Issue 4, DECEMBER 2009
Fr Pat Moroney OMI
40 years of
the Rector’s Desk
t is difficult to credit that it is marvellous families and formed Mazenod Old Collegians
over 40 years since I first set generations of young boys being Association. Still in its infancy, it
foot in Mazenod, and even transformed into young men taking promises to become an integral
more difficult to comprehend up the challenges of adulthood. part of the Mazenod ethos and
that it was the first time I met When I think of Mazenod, I think life. I thank those past students
a Mazenod student. It was the not of the facilities erected or who have joined the steering
College’s second year in existence, the many trophies won, I think committee. We await their final
having been founded by Fr James rather of the great diversity of recommendations with the view
FitzPatrick O.M.I. the previous boys whom we were privileged that the first AGM will be held in
year. I arrived at the beginning to ‘educate’ with their diverse August 2010. With your support
of the College’s second year and personalities, talents and individual I am sure the Mazenod Old
after a further term at St Joseph’s characteristics. I marvel with great Collegians Association will have
Primary School in Springvale, we pride at the countless families, a strong and promising future.
finally moved into the College’s many new to our land, who sent As I leave Mazenod, I have a
current and permanent of their sons to Mazenod and who tremendous sense of gratitude for
residence. struggled to support the College the many wonderful friendships
Like many great and worthwhile under all sorts of conditions. I formed among past and present
projects, the difficult and humble recall with immense gratitude students down the years, and the
beginnings gave birth the staff, who over the years gave caring and thoroughly enjoyable
to a wonderful so much of themselves in order relationships forged with friends
educational that the boys could achieve their and colleagues on the staff. The
institution which hopes, dreams and aspirations. College and all those who have
today proudly In my mind, Mazenod was always passed through its gates have been
holds its head high about the people involved, from a significant part of not only my
as Mazenod College. youngsters in Year 7 to the young ministry, but of my priestly life. I
This is no single men in senior classes; from have been privileged, and it is a
person’s story, but parents to teachers; from the blessed feeling to walk away with
rather the fruit founding Parish Priests to the a wonderful sense of contentment
of courageous Oblates who served; all were and and imbued with the conviction
pioneers, still are joined in a great enterprise that, for Mazenod, the best is yet
of faith and future development. to come. May I wish the whole of
I strongly believe that one the Mazenod family, young and
extremely important avenue old, past and present, God’s ‘love’
for students to remain peace and blessing.
connected once they God bless
leave the College is
through the newly Fr. Pat Moroney, O.M.I.
In this Issue
News from around the College ....................... 1 – 3
Issue 4, DECEMBER 2009
Fr Pat Moroney OMI
40 years of
What are the Old Boys Up to? ....................... 4 – 21 Nothing
Old Collegians Football Club ............................. 22
Old Collegians Association ................................ 23
Fr Pat Moroney ........ 1
Births, Marriages and Obituraries ..................... 24
NEWS FROM AROUND THE COLLEGE
1968 Class Photo
For 40 years Fr Pat Moroney OMI
had been an integral influence on
F rom humble beginnings, teaching secondary students
at St Joseph’s Springvale, Fr Moroney has been one
of the men who have given their lives to making Mazenod
the outstanding educational institution it is today. He has
been a teacher, an administrator and a builder – but most
will remember him for his Irish lilt, his determination and
refusal to renege on his values.
Father Moroney could be described as a founder of
Mazenod, working with Fr James FitzPatrick OMI and the
Fathers’ Association in laying down the concrete for the
first quadrangle of the college. He spent two years sleeping
in college classrooms, until the priests’ house was built in
NEWS FROM AROUND THE COLLEGE
Fr Moroney has always embraced new
adventures and challenges in every
aspect of his life as a priest, teacher
1970. It seems that from these priest, teacher and Rector. He has
early experiences, he was destined played numerous roles in sports,
to become a builder. The New coaching cricket and football
Arts Wing opened in 1984. The teams, introducing the chess club
O’Rourke Complex in 1987, the and organising the first inter-
Founders Complex in 2007 and school football game with Wesley
the Multi-Purpose Cafeteria in College in 1968. As a teacher, he
2009 were all projects which he has taught English and Religious
inspired. However, building new Education to senior students, as
facilities was only part of his well as being a Careers Counsellor
plan for Mazenod. Modernising from 1968-70. After qualifying as
and updating the science rooms, a psychologist and counsellor in
expanding computer facilities America, he became one of the
across the entire curriculum and first student counsellors in the
refurbishment of the Student Melbourne Catholic School system.
