Our 2017 House BBQ's were a huge success. A big thank you to all families who attended on either night along with our parent volunteers who worked tirelessly to assist Staff with preparation and pack up for each BBQ.

Check out some of the great photos below - already looking forward to the 2018 editions!



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Mr. Trent Brownjohn, a member of our Health and Physical Education Teaching Team.

Name: Trent Brownjohn – Secondary Teacher –  

What is your role at the College?

I am currently teaching Health & Physical Education and Maths within Years 7-12. I also coach a variety of sports. I live down in the Fitness Centre!

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

Currently with my Year 8 classes we are working on the topic of Water Safety. It’s something I am very passionate about as I used to volunteer my time as a lifesaver. I also love anything to do with water – surfing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, boating. We live in a country surrounded by water but still too many people lose their lives by drowning. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Making a difference in someone’s life. It might be a student or even a colleague but to know I’ve helped them in some way makes me very proud. Helping someone learn a new skill, challenging someone or even making someone smile is so very rewarding.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chicken Vindaloo

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Vanilla Sky

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: Renovating - I consider myself a 'Handyman'!

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Western Bulldogs, Newcastle United and the Chicago Bulls.

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

Ricky Gervais - Funniest man on Earth! He'll provide the laughs! 

Jason Day - My favourite golfer plus I need some tips.

Jeff Buckley - Favourite artist who was taken too soon. I'd need him to sing to me and the other guests.



Congratulations to Gabriella Agosta (Year 12) who was recently crowned Champion at the Club level 'Lions Club Youth of the Year' public speaking competition.

Gabriella will now compete at the Zone Finals in early March.

Gabriella, who has been interested in public speaking since Year 8 placed first when she had to present a 4-5 minute speech on forced marriages.

Congratulations Gabriella and good luck for the Zone Finals!



Congratulations to the students in Years 5-9 who have been cast in Seussical Jr. Rehearsals commence this week, students have been emailed this information and will also be able to see the full Term 1 schedule on SIMON Learning Areas in the next few days. Stay tuned to Facebook for ticket booking information later this term:

Horton the Elephant: Daniel Sabatino

Jojo: Madeline Mangos

Gertrude McFuzz: April Robertson

Mayzie La Bird: Ella Rudge

Sour Kangaroo: Ivana Ilic 

The Cat in the Hat: Elise Guzzardi

Mrs. Mayor: Jarnai Brancaleone 

Mr. Mayor: Anthony Pandolfo

The Wickersham Brothers: Nandana Nair, Claudia Pironi, Stefan Buzevski

Gertrude’s Bird Girls Group One: Gabriella Cvetkova, Tegan Macartney, Philippa Carville 

Gertrude’s Bird Girls Group Two: Nerissa Diaz, Fern Hughes, Jacinta Dimovska

Young Kangaroo: Alexandra Taylor

Mayzie’s Bird Girls: Mariem Ismail, Jennifer Roussos, Felicity Day, Anneka Roberts, Bridget Camacho, Jessica Corevski, Jessica Bahen, Grace Talintyre, Olivia Rocca, Madison Ackland, Emma Hancy, Gemma Bzdel

The Whos: Nicholas Melchiorre, Regen Cairns, Jessica Passas, Christian Melchiorre, Chloe Falzon, Tayah Keenan, Jasmine Khuu, Yianni Palkopoulos, Alessia Kyrifidis, Cassandra Rukweza, Lucy Pegoraro, Tayla Tutuaitu 

The Jungle Citizens: Kiara Longo, Stephanie Kurtzman, Natalia Panetta, Stephanie Camacho, Nicholas Bahen, Verity Colosimo (all monkeys), Janith Wendakoon (as Vlad Vladikoff), Paul Roflo (as Yertle the Turtle), Leah Preziuso, Izel Tekin, Pedia Sibanda, Mila Miseski, Keeley Harris, Stephen Sibanda, Khiana Giuliano, Molly Freeman, Nikita Patney, Brianna Parisi 
Human/Fish Ensemble: Nuwin Fernando, Hazel D’Souza, Mitchell Huggins, Savannah Shamon, Thimasha Peiris, Alannah Geddes, Victoria Kyriazis, Chloe Daniele, Gemma Westgarth, Neka Mathew, Sanjit Sidhu, Jemma Healy, Ally Nyman, Elizabeth Xerri, Maddison Debono, Angelina Pavlovski, Nerissa Diaz 

Yertle the Turtle: Paul Roflo

Vlad Vladikoff: Janith Wendakoon

Dr. Dake’s Nurses: TBC



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Miss. Krystal Crichton, A member of our Prep Teaching Team.

Name: Krystal Crichton – Prep 5 Homeroom Teacher –  

What is your role at the College?

I am the classroom teacher of Prep 5. You can find me in Room PR01 in the Prep House!

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

We are reading one of my favourite books at the moment, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' written by Eric Carle. We have been focusing on all the different foods that the caterpillar ate and how the caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly. We also created our own classroom caterpillar by drawing what our favourite food is to eat!

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing your students grow in their learning. I love teaching Prep because the children learn so much! At my previous school, I taught Preps and at the end of the school year I would sit with each of my students individually, and we would look at the start of their writing books and see how they were writing when they first came to school, compared to the end of the year. It brings me much joy to see the growth of their learning.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Pad Thai

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Shawshank Redemption – I have watched the movie over 5 times and still love it!

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I am a black belt in Karate! It took 7 years for me to get my black belt - I remember going for my exam and having to do 400 push ups! 

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Collingwood Football Club. Travis Cloke was my favourite player since 2005 when he played his first AFL game, but unfortunately Travis has now gone to the Western Bulldogs!

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

Nathan Buckley - to see what he and Eddie McGuire have planned for Collingwood to win the 2017 Grand Final this year! 

Bart Cummings - he was a legend of the racing industry and won 13 Melbourne Cups. I enjoy going to the races over the Spring Racing Carnival.

Andy Warhol - when I was in Year 11 and Year 12 I studied Studio Arts and was inspired by Andy’s art. Last year I was lucky enough to see some of his artwork at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Carol Fisher, our Careers Coordinator.

Name: Carol Fisher – Careers Coordinator –  

What is your role at the College?

I am the Careers Coordinator here at Marymede Catholic College. I have come to Marymede this year from Assumption College in Kilmore where I spent the past 10 years as a member of the Pathways Team.

Provide us with a ‘snapshot’ into your daily routine at the College.

I work part-time on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. My main role is to help advise our students on future pathways and the opportunities available to them after their time at Marymede Catholic College. I work closely with Mr Gary Hickey (VET/SBAT Coordinator) and Mr David DiSilva (VCAL Coordinator) and our assistant Mrs Angie Dalgleish. We currently run a wonderful Marymede Careers Website ( and release regular Career Newsletters containing news and information from a number of tertiary providers.Our Careers website also contains a link which will allow parents or students to book an appointment to come and see me.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is working with students to fulfil their dreams. In some cases it is helping students to understand their skills and strengths and how to maximise their God given talents.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Bold and the Beautiful or Married at First Sight

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I started my Career as a trainee Dental Nurse in Whittlesea and attended University for the first time in 2014 studying a Graduate Certificate in Career Development at Swinburne University.

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Carlton Football Club

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

Donald Trump - Just for a laugh!

Sir. Richard Branson - To explore how he started his career and gain his thoughts/insights on employment and employees.

Keith Urban - So he could sing to me!

The Careers Office at Marymede Catholic College is open every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.



The scene was set for a dramatic finish with McAuley edging ever so close to overall victory but in the end it was Marcellin House who took the final prize to make it an amazing FIVE straight victories at our House Swimming Carnival held on Tuesday 14 February, 2017.

Congratulations to all students who participated and represented their Houses with great pride. The yellow dynasty continues for at least another year!

Check out all the action from a great day below.




Term 1 2017 has seen many exciting mornings already take place, with both our new Year 7 students and new Prep students commencing their Secondary and Primary School journeys respectively, in addition to several new students across Years 1-6 and 8-12.

Once again this year, the yards at Marymede Catholic College saw lots of smiles, cuddles, and even some tears as parents sent their children off on new adventures and exciting new journeys began. We are pleased to report that all students have settled into class well.

Our Year 7 students have been busy learning their new timetables with the asisstance of Senior students and also enjoying a raft of new subjects, whilst our Prep students introduction into Primary School will continue over the coming weeks as they move into full days/weeks at School.

2017 sees over 200 new students to the College. We would like to extend a warm Marymede welcome to the following students and their families:

Prep – Year 6

Eva Antoniou, Massimo Aparo, Natalia Archila, Aayaan Aswal, Eric Atanasovski, Rudra Bakshi, Benjamin Barrett, Archie Bax-Vitacca, Baani Bhullar, Emma Bibis, Jaxson Borg, Lucas Brigante, Lewis Cadoni, Owen Campbell, Mia Cangialosi, Harry Cardamone, Kevin Chagumaira, Zara Collins, Joseph Comeau, Lucy Connor, Kaiden Constable, Ava Costa, Mikayla Cross, Alyssa D'Este, Christian De Sensi, Ava De Sensi, Piper Dyson, Asher Fernando, Joel Fernando, Chanel Fiorenza, Sebastian Furfaro, Allegra Gatto, Brodie Gregory, Christian Grillo, Aris Halkidis, Romeo Hallowell, Mia Hatzigeorgiadis, Crystal Humphrey, Blake Ioannou, Naiara Iozzo, Jasmina Ivankovic, Catherine Jay, Alvyn Joseph, Alana Karmiste, Anahid Kavand, Ella Keith, Samara Khoury, Brooklyn King, Eva Kirkman, Sienna Kosaros, Jiyu Kuriakose, Zach Large, Sebastian Liwanag, Ella Macheda, Zane Madin, Tadana Makura, Chloe Maloney, Isaac Marton, Cianna Mathew, Sara Mazzanti, Mira Mazzanti, Joshua McCabe, Holly McEwan, Xavier McLagan, Richard Michail, Marcus Mignanelli, Annika Miguel, Sage Mueller, Ananya Nair, Jasper Noguera, Adar Nurianbi, Hope O'Loughlin, Alexander Panayiotou, Dion Papas, Sofia Pastrana Martinez, Sachi Peiris, Charissa Perera, Chloe Petrou, Alex Petrou, Alexander Pezzotto, Bella Porchia, Zoe Prewett, Jessie Qiang, Sienna Resta, Oliver Ripley, Alana Robertson, Emelia Roe, Daniela Roman, Charley Rukweza, Chelsee Rukweza, Evie Sabol, Sienna Sabri, Lucy Sacco, Abie Schembri, Amelia Scire, Sienna Sekrevski, Lily Shamon, Daniel Shanty, Saranya Sharma, Gabriella Shehata, Kayan Siganporia, Anoop Singh, Massimo Sinopoli, Danny Soeterboek, Yash Sreejith, Joshua Stanyer, Levi Stavrou, Adriana Stefanovski, Sienna Stivala, Ethan Talintyre, Harry Talintyre, Madeleine Tawadros, Isabella Tawil, Shaun Thomas, Charlotte Torcasio, Levi Townsend-Booth, Leo Tran, Finn Tran, Jordan Triantafillakos, Julian Triantafylidis, Olivia Trivett, Luis Vassallo, Jasmine Veljanovska, Andy Victor, Dharmini Viknesveran, Krystyna Vildovas, Isabella White, Anqi Zhou, Govind Ajith, Angela Ameen, Jennifer Renin, Alyssa Tauafao'Ale, Yuvraj Bhangu, Anshveer Dhindsa, Hayley Gosstray, Franswa Al-Malih, Mikayla Henry, Kirrit Mahal, Roark Navra, Anmol Purewal, Xavier Smyth, Yuvraj Mann, Shayne Manyere, Chloe Pinolo, Evan Sergakis, Harkirat Singh, Ethan Bedford, Madison Gosstray, Yadeesh Gunawardana, Yadeesha Gunawardana, Annie Henry, Isabella Marton, Ava Petrou, Kiran Purewal, Ryan Shorey, Ethan Tekin, Tyrone Uwandu, Callum Fitzpatrick, Chentale Matta, Tiahn Rain, Dean Sergakis, Samuel Clark, Thomas McHugh


Years 7 - 12

Steven Ameen, Josh Anil, Jackson Armstrong, Antonio Bentovski, Cheryl Boyd, Ethan Brennan, Stefan Buzevski, Regen Cairns, Philippa Carville, James Catalfamo, Isabella Chessler, Nyasha Chimusoro, Tehya Chithavong, Jayde Coates, Loretta Cvetkova, Jamelia Dean, Jackson Dwyer, Nicole Dziva, Chloe Emini, Odhran Fitzpatrick, Emma Ford, Bianca Fredericks, Laura Fusco, Alanah Fusco, Shania Gaunder, Brock Greaves, Olivia Grossi, Ryan Guest, Seth Jackson, Kyle Jury, Aishleen Kaur, Isabelle Kenna, Ali Khochaiche, Geordie Lagkadiotis, Chantelle Makura, Chloe Males, Mark-Jestner Mangoba, Adam  Mathew, Massimo Montalto, David Naskovski, Tafadzwa Nhunhama, Ratidzo Nhunhama, Kudikwashe Nhunhama, Thimasha Peiris, Shante Pisani, Komal Purewal, Lachlan Rain, Ethan Roberts, Jonathan Sevas, Kavit Shah, Savannah Shamon, Ethan Siljanoski, Lara Smyth, Mark Stublin, Corey Thompson, Wil Turner-Dickason, Zane Villella, Jocelyn Walsh, Inuka Bopage, Jacob Fitzgerald, Kieran McMahon, Liam Fahy, Brooke Hamilton, Vimbainashe Mubayiwa, Megan Powell, Ben Yossef, Christopher Chrisidis, Jacob Elissa, Ryan Ta



On the morning of Tuesday february 7, the College held it's annual Leadership Induction Assembly - a chance to acknowledge and induct our 2017 Student Leaders and congratulate our 2016 Year 12 high achievers.

This year, the College was honoured to welcome back Emma Wardell (2016 College Dux) who addressed students and spoke about her journey from Years 7-12 at Marymede Catholic College.

Additionally, we acknowledged and congratulated her fellow graduate Tinotendo Mubayiwa. Last year, Tino was accepted into the 2016 Top Designs Exhibition for his work in Product Design & technology - Wood. Not only was Tino 1 of just 5 to be selected, he is also the first student of African heritage to ever be selected for this prestigious honour.

Our 2017 Student Leaders were presented on stage and together they recited the 2017 Leadership Pledge - written and created by the students themselves.

Finally, the College acknowledged and introduced our Fire Carrier Students and was joined by Ms. Sherry Balcombe from ACM who inducted these students as our inaugural fier carriers.

Click HERE to watch Mr. Kenny's Principal's Address

Click HERE to watch our student leaders recite their Leadership Pledge