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12/09/2016

 

In a history making achievement for Marymede Catholic College, seven students across Years 7-10 were recently crowned State Champions at the 2016 Tournament of Minds State Finals Competition held at La Trobe University on Sunday 4 September.

Students were one of 80 teams who competed in the Northern Metro Regional Finals as part of the Secondary 'Maths and Engineering' Division finishing 1st overall and subsequently moving into the prestigious State Finals.

The challenge faced by all teams in the State Finals was completely different to that of the Regional Finals. Teams were given 3 hours preparation time and the challenge to build a device which would mimic the response of a high vertical jump. They were then required to devise a script and present the device in dramtic form to the Judges.

The Verdict:

Judges thought the team has clearly understood and demonstrated all aspects of the challenge to high quality and were very impressed with our students. They were subsequently crowned State Champions, and first in the College's history.

What's Next?

Team Marymede has now earnt the right and privilege to represent Victoria in the Australasian Pacific Finals to be held on the Gold Coast on 15 October, 2016 at Griffith University.

At the Australasian Pacific Finals, students will be face winners from all states in Australia, as well as teams from New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!

 

31/08/2016

‘Footy Day’ 2016 will take place on Thursday 15 September.

All students (P-12) will be permitted to wear their P.E uniform along with footy colours (any code) such as a jumper, scarf or hat.  Please Note: Students are not permitted to paint their face or colour their hair.

Gold coin donations will be required on the day, with ALL proceeds donated to the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry’s ‘Open Doors Program’.

If you have any further questions regarding Footy Day please do not hesitate to contact the College.

 

30/08/2016

 

On Friday 26 August, 82 students from Years 4-6 competed for Marymede Catholic College in the Bridge Inn Athletics Carnival held at Meadowglen Athletics Stadium.

Students competed against 8 local schools and were extremely successful on the day, being crowned champions in every age group whilst also claiming the overall honours on the day.

In addition to outstanding efforts by all athletes to participated on the day, the following students were successful in multiple 'A' division events:

Stephanie Camacho: 1st - 800m & 1500m
Louisa Folino: 1st - 800m & 1500m
Jack Miles: 1st - Long Jump & High Jump
Tobenna Obani: 1st - 100m & Triple Jump 
Essa Al Noobi: 1st - Hurdles & 200m
Alicia Bokhaazi: 1st - Shotput and Discus

Marymede Catholic College also came 1st in all six 4x100m relays for the 2nd consecutive year!

Congratulations to all who took part on the day. 

24/08/2016

Congratulations to Ajay Jay (Year 10) who has been featured in this week's edition of the Northern Star Weekly after being named Victorian Champion at this year's Australian History Competition!

Congratulations Ajay - outstanding achievement!

Article and photo courtesy of: Laura Michell @ The Northern Star Weekly

24/08/2016

 

Recently, five teams from Marymede Catholic College (2 Primary and 3 Secondary) participated in the Tournament of Minds – Metro Northern Regional Finals 2016 at La Trobe Univeristy. A total of 35 students from our College were involved in this competition against Schools from across the region.

We are pleased to announce that our Secondary – Maths and Engineering team were named winners in their division and will now participate in the Victorian State Finals to be held on the 4th of September at La Trobe University, Bundoora.

The students will be putting together a 10 minute performance based presentation of the device they will build between 1.50 pm – 4.20 pm.

Congratulations to Laura, Jarnai, Claudia, Daniel, Nicholas, Adam, Riccardo and Mr. Narasimhan on this outstanding achievement.

This is the second year in a row that a team from Marymede Catholic College has progressed through to the State Finals. Addition, our Secondary – Social Sciences team also recieved Honours in their division. 

An outstanding effort by all those who took part on the day.

19/08/2016

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST - EARLY DISMISSAL:

Marymede Catholic College wishes to remind all families that students (Prep to Year 12) will conclude at 1.30pm next Friday 26 August.

