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Secondary boys college Est. in 1950

Why choose us

why choose us

Our approach is focused on developing the whole person, to empower them to become lifelong learners and leaders.

Why Marcellin college

Why Choose Us?

What makes Marcellin College a leader in boys’ education?

Making the right decisions for your child can be complex and choosing the right secondary school can be one of the most important decisions you make. So, how do you decide which school is best for your son? There is no straightforward answer to this question, but we can tell you what makes Marcellin a leader in boys’ education.

We assist in the development of the whole person – spiritually, academically, emotionally, culturally and physically. When our students leave the College, it is our goal that they can take their rightful place in society as critical thinkers and life-long learners who will be able to make a significant contribution to their world.

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A Focused and Personalised Learning

Boys are active learners and have a different approach to learning than girls. Our curriculum has been tailored to suit their learning needs and offers a variety of academic and co-curricular activities.

Boys are encouraged to explore their full potential, in a nurturing environment that celebrates diversity. All young men are supported to develop their independence, self-awareness, character and academic competence they will need to meet the challenges of our constantly evolving world.

As a member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, we will continue to be informed by the latest research and approaches to boys’ education.

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Academic Rigour

Our academic results are strong with 95% of our Year 12 students continuing with a tertiary education.

This is supported by our programs which are designed to provide students with opportunities to excel and achieve their desired outcome.

In 2023, the College DUX achieved an ATAR score of 99.95 and our Proxime Accessit 98.85. We achieved two Study Scores of 50, a perfect grade, in two subjects. 26 students achieved a 90+ ATAR. The College Median ATAR for 2023 is 72.5.

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A Catholic Ethos

At Marcellin College we foster an inclusive, relational and hope-filled learning environment that has the mission of the Catholic Church and Marist characteristics at its centre. We value the inherent gifts, contributions and uniqueness of each young man in our community as we make Jesus Christ known and loved.

We empower each young man to follow in the footsteps of St Marcellin Champagnat in becoming a good Christian and an optimistic global citizen through opportunities to encounter self, place, God and the other.

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A Sense of Belonging

We focus on a sense of belonging to the College and community by teaching the whole person to view their actions through a holistic faith, wellbeing and academic rigour lens.

We provide a comprehensive support network behind each student along every step of their learning journey and enable the development of social and emotional skills necessary for all that pass through our gates to grow, connect, succeed and thrive in a changing world.

We are committed to fostering a culture of learning and belonging that explores the factors that motivate young men to achieve autonomy, competence and relatedness.

Marcellin College is a Respectful Relationships and Restorative Practices school. The relationship between student, teacher and family is central to our ethos and our motto of striving for the highest.

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A Commitment to High-Quality Teaching

At Marcellin College we believe all teachers play a role in supporting the learning growth of all students in our care as course teachers and learning mentors.

We believe in creating the conditions and culture to enable a continuously improving profession through the provision of high-quality professional learning for all staff.

We are committed to supporting the growth of our staff as lifelong learners appropriate to their career stage.

We demand high performance and continuous school improvement through effective leadership that is informed by innovative research and practice.

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Valuing Partnerships

We foster partnerships with parents, carers, primary schools, parishes, alumni, Universities, TAFEs, businesses and the wider community in support of student growth and life beyond Marcellin College.

We believe in enriching and supporting the learning and personal growth of each student through our school-industry collaboration, mentoring, student leadership and voice, volunteering and social outreach.

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