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Issue 92  |  17 May 2017
Featured Story
Acting Principal

Funding of Catholic Schools

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of information in the media about the Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools funding package and its impact on Catholic school fees. The package proposed by the Government is a 10-year funding model, which will see significant changes to how Catholic schools are funded in the future. Like the majority of Catholic schools, our school aims to be open and accessible to all families seeking a Catholic education. That means we aim to be affordable as well. One of the big impacts of the Turnbull Government’s funding package is that Catholic school fees will have to rise. This won’t happen tomorrow, but over the next 10 years, cuts to school funding will mean fees will gradually increase.

Catholic Education Leaders across Australia have been working hard to make sure the Government and the Opposition understand that our students will be disadvantaged by the funding model.
Everything is being done to make sure the Turnbull Government’s funding package does not become law. That’s where our school community comes in. In coming weeks, please keep an eye out in the school newsletter for information about how you can add your voice to help prevent unreasonable fee increases. We need to step up. Unreasonable fee increases are only a possibility at this stage – not a certainty. Parents in nearly 500 other Catholic schools in Victorian have also been asked to get ready and join the campaign. With your help, we can make sure our politicians in Canberra are listening to Catholic schools.

Mass @ St. Thomas the Apostle

There is great significance to the connection between St. Peter's College the rapidly expanding Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle. Not only does St. Thomas utilise the East Campus facilities each weekend for their weekly Mass services, it also is a source of nourishment to many of our students and their families as they seek the sustenance of Eucharist to feed their faith journey. The connection between the two communities, St. Peter's College and St. Thomas the Apostle is strong and is valued for that very reason. With all relationships however there requires constant attention and nurturing to ensure the link remains constant and true. This coming Sunday, May 21st at 9.30, in the Lyons Building is one such opportunity, particularly for East Campus families. Families are invited to attend mass to celebrate (belatedly) Catholic Education Week and give thanks for the important and unique relationship that exists between St. Thomas the Apostle parish and St. Peter's College. Both Staff Leaders, and Student Leaders will be present and all families are invited to stay behind after mass to enjoy a shared morning tea. I hope to see you there.

Year 9 Learning Centre – East Campus

Whilst on the topic of East Campus. We are starting to see progress with the construction of our Year 9 Learning Centre. In the past weeks we have witnessed the foundations being poured and last week the steel started to arrive and be erected. This is a really exciting  project, particularly as it will signal the opportunity for staff and students to explore different styles and ways of learning which we anticipate will be both stimulating and transformational. A team of staff have been working diligently in devising the curriculum program since the beginning of this year. It is anticipated that this will take significant shape over the coming term before being presented to parents. There is much confidence that this building and its associated learning program will be operational from the beginning of the Headstart Program at the end of this year. The construction of this building will also enable a significant landscaping project to commence, the central piazza. This will allow free flow and access to all current buildings. It will also see the beginning of the removal of temporary pathways.

VCE Performance Night

Congratulations to all VCE and Year 10 Drama, Dance and Music students who presented a night of terrific performances in front of an appreciative audience on Monday night. The calibre of performances was exceptionally high and for our Year 12 performers it provided a solid foundation from which to develop their ensemble pieces ahead of their assessment period later on in the year. For our Year 10 and Year 11 performers this was their first opportunity to present in front of their peers and parents in a more formal setting. It also gave them an opportunity to observe the criteria and performance level required at the Year 12 level. I could not help but reflect that we ask students, in classrooms across the College to take risks in their learning, to be challenged and move beyond their comfort zones in order to develop the necessary skills and content knowledge. There is no finer example of those elements than the performances we watched and appreciated on Monday night. All are to be congratulated for their preparedness to step outside their relative comfort zones and extend their performance skills.

Enrolments 2018

Enrolment projections for Year 7 2018 are very strong. Limited places only are available at this entry level. I encourage anyone yet to submit their enrolment form to do so as a matter of urgency.  Please contact Mrs Kerrie Birrell the College Registrar for further information.


Congratulations are extended to Andrew McMellon, staff member on the West Campus and Andrew’s wife Kylie on the birth this week of a baby girl, Lucy Jane. May you both enjoy the blessings that come with the joy of a new arrival into the world.

Chris Black Signature

Chris Black
Acting Principal

Latest News
East Campus News

The House System & the East Rosemary Graham Shield.2017 Shield

The Rosemary Graham Shield is a wonderful and exciting part of the College House System. The competition surrounding the Rosemary Graham shield supports the building of house spirit and participation across all aspects of school life including; the arts, sports, technology, etc. Students are invited to join in a number of House run activities across the year with points awarded for winning places and participation. 

In Term 4 2016 the Rosemary Graham shield was officially launched and follows the calendar year to conclude in Term 3 2017. This allows Year 12 students to fully participate in their House Competitions prior to their final VCE examinations and departure from the College.  The Shield provides all students with an opportunity to engage in school life in a fun, supportive and safe environment. Many new student leaders will emerge from the student and house generated activities conducted throughout the year. 

At the conclusion of the year long competition the winning house will receive a celebration event, such as attending the movies, bowling, a pizza day etc. Term 4 will then mark the launch of the 2018 Rosemary Graham Competition. 

Students are encouraged to get involved, remember participation is just as valuable as winning! Points were awarded to those students who shared in and provided the laughter associated with the egg & spoon and three legged races which were recently part of our Active April campaign. You do not have to win every event in order to generate House spirit and therefore gain points. 

The Shield competition provides a wonderful way for students and staff to take full ownership of their respective houses, and to learn about the patrons of their Houses. Unity is therefore celebrated in each of the eight Houses and then this sense of unity flows naturally to a whole school level. 

Please don’t forget participation, effort, attendance, uniform and punctuality all contribute points to your house and therefore contribute your house’s ability to win the Rosemary Graham Shield.  

Current Total as of May 16th 2017

House Total
Assisi 355
Augustine 665
Avila 505
Glowrey 570
Kolbe 425
Mackillop 885
Marian 295
Romero 465

Our Year 9 Building Update

2017 CE Buildings Pic 1

There has been considerable progress with the building, despite some set back with recent rain and bad weather.  Whilst the excitement of the steel arriving may have been missed by our students, for those of us who have been planning this venture for a number years now, we were thrilled. The arrival of the steel will now see construction become 3 dimensional, and therefore the reality of the scope of the build become far more apparent.  
Currently the building update is:

  • The 2 main stages of the slab have been poured and are now complete.
  • The first few loads of steel have been delivered and have started to be erected.
  • Offsite the remainder of the steel, is being fabricated along with the roofing, windows etc.

In the next few weeks we should see the steel being finished and the roofing started and the emergence of what will truly be a wonderful facility to enhance our students’ educational and personal experiences and growth.

Naplan Wrap

Year 7's and 9's were engaged with the Naplan Assessment Program last week. Whilst the results can inform policy direction and curriculum planning, both at state and local level, it is important to highlight that it is one assessment, in one moment in time, for one student, as part of a collective. Therefore results achieved and reported on in the months ahead are just that; 'a snapshot in time'. 

Julie Banda
Acting Deputy Principal, Head of East Campus

Learning & Teaching

Active Learning in Action

In 2016 the College developed our Vision for Learning, and it is wonderful to see this is now being enacted throughout the College. One means of living this active learning vision is through our various excursions.

This week our students have contributed their thoughts on how this assisted their learning. 

“Active Learning: learning that happens through student participation in activities that emphasise active retrieval, application of knowledge, and reflection".

"Responsibility for learning shifts from the teacher, as students are expected to do more with information than simply receive it.”  Please click here:

"Active Learning" means students engage with the material, participate in the class, and collaborate with each other". Please click here: 

Year 10 Geography Excursion  

On Monday the 1st of May, all of the Year 10 Humanities (Geography) classes went on an engaging and helpful excursion to three locations; Portsea Beach, the Quarantine Station and London Bridge at Portsea Back Beach.

