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Marymede Catholic College wishes to remind all families that students (Prep to Year 12) will conclude at 1.30pm next Friday 26 August.

This early dismissal will assist in facilitating the setup for our Open Day on Sunday 28 August. Please ensure you make arrangements for the collection/transport of your children at this time.

Camp Australia will be available to provide after-School care for students in Prep to Year 6 from 1.30pm onwards. To arrange, please contact Camp Australia. All 3 Marymede chartered bus services will depart from 1.45pm.




Recently, the College celebrated 'Marymede Week' - an annual tradition in which we take time to reflect on what it means to be part of the Marymede Community, and celebrate the life of Mary our Virgin Mother.

This year, Marymede Week saw additional events scheduled in celebration of our 10th Year Anniversary and culminated in an amazing Marymede Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The week commenced with our second ever Mission Action Day - an opportunity to gather and raise much needed funds for our House charities. Once again, this day proved popular with our students despite the colder weather conditions:

The middle of the week was used to celebrate and recognise our current Foundation students and Foundation families who have been with us for the past 10 years. In acknowledging these members of the Marymede Community's commitment to our College, students were presented with a certificate at our Founders Assembly and parents with a commerative candle at our Founders Evening. Additionally, we heard from Foundation students and parents about their memories of the foundation years at the College.

The week would conclude with Marymede Day Mass, which was this year held at St. Patrick's Cathedral. This event saw all 1,750 students, along with Staff and past Principals gather in celebration for what was a truly memorable event led by Archbishop Denis J Hart DD.



Marymede Catholic College Teacher Mr. Liam McCormack recently led a group of young Australians incuding our very own Year 11 student Clarissa Polifroni to the 14th World Youth Day summit which is this year being held in Karkow, Poland.

Mr. McCormack has been in contact with the College and sent through an update on the beginning of their journey:

"World Youth Day officially started today and we kicked things off with the biggest ever gathering of Australians in Poland. We then commenced our walk (in the pouring rain!) to the WYD opening Mass which saw us join over 1 million pilgrims from all parts of the globe. The sun would finally break through the clouds and shine rays of light on us during the Mass. It was a truly humbling experience to see the Church alive in so many young people.

We have been focusing on the face of mercy and what it looks like to us and to others around the world. We are also learning more about ourselves and developing our faith each day. The countdown to Mass with the the Holy father is almost over and we are looking forward to celebrating this special event with potentially over 2 million people!

We are exhausted at the end of every day yet still blessed to be a part of this amazing experience." 

Mr. McCormack pictured here with Year 11 Marymede Student Clarissa Polifroni

The gathering of over 1 million pilgrims at opening Mass



On Friday 22 July, our Prep students celebrated their first 100 days of Primary School!

Whilst minor for some, this was a momentous occasion for the youngest members of the Marymede Community, who celebrated their special day by participating in a range of activities related to the number 100, followed by a special 'Prep Disco' in the afternoon!

They were also spotted around the yard throughout the day wearing their '100 Days of School' badges which they decorated during the morning!

To celebrate the day, we asked some of our Prep students what their favourite part of Prep has been:

Isaac (Prep 1) – "I have enjoyed making lots of new friends and playing with them outside."

Holly (Prep 1) – "I have enjoyed learning about symmetry and telling the time."

Mackenzie (Prep 2) – "I have enjoyed learning how to write the letters of the alphabet."

Ace (Prep 3) – "I have loved learning Italian. I can count to ten in Italian!"

Elliah (Prep 4) – "I have enjoyed learning how to skip count by 10’s and 5’s."

Congratulations Prep students!



Combined Mernda-Whittlesea Catholic Schools & Parish Fete:

Date: SATURDAY, 10th September 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Venue: St Joseph’s School - 44 Mernda Village Drive, Mernda

- Rides

- Food Stalls

- Games

- Community Market

- Cake Shop 

- Plants and Secondhand Book Stall

- Live Entertainment

- Face Painting

...and much more!

Sponsorship & Market Stall Enquiries: tom@tomjoseph.com.au


Our 2016 Open Day will take place on Sunday 28 August, 2016 between the hours of 11.00am - 2.00pm.

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!

There will be plenty of activities on offer for children to take part in throughout the day, along with FREE Showbags and a FREE Sausage Sizzle lunch!

More information to follow.



As part of our 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations – all past graduates of Marymede Catholic College are invited to attend our ‘10th Year College Reunion’ on Friday September 2, 2016.

This event will provide all past graduates with a fun opportunity to reconnect with the Marymede Community.

Event: 10th Year Anniversary College Reunion

Date: Friday September 2, 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Sagi Bar – 57 High Street, Northcote

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/LUHK

Drinks and finger food provided.

Please Note: Only students who graduated in Year 12 at Marymede Catholic College are invited to attend this event.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact our College Registrar on 9407-9000 or email alumni@marymede.vic.edu.au  



There was a change of scenery in the Year 2 House recently, with our students taking part in their first Friday Fun-Day of the year: taking part in some activities that our Year 2 Teaching Team are passionate about!

Activities included Comic Book creation on the iPads; Zumba & Dance Class; a fishing lesson; Aboriginal inspired art and a Science class which sees our students making their very own bath bombs!

A lot of smiling and happy faces and potentially some future fishermen/women!



As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, Marymede Catholic College recently celebrated National Reconciliation Week 2016 with House Assemblies involving a range of speakers:

Uncle Ian Hunter local Wurundjeri elder and traditional landowner performed a Smoking Ceremony and shared his story with Romero;

Members of the Stolen Generation Debbie and Kerry shared their story and journey of healing with McCormack and McAuley;

Karen spoke to Marcellin House about the role of Aboriginal people in Australia’s history and Bryan spoke to Chisholm about ‘History in Pictures’ a series of artworks designed by Aboriginal artists, each against the theme of government policies pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.




The Nationals Senator for Victoria - Senator Bridget McKenzie, along with Auxiliary Bishop - The Most Reverend Terence Curtin, were on hand at Marymede Catholic College on Wednesday April 27 to bless and officially open the Marymede Trade Skills Centre.

Check out a few photos from the ceremony below: