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The 'Waterhole' has a creative new title - "Think Tank"
College Principal
 Mr Mike Millard
Think Tank  

Placing a large rainwater tank as a focal point in the Middle School might seem like a very strange thing to do but my “Principal’s Folly” for 2016 or “Waterhole” has become the perfect space for the expression of student creativity, artistic talent and social concern.
I really want to thank the Middle School students and their teachers for so readily embracing my challenge of creating art that can be displayed on our new rainwater tank that is fun, makes social commentary and brings people together.

What began as an idea I saw being used to advertise Adelaide Fringe performances in public spaces around Adelaide has morphed into a tank that is not only an art space but one that has three water bottle filling stations. The “waterhole” is a much needed facility given there are now Year 9 students based in the Middle School precinct.

The art work has already touched on social and environmental issues close to our students’ hearts. I want Pedare students to think deeply about issues and embrace how important it is for them to be active community citizens. I want them to be able to feel they can make a difference in this school and in the broader community. 
Learning Journeys

The introduction into the Pedare vernacular of the term Learning Journeys by Randall Pearce, Head of Junior School, has been been useful in the context of us being a Reception to Year 12 learning environment. On Thursday 9 June, we recognised the learning journey students take during Year 6 to Year 10 in their IB Middle Years Programme. At a special assembly on that day, students, parents and teachers celebrated the successful completion of the IB MYP Certificate by our current Year 11 students as recognised by the IB Organisation.
The successful completion of the IBMYP is a significant rite of passage or learning journey for Pedare students. The Pedare experience is that the programme significantly enhances the potential for success in Senior School studies. Foundations for success include providing students with high order thinking skills in the areas of deep analysis, evaluation, problem solving and creativity. In addition, the successful completion of the IB MYP Personal Project very clearly helps Pedare students grapple with their Year 12 Research Project and perform well.

Mr Randall Pearce

Head of Junior School


Junior school
As mentioned previously, Pedare Junior School is moving towards becoming a Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme or PYP for the International Baccalaureate or IB. This move will link both the Junior and Middle School’s curriculum, as students and teachers within the Middle School, work with the Middle Years Programme or MYP from Year 6.
There are other great reasons why we are moving towards the PYP, first and foremost the PYP curriculum has been designed to engage students in learning that is relevant, challenging and significant. As an International Baccalaureate Candidate School we will begin work to better articulate our philosophy for teaching and learning which will be based upon the teaching and learning principles of guided inquiry, development of globally significant conceptual understandings, collaborative learning, differentiation and assessment for learning. Through the PYP framework, we will continue to incorporate the Australian Curriculum requirements.
Guided inquiry enables our students to integrate information across traditional subject areas and apply the accumulation of their knowledge in a cohesive and effective way. What matters is not the regurgitation of facts, rather the development of our students’ capability to take what they have learnt and to apply this learning to new situations. Engaging in guided inquiry involves students and teachers in a collaborative process of identifying questions about a topic that they then work towards answering before communicating, reflecting and acting upon newly acquired understandings and skills.
Moving to a guided inquiry approach to teaching and learning does not mean we will forget what we are currently good at. Learning through guided inquiry will complement the rigorous approach we have adopted over many years to the development of students’ Literacy and Numeracy skills. I believe that guided inquiry strengthens the purpose and application of the development of these foundational capabilities.
Be assured our focus in the Junior School will always be building foundation skills through blocks of learning time that are dedicated specifically to the explicit and deliberate teaching of Literacy and Numeracy.

Mr David Nolan

Head of Middle School


middle school
During high school, we had the opportunity to be part of Meals on Wheels and go into houses and units of people who had very little. At times it was quite confronting as some of these people had no one in their lives. Our visits were the one thing that made their day or even week. We would sit and chat for a few moments about the world and other significant events. It never really dawned on me the impact we had on these people's lives each time we took them a meal. But the smiles said it all, and in essence, it makes me feel like I was able to make a small difference in this world.
Serving others can, at times, be quite confronting and difficult, yet the example of Jesus is a reminder of what we are all called to do. Serving each other starts in our College Community where each one of us has the potential to put a smile on another person’s face through our actions. As a Middle School, we do this well some of the time; however, the students have been challenged to make sure they are always looking for ways to serve others so our College Community can continue to be a place of engagement, happiness and support.
Last week, we had the opportunity to participate in the da Vinci Decathlon run by St Peter's Girls School. It was great to see students challenged across a whole range of thinking areas from Science to English to Philosophy. One of the aspects which this type of competition brings out is the need for our students to be able to think across a large number of areas and to collaborate and work effectively as a team. It is a reminder for us all of the thinking skills our young people will require in the future. We look forward to embedding more of this way of thinking into our curriculum as we strive to meet the needs of all our learners.
As we move into the second half of the term, it is inevitable our students will have many tasks they need to complete as part of their learning. The staff in the Middle School are here to help support students through this process and, as we discussed at Assembly, if they have any concerns they should talk to one of their teachers for support and guidance.

