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Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball

Australian Beach Volleyball player, Damien Schumann (Mazenod student from 2000 to 2005) won a Gold medal representing Australia in the Mens’ Beach Volleyball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Damien and his teammate Chris McHugh also represented Australia at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Two College Duxes Again

For the second year in a row, Mazenod College celebrated a rare academic achievement – two Duxes. Tanmay Gupta and Clement Poh both got an ATAR score of 99.70.

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Two Mazenod College Duxes

For the first time Mazenod College had two Duxes – Jeffrey Xia and Jadyn D’Mello both achieved an ATAR score of 99.75. 

Photo L-R: Jeffrey Xia, Fr Christian Fini (Rector), Jadyn D’Mello

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Mazenod’s First Olympic Medalist

Australian field Hockey player, Chris Ciriello who attended Mazenod College from 1998 to 2003, became Mazenod’s first Olympic medalist when he won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London representing Australia in the Men’s Hockey Team. Chris was also part of the National Men’s Hockey team who won Gold at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as at the 2010 and 2012 Champions Trophy and the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

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Overseas Music Trip

Mazenod College Year 8, 9 & 10 students flew to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival. They were joined by students from Iona College Brisbane and for three days the Mazenod-Iona Concert Band competed with other secondary schools in front of a panel of judges. At the conclusion of the festival they took home a silver plaque for their performance and a trophy to acknowledge their participation.

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Helping With Bushfire Recovery

Following the devastating bushfires in Victoria in February 2009, Mazenod College contacted Kevin Bulter from the voluntary organisation known as BlazeAid to offer help in rebuilding fences on rural properties which were destroyed by the fires. More than 250 students, 43 staff and 30 under 19 footballers from Mazenod College donated their time and effort on a Saturday or Sunday to remove destroyed fences and build new ones.

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