Marcellin College is a leading Catholic Marist secondary school for boys established by the Marist Brothers in 1950.
We are a College founded on the Spiritual and Educational Philosophy of Saint Marcellin Champagnat who believed that to educate young people we must love them and love them all equally. We do this by aiming to provide an environment where each boy is known and where each is supported to reach his potential spiritually, academically, culturally, physically, emotionally and socially.
As a Boys’ school we make a clear and conscious decision about the type of education we provide our students. At Marcellin the educational opportunities provided to our boys are driven by a desire to engage and connect boys with their learning in specific ways. Our College’s motto: Virtute Ad Altissima means “through virtue and courage to strive for the highest”. Our motto comes alive every day as we challenge our students to constantly aspire for personal excellence in all that they do. Our teachers are also challenged to provide best practice in boys’ education. It is our conviction that an exceptional education begins with good teaching and learning that empowers individuals to strive to be the best they can be.
Marcellin promotes excellence in learning by providing rich and varied educational opportunities and an environment where students, parents and staff work together in a family spirit of cooperation. The building and enhancement of relationships between students, parents and teachers is one of the most significant elements in the achievement of a student’s full potential and the College’s pastoral structures not only provide avenues of accessibility for home/school communication, they also provide parents with confidence that their son is known and supported.
Our extensive and inclusive academic and co-curricular programs encourage our students to broaden and develop their skills and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment.