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Issue 94  |  31 May 2017
Featured Story

2017 Principal Mr Chris Black

By now, I hope, all have been given access to the news that I have been appointed as Principal of St. Peter’s College commencing the beginning of Term 3. I feel both humbled and extremely excited by the prospect of leading what I believe to be a first class Catholic secondary college. 

A successful American businessman, Donald Bren once stated, “Education is the finest gift an individual can give a young person.” There is a lot to like about this quote and it is my firm belief that there is significant privilege attached to being a teacher in this context. As an educational leader I feel honoured to be placed in a situation where I will be able to work side by side with staff, students and parents in ensuring St. Peter’s College is the place where student dreams are fulfilled and where all are working together to reach their full potential. St. Peter’s College strives to develop the whole person. The academic, the spiritual, the social-emotional and the physical. It is in this context that I acknowledge the significant emphasis and the important role the Catholic and Petrine charism and ethos plays in identifying who we are as a Catholic secondary college and in influencing how our students are shaped.

Thomas Groome, a significant theologian once stated: “To be faithful to it’s identity a Catholic school would have to function as a life-giving community that reflects and teaches profound respect for everyone and that promotes people’s rights as neighbour and their responsibilities for neighbour”.

This must be driven and led by the leadership of the school and be both witnessed and actioned in communion with staff, students and parents.  Groome also talks about the guiding vision of Catholic education as a “ministry of the Church” which should always be about the reign of God, where God inspires a fullness of life, a commitment to love and the stewardship of creation.

Values that are espoused through this vision are such things as: a positive outlook on life and humankind. An understanding of the sacredness of life. A commitment to community. Leading people to wisdom and responsibility. A commitment to justice for all. A living spirituality that is lived each day in the way we interact with each other and the world, and, a no boundaries or limitations approach to welcoming and reaching out to the marginalized. These are actionable in our school community where we have an underlying commitment to the dignity and respect afforded to each and every individual we come in contact with and where faith is the cornerstone of our existence.

Faith needs to be nourished, by eucharist, by living and working with and for a community, by striving to be a better person in all interactions with others. The development of one’s faith is a journey. I will savour the opportunity to work with our staff and students providing them opportunities to nourish their faith.

Core business for St. Peter’s College is learning. For students, running through St. Peter’s gates to commence their secondary school education is our want. More significantly though we hope students will be walking out of those same gates at a much slower rate at the end of Year 12 with confidence, a sense of purpose and positivity about the next chapter in their lives. At St. Peter’s College we will strive for all students to feel a keen sense of belonging to a community, where a sense of hope and purpose permeates all student thoughts, actions and efforts, and students gain a skill-set to contribute positively to society.

St. Peter’s College is and will continue to be recognised as the school which caters for and provides opportunities for all to flourish. It strives to cater for the high-achieving student, for those with special talents, those with particular needs and those who wish to pursue a vocational pathway. Students are, and will continue to be, challenged to learn in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment which features opportunities for collaboration, independent inquiry learning, critical thinking and problem-solving. We work towards ensuring a St. Peter’s College student is an engaged and successful learner and where staff are encouraged to contribute, as partners, in the education of the whole person.

We will continue to challenge students to be creative and critical learners who act with courage within the Gospel tradition. When our Year 12 students graduate, we will anticipate our young to be people:

  • of hope
  • inspired by the teachings of Jesus
  • constantly searching within their own faith journey
  • of confidence in their interactions with others
  • of resilience and positivity
  • able to make a positive contribution to the world
  • who possess self-discipline and who are adaptable to change
  • able to think critically
  • who are literate and numerate 
  • striving for personal excellence
  • prepared for their future pathways
  • appreciative of individual differences, and
  • passionate in wanting to make a difference

I look forward to working with you all, staff, students and parents as together we strive to provide an outstanding Catholic education for all.

Chris Black Signature

Chris Black
Acting Principal

Latest News
West Campus News

Verbal Combat & The Hurting Game

On Wednesday, 31 May Brainstorm Productions will be presenting their student wellbeing program ‘Verbal Combat’ for Year 8 students and then on Monday, 5 June, they will also be presenting ‘The Hurting Game’ for Year 7 students.

Verbal Combat is a live performance that addresses the consequences of cyber bullying, harassment and unhealthy friendship groups. It clearly defines the behaviours that constitute bullying and encourages empathy and compassion. It gives clear strategies for supporting victims and resisting peer pressure to say or post hurtful comments.

