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2018 Student Leadership Team

Ave Maria College congratulates the 2018 Student Leadership Team.

Victorian Female Rower of the Year

Congratulations to Alessia Masiero (Yr 11) for being awarded the 2017 Female Rower of the Year Award by Rowing Victoria. The award was announced on Sunday, 8 October at the annual Rowing Victoria Awards Ceremony. Alessia won the award after accumulating the most points of all female rowers (across all age groups) in the State. Her sister, Sophia Masiero (Yr 10) came second in the State. Well done to both girls who have trained very hard on and off the water. Their efforts have certainly paid off.


Venilale Immersion Trip

A team of five students and three staff members have returned safely from their pilgrimage to Timor-Leste where they worked with the College's sister school, St Maria Mazzarello. The students spent time with local students in Venilale teaching English and helping them with their studies.


Creating Hope For Angel

Ave Maria College's Year 12 cohort have helped raise $2150 for Moira Kelly's Creating Hope Foundation. All proceeds will go directly towards an operation for five year old Angel.

Angel arrived from Pakistan over 18 months ago with her mother Siniya, leaving her father and brother behind in hope of a miracle operation to save her life. Malnourished and suffering from CLOVES syndrome, Angel experiences daily pain from a rare condition causing her feet to swell. She is now facing a double leg amputation.

After Angel came to visit the Year 12 students in August, Jasmine Christodoulou championed the Year 12 group's fundraising efforts. Today Angel came back to the College where Jasmine presented her with a cheque for the money raised from our wonderful senior students and their families. Angel thanked the students and sang them a song- Roses by The Chainsmokers.

Humanitarian Moira Kelly, who has been responsible for Angel's plight thus far, told the students that Angel hopes to be like Moira's adopted son Ahmed- but wearing pink shoes. Ahmed, a double leg amputee, represented Australia at the London and Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.

Congratulations and well done to all those involved rasing funds. A special mention to Jasmine for leading the efforts. If you'd like to donate to the Creating Hope Foundation please click here.


Back to Ave Day

On Sunday, 10 September the College welcomed back the Classes of 2012, 2007, 1997, 1987, 1977 and 1967. The sun shone over the Mary Centre many took the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, take a tour around the College and flick through old copies of Vidans. The afternoon was filled laughter and sharing stories. Thank you to Emily Daye ('12) for her funny and witty reflection on her time at Ave and journey since.

Father's Day Breakfast

Over 150 people joined us for the annual Father's Day Breakfast, to hear alumnae guest speakers Madeline Keryk ('13) and Nicola Stevens ('10). After some breakfast and a mingle, this year's student leaders opened the morning with a prayer and Year 11 student Corrine Merolli performed a solo guitar instrumental. Madeline and Nicola shared thoughtful and inspiring speeches on their time at Ave, their journey since, and their momentous year in the AFL women's competition. Thank you to all those involved.


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.