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Marcellin College Co-Curricular Programme 2022

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“ I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10 ”

1 Co-curricular PROGRAMME At Marcellin College we aim to provide a rich co-curricular programme which provides the opportunity for each individual to share and develop their passions and interests so that every ākonga uses the unique gifts and talents they have been blessed with to experience a sense of achievement, gain a sense of belonging and contribute to the diversity and wairua we all love so much. The programme includes activities related to: » Special Character » The Creative Arts » Sport » Culture » Service and Community Engagement » Faculty/Learning Areas We also encourage ākonga to share their ideas for new groups or activities which we do our best to support.

SPECIAL “ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and CHARACTER peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 The Special Character as lived through the Marist Charism un- derpins everything we do at Marcellin College but there are also specific groups and activities which provide ākonga with oppor- tunities to encounter the person of Christ through prayer, liturgy, other people, sharing and service. These groups and activities are listed below: Remar a Catholic youth group within the school with a focus on faith development, leadership, service and community Available to Year 10-13 ākonga St Peter Chanel Society This group leads prayer in the College for those with terminal illnesses and those who care for them. Available to Year 7-13 ākonga Young Vinnies A St Vincent de Paul group for youth, focusing on helping those in real need. Available to Year 11-13 ākonga Mini Vinnies Similar to the Young Vinnies but for younger ākonga with simpler service activities to help others such as making lunches and filling fruit and snack bowls. Available to Year 7-10 ākonga Opportunity for Year 12-13 ākonga to become ministers of communion Preparation for this occurs in Year 11 or as ākonga choose to take up this ministry during their senior years. Service Programme Provides a range of activities which develop understanding of service, its value and the reasons why we serve others A programme that runs throughout the entire school, offering a range of opportunities for ākonga to take on service and leader- ship roles. 2

3 Sacramental Programme: This is a programme that prepares ākonga for receiving one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Available to all ākonga who have not received the Sacraments. Caritas Leadership Days Available to Year 12-13 ākonga Retreats: A day of reflection for each year level once each year (Year 7 and 8 combined) Prayer in a range of forms: » Stations of the Cross during Lent » Lunchtime masses one day each week (Thursdays at present but the day is dependent on the availability of the school chaplain) » Liturgies and reflections during Kaitiaki time » Opportunities to lead liturgy and prayer and to be involved in a range of ministries at masses All of these prayer opportunities are available to all ākonga. “Remar is not just a group that we can join to pray, Re- mar is a community, a family where we can celebrate our differences and rejoice in all of God’s creation.” – Year 12 ākonga “It is where we are able to open our eyes and minds, and be able to see Christ in each and every one of us.” – Year 13 ākonga “This year the leaders were able to attend a camp where we mixed and mingled with other leaders and were given the opportunity to strengthen our leadership skills.” – Year 13 Young Vinnies leader

THE “Let them praise His Name with dancing.” CREATIVE “Let them sing praises to Him with tambourine and harp.” ARTS Psalm 149:3 The Creative Arts opportunities are many and varied and showcase the wonderful talent in our school. The Creative Arts also provide ākonga with opportunities to use their technical skills to sup- port backstage work, lighting, sound and much more! Some of the opportunities available through the Creative Arts are: YouDance Performance Tech/Art Show Open to Year 13 Dance ākonga Year 11-13 ākonga Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) Performance Wallace Secondary School Art competition Open to Year 10-13 ākonga Year 11-13 ākonga Tangata Beats Smokefree Rockquest Toi Tū Toi Ora Exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Open to Year 7-13 ākonga Year 11-13 ākonga The School Choir Culture Vulture Exhibition and activities at Pah Open to Year 7-13 ākonga Homestead Polyfest Performance Year 10 ākonga Open to Year 7-13 ākonga Year 7-10 Show We are always so impressed by the creativity and Featuring many modes of performance such as: talent amongst our ākonga but it is also wonderful for all ākonga to have a go at some of these activities » Music as they build so much confidence and develop such a » Dance powerful sense of teamwork and whānau. » Drama » Spoken word 4

SPORT 5 “But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.” 1 Corinthians 7:7 We have a state-of-the-art gymnasium which is used for Bas- ketball, Volleyball, Turbo Touch, Badminton and Netball. There are open fields overlooking Monte Cecilia Park and court spaces to cover all outdoor sports. We have a functional weights room attached to the gymnasium. Students train in this space during break times as well as before and after school. Our staff are also able to give them guidance and link them to programmes that will help them to progress toward their goals. At Marcellin we run a number of internal sports competitions during lunch times and after school. We also have big events such as Junior Swimming Sports Days and a full school Athletics Day. There is also an opportunity for our students to attend local tournament days as well as national tournaments. We take pride in the positive way our students give their best but are models of Marist humility in the sporting arena. Sports offered in 2022: » Tennis » Athletics » Table Tennis » Volleyball » Tag Rugby » Turbo Touch » Touch Rugby » Softball » Ki O Rahi » Waka Ama » Lawn Bowls » Sevens » Cross Country » Orienteering » Brazilian Jiu Jitsu » Rugby (All Year Round) » Netball » Basketball » Running Club » Soccer (All Year Round) » Badminton » Rock Climbing » 7-a-side Football (Outdoor) » Futsal (Indoor) » Hockey

