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21/02/2019

 

2019 OPEN DAY @ MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE

Date: Sunday March 31

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm

 

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

15/02/2019

The Mathetmatics Team at Marymede are excited to offer the following Maths support sessions to students in Years 7-12 throughout 2019:

 

Year 7 - 9

 

Venue -- VC119

 

Thursday -- 7.30 am -- 8.20 am

For regular attendance to this session, students have to email Mr. Lindsay Cooper Lindsay.cooper@marymede.vic.edu.au and register interest.

 

Wednesday -- 3.30 pm -- 4.30 pm

This is a walk-in session.

 

Years 10 – 12  A.K.A. 40+ Club

 

During the past five years, Maths help from 7:30am until 8:20am has been available in House 6, increasing to five days per week in 2018 with Mr Cooper, Mr Baldwin, Ms Delzoppo and Mr VanWyngaarden. On Wednesday afternoon's the same option was available with Mr Vin and Mr Thompson.

 

In 2019 help will again be available five days per week.

 

Venue - VC119

 

Monday - Friday Mornings - 7.30 am - 8.20 am

 

Wednesday Afternoon - 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

 

There will be some other important expectations to be part of this club:

 

The rationale of the offer is to enable students to learn to live the day to day school and study lives that are commensurate with the behaviours of a student who gains a study score of 40 or more in one or more subjects. At the very least, fulfilling such study expectations should lead to the student entering the examination centre at the end of the year with greater confidence and knowing they have all they could have during their 2019 studies.

  • Students MUST register with a formal email request to Mr Cooper (Lindsay.cooper@marymede.vic.edu.au)that is CCd so that both parent and student are copied into the email and Mr Cooper's response.
  • Students MUST finalise an agreed tripartite schedule that is signed by student, parent and Mr Cooper on behalf of Marymede.
  • Students MUST consistently exhibit excellent studentship traits across all of their subjects, or be at risk of having their access to the 40PLUS Club restricted.
  • Students MUST attend regularly at least once per week on the nominated day(s) of the week in the original registration email.
  • Mobile phone use will be limited to before entry and after exit from VC 119. The same applies to inappropriate / invalid use of their lap top devices.
  • In the event of an expected absence due to a rare and legitimate excuse an email to Mr Cooper is required on the day (or prior) of the absence.

07/02/2019

In late 2018, 10 students from the Creative Writing Program at Marymede Catholic College paid their respects to the victims of the Black Saturday fires by publishing a book of poetry titled “Poetic Voices from Black Saturday”.

Led by Secondary Staff member John Milides, the Creative Writing Program here at the College invited students with a strong passion and interest in English to participate in a series of workshops throughout 2018. 

With an aspiration to become authors serving our community, the group decided to study the tragedy of the Black Saturday bushfires which ravaged through areas of Kinglake, Kilmore, Wandong, St. Andrews, Strathewen, Narbithong, Eaglehawke, Flowerdale, Beechworth and Marysville on February 7, 2009.

The young writers would focus on creating a voice for the victims and aimed for their pieces to have a social purpose and benefit. Giving voice through literature and poetry to those people in our community who either lost their lives or suffered as a result of the natural disaster.

Mr Milides reflects on the groups journey and the final outcome – “As their teacher, and their first reader, I am most impressed by the poetry produced by these fine young poets. Their writing is full of pathos, emotion, pain and compassion. The poetry redeems the victims by taking their personal tragedies and turning them into a communal sharing of pain and its aftermath.”

On Sunday February 10, Marymede Catholic College will participate at the Kinglake Ranges Combined Churches Black Saturday 10th Anniversary Memorial Service, which will be held at St Peter’s Church and will be led by Father Ruwan. Our young Authors will offer a book to each family attending the memorial service together with a cross that Fr Ruwan will bless at the church.

If you would like to order a copy of ‘Poetic Voices from Black Saturday’ please email news@marymede.vic.edu.au

POETIC VOICES FROM BLACK SATURDAY

ISBN 978 – 0 – 6484652 – 0 - 1

AUTHORS:
Jane Babu
Dimitris Bachos
Cecilia Bingham
Deakin Constable
Chloe Falzon
Kristen Lando
Shante Pisani
Mannat Thakur
Samuel Vermeulen
Grace Wake

EDITOR:
Mr. John Milides

Mr Milides with our Authors


 

06/02/2019

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Toni Dicello, a member of Marymede Early Learning Centre (3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten).

Name: Toni Dicello – Early Childhood Teacher – toni.dicello@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

In 2019 I am teaching one of our 4 Year Old Kindergarten Groups at Marymede Early Learning Centre.

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

To commence the Kindergarten year, Naomi, the ELC staff and I are working towards creating an engaging and inspiring learning space for our kindergartners to explore.

Our team are in constant discussion of how we can continuously extend our children’s learning and we find using project based learning enables us to holistically integrate numeracy, literacy, science and technology into the program. As many of our families have holidayed by the beach, we thought it would be meaningful to begin the year with an inquiry into marine life and the ocean as an ecosystem.

Within our specialists classes and indoor/outdoor programs, our young protagonists will have the opportunity to create their own ocean ecosystem, experiment with salt water density, explore ocean currents and develop an awareness of the impact human activity has on our oceans.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

Without doubt, the most rewarding aspect of being an Early Childhood Teacher is having a direct impact on children’s learning and later life success.  

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Movie/TV Show: Movie: Cry Freedom; TV Show: Friends

Hidden Talent/Hobby or Something We May Not Know About You: One of my hobbies is Creative Writing!

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Essendon Bombers

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

1. Noam Chomsky
2. Leo Tolstoy 
3. William Shakespeare

Some of the greatest literary and philosophical thinkers in one room would be extremely inspiring and make for some interesting conversation. 


 

06/02/2019

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak with Ms. Carola Scatizzi, a member of our Primary Teaching Team..

Name: Carola Scatizzi – Primary Italian Teacher – carola.scatizzi@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

In 2019 I will be teaching Italian from Prep all the way to Year 6.

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

During our Italian lessons, students will be involved in a variety of dynamic language learning experiences such as role plays, games, songs and stories within a stimulating learning environment. 
Our lessons will focus on a range of themes and topics including greetings, family, markets, food, weather, transport, housing, school, emotions, hobbies and life in Italy.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Being a language teacher, the most rewarding aspect of teaching is hearing students communicate with each other in the language being taught and observing them applying their language skills and knowledge to other key learning areas such as Arts, Literacy, Numeracy and PE.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: PPG - Pasta, Pizza, Gelato!

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Goonies

Hidden Talent or Something We May Not Know About You: I am currently learning Auslan.

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: Stefanos Tsitsipas (Tennis player)

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

1. Niccolo’ Ammaniti: He’s my favourite Italian author
2. Yotam Ottolenghi: He’ll be cooking dinner
3. Jack Johnson: He’s one of my favourite singers

23/01/2019

Marymede Catholic College is looking forward to the 2019 School year with great excitement.

With the beginning of the School year now only days away, the College has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their corresponding answers with regards to commencement in 2019.
 

1.    WHEN DOES TERM 1, 2019 COMMENCE?

The first group of students will return to School for Term 1 on Thursday 31 January 2019. This will be students in Years 3 to 12 only. Students in Years Prep to 2 will commence on Monday 4 February.

Please click HERE for a full list of starting dates.

2.    WHERE DOES MY CHILD LINE UP DURING THE MORNING OF DAY ONE?

•    Year 7 students are to line up behind their House flags at 8.40am outside the Auditorium. They will be involved a short assembly and will then be collected by their House Captains.

•    NEW students in Years 8-12 are to meet at the Main Office at 8.40am where they will be collected by a Staff member from their House.

•    All other Year 8-12 students will head to their House/Homeroom areas on Day One.

•    Prep students are to meet just outside the Prep House with their parents. They will then be collected by their teachers and taken into class.

•    Students in Years 1 to 6 are to line up in the 2019 designated line up areas.

