From the Principal - Mr Chris Caldow Vol 8

Sending Students to School whilst sick
We are in the midst of an extended period where there has been a significant amount of illness within our community. Largely this has been influenza but there have also been a consistent number reporting COVID-19. As a working parent, I know that it can be difficult to arrange for your daughter or son to remain at home when they are sick. I also know that it is significantly easier to send your daughter or son to school whilst sick. I also acknowledge that many parents would never consider sending their child to school if they are sick.

In the interests of all within our community can I implore you to ensure that you don’t send your daughter of son to school whilst they are sick. Not only does this increase the chance of others getting sick but it is really unfair on your own child as the last thing that they want is to be at school whilst they are sick. Thanks, in anticipation for your support.

Ignore it and it will go away
Sounds like something your parents might have told you, in particular on the days you might have imagined a slight ache when you did not want to go to school. It is a phrase I thought of this week when I was reminded that it was over a decade on from the Victorian Government making it non-compulsory for its ministers to acknowledge the Indigenous owners of the land when giving public speeches. The rights and wrongs of the decision can be debated, in particular as it occurred in the lead-up to Reconciliation Week, but it caused me to reflect on my own upbringing in country Victoria and what was acknowledged then.

I went through 13 years of schooling never once being informed of the Indigenous people who had a history in the area for thousands of years before the squatters came down in the 1800’s. I had no idea of the names of the language groups, what they did, where they went and gathered, what they ate – nothing. I could reel off some of the deeds of Captain Cook and a bit about who the streets in our town were named after, but I had and was given no knowledge of the people in our area who were part of the world’s oldest living culture.

All I knew about the first Australians was what was presented in the news or on the odd documentary on TV – I couldn’t even tell you if an indigenous family lived in my town. Racist comments and jokes were the norm, and no one really batted an eyelid at them. The sites of Aboriginal massacres were close by, yet I remained oblivious. There was around 40,000 years of our country’s story that was ignored, deliberately or otherwise, and I reckon I was lesser because of it.

It is a bit different now. Before every major gathering at Penola Catholic College, we acknowledge the original owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people, and inform the community that they have a continual presence in the area that has lasted thousands of years. It is not a tokenistic action; it is a means for us to educate our students about what has gone before them and to pay our respects to all those who have been teachers in this area long before white settlement.

It begins the story we share with the students about our Aboriginal heritage, which is continued on in classes, in exchange programs with communities in northern Australia, and even through football, in particular the Dreamtime at the ‘G’. I guess we choose not to ignore our past, both the good and the bad, so that our future can be one of respect and togetherness. As we share the Eucharist to remember the teachings and values of Christ, we acknowledge our indigenous heritage, and use it to plan a way forward for all Australians.

National Reconciliation Week (next week)
National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of Indigenous Australians.

It is the perfect time for all Australians to think about how to help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is also a time where we can reflect about what we are doing to advance the process of reconciliation.

Reconciliation involves achieving an understanding of the facts of Indigenous Australia, including history and its continuing effects, the importance of culture, the contribution of Indigenous people to the Australia that we live in today, and the diverse situations of Indigenous people living in our communities. This understanding is fundamental for respectful engagements and mutual acceptance between people.

The week coincides with two important dates in Indigenous Australia’s recent history. May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum in which more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to remove clauses from the Australian Constitution which discriminated against Indigenous Australians. It enabled Indigenous people to be included in the Census, and Federal Parliament the power to make laws in relation to Indigenous people.

June 3 marks the anniversary of the High Court’s judgment in the 1992 Mabo case. The decision recognised the Native Title rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of the continent and overturned the myth of terra nullius – the belief that the continent was an empty, un-owned land before the arrival of Europeans in 1788.

Mid-year examinations
Students in Year 10 began exams last Friday and conclude their exams this Friday.

The following week is work experience for all of Year 10 students. Our Year 9 students are involved in City Experience this week and hopefully will take the opportunity to become involved in a range of different activities. Year 11 students commence exams on Thursday, 2 June and will complete their exams on Friday, 10 June. Year 11 English Oral presentations were conducted on Wednesday, 9 June. We wish them well for these important assessments.

School Advisory Council
The second meeting for the new School Advisory Council was conducted Tuesday night where the following positions were determined:

  • Board Chairperson Mrs Alfina Astuto
  • Deputy Board Chairperson Mrs Julie Lyons

I thank these people for taking on these important roles and for their support of me and the College. I would also like to thank our other School Advisory Council members for their ongoing contribution to our school: Fr Dishan Candappa, Ms Rose Crocitti, Mrs Jenny Vinten, Mrs Karen Harvey Collings, Mr Seyit Kaplan, Mrs Louise Pacor, Mr Stuart Harrison, Mr Angus Drenen and Mr Jordan Gioskos.

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 Mrs Anita Harding at the College as soon as possible.

Prayer for the Journey of Healing

Almighty and loving God, you who created ALL people in your image,

lead us to seek your compassion as we listen to the stories of our past.

You gave your only Son, Jesus, who died and rose again so that sins will be forgiven.

We place before you the pain and anguish of dispossession of land, language, lore, culture

and family kinship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced.

We live in faith that all people will rise from the depths of despair and hopelessness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families have endured the pain and loss of loved ones,

through the separation of children from their families.

We are sorry and ask Your forgiveness.

Touch the hearts of the broken, homeless and inflicted and heal their spirits.

In your mercy and compassion walk with us as we continue our journey of healing to create a

future that is just and equitable.

Lord, you are our hope. Amen.

From the Head of Campus Glenroy - Mr Stuart Harrison Vol 8

Wellbeing Day, Tuesday 14 June
On June 14 students at the Glenroy Campus will participate in a Wellbeing Day on the Glenroy Campus. This new initiative by the Glenroy Wellbeing Team aims to complete the following:

  • Assisting with the ongoing mental health needs of the young people in our care
  • Current issues-self-harm, anxiety, depression, body image, eating
  • The day will include a guest speaker, pastoral lesson and workshops

Outline for the Day

PeriodActivityDelivered By
1 & 2Key NoteLuke Kennedy
3Reflective Coping StrategiesHomeroom Teachers
4Physical Coping StrategiesTeacher Led Workshops
5Year 7’s in the gym with the Butterfly FoundationButterfly Foundation
5Year 8 boys and girls splitWellbeing Team
6Year 8’s in the gym with the Butterfly FoundationButterfly Foundation
6Year 7 boys and girls splitWellbeing Team

Period 4: Teacher Workshops
During period 4 students have chosen from a range of activities available. These workshops will focus on practical strategies to help cope with mental health. The workshops available are:

  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Emotion in Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Sport
  • Gardening
  • Mindful Lego Master
  • Wellbeing Tool Kit
  • Minecraft Masters
  • Fun Run
  • Paper Crafting
  • Resilience
  • Anxiety Busting
  • Wellbeing Walk
  • Gender Workshops


Parent Teacher Student Partnership Meeting
Thank you to all the parents that met with staff during last Thursday’s PTSPM. These meetings provide feedback on the progress of students they also provide an opportunity for our families to make connections with their child’s teachers.


Assessment Period
The end of Term 2 is particularly busy time at secondary schools. During this week and next week the students at the Glenroy Campus may see an increase in the assessment tasks and tests for their subject. This is due to Semester 1 finishing on June 10, two weeks before the end of Term. Upcoming due work can be found on MyPenola under the due work section.


From the Head of Campus Broadmeadows - Ms Erin Bonavia Vol 8

Thank you to all students who supported the MND beanie fundraiser and the student leaders who have been actively selling the beanies each lunchtime. It has been terrific to see students and staff supporting this worthy cause.

Examinations
The Year 10 students are coming to the end of their examination period. Congratulations to all students on their efforts.

The year 11 VCE students will be completing their subject examinations from June 2-10 and we wish them well. A reminder that year 11 VCE students will only be required at school to complete their scheduled exams. The exam schedule is available on the year level page of MyPenola. Year 11 VCAL students will attend their scheduled classes throughout the exam period.

Year 10 Work Experience
We wish all Year 10 students an enjoyable and productive time at work experience from June 6 - 10. Work Experience week is a great way for students to develop a deeper understanding of future career pathways, have a taste of full time work and develop their personal skills. Thank you to the Careers staff and Year Level Coordinators for assisting the students in finding work placements. Staff are looking forward to visiting the students at their placements.

