Conducted by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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

Mazenod College WA is one of three Colleges in Australia conducted by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Our brother schools are Mazenod College (Victoria) and Iona College (Queensland).

In 2005, the Provincial Leadership Team of the Oblates, realising that education is now a multi-faceted and highly complex institution, decided that the best way to ensure development of our Colleges and loyalty to the values of our founder, St Eugene de Mazenod, was to set up our Colleges as registered Companies Limited by Guarantee and governed by a written Constitution.

In 2007 this desire came to fruition in Mazenod College, WA.

The present Board of Directors of our College are:

 Mary Retel 




  • BA, Dip. Ed., Masters in Educational Leadership, Fellow of the Australian Council of Education Leaders.


  • Over 25 years teaching experience as Principal and Deputy Principal (St Brigid’s, Belmont, Kwinana).
  • Held leading teaching positions in a number of schools within the Education Department.
  • President of the Catholic Secondary Principal’s Association (1997-1999).
  • Accredited facilitator for “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Success: Full Living”.
  • Has sat on the Catholic Education Commission of WA and was a member of the University of Notre Dame School of Education Advisory Board.
  • Currently a Director on the Mercy Education Limited Board.

Special responsibilities:     

  • Board Chair
  • Faith and Mission Committee
  • Succession Planning Nominations Committee (SPNC)



 James Allingame 




  • University of Western Australia, Bach Engineering, Bach Commerce, Register Builder.


  • Structural Engineer for 10 years and 10 years’ experience of contract negotiations.

Special responsibilities:

  • Risk Committee



 Sabrina Hughes 




  • Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education.


  • Over 25 years’ experience as an educator in Government and Catholic schools including co-educational and single-gender settings for both boys and girls.
  • 10 years in Senior Leadership positions at Catholic schools.

Special responsibilities:

  • Faith and Mission Committee (Chair)
  • Executive Leadership Representative – Parent Council – Trinity College
  • Governance & Risk Committee – Trinity College



 Fr John Sherman OMI 


 Father Sherman


  • Bachelor of Arts (University of South Africa)
  • Diploma of Education (University of Queensland)
  • Master in Education (Studies) - (Monash University)


  • 49 years of teaching experience, including 11 years as headmaster and a further 11 years as Business Manager.

Special responsibilities:        

  • Faith and Mission Committee



Karen Evans



  • Master in Human Resources (Curtin University), Professional Accreditations CPBA, CPMA, CPEQA, Professional Memberships AHRI, LG Professionals.


  • 13 years' experience in Catholic education, including 8 years working in Compliance and Human Resources and 4 years as Finance Bursar.

Special responsibilities:        

  • Risk Committee (Chair)



 Siobhan Allen 




  • Cert IV Parent and Community Engagement.


  • 11 years working with Catholic School Parents WA initially as Liaison Officer and in the past 5 years as Executive Director. Deputy Chair of Catholic School Parents Australia – national peak body.

  • Chair Advisory Council St Brigid’s College.

  • Member of various committees and working parties of CEWA.

  • Member of National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) Standing Committee for Faith Formation and Religious Education.

  • Parent of 2.



 Eric Paini  

 (Company Secretary) 




  • B.Bus (Accounting), CPA MAICD


  • 14 years working with Not-for-Profit Organisations.

Special responsibilities:        

  • Finance Director


Mrs Lyn McDonald is Minute Secretary to the Board and PA to the Principal.

The Board of Directors exists to help the Provincial Leadership Team and the College Leadership Team to:

  1. Carry out the ministry of Catholic education at the College.
  2. Safeguard and ensure continuation of the Values of the College and loyalty to the aims of those Oblates who founded our College.
  3. Govern the College on behalf of the Congregation.
  4. Carry on, conduct and manage the College subject to and consistent with the provisions of the Constitution.


Please view our strategic plan: 

Our Strategic Plan

Strategic Priorities 2019


Please take a look at the northern precinct development plans:

Northern Precinct Development Plan

Northern Precinct Development Plan A3 Extract