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Issue 122  |  01 March 2018
Featured Story
From our Principal


I’d like to take this opportunity to thank parents who over the first couple of days of this week, got in touch with me, attended one of the assemblies or simply dropped in to see me. I found all conversations to be enlightening and I was particularly encouraged by the solutions focussed approach that parents were putting forward.

Mobile Phones

A shared concern through these conversations was the use of mobile phones and particularly the current St. Peter’s College mobile phone policy. There has been a lot of coverage in the past month regarding mobile phone practice and policy. The federal minister, Simon Birmingham, has come out suggesting a ban in schools. Other schools are citing, once bans are in place there is an increase in focus in the classroom and less disputes in the yard. Others again are recognising that once a phone ban is enforced in their school, students social interaction around the yard has increased. Last week at both the Leadership team level and at Parents and Friends, we discussed a need to review our current mobile phone policy. I look forward to providing opportunities for parents, staff and students to engage in this review process.

Solomon Islands Immersion Experience 2018

Applications for the 2018 Solomon Islands experience have been submitted and interviews are currently been conducted. These interviews are something that I look forward to and enjoy immensely. It provides me with an opportunity to hear first-hand from students who wish to give back and make a small difference to a place which requires our help. This year the decision was made to include a student mentor as an additional support to both staff and students. An invitation was extended to the Solomon Islands group of 2017 to apply for the two-thirds sponsored position. I am pleased to announce, Emily Lace, the 2017 female school capain at the West Campus has been appointed. Principal Jackson Meke has been in touch with us recently and provided a few photos of where their building, sponsored by the work of St. Peter’s College, is at in terms of its completion. The photos below provide you with a picture.

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Winter Uniform – Girls Pants

I have great pleasure in announcing that the College executive have approved the pants style for girls to wear as an option from the beginning of Term 2 of this year. It is NOT a compulsory item and girls will have the option of wearing the winter skirt OR the winter pants. In negotiations with our uniform supplier, the pants can be purchased for $62 and will be available for purchase in our uniform shop in the next couple of weeks. Please note, students may only wear these pants as a Winter uniform item (Term 2 & 3) and they must be the college approved pants. The colour of sock to be worn with the pants (only) are black. I would like to thank all those involved in this project, particularly the uniform sub-committee, Mrs Hampson and the Year 12 students who acted as models and assisted in the final selection. Please see below for a sneak preview.

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High Achievers

Congratulations to the following two high achieving students:
Shahd Mohamed – who competed in the Victorian State Athletics Championships and won the Gold medal for the 400M, Shahd also came fourth in the 200M final. Shahd is now off to the National titles later on this year.

Tyler Irving has been nominated to participate in an AFLW New Zealand tour in April. She will represent the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League. She will play in two matches against New Zealand representative sides. Tyler will also have the opportunity to experience the New Zealand Haka and pay respect to the fallen at an ANZAC dawn service. Congratulations Tyler.

2018 High Achievers 2018 Tyler Irving








Shahd Mohamed                                              Tyler Irving 

Mr Chris Black

Chris Black Signature

Latest News
East Campus News

Pastoral Day and activities

On Tuesday we celebrated one of first opportunities to fully come together in our Houses and begin to explore what our school them for 2018 means for every House. It was also a great opportunity for each House to revisit with fresh hearts, eyes and minds, the character strengths and passions of each of the eight House Patrons. Many of the House activities this term will be focused on supporting Project Compassion and making real connections with our College theme. Each house was alive with a real sense of purpose, commitment, fun and collaboration as the House Leader and House Captains lead in the way in developing House Spirit. Below are a sample of some of the House activities – more to be revealed next week.

2018 East But What I do Have I give to you

Glowrey – the fund raisers of the century – watch the temperature rise as the $$$ and coins flow in for Project Compassion. 

2018 East PP Glowrey

Assisi House start plan there new house spirit campaign.

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MacKillop House taking a very different approach to building their House Spirit. 

What will emerge from the beautiful material will I am sure be truly representative of our Sr Mary MacKillop who inspires each and everyone of us.

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Marian House - We are shining under the guiding light of our Mother Mary.

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Avila got straight to the point – a sausage sizzle – the perfect way to build spirit and community and to raise funds.

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Sporting Schools Program @ East  

A very special thank you to Sarah Slykerman and her team for the innovative approach to developing sport for our students. Physical activity is so vital for our wellbeing and Sarah and the team have come up with a great way to secure this for our students. Here is her report.

At the end of 2017, St. Peter's College was successful in obtaining a Sporting Schools government grant of $2750 which has allowed us to successfully run a Tennis program for Year 7 and 8 students. The funding has given us the opportunity to bring in coach 'Paul Kleverlaan' into the College for 2 sessions and transport students to Clyde Tennis club for two sessions with the coach. We also were able to purchase equipment for the College to improve students’ ability to access lifelong sports.

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The program has been greeted with overwhelming joy and success as our students are enthusiastically learning new skills, making new friends and being given an opportunity to try a sport they may not have tried previously. Each student expressed their excitement before, during and after each session, outlining the minor games and matches they played in detail. The program was targeted at Year 7 and 8 students as we want to make them feel welcome within in our community as new young students, we want to develop their abilities in social, leisure and movement, and with hopes the enthusiasm will transgress into the classroom.  - Ms Sarah Slykerman - Sports Teacher

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Let us hope a new Australian Open star emerges, if not that is ok, as long as our students experience new things, fun, and community. Sport is a great way to build confidence and resilience. 

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VET music – Lunchtime sounds 

Our VET music class through an impromptu concert during lunch on Wednesday. A great way for students to relax and enjoy the wonderful talent of our students. VET music a new course offered this year has provided our students with yet another pathway to explore and showcase both their talents and passions. Over the coming weeks, all students should look out for more lunchtime music concerts. It is also a great venue for discovering new talent. Thanks to the VET students and of course Mr Brian Wallwork. 

A collection of some very fine musicians. 

2018 East VET Music 01

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Ben has the talent! 

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As does Wesley. 

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The Rock is out – an excellent read!

Finally the Rock has arrived. Students were very excited to get their hands on the 2017 Rock edition. The Rock reminds us in vivid colour and text of just how wonderful St. Peter's College really is. As you read through each page, a real sense of community emerges from the words, photographs and the work that is illustrated throughout. A snap shot of our year but a real taste of who we are at St. Peter's College. So parents grab a cup of tea and enjoy a great read. 

2018 East The Rock 01

2018 East The Rock 02

PE uniforms. Special notice reminder for East parents of Year 7-9 students.

In relation to parent requests on clarification on the uniform for Physical Education classes, students in Year 7-9 are expected to all wear their full sports uniform to and from school on their nominated Physical Education practical class days. This will occur four times across a fortnight. Students have one theory class a fortnight and will be required to wear their full school uniform on these days.

The sports uniform consists of the school sports shorts or pants, house polo top and either St. Peter’s College labelled socks or plain white socks and correct sports runners (vans and converse are not appropriate). For SIS weekly sports students are required to wear full school uniform to school and change into the correct uniform before departure. They are no longer allowed to wear sports uniform to school on these days.

Staff will be notifying the students of this in the coming weeks and all Learning Advisors will be aware of which days their students will be in sports uniform and this will be strictly monitored each morning in tutor group. If a student is not in the correct uniform a parent/guardian will be called to bring the correct uniform and if unable to, their child will be in isolation for the remainder of the day

And lastly a couple of reminders…..

Care Monkey

Please ensure that you set up your care monkey profile for your child as soon as possible. If you are experiencing any difficult, please call the office. 

Emergency drill

1st March. Students will be informed of this drill as an important event that must occur during the year. We need our students to feel safe and secure at all times and more importantly how they should respond should an emergency arise.

I wish you all a safe, happy and productive week.

