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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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03/05/2019

 

The foundation of Luis Fragale’s (Year 3) journey at St. Mary’s College for the Deaf and the Marymede Community all began with a regular visit to Australian Hearing in Moonee Ponds, where Luis’ Audiologist would inform his parents of the School and their partnership with Marymede Catholic College.

St. Mary’s College for the Deaf welcomes Prep to Year 12 students with significant hearing loss into a vibrant, exceptional learning community in partnership with Marymede Catholic College at its South Morang Campus. Their educational program for deaf and hard of hearing students operates within five local partner primary and secondary schools across Melbourne. Students integrate within the partner school wearing the same uniform and attending classes and other school events as members of those school communities. 

Luis’ Mother, Jacqueline recalls learning of St. Mary’s existence as a great sense of relief. “Not only would Luis be able to attend a Catholic school that is very close to where we live but he was also going to be supported with his hearing loss. We arranged at interview and tour with St Mary’s at Marymede, we knew then it was the best place for Luis’ education.”

Although they would spend a significant amount of time in their mainstream class, students enrolled into St. Mary’s College for the Deaf have the option of enriching their educational program by accessing teaching, interventions or adjustments as needed from the St. Mary’s College staff.

“Both St Mary’s and Marymede work together to support Luis’ education.” Says Jacquline. “Luis is supported by a Teacher of the deaf in the mainstream class but is also withdrawn throughout the week to work on his own individual goals in the St Mary’s College specialist classroom. St Mary’s also provide a Speech Therapist that works on Campus in which Luis attends twice a week. We receive feedback from all his teachers on a regular basis too, which is so important to us. At times the language barrier can be difficult for Luis to explain things, so this feedback and open communication is vital.”

Luis working with a team member from St. Mary's.

The real benefit of the St. Mary’s College partnership with Marymede would not be fully experienced for the Fragale family until several years later however, with Luis younger sister Monique joining Prep in 2018, and the youngest member of the family Seth, joining the new Marymede Early Learning Centre in 2019.

The advantage of one, all inclusive Campus is where Marymede finds its real strength. “To have all three of our children at the one school, that meets all their needs is a blessing. We live only a short distance away, which is great for travel! There is a continuity in their education, they learn the same values and they are all part of the same community. They are each supported by dedicated and professional teachers who take the time to learn about our children and help them to be the very best they can be.” 

That continuity of learning will be on display even further in just a few years’ time as Luis transitions into Year 7 and the Secondary years where he will continue to be supported by St. Mary’s College for the Deaf. 

For now though, the focus remains firmly on 2019 with all three kids loving the opportunity to get into their uniform and arrive at School/Kindergarten together, as a family. “Our children are very happy. They feel a great sense of belonging and as parents that’s important to us and them.”

Luis (Centre), with his younger Sister Monique (Left) and Brother Seth (Right)

St. Mary’s College for the Deaf offers a Prep to Year 12 learning experience operating within five local Primary Schools. For more information please contact principal@smdeaf.vic.edu.au or visit http://smdeaf.vic.edu.au

Marymede Early Learning Centre offers 3 and 4 Year Old Kindergarten programs in partnership with Marymede Catholic College. For more information please contact kindergarten@marymede.vic.edu.au 

02/05/2019

 

Marymede Catholic College's 2019 School Play Picnic at Hanging Rock featuring students from Years 10-12. Based on the novel and film of the same name, the plot involves the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic at Hanging Rock, Victoria on Valentine's Day in 1900, and the subsequent effect on the local community.
 

Thursday May 23 - Friday May 24, 2019

For tickets please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/BCKVA  

24/04/2019

 

In this edition of 'Meet the Teacher' we speak Marymede Alumni (Class of 2013) and new member of our Teaching Team Miss. Carla Conte. 

Name: Carla Conte - Teacher - carla.conte@marymede.vic.edu.au

What is your role at the College?

This year I am teaching my Year 5 class (Hello 5C!), as well as Year 7 Humanities (Hello 7E!)

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

This Term my Year 5 students will be investigating Australian History, which is one of my favourites! The Year 7’s and I will also be investigating history topics; Ancient China and Ancient Egypt (another of my favourites!)

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a Teacher?

The most rewarding part of being a teacher is the fantastic relationships I have with the students in my classes, and the other teacher that I work with! I love hearing everyone’s stories and watching my students learn and grow as people in the community.

Fast Five:

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Movie/TV Show: The Wizard of Oz

Hidden Talent/Hobby or Something We May Not Know About You: Something you may not know about me, is that I’m really, really, really, really, really frightened of moths and butterflies.

Favourite Sporting Team/Athlete: GO THE TIGES! 

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

1. My Grandmother Connie: She passed away when I was young. I often think about everything I’ve accomplished in my life, how much I would love to share those experiences with her, and how proud she would be of me.

2. Kim Kardashian: I’d really like to speak to her and hear what she has to say about her current tertiary studies in law and prison reform, as well as to see what she is actually like when the cameras aren’t filming

3. Lucille Ball: I’m a huge fan of ‘I Love Lucy’ and she was such a trail blazer back in her time. Would be amazing to chat to such an inspirational and boundary breaking woman! 
 

A young Miss. Conte as a member of our 2013 College Production "Hairspray".

04/04/2019

 

Each year, students studying VCAL undertake a range of projects, both minor and major as part of their ‘Personal Development Skills’ topic. In 2019, the VCAL students at Marymede Catholic College continue the trend of leaving long-lasting legacies for future students by helping convert two Garden Beds outside the Prep House into brand new sandpits which will be used for play by the Prep cohort each day.

Students gathered on a Friday morning in March and immediately got to work, removing existing dirt and plants before lining the pits with plastic and filling with new sand. The VCAL Team will also have a hand in the addition of steps at each sandpit to allow our Preps easier access.

"It was great to see our class working together and communicating with one another to ge tthe job done." recalls Tayla, a member of the Year 11 VCAL Team. "It was a pretty warm day, so working in the heat was tricky but this was a really enjoyable project and our VCAL Class loved seeing the younger students happy and excited to recieve their Sandpits".

The VCAL Classes visited the Prep House a week after the project's conclusion to formally present the Sandpits to the Prep students who had prepared some thank you certificates for each student!

We thank the VCAL students for their asisstance on this project and commend them on their commitment to embracing the Kindergarten - Year 12 Community that is Marymede Catholic College!

04/04/2019

Congratulations to Bianca Cramond (Year 5) featured in a recent edition of the Whittlesea Leader having been announced as the winner of Whittlesea Council's 'Don't Park in the Blue Spot' competition!

Way to go Bianca!

Article Courtesy of: Margot Taylor @ Whittlesea Leader

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