Deputy Principal’s Blog 6 November 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the oldest, continuous cultures in the world, having existed in Australia for at least 50,000 years. The uniqueness of these cultures, the wisdom and the knowledge embedded in them are things to be highly valued. The Australian and Victorian Curriculum includes the knowledge and skills students are expected to develop about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures, given their particular Read more…

Principal’s Blog 28 October 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family  Who am I to judge?  This off the cuff response from Pope Francis early in his papacy to a question about gay priests gave the world some insight into a new language and tone around homosexuality coming from the Catholic Church. Last week, in a new a new documentary by Oscar nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky called Francesco, the Pope has made further comments, this time in relation to same-sex civil unions.  Pope Francis with the documentary director Evgeny Afineevsky CNS  “Homosexual people have the Read more…

Principal’s Blog 22 October 2020

Our Marcellin mission: To make Jesus Christ known and loved  As our young men of Year 12 come to the end of their secondary education, it is a good time to reflect on the last six years of their journey at Marcellin. Every individual will have his own story and every individual will take away his own unique learnings. What the College has tried to do along the way is provide a range of opportunities across a broad spectrum, that taps into the holistic nature of each young man’s humanity. Central to this of course is our Catholic and Read more…

Principal’s Blog 15 October 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family  It is that time of the year when we acknowledge our Marcellin artists. Like most things this year we will be celebrating in a virtual way through an online Arts Assembly and an online exhibition of the work produced by our young men this year.  What an important aspect of College life this is. In a recent blog I wrote about the significance of the Arts in shaping the way we view our world and ourselves. At an even deeper level, Read more…

Principal’s Blog 8 October 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin Family A very warm welcome back to Term 4! It will be a term that everyone will be looking forward to I’m sure as we transition back to face to face learning over the coming weeks. Marcellin College is built on forming deep relationships and a strong sense of community. While this has been maintained over the past six months due to the extensive commitment of our young men, you Read more…

Principal’s Blog 10 September 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family  On the 7 February this year I had the privilege to attend the Marcellin College 70th Anniversary Mass and Lunch. As a newcomer it was a wonderful opportunity to have a very early introduction into the history and traditions of the College. I had the great fortune to be asked to speak briefly at the beginning of the celebration and I thought this week, as we publish the 70th Anniversary edition of the Eagle, would be a good time to include my words Read more…

Principal’s Blog 4 September 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family  One of the aspects of our life that so many of us are missing right now is live theatre. It’s funny how a trip to the theatre can really stimulate your senses and focus your mind on very important issues. This is what good theatre should do of course and it is why a vibrant and flourishing Arts culture is so vital to any healthy society. It should confront and expose as well Read more…