Mrs Gillian Edwards
Head of Senior School


senior school
We would all like to enjoy success in our lives. Success can mean different things to different people.

In Senior School we take pride in the success of our students across a range of activities.

During day one of this term, when most students were enjoying the final day of their holiday break, the following students spent the day at the College successfully training for their First Aid Certificate:
Alex Barclay, Daniel Broer, Jemma Campbell, Jackson Cornish, Ellen Finley, Allyssa Gepp,
Kyle Giovannetti, Ethan Hadley, James Kalusche, Siobhan McGinn, Cooper Nickolai, Casey Pfeil,
Georgia Rohrsheim, Chelsea Schwartz, Chelsea Sutton, Briana Thornton

Early in the term, Ben Grantham, a Year 12 student, so impressed during his work experience trial, he was offered a panel beating apprenticeship with Peter Kittle Toyota. We wish him well as he pursues his preferred career pathway.

Year 12 Music students presented their solo performances, vocal and instrumental, at an evening that showcased not only their considerable talent but many weeks of hard work and practice.

The recent Year 11 Drama production of ‘Living with Lady Macbeth’ was entertaining and demonstrated our students’ ability to work together and to be inclusive of students from Gleeson who were also studying the subject across the One+ Campus.

The enthusiasm and caring demonstrated by our Year 12 students who were ‘buddies’ to the Reception classes at their Reception Welcome Assembly speaks well of the traditions and culture of the College.

Ryan Wood, Year 12, has been invited to a presentation evening at Pembroke, where he is to receive a High Distinction award in the Senior Division of the Schools Mathematics Competition.

Thank you to the Year 11 and 12 students who, throughout the week, so willingly work as baristas in the Wattle Centre to provide the students and staff with hot drinks.

And finally, our giant, outdoor chess set takes pride of place in the Wattle Courtyard and there has been a game in progress every recess and lunchtime since its arrival.

Yes indeed, there are many forms of success and these are just a few of the ones that we have been able to acknowledge and celebrate so far in Term Two.
Thursday 9 June
Recipients of the High Achievers Award for Personal Project and Dux of IB MYP Xueying Sun
IB myp assembly
On Thursday the 9 June, we held our annual IBMYP Certification Ceremony for the Year 11 students who gained their IB qualifications for the completion of Middle School. Students are required to complete at least Years 9 and 10 in the MYP, study 6 subjects (including Mathematics, Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Science, Individuals and Societies and one Arts/Design/HPE subject). The completion of the Personal Project makes up the 7th subject. 

Students are scored on the grading system of 1-7 for each subject and a maximum grade scoring of 49 points for the 7 completed subjects. Students were required to score a minimum of a 3 for the Personal Project to qualify for certificate and a minimum total score of 28 points for the 7 subjects.
Information about the 2015 Personal Projects achievements will feature in a later issue of The Vine.

In 2015, the inaugural year for which Pedare began the process of internal moderation, there were 76 candidates from Year 10 registered for IBMYP certification – 72 students received their certificates. This is the highest number of students receiving their certificate since we began offering certification in 2009. The average points out of a total of 49 increased to 38 (an equivalent average of 78% amongst our student cohort). This has been a remarkable achievement and has resulted in an average grade score of 5.42 across all subjects (in 2014 the average was 5.11). Overall there has been a steady increase in academic standards in the MYP at Pedare since 2009. 
In conclusion, we can share that Xueying Sun was the Dux for the IBMYP in 2015, scoring 7 perfect 7s for a maximum total of 49. This is the first year in our history a Pedare student has reached this level of achievement in our 7 years of moderation in the IBMYP. Congratulations to Xueying for all of her hard work. I hope there will be many more in the future!
Recipients of the IB MYP Awards
Top Left: Surrey students who completed the IB MYP. 
Top Right: Eldergreen students who completed the IB MYP. 
Middle Left: Hillcott students who completed the IB MYP. 
Middle Right: Greenwith students who completed the IB MYP. 
Bottom Left: Students who received honourable mentions for completing Outstanding Personal Projects. 
Bottom Right: Brooklyn students who completed the IB MYP. 
student news and events
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Tuesday - Thursday
31 May - 2 June
Year 5/6 da Vinci Decathlon Competitors
Da Vinci Decathlon
The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, philosophy, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

The Decathlon is designed to celebrate the academic gifts and talents of Australian youth by providing a stimulating and challenging competition run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon.
This year, the competitions were held on 31 May – Year 7, 1 June - Year 9 and 2 June – Year 5/6 at St Peter’s Girls School. Pedare did well in two of the categories: General Knowledge and Philosophy coming in third for both.

