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    Welcoming Year 8,9 & 10 Onsite Monday 26 October
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:35 AM
     

    This coming Monday we welcome back our Year 8, 9 and 10 students who will return to campus following a number of months participating in the Home Learning Program. We understand that for many it will be an exciting time as they are able to reconnect with friends and teachers and complete some of the more practical elements of their classes. For others however, it will be a time of apprehension as they face a change in routine, larger crowds than they have experienced in quite a while and a reconnection of friendships that had only just started to develop before they went into Home Learning.

    Last week in an article from The Parents Website we shared a number of strategies for preparing students for returning onsite, take two. We encourage all families to read this and begin preparing their sons for the change in routine. If you are concerned or would like extra support please contact ...

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 10:34 AM
     

    This week we have celebrated the Remar Gold Caravel of 2020 who have now had their final Remar meeting. Through Remar, so many of our young men have accepted the opportunity to grow and learn in areas of leadership, faith and personal development. This important and rewarding program also develops understanding and appreciation of community. 

    These goals of Remar were evident as, under the guidance of Helm Mario Frazzetto, each young man participated in a ritual which is normally part of an evening of shared food, shared memories and shared pride amongst parents/guardians and staff. While 2020 has put an end to our ability to gather in such a way, it was important that these boys still take the time to honour each other and their experience with this ritual.

    Each participant took a turn to affirm another member of the Caravel by offering a speech which highlighted the qualities and ...

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    Asthma & Anaphylaxis Plans
    by Gaye Viney - Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:25 AM
     

    If you have indicated on your son’s records that he suffers with Asthma or Anaphylaxis you will have received a reminder of action plans required and a management plan for your son via email.

    Marcellin College takes Asthma and Anaphylaxis diagnosis very seriously, as they can be life threatening.

    In order for the College to best support your son, we require the following documentation and action from you and him:

    Asthma 
    • A current Asthma Action plan, fully completed and signed by a GP. As has always been the case, this will need to be reviewed and provided annually.
    • Your son must carry his salbutamol (Ventolin) preventer and spacer with him at all times.
    • A reviewed and signed management plan at the College.  
    Anaphylaxis 
    • A current Anaphylaxis Action plan, fully completed and signed by a GP, in colour. As has always been the case, this will need to be reviewed and provided annually.
    • An in date EpiPen
    • A management plan reviewed annually in consultation with the students’ parents.  
    The management plan differs from the action plan, as it lists strategies the College can do to prevent your son having an Asthma attack or Anaphylactic reaction while at College in our care. I have received some of these back but am still awaiting many.

    With all students back on Monday could I please ask that you return these to the College with your son.
     
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    College Health Centre - Rules Regarding Face Masks
    by Gaye Viney - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 1:22 PM
     

    Face Masks

    The navy College face mask many of our staff and boys are wearing fits within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines and so is appropriate to wear. The boys are welcome to wear any face mask that fits with the guidelines below . The face mask must cover the nose and mouth snuggly.
    From the DHHS website:

    What does wearing a fitted face mask mean?
    You must wear a face mask when you are leaving your home unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so. From 11:59pm 11 October you must wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. This cannot be a face shield, bandana, or scarf on its own. A face mask needs to be worn covering both your nose and mouth. 
    • A fitted face mask is now required instead of other face coverings because it provides better protection. As restrictions ease and movement increases, the effectiveness of a face mask is even more ...
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    Return of Year 7, 11 & 12
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 12:23 PM
     

    This week we welcomed back our Year 7, 11 and 12 students to onsite learning. It felt like the first day of the year after such a long time online.  For many it is an exciting time to be onsite seeing friends, for a number it is a nervous and anxious time as they attempt to reconnect after months of lockdown and for others, such as our Year 7s, they are trying to establish friendships that hadn’t had time to develop at the start of the year. As we look towards our Year 8, 9 and 10 students coming back onsite on 26 October we wanted to share an article by Peter Hanlon from The Parents Website that we hope will assist if you have a student onsite or are preparing a student to return onsite.

     
    Leaving the Bubble, Take two
     
    The return to the classroom is a big relief, but many students will need support.
     
    Kerri Rhodes heard an analogy recently that captures the mood as students, parents and ...Read more...
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