Principal’s Blog – 24 July 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, There are times in all our lives when we experience difficulty and even despair. At these moments we can often feel isolated and alone. To make matters even worse we look at others around us who appear to be sailing through life without a worry in the world. When we are experiencing a low ebb even the smallest setbacks feed these feelings of gloom and remoteness. It is Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 17 July 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College Family, Welcome back to another term at Marcellin full of promise and excitement. During the term break you would have received your son’s Mid-Year report. This important document provides comprehensive information about your son’s progress throughout the first half of the year as well as valuable tips on how they can continue to develop as learners in the second half of the academic year. When reading a school report Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 19 June 2014

Dear Members of the Marcellin College Family, This week our College community celebrated the feast of St Marcellin Champagnat through our annual Champagnat day. This day of Liturgy, Learning and Laughter would not have been possible without the support of the entire Marcellin community. I would like to pay particular tribute to the College Student Representative Council who, supported by Deputy Principal, Adriano Di Prato, Heads of School, Mark Ashmore and Melissa Mackellin and our Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 12 June 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College Family, How often have you put your hand up to do something out of desire to help and later realised that you didn’t really understand what you were in for. This experience is particularly true for those among us who give of their time, energy and expertise in a voluntary capacity. Whether it be coaching a local team, doing charitable work, or getting involved in a schools “Parents and Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 5 June 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, I often speak in this space of the wonderful phenomenon which is the Marcellin College Family. I have the incredible privilege of witnessing the strength and positive influence of this community on all those who are a part of it and its supportive power in bringing relief and care to those in greatest need. As a community we celebrate moments of joy and euphoria as well as moments Read more…

Principals Blog – 29 May 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College Family, In 2009-10 Marcellin College undertook a comprehensive whole school review utilising the School Improvement Framework process instituted by the Catholic Education Office of Melbourne. This review process provided the Marcellin Community with an opportunity to stop and reflect on four very significant questions:   Who are we? How are we going? How do we know? Where would we like to be in the future?   Over the past Read more…

Principals Blog – 22 May 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College Family, When the last class is completed on a Friday afternoon and the last staff and student has left for the weekend many schools lay dormant until it all begins again on Monday. Not at Marcellin College! Weekends at our College are often full of activity and interaction which brings life to our school and strengthens the vibrant culture of our community. Allow me to provide some examples of Read more…

Principals Blog – 15 May 2014

There was a lot of ‘love in the room’ in the Functions room last Wednesday morning as we gathered for the annual Mother's Day Breakfast. Over 200 mothers and their sons came together to share a little precious time together in an otherwise busy life. Mothers are obviously important to all of us. The idea of motherhood takes on a particular meaning and emphasis in a Marist School. For Marcellin Champagnat and the Marists Mary, Read more…

Principals Blog – 8 May 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, One of the most valuable and popular programs we have developed here at Marcellin over the last five years is Time and Space presented in our community by Bill Jennings. This program, run over three years (Years 7, 8, & 9), provides an opportunity for parents and their sons to take time out from their incredibly busy lives to connect with each other in more meaningful ways. The Read more…

Principals Blog – 1 May 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, On Saturday morning I attended the first round of the Rugby season. I watched our Under 13 boys play their first ever game of Rugby watched on by excited, if a little anxious parents. As I stood on the Trinity fields cheering on our boys I observed all that is positive about the sporting program at Marcellin. I observed many parents who came along in support of their Read more…