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Recently, the Victorian State Government released new information regarding the Mernda Rail Extension project.

Construciton of this project will commence in early 2017, and will see the development of a new train station directly across the road from our College which is sure to be of large benefit to members of the Marymede Community 

For more information and design of the new Marymede Train Station please click the flyer link below or visit http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/merndarail

Click Here For Information on the Marymede Station Precinct



Originating from Zimbabwe, Tinotenda Mubayiwa (Year 12) brings a distinctive talent to furniture design that merges African and Australian qualities in a product that is both functional and eye catching. 

Tino’s talent has seen him become not only the first student from Marymede Catholic College, but the first from an African background to be shortlisted for inclusion in the 2016 Product Design & Technology Top Designs program.

Using Jarrah,  a uniquely Australian timber with deep rich red tones and Victorian Ash that created shadow lines in contrasting soft straw pink, Tino designed and made a 2 piece product that is both a seat and a storage unit. 

With an eye for visual balance Tino wasn’t content to work just in timber as he was inspired by the fabrics from Zimbabwe that his mother Swiner wore.  Drawing first in coloured pencils he used earth tones that hark back to his heritage as he coupled burnt orange and black stripes.  Few other students would then take the concept further but Tino is a rare talent.  His original design was electronically sent to a printing company in the USA and within 10 days this unique fabric arrived back in Australia. 

He had overcome the technical challenges of making high quality furniture out of wood but sewing was not a skill Tino had envisaged he would also be acquiring.  With his usual calm demeanour he worked intently and the melding of two cultures became apparent to all.  

Tino brings upon the emergence of a new type of designer at Marymede where students from a range of ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to use their life stories and retranslate them into art and design works that surprise, as this seat with storage has the feel of Australia but it could never be as unique without the Zimbabwean influence.

Tino’s product along with a range of other art and design works by talented students in VCE Art, Media, Visual Communication and Design and Textiles will be exhibited at Marymede Catholic College in the recently established Calthorpe Gallery from November 7 – 11. 

Opening Night: Tuesday November 8: 3.45pm – 5.30pm


Written by Ms Robin Panousieris

VCE Product Design and Technology Teacher 


Carols by Candlelight

Date: Thursday December 1, 2016 (Doors Open at 6.00pm)

Venue: Fitness Centre

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/NPQY (on sale from Monday November 21)

All proceeds donated to St Vincent De Paul Society



Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate to our Secondary Mathematics and Engineering Tournament of Minds team who recently competed in the Australasian Pacific Finals in the Gold Coast and were crowned CHAMPIONS of their division!

This win breaks a 10 year drought for Victorian Schools in the category and is an outstanding achievement for all involved.

To qualify for this event, Team Marymede had to first win the Regional Finals and then the State Finals. The 2016 Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Finals were held at Griffith University, Gold Coast on the 15th of October, 2016. Winners from all the states and territories in Australia as well as teams from New Zealand and Thailand took part in the APF this year.

The Maths & Engineering competitors were given the challenge of building a device that would extract a table tennis ball placed inside an inverted plastic cup which in turn was placed on a slant table. The whole setup was covered by a 20 cm open wall and the cup and the ball had to be extracted from above the wall without losing either. The students were giving some bamboo sticks, paper and fishing lines to build the device. The team which extracts the ball and the cup in the fastest time recieves the maximum points. The demonstration of the device has to be incorporated into a performance of 10 minutes. Students were also required to make props for their performance using recycled materials. The preparation time for the script, device, props, explanation of mathematics behind the device and rehearsals was just 3 hours.

In each of the stages (Regional, State and Australasian Pacific), teams must also complete a spontaneous challenge. The students are given three minutes to discuss and one minute to present the solution for the challenge. At APF 2016, the challenge was to identify a moment of time they would like to freeze and the reason for their choice. The teams are judged on their team work, creativity of their choice and explanation.

The presentation ceremony for APF 2016 was held at the dolphin beach in Sea World. The teams relaxed with a wonderful dolphin show put together by the organisers. After the show, with heartbeats rising every minute, Marymede Catholic College was crowed Australasian Pacific Champions in the Engineering Mathematics Secondary Division for 2016 – the first Victorian School to win this division since 2005.

