Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

Past and Present Mothers Christmas Gathering

It was lovely to see both Past and Present Marcellin Mums at a casual Christmas catch up.  Instigated by Maureen Hegarty (Current parent, Foundation Board Member and owner of Four Leaves Cafe) who made everyone welcome at her lovely cafe.

it's a busy time of year and we appreciate that the attendees took some time out of their busy schedules to come along and share some good cheer, have a relaxing chat and share ideas on our future.

Happy Christmas to ALL of the Mums both Past and Present who have attended any of our events this year.  Look out for some exciting new things in 2019.

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Nov
23
3:00 PM15:00

1998 20 Year Reunion

The Class of 1998 caught up for their 20th reunion on Friday 23 November at the Glenferrie Hotel. The room was abuzz with chatter and laughter as the group reminisced their school days and life beyond.

Thanks to Pete Curry, Carmine Ciavarella, Adrian Bonacci, and Steve Dinneen for all of their hard work in the lead up to make the night a great success.

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Nov
18
3:30 PM15:30

7.2 Family Gathering

The Year 7.2 Core Group had a perfect day for their end of year lunch at Stix and Stones in Lower Plenty on Sunday 18 November.   Some of the group took the bike path from Heidelberg and rode their bikes to the restaurant, taking in the scenery while they enjoyed the beautiful weather.  Everyone had a lovely time catching up for the last formal gathering of the year. 

Thanks to Louise Muller, Megan Gravell, Rachel Cleary and Maureen Hegarty for organising the event.

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Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

1978 40 Year Reunion

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The Class of 1978 were blessed with a warm and balmy night on Friday 16th November for their 40th reunion.   The group met at Marcellin College for a school tour led by Old Collegian (1981) and Marcellin Foundation Manager Chris Mirabella. Many had not been back to Marcellin since they left 40 years  ago, so were duly impressed by the new buildings and improvements that have taken place over the years, but especially of the new Hermitage Building. 

After the tour, the group headed over to the Manningham Hotel (aka The Sentimental Bloke) for canapes and drinks accompanied by lots of reminiscing, story telling and laughter which continued well into the night. 

Steve McCarthy did the formal welcome, Adrian Collins (1978 School Captain) prepared a speech the ever entertaining John Canavan provided a comedy routine.

A big thank you to our organising committee who worked so hard to find and connect with people and encourage them to come along; Andrew Cullinan, Rob Tankey and Steve McCarthy.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Class of 1988 30 Year Reunion

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The Marcellin Class of 1988 celebrated their 30th Reunion on Friday 9 November. The evening began with a College tour led by Principal, Mark Murphy where the group marvelled how much the College has changed in the last thirty years. Following the tour they moved on The Manningham to spend the rest of the evening catching up and reminiscing their school days.

A great night was had by all in attendance. We thank the key organisers of this event, Class of 1988 Old Collegians, Antony Giacomin, David McIntosh, Glenn Bartlett, Tony Wright, Dino Pase and Michael Simmonds.

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Nov
9
12:30 PM12:30

Class of 2008 10 Year Reunion

On Friday 9 November 86 men from the 2008 cohort met and celebrated their 10th Reunion.

The event was held at Welcome To Thornbury, Melbourne's first permanent Food Truck park.  The premises provided a separate area for the Marcellin boys and it was easy for them all to circulate and catch up with old mates.

Overheard were lots of statements stating they couldn't believe it was 10 years since they left school.

A huge thank you to Jono Kardamani who was instrumental in organising and contacting everyone.

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Nov
1
10:30 AM10:30

2018 Memorial Mass for Deceased Old Collegians

Old Collegians, Fr Steven Rigo and Fr Peter Ferwerda celebrated the Memorial Mass for Deceased Old Collegians on 1 November in the Marcellin Chapel.  Supper was served afterwards, where our community members had the opportunity to connect and share their stories.  We thank Mary Norden and Doreen Theisz for their continued support for this important annual event on the  Marcellin community calendar.  We also thank Fr Steven and Fr Peter for coming along to celebrate a very moving Mass.

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Oct
26
3:30 PM15:30

7.4 Parents Gathering

Thank you to Heidi Michailidis who organised a great catch up for the Year 7.4 boys and their families at Ivanhoe Park last week. The boys enjoyed their time playing football and basketball while the parents were able to get to know each other a bit better.

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Jul
26
7:00 AM07:00

Marcellin College Business Network - Kooyong Tennis Courts

The Marcellin Business Network ventured to Kooyong Lawn Tennis Courts for our latest event.
The venue proved to be a popular choice and as the sun came up it was great to view the expanse of beautiful courts in front of us.

Kylie Bell from Wren Learning was our presenter for the day.  The topic on Self Determination Theory was most interesting and inspiring to all participants.

Kylie focussed on Intrinsic as opposed to Extrinsic motivational factors and how these can affect how we perform.  We were provided with concrete examples of how the Motivation Continuum can  influence our behaviours and were able to see how different types of employer can have a direct influence on employee outcomes.

