From the Principal

Grandparents Mass


On Wednesday, we celebrated Grandparents at our morning Mass. It was heartening to see so many young men escorting their grandparents to the Chapel for the morning. Following Mass, we held a morning tea. Fr McMahon, in his homily, spoke about the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren, highlighting the symbiotic relationship they bridge between the wisdom and knowledge of time and the know-how in the present moment. At the end of his homily, Fr McMahon recited a poem written by a Mazenod student in honour of grandparents:


Grandparents Day Poem

Grandparents are special people

with wisdom and pride.

They are always offering love and kindness

and are always there to guide.

They often make you feel so confident

and strong.

Their arms are always open

no matter what you did wrong.

They try to help out in every way

that they can.

They love all their grandchildren the same

whether you’re a child, woman or man.

They are always there to listen

and to lend a helping hand.

They show you respect

and they try to understand.

They give their love, devotion and so much more,

that’s easy to see.

Grandparents, what perfect examples

of the kind of person that we should be.


Market Day


The entrepreneurial skills of our Year 8 -10 Commerce students were on display during today’s lunch in the many stalls operating in the Quadrangle. Like the Ancient World Day and Water Expo, Market Day is looked forward to by our students, having both educational and fun aspects to the event. Market Day helps support the St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal.


Sportsman’s Dinner

This weekend, we host two further important events in the Mazenod calendar. Tonight, we honour personal excellence in sport with the Sportsman’s Dinner. This is a true celebration of the role sport plays in the life of Mazenod. Sport moves us to be our best, to work together, to exercise our talents and support our overall wellbeing. Well done to all students being recognised for their outstanding contribution to Mazenod sport!


Mazenod Old Boys Memorial Mass

November 1-2 feature prominently in the Church’s liturgical calendar. All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day bring us together to remember our loved ones who have passed away. Tomorrow afternoon the Old Boys’ Association will host Mass in the Chapel and a remembrance gathering alongside the Memorial and Peace Garden. All members of the community are most welcome to join the generations of Mazenod families in remembering Mazenod students who have died. Light refreshments will be served after Mass which starts at 5:30pm.



Enjoy the weekend.


Andrew Watson