Principal's Notes


Welcome to the very first edition of the School's new eNewsletter. 

This week I write about the School's production of High School Musical Junior, our new School Prospectus and more.....

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In this edition

News highlights

IN THE MEDIA: Ponytails get the chop 

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IN THE MEDIA: Pirate bounty to fight cancer 

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   Dates for the Diary


Indonesian Independence Day Activities

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Selected Middle and Senior School students only

P & F Car Boot Sale

Sunday 21st August 2016

Salerno Drive Carpark

Indonesian Concert

Wednesday 24th August 2016, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm 

All Middle School Students, plus Senior School students studying Indonesian

   Primary School


100 Days of School 

A Lower Primary “100 Days at School” celebration was just the beginning to a fun and busy day for our young students. We came to school dressed in our comfortable pyjamas accompanied by 100 collected items from home. Fun '100' themed activities dotted the day for students from Kindy to Year 2.

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Tournament of Minds

Two teams from the Primary School are currently working on their solutions for the Tournament of Minds inter-school contest which takes place later this month. They are busy writing scripts, making props and costumes and working on their creative solutions to the challenges. 

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Primary Leadership Day

Last week the Primary House Captains attended a Leadership Day, led by one of our parents in the School Community, Mrs Joanne Woolley, from Advanced People Solutions.  The focus of the day was to create a fantastic learning opportunity for our young leaders to enjoy.

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Fireman Visit

The children from Kindy and Pre-Primary had a delightful time learning about fire safety. The local fire department paid us a visit and shared basic fire awareness, what to do in a case of an emergency and allowed us time to explore their fire truck.  A very “hands on” way to end our inquiry into fire.


NIPSSA Basketball Carnival

Primary School students competed in the NIPSSA Basketball Carnival at Warwick Stadium on Friday 5th August. All the teams that took part performed brilliantly, displaying great team spirit and sportsmanship. A particular mention should go to the Boys 'A' team who remained undefeated on the day. We would like to thank the parent volunteers who helped to organise and coach the teams on the day. 

Dates for the Diary

States Cross Country

Friday 12th August 2016

Lower Primary Assembly

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Priya Cooper Guest Speaker Visit

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Carmel Primary Visit

Thursday 18th August 2016

Minnows Parent Seminar Evening

Thursday 18th August 2016

Secondary Science Activity Day

Friday 19th August 2016

   Middle School


Theatre Sports Grand Final

At the end of last term we had great fun at the Inter-House Theatre Sports Grand Final and on the day it was Cuthbert who had the most points. We would like to thank Ms Flanigan, Ms Fryer-Smith and Mr Schlueter for their efforts  and for Mr Connolly and the lighting and sound crew for making the afternoon lots of fun.

After we have tallied up all the points from the weekly Inter-House competition across Middle School and added in the points from the Theatre Sports Grand Final, we have a tight race for the House Cup! 

Current places as follows:
5th: Hollows on 3,304 points
4th: Lingiari on 3,742 points 
3rd: Durack on 3,745 points
2nd: Cuthbert on 4,278 points
1st: Florey on 4,452 points 

New Middle School Dress

The existing summer dress that is currently worn by female Middle School students will be gradually replaced by the dress that is currently worn by Year 10-12 students. The dress is the same School tartan, but differs in both style and fit. There will be a transition period for the implementation of the dress in order to reduce financial costs for parents. The dresses are now available in the Uniform Shop.

Please note:  

  • All female students who are new to the Middle School in 2017 will be required to purchase the new style dress. 
  • All existing Middle School students can choose to wear either style of dress in Term 4 2016.
  • Current Year 6 students and existing Year 7 or Year 8 students may choose to wear either style of dress in Term 1, 2017.
  • The new style dress will be worn by ALL female students from Term 4, 2017.

Dates for the Diary

Year 9 Camp (9.1 - 9.3)

Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th August 2016

Camp Mornington

Year 7 Excursion (7.4 - 7.6)

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Herdsman Lake

Year 9 Camp (9.4 - 9.6)

Wednesday 31st August - 2nd September 2016

Camp Mornington

Year 8 Camp (8.1 - 8.6)

Wednesday 31st - Friday 2nd September 2016

Nanga Bush Camp

Year 7 Excursion (7.1 - 7.3)

Friday 2nd September 2016

Herdsman Lake

   Senior School


Year 12 Valedictory Evening

The programme of valedictory events at the School mark the end of an era for our Year 12 students. All Year 12 students from Peter Moyes are expected to attend this important milestone in their life.

The aim of our Valedictory events, which also include a Chapel Service and Student Breakfast, is to celebrate the contributions and achievements that both individual students and the entire cohort have made at the School. 

This year, the Valedictory Evening is a ticketed event to ensure that the delicious finger food and drinks are adequately catered for prior to the formal part of the evening.  This part of the evening provides not only Year 12 students, but also their parents to meet and celebrate with and, in some cases, say farewell to, the parents whose son or daughter has been involved with their own child during their time at Peter Moyes. All Year 12 families should have received information about this event. 

Click here for Valedictory Events

Athletics Squad Assistant Positions Available

Nominations are now open for Senior School students to assist with ACC Athletics training during Term 3. This is an opportunity for students to complete their Community Service hours.

The Community Service Sports Leadership program has been very successful with many of our Senior School students involved in refereeing, umpiring, assisting coaching, and mentoring Middle School students. This develops responsibility, assertiveness, decision making and communication skills.

Students will be chosen based upon the attributes they exhibit in and around School. They will also require a fundamental knowledge of athletic events. Nominations close on Thursday 11th August. Students should contact Mr Streeter at if they wish to nominate.


