03 9407 9000

 

 

NEWS

 
16/05/2019

 

Marymede Catholic College is excited to present its 2019 Junior Production: Disney's The Lion King Jr. at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre across July 18-20.

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world as the African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

03/05/2019

 

The foundation of Luis Fragale’s (Year 3) journey at St. Mary’s College for the Deaf and the Marymede Community all began with a regular visit to Australian Hearing in Moonee Ponds, where Luis’ Audiologist would inform his parents of the School and their partnership with Marymede Catholic College.

St. Mary’s College for the Deaf welcomes Prep to Year 12 students with significant hearing loss into a vibrant, exceptional learning community in partnership with Marymede Catholic College at its South Morang Campus. Their educational program for deaf and hard of hearing students operates within five local partner primary and secondary schools across Melbourne. Students integrate within the partner school wearing the same uniform and attending classes and other school events as members of those school communities. 

Luis’ Mother, Jacqueline recalls learning of St. Mary’s existence as a great sense of relief. “Not only would Luis be able to attend a Catholic school that is very close to where we live but he was also going to be supported with his hearing loss. We arranged at interview and tour with St Mary’s at Marymede, we knew then it was the best place for Luis’ education.”

Although they would spend a significant amount of time in their mainstream class, students enrolled into St. Mary’s College for the Deaf have the option of enriching their educational program by accessing teaching, interventions or adjustments as needed from the St. Mary’s College staff.

“Both St Mary’s and Marymede work together to support Luis’ education.” Says Jacquline. “Luis is supported by a Teacher of the deaf in the mainstream class but is also withdrawn throughout the week to work on his own individual goals in the St Mary’s College specialist classroom. St Mary’s also provide a Speech Therapist that works on Campus in which Luis attends twice a week. We receive feedback from all his teachers on a regular basis too, which is so important to us. At times the language barrier can be difficult for Luis to explain things, so this feedback and open communication is vital.”

Luis working with a team member from St. Mary's.

The real benefit of the St. Mary’s College partnership with Marymede would not be fully experienced for the Fragale family until several years later however, with Luis younger sister Monique joining Prep in 2018, and the youngest member of the family Seth, joining the new Marymede Early Learning Centre in 2019.

The advantage of one, all inclusive Campus is where Marymede finds its real strength. “To have all three of our children at the one school, that meets all their needs is a blessing. We live only a short distance away, which is great for travel! There is a continuity in their education, they learn the same values and they are all part of the same community. They are each supported by dedicated and professional teachers who take the time to learn about our children and help them to be the very best they can be.” 

That continuity of learning will be on display even further in just a few years’ time as Luis transitions into Year 7 and the Secondary years where he will continue to be supported by St. Mary’s College for the Deaf. 

For now though, the focus remains firmly on 2019 with all three kids loving the opportunity to get into their uniform and arrive at School/Kindergarten together, as a family. “Our children are very happy. They feel a great sense of belonging and as parents that’s important to us and them.”

Luis (Centre), with his younger Sister Monique (Left) and Brother Seth (Right)

St. Mary’s College for the Deaf offers a Prep to Year 12 learning experience operating within five local Primary Schools. For more information please contact principal@smdeaf.vic.edu.au or visit http://smdeaf.vic.edu.au

Marymede Early Learning Centre offers 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten programs in partnership with Marymede Catholic College. For more information please contact kindergarten@marymede.vic.edu.au 

02/05/2019

 

Marymede Catholic College's 2019 School Play Picnic at Hanging Rock featuring students from Years 10-12. Based on the novel and film of the same name, the plot involves the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic at Hanging Rock, Victoria on Valentine's Day in 1900, and the subsequent effect on the local community.
 

Thursday May 23 - Friday May 24, 2019

For tickets please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/BCKVA  

24/04/2019

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak Marymede Alumni (Class of 2013) and new member of our Teaching Team Miss. Carla Conte. 

Name: Carla Conte - Teacher - carla.conte@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

This year I am teaching my Year 5 class (Hello 5C!), as well as Year 7 Humanities (Hello 7E!)

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently running with one of your classes?

This Term my Year 5 students will be investigating Australian History, which is one of my favourites! The Year 7’s and I will also be investigating history topics; Ancient China and Ancient Egypt (another of my favourites!)

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

The most rewarding part of being a teacher is the fantastic relationships I have with the students in my classes, and the other teacher that I work with! I love hearing everyone’s stories and watching my students learn and grow as people in the community.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Wizard of Oz

Hidden Talent/Hobby or Something We May Not Know About You: Something you may not know about me, is that I’m really, really, really, really, really frightened of moths and butterflies.

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: GO THE TIGES! 

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

1. My Grandmother Connie: She passed away when I was young. I often think about everything I’ve accomplished in my life, how much I would love to share those experiences with her, and how proud she would be of me.

2. Kim Kardashian: I’d really like to speak to her and hear what she has to say about her current tertiary studies in law and prison reform, as well as to see what she is actually like when the cameras aren’t filming

3. Lucille Ball: I’m a huge fan of ‘I Love Lucy’ and she was such a trail blazer back in her time. Would be amazing to chat to such an inspirational and boundary breaking woman! 
 

A young Miss. Conte as a member of our 2013 College Production "Hairspray".

04/04/2019

 

Each year, students studying VCAL undertake a range of projects, both minor and major as part of their ‘Personal Development Skills’ topic. In 2019, the VCAL students at Marymede Catholic College continue the trend of leaving long-lasting legacies for future students by helping convert two Garden Beds outside the Prep House into brand new sandpits which will be used for play by the Prep cohort each day.

Students gathered on a Friday morning in March and immediately got to work, removing existing dirt and plants before lining the pits with plastic and filling with new sand. The VCAL Team will also have a hand in the addition of steps at each sandpit to allow our Preps easier access.

"It was great to see our class working together and communicating with one another to ge tthe job done." recalls Tayla, a member of the Year 11 VCAL Team. "It was a pretty warm day, so working in the heat was tricky but this was a really enjoyable project and our VCAL Class loved seeing the younger students happy and excited to recieve their Sandpits".

The VCAL Classes visited the Prep House a week after the project's conclusion to formally present the Sandpits to the Prep students who had prepared some thank you certificates for each student!

We thank the VCAL students for their asisstance on this project and commend them on their commitment to embracing the Kindergarten - Year 12 Community that is Marymede Catholic College!

04/04/2019

Congratulations to Bianca Cramond (Year 5) featured in a recent edition of the Whittlesea Leader having been announced as the winner of Whittlesea Council's 'Don't Park in the Blue Spot' competition!

Way to go Bianca!

Article Courtesy of: Margot Taylor @ Whittlesea Leader

18/03/2019

Congratulation's to Andrew Fu (Class of 2018 - St. Mary's College for the Deaf) who was recently awarded the inaugural Film Excellence Prize for the Secondary School category at the 2019 CEM Visual Arts Exhibition! This is the first time that a St. Mary's College for the Deaf student has won an award at the exhibition.

Congratualtions Andrew!

28/02/2019

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Marie O'Brien, a member of our Secondary Teaching Team and Head of the Calthorpe Resource Cenre.

Name: Marie O'Brien - Teacher/Head of Calthorpe Resource Centre - Marie.OBrien@marymede.vic.edu.au 

What is your role at the College?

In 2019 I am teaching Textiles in addition to holding the role of Head of the Calthorpe Resource Centre.

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently running with one of your classes?

In my Year 9 Textiles class, we are placing a partiocular focus on ensuring that students gain extensive practical and academic skills which would encourage them to embrace the subject of Textiles and continue studying the subject across Years 10-12.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

I love to watch how young people develop into young adults - able to function well in today’s complex and rapidly changing world of work and play.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Asian Food

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Handmaid's Tale

Hidden Talent/Hobby or Something We May Not Know About You: I love to grow native plants and restore micro environments to a healthy state

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: The Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team that was portrayed in the film “Cool Runnings”. 

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

1.    Nelson Mandela: To discuss his vision of how South Africa should have become vs how it has developed today;

2.    Charles II of Scotland: I am a direct descendent so am curious about his life, both personally and politically. Could he have avoided losing his head? Would ha have done thing differently?

3.    William Barak: To ask him why the photograph that I took of his gravesite at Coranderrk was the only one taken that day that didn’t turn out.

 


 

21/02/2019

 

2019 OPEN DAY @ MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE

Date: Sunday March 31

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm

 

  • Tours
  • Activities and Workshops
  • Showbags
  • Free Sausage Sizzle from 11.00am onwards

Pages