Engineering, Code Breaking & General Knowledge.
General Knowledge:

1st Immanuel College
2nd St Peter’s College
3rd Pedare Christian College
3rd Scotch College

Arts & Poetry, Science and Philosophy:

1st Pembroke Junior School
2nd Trinity College North
3rd Pedare Christian College
3rd Rostrevor College
Well done to all students who participated.
Thursday 2 June
SVC reconciliation assembly 
Recently at the Junior School, the Student Voice Council (SVC), took on the task of planning how we would celebrate Reconciliation Week. Together they chose classroom activities, library activities and held a Special Assembly. The theme was 'Our History, Our Story, Our Future". 
The Reception, Year 1 and 2s read Boori Monty Pryor's book "Shake -a-leg" and learnt about how Indigenous and Non-Indigenous cultures can be different yet the same and live together in a community. Each student made a handprint saying 'Sorry' to add to our 'Sea of Hands' in the garden at the base of the flag pole. The Year 3, 4 and 5s read "Stories for Simon" and learnt about the history of the Indigenous people in Australia. Their activity was to decorate in Indigenous art style a rock. These were also placed in the garden alongside the hands. In the Library, we made a large 'Sorry' mural for the wall. Students added their handprints and messages. 
On Thursday 2 June, the SVC students ran an Assembly to recognise Reconciliation Week. The Assembly started with the 'Welcome to Country' from a Kaurna person. Students spoke about some important milestones in the path to reconciliation. We heard a poem about Reconciliation, sang the Sorry Song by Kerry Fletcher, talked about the symbols of Reconciliation-Hands, Handshakes and Flags, and joined in a prayer written by Hannah Quinn for the occasion. It was a very moving Assembly.

Mrs Nadine Stroud
Direction of Music

Music notes 
There is always a lot of excitement and activity in the Music department at Pedare and the last few weeks have been no exception. Both students and teachers are enthusiastically dedicated to weekly rehearsals, preparing for future performances. Every morning, lunchtime and afternoon there is a buzz of energy in the Danthonia area with Music coming from every area. 
Various ensembles have been involved in some College events recently such as the Reception Welcome and Worships as well as the Year 12s presenting their first Solo Performance for the year on Tuesday 31 May. There are many talented and special Music students in the 2016 graduating class and it was a joy to watch them take the stage for their first assessments with confidence and grace.  
The String Quartet, which is led by Mrs Sheryl Beck, was asked to perform at a fundraiser for Northern Domestic Violence as the pre entertainment before a Cinderella Ball in Fulham Gardens last Saturday evening. The ensemble is comprised this year of Sophie and Timothy Szabo, Aidan Hunyh and Dylan from Gleeson College. It was a lovely opportunity for Pedare students to give back to the community with their beautiful talents. 
There are many music performances coming up throughout the rest of the year, including some Middle School performance afternoons towards the end of the term, so keep your eyes on the calendar!
Thursday 26 May

year 11 legal studies - law courts visit
The Year 11 Legal Studies class visited the Adelaide Courts to observe processes in the justice system. Students were able to listen to a Judge’s summation in the District Court, with opposing arguments and points of law explained carefully for the jury, before they retired to deliberate. This highlighted for students the adversarial nature of a case and the role of the Judge and jury.
In the Supreme Court, students were able to observe the stages in the swearing in and interrogation of witnesses in a murder trial. The roles of all participants in the trial were able to be observed and students were able to gain an understanding of the strict adherence to processes and admissibility of evidence.  A visit to the Magistrates Court was a valuable lesson for future drivers of the dangers and perils of drink driving and inappropriate behaviour while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Students were able to observe and then later ask questions about processes and sentences. Students were shocked by the failure of adults to learn from earlier mistakes, the alcohol and drug consumption of some drivers and the fines, high costs and loss of licence that these behaviours resulted in. It was a valuable experience for students to see the law in action.
“Our excursion to the courts was a very fun and interesting day. We were able to attend cases in both the magistrates and supreme court. Everyone’s favourite part of the day was when we were able to sit in on a murder case, where we watched two witness being questioned by lawyers. This was very interesting as we were able to see how this process works and the types of questions the lawyers asked. We went to the magistrates court where we watched many short sentencing for minor offences, like traffic offences. The magistrate running this sentencing was enjoyable to watch as he was harsh and to the point! Overall it was a great day and we all learnt a lot about the court system and how it works.”  Charlie Armitage
year 8 smart money

We recently welcomed Start Smart to deliver their free, financial education workshops to our Year 8-11 students. Delivered in class to students by a facilitator, Start Smart changes the way young people learn about money. By making money management interactive, engaging and fun, our students were equipped with the confidence and competence they need to make smart decisions about money.