Student Leadership 2017 

There are 18 Year 11 students who have nominated for the position of Head Boy or Head Girl in 2017. Each has presented a three-minute speech to a select group including Heads of House, Mr Wright, Mrs Shaw and current Student Leaders, Holly Edwards-Smith, Josh Elliott, Innes Lumsden and Emily Watson.
In Week 4, the nominees present their speech to all Senior School students. Appointments to student leadership positions will be made towards the end of Term 3.


Parent Volunteers Needed

Parent Volunteers are needed during the Year 12 WACE Trial Examinations to be held during the next School holidays. There are whole day, morning or afternoon sessions available. The Trial Examinations will be held between 29th September to 11th October.
Parents can receive P&F hours for their involvement. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Senior School reception on 9304 5588 or


Student's Parking at School

Students are reminded that they are not permitted to park on School grounds. he School's parking bays are reserved for staff, visitors and parents. The rules have not changed with regards to this. Parents are asked to please ensure that your child is reminded of this.

Careers Notice Board

An online Careers Notice Board has been created for parents and students with information about university open days, scholarships and alternative entry, plus School Based Apprenticeship details.

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Dates for the Diary

Year 12 Music Concert

Thursday 11th August 2016, from 6:00pm

Allan Shaw Centre

Head Girl 2017 Speeches

Thursday 11th August 2016

Head Boy 2017 Speeches

Friday 12th August 2016

Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

   Chaplain's Chat


As I become more familiar with Peter Moyes and all the things that are done in the School, I was very pleased to notice that the Lower Primary School has a focus on kindness at the moment. That reminded me of something that has been very influential in my life...

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   Further News


  Madagascar Conservation Expedition

After more than a year of planning and preparation, a group of 11 Senior School students and 2 teachers flew to Madagascar during the July school holidays. It was an adventure of a lifetime, better than any of the participants could have imagined! The Expedition was broken up into two distinct parts; the forest surveys and the marine surveys.

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  Thredbo Ski Trip

On Saturday the 2nd July, 40 students and 5 staff members started their journey to Thredbo located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. The majority of the students had never skied or snowboarded before, but everyone made the most of the slopes lined with snow.

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  New School Mural

The Co-Curricular students who attended Visual Art with Mrs Burtnyk in Term Two completed this striking abstract mural. It has been inspired by the five core school values; Knowledge and Insight, Equality and Compassion, Integration and Wholeness, Confidence, Competence and Responsibility and Self-Worth. It is now on display at the entrance to the Visual Art building.



2016 Yearbook

The 2016 Yearbook is currently being produced and it is going to be bigger and better than before! It will be distributed to the youngest member of the family at the start of the 2017 school year. 

If you DO NOT require a Yearbook and do not wish the charge of $30 to be added to your account, please email, with your family name and the names and Year levels of your children.

If you would like to receive additional copies of the Yearbook please let us know by Wednesday 17th August 2016.

P & F News

Car Boot Sale
Book your spot for the P & F Car Boot Sale on Sunday 21st August 2016. A payment of $20 secures two parking bays in the Salerno Drive Staff Car Park.Sellers to arrive from 7.00am. Sale begins 8.00am.

Please contact Amanda Chila at or the P & F Office at or by telephone on 9304 5581 (weekdays between 8.00am and 11.00am). Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Friends, family and community members most welcome. Please spread the word. 
Entertainment Book Sales

It’s not too late to purchase your 2016-2017 Entertainment Book or Digital Membership. We still have a few copies of the Book onsite which you can buy from Main Administration or the P & F Office. Alternatively, you can visit our online order page to purchase Digital Memberships or take advantage of FREE delivery available throughout August. To order online, please click on the link below.
Thank you to all who have supported us by purchasing an Entertainment Book through us. We have already made over $2600 and hope to pass the $3000 mark soon!

P & F Meeting Dates 2016

Tuesday 13th September 
Tuesday 25th October 
Tuesday 15th November

All parents are invited to our meetings. They begin at 7.00pm and are held in the T & E Rooms entered via the Waves Café

P & F Events 2016

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 21st August 
Father’s Day Stalls - Tuesday 30th & Thursday 31st August
Quiz Night - Saturday 10th September

Volunteer Opportunities
The P & F welcomes and recognises all help given by parents in the School community through our Levy Programme. If you wish to be kept informed of volunteer opportunities please contact the P & F Office at

Uniform Shop

2017 Blazer Orders
The School Blazer is a compulsory item of Winter Uniform for all Middle and Senior School students. To assist us in the process of supplying all students with their Blazers on time, it is necessary for all students in Year 6 and existing students who will require a new blazer to pre-order a Blazer.

To guarantee delivery for Term 2, 2017, it is essential for students to come to the uniform shop for a fitting this year, between Tuesday 16th  August and Tuesday 13th September 2016 at the latest. Blazers will be measured with the time scale in mind to ensure they fit appropriately. 

New Sports Shorts Available
New School branded fitted performance sports shorts are now available for purchase from the Uniform Shop. The shorts are designed around a performance ‘SKINS’ based. All ACC Athletics students who compete in Sprints, Long Jump or High Jump are encouraged to purchase them for the ACC ‘A’ Division Carnival. 

The new fitted shorts are available for Middle and Senior School students and can be used for the following:
  • Optional item for Physical Education classes
  • Inter-House Sporting Carnivals
  • As an undergarment to the current Physical Education shorts worn by all CAS Teams
  • As an undergarment to the CAS Netball dresses
  • ACC Cross Country & ACC Athletics Carnivals 

Change to Middle School Dress

The existing summer dress that is currently worn by female Middle School students will be gradually replaced by the dress that is currently worn by Senior School students.

See Middle School section above for more information

The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 12:00pm and is located on the lower level of the Gymnasium. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Uniform Shop on 9304 5544 or email