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25/10/2017

 

Congratulations to Laura Daniele (Year 11) who was recently announced as 1 of only a limited number of students across Victoria to be invited to attend the National Schools’ Constitutional Convention to be held in Canberra and attended by the Prime Minister across March 20-22, 2018!

Laura was given the opportunity to attend local and State conventions recently as part of her VCE Legal Studies classes and after enjoying taking part in the initial conventions felt encouraged by the opportunity to apply for the National Convention.

As part of her application, Laura wrote a small piece on the Australian Constitution as a whole and why she believes it is important for all Australians to learn about their Constitution. 

Laura is a keen participator in her Legal Studies subject and particularly enjoys gaining in-depth knowledge about the inner workings of the Australian Government and how she as an Australian Citizen can affect new laws which will shape the country for years to come.

Congratulations Laura!
 

23/10/2017

The Marymede Catholic College Top Acts Performing Arts Concert will take place on Thursday November 9 at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre.

Celebrating the top performances developed by Marymede Catholic College Drama, Dance and Music students.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

18/10/2017

 

Congratulations to Jamie-Lee Mathews (Year 8) who was recently selected to represent the Victorian Under 17 Women’s Softball Team at the upcoming National Softball Championships which are set to take place in Sydney throughout January 2018.

It all began around 4 years ago at the age of 10 for Jamie-Lee, who attended a local ‘Come and Try’ day at the suggestion of her Mother, Gail. “Mum was a Softball player herself and really enjoyed the game when she was younger, so was very excited when she saw the ad for the ‘Come and Try’ day” remembers Jamie-Lee.

Jamie-Lee, who is the youngest player in the recently announced Victorian Under 17’s squad, is also a member of the Marymede High Performance Academy and plays outfield and third base for her local team the Monarchs in the Northern District Softball Association. 

Away from School, her Softball schedule consists of four training sessions per week along with additional fitness programming and Marymede High Performance Academy commitments.

She cites the biggest challenge of the game to be reading the ball. “Whether you’re batting or fielding, you never know the true direction of the ball and constantly need to be paying attention whilst being aware of the game situation”.

Jamie-Lee hopes that her own sporting endeavours will one day lead her to the College World Series in the United States of America followed by a long and successful professional career in the game.

For now, however, her sights are solely focused on the upcoming National Championships in early 2018 and she is happy to offer the following advice to other young aspiring athletes: “Just have fun. Give it everything you’ve got. Have no regrets when you play and leave it all out on the diamond, field or court!”.

Marymede Catholic College congratulates Jamie-Lee and wishes her all the very best in the upcoming National Championships in Sydney. 
 

16/10/2017

Our Prep 2018 Parent Information Evening took place on the evening of Monday 16 October. Thank you to all those in attendance.

Families may access the evening's presentation via the link below:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PREP 2018 INFORMATION EVENING PRESENTATION

16/10/2017

 

With 2017 VCE Examinations right around the corner, families might find the 2017 VCE Exam Navigator useful - this document can be viewed via clicking the link below:

 

2017 VCE EXAMS NAVIGATOR

12/10/2017

Please find below a list of starting dates for all students in 2018:

21/09/2017

We would like to invite all families to attend our 2017 Trivia Night set to take place on Friday October 20 here at the College. All funds raised on the night will go towards our 2017 REMAR Solidarity Camp in the Northern Territory, along with the charities visited in the Philippines by students taking part in our 2017 Philippines Immersion Tour. 

TRIVIA NIGHT
Date: Friday 20 October, 2017
Time: 7.00pm -10.00pm 
Location: Marymede Catholic College - Fitness Centre
Cost: 10$ per person – Tables of 8
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SEYL by no later than Monday 16 October.

Silent Auctions, Games, Prizes, Music and more!  

We look forward to seeing many members of the Marymede Community, family and friends in attendance. For more information please do not hesitate to contact our Acting Director of Faith & Mission 7-12 Mrs Marie Bagh via marie.bagh@marymede.vic.edu.au
 

20/09/2017

We are pleased to inform our Marymede Community  that Gabriella Agosta (Marcellin) and Ebadat Dhillon (McAuley) have been announced as our 2018 College Captains!

We would like to congratulate Gabriella and Ebadat on this achievement and also acknowledge our unsuccessful candidates on their applications.

20/09/2017

 

On Tuesday 19th September Year 11 and 12 students met John Maher, a Ballarat father who for the last 20 years has been travelling around the country sharing his family’s tragic story of loss involving motor vehicles, to ‘drive home’ the message of dangerous driving.  

Each time we get behind the wheel of a car we are facing risks. The risks are particularly elevated among teenage drivers due to inexperience, fatigue, distraction, excess speed, and drink driving.  All of these risks can lead to life threatening and deadly motor vehicle accidents.  

His one hour seminar moved many of us to tears as we heard the tragic story of the loss of his 18 year old daughter, Carmen, who died at the wheel of her car only 5km’s from their home. Carmen fell asleep at the wheel. “We can’t give her a cuddle. We can’t tell her we love her,” said John as he reminded our students that they are the most important people in the lives of the people around them. He expressed that a car crash is a life changer for everyone and a parents loss of their child is almost impossible to live with. His message was clear, “Make good decisions as road users and be aware of the dangers of fatigue”. 

For more information about John Maher and his presentation, follow this link: https://motivationalspeakeraus.com.au/home


 

19/09/2017

 

Congratulations to Year 11 student and aspiring filmmaker Damon Rudge, whose short film 'Afraid of everything. Did it anyway.' has been selected for the ReelOzInd Australia Indonesia Film Festival in the Youth Filmmaker category!

Damon's film was created for a Media assignment and will receive its world premiere on September 27 at ACMI in Melbourne and Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The film festival offers a platform for Australians and Indonesians to come together and share their stories through the compelling and creative medium of short film.

Marymede sat with Damon to learn a little more about his passion for filmmaking and the film's influences.

Damon, how long have you been interested in filmmaking?
 
I have been interested in filmmaking when I first used iMovie back in 2006. My Dad brought home the latest iMac and I have been hooked ever since. I remember making many videos on the program and presented them to my parents, grandparents almost weekly. Although they weren’t very complicated they contributed to my love and passion in making films. Due to me being bored a lot, I would also go through the menus on DVD’s and explore the behind the scenes on how the film was created, I believe that creativity behind making films is very unique and fun, and is one of the main reasons to why I still enjoy making films to this day.
 
What inspired you to make this film?
 
I was inspired by “Alice in Wonderland”, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” as well as “Arrival”. The quirky and mysterious world by Lewis Carroll was very influential, which I have been interested in for as long as I can remember, I was also influenced by the mystery of space and the unknown. I had slight inspiration by the film “Arrival” which influenced the subtle non-linear style that the film is in, although the film is highly subjective to the viewer.
 
In your opinion, which is the most difficult part of the filmmaking process?
 
The most difficult part of the filmmaking process, in my opinion, would be the production stage. I believe that writing script, drawing the storyboard and even editing all the footage requires a lot of effort. But if you don’t have the right footage to edit, or if your ideas from Pre-production haven’t been shown on your footage, the film will be a disaster. Most if not all stages of filming are quite flexible, which makes the filming process quite difficult, as it will literally influence how the film will look as a final product.
 
What are your three favourite films?
 
Can I say the Back to the future trilogy? They all just have such a wonderful character which differs to most films. I always find myself attached to the characters and the story is delivered in such a unique way, I don’t know why or how that is, but it’s beautiful.
 
What advice do you have for aspiring filmmakers?
 
My advice for aspiring filmmakers would be to just give it a go, nothing you create will be bad. It might not look professional to begin with, it just comes in practise. Experiment with different angles, lighting techniques and maybe something that is unconventional and different to anything anyone has seen. I also strongly believe that story will make everything, the good story is what sets a good film apart from a terrible one. But if there could only be one piece of advice to give anyone, just put your creations out there, you never know how far you could make it if you don’t give it a go.
 

You can watch Damon's complete film at ACMI's Australian Mediatheque, where it will be exhibited during the school holidays from September 28 until October 4.

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