Over the past few weeks and throughout the coming term, Staff
and a number of our Year 7 students will participate in visits to our Feeder
Parish Primary Schools. The aim of these
visits is to commence discussions with our 2020 Year 7s, provide information
for them and to ensure they meet with staff and students from the College so
they have a familiar face when they arrive for Transition Day at the end of the
Our visits also allow a number of our Year 7 students the opportunity to become Marcellin Ambassadors. Not only are they able to meet the newest members of our community and answer some of the questions they may have, but they are also able to share and reflect on their journey of transition at Marcellin and all that they have experienced over the last 6 months in their own transition.
These are important encounters in our Transition process, as we get to know the boys and engage with their Year 4, 5 and 6 classroom teachers. This engagement was also enriched with our Feeder Parish Breakfast, held last week at the College. Both Marcellin and primary school staff deepened their understanding of resilience through hearing the story of Scott Harris and his recovery from a serious accident. He highlighted the need for everyone to take responsibility for their actions and also develop key skills such as gratitude, mindfulness and goal setting to be able to overcome adversity.
The connections we make with our primary schools and our future students is significant as we attempt to make their transition to Marcellin as smooth as possible.