In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Miss. Carla Esposito, our Romero House Co-ordinator and a member of our Secondary Teaching Team.

Name: Carla Esposito – Romero House Co-ordinator and Secondary Teacher –

What is your role at the College?

I am the Romero House Coordinator; I oversee the pastoral care of students in Romero House, work closely with Student Leaders to promote the House in consultation with House Tutor Staff members. I also teach Year 7 Humanities, Year 10 Careers and Years 11 & 12 Legal Studies. 

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently working on with one of your classes?

Our Romero Year 12 House Leaders Jordan Gualano and Panashe Mutusva are currently working together with me on bringing to life the ‘Winter Sock Appeal’ for 2018 in support of St Mary’s House of Welcome our Romero House Charity.  

I am so proud of the work our Romero leaders are doing in continuing to grow tradition and a positive culture in Romero House. This program is all in the hope of helping our house charity St Mary's House of Welcome. They are located in Fitzroy and in conjunction with many volunteers they open their doors to over 200 people living in poverty daily. They are a wonderful organisation living out the theme of Oscar Romero (our House Patron) ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’.

I am also loving the new VCE Legal Studies VCAA study design. The best thing about teaching Legal Studies is seeing my students gain a new perspective about how the Government, courts, and laws can influence our society, and the expectations of the community and themselves as individuals. We also have an upcoming prison and courts excursion to enhance and consolidate the Legal Studies course which I am looking forward to.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding aspect of being a teacher is building positive relationships and working with our wonderful students at the various stages of their development whilst providing them with meaningful opportunities to grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, and socially.

Additionally, working with an amazing team who share the same vision, passion and values makes every day an enjoyable experience at Marymede Catholic College.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Poached Eggs and Salmon

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Titanic

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: 3 years ago I started a fitness journey by taking part in a 10-week challenge. I didn’t have any expectations and didn’t realise I could make a lifestyle change. As hard as it was to get motivated I started to train hard, began eating right and it changed my life. I realised that it is never too late to make a positive change and transform yourself to a better, stronger, confident and healthy version of yourself.

Every day is an opportunity to believe, achieve and succeed.

Favourite Sporting Team: Collingwood Football Club (GO PIES!)

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

My Zia (Aunty) from Abruzzo, Italy – It has been years since I have seen her. I miss her!

Pope Francis - I really like his teachings and the way he lives out his faith.

Nathan Buckley – Collingwood Football Club Coach to discuss the mighty magpies.

Miss. Esposito celebrating Romero's 2018 Swimming Carnival victory.



Recently, our Year 6 team have been learning about Visual Literacy through abstract drawings. Visual literacy can be defined as the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Students set out to create an abstract image which would represent an emotion, with a specific focus on the use of colours and shapes representing feelings indirectly.

Students were then asked to interpret the creations of their peers in order to seek out the hidden message behind the image.

The result was a greater understanding of the visual literacy concept and some outstanding pieces of artwork.

Alka and Jack from Year 6.2 reflected on their task saying “Learning about Visual Literacy was a challenging and interesting way to appreciate the messages of others through art and find the meaning behind their creations”.

Great job Year 6!

Year 6.2 and their Visual Literacy creations.



We are looking forward to our upcoming inaugural Colour Run this Friday April 20 with great excitement!

Thanks to the support of the Marymede Community, our Parents’ & Friends Committee have successfully raised over $20,000 over the past 2 months.


We recommend that those taking part wear comfortable attire with suitable running shoes both of which you would not mind being stained with coloured powder. White T-Shirts/Tops are great as they will show more colour during the run.  You may also wish to bring a towel and a change of clothes.


Did you know we will also be holding a 2km parent race at 4.40pm? This will be a great opportunity to parents and/or extended family members to get involved and have some fun on the day! No registration required – simply bring a white top and get coloured!


Please refer to the attached FAQ document or contact the P&F Committee via


The Parents’ & Friends Committee are still seeking an additional 10-15 volunteers who would be willing to assist in a range of tasks on Friday afternoon. Your support is greatly appreciated – if you are interested in assisting please contact the Parents & Friends Committee via email or phone.




Just over a month to go now until Marymede Catholic College's 2018 Production of 'Xanadu' hits the stage!

‘Xanadu’ follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

3 performances only from May 24 until May 26 at Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre:

  • Thursday the 24th of May 7:30pm
  • Friday the 25th of May 7:30pm
  • Saturday the 26th of May 5:00pm

Tickets only available via TryBooking: DON'T MISS OUT!


