Mission Action Day (MAD) is an annual fundraising event held at the College to support the work of the Oblates religious congregation in their missionary projects in Indonesia and South East Asia. The main event was an eight kilometre run or walk in which students are sponsored for taking part while other competitions included a great debate, coke skulling, longest kick, handballing, closest to the pin golfing, computer games, guitar hero and battle of the bands. In 2008, Mission Action Day reached its target of raising $50,000 which was a new Mazenod College record and following a report on the work of a former student and 2001 College Vice Captain Minh Truong who was helping poor and abandoned children in Vietnam, it was decided to donate this money towards continuing his good work.
Students collected cans of milk and cartons of powdered milk for an appeal. Form II J collected the most milk at 195 pints (92 Litres). The milk was shipped to India and distributed to underprivileged families.
The First Walkathon was held at the College. Organised by the Mazenod College Men’s Committee, the event involved students and their parents walking a distance of 8 Miles (about 12 km) or 24 laps around the school oval. Nearly $900.00 was raised and was used to improve the College ovals by purchasing a tractor and mower.
First Mazenod Gymkhana took place at Akoonah Park, Berwick. Organised by the Ladies Auxiliary to raise money for heaters in classrooms, the events included horse jumping and riding as well as a performance by the Victoria Police Highland Pipe Band and its horse “Gendarme”. There was also a dressage demonstration by the horse “Aintree Boy” famous for its performances at the Royal Melbourne and Adelaide Shows as well as functions at Government House for the Governor of Victoria.
Mazenod College students and staff participated in a “Freedom from Hunger” campaign to raise money for disadvantaged children overseas. Known as “Rice Day”, students forgoed their normal lunch to eat boiled rice.