Fulfilling the potential for goodness

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7 June 2023

The first part of the new campus of Marymede Catholic College, South Morang, has now opened in Doreen for the school’s youngest students.

Five years after the opening of the college’s first early learning centre in South Morang, the new centre in Doreen offers early learning opportunities for three and four-year-old students in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.

Opening the new campus of Marymede Catholic College

‘We look forward to furthering our partnership with St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School, Doreen, St Mary’s School, Whittlesea, and St Joseph’s School, Mernda, as we collaboratively offer quality Catholic education to young people of Christ the Light Parish’, said Principal Timothy Newcomb. ‘We all know that quality early years education contributes greatly to the development of young people physically, socially and intellectually. We trust that this early learning centre will ultimately help the college realise its vision.’

Most Rev Terence Curtin blessing the facility

Hosted by Naomi Rigney, Director of the early learning centre, the official opening and blessing was celebrated by the Most Rev Terence Curtin, Auxiliary Bishop for the Northern Region, with a Welcome to Country from Wurundjeri elder Uncle Ian Hunter. Prayers of the faithful were offered by those closest to the school, including former chair of Marymede Foundation Limited, Peter Annett, and foundation student from the college’s original South Morang early learning centre, Sienna.

Naomi Rigney and the Most Rev Terence Curtin

‘Just like the little children who attend here, Victoria is growing’, said Lauren Kathage MP, Member for Yan Yean, ‘and it’s vital that we ensure that all the children coming into our care receive an education that fulfills their potential for goodness’.

The Doreen Campus of Marymede Catholic College opens with Year 7 students in 2024.