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Issue 103  |  09 August 2017
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From our Principal

It has been a wonderful week full of engaging activities, community building events and stimulating learning opportunities. Let me share just some of these with you.

Mary MacKillop Feast Day

I was privileged to be present on both campuses as we celebrated this particularly significant feast day. Mary MacKillop is arguably one of the most significant and influential Australian Catholics. For those who know her story, the first Australian saint Blessed Mary MacKillop, we can only be inspired by her passion to make a difference to the lives of young children who were devoid of an education. Mary MacKillop has a special place in the hearts of St. Peter’s College as one of our patron saints. On her feast day, MacKillop house held a liturgy to reflect and give thanks for her works and be inspired by her courage and love in living a life of faithful service.

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Saint Mary of The Cross, we pray to you as a Saint of our land who lived and worked in our towns and cities. 
You were committed to the poor who lacked so much, you gave them dignity, you educated them and you did this to glorify God.
May we always look to you as a guide to a life of faith and service.
Amen.

Athletics Sports

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Both campuses enjoyed a wonderful (albeit cold) athletics day over the course of the past week. The most significant impression I was left with was the wonderful sense of house spirit and community spirit which is generated on such a day. Congratulations to all competitors and spectators as well as the staff, particularly the PE staff for two sensational days. Congratulations also to the following houses:

East Campus

House Spirit – joint winners, Kolbe and Marian

House Champions – Romero

West Campus

House Spirit – MacKillop

House Champions – Glowrey

St. Peter’s Facebook Page

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Like us on Facebook. We are proud to announce and launch our official facebook page. We plan for this social media presence to cater for our community in two distinct ways. Firstly it will provide current parents and students with up to date organisational information and also be a presentation space for activities, events and learning activities. Secondly it will be an opportunity for prospective parents to check in. Please like us on Facebook to receive up to date push notifications and up to the minute notices. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of the Social Media working party who worked hard, consulting widely before presenting the final product.

SIS Debating

Our debators represented the college proudly last week in the latest round of SIS debating. Some of the themes debated included: “welfare recipients should be drug tested", "fidget spinners should be banned in the classroom", "That plastic bags should be banned" and "we should abolish state Governments". Congratulations to all for some outstanding results. Special congratulations to the following students who were awarded Best Speaker awards: Emily Wootton, Muko Besa and Liz Sabelino. We look forward to Round 2.

Breakfast Club

I’d like to congratulate the Social Justice group at the West Campus under the leadership of Ms Marissa Joyce for introducing a breakfast club. To be launched next Monday, the breakfast club will operate 8.00am to 8.40am Monday to Friday from the VCAL canteen. This has taken a lot of work to set-up and will require significant support ongoing to ensure its continued success. 

Social Justice Camp

Speaking of Social Justice, a group of Year 10 students will be travelling to Rawson on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to participate in the annual Sale Diocese Social Justice camp. Our students will meet up with representatives of the other 6 diocesan secondary schools to explore the theme of "Aspire not to have more but be more". A Quote from one of our patron Saints Oscar Romero. We look forward to hearing of their experiences upon their return.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Friday night at the Solomon Islands Trivia night.

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Chris Black
Principal

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East Campus News

East Campus Athletics Carnival 2017 

There was tremendous excitement, colour, fancy and creative costumes and not to mention wonderful athletic achievements celebrated this week at our annual East Campus Athletics Carnival. Casey Fields was alive with the sound of passionate House chants and cheers to urge on the athletes as they took to the field. Many of our students have natural sporting abilities and the athletics field provides a great space to build their confidence and capacity as athletes. For other students, it was about having a go and participating which leds to a shared experience of fun and house spirit. 

Despite the weather looking a little doubtful, the rain came and went quickly, leaving us only the cold to contend with. Spirits were well nourished from the energy and faithfulness of student support for their fellow competitors and a winning commitment to their house. Our energy levels were supported from the BBQ (provided by the HPV parents and friends), and the soup and biscuits supplied by our student helpers. This year we also had VCAL students operating a coffee and hot chocolate café experience for spectators. 

It was my great pleasure and honour to distribute the winning ribbons to the victors of each event. Athletics and other whole campus events are vital in providing both staff and students with the opportunity to share new contexts and experiences away from the ordinary and at times rigorous routine of our daily school lives. 

