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25/01/2017

Marymede Catholic College wishes to advise that all students in Years 7-12 INCLUDING those undertaking VCAL are expected to be in attendance at the College at the commencement of Term 1 on Wednesday February 1.

24/01/2017

 

Marymede Catholic College is excited to open its doors to the community once again in 2017 for our annual Open Day scheduled to take place on Sunday March 26, 2017.

Our teachers will be on hand for a chat throughout the day, our marvellous students will be conducting tours of our Prep to Year 12 facilities and there'll be plenty of interactivity for guests to take part in!

Event: Open Day 2017

Date: Sunday March 26, 2017

Location: Marymede Catholic College - 60 Williamsons Road, South Morang 3752

Time: 11.00am - 2.00pm (Last tour leaves at 1.30pm.)

Open Day provides both current and prospective families with a great opportunity to visit the College, meet our Staff, take a guided tour of our Prep to Year 12 facilities and immerse themselves within the Marymede Community!

We invite all members of the community to come down, have a chat, collect a free showbag and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and experience Marymede Catholic College first hand.

Stay tuned for regular updates.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR OPEN DAY 2017

19/01/2017

 

Marymede Catholic College is looking forward to the 2017 School year with great excitement!

Here's what you need to know regarding commencement 2017.

1. WHEN DOES TERM 1, 2017 COMMENCE?
 

The first group of students will return to School for Term 1 on Wednesday 1 February, 2017. This will be students in Years 7 to 12 only. Students in Years 1 to 6 will commence on Friday 3 February and finally all Prep students will commence on Monday 6 February.

Please click HERE for a full list of starting dates.

2. WHEN DOES THE MAIN OFFICE OPEN?
 

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

3. WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 1, 2017?

The College Calendar for 2017 is available on the website by clicking HERE. We strongly encourage families to check the College Calendar on a regular basis as this is updated frequently.

4. IS THE UNIFORM SHOP OPEN?
 

Yes. The Uniform Shop is open and normal trading hours for Term 1 will commence on Monday 23 January, 2017. The Uniform Shop can be contacted on 9036-7358.

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

All students will be required to wear their SUMMER uniform for Term 1, 2017. New students are to refer to the acceptable footwear document provided to them upon enrolment for rules regarding footwear.

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

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).
 

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

Families who have not yet ordered their child’s/children books for 2017 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 in their first week back.

Any family who has previously place 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: MCC2017

VCE Students will receive an email from OfficeMax in the coming days outlining all of their access codes and websites for their e-resources. These are subject specific.

Students in Years 7 -10 will receive an email from our Director of ICT in the coming days with details on how to access their jacPlus resources. All other resources will be set up by Monday 30 January.
 

8. I DID NOT REVIEW MY CHILD’S SEMESTER 2, 2016 ACADEMIC REPORT, WHERE CAN I ACCESS THIS?

Semester 2, 2016 Academic Reports were released online via our Parent Access Module (PAM) during the final week of Term 4, 2016. 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.

9. PRIMARY SCHOOL TESTING DATES:

During the final week of 2016, all Primary families received a letter containing login details to book testing sessions via our Parent Access Module.

Testing will take place by appointment on Wednesday 1 February and Thursday 2 February. ALL Primary families will be required to book their child’s testing sessions online. If you are unable to locate your login details please contact the College on 9407-9000 immediately.

10. 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 2017.

11. MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2017, AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE HOUSES. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

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

12. MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2017. 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 2017 Student Diary for rules regarding the use of Mobile Phones and other technologies on College grounds.

13. WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL FEES IN 2017?

Please click HERE to view the 2017 School Fee Structure.

14. WHEN WILL FEE STATEMENTS FOR 2017 BE SENT OUT?

All families will receive their first Fee Statement for 2017 during the week commencing Monday 23 January, however, families are able to make payments on their School fees prior to this day. Please contact the Accounts Office for further information.

15. WILL THE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CONTINUE IN 2017?

Yes, the School Bus Service will continue in 2017, with changes to the routes maps being introduced in order to allow for a greater service area. Families who submitted their details online for the Bus service late in 2017 will receive a letter mailed home during the week commencing Monday 12 January, with details regarding the Bus service. The College requires a 25% deposit on all Bus fees by no later than Friday 27 January, with all Semester 1 Bus fees required to be paid IN FULL by no later than Friday 24 February, 2017.

To view proposed routes click HERE.

16. 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.

17. ARE 2018 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Yes. Applications for Year 7, 2018 are closing soon. All applications are due by no later than Friday 17 February, 2017. Enrolment Interviews are scheduled to take place in early March 2017, and all applicants will receive a letter regarding this process.

Yes. Applications for Prep 2018 are open and will close on Monday 1 May, 2017.

Additionally, applications for Year 7 2019 are also open and will close on Friday 25 August, 2017.

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

18. 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.

19. 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. We encourage any Parent/Students whose device has been in for repair over the break to collect the device by no later than Friday January 27, 2017.

20. 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.

21. WILL MY YEAR 7 CHILD BE PROVIDED WITH A DEVICE IN 2017?

All Year 7, 2017 students were provided with their device at Orientation last year. All new students in Years 8-12 were also provided with their device at their orientation session.

