19 August 2022
Dear Members of the Marcellin College Community,
The welcoming sight of blossoms reminds me that we are well past the halfway mark of Term 3 and for our Year 12 students, there are only a few weeks left of formal classes before the examination period begins. At this time, we see some Year 12 students experience nervousness as exams move closer, however, there is also a sense of excitement as their formative years of education conclude. Our staff are working hard to ensure that trial examinations will prepare them for the final end-of-year exams that will ultimately guide them into further education. It is important for students to stay focused on the months ahead so that they can achieve their best, knowing that they have given it there all.
This week we celebrated Science Week across the College. It was great to see our Science team offer a program for all year levels to enjoy. You can read more about it below in the Learning Area report.
Last week we hosted a Trivia Night for our incoming Year 7 families. This was a first for the College and an event we are keen to build upon next year. The energy and excitement from the Grade 6 students was palpable. They loved being onsite at the “big school” as some of them called it, as well as taking advantage of this opportunity to meet new friends. For our families it was a chance to connect and start their journey with Marcellin College in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The trivia proved to be very competitive and I was pleased to see we have quite a few budding Scientists and Mathematicians in the making!
Our community is at the heart of why we exist. As we come out of two years of interruptions where we have been unable to gather together on site, I am relieved to see more and more events on the calendar. We have also seen many evening events recommence, such as our Winter Sport and Cross Country presentation nights being well attended. We will continue to increase our college and community engagement in 2023 with further opportunities for parents and carers to connect with the College and each other. I am grateful to the Parent & Friends group who have work tirelessly to bring us events such as the Mother’s Day Breakfasts and in two weeks, the Father’s Day Breakfast. We will be reengaging and seeking volunteers for the new year with more information to follow in Term 4.
Congratulations to all our athletes who represented the College over the past fortnight. It has been a strong season for the College and I commend everyone, including parents, for this dedication and commitment week-on-week. I know that as a parent of two Year 10 boys at Marcellin College, I will soon be looking forward to a few sleep-ins in the coming weeks.
Work along the front of the College as part of the North-East Link (NELP) has started with some removal of trees and the fencing of areas. Entrance to the College will remain open during construction and our ovals will remain untouched and operational. As things progress we will keep you informed of upcoming works.
St Marcellin Champagnat, Pray for us
Mary, Our Good Mother, Pray for us
And let us always remember, To pray for one another
Marco Di Cesare