Highlights of the carnival were many with the staff vs senior students relay race the perfect way to end the day. Although staff ran strong and hard, they were no match for the power and dare I say youth of our Year 12 students. A very big thank you to Mrs Maltar and her fantastic PE team who put together a first class athletics carnival. And also to all staff, students and parents who contributed to making the day a true celebration of the St. Peter's College Community.  

Hayden finishes strong in a close fought out relay against Mr Green.

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Romero House are the 2017 Winners

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House spirit was high for Kolbe and MacKillop

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House in focus: Glowrey

Staff and students were shining brightly at the Athletics Carnival through their House motto: “With faith all things are possible”. Under the strength, guidance and compassion of House Leader Ms Jodie Connell and Assistant House Leader Ms Rebecca Stewart, students of Glowrey house actively live out the charism of Mary Glowrey by seeking every opportunity to be of service to others. 
Below is just part of the passionate cheer squad for Glowrey at the Athletics

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Mary Glowrey was born in 1997 in Birregurra, Victoria. In 1910 she graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. After completing her medical residency in New Zealand she returned to build her own medical practice in Melbourne. Her calling from God, came from a chance reading in 1915 of a pamphlet about the high death rates of infants in India. Mary knew reading this article, that this was God's calling for her to help the women and children of India. 

In 1920 Mary sailed to India to become a medical missionary with the Congregation of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Guntur. In 1925, Dr Sr Mary Glowrey treated 44,270 patients. She had no access to running water, writing, "all water is carried 100 yards from a well by the Sisters and one old water-woman." 

Mary died in 1957. In 2010 it was announced that Mary's cause for canonisation is underway. She was declared a servant of God in 2013. Mary Glowrey is only the second Australian to be considered for Sainthood. 

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Wishing everyone a very productive and happy week ahead.

Julie Banda
Acting Deputy Principal, Head of East Campus

West Campus News

West Campus Athletics Carnival

Last Thursday, in what can only be described as chilly conditions, the West Campus held their annual Athletics Carnival.

Senior students did an amazing job in adding colour to the event with their costumes and inspiring excellent participation amongst the students. It is no surprise that the houses who had the highest participation amongst their students did the best in the overall tally.

Congratulations to all the staff and students of Glowrey House, led by Mr Jason Blackburn and House Captains Dina Ivkovich and Phillip Cameron on their emphatic victory.

MacKillop House also impressed the judges through serious commitment to the four Cs of House Spirit - chanting, cheering, contribution and costumes (just where did that Chinese dragon come from?)

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Environment Day

Our Campus Assembly on Environment Day this week comes at a time when we are confronted with headlines about an iceberg twice the size of the Australian Capital Territory breaking away from Antarctica.

This week we have learned about the dysfunction in the current Australian recycling industry. These are stories that should shake us out of our complacency and consider the enormous amount of work still to be done if we are going to leave a planet for our children to inhabit and enjoy.

At this assembly we will focus on the environment but also celebrate the achievements of our top VCE and VCAL students.

Year 12 Schoolies

It may seem a long way off, however, your Year 12 student will no doubt have been planning if not already planned how they will celebrate the time after exams finish.

I am always impressed by those students who choose to spend their time in doing something positive for other people. I think in particular of our students who are going to the Solomon Islands. However, there are many other opportunities where students can do voluntary work that will not only save them perhaps thousands of dollars in expenses but can be a far richer and more positive experience.

Nevertheless, whatever your Year 12 child chooses to do, there is some useful advice from authorities concerning School Leavers Week (Schoolies) 2017:

Parental Advice for Adolescent Alcohol Use 
For many Victorian school leavers, ‘Schoolies’ is a time to celebrate a milestone in their lives, but this shouldn’t mean attending events that may impact health and safety or cause problems for the communities they decide to visit. 

Talking to young people about the risks associated with alcohol is an important step for parents and teachers in reducing the risk of alcohol-related harm. 

For advice to help prevent or reduce adolescent alcohol use, parents are referred to the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines Parenting Strategies: Preventing Adolescent Alcohol Misuse.  Please click here 

Any school leavers likely to visit Victorian coastal regions during School Leavers Week should be directed to the official website for registration and safety tips www.goodtimesgreatbreaks.com.

Early in Term 4, we will invite the local police community liaison to speak with our school leavers and reinforce this important message.

Trivia Night

This Friday, I am looking forward to meeting many of our parents and friends as we enjoy our annual Trivia Night and fundraise for the Bishop Epalle School in the Solomon Islands.

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I hope you can come along and enjoy the night with us.

