If you are experiencing difficulties viewing this email click here to view in your browser.
Issue 58  |  13 July 2016
Featured Story
From the Principal

Welcome Back

I trust all of our families and students enjoyed the holiday break despite the rather chilly conditions here in Victoria. Our Central and Top End Australia tour participants have returned in good spirits having enjoyed immensely the experiences of Australian culture and scenery that this trip provides. I would like to thank the staff who supervised this trip, Mr Green, Ms Thomas, Mr Cox, Mr Antoine, Mr Rossi, Mrs McDonald, Miss Paterson and in particular Mr Gyulavary and Ms Connell for co-ordinating this amazing opportunity for our students.

group shot

Boys with Snake


Over the school holidays very sadly a number of staff members were impacted by the passing of a much loved family member. Please hold these members of our community in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

Mrs Robyn Cardamone - Father

Mrs Mary Joseph - Mother in law

Mr George Bassett - Grandmother in law

Mr Brett Barber - Father

MrJason Blackburn - Grandmother

Mr Connor Bourke - Grandmother

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


An email was sent to all parents stating that their child/ren Semester 1 reports werre available via the Community Portal  during the term break and should any parent not have access to their children's reports I would ask that they please contact the College Administrative Centre for support. 

Please click here for Community Portal

The Semester Report is very important in establishing the level at which each student is performing and also points out the areas which students should focus on if they wish to improve their learning in the second half of the year. Over the first few days of Term 3 Learning Advisors have spent time with each student, not only reviewing their reports and helping them to identify their goals for Semester 2, but also developing the all important strategies to allow them to acheive their goals. I encourage all parents to sit down with your children to discuss the high and lows of Semester 1 and what they have identified as their way forward.

Student ownership of their learning is the key goal we are trying to achieve through this process and the first steps in achieving that goal begins with a conversation about their learning at home.

Futures Expo: Our Careers Advice and Subject Selection Day 

The Futures Expo will take place on Tuesday the 26th July at the West Campus. This is a compulsory activity for all students from Year 8 - 12. A common response from students when asked about their future is that they are unsure, uncertain or have no Idea which direction they wish to take. This day is designed to provide students with information and advice from the experts that will assist them in their decision-making about the courses which are right for them. Experts from a variety of Universities and TAFE will be present, as well as our own teaching staff, to advise on the VCE, VET and VCAL pathways that are available to all students in Years 9,10,11 & 12. I look forward to seeing all of our parents and students on this day.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Shawn Chang Kee who over the school holidays competed in the 2016 Australian National Junior Table Tennis Championships held in Alice Springs. Shawn was a member of the Victorian Under 13 Team which took home the gold medal and he personally remained undefeated throughout the tournament. A future Olympian in the making!


shawn 2

Our College would like to congratulate and celebrate the inspiring achievement of Year 11 MacKillop House Student Damon Parolin.

Damon was selected as a team member of the U18s Victorian Ice Hockey Team and during the School Holidays, travelled to Perth to represent Victoria in the Australian Ice Hockey Championships.

Damon Parolin

The Australian Championships serves as a qualifying tournament for selection on the Australian National Youth and Junior Teams for the 2017 World Championship.

“Damon has achieved his position in the Victorian team through his strong play, commitment and sportsmanship shown both during the current ice hockey season and during the selection trials.”
(Selection Letter from the Director of State Teams, Ice Hockey Victoria)

Congratulations Damon on your hard work and dedication as you strive towards achieving your dreams.

East Campus Facilities

Construction of the second stage of the Bishop Coffey Centre for Creativity will commence next week. This will see a two storey $4.4m extension to the current facility containing 8 general purpose classrooms with additional learning spaces to accommodate Information Technology and Textiles. The project is due for completion by the end of 2016 and open for student use at the beginning of the 2017 school year.


Appraisal Process for Ms Marlene Jorgensen

From time to time members of the College in positions of Leadership undergo a process of formative appraisal. This year, Ms Marlene Jorgensen, Deputy Principal - Learning & Teaching for the East & West Campus, is undertaking this process on July 19th and 20th.

A panel has been appointed to conduct this process and includes:

  • Ms Jane Tibb, Principal, John-Paul College Frankston
  • Mr Geoff Neeson, Deputy Principal, Nagle College Bairnsdale
  • Mr Oronzo Farina, Education Consultant – Secondary, CEO Sale, Executive Officer of the Panel

The role of the Appraisal Panel is to interview key members of the College Community, including a selection of staff, parents and students who may wish to contribute to the process of appraisal. A random selection of parents and students will also be asked to complete a questionnaire. If you are not in the sample, then a copy of the survey is available at the College office from 18/7/2016 to 22/7/2016 and we ask that the questionnaire be returned by 13/5/2016.