Fun Fact: The last time a Victorian School were crowned champions in this division - Marymede Catholic College did not even exist!

Congratulations to the winning team members - we are extremely proud of your achievements!

2016 Australasian Pacific Champions - Secondary Maths and Engineering

Claudia Pironi (Year 7) 
Nicholas Melchiorre (Year 7)
Jarnai Brancaleone (Year 7)
Adam Argyros (Year 9)
Daniel Preziuso (Year 9)
Laura Daniele (Year 10)
Ricardo Krstevski (Year 10)


On Thursday 3rd November at 7pm, the Performing Arts Domain are proud to present the 2nd annual Top Acts concert in the Marymede Catholic College Theatre.

This evening will celebrate excellence in Dance and Drama from Years 5-12, including top scoring Drama Solos and the debut performances of the Primary Dance Club and Years 7-10 Sessional Dancers.

Admission is complimentary, but RSVP via www.trybooking.com/NKNU is essential for catering purposes.

Please come and support these talented performers, and learn more about the ever growing Dance and Drama program at Marymede Catholic College.



2017 Sacramental Program Dates:


Sunday April 23, 2017 - 2.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral - 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne



Sunday October 15, 2017 - 2.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral - 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne



To Be Confirmed - Further details to be provided to parents in early 2017.


Further information regarding the 2017 Sacramental Program will be distributed in early 2017. Should you require information prior to this please contact our Head of Faith and Mission (P-12) Mrs. Melinda Muir via melinda.muir@marymede.vic.edu.au


Congratulations to the following Year 11 students who have recently been announced at members of our Senior Student Leadership Team for 2017:

Faith & Mission Leader: Olivia Capodicasa

Wellbeing Leaders: Kaitlyn Van Amelsvoort & Milly Turner

Environment Leader: Cameron Hughes

Sport Leaders: Connor Fitzgerald & Jacinta Costanzo

Cultural Leaders: Paulene Roflo, Michael Kyrifidis & Jordyn Cullen

CHANEL House Captains: Joel Motley & Madison Delios

CHISHOLM House Captains: Hayden Cox & Nimrat Kullar

MARCELLIN House Captains: Steven Azzopardi & Maya Dove

MCAULEY House Captains: Jack Petrucelle & Chanjutha Nagasanthakumaran

MCCORMACK House Captains: Tyler Wittison-Southern & Patience Kihara

ROMERO House Captains: Chelsea Ford & Sienna Cater

These students will join our 2017 College Captains Angelique Milevski and Allen Puthenkavil Shaji on the Leadership Team.



Prep - Year 3 Family Maths Night:

A family fun night all about Maths with special guest presenter Colleen Monaghan.

This event will give parents a chance to:

• engage with some interesting maths activities with their children, 
• understand the different and contemporary approaches to teaching maths and 
• get ideas about how to extend and support their children with maths at home.

DATE: Tuesday 25 October 2016
TIME: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
RSVP: Please email rsvp@marymede.vic.edu.au to let us know if you’ll be attending



Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate Allen Puthenkavil Shaji and Angelique Milevski on recently being announced as our 2017 College Captains.

Allen (Romero House) commenced at Marymede Catholic College in 2014 joining us in Year 9, having previously travelled to numerous destinations accross the world due to family commitments. Allen's eductaional journey has seen him spend time at Schools in Oman, India, United Kingdom and Tasmainia followed by another 2 years at a boarding School in India before reaching us here at Marymede. Meanwhile Angelique (Chanel House) joined the Marymede Community in only our second year (2007) in Year 2 and has never looked back.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting new people, facing the tough challenges that come with a Senior Leadership role and working together with Mr Kenny and my fellow student leaders." said Angelique. Allen is also looking forward to his leadership role, hoping to take his past experiences as a House Tutor Leader to the next level in 2017.

We congratulate Allen and Angelique on this achievement and wish them all the very best for 2017 as they work closely with Mr Kenny and the Marymede Community to represent the College