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    Yr 7 STEM Showcasing
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:09 PM

    On Tuesday 8 October we held our Year 7 STEM showcasing assembly, with the Mayor of Manningham Cr Paula Piccinini in attendance on the judging panel. Also present were parents of the students from the 9 finalist teams. All 9 presentations and prototypes amazed us with their level of skill and ingenuity.

    Congratulations to the winning two teams on their winning projects:
    · Airplate Cyclist Protection by Ethan Robertson, Joshua Donohue and Conor Skaliotis

    · Plastic Digestion using meal worms by Oliver Runting, Pearce Phillips and Lukas Burton

    Both teams presented at STEM M.A.D conference on 9 October with the Airplate Prototype receiving a prize for outstanding STEM innovation from Immersive Education.

    Below is a reflection from Ethan, Joshua and Conor on the experience:

    “STEM has been a project involving various subjects and has allowed our group to pick something of real interest to us. Together we came up with the idea of the AirPlate, which keeps bike riders safe from motor vehicles. Through researching how the Airplate might work we have incorporated different streams of thinking to achieve a product that could possibly be of benefit to local community or even globally.”

    You are able to view the multimodal presentation by Oliver, Pearce and Lukas here

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    Junior School Production – Peter Pan
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:11 AM

    Congratulations to our extremely talented junior school students for their finely crafted performances in Peter Pan last Friday and Saturday with the girls from O.L.M.C in the Br McMahon Performing Arts Centre at Marcellin College. This contemporary adaptation was endearing and entertaining and showcased the performance and technical skills of our young men:

    Riley Brennan (Peter Pan), Alex Chung (Captain Hook), Tim Burns (Lost Child), Charlie Curtin (Tootles), Jamie Di Paola (Crocodile), Bailey Dwyer (Slightly), Francesco Ferraiuolo (Delta), Massimo Fois (Lost Child), Noah Hall (Pans), Jakson Hall (Pots), Theo Handoyo (Nana/Pirate), Daniel Louey (Lost Child), Tyler Marsh (Skylight), Oliver Mills (Raging Buddy), Daniel Perera (Michael), Zac Power (John), Luca Ryan (Pirate), Roman Smith (Crocodile), Robert Spencer-He (Pirate), Alessio Teoh (The Tomahawk), Charlie Vincent (Giant Big Mummy). Backstage: Will Abeyewardene, Thomas Blasioli, Will Cook, Daniel Dempsey, Anthony Fernandez, Harry Hermans, Ben Hosking, Matthieu Lay, Diesel Rozon and Cayleb Wilson.

    Thanks must go to the dedicated staff who worked so hard with your sons in a range of capacities to offer them this experience:

    Michelle Abrahmsen (Director, Costume Coordinator, Hair and Makeup), Clint Gifford (Assistant Director, Set Construction, Lighting Design, Lighting, Set Design), Phil Watkins (Producer, FOH Manager), Melissa Mackellin (Choreography, Hair and Makeup), David Blackman (Stage Manager), Sarah Pyle (Sound), Merryn Gray (Tickets, Poster & Program), Heidi Alysandratos (Tickets), Randall Bezaire (Photography) and Rosemary Chapple (Liaison).

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:44 PM

    Remar Gold Graduation

    Last Thursday evening the Remar Gold Caravel celebrated their graduation from the Remar program. Mark Murphy, Adriano Di Prato and I look forward to this event each year as it is one of the most special College events that we attend. Once again we were privileged to congratulate young men who for three years have challenged themselves to grow in faith as well as leadership and communication skills. Many thanks to Jamie McIlroy, Remar Coordinator, and Alexandra Rice, the Caravel’s Helm, for their support of the young men over their journey! Please read on for Alexandra’s reflection: 

    The Gold Graduation evening is a highlight of the Remar calendar which provides an opportunity for the Helm and the Rowers to affirm one another for their growth and successes over their three year journey. This evening allowed the families and special people in the lives of the Caravel...

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    2020 College Captain | Giacomo Carbone
    by Adriano Di Prato - Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:29 AM

    On Friday 11 October the 2020 College Captain Giacomo Carbone presented his inaugural address to the community:

    Good morning Mr Murphy, invited guests, parents, staff and my fellow students,

    Words can’t describe the gratitude I feel for this opportunity to serve all of you through this role. I have always looked up to our College Captains as an embodiment of the Marist values. The idea that I have been given the privilege to follow in the footsteps of some of the people I’ve idolised throughout my time at Marcellin brings me great honour.  I hope to continue and build on the legacy set by our past leaders, while enriching and building on our culture, paving the way for leaders to come. As leaders of our community, I believe this is the responsibility of Patrick, Harrison and I for next year. We are excited to work with you next year in contributing to the ever-growing ...

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    Welcome to term four & Year 7 STEM
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:30 AM

    Welcome to Term Four. We hope all members of our community enjoyed the school holidays and have had a positive start to the term.
    Yesterday we celebrated the ingenious work of our year 7 students in their STEM Making a Difference learning unit. We are very proud of the hard work and effort of the entire year level whose innovation, collaboration and action give us great hope for the future.
    Congratulations to the nine finalist teams listed below, whose prototypes and pitches were presented to the whole cohort, including the judging panel of the Mayor of Manningham, Cr Paula Piccinini, Nadia Bonvicino - Program Leader (Financial Literacy and Enterprise) and Tom Black (Yr 12 Science Vice Captain).
    2019 STEM finalist teams:
    7.1 Jonathan Bosticky, Nathan D’Oca, Thomas Price
    7.2 Conor Skaliotis, Joshua Donohue, Ethan Robertson
    7.3 Marcus Vendramini, Anthony Perinetti and Matthew Richings
    7.4 Xavier Ericson, James Ferraiuolo, Kosta Goumas, Xavier De Rose
    7.5 William Waters, Michael Teo, Max Zanella
    7.6 Anton Bulzomi, Luke Di Beradino, Daniel De Melis
    7.7 Dylan Ferlaino, John Bervanakis, Freddie Curry, Joseph Schickerling
    7.8 Oliver Runting, Pearce Phillips, Lukas Burton
    7.9 William Champion, Michael Zappone, Rhys Moxon

    Particular thanks to Year 7 teachers for their support of your sons through this journey. Next week’s Eagle article will have details of the winning team.
    We wish everyone the very best for the term ahead and look forward to sharing the many opportunities to reflect on and celebrate the year with you.