The first student arrived on Monday, 9 January 1923 to be welcomed by the Headmaster Br Walstan Curtin. There are 159 names in the register of administration but not all of these were enrolled on the opening day. In those first days the Brothers travelled from Darlinghurst and Hunters Hill. On returning from St Josephs at Hunters Hill one afternoon, Br. Aquinas noticed a "For Sale" sign out the front of 'Glanmire' next door. This house was bought in March and the brothers have lived there ever since. The first Mass was said in the chapel there on August 15.
The College has a proud tradition and it is still being written. Marcellin has been an enjoyable place because of fairness; hard work and team spirit have been insisted on. So long as Marcellin College lives by the spirit that brought it to its greatness, it is assured of a future in which it will accomplish as much as it has done in the past. The tradition that has been passed on from pupils of one year to those of the next of loyalty, manliness, discipline, academic keenness, a religious sense and prowess on the sporting field will continue.
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