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  • Students Break Guinness World Record!

    Congratulations to students from Marymede Catholic College and friends from our Mernda-Whittlesea Parish who gathered to break a Guinness World Record as part of Science Week celebrations!

  • Solar Goes to School @ Marymede

    Marymede Catholic College is now just a small step away from switching on our very own Solar Power Plant! Read more here!

  • Meet the Teacher - Mrs. Meaghan Voumard

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

  • Showstoppers a Top Act

    Some outstanding performances at our fourth annual Top Acts Concert - held at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre.

  • Marymede Early Learning Centre - Enrol for 2019

    Marymede Early Learning Centre is now open. Limited spaces are still available for 4 Year Old Kindergarten in 2019. Apply Now.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

Unspoken and Unknown - Chiara Xerri

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

 

'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)

Marymede Early Learning Centre - Now Open

Offering a Kindergarten program for 3 and 4 year old children located on the grounds of Marymede Catholic College.

Drama @ Marymede

A great look into Drama opportunities here at Marymede Catholic College

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RECENT NEWS

 

VICTORIAN SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH SUCCESS
A Reflection – By Kaitlyn Moss

In early May, our 7X (Year 7 Enhanced Learning Stream) class were invited to enter the ‘Victorian Science Talent Search’, a competition that aims for students of all ages to be involved with, and enjoy, science. 

Participants were required to select a task from a range of different categories, based around the theme ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’. 
Chloe and Shantal (my classmates) presented a scientific photographic explanation of meat preservation using salt water whilst my project partner Sienna and I entered a board game – targeting environmentally friendly and affordable transportation fueling substitutions.

Recently, Sienna and I were informed that our entry was successful and were to be awarded a Minor Bursary Prize. On October 29, we visited LaTrobe University to display our prize-winning game and to see what our competitors created. Every single one was amazing, with some being made from lego mechanics and others having additional affects such as sound and lights.  

Presenting our game to the public and other schools was enjoyable as we were able to teach them about fuel and how expensive it really is If only all our teachers taught in game form! 

At the conclusion of the day, the awards ceremony took place. We waited for what felt like ages before we were signaled to stand in a line to collect our prize, a bursary cheque and medallion. 

We had a fantastic time and definitely would not hesitate to take part in the future.  

Kaitlyn Moss 7X


 

Please find below link to 2019 Starting Dates including Meet the Teacher sessions for new Prep students.

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 STARTING DATES

 

Towards the end of 2017 Marymede Catholic College commenced our journey towards implementing meaningful solar generation across our growing South Morang campus.

In a plan then developed between our College and specialised energy strategy firm ‘Mamachi’ we are now about to turn on its very own power plant! A 270kW solar PV system - made from 981 (x 275w) panels and inverters have been installed by Autonomous Energy and is expected to be turned on by the middle of this Term. The installed system is projected to reduce our current annual consumption by over one third. From a sustainability standpoint, the system projects an average annual saving of 201 tonnes of CO2, offsetting as much as 2,500 tonnes over a 10 year operating life.

Solar Panels Now Lining Several Buildings Across our Grounds.

Solar Makes Sense:

“The ability to play a leadership role in the local community and for our students during their formative years was too important. Not just adopting renewable energy but ensuring it was tactile for teaching purposes, and tangible as part of our broader community message” explains Business Manager Paul Romanin. 

What About Batteries?

Importantly, we had expressly included consideration for battery storage from the get-go. Energy reliability is topical in the media, and top of mind following recent power disruptions in our local area.

“Between 22-30% of the solar energy produced may not be utilised by us – consider School holidays and weekends. The benefit we do obtain is compelling – that’s why we have installed it! Nonetheless, there is still a meaningful proportion of solar energy that could be utilised. Over time we believe that will mean storage - and potentially more solar!” Paul noted.

The system – now fully installed and awaiting final permission to energise – offers up to 80MWh per year in generated, but not used, solar energy - perfect for storage.
 
Solar in School @ Marymede Catholic College

Another factor which drove our investigation into solar energy was the idea that it could be integrated into the classroom environment. 100kW of inverters now sit on proud display at the Trade Centre, clearly visible to students and within observable reach for use in a range of identified curricular applications.

Trade Skills Centre (Far Right)

“STEM and the interaction between students and technology is becoming integral to the learning experience. This will only continue to impact the nature of employment and society as our students go forwards in life. We want to take every opportunity to prepare them for this, so utilising the solar data was important from the outset.” comments Paul.

Thanks to an existing, site wide fibre network across the College all data created by the solar system is directly fed into our School LAN Network. As well as supporting compliance requirements for local grid-operator, Ausnet, our IT network can monitor performance data of the system to be captured, managed and utilised.
 
Students will therefore be able to interact with the solar system, which we believe can play an increasing role in our curricular objectives - creating readily available data for use in both science (Climate, Environment and Renewable Energy Studies) and technology (such as Data Science, Business Intelligence or Analytics) streams from early primary years into VCE. 


 

 

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.

 

COLLEGE CALENDAR

  • VCAA Written Examinations (ROVEV)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Wednesday 31/10/2018
  • 2018 Australian Futsal Championships (sel. students) in QLD (OHARA)
    Queensland, Australia
    Thursday 08/11/2018
    6:00
  • Yrs. 10 & 11 Exams (KIFTT)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Tuesday 13/11/2018
  • PS - Yr 3 - 5 (sel. students) House Swimming Carnival @ WaterMarc (Yr 3 - 8:30am - 11:45am) (Yr 4 & 5 - 10:20am - 1:15pm) (LARGG)
    WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough VIC 3088, Australia
    Tuesday 13/11/2018
    9:30
  • Visual Arts & Design - End of Year Exhibition (Science Wing / SC Building) (GUZMJ / DIMUM)
    Marymede Catholic College, South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
    Tuesday 13/11/2018
    18:30

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