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19/09/2018

 

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!

18/09/2018

The fourth annual Top Acts Performing Arts Concert played to a sold-out audience at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, South Morang this past Friday September 14.

An extremly popular event on the School Calendar, the evening featured exemplary Dance, Drama and Music performances across Prep to Year 12 wtth over 165 students showcasing their talents on and off stage. 

We would like to thank and congratulate the Performing Arts Team for their work in coordinating the array of acts, to Mr Jai Cameron for producing the event, and to the students for their commitment to the curricular and co-curricular performing arts program at Marymede Catholic College.


 

06/09/2018

The Science Labs at Marymede Catholic College have been awash with experiments lately as students continue to immerse themselves in a world of knowledge through a curriculum program that seeks to make connections with the real world, and to wonder beyond today’s possibilities.

Once such example has been taking place in the enhanced streams of our Year 8 and Year 9 cohorts (collectively known as 8X and 9X).

Students in 8X have been successfully juggling their Chemical Sciences Unit on Elements, Compounds & Mixtures with their entries for the ‘RACI Growing Crystals’ state competition. It’s been an enjoyable program for students. “Making decisions which can impact growing our own crystals was a unique, enjoyable experience, and one that not everyone gets to do” – recalls Nicole, a member of our Year 8 Enhanced Stream. 

Meanwhile the students in Year 9 have been busy making sparks fly as they investigate how electric circuits can be designed for diverse purposes, and explained by concepts of voltage and current.

Ms. Cymbalak – a member of the Science and Secondary Teaching Team at our College reflected on both the Science curriculum and the enhanced streams at Marymede saying “Our Science program seeks to challenge students to laterally extend their thought processes within the sciences. We seek to make connections with the real world, and to wonder beyond today’s possibilities. It is important that we develop a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that sparks our curiosity and support us to continuously learn without limits.”

“In 8X, it’s all about extending ourselves in everything that we do” recalls Liam, a member of our enhanced stream since Year 7.

Our Enhanced Learning Stream runs across a range of year levels at the College whilst Science remains a core subject in the students curriculum from Prep to Year 10 with students given the opportunity to also study a broad range of subjects from our Science Domain throughout VCE.

For more information on Science @ Marymede or our Enhanced Learning Streams please contact the College.
 

04/09/2018

Kindergarten at Marymede Early Learning Centre has gone from strength to strength since it's initial opening back in May this year.

Now with four classes across 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten, students have engaged in a range of fun, innovative and unique educational experiences, making use of both the Centre's resources and facilities along with the resources and facilities of Marymede Catholic College.

Visits to the Resource Centre allow children the opportunity to engage in vivid and interactive storytime sessions whilst our weekly specialist program/timetable has seen classes take regular lessons in Art, Science, PMP/Sport, Music, Italian and more.

Term 3 has also seen the commencement of our Prep Transition Program with students at Marymede Early Learning Centre spending extra time in the Prep House and getting to know the Prep Teachers closely, to ensure a smooth easy transition into their first year of Primary School in 2019.

As an Early Learning Centre, our children experience a learning program which is broad and diverse. Children are exposed to a range of topics and learning areas, making use of interactive technology resources in the classroom, taught by passionate educators who truly care about early childhood development.

Limited spaces are still available for 2019. Contact our Director Naomi at any time for a tour of the Centre or to discuss enrolment next year or beyond.

04/09/2018

04/09/2018

Planning and preaparation for our 2019 School year is already underway and as a College we often recieve a large number of enquiries during Term 3 from families who are seeking to join the Marymede Community the following year.

Anyone interested in joining Marymede Catholic College and/or Marymede Early Learning Centre in 2019 are encouraged to act quyickly as places are limited are several application intakes are now closed. Please find below for important updates:

MARYMEDE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE:

A limited amount of spaces are currently still available for 4 Year Old Kindergarten in 2019. Interested families are asked to submit their application via kindergarten@marymede.vic.edu.au. Due to excess demand, families wishing to join our 3 Year Old program will need to be placed onto a Waiting List and will be contacted if places become available.

PREP 2019:

Applications for Prep 2019 have now closed. Any family wishing to join the College in Prep next year will be required to contact our Registrar directly to discuss. 

YEAR 7 2019 and 2020:

Applications for Year 7 in both 2019 and 2020 have now closed. Any family wishing to join the College in Prep next year will be required to contact our Registrar directly to discuss. 

OTHER YEAR LEVELS:

Limited spaces are still available in other year levels from Year 1-6 and Years 8-12. At this stage of the year - all applications are assessed at the discretion of the Principal. If you are interested in applying, please contact the College to submit your application form.

 

For more information please visit our enrolments page or contact the College.

 

04/09/2018

Recently, our College received some excirting news from Tournament of Minds with TWO of our teams being announced as winners in their division at the Northern Metro Regional Finals.

Congratulations to our Primary Language Literature Team and our Secondary Arts Team (pictured) who were successful and will now move onto the State Finals in September - the first time we will have multiple teams represented in the State Finals.

Congratulations also goes to our Primary STEM Team and Secondary Social Sciences Team who narrowly missed out on success but finished with Honours in their division.

Great achievements by Team Marymede!

17/08/2018

 

Paul Roflo (Year 7) recently wowed crowds at our Year 5-12 Assembly on August 9 performing his own composition of the song 'Believer' by Imagine Dragons.

An outstandning performance - you have to check this out!

 

17/08/2018

Please be advised that Friday September 21 will be a student-free day for all year levels (Prep – Year 12) as Staff will be taking part in a Professional Development session which is usually earmarked for the commencement of each Term. Please find below updated details on the conclusion of Term 3 and commencement of Term 4.

TERM 3 CONCLUSION:

Term 3 will now conclude for all students on Thursday September 20 @ 1.30pm. Progress Interviews will take place for all Prep – Year 10 families from 2.00pm – 7.00pm on this day.

TERM 4 COMMENCEMENT:

Term 4 will commence for all students on Monday October 8.
 

17/08/2018

As part of Science Week celebrations, students in Years 3, 4 and 5 at Marymede Catholic College along with friends from St. Mary's Primary School Whittlesea, St. Joseph's Primary School Mernda and St. Paul the Apostle Primary School Doreen gathered together to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for 'Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Albert Einstein'.

We were supported on the day by Mr Craig Ondarchie MP, Cr Tom Joseph and Sgt Paul Davies (Victoria Police) who were on hand to act as Independant Witnesses on behalf of Guinness World Record.

An amazing 541 participants did the job and we can now claim that we have (unofficially) broken the World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Albert Einstein eclipsing the previous record of 304 (held by Black Pines School, California). We will now collate all our evidence and send it across to the Guinness World Record Headquarters in London for official verification.

This event provided us with a great opportunity to come together in our Catholic Schools community and take part in something which was extremely unique and exciting for all involved. It was an amazing sight and we am extremely proud of our participants from all four Schools for embracing the attempt and really contributing to a great morning.

Well done students!


 

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