22. WHEN WILL 2017 SCHOOL PHOTOS TAKE PLACE?

School photos will take place early in Term 1, 2017. Students in Years 7-12 will have their photos taken on Monday 6 February, 2017. Students in Prep to Year 6, along with any Secondary student absent on February 6 will have their photos taken on Monday 13 February, 2017. Further correspondence regarding School photos will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

23. WILL THERE BE ANY PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS/IMPORTANT DATES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2017 SCHOOL YEAR?

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

  • Whole school Opening Mass: Friday 3 February
  • Years 7-12 School Photos: Monday 6 February
  • Prep Parent Reading Information Evening: Tuesday 7 February
  • Prep – Year 6 School Photos: Monday 13 February
  • VCE/VCAL Parent Information Evening: Monday 13 February
  • Secondary House Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 14 February
  • Year 12 2017 Information Evening: Tuesday 21 February
  • Year 6 Confirmation Family Workshops: Thursday 23 February
  • Year 9 Challenge Camp Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 28 February
  • Prep – Year 6 Curriculum Evening: Monday 6 March
  • Year 6 Transition Day: Wednesday 8 March
  • Labour Day – PUBLIC HOLIDAY: Monday 13 March
  • House BBQ’s: Tuesday 14 March – Wednesday 15 March
  • Open Day: Sunday 26 March
  • P-12 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews: Thursday 30 March – Friday 31 March

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

24. 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 Friday 27 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 2017 School Year please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9407-9000.

19/01/2017

Marymede Catholic College currently has spaces available for students wishing to enrol in the college’s private instrumental music program for 2017.

 

For further details and to download the application form, please visit http://www.marymede.vic.edu.au/enrolment/applicationforms.

 

Please Note: Our instrumental teachers’ timetables will be finalised during the first week of Term 1, so the deadline for receiving enrolment forms will be FRIDAY JANUARY 27.

02/12/2016

Our 2016 Carols by Candlelight was a huge success, performed infront of a packed crowd inside the Fitness Centre!

The Chirstmas Spirit is well and truly alive at Marymede Catholic College, check out some of the photos below!

24/11/2016

 

In May 2017, Marymede Catholic College will proudly present our first ever Junior Production, Seussical Jr.

Based on the beloved books by Dr. Seuss, Seussical Jr. brings characters such as Horton the Elephant and The Cat in the Hat to life in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Seussical Jr. auditions will be held in Term 1, 2017 for students in Years 5-9. 

21/11/2016

2016 Annual Raffle Winners:

Congratulations to the 2016 Annual Raffle winners - drawn this past Saturday Night at our Family Movie Night:

1st Prize: Patrick & Jan James
2nd Prize: Antoinette Fernandinho
3rd Prize: Hania D'Avoine

17/11/2016

Recently, the Victorian State Government released new information regarding the Mernda Rail Extension project.

Construciton of this project will commence in early 2017, and will see the development of a new train station directly across the road from our College which is sure to be of large benefit to members of the Marymede Community 

For more information and design of the new Marymede Train Station please click the flyer link below or visit http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/merndarail

Click Here For Information on the Marymede Station Precinct

02/11/2016

 

Originating from Zimbabwe, Tinotenda Mubayiwa (Year 12) brings a distinctive talent to furniture design that merges African and Australian qualities in a product that is both functional and eye catching. 

Tino’s talent has seen him become not only the first student from Marymede Catholic College, but the first from an African background to be shortlisted for inclusion in the 2016 Product Design & Technology Top Designs program.

Using Jarrah,  a uniquely Australian timber with deep rich red tones and Victorian Ash that created shadow lines in contrasting soft straw pink, Tino designed and made a 2 piece product that is both a seat and a storage unit. 

With an eye for visual balance Tino wasn’t content to work just in timber as he was inspired by the fabrics from Zimbabwe that his mother Swiner wore.  Drawing first in coloured pencils he used earth tones that hark back to his heritage as he coupled burnt orange and black stripes.  Few other students would then take the concept further but Tino is a rare talent.  His original design was electronically sent to a printing company in the USA and within 10 days this unique fabric arrived back in Australia. 

He had overcome the technical challenges of making high quality furniture out of wood but sewing was not a skill Tino had envisaged he would also be acquiring.  With his usual calm demeanour he worked intently and the melding of two cultures became apparent to all.  

Tino brings upon the emergence of a new type of designer at Marymede where students from a range of ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to use their life stories and retranslate them into art and design works that surprise, as this seat with storage has the feel of Australia but it could never be as unique without the Zimbabwean influence.

Tino’s product along with a range of other art and design works by talented students in VCE Art, Media, Visual Communication and Design and Textiles will be exhibited at Marymede Catholic College in the recently established Calthorpe Gallery from November 7 – 11. 

Opening Night: Tuesday November 8: 3.45pm – 5.30pm

 

Written by Ms Robin Panousieris

VCE Product Design and Technology Teacher 

02/11/2016

Carols by Candlelight

Date: Thursday December 1, 2016 (Doors Open at 6.00pm)

Venue: Fitness Centre

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/NPQY (on sale from Monday November 21)

All proceeds donated to St Vincent De Paul Society

 

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