Marcellin College is an agent in the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. Fundamental to the nature of student pastoral care provided by Saint Marcellin Champagnat is the belief that each person is created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), with the inherent dignity that this implies. Parents, who are the first and prime educators of the young, entrust Marcellin College, with a significant share in responsibility for the education and pastoral wellbeing of their sons.

An important foundational belief for Marcellin College is that in Jesus we can see God’s image and likeness in its most human expression, and that Jesus’ values and teachings show all people “there is no way to the Father, except through the son” (John 14:6) by which growth towards human potential is realised. In accordance with this belief, values to be promoted in the exercise of student pastoral care and wellbeing at Marcellin College include love, respect, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation and justice.