"We, the Year 10 students, thought this was a very interesting and hands-on way of learning about erosion, waves and different management techniques to help stop or slow down the harmful process of erosion and transportation to the land that is left in these areas".

"Some of the information we collected was on the maintenance of the management techniques, like the groynes at the Quarantine Station or the sandbags at Portsea Beach. We also observed the surroundings and vegetation near the beaches and on any cliff faces nearby".

"This excursion was the best and most enjoyable way for us to complete a fieldwork report as well as learn some useful and interesting facts about our world around us".

"If possible, these types of excursions should be done any chance we can get. We, the Year 10s, all feel it is active learning and helps us complete the work and tasks easier with all the close-up visuals as well as making a fun day out of it; away from school and out of the stuffy classrooms!"

2017 Georgraphy Exc.Pic 1

2017 Geography Exc. Pic 2

2017 Geography Exc. Pic 3

Naomi Hind, Year 10 Student

Year 12 Business Management Excursion 

Last Monday the Year 12 Business Management students went to the Yakult Factory located in Dandenong South.

"This assisted us in gaining a wider understanding of our current area of study: Operations Management".

"We got to witness Yakult’s effective and efficient production process during its various stages: Inputs, transformation and outputs".

"We were able to see the great devotion to environmental responsibilities through the waste management system – all defective bottles were melted down and reused, and they used biodegradable cleaning products".

"Overall it was a worthwhile excursion and will assist us in the completion of our coursework". 

Chloe Harbour, Year 12 Student

Marlene Jorgensen
Deputy Principal, Learning & Teaching

West Campus News

Year 10-12 Students - Meningococcal Immunisations

The Victorian State Government announced in February this year a $7 million dollar program to immunise students aged between 15 and 19 years of age against meningococcal disease. This is a result of a significant spike in meningococcal W disease last year. There were seventeen diagnosed cases in 2015 but that tripled to forty eight in 2016. Three people have died from this new strain over the last two years.

The Government have chosen this particular age group on the recommendation of national immunisation experts, because teenagers are at increased risk and more likely to spread the disease to others.

This free vaccination will be offered at St. Peter’s College West Campus on Monday, 26 June. Shortly, you will receive immunisation forms granting consent to have your child immunised. This vaccine could cost up to $150 from your local GP and so we would encourage all parents to take advantage of this opportunity as there is no suggestion that it will be funded next year.

Meningococcal disease:

  • There are five main strains of meningococcal disease: A, C, W, Y and B
  • The disease is uncommon but serious
  • Meningococcal bacteria is passed on through regular close, prolonged or intimate contact with infected secretions from the back of the nose and throat
  • The bacteria can develop into invasive meningococcal disease
  • Symptoms include fever, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, neck stiffness, discomfort when looking at bright lights

Source: Better Health Victoria

For more information about meningococcal vaccination, please go to the following websites betterhealth or mves:

Critical Agendas

There are a number of excellent two hour evening presentations coming up during Term 2.
Bookings are still open for all nights but in my experience you are usually able to just pay at the door.

These evening presentations include topics such as: “Developing Resilience in Boys”, “Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety” and “Coping with the Stress of Schooling”. Some people may be reluctant to travel to Mentone, Mulgrave or Wheeler’s Hill, however, if a number of parents are interested, car-pooling can make it worthwhile. The $20 per head is well worth the expense for the valuable information and insights gained.

Please click here for the details.

Practical Safe Driving Program (PSDP) Pilot - Year 10 Driver Education

The In-School workshops of two hours begin this week for all Year 10 students. Please ensure that permission letters are signed and returned to the front office for your child to participate in the off road driving sessions over the following fortnight. We have also been informed of the opportunity for a limited number of students who hold a current Learner’s Permit to have a free 45 minute on road lesson with a qualified instructor. More information will be given to the Year 10 students this week.

Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy is attracting record levels of attention from Australian consumers and communities; so Australian privacy expectations, and strategies to meet them, will be the key focus of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW).

2017 Privacy Awareness Week

PAW 2017 begins on 15 May and this year’s theme is ‘trust and transparency’. Please click here to download some particularly useful tips for young people in respect to online security and privacy.


West News Continued

Glowrey Lip Sync Battle – The Heats

2017 Lip Sync Pic 9

The heats for the Glowrey Lip Sync Battle kicked off on Tuesday in a major way as the standard of performances leapt to new heights. Every house did an amazing job in entertaining the huge crowd in the central courtyard while carefully following the criteria to maximise house points.

Teams were judged according to creativity, accuracy of lip synching, entertainment, choreography and year level spread. Each house provided us with more memorable moments than I can list, but here are a few:

Kolbe House– Luke Farrelly’s impersonation of Britney Spears and Chloe Harbour dragging Ms Lomas on to the dance floor.

MacKillop House– Saphyre Strachan’s marvellous Sia inspired wig as Lachlan Daly, Ezra Makiri and Brock Walker dressed in blue tutus and silver wigs, “swung from the chandelier”.

Avila House– A clever theme using umbrellas as props had the crowd singing along to “It’s raining men”.

Marian House– Not only did they show us that Mr Fini’s strategies have been effective in raising literacy standards as students accurately spelled out “GLAMOROUS”, but they looked the part as well, particularly Mitchell Stone in his sparkly silver top.

Glowrey House– This stand out performance began with a love triangle, but as the relationship evolved between Sasha Shaskoff and Phillip Cameron, their on stage chemistry could have provided a unit of work for Mrs Preston’s class. Backed up by a well-choreographed team of talented dancers, this group became a crowd favourite. Some jealous House Leaders were heard bemoaning the tell-tale signs of Miss Robertson’s handiwork and the home ground advantage provided by Mr Blackburn’s careful teaching to the Lip Sync rubric.

Augustine House– This medley of songs paid tribute to feminism and Harpreet Bajwa and Gemma Clover dominated the stage with their confidence and dancing.  But who will ever forget our school captain Henry Cooke dressed in a lovely silver mini skirt and with a mop of gorgeous red hair singing to the crowd “If I was a boy”.  Courageous…yet disturbing!

Assisi House– The array of animal onesies matched with green tutus and boas cleverly weaved the Assisi colour and link with nature to the performance. Megan Edney dominated with her performance of MC Hammer’s “You can’t touch this” while Ella Henry and Kobe Souvannasing thrilled us with as a cartwheeling tiger and spiderman respectively.

Romero House– Cambell Bryan was “never going to let you down” in his impressive suit and Kisharn Waiti and Raphael Kostopoulos (who will ever forget that hair?) mesmerised us with their version of Bootylicious. However, it was the clever attempt to bribe the judges at the end with red jelly that really caught our eye.

The final standings were:

Place House Total
1 Glowrey 139
2 Assisi 133
3 Marian 131
4 Kolbe 122
5 Augustine 119
6 Mackillop 106
=7 Avila 104
=7 Romero 104

The Grand Final will be held on Tuesday, 30 May between Glowrey and Assisi Houses to determine first and second.  

Firstly, thank you to Glowrey House for organising the event. Finally, well done to all student who participated in demonstrating creativity, teamwork, leadership and most importantly living out our motto to “Be Not Afraid.”

David Hansen
Deputy Principal, Head of West Campus

St Agatha's Parish News

Rcia Inquiry 2017: An inquiry session will be held for Adults who may be considering becoming Catholic or for Adult Baptised Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation on Sunday 25th June after the 9.00am Mass in the Parish Hall. For more info please contact the Parish Office on 5996 1985. 

Junior Rcia: For older children who have not completed their Sacraments. Classes begin midyear till Easter 2018. Participants attend Mass at 9.00am followed by classes at the end of Mass in the Parish Office. For enquiries contact Sr Lucy on 5996 1985. 

Parish Volunteers: All volunteers must now have a Working with Children card that has St Agatha’s listed as an organisation. If you have not done so, please contact the Parish Office on 5996 1985. 

Seeking Climate Champions: From now until June, Caritas Australia and many other faith-based organisations are coordinating a huge campaign for climate justice: a petition in every electorate in Australia, calling on each MP and on our Parliament to support stronger climate action. Help create a resounding message for justice that our political representatives cannot ignore. Find out how you can take part at www.caritas.org.au/climate-petition 

Jesus Youth Australia is organising a One Week National Training (named Trendsetters) for University Students. The purpose of Trendsetters is to equip university students to stand strong for Jesus, particularly whilst on campus. 10am on Monday 10th July till 3pm Sunday 16th July. Don Bosco Centre (Goyura) 465 Lysterfield Rd, Lysterfield. Guest speakers Most Rev Mark Edwards OMI, Fr Alex Vickers OP, Fr Dan Serratore MGL, Ellen Hayes, Alyssa Crawford, Dony Peter Chacko & Jethin Thottan. For Uni Students 18 and above. Log on to https://jesusyouth.org.au/TS17. Reg Fee $700. RSVP: 1st June 2017 or contact the Parish Office for a booking form.

Thursday Evening Mass: We would like to focus on praying for different needs within our families, parish and wider community. At the Thursday evening Mass at 7.30pm there will be prayers offered for the special intention of that week. The last Thursday of the month will be offered in thanksgiving for birthdays. This is the list of intentions for the month of May 18th - For all students, 25th – For those born in May. 

Parents Building Solutions: Turning Point are hosting a FREE 5-week parenting program called Parents Building Solutions run by Anglicare for children ages 3-12 years. Tuesday evenings on 30th May – 27th June, at 6.45pm to 9.15pm. At Turning Point Church meeting room, 1785 South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne East. See notice board for details. Bookings ring Sandra Phillips on 5945 2000

St Agatha’s Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend Pope Francis, our Shepherd as Bishop of Rome, has travelled to Fatima to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first of six appearances of Our Lady to three children who were shepherds, Francisco, Jacinta & Lucia.

Pope Francis will declare Francisco & Jacinta to be saints. They will become the two youngest non martyred saints in Church history. Pope Francis will also reaffirm the general message of Fatima. In Our Lady’s message are requests for prayer, especially the Rosary and prayer for peace. It requests repentance for and abandonment of sin, and sacrifices of love for sinners.

Our lady said, “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” In this month of May we ask Our Lady of Fatima to intercede for our parish and all its families.

May God bless you, Fr Denis

St Peter’s College: On Sunday 21st May the student and staff leaders of St. Peter’s College, East Campus, will attend the 9.30am Mass that day.

Walking with Jesus is a guided 8 Day Walking Retreat, 13 – 22km per day, along the George Bass Coastal Walk and Great Southern Rail Trail from Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 October. You will be invited to explore your own journey, walking with Jesus. Registration by 1st June. For enquiries & booking contact Campion Centre for Ignation Spirituality on 9854 8110 or email: secretary@campion.asn.au or refer to flyer on notice board.

Jesus Youth Australia is organising a One Week National Training (Trendsetters) for University Students. The purpose of Trendsetters is to equip university students to stand strong for Jesus, particularly whilst on campus. It will feature dynamic youth focussed speakers. When: 10 – 16 July (10.00am Monday to 3.00pm Sunday). Where: Don Bosco Centre, Lysterfield. Registration by 1st June. Refer to flyer on notice board or website: www.jesusyouth.org.au

Church: St Peter’s College
55 MacKillop Way, Cnr Heather Grove, Cranbourne East

Parish Priest: Fr Denis O’Bryan EV

Parish Secretary: Christine Salu

Parish Safety Officer: Corralee Floyd 
(Wednesday 9.30am – 3.00pm)

Parish Office: 50 Heather Grove Cranbourne East
(PO Box 6089, Clyde VIC 3978)

Phone: 5998 0947
(Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00am – 3.00pm & Friday 9.00am – 1.30pm)

Email: parish@stthomasap.org.au

St Thomas the Apostle Parish 

2018 Compulsory Uniform Changes

We advise that if you require new uniform items for 2017, that you consider purchasing the correct 2018 product, which is now available from our Uniform Shop.

Please be aware of these changes if purchasing via the second hand market, whether it be through the Sustainable Schools Shop or the several Facebook selling groups set up locally.

All Parents are advised of the following changes:

  • All Boys to wear the St. Peter’s College Boys White Monogrammed Pocket Shirt in the Summer and for the Winter with the addition of the St .Peter's College Tie

  • All Girls Winter Uniform. All Girls to wear the  St. Peter's College Girls White Monogrammed Pocket Blouse, which is worn with the  St. Peter's College Tie

  • College Scarf to be worn as part of the Winter Uniform ONLY. SPC Scarf (to be released in 2018)

  • College Gloves to be worn as part of Winter Uniform ONLY. SPC Gloves to be released in 2018

  • All Students. Sports House Polo Tops. All students to wear their House Sport Polo Top

  • All Students. SOC Sports Rugby Top. If worn ONLY the current design must be worn

  • All Students. Sports Tracksuit Pants. St. Peter’s College design ONLY to be worn

2017 Sports Uniform


  • Thursdays:– 8.00 am to 12 noon

  • Tuesdays: - 1.00 pm to 5 pm

  • Saturday:- 3rd Saturday of the month, during Term, 8.00 am to 12 noon

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Second-hand Uniform Sales

The College uniform shop does not hold and sell Second-hand uniform.

St Peter’s College parents can utilise the service of Sustainable School Shop for the sale and purchase of second-hand uniform and stationery items.

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Art News

Artist In Residence: Joan Hanger

Joan Hanger is a local artist who has just finished a degree in Fine Arts (Honours) at Monash University. Joan continues to make her own Art but has begun to branch out and run workshops for school and community groups. On Monday Joan presented a beginning casting workshop to Year 11 and 12 Art and Visual Communication classes. It was a chance for students to try a new skill that can be further developed and refined in their own art making process. Students were highly engaged and inspired by this techniques and were able to make moulds of their own fingers and then cast them in plaster. The detail and texture on the fingers is quite remarkable and we look forward to seeing how students will use them as a starting point for an artwork. Many thanks to Joan for her inspiring workshop.

Yr11 Artist Visit Pic 2

Year 11 Artist in residence visit:

The Year 11 Art and Viscom classes and I had the opportunity to collaborate and work with a local artist who recently graduated from university specialising in Fine Arts. In this workshop, we got to explore the technique of creating moulds and plaster casts as a starting point for a 3D artwork. We discovered the process of creating the negative space (the mould) and then filling it with the positive space to create replicas of our fingers. It was fascinating to discover the great variety of work that can be created using this technique which we can further develop to use in our final folio pieces. Being able to collaborate with artists out in the world today was inspiring and it was great to build off one another’s ideas. On behalf of both classes, I’d like to say a big thank you to Joan Hanger and all those involved in making the day so successful. 

SouthSide Collective Zine Launch: 

"For months, myself and two other artists have been working collaboratively on creating a network for young creatives in Melbourne, in particular, the South-East. We are working towards a series of zines (not dissimilar to that of a magazine) and events where we will be promoting each other’s work, facilitating opportunities for collaboration, and showcasing young and up and coming creatives’ talents through group and solo shows. We are hosting a launch for our first edition of our zine on the 26th of May at the Casey Youth Hub with free food and copy of the zine, music, dance, art and much more. If you’re interested in creative culture, art, photography, videography, poetry, skating, music and dance or want to be involved in this movement, make an appearance and connect at ‘SouthSide: Chapter 1’ Zine Launch. For more details, search up the Facebook event or click here for Flyer.  It would be amazing to see you there!"

Mikayla van der Velden, Year 10 Student

Vivienne Hayes, Arts Coach

Avila News

International Baseball Superstar at St Peters College

I was offered the opportunity to go on a life changing trip and play for the MLB World Select Team in the USA playing against some of the best teams in the world.

This is an incredibly difficult team to get into due to it only including the top 25 players in the ‘Rest of the World’ (outside of the USA) in my age group.

