At Marymede Catholic College, we believe that we can only seek to get the best from our students by working together in an open and co-operative partnership with our families. One in which communication is encouraged on a regular basis.

We understand that it can be hard for parents to get to a Morning Tea with the Principal event, therefore in Term 3, the College will be introducing a new program titled ‘Ask Mr Kenny’. By visiting the link below, parents can ask College Principal, Mr Kenny a question or leave him a comment of your choice. Questions will be collated and responses published to the Marymede Community in the coming weeks via a number of mediums.

To ask Mr Kenny a question, or leave him a comment, simply visit: and submit your content by no later than Friday July 28.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Marymede Film School returns on Wednesday July 26 and is celebrating 5 years!

Film School is a filmmaking workshop where students from Years 6-12 collaborate on the creation of a short film every Wednesday after school in SS03. Students will form small production teams and specialise in scriptwriting, directing and cinematography, or editing.

The filmmakers will walk the red carpet for the premiere of their short films at the annual Iris Media Showcase.



'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: Michaela Cuschieri – Class of 2013 - College DUX  

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

I graduated in 2013. Since then I’ve completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and I am currently studying a Doctor of Medicine at Monash University. I have been tutoring since I graduated, as well as volunteering at the Northern Hospital and Bundoora Extended Care Centre. I haven’t been overseas in a long time, but I’m based in Churchill, Gippsland for this year and I think that’s far enough for now. 

Tell us about an interesting project that you are currently working on or provide us with a ‘snapshot’ into your daily routine:

Well Medical School is exactly like Gray’s Anatomy. No, my life mainly consists of anatomy, learning drug names and preparing for placement. When I’m not at university I am either working, at the gym with my housemates or at some social activity that I lack the self-control to refuse. And, of course, I have to study, a lot. 

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

All of the great teachers, the sporting carnivals and the other students I got to meet.

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

Be friendly to everyone! You will be surprised how many people remember the way you treated them in high school and will be willing to help you because of it. Nice people always finish first!

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Burger!

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Beauty and the Beast

Hobbies or Something We May Not Know About You: Boxing

Favourite Sporting Team: Manchester United 

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

Victor Chang: If you don't know who he was, 'Google' it!

Chris Evans: Do I need a reason?!

My Mum: Her in a room with Captain America (Chris Evans) would be hilarious!

Michaela in Year 12, 2013


Please be advised that the College has received notification from Yarra Valley Water and AusNet services, that Water and Electricity supplies will be interrupted on Thursday 13 July from 8.00am to 4.30pm. Subsequently, the College will be closed on this day.

Should you need to urgently contact the College urgently during this time, please our College Principal via, or Deputy Principal via  



Congratulations to Year 6.2's Classroom Teacher Mr. Anthony Amerena on being featured in a recent edition of the Northern Star Weekly!

Mr. Amerena has recently been nominated for the “A Day Made Better” Award. You can read the full article via the link below: 



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Tracey Kift, our Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching P-12.

Name: Tracey Kift – Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching P-12 –  

What is your role at the College?

I am Deputy Principal – Learning & Teaching P-12; I oversee the development of the curriculum from Prep to Year 12, professional learning for the teachers, the development of the timetable and lots of other interesting things. I also teach one class; this year I am very lucky to be working with the extraordinary Year 8 Extension Mathematics class.

Provide us with a 'snapshot' into your daily routine at the College:

There is no such thing as a normal day in my role – every day is very different and offers new challenges. Often my days have lots of meetings – with teachers, students or different teams and committees – and a lot of time spent working at my computer on developing plans for new initiatives and programs for our students. Other than the time I spend in my classroom teaching, my favourite part of the day is when I go out onto the Primary yard in the morning before school and get to enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of our students as they arrive for each new day at school. Even when I’m feeling a bit tired, the excitement of the primary students helps to kick start each day.

What do you love most about working at Marymede Catholic College?

I love the challenges of my job and the chance to be creative, to build relationships, to problem solve, to teach, and to always keep learning. It is so fantastic to work in a school that is vibrant and enthusiastic about new ideas; I’m excited to be a part of helping to realise the huge potential that Marymede has.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Cadbury Chocolate, anything made of potatoes, fresh bread, doughnuts …anything that’s sugary or full of carbohydrates!

Favourite Movie/TV Show: At the moment, Grimm and Suits are my favourite TV shows.

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I sing and have played the piano since I was 6. One of my many jobs when I was at university was singing and playing piano at the Warrandyte Hotel.

Favourite Sporting Team: I don’t follow any sport. But my 6-year old son is a Magpies supporter and my 7-year old son barracks for Bulldogs. So I probably either barrack for the Magdogs or the Bullpies. 

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

The thing that I enjoy most is seeing my sons enjoying themselves and exploring new ideas. Through helping them pursue their interests, I have learned so much and become interested in so many new things. So my 3 dinner guests would be people my sons would love to meet:

Brian Cox (Professor of Physics and Astronomy): To talk with them about space.

Andy Griffiths (Author of the Storey Treehouse Series): To talk to them about books and silly, fun stuff!

Adam Spencer (Comedian and Author of The Enormous Book of Numbers): To chat about all the cool/fun things about Mathematics!


Throughout Semester 1, our Year 11 VCAL students have been actively involved in 'The Garden Collective' program as part of their Religious Education Studies.

'The Garden Collective' is a food security project where students are involved in exploring the science of growing vegetables in the garden. On June 15, the vegetables were ready for harvest, and students were blessed with the powerful experience and humanity of sharing them.

In recognition of Refugee Week 2017, the fresh herbs and vegetables that students grew were harvested in the morning and delivered to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre where the produce was added to the offering in their Food Bank and immediately made available to needy parents to be able to prepare a meal for their families.

This social justice initiative was a unique opportunity for our VCAL students to experience this positive, social initiative that does make a difference.



New details have recently been released for the Marymede Early Learning Centre Kindergarten Programs scheudule to commence in February 2018. For more information on the Marymede Early Learning Centre - please visit



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Megan Richardson, a member of our Secondary Teaching Team.

Name: Megan Richardson – Secondary Teacher –  

What is your role at the College?

I teach two Year 12 English classes, two Year 11 English classes and a group of Year 9 Commerce students. I am also very involved with the Senior English – SOS program on Wednesday nights.

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

At the moment, both of my English classes are gearing up for their ‘Analysing Argument’ SAC, which requires them to work out how writers use language to persuade. It can be quite tricky and requires lots of higher order thinking skills.

My Commerce recently ran a market for the Grade Five Marymede students, selling either products or services that would appeal to them. They were required undertake lots of market research and preparation for the big day and it was extremely rewarding to see the culmination of all their hard work!

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I think there are lots of rewarding aspects of teaching but I suppose I think the most rewarding aspect is being able to help and support students with their learning and watching as they grow in confidence and ability. Often students don’t see the progress because they are so caught up in doing better but we as teachers get to see the small improvements along the way, which often reminds us why we work as hard as we do.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Fried Chicken and Cadbury chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: I am a Harry Potter fanatic so I guess it would be the Harry Potter franchise in general.

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I find it really easy to remember song lyrics. I only need to hear a song once or twice to know the song and then once it is in there, it’s there forever! 

Favourite Sporting Team: I am not really a sports person. I would much rather spend time with friends, watch movies or hang out with my dogs!

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

J.K Rowling - I would love to pick her brain about the world she created through her books and how she was able to write in a way that inspired millions of children to love reading

Jane Austen - Again, an author I admire for her cutting wit and perceptive understanding of society.

Malala Yousafzai - An amazing young woman with incredible wisdom beyond her years.