Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows VIC







Established: 1995

Principal: Chris Caldow

Address: 29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows 3047


Key Information


150 Teaching

86 Non Teaching


$3,050 (Year 7)

$4,140 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian, Japanese & French


VET Available

About our school

Educators at Penola Catholic College design and deliver a learning and teaching landscape that is engaging and innovative, catering for 21st century learners. Creating ‘real life learners’ is ensuring students are adaptive to an ever-changing world. This is achieved by ensuring we understand a student’s individual needs and adapting learning to ensure students are working at their ideal level. At Penola Catholic College, we provide for education to be a journey of curiosity where students develop a thirst for learning. Our staff continuously plan and deliver contemporary curriculum practices to incorporate state of the art technologies that will enhance learning with infinite possibilities. Beyond the classroom environment, we empower students to develop new skills to solve challenging problems they may encounter, collaborate effectively within their community, and express ideas in varying platforms inclusive of a digital lens. We cultivate partnerships between educators and families that today’s curriculum needs are to evolve to meet tomorrow’s reality. We offer a vast breadth of curriculum opportunities coupled with upon leaving formal schooling are prepared for careers and challenges to meet tomorrow’s demands. Reflective of a sizeable school, Penola Catholic College offers a vast range of subjects leading to a range of interests and future career paths that can be explored and developed. Aesthetically, the students are immersed in an engaging learning environment that extends beyond the classroom with acres of outdoor facilities that yields inquisitiveness for our rich diverse learners.

Quick Facts

  • Formed in 1995 after 3 former schools amalgamated
  • The college name came from the strong link with St Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph
  • The Sisters of St Joseph ministered to the local community and lived on site from 1901 till the late 1980’s.
  • Project based learning (PBL) across Years 7, 8 and 9
  • Year 8 Contemporary Learning Lab
  • Specialised Year 9 Contemporary Learning building
  • Accelerated studies program, allowing students to begin VCE studies in Year 10
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • VET and VCAL subjects
  • Onsite VET training facilities

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Wed Jul

Penola Catholic College, VIC – College Tour on 20th of July

July 20, 2022 - 6:00 pm

Wed Aug

Penola Catholic College, Glenroy VIC – College Tour on 10th of August

August 10, 2022 - 8:00 am

Wed Aug

Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows VIC – College Tour on 17th of August

August 17, 2022 - 9:00 am

Wed Oct

Penola Catholic College, VIC – College Tour on 12th of October

October 12, 2022 - 9:00 am

Wed Nov

Penola Catholic College, VIC – College Tour on 9th of November

November 9, 2022 - 9:00 am

Wed Nov

Penola Catholic College, Glenroy VIC – College Tour on 16th of November

November 16, 2022 - 6:00 pm


Broadmeadows (Senior Campus – Years 9 to 12)

  • Courtyard
  • The Chapel
  • Auditorium
  • Educational Resource Centre
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering Warehouse
  • Year 9 Learning Centre
  • Sports
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 525 503 537 521 529
Year 9 553 522 566 548 569

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 57%
TAFE/VET enrolled 25%
Employment 7%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows, 3047

Second Campus

35 William St, Glenroy, 3046

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