The latest learning and teaching news for the Marcellin community.
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Year 10 into 11 Subject Selection Interviews – Thursday 16 August
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 8:10 AM
 

At Marcellin, we believe that for students to fulfil their potential, it is important that they are able to make the most informed decisions about their future pathway based on their strengths, interests, further study options, possible career choices and future aspirations.

Throughout Term Three, Year 10 students have been working through the subject selection process in preparation for 2019. This includes completing a number of planning exercises within the Student Wellbeing Program and attending the recent Year 10 Learning Pathways and Transition expo. 

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Year 9 into 10 Subject Selection Interviews – Thursday 16 August
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 5:52 AM
 

At Marcellin, we believe that for students to fulfil their potential, it is important that they are able to make the most informed decisions about their future pathway based on their strengths, interests, further study options, possible career choices and future aspirations.

Throughout Term Three, Year 9 students have been working through the subject selection process in preparation for 2019. This includes completing a number of planning exercises within the Student Wellbeing Program and attending the recent Year 9 Learning Pathways and Transition expo. 

Another key event...

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Marcellin Short Story Competition 2018
by Andrew Bryson - Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:31 PM
 

The annual Short Story Competition is now open. The final date for entries is Friday 31 August, 2018.

This competition has been an important part of Marcellin’s co-curricular program since 1981. We have many very talented writers at Marcellin and this is an opportunity for all students to challenge themselves to write creatively and experience the thrill of seeing their work published in the Resource Centre’s “Writers’ Notebook”.

Prizes are available in Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) competition categories and generous prizes for each category; 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus an Encouragement Awards.

To learn more about this exciting competition and to download an entry form please visit the Short Story Competition section of the Placidus Resource Centre website.

If you require any further information, please see Ms. Marie O’Brien in the Placidus Resource Centre.

We look forward to reading the many stories and wish all writers the very best.


 
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VET at Marcellin – An Overview
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 12:16 PM
 

Vocational Education and Training in schools (VETis) is designed to broaden the range of study options available to an increasingly diverse senior school population by enabling applied as well as academic learning for students who wish to undertake VET subjects. It allows students to combine their studies with nationally recognised vocational qualifications whereby they may obtain a full or partial completion of a VET Certificate as part of their VCE or VCAL program.

VET subjects are generally completed over a two-year period with most students who enroll in a VET subject ...

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Year 9 into 10 Subject Selection
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 11:35 AM
 

One of the many strengths of our College is our community and how we continually look at opportunities to work in partnership with parents to support their son with their learning at Marcellin. The subject selection process and various parent information evenings provide a platform to further develop these partnerships through active conversations with students and families as they discern their future subjects.

Parent Information Evening

The Year 9 Parent Information Evening held on Thursday 19 July is an example of this and we thank all the parents who attended this ...

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Year 10 Learning Pathways and Transition Expo – Thursday 26 July
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 19 July 2018, 6:18 AM
 

We believe that for your son to fulfil his potential, it is important that he is able to make the most informed decisions about his future pathway based on his strengths, interests, further study options, possible career choices and aspirations.

A key event in the subject selection process for Year 10 students in supporting them in making such informed decisions about future pathways is the upcoming Learning Pathways and Transition Expo held on Thursday 26 July (6pm – 8pm). This is a compulsory event for all current Year 10 students and their parents / guardians.

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Individual Needs Department: Term Two Extension Activities
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:52 PM
 

The Individual Needs Department provides various enrichment activities that students may wish to participate in throughout each term. This term students have had the opportunity to undertake any one of the following activities.

The Da Vinci Decathlon

Da Vinci Decathlon is a day-long competition involving challenges in ten different disciplines. On Monday 21 May and Friday 25 May, Marcellin entered three teams of eight Year 7 and 9 students who were invited to participate in The Da Vinci Decathlon. Activities included Mathematics, English, Science, Code Breaking, Engineering ...

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General Achievement Test (GAT) – Wednesday 13 June
by Andrew Bryson - Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:08 AM
 

Over the past two weeks Year 11 and 12 students have received information outlining the upcoming General Achievement Test (GAT) to be held on Wednesday 13 June (10am - 1.15pm). All VCE or VCAL students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 subjects are required to sit the GAT.

The GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills in:

  • Written Communication

  • Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Humanities, the Arts and Social Sciences 

The GAT is an essential part of the VCE assessment procedures and although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s ...

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Semester One Exams (Years 9 to 11)
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:57 PM
 

 

Semester One exams for Year 9 to 11 students are held in Term Two. All students and parents have received a copy of the Semester One Examination details including a timetable with the dates and times for each exam.

A copy of these details is attached for your reference. Please take note of these dates and times. If there are any changes to these times students will be notified via email.

A reminder of the following:

 

  • School Uniform is to be worn

  • Student I.D. Cards are to be brought to every exam and placed on the desk prior to the start of writing time.

  • Students are ...

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Study Skills – Working in partnership
by Andrew Bryson - Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:22 AM
 

As a faith learning community we place great value in students, teachers and parents working in partnership to ensure all students reach their full potential. With this in mind, I’d like to highlight a number of programs and initiatives throughout our College that are examples of this partnership as we endeavour to provide every opportunity for your son to strive for the highest.

Developing sound study skills and work habits are paramount in students being able to manage their workload with regards to their study, homework, assignments and general day-to-day schooling. To ...

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