The themes of Relatedness, Competency and Autonomy were covered and again Kylie engaged the group in interactive learning to reinforce her teachings. 

If anyone would like to speak to Kylie about her running a session at your places of business please contact her on:  kylie@wrenlearning.com.au or 0417 445 432.
 


Please see PDF's Below

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Jun
15
2:30 PM14:30

Friends of Footy Lunch


It was a double whammy for Marcellin and Trinity Grammar this year as they went head to head in the AGSV Football (it was Marcellin V Trinity for the Soccer as well) on Friday 15 June.  

Our panelists, Sam Power, Leigh Montagna and Graham Arthur hosted by former Marcellin parent and Channel Nine's Tony Jones, provided lots of laughs for our guests before they headed down to the Bray for the game.  

Everyone enjoyed afternoon tea back (and a break from the cold and wet) in the Functions Room at half time.

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May
27
3:00 PM15:00

7.4 Manningham Social Catch up

There was great attendance from the families of year 7.4 Core Group at their social catch-up at The Manningham on Sunday 27 May.

These low-key social gatherings are an excellent way for parents and families to connect and get to know one another.

If you would like help organise an event for your son's Core Group, Please contact Prue (mailto:foundation@marcellin.vic.edu.au) or phone 9851 1464.

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May
9
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Mothers Day Breakfast

This year, due to ever-increasing demand (and the sellout of the first breakfast in less than a minute), the MCCA are very proud to have hosted two Mothers Day Breakfasts over 8 and 9 May.  Both events were a sellout, and a huge success.  The highlight was a special video presentation of some of the boys, who sent their very honest and heartfelt Mothers Day messages to their Mums. 

Over $2,000 was raised in the raffle that run over the two days. This money will go toward  families who are experiencing illness and need a bit of extra support.

To see photos from the past two days click here: https://foundation.smugmug.com/2018/Mothers-Day-Breakfast/

To watch the surprise video from Tuesday click here: https://youtu.be/cZy7zv7RBrE

To watch the surprise video from Wednesday click here: https://youtu.be/QwMnLyzbAFU

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Apr
29
4:30 PM16:30

7.2 Bowls Family Day

There was a great attendance of  families from Core Group 7.2 on Sunday 29 April at their Barefoot Bowls Day at Rosanna Bowling club.  The group were blessed with a perfect autumn day and the venue was excellent for a family catch up  - the boys had lots of fun as they tried their hand at lawn bowls while the parents were able to relax and chat over a drink.  Congratulations to the Parent Reps on a very successful event.

The Rosanna Bowling Club are very happy to host these type of events. If any other groups are interested,  contact Glenn Lyons on 0419 196 909 or email:  glen.lyons@live.com

Photos from our core group family days here

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Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Friends of Soccer Dinner

This year, we hosted an dinner event prior to an historic AGSV match between Marcellin and Trinity Grammar on The Bray. This was the first time an AGSV soccer game was played on the Bray under lights.

Our guests enjoyed a relaxed dinner while they listened to our guest panelists - Mark Bresciano and Yanni Barberoglou hosted by current parent, Jason Carter.

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Apr
26
4:30 PM16:30

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Session - 26 April 2018

The Marcellin Business Network were back at the LinkedIn offices thanks to Old Collegian James Delahunty.

This session focused on using the Linked In Sales Navigator application.  It was presented by LinkedIn's Vanessa Rudnick - who is a specialist in the practice of Social selling

Vanessa was able to demonstrate how using Sales Navigator could target more quickly potential clients and how one would go about doing that with hands on examples.

Our audience found the session very engaging (with a few sales leads and follow ups for Vanessa) and we thank Vanessa for her input and time.

See more photos here

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Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Canterbury Roaders Luncheon

Once again, we were blessed with a perfect autumn day to celebrate our Canterbury Roaders Lunch in April.  It is always wonderful to welcome back our Old Collegians to this annual event.  This year, the highlight was the launch of the revised edition of JJ Fitzpatrick's Marcellin College, Volume 1 of History 1950-1960 edited by Brian Millane. We congratulate Brian and his team on all of their hard work on this project.

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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Business Network 2018 Launch

On 23 March 2018 we had our Annual Business Network launch for the year.
It was wonderful greeting many of our regulars and we were very pleased to welcome quite a few new faces, especially some families from our Year 7 cohort.

Our guest speaker was Nathan Burke (past St Kilda player) who now runs Nathan Burke Consulting.  He spoke to the group about High Performance and Reaching Potential in the workforce.
 
It was inspiring to hear about some new ideas and suggestions as to how we could best reinvigorate our work places.  Nathan’s wealth of knowledge and experience in creating rituals and developing personal routines to enable us to seize opportunities, was valuable.
 
Breakfast was served by Green Leaf Catering who presented us with some delicious options.

