From the Principal

Prefect and Captains 2020

Earlier this week we announced the Year 12 leaders for 2020. As has been the case in the past, it is most difficult to narrow the choice to a certain number of leaders, such is the calibre of young men willing to serve. In meeting with the incoming leaders, I outlined that one of their most important acts of leadership is to ensure they include and develop the leadership of students without a badge. I thank all students who nominated for positions and encourage those who were unsuccessful in formal positions to continue to lead with courage and passion. Congratulations to the following:

Captain: Jack Giancono

Vice Captain: Christian Moro

Prefects: 

  • Lachlan Anderson (Head Boarder)
  • Ben Adams
  • Alex Bissett
  • Sam Fiolo
  • Dion Manni
  • Sam Markham
  • Lachlan Pavlinovich
  • Karl Stevenson

Captain of Sport: Noah Hannan

Captain of Arts: Owain Bundock

President of Young Vinnies: Karl Stevenson

House Captains: 

  • Jordyn Coote  Albini
  • Matthew Heggarty  Cebula
  • Mitchell Massam  Gavin
  • Arun Alex Gerard
  • Tom Hilditch  Grandin
  • Michael Willock  Tempier

 Stomp

It was exciting to see 20 students from Year 7 to 11 involved in the first session of our Dance program- Stomp yesterday afternoon after school. In the College Strategic Plan 2016-2020 we have an area for improvement and development in offerings where boys can follow their learning passions and pursue personal excellence. It is so pleasing to see the introduction of Dance to the program and I thank our Arts team, especially Mr Dan Jonkov, for their leadership in this area.

 

Year 12 Final Assembly

 

Today we celebrated the Final Assembly for the Graduands of 2019. This day and its rituals are greatly treasured by students and parents. The morning began with the Year 12 Breakfast where Luke English (Class of 2018) spoke to the students about his first year in the AFL and how his time at Mazenod assisted him with the transition interstate and into a very competitive profession. We shared a day time assembly and tomorrow evening we celebrate Mass and dinner with the graduates and their parents. The scripture reading at today’s assembly was Isaiah 43: 1-7 where God call’s his people by name. The Class of 2019 leaves their formal education years knowing they are known by name and forever a part of the Mazenod community. Thank you to the staff involved in the running of these events, the Mazza Mums for their running of the morning tea and the families who donated food items for the celebration.

 

Mazenod Parents and Friends Association

The Annual General Meeting of the P&F takes place on 25 November. We have been so fortunate for a long period of time to have the support of dedicated executive members to lead the Association and bring about the great works of support in the College. We need the next generation of parents to now take the lead in this most important community-building group, as the current Executive members have finished their time in the roles. Please consider supporting the P&F by nominating for a role and attending the AGM. The group is very supportive in helping new members settle into the role and the committee want to support the ongoing health and vitality of the Association. Please contact Mr Tony Checker (information in the Newsletter) or myself if you would like further details about nominating for positions or simply attend the meeting.

 

Volunteers’ Thank you Sundowner

 

On Wednesday 6 November between 6:00pm-8:00pm the College will host a thank you to the many volunteers who give of their time in support of the broad range of events, clubs, performances and activities within our community.

 

We invite all parents and family members who have in some way volunteered through sport, Open Day, Canteen, Parents & Friends, Friends of Performing Arts and so on, to an informal drinks and refreshments event in the undercover area. Please join us.

Please RSVP by 1 November using the link below:

RSVP Now

 

Enjoy the weekend.

 

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2019 today -

“Teaching is a beautiful job; as it allows you to see the growth day by day of people entrusted to your care. " -Pope Francis

 

Andrew Watson

Principal