Introduction to Positive Psychology 7pm, 20 May

Associate Professor Lea Waters will be returning to the Ansett Hall in Term 2 to explain the latest research behind the science of Positive Psychology. Parents who haven’t heard Lea speak on this topic before are particularly encouraged to attend.

Achievements, achievements!

An abundance of talent within our student population sometimes makes it hard to keep up to date with the full range of achievements! Here is just a snapshot of some more recent accomplishments.

Middle/Senior School Parent-Teacher interviews Years 7-12

Parent Teacher Interviews will take place for Middle and Senior School families on Monday 28 April, Monday 5 May and Thursday 8 May in The Perry Building. The booking process for interviews will again utilise the PTO online system. In Term 3, parent - teacher interviews provide the opportunity for parents to discuss particular or significant concerns.

Positive Teen Program

Highly sought after speaker on topics such as resilience and optimism, Sam Cawthorn, will be working with our Year 9&10 students this semester, delivering his Positive Teen program. Sam is a brilliant communicator who enthrals audiences by recounting how he has overcome major adversities in his own life.

2013 Notre Dame Scholar

Each year, a Year 11 student who is studying French is chosen to be the Notre Dame Scholar. This award sees the scholar spending two months in France over the Christmas holidays, attending school, soaking in the French culture and improving their language skills. The 2013 Scholar, Kaitlin Rust, has captured the highlights of her trip beautifully in the accompanying article.

2014 School Leaders

Congratulations to those students who have been elected to the position of Prefect for 2014. Special congratulations to Isabella Cahill and Jake Miller-Randle (Heads of School) and James Kosenko (Senior Prefect).

WELCOME TO Peninsula 

The Peninsula School is a day and boarding school for approximately 1450 students from three-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12.

At The Peninsula School we see learning not just as a path to university and a career, but also as a path to pleasure. The books we read, the science we absorb, the languages we learn, the artistic, sporting and musical skills we acquire are the tools that enable us to fulfil our potential.

The best education is not about cramming for exams but preparing young people for life in all its aspects. Our aim is to help each child in our school community reach their potential. We achieve this by rigorous attention to academic outcomes combined with an extensive co-curricular program. Our Year 12 students consistently achieve above State averages at VCE. In 2013, 21 of our VCE students ranked in the top 5% in Victoria; and 46 ranked in the top 10%, with the Class of 2013 recording a median ATAR of 81.7, an outstanding result.

Our international students benefit from the specialised facility of our English Language Centre, where they can hone their English skills before entering the mainstream classrooms. We also have 500 students studying on two campuses in China, where their excellent VCE results help them achieve a university place in the highly competitive Chinese system, or they can choose to study in Australia.

Our co-curricular activities include a highly respected music and drama program, sporting opportunities, a House program, unsurpassed pastoral care, a well defined code of behaviour and a well developed sense of community.

Our students' achievements are testament to the dedication and expertise of our teachers, who enjoy a close relationship with their students at all year levels. This personal knowledge gives them a good appreciation of what each student needs, educationally and socially. We continue to be justifiably proud of the well-rounded, well-educated, considerate and community-minded young people who constitute our past and present student body.

If you would like to find out how your child can join our school community, please contact our Admissions Office or phone 9788 7777 for more information or to arrange a tour.


Class of 2013 dux

Stuart Johnston congratulating our 2013 Dux, Tong Huong Ly  

Our congratulations go to the members of the Class of 2013 for their fine VCE results. Special congratulations go to Dux of School for 2013, Tong Huong Ly, who recorded an ATAR of 99.6, followed closely by Lachlan Owens (99.4) and Quentin Roth (99.25).

The cohort’s median Study Score was an excellent 33.0 and we especially acknowledge the following students who recorded perfect scores in the subjects shown:

Lachlan Owens (Drama & English)
Marcella Davies (Legal Studies)
Lam Nhat Hung (Further Maths)
Phan Minh Duc (Further Maths)
Vo Mai Linh (Further Maths)
Caleb Wheatley (Further Maths)
Caitlin Dwyer (Music Performance)

Impressively, 21 students received ATARs of 95+. Furthermore, 30% of our students received ATARs of 90+, placing them in the top 10% of the State.

We are particularly delighted that the girls’ median ATAR score for 2013 was 87.0 which is an outstanding result, confirming that girls do indeed flourish in fully coeducational schools.

We will proudly follow the future pathways of the Class of 2013 with great interest.

Stuart Johnston




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