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30/06/2015

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

25/06/2015

Congratulations to both our Senior Boys AFL team and our Senior Girls Netball team who were both crowned Premiers on a largely successful day for the College after victory in their SACCSS Division 2 Grand Finals on Wednesday June 24.

AFL:

Marymede Catholic College - 74 def. Antonine College - 66

Netball:

Marymede Catholic College – 31 def. Penola College – 24

(Laura Castles named MVP for the Grand Final.)

An outstanding effort by both teams, and a first for the AFL boys, who were competing in their first Grand Final in the Senior competition.

 

23/06/2015

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Mr James Paraskeva from the Secondary School.

Name: James Paraskeva - Secondary School Teacher - james.paraskeva@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

I am currently a Secondary School classroom teacher of Mathematics, Physical Education and Health & Human Development. I have previously taught Science, Information Technology, and Biology. I am also the Tutor Group Teacher for Chisholm 1 and coach various sporting teams for the College (Athletics, Chess, Volleyball and Football).

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

My Year 7 Health & Human Development students have recently completed a video analysis of their soccer skills to upload onto SIMON and are also working in groups to create a board game based on a whole Term’s worth of knowledge. Additionally, on any given day I can be seen before and after School and/or during lunchtime coaching various College sporting teams. At the moment I have two teams in a Grand Final; the Senior Boys AFL Team (with Mr DeSilva) and the Junior Boys Volleyball Team.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

Teaching involves being a role model for those under your care. I believe it’s not so much what you teach but more so providing students with strategies on overcoming difficulty so that those skills and self-belief can flow into life after school; unless of course you’re playing the “VCE game”!

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Oats, Nuts and Yoghurt

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Game of Thrones

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I have competed at a National level in both Olympic Weightlifting and Computer Gaming!

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Hawthorn Football Club

If You Could Pick Any 3 People as Dinner Guests, Who Would They Be and Why?:
David Attenborough - One of the most inspiring teachers of the natural world.

Cyril Rioli - An incredibly clever and quick-thinking footballer. His story of leaving his remote indigenous family to become a professional footballer is remarkable.

My Son - Who better to share the company of two of my idols than with my clever little toddler!
 


 

 

24/06/2015

Social Justice continues to play a major role in the life of Marymede Catholic College with Year 12 students and teachers recently pursuing a major campaign to raise Justice Awareness against the evils of Human Trafficking - a campaign which could not have been made possible without the hard work and determination of the Marymede Social Justice group - 'MCATH'.

‘MCATH’ (Marymede Catholic College Against Trafficking in Humans) was founded in 2014 as a result of the studies undertaken on Human Trafficking by our Year 12 cohort. Students were astounded to hear of the extent to which Human Trafficking occurs, not only in Melbourne but indeed across all of Australia. After hearing Sr. Joan Kennedy (a Presentation nun and member of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) speak as part of our Inspirational Catholic Speakers Program last year, a group of dedicated Year 12 students decided to form MCATH to raise Justice Awareness at the College. 

The group designed a set of 4 posters and a brochure within one classroom period and thus MCATH was launched with a view to spreading their message throughout the wider community. In 2015 MCATH designed its own official logo and decided to pursue a campaign in which 1000 informative flyers would be delivered to letterboxes around our local neighbourhood.

MCATH Co-ordinator Ms. Kathy Vlahusic has since been invited by ACRATH to present the work of MCATH at a Professional Learning Day for all teachers in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  ACRATH has also asked the College for permission to leverage the group’s Justice Awareness posters on its national website.

In addition to the letterbox campaign, MCATH will present the aims and objectives of its existence to all students at an upcoming whole school assembly with a view to encouraging more students to join the group and further its cause.  Justice Awareness posters will be delivered to every Tutor Group homeroom in a bid to raise awareness on Human Trafficking. 

The group will continue to work closely with ACRATH, remaining informed about global, national and local issues in Human Trafficking, whilst focusing on diverse groups and needs.

You can view MCATH’s Justice Awareness Posters below, and read more about Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans by visiting http://acrath.org.au/

Justice Awareness Posters - Created by members of MCATH

24/06/2015

Don't forget to purchase your tickets to this year's Marymede Gala Night which is now only 5 weeks away. Last year’s inaugural Gala Night was a huge success and the 2015 event promises to be bigger and better than before.

The 2015 Gala Night will be held at Ballara Receptions in Eltham on Saturday August 1, 2015.

Tickets are currently on sale and are available at a cost of $110 per person (which includes a 3 course meal and drinks).

Members of the Parents & Friends Committee will be located in the Main Office to collect reservation forms and payment on the following dates:

• Wednesday 24th June: 2:30am to 3:30pm
• Wednesday 15th July: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
• Monday 20th July: 8.30am to 9:30am & 2:30pm to 3:30pm
• Friday 24th July: 8.30am to 9:30am & 2:30pm to 3:30pm

All reservations are due by no later than Friday July 24, 2015. Please note seating is limited therefore early bookings are essential.

