Marymede Catholic College would like to acknowledge and congratulate the 16 students who were successful in having either a piece of writing or artwork published in the current edition of 'Shared Stories Anthology' of which the 2015 theme is 'Remembering'.

Commencing in 2006, Shared Stories is an annual anthology of creative works by primary and secondary students from Catholic schools across the Archdioceses of Melbourne, Sale and Sandhurst.  The anthology forms part of the permanent collection of the State Library of Victoria.

With only 21 Schools across the State represented, this is an outstanding achievement for the students of Marymede Catholic College who were acknowledged, congratulated and presented with an achievement certificate by Principal Mr. Michael Kenny at a recent Assembly.

You can find our more information on the Shared Stories Anthology by visiting:


Recently, Marymede Catholic College completed the re-surfacing of our external Tennis/Multi-purpose courts results in a new and improved area for students to participate in a range of sporting activities both during class time and as part of the College co-curricular program.

Check out the photos below:


Recently, Marymede Catholic College was included in a Media Release from the Victorian Government with regards to the Mernda Rail Extension set for completion in 2019.

This Media Release can be found by clicking HERE


Marymede Catholic College would like to invite all families to our upcoming House BBQ's set to take place on across 3 nights during March from 5.30pm.

Our House BBQ’s provide families with an excellent opportunity to meet with teachers and other families in your house, reinforcing the partnership between home and school. Additionally, students in attendance will receive their commemorative 10th Year Anniversary Pin on the night.

Chanel House BBQ: Wednesday March 9

Chisholm House BBQ: Wednesday March 9

McAuley House BBQ: Tuesday March 15

Romero House BBQ: Tuesday March 15

Marcellin House BBQ: Wednesday March 16

McCormack House BBQ: Wednesday March 16

Food and drink to be provided for free by the College on the night. For a list of menu items please visit: Additionally, families may bring their own picnic basket/food with them.

Please Note: This is an alcohol free event.



Our P-12 House BBQ's will take place throughout March and provide our families with an excellent opportunity to meet with teachers and other families in your house, reinforcing the partnership between home and school.

Year 7 House will also be distrubuted at the event.

BBQ Items:

- Beef Hamburgers (Gluten Free)

- Beef Sausages (Gluten Free)

- Veggie Burgers

- Onions

- Coleslaw

- Bread Buns

- Sliced Bread

- Soft Drink

- Water

Any family with addiitonal dietary requirements are welcome to bring their own picnic basket/food with them.




The Prep –Year 6 staff of Marymede Catholic College invite parents of students in Prep to Year 6 to come along to our Parent Information Night, on Tuesday 23rd February 2015 from 4.00pm – 7.00pm.

This year the information night will take on a new format. It is not only an opportunity for you to find out information which affects your child, but also aims to develop the partnership between home and school.

Each workshop will be in a specific location, and staff will inform you of where to move on to next allowing parents to rotate through each of the workshops within the hour.

If you have children in different year levels in the same session, please begin the session in the house of your eldest child. 

Below are the session times, indicating the starting point for your series of rotations:


4.00- 5.00pm; Prep, Year 1 & Year 2

Prep House - Numeracy workshop (Prep parents)

House 1 - General business (Year 1 parents)

House 2 - Literacy workshop  (Year 2 parents)

5.00-  6.00pm; Year 3 & Year 4 (Held in House 3)                                   -

Room 301 -  ICT workshop (parents of children in 3.1, 4.1)

Room 302 - Mathematics workshop (parents of children in 3.2, 4.2, 3.5)

Room 303 - Literacy workshop (parents of children in 3.3, 4.3)

Room 306 - General business (parents of children in 3.4, 4.4, 4.5)

6.00- 7.00pm; Year 5 and Year 6 (Held in House 5)                                                                                

Room 505 - General business  (parents of children in 5.1, 6.1)

Room 506 - ICT workshop (parents of children in 5.2, 6.2)

Room 507 - English workshop (parents of children in 5.3, 6.3)

Room 501 - Homework workshop (parents of children in 5.4, 6.4)

Room 503 - Mathematics workshop (parents of children in 5.5, 6.5)


This is a Parent Information Night, therefore, children are not required to attend.


Congratulations to Year 11 student Jack Petrucelle on his recent selection in the Vic Metro Team set to compete at the upcoming Basketball Australia Under-18 National Championships!

Jack has been featured in February 15 edition of the Whittlesea Leader.

Outstanding achievement - congratulations Jack!

Article Courtesy of: Chris Cavanagh - Whittlesea Leader


We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer sessional dance to Year 7-12 students at Marymede Catholic College in 2016.

Classes will be offered in many styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Ballet for Secondary students of all levels from Beginner through to Advanced.

The aim of the lessons will be to increase student’s coordination, flexibility and strength as dancers in a fun and friendly environment with the intention of developing a Dance Program at Marymede.