If you wish to be interviewed by the panel, you are most welcome to make an appointment through Ms Kelley Cooper by July 15th. If it is not possible to speak personally with the panel, then a member of the panel would be happy to contact you by phone. I ask for your support in this important process, and trust that it is a positive and encouraging experience for both Ms Jorgensen and the College community. 

2015 Tim Hogan Signature

Tim Hogan



Latest News
East Campus News

New Beginnings

Welcome back to Term 3. It is hard to believe that we are more than half way through the academic year. Over the term break parents would have received information on how to access their child’s report and by now it is hoped and assumed parents will have accessed their son or daughter’s report and have had the chance to sit down and talk to them about areas of strength and areas to improve.

The first lesson of this term was dedicated to Learning Advisors sitting down individually with their students to discuss and highlight areas of commendation and areas where improvements are sought. As the new Semester commences in earnest student’s should be striving to make improvements. As teaching staff our role is to inspire and support students to achieve their best. We are committed to this. Parents also are a critical cog and partner with the College, in supporting the learning program of their children. A key role for parents is to show genuine interest in the progress of their child, by having regular discussions about their child’s progress and what and how learning is occurring.

For some students their report will have indicated that they are experiencing significant difficulties. For these students’ specific follow-up with formal interviews will occur. This will involve their House Leader, student, parent and relevant Learning Advisor. This is known as the SMaRT (Student Mentoring and Review Teacher) protocol. The goals and intended outcomes from this are designed to be a supportive process for both student and parent. Parents of students identified will be contacted over the coming week.

This is also a perfect time for our Year 11 and Year 12 students to re-visit workshops from an external provider called Elevate Education. These sessions will be conducted this Thursday. Since 2001, Elevate has been transforming the way study skills programs are run across Australia. Drawing upon 15 years of research into the habits of the country’s top students, Elevate's high impact Seminars & Workshops help students improve their study techniques, increase motivation, build confidence, and lift exam performance. Students experienced an initial Workshop to commence this year around the theme of study skills. This week’s Seminar will focus on exam tips and strategies aimed at maximizing exam scores. With only one term left for our Year 12’s the timing of these couldn’t be better, particularly in the light of the mid-year exam program just experienced.

New Building Works to Commence

New beginnings include the exciting announcement that the next stage of our building program commences next week. Stage 3B will essentially house our Year 10 and Year 11 students as well as a dedicated Information Technology learning space. It is exciting to think that commencing the beginning of the Academic Year 2017 we will have the addition of 10 new classroom spaces. It is hoped that disruptions to student movement as this building is constructed will be kept to a minimum. More information regarding this will be passed onto to staff and students later this week  once the set-up of the building site has firmed up over the coming days.

It was wonderful to return this week to find the landscaping to the administration building including the paved area to the north of the administration building completed. Also over the holiday period, pathways which link each building were upgraded to cater for the demands of the winter weather.

Bastille Day

Our Language Department was hard at work this week in preparation for and implementation of Bastille Day – Thursday July 14th. Activities to celebrate the day included: a Year 7 excursion to West to engage with some French based activities, a French Karaoke completion, Crepe making, a costume parade and a Parkour (a French sporting example) obstacle event at lunch-time. The activities and the engagement level of students throughout the day was impressive and both staff and students are to be congratulated for their involvement.

Year 9 Reflection Day

Year 9 students will be participating in a Reflection Day this coming Friday. Normal classes for Y9s will therefore be cancelled. I look forward to participating in the day and in providing all with a report next week.

Year 11 Central Australia Trip

East Campus experienced their first Central Australia trip as an East entity. In the past few years, as this campus was growing it has been a combined East-West experience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the students for their exemplary behaviour. It has been reported back to me that throughout the trip there were numerous comments and positive feedback around the group’s politeness and good behaviour. Congratulations again and my thanks is also extended to staff that travelled on the trip.

Wishing all a wonderful week ahead.

Chris Black
Deputy Principal, Head of East Campus

West Campus News

Welcome Back

I hope the mid-year break was restful for students and a positive time for families to re-engage after the busyness of Term 2. After welcoming back all our students, we started the Term reflecting on goals that had been set for the previous semester and modifying or setting new goals.  It is very important that students honestly appraise their effort and achievements academically and in all areas of their school life.  

