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Primary School Visits – Student Ambassadors

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Primary School Visits – Student Ambassadors
by Assistant Principal of Students, Melissa Mackellin - Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 12:13 PM

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 year. 

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.

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Re: Primary School Visits – Student Ambassadors
by Tonina Rizzo - Friday, 2 August 2019, 7:38 AM

Hello, my son would like to be involved as a Year 7 Ambassador for the primary school visits. Can you let me know if this is possible. 

Many thanks,