Sessional dance will be at an extra cost to families in the same way that instrumental music is offered at the College. The cost is affordable and much cheaper than classes in dance studio settings outside of school. Students will be charged $10.00 a week and be expected to pay up front for the Semester.

Students involved in sessional dance classes will have the opportunity to perform at various school events and will also be involved in a dance concert towards the end of the year.

Interested students should submit their signed/completed ‘Dance Enrolment’ and ‘Terms and Condition’ Forms to the Main Reception (Accounts Window) by no later than Wednesday February 17.

For further information please contact Ms Bedford or Ms Turco at the College.


On Thursday February 11, the College held it's 2016 Leadership Induction Assembly which saw this year's Student Leaders across Years 6-12 inducted and our VCE 2015 High Achievers acknowledged.

The Leadership induction ceremony was led faithfully by Fr. Martin Ashe who then handed over to our 2016 College Captains Betsey and Adrian along with fellow leaders to commence their Leadership Pledge.

You can watch our 2016 Student Leaders recite their pledge HERE.

The College then welcomed back and acknowledged our VCE 2015 High Achievers and congratulated them on their recent academic success. This section of the event was highlighted by an outstanding speech to 2016 students from our College Dux Ms Nakita Costanzo. Nakita's commitment and dedication to her academic studies across both of her VCE years is to be commended and is something which all current students can aspire to.

The assembly concluded with Mr. Kenny's first official address for 2016.

You can watch Mr. Kenny's 'Principal's Address' HERE.

2016 Student Leaders:

Adrian Pieri

College Captain

Betsey Rasia

College Captain

Julia Cavasinni

Faith & Mission Leader

Brittany Bonello

Wellbeing Leader

Emma Wardell

Environment Leader

Larissa Skenderis

Cultural Leader

Matthew Distefano

Cultural Leader

Nanette Mangoba

Cultural Leader

Olivia Hughes

Learning Excellence Leader

James Henderson

Sports Leader

Laura Castles

Sports Leader

Emily Maney

Chanel House Captain

Mikayla Di Mauro

Chanel House Captain

Vincent Nativo

Chisholm House Captain

Chloe Coniglio

Chisholm House Captain

Sheldon Chetty

Marcellin House Captain

Gemma Parsons

Marcellin House Captain

Christian Petralia

McAuley House Captain

Maya Cunanan

McAuley House Captain

Marc Daniele

McCormack House Captain

Mary Pargas

McCormack House Captain

Teagan Brady

Romero House Captain

Adrianna Panayiotou

Romero House Captain

Alannah Mazzeo

Primary Captain

Ethan Jessel

Primary Captain

Liam Newport

Chanel Primary House Captain

Talia D'Agostino

Chanel Primary House Captain

Damian Trenevski

Chisholm Primary House Captain

Jacinta Kouts

Chisholm Primary House Captain

Deacon Kalpakis

Marcellin Primary House Captain

Ella Pinney

Marcellin Primary House Captain

David Coles

McAuley Primary House Captain

Declan Nhemachena

McAuley Primary House Captain

Jack Miles

McCormack Primary House Captain

Chloe Gravina

McCormack Primary House Captain

Adrian Alessandrino

Romero Primary House Captain

Chloe Quick

Romero Primary House Captain

2015 College Dux Nakita Costanzo

Mr. Kenny Presents 2016 Student Leader Brittany Bonello with her Leadership Badge

2016 Leadership Pledge

Mr. Kenny's 'Principal's Address'


Having started at the young age of two, Year 12 student Eliza Edwards can’t remember a time when she wasn’t dancing.

And if current achievements are anything to go by, she has a lifetime of dance to look forward to - having recently been one of very few students across the State accepted to perform at the VET Dance ‘Top Class - Seasons of Excellence’ concert, set to take place on Thursday February 25 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Eliza was selected to audition for this concert after receiving outstanding results in VET Dance which she completed at Marymede Catholic College in 2015 – finishing with an overall study score of 47 out of 50, the second highest in the State.

To audition, Eliza prepared two solo performances in Contemporary and Jazz dance, with the later earning her selection into this year’s exhibition. “I was pretty nervous but also really excited going into the Audition” says Eliza, who now dances 4 nights a week at ‘Bev Palmer Performing Arts’ in South Morang.

And whilst she loves everything about dancing – “performing, being up on stage and just everything!” she has found her passion to be a particularly helpful outlet during her VCE years – “dancing allows me to express myself and have a small amount of time away from studies and the demands of VCE.”

This year Eliza is undertaking VCE Dance, English, Further Maths, Health & Human Development and Physical Education. She hopes to complete her VCE studies before exploring some options overseas in 2017 and beyond. “I’m hoping to eventually travel the world through my dancing and see where that takes me.”

For now though, the focus is solely on VCE and her upcoming Top Class concert, although she does have some great advice for young aspiring dancers: “Go for it! Just keep dancing and don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve something – anything is possible.”

Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate Eliza on this outstanding achievement and we wish her all the very best in her final year of Secondary school and future dancing endeavours.

Photo Courtesy of the Edwards Family