The recommendations in a School Report are great advice for your child to continually improve.  It is a concern that a number of students had not yet accessed their School Reports through the St Peter’s Community Portal. Learning Advisors assisted students with this process, however, it is important that parents also read their child’s report and discuss their progress with them.  If you are unsure how to find your child’s report, then please contact the school for further information (5990 7777).

Please look at your child’s Student Record Book and sign off on their goals for Semester 2.  The Department of Education has this to say about the students setting their own goals: 

“Personal learning goals are the behaviours, knowledge or understandings that students identify as important to their own learning. They may relate to general work habits, specific curriculum areas, strands of learning, or a combination of these.

Personal learning goals aim to improve students’ learning and achievement and build students’ capacity to learn. They enable students to become more active participants in the learning process, empowering them to become independent learners, and motivating them to achieve their full potential.
Previous research into the motivation and efficiency of students has indicated that students who set their own learning goals tend to achieve more than when working on goals set for them by the teacher.”

Year 9 Reflection Day

This Friday, the Year 9 students will participate in a reflection day with the theme of reconciliation.  The REACH Team joins them for 2 periods and encourages them to find their voice and seek to heal damaged or broken relationships.  Mr Steve Nash, our Religious Education Co-ordinator, has organised the remainder of the program that takes up this idea of forgiveness and reconciliation.  Please talk to your child about the day and find out what they learnt or experienced.

McGuigan Shield & House Activities

Term 3 is the final term of activities that will contribute to the awarding of the McGuigan Shield for 2016.  The house that wins the house competition will be granted a day of celebration off campus.  Though MacKillop House is comfortable leading at present, it is true to say that there are many opportunities this term for other houses to catch up and even pass them.  

Some of the events this term include:

Term 3 (week 1-3) Assisi Indoor Soccer
Term3 (week 3-6) Head of Campus Chess Competition
Term 3 (week 4-5) Mackillop Volleyball Competition
Term 3 (week 6-7) Kolbe Dodge Ball Competition
Term 3 (week 8) Marian Spelling Bee
Term 3 (13/9/16) Augustine Feed the Hippo


And of course there are House points on offer for the Athletics Carnival on Tuesday, 16 August, student participation and any student who has perfect attendance for the term.

City of Casey Young Entrepreneur Challenge

The City of Casey wants to connect with all those clever young people out there who have the potential and desire to start their own business one day.

They are holding a young entrepreneur challenge at the moment for any young person who has a tech-business idea and needs some support to make it happen.

Despite their best efforts, response has been low, and so if you are interested, please contact Lydia Ropiha, Senior Economic Development Officer at the City of Casey.

E-mail : Click here      
Web:     Click here
Facebook: Click here

All entries are kept strictly confidential and the presentation at the shark’s tank can also be done privately.  Please give Lydia a call if you have any questions.

David Hansen
Deputy Principal, Head of West Campus

Learning & Teaching News

Amazing developments in technology over the past few years have led to incredible developments in neuroscience. These new findings about how our brain works have some important implications for us as teachers, but also for parents and for students as learners.

When I was born in the 60’s my mum believed that my intelligence would be set as a baby and that she only needed to feed me tuna and I would be brilliant. As it has turned out I am a vegetarian and fought that tuna from the very start. 

baby eating

What we now understand, about the brain, however is that we are not doomed or blessed at birth. Some time ago staff participated in a Growth Mindset workshop which looked at the work of Carol Dweck. Over the holidays I have been privileged to have the time and energy to revisit some of these ideas.  

Dweck defines mindset as “A mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.” Click here to read more: 

What research now tells us is that this mindset is what determines our future.

“The distinguishing feature of geniuses is their passion and dedication to their craft, and particularly, the way in which they identify, confront, and take pains to remedy their weaknesses (Good, Rattan, & Dweck, 2008). IN OTHER WORDS…It’s not what you are born with that matters; it’s your mindset that matters”(Dweck ).

Over the holidays students will have received formal written reports that indicate their progress to date. For some students they will not have achieved the goals that they set for themselves in Semester 1. However a very important little word- “ YET”, needs to be highlighted at this point. If you have not achieved your goals YET, what will you do to remedy this situation?

An interesting phrase I learnt over the break was “digital orphans". Children whose parents are too busy checking their phone to talk with their kids.... A child needs to send a message on Facebook if they want to talk to their parents. 

Parents have an important part to play in developing this growth mindset that we at the College are promoting.  Psychologist Carol Dweck tells us that “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning. That way, your children will not be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” As parents we have a vital role to play in how we react and respond to reports and the time and effort we take to participate in conversations around Learning with our sons and daughters.

Parental interest can make all the difference. 

Learning & Teaching News cont.

Year 12 VCE Parent Teacher Interviews 

This semester all Year 12 VCE students have completed Mid-Year examinations. All students and parents are invited to attend a Parent Teacher Interview with relevant staff to gain valuable feedback on examination results. This data will highlight the areas of strength for students to date and pinpoint the topics still in need of further revision.

Term 3 is vital for students who wish to maximize their potential in these final VCE Exams. Interviews will take place during the Futures Expo on Tuesday 26th July from 12.30 – 4.00pm. All interviews will be conducted in the Benedict upstairs building. Bookings are now available via the Community Portal. Please use the same log in as was used for Reports and Interim Reports. Any Parent who has misplaced their login is asked to contact the Front Office. For further questions regards the VCE Parent Teacher Interview please do not hesitate to contact myself at the College on 59900 7777. Click here for Community Portal

Year 10 Subject Selection Interviews 

The selection of subjects from Year 10 into Year 11 is critical for a number of reasons.

  1. Subjects in Year 11 lay the foundation for Year 12 studies and ensure that the best possible study score is achieved. Students who chop and change miss out on this foundational knowledge.
  2. Student choice drives the timetable. After subject selection, staffing and timetables are constructed to meet student demand. Students have a limited ability to change subjects after Year 11. This privilege should not be taken lightly and every opportunity should be taken to inform correct decision making.
  3. Students should be well informed regards any prerequisites or VET requirements before they select subjects. It is too late in Year 12 to discover that a Languages or Science were Pre requisites to a desired University Course.

For these reasons the College places considerable time and effort into the subject selection Process.

STEP 1. College Curriculum Handbooks have been sent home detailing each subject’s content. This is also availabe as an e-book. Please click here:

STEP 2. On Monday 25th July all Year 9 students will complete a 'TRY a VET Day'. This day will give students the opportunity to experience Vocational Education in a variety of subjects.

STEP 3. Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July, Curriculum Staff and House Leaders will be available in the Discovery Centre at East, and the Terry Feely Learning Centre at West from 3.15 – 5.30 pm to assist Year 10 students with subject selection. All Parents and students are warmly invited and encouraged to meet with staff to investigate the important subject selection possibilities.

Year 10 parents are asked to contact the front office on 5990 7777 to book an appointment.

STEP 4. Futures Expo. Students speak to College staff and Universities or Industry Representatives.

STEP 5. Subject Selection forms all due by Monday 1st August. For assistance in completing subject selection, please contact the Front Office staff or speak to a Learning Advisor or House Leader.

Marlene Jorgensen

Deputy Principal, Learning & Teaching

Religious Education News

End of an Era!

We at St Peter's College have been supporting the City Life Café, in Frankston, each Thursday evening, during term, for the past six years. City Life Cafe offers a meal for the disadvantaged in Frankston and surrounding areas (Monday to Friday) each evening and also hands out food parcels for the needy.

Unfortunately the City Life Cafe was forced to close their doors on June 14th due to the redevelopment of the site they occupied with no new home being found. Students from the East Campus were fortunate to be there helping out on the last night.

Students who volunteer each week help by serving food, clear and clean tables, mop floors and wash up. Wendy and Brian who run the cafe are an inspiration to both students and teachers who attend. 

City Life

Our students always comment on the generosity of Wendy and Brian who have devoted their life to helping those less fortunate than ourselves. They are shining examples of the unsung Christian heroes in our community. On behalf on the College our thanks go to Wendy and Brian.

On the drive home, after a visit to City Life Cafe, students often comment on how appreciative they are of their own families and ask how they can further help The City Life Cafe. Most volunteer again or help promote the City Life Cafe experience to other students at the College. In my experience I have never met a student who has not been moved by the experience.

To all the students and teachers who over the years have volunteered their time to the City Life Cafe thank you for your support. A special thank you goes to Mr Martin McGrath from our West Campus who has supported the cafe each week for several years.

The College is now looking for a replacement program so that we can offer a similar Social Justice Program to our students.

Roger Hampson
Assistant Religious Education Leader, East Campus

Fundraising 2017

Entertainment Book 2016/17

Order an Entertainment™ Membership and support St Peter's College P&F Association

We're very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year. Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our fundraising

Entertainment™ Memberships are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, café, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel, and much more! Available as a traditional Entertainment Book - or - Digital Membership on your smartphone, your Membership gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2017!

