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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:20 PM
     

    I have particularly enjoyed following Marcellin College’s Twitter feed this week. Seeing the posts from this year’s Remar Blue Bourke Solidarity Camp have brought back some incredible memories of when I was privileged to travel to Bourke in 2017 with that year’s Blue Caravel.

    Each year our young men in their second year of Remar head to Bourke to volunteer for a week in the St. Ignatius Primary school. This experience of solidarity with people on the margins – not just geographically, but in terms of opportunity, financial position, and in some cases health – is a key part of the Remar Blue Caravel’s experience of developing their understanding of what it means to put our faith tradition into practice. Each year throughout the course of their nine days in Bourke, our young men learn a great deal about generosity, love, compassion and solidarity as they are welcomed into the Bourke ...

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    Self-Sufficiency
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:34 PM
     

    As Assistant Principals of Students we feel privileged to be able to share with our parent and student community current ideas and trends in developmental psychology.  Please find below an article by Michael Grose from parent ideas related to developing self-sufficiency in our children

    Why Self-Sufficiency is Paramount

    By Michael Grose

    Recently, a mother of two primary school children thanked me for the impact one of my presentations had on her parenting style.

    When I asked what was it that made the difference, she said that one particular question I posed in the presentation had the most impact. The question was “What are you regularly doing for your children now that they can do themselves?”

    This mother attended my Parenting for Independence seminar after reading my book Spoonfed Generation. My message of developing self-sufficiency in children from ...

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    Semester Two Interim Reports
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:45 AM
     

    A reminder Semester Two Interim Reports have been made available to families via the Community portal on MyMarcellin. These reports provide feedback on your son’s progress throughout Term 3 and form the basis for discussion at the Parent / Teacher / Student conferences held across the final two weeks of term.

    A number of families attended the Parent / Teacher / Student conferences held earlier this week. We trust that these conversations were positive in affirming your son as well as an opportunity for him to identify areas for future growth and improvement.

    Further information outlining Semester Two Interim Reports and the upcoming Parent / Teacher / Student conferences to be held on Tuesday 17 September (2pm to 9pm) can also be viewed on the Community News section of MyMarcellin.

    If you have any questions relating to Interim Reports or the 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, 11 September 2019, 10:44 AM
     

    One of the many opportunities that we provide for our young men to consciously experience putting our faith tradition into action is our annual Winter SleepOut. I invite you to read the reflection of Andrew De Bolfo, one of our young men in Year 7, who took up the opportunity to stand in solidarity with those who find themselves without a home:

    On the 23rd night of August, the young men involved with Remar, Encounter MC and a few boys in Faulkner House experienced what so many people across the world go through every night, the feeling of being homeless and having nowhere to sleep but in the streets. As a group we slept in the Quadrangle for a night. When we arrived, we were told to go up into the staff room where we shared a simple meal of soup and a bread roll and were greeted by Mr. Mcllroy, who gave us a run-down of what would be happening that night. After dinner we were addressed...

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    Opportunities to learn, in and outside of the classroom
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:04 PM
     

    There are a number of times throughout any given term that we witness the impressive nature of our boys and the willingness of our staff to support our boys in all areas of College life. This term has been no different and throughout Term Three there have been a number of key events that reflect this. They include the annual Music concert and Globalisation week.

    In addition to these events students across all year levels have participated in various incursions and excursions which have provided them the opportunity to apply their learning in and outside of their classroom. Currently our Year 7 students are involved in a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) project. This builds on the STEM Making a Difference (MAD) showcase held earlier this term during National Science Week and is an example of our focus on project-based learning across Years 7 to 9. Julian...

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