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  • English Extension Aiming for Excellence

    Ms. Richardson has been pioneering English extension opportunities for students in Year 12 with the introduction of both after-school and online (YouTube) extension sessions

  • Science Earns a Ticket to Germany

    Congratulations to James Manoussakis (Year 12)  who has been invited to the the XLAB International Science Camp held at the George August University in Gottingen, Germany.

  • Meet the Teacher - Miss. Carla Esposito

    In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we check in with Miss. Carla Esposito - Co-ordinator of Romero House.

  • Marymede Catholic College Presents 'Xanadu'

    Our 2018 College Production 'Xanadu' will hit the stage from Thursday May 24 - Saturday May 26. Click here for more info and to book your tickets.

  • Marymede Early Learning Centre - Apply Now

    Click here for updates on the 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs on offer at Marymede Early Learning Centre.

  • Let's See How Far We've Come - Marymede From the Sky

    Marymede Catholic College has seen some amazing growth and devleopment over the past 10 years. Just look at the aerial images to see how far we've come.

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The Captain's Journey

The story of 2015 College Captains Michael and Marisa during their final year of Secondary School.

Marymede Early Learning Centre

Opening in 2018 and offering 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten Programs.

Principal's Address - Leadership Induction Assembly

Mr. Michael Kenny delivers his Principal's Address at our 2017 Leadership Induction Assembly.

Unspoken and Unknown - Chiara Xerri

Chiara Xerri's outstanding performance at the 2016 Secondary Awards Evening!

 

Marymede SRC

Our Student Representative Council promotional video. Who are the SRC and what do they do?

2017 Leadership Pledge

Taken from the 2017 Leadership Induction Assembly in February 2017.

'Imagine If It Were You'

A refugee reflection video created by Year 6.2 at Marymede Catholic College

The Illusion of Life

A live-action film/stop-motion animation created by Tonia Ciccone (Year 12 2016)

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RECENT NEWS

 

Over the past 18 months, VCE English Teacher Ms. Richardson has been pioneering after-School English Extension classes for all Year 12 students, designed to provide them with an opportunity to work more closely with Year 12 English Teachers on areas of assessment that they have found particularly tricky.

Student feedback to these extra opportunities has been overwhelmingly positive with classes moving out of our smaller study areas in the Resource Centre into larger classrooms to cater for high demand/attendance.

“I felt that we needed to have more time to help students reach for higher-end responses in their essays” recalls Ms. Richardson, who currently teaches VCE English along with Year 9 Literature and Year 8 Humanities. “I first invited my own students to come along, which some of them did, and then they brought their friends and it just kept growing!”

The extension classes primarily focus on essay topics and assessment tasks, planning responses and exploring ways in which students can produce higher-range pieces. Ms. Richardson has longer term goals for the program however, with a view to introducing Year 11 classes and rolling out extra content online in an attempt to reach more students. “I recently started filming and streaming the classes online as a way to also allow busy students to benefit from the sessions and we’ve found this to be extremely popular also.”

Year 12 student Libby has found the classes particularly beneficial: “The classes help us focus on areas of study in greater detail than we are able to in our normal class time, unpacking concepts with a deeper understanding. They’ve allowed me personally to ask more questions and give me more ideas to work with when it comes to assessment time.” 

Our Year 12 English Extension class takes place every Wednesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm and is available via YouTube with direct links sent to all Year 12 students following the session.

VCE English Teachers Ms. Richardson, Ms. Smith and just some of the students who attend our English Extension Classes in large numbers.
 

 

Marymede Catholic College would like to congratulate James Manoussakis (Year 12) on recently being announced as one of only 4 students from Australia and approximately 20 students across the world to be invited to the the XLAB International Science Camp held at the George August University in Gottingen, Germany. 

James will head over to Germany this August and recieves this opportunity via winning a place at the National Youth Science Forum this past January. 

The National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to expose students to the diverse study and career options available in STEM fields. The Program includes lectures, workshops and labs run by established scientists, facility tours, social events, skills building activities and so much more. The Program took place in January this year in Canberra (Australian National University) and Brisbane (University of Queensland).

We wish James all the very best in his future scientific endevaours.

Currently completing his Year 12 studies, James will head over to Germany this August.

 

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 – carla.esposito@marymede.vic.edu.au

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.
 

COLLEGE CALENDAR

  • National Sorry Day
    Saturday 26/05/2018
  • Musical Production Closing Night @ PRACC (actual show 5pm-6.30pm)
    Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Saturday 26/05/2018
    12:00
  • National Reconciliation Week
    Sunday 27/05/2018
  • SACCSS Intermediate - Boys & Girls Futsal @ Pit Lane - Albert Park (OHARA)
    Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia
    Monday 28/05/2018
    7:00
  • Unit 3 Further Maths SAC (VC114) (NARAV)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Monday 28/05/2018
    8:00

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