Our school has proudly joined the Commonwealth Bank's Start Smart Program in its mission to improve the financial literacy of Australia’s young people. Overall, the program proved to be a highly beneficial experience for students and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. For more information on the program and each of the workshops we encourage you to visit  

Recently, the Year 10s have been studying Nutrition for Health and PE. Students were asked to present a flyer with details of a nutritional meal to be consumed either pre, during or post physical activity. 

Students Hannah Sinclair, Allyssa Gepp and Annalise Karpathios chose a Cold Chicken Wrap as their meal; below is an excerpt from the flyer they designed: 

Cold Chicken Wrap
Wholegrain wrap
Spinach, Lettuce, Carrot, Cheese, Cucumber, Avocado, Mayonnaise.

The cold chicken wrap that will be supplied to you will be made from wholegrain. Inside of the wrap there will be grated carrot, which is a good source of fibre, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. There will also be a fair amount of grated cheese, which is a great source of calcium and protein. There will be a large amount of Vitamin A, which will be supplied in the lettuce. There will be a good source of healthy fats and dietary fibre, which will be supplied in our cut up avocado. Sliced spinach leaves will be a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Cucumber is a great way to hydrate and also supplies you with Vitamin C and potassium. The chicken is a great source of protein, Vitamin B-6 and cholesterol. The wholegrain wrap will include a wide range of vegetables, ensuring a high amount of nutrients. This will be full of great taste and will be topped off with a mayonnaise dressing.
Friday 27 May
year 5 visit to the art room
On Friday 27 May, Year 5 classes enjoyed an extended day at the Middle School after attending the Reception Commencement Ceremony. In the afternoon, the students visited the art classrooms and worked with Mr Tymukas exploring the art style of the Spanish modern surrealist painter Joan Miró. After analysing some of his paintings, the students faced the challenge of creating their own painting of an imaginary animal influenced by the distorted shapes and unusual colour of Miro’s work.

This is part of Pedare's transition program enabling Year 5's to learn about Middle and Senior School and familiarise themselves with the campus, implementing a smoother transition to Middle School. Further transitions will happen later in the year.

Yeast Appreciation Week
This week, the Year 6s paid tribute to some micro-organisms without whom our lives would not be the same – yeast. In our Science Lab sessions, we studied mould under the microscopes and discussed the role of fungi in food making processes – including fermentation. Each day, one Community worked with Mr Secomb to make their own bread dough, meaning that Grevillea has been filled with the mouth-watering smell of baking and each afternoon has seen Year 6s heading home clutching huge slabs of warm bread lavishly spread with butter and jam. 6Y combined Science with their Maths topic of equivalent fractions by designing and making pizzas. On Wednesday afternoon, we gathered together for the Yeast Feast – a shared lunch that saw the picnic tables groaning under the weight of breads, cakes and biscuits. Before the Yeast Feast we stood to attention with our hands on our hearts (or should that be our bellies, Riley Hubbard?) to sing the Yeast Appreciation Anthem. All in all, we have enjoyed learning about yeast and fermentation, and appreciating the ‘fruits’ of their labour!

Garden Planting
The Year 6s are studying plant adaptations and the best environmental conditions for plants to grow. We each chose some plants which research suggested would grow well in the Adelaide winter months, and planted them in raised garden beds behind Grevillea. The most popular member of 6Y has become a Venus Flytrap, for which students spend their lunch times catching flies and ants! The students are taking measurements and making observations of their plants for the remainder of this term.
“Pedare Says”
Based on the work of Australian artist Peter Drew and his “Real Australians Say Welcome” public art campaign, the Year 6s have innovated their own “Pedare Says” campaign. They have designed posters which they believe encapsulate some of the values of Pedare. The posters have been pasted on the new water tank. This is also a great education for the students on the ephemeral nature of this type of art, as the posters are supposed to change in response to the sun, rain and wind.
year 11 drama performance

The Year 11 Drama production was a success both on and off-stage. Our ensemble group this year consisted of many new faces which added to the dynamic of an already enthusiastic class. Rob Johns’ ‘Living with Lady Macbeth’ was a challenging production which included excerpts form Shakespeare’s original. The students did a wonderful job and should be very proud of what they achieved as an ensemble. Not only do the students have the opportunity to develop group skills but they also have access to a well appointed theatre which allows them to have a professional performance experience.
The Year 12 Drama students are looking forward to their production of ‘Go back for Murder’ written by famous murder-mystery playwright Agatha Christie. Performances are Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June at the Arts and Recreation Centre.