3.    WHEN DOES THE MAIN OFFICE OPEN?

The Main Office has now re-opened, for any enquiries please contact 9407-9000.

4.    WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 1, 2019?

The College Calendar for 2019 is available on our College Website and can also be accessed via our Parent Access Module. We strongly encourage families to check the College Calendar on a regular basis as this is updated frequently.

5.    IS THE UNIFORM SHOP OPEN?

Yes. The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesday 29 January and normal trading hours for Term 1 will commence on Wednesday 30 January 2019. The Uniform Shop can be contacted on 9036-7358. 

6.    WHICH UNIFORM DOES MY CHILD WEAR IN TERM 1?

All students will be required to wear their SUMMER uniform for Term 1, 2019. New students are to refer to the acceptable footwear document provided to them upon enrolment for rules regarding footwear. 

Please Note: Year 7 Students are required to wear their full summer uniform on Day 1 – regardless of timetable.

7.    UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF SCHOOL, WHERE CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF AND COLLECT THEM FROM?

The following information may assist with School pick-up and drop-off:

•    The College Drop-Off/Pick-Up areas are located at Gate A (exit through Gate C), Gate E and Gate F (exit through Gate G).
•    Parents are no longer able to park at the Joinery land across from the College (2018 Temporary Carpark).
•    Access to Camp Australia’s OHSC Program is via the Williamsons Road Pedestrian Gate.
•    Access to the College between 9.00am and 3.00pm will be via the pedestrian gate at Gate D. During these times all visitors must sign in and out via Main Reception.
•    Students arriving late to School and leaving early (after 9.00am) will be required to do so via the Gate D pedestrian gates.
•    Parents wanting to access the Finance Office enter via Gate B

8.    IS THERE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOOKLISTS?

Families who have not yet ordered their child’s/children books for 2019 via the OfficeMax portal are strongly encouraged to do so immediately. This will ensure that your child has access to all of the required online resources from the commencement of the school year.

All e-Resources listed via OfficeMax Portal are a compulsory requirement. Primary students will be provided with login details from their classroom teachers the week commencing Monday 5 February. 

Any family who has previously placed an order but omitted the digital subscription component will be required to log in again and place a further order. Parents can log on via the following website:

https://www.officemaxschools.com.au 
Access Code: MCC2019

VCE Students who have purchased their online texts from OfficeMax should have received an email outlining all of their access codes and websites for their e-resources 2 or 3 days after purchase. These are subject specific. 

Students in Years 7 -10 should have received an email with their login details for their e-resources from either our Classroom Teachers, OfficeMax, JacPlus or KWL.  

Students who have not purchased the e-resources by 4 February will have their access to these resources removed until payment is made.

9.    I DID NOT REVIEW MY CHILD’S SEMESTER 2, 2018 ACADEMIC REPORT, WHERE CAN I ACCESS THIS?

Semester 2, 2018 Academic Reports were released online via our Parent Access Module (PAM) during the final week of Term 4, 2018. Parents will be able to access their child’s report by visiting PAM and logging in with the details provided to them. If you cannot remember you PAM login details, please contact the College on 9407-9000. For privacy reasons, the College will need to confirm the identity of any detail request before providing usernames and passwords.

10.    PRIMARY SCHOOL TESTING DATES (PREP – YEAR 2 ONLY):

During the final week of 2018, all Primary families received correspondence regarding class allocations and for students in Prep to Year 2, details on booking upcoming testing appointments.

Various testing sessions will take place by appointment on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February (Refer to individual starting dates for year level specific testing). Any student who is unable to attend a testing date this week will be tested by their classroom teacher during the early weeks of Term 1.

11.    WILL WE HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH COLLEGE PRINCIPAL MR. KENNY IN TERM 1?

Yes, all families will have the opportunity to catch up Mr. Michael Kenny via a ‘Morning Tea with the Principal’ in the early stages of Term 1 and throughout 2019.

12.    MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2019, AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE HOUSES. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

No. The College does not allow for movement between Houses.

