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Principal's Blog 27 October 2023

Dear Members of the Marcellin College Community,

Last week, we formally bid farewell to the Class of 2023 as they concluded their journey here at Marcellin College. It was a poignant moment that marked the end of an era and the start of a new chapter for our graduates. On Tuesday, we hosted our Year 12 Parent Breakfast, where many of our parents and guardians reminisced about how swiftly the passage of time has flown by. It was a moment to reflect on the journey that began with tying shoelaces and teaching these boys how to knot a tie to where they are now.

Our Valedictory Mass and Dinner on Wednesday celebrated the Class of 2023. My thanks to Fr John Silvano for leading our celebration at  St Patrick's Cathedral and to our College Choir for what they added to our celebrations - they sounded amazing! We wish our Class of 2023 all the best as they begin their exams or enter into the workforce. We trust that their time at Marcellin College stands them in good stead for their future.  

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As we celebrated this important milestone in the lives of our graduating students, I also had the privilege of celebrating another event with four of our most recent Principals who have played a pivotal role in shaping the legacy of Marcellin College. In the attached photo, you can see our four esteemed Principals:

Br John McMahon - 1982-1989
Mr Paul Herrick - 1989-2000
Dr Mark Merry - 2001-2008
Mr Mark Murphy - 2009-2019

These four individuals have each added their unique skills and abilities to the growth of our College as they each fostered a sense of community, nurturing our values and making us who we are. Each one of them has left a lasting legacy, and their collective leadership has paved the way for the education that our students receive today.

But our celebrations do not end there. We are proud to recognise one of our own- Mr Justin Abbott, for his exceptional dedication and service to Marcellin College. Mr Abbott has received the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Marist Education Award for his services to Marcellin College.

Justin Abbott, who has tirelessly dedicated his time, effort, and expertise, embodies the spirit of Marcellin College. His unwavering commitment to our students and our community has left an indelible mark on all who have had the privilege of working with him. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Abbott on this well-deserved recognition.

Marco Di Cesare