"I feel the experience I had was a once in a life time opportunity and would do it all again in a heart beat."  -
Jazmyn Manson

"I found the performance a very enjoyable and bonding experience for our drama class of both Pedare and Gleeson students.   Every student supported one another throughout the whole production, which lead to the successful outcome of our performance.   Even though there were a few hiccups along the way we all remained positive and were all proud of the efforts put in as a team."  - Maddison Bartsch

Congratulations to Elijah Schutz, who has been nominated for the 2016 National iAwards. 
The iAwards honours organisations and students at the cutting edge of technology innovation and recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

Elijah's entry is a web application which allows temperature control for pools. The web application is a unique solution to a common problem: granting control of a complex system to less technology-adept users. The application controls a complex system of valves, heaters, and pumps that all play a part in heating and filtering a swimming pool.

Well done and good luck Elijah.
Student Achievement
Hannah Richter - Girls Football

Congratulations to Hannah Richter, who has been selected in the Secondary School Sport SA 15 and Under Girls Football Team. Hannah and the team will represent South Australia at the School Sport Australia Football Championship on 23-31 July in Maroochydore, Queensland. 

Good luck Hannah.
Student Achievement
Krystal Turnbull

Congratulations Krystal Turnbull, Year 10, who won three 1st medal on 29 May at FISAF Aerobics competitions and has now qualified for Australian National Aerobics competitions in Brisbane on 29 July.

Well done and good luck Krystal.
Student Achievement
Madison Smith - Softball

Congratulations Madison Smith, Year 6, who has been selected in the 12 and Under State School Girls Team which is competing in Werribee Victoria in November. Madison had to endure 2 x 4 hour Trials and 1 x 2 hour Trial and was one of twelve girls selected out of 27 who trialled.

During the last school holidays, Madison was also offered a position in one of Softball's South Australian Junior High Performance Program, the Dragon's Talent Academy.

Well done Madison, a great achievement.

student achievement

Mitchell Higgins - SSSSA Football (Soccer)

Congratulations Mitchell Higgins, Year 11 who been selected to play in the Secondary School Sports SA (SSSSA), for the School Sport Australia Football (Soccer) Championships to be held in Port Kennedy, Western Australia on 20-27 August.

Good luck Mitchell.



campus careers expo 2016
A new event for the Campus is a Combined Careers Expo. All three school communities on our Campus will participate in a joint Careers Expo, where students in Year 10-12 will be targeted leading to subject counselling and Post-secondary choices. In the past, each Campus school has conducted a similar expo separately in conjunction with their Senior Course Information evening. 

This will be held on Monday 4 July in Week 10 or Term 2, at the Recreation and Arts Centre, starting at 2.30pm through to 7.30pm. Up to 40 exhibitors will be in attendance to speak with students and their families. 

Please click here to view more information in a student/parent/staff flyer.


Pedare App - Skoolbag
Pedare has been using a smartphone and tablet school app via a company called Skoolbag. We will be utilising the Pedare App to achieve the following:
  • Enable a mobile and easy way for parents, staff and students to connect and keep informed about the College.
  • Provide relevant information and enable Push notifications for events and emergencies such as cancellation of extra curricular events.
  • Provide a useful, easy to navigate, specific place for Pedare content.
  • Align with digital trends and continue improving communication and the user experience for the Pedare Community.
  • Work in conjunction with other communication means such as email and physical documents.

Please click this line to view a Google document containing the download links and some useful setup tips on how to setup selective push notifications.

A password protected parent/caregiver "Year Level Info" section is available with login and password credentials. These were sent in an email on the 11 February, if you would like us to resend the login credentials please email the Community Relations Manager, Julie Holland, at



The College is seeking expressions of interest from Pedare community members who are interested in gaining new skills or updating existing skills through casual relief work at the College.


A relief employee may be asked to work a few hours or day every so often, a week to cover staff absences or longer term casual opportunities. The employee may receive a phone call on the day they are invited to work, or an arrangement may be made in advance depending on the circumstances and need.


Areas in which employees may be asked to undertake relief work may be in administration, finance or library. Occasionally opportunities in classroom support, IT or grounds do arise, but these are not usual.


If you feel you have skills to offer and would like to submit an application, please send your resume and any other relevant information via email only to: We would like to add three or four employees to our relief staff in 2016.


For further information, please call me at the College on 8280 1700.