For students who do not have an approved work placement there will be compulsory program to attend at school during work experience week.

Cold weather
We have certainly experienced a cold snap after some unusually warmer Melbourne days! Whilst students have the choice all year round of wearing summer or winter uniform, I do urge students to dress in College uniform according to the weather needs so that they are comfortable throughout the day. A reminder that students are to please wear their College blazer to and from school in terms 2 and 3.

Student Leadership

College Assembly Term 2 2022
On Friday 27 May the College Assembly for Term 2 2022 took place at the Broadmeadows Campus. Where we gathered as an entire College Community, to celebrate the many achievements that had transpired throughout our 2022 Academic year so far! Our College Assembly coincided with the National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week. In line with these events, we began our College Assembly presenting the meaning and significance that these dates have in our calendar each year. The Acknowledgement of Country was filmed prior to the Assembly, we, alongside with Captains of Christian Service Sofia and Sarah, Captains of Sport Joulia and Tara, Captain of Academic Excellence Leah, Year 12 PSC Thomas were involved in the creation of the video. We also highlighted the Dreamtime at the G match between Essendon and the Richmond Football Clubs that took place on Saturday 21 May. This event, is an annual Australian Rules Football Match and takes place on what is noted as the ‘Indigenous Round’, also known as Sir Doug Nicholls Round, acknowledging the Traditional Custodians, through various measures, inclusive of a pre match ceremony and a guernsey that represents real life history and stories surrounding Indigenous people. The 2022 Dreamtime guernsey for the Richmond Football Club was designed by Marlion Pickett and his partner Jessica Nannup. Marlion’s totem, The Kaarak, a red-tailed black cockatoo is represented as flying on the design, to signify his family's move across Australia. , to commence their Richmond journey. Throughout the assembly, we presented a glimpse into the world of the inspirational and great, Neale Daniher AO. Neale provides all people with a true sense of hope, as he epitomizes resilience in all he does.

Additionally, College Vice Captain, Siala, Mr. Knobel, and Angus completed their JJAMM Leadership Conference Presentation; Captain of Academic Excellence, Leah presented her report to the College Community; We also presented our College Captain Conversation; and Captains of Sport Joulia and Tara completed their presentation celebrating sport at Penola Catholic College, including the reintroduction of our 2022 House Captains. Deputy Principal and Head of the Glenroy Campus, Mr. Harrison alongside Deputy Principal of Faith and Mission, Mr. Dullard presented the Penola Student Council Team for the 2022 Year. The assembly concluded with two fabulous and wonderful Music Performances from Year 12 VCE Music Performance Students Matthew G and our 2022 College Captain Jordan.

Captain of Performing Arts Report from Nelana Ferguson:
I am very happy to say that Performing Arts at Penola has been very productive so early in the year! We are lucky to be surrounded by a team full of passionate teachers that want us to achieve high and very grateful to our Head of Performing Arts Mrs Arney for coordinating most of these events. I feel almost like a sough after agent with all the new talent I saw on Performing Arts Variety Night and Year 7-12 Camp.

Recently at Penola we've had several events such as:

  • The play 'Murder cafe'' was performed for the Year 7's and for family and friends by Mr Maddock's Year 10 Theatre Studies Class. They also got the chance to go on an excursion to watch Fun Home the musical at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
  • Performing Arts Camp at Rutherford Park went exceptionally well with daily rehearsals involving Junior and Senior Voices, Concert band and The School Production: Highschool Musical Jr
  • Performing Arts Variety Night featured many acts Rehearsed on Camp such as:
  • Junior Voices: Ghost - Justin Bieber
  • Senior Voices: I Will Survive/Survivor - Glee
  • Senior Concert Band: How to Train your Dragon & The Greatest Show

Other first look performances such as a Moulin Rouge Medley choreographed by Ms Dalli and her Dance Students, Soloist Instrumental Performances, even a Monologue by Year 8 Lucas P

During production rehearsals myself and Emily F have been given the chance to choreograph various numbers for Highschool Musical and with Ms Dalli as Director the wild cat cheer is becoming more exciting each day. You can still purchase tickets for the show here so please come and watch to support our hard work.

Overall, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all the students for the courage shown when performing and the commitment put into the arts. Stay tuned for more exciting news such as acting and dance workshops coming soon and the drama club play!

