Forward thinking leaders with an appreciation of our solid foundations.

Mazenod College was founded by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in February 1967 to serve the growing needs of parishes in the suburbs of Clayton, Springvale and Waverley. In July 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding for Mazenod Regional College was signed between the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACS), and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This solidified the long-term relationship between the Founding Fathers of the College and the Melbourne Archdiocese. Mazenod College is led by College Principal Dr Paul Shannon, and College Rector Fr Harry Dyer OMI.

Mazenod College Advisory Council
College Leadership Team
Senior Student Leadership Team

Mazenod College Advisory Council

The Mazenod College Advisory Council operates in accordance with the MACS Terms of Reference. The roles and responsibilities of those who lead in Catholic Schools is outlined in the Charter, ‘Working Together in Mission’ (January 2021). Consequently, the Advisory Council provides a forum for consultation and participation in the operations of the College by supporting the College Principal.

Mazenod College is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS).

MACS governs and operates Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills, and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them.

Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.

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There are five portfolios within the Advisory Council including Faith and Charism, Learning and Teaching, Finance, Governance and Building Committee.

The Advisory Council includes:

Dr Paul Shannon
Dr Eugene Fredericks
Deputy Chair
Mr Michael Curtis
Nominated Member
Mr Herb Fischbacher
Nominated Member
Ms Laurie Langford
Oblates Representative
Fr Christinan Fini OMI
Fr Harry Dyer OMI
Canonical Representative
Fr David Raj OMI
Staff Representative
Ms Joanne Noone
Executive Assistant
Mrs Kate Oberg

College Leadership Team

The College Leadership Team works in collaboration with the Principal in implementing the strategic direction of the College. This team seeks the advice of specialists to determine the best educational practice and to develop strategic plans. In collaboration with all members of the community goals are set for the implementation of the Annual Action Plan.

Members of the College Leadership Team include:

Dr Paul Shannon
Fr Harry Dyer OMI
Deputy Principal of Students
Tim Ford
Deputy Principal of Curriculum and Staffing
Noel Jenkinson
Deputy Principal of Operations and Compliance
Tony Rolfe
Deputy Principal of Learning and Teaching
Dr Matt Fyfield
Director of Learning Diversity
Anne Johnson
Dean of Staff
Joanne Noone

Senior Student Leadership Team

The student voice gives each student the opportunity to participate in decisions that impact on the school community and strategic direction. It is anticipated that Mazenod College leaders share a passion for nurturing the quality of student life at school, selfless dedication to mission, determination and compassion for social justice and the environment, and the ambition to make a difference in the school and wider community.

At the head of the Senior Student Leadership Team are the School Captain, 3 Vice Captains, and 2 Head Prefects.

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