From the Principal

Catholic Performing Arts Festival

 

Photo submitted by Agnieszka Cichocki 

 

After seven weeks of performance, the Catholic Performing Arts Festival concluded today. Ninety-six Mazenod students took part in 46 different performances in 5 ensembles, 3 concert bands, 4 contemporary bands, 2 choirs, 19 music solos, 12 drama solos and one musical. Each student is to be congratulated on his efforts and particular recognition goes to the young artists who received 5 Outstanding awards, 7 Excellent awards and 6 Merit awards. Thank you to the dedicated Arts staff who prepared the students for the festival.

 

The Mazenod Best of the Fest will take place in the gymnasium next Friday evening at 7:00pm. Tickets are available from the College Administration.

 

Father’s Day Mass

 

On Wednesday, we celebrated Father’s Day Mass and it was great to welcome so many fathers, grandfathers and parents at Mass. Hosted by the Year 7 students, the message Fr Daly OMI delivered in his homily was the gratitude for, and care of, the family. Time is always a precious commodity and we know that many fathers would have liked to join their sons at this Mass but had to meet work requirements or were prevented by distance, but thank you to the many men who were able to stand alongside their sons and grandsons at Mass and the morning tea following the celebration.

 

Mazenod on the Road

This week we continued our journey on the road to visit our country families. Following on from the Dowerin Field Days last week, Mr Floyd and I have visited Eneabba and Quairading to introduce the Year 7 Transition Program to incoming boarders and families for 2020. We share the program with St Brigid’s College. In two weeks time, we will welcome incoming Year 7 boarders and families from both Colleges at our Tech Spark afternoon at Mazenod.

 

Enjoy the week ahead.

 

“It is essential that members of the Oblate family form a Community.” – St Eugene de Mazenod

 

Andrew Watson

Principal