Padua Parent News

Urgent Request

Calling all parent volunteers who would be able to assist with cooking a BBQ at our upcoming Open Day events.

Wednesday 7 March 4-7pm at Rosebud Campus or Tyabb Campus

Wednesday 14 March 4-7pm at Mornington Campus


If you are able to assist, even for a short time, we would really appreciate it as these events are a great opportunity to showcase the College to our prospective parents.

Please contact Sarah Hansen on 5976 0100 or


Parent Group Meeting Report 

Thanks to everyone who came to our first Padua Parent Group meeting.

It was a really productive time as we set the agenda for:

* Exploring Campus and House based activities for families

* The visit of Professor Lea Waters: Positive Education forum for Parents on 8 May 2018

* A Parent Forum in term three focused on the wellbeing of our adolescent kids

* Community Cooking Evenings

* Arthurs Seat Challenge 2018

* Upcoming Open Days at each Campus


If you would like to be part of helping us organise any or all of these initiatives, please feel free to contact us, or come to our NEXT MEETING on Tuesday 1 May at the Rosebud Campus.

For information please contact Sarah Hansen via or 5976 0100.

It would be wonderful to see you there.


Parent Forum – 8 May 2018

As part of the celebrations for Padua’s 120th anniversary, the Parent Group asked to have a speaker to assist the parent body understand the idea behind “positive education”. The keynote speaker for the Parent Forum in May, the month in which our celebrations begin, will be Professor Lea Waters.

Lea is President of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and Professor and Founding Director of Positive Psychology Centre, the University of Melbourne.

This will be a fantastic evening and we encourage you to set the date aside so that you can be part of the night.


For your Calendar

The following dates have been confirmed for Parent activities throughout the year …


Parent Evening

Tuesday 8 May 7.30pm

Keynote speaker: Professor Lea Waters         (Mornington Campus)


Parent Group Organisational Meeting Dates

Tuesday 1 May 7.30pm  (Rosebud Campus)

Wednesday 25 July 7.30pm (Tyabb Campus)

Thursday 18 October 7.30pm  (Mornington Campus)


Parent ‘Engage, Consult and Advise’ Meeting Dates

(Topics for consultation to be advised)                                                                                 

Tuesday 12 June 7.30pm (Rosebud Campus)     

Wednesday 19 September 7.30pm (Tyabb Campus)                                 


Review & Planning for 2019 Meeting

Tuesday 27 November 7.30pm (Mornington Campus)



Dining Room, Mornington Campus – Cooking begins at 7.00pm

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thursday 30 August 2018

Thursday 15 November 2018

 If you would like to email me with any thoughts, questions or suggestions as we head into 2018, please feel free to do so. I’d love to hear from you.

Michael Harrison

Vice Principal: Mission & Community



Michael Harrison
Deputy Principal: Mission & Community