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Faith Matters
by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 8:00 AM

As the school year comes to an end for our young men, in the Church’s year we are only in Week One of Advent. As a time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmastime, we are encouraged in Advent to reflect on our year that has passed and make plans for the coming one. As we embrace this Advent time, a time for new beginnings, may we remember our Marist commitment to making Jesus Christ known and loved in our world. May we bring Christ to birth each day, in the compassion and mercy we show one another, and in the way that we reach out to the marginalised and stand up for justice. I offer us all this Advent prayer:

God of our desire and longing,

we await your coming with eager expectation

and with joyful hope.

Strengthen our hearts and minds

with the beckoning light of your redeeming love

that we may earnestly work for the coming of your kingdom

and be ever ready to receive you in those we meet.

God who dwells with us,

we pray for open hearts and that our hearts be as fruitful as Mary’s,

full of love for Jesus and His Good News.

In this way future Christmases might just be celebrated

in a world more in keeping with your will for us.

We give thanks for the year that has been and pray that we may bring Christ to birth each day.


Best wishes for a happy, holy and safe Christmas.

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2018 VCAA Results
by Andrew Bryson - Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:32 PM

Study scores for Year 11 and 12 students who completed Unit 3/4 subjects will be available on Friday 14 December. For details on how to access these results please visit the Pathways section of MyMarcellin to view the recent Careers Newsletter.

A summary of 2018 VCE/ VCAL results will be distributed to the wider Marcellin community at the commencement of Term 1, 2019. The College’s Dux assembly will be held on Thursday 7 February to acknowledge the results of the 2018 cohort. This includes the presentation of the Dux of each subject. Students who are awarded Dux of their subject have received the highest Study Score for that subject.

We wish all students eagerly waiting for their results all the best and congratulate them in advance for their work and effort throughout the year.

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VET In Schools 2018
by Andrew Bryson - Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:29 PM

Students who have submitted an expression of interest for a VET in school program that takes place off campus, please be advised that confirmation of your placement offer will be sent directly to you from the TAFE or College where the course takes place.

Due to there being a variety of providers to which Marcellin students have applied, there is no uniform date for the release of this information. However, if you don’t receive a letter of offer by Monday 18 December, please contact the College’s VET Coordinator.

A letter of offer from your specific provider should include key information such as a starting date, equipment or uniform requirements and what to bring on the first day of your new VET course in 2018. Please also note that VET Coordinator, Frances Davey will also contact all families during the last week of January to confirm this information.

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Walking in the footsteps of St. Marcellin - Our Journey Together
by Andrew Bryson - Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:33 PM

Dear Marcellin community,

I’d like to formally share with you that I will not be returning to Marcellin in 2019. Whilst I have been on long-service leave I have been reflecting on the past five years and came across the below quote from 2016:

We remember and learn from the experience and our connection to the experience and to others sharing this experience (journey).

At the time, I wrote this in relation to the type of learning experience and environment we hoped to create at Marcellin. It also made reference to our work as a hope-filled learning community in not only aiming to continually improve learning and teaching at Marcellin but it also reflected the aspirations of our Learning and Teaching Team in how we wanted to lead learning into the future.

I added, that leading learning and teaching and in particular, classroom reform is, at times, referred to as ‘enter...

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Semester Two Reports
by Andrew Bryson - Sunday, 2 December 2018, 11:26 PM

Semester Two Reports will be available to all families on Wednesday 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 ...

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