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  • Students Break Guinness World Record!

    Congratulations to students from Marymede Catholic College and friends from our Mernda-Whittlesea Parish who gathered to break a Guinness World Record as part of Science Week celebrations!

  • Solar Goes to School @ Marymede

    Marymede Catholic College is now just a small step away from switching on our very own Solar Power Plant! Read more here!

  • Meet the Teacher - Mrs. Meaghan Voumard

    In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Meaghan Voumard, one of the College Nurses here at Marymede Catholic College.

  • Showstoppers a Top Act

    Some outstanding performances at our fourth annual Top Acts Concert - held at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre.

  • Marymede Early Learning Centre - Enrol for 2019

    Marymede Early Learning Centre is now open. Limited spaces are still available for 4 Year Old Kindergarten in 2019. Apply Now.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

Unspoken and Unknown - Chiara Xerri

Chiara Xerri's outstanding performance at the 2016 Secondary Awards Evening!

 

'Imagine If It Were You'

A refugee reflection video created by Year 6.2 at Marymede Catholic College

The Illusion of Life

A live-action film/stop-motion animation created by Tonia Ciccone (Year 12 2016)

Marymede Early Learning Centre - Now Open

Offering a Kindergarten program for 3 and 4 year old children located on the grounds of Marymede Catholic College.

Drama @ Marymede

A great look into Drama opportunities here at Marymede Catholic College

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RECENT NEWS

 

Towards the end of 2017 Marymede Catholic College commenced our journey towards implementing meaningful solar generation across our growing South Morang campus.

In a plan then developed between our College and specialised energy strategy firm ‘Mamachi’ we are now about to turn on its very own power plant! A 270kW solar PV system - made from 981 (x 275w) panels and inverters have been installed by Autonomous Energy and is expected to be turned on by the middle of this Term. The installed system is projected to reduce our current annual consumption by over one third. From a sustainability standpoint, the system projects an average annual saving of 201 tonnes of CO2, offsetting as much as 2,500 tonnes over a 10 year operating life.

Solar Panels Now Lining Several Buildings Across our Grounds.

Solar Makes Sense:

“The ability to play a leadership role in the local community and for our students during their formative years was too important. Not just adopting renewable energy but ensuring it was tactile for teaching purposes, and tangible as part of our broader community message” explains Business Manager Paul Romanin. 

What About Batteries?

Importantly, we had expressly included consideration for battery storage from the get-go. Energy reliability is topical in the media, and top of mind following recent power disruptions in our local area.

“Between 22-30% of the solar energy produced may not be utilised by us – consider School holidays and weekends. The benefit we do obtain is compelling – that’s why we have installed it! Nonetheless, there is still a meaningful proportion of solar energy that could be utilised. Over time we believe that will mean storage - and potentially more solar!” Paul noted.

The system – now fully installed and awaiting final permission to energise – offers up to 80MWh per year in generated, but not used, solar energy - perfect for storage.
 
Solar in School @ Marymede Catholic College

Another factor which drove our investigation into solar energy was the idea that it could be integrated into the classroom environment. 100kW of inverters now sit on proud display at the Trade Centre, clearly visible to students and within observable reach for use in a range of identified curricular applications.

Trade Skills Centre (Far Right)

“STEM and the interaction between students and technology is becoming integral to the learning experience. This will only continue to impact the nature of employment and society as our students go forwards in life. We want to take every opportunity to prepare them for this, so utilising the solar data was important from the outset.” comments Paul.

Thanks to an existing, site wide fibre network across the College all data created by the solar system is directly fed into our School LAN Network. As well as supporting compliance requirements for local grid-operator, Ausnet, our IT network can monitor performance data of the system to be captured, managed and utilised.
 
Students will therefore be able to interact with the solar system, which we believe can play an increasing role in our curricular objectives - creating readily available data for use in both science (Climate, Environment and Renewable Energy Studies) and technology (such as Data Science, Business Intelligence or Analytics) streams from early primary years into VCE. 


 

 

It’s all bases loaded for Year 7 student Joshua Opasinov who has recently been selected to represent the State of Victoria in Softball as a member of the Boys Under 15’s Development Squad.