First Musical ‘Joseph and His Amazing Support Centre have all been part Fr Moroney’s love of the arts has
Technicolour Dreamcoat’ 1981
of his input into the College. been apparent from the outset. He
Like his building program, was the director of Mazenod’s first
Fr Moroney has always embraced musical Joseph and His Amazing
new adventures and challenges Technicolour Dreamcoat in 1981
in every aspect of his life as a and the two subsequent musicals
Blessing and Opening of Mazenod College 1968
Lecture Theatre Founders Complex
NEWS FROM AROUND THE COLLEGE
“Wired for sound”
in 1982 and 1983. He also
organized the first musical U 15 Football Coach 1969
evening held at the Alexander
Theatre as well as hiring Syd
Bradbury to run the College
Band in 1986.Despite all he
has done in the College, Fr
Pat shies away from accolades
and limelight. He prefers to
remain behind the scenes,
and takes gratification from
seeing the results of his
efforts, rather than being told
of them. Though this article
will undoubtedly infuriate him,
it is written not as a eulogy to
his great service to Mazenod,
but as a reminder of what
hard work, determination and
an Irish stubbornness can
O’Rourke Library Entrance
Founders Complex Multi-Purpose Cafeteria
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
the Old Boys
Forster) in Melbourne as a graduate On a personal level, I met my
in the audit division. I completed wife Natalie in 1989 and we married
the Chartered Accountant in 1991 and have a son Jamie, now
program and spent the obligatory 10 years old. We have been in Perth
6 months working in London. I now for 3 ½ years and enjoy the
went backpacking in Europe and lifestyle, but miss not being close
worked with many interesting to family and friends in Melbourne.
clients for 8 ½ years, spending We try and get back for significant
the last few as an audit manager. events or just to escape West Coast
With this background, I moved into / Dockers fans (go Hawks!) and I
industry, falling into the niche of visit regularly to compete in water
business restructuring for both ski racing events as a driver in the
public and private manufacturing eight litre class. It all helps to keep
companies and moved further the connection. To escape sunny
away from traditional finance roles. days in WA, we go snow skiing,
David Egan (1983) Currently I’m the General Manager enjoy social water skiing and play
I graduated from Mazenod College of Atom Supply Group, a WA based competitive volley ball, although age
as part of the class of 1983. Much company, majority owned by a is making it far more social than
to my surprise, I found myself at large private equity bank, Investec. serious.
Monash studying for a finance The work here involves growing a Mazenod gave me a strong
degree. I started my working life at successful business in interesting grounding for the path I have taken
a chartered firm PKF (Pannell Kerr economic times. to date, which I’m thankful for.
Adrian Ting (1993)
After completing Year 12 in 1993, AWB, Adrian obtained his Chartered triathlons, cycling and cricket.
Adrian attended Monash University Accountancy designation and then He still holds fond memories of
to study a Bachelor of Business went on to complete a Masters in his time at Mazenod and enjoys
degree, majoring in Banking & Applied Finance. reminiscing about school days
Finance. In his final year, Adrian In 2004 Adrian and Melanie when catching up with fellow old
secured a graduate position with moved to London where they have collegians.
the National Australia Bank. enjoyed travelling, experiencing
After two years in the wealth the many different cultures and
management subsidiary area, he sights Europe has to offer. Adrian
moved to a new role working on has worked for some of the world’s
the acquisition and implementation largest investment banks including
of HomeSide throughout the NAB Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital
Group. and currently Credit Suisse where
In 2000 Adrian married Melanie, he works within the Equities
whom he had met at university. Investment Banking Division. Last
After almost 2 years working December, Adrian and Melanie
in private practice, Adrian then became the proud parents of their
joined the Australian Wheat Board first child, Isabelle.
where he was involved with the Outside of work, Adrian very
privatization and listing of the much enjoys pursuing various
company on the Australian Stock sporting interests which have
Exchange. During his time at the included numerous sprint-series
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Focus Merchandise Solutions Solutions is the largest importer of
which was established in 2008 LED martini glasses and through
to provide specialist promotional an existing relationship with a
product sourcing, decoration and major national company has been
distribution to corporate and trade lucky to supply most of the major
clients. FMS provides unique and concerts and sporting events with
creative products that heighten this unique product. Jarred is also
brand and exposure in the market a consultant with Pentridge Village
place. Jarred currently looks after Centrale & Westhomes Australia
the Phys-Ed uniforms and some of and has embraced the new
the promotional requirements of development by now calling the old
Jarred Kelly (2001) Mazenod and been able to assist prison precinct home with good
Since leaving Mazenod in 2001, with new options for next year. mate and men’s suit entrepreneur
Jarred has studied, travelled the He travels to China and South Justin Roberts. He regularly keeps
world and enjoyed his passion East Asia regularly, sourcing in touch with other Mazenod men,
for cricket and fishing but is new products and maintaining and is very grateful for these mates
still trying to catch that elusive the quality of his products which who have helped considerably with
mulloway with Travis Webster. allow him to be competitive in the establishing a wonderful business
Jarred is currently busy running marketplace. Focus Merchandise and customer base.
Adam Chalmers (1991)
Since completing Year 12 in 1990, recently Margaret
I went on and studied Podiatry at River in W.A.
LaTrobe University. After graduating From 1999 to 2005
I worked in Warragul and also a day the business changed
a week at the Springvale Community many times and was
Health Centre. I felt that private often a struggle due
practice was more suited to me, so I to the difficulties of
started my own business in Rowville getting podiatrists
and purchased another in Lower to work in regional
Plenty. I worked at these locations areas. I serviced a
until 1997 when I bought a full time lot of outlying towns
clinic in Horsham. The business was not able to easily
in bad shape and there was a lot of access podiatry
work to be done to improve the way services, some up to 150km away.
it worked and the number of patients The podiatry business grew through the support I received at Mazenod
that were seen. many trials and an extreme amount gave me a great grounding for all of
In 1999 I employed a new of hard work. The business currently my endeavours and I hope, wherever
Practice Manager named Amy. In employs 5 Podiatrists and 4 support our family is that our children can go
2003 we were engaged in Monkey staff, has a large shoe store to a school like Mazenod.
Mia and married in 2004. Fellow attached to it in a busy retail precinct Basketball has always been of
Mazenodian Dan Horban was best of Horsham. We sell Birkenstock, big importance in my life and when
man and Michael Fitzharris one Merrell, Kumfs, Timberland, Ecco, I moved to Horsham I got involved
of the groomsmen. In 2004 our Clarks, Red Bootie, and Naot. with the local side, Horsham
daughter Isabella was born and I was elected to the board of Hornets. I took over the Presidency
we built a new home in Horsham. the Australian Podiatry Association of the Men’s team in 1999 and from
Our son Nate was born in 2006 and of Victoria, which I have been Vice 2000 – 2004 we won 4 State division
both our children bring us many President of for the past two years. I one titles. The team continues to
challenges and a lot of happiness. have always been motivated and take excel in the competition and we were
Next year Isabella will start primary challenges head on, enjoying the runners up this year.
school. We enjoy family holidays challenge of improving something
to Noosa Port Douglas and most others see as too hard to do. I feel
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Patent & Trademark attorney firms Trade Mark group, overseeing
in Australia. lawyers and attorneys from our
In 1988 I married Kim (nee Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide
Painter), an ex Avila College girl. Offices. The role is demanding but
We have two children; Jaclyn aged never boring. Our client base is
17 and Mitchell aged 14. In 1996, diverse, ranging from large multi-
I went back to university part nationals including the Coca-
time at RMIT and completed a Cola Company, Avon, Procter &
BAppSc (Applied Biology/Biotech). Gamble, Motorola, BHP and Exxon
Whilst doing this I completed Mobil to small business operators
the necessary Institute of Patent and individuals. Obtaining and
Attorneys subjects to qualify as a enforcing intellectual property
Trademarks Attorney in 2001 and rights on behalf of the firm’s
Michael O’Donnell Patent Attorney in 2005. In 2007 I clients is often challenging and
(1980) was made a partner of the firm. without guarantee of a favourable
In 1980 I completed HSC at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is outcome.
Mazenod. Having deferred from a a full service intellectual property In my spare time I have been
Commerce degree at Melbourne firm comprised of three groups: a known to run the Auskick program
University the following year, I Patent & Trade Mark Attorney firm; at the Waverley Blues Football
started work as an office assistant a law firm; an investigation and Club and currently run the junior
at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, research firm. program at the Mt. Waverley
one of the oldest and largest Today I head the firm’s Cricket Club.