Mrs Julie Banda
Deputy Principal - Head of East Campus

West Campus News

Positive Education

One of the things we can learn from Positive Education is about the negativity bias. We are all hard wired in our brains to a negativity bias.  The reason for this is largely evolutionary. It was important to look out for sabre tooth tigers and be constantly alert to dangers. That’s why our ancestors survived and we are here today.  That’s the good news.  But now that we are relatively safe most of the time, it can be a bit of a problem that this mechanism in our brain is still on alert.  So we need to develop our awareness of how the negativity bias plays out in our everyday experiences.

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It is why it is important for us to keep an eye out for our children’s and our student’s strengths.  It is also why we should read the news very carefully knowing that the vast majority (especially the leading stories) are going to focus on bad news.

So I am keen to take a snapshot of just the first two days of the week here at West Campus and see what is going on.

Hogan Cup Golf Competition

On Monday, 4 staff took 21 students out to Ranfurlie Golf Course on a beautiful sunny day for the annual Hogan Cup, named in honour of our previous principal Mr Tim Hogan. This allowed for a 9-hole Ambrose inter-campus golf competition as well as an inter-house competition for both the McGuigan Shield (West) and Rosemary Graham Shield (East).

The best team for the day were the MacKillop East team of brothers Tom & Nathan Ryan who won bragging rights by defeating the Assisi West team of cousins Lachlan & Brayden Tisdale after a fifth play-off hole. Both teams were on 33 strokes (2 under par) at the end of the ninth hole and so it was very exciting as staff and players watched the tense battle the teams.

After compiling scores from the best four houses from each campus, the winning campus was West (165) over East (233) and they retained the Hogan Cup.

Final positions for houses from each campus were:


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2018 East Table 28.02.2018 01

Tuesday Pastoral Period - House Activities

Many will realise now that the Week 2 Pastoral Periods have moved to the Tuesdays this year and it was great to have our first House Activities. All houses engaged in something that was either interesting, exciting or competitive with the purpose of helping our students really develop that sense of belonging.  Here is some of what I observed:

Assisi House undertook a couple of team challenges one of which required a lot of creative thinking. 

2018 West Pastoral Period Assisi House
Augustine House competed in Tabloid Sports that included a variety of activities such as three legged races.

Avila House ran enthusiastically around the school on their own version of the Amazing Race.  

2018 West Pastoral Period Avilai House

Glowrey House did a Tutor Group versus Tutor Group tug of war on the oval and then finished off by shooting a few hoops. 

2018 West Pastoral Period Glowrey House

Kolbe House participated in Tutor Group wellbeing exercises and learnt about Caritas. Judging by the weight of the Project Compassion money boxes, I can tell this was successful and the students very generous. I am also aware that there was some serious reading of The Rock (our 2017 College Magazine that was delivered this week) and of course a count of how many times your photo appeared!  

2018 West Pastoral Period KolbeHouse
MacKillop House students had a choice of two activities from yoga, colouring mindfulness, kahoot and tabloid sports.

Marian House ran 6 stations of various sporting activities. 
Romero House had a trivia competition in which students engaged very enthusiastically.  

2018 West Pastoral Period MarianHouse

Romero House had a trivia competition in which students engaged very enthusiastically. 

2018 West Pastoral Period Romero House

Please remind your child to look at the glance planner in the Student Record Book so that they are aware of when they are required to wear sports uniform. It facilitates much greater participation when they are dressed appropriately for the activity.

Social Justice Activities 

On Tuesday morning, Mr Black and a number of students served a number of students at breakfast club.  There was a great vibe in the Donnelly Building  as students gathered around for a continental breakfast. This wonderful initiative of our Social Justice team ensures that all students can begin their day on a full stomach. This gives them every chance to do their best in the classroom.
After school that same day, students visited Willow Wood Aged Care to talk to residents and provide them with some much appreciated company. Of course the highlight of the afternoon was balloon table tennis.  Mikayla and Sarah couldn’t help themselves and even tried to turn it into a Glowrey V MacKillop competition. Sorry, but no house points were awarded for this event.

2018 West Newsletter Social Justice
Now aren’t they all positive good news story that we should all be hearing about and celebrating.

