25 February 2022

Student Wellbeing Report

25 February 2022

Student Wellbeing Report

Lego Lunch

It was terrific to see some of our Year 7 boys engaging in our Lego Lunch. Stay tuned for further details of these activities at lunchtimes in the future.

Student Leadership
We are excited to announce that we have finalised our student leadership positions for 2022 with the recent election of our Years 7 – 11 Student Representative Council (SRC) for each House. Each student who applied put in significant time and effort in writing applications and delivering speeches. Each Houses’ leadership team will now meet regularly to bring forward the ideas and opinions of our students and to work towards constant improvement of the student experience here at Marcellin College. These elected representatives will also engage in a Leadership Development Day on Tuesday, 22 March and various other events throughout the academic year. Students who did not receive a position will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that develop leadership throughout this year. Well done to our  students involved for showing the courage to serve and the desire to bring an improvement focus to our College.

Respectful Relationships
As our Respectful Relationships Program launches in a fortnights time during our Wellbeing Wednesday Pastoral time we remain thankful for the opportunity to return to onsite learning and re(connect) with our students and wider community. We also know that this return to a degree of “normal” has also been challenging for some families. With this in mind, we encourage each parents  and carers to continue to take the time to communicate with and support their child. In his recent writings about coming out of he pandemic renowned psychologist and author, Dr. Michael Carr Gregg stresses the importance of active listening, conversation, and patience as our young people navigate this time. He goes on to highlight the importance of study routines, regular breaks and taking the time to do something that your child loves to do. As always, if you require support or advice with anything relating wellbeing, please contact your son’s Pastoral or House Leader or one of our College Counsellors.

Year 7 Mother Figures and Sons Event
As part of welcoming our Year 7 students to Marcellin College we would like to welcome mother figures and their sons to our annual Time and Space Event. This is a wonderful opportunity for each student to connect with their peers, whilst also spending some quality time with an important woman in their life – mother, grandmother etc. The event details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 16 March
Time: 6:45pm for a 7pm sharp start
Venue: St Marcellin’s Hall
Booking link: Please click here to book.

The attached brochure provides further details of the event.

Follow the prompts and click Submit at the end. You will receive a confirmation email from Time & Space. You and your student will be asked to bring a ‘treasure’ in the confirmation email.
We hope to see you all there.

Elevate Education Parent Webinar on Motivation
Elevate is an award-winning organisation that has been working with Marcellin College to help our students become more effective learners. In these are challenging times, your child’s ability to self-motivate, manage their time and prepare effectively will be a crucial factor that impact their success over this academic year. Elevate are offering an exclusive webinar series where they will show you – as parents – how to best support your child through school.
Please use this link to register for this event.

A reminder to all of our community to ensure that each student is undertaking a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) twice a week. Additionally, we would like to reiterate the following:

  1. First, the simplest way to think about the day you or a family member can leave quarantine is that it is the same day of the following week (e.g. Monday to Monday).
  2. If another person in your household tests positive during your child’s 7-day quarantine period as a household contact (in addition to the initial case) their 7 day period does not start again.
  3. Students can return to school after their seven days of quarantine at home if they are free from symptoms.
  4. If your child is sick, (e.g., sore throat, fever, runny nose, headache) they cannot come to school. This is also the case in the event of a negative COVID-19 test. Students must stay home until they are well.
  5. Please advise the College Nurse (Ms Gaye Viney) of any positive results as soon as possible.
  6. If your child is well enough during their quarantine period, they can contact their teachers via the College email and access any work on their class MyMC pages.



 Rocky Gentile 

Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing