In 2015, Marymede Catholic College welcomes our new Principal Mr Michael Kenny into the Marymede Community.

Originally born in South Australia, Michael’s education took place at St. Michael’s College, whilst his initial teaching roles took place at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide, where he taught Senior Economics, Religious Education and Mathematics. The ensuing years also saw him undertake the roles of House Co-ordinator, Domain Leader, and finally, Director of Teaching and Learning. Michael has also spent time tutoring Economics students at the University of Adelaide.

Michael’s initial Principal appointment took place at McKillop College in Swan Hill, Victoria prior to moving across to the west to undertake the role of Principal at Servite College in Perth, Western Australia. During his time in the West, Michael also held positions as the President of the Catholic Secondary Prinicpal’s Association and a member of the Education Committee of Notre Dame in Fremantle.

2006 saw Michael return to Victoria where he undertook the role of Principal at Assumption College in Kilmore.

In 2015 Michael comes the new Principal of Marymede Catholic College with a view to strengthening our position as a leader of education in the Northern suburbs.

Outside of the office, Michael enjoys plenty of quality family time with his wife Cathy and 2 daughters, and is an avid sports fan. Early sporting endeavours saw him play State Amateur League Football in Adelaide whilst also captaining the South Australian Football Association. After hanging up the boots Michael went on to coach the Glenelg under 19’s for two years before prior to leaving for Victoria. Michael is also a regular on the golf course, whilst also taking a keen interest in AFL football, cheering on his beloved mighty Adelaide Crows!

We welcome Mr Michael Kenny to Marymede Community and look forward to his ensuing years as Principal of Marymede Catholic College.



Marymede Catholic College invite and encourage all prospective families to experience our College first hand.

School Tours are conducted on a regular basis throughout the year.

In 2015, School Tours/Information Mornings will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday February 19
  • Thursday March 5
  • Wednesday April 22
  • Thursday May 7
  • Thursday June 18
  • Thursday October 8
  • Thursday November 5
  • Thursday December 3

Tours commence at 9.30am from the Performing Arts Centre Foyer.

Additionally, the 2015 College Open Day will take place on Sunday August 30, from 11.00am - 2.00pm.

To book a School Tour please our College Registrar Matthew Luczek on 9407-9000 or email at


The Marymede Catholic College charter Bus service will continue in 2015, with 3 routes travelling through the suburbs of Kinglake, Whittlesea, Mernda, Doreen and South Morang.

For a full list of routes and timetables please click HERE

2015 sees only 2 changes to the existing routes used in 2014:

Kinglake Route: Stop 4 - Due to the roadworks in Church Street, Whittlesea, the existing bus stop area (travelling TO School) has been closed until June. As a result this stop has been relocated into Forest Street.

Doreen Route: Addition of Stop 13 - Corner of McArthurs Road and Plenty Road.

For further information regarding the College Bus service please contact 9407-9000.



Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate the VCE and VCAL classes of 2014 on their excellent ATAR results.

Snapshot of 2014 VCE Results:

  • College Dux 2014: Hayley Bix
  • 21% of Students obtaining a Student Score of 40+ in one or more subjects.

2014 also sees our highest cohort of VCAL students successfully complete their final year of education with some outstanding achievements.

Join with us in providing a high quality COMPLETE education for your child in a P-12 Catholic environment in 2015.


Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that Prep to 12 end of Semester Reports are now available online.

Please login the Parent Access Module (PAM) via the Marymede Catholic College Website and access to view reports.

Each family was sent home a letter containing their login details during the Term 3 holiday break. Please refer to this letter for your details.

There will be no hard copies of reports sent home.

Please also be aware that the Parent Access Module no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer 9 or 10 as a browser.

Users will need to move to Internet Explorer 11, or, for computers still on Windows XP, the latest version of Google Chrome.

We advise that PAM can also be accessed via Firefox.

Any family experiencing issues with their Parent Access Module can contact the College on 9407-9000 up until 4.30pm on Thursday December 18.


Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise the following details regarding the Information Session for the proposed Italian Study Tour 2015:

Date: Monday 23 February, 2015.

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Marymede Catholic College - Auditorium


The Prayer Tables in Classrooms Project at Marymede Catholic College South Morang, was envisaged as a meaningful activity which would reflect our belief in “faith in action”.  According to Judeline Wadhwani, Head of Faith and Mission (P-12), “Whilst we could have purchased the required number of prayer tables for each of the classrooms, we decided that we had enough talent and commitment from our students and staff to make these tables at school as a way to engage students and enhance our daily morning prayer.”

Mr Ronan Kennedy, Woodwork teacher, suggested that one full school day be dedicated to making thirty prayer tables in our Design Technology room.  The students he recommended be invited to participate in this project are known to be passionate about Design Technology – Wood and have shown remarkable giftedness and the ability to create a design brief and execute it to perfection.  Mr Kennedy commented, “the project was “a great opportunity for all these students to showcase their talent and contribute to Marymede in a positive way.  It has provided the opportunity to show the strengths of these students in a practical based subject and enable them experience success”.

The day dawned on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption of our Lady, when the thirty students from across the Guilds arrived at the Woodword Room and greeted Mr Kennedy, full of enthusiasm to participate, produce and proudly parade their skills.

Soon a thick carpet of wood shavings spread across the floor as the team continued to work in a calm but indescribably urgent manner for the task to be accomplished at the stroke of 3.03 pm.  They had pledged to deliver on Mr Kennedy’s expectation of thirty prayer tables at the close of day.

So impressed were our Year 12 Media students with the “Pied Piper” effect that Mr Kennedy had created with the project, they offered to film the beehive of industry and conduct interviews.

Year 9 student Jamie Perta said, “I am enjoying making the tables.  It is good pressure to try and finish the thirty tables in 1 day and we are having a lot of fun working on them.” 

Another Year 9 student Joel Crocitti said, “I like building stuff and the project has provided a lot of fun.”

Vincent Doherty, a new member of the teaching staff commented that the project was “a great opportunity for students to identify with the Catholic ethos of the school in bringing together all their skills to see the completion of the tables within a day.”

A pizza lunch was provided to the thirty strong team who relished it, but got back to work in no time.

Ms Wadhwani commented, “Regular visits to the Woodwork room provided several moments of awe-struck wonder as I beheld student engagement at its height : every student owning the project, working with the utmost concentration, attending to precision as they sawed and chiselled and worked the machinery, with the clock ticking away to the end of day”.

Marymede Catholic College invited Archbishop Rev. Denis Hart for the Blessing and Opening Ceremony of our new VCE Centre on 16th September.  During the Blessing Ceremony, Archbishop Hart blessed the prayer tables which are now ready to be rolled out to each of the classrooms.

We are very proud of our team of Woodwork students and staff for the commitment they have shown, to see the project to its successful completion.

To view a video surrounding the project, please click here.



In early April, three Marymede students applied for the 2014 Australian Catholics Media Internship Program, which offered students a unique opportunity to be a guest Editor of the Spring edition of the Australian Catholics Magazine.

Connar Nelson (Year 11), Nanette Mangoba (Year 10), and Emily Maney (Year 10), were each required to enter 3 pieces of writing to Australian Catholics Magazine.

Emily was to later be announced as 1 of only 6 students from Catholic Schools across the State to be awarded the internship.

Emily, who submitted two short stories and one news article in her application, spent 5 days at Jesuit Communications, where she gained hands-on experience and developed her skills in journalism and publishing.

“On our first day, we were told that our theme for our writing pieces was “Be Brave”. We then sat in a group and brainstormed some different ideas that we thought would be interesting to read and write about.”

Each student was then assigned 2 articles each, which they were to work on and then have published in the spring edition of the Magazine.

“Every morning started with a 30 minute briefing with Michael, our editor, but we also spent the week listening to different guest speakers, and had a lot of downtime to work on our articles.”

Emily, who is aspiring to continue her journalism career after Secondary School, said the opportunity to be a part of the program gave her valuable insight into the life of a journalist.

“I really enjoyed getting in there and experiencing what journalism is all about, getting a first-hand view of a job in journalism. I learnt that writing for a magazine is very different to writing a short story or an essay for school”.


Marymede Catholic College congratulates Emily on her recent achievements.


Our journey from 2006 to today has been nothing short of amazing, and the College has certainly seen lots of change and additions to the faciltities and grounds.

Marymede is proud to share with our community these amazing aerial images which show just how far we have come!

Compare that to photos shown on Google Maps from approx 5-6 years ago...what a difference!:

And some more great snaps:


Marymede Catholic College proudly congratulates James Manoussakis (Year 8) on his recent outstanding achievement in being announced as 1 of only 80 Victorian students to represent Victoria at the 2015 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli.

James will now visit Gallipoli and Istanbul to visit battle sites and sacred memorial areas on April 21st, 2015.

With more than 630 students applying for positions, James was required to submit his application form along with detailed answers to four questions regarding what the ANZAC Spirit means to him, and the significance of the Gallipoli campaign.

The Year 8 student now follows in the footsteps of his older brother Michael (Year 11), who earlier this year was 1 of only 6 students to be awarded the prestigious Spirit of ANZAC Award.

James is extremely excited about his upcoming trip, claiming “It will be an absolute honour to visit the battlefields and be a part of the ceremony.”

Congratulations James.