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21/02/2018

 

This year, Marymede Catholic College is excited to be participating in the CUA School Colour Fun-Run! 

Our Colour Run will take place during the afternoon of Friday April 20 between 4.00pm – 6.00pm. This event has been organised by our Parents’ & Friends Committee as part of their annual fundraising campaign for the College. By the conclusion of the week, your child will bring home sponsorship forms and a letter containing details regarding this great new event. In raising just $10 students will receive a prize whilst also helping us raise money for our school.

Students are encouraged sign up for a student profile page at schoolfundraising.com.au where they will be able to access online fundraising and will also go into the running to win a $30,000 Ultimate Family Experience!

The Parents’ & Friends Committee are currently seeking parent volunteers to assist on the day. If you are able to contribute in any way please email paf@marymede.vic.edu.au
 

20/02/2018

Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that we are currently experiencing network issues as a result of a temporary power outage within the area. 

 

As as a result, telephone calls made to the College cannot be answered during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

19/02/2018

 

Marymede wishes to advise that School photos are scheduled to take place on Monday March 5, 2018.

In 2018, the College will again use the services of ‘Arthur Reed Photos’ who offer value packages and simplified ordering processes for our families. 

Uniform expectations for all students are per the grooming standards in our Student Diary - with all students expected to wear their full Summer Uniform (no P.E uniform allowed). Students in Years 7-12 will be required to wear their College Blazer.

Attached below you will find important information regarding School Photo packages, ordering information and Sibling photos which will also be offered for families in 2018. To order sibling photos you will need to follow the instructions listed in the flyer below and also book your sibling photo session by CLICKING HERE.

Photos taken on the day will be used by the College for Student ID Cards and the College Yearbook, along with special Year level related folios such as our Year 12 Graduation Folio.
 

2018 School Photos

2018 Sibling Photos

08/02/2018

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Mr. Callum Gestautas, a new member of our Year 3 Teaching Team.

Name: Callum Gestautas – Year 3 Teacher – callum.gestautas@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

I’m lucky enough to be a part of the fantastic Year 3 Teaching Team. This year I’m teaching Year 3.1 as well as our Technologies specialist class.

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

As it is just the beginning of our school year, our class is getting to know each other and establishing routines that will help us to have the best year we can – they’re also giving me a lot of help finding my way around the school!

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

There is always a moment during the year where you get to witness things just ‘click’ with students. It’s so satisfying to be able to look back at the year with a student as they recognise how much growth they have made and what they have achieved.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Gnocchi

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Office (US Series)

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I like to build things - Over the last six months I’ve built an enormous hardwood dining table for our home.

Favourite Sporting Team: Roo Boys! So glad we’ll be joining the AFLW in 2019 (hopefully we have more luck there!) 

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

Tough one! I’m really not sure, though they would have to enjoy pork belly – that’s my go to ‘impressive’ dish.

29/01/2018

 

Marymede Catholic College is looking forward to the 2018 School year with great excitement!

Here's what you need to know regarding commencement 2018.

1. WHEN DOES TERM 1, 2018 COMMENCE?

The first group of students will return to School for Term 1 on Wednesday 31 January 2018. This will be students in Years 7 to 12 only. Students in Years 3 to 6 will commence on Friday 2 February and finally all Prep – Year 2 students will commence on Monday 5 February.

Please click HERE for a full list of starting dates.

2. WHERE DOES MY CHILD LINE UP DURING THE MORNING OF DAY ONE?

•    Year 7 students are to line up behind their House flags at 8.40am. They will be involved a short assembly and will then be collected by their House Captains.

•    NEW students in Years 8-12 are to meet at the Main Office at 8.40am where they will be collected by a Staff member from their House.

•    All other Year 8-12 students will head to their House/Homeroom areas on Day One.

•    Prep students are to meet just outside the Prep House with their parents. They will then be collected by their teachers and taken into class.

•    Students in Years 1 to 6 are to line up in their regular designated line up areas.

3. WHEN DOES THE MAIN OFFICE OPEN?

The Main Office has now re-opened, for any enquiries please contact 9407-9000.

4. WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 1, 2018?

The College Calendar for 2018 is available on our College Website and can also be accessed via our Parent Access Module. We strongly encourage families to check the College Calendar on a regular basis as this is updated frequently.

5. IS THE UNIFORM SHOP OPEN?

Yes. The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesday 30 January and normal trading hours for Term 1 will commence on Wednesday 31 January 2018. The Uniform Shop can be contacted on 9036-7358. 

6. WHICH UNIFORM DOES MY CHILD WEAR IN TERM 1?

All students will be required to wear their SUMMER uniform for Term 1, 2018. New students are to refer to the acceptable footwear document provided to them upon enrolment for rules regarding footwear.

7. UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF SCHOOL, WHERE CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF AND COLLECT THEM FROM?

The College Drop-Off/Pick-Up areas are located at Gate A (exit through Gate C), Gate E and Gate F (exit through Gate G).

8. IS THERE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOOKLISTS?

Families who have not yet ordered their child’s/children books for 2018 via the OfficeMax portal are strongly encouraged to do so immediately. This will ensure that your child has access to all of the required online resources from the commencement of the school year.

All e-Resources listed via OfficeMax Portal are a compulsory requirement. Primary students will be provided with login details from their classroom teachers the week commencing Monday 5 February. 

Any family who has previously placed an order but omitted the digital subscription component will be required to log in again and place a further order. Parents can log on via the following website:

https://www.officemaxschools.com.au 
Access Code: MCC2018

VCE Students who have purchased their online texts from OfficeMax should have received an email outlining all of their access codes and websites for their e-resources 2 or 3 days after purchase. These are subject specific. 

Students in Years 7 -10 should have received an email with their login details for their e-resources from either our Director of ICT, OfficeMax or KWL.  

Students who have not purchased the e-resources by 3 February will have their access to these resources removed until payment is made.

9. I DID NOT REVIEW MY CHILD’S SEMESTER 2, 2017 ACADEMIC REPORT, WHERE CAN I ACCESS THIS?

Semester 2, 2017 Academic Reports were released online via our Parent Access Module (PAM) during the final week of Term 4, 2017. Parents will be able to access their child’s report by visiting PAM and logging in with the details provided to them. If you cannot remember you PAM login details, please contact the College on 9407-9000. For privacy reasons, the College will need to confirm the identity of any detail request before providing usernames and passwords.

10. PRIMARY SCHOOL TESTING DATES:

During the final week of 2017, all Primary families received a letter containing login details to book testing sessions via our Parent Access Module.

Various testing sessions will take place by appointment on Wednesday 31 January, Thursday 1 February and Friday 2 February (Refer to individual starting dates for year level specific testing). Any student who is unable to attend a testing date this week will be tested by their classroom teacher during the early weeks of Term 1.

11. WILL WE HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH COLLEGE PRINCIPAL MR. KENNY IN TERM 1?

Yes, all families will have the opportunity to catch up Mr. Michael Kenny via a ‘Morning Tea with the Principal’ in the early stages of Term 1 and throughout 2018.

12. MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2018, AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE HOUSES. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

No. The College does not allow for movement between Houses.

13. MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2018. WHAT ITEMS CAN HE/SHE BRING WITH HER TO SCHOOL EACH DAY?

The College does not take responsibility for any personal items brought into the College grounds. Secondary School students should refer to their 2018 Student Diary for rules regarding the use of Mobile Phones and other technologies on College grounds.

14. WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL FEES IN 2018?

Please click HERE to view the 2018 School Fee Structure.

15. WHEN WILL FEE STATEMENTS FOR 2018 BE SENT OUT?

2018 fee statements have now been sent to all families. If you have not received your fee statement or would like more information regarding School fees please contact the Accounts Office on 9407 9000.

16. WILL THE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CONTINUE IN 2018?

Yes, the School Bus Service will continue in 2018. Information regarding the Bus service this year has been sent to all families. The College requires a 25% deposit on all Bus fees by no later than Friday 2 February, with all Semester 1 Bus fees required to be paid IN FULL by no later than Friday 23 February, 2018.

To view proposed routes click HERE.

17. MY CONTACT DETAILS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK, WHO CAN I REPORT THESE TO?

For any change in contact details please contact the College Registrar on 9407-9000 or alternatively email to registrar@marymede.vic.edu.au.

