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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:24 PM
     

    REMAR is a school-based Marist youth ministry which operates in Catholic schools in a number of countries. It offers young people in Years 10, 11 and 12 an inspiring and engaging way to live out gospel values. The main areas of focus include personal development and leadership formation, a strong experience of being a part of a community and social justice, ministry and service to others. This important and rewarding program also develops understanding and appreciation of community. I encourage you to read on about some of the experiences of Year 11 student and Remar Blue Caravel member, David Barbuto:

    Remar – My Experience

    Remar has taught me a lot and it has given me plenty of opportunities to help people less fortunate. Remar offers a lot of ministry options which include volunteering at St. Pius X Catholic Primary After School Program, in the Exodus Community, ...

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    INSIGHTS by Michael Grose
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:01 PM
     

    Please find below an article for parents from renowned expert Michael Grose.  At the start of the year he looks to how parents can work with students in reframing their ideas and how the student may be feeling about school, life and their work.

    The start of the year is a great time for making changes and improvements to the way you raise kids. But it’s difficult to know where to begin. To assist with the change process we’ve carefully selected five practical strategies that will have a positive impact if acted upon. We’ve organised webinars in the first half of the year to assist you to implement each strategy.

    1. Switch on your child’s strengths

    Most of us have been conditioned to focus on what kids can’t do. There is a better way. The Positive Psychology movement lead by US-based psychologist Dr. Martin Seligman showed that when we can unearth kids’ strengths ...

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    2019 Student Leadership Day
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1:37 PM
     

    On Tuesday 12 March, the student leaders of Marcellin engaged in a workshop facilitated by the College Captains. The theme for this year’s workshop was, ‘Having the Courage to Lead’ and allowed our young men an opportunity to reflect upon their values, the values of the College, and how we can work together to ensure our community strives for the highest in all that we do. Lachlan Cross, 2019 Drama Captain, shared a reflection on his participation.

    Having the Courage to lead to me, means being brave and strong enough to take the harder road in life and set an example for others through your actions and words. At our Student Leadership Day we were lucky enough to be able to listen to three different men who embody this idea of leadership entirely throughout their lives and all in completely different ways. Whether it be the choices and actions of Mark Donaldson which ...

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    Semester One Interim Reports
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:23 AM
     

    Semester One Interim Reports will be available to all families as of Monday 18 March via the Community portal on MyMarcellin.

    Interim reports are designed to provide feedback on a range of areas related to your son’s learning, attitude and approach, study habits, organisation, assessment and overall progress. These reports provide feedback on your son’s progress throughout Term One and form the basis for discussion at the upcoming Parent / Teacher / Student conferences to be held later this term and early Term Two.

    Parent / Teacher / Student conferences for Year Seven to Twelve students will be held on the following dates:

    •   Wednesday 27 March (4pm to 9pm)
    •   Thursday 4 April (4pm to 9pm)
    •   Friday 5 April (9am to 3pm)

    Parents of Year Seven students please note that there are no Interim Reports for students of this year level. Our focus with Year Seven students has been on their transition to Marcellin and participation during their recent Orientation camp. As part of this transition you can make appointments with your son’s subject teachers to discuss their progress at the Parent / Teacher / Student conferences.

    Families will receive further correspondence outlining how to access their son’s Interim Report and further information regarding the Parent / Teacher / Student conferences including Synergetic booking details.

    If you have any questions relating to Interim Report or Parent / Teacher / Student conferences please contact the College or see your son’s Pastoral Leader.

     
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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 7:57 AM
     

    In the Archdiocese of Melbourne, this week we celebrate Catholic Education Week. What is your favourite thing about being involved in Catholic Education? Is it the values? Is it the sense of community? Is it the education in faith that our school provides? For me, it's the challenge of enabling young people to see who they are called to be, and both encouraging and empowering them to fulfil this potential. To believe that we are all gifts from a Creator God is to take on the responsibility to develop those gifts in the service of others, especially the marginalised. As we work with the young men of Marcellin, we strive each day to support them to develop their gifts and to do so with a consciousness that their success in life is dependant not simply on the mastering of a skill, but rather in their use of their gifts and privileges to reach out to those in need. Fundamental to the mission of our College is a commitment to forming "good Christians and good citizens” (St. Marcellin Champagnat). As we celebrate Catholic Education Week, let’s pause to give thanks for the ways that we - parents, staff and students - work together to ensure that our young men live their lives with hope in their futures and the power of God’s love to affect positive change in our world.