PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND ASSOCIATIONS
The College Board’s Members are the feeder Parish Priests and a Parent from each feeder parish, Oblate and Staff Representatives. The Board works with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate who are entrusted by the Archbishop of Melbourne with the administration of Mazenod College, to maintain the high standards of education for which the College has become known.
Parent support is vital. Parents are invited to become active members of the Father’s Association and the Mothers’ Auxiliary. These two associations have been in operation since the inception of the College and over the years they have made significant contributions to College resources and to the welfare of our students. These organisations offer parents social contacts as well as involvement in an important aspect of College life. Parents may also undertake various courses at the College. These currently include fitness groups, woodwork classes and parenting seminars. Throughout the year, a number of social and fundraising functions are organised (a major raffle, wine bottling and so on) and all parents are encouraged to support these efforts.
As an essential part of the College life, there are established Parents’ Associations. The Fathers’ Association and Mothers’ Auxiliary run various social functions to help raise funds for College facilities, and to build a sense of community and support amongst the College parents. Each family should be represented in these Associations, according to time and talent available. These clubs gives parents a practical and valuable role in the education of their sons and in the advancement of Mazenod College. Their activities in these Associations will be a measure of parents’ interest in the formation of their boys, for whom Mazenod College is established. The Fathers’ Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month during the College Term and the Mothers’ Auxiliary meets on the second Wednesday of each month during the Term