PLEASE NOTE: Any family who changes contact details via CareMonkey is also required to report this change to the College.

18. ARE 2019 and 2020 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Yes. Applications for Year 7, 2020 are open now and close on 3 August 2018. 

Yes. Applications for Prep 2019 are open and will close on Monday 11 May, 2018.

For further information regarding enrolment at Marymede Catholic College please contact the Registrar on 9407-9000.

19. WHEN IS THE IT HELPDESK OPEN? 

The IT Helpdesk is open daily between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm. You can contact the IT Helpdesk via phone on 9407-9020 or email at helpdesk@marymede.vic.edu.au.

20. MY CHILD HAS A DEVICE AT THE IT HELPDESK FOR REPAIR. WHEN WILL IT BE READY?

All devices which were submitted for repair over the School holidays are now ready for collection. Please refer to the Warranty Loss and Repair document attached to this email for further information.

21. MY CHILD’S DEVICE REQUIRES REPAIR PRIOR TO SCHOOL COMMENCING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your child’s device requires repair please bring this in to the IT Helpdesk as soon as possible.

22. WILL MY YEAR 7 CHILD BE PROVIDED WITH A DEVICE IN 2018?

All Year 7, 2018 students were provided with their device at Orientation last year. All new students in Years 8-12 were also provided with their device at their orientation session. 

23. WHEN WILL 2018 SCHOOL PHOTOS TAKE PLACE?

School photos will take place on Monday 5 March 2018, the College will also be offering Sibling photos in 2018. Further correspondence regarding School photos will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

24. WILL THERE BE ANY PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS/IMPORTANT DATES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2018 SCHOOL YEAR?

Yes. The following events will take place during the early stages of Term 1:

-    Whole School Opening Mass: Thursday 8 February
-    VCE/VCAL Parent Information Evening: Monday 12 February
-    Marymede Early Learning Centre Twilight Family BBQ: Tuesday 13 February
-    Secondary House Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 13 February
-    Year 7 House Evening: Monday 19 February
-    Year 12 2018 Information Evening: Tuesday 20 February
-    Sacrament of Confirmation Family Workshops: Thursday 22 February
-    Prep Parent Information Evening: Monday 26 February
-    Year 12 Retreat: Monday 26 February – Wednesday 28 February
-    Italian Exchange Trip Information Evening: Tuesday February 27
-    School Photo Day: Monday 5 March
-    Year 6 Transition Day: Thursday 8 March
-    House BBQ’s: Tuesday 5 March & Wednesday 14 March
-    Labour Day – PUBLIC HOLIDAY: Monday 12 March
-    Year 7 Camp: Wednesday 21 March – Friday 23 March
-    Philippines Immersion Tour Information Evening: Thursday 22 March
-    Open Day: Sunday 25 March
-    P-12 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews: Wednesday 28 March
-    Term 1 Concludes: 

Further information regarding each event will be communicated to parents throughout Term 1.

25. WHEN WILL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR CLASS TIMETABLES?

Secondary School students will be able to access their draft class timetable via SIMON from Tuesday 30 January. Students can log into SIMON via https://simon.marymede.vic.edu.au. Students are to log in with their existing username and password. 

For all further enquiries regarding the commencement of the 2018 School Year please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9407-9000.
 

01/12/2017

 

Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that our 2019 Scholarship Program is now open.

In 2019, the College will offer Scholarships to students entering into Year 7 in three categories:

•    Academic Excellence Scholarship 
•    General Excellence Scholarship 
•    Music Scholarship 

Marymede’s Academic Scholarships may carry part or full remission up to 50% of tuition fees and are conditional upon sound academic progress and active participation in all aspects of College life.

Marymede’s General Excellence Scholarships may carry part or full remission up to 50% of tuition fees and are conditional upon students meeting the eligibility requirements and College expectations.

Marymede’s Music Excellence Scholarship may carry full remission up to 100% on the Instrumental Music lesson fees of the primary instrument studied. This Scholarship is conditional upon students meeting the eligibility requirements and College expectations.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit http://www.marymede.vic.edu.au/enrolment/scholarships 
 

30/11/2017

This coming Friday, six of our Year 11’s, along with Mr McCormack and Ms Malusu will embark on a life changing experience as they depart for Alice Springs on their REMAR Blue Solidarity Camp.