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David Hansen
Deputy Principal, Head of West Campus

Learning & Teaching

Active Learning – Literally!!!!!

On the 18th of July students in Emily McClelland's Year 12 PE and Shannon Samaranayake's first year Sport and Recreation classes attended Stand Up Fitness gym in Lynbrook and participated in a strength and conditioning circuit session focusing on a range of training techniques. 

The following are reflections from two students who attended.

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The gym session at a SUF was very enjoyable and exhausting. The trainers pushed us extremely hard and gave us a good insight of certain workouts we can do to benefit our health. That was the second time we visited the SUF gym and I am very keen for our third visit. It’s always enjoyable doing a circuit at the SUF gym as staff are very friendly and engaging. I would like to thank them for making the session very enjoyable.
- Akash 

Coming from a student who struggles to find the motivation to be active and participate in regular exercise, this experience was honestly breathtaking. Although the session was intense, and left us lost for words because of how exhausted we are, it showed us how important it was to stay fit and exercise on a regular basis. Our appreciation and gratitude goes to the two trainers who took time out of their day to train us.
- Kamaya 

It is wonderful to see our students out of the classroom and putting into practise the theory they are learning. This real life application of theory is a proven method of improving student learning outcomes. 

Marlene Jorgensen
Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching

Religious Education News

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Coming up in on August 18 is the Annual Winter Sleepout at St. Peter's College. Students across Year 10-12 come and stay at school overnight and sleep on hard floors.

The idea of the sleepout is an important part of our year. We do raise some money, which is good.

However, it is as much about awareness as it is anything else. In our school community, we promote the idea that we live, like St Peter, following Jesus. That will play out in many different ways in every day.

One of those ways is that we care for those less well off. In this case it is the homeless.

Through the sleepout we are reminded that people can be homeless for many different reasons and often through no fault of their own. These are real people and they deserve our care.

The artists sculture above is clearly of a homeless person. Upon closer looking, one notices that the feel have holes where the nails went in - it is Jesus. Of course, if the homeless person was Jesus we would all flock to look after Jesus. What we say is that the homeless person is Jesus.

So on August 18, I encourage students to join with Sunni Balla and Tiffany Forbes our Social Justice captains and come together to bring a greater awareness to this issue in our society. 

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Stephen Nash
Religious Education Leader

St Agatha's Parish News

Dear Parishioners,

In the world full of all kinds of trouble, the gospel of today brings us great assurance to cope. We are once again reminded not to be afraid of the challenges ahead. I pray that like the three disciples we may not only see the glory of the Son or hear the voice of the Father but also feel the touch of the Holy Spirit this week in everything we do. We welcome Fr Leonard Ikese to our parish this week as he comes to spend his holidays with us. Fr Leo is a priest of Otukpo Diocese in Nigeria. Fr Leo and I were ordained together. He is currently the Rector of the Minor Seminary and the Priest in charge of the Holy Trinity Mission Ochobo (my hometown). Fr Leo will arrive on Wednesday 9th August and will return to Nigeria on Friday 8th September. Please keep him in your prayers. Discipleship School Program, a guest speaker will be speaking at some of the Masses next weekend. In September, I will be holding two new groups of Bible Study sessions, on the 1st & 3rd and 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, for those who are interested to join. I invite parishioners to share the story of our Holy Land pilgrimage experience, showing pictures and video next Friday 18th August at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall.

God bless you all Fr Joseph 

ST MARY OF THE CROSS-MACKILLOP feast day one of the Principal Patron Saints for Australia will be celebrated this Tuesday the 8th August

CRANBOURNE CHRISTIAN MINISTERS ASSOCIATION: Are hosting a Combined churches of Cranbourne prayer event. Parishioners are invited to join them for an evening of prayer, at Turning Point Church, 1785 South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne on Thursday 10th August at 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Enquiries contact Turning Point on 5996 3048. For more info please take a flyer from the Church foyer.

ST. PETER’S COLLEGE STAFFING NEWS: Ms Julie Banda has been appointed Deputy Principal – Head of East Campus position from the commencement of 2018. Julie has been in the Acting Head of Campus role this year and we are delighted that after an interview process she has been appointed to the role for the next three years. Julie brings strong leadership, energy, enthusiasm and experience to the position. We congratulate her on her appointment. St. Peter’s College committed through consultation with the College Board and our Canonical Administrators, Fr Denis and Fr Joseph to appoint a Deputy Principal – Mission and Catholic Identity, a first for St. Peter’s College. Matthew Williams has been appointed to this significant role. Matthew currently is the Director of Identity and Mission at St. Mary’s Hobart. He has an impressive list of qualifications including a Masters in RE. He has held a number of senior positions in RE both in Victoria and Hobart. We will welcome Matthew and his family into the St. Peter’s College community in 2018.

TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER: Are you free in the evening of Friday 11th August? If so we would love for you to join us. St. Peter's College Year 12 Students really need your support as they are holding their Annual Trivia and Silent Auction for their sister school Bishop Epalle Catholic School in Honiara at the West Campus Hall. 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. BYO food and refreshments (alcohol allowed). $20.00 entry donation. To book please contact College on 5990 7777. 

FIRST COMMUNION 2017: Parent and Child workshop coming up on Wednesday 16th August at 5.00pm or 7.00pm and Tuesday 22nd August at 5.00pm or 7.00pm in the Parish Hall. Please check your allotted time. 

THURSDAY EVENING MASS at 7.30pm focuses on a special intention of the week, praying for different needs within our families, parish and the wider community. Intentions for the month of August 10th For SVDP Festival Mass, 17th For people suffering domestic violence, 24th For protection of children & vulnerable adults, 31st For those born in August.

CELEBRATING MIGRANT AND REFUGEE SUNDAY: All with a migrant or refugee story, indeed all parishioners, are invited to celebrate the 103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees, with Bishop Patrick O’Regan, on Sunday, August 27th Mass is at 2:00pm, at St. Patrick’s Church, 142 Princes Highway, Pakenham. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the parish hall. Please bring some food to share and wear national dress if you can. All are welcome! Pope Francis has written, “Migration today is not a phenomenon limited to some areas of the planet. It affects all continents and is growing into a tragic situation of global proportions. There is much to pray about as this World Day comes around. All are invited!

ST. AGATHA’S SCHOOL/CHURCH CARPARK: Will be closed on Friday’s11th, 18th, 25th August and 1st September for Inter-School sports from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, please do not park there during these times.

St. Agatha’s Parish

St Thomas the Apostle Parish News

Dear Parishioners,

I will be taking a short break from the parish during the next two weeks. Fr Tony Spierings will be here for Masses next weekend, and for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.

In just a few weeks Avinash George and Hiep Nguyen will be Ordained Deacons in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale. This will take place at 11.00am on Saturday 2nd September and is an occasion of great joy for our diocese. We do pray for them as they prepare for their Ordination, and we are all invited to attend. If you do plan to attend, please let us know as the Cathedral Parish will be providing catering and a hearty welcome for all who attend.

I wish to say how delighted Fr Joseph and I are at the announcement of Ms Julie Banda, Head of the East Campus, and Mr Matthew Williams as the two new Deputy Principals at St. Peter’s College. This comes very shortly after Mr Chris Black has commenced his term as Principal. One of the positions is a new and very significant one for the College: Deputy Principal – Mission and Catholic Identity, to be held by Mr Williams. This emphasises and strengthens the position of Religious Education within the College, and we pray that it will bear much good fruit.

May God bless you all, Fr Denis

FIRST COMMUNION 2017: Parent and Child workshop coming up on Wednesday 16th August at 5.00pm or 7.00pm and Tuesday 22nd August at 5.00pm or 7.00pm in the Parish Hall.  Please check your allotted time.

ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP feast day - 8th August. St Mary of the cross MacKillop is Australia’s first saint. She is remembered for her significant contribution to education especially to the poor, as Mary established right across the Australian countryside a system of elementary Catholic education that would prepare the children of ordinary working class people for suitable employment. Her spirit is truly alive in the ongoing work of the Sisters of St Joseph.

DICONATE ORDINATION FOR HIEP AND AVINASH will be on Saturday 2nd September, 11.00am at St Mary’s Cathedral Sale. If you do plan to attend, please inform our Parish Office as the Cathedral Parish will be providing catering and a hearty welcome for all who attend.

