Conducted by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate

‘Learn what you are in the eyes of God’

Mazenod Cebula Boarding community includes up to 117 boarders all the way from the Kimberly, the Murchison, the Wheat belt, to the South West with boarders from Years 7 to 12.  The boarding community is in the care of the Head of Boarding [who lives on site] along with the support of the Deputy for Junior Boarding and the Deputy for Senior Boarding. To encourage a supportive home-like environment the Boarding House has on staff two house mothers who provide a warm and caring environment.

Our Boarding House staff understand the challenges faced by adolescents living away from home. They are committed to providing the highest levels of care and support to each boarder, and to helping them develop the courage and confidence to master the challenges of further study, work and life.

There are a number of teaching staff who work in the Boarding House during the afternoons and evenings and not only provide support and a friendly familiar face, but are also able to assist the boys with help during homework and study sessions. The Boarding Community aims to create an environment that seeks to become like a second home. A boarder should enjoy, as far as possible, the welcome, the security, and the care which would be his were he living at home. Students are well supervised but in a relaxed and friendly family atmosphere that allows for the individual care of each student.

The general well-being of the boys is closely monitored by our wonderful House Mums on a daily basis.

The boarders are an integral part of the school community, and their presence adds a friendly atmosphere to the school that is informed by the boarders’ unique experiences in the farming and other communities. 

Through the boarding experience boys develop life skills such as confidence, resilience and personal organisation that stand them in excellent stead for their life after school. Our aim is that by the end of their time in the Boarding House they leave us as independent, self-determined and motivated young men with the capacity to share and the ability to accept and appreciate difference. We strive to instil the values of St Eugene de Mazenod, which include respecting the dignity of all and striving for personal excellence.


On weekends, the boarders enjoy organised activities, trips to the city or the local shops and landmarks, as well socialising with their friends from surrounding schools and our own day boys. Outings are tailored to the interests of the boys and included trips to cinemas, go-karting, Bounce, sporting fixtures, and live theatre. The boarders are encouraged to liaise with the Recreation Officer to organise activities throughout the year.

The Boarding House is committed to engaging the boarders in community service programs and coordinate participation in activities such as visits to Villa Maria Retirement Village, charity work at Ronald Macdonald House, and the JDRF one walk for diabetes.

Many boarders also participate in weekend and after school sporting teams including AFL, cricket, hockey and basketball.  Some boarders also join local tennis and swimming clubs.


The boarding facilities include individual rooms for senior boys, individual cubicles for junior boys, an excellent dining room, two large common rooms, two large TV rooms and access to the general College facilities including swimming pool, gymnasium and sport fields. There are separate lounge areas and kitchen facilities for Senior students and the Junior students have a separate lounge room also.

Each weeknight after dinner the junior boarders study in their rooms under the guidance and support of teacher supervisors. There is also ample opportunity for the boys to study collaboratively.  Study is supervised by teachers who provide assistance as required. All boarders are part of the College laptop program and have appropriate access to the College IT facilities.

Faith Development

The development of faith is an important element within the boarding community and the boarders are encouraged to participate in a range of religious activities including regular Mass attendance, school retreats, reconciliation and community service.

The weekly Boarding Mass is the pinnacle of the week and vital to the College’s community experience. The weekly mass takes place in the beautiful College Chapel located in the heart of the College at 6:30pm every Sunday night of the school term. Mazenod College is one of the few Catholic Colleges to retain the services of live-in Catholic priests.

Personalised Boarding Tours

Any prospective boarder parents and their sons are welcome at any-time to inspect the College facilities. Please contact the College Registrar to organise a tour.

Contact Details:

Head of Boarding: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Phone: (08)9291 1552

Assistant Director, Senior Boarding: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Phone: (08) 9291 1418

Assistant Director, Junior Boarding: Candice Betts

Phone: (08) 9291 1418

Boarding Office:

Phone: (08) 9291 1554Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (All general emails should be send to this address which will be forwarded to each member of the Boarding Management Team.  For private or confidential matters, email the individual team member.)


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