Martin Van Os (1980)
The first thing that I did once I 13 at Lockwood. In late 1999, I
completed my HSC in 1980 was moved on to ITW Buildex, initially
to defer university and get a as National Marketing Manager
job. That decision led me to the and eventually became General
commencement of a long term Manager for the business some
sales and marketing career at six years ago. Buildex is part of
Lockwood that finished up some the New York stock exchange
13 years later! The deferment of listed ITW Group. Our business
University continued to haunt me manufactures in Australia a range
and it was not until 1995 that I of self drilling fasteners for the
was able to complete my Bachelor building industry. It operates
of Business Degree majoring in across all parts of Australia and
Economics at Swinburne University has an emerging export business
on a part time basis. which has just extended to setting
In the meantime, and whilst up a facility in Dubai, U.A.E.
taking on various promotions at My time at Mazenod managed
Lockwood, I married the love of to extend across all parts of my Mazenod for his results in 2007. He
my life Jacquie, and we were very family. My father Bill spent many is now into his 2nd year at Monash
fortunate to have two lovely children; years helping out Norm Davie University studying Engineering.
Jarrod who turns 20 this year and as a Soccer Coach, with my son Kelly our daughter is halfway
Kelly who has just turned 18. Jarrod completing his VCE there through her VCE and attends Sacred
In the mid 90’s I was approached in 2007. I must admit it was a bit Heart College in Oakleigh. Kelly is
to take on a role as National Sales tough having Jarrod at Mazenod keen to pursue studies in a business
and Marketing Manager for Ipec especially when “comparisons” discipline, which at least resembles
Road Express which was part of the were readily made by some of some of her father’s business and
Mayne Nickless organization. Whilst the long term teaching staff such personality attributes.
my tenure in that role was relatively as Norm and John McCabe. We It will be interesting to see if the
brief, I probably learnt more in those were extremely proud of Jarrod’s Van Os family legacy continues at
4 years at Ipec than the previous inclusion into the 90+ Club at Mazenod in years to come.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Ben Reynolds (2002)
Since graduating in 2002, I began Dubai and was an opportunity to
studying Architecture in Melbourne focus on issues that are currently
at RMIT and working for the local emerging, given the unprecedented
firm MGS Architects. Then after developments in the city. My
having received a study abroad proposal sought to rectify the
scholarship to the Technishe injustices of the migrant labour
Universität, Berlin, I also worked for conditions through a series of
Magma Architecture, and formed interventions at the urban level.
the beginnings of my freelance My Spanish partner, Valle,
work: working with the American and myself now spend our days
design and research advisors, writing for architecture magazines,
Regional at the Shenzen Biennale completing more competitions,
of Urbanism & Architecture, PRC. maintaining a blog and working
After my eye-opening experience on getting ideas built through
in Berlin I moved to Granada, our small office—Palace (www.
Southern Spain to begin learning palacepalace.com), an architectural
Spanish and using it as a base to design and research firm that
travel Europe. My time there, under successful and that I am to spend speculates and reacts to issues
the shadows of ‘La Alhambra’, gave two years there. existing in levels of culture,
me time to prepare for my future in Recently, I also received second space and economy’ (all of this
architecture and to pursue further place in the 2A International while taking siestas and eating
endeavours. Architectural Students and Andalusian food!). It must be
One of those was an application Young Architects Competition in said that I owe a lot to Mazenod’s
to the Architectural Association Dubai. The jury was composed of graphics department—to Michael
School of Architecture, in Central international architects including Keady and Jim Shoebridge—for
London, to finish off my degree.’The Donald Bates of LAB Architecture, their progressive teaching styles
AA’ is considered one of the a director in the firm that designed and dedication to their field. The
most prestigious architectural Federation Square in Melbourne, base I, and indeed all students,
universities in the world, and a and there were a total of 550 received there, placed us in good
place that I had hoped to gain entries from 90 notable universities stead for the future, and we are
entry into. In early 2009, I received around the world. The competition indebted to their cause.
good news that my application was aimed to carry out new visions for
Matt Morley (1988)
Matt was a graduate of the 1988 friends from his year level at
Mazenod class. He lives in Brighton Mazenod including Chris Smith,
with his wife Maria, whom he Dave Biviano and Simon Fisher
married in 2002 and their two and through his association with
children, a 4 year old girl Jenna the Old Collegians counts many
and 6 month old son Callum. other ‘Old Mazenodians’ as
Matt works at BDO Kendalls friends.
