Principals Blog – 13 March 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, One of my earliest memories of growing up Catholic was the season of Lent. Not because of some deep understanding of this part of the liturgical calendar as a time for repentance and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter but because of the fact that we were told that during Lent we had to give up something we really loved. That something always seemed Read more…

Principals Blog – 6 March 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, Over the last two weeks I have attempted to provide you with an understanding of the identity, character and vision of our great College. I suggested that in developing knowledge of who we are and what we stand for we need to draw on the wisdom and clarity contained in the Marcellin College Vision Statement. This week I would like to present the third and final commentary on Read more…

Principals Blog – 27 February 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, In last week’s eagle article I began to provide an understanding of who we are as a College Community and what we stand for. I explained that the best starting point for the development of an understanding of our identity is our College Vision Statement. This week I would like to continue this discussion by focussing on the second part of this statement highlighted below. Marcellin College is Read more…

Principals Blog – 20 February 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, Last Wednesday evening our College community gathered at the Spiritual home of the Catholic Church in Melbourne, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, to welcome and officially induct all those students new to our College for 2014. It was an occasion too where we celebrated our identity as a Catholic Marist School for boys. As I stood with Br. Harry Prout, representative of the Marist brothers and welcomed each of the Read more…

Principals Blog – 13 February 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, At Marcellin we challenge our students to reach their full potential. We also celebrate their achievements and significant milestones in their time in our College Community. Last Friday was one of those special moments in our school when we formally celebrated the achievement of the Class of 2013 at our annual Dux assembly whilst at the same time officially welcoming our year 7 students and other boys new Read more…

Principals Blog – 20 March 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, I was walking through the main courtyard of our College the other day and came across a student from the class of 2013 who had come for a visit. We chatted for a minute about what he had been up to since leaving Marcellin at the end of last year. He spoke enthusiastically about the fact that he had just started at University and how much he was Read more…

Principals Blog – 6 February 2014

Dear members of the Marcellin College family, Summer holidays can provide wonderful opportunities to rest, recharge and reconnect with the really important things in life – family, friends and in my case, the beach. I believe too that the most attractive and comforting aspects of life on holidays is that we don’t have so much to worry about. The pressures and pace of daily life subside, for a little while at least. The need to Read more…