This camp will see these young people immersed into life within a remote indigenous community and they will work alongside young children and assist with various ongoing projects within the community of Amoonguna which is located just outside the Alice Springs municipality. 

Marymede Catholic College wishes Emily Dove, Kyrellos Rizkalla, Elizabeth Naguib, Tatenda Muranda, Gabriella Agosta and Mary Nehma a safe and spirit-filled journey.

We are very much looking forward to hearing about your amazing experience on your return.
 

29/11/2017

 

'Where Are They Now?' gives the Marymede Community an opportunity to catch up with and meet members of the Marymede Alumni - past graduates who have since commenced new journeys and adventures outside of Marymede Catholic College.

Name: Drew Roberts – Class of 2015

What year did you graduate from Marymede Catholic College and tell us a little bit about your journey after Secondary School?

I graduated from Marymede in 2015. Afterwards, I went straight into La Trobe University and began my first year there studying Health Science, which I am still doing now. I was lucky enough to be offered a coaching role at Marymede however my main bulk of work is based around my local area of Kinglake West, where I maintain properties and provide necessities such as firewood for people who can’t do it for themselves.

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

My daily routine is quite the bore! Generally speaking, I will wake up well before my first class starts at Uni to allow myself some time to work on a job near home. Once finished, I will head into La Trobe, where I stay and study until late afternoon/early evening. Depending on the day, I will either go for a run or go to the gym before it turns dark, then head home to do it all over again. Nothing special!

What will you remember most about your time at Marymede Catholic College?

My most memorable moments were times spent with my mates. I cannot pinpoint any particular moment, however Year 12 Retreat, winning the 2015 SACCSS AFL Premiership and Graduation/Valedictory Dinner all come to mind. I will never forget the great times spent at Marymede with my friends.

What advice would you give to current students at the College?

My main advice would be to not turn down many opportunities throughout school. Whether it be to speak at an assembly or to play a sport which you don’t think you will be good at, just go ahead and give it a crack; that way you will not be left thinking “What if....?”.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Anything Thai

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Walking Dead

Hobbies or Something We May Not Know About You: I love cooking! Nothing too fancy, however I thoroughly enjoy whipping the apron on every-so-often. 

Favourite Sporting Team: Carlton Football Club

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

Kevin Hart: Because he would make dinner an absolute laugh;

Winston Churchill: Because I am a History fanatic;

Chris Judd: Because it's Juddy!

28/11/2017

 

Congratulations to Daniel Sabatino (Year 9) who recently received a commendation from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria for “Junior Male in a Leading Role” in recognition of his performance as Horton the Elephant in Marymede Catholic College’s production of Seussical Jr.

It's an outstandning achievement for Daniel - considering that Seussical Jr. was his first ever performance on stage! Deciding in 2017 to audition for a role in Marymede Catholic College's inaugural junior production, Daniel thought it was time he give himself a chance and had "nothing to lose".

When looking back on his time as Horton the Elephant, the best part of the experience is an easy answer for Daniel. "All the new friendships made with my fellow cast and crew" he reclaims. Although there is one part of performing that's not so easy "The hardest part about being in the show was probably the amount of lines you have to learn, remember and rehearse".

Daniel is now very much looking forward to getting involved in our 2018 production 'Xanadu' but for now offers the following advice for his fellow performers or those looking to get involved in the Performing Arts: "Just have fun. Do your best and anything could come out of it. Who knows, it could be the start of a brand new career."

Marymede Catholic College congratulates Daniel Sabatino on this outstandning achievement.

Daniel during his performance as Horton the Elephant in Seussical Jr.

 

23/11/2017

Carols by Candlelight is an opportunity for the Marymede Community to come together and celebrate the Christmas season whilst helping out those less fortunate. 

Come along at 6pm to enjoy a FREE BBQ, followed by a fun family evening hosted by Rob Latham, featuring our very special guest, Santa Claus. 

Support our annual Christmas Care Appeal by bringing in a non-perishable donation for your child’s allocated House Charity.

We thank you in advance for your wonderful and generous support.

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Poster by Sofia Razal (Year 11)

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