Ms Jane Mason

Human Resources Manager

Please note the Pedare App features Junior, Middle & Senior School Fixtures for Term 2 and includes co-curricular activities.
Friday 3 June

year 7 boys SAPSASA knockout soccer 
On Friday 3 June, the Year 7 boys played in the first round knockout of the district SAPSASA knockout soccer tournament. The match was fiercely fought v Mawson Lakes. Pedare went one nil up only for Mawson Lakes to equalise. The match then remained 1-1 until the end of normal time and went into 10 minutes of extra-time. Neither team was able to get a goal before the end of extra-time and so it went into a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out. Each team had five penalties and scored three each, so that it then went into sudden death, meaning whichever team then missed and the other team scored, that team would be the winner. Thankfully, due to great goalkeeping by Logan Cornell and strong nerves by the penalty-takers, Pedare won on the 7th set of penalties. This was a great game and was enjoyed by the many spectators who came out to support the boys in their hard-earned victory.

The team now plays its next match v Greenwith on Thursday 16 June here at Pedare. Let’s hope for another victory, but one that doesn’t need to go all the way to a nerve-tingling penalty shoot-out.
Thursday 2 June

Sapsasa Knockout Netball Competition

Congratulations to Pedare's Junior Netball team who defeated Greenwith Primary School 21 - 15 on Thursday 2 June in the SAPSASA Knockout Netball Competition - Round 2. A match well played with the best on ground being Ava McTegg and Brooke Cornish. 

Well done to all the girls who played, a great achievement.

Term 2 Week 4 & 5

extra-curricular results

Basketball - Week 4

  • U/12 B'ball - Pedare Jackals vs Prescott Rush Draw 14 - 14 (MVP A Hynds/J Fry)
  • U/14 B'ball - Pedare Warriors vs Pedare Lions Loss 17 - 20
  • U/14 B'ball - Pedare Lions vs Pedare Warriors Won 20 - 17 (MVP D Oors-L'Estrange/E Weber/B Chapman)
  • Middle B'ball - Pedare vs Gleeson Loss (Forfeit) 
  • Senior B'ball -  Pedare vs PAC Won 60 - 16 (MVP V Lal) 
Basketball - Week 5
  • U/12 B'ball - Pedare Jackals vs St David's Lightning Loss 18 - 41 (MVP J Fry/A Hynds)
  • U/14 B'ball - Pedare Warriors vs Prescott Titans Won 34 - 28 (MVP E Jeffs)
  • U/14 B'ball - Pedare Lions vs Flames Loss 22 - 24 (MVP C Hewitson)
  • Middle B'ball - Pedare vs St Peter's College Won 47 - 14 (MVP W Norrington)
  • Senior B'ball - Pedare vs Trinity College Won 57 - 47 (MVP A Lal)
Debating - Week 4
  • Yr 6/7 (Blue) - NO MATCH
  • Yr 10 - NO MATCH
  • Senior - NO MATCH

Debating - Week 5

  • Yr 6/7 (Blue) - Pedare vs Pembroke School White Loss (MVP R Cassidy)
  • Yr 10 - Pedare vs St Peter's Girls Won (MVP E Schutz, Speaker of the Night)
  • Senior - Pedare vs Trinity College Won (MVP M Simmonds, Speaker of the Night)

Netball - Week 4

  • U/13 Ravens - BYE WEEK
  • Junior (Yrs 7-9) - Pedare vs Mary MacKillop (2) Loss 1 - 46
  • Senior (Yrs 10-12) - Pedare vs St Michael's Won 17 - 10 (MVP T Gilbert/C Elliott)

Netball - Week 5

  • U/13 Ravens - Pedare vs SFX Diamonds Loss 11 - 2
  • Junior (Yrs 7-9) - Pedare vs St Ignatius Loss 54 - 6 (MVP T Scott)
  • Senior (Yrs 10-12) - Pedare vs Mary MacKillop (4) Won 31 - 16

Soccer - Week 4

  • Middle - Pedare vs Nazareth Won 6 - 3 (MVP S Guildea/C Hughes/A Hadley)
  • Senior - Pedare vs Nazareth Loss 4 - 8 (MVP J Cornish)
Soccer - Week 5
  • Middle - Pedare vs Blackfriars School (2) Won 6 - 1 (MVP M Stojanovic/A Hadley/E Saul)
  • Senior - BYE WEEK
Volleyball - Week 4
  • Pedare Hurricanes - Pedare vs Predators Loss 0 - 4 (MVP N Caeran)
  • Pedare Predators - Pedare vs Hurricanes Won 4 - 0 (MVP T Tran)
Volleyball - Week 5
  • Pedare Hurricanes - Pedare vs The Heights (2) Mix Won 4 - 0 (MVP Whole Team)
  • Pedare Predators - Pedare vs Windsornators Won 4 - 0 (MVP M Preston)
Term 2 - Week 7 & 8