13.    MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2019. WHAT ITEMS CAN HE/SHE BRING WITH HER TO SCHOOL EACH DAY?

The College does not take responsibility for any personal items brought into the College grounds. Secondary School students should refer to their 2019 Student Diary for rules regarding the use of Mobile Phones and other technologies on College grounds.

14.    WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL FEES IN 2019?

Please click HERE to view the 2019 School Fee Structure.

15.    WHEN WILL FEE STATEMENTS FOR 2019 BE SENT OUT?

2019 fee statements have now been sent to all families. If you have not received your fee statement or would like more information regarding School fees please contact the Accounts Office on 9407 9000.

16.    WILL THE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CONTINUE IN 2019?

Yes, the School Bus Service will continue in 2019. Information regarding the Bus service this year has been sent to all families. The College requires a 25% deposit on all Bus fees by no later than Monday 4 February, with all Semester 1 Bus fees required to be paid IN FULL by no later than Friday 1 March, 2019.

To view proposed routes click HERE.

17.    MY CONTACT DETAILS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK, WHO CAN I REPORT THESE TO?

For any change in contact details please contact the College Registrar on 9407-9000 or alternatively email to registrar@marymede.vic.edu.au.

PLEASE NOTE: Any family who changes contact details via CareMonkey is also required to report this change to the College.

18.    ARE 2020 and 2021 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Yes. Applications for Year 7, 2021 are open now and close on 23 August 2019. 

Yes. Applications for Prep 2020 are open and will close on 24 May, 2019.

For further information regarding enrolment at Marymede Catholic College please contact the Registrar on 9407-9000.

19.    WHEN IS THE IT HELPDESK OPEN? 

The IT Helpdesk is open daily between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm. You can contact the IT Helpdesk via phone on 9407-9020 or email at helpdesk@marymede.vic.edu.au.

20.    MY CHILD HAS A DEVICE AT THE IT HELPDESK FOR REPAIR. WHEN WILL IT BE READY?

All devices which were submitted for repair over the School holidays are now ready for collection. Please refer to the Warranty Loss and Repair document attached to this email for further information.

21.    MY CHILD’S DEVICE REQUIRES REPAIR PRIOR TO SCHOOL COMMENCING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your child’s device requires repair please bring this in to the IT Helpdesk as soon as possible.

22.    WILL MY YEAR 7 CHILD BE PROVIDED WITH A DEVICE IN 2019?

All Year 7, 2019 students were provided with their device at Orientation last year. All new students in Years 8-12 are able to pick up their device from the IT Helpdesk. 

23.    WHEN WILL 2019 SCHOOL PHOTOS TAKE PLACE?

School photos will take place on Monday 4 March 2019, the College will also be offering Sibling photos in 2019. Further correspondence regarding School photos will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

24.    WILL THERE BE ANY PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS/IMPORTANT DATES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2019 SCHOOL YEAR?

Yes. The following events will take place during the early stages of Term 1:

-    Whole School Opening Mass: Tuesday 5 February
-    Leadership & High Achievers Assembly: Friday 8 February
-    VCE/VCAL 2019 Parent Information Evening: Monday 11 February
-    Secondary House Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 12 February
-    Year 10 Challenge Camp: Wednesday 13 February – Friday 15 February
-    Year 7 Camp Parent Information Evening: Monday 18 February
-    Year 12 Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 19 February
-    Years 4-6 Bridge Inn Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 19 February
-    Prep Parent Workshop Evening: Monday 25 February
-    Year 12 Retreat: Monday 25 February – Wednesday 27 February
-    School Photo Day: Monday 4 March
-    Chanel, Chisholm and Marcellin House BBQ’s: Tuesday 5 March
-    Labour Day Public Holiday: Monday 11 March
-    McAuley, McCormack and Romero House: Wednesday 13 March
-    Year 7 Camp: Wednesday 20 March – Friday 22 March
-    Open Day: Sunday 31 March (11.00am – 2.00pm)
-    P-12 Progress Interviews: Thursday 4 April
-    Term 1 Concludes: Thursday 4 April @ 1.30pm

Further information regarding each event will be communicated to parents throughout Term 1.

