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18/11/2019

 

The Visual Arts & Design domain at Marymede Catholic College continues to go from strength to strength as students across Prep to Year 12 embrace their creativity within a range of subjects including Digital Technologies, Food Studies, Media, Textiles, Wood, Studio Arts, Visual Communication & Design and more.

Each year, our College seeks out as many opportunities as we can to present and display the works of our students in all year levels.

In 2019, a variety of artworks were submitted for display at the Whittlesea Show, an event which Marymede has strong history with. We were extremely proud to announce some outstanding results within the Secondary category as the hard work and endeavours of many students were able to recognised on a larger scale.

Stephanie Ceola (Year 11) was awarded Best Secondary Exhibit in the Digital Artwork category for her work which represents the cultural context of the environment and sustainability in today's world. The object was photographed and then edited to form a digital composition.

Meanwhile our endeavours in Product Design & Technology: Wood were featured heavily with Taya Hepburn (Year 9) and Exavier Whitnall (Year 9) recognised for some outstanding pieces of work. Taya was awarded 2nd Place in the Secondary 'Woodwork' category, whilst Exavier took home a clean sweep placing 1st in the Secondary ''Woodwork' category but also winning 'Best Secondary Exhibit' and 'Most Outstanding Exhibit'. A exceptional feat with supervisors from the Whittlesea Show acknowledging that it is rare for one piece to win all 3 awards.

Stephanie, Taya and Exavier's works can all be seen in addition to a variety of other pieces at our Visual Arts & Design Exhibition which will run in the Science Centre until 27 November. The Expo features works from Prep to Year 12, with the following pieces announced as Exhibition Award Recipients at the conclusion of Opening Night last week:

Daniel Preziuso (Year 12, Visual Communication Design)
Principal’s Award – Acquisition of artwork for the school’s permanent collection, selected by Mr Michael Kenny.

George El-Azar (Year 12, Product Design and Technology – Wood)
Calthorpe Award – Most outstanding work chosen by the College Board. 

Hayley Smyth (Year 11, Studio Arts)
People’s Choice Award – Voted by opening night guests.

In further news, works on our new Materials Design & Technology Building continue to move along nicely with the building expected to be completed and ready for classes throughout 2020, giving our students yet another purpose-built, first class facility to explore their talents and aspire to achieve excellence. 

For more information about Visual Arts, Design and Technology at Marymede Catholic College please contact the College.
 

11/11/2019

 

Please find below a list of Starting Dates for students in 2020:

2020 Starting Dates

 

21/10/2019

Top Acts returns in 2019 - A dazzling showcase of the finest talents in the north. Taken from the classrooms and co-curricular programs at Marymede Catholic College and displaying the standout talents of students from Prep to Year 12 in the Performing Arts Program.

Date: Friday November 1, 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre (Yan Yean Theatre)

Tickets: https://pracc.com.au/…/top-acts-(marymede-catholic-college)/

 

12/09/2019

 

We are excited to announce that Marymede Early Learning Centre has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework as assessed by the Department of Education and Training in July of this year.

The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.  Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating.
 

An outstanding achievement by our Director Naomi Rigney and her team - in just a little of 12 months of operation. 

Marymede Early Learning Centre prides itself on not only providing children with an enjoyable and enriching Kindergarten education, but also preparing students adequately for their ensuing Primary education. We understand that all stages of education are important but in particular the early transition years, as they can place extra challenges on students and their families.

In addition to the Centre’s contemporary indoor and outdoor learning space, we offer children a unique opportunity to access the facilities, resources and specialist learning areas of Marymede Catholic College. This enables our children to experience the contemporary resources of a P-12 school including a Resource Centre, Fitness Centre, Art Laboratories and sporting fields.

If you are interested in learning more about 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten at Marymede Early Learning Centre please visit www.melc.vic.edu.au or contact kindergarten@marymede.vic.edu.au

09/08/2019

The Year 8 Visual Arts students at Marymede Catholic College have learnt about skateboarding culture and a range of historical design movements that have shaped the way we see design today. Their task was to research a design movement that they could connect with and create a design inspired by this movement for a skateboard deck. The students studied Art Deco, Bauhaus, Constructivism and Memphis, and used acrylic paints for their final artwork. If you have ever walked past the Manchester Unity Building, you would have seen Art Deco architecture in the heart of Melbourne. And if you have been paying attention to Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ and Eleven’s colourful and trendy outfits, then you would have seen examples of Memphis-style fashion that was born in the ‘80s. 4 artists from the Year 8 cohort reflect on their creative process…

"My name is Demi and I chose Art Deco because I really liked the colours and patterns used for this design movement. The colours this style used was mostly gold and black and I really liked it because the colour gave off a rich and bold vibe.

Something that inspired me was what we were able to do, as in it wasn’t just any old painting that we were doing; we were designing a skateboard, which was much more interesting. 

When I first found out we were designing skateboards in Art I thought it was going to be easy but it turned out not to be as easy as I thought. There were many steps we had to go through ‘til we got our final product."

"My name is Sanjit and the design movement I chose was Art Deco. The reason I chose this style was that it involves bold colours and geometric shapes that are alluring and it was fun to play around with the colours. I think what inspires me as an artist is the world and experimenting with different colours and shapes. When making the skateboard, I did different sketches to get an idea of what I liked. Once my final sketch was complete I started to create the skateboard deck."

"My name is Leo and I chose the Bauhaus design movement because I thought that it would look really good on a skateboard, and I like the colours that it includes.

As an artist I am inspired because I want to create cool artworks and also inspire other people.

The creative process that I used was, first I drew a design of what I was going to paint, and then I drew that design on my board. Then I masked it with tape and started to paint it."

"My name is Brianna and I chose Art Deco as the colours and their contrasts with each other were interesting and fascinating. Experimenting with the style of Art Deco was a challenge but I was proud of the overall ending of it.

As an artist, I think what inspires me the most is having colours that are working together to create a remarkable piece. Even if you aren’t good at drawing or really aren’t that talented at art, like me, a masterpiece is still within reach and extraordinary pieces of art are still easy and achievable.

When making the skateboard deck, I had to sketch designs and needed lots of sources of inspiration to get a style I was 100% set on. Once I had that design that I liked, I took time in getting the right colours and exact lines so that I didn’t end up creating a different design movement rather than Art Deco."

A selection of skateboard designs are currently on display in the SC Building gallery. In addition to this, a number of students in the cohort are exhibiting their work at the City of Whittlesea’s Baseline at Westfield Plenty Valley. We encourage you to visit the displays and see their amazing designs up-close.
 

22/07/2019

Marymede Catholic College is extremely excited to present you with a unique opportunity to join us for a night of fun and laughter at our inaugural ‘Wednesday Night Live’ evening on Wednesday August 28. Hosted by AFL Media Personality Brian Taylor and featuring special guest speakers:

Sam Newman
James Brayshaw
Wayne Carey
Matthew Richardson
Kevin Muscat
and 'Slammin' Sam Kekovich

Doors Open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

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PRICE:
$50 Per Head | Drinks at Bar Prices | BYO food/snacks

Note: Because the venue will be licensed for the night, NO BYO ALCOHOL WILL BE PERMITTED. Please do not bring alcohol to the venue. Security will be employed on the night to ensure these rules are adhered to. Beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food platters - no food will be available for purchase on the night.

BOOKINGS:
Bookings essential (no door sales). Bookings can be made via TryBooking at www.trybooking.com/BDxxk or in person USING THE ATTACHED FORM via the finance office at Marymede Catholic College. Tables of 10. book early to secure best table placement.

GUESTS:
This event is strictly for individuals aged 18 and over. No students (even if aged over 18) will be permitted to attend. I.D may be required upon entry. Security will be present on the night and no inappropriate behaviour will be tolerated. Although alcohol will be available for purchase on the night,  all guests will be expected to drink and act responsibly.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information please contact Marymede Catholic College via 9407-9000 or email functions@marymede.vic.edu.au 

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22/07/2019

Our 2019 Junior Production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. took place across July 18-20 at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre with performances drawing sellout crownds and earning rave reviews.

Congratulations to all members of Cast and Crew for their commitment to rehearsals and preparations in the lead up to the show.

Amazing performances all round - some seriously talented students here at Marymede Catholic College. Re-live some of the action below:

Photos: Ben Fon Photography

16/05/2019

 

Marymede Catholic College is excited to present its 2019 Junior Production: Disney's The Lion King Jr. at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre across July 18-20.

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world as the African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. 

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