Captains of Sport Report from Joulia Y and Tara O:

Senior Girls Futsal
The SACCSS Senior Girls Futsal coached by Ms Sarah Singarella were crowned champions of Division 2, winning in the Grand Final against Thomas Carr 4-3 in overtime of the One Day tournament on February 28.

Congratulations to the following students for being in the team:

  • Chantel K
  • Lydia Q
  • Hayley H
  • Celine N
  • Montana T
  • Thanh T
  • Madison R
  • Talia W

A special congratulations to Talia W for being named the best player in the Grand Final!

Year 10 Volleyball Premiership Winners Pre Lockdowns

The efforts that Mr Kumar and the 2020 Boys Volleyball team put in cannot go unnoticed, training regularly to build on their skills and get closer to their goals. Back in 2020, they were crowned the Year 10 Premier League Volleyball winners. Due to all the lockdown interruptions, their hard work hasn’t yet been acknowledged, and this is our first opportunity since then to congratulate them. Though it has been 2 years, and they are now in year 12 we would still like to give a huge congratulations to the following:

  • Anthony H
  • Tyson D
  • Anthony N
  • Rocco B
  • Ben R
  • Matthew G
  • Thomas M
  • Adam H
  • Joel B

Year 10 Boys Premier League Basketball A
Congratulations to the Year 10 Boys Premier League Basketball A Team on being crowned champions with a highly successful season coached by Mr Brendan O’Carroll! The journey began back in February with a commanding 71 to 10 victory against Kolbe to begin their campaign. Next game was a hard-fought win 53 to 49 against a very tough opposition in Caroline Chisholm. Following on, another victory 63 to 43 against Antonine. Next up was CRC Caroline Springs, who didn’t stand a chance with a commanding 60 to 17 victory. Final game prior to the Finals Campaign was against CRC North Keilor with 25 to 0 victory there! Semi Final day came around with CRC North Keilor the opponent. A hotly contested semi-final which we came out of strongly on top with a 59 to 46 victory! The big day had arrived Grand Final Day! CRC Caroline Springs the challengers, a super close grand finale to round out the season against a highly competitive and strong opposition! Penola prevailed and came away Premiers!! A truly remarkable effort from the Boys to go undefeated the whole way through from start to end, awesome job!

Huge congratulations to the following students for being in the team:

  • Marlon B
  • Jaden B
  • Anton B
  • Joel B
  • Alexander B
  • Kieran G
  • Lucas H
  • Reilly H
  • James L
  • Phoenix L
  • Eden M
  • Lewis N
  • Joshua S

Year 10 Premier League Girls Basketball
Congratulations to the Year 10 Premier League Girls Basketball Team on being crowned champions with a highly successful season coached by Mr Sam Papadopoulos! The journey began back in February with a very strong 46 to 38 victory against a tough Kolbe opposition. Next up was Caroline Chisholm, who were a very strong opposition and pushed us all the way to the end, we came away with a crucial 50 to 40 win. Following on was Antonine, who didn’t stand a chance with the girls coming out commanding winners 71 to 14! The next assignment was CRC Caroline Springs with another win 25 to 0. Final game prior to the finals campaign was against CRC North Keilor which was extremely beneficial with the game played at finals like intensity, Penola coming away winners 43 to 35 in a very close game! Semi Final day had arrived with Penola breezing past Caroline Chisholm 25 to 0! The big day, the grand finale and what it game it was, one for the ages! CRC Caroline Springs the opponent, who were super strong, highly competitive, and very classy all day. This was a game for the ages, it truly was, the closet Grand Final score line you will see, with Penola prevailing and coming away 1-point premiers 45 to 44! A truly amazing effort from the Girls to go undefeated the whole way through from start to end, magnificent job!

Huge congratulations to the following students for representing Penola:

  • Savannah B
  • Hannah A
  • Aimee F
  • Taliah O
  • Rachael Y
  • Holly K
  • Nevaeh B

Inaugural SACCSS E-Sports Tournament
The first E-Sports team at Penola coached by Dr Trapani , live streamed on Twitch took place on the Thursday 19 May. The team went by the name of Penola Lions and played against 4 other schools in 3vs3 Rocket League. Thought our Penola Lions team didn’t win, yet their outstanding performance is undeniable having played very well mostly against Senior and intermediate players across the day.

