It’s all bases loaded for Year 7 student Joshua Opasinov who has recently been selected to represent the State of Victoria in Softball as a member of the Boys Under 15’s Development Squad.

An outstanding achievement for the 13 year old, who has been playing the sport now for 5 years – first starting at the age of 8. “A lot of my friends were playing Softball at the time and they invited me down to join in” recalls Joshua, a member of Marcellin House here at the College.

Playing across a number of positions, including Catcher, First and Second base, Joshua’s current training regimen is intense and has increased as a result of the recent State announcements, taking place in rain, hail or shine. Two hours of running on Tuesday nights, 4 hours of training on Saturday morning and additional three-hour afternoon sessions taking place on a range of different fields across Melbourne.

But it’s all part of the passion for Joshua, who is aiming to continue the trend of working hard and earning selection in the different Representative Teams available. “In Softball, there are a range of different rep teams, State and other – so I’m looking forward to training hard and making as many different squads as I can in the coming years.”

Joshua currently represents his local team the Cheetahs and will compete at the State Championships to be held in Canberra during 2019.

A devoted teammate, Joshua consistently seeks to encourage and support his fellow players and has the following advice for anyone keen to get involved in the sport: “Just come down and give it a go, you’ve got nothing to lose and there are plenty of different options across the field to get involved in. It’s a lot of fun!

Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate Joshua and we wish him all the very best in his upcoming State endeavours.



We are pleased to inform our Marymede Community today that Daniel Preziuso (Marcellin House) and Marian Fernando (Chisholm House) have been announced as our 2019 College Captains!

Two amazing members of our Marymede Community who are going to do an outstanding job in 2019!

We would like to congratulate Daniel and Marian on this achievement and also acknowledge our unsuccessful candidates on their applications.



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Meaghan Voumard, one of the College Nurses here at Marymede Catholic College.

Name: Meaghan Voumard – Nurse – 

What is your role at the College?

I am one of the Nurses here at the College. I have been here since 2010 and I manage the medical needs of all our students at Marymede. I work closely with students who have additional health needs and their families to establish a range of medical plans and processes throughout their time here at the College. It is my hope that this eases the pressure and concerns that some of our students or families may have.  

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

My routine begins the minute I walk in the door - preparing for the busy day ahead.

On average we could see approximately 100 students a day with a number of health concerns ranging from very minor to some which are quite severe.

I also oversee the preparation of medical resources for School excursions, camps and sporting events. There is also a significant admirative component to our role – ensuring that all incidents are recorded accordingly and that items such as 'Epipens' or medications are checked regularly

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I love being able to work closely with all members of our Marymede Community. Having a Nursing Team at a large school like ours really helps to reassure parents and children themselves. The most rewarding part of my role is when I walk through the yard and have students come up to me for a chat or hear them yell hello from the other side of the playground! It really makes me feel appreciated and knowing that I am able to make a difference here at Marymede Catholic College is extremely rewarding. 

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: I love anything - Reality TV sadly!

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I’m a great painter. I only recently painted the whole interior of my house (by myself!).

Favourite Sporting Team: Western Bulldogs

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

1.    My Dad: My Dad passed away when I was in Grade 5 so we have lots to catch up on. I would also love for him to meet his grandchildren;

2.    My Pa: I know that Pa would also love to meet his grandchildren.

3.   My Mum: She would love a catch up and to show-off her grandchildren...and her cooking skills!


The fourth annual Top Acts Performing Arts Concert played to a sold-out audience at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, South Morang this past Friday September 14.

An extremly popular event on the School Calendar, the evening featured exemplary Dance, Drama and Music performances across Prep to Year 12 wtth over 165 students showcasing their talents on and off stage. 

We would like to thank and congratulate the Performing Arts Team for their work in coordinating the array of acts, to Mr Jai Cameron for producing the event, and to the students for their commitment to the curricular and co-curricular performing arts program at Marymede Catholic College.



The Science Labs at Marymede Catholic College have been awash with experiments lately as students continue to immerse themselves in a world of knowledge through a curriculum program that seeks to make connections with the real world, and to wonder beyond today’s possibilities.

Once such example has been taking place in the enhanced streams of our Year 8 and Year 9 cohorts (collectively known as 8X and 9X).

Students in 8X have been successfully juggling their Chemical Sciences Unit on Elements, Compounds & Mixtures with their entries for the ‘RACI Growing Crystals’ state competition. It’s been an enjoyable program for students. “Making decisions which can impact growing our own crystals was a unique, enjoyable experience, and one that not everyone gets to do” – recalls Nicole, a member of our Year 8 Enhanced Stream. 

Meanwhile the students in Year 9 have been busy making sparks fly as they investigate how electric circuits can be designed for diverse purposes, and explained by concepts of voltage and current.

Ms. Cymbalak – a member of the Science and Secondary Teaching Team at our College reflected on both the Science curriculum and the enhanced streams at Marymede saying “Our Science program seeks to challenge students to laterally extend their thought processes within the sciences. We seek to make connections with the real world, and to wonder beyond today’s possibilities. It is important that we develop a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that sparks our curiosity and support us to continuously learn without limits.”

“In 8X, it’s all about extending ourselves in everything that we do” recalls Liam, a member of our enhanced stream since Year 7.

Our Enhanced Learning Stream runs across a range of year levels at the College whilst Science remains a core subject in the students curriculum from Prep to Year 10 with students given the opportunity to also study a broad range of subjects from our Science Domain throughout VCE.

For more information on Science @ Marymede or our Enhanced Learning Streams please contact the College.


Kindergarten at Marymede Early Learning Centre has gone from strength to strength since it's initial opening back in May this year.

Now with four classes across 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten, students have engaged in a range of fun, innovative and unique educational experiences, making use of both the Centre's resources and facilities along with the resources and facilities of Marymede Catholic College.

Visits to the Resource Centre allow children the opportunity to engage in vivid and interactive storytime sessions whilst our weekly specialist program/timetable has seen classes take regular lessons in Art, Science, PMP/Sport, Music, Italian and more.

Term 3 has also seen the commencement of our Prep Transition Program with students at Marymede Early Learning Centre spending extra time in the Prep House and getting to know the Prep Teachers closely, to ensure a smooth easy transition into their first year of Primary School in 2019.

As an Early Learning Centre, our children experience a learning program which is broad and diverse. Children are exposed to a range of topics and learning areas, making use of interactive technology resources in the classroom, taught by passionate educators who truly care about early childhood development.

Limited spaces are still available for 2019. Contact our Director Naomi at any time for a tour of the Centre or to discuss enrolment next year or beyond.



Planning and preaparation for our 2019 School year is already underway and as a College we often recieve a large number of enquiries during Term 3 from families who are seeking to join the Marymede Community the following year.

Anyone interested in joining Marymede Catholic College and/or Marymede Early Learning Centre in 2019 are encouraged to act quyickly as places are limited are several application intakes are now closed. Please find below for important updates:


A limited amount of spaces are currently still available for 4 Year Old Kindergarten in 2019. Interested families are asked to submit their application via Due to excess demand, families wishing to join our 3 Year Old program will need to be placed onto a Waiting List and will be contacted if places become available.

PREP 2019:

Applications for Prep 2019 have now closed. Any family wishing to join the College in Prep next year will be required to contact our Registrar directly to discuss. 

YEAR 7 2019 and 2020:

Applications for Year 7 in both 2019 and 2020 have now closed. Any family wishing to join the College in Prep next year will be required to contact our Registrar directly to discuss. 


Limited spaces are still available in other year levels from Year 1-6 and Years 8-12. At this stage of the year - all applications are assessed at the discretion of the Principal. If you are interested in applying, please contact the College to submit your application form.


For more information please visit our enrolments page or contact the College.



Recently, our College received some excirting news from Tournament of Minds with TWO of our teams being announced as winners in their division at the Northern Metro Regional Finals.

Congratulations to our Primary Language Literature Team and our Secondary Arts Team (pictured) who were successful and will now move onto the State Finals in September - the first time we will have multiple teams represented in the State Finals.

Congratulations also goes to our Primary STEM Team and Secondary Social Sciences Team who narrowly missed out on success but finished with Honours in their division.

Great achievements by Team Marymede!



Paul Roflo (Year 7) recently wowed crowds at our Year 5-12 Assembly on August 9 performing his own composition of the song 'Believer' by Imagine Dragons.

An outstandning performance - you have to check this out!