Congratualtions to our graduating Class of 2014. We wish our students all the very best in their future endeavours.
Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate the 83 Year 12 students who recently graduated from Secondary School, during the week commencing Monday October 20.
Tuesday October 21 saw the last full School Assembly where the official handover was made from the College Leaders of 2014 to the Leaders of 2015. It was an impressive ceremony that saw speeches from our 2014 College Captains, Carlin Sinclair and Jaya Sharma and our 2015 College Captains, Michael Manoussakis and Marisa Bellina.
That evening our Year 12 Graduation evening was held in the presence of our cohort's proud parents, grandparents and siblings. It was an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by the Class of 2014 to the life of Marymede Catholic College.
In the morning of Wednesday October 22 Father Maurie Cooney celebrated Mass for the Year 12 students and staff. It was also an opportunity for the students to express their thanks to Father Cooney as Chaplain of the College for the whole time many of these students were at Marymede.
Finally on Thursday October 23, the now traditional Year 12 breakfast was prepared by our staff and the dress-up parade in front of the whole School took place, much to the delight of our Primary students.
Whilst the hard work is not yet over (VCAA Exams currently taking place) we congratulate the graduating Class of 2014 on their achievements in the past 13 years, and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2014!
To view photos from Graduation Week 2014 please CLICK HERE
Our 2014 College Captains address from the final full School Assembly of 2014:
"Good Morning, Mr D’Astoli, Members of the College Leadership Team, students and staff.
Calin and I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that this is the final College Captain’s address that you will receive from Calin and I. It is the final time you will receive Calin’s charismatic flair or endure my really bad jokes. This will be one of the final times the Graduating class of 2014 will be presented before you, before they embark on a new journey, away from the school structure of 13 years prior, and it is that we wish you all the best and good luck for the exciting future ahead.
It seems just days ago when most of us first arrived here at Marymede, where Wurrun Common was the car park and everything in between the Middle school courtyard and the Fitness centre was grass and rocks. On behalf of the class of 2014, we would sincerely thank all our teachers for the tremendous effort they have put in throughout the years to ensure we have received the best education, and we admire your dedication to our learning. We would like to offer a wholehearted thank you for sacrificing your time and attention to help us achieve our best. A Tibetan proverb states that “A child without education is like a bird without wings”, and it is through the work of these fabulous teachers that we have become who we are today, and once again thank you.
This year we must farewell our respected Principal Mr. Paul D’Astoli, who has overseen the growth of both our cohort and the school to which we all belong and are a part of. It is through the efforts of those like Mr. D’Astoli, that we have the opportunity to attend a school with the facilities and environment of Marymede Catholic College. Thank you Mr D’Astoli, and we wish you well for whatever the future may hold.
Speaking of the future, we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize the outstanding involvement of the Student Leadership team of 2014 and praise the work you all have done throughout the year, as we all know full well that many College events would not run half as smoothly were they to be held without you all. Saying this, we are nevertheless eager to pass on the reins of leadership over to the next generation of students at Marymede, and hope that they achieve even bigger and better things and progress even further than their predecessors in their roles as ambassadors for the College and paragons of leadership."
Today I would like to conclude with a quote from Albert Einstein, who once said that “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” So please, continue to try new things those of our peers who finish and embark on the next stage of life beyond school and those of you who continue growing and learning at Marymede."
The Marymede Catholic College’s inaugural ‘Carols by Candlelight’ is being celebrated at the College on Thursday 4th December in the College’s Fitness Centre at 6:30pm (student performers to arrive at 6:00pm).
‘Carols by Candlelight’ is a tradition in Australia, and by bringing this event to Marymede Catholic College we provide an opportunity for the whole Marymede Catholic College Community to come together to celebrate the Liturgical Season of Advent, to acknowledge this most special time of the year and to celebrate the coming of our Saviour. ‘Carols by Candlelight’ will bring students from Prep to 12 together to celebrate the Nativity through scripture, song and drama. There will also be lots of prizes and fun, including a VERY special guest… yes… our very own SANTA CLAUS will be making an appearance so this one is not to be missed!
Family Tickets (includes 2 Adults and 2 Children) are priced at $10 and will be available from Friday 24th October from:
Tickets are limited so get in fast!
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.
Parents of students currently enrolled in the College’s Private Instrumental Music Program should read the attached documentation as it contains important information in relation to enrolment / re-enrolment in the College’s Private Instrumental Music Program for 2015. All students currently enrolled in the college’s Instrumental Music Program must RE-ENROL for 2015.
All forms need to be completed, signed and returned to the College’s Main Reception no later than Monday 10th November 2014.
The College currently offers private instrumental music lessons for students wishing to learn: Voice, Piano, Keyboard, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drum Kit and Guitar.