These images were captured at the start of Term Two during the first Melbourne lockdown.
Bishop Mark Edwards OMI (former Mazenod student) officially blessed the O’Rourke Complex which included a new Library and Years 11 and 12 areas.
The refurbished College Chapel was blessed and re-opened by the the Most Rev Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne.
In early 2018, the Library moved to its new home located in a recently completed extension of the O’Rourke Building. Among the features of the new O’Rourke Library are flexible furniture and shelving, a reading area and a Study Hall which allows for a quiet space to study.
On Founder’s Day 2013, a new state of the art facility known as the Provence Centre was blessed by the Most Rev Peter J Elliott (Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne) and opened by Mr Stephen Elder (Executive Director of the Catholic Education Office Melbourne). Named after the Provence region of France where the founder of the Oblate congregation Eugene De Mazenod was born and lived, the new building has been used for assemblies, music events, meetings, College masses, chess and sport such as ACC Volleyball, Basketball and Table Tennis. The Australian Women’s Volleyball Team used the Provence Centre as their training camp before heading off to the World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Japan.
Students with mobility issues now have access to all areas of Mazenod College following the opening of a new lift in the main building. The former Rector Fr Pat Moroney OMI blessed the elevator as part of the official opening ceremony which also included Mr Peter Le Grand (Chairman of the College Board), Fr Michael Twigg OMI (Rector) and Ms Marwin Austerberry (Student Services Catholic Education Office). The construction of the lift was first proposed by Fr Moroney at his final Board Meeting as Rector in 2009 and it was totally funded by the College and from financial contributions made by families.