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Mother's Day Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Mother's Day Breakfast on Tuesday, 15 May. It was lovely to see mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, cousins and grandmothers take the time to come together to celebrate the event. A special thank you to our brave alumna Lisa Stephanie Pignataro (Class of 2011) who returned to the College as a special guest. Lisa is pursuing her creative dreams of photography and shared with us her current project and work. Well done to our VCE Music group for their beautiful performance of 'Landslide'.

 

Parenting the Digital Teen Seminar

On Thursday, 3 May the College welcomed Dr David Collins and Robyn Treyvaud to present at this year's Community Education Seminar. Addressing the topic of Connecting Families: Parenting the Digital Teen, both David and Robyn discussed the impacts of the internet and social media on teens and shared useful tools and parenting techniques to assist navigating the cyber world. Key messages from the evening included the importance of staying connected with your child, the value of life experiences and modelling good smart phone usage. Tips like not using devices whilst driving, discussion around family values and online values were also highlighted. Thank you to everyone from the Ave Maria community and outside who joined us for the event. Further reading please click here.


Italy Tour 2018

On Saturday, 24 March 2018 33 students and 5 staff members set off for the 17 day adventure of the 2018 Italy Study Tour. Visiting Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, the Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice it was an experience for all. Highlights for the many included The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, rolling landscapes with undeniable spectacular views, artworks from many of the greats, the beautiful colours of the Cinque Terre and the never ending waterways and canals of Venice. During the trip many memories were made, kilometres were walked and food was eaten. What an experience!

Simpson Prize Winner

Congratulations to Year 10 student Sara Hinton Victorian winner for the Simpson Prize. The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what is meant for Australia. As a finalist Sara received a two day trip to Canberra where she visited the capital's museums and institutions, attended the presentation ceremony at Parliament House, and a formal dinner at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. As overall state winner, Sara also won a trip to travel to Villeneuve in France where she attended the Anzac Day Service. Well done Sara.


Mission Action Day (MAD)

On Wednesday, 21 March students and staff of the College took part in MAD with the annual walk around the Maribyrnong River. The event is a wonderful opportunity for the College to raise awareness for its sister school, St Maria Mazzarello in Venilale Timor-Leste. The sun shone as pencil and paper was left behind and the College, as a collective, walked in unison. All donations raised from the afternoon will go towards facilities and support at St Maria Mazzarello.

Helene Takes House Swimming Carnival

On Thursday, 1 March 2018 Ave Maria College staff and students braved the not-so-warm weather to attend the annual House Swimming Carnival at East Keilor Leisure Centre. Well done to all those who participated in an event. Congratulations to our winning House- Helene. #HeleneWins #GoGreen #Womenofave #housespirit