The latest learning and teaching news for the Marcellin community.
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Showcasing my talents ‘Outside of the Classroom’
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:17 PM
 

There are a number of examples each day where students take the responsibility to drive and own their own learning. Recently Year 11 student Julian Berghella shared with us his experience in being able to showcase his talents outside of the classroom.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with Illusions and have strived to perfect this art form. Whilst completing my secondary education at Marcellin, I have maintained a strong focus and improved my skills. I have been fortunate to have been supported by Marcellin College in this vocation and have thoroughly enjoyed ...

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Chess Club
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:55 PM
 

Throughout 2018 students have been invited to attend regular Chess coaching with Leonid Sandler, an International Chess Master from Chess Australia. This co-curricular opportunity continues to grow with students attending each week to learn the strategies of playing Chess and to compete against each other.

To conclude the term, students competed against Leonid simultaneously. Students embraced the challenged and enjoyed the opportunity to test their Chess playing ability against an International Chess Master.

To further highlight the success of this program students ...

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Year 11 Legal Studies - 2018 Secondary School Mooting Competition
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 13 September 2018, 5:57 AM
 

On Monday 27 August Year 11 Unit Legal Studies students participated in the 2018 Secondary School Mooting Competition.

In this competition, teams argue for either the prosecution or the defence in a mock trial, based on a fictional case. This year 33 teams entered, from across Melbourne and country Victoria. Our students performed well with each of our teams presenting concise and accomplished legal arguments.

To highlight their wonderful work, our teams were praised by the moot judges and the organisers of the competition, and received the Best Research award.

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Year 7 into 8 Subject Selection Details
by Andrew Bryson - Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 2:12 AM
 

We are entering the final stages of subject selection for 2019. All Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 students have entered their subject preferences for next year and Year 7 students now have the opportunity to select the Language (LOTE) subject they will study in Year 8.

In Year 7, students studied two Languages; one each semester. As a Year 7 student they are required to select one of the Languages they studied this year to study in Year 8. Their options include:

  • Chinese

  • Indonesian

  • Italian

Year 7 students will receive an email the week commencing Monday 27 August with their ...

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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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