. Mr Dean Bird for all of the hours he put into making the day an enjoyable one and all of the staff who assisted in various roles.

Cross Country Results

Geoghegan

Therry

Smyth

Nolan

Sancta Sophia

Mackillop

Junior

30

13

35

55

38

19

Inter

9

0

18

7

18

9

Senior

10

8

10

0

16

9

Winning House

49

21

63

62

72

37


Swimming Carnival Results

Geoghegan

Therry

Smyth

Nolan

Sancta Sophia

Mackillop

Junior

90

60

98

113

79

113

Inter

33

22

25

0

11

42

Senior

18

0

13

35

29

17

Winning House

141

82

136

148

119

172



Congratulations to the following students who were awarded the crown of swimming champion for their age group:

  • Junior Boy -Charlie C
  • Junior Girl - Ellie M
  • Inter Boy - Sanuka D S
  • Inter Girl - Hannah A
  • Senior Boy - Liam L
  • Senior Girl - Chloe K

To stay up to date with all College Sport news and results, follow the Penola Sport page on Facebook!

2024 Enrolments

Enrolments for Year 7 in 2024 are now open.

Please visit our website to complete an online enrolment form. Applications for 2024 close on Friday 19 August, 2022.

If you would like to book a Principal’s tour please click here.

2022 Collection Notice for Parents/Guardians

Collection Notice for parents/guardians - Please click link below to view:
2022 Student Residential Address and Other Information

Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF)

Eligibility Dates:

For concession cardholders CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink on the first day of either:

Term 1 (31 January 2022) or Term 2 (26 April 2022)

How to submit a CSEF Application in 2022

If you have applied for the CSEF in a previous year, you do not need to complete an application form in 2022. The school will apply for the CSEF on your behalf, unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You will ONLY need to submit an application form in 2022 if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • New student enrolments: Your child has started or changed schools in 2022 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 2022.

CSEF Flyer Attachments: English, Arabic and Vietnamese

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/csefflyer.pdf

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/CSEF_Arabic_csefflyer.pdf

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/CSEF_Vietnamese_csefflyer.pdf

CSEF Application Form Attachment

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/CSEF_application_form.pdf

Community News

PCC Newsletter Volume 3 - 03 Mar. 2022