20 May 2022
Dear Members of the Marcellin College Community,
We are fast approaching the end of very busy semester, with only a couple of weeks to go before we commence Semester Two. I commend our students for the way they have embraced this term with tests, excursions, Sport fixtures, preparing for exams and much more.
Last week our Year 7 and 9 students sat their 2022 NAPLAN tests. For many it was the first time sitting them since Grade 5. Naturally, some nerves come with this, however students adapted quickly. My thanks to the students and staff for the smooth running over the three days.
Last Tuesday a number of us were privileged to join the 2022 Marian Lecture online with Fr Frank Brennan SJ OA. It was a rewarding and enriching experience to hear such a powerful voice articulate some of the many challenges we face as Christians in our current environment. It is a critical time for us as a Church, given the work on the Plenary and our local and global issues. Pope Francis continues to inspire us with his wisdom and audacious hope for us all.
I am looking forward to opening night of Matilda – our 2022 M2 senior production with Our Lady of Mercy. The Performing Arts is a wonderful opportunity for students to share their talents while also allowing us to come together as a community. After the uncertainty of the last two years, I do hope everyone will support this show. Details can be found in this newsletter further below.
North-East Link Update
Work on the North-East link continues and some of you may have noticed the fencing that went up across the front. This is to protect our ovals during the construction and to reduce noise. Designs for the North East Link Tunnels from Watsonia to Bulleen are on public exhibition from Wednesday, 11 May until 5pm on Tuesday, 31 May 2022. To view the current designs or attend a viewing visit northeastlink.vic.gov.au.
Staying Healthy this Winter
As we move closer towards winter and some much colder weather, please continue to look after yourselves. It’s important that students do not attend school if they are unwell. With cold and flu cases on the rise, we must ensure we play our part in minimizing any spread of illnesses.
Let us continue to pray for good health and blessing for everyone in this great community.
Marco Di Cesare