Wealth Management as an On a social note, Matt enjoys
Associate Director with his primary taking his daughter Jenna to
role being in Business Development Mazenod OCFC games where
and Marketing. she enjoys playing with her
Matt played football and cricket ‘gang’ of kids whose numbers
with the Mazenod Old Collegians include the offspring of Chris
and still has an active role at MOCFC Murray, Tim & Chris Smith,
by assisting the club in obtaining Simon Fisher, Wayne Francis,
and managing sponsors. Damien Sherlock and many
Matt regularly catches up with others.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Vivi Chau (2000)
No matter what you do in life, stay in can speak the local language and
touch with your friends! The friends usually have friends that can show
that I’ve made during my years in you around. My best time was hiring
Mazenod are still around today, a car and driving around Tuscany.
some 9 years since I left the College. Eating fresh food on top of a hilltop
During my university days, whilst under a shady tree is simply
studying Commerce at Monash, breathtaking.
I kept in touch with my friends After three years, I felt it was
who studied with me and kept me time to “settle-down” and live
sane during exams. I increasingly closer to family and friends. Having
became more interested in been exposed to the world of
international issues and cultures entrepreneurs, working in small
during my studies. I joined a student teams and with a background in
organisation called AIESEC that marketing, I started looking for
helped graduates find jobs overseas work as a Business Developer
whilst learning and adapting to a in small firms. Whilst preparing
different culture. So, on graduating, for an interview with a landscape
after a year in an un-fulfilling sales architecture company, I contacted
role, I decided to take the leap and and I was exposed to the life and a friend from Mazenod at ASPECT
just travel. Given that I wanted to culture of entrepreneurs. Studios. He quickly told me that they
live in Europe for awhile, I decided it Living in Copenhagen, I travelled were currently looking for someone
was best to find a job and a base to around Europe without the rush for their Digital Media Studio that
travel from. Through my contacts in of a short-term visit. I was able to specialises in animations and virtual
AIESEC, I was able to find a position spend entire weeks or weekends in reality. This was perfect since I
in a small company in Denmark. cities, exploring all the non-tourist would be helping an innovative
What began as a one year and typical tourist attractions. I felt studio with an entrepreneurial spirit
traineeship ended as an amazing that I could experience the city and grow and expand.
and memorable three years. The countries for what they truly are It’s been a year since I have
job itself was extremely satisfying, and not just for the photo-friendly returned from Europe and despite
the company I worked for assisted attractions. I made friends from being away for a few years, some of
young Danes to start-up their own all different cultures which really my closest friends are still the ones
companies. Everyday was different helps when you’re travelling. They I made at Mazenod.
Aldo Di Petta (1989)
Aldo completed VCE at Mazenod
in 1989. He then went to LaTrobe
University and completed a
degree in Podiatry. During his
uni years Aldo played a handful
of games for St Kilda F.C. In 1993
with the guidance of the great
Michael Brown, Aldo moved to
Canberra to play football for Ainslie
F.C.and take up a podiatry role.
From Canberra he was drafted
to the Sydney Swans where he
only managed another couple of for 12 months. Upon their return is also a member of the ACT
senior games. He then returned to Canberra they started a family Fire Brigade. Despite these
to Canberra where he met his and now have three beautiful commitments, he gets back to
lovely wife Hena Fulivai. They were daughters. Lani 5 yrs, Moki 3yrs Melbourne as often as possible
married in 2002 and then decided and Ruby almost 2 yrs. Aldo still so he can catch up with family
they would live and work in London has a podiatry practice but he and some old Mazenod mates.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Jeff Watson (1984)
Recently returning to Australia for Officially based in Bahrain since
vacation after a five year break, Jeff 2000 as General Manager of Palace
met Father Mackintosh, Father Affairs, Finance and Projects, Jeff
Hannah and Father Moroney at St. still travels regularly throughout
Mary’s Star of the Sea one Sunday, Europe and Asia, working closely
and commenced a great return to with designers and suppliers for
the Mazenod community. On his projects, and accompanying Her
return visit to Mazenod College, as Majesty and Family on official and
Fr Moroney’s guest, he visited a private travel.
