News & Events


Awesome fundraising results

College students have been busy working on special projects centered around fundraising activities. The first project, run by the Year 11 VCAL students, kept us in suspense with mysterious ‘roses’ posters appearing around the college. The successful campaign was designed to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic condition which mainly affects the lungs, digestive system and sweat glands. There is currently no cure…

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Pakenham Secondary College Hosts June Chess Tournament

More Players Drawn to Chess Tournament

A total of 82 players were ready for another round of chess competition on Friday 10th June. The College once again had the special role of hosting 12 teams from eight schools to compete in the Cardinia chess tournament. It was another outstanding result for Pakenham Secondary College competitors. Congratulations to Harnoor Gill, Rose Sollis and Ryan Kloppenburg for scoring at the top of their teams. Well done! The college chess team…

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Marlyn and Rhys - College Cross Country Team

Heading off to Regionals…

On Thursday 26th of May a group of college students participated in the Division Cross-Country competition at Akoonah Park, Berwick. The day saw 580 students take part from 9 different schools. The Pakenham Secondary College strong team of 20 students participated in both the 3000 and 5000 m events. Well done to: Nathaniel D, Blake H, Codey W, Rhiannon S, Caitlin F, Cate Z, Zak M, Andy O, Yven C, Deacon G, Jordan S, Sarah B, Rhys D, Jenna D, Cameron D, Marlyn S, Thawatchai M, Corey…

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Not on my watch

College students today were treated to a visit by Seth Franco, former basketball player for the Harlem Globe Trotters. After displaying his amazing basketball skills, Seth shared his journey of dealing with a physical disability, overcoming his limitations and achieving his dream. Seth captivated and entertained the students with his inspirational talk ‘Not on my watch’.  The talk covered the topic of bullying and he explained that it’s everyone’s problem…

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Brian Paynter MP 2016 Awardees

Young Leaders Visit Parliament

On Tuesday 24th May, four college students experienced a behind the scenes tour of Parliament House. The students selected were the recipients of the annual Brian Paynter MP Award for Outstanding Effort and Community Spirit. The young leaders were  joined with other Bass electorate school awardees in what proved to be an interesting and enriching experience. Students walked the historically rich corridors, viewed a live House sitting and enjoyed lunch with Brian…

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College students at a Digital Thumbprint workshop

Digitally Savvy

College students in Year 9 have had the opportunity to access an interactive and highly engaging program teaching how to have a savvy, responsible and proactive presence on-line. With technology playing an increasingly prominent role in the lives of today’s youth, students are facing a unique set of challenges. In the vast and rapidly changing online space, the need for digital education is greater than ever. Optus Digital Thumbprint is an interactive and…

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ANZAC Wordgraphic

Students Praised

At the traditional Anzac Day school assembly on 21st April this year, all students were praised for the impeccable behaviour displayed during the ceremony. Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, who was invited for the annual event had nothing but compliments for the respect and order shown by the students. He expressed his appreciation in his published letter to the Editor of the Star News Group. Click here to view letter to the Editor.

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Banner Marlyn Staunton

Loving the game

College student Marlyn Staunton started out with Gaelic football in his home town of Dublin, so when he moved to Australia just over two years ago, he knew exactly which sport he wanted to play. Click here for the full story published in the Pakenham Gazette.

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Anzac Day

Click to read full story in the Pakenham Gazette 27 April 2016

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Photo taken on 25 April 1915

Lest we forget

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac,…

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