CULTURE “ our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” Acts 2:11 We are blessed with a wonderfully diverse community and we celebrate all cultures, thanking God for all that we can learn from one another. Our Languages Department leads the celebrations of all cultures throughout the school year and there are lots of opportunities not just for ākonga but also for whānau to get involved in these special weeks. We also celebrate Diversity Week during which all cultures and peoples are celebrated. 6

SERVICE AND 7 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT “...let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 There are many opportunities for service and community engagement activities at Marcellin College. Some of these are: » Paricipation in the GIFT (Growth In Faith Together) programme through the Remar groups » Assisting with cook ups and other activities led by the Young Vinnies group » Assisting with the lunches and fruit and snack bowls led by the Mini Vinnies » Visiting rest homes to spend time with and perform for the elderly » Helping out around the school. » Senior ākonga helping with middle school classes » Praying for those with terminal illnesses and those caring for them through the St. Peter Chanel Society » Coaching sports teams » Reading Support for the local primary schools » Assisting with Science lessons at lunchtime for ākonga from the local primary schools » Joining the environmental group » Joining one of the committees led by the prefects » Leading prayer and liturgy » Helping with the masses » Becoming a Eucharistic Minister

FACULTY “Having gifts that differ according to the grace RELATED given to us, let us use them.” ACTIVITIES Romans 12:6 ENGLISH: Debating Open to all students - teams are formed each year dependent on student interest and compete in the Central Schools Debating Competition Writers’ Festival Each year a whole year level as well as other students interested in the writing process attend the festival World Poetry Day Celebrated across the school - Year 7-13 World Book Day Fun activities related to reading and books for all year levels The Race Unity Speech Competition Open to Year 12-13 students Library quizzes, activities and author visits Open to Year 7-13 students 8

9 SOCIAL SCIENCES: Model United Nations Assembly Open to Year 12-13 ākonga Anzac Day community service Open to Year 13 ākonga SCIENCE: ANCQ (Australian National Chemistry Quiz) Open to Year 8-13 students University of Otago Senior Science Quiz Year 11-13 International Women in Engineering Day Year 12-13 girls NIWA Science and Technology Fair Year 7-13 students

FACULTY “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one RELATED another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” ACTIVITIES Peter 4:10 In our Learning Support Area the following opportunities are available to students: Special Olympics Open to Year 7-10 identified support students Adapted Crossfit Open to Year 7-10 identified support students Cultural Food Festival Open to Year 7-10 students, prefects and any senior students who would like to volunteer to assist 10

11 MATHEMATICS: AMC (Australian Mathematics Competition Open to Year 7-13 students Mathex Competition Open to Year 7-10 students COMMERCE: Deloitte ‘Grow’ programme Open to Year 11 students Young Enterprise programme Open to Year 12-13 students TECHNOLOGY: “For me I had an amazing, fun experience and learned so much more than what technology is really about.” Eye on Nature Wearable Arts competition Open to Year 7-13 students – Year 10 ākonga Sustainability Trips “I really liked the... event, it was really fun, especially the Including visiting the Waitakere Waste and Refuse Centre and Imagination room!” Everybody Eats, a trip to a restaurant to see what happens to food waste. – Year 8 ākonga Tech Summit Year 7-13 students

LEADERSHIP “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” John 13:14-15 There are many opportunities for leadership throughout the Committees in the College led by the prefects: school and our focus for leadership is on the model of Jesus » Student Council Christ, the servant leader. Ākonga have the opportunity to join » Special Character committees led by the prefects, to participate in leadership in the » Social Justice classroom or year level, to participate in the Year 10 Leadership » Cultural Programme, coaching opportunities and club and team leader- » Hauora ship. Leadership is also one of the key elements of Remar and » Media ākonga can grow in confidence and leadership as part of the » Sports Remar programme. Ākonga can also lead liturgies, prayer and other activities in their Kaitiaki classes. 12

13 Each committee works on at least one large project each term and many committees work on other, smaller projects as well. Outward Bound is a programme which two Year 12 ākonga par- ticipate in each year which really enhances their leadership skills. At Marcellin College we acknowledge the wonderful taonga that our young people are, the precious gift that each unique individual is to the College and we are aware of the blessing experienced by the whole community when each person shares their gifts and talents with others. We encourage all ākonga to get involved in the co-curricular life of the College and to share their passions, interests, gifts and strengths with our community.

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