We had the opportunity to play against some incredible teams whilst being based out of Florida including the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.

The game of baseball is something that I enjoy playing and feel that it is the career path, which I would love to go down in the future, if given the opportunity.

I would also recommend to anyone to have a go at baseball if given the opportunity to play the sport.

2017 Jackson Boyd

By Jackson Boyd  Year 12 Avila

Student Representative Council

"SRC...Giving our Students Voice"
"The enthusiasm of youth is infectious"

Hello, my name is Rutendo Pasura and I am the official SRC Media Liaison for West Campus. I am 15 years old and currently in Year 9. I was given the opportunity to be Forum Leader for Assisi House for the second year in a row as well as the opportunity to be in the SRC. So far I have enjoyed my time in the SRC and I look forward to the many great things we have in store for 2017. On February 21st we had our first meeting. In this meeting we introduced ourselves to each other and starting suggesting ideas to make changes towards the school. The duty of each and every SRC member is to be the voice of the students. Not everyone will be able to speak up and be heard so connecting with one of the SRC members is a way for you as a student of St Peter’s College to be heard. A motto I like to think to myself is, “that no idea is a bad idea”, which is why every issue or idea a student raises with a SRC Member will never be neglected. A few different things that made this meeting one not to forget was how well everyone got along and how open it was. People were not afraid to make suggestions and just from looking at everyone you could see how culturally diverse the group was.

2017 Rutendo Pasura

Rutendo Pasura, SRC Media Liaison West Campus

18 May

WC Yr 10 Safe Driving Program

19 May

Campus Tour - West
SIS Intermediate Sport
SIS Junior Sport

20 May

Saturday Morning Uniform Shop Opening

22 May

SRC Training Day
WC Adam McGuiness Visit- Just Art Competition

23 May

SIS Cross Country Comp

Save The Date Notices:

Monday 12th June

Public Holiday

Monday 19th June

Student Free Day

Friday 30th June

AGM Notice

St. Peter’s College Parents & Friends Committee

Annual General Meeting Notice

When: Tuesday 6th June

Time: 7.15 Tea & Coffee for 7.30 start

Where: West Campus Staff Room


7.30pm Open P&F Meeting
Guest Speaker
7.50pm Suspend P&F Meeting
Open AGM
Annual President’s Report
Annual Treasurer’s Report
Annual Principals Report
Spill of Positions
Position Descriptions
AGM Closed
8.15    RE-Open P& F Meeting

Position Descriptions

President, Secretary and Treasurer 
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Nomination Form

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SPC Code of Conduct

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Parents & Friends Association

Welcome To Our Parents & Friends Committee

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 6th June, 2017
7.15 Tea and Coffee
7.30-9.00 pm St Peter’s College WEST CAMPUS
Staff Room, 1005 Cranbourne Frankston Rd, Cranbourne
Enter via Gates on Navarre Drive please

Guest Speaker:  Mr Chris O’Hara

2017 Chris O\'Hara

VET/VCAL Coordinator

With our Subject Selection process for 2018 about to begin for our students, it is opportune to present to parents our VET and VCAL Pathway opportunities. This presentation will be followed up with the distribution of the 2018 Curriculum Handbook towards the end of Term 2, giving ample opportunity for students and their parents the time to consider what subjects they may need more information from College staff when they return to the College in Term 3. This occurs prior to our Futures Expo on 25th July, which leads into the students in Years 9 & 10 Subject Interveiws on 31st July and 1st August. All students having to complete their 2018 Subject Selection Preferences by 8th August. 

Chris began teaching at St Peter's College in 2004. During his time with the College Chris has held many leadership positions including, Health and PE Coordinator, Year 7 Coordinator and our Inaugural MacKillop House Leader. 

Chris is currently the VET / VCAL Co-Ordinator at the West Campus. He will share with us how the VET and VCAL Programs operate at St Peter's College and the plans and visions for the future of these programs.

Please click for Minutes of May Meeting

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2017 Curriculum Handbook
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SPC Futures Expo
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