“Australia Remembers – World War 2 Music Night” was held in the multipurpose room as part of the commemorations for the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII. The local Federal Member of Parliament Julian Beale MP presented prizes to students for the best essay in the “Mazenod College Remembers 1945-1995” essay competition.
A new greenhouse and garden project was officially opened by the College Rector Fr. Kevin Davine OMI. It was built and maintained by C.A.P.E (Course for Assessment and Practical Experience) students under the guidence of the Science teacher, Mr Ogeil.
An all student cast was used for the first time in the 1986 Mazenod College musical “Guys and Dolls”.
Three students and Fr Pat Moroney OMI departed for the first Indonesia Mission. The purpose of this trip was to provide Mazenod College students experience of the work the Oblate missionaries are undertaking. Funds raised by the Lap-a-thon was used to build a classroom at a high school in Indonesia.
The first Mazenod College musical production titled “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” was staged at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University. It was directed by the former Rector of the college, Fr. Pat Moroney, who was also responsible for starting musicals at Mazenod. Fr. Moroney directed two other musicals – “Smike” (1982) and “The Witness” (1983).
Mazenod College newsletter mentioned the fact that some students “spend up to 50 hours per week watching TV. It seems that they even eat in front of TV, do their homework and various assignments in front of the box and in some cases rarely leave the TV room from 4pm to 10pm at night.”
Now we complain about students spending too much time on the computer!