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    High Achievers Assembly
    by Nicholas Moloney - Thursday, 25 February 2021, 12:23 PM

    Last Thursday we came together as a community to celebrate the High Achievers from the Class of 2020. This was a wonderful occasion to recognise the students who achieved a an ATAR over 90, the Dux of each subject and the overall Dux of VCE and VCAL.

    At this assembly, the 2021 College Captain, Joel Dimattina gave his first address of the year where he spoke about the importance of community, in giving back and the challenge of being the best person you can be and honouring your God given talents. I recommend Joel’s speech to you.

    Good morning to the Marcellin community,

    I’d especially like to wish a warm welcome to the new Year Sevens, staff members and Principal Mr Di Cesare.

    It’s an absolute honour to be standing up here today. But this isn’t my day. Today is about highlighting the young Marcellin men, who through their academic studies have undoubtedly “Strived for the Highest.”

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 9:10 AM


    Our recent lockdown also impacted on our plans to mark the beginning of Lent. Nevertheless, Pastorals all shared a special prayer on Ash Wednesday that invited our young men and staff into a commitment to this important time in the Church’s year.

    For many Christians, the period of 40 days before Easter known as `Lent’ is traditionally a period of fasting and saying sorry for the times that we haven’t been the best versions of ourselves. It is a time of prayer, reflection and penance, during which we are encouraged to think carefully about how we are living and how God wants us to live. In that spirit, I’d like to share with you the words of Pope Francis (2017) as he answered the question, “Do you want to fast this Lent?”

    “Fast from hurting and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints; contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness; fill your heart with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. Fast from words; be silent and listen.”

    I pray these thoughts support us all on our Lenten journeys.

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    Micro Mathematicians | Virtual After School Extension Program
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:55 PM

    The University of Melbourne have designed a new extension program for students with a passion and interest for Mathematics. The program is designed for students who are working above their age level standard in Mathematics and explores mathematical problems at a deep level, following the inquiry process.

    Micro Mathematicians is a free after school extension program that will run using a virtual environment (Zoom and Google Classroom) and students will have 1 hour each week with the University of Melbourne, School of Mathematics and Statistics Outreach Team. Students will be given additional activities to complete in their own time.

    The University of Melbourne manage the registrations for this event which will include an admission test to ensure suitability of the program. Please note, completing the admission test does not guarantee a place in the program. For more ...

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    VCE & VCAL DUX Award Recipients
    by Ben Bugeja - Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:58 AM

    It was a privilege to hear from two incredibly humble and dedicated young men in Mitchell Kane and James Brancatella upon being awarded the DUX of VCE and DUX of VCAL respectively. These two young men exemplify what it means to be true men of Marcellin in their integrity and humility.

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:54 AM

    Senior Retreats and Remar Gold Embarkation Camp

    We are very disappointed that the recent lockdown meant we had no choice but to postpone our Senior Retreats. We ask the young men of Years 11 and 12 and their parents / guardians to note that we are currently exploring what dates may be available for rescheduled retreats – given that we use 10 venues for this significant experience, it will be a challenge to identify dates but we are trying!

    Thankfully before lockdown, our Remar Gold Caravel was able to participate in its Embarkation Camp. This camp supports the members of the Caravel to plan for and commit to the Remar journey ahead of them. As our Gold Rowers enter into the final year of this program, we wish them all the best for this important journey. Gold Rower Taite Phillips offers his reflection on the camp below:

    After the first week of school, Year 12 Remar Gold Caravel embarked ...

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