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Mary Centre Award in Singapore

Ave Maria College's Mary Centre was recently awarded a Commendation at the Learning Environments Australasia Awards for excellence in the design and development of educational facilities. The awards were announced at the Learning Environments Australasia Regional Conference dinner in Singapore on Thursday, 13 July 2017. Awarded projects demonstrate the effectiveness of comprehensive planning and innovative learning experience and outcomes. For more read here.

Above image: Presenting the award to Ms Elizabeth Hanney is past student and Hayball Architect Marissa Cavalchini.

SCSA Cross Country

Well done to our SCSA Cross Country team who last week competed at Yarra Bend Park. Top ten finishes in Junior, Inter and Senior. Congratulations to our small but elite team!


Carla Rendelmann U18 AFL Rising Star Team Selection

Congratulations to Year 11 student Carla Rendelmann for her selection to participate in the U18's Women's AFL NAB Rising Star competition to be held on the Gold Coast July 10th to 14th. Go Carla. @AFLWomens @AFLWU18s

Year 12 Arts Student Selected for Flemington Billboard

Congratulations to Abbey Williams (12D) for her digital photographic images being selected for display as billboard artwork in the Flemington area. Her photographs, which form her Year 12 Studio Arts folio, will be displayed on the north side of the building adjacent to the Flemington Community Centre from July/ August 2017 and will remain there for approximately 18 months. A prominent feature of the space, the size of the installed images will be approximately 2m x 4m.  

Me and My Mentor

Ms Papassarantopoulos and Year 10 Student Madison Cottle feature in this week's Me and My Mentor column in The Weekly Review. Full article click here.


Language Perfect World Championships 2017

The Language Perfect World Championships have concluded and a huge congratulations to all 358 students from the College who took part. Your efforts were outstanding resulting in 108 certificates being awarded to Ave Maria College. These were divided into the following categories: Elite: 1, Gold: 7 Silver: 20, Bronze: 28, and Credit: 52. Well done to Hannah Dimevski with 11,348 points earning her the Elite award by Language Perfect. Great job! Thank you to all those involved. Hopefully there was some fun had whilst language learning. 

Timor-Leste Benefit Trivia Night

On Friday, 26 May 2017 Ave Maria College hosted its annual fundraising event in support of St Maria Mazzarello school in Venilale, Timor-Leste. This year's event was a Trivia Night event and was attended by over 200 people. All funds raised from the night will go towards a range of support for our sister school, including learning and sporting resources, academic scholarships and teaching staff support. Thank you to all those at the College and within the local community who supported the event and helped make it such a success. 

Mother's Day Breakfast 2017

Thank you to those who joined us for our annual Mother's Day Breakfast. It was lovely to see familiar faces and meet some new. We welcomed back alumna and ABC Breakfast Program Producer Jordyn Butler (Class of 2011) who spoke poignantly about her mother, Ave and her success as a journalist. Thank you also to Year 10 student Giuliana Lombardi for a beautiful musical performance.

Holly Ransom Advises Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

On Thursday, 4 May 2017 CEO Holly Ransom spoke on the theme Women Game Changers at the College's annual Community Education Seminar. The event, attended by parents, students, staff, alumnae and members of the local community sought to inspire and challenge the thinking of young women today. Holly's message "get comfortable being uncomfortable" encouraged us to reflect upon our current approach to learning. She spoke about how 'growth mindsets' enable us to learn, how perseverance rewards, to celebrate failures as a way of learning and that individual effort and attitude determine success. Holly spoke about 'energy management' being just as important to students as time management.

Insightful, energetic and informative Holly's presentation was motivating and empowering for all those in attendance.

Past Student Kicks off Code Club

On Tuesday, 2 May 2017 the College was pleased to welcome back alumna and current Software Engineering student Avital Mishkella to kick off a new lunchtime science initiative for students. "Code Club" is a seven week program for students to learn about robotics and coding. Avital, a 2015 Ave student, is a recipient of the prestigious Westpac Bicentennial Foundation's 2016 Young Technologist Scholarship and is passionate of encouraging students to explore a career in science and engineering. A 'women in STEM' advocate, Avital spoke to the students about accessing university scholarships, studying software engineering, her interest in cybersecurity and involvement in the Code Camp movement. With a desire to 'pay back' the College, Avital has kindly offered to facilitate Code Club. We look forward to the ideas and designs that will come from the group's experience.

Guest Speaker Author Intrigues

Thank you to Australian author Fleur Ferris for joining Ave to talk about her books, writing and career. Formerly a policeman and paramedic, Fleur has used her earlier roles as inspiration for her three novels. Her first book Risk, a cyber based thriller, helped propel the sales of her second novel globally. Her third book is due for release shortly. The young adult fiction author delivered an engaging talk at lunchtime in the Helene Library to around 70 students.