On Wednesday 13th February a senior student brought an illicit substance onto the campus with the intention of supplying it to another student.
Consistent with the College’s Student Management and Expectation guidelines the College interviewed both students and immediately informed Victoria Police and the boys' parents of this isolated incident. The College concluded its internal investigation yesterday and is now in a position to inform the wider community. We will continue to work collaboratively with the Victoria Police investigation.
The College prides itself on being a safe place for students to learn and grow. Therefore when that safe environment is compromised the College must act decisively in support of all our boys.
The College does not condone the distribution, possession and or use of illicit and illegal substances and has acted to withdraw both young men’s enrolment. The College wishes to protect the privacy of each boy involved and maintain their dignity, while supporting their wellbeing in furthering their secondary schooling in another setting.
Marcellin College is well aware of the impact of harmful substances on young people and their families and accepts that we, as well as parents, governments and the wider community, have a role to play in educating young people of the detrimental effects from any illicit and illegal substance use.
The College will continue to be committed to educating our boys as to these harmful effects and we remain resolute in providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all in our community.