Conducted by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate

‘Come, learn what you are in the eyes of God’

Your son’s holistic development is our priority. The moment he steps into Mazenod we take care to provide dedicated academic tuition and dynamic experiences which enhance his own interests and challenges to extend his horizons. We named our boarding facility Cebula House, a united and inclusive community of boys and young men from the Kimberley, the Pilbara, throughout the Murchison, the Wheatbelt and to the South West with students from Year 7 to 12. The Cebula community is in the care of the Head of Boarding, Mr Tom Floyd, who lives on site, along with the support of the Deputies for Boarding, house mothers and supervisors. Together, they work to create a home-like environment filled with warmth and care – a place that seeks to be like a second home.

Our staff understand the challenges and opportunities adolescents face when living away from home for periods of the year. They are committed to providing the highest levels of care and support to each boy, and to helping them develop the confidence to master the opportunities for further study, work and life into the future. Many of our own teaching staff work in Boarding during the afternoons and evenings and not only provide support and a friendly familiar face but also assistance with homework and study sessions. Students are well supervised but in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that allows for the individual care of each boy. The general wellbeing of each boarder is closely monitored by our wonderful House Mums on a daily basis.

The boarders are an integral part of the College community, and their presence adds a friendly atmosphere to the school that is informed by the boarders’ experiences in the farming and regional communities of Western Australia. Boarding students form strong bonds with day students and their families through home visits and involvements in sporting teams and other pursuits.

Through the Mazenod boarding experience, boys develop life skills such as confidence, resilience and personal organization that stand them in excellent stead for life after school. Our aim is to assist you in developing young men who will be active in their community and be respectful of others, all whilst striving for their own personal excellence.

Recreation

On weekends, the boarders enjoy organised activities, trips out and about, as well as socialising with their friends. Outings are tailored to the interests of the boys and include trips to the cinema, go-karting, Bounce, sporting fixtures and live theatre. Cebula Boarding also encourages active involvement in community service programs. Many boarders participate in weekend and after-school sporting teams including AFL, cricket, hockey, basketball and soccer. Boarders can have involvement with local tennis and swimming clubs to name just a few of the opportunities available.

Facilities

The boarding facilities include individual rooms for senior boys, individual cubicles for junior students, an excellent dining room, a recreation centre and access to the pool, tennis courts, cricket nets, gymnasium and sports fields. Each week night after dinner the junior boys have structured homework and study sessions guided by teacher supervisors. The senior students have a more flexible, tailored study approach and all boys have access to teachers for assistance.

Faith Development

The development of a sense of faith is an important part of the Mazenod community. All boys are encouraged to embrace the sense of a spiritual dimension in their lives. As with any Mazenod student the celebration of Mass, involvement in retreats and community service are important parts of developing the whole self.  The weekly Boarding Mass is the pinnacle of the week and celebrates community. This takes place on a Sunday at 6.30pm in the College Chapel, celebrated by one of our Oblate priests. Mazenod is one of the few Catholic colleges in Australia to retain the services of live-in priests. Boarding parents are welcome to attend the Mass on a Sunday evening if they are returning their sons after a weekend out.

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 1421

Boarding Office:

Phone: (08) 9291 1554 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (All general emails should be sent 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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