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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

7.5 End of Year Get Together

A big thank you to Class Rep Connie Molinaro who organised an end of year get together for the parents of 7.5, back at Heide Cafe.
While numbers were a bit lower this time, it was great to catch up with other Mums and chat about many topics.
These small events are great to enable parents to share information, meet their son's friends parents and catch up on school doings.

If you would like to organise an event for your class please contact us in the Foundation Office and we will assist you.
foundation@marcellin.vic.edu.au or 9851 1464

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Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

7.1 End of Year Family Dinner

A big thank you to Ourania Rossi who again organised a  night out at the Manningham Hotel for the Class of 7.1 and their families.  They had 30 people attending and by all accounts it was a great night with the boys, their parents and siblings all enjoying some time to relax and catch up.
We encourage other Core Groups to organise an informal end of year function Please contact the Foundation office on 9851 1464 for assistance or Prue directly on email prue.oshannessy@marcellin.vic.edu.au

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Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

NGV Dior Exhibition

On a beautiful sunny Melbourne Spring day, 28 Marcellin Past & Present Mums, their friends and relatives gathered at the National Gallery of Victoria.

We were met by an NGV guide who presented an interesting and informative talk on Dior, the House of Dior, the actual exhibition and the many designers who have been involved.  We learnt of the history of Dior and how his role was influential in those times.
We then visited the actual exhibition which showcases hundreds of outfits, shoes, hats, perfume bottles and many videos of catwalk shows over the years.
It was fascinating to see the actual clothes in situ and then to see them being modelled.
The NGV has done a wonderful job of presenting the clothes in a suitable setting with a two storey section and sweeping staircase as well as showing areas where the patrons could see how the clothes were put together.  
There is a huge array of items and our guests were fascinated by the beautiful lines of the clothes and we all wish we could dress like that now!

Thank you to all of those who came along on the day. It was a wonderful opportunity for Mums from  all eras to meet others, catch up with old friends and to be able to share such a great exhibition.

Keep an eye out for future Past and Present Mum's events....

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Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

7.8 Yr 7 Parents Catch Up

Friday 23 June saw the second catch up for the year for the 7.8 core group families. Seven families met up at Colombos Pizza restaurant in Balwyn for a relaxed Friday night dinner.

Everyone enjoyed catching up and debriefing the end of term two (where is the year going?) Well done to Ana Martinez for organising the evening and giving parents and boys the opportunity to catch up outside of school formalities.

Please feel free to contact Prue or Lisa on 9851 1464 or email: foundation@marcellin.vic.edu.au if you would like any assistance in organising an event for your class.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

7.6 Yr 7 Parents Catch Up

A group of twelve parents caught up for a coffee and a chat on Friday 23 June in the lovely setting of Cafe Heide in Bulleen. This is a favourite venue for family catch-ups with the convenience of a cafe amid beautiful gardens to take a stroll (or a run and tumble for the kids).

Everyone had a lovely morning and enjoyed a relaxed conversation over coffee. Well done to Josie Spataro for organising this event for the 7.6 core group.

Please feel free to contact Prue or Lisa in the Foundation Office on 9851 1464 or email: foundation@marcellin.vic.edu.au if you require assistance in organising an event for your class.

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Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

Audi Business Network Breakfast

On Thursday, June 22 the Marcellin Business Network met off site for a fun and informative breakfast at the Melbourne Audi Centre in the CBD.

Past Parent David Aussems (Sales Manager) was our host for the day.  We would like to thank him for offering the amazing Audi premises as the breakfast location, and for facilitating (along with his staff) the whole morning.

We would also like to thank Andrei Zaitzev (Managing Director) for his interesting presentation on the state of play with the automotive industry  and the Zagame family, especially Old Collegian Adrian (director) for also being there.

There was a great turnout of guests including many new faces, and lots of regulars as well.  They were able to network whilst wandering amongst the Audi cars and enjoying a delicious breakfast.

View the photos from the day here.
 

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Jun
20
11:30 AM11:30

Footsteps Through Camberwell

On a beautiful Winter sunny morning 16 Canterbury Roaders met at the corner of The Ridge and Canterbury Road for a nostalgic wander around where the original school stood.

We were very pleased to welcome Kevin Doyle and Richard Hastings, both  'first dayers' all the way through to men from  the Peer year 1969.

Of course there is nothing left to show of Marcellin's 'bricks and mortar' legacy now except a plaque placed on the wall in Canterbury Road near the pedestrian lights.  However the men reminisced about the school and buildings, where they used to walk and what they used to get up to. Richard Olive very kindly presented a short and informative talk on some of the history of the buildings and area.

We then visited next door which in Marcellin days was the Nurses accommodation (and is now a retirement home).  Many of our guests recalled gazing up at the windows during classes to view the nurses, letting their young imaginations' run wild!

The group then walked through the streets of Camberwell to the Railway station (again many fond memories being recalled and shared) ending up at a local Café for coffee and cake and lots more chat.

Thank you to all of the lovely gentlemen who came along and contributed to the day with their memories and stories.  We look forward to meeting more of you at other Fellowship events.

Prue O'Shannessy

Marcellin College Foundation

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