Click here to ORDER from us today:

Memorial Pavers

Your Name Can Go Down in History!

Engraved pavers to be laid in St Peter's Sculpture Garden at either the West or East Campus.
We are launching our campaign for the east Campus Statue and Gardens area and we continue our Program to secure enough pavers to complete the pathways around the St Peter's Sculpture Gardens at the West Campus.
Cost of your personalised paver, is $30.00 including engraving.
Pavers are available with up to 34 characters including spaces, so you can choose to have a student name or family name immortalised in the garden.

Click here to download Order Form West Campus:

Click here to download Order Form for East Campus:

Year 12 Graduating Class of 2016 Paver Order Form for West Campus:

Year 12 Garduating Class of 2016 Paver Order Form for East Campus:

Ritchies Community Benefits Card

St. Peter's College is a member of the Ritchies Community Benefits club which donates 0.5% of the money you spend on groceries and liquor to the club, school or charity of your choice. Parents can collect a membership tag from the College office.

Please let friends and family know, and encourage sales and fundraising results for the St Peter's P&F Association. 

Thank you all for your support.

St Agatha's Parish News

Dear Parishioners

I will be away for the World Youth Day in Krakow in Poland from 18th July to 7th August.  I am one of the Chaplains of the group the footsteps of St. Paul.  This group is expected to visit some historical places St. Paul had lived and preached.  These include Thessalonika, Phillipi and Athens in Greece.  The group will then proceed to Krakow in Poland. 

I am grateful to all the priests who have accepted to celebrate Masses for you while I am away.  Please make them feel welcome to the Parish.  Note there will be no morning Masses on Monday and Saturdays while I am away. I will be thinking of you and will be praying for you.  Please keep me in your prayers as well as Fr. Denis for a quick recovery. 

We welcome the school students, teachers and staff back to school for the beginning of Term 3.  During this term preparation for First Holy Communion will take place within our Parish, please keep the children and parents in your prayers.

With best wishes, Fr Joseph.

Ex London Gangster now Evangelist coming to St Agatha’s

John Pridmore's personal testimony makes him the perfect example of a 21st century Prodigal Son. John is from the east end of London, and from a very early age experienced time in youth prison, was involved in violent brawls and robberies. These experiences then set up John for a future in the criminal world, involving money laundering, power, girls, drugs, the lot. He thought he had it all, but yet there was something missing... After a powerful conversion to the Catholic faith John now travels around the world sharing his personal testimony in parishes and schools. He will be in our parish on Sunday 24th July in the Parish Hall from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Please come and join us (note: this is suitable for ages 14+).

St Agatha’s Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

Dear Parishioners

I felt so glad to be the pastor of the Parish of St Thomas the Apostle as we celebrated our Feast Day and 4th birthday as a church last Sunday. I thank all parishioners young and old who bring such a prayerful and joyful spirit to the life of our parish.

I am also so grateful for the prayers and encouragement for myself as I prepare to have surgery this week. I know there are many others who we also must remember in prayer. I do really feel the powerful healing presence of God with me. Thank You!!! Over the coming three weekends there will be visiting priests for Mass, Columban missionaries, and on weekdays there will be Masses only in St Agatha’s Church.

May God bless you all, Fr Denis

St Thomas the Apostle Meetings: 

First Communion Parent Information Meeting: 
Tuesday 7.30pm In St Agatha’s Parish Hall.
RCIA Inquiry Evening:
Wednesday 7.30pm In St Agatha’s Parish

Devotion to the precious blood of Jesus Christ

Friday 15th July at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Narre Warren.  The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed.  Let us join in praying the Rosary and the Chaplet of the Precious Blood at 1.30pm followed by Holy Mass at 2.30pm.  

St Thomas the Apostle Parish

Useful Links

2016 Futures Expo

To veiw and book Sessions Please Click Here:

2017 Curriculum Handbook

e-book version now available. Please Click Here:

Also note that individual Year Level Curriculum outlines are available to view and download from our website Teaching and Learning section. Click Here:

Please find our individual Year Level Curriculum Outlines as listed below:

Year 7 2017 Curriculum:

Year 8 2017 Curriculum:

Year 9 2017 Curriculum:

Year 10 2017 Curriculum:

Years 11 & 12 Curriculum:

College Alumni

2016 will see us hold our 10 Year Reunion for our Graduating Class of 2006
To register your interest and details please visit our Alumni Section of our website

Please click here:

St Peter's College Website

To visit please click here:

St Peter's College West Campus Canteen Pricelist

To view please click here:

St Peter's College Community Portal

To visit please click here:

Catholic Life 

To veiw the May 2016 edition online please click here:

St Peter's College Uniform Standards

To view please click here:

St Peter's College Uniform Shop

To visit please click here:

Second Hand Uniform Sales via Sustainable School Shop

To visit please click here:

To see what is currently available for sale click here:

Secondhand Calculators and Text Books

Secondhand Text Books and Calculators please click here:

College Student Calendar

To view please click here:

Careers News

FUTURES EXPO – Tuesday 26 July 11 am – 8 pm

Registers are now open for your Workshops of interest using the Quick Link on the school website or click here to access: 

Sessions are filling quickly and we encourage you to go online to book your seats.

Please note the Student Record Book incorrectly states Monday 25 July as the student free day.  Please be assured it is on Tuesday 26 July 2016.  The purpose for this non attendance day is to ensure all students have the time available to gain the necessary information at the Futures Expo.  Subject selection will soon follow and this event is the one stop shop to update your knowledge.

Deakin Exercise and Sport Science Info Session

Sat 23 July, 11am – 1pm @ Melbourne Burwood campus
To register click here: 

Deakin Food and Nutrition Sciences Info Session

16th July, 11am – 1pm @ Melbourne Burwood campus
To register click here:

La Trobe Aspire Program

La Trobe’s Aspire program is an early admissions program that offers conditional places to year 12 students based on their participation in activities outside of school like leadership and community contributions. Applications are now open and close 31st August. Click here to apply:

La Trobe Young Writers’ Awards

The La Trobe Young Writers’ Awards is a competition for Victorian year 10 students. Students can enter up to two pieces of creative writing of 800–1000 words. This year’s theme is ‘space’. There is a $500 prize for first place. Click here to enter:

Code Like a Girl

Code Like a Girl brings together girls who are passionate about coding and technology to learn from each other and connect with each other. You can also check out their blog for tips and inspiration. Click Here:

Four Skills Your Need to Know for the Future

Click Here for information:

Melissa Dillon
Careers Co-ordinator, West Campus
Robyn Cardamone
Careers Co-ordinator, East Campus

SPC Musical Production

The 1950's are out and change is in the air!  …And in August 2016, St Peter’s College brings to life the esteemed 60’s musical: Hairspray!  Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical!  Hairspray is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.


It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular ‘Corny Collins Show’. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

Thurs 11th August 7.30pm Opening Night
Fri 12th August 7.30pm 
Sat 13th August 7.30pm

Tickets Now On Sale. Please Click Here:  

Thursday 14 July


Bastille Day

Friday 15 July

West Campus Tour

Saturday 16 July

Uniform Shop open 8.00 – 12noon

Tuesday 19 July

West VCE Study Hub


Parents & Friends Meeting 7.00pm

Wednesday 20 July

East VCE Study Hub

Next Meeting

Tuesday 19th July
7.15 Tea and Coffee
7.30 – 9.00 pm Meeting

Administration Building, 55 MacKillop Way, Cranbourne East
Enter New Gates on MacKillop Way please.

Guest Speaker: Mr Damien Cardona

Teaching Staff – Technology, Learning Advisor, Augustine House
B.Visual Arts; Post. Grad. Ed.

Mr Damien Cardona joined the East Campus of the College in 2015. Damien will share with us a little about his journey to teaching at St Peter’s College. He will also speak about Art & Technology in the Bishop Jeremiah Coffey Centre for Creativity. Damien comes to St Peter’s College with vast experience and A passion for the teaching of Visual Arts, Wood Technology, Electronics, Visual Communications. 

Evening will include a Tour of our Bishop Jeremiah Coffey, Centre for Creativity facilities.

2016 Schedule of Meeting & Guest Presenters

To view please click here:

Minutes of  May 31st Meeting

To view please click here:

French Exchange 2017

Study Tour – New Caledonia, Information Sessions

Information sessions about the St Peter’s College French Exchange program will be held on Tuesday 26 July at the Futures Expo.There will be 2 sessions with one being held at 11am and the other at 6pm.  Bookings are essential.

The session will include general information about the French exchange program as well as specific information about the Study Tour to New Caledonia.

In order to book online, please follow the link on the school website under “Futures Expo”

Olimpia Rosemblum
Exchange Program Co-ordinator

We hope you value this email. However, should you no longer wish to receive this eNewsletter,
please unsubscribe via the following link: unsubscribe