From the Principal

Tutors’ Choice

 

Tutors’ Choice never fails to delight the parents and families who attend each year to watch the students’ performance in solo, ensemble and group instrumental-voice items. Monday evening’s performance in the PAC was simply outstanding. Supported by the Arts’ staff and Music Tutors, the boys thoroughly entertained the audience. One parent commented to me that this was her favourite night of the year. Watch out for it in November 2020 and mark the evening in your calendar to attend you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Volunteers’ Thank You Night

On Wednesday evening, we hosted volunteers of Mazenod who serve so selflessly across our clubs, Arts (FoPA), Canteen, Open Day, Chapel Flower Roster, Parents & Friends and Mazza Mums. We are grateful for the support volunteers provide and their valued assistance in building community. Many of our staff also attended to express their thanks to the parents and wider community for the work they undertake throughout the year.

 

 

Year 7 2022 Information Evening

Just as our Year 12 students leave the College we are preparing ahead for the intake of 2022 in Year 7. This information evening held on Tuesday night was the first key step for families intending to send their sons to Mazenod. If you intend to send your son to Mazenod in that cohort and have not made contact with the College, or you know of families wishing to make that enrolment, please get in touch with Mrs Lyn McDonald, the College Registrar (oblate@mazenod.wa.edu.au).

 

ABC in Cebula Boarding

This week, Deputy Head of Boarding, Ms Candice Betts, and Senior School Counsellor, Miss Teagan Gmeiner, launched the Act, Belong, Commit program with our Boarders. The students spent time listing the sorts of extra ABC events they would like to see built into the Boarding program. It all starts with the upcoming ‘Mystery Tour’ the young Boarders will take over the next weekend. The Boarders have also been busy in their farm garden, planting and tending to the vegetable patches.

 

College Assemblies

 

This week’s Whole College Assembly had as its focus Mazenod’s commitment to supporting the elimination of violence against women. The United Nations has officially designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. With the assistance of Mr Tyrone Tuohy, Mrs Kath Holloway and Ms Sara Settelmaier, students of Year 10 have taken upon themselves to lead the school in raising awareness and connection between our Core Values of Respect and Dignity and gender-based violence. Like the Year 9 focus on R U OK Day, we see in the Year 10 students the drive to champion awareness and action in support of the elimination of violence against women.

 

Remembrance Day

 

On Monday, we will recognise Remembrance Day with an outdoor assembly alongside the flagpoles and Remembrance Garden. We have reminded students to have their Mazenod hat or cap for the assembly and sunscreen applied before the assembly.

 

Enjoy the weekend.

 

“Kindness is a quality that is indispensable.” – St Eugene de Mazenod

 

Andrew Watson

Principal