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In its quest to provide all students with the opportunity to realise their abilities Marcellin College
offers a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. All pupils are encouraged to get involved in one or more aspects of school life outside the classroom.
Sport plays a major part in the life and spirit of the College. We have a tradition of staff willingness
to coach and manage teams and the support of parents is vital in enabling us to offer a wide choice
of sports codes. Students who commit themselves to school sport receive the chance to gain invaluable
life skills and the satisfaction of representing Marcellin College with honour and perseverance. The
present range of codes includes: cricket, rugby, league, soccer, netball, basketball, badminton,
volleyball, hockey and touch. There are opportunities to enter golf and kilikiti tournaments and to
participate in school athletics, swimming and cross-country events.
Debating is a vibrant, mentally challenging and highly competitive activity for those who wish to represent the school in public speaking. Our teams are composed of students from all levels of the secondary school and provide another opportunity for cross-gender and cross-cultural cooperation. Senior students have the opportunity to take part in the Model United Nations Assembly and in Rotary and Kiwards speech competitions.
SECONDARY SCHOOLS' CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The College participates in this annual event with great pride. The student population is racially
diverse and different groups find special fulfilment in expressing the strengths of their own inherited cultures. The College is well known in and beyond Polynesian circles for the high standard of its performances each year.
International Week is a high point of the school calendar, when different cultures celebrate their identity by wearing national costume, sharing their national cuisine and putting on displays and workshops.
College productions provide wide scope for involvement not only on stage but also in an array of behind-the-scenes responsibilities.
Participation in all areas of music is encouraged throughout the school. Itinerant teachers offer
instrumental tuition. The Music Department is fully involved in productions, liturgies and prizegiving ceremonies.
Beginning with the visit to MERC at Junior School level, students have opportunities to take advantage of outdoor education experiences that many city children are otherwise unable to participate in.