Year 7 Camp

Our Year 7 students will go on camp next week from Monday, 5 March to Wednesday, 7 March. This is an important opportunity for our students to continue their transition into secondary school. Many wonderful friendships are made on this camp as shared experiences of the group help bond them together. If your child is feeling nervous about going away, that is understandable. Feel free to contact your child’s Learning Advisor, House Leader or Pastoral Leader, Miss Fiona McKenna if you need support with you child and camp.

The camp at Forrest Edge allows the students to participate in a number of activities designed to challenge them but in a supportive environment. If your child requires prescription medication or you would like staff to manage the distribution of non-prescription medication for your child (including Panadol), then it is crucial that you return the Student Medication Management Plan.  This form MUST be signed by both a parent and a doctor or else College staff cannot administer medication.  

Student Medication Policy

St. Peter’s College recognises that students may need to take prescribed and/or non-prescribed medication(s) during school activities (internal and external) and that student's continued attendance at school and benefit from education may be dependent on this therapy. The Student Medication Policy aims to ensure the physical wellbeing of students who may need to take medication during school activities (internal and external).

It is important to note that staff at the College are not health professionals and are not permitted to distribute prescribed or over the counter medications without permission signed by parents and a doctor.  Subsequently this requires parents to:

  • Provide written instructions for medication(s) (Student Medication Management Pan) from the student's doctor indicating:
  • The usual treatment needed by the student at school.
  • The medical treatment and action needed if the student's condition deteriorates.
  • Specific times at which the student should self-administer medication(s).
  • Dosage of medication(s) required.
  • Ensure the medication(s) is delivered to the College Office with the instructions (student's name, dose required, time to be given) written on the container by the pharmacist at the medical practitioners direction.
  • Ensure that any change to the student's condition is conveyed to the College Office in writing.

Student Medication Management Plans (pink forms) can be collected from the West Campus Office to be filled in and signed by the child’s doctor.  Thanks for your assistance in this important matter.

West St Peter

Mr David Hansen
Deputy Principal - Head of West Campus

Learning & Teaching News

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This week, all Parents should have received an email letter from myself outlining the College move towards Continuous On-line Reporting.

Staff have been undertaking Professional Learning throughout 2017 and over this term, to learn how to upload tasks, provide assessment feedback and provide rubrics in Schoolbox.

Schoolbox is the College Learning Management System which is a one stop shop for student timetables, Calendars, Due work and Assessment results.

The intent of introducing this new continuous reporting is to provide parents with more timely feedback. Rather than a static report at the end of Semester, parents will now receive continual feedback on student performance per assessment task .

Only tasks that are Common Assessment – That is across all classes will be published to parents. This will avoid a deluge of information. If however parents would like more details, please look at your students profile page.

Continuous on line reporting can be viewed via the web or via our new APP.

Please provide any feedback to myself at mjorgensen@stpeters.vic.edu.au


2018 SchoolBox Launch


For a second copy of the letter sent to parents earlier this week please click here.

Save the Date – Parent Teacher Interviews

Parents will still be expected to attend Parent Teacher Interviews. This is an important opportunity to meet with teachers together with your son or daughter and discuss areas of strength and areas for improvement. 

Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th March from 4.00pm – 8.30pm. And on Thursday 29th March from 9.00a.m – 1.00pm.

Ms Marlene Jorgensen
Deputy Principal - Learning & Teaching

Mission & Catholic Identity News

Power of Youth

I am forever being amazed at what our youth have to offer. 
Recently, I had the privilege of being on the panel that interviewed potential Year 12 students for positions on the end of year immersion to the Solomon Islands. I wish I could have recorded their responses as to why they want to be participants. Responses filled with faith, education, service – key pillars of our school, ran effortlessly of the tongue of those students interviewed. 

The Australian Bishops have identified the year of 2018 as a national Year of Youth. Smart move. In my eyes, our youth are the future of the Catholic Church. Go to any ‘Church’ event and the main proportion of attendees are often youth representatives from our Catholic Colleges and Schools. The youth are a very strong and influential movement. 

