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Marcellin College Randwick


Marcellin College Randwick


Marcellin College Randwick
Latin: Aeterna Non Caduca
("The Eternal not the Transitory")[1]
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°54′49″S 151°14′27″E / 33.91361°S 151.24083°E / -33.91361; 151.24083Coordinates: 33°54′49″S 151°14′27″E / 33.91361°S 151.24083°E / -33.91361; 151.24083

Type Secondary, Single-sex Day School
Denomination Roman Catholic (Marist)
Established 1923[2]
Headmaster Br David Hall FMS
Staff ~63[3]
Enrolment ~-900 (7–12)[4]
Colour(s) Cerise and Blue         
Slogan Aeterna Non Caduca ~ The Eternal, not fleeting

Marcellin College Randwick is a systemic Roman Catholic, secondary, day school for boys, located in Randwick, a south-eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Conducted by the Marist Brothers and founded in 1923, Marcellin is a school of the Archdiocese of Sydney,[5] and currently caters for approximately 900 students from Years 7 to 12.[4]

The college is affiliated with the Association of Marist Schools of Australia (AMSA),[6] and Metropolitan Catholic Colleges (MCC).[7]

Marcellin College Randwick has been operating since 1923 and is celebrating 90 Years of Marist tradition education this year[8]


Marist Brothers founded the college as part of the worldwide Congregation of Marist Colleges which began in 1816 under the guidance of the French priest, Marcellin Champagnat SM.

Archbishop Kelly visited Randwick in 1921, and pressed for the establishment of a school for boys. Land became available in Alison Rd and on 4 November 1922 the Most Reverend Dr Sheehan laid the first stone which now forms part of the College Wall. Dr Cyril Fallon campaigned for funds, stating "A sum of 12,000 pounds was necessary to pay for the site and the school to be erected on it."[this quote needs a citation] Br Walstan Curtin was the first headmaster, and welcomed the first student on Monday, 29 January 1923. Originally the brothers traveled from Darlinghurst and Hunters Hill, until Br Aquinas managed to purchase the house adjoining the College, and then it became the living quarters for the Brothers. The Marist Brothers have managed the college ever since.


Period Details
1923–1925 Br Walstan Curtin FMS
1926–1931 Br Andrew Power FMS
1932–1937 Br Ignatius O’Connor FMS
1938–1940 Br Damian Willis FMS
1941 Br Louis Hughes FMS
1942–1944 Br Albertus Sellenger FMS
1945–1950 Br Quentin Duffy FMS
1951–1955 Br Edmundus Larkin FMS
1956 Br Bede Yates FMS
1957–1962 Br Anselm Saunders FMS
1963–1965 Br Wilfrid Quail FMS
1966–1967 Br Laurence McKeon FMS
1968–1973 Br Demetrius Redford FMS
1974–1977 Br Kenneth Sim FMS
1978–1983 Br Roger Burke FMS
1984 Br Paul Fensom FMS
1985–1986 Br Ernest Houston FMS
1987–1989 Br Anthony Robinson FMS
1990–1994 Br Robert O’Connor FMS
1995–2001 Br Patrick Howlett FMS
2002 Br Robert Sutton FMS
2003–Term 1 2010 Br William Sullivan FMS
Term 2 2010–present Br David Hall FMS


Marcellin College has always achieved strong academic results, with students regularly attaining Universities Admission Index (UAI) scores of over 90. In 2005, student Christopher Beshara achieved a UAI 100, the first student in Marcellin College Randwick to achieve a UAI 100 - many other students achieving over UAI 91 annually. Following the release of the 2007 Higher School Certificate (New South Wales) (HSC) results, The Daily Telegraph ranked Marcellin College 78th in the top 200 best performing schools in New South Wales.[9] In addition to HSC success, the school has achieved in academic pursuits such as Debating, Oratory and Chess.


Marcellin College is a member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges (MCC) sport program .[10] Through this association, the college competes against schools such as Marist College Kogarah, Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham, De La Salle College Ashfield, Marist College North Shore, Marist College Pagewood, St. Leo's Catholic College and LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown, in a variety of sports including swimming, athletics, soccer, rugby league, tennis, golf, volleyball, touch football, basketball, squash and cricket. (Also rugby union, but it was disbanded in 2009).[7]

Marcellin traditionally has a strong history in sport with many students progressing to the elite level in their chosen sport, especially in rugby league, with former students such as Braith Anasta,[10] Luke Branighan, Joe Williams, Nathan Gibbs, Merv Cross, Edward Pettybourne, Shannon McPherson, Willie Peters and Jason Clark to name a few who have gone on to first grade rugby league professional level. Andrew Durante, currently captain of Hyundai A-League team Wellington Phoenix and winner of the Joe Marston Medal (for best performance in the Hyuandai A-League Grand Final) in 2008, was also educated at the college. Marcellin College also typically performs well in swimming, with former Olympic Swimming athlete Malcolm Allen, and paralympian swimmer Rick Pendleton also included amongst the schools notable alumni..

Notable alumni

Marcellin College Randwick alumni are traditionally known as "Old Boys", with the school's Alumni association called the "Marcellin College Ex-Students Association".[11] Some notable Marcellin Old Boys include:

Clergy and religious
Entertainment, media and the arts
Medicine and science
Politics, public service and the law


External links

  • Marcellin College Randwick Website
  • Student and Staff online portal
  • College History
  • MCC Association
  • Marist Brothers Province of Australia
  • Alumni Net
  • Marcellin College Headmasters

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