Emma Beel (Year 12) as Kira/Clio

Helsen Cross (Year 12) as Sonny Malone

Adam Argyros (Year 11) as Danny Maguire

Ivana Ilic (Year 9) as Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy

Laura Daniele (Year 12) as Calliope, Muse of Epics



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Melissa Gaff, a new member of our Secondary Teaching Team.

Name: Melissa Gaff – Secondary Teacher –

What is your role at the College?

This year I am one of the Tutor Teachers for Chisholm 2. I am teaching Year 8 Italian, Year 8 Skills and Year 12 VCAL Personal Development Skills.

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently working on with one of your classes?

At the moment I am working with my Year 12 VCAL Personal Development Skills class on a proposal to do a garden make-over to the old wetlands area. They are working towards making it a community garden that can be used for gatherings by Staff, Students and guests to the College.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Having a Tutor Group when you get to see your students from Year 7 grow and develop into young adults by the time they reach Year 12. After being in your Tutor Group for 6 years, it is wonderful to see how much they achieve over the years and the joy they feel when graduating. It's quite a journey and I enjoy being part of it and helping them along the way.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Pizza and Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Old time favourite would be 'Friends' and current favourite is 'Game of Thrones'.

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I enjoy sewing dresses for my two-year-old twin daughters. 

Favourite Sporting Team: Richmond Tigers! I have been a member since I was 12 years old and going to the Grand Final last year was a dream come true. 

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

Alex Rance – he seems like a lovely guy with great morals and he would be good for a laugh.

My Father in Law – he passed away before we had our children. He would have been an amazing loving and caring Grandfather and I wish they got to meet.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) – she seems like a genuine person, considering that she is a royal, and I admire all the charity work she does.

Ms. Gaff with her VCAL class.




Date: Sunday March 25

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm


  • Tours
  • Activities and Workshops
  • Showbags
  • Free Sausage Sizzle from 11.00am onwards




This year, Marymede Catholic College is excited to be participating in the CUA School Colour Fun-Run! 

Our Colour Run will take place during the afternoon of Friday April 20 between 4.00pm – 6.00pm. This event has been organised by our Parents’ & Friends Committee as part of their annual fundraising campaign for the College. By the conclusion of the week, your child will bring home sponsorship forms and a letter containing details regarding this great new event. In raising just $10 students will receive a prize whilst also helping us raise money for our school.

Students are encouraged sign up for a student profile page at where they will be able to access online fundraising and will also go into the running to win a $30,000 Ultimate Family Experience!

The Parents’ & Friends Committee are currently seeking parent volunteers to assist on the day. If you are able to contribute in any way please email


Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that we are currently experiencing network issues as a result of a temporary power outage within the area. 


As as a result, telephone calls made to the College cannot be answered during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 



Marymede wishes to advise that School photos are scheduled to take place on Monday March 5, 2018.

In 2018, the College will again use the services of ‘Arthur Reed Photos’ who offer value packages and simplified ordering processes for our families. 

Uniform expectations for all students are per the grooming standards in our Student Diary - with all students expected to wear their full Summer Uniform (no P.E uniform allowed). Students in Years 7-12 will be required to wear their College Blazer.

Attached below you will find important information regarding School Photo packages, ordering information and Sibling photos which will also be offered for families in 2018. To order sibling photos you will need to follow the instructions listed in the flyer below and also book your sibling photo session by CLICKING HERE.

Photos taken on the day will be used by the College for Student ID Cards and the College Yearbook, along with special Year level related folios such as our Year 12 Graduation Folio.

2018 School Photos

2018 Sibling Photos



In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Mr. Callum Gestautas, a new member of our Year 3 Teaching Team.

Name: Callum Gestautas – Year 3 Teacher –

What is your role at the College?

I’m lucky enough to be a part of the fantastic Year 3 Teaching Team. This year I’m teaching Year 3.1 as well as our Technologies specialist class.

Tell us about an interesting project or topic that you are currently working on with one of your classes?

As it is just the beginning of our school year, our class is getting to know each other and establishing routines that will help us to have the best year we can – they’re also giving me a lot of help finding my way around the school!

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

There is always a moment during the year where you get to witness things just ‘click’ with students. It’s so satisfying to be able to look back at the year with a student as they recognise how much growth they have made and what they have achieved.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Gnocchi

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Office (US Series)

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I like to build things - Over the last six months I’ve built an enormous hardwood dining table for our home.

Favourite Sporting Team: Roo Boys! So glad we’ll be joining the AFLW in 2019 (hopefully we have more luck there!) 

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

Tough one! I’m really not sure, though they would have to enjoy pork belly – that’s my go to ‘impressive’ dish.