The latent power of young voters to shape Federal election outcomes can been seen in studies such as that by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney. This study found that younger voters aged 18 to 25 may have determined the outcome of Federal elections since 2001. That they may now be the most electorally influential demographic, according to this above study. According to the National Catholic Education Commission, more than 760,000 students are attending 1737 Catholic schools across Australia. We therefore have a huge responsibility as educators in a Catholic school to make sure that our Catholic Identity and Mission is well formed and understood. As we have an influential position with shaping the child that leaves our school gates.

It is our responsibility at St. Peter’s College to make sure that our staff and students are called to be real and living expressions of the Church’s pastoral mission. All at St. Peter’s College have been entrusted with the responsibility to nurture our students in their lifelong journey in faith and help them develop as mature young people empowered to shape and enrich the world by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.

We are very lucky at St. Peter’s College, that our young people have a great capacity to address injustice and create new opportunities for joy and hope. Many of our students want to serve and are willing to take a chance to make the world a better place. Such as putting their hands up to go on an immersion to the Solomon Islands, held at the same time as schoolies.

At the heart of Catholic identity and mission is Jesus. Our students who become involved in justice initiatives are now his face, his hands and his presence in the world. This involvement of our students in social justice programs manifests a Catholic identity and is therefore actively fostered.

Donate to the Cause

A key focus of our College until the end of term is supporting Caritas Project Compassion. Please hand over any spare coins you may have to be included to your child’s Homeroom Project Compassion box or donate directly to our St. Peter’s College Team page. For information please click here:

Mr Matt Williams
Deputy Principal - Mission & Catholic Identity

St Agatha's Parish News

The Australian Catholic Bishops will be conducting a plenary council in 2020 and 2021. A plenary council is the assembly of a larger church authorities to discuss important issues affecting the entire Church. As part of preparation for this, Bishop Patrick O’Regan will be embarking on a parish tour to meet with parishioners of different parishes within the Diocese of Sale. The bishop will be visiting our Parish on Wednesday 30th May. God bless Fr Joseph.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will take place this Friday at 7.00pm in the Church followed by First Friday Mass at 8.00pm.

LENTEN RETREAT: Monday 5th March till Saturday 10th March to spiritually prepare for Easter. Talks will follow morning Mass in the Church and evenings at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, there will be not talk Wednesday evening. Friday talk will follow First Friday Mass in the Church.

OLD ST. AGATHA’S CHURCH PHOTOS: If you have photos of the old St Agatha’s Church on High Street, Cranbourne could you please contact the parish office on 5996 1985.

RCIA PRAYER CARDS: Parishioners are invited to choose a prayer card from the table in the foyer to pray for one of our RCIA Catechumens or Candidates.

NEW LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS: A training session will be held on Sunday 18th March at 7.30pm in the Church for those wishing to join this ministry or for those wishing to have a refresher course.

HEALING MASS:1 st Sunday of the Month, next Sunday at 6pm Mass led by Fr. Antony.

MONTHLY ALL-NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL will take place this Friday. It will begin with Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm, Mass at 8.00pm 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!

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION Mass of Reparation in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place Saturday 3 rd March 2018, after the 9.30am Mass. This devotion includes the reciting of 1 Rosary and meditating on the other 3 Mysteries of the Rosary and concluding with a consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All Welcome.

CAR RAFFLE ON SALE THIS WEEKEND: 3 new Suzuki Baleno cars to be won & 11 Coles/Myer gift cards on offer in this amazing raffle. Tickets $2.00 each or $20 a book. Vic permit 10849/17. Drawn on 2nd June 2018. If you would like to help sell tickets please contact the Parish Office ASAP on 5996 1985.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: An invitation is extended to parishioners to attend Friday 2nd March, 7.30pm at Turningpoint Church, 1785 South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne. Theme: All God’s creation is very good. Focus on Suriname.

FAMILY PRAYER PLACE MATS are a great way to encourage praying together at meal times. Our Diocese has produced place mats with a double-sided design which feature traditional and contemporary prayers for before meals. Laminated to be easily wiped clean after eating, they are an ideal way of introducing simple prayers to children. A perfect gift for families, birthdays, grandchildren, students commencing school or preparing for Sacraments. Just $2 @. Available from the Parish Office!

PLATES, BOWL, SPOONS ETC: Many of these items mentioned have been left behind from recent parish functions. If you have made food for recent parish functions. Please look in the Church foyer crying room to collect your items left behind.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN: If you are a collector at Mass, you are required to have a current Working with Children card. Anyone who volunteers in the Parish is required to have current WWC. If you would like help with registering for the Working with Children card, please see Sue or Tina in the Parish Office for more details.

MOBILE PHONES: Many people have found the use of Smartphones and mobile phones by people during Mass to be very distracting. I know there are many useful Christian apps, but I ask that people please refrain from using them in the church. Parishioners should try to be present during Mass, by giving their full attention to the entire Mass including the Word of God, the priest and his homily, the prayer petitions, Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and also to be present to those around us.” If you do have to make a phone call, please do it outside the church.

St Agatha's Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

WE WELCOME AS CHILDREN OF GOD: Aaren Yehen Randeniwela, child of Amila & Marian, Leo Micelotta, child of Jon & Samantha and Mylah Alise Azzopardi, child of Clayton & Jessica.

RCIA SCRUTINIES to take place on the 3rd, 4rd and 5th Sunday of Lent.- This period in the RCIA formation is of more intense spiritual preparation for our Elect Amanda Ah Colt. The Scrutinies are rites for self-searching and repentance. Through prayers of healing, exorcism and strengthening, they are meant to uncover faults, then to heal all that is week in the heart of the elect; to bring out, then strengthen all that is upright, strong and good. 

RCIA PRAYERS NEEDED for Amanda Ah Colt and Sala Fatialofa.- We ask your prayers for Amanda to continue her preparation for the above rites, to be enlighten and be fortified during this Lenten season and to be lead in faith and love to her baptism at Easter Vigil. Also, we ask your prayers for Sala Fatialofa, a baptised candidate, who will receive her First Holy Communion and Confirmation at Easter Vigil.  

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE PRIMARY SCHOOL: We are so blessed in our parish to have two wonderful Catholic schools as part of our parish. We are so blessed by the willingness of St Peter’s College to do everything possible to assist us, especially with our weekend Masses. This week, though, we welcome the staff of St Thomas the Apostle Primary School to our 9.00am Sunday Mass. It gives us a chance to acknowledge and thank them for the crucial part they play in the life of our parish, and to pray God’s blessing for them. Members of St Peter’s College staff will join us for Mass one Sunday in May.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Focus on Suriname: Turningpoint Church Cranbourne will be hosting World Day of Prayer 2018 on 2nd March from 7.30pm – 9.00pm.  

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: 7.30pm at St Peter’s College each Friday in Lent

GERRARD’S CHOIR RECRUITMENT: Our choir is singing this weekend on Saturday and we are currently looking to recruit a few more youths aged between 10 and 18. If you have any queries or would like to come see what the choir is like, please contact Sheryllin at 0479151173.

PROJECT COMPASSION: Caritas Australia Lenten fundraising project work with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Please take home a box today and donate generously.

ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE PARISH & ST PETER’S COLLEGE FAMILY PRAYER MEETING: Friday 2nd March 7.30pm – 8.30pm at  St. Peter’s College. Enquiries call: Jean Paul Antoine 5990 7777 or parish office. 

COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE 2018 – COMBINED PARISHES RAFFLE 2018 – There are still individual tickets available for $2 after Masses over the next few weekends.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win these fabulous prizes, including 3 Suzuki cars!! For all those with booklets, please return them as soon as possible ensuring that they are placed with all monies ($20 per book) in a sealed envelope.  These can be placed on the collection plate at Mass or returned to the parish office. Please do not remove the staple which holds the booklets together.  Please note that these must be returned by Friday 20th April regardless of whether or not they have been sold.

