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Marcellin College

Marcellin College

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









About Marcellin College

Marcellin College is a leading Catholic secondary school for boys, which has been conducted by the Marist Brothers since 1950. We are guided by the educational and spiritual philosophies of Saint Marcellin Champagnat. Our tradition — embraced by all in our community — promotes unconditional respect, a love of learning, and the personal growth of each individual within a cooperative and supportive faith community. In outlining his pastoral approach to students, Saint Marcellin stated ‘We must love them and love them all equally’. To love young people is to devote yourself completely to teaching them and to take all means that a keen mind can think of to form them in Gospel values.

Nurture your soul

Marcellin College strives to create a rich and diverse learning environment that recognises a focus on developing the ‘whole person’. We provide opportunities for participation, communication and engagement, which can increase self-esteem and build a sense of belonging to the college community.

The college provides a comprehensive pastoral program, which supports our boys as they enter and until they exit the college. The college values positive relationships and partnerships between the college, home and broader community. The sense of belonging and support is enhanced by all students becoming members of a House and a smaller Pastoral Group.

Enrich your mind

Marcellin College has an enrolment policy that doesn’t exclude students on the basis of academic ability. We are committed to a comprehensive curriculum that reflects the individual interests and needs of our students. The curriculum is monitored and enhanced to provide the best opportunity for each young man to reach his potential.
As students progress through the college, they’re encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning and an active role in considering alternatives for their future. Over the past three years, an average of 98 per cent of our boys have received a first-round tertiary offer.

Free your mind

We value the arts, encouraging all students to develop their creative thinking and abilities. The college offers studies in art, drama, media, music, theatre studies and visual communication. Marcellin enjoys a strong reputation in the community and our annual musical productions are always a highlight. As part of our language program, students may study Italian, Indonesian or Chinese, or choose to attend an international educational language tour.

Expand your mind

Set on 15 hectares of land, Marcellin College is blessed with extensive playing fields, an award-winning gymnasium and everything necessary for students to strive for their personal best.
Our Champagnat Chapel, St. Marcellin’s Hall, the Br. Placidus Resource Centre, the Fourviere Schools of Visual Arts, the Le Rosy Technology Centre, a new multi-purpose Hermitage learning space, which includes a Science precinct, community atrium and indigenous garden, Rivat House and the Br. McMahon Performing Arts Centre further enhance our commitment to providing young men with significant facilities that allow them to explore exciting learning opportunities. 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 excellence in all that they do.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1434
In high school: 1434
In Year 12: 231

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

52 VCE level 3/4 studies
291 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, Indonesian, Italian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

23 VET program(s) available
137 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 8%

Median Score 30

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 94%


Bachelor enrolled 72%

TAFE/VET enrolled 13%

Apprentice/Trainee 9%

Employed 1%

Activities and Support staff



32 music options
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13 sporting activities
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105 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

64 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

4 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

Marcellin College is a leading Catholic secondary school for boys conducted by the Marist Brothers since 1950. From this simple statement is born the richness of our identity.

As a Marist school we answer the call of Saint Marcellin Champagnat who said that to educate young people we must love them and love them all equally. Marcellin is a place where all are welcome, valued, known and supported as they seek to discern pathway in life. Our tradition, embraced by all in our community, promotes unconditional respect, a love of learning and the personal growth of each individual within a cooperative and supportive faith community.

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.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to prospective new members of our community.

Mr Mark Murphy

Student Profile

Name: John-Patrick Daly

Year Level: Class of 2017

Favourite Subject: Mathematics

John-Patrick has been at Marcellin College since 2012 before which he attended St Francis Xavier Primary, Box Hill. In his early days at the College, John-Patrick found the transition from primary school to secondary school life very challenging. Through the support of his teachers and peers, especially those in his pastoral, John-Patrick came to feel at home at Marcellin and began developing his confidence, as well as his now strong passion and love for the College and its 'Nest culture'. The Marcellin community provided John-Patrick with an empowering sense of belonging that he is now determined for other boys at the College to experience. In his time at Marcellin, John-Patrick has been a heavily involved member of Lavalla House and has represented Lavalla as an SRC representative in both Year Eight and Year Eleven. John-Patrick has also involved himself in the sport program at Marcellin, participating in both Football and Soccer throughout his five years at the College. It is through his involvement in co-curricular as well as the academic aspect of College life that John-Patrick has been able to develop strong connections and relationships with both staff and students - something that now drives him to strive for the highest in all aspects of his College life.

In Year Twelve John-Patrick will be undertaking Unit Three and Four VCE English Language, Further Mathematics, Indonesian, Psychology and Physical Education.

For 2017, John-Patrick is working towards strengthening an inclusive culture that embodies the Marist characteristic of Presence. In his inaugural address, John-Patrick called each individual of the Marcellin community to be a presence for others and to create their own legacy at Marcellin College. Along with the 2017 Leadership Team, he is striving for an environment that encourages boys to serve the College and immerse themselves in all the College has to offer. A community that personifies the Marist pillars as well as embodying a strong sense of belonging and team is a community John-Patrick looks at building towards in 2017.

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Marcellin College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School fees at Marcellin College

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High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $10,700
Year 8 $10,700
Year 9 $10,700
Year 10 $11,940
Year 11 $11,940
Year 12 $11,940

School Details

Principal: Mr Mark Murphy

160 Bulleen Rd Bulleen VIC 3105


Tel: (03) 9851 1512

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