Welcome From The Principal

Marcellin College is a leading Catholic secondary school for boys conducted by the Marist Brothers since 1950. From this simple statement is born the richness of our identity.

As a Catholic school we are charged with the responsibility to make Jesus known and loved to the young people in our care. We take seriously our role as evangelizers as much as we take seriously our role in providing an educational community which promotes and values learning across the entire academic spectrum.

As a Marist school we answer the call of St. Marcellin Champagnat who said that to educate young people we must love them and love them all equally. At Marcellin this statement finds its practical expression in the open entry nature of our College. Marcellin is a place where all are welcome, valued, known and supported as they seek to discern pathway in life. Our tradition, embraced by all in our community, promotes unconditional respect, a love of learning and the personal growth of each individual within a cooperative and supportive faith community.

As a boys school we make a clear and conscious decision about the type of education we provide our students. At Marcellin the educational opportunities provided to our boys are driven by a desire to engage and connect boys with their learning in specific ways. Our College’s motto: Virtute Ad Altissima means through virtue and courage to strive for the highest. Our motto comes alive every day as we challenge our students to constantly aspire for personal excellence in all that they do. Our teachers are also challenged to provide best practice in boys’ education. It is our conviction that an exceptional education begins with good teaching and learning that empowers individuals to strive to be the best they can be.

Marcellin promotes excellence in learning through the provision of rich and varied educational opportunities and an environment where students, parents and staff work together in a family spirit of cooperation. The building and enhancement of relationships between students, parents and teachers is one of the most significant elements in the achievement of a student’s full potential. The Colleges Pastoral structures not only provide avenues of accessibility for home/school communication they also provide parents with confidence that their son is known and supported.

Our extensive and inclusive academic and co-curricular programs encourage our students to broaden and develop their skills and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to prospective new members of our community.

Mark Murphy
Dip T, BA, BTheol, Postgrad Dip (Student Welfare), MSL