The Hurting Game is a live theatre experience that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. From teen cliques, coping with peer pressure, teenage insecurities and bullying. The production, tells the tale of how destructive relationships at school and online can affect students’ self-esteem and their future wellbeing. The program aims to inspire students to develop healthier and happier relationships, both online and in the real world.

Verbal Combat and The Hurting Game are part of our student wellbeing curriculum and the program has been developed in consultation with teachers, psychologists, as well as real-life student experiences.

The methodology of the program is safe, supportive and nonjudgmental and designed to provide students with positive and useful tools that they can use in their everyday lives.  A number of our staff will unpack the message presented in next week’s pastoral period with the Year 7 & 8 students.

More than 350,000 Australian students have already benefited from Brainstorm Productions multi award-winning educational theatre programs over the past twelve months. Their programs cater to the specific wellbeing needs of students, helping to create a healthy and harmonious school environment. If you would like to know more about Brainstorm Productions, Click here to visit their website

Stolen Bike

Last Thursday, a green & black bicycle was taken from the bike shed immediately after school.  Camera footage shows a male student in about Year 8-10 with light brown or blond hair turning left out of the front gate at Frankston-Cranbourne Road.

If anyone has any information about this bike, we would appreciate you letting Mr David Hansen (Deputy Principal) know.  I have attached a photograph of the bicycle.

stolen bike
Lip Sync Battle

Congratulations to Glowrey House for not only organising but also winning the second annual Lip Sync Battle.  On Tuesday, staff and students filled the Multipurpose Hall on what was a cold and bleak day, to be entertained by some creative and talented dancers and performers. Glowrey defeated Assisi in the Grand Final (139 to 130) in a colourful and energetic competition that was judged on creativity, accuracy, entertainment, costumes/props, choreography and student diversity.  

The five distinguished judges had a difficult time in choosing a winner, being fully aware of the commitment and preparation both teams put into the event.  

Well done to all the students involved and enjoy the lunch provided for you on Friday.

Place House Total Shield points
1 Glowrey 139 125
2 Assisi 133 100
3 Marian 131 75
4 Kolbe 122 60
5 Augustine 119 50
6 Mackillop 106 40
Equal 7 Romero 104 25
Equal 7 Avila 104 25


Lip Sync Battle

Cont ..........

West News Continued

lip sync battle 3

The McGuigan Shield Ladder is as follows, however, mixed netball finals are this week will no doubt add further tension to the Competition.

  McGuigan Shield   
  HousePoints Points
1st Mackillop 1190
2nd Kolbe 1029
3rd Glowrey 941
4th Assisi 908
5th Marian 858
6th Avila 779
7th Romero 762
8th Augustine 724

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

The third and final Off-Road driving workshop will be held at METEC in Bayswater this Wednesday for 45 Year 10 students.

16 students have been chosen to participate in interviews and a focus group on Thursday.  

We hope their valuable input will shape a program that may well be implemented for Year 10 students across the state.

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 against meningococcal disease.  

This is a result of a significant spike in meningococcal W disease last year.
There were 17 diagnosed cases in 2015 but that tripled to 48 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.  

These immunisation forms were given to your child this week in Tutor Group and should have been delivered to you.  
If not, please ask your child to go to Student Reception.  
Please fill these forms in and return them promptly to the school 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 they are currently free and there is no suggestion that it will be funded next year.

West Campus Masterplan

As explained in a previous newsletter, the work of the West Campus Masterplan Committee continues with a view to initiating some work for the Arts and VCAL facilities this year.  
Additionally, a lot of thought is going in to making the campus safer for your children, our students particularly with respect to the traffic management.
We welcome any submissions or ideas that you as parents may have with respect to making the campus child-safe and pedestrian friendly.

Men's Night Out

Dear fellow community member, 
Together, the YMCA and Doveton College are hosting an information evening in honour of International Men’s Health Week in June 2017. 
During Men’s Health Week, communities across Australia reach out to men, boys, and their families to promote health and wellbeing.
This event will create the right setting for conversations about the elements that make us healthy - life, purpose, health and wellness and everything in-between.

This year’s theme “HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND: KEEPING THE BALANCE” explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world.
Balancing these challenges means doing things that are nourishing and good.

With our guest speaker Ted Witten Jnr coming along to share his insight on this subject its a night not to miss! 
When: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Where: Theatre at Doveton College 
Time: 6:30pm arrival for 7pm start
Cost: FREE 
To register please CLICK HERE:
Lots of prizes and giveaways! 

David Hansen
Deputy Principal, Head of West Campus

East Campus News

As the weather starts to get cold and wet, winter is fast approaching and with that the end of first semester and Term 2.  The week was busy as usual with many class, pastoral and sporting activities.

Once again our Forum Leaders shone as they conducted tours of the East Campus for prospective parents and children. Our three tour leaders this week were; Charlie Ratten, Bailey King and Joshua Butler. Each student was equally impressive and convincing in their enthusiasm and the pride and respect they hold for the College.

There is truly no better way to experience the East Campus than walking in the footsteps of our students and witnessing the sights of the Campus through their lens. I congratulate and thank, Charlie, Bailey and Joshua for their fine efforts. You are true ambassadors for the East Campus, St. Peters College.

Over the past two weeks I have been privileged and delighted to attend Sunday morning Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle, held here at the East Campus. This has once again provided me with a wonderful opportunity to interact with parents and students of St. Peter's College and the community that is St. Thomas the Apostle. I was made to feel very much part of the community and I offer a special thank you to Father Dennis and the community for such a warm welcome.

It is truly wonderful to see our East students serving their faith so generously through the readings, prayers, music and choir of the Sunday Mass.

End of Semester one draws near – important dates and events

Year 10 & 11 Exams will be held from 6th – 9th June, with year 11 finishing on 13th June

These examinations will be held in the Coffey building and students are to wear complete school uniform. Parents and guardians should note that students are only required at school for their examinations. However should a student have two exams on the one day, they are to remain at the College and utilise the private study venues that will be provided for them. We do not want students going to and from the shopping centre during their break between exams. 

Year 12 Exams

2017 Naplan Photo

The Year 12 examinations will commence on June 12th in the DC. The GAT will be held on Wednesday 14th June for all students completing a unit 3 & 4 study this year, this includes all year 11 students who are completing an accelerated study unit 3 & 4 this year.

Further details and information regarding the GAT can be obtained from Ms McClelland, Senior Years Curriculum Leader, who has already provided students with a comprehensive briefing regarding the GAT.

Year 10 Work Experience – commences Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June.

Year 11 Special Activities 

  • Fit to Drive & Safe Partying – 15th June
  • Visit to the Holocaust Museum – 16th June

These are important and thought provoking seminars that will inform an inspire students.

  • Student Free Day – 19th June 
  • Semester 2 begins – 20th June
  • Year 9 SWAC Reach & Reconciliation Reflection day – 21st June
  • St. Peters Day – 27th June
  • End of Term – student last day is 29th June.

The weeks will go by faster than we want, so let us take time to enjoy each day at a pace that enables us to reflect and consider all the blessings that we have so generously been given.  

Stay warm and dry as winter approaches. 

Julie Banda
Acting Deputy Principal, Head of East Campus

Learning & Teaching

Examinations are almost upon us.

My Learning Walks this week took me into senior classes where staff were working with students on examination preparation. Once again I was excited to see ACTIVE Learning taking place.

Amongst the many exam techniques that I observed, one in particular, stood out. Students were asked to stand and to physically demonstrate through body movement the various joints and motions of the body. This real life application of knowledge is an excellent example of connecting learning to the lived experience of students. 

With examinations commencing on Monday, June 6th for Year 10 and 11 students and Tuesday 13th June for Year 12 students, most students should be well into their study routine.

Despite the common myth that examinations can be “crammed”, a much better technique to ensure knowledge is transferred to long-term memory is to develop a series of proven study techniques.

These include 

  • Class summary notes 
  • Development of ACRONYMS 
  • Quiz questions that parents can ask students
  • Study nights with fellow students
  • Teaching others a concept
  • Pictorial representation of ideas 

Our libraries are open after school at both campus’ to support students in developing these study routines, and I encourage all students to take advantage of the resources available at St. Peter’s College.  

An old acronym that I follow is the 5 P’s. Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Some simple preparation now will reduce anxiety and ensure that you demonstrate the very best of which you are capable. 

Logistics of Examinations 

It is the responsibility of each student to know their individual exam timetable and to ensure they arrive 10min before each examination. All students should ensure they have the correct equipment for each exam and should be familiar with strict no mobile phone policy during examinations.

Year 10 and 11 students are only required to attend during examination times. For those who wish to study at the College between examinations, McGuigan 1 and 2 will be available for Year 10 students. Year 11 students may study in the library. The Discovery Center at East will be available for Year 11 study and a designated room in the Coffey building will be available for Year 10 students.These venues are for individual, quiet study and will be supervised by staff. During class times no student should be wandering around the school, disrupting the learning of others.

Year 12 Practice Examinations 

The purpose of practice examinations is to ensure that each student who plans to sit a VCE exam this year feels confident that they are well prepared and able to achieve the very best possible result. Practice exams also provide an opportunity to see where students still have gaps in understanding that may need further revision before the final VCE examination. Any student who is currently undertaking a Unit 3 /4 VCE study will be required to participate in Year 12 Practice exams in each subject. These trial exams provide valuable exam technique practice together with timely feedback from staff to assist all students in preparing for their final Year 12 exams.

These practice examinations will take place in the College Hall for West students and in the Coffey building for students at East campus. Examinations will be conducted under strict examination conditions. As such students will be required to wear full College uniform.

Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews.

On Tuesday 25th July, Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews will take place. Staff will provide parents with feedback regards progress towards the end of year VCE Examinations and offer advice regards further study and work habits that may be required. 

Marlene Jorgensen
Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching

Introducing our College Student Leaders 2017



My name is Salfia Koudi Arad. I am very proud to be one of the Sports Captains at the East Campus this year.

I have always loved playing different kinds of sports. I have always been energetic and like to be active. I have been part of Netball, Soccer, Basketball and Athletics teams for many years.

My aim as Sports Captain in 2017 is to share my passion for all sports and I would like to make the school active.

I think sport is a way of building friendships as well as House Spirit and I hope to encourage these this year.

As Peter stood up, I will stand up for Sport at the East Campus providing opportunities for everyone. There are different sports to suit everyone’s personality.

Everyone should have the chance to participate in a sport. I enjoy supporting all students in finding the perfect sport for them.

Salfia Koudi Arad, Sports Captain, East Campus

Introducing our College Student Leaders 2017



Applying for the position of Sports Captain, I felt that I needed to do my part to help improve the students view on athletic activities. Seeing younger kids becoming less and less active is alarming and I hope to encourage physical activity and participation.

From a young age, playing multiple sports, it fed my large appetite for physical activity, my aim in 2017 as Sport Captain is to instil my enthusiasm for sport into others, enthusiasm that I had as a young adolescent and still have now.

I hope to demonstrate that participating in events such as Swimming and Athletics Carnival is fun and to abolish the ideology that taking part is ‘not cool’.

Inspired by our Annual Theme for 2017, ’After much debate…Peter stood up,  I will ‘stand up’ and give my all to encouraging participation in all sporting activities, I hope people will follow my example and give their all to sport at St. Peter’s College, knowing that if you give your best, God will do the rest.

Richard-Jonny Pele, Sports Captain, East Campus 

St Agatha's Parish News

Dear Parishioners

Fr Joseph will be returning on Friday 2nd June, we look forward to his return and we wish him a safe journey back to St. Agatha’s. God bless Fr Antony

St. Peter’s College: Fr Denis O’Bryan PP [Clyde North] & Fr Joseph Abutu PP [Cranbourne] are delighted to announce that Mr Chris Black has been appointed to the position of Principal of St. Peter’s College. The College has undertaken a very thorough process this year to secure a new Principal for the College. Mr Chris Black has been Acting Principal of St. Peter’s College this year since former Principal Mr Tim Hogan resigned last year in order to take up a new position as Principal at St. John’s College, Dandenong. We congratulate Mr Chris Black on his appointment and we pray for him and for all students, families and staff at St Peter’s College which is a crucial part of the life and mission of St. Agatha’s Parish, and St. Thomas the Apostle, Clyde North.

Confirmation Parent/Child Workshop: this Tuesday 30th May at 5pm or 7.00pm and Wednesday 31st May at 5pm -This Workshop is Compulsory for All Confirmation Candidates and their Parents. 

Message From Fr Denis O’Bryan: Fr Denis has learned that he still has some active remaining cancer following his prostate cancer surgery last year. Tests in the past few weeks show that the cancer has not spread to any other parts of his body. On June 6th Fr Denis will be begin eight weeks of radiotherapy which can potentially remove the remaining cancer completely. Fr Denis is very grateful for and thanks parishioners and friends for their many expressions of support and prayers.

RCIA Mystagogia Mass: Will be celebrated by Bishop Patrick this Sunday 28th May at St. Patrick’s Pakenham at 2pm. You are invited to afternoon tea (Please bring a plate to share).

Monthly All-Night Prayer Vigil will take place this Friday 2nd June. It will begin with Divine Office at 7.00pm, Mass at 7.30pm followed by a spiritual teaching and All-Night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Vigil will conclude on Saturday morning with Morning Prayer of the Church at 9.00am, followed by Mass at 9.30am. The allnight Prayer Vigil is held on the first Friday of each month. All Welcome! Parishioners are invited to place your name on the roster on the table in the foyer next to a time to be present before the Lord.

St. Agatha’s Parish Information
Church: 129 Sladen Street, Cranbourne Presbytery: 131 Sladen Street 
Parish Office: 1 Scott Street, PO Box 95, Cranbourne 3977 
Office Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am-3.00pm ??5996 1985 Fax: 5996 1992 
Email: parishoffice@stagathas.org.au 
Website: www.stagathas.org.au 
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Joseph Abutu Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Antony Rebelo IVD 

St. Agatha’s Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

Dear Parishioners,

Today we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. Jesus ascends to the right had of the Father. He is lifted up. With him, all humanity is lifted up. The death and resurrection of Jesus has made it possible for every one of us to be lifted out of our slavery to sin to the joy of new life in Christ, in union with the Father and the Holy Spirit. In times of terror and mistrust, of violence and suppression of human rights, in times of religious persecution and merciless hatreds, our world needs lifting up, cries out to be lifted up. Through Jesus we share in the life of the Holy Trinity, a profound communion of love. Let us pray for the grace to strive individually and as a community to truly live in the life of the Father, Son and Spirit so that God’s Kingdom may be ever more fully established in our midst, an eternal and universal kingdom, a kingdom of truth and life, of holiness and grace, of justice, love and peace.
May God bless you, Fr Denis

Confirmation Parent/Child Workshop: Tuesday 30th May at 5pm or 7.00pm and Wednesday 31st May at 5pm -This Workshop is Compulsory for All Confirmation Candidates and their Parents. 

RCIA Mystagogia Mass this Sunday 28th May 2.00pm at St Patrick’s Pakenham. Parishioners recently received into full communion in the church at Easter are encouraged to attend with their Sponsors, family and team members. You are invited to afternoon tea (Please bring a plate to share).

St. Peter’s College: Fr Denis O’Bryan PP (Clyde North) & Fr Joseph Autu PP (Cranbourne) are delighted to announce that Mr Chris Black has been appointed to the position of Principal of St. Peter’s College. The College has undertaken a very thorough process this year to secure a new Principal for the College. Mr Chris Black has been Acting Principal of St. Peter’s College this year since former Principal Tim Hogan resigned last year in order to take up a new position as Principal at St. John’s College, Dandenong. We congratulate Mr Chris Black on his appointment and we pray for him and for all students, families and staff at St. Peter’s College which is a crucial part of the life and mission of St. Agatha’s Parish, Cranbourne, and St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Clyde North. 

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

To order online please click here:

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.

To read more about purchasing second-hand uniform items please click here:

To see what second-hand uniform items are currently listed for sale please click here:

Health & Human Delelopment

Community Health Projects

Since the beginning of Term Two the Year 10 Health and Human Development classes have been creating a range of programs to improve the health of the St. Peter’s College community. Our group in particular focused on the health of our incoming cohorts, the grade four and five students at St. Thomas Apostle.

The topic for our program was Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition or HLN (health, lifestyle and nutrition) for short. Before we were able to go to St. Thomas Apostle to complete the program, we had to conduct a survey for them to complete to see what they knew about nutrition, physical activity and health in order to understand where to target the learning activities.

On Tuesday the 23rd of May at 9am, Hannah Lumley, Lauren Stoke, Mrs Slykerman and I (Natasha Clayton) walked over to St. Thomas Apostle to deliver a one and a half hour workshop to 28 eager students and their teacher.

The students seemed very excited to have us there to teach them about health, lifestyle and nutrition We conducted a PowerPoint presentation, a few engaging discussions and numerous fun activities for them to do in small groups to impart knowledge and assess their understanding in a fun and creative way. 

We created our program on nutrition and physical activity as we thought it was an important topic to teach the young students about. We spent six weeks of class time creating the program with the support of our teacher. We used some of the knowledge and information that we had been taught during class, some general knowledge from other classes and some research that we had conducted in order to support our lesson. 

This task taught us to think outside of the box and it definitely helped our independent learning skills. We were able to choose our own topic and choose the way we presented it to our chosen target audience. As a group, we worked well to complete this activity and with a few ups and downs we were able to complete a well presented program.

Health & HD

Hannah Lumley, Lauren Stoke and Natasha Clayton
East Campus Students

Religious Education News

The Religious Dimension of our School

Recently, students, staff and parents were asked to complete a survey for the Catholic Identity Project. The formal results will be forwarded to us in good time. We are very appreciative of all of the people taking the time to complete the surveys.

The information gathered will be very important to us. The initial results show an interesting engagement in the Catholic and religious aspect of the school. 

Recently too, there has been a revision of the RE curriculum for our Year 7-10 students. There is still much work to do but the process will hopefully bring our students a richer understanding of the world and a deeper connection with our faith.

These things are at the core of education. Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. They are the things that enable our young people to make their own way in the world.

Religious Education is not always an easy process but fascinating and life giving when at its best. St. Peters College, staff parents and students, has an active, positive and optimistic approach the religious dimension.

I am sure the data from the Catholic Identity Project will come back to and inform us of future directions.  We will be building on firm foundations.

2017 East Cross

West St Peter

Stephen Nash
Religious Education Leader 

Careers News

School Holiday Programs – Mid Year

Tertiary Experience Days are held for students in Years 9–12 to assist with increasing knowledge on courses and campus life. Experience what studying at the Institute is really like at these events. You can hear from lecturers and other university staff, and attend lectures, workshops and seminars that you wouldn’t see on open days. Some providers do charge a small fee to attend though most are free.You must register using the links below to attend.  Please book in quickly as places fill up fast.

Chisholm Workshops
10 - 14 July, 2017 – Berwick campus
Each workshop is $30. To register click here 

Experience La Trobe
Shepparton: 4th July  Bendigo: 5th July  Melbourne: 6th July  Mildura: 7th July  To register click here 

4th July @ Melbourne Burwood campus
27th & 28th July @ Geelong Waurn Ponds campus To register click here 

RMIT Experience Programs
3rd – 6th July.  To register click here 

William Angliss
Book quickly as a couple of these sessions are already booked out!!
To register click here 

University of Melbourne: VCE Winter School
The University of Melbourne is offering lectures to VCE students studying History: Revolutions, Australian History, Literature, Italian and French. The lectures will run 11th – 16th July. click here

FedUni TAFE Creative and Environmental Careers Camp
4th & 5th July

Over two days, students will be immersed in the career area of their choice. They will undertake hands on activities that will give a thorough understanding of what might be involved in the day to day happenings of their chosen career. Expert staff will guide students through some of the key skills needed, and some of the activities undertaken in order to succeed in the work environment. Career options available include Conservation and Land Management; Live Production; Professional Writing; Graphic Design; Building Design; and Screen and Digital Media. All Year 10, 11 and 12 students are welcome.  To register click here  

Melissa Dillon
Careers Coordinator

Students help out at St Vinnies

Students help out at Saint Vinnies

Students Tiffany Forbes and Sefina Heng volunteered to help out at the Saint Vinnie's Shop in Cranbourne last week as part of our Afterschool Social Justice Program. Students and staff help in the sorting room.

On this occassion, the students were sorting DVDS. Students in Year's 11 and 12 can participate in the program by volunteering one hour of their time on a Thursday after school.

2017 St Vinnies

Roger Hampson
Assistant Religious Education Leader, East Campus

Students Raise Money for Cancer

Students Raise Money For Cancer Council

Aman Pilla, Anthony Barnes, Josh Abaloz and Damon Hall raised $153 by selling smoothies at morning break and lunchtime last week for two days and have now decided that these funds are to go to the Cancer Council.

The four students later joined the staff at a morning tea fundraiser to celebrate their achievement where they were warmly received.

2017 Cancer Photo
Roger Hampson
Assistant Religious Education Leader, East Campus

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.

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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

Agenda: 7.30pm Open P&F Meeting
Guest Speaker
7.50pm Suspend P&F Meeting
Open AGM
Annual President’s Report
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VCE Study Skills - West

31 May

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05 June

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06 June

SWAC Year 8 East Campus
VCE Study Skills - West
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