Dear members of the Marcellin College Community,
I often find myself saying how busy things are at Marcellin College. This fortnight is no exception!
Last week saw me joining other Principal’s from Marist Schools from around Australia. It was the first time we had gathered since 2019 and my first opportunity as Principal of our College. I enjoyed the learnings and sharing, that occurred and the perspective that this can bring to our College and my work within it. My hope is that many of you have started to notice a change in the expectation we have of our students and each other. At each of our information sessions with parents and students, we have asserted the need for routines and the importance of homework, attendance and student engagement in their work. As a staff, we are working to support our community to continue to improve clarity around each of these areas.
On Friday, we hosted the AGSV 1st Basketball Grand Final. We had many of our students there to cheer on our team as we took out the championship against Trinity Grammar. Congratulations to all of our talented players and coaches for their hard work and dedication over the last 12 months. The game was intense at times as our team demonstrated great sportsmanship and teamwork. We are all proud of their achievements and wish them well as we are about to head off to the Marist Basketball Carnival in Adelaide.
In addition, I was able to attend our other two finals in volleyball and cricket. My congratulations to these two groups of young men for their efforts in making it into the finals. Although we did not win, their dedication and commitment to their sport and our College was reflected in their hard work over the last two terms. They epitomise our College theme, ‘strive for the highest’. We applaud their perseverance and wish them the best of luck for the future Marist Cricket Carnival and the State Championships for Volleyball.
As always, our focus at Marcellin College is on providing our students with a well-rounded education that emphasises academic excellence, spiritual growth and character development. We are proud of our students’ achievements both on and off the court. I look forward to next week when parents come in to meet their sons’ Pastoral Leader. It is important for us to share together and support your sons as they share their goals and aspirations for the year ahead.
I would like to remind our community that this Sunday is our Annual Open Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for prospective families to tour our campus, meet our teachers and students as they learn more about our evolving academic and co-curricular programs.
Thank you for your continued support of our College and students.
Marco Di Cesare
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