College Leadership Team

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Mark Murphy


Mark has been an educator in Catholic Schools for 28 years. The last 14 of which have been spent exclusively in Catholic boys educational settings. During this time he has held positions of leadership in a number of schools in both student wellbeing and Teaching and Learning. Mark has also been an active member of the broader educational community where he has presented at numerous conferences particularly in the area of Boys Education and he is currently a member of the Executive of the Principal’s Association of Victoria Catholic Secondary Schools.

As Principal of a Marist school Mark has a strong commitment to the Charism and educational philosophy of St. Marcellin Champagnat as a vehicle for supporting young men as they grow in their Catholic faith.

As a father of five children, Mark is very aware of the importance of school/family partnerships in supporting boys to reach their full potential.

Mark has qualifications in Education, Arts, Theology and Student Wellbeing and he has completed a Master in School Leadership. In 2015 he completed his Master of Business Administration (Executive) from the Australian Catholic University.

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1541

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Adriano Di Prato

Deputy Principal

Adriano has extensive educational leadership experience having worked at a variety of Catholic secondary schools throughout metropolitan Melbourne over the past 20 years. During this time he has held significant positions of leadership in the areas of Head of Campus, College Timetabler, Year Level Coordinator and Head of Visual Arts. Adriano has also taught English communication in Nagoya, Japan.

Adriano possess vast administrative experience, strong organizational skills and a clear capacity to think creatively and respond to the challenges of developing a culture of performance in the contemporary climate of transformation in the 21st Century.

As a Deputy Principal in a Marist school Adriano is a committed Catholic who believes that at the core of leadership is service, inspired by the model of Jesus and St. Marcellin Champagnat. He provides all young people opportunities to develop a sound foundation for their future, personal growth and excellence in all they do. Adriano is a passionate VCE Visual Communication Design teacher who is committed to assisting all learners discover their possibility.

He has qualifications in Education, Design and he has completed a Master in School Leadership from the University of Melbourne. At the beginning of 2017 he completed a Graduate Certificate in the Management of Not-for-Profit Organisations from the Australian Catholic University. He is also a member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE).

Adriano was the President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA) over the past three years. He continues to support the association by managing their social media and website communications. Adriano was on the VCSSDPA Executive for the past 10 years.

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1540

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Carolyn Young

Assistant Principal (Mission)

Carolyn’s experience of the Marist charism began during her time as a student at Sale Catholic College, a Marist – Sion school. Since that time, Carolyn has worked at Assumption College, a Marist school, in a variety of leadership roles, and at Our Lady of Sion College, a Sionian school, as Deputy Principal – Faith and Mission. Carolyn has also been privileged to serve on the Marist Ministry Council and the Champagnat Education Animation Committee. These roles saw Carolyn facilitate professional learning opportunities for staff in Marist schools across Australia and have enabled her to develop a broad understanding of Marist ministries across the Province.

Carolyn firmly believes that the Catholic ethos of Catholic schools must be a lived experience for all members of our community. Carolyn is committed to supporting students and staff to embrace the Marist charism and allow it to enliven the ways we enable others to know and love Christ. The Marist commitment to educating the whole person, valuing and nurturing the inherent potential and gifts of each individual in a family environment, is something that strongly resonates with Carolyn’s educational philosophy. Carolyn brings to our College a personal engagement with the Marist charism, as well as qualifications in leadership, religious education and literature (Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Religious Education, BA Hons – English).

Contact Number +61 3 9851 1540

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Andrew Bryson

Assistant Principal (Learning)

Andrew was appointed to the position of Assistant Principal (Learning) in 2014.  Prior to joining the staff at Marcellin College, he taught at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College for the past 11 years. During that time Andrew held a number of leadership positions in the areas of student wellbeing and learning and teaching. These positions included Head of Health and Physical Education and as a Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator overseeing a number of whole-school programs including the College’s 1:1 notebook program and inquiry-based learning program at Year 9.

Through his experiences working in Catholic education Andrew has developed a strong belief in the role Catholic education can play in a young person’s life. He has a deep love of teaching and believes it is important to create an environment that provides opportunities for all students and staff to reach their full potential whilst nurturing their faith and an attitude of hope within a caring community.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and a Master in School Leadership (University of Melbourne). He is currently completing a Master in Education (Educational Technologies) at Monash University.

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1540

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Nicholas Moloney

Assistant Principal (Operations)

Nicholas has been a teacher at Marcellin for nearly twenty years, in addition to being and Old Collegian. He has held a range of leadership positions including many years as a House Coordinator and as Mathematics Learning Coordinator.

Nicholas has a strong conviction to the Marist Charism and values the opportunity to teach and guide young people.

Nicholas has a Bachelor of Education and a Post Graduate in Educational Leadership. He is currently completing a Master of Leadership (Numeracy) at Monash University.

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1540

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Melissa Mackellin

Head of Junior School

Having been educated at a Mercy Sisters school, Melissa has a strong appreciation for the philosophies and teachings of the Marists and as such, believes that a Marist education is one of the greatest a child may receive. Holding a dual degree in Arts and Primary/Secondary studies, she understands the importance of making a smooth transition into secondary schooling and the need to ensure that each student is known, valued and supported in their journey to grow into young men of faith and confidence. A lifelong learner, she endeavours to instil this passion for knowledge and growth in the students, parents and staff she interacts with each day.

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1540

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Clive Haese

Head of Senior School

For the past 26 years, Clive has taught in a range of Catholic, Independent and State schools in Victoria, Western Australia and the United Kingdom.  Throughout this time he has assumed a range of leadership positions including Curriculum Leader of Music, Director of Key Stage 4 (London) and House Coordinator positions at Scotch College, Perth and here at Marcellin College. Some of his achievements include developing and implementing new models of student leadership, creating programs to support pastoral care and improving academic achievement.

Clive is committed to working to build a caring community amongst staff, parents and boys that is built on respect and fosters a sense of security and belonging. As Head of Senior School, Clive will be working to develop young people of good character with a strong self-understanding, a passion for sustained learning and spiritual inquiry, who can become valued members of the global community.

Clive holds a Diploma of Teaching (Edith Cowan University) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Middlesex University) and has recently completed a Master of Education in Student Wellbeing (Melbourne University).

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1540

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Phil Tankey

Business Manager

Phil joined Marcellin in 2015. Prior to his appointment Phil had extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary within the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector in Community Services Organisations primarily in Aged Care, Disability, Education and Employment Services.

Phil is an Old Collegian of Marcellin and has a particular interest in governance, long term financial sustainability and people reaching their potential. Phil’s early career was with global accounting firm  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he worked both in Australia and overseas in Assurance and Corporate Services prior to a career with multinational companies including Carter Holt Harvey and GE. He also established his own consultancy business providing business planning and governance support to NFPs and private businesses. His Community Services experience includes involvement as Treasurer of a Pre-school and an RSL Social Sporting Club.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (AMICDA).

Contact number: +61 3 9851 1589