extra-curricular fixtures

Junior School - Fixtures


  • Yr 9 & Under  - 13 Jun - NO MATCH (Public Holiday)
  • Yr 9 & Under  - 20 Jun - Pedare vs Salisbury Jetz - GGRC 5.05pm (R Hendry)
  • Yr 11 & Under - 17 Jun - Pedare vs SFX Chipettes - GGRC 5.45pm (L Ciano)
  • Yr 11 & Under - 24 Jun - Pedare vs Kings Diamonds - GGRC 5.00pm (L Ciano)
Indoor Soccer
  • Yr 9 & Under Roos - 13 Jun - NO MATCH (Public Holiday)
  • Yr 9 & Under Roos - 20 Jun - Pedare vs The Thunderbolts - Burragah 3.50pm (A Peartree)
  • Yr 11 & Under Stars - 13 Jun - NO MATCH (Public Holiday)
  • Yr 11 & Under Stars - 20 Jun - Pedare vs Fairview United - Burragah 4.50pm (A Peartree)
  • Yr 11 & Under Strikers - 13 Jun - NO MATCH (Public Holiday)
  • Yr 11 & Under Strikers - 20 Jun - BYE WEEK


Net-Set-Go - Rec-Year 2 - trains each Monday 3.10pm - 4.00pm Blue Gums Hall (S Booth)

Tri Fit - Rec-Year 5 - trains each Thursday 3.15pm - 4.00pm Junior Oval (J Smith)
AUSKICK - Rec-Year 2 - trains each Friday 3.15pm - 4.00pm Junior Oval (H Perry) 

Middle & Senior School - Fixtures

  • U/12 Jackals - 16 Jun - Pedare vs SFX Jets - GGRC 3.45pm (D Hollister)
  • U/12 Jackals - 23 Jun - Pedare vs GS Shooters GGRC 3.45pm (D Hollister)
  • U/14 Lions - 14 Jun - Pedare vs SFX Dunkers - GGRC 5.15pm (K Shephard)
  • U/14 Lions - 21 Jun - BYE WEEK
  • U/14 Warriors - 14 Jun - BYE WEEK
  • U/14 Warriors - 21 Jun - Pedare vs Prescott Fusion - GGRC 3.45pm (J Penhall)
  • Middle Basketball - 18 Jun - Pedare vs Pulteney - Pulteney 11.30am (M Berard)
  • Middle Basketball - 25 Jun - Pedare vs Trinity College (2) - Trinity TBA (M Berard) 
  • Senior Basketball - 18 Jun - Pedare vs St Peter's (2) - St Peter's 11.30am (J Willis)
  • Senior Basketball - 25 Jun - BYE WEEK
  • Year 6/7 (Blue) - 14 Jun - NO MATCH
  • Year 6/7 (Blue) - 21 Jun - Pedare vs St Joseph's Green - Pembroke MS Rm 7 6.40pm (J Reid) 
  • Year 10 - 15 Jun -  NO MATCH
  • Year 10 - 22 Jun - Pedare vs Aust Sci & Math School Blue - Adel HS (Venue 1) Rm 1 8.15pm (S Tula)
  • Senior - 15 Jun - NO MATCH
  • Senior - 22 Jun - Pedare vs Trinity College Red - Adel HS (Venue 1) Rm 5 7.00pm (S Tilly)
  • U/13 Ravens - 17 Jun - Pedare vs Keithcott Knights - GGRC 6.30pm (J Quinn)
  • U/13 Ravens - 24 Jun - Pedare vs SFX Legends - GGRC 6.30pm (J Quinn)
  • Juniors -18 Jun - Pedare vs Cabra 5 - Mary MacKillop 9.10am (R Lyon)
  • Juniors -25 Jun - Pedare vs OLSH (1) - Mary MacKillop 9.10am (R Lyon)
  • Seniors - 18 Jun - Pedare vs St Aloysius (3) - OLSH 9.10am (I Moodley)
  • Seniors - 25 Jun - Pedare vs Loreto (7) - OLSH 10.10am (I Moodley)
  • Middle - 18 Jun - Pedare vs Pulteney - Pedare 8.15am (S Tilly)
  • Middle - 25 Jun - Pedare vs Pembroke - Pedare 8.15am (S Tilly)
  • Senior - 18 Jun - Pedare vs St Peter's - St Peter's 9.45am (M Secomb)
  • Senior - 25 Jun - Pedare vs CBC - Pedare 9.45am (M Secomb)
  • Yr 6-12 - 17 Jun - State Swim GG 7.30am (M Raymond)
  • Yr 6-12 - 24 Jun - State Swim GG 7.30am (M Raymond)
  • Hurricanes - 15 Jun - GRAND FINAL - GGRC 4.00pm (K Benyk)
  • Hurricanes - 22 Jun - NO MATCH
  • Predators - 15 Jun - GRAND FINAL - GGRC 4.00pm (M Janeway)
  • Predators - 22 Jun - NO MATCH

