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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:52 PM

    All Souls' Day

    On November 2, many Christians observe All Soul’s Day, a holy day set aside for honouring the dead. The Marcellin College family has experienced the deaths of parents, friends and a Marist principal in Tasmania this year, and with the passing of these beloved people in mind, together let us pray for all those we love who have died; and for all families and friends as they continue to come to terms with their loss and grief.

    A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

    Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God still, and trust in me.  There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”  

    Almighty God, through the death of your Son on the cross, you have overcome death for us. Through his burial and resurrection from the dead you have made the grave a holy place and restored us to eternal life. We pray for all those who have died and are buried with Jesus in the hope of rising again. We pray, too, that all families and friends who are grieving may feel the healing power of Christ in the knowledge of our love and support. We make these prayers in confidence through Jesus who is Lord for ever and ever, Amen.

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    Remar and Game Changers
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 12:45 PM

    For 25 years the Marist Youth Ministry Program called Remar has been providing the young men of Marcellin with invaluable, life-changing opportunities to grow in Christian leadership, communication skills, a sense of belonging and understanding of our responsibilities to reach out to the marginalised. Australian Marists have been at the forefront of providing quality Catholic youth ministry programs for decades, and as we enter a new decade in 2020 we look forward to the introduction of the new incarnation of Remar called `Game Changers’! 

    Game Changers provides the same opportunities and experiences that Remar has done and will continue to do for our Remar Rowers in next year’s Years 11 and 12 – opportunities to meet regularly; to develop significant, supportive relationships; to participate in Christian service; to develop leadership and communication skills; to go to retreat days ...

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    The Making Of Young Men
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 10:12 AM

    As many of our Year 12’s head into their final exams and the end of Year celebrations we thought it was a good opportunity to look at traditional rites of passage and how we can, as a community, create new ones based on the below principles. We often speak at our parent information nights about Game Changers (formally Remar), Outdoor Education, leadership programs, Valedictory and much more as programs and events we use to develop our own rites of passage as a College based on many of the principles outlined in an article by Dr Rubinstein.  We thought parents and community groups would find this timely and interesting given much of what is going on in our world at the moment. 

    Dr Arne Rubinstein who wrote the below article is the author “The Making of Young Men” which we both promote and refer to at Marcellin in a number of our parent information evenings.  He has two...

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7:50 AM

    Our Valedictory for the Graduating Class of 2019 took place on the Feast of St. Luke, a day in the Catholic Church dedicated to celebrating a person who found his calling and dedicated his life to living what he believed to be his true purpose – spreading the Word of God. Through Luke’s deep faith in God’s love and Jesus Christ, he went on to shape understandings of the person and nature of Jesus across the course of over 2000 years - and his influence continues! The life and achievements of Luke present an exceptional example for our Valedictorians to follow and it is specifically Luke’s faith that I hope they remember.

    During his Homily on Friday night, Monsignor Anthony Ireland, Episcopal Vicar for the Eastern Region and Parish Priest of St. Gregory the Great’s in Doncaster, reflected on what it is like to move beyond the familiar and into new situations. Those of us who have finished our secondary education know that such challenges are not passed us once we leave the security of our school gates! Comforting for our Graduating Class of 2019 and for each of us, each day, are the words of St. Paul from the Feast of St. Luke’s First Reading: “the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed” (2 Tim 4:17). I pray that our Valedictorians, our current and future students and all in our community remember that God is with us, whether we see God there or not; and that if we but open our eyes to God’s presence in our lives, we can draw great strength, comfort and hope from the knowledge that God loves us and wants what is best for us. May we embrace that faith and do all we can to bring God’s love to birth in our lives and the lives of others.

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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