STUDENT BREAKFAST DRIVE AT ST. PETER’S (WEST): St. Peter's College West Campus, is launching a 'Student Breakfast' prior to school starting in the next 2 weeks. We know a number of our students arrive at school, without having breakfast, and research tells us, that this may have a negative impact of their studies. As we don't want to discriminate, this will be offered to students at no charge. This is a student led initiative and we ask you to consider supporting them. In this set-up stage we need to collect donations of crockery, including plates, bowls and mugs and cutlery, which can be left at the College Reception. We also need set-up and ongoing donations for food items suitable for breakfast, (butter, spreads, cereal, bread, milk etc.) Thank You. Marissa Joyce, Assistant RE Leader, West Campus

CRANBOURNE CHRISTIAN MINISTERS ASSOCIATION: Are hosting a combined churches of Cranbourne prayer event. Parishioners are invited to join them at Turning Point Church, 1785 South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne on Thursday 10th August at 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  The prayers will be for: healthy engagement by citizens in our democratic processes, the churches as ‘salt and light’ within Australia, government at the Casey level, government at the Victorian level, and government at Federal level. Enquiries contact Turning Point on 5996 3048.  

RCIC: For older children who have not completed their Sacraments. Meeting: every Sunday at 10.00am at St. Agatha’s Providence House, Cranbourne. Enq:  Sr Lucy 5996 1985.

RCIA: For adults interested to join the Catholic Faith. Meeting: every Tuesday at 7:30pm. For enquiries contact Celine on 0417 145 616.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (R.E.): For children who are in non-catholic schools. Every Wednesday at St. Agatha’s Parish Hall, Cranbourne, 4.00pm – 5.00pm. Enq: Sr Lucy 5996 1985

West St Peter

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

2018 Compulsory Uniform Changes

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 SPC Boys White Monogrammed Pocket Shirt in the Summer and for the Winter with the addition of the SPC Tie
  • All Girls Winter Uniform. All Girls to wear the  SPC Girls White Monogrammed Pocket Blouse, which is worn with the  SPC Tie
  • NEW SPC Scarf in 2018. To be worn as part of the Winter Uniform ONLY
  • All Students. Sports Polo Tops. ONLY House Sport Polo Top
  • All Students. Sports Rugby Top. If worn ONLY the current design must be worn
  • All Students. Sports Tracksuit Pants. SPC design ONLY to be worn
  • All Students. SPC Wet Weather Jacket OPTIONAL with Sports Uniform as of 2018. Can also be worn OVER Blazer to and from school with Winter Uniform
  • SPC Sports Bag. Compulsary, if students are not using their SPC Backpack for their Sports Uniform

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UNIFORM SHOP OPENING

  • 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:

Sport News

WEST CAMPUS ATHLETICS REPORT

The coldest August day in 30 years greeted staff and students for the 2017 West Campus Athletics Carnival, however this did not dull spirits, with participation rates as high as they have been as students competed in track and field events. With some events being held on campus prior to the carnival, Glowrey started the day 80 points ahead of its nearest rival. Despite the conditions, competition was fierce and some fantastic results were achieved.

Glowrey house were able to maintain their lead throughout the whole day to come away convincing winners, ensuring they came away with the double – Swimming and Athletics Champions for 2017. 

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Final Standings:
1st Glowrey 1037 points
2nd Mackillop 915 points
3rd Avila 789 points
4th Augustine 785 points
5th Marian 777 points
6th Romero 753 points
7th Assisi 700 points
8th Kolbe 635 points

Congratulations to the following students who broke records on the day:

Shahd Mohamed – Female U/14 400m, new record: 1:05.17s old record: 1:12.00s

Mitchell Tharle – Male U/17 High Jump, new record: 1.76m old record: 1.75m

Harrison Orchard – Male open High Jump, new record 1.73m old record 1.68m

Mohamed Mohamed – Male U/17 Discus, new record 41.8m old record 38.58m

The following students achieved great results across various events to be crowned age group champions

U/13 Female Paris Kolasa Avila House
U/13 Male Matii Akawaq Mackillop House
U/14 Female Shahd Mohamed Romero House
U/14 Male Callum Pola Assisi House
U/15 Female Tayla Cunnington Avila House
U/15 Male Dyllan Lalouette Glowrey House
U/16 Female Jade Williams Glowrey House
U/16 Male Aaron Moran Romero House
U/17 Female Abby Breen Romero House
U/17 Male Campbell Bryan Romero House
Open Female Myra Wood Romero House
Open Male Henry Cooke Augustine House

Justin DeGoldi
Sport Manager

Mind Matters @ St. Peter's College

Balla Balla & The City Of Casey Present

Constance on the Edge

2017 Balla Balla Film

A Free Community Event

Friday 1st September @ 6.30pm

Bookings Essential,

Phone us on 5990 0900 or visit us in Centre:
Balla Balla Community Centre
03/65 Beriwck-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East

Please click here for flyer

Anita Carter
Student Welfare Coordinator

Science Week

“Future Earth!!”

