Fr Kevin Davine OMI commenced as the second Rector of Mazenod College in January 1973. Fr Kevin grew up in Sale, Victoria and attended St Patrick’s College, Sale. After entering the Oblates he completed his studies at Kildalton Abbey in Ireland before returning to Australia to be ordained as a priest in 1959 thereby becoming the first Oblate priest ordained in Australia. After finishing his studies at the University of Western Australia, he was appointed to Iona College in Brisbane. In 1966, he was transferred to Mazenod College, WA before being appointed the second Rector of Mazenod College Victoria. Some of Fr Kevin’s notable achievements as Rector included discontinuing the wearing of academic gowns by staff, doing away with school caps worn by students, making the summer uniform (shorts and white socks) optional for students and removing all straps from teachers and having just one strap – teachers had to register details in a book before being allowed to use it. In 1976, Fr Kevin employed the first College Lay Deputy Principal, Mr Harry Boundy. In the sporting area, he coached the senior College Cricket and Football teams. Fr. Kevin’s term as Rector ended at the end of 1977.

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