Principal’s Blog 13 August 2020

Dear members of the Marist family Last Thursday, 6 August marked a rather unusual combination of things to commemorate – Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, and the whole world reflected on the 75th anniversary of the first ever dropping of an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Could you possibly get two more disparate events? I had the opportunity to visit the city of Hiroshima in July 2014 and Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 6 Aug 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin Family As we move into the Stage 4 Lockdown, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to all families. I hope and pray that you not only remain safe and well, but are able to navigate successfully these new circumstances we find ourselves in. For our part here at the College, we aim to continue to work in partnership with you to provide the best Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 30 July 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 31 July 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 31 July

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 31 July

Dear members of the Marcellin Family This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, to Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 30 July 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family   This week we reached the halfway point of Melbourne’s second lockdown. As many people have noted, it seems quite different this time. For one thing, we are doing it on our own this time as opposed to the national response in April and May. There is also the immense disappointment of being in this situation again when most of us were probably of the view that we had, Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 23 July 2020

I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now Bob Dylan   Dear Members of the Marcellin Family Bob Dylan is one of the most significant artists of the past sixty years. He has influenced generations. The above line is the chorus of his classic song My Back Pages. Written in the mid-1960s, it is thought by some to be a stinging criticism by Dylan of his earlier self and work. On the Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 16 July 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin College Family COVID19 UPDATE I would like to update you on a number of issues and clarify arrangements at the College up until Wednesday 19 August. As was the case during the Home Learning Program during Term 2, these arrangements are subject to change depending on advice and guidelines from the relevant authorities. • Year 11 and 12 classes will continue face to face at the College. VCAL students and Read more…

Principal’s Blog – 25 June 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin Family, So, what is a ‘holistic’ education? In educational literature, we often read about the importance of a holistic approach. In essence, education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of every person's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials. It seeks to engage the many dimensions of our humanity and encourages personal and collective responsibility. It is an approach that sits very well with our Read more…