somewhat expanded and improved Jeff states that, “It is certainly
college and enjoyed the hospitality not a one man show though, as we
of both Father Moroney and the would not be able to achieve what
College. we have done without our staff and
After completing studies at management. We presently have
Mazenod in the vintage of ‘84, Jeff staff of 14 different nationalities
joined the Hyatt Hotel group for and 5 religions, making for a great
the opening of the Grand Hyatt learning environment. The Royal
Melbourne, and continued to spend Family is fantastic, and our staff
the next ten years in the hospitality are great. The Palaces operate in
industry. a similar way to five star hotels
Travelling to the United Kingdom but with higher standards. With an
in 1990 to further his studies inventory stretching to properties
(with the intention of returning to on various continents, yachts and
Melbourne after completion), Jeff aircraft, it has been a great and
stayed in Europe for a further four rewarding challenge. Her Majesty As for the future, Jeff would like
years working at Cliveden, travelling considers the welfare of staff and to find a balance between spending
and enjoying his time. their families to be part of her more time in Melbourne and Asia
1994 saw a change of direction responsibility, and has created where he has several personal
when Jeff commenced employment trust funds which I utilize to provide projects underway, but with two
in Bahrain, a small island kingdom assistance to staff when their large construction projects in the
in the Middle East, working for the families are in need of medical, pipeline in the Middle East plus the
then Crown Prince, now King. A education or emergency help. Palace affairs, we will have to see.
two year contract has turned into As the majority of staff are from In the meantime, should any
a fifteen year commitment so far, developing nations, this is a difficult Mazenodians be passing by Bahrain,
during which time Jeff has been yet rewarding part of my job, and Jeff would welcome the opportunity
based in the USA, U.K., France and one of the reasons for the strong to catch up over a beer and show
innumerable countries overseeing bond between the Royal Family and you around a small desert kingdom.
the affairs of the Royal Family. their staff.”
Old Collegians Music Club
Footballers have one, cricketers have one, why not musos?
Were you involved in the Symphonic Wind, String Ensembles or Senior Band at
Mazenod College? When you consider the vast pool of musical talent that has
left the College in the last 20 years, the possibilities are very exciting.
Why not form a Mazenod Musos’ Club? Concerts, competitions, weekly rehearsal?
ANYTHING is possible at this stage. Want to get involved;
email Doug Leutchford, our music director on
email@example.com or ring him on 9560 0911
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
kept us fired up and on our toes. My brother Philip attended
I left Mazenod in 1972 with my Mazenod from 1971 until 1974. In
Leaving Certificate, settling into 1975 at age 16, he went to HMAS
‘motor-trade’ at Repco in 1975, Leeuwin Fremantle as a junior
followed by time at Federal Mogul recruit in the Royal Australian
and Nissan. This was followed Navy. He has subsequently had
by stints at Terumo, Beecham many postings, including Sydney,
and Sigma as a storeman in Canberra, Melbourne and HMAS
pharmaceuticals and medical Cerberus. He is now a Chief Petty
supplies. I did move around a bit! Officer in recruiting based in
More recently, I worked for ten Melbourne. He is a devoted family
years in transport at Toll-Ipec, man with a lovely wife, Sue and
Clayton. I also toured Europe three grown daughters, Sarah,
and Scandanavia in the nineties Katie and Amy.
after travelling Australia in the
seventies. Currently I am a full-
time carer for my mother Pauline.
Paul Meiklejohn (1972) I completed HSC/VCE in
the Eighties and an Advanced
I started at Mazenod in 1968 Certificate in Accounting at Casey
when Form I and II were located TAFE in 1995. In 2006 I graduated
in temporary accommodation at with an Arts Degree from Monash
St Joseph’s Springvale, moving University as a mature-age
to Kernot Ave when the College student. I am considering doing
opened at the beginning of term an Honours year in Sociology next
two. The College was nothing if not year. Perhaps the early influence
wet, cold and sinking in clay. Lucky of Fathers FitzPatrick, Moroney,
we had our “jiffies” to protect the McGillicuddy and McFall instilled a
carpet! However, teachers like lifelong appreciation of education,
Phillip and Sue
Father FitzPatrick and Mr Villums especially the Humanities.
Rodney Beckwith (1987)
in the hospitality industry and Rod spent many of his younger
has since worked his way into days surfing with his mates at
a management role. In 1998 he Barwon Heads and playing footy
was the assistant manager of the on the coast. In 1995 Rod made
Ocean Grove Bowling Club, he the Sea change and moved there
then progressed to the Manager permanently and married Michelle.
of the Barwon Heads Hotel, and They have two sons, Matthew and
then he was offered the Managers Thomas. