Welcome to Peninsula Grammar

Welcome to Peninsula Grammar

Welcome Information

We thank you for entrusting our school with the responsibility of nurturing and teaching your child so that they are ready for the world of tomorrow.

To prepare your child for life at Peninsula Grammar, please read the details below for information on our Uniform Shop, public transport, parent portal, booklists and more.

UNIFORM SHOP


The Uniform Shop is open for private appointments for new students joining Peninsula Grammar. Please select the ‘New Student Uniform Appointment’ which is 45 minutes in length. Opening times are 8am – 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Extended hours are available at the beginning of each term.


Book your Uniform Shop appointment  /  here

BUS TIMETABLES


If you are interested in learning more about the bus options for students at Peninsula Grammar, please refer to the ‘Bus Services’ page on the Peninsula Grammar website.


You can view the bus information  /  here

Campion Booklists


The Year 5 -12 Booklists can be viewed and ordered via Campion Education. The online portal for ordering opens in November and closes early December each year for free postage or collection from school.


Order your resources and books  /  here

OPEROO


Operoo is the platform that we use for all parent consent at Peninsula Grammar. Each student is required to have their own personal profile set up. This contains all relevant health, medical and emergency contact information and must be kept up to date. It is important to note that only one primary contact for each student is responsible for the Operoo profile.

Further instructions regarding how to set up your child’s profile shall be sent via email.

ZENITH


Zenith is our learning management system and our main communication tool for staff, students and parents. Zenith is an integral part of our learning community at Peninsula Grammar and allows everyone to access the information relevant to them. Parents are encouraged to access Zenith regularly for school news, calendar events, sport updates and information on many other aspects of our school.

You will receive a notification from the school when your Zenith account has been created. This will include your Zenith username. To start using Zenith please login at: zenith.peninsulagrammar.vic.edu.au

You can also follow us on social media:

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MUSIC


Involvement in a musical activity is something that we strongly support. In fact, we believe it is vital to our students’ intellectual, emotional and personal development. Learning an instrument is aligned with improved memory, mathematics, social ability, creativity, reading and comprehension.

As such, many believe that there is no ‘life skill’ more satisfying than being able to play an instrument well. As a parent, your decision to support your child’s musical development is one of the greatest gifts that you can give.

All students are encouraged to study a musical instrument at Peninsula Grammar, including voice. Students can start piano lessons as early as Prep, and from Year 2 onwards they can begin learning other instruments (excluding voice, which begins at Year 4).

Information regarding lesson scheduling will be sent through once timetables are finalised. You will also receive an Operoo request regarding Instrumental Music Enrolment and Lesson Fees towards the end of the year.

If you have any queries regarding music matters, please feel free to contact the Music Department on 9788 7733 or email vmaclachlan@pgs.vic.edu.au.


Music Tuition Application Form 2022   /  here


Half Price Beginner Music Tuition Application Form 2022   /  here

SPORTS


Peninsula Grammar has an enviable reputation in sport. Our aim is to develop well-rounded students that are committed to their individual health and participation in physical activity.

Our sports program creates opportunity for all, encouraging multisport participation in a fun, engaging and progressively challenging atmosphere. We offer quality coaching at all age levels and develop fundamental skills that can transfer between sports.

Students don’t have to be brilliant at competitive sport to enjoy its benefits. Camaraderie, teamwork, school spirit, leadership opportunities, discipline and lifelong friendships are founded in our sports program. Varied experiences provided through the program provide plenty of scope for students to hone skills, explore interests and develop a lifelong commitment to active health.

Students are also provided with an avenue to fulfil their own athletic potential. Our outstanding facilities and high standard of sports coaching provides your child with the edge they need to achieve their goals.

We inspire a generation of students who love sport.

SENIOR SPORT

Students in the Middle, Pre Senior and Senior Years compete in the winter and summer competition organised by the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV). Our girls also compete against some of the schools in the Associated Public Schools (APS) competition, in both summer and winter sports.

All sport students receive expert instruction from our coaches at one main training session per week during the sport season. Saturday sport is compulsory for Years 7 – 12 and in return our students reap the benefits of teamwork and physical fitness.

Swimming and athletics seasons also form part of our program. Significant emphasis is placed on team commitment, skill development and sportsmanship.

 

Our extensive range of senior sports include:

  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Football (AFL)
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowsports
  • Swimming
  • Surf Lifesaving
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball

 

JUNIOR SPORT

Our Junior Years sports program boasts an exciting physical education package with a range of rich and diverse activities.

The aim of the program is to provide each child with the understanding to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to make sound nutritional choices and to establish a lifelong involvement in sport.

Our Junior Years students participate in a weekly sport session and at times the entire year level will unite to play a variety of games.

Year 6 students compete in the inter-school competition against other local primary schools. Weekly matches are held during winter competition, as well as round-robin days and lightning premierships.

Students in Years 3-6 may also compete in both the School Sport Victoria competition through participation in Mount Eliza district events, as well as the Junior Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria competition. Major carnivals in athletics, cross country and swimming are held in both competitions. Summer and winter sports both have lightning premiership carnivals throughout the year.

 

Our range of junior sports include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tee Ball

For more information please contact Deb Gardener, Director of Sport on 9788 7777 or via email at dgardener@pgs.vic.edu.au.

OUR HOUSE SYSTEM


The House system at Peninsula Grammar has long been an integral feature of our School with the names of the six Houses honouring the founders of the School; Ansett, Carr and Newton; the School’s first Headmaster, Clarke and the two original Houses, Town which comprised the students from the ‘town’ (at that time, Frankston) and Country for the students from regional Victoria.

Our six school Houses are:

  • Town (est. 1961) – our blue House, represented by a castle, the symbol of strength
  • Country (est. 1961) – our gold House, represented by a tree, the symbol of knowledge
  • Newton (est. 1965) – our green House (previously New House), represented by a wyvern, a mythical dragon, the symbol of determination
  • Clarke (est. 1976), – our red House (previously Shore House), represented by the leopard, the symbol of courage
  • Ansett (est. 1990) – our purple House, represented by a coronet, the symbol of leadership
  • Carr (est. 1994), our navy House (previously School House), represented by the scales of justice, the symbol of fairness

At Peninsula Grammar, all six House symbols – character strengths – are nurtured in each student. Our school’s House competition is a metaphor for life, as each student needs a combination of these six attributes to pursue their personal excellence.

The House system creates smaller communities where students form a connection and build a sense of belonging regardless of their year level.

TERM DATES 2022


  • TERM 1  /  10 weeks  /  Staff Week

Wed 26 Jan  /  Australia Day Holiday

Thur 27 Jan  /  Staff Conference Day 1

Fri 28 Jan  /  Staff Conference Day 2

Mon 31 Jan  /  First Day of School for Prep, Years 5, 7 & 12

Tue 01 Feb  /  Term 1 Commences

Mon 14 Mar  /  Labour Day Holiday

Fri 08 Apr  /  Term 1 Concludes

  • TERM 2  /  8 weeks

Mon 25 Apr  /  ANZAC Day

Tue 26 Apr  /  Term 2 Commences

Mon 13 Jun  /  Queen’s Birthday

Sat 18 Jun  /  Term 2 Concludes

  • TERM 3  /  10 weeks

Mon 11 Jul  /  Staff Conference Day

Tue 12 Jul  /  Term 3 Commences

Fri 16 Sep  /  Term 3 Concludes

  • TERM 4  /  9 weeks  /  Staff Week

Mon 03 Oct  /  Staff Conference Day

Tue 04 Oct  /  Term 4 Commences

Mon 31 Oct  /  Mid-Term Break

Tue 01 Nov  /  Melbourne Cup

Wed 07 Dec  /  Academic Program Concludes for Years K-11

Fri 09 Dec  /  Term 4 Concludes for Academic Staff

  • Public Holidays

Fri 15 Apr  /  Good Friday

Mon 18 Apr  /  Easter Monday

TBC  /  Friday before AFL Grand Final (subject to AFL schedule)