A very warm welcome back to all in our Marcellin family to Term 3. I hope you had a relaxing and rejuvenating break and are looking forward to the opportunities ahead. 

Someone once described life in schools is like watching an ‘action’ movie. During the term it is full steam ahead and the action packed part of the movie. The holidays are like pausing the movie and grabbing a cuppa and then the start of term is like unpausing the movie and it straight back into school life.  

Well Term 3 is certainly shaping up to be an action packed term. We start with a return to classes and learning. We have debating and other cocurricular events and this coming weekend we have AGSV and VSRU sport.  

Our young men and families are immersed in exploring opportunities for 2022 through the program selection period. We look forward to the Depth and Pathways Expo this evening and welcoming families to discuss the vast range of subjects and programs we have on offer at the College.  

Next Monday is shaping up to be a wonderful community day with our House Athletics Carnival taking place at Rieschiecks Reserve. There will be an activity for all to get involved from sprints to long jump and the very popular gumboot throwing competition.  

On Wednesday 21 July our Year 7 students will showcase their Term 2 inquiry project with a ‘Night at the Museum’. On Friday of the same week, we will be hosting an interschools Chess Competition with over 100 young people coming together from various schools to challenge each other at this tactical mind game. Marcellin has been very successful in this competition winning in 2019.  

The term continues with basketball competitions, parent/teacher/student conferences, Globalisation assembly, Game Changer reflection days, the Year 12 Formal, Reset days, musical performance evenings, 2022 student leadership applications and interviews, camps and the list goes on.  

I wish to acknowledge the dedicated and enthusiastic staff that provide such a myriad of opportunities for the holistic development and growth of the young men in our care. Not a day goes by where there isn’t an activity for students to get involved in. This is a testament to their care and commitment to our Marcellin family. 

I wish to also acknowledge the young men that avail themselves of these opportunities to grow and build new friendships outside the classroom. And to the parents who are the greatest supporters of their sons (and often are the taxi drivers). 

I wish all a Term 3 filled with new learnings, challenges and opportunities for growth.