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    Semester Two Reports
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:17 PM

    Semester Two Reports will be available to all families on Thursday 12 December via the Parent portal on MyMarcellin. Families will receive an email informing them when their son’s report is available to access.

    To access your son’s Semester Two Report please log on to the Parent portal using your personal log in details.

    This will allow you to view your son’s report and copies of previous reports. For direct access to this section of MyMarcellin please click on the link below:

    Parent portal

    Semester reports are designed to provide feedback on a range of areas related to your son’s learning and work habits for all subjects studied in Semester Two.

    Each subject report provides a description of the content covered throughout the semester and listed results measured against the required Victorian Curriculum Achievement Standards (Year 7 to 10) and set learning outcomes and competencies for ...

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    Staff Marist Award
    by Adriano Di Prato - Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:09 AM

    The 2019 Marist Staff Award celebrates all staff at Marcellin College and each year we celebrate one staff member who we feel is the most appropriate recipient in the calendar year. We invite staff, students and parents to nominate a staff member and then the three College Captains and three Junior School Captains come together to discern the final award recipient, based on the nominations of who exemplifies the five Marist characteristics of Love of Work, Presence, Simplicity, Family Spirit and In the Way of Mary.  

    This year the Student Leadership Council would like to recognise two staff in the area of honourable mention. For her exceptional subject knowledge and skill, and her genuine care of her students, the SRC have recognised Tania Castauro. And the final honourable mention is awarded to Ivan Ivas for his personal approach to assisting students in achieving their personal best....

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    Final 2019 Message
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:13 PM

    As 2019 draws to a close we would like to thank our families for their support over the past year. It has been a pleasure to walk alongside the young men of our community as they grow in faith, learning more about themselves and their gifts and talents. We recognise that for some of our families 2019 has been challenging. We are always filled with hope when we see the way in which our community comes together in support of those who are struggling. It is our Marist characteristics alive in our words and actions each day.

    Each year Pope Francis shares a Christmas address. In 2018, he delivered a message around the importance of fraternity, where we are all called to live in solidarity with the other. We share this with you as a  reminder of all we are trying to achieve in our community; peace, acceptance, love and family spirit. We recognise that we are all fallible, but...

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:58 PM

    Our annual theme called us this year to be aware of God in our daily lives and to draw strength from God’s presence and God’s love for us. It invited us to live consciously, to avoid rushing through life too quickly and missing what’s really important. It challenged us to live as the best versions of ourselves; as people who respect the gifts that God has given us and who are committed to developing our gifts in the service of others. In other words, it encouraged us to live as God wants us to live – because we are #CalledtoHoliness.

    I’d like to thank all of the people in our community this year who answered the call and opened their hearts to the idea of living holy lives. Hopefully we have all been supported to recognise that holiness is simply this - doing what God wants us to do, and that is to be aware of God’s presence in our lives and to develop our God given gifts in the service of others. May we remember the commitment of Jesus to standing up for justice by challenging those who selfishly mistreated others, and continue to be inspired by Jesus’ example to reach out to those in need by sharing compassion and generosity of Spirit with them. Answering the call to holiness is as simple and as difficult as putting others before ourselves and respecting ourselves enough to work hard so that we can realise the faith that God has in us. As we continue our Advent journey and look forward to Christ’s birth at Christmas, let's also remember that each new year is a chance to begin again; that God’s love for us means that we can leave behind past disappointments and embrace Jesus’ example anew.

    I wish all a happy, holy Christmas and a wonderful holiday break! I look forward to seeing you in 2020.

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    2020 Junior School Captain | Address
    by Adriano Di Prato - Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:23 AM

    On Friday 29 November the 2020 Junior School Captain Takudzwa Chitima delivered his inaugural address to our community:

    Good morning staff, students and special guests. 

    Have you ever doubted yourself? Saying excuses such as I don’t have the skill, or I simply don’t have the talent. These words are very easy to say.  This is very common; and most people experience this. However, there are things we have control of and can be achieved with zero talent. Barack Obama once said, ‘If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from or what you look like.’

    There are four things that I try to follow in my everyday life that requires no talent whatsoever. Work ethic, effort, doing extra and being coachable. With these qualities you can succeed in anything whether it be in sports, music, your academics or in life.

    Work ethic relates to the discipline ...

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