This early dismissal will assist in facilitating the setup for our Open Day on Sunday 28 August. Please ensure you make arrangements for the collection/transport of your children at this time.

Camp Australia will be available to provide after-School care for students in Prep to Year 6 from 1.30pm onwards. To arrange, please contact Camp Australia. All 3 Marymede chartered bus services will depart from 1.45pm.

 

 
16/08/2016

 

Recently, the College celebrated 'Marymede Week' - an annual tradition in which we take time to reflect on what it means to be part of the Marymede Community, and celebrate the life of Mary our Virgin Mother.

This year, Marymede Week saw additional events scheduled in celebration of our 10th Year Anniversary and culminated in an amazing Marymede Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The week commenced with our second ever Mission Action Day - an opportunity to gather and raise much needed funds for our House charities. Once again, this day proved popular with our students despite the colder weather conditions:

The middle of the week was used to celebrate and recognise our current Foundation students and Foundation families who have been with us for the past 10 years. In acknowledging these members of the Marymede Community's commitment to our College, students were presented with a certificate at our Founders Assembly and parents with a commerative candle at our Founders Evening. Additionally, we heard from Foundation students and parents about their memories of the foundation years at the College.

The week would conclude with Marymede Day Mass, which was this year held at St. Patrick's Cathedral. This event saw all 1,750 students, along with Staff and past Principals gather in celebration for what was a truly memorable event led by Archbishop Denis J Hart DD.

27/07/2016

 

Marymede Catholic College Teacher Mr. Liam McCormack recently led a group of young Australians incuding our very own Year 11 student Clarissa Polifroni to the 14th World Youth Day summit which is this year being held in Karkow, Poland.

Mr. McCormack has been in contact with the College and sent through an update on the beginning of their journey:

"World Youth Day officially started today and we kicked things off with the biggest ever gathering of Australians in Poland. We then commenced our walk (in the pouring rain!) to the WYD opening Mass which saw us join over 1 million pilgrims from all parts of the globe. The sun would finally break through the clouds and shine rays of light on us during the Mass. It was a truly humbling experience to see the Church alive in so many young people.

We have been focusing on the face of mercy and what it looks like to us and to others around the world. We are also learning more about ourselves and developing our faith each day. The countdown to Mass with the the Holy father is almost over and we are looking forward to celebrating this special event with potentially over 2 million people!

We are exhausted at the end of every day yet still blessed to be a part of this amazing experience." 

Mr. McCormack pictured here with Year 11 Marymede Student Clarissa Polifroni

The gathering of over 1 million pilgrims at opening Mass

22/07/2016

 

On Friday 22 July, our Prep students celebrated their first 100 days of Primary School!

Whilst minor for some, this was a momentous occasion for the youngest members of the Marymede Community, who celebrated their special day by participating in a range of activities related to the number 100, followed by a special 'Prep Disco' in the afternoon!

They were also spotted around the yard throughout the day wearing their '100 Days of School' badges which they decorated during the morning!

To celebrate the day, we asked some of our Prep students what their favourite part of Prep has been:

Isaac (Prep 1) – "I have enjoyed making lots of new friends and playing with them outside."

Holly (Prep 1) – "I have enjoyed learning about symmetry and telling the time."

Mackenzie (Prep 2) – "I have enjoyed learning how to write the letters of the alphabet."

Ace (Prep 3) – "I have loved learning Italian. I can count to ten in Italian!"

Elliah (Prep 4) – "I have enjoyed learning how to skip count by 10’s and 5’s."

Congratulations Prep students!

14/07/2016

 

Combined Mernda-Whittlesea Catholic Schools & Parish Fete:

Date: SATURDAY, 10th September 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Venue: St Joseph’s School - 44 Mernda Village Drive, Mernda

- Rides

- Food Stalls

- Games

- Community Market

- Cake Shop 

- Plants and Secondhand Book Stall

- Live Entertainment

- Face Painting

...and much more!

Sponsorship & Market Stall Enquiries: tom@tomjoseph.com.au

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