From the Principal

Old Boys Annual Football Match

The annual Students versus Old Boys’ Football game took place this afternoon on Mackintosh Oval. The role of the Mazenod Old Boys Association is greatly appreciated in its support of the College and fostering the continuation of the Mazenod spirit beyond school years. This year the match will also be played in support of the community’s recent observance of R U OK Day with its focus on men’s mental health. Remaining connected is an important part of the Act, Belong and Commit approach we are adopting at Mazenod and the Old Boys Association works to keep our graduates closely connected when they leave the formality of compulsory schooling. The Old Boys Association will be back in the College on Monday hosting the last Year 12 BBQ lunch for the year. This weekend, the Class of 1989 and Class of 1999 will enjoy their milestone reunions and we hope they rekindle great friendships and enjoy reminiscing about the good old school days.

 

ACC Athletics

Congratulations to Captain, Ben Dupont and the Athletics team on a fine performance in the A Division ACC Carnival held on Tuesday. Mazenod finished second in the Boys’ Aggregate competition and won the Senior Boys’ Shield. The Athletics event marks the end of the three big school carnivals for the year and we can reflect on three fine performances – 2nd in ACC Swimming, 1st in ACC Cross-Country and 2nd in ACC Athletics. Thank you to the Physical Education team and other staff who have coached and managed these three teams over the year.

 

Water Expo

 

Today, the Year 7 students held their Water Expo. This is a Humanities & Social Science and Science combined learning activity in which students study the crucial role water plays in the lives of Western Australians. Conservation, climate change, innovation and water industry are just a few of the topics the students covered in their group presentations. Thank you to the staff of the two areas and the parents who joined us at lunchtime today to view the displays of the students.

 

Tech Spark at Mazenod Boarding

In partnership with St Brigid’s and Catholic Education W.A. we hosted incoming boarding students and parents at our Tech Spark workshop this afternoon. This session is the second in the TransitUs program which forms a part of the transition to boarding for Year 7 students in 2020. Based on getting a head-start with technology and presented in a fun way, Tech Spark and TransitUs build the welcome and inclusion of new boarding families to Mazenod and St Brigid’s Colleges long before the students enter our schools. Thank you to the staff from Catholic Education W.A. and St Brigid’s, as well as our own Boarding and I.T. staff who co-ordinated the workshop.

 

Enjoy your week ahead.

 

“The work which the Lord inspires us to undertake.” – St Eugene de Mazenod

 

Andrew Watson

Principal