Padua Parent Page

Greetings once more as we head into a new semester.

I hope the holiday break was great for your daughters and sons, and that you also had a chance to have some time away from work and other commitments … although I’m very aware that holiday time often creates more work for families!


A perennial issue for parents and students is school uniform, and we are about to head into a review of the school uniform. A consultation via an on-line survey will be made available to all parents in the near future to see what parts of the present uniform you feel need to be reviewed and updated. PLEASE wait for the survey to happen as this will be the most effective way of collecting and collating the information. But feel free to talk to your students and other parents to get the conversation happening.

There are some significant dates for parents as we head into the next month or so.


Wednesday 23 August 7.30pm

Frayne Centre Mornington Campus

The Padua Parent Forum Group invite you to attend an evening with speaker Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder & director of the Resilience Project, to find out about how we as parents can help build resilience and positive emotional well-being in our children. Bookings are free! Book here:


Other dates to note are …


Parents meet to hear our plans on a specific area of school life, and have time to discuss, question and give a parent perspective on those plans.

The date for this evening is 19 September at the Tyabb Campus.



The Parent Group meets to coordinate a range of activities for parents in the Padua community. Activities include the Parent Forum and the Arthurs Seat Challenge. We also discuss areas of parent interest or concern within the college.

The Parent group will meet on …

18 October 7.30pm (Mornington Campus)

28 November 7.30pm (Mornington Campus)

Please note that Parent group meetings in Term 2 were at the Rosebud Campus.



Parents coming together to prepare meals for those in our community who are in need.

These are held at the Mornington Campus on …

16 August 7.00pm (Mornington Campus)

1 November 7.00pm (Mornington Campus)



And in Term 4 there is the Arthurs Seat Challenge.

There will be more information in the Paduan later in the semester, but please keep Sunday 12 November free to either participate in the run or volunteer at the event. Help keep our kids safe on the roads.

If you want more information now, please go to …

If you would like to email me with any thoughts, questions or suggestions, please feel free to do so. I’d love to hear from you.