Marcellin College Randwick

Aeterna Non Caduca | The Eternal Not The Transitory

John Hennessy Financial Hardship Bursary

Mr John HennessyMr John HennessyJohn Hennessy attended Marcellin College from 1941 to 1948. He was awarded first place in the State for Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate. John taught at Marcellin from 1985 until his death in 2002. He was a long serving secretary to the Ex-Students' Association.

Ninety years on from its foundation, MCR serves a much broader clientele than its early days. It is important then for us to continue to ensure that we remain a viable option for the neediest Catholic boys in our area. The Bursary, with the assistance of the Old Boys, the P&F and community donations, is aimed at providing quality education to a Catholic boy who would otherwise miss out.

Donations to the John Hennessy Financial Hardship Bursary are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please contact the College Bursar, Mrs Karen Simpson on (02) 9398 6355 or email

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.