- Marcellin College
Marcellin CollegeLatin: Virtute Ad Altissima
"With Virtue and Courage Strive for The Highest."
Location Bulleen, Victoria, Australia Coordinates Coordinates: Information Type Independent, Single-sex, Day school Denomination Roman Catholic, Marist Established 1950 Principal Mark Murphy Chaplain Fr John Carnie Enrolment ~1,200 (7-12) Colour(s) Maroon, Blue & Gold Website www.marcellin.vic.edu.au
The school was founded in 1950 by the Marist Brothers originally in Camberwell. A senior school campus was opened in Bulleen for years 9 to 12 with the Camberwell campus catering for grades 3 to Form 6 before it closed in 1993.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Marcellin flirted with a co-educational campus, when year 12 students from Our Lady of Mercy College in Heidelberg attended the Marcellin campus for some subjects. This attempt was not deemed successful. Recently, the bond between Marcellin and OLMC strengthened through their school musical production, held in 2006. Marcellin has also had close ties with Our Lady of Sion College working together on Biannual Musical productions during the 90s and early 00s as well as sharing Food Technology and Visual communication and design facilities.
The College was founded upon the principles of Saint Marcellin Champagnat to provide an education grounded in Gospel values with emphasis upon each student striving to reach his potential. Indeed, the College's Latin motto: virtute ad altissima means literally "to the highest with virtue" or “Through virtue and courage to strive for the highest”.
The College philosophy promotes 'open entry' in terms of academic ability, encouraging students of all abilities to undertake their studies there. This is continued into the VCE where the majority of students are encouraged to complete their Year 12. The mainstream curriculum is augmented by extension programmes for the gifted and additional support for those with learning difficulties.
The College's facilities include specialist classrooms, learning technologies, performance venues and sporting venues. The 15 hectare property includes the playing fields used in the Associated Grammar Schools’ of Victoria competition, various Old Collegians' Sporting Clubs and also a few of the AFL Football Teams. Prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Fijian and Welsh rugby teams also used the Gartner Fields as an official training venue. The Jonathon Bray oval is also situated on school grounds.
In April 2009, Mark Murphy took over as Principal of Marcellin College, in the place of outgoing Principal Mark Merry. Murphy formerly served as Deputy Principal of St. Joseph's College, Ferntree Gully
Ethos and culture
There is an established Student Representative Council which allows students to be actively involved in various College matters to help organise functions and events relative to their student body. There is a SRC representative in each year level for each house for years 7 to 11. In year 12 there is a College Captain and two Vice Captains as well as House Captains and Vice Captains for their representative houses, who form the SRC Executive Committee. 2008 saw the introduction of various Academic Captains including LOTE and various Performing Arts Captains. This was also the year for the first World Youth Day Captain in conjunction with the World Youth Day event held in the same year with the position being called the Liturgy Captain for future years.
- Mark Bresciano - Socceroo, plays also for Lazio, Italy, holds the record for highest transfer fee for an Australian player.
- Gavin Brown - former AFL Collingwood captain & Premiership player.
- Peter Curran - former AFL Hawthorn Premiership player.
- Paul Dimattina - former AFL Western Bulldogs Football Club player & restaurateur.
- Greg Madigan - former AFL Hawthorn and Fremantle player.
- Peter McNamara - tennis player, former world No. 7.
- Leigh Montagna - AFL St Kilda player.
- Luke Shuey - AFL West Coast Eagles player.
- Jason Cripps - former AFL St Kilda player.
- Stephen Silvagni - former AFL Carlton Football Club player, Full Back of the Century.
- David Zaharakis - AFL Essendon player.
- Patrick Karnezis - AFL Brisbane Lions player
- Rod De Highden - Olympic Marathoner
- Entertainment, media and the arts
- Stephen Curry - actor and comedian.
- Kaz James - solo artist & international DJ.
- Andrew Maher - media personality (Network 10, AFL).
- Alphonse Gangitano - Melbourne gangland killings.
- Michael O'Brien- Victorian Liberal MP.
- ^ a b "College History". About. Marcellin College. http://mconline.marcellin.vic.edu.au/mod/resource/view.php?id=518. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
Members of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria, Australia
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