Dear Parents/Guardians & Students

2019 CEMSIS Survey

This week staff along with a number of randomly selected students and parents have participated in the 2019 CEMESIS Surveys. These surveys provide valuable data that assist in all areas of school improvement. If you as a parent have been emailed a request to complete the survey and have not yet had a chance to do so, I would ask that you take some time do so. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete, all responses are anonymous and they provide quality data to the College.


Herald Sun Shield

Today (Thursday 12 September) the Intermediate Girls, Senior Girls and Intermediate Boys Football Teams hare all playing in the Herald Sun Shield in Ballarat. It is an outstanding effort that all three of these team have made their way to this stage of the competition and I wish all players and coaches the very best of luck.


Girolami/McLoughlin Cup & Year 7 Rally Day

Congratulations to the Mornington Campus on winning the Girolami/McLoughlin Cup this year. Thanks to Mr Emilio Di Paolo, Ms Rachel Ball, Mrs Nicole Love, Mrs Donna Nettlefold and all staff involved in these Year 9 inter-campus sporting activities today and also the Year 7 Rally Day held at the Mornington Campus last week. Thanks also to Mr Di Paolo for presenting the Girolami/McLoughlin Cup with Mrs Pauline McLoughlin and Mr Paul Girolami being unavailable to attend on the day.


Oral Reporting

As parents are aware, this evening (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) staff will be involved in Oral Reporting at each of the campuses and as such Friday will be a Home Study day for all students. My thanks to teaching staff for their preparation of the Interim Reports and parents and guardians for taking this opportunity to meet with teachers regarding their child’s progress.


Grand Final Breakfast

The second annual Alumni Grand Final Breakfast will occur next Monday 16 September at Functions By The Bay in Frankston commencing at 7.00am. I wish to thank Mrs Sarah Treyvaud for all the work she has put into preparing for this special occasion.


2020 Staffing

Recently we have advertised for a number of teaching positions and Positions of Leadership for the 2020 school year and I look forward to announcing staffing changes to the parent community during Term 4 once appointments have been finalised.


Staff News

I extend my best wishes to the following staff undertaking periods of leave for the remainder of Term 3:

Mrs Bernadita Arias-Lazo (M)

Mr Mick Little (T)

Mr Bob Wells (M),

Mrs Deb Simpson (R)

Mr Peter McKenzie (M)

Ms Anne-Marie Wilkinson (T)

Mr Heath Dwyer (T)

Mr Stephen Veneris (M)

Mrs Megan de Lange (M)

Mr Michael Harrison (Vice Principal, Mission & Community)


Term 3 Holiday Break

Finally, I would like to wish all members of the Padua College Community a safe and restful Term Three Break.

I would especially like to extend my best wishes to the Year 12 students who enter the last phase of their studies and who sit their trial exams over the holiday period.

Anthony Banks