BEREAVEMENT: Bishop Pat send the sad news that Mrs Christiana Okeh, mother of Fr Solomon Okeh, passed away overnight in Nigeria. Please keep Fr Solomon and his family in your prayers and Masses. .

LENTEN REFLECTION (prepared by the Diocese of Sandhurst) for more resource please click here.

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” 
Imagine: Standing with Abraham after his ordeal, hearing God’s reassuring words, as he looks at the stars. Imagine being there with the apostles, watching Jesus as he is transfigured while he prays.

Translate to life: From this imagining, what kind of transformation is needed in your life right now? What can you do to be ready for what God has in store for you?

Express the heart: Find words or an image for

  • Insights gained from these readings and reflections
  • A hope or intention for the future.

St Thomas the Apostle Parish

General News


Tertiary Providers offer informative and interactive programs for secondary students during the school holidays.  Please click here to see what’s on in April.

Ms Melissa Dillion 
Careers - West Campus

2019 - Year 7 Enrolment

A reminder that applications for Year 7 2019 are due in at the College Office by 16th March 2018.  

Applications forms are available from the College office or can be downloaded from the College website.

Mrs Kerrie Birrell

St. Peter’s College 2018 Production Announcement 

Every two years during Term 3, St. Peter's College presents a full College Musical Production. It is my pleasure to announce that this year the Production will be Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.

The production will take place in week 5 of Term 3 and will involve 4 performances at the Monash University, George Jenkins Theatre in Frankston.

Auditions for all roles for this production will take place in week 5 and 6 of Term 1 with rehearsals commencing in Term 2. Please check SchoolBox regularly for updates on when and where to sign up for these auditions.

The College Production is an exciting time for all students and staff involved and I encourage you to join us on stage as "We're all in this together"

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Mr Brian Wallwork
Music Coordinator - East Campus

City of Casey - School Crossing Safety

Please click here to read information on School Crossing Safety.

Parents & Friends Committee News


Next Meeting
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
7.15 Tea and Coffee
7.30-9.00 pm St. Peter’s College WEST CAMPUS Staff Room
Enter via Gates on Navarre Drive please.

Guest Speaker:

Mr Matt Williams, Deputy Principal Mission & Catholic Identity, Cross Campus
BA, GradDipEd, GradCertRE, GCGCL, MEd(RE), MBA
 2018 P&F Matt Williams
I begin at St. Peter's College this year in the newly created position - Deputy Principal, Mission & Catholic Identity. I am from a family of educators, born and bred in God's country (Tasmania). My wife is also a teacher in Catholic Education and we have three beautiful children. We are all Richmond supporters. 

I commenced teaching on the North West coast of Tasmania as a 22 year old. Realised I needed a bit more life experience and so headed to the UK to teach in a Catholic High School for two years. I am very curious by nature, so loved teaching north of London where I learnt much about other cultures. Something that has stuck with me having written some basic resources for Upper Primary aged students on World Religions. 

I came back to Australia and taught in Melbourne for a number of years and held senior leadership positions such as REC, House Leader, Director of Mission at schools in the western and northern suburbs. Moved back to Tasmania with a young family and was  APRE/ Director of Identity and Mission in a K-12 school in Hobart. 

I love to learn and have completed a Master of Education (RE), MBA and most recently a Graduate Certificate in Governance and Canon Law. 
An area I like to think and talk about is the coming together of Catholic Identity in a Catholic education context through a marketing mix lens. So I will speak to you about - what is Catholic Identity in a contemporary context? What is the Catholic school of the future? The school that my own children will go through. The school that your children are/will go through.

Agenda Items Include:

  • Principal’s Report, Mr Chris Black
  • Mobile Phone Policy

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SIS Intermediate Sport
After School Detention

05 MAR
WC Year 7 Camp

06 MAR
WC VCE Study Hub

07 MAR
EC VCE Study Hub
EC Year 7 Camp

08 MAR
SIS Senior Sport
Year 8 English Poet Incursion

09 MAR
SIS Intermediate Sport
West Campus Tour
Sapporo Seishu High School Visit

12 MAR
Public Holiday Labour Day

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