Chess - meets each Tuesday 1.05pm SF2 (J Carletti)
Cross Country - trains each Thursday 7.30am Pedare Main Oval (T Bond/P Anson)
Eco Force - meets each Monday 1.05pm Caladenia (D Deboer/L Denton-Brown)
Oz Asia
- meets each Monday 3.30pm & Thursday 1.05pm DA4 (S Ng)
Pedare Press - Year 6-12 meets each Monday 1.05pm & Thursday 3.30pm SF2 (E Ramke)
Small Group
- Year 6-12 - meets each Tuesday 1.05pm BG8 (S Rose)
Worship Band - trains each Monday 1.05pm DA (J Morton)
Worship Leadership Team - meets each Thursday 1.05pm Caladenia (J Morton)
junior school KEY dates

Term 2 Week 7

15 Jun Cyber Safety Parent Presentation 6.30pm
16 Jun
Junior School Photos
17 Jun Reception Ready Transition Day

Term 2 Week 8

22 Jun P & F Committee Meeting 7.30pm
24 Jun
Junior School Disco 6.00pm

24 Jun Reception Ready Transition Day

middle & senior school key dates

Term 2 Week 7


14 Jun Middle School Photos
15 Jun Senior School Photos
17 Jun Year 10/11 Exams


Term 2 Week 8


20-23 Jun Year 10/11 Exams
22 Jun P & F Committee Meeting 7.30pm
24 Jun Middle School Performance Afternoon

Trading hours for the July School Holidays for the Golden Grove Campus Uniform shop:
Thursday 12 July 3.00pm-6.00pm. For more information phone 8289 5564.

How to find the campus uniform shop:
From the Grove Way, turn into Adey Place. Park in the Golden Grove High School carpark. Walk towards the netball courts and turn onto the path between the courts and the Dame Roma Mitchell building. This will lead you into the shared campus area, at the top of the path turn right and head to the area between the two buildings. We are the blue door on the left hand side (G10). All other access gates around the schools are locked after school hours and weekends. 

Devon Totally Schoolwear Modbury will be closed for stocktake from Thursday 23 June to Saturday 25 June. Will re-open at 9.00am Monday 27 June.

The Junior School's Reception classes require donations of wool and yarn for art and craft. Any colour, style, remnants or full balls would be gratefully accepted. You can deliver your donations to the classrooms of Mrs Joy Ey, Mrs Rikki Hendry or Mrs Karan Hudson, or alternatively leave them at Junior School Student Reception.  

There is still time to order the new 2016/2017 Entertainment Book. The cost is $65 and you will receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers. 20% of the proceeds goes towards Pedare's Parents & Friends Association. Please
click here to order your copy/copies.

Generators Kids Club 2016 (Years Reception-Year 6)
Come and join us. Generators kids club meets Fridays each fortnight for great games, craft and bible time. Our next kids club is on Friday 1 July from 3.30pm-5.00pm. The crafts this week are; making a ‘Juggling Balls' and 'Masks'. More info can be downloaded from our web site. Please
click here or phone Rick on 8264 3736. Meetings held at 19 Perseverance Rd Tea Tree Gully. 

SWAT youth (Years 7-12)
Meets Friday each week at 7.30pm. Come for great time of games, friendship and bible discussion. Next meet is on Friday 1 July. 
Click here for more details or phone Dave on 0403 723 953. Meeting are held at 19 Perseverance Rd Tea Tree Gully.
Weekly Services - Check out our web site for more details
Sunday@8:30: Prayer book service – weekly communion
Sunday@10: Family service and specific children’s ministries. Communion on third Sunday of every month

Sunday@6.00pm: Youth, young adult and those young at heart. Communion first Sunday of every month. There is no children’s program but drawing supplies and a withdrawal room are available for your young ones

The Church of St Mark's are running a newly formed fortnightly Kid's Club on Thursday afternoons for primary school age children. Sessions are from 3.30pm - 5.00pm and cost $2 per child. Parents are welcome to stay for a tea/coffee. Activities include:
  • 16 June - Good news leads to ... - Assemble a treasure chest
  • 30 June - What to do with good news - Construct a clock
For more information click here or phone 8289 4003 or email

Everyone is welcome to attend St Mark's free cafe style soup kitchen in a warm and friendly community atmosphere, held Thursdays 6.00pm - 7.30pm throughout the colder months May - August. For more information, phone 8289 4003 or click here.

Junior School
150 Bicentennial Drive,
P: 08 8280 1770


Middle & Senior School
2-30 Surrey Farm Drive,
P: 08 8280 1700


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