Marcellin College Community Association

Parent Volunteers Supporting Marcellin

The Marcellin College Community Association supports Marcellin College Bulleen VIC Australia by fostering a strong parent volunteering presence in the school. Activities include Canteen, Second Hand Uniforms and Books, Fund Raising events such as the Mothers Day Breakfast, Fathers Day Breakfast and the Gala Ball.

Photo: 2018 Volunteers Mass and Luncheon © Marcellin College Foundation


A BIG thank you to those who were able to get to our information session on Monday.  It is a tough time of the year for parents of school-aged kids, so it was appreciated.  For those who sent their apologies, we understand completely (and you are still part of this wonderful group just in case you were worried about not being able to get there).  We hope this session gave you some more insight into how much of a valuable resource you are to the College and how absolutely we CANNOT do without you.  

Here are some major dates to keep in mind:  Exact dates still TBC




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March: Year 7 Parent Drinks

This is the night we get together to meet all the other parents over a relaxing drink and some finger food.  It is always great to get some parent volunteers to help us set up the Functions Room and assist with catering. We will send more information closer to the date.  Usually we have the weather in our favour and we can use the balmy autumn weather to good effect by opening up the balcony in the Functions Room.  

Oscar (left) and Rodney on Mother's Day Duty


 May:  Mothers Day Breakfast.

Key Points: Previously an entirely-volunteer run event, but NOW catered. 

Volunteering Requirement:

  • Bump in and table set up is done in the Functions Room on day before
  • Clean up 8.30am to 10.30am on morning of event

Direct point of contact:  Carol Brancatella  MCCA.  0414 335 359

A good one for Dad's to get involved

 June: Champagnat Day

Where all the staff and students celebrate our 'Founders Day' the Feast of St Marcellin Champagnat.  Amongst other things, the parent volunteer community prepared the sausage sizzle for the ENTIRE school.  

Volunteering Requirement

Cooking the snags starts at 8.00am- to be ready for distribution by 11am.  Cooks and jack of all tradies needed for distribution.  Direct Point of Contact Lisa Gillies 0451 168 655

Cooking for Champagnat Day starts early

Friends of Marcellin Performing Arts (FOMPA) Annual Music Concert August

The whole of school music concert is the single biggest parent event for the year.  Direct point of contact Prue O'Shannessy 0451 168 655

Volunteering effort for this one is bigger than FOMPA can handle on its own.  Interval refreshments, selling of programs, raffle sales, and more

Marcellin & OLMC Senior School Productions May

Demand for volunteers is at its greatest for the FOMPA whole of school music concert

August Father's Day Breakfast

Volunteering Effort

Now fully catered, however Set up and bump in to the Functions room the afternoon before

After Breakfast Clean up 8.30am -10.30am

Direct Point of Contact is Carol Brancatella  0414 335 359


Lisa (left) and Anna setting up for the Father's day breakfast

August Gala Ball Docklands

Gala Ball - good mates enjoying the night

Hamming it up for the Photo Booth at the Gala Ball

This event is very popular with our Year 7s.  The MCCA manages most of this.  Volunteering effort comes in the form of getting tables organised (early) and getting behind the event! Direct Point of Contact Teresa Michelangeli Call 0425 756 145  

Second Hand uniforms

An invaluable service to our community.  Direct contact for Second Hand Uniforms:  Jo Bourke 0400 193 702  

Mum providing a guiding hand at Second Hand Uniforms

Mum providing a guiding hand at Second Hand Uniforms