2017 Science Week

Calling all budding scientists! This year Science Week runs from Monday to Friday 14th-18th August. The theme this year is “Future Earth”. The laboratories will be open for students and staff to come along and get their hands into a wide range of science activities.

“Science Fair”

Parents, friends, Mums & Dads are all most welcome to come along and visit our laboratories on Monday the 14th August to see our wonderful Year 8 Science students and their incredible Science Fair projects they have been working on. Please come along!

Mr Barber (Science Coach East Campus)

Social Media News

It is with great excitement that we announce St. Peter’s College Cranbourne has an official Facebook page. The page was made live last Monday, then launched at both East and West Campus and already has over 100 likes. The Facebook page is an online space where we can celebrate the academic and co-curricular achievements of our students and staff, send reminders to the wider community about events and fundraisers and, serves as a platform to help build a greater sense of engagement for all St. Peter’s College stakeholders. The page will not replace any of our existing forms of communication (newsletters, emails, letters, phone calls, etc.) but will be utilised as an extra way of providing the most up to date information about our school to parents/carers, students, staff and the wider community. 

If you would like to engage with our official Facebook page you can search

St. Peter’s College Cranbourne on Facebook or click this link and ‘Like’ 2017 Thumbs Up the page.

You you have any questions then please contact Calen Robinson - Social Media Coordinator on 03 5990 7777 or crobinson@stpeters.vic.edu.au

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Warm regards,
Mr Calen Robinson
Social Media Coordinator 

Solomon Islands Trivia Night

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

Our 6th Annual Solomon Islands Trivia Night will be held this Friday.

Date:     Friday 11th August
Where:  West Campus Hall - Bring your own catering & beverages
Time:     6.45 pm for 7.15 pm start.
Cost:     $20.00 pp / $200 Teams of ten

Later this year eleven Year 12 students from the West & East Campus, will travel to Honiara in the Solomon Islands to give much needed help and support within our sister school.

These students pay their own travel costs, and give up the opportunity to join their fellow students in Schoolies Week celebrations.

They are working hard to attract over 300 people to come along and to secure up to $20,000.00 worth of Silent Auction items, which will be up for grabs on the night. All items will be sold!

They aim to raise much needed funds for Bishop Epalle Catholic Schools two storey building that will house their New Computer Lab, New Library and much anticipated New staffroom.

Over the last five years our St. Peter’s College community has raised over $63,000 towards this project.

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Support the fundraising efforts of our Year 12 Students; Henry Cooke, Emily Hoyle, Emily Lace, Eli Moss, Jye Clarke, Jacob Ralston, Gemma Clover, Rachell Prestt, Miya Peterson, Raphael Kostopoulos, and Sunishma Balla

For Tables Sales or donations of goods or services, (nothing is too small or too large, too expensive or inexpensive, all will be appreciated).

Please contact Mrs Hampson at the College. 5990 7777 or email ahampson@stpeters.vic.edu.au

Parents & Friends Committee

The Parent and Friends Committee holds meetings twice per term.

Throughout the year these meetings include guest speakers from the College Teaching community.

Tuesday 5th September, 2017
7.15 pm Tea and Coffee
7.30 pm-9.00 pm St. Peter’s College WEST Campus
Staff Room, enter via Navarre Drive Gate Please 

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GUEST SPEAKER –    Mr. Chris Windley
B.Bus (Acc) Grad Dip (Teaching & Learning)

I began teaching at St. Peter’s College in 2017, following seven years on staff at De La Salle College in Malvern. Given my business background, my subject specialties include VCE Accounting, Business Management and Economics as well as Junior Mathematics. I was also VCE Co-ordinator at De La Salle in 2015 – 2016. My current teaching load this year includes VCE Accounting and Year Eight Mathematics.

As a mature age entrant into the teaching profession, I bring many years of business experience to the classroom, having run my own accounting practices in both Australia and New Zealand, and consulted to many large scale organisations such as Racing Victoria and Sky Channel. 

While the business world was my early career path, teaching was always my passion.

In 2010 I was fortunate enough to be offered a position in the Learning Enhancement Centre at De La Salle as a Learning Support Officer. Working on a one on one basis with students with special needs further fuelled my passion for the teaching profession and I completed a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in 2011. 

At the upcoming meeting I will elaborate further on my journey from Accountant to Teacher.  

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