Marcellin College Randwick

Aeterna Non Caduca | The Eternal Not The Transitory

Marcellin College is a Catholic Secondary school educating boys in the Marist tradition. The Marist charism underpins the educational philosophy of the school. The core values exemplified in the life of St Marcellin Champagnat provide the moral framework from which all College policies and pedagogical practices emanate. The Marial way of strength and gentleness is reflected in student pastoral care at the College. A family spirit amongst all in the College community is very apparent and in keeping with our Marist heritage.

Up until Br David Hall’s departure at the conclusion of 2014, the College had been fortunate throughout its history to have continuous leadership from a Marist Brother as its Headmaster. This continuity of connection with the Brothers has meant that there exists within the local community a great affection for their commitment to education in the Randwick area. 2015 marked a new era, with the appointment of Mr John Hickey as the first lay Headmaster. He was followed in October 2018 by Mr Mark Woolford, an ex-student and former teacher at the College.

Boys at the College are actively encouraged to engage in the Catholic life of the school. There are many opportunities to participate in liturgies, class prayer, reflection days and retreats. A Sacramental program is offered to boys who wish to become members of the Catholic family at Marcellin. The College enjoys a strong fellowship with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish in Randwick, along with the parishes of all its feeder schools.




Below: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart priest, Fr Tru Nguyen, who celebrates Mass each Friday here at the College, recently had his story told as part of Easter Sunday reporting in the Murdoch tabloids in Sydney and Melbourne. For the full story, please click here 

The Marcellin Graduate

They arrive as young boys dependent very much on their parents and their teachers; they depart as adults in the eyes of the law. Young men - citizens of the world. There is an impression that the Marcellin boy is cocooned on the eastern side of Anzac Parade. The challenge for him is that he sees beyond that into the broader world. He is a global citizen. He is called to reach out to others, to let go of any preoccupation with self. His destiny is, as
St Marcellin Champagnat foretold, to be a good Christian and good citizen.