Official Blessing and Opening of the new library and teaching wing called the “O’Rourke Complex”. Sir Bernard Callinan (Chairman National Catholic Education Commission) and Fr Tom Doyle (Victorian Director of Catholic Education) were among the guests who attended.
In mid 1977, construction began on a new classroom, resource and teaching area on the ground floor and new administration offices, interview rooms, printing office and chapel on the first floor. A walk way between the new wing and the Library was also constructed. Staff moved into their new offices in early 1978.
The Whitlam Government allocated a grant of $105,000 to help with the cost of building six new classrooms which were required due to student enrolments continuing to grow at Mazenod College. Construction of the new wing at the freeway end of the main building commenced in early 1975 and was Officially Opened and Blessed on the 19th October 1975.
Construction of new toilets, store room and four classrooms commenced. The new additions were built over the top of the existing canteen and sports store and next to the science rooms. The work was completed in 1971. In the photo, the new Priests’ residence can be seen in the background.
The first building extension program commenced at Mazenod College to cater for the growing number of students and staff with the construction of two new science rooms.