Marymede Catholic College would like to thank all those in attendance at our 2015 Primary School Family Maths Night on Tuesday July 21, 2015.

It was a great sight to see so many of our parents learning with and from their children!

Students from Prep to Year 5 have recently been involved with Mathematics Inquiry culminating in entries for the Maths Talent Quest hosted by the Mathematics Association of Victoria.

Parents who attended the Family Maths Night were able to see and share in these investigations with their children and also participated in a range of fun maths games and activities throughout the evening in each of our Primary School Houses. 

This event was a great success. Parents and students participated enthusiastically and were able to experience mathematics activities which could easily be continued at home.

We look forward to next year's event with great excitement!


Works on the new Food Technology kitchen are now complete. Photos of the new classroom, which will be used for Secondary School Food Teachnology classes commencing immediately, can be found below.

The new kitchen is a great addition to the College facilities, which now boast 2 designated Food Technology spaces, a Woodwork laboratory, Textiles laboratory, 5 Visual & Studio Art classrooms, 5 Science labs, private instrumental music classrooms, an Auditorium and our Trade Skills Centre (completion at the commencement of 2016).



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Mrs Rochelle Coyle from the Secondary School.

Name: Rochelle Coyle - Secondary School Teacher/Head of Chisholm Guild -

What is your role at the College?

I am the Head of Chisholm Guild, a Secondary School English teacher (Years 9-12), and the C-Grade Debating Team Coach.

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently working on?

Chisholm has recently elected the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project as our Guild Charity.  Just like our Guild patron Caroline Chisholm, BASP offer support to new immigrants and advocate for the rights of Asylum Seekers. 

My Guild and I excited about establishing an ongoing relationship between Chisholm and BASP.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

It is always wonderful to see students reach their full potential and navigate a pathway they are passionate about.  I love that even though I am their teacher, I am constantly challenged and learning new things from my students.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Currently addicted to Masterchef.

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I am starting to develop a bit of a green thumb!

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Collingwood Football Club

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

My Husband - Because he's a better cook than me!

My Mum & Dad - Because they're always good company.

...and I better invite my Sister too!

Photos by Liam McCormack


All Year 3 families wishing to accept or decline the invitation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation can do so via the PTO Booking System, which can be accessed by clicking the link below.

A reminder to all Year 3 families that bookings will close on Monday July 27, 2015.

Click Here to Access PTO Booking System

Click Here to Read the Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation Letter


Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that all students from Years 7 to 12 will be dismissed at 1.15pm (Lunchtime) on MONDAY 27th JULY due to a number of teaching staff being involved in the VCE Parent/Student/Teacher Progress Interviews from 2.00pm on the day.

The College Charter Bus Service will run at the normal time of 3.25pm to ensure that our Primary Students are also able to use this service on the day.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9407-9000.


Marymede Catholic College would like to invite all parents/guardians to our Term 3 ‘Afternoon Tea with the Principal’ on Wednesday August 19, commencing at 2.10pm upstairs in the VCE Wing.

This event will once again give parents an opportunity to catch up with our Principal Mr. Michael Kenny, along with other parents and members of the Marymede Community.

Bookings are essential due to limited spaces, and spots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To book, please send your RSVP to along with the following details, by no later than WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5:

- Full Names of ALL in attendance
- Your child/children’s year level
- Contact phone number

Should this event reach its capacity prior to Wednesday August 5, the College will send out an email to all families closing the bookings. Please note, this event invitation is extended to parents/guardians only. Marymede students will not be permitted to attend.


Congratulations to Ajay Jay (Year 9) who was vicotrious at the recent Rostrum ‘Voice of Youth’ Public Speaking State Finals, held at St Kevin’s College Toorak on 21st June 2015.

Marymede Catholic College had two participants in the State Finals - Ajay, and Olivia Hughes (Year 11). Ajay spoke on the topic of ‘People Power’ and also presented a three-minute impromptu speech resulting in overall victory in the Junior Section.

Ajay will now compete in the Rostrum 'Voice of Youth' Public Speaking National Finals to be held in Sydney from July 24-26 as Victoria’s representative in the Junior Section.

He will present his speech in New South Wales Parliament and attend a formal reception with the Governor of New South Wales as well as touring Sydney and its surrounding areas with his fellow finalists!

Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate Ajay and wish him the best of luck for the upcoming National Finals.



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms Laetitia Malusu from the Primary School.

Name: Laetitia Malusu - Primary School Teacher/Year Level Co-Ordinator - Year 1.1

What is your role at the College?

I have the joy of teaching Year 1 students (Class 1.1) along with holding the role of Year Level Co-Ordinator for the wonderful and dedicated Year 1 Team.

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently working on?

The Year 1 students have recently taken on the task of raising some new chicks which we watched hatch at school! Students have been very excited to see them grow and with the immense help from the College Maintenance Team, we recently moved them into the amazing Chicken Coop which was built by our VCAL students.

We hope that the chicks will be hatching eggs in the near future.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

Apart from doing something that I love and enjoy, one of the most rewarding aspects of being a teacher is seeing my students flourish and fully comprehend concepts which they are learning (however long it takes!). It is also very rewarding to see the students move on to greater achievements such as becoming a student leader and maturing into amazing individuals.

To top it off, sometimes I get to be a kid too!

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Last Samurai

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I dabble in art and calligraphy as a hobby.

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Richmond Football Club

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

Nelson Mandela - He was/is a great mentor and example on how to overcome adversity and show forgiveness.

Maya Angelou - Her writing's and poetry inspire me on how I should live my life in the present, both personally and in relation to others. One of my favourite quotes: "If you get, give. If you learn, teach."

Pope Francis - His fresh approach towards his role is a wonderful example of how to live our spiritual and everyday lives.

Photos By: Liam McCormack




Marymede Catholic College is offering all students in Years 8-12 the opportunity to attend the 2015 Snow Trip at Mt Hotham from Friday August 14 - 16.

This exciting annual trip will include 2 days of skiing/snowboarding and allows students to fully engage in an exciting opportunity as part of the College co-curricular program.

Initial expressions of interest were originally due back to the College by Thursday June 11, however, any students still interested are asked to contact Head of CHanel Guild, Ms Zappulla at and view the attached Snow Trip flyer below.

Click Here to Download Snow Trip 2015 Letter


The Term 2, 2015 College Bulletin is now available online.

The Bulletin is produced at the conclusion of each Term and provides families with a snapshot of valuable news and information relating to Marymede Catholic College.

Click Here to Read the Term 2, 2015 College Bulletin