For further information regarding this event please contact the Parents & Friends Committee via email at paf@marymede.vic.edu.au

We look forward to this exciting College event and hope to see many members of the Marymede Community in attendance.

Click Here for the 2015 Gala Night Flyer

23/06/2015

This semester, the Year 10 Media students at Marymede Catholic College have been learning about narratives and lyrical imagery in music videos, and to wrap up the unit, they participated in a masterclass with Australian video artist, Alex George. Students were also joined by Miss Angie Bedford and the Year 10 and 11 Drama classes.

Alex screened some of the music videos he has directed for Sydney-based bands RUFUS and Wolf Tide, and he discussed the techniques he uses to create visual narratives. Alex also test screened a video he is currently working on for Yuma X and the students were able to give him audience feedback on the edit.

Hearing about Alex’s creative process – from concept and treatment to final video – inspired the students and gave them a unique insight into the media industry.

18/06/2015

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms Jaclyn Danaher, one of our College Psychologists.

Name: Jaclyn Danaher - Student Wellbeing Department - jaclyn.danaher@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

Psychologist – supporting the social-emotional wellbeing of our students here at Marymede.

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

Amy Ross (College Psychologist) and I are currently working on developing a group program to help our senior Secondary school student’s manage anxiety and worries. We are hoping to start rolling out this program with small groups later in the year. Additionally, I was recently in New York presenting my doctoral research paper entitled “Alcohol Consumption and Psychological Distress: A Study in Australian Adolescents.” Over the past 5 years I have been undertaking a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. I am currently in the final stages of completing my thesis and am aiming to submit it in a few months time.

What do you love most about Marymede Catholic College?

Getting to work closely with many of our students to support them in achieving their goals and/or overcoming a difficult time in their life.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Remember the Titans

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I ran a half-marathon last year!

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Melbourne Football Club

If You Could Pick Any 3 People as Dinner Guests, Who Would They Be and Why?: Roger Federer, Barrack   Obama and Kate Middleton because I admire their demeanor and how well these 3 international figures consistently hold themselves in the public eye. I am inspired by Roger Federer and Barrack Obama’s passion, commitment and hard work. I am curious about royal life, and hope Kate Middleton could give me a true insight into this.

 

17/06/2015

Erica Paglianiti (Year 5) will soon get the opportunity to dance for Victoria having recently been selected to represent her state at the upcoming 23rd Annual Australasian Energetiks Scholarships, a dance competition which will be held from Friday 17th – 19th July, 2015.

It’s an outstanding achievement for Erica, who has been performing since the age of 3 and now dances every week at the ‘Dance Discovery’ School in Lalor.

Although she also performs in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro and Hip-Hop, it is Tap dancing for which she will represent the state of Victoria. To earn selection at the upcoming Scholarships, Erica was required to take part in a number of performance based examinations which showcased her talent and ability on the dance floor with only a handful of students gaining selection from Dance Schools across the state.

Whilst she is proud of her achievements, Erica’s real enjoyment comes from being able to express herself whilst dancing, learning new moves and styles, and meeting new friends who share her interests in dance along the way.

Along with the dream of one day becoming a professional tap dancer, Erica hopes to continue representing her state and performing at Dance Discovery, whilst mastering the art of performing a front aerial flip on the dance floor. For now however, her sights are solely focused on the upcoming Australasian Energetiks Scholarships.

Marymede Catholic College congratulates Erica on her recent achievements and we wish her all the very best in her future dancing endeavours.

Photo by: Liam McCormack

Photo Courtesy of: The Paglianiti Family

09/06/2015

Marymede Catholic College wishes to invite all members of the Marymede Community to our 2015 Gala Night which has been organised by our Parents & Friends Committee. Last year’s inaugural Gala Night was a huge success and the 2015 event promises to be bigger and better than before.

The 2015 Gala Night will be held at Ballara Receptions in Eltham on Saturday August 1, 2015.

Tickets will be made available at a cost of $110 per person (which includes a 3 course meal and drinks).

Members of the Parents & Friends Committee will be located in the Main Office to collect reservation forms and payment on the following dates:

• Monday 15th June: 8:30am to 9:30am
• Wednesday 24th June: 2:30am to 3:30pm
• Wednesday 15th July: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
• Monday 20th July: 8.30am to 9:30am & 2:30pm to 3:30pm
• Friday 24th July: 8.30am to 9:30am & 2:30pm to 3:30pm

All reservations are due by no later than Friday July 24, 2015. Please note seating is limited therefore early bookings are essential.

For further information regarding this event please contact the Parents & Friends Committee via email at paf@marymede.vic.edu.au

We look forward to this exciting College event and hope to see many members of the Marymede Community in attendance.

Click Here for the 2015 Gala Night Flyer
 

05/06/2015

Construction on the Marymede Skills Centre has now begun.

Marymede wishes to advise all families that vehicles relating to construction of the centre will be entering/exiting the College regularly via Gate A as of Wednesday June 10, 2015.

The College anticipates completion of this Centre by January 2016.

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