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Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year's College production of Hairspray, The Broadway Musical. Held over two nights at Darebin Arts Centre, the high energy singing and dancing extravaganza was well received from audiences. Months of practice was evident in the professional performances by all. The sold out shows, saw nearly 1000 people come to see the shows. Well done to all those involved.


Ave Maria Day

On Tuesday, 15 August 2017 the College celebrated the Feast of the Assumption with a fun filled day of activities. The day kicked off with the 'Ave Variety Show' where students from Years 7 to 12 performed in array of dazzling songs, instrumentals and drama skits. A College mass was held in Francis Hall, led by Bishop Terry Curtin. The afternoon saw students change into casual clothes, to enjoy a sausage sizzle lunch, staff v's students debate, games and activities and food trucks.

The day ended with the annual 'House Dance Competition'. Students eagerly choreographed dances to songs from the 60', 70's, 80's and 90's all in anticipation to be crowned the 2017 Ave House Dance winners.  A huge congratulations to Mary House, who took out this years competition taking on songs from the 70's, Staying Alive and Dancing Queen. 

Congratulations to all involved helping make this year's Ave Day so memorable.


Science and Maths Week- Year 5 Incursion

As part of National Science Week (14-18 August 2017) and Numeracy Week (30 August- 6 September 2017) the College hosted over 150 Year 5 students in a Science and Mathematics Activity Day. The action packed incursion saw students participate in fun educational activities of a scientific, mathematical and technological nature. Students became scientists, experimenting on rockets, creative lava lamps and completing mathematical and engineering challenges.


Melbourne Period Project

Ave Maria College has been busy collecting sanitary products in support of The Melbourne Project. This organisation aims to provide care, support and sanitary products for homeless women in Melbourne. There are currently over 100,000 people in Australia who are homeless, 44% of which are female. After a very successful drive two years ago, the College's Faith and Social Justice Team encouraged students to donate the items. Picture below, Ella Grace-Arnold (Yr 7) and Grace Abboud (Yr 8) with only a fraction of the donations the College handed over to the charity this week.


WKO Junior All Japan Karate Championship

The College congratulates Year 8 student Amelia Cain who recently competed in the World Karate Organisation (WKO) Full Contact Karate World Cup.

Held in Osaka, Japan over one day with 1900 competitors up to 16 years of age Amelia finished in overall 3rd place.

Going into the competition Amelia was the current Australian champion in Kyokushin (full contact karate) Under 14 female division.

Fantastic achievement Amelia.

For more about Amelia's journey leading into Japan Read more. 

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.

Ave's Achievements in LOTE

The College has had great success within the LOTE domain this year. Read more about our achievements here.

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.

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.