Congratulations to Hugo T, Eli D, Mahit K and Lucas P for their outstanding performances.

Also, thanks to Mr Ineson and Mr Bird for their help in getting our first E-Sports team up and running.

Individual Achievements
Congratulations to Paul P on being named captain of Calder Cannons for the 2022 season and well done on representing Essendon in the VFL during a recent game against the Western Bulldogs VFL team.

Congratulations to AJ M on playing a significant role for the Victorian Men’s basketball team at the recent National Championships.

Congratulations to Montana K on being selected to represent School Sport Victoria’s Under 15s Australian Rules football state team. The team will compete against the other states and territories in the upcoming tournament hosted by New South Wales.

Congratulations to Rocco B for winning the boxing match at a state level and for having the opportunity to fight for the national title in July. Also, good luck for his upcoming match with the #1 ranked fighter in his youth division this weekend taking place in Darwin.

Congratulation to Antonio B for also winning the boxing state title and good luck for his upcoming match for the national title in July.

Congratulations to Chloe K on recently representing Victoria at the National Swimming Championships. Chloe was also selected to represent SACCSS at the recent Interschool Swim meet.


House Presentation

Smyth House. The colour Blue.
Smyth House is named after Mr Thomas J Smyth, the founding Principal of Penola Catholic College. Mr Smyth oversaw the necessary planning in the early years to establish our vibrant, educational institution, bearing witness to the Gospel.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior:

  • Capri B
  • William G

Intermediate:

  • Luca D
  • Jasmine K

Senior:

  • Anthony L
  • Luke B


Geoghegan House. The colour Green.
This house is named after one of our former Colleges, which closed to form part of Penola Catholic College in 1995. Geoghegan College was named after Father. Patrick Geoghegan, who was a priest responsible for establishing the first Catholic Mission in Melbourne.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior Captains:

  • Jamie-Lee M
  • Amelie M

Intermediate Captains:

  • Eddie A
  • Chloe K

Senior Captains:

  • Delsin B
  • Christopher G


Sancta Sophia House. The colour Red.
Sancta was Named after one of our former Colleges. “Sancta Sophia” which means “HOLY WISDOM” was administered by the Sisters of Charity and educated girls from 1967 until its closure in 1994.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior:

  • Liam H

Intermediate:

  • Reilly H

Senior:

  • Talia W
  • Julian G

Therry House. The colour Yellow.
Named after one of our former College’s, which was initially named after Father John Joseph Therry, a Missionary Priest who was administered by the Christian Brothers and educated boys until the school's closure in 1994.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior:

  • Apekshya S
  • Rashmi Anne F

Intermediate:

  • Ishika G

Senior:

  • Nikitha K


Nolan House. The colour Purple.
Nolan House is named after Sister Lavinus Nolan, who was a Sister of St. Joseph. After many years of teaching, Sister Lavinus arrived at St. Joseph’s Founding Home in 1931, where she remained in charge for a 6-year period. During this time, she established the Mothercraft Training School which provided excellent training facilities for nurses involved in the care of young people.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior House Captains:

  • Monique C
  • Ellie M

Intermediate:

  • No Intermediate House Captains

Senior:

  • Marcus R
  • Kaitlin G


MacKillop House. The colour Orange.
Our very own Patron Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop is the representative of this very special house. As you may be aware Mary, In 1901, established the St. Josephs Founding home in Broadmeadows. The home provided care for young women and their babies. The Broadmeadows Campus, where we gather today, is built on the grounds of the original Babies Home.

The captains representing this house are:

Junior:

  • Tiana L
  • Peyton B

Intermediate:

  • Hannah A
  • Celine N

Senior:

  • Mason M
  • Krista K

Co-curricular

As part of co-curricular program at Penola Catholic College, the Weights Room Club is a new activity has been running throughout Term 1 and 2. This club aims to increase fitness, knowledge surrounding exercise techniques as well as create an opportunity for our senior students to socialise whilst improving their physical fitness.

This club runs every Friday morning from 7:15- 8:15am. If students are interested in participating in this activity, please contact Miss Presutti and/or Mrs Webb for further details.

Languages

Japan-Australia Online Exchange Program (CLIL Japanese class)
On May 27, 8I and 8J Japanese CLIL students had a Teams call with Japanese students. These Japanese students were learning English. We got to talk to 2 different groups of students. Our groups had only 2-3 people, but the Japanese students had 6-7. I had prepared a piece of paper with a map of Australia, facts about Australia in Japanese and a question. Talking to the Japanese students was a unique and fun experience. It was good to see what level the students were at with their English. They had learnt quite a bit and could say full sentences. All of them also prepared a presentation with all their favourite things in English. Overall, everyone in both calls enjoyed talking to each other.
Bridget M (8I)


Languages Week
Languages Week is indeed an essential experience for all students undertaking French, Italian and Japanese, as it is a celebration of not only languages but also cultures and traditions around the world.

Emilio from EPR production performed his Ciao Italia play to our Year 7 Italian students. Students were actively engaged in the play and learned about Italian culture and learned about the first Italian migration to Melbourne.

The Year 8 Italian students enjoyed a Commedia dell’ Arte, ‘Il Capitano’, performance by Adam from Cultural Infusion. Students were introduced to the traditional masks and characters of this historical Italian theatre form in this clever comedy and participated in the performance by acting out different roles throughout the play.

Our Year 7 & 8 students also enjoyed a French performance Vive la France by Adam. With audience participation, students were taken on an hilarious journey of French drama and music, using accordion, fife, drum, bombarde, singing and mime. Students were taken on a vibrant and colourful journey through the music of regional France with folk dance and folk song.

Our Year 7 & 8 Japanese students participated in a variety of competitions such as Anime character drawing competition, Japanese cooking competition, Hiragana neat writing competition and the Origami competition.

Thanks for all our wonderful language teachers who made this week possible and for everyone who helped in their own way.
Ms Shkembi

On Wednesday 18 May, the Year 7s had an Italian incursion which was hosted by Mr Fagiolo! He gave us an insight about how his dad travelled from Italy to Australia. When World War II was occurring, Mr Fagiolo’s dad was experiencing the war. When he returned home, he found that his home was destroyed. His donkey, however, survived. He travelled to Australia by ship and had to sleep on a bathtub. There were 13 other Italians with him. Mr Fagiolo wanted to open his own theatre. His parents didn’t understand him, but Mr Fagiolo didn’t let that get in the way of his dreams. He opened his own theatre in Fairfield. He then started to go around and do his own shows. When he was first starting to try and open his own theatre, he went to a warehouse agent. The agent didn’t agree to give Mr Fagiolo his warehouse and told him to get out of the warehouse. A couple minutes later, the agent called Mr Fagiolo and told him to come back. It turned out that Mr Fagiolo’s dad helped the family of the agent during World War II. We also had a gelati van come during lunch and lots of people bought some delicious gelati.
Georgios E.M. 7A

On Thursday 19 May, Year 7 students studying Japanese, had a Japanese Incursion where Mr Kenny, who is a Manga Artist, came and taught us how to draw, Anime style. He taught us step by step how to draw various facial expressions and different hairstyles, as well as clothing and body parts. It was a lot of fun learning new ways to draw. My favourite part was when he taught us how to memorise Kanji characters a lot easier by using our imaginations. We’re very grateful and lucky to have an incursion like this, and I’m so looking forward to the future ones.
Jaede R. 7H

The Year 8 Italian incursion was a humorous and entertaining event based on Commedia dell’ Arte. It gave us a good understanding on the ways the masks were used in Italian theatre. The incursion ran by an amusing host gave us an interactive insight on who the masks were played by and how the masks were used. Overall, this was an experience worth seeing and I would recommend to all!
Tahlia R. 8J

On Monday 16 May during languages week, we were able to attend the French incursion. We had the opportunity to learn about the French language and culture. We were privileged to learn more about France and about how their culture works. What I enjoyed about the show was how the actors used mime and French literature by using famous French Icons like The Three Musketeers and Cyrano De Bergerac.
Aydin Y. 8I


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)

Please note that Parent Applications Close on: 24th June 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

Important Dates

Monday 13 June Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 14 June Semester 2 Commences

Friday 17 June Student Free Day

Friday 24 June Term 2 Concludes

Monday 11 July Term 3 Commences

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 July College Production

PCC Newsletter Volume 8 - 02 Jun. 2022