Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

Staff News

We remember in our prayers Ms Madeleine McClelland (R) on the passing of her brother, Mark, last week.


College Events

Year 11 Students

“O-Week” for Year 11 students commencing Year 12 in 2019 concluded on Thursday 22 November and on Friday 23 November we celebrated a Liturgy and the Year 11 Final Awards Assembly in the Girolami Centre. This was a celebration for our Year 11 students and I thank them for the manner in which they conducted themselves throughout their final day. For those students not returning to Padua College in 2019, I extend to you my very best wishes for the future and to those students preparing for Year 12 studies in 2019, I urge you to build on the beginning of your Year 12 studies by completing all set work due at the beginning of 2019.

Year 10 Students

Year 10 Exams commenced on Thursday 22 November and concluded on Wednesday 28 November. Today, Thursday 29 November all current Year 10 students were at the Mornington Campus for the Year 10-11 Transition Day and then Year 10 students will celebrate their final day, Liturgy, Awards Ceremony and Social Evening tomorrow, Friday 30 November. On the final day for Year 10 students, social functions will be held that evening at The Mornington Racing Club for students from Mornington Campus, The Rosebud Year 10 Social is at the National Golf Club, Cape Schanck and at Victoriana in Hastings for students from the Tyabb Campus. Students will need to have attended school on their final day, Friday 30 November, in order to be permitted to attend the Socials. I ask parents also to support the College’s request not to provide ‘after-function’ parties, nor permit your children to be involved in same.

It will continue to be stressed to students that the Year 10 Social functions are not formal occasions. The dress standard for both functions is ‘smart casual’.


Grade 6 2018 Parent Information Nights for Year 7 2019

Over the last two weeks we have had Parent Information Nights at each of the Campuses for incoming Year 7 2019 parents (Mornington Campus is this evening, Thursday 29 November). Parents have appreciated this opportunity to meet with Leadership personnel at each of the Campuses and learn a little about the commencement of their child’s secondary education. It was wonderful to have some of our Year 12 2019 students, including our College Captains, speak at these evenings and I thank them for their involvement.


Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) 2018

Padua College’s HPV squad competed in the RACV Energy Breakthrough last weekend and entered two teams with quite a number.  Both teams performed very well and I congratulate the teams and thank all accompanying staff Mrs Gabe Noonan, Mr Sam Noonan, Miss Jessica Gauci and Miss Abbie Hansen.  Thanks also to the Senior Students and past students who attended and to our parent helpers for their ongoing support of the students in the squad.


Year 7 Rally Day

My thanks to Mr Emilio Di Paolo, Miss Rachel Ball, Mrs Nicole Love, Ms Brittany Graham, Mr Peter Van Wees, Mr Charlie Pascazio, Mrs Fia Hobson, Ms Cathy Moloney and Ms Tina Lunny for all their work in arranging a very successful Year 7 Rally Day last Wednesday.


Visual Art Exhibitions

The Year 7 – 11 Mornington Visual Arts Exhibition was held at the Mornington Campus and the Year 7 - 10 Visual Arts Exhibition at the Tyabb Campus last week. I congratulate Ms Kirsty Molesworth and all Visual Arts staff on the wonderful work our students displayed at this Exhibition.


2019 School Commencement

All staff will resume at the College on Tuesday 29 January 2019 (following the public holiday on Monday 28 January) and will undergo professional development seminars and meetings on this day and Wednesday 30 January.

Year 12 students will attend Year 12 Retreat from Wednesday 30 January – Friday 1 February.

Year 7 students will commence on Thursday 31 January 2019 (Day 4 timetable).

Year 8 and 9 students will commence on Friday 1 February 2019 (Day 5 timetable).

Year 10 and 11 students will commence on Monday 4 February 2019 (Day 6 timetable). 

Any students new to Padua College in Years 8 to 10 attend their respective campus on Thursday 31 January 2019 for Orientation Day.

SunSmart Policy

In Term 4 all students are expected to wear the College hat when outdoors. I ask all parents to ensure that their son/daughter has the appropriate hat for Term 4.