An outstanding achievement for the 13 year old, who has been playing the sport now for 5 years – first starting at the age of 8. “A lot of my friends were playing Softball at the time and they invited me down to join in” recalls Joshua, a member of Marcellin House here at the College.

Playing across a number of positions, including Catcher, First and Second base, Joshua’s current training regimen is intense and has increased as a result of the recent State announcements, taking place in rain, hail or shine. Two hours of running on Tuesday nights, 4 hours of training on Saturday morning and additional three-hour afternoon sessions taking place on a range of different fields across Melbourne.

But it’s all part of the passion for Joshua, who is aiming to continue the trend of working hard and earning selection in the different Representative Teams available. “In Softball, there are a range of different rep teams, State and other – so I’m looking forward to training hard and making as many different squads as I can in the coming years.”

Joshua currently represents his local team the Cheetahs and will compete at the State Championships to be held in Canberra during 2019.

A devoted teammate, Joshua consistently seeks to encourage and support his fellow players and has the following advice for anyone keen to get involved in the sport: “Just come down and give it a go, you’ve got nothing to lose and there are plenty of different options across the field to get involved in. It’s a lot of fun!

Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate Joshua and we wish him all the very best in his upcoming State endeavours.

 

We are pleased to inform our Marymede Community today that Daniel Preziuso (Marcellin House) and Marian Fernando (Chisholm House) have been announced as our 2019 College Captains!

Two amazing members of our Marymede Community who are going to do an outstanding job in 2019!

We would like to congratulate Daniel and Marian on this achievement and also acknowledge our unsuccessful candidates on their applications.

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Meaghan Voumard, one of the College Nurses here at Marymede Catholic College.

Name: Meaghan Voumard – Nurse – meaghan.voumard@marymede.vic.edu.au 

What is your role at the College?

I am one of the Nurses here at the College. I have been here since 2010 and I manage the medical needs of all our students at Marymede. I work closely with students who have additional health needs and their families to establish a range of medical plans and processes throughout their time here at the College. It is my hope that this eases the pressure and concerns that some of our students or families may have.  

Provide us with a ‘snapshot’ into your daily routine at the College:

My routine begins the minute I walk in the door - preparing for the busy day ahead.

On average we could see approximately 100 students a day with a number of health concerns ranging from very minor to some which are quite severe.

I also oversee the preparation of medical resources for School excursions, camps and sporting events. There is also a significant admirative component to our role – ensuring that all incidents are recorded accordingly and that items such as 'Epipens' or medications are checked regularly

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I love being able to work closely with all members of our Marymede Community. Having a Nursing Team at a large school like ours really helps to reassure parents and children themselves. The most rewarding part of my role is when I walk through the yard and have students come up to me for a chat or hear them yell hello from the other side of the playground! It really makes me feel appreciated and knowing that I am able to make a difference here at Marymede Catholic College is extremely rewarding. 

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: I love anything - Reality TV sadly!

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I’m a great painter. I only recently painted the whole interior of my house (by myself!).

Favourite Sporting Team: Western Bulldogs

If You Could Pick Any 3 People as Dinner Guests, Who Would They Be and Why?:

1.    My Dad: My Dad passed away when I was in Grade 5 so we have lots to catch up on. I would also love for him to meet his grandchildren;

2.    My Pa: I know that Pa would also love to meet his grandchildren.

3.   My Mum: She would love a catch up and to show-off her grandchildren...and her cooking skills!

COLLEGE CALENDAR

  • World Mission Month
    Monday 01/10/2018
  • VCAA Performance & Languages Oral Examinations & Extended Investigation - Oral Presentation (ROVEV)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Monday 08/10/2018
  • P - 6 Life Education Van Visit Incursions (Primary Modules) (MOLLD)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Tuesday 09/10/2018
  • LOTE - Okazaki City Japanese Student Visit (KLARA)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Monday 22/10/2018
  • Yr 7 Swim Program - Session 1 (7A & 7B) @ Watermarc Aquatic Centre (BROWT)
    WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough VIC 3088, Australia
    Monday 22/10/2018
    11:30

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