25.    WHEN WILL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR CLASS TIMETABLES?

Secondary School students will be able to access their draft class timetable via SIMON from Monday 28 January. Students can log into SIMON via https://simon.marymede.vic.edu.au. Students are to log in with their existing username and password. 

For all further enquiries regarding the commencement of the 2019 School Year please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9407-9000.
 

17/12/2018

 

Marymede Catholic Collge would like to wish all families a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and Healthy New Year.

The College Office will close on Friday December 21 and will re-open on Monday January 6.

For a full list of starting dates please CLICK HERE.

07/12/2018

Are you looking to join the Marymede Community in 2020 or 2021?

Applications for our two major intakes (Prep and Year 7) are now open.

  • Prep 2020 applications will close on May 24, 2019.
  • Year 7, 2021 applications will close on August 23, 2019.
  • Applications for Year 7 2020 are now closed. If you are interested in enrolment for this intake please contact the College.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us via 9407-9000 or via email at registrar@marymede.vic.edu.au

04/12/2018

 

Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that applications for our Scholarship Program in 2020 are now open. The College will offer Scholarships across two categories: Academic Excellence and General Excellence.

Scholarships will be open to any student entering into Year 7, 2020 and may carry part or full remission up to 50% of tuition fees across Years 7-12.

To read more about our Scholarship Program, or to apply for a Scholarship at the College in 2020, please visit: http://www.marymede.vic.edu.au/enrolment/scholarships 

Please Note: Applications will close on February 11, 2019 and no late applications will be accepted under any circumstances. We strongly advise any family interested in applying for a Scholarship to visit the link above and read all terms and conditions pertaining to Scholarship application.
 

14/11/2018

 

Exciting times lie ahead for Year 7 Marymede students Marc Lando, Leo Karakatsanis and Christian Nicolaou, all of whom have recently been selected to represent Marymede Catholic College as the first ever Australian team to compete at World Educational Robot Competition held in Shanghai, China.

The World Educational Robot Competition (known as WER) is an international robot contest for teenagers from 4 to 18. Annually, more than 500,000 contestants from 50 countries participate in WER contests.

Our students, whom have been generously sponsored by Centrecom, Sunshine to attend the competition, are looking forward to their exciting opportunity in the land of the Red Dragon. “I’m really looking forward to the experience and spending time with my robotics teammates but also the atmosphere of the whole event which is going to be huge” says Christian.

Our students will work as a team of 3 using robots made by Abilix – a world-leading educational robotics company - to design, build and program a robot to navigate a game mat and solve tasks around the 2018 theme “Information Era”. The boys have developed their Team Name ‘Robo Roos’ and logo, and have been working together in their lunchtime Robotics Club developing their abilities in robot design and programming as well as teamwork and innovation.

Digital Technologies at Marymede Catholic College has gone from strength to strength in the past 3 years thanks to the dedication and commitment of Staff member Ms. Kylie Buttigieg who continues to work on new and innovative programs and opportunities for our students.

Ms. Buttigieg said that these three boys were the ideal candidates to lead Team Marymede in Shanghai due to their longstanding commitment to Robotics Club and the keen enthusiasm and energy they brought to the program. Leo claimed that what he liked most about coding was "solving problems and progressing through different stages of problem solving through using technology”, whilst Marc has always had a keen interest in digital technologies: “I remember starting to code around 4 years ago because I just had this fascination with computing and robots”.

This year’s contest is just the beginning for Marymede, who will host the Australian leg of the WER here on College grounds in 2019 – with Ms. Buttigieg’s Robotics Crew already training for next year’s event.

The Robo Roos will depart for Shanghai, China on December 13 for the two-day competition. We wish them all the very best in their endeavours and acknowledge the support of Centrecom, Sunshine for their sponsorship.

The Robo Roos will depart for Shanghai, China on December 13 for the two-day competition. We wish them all the very best in their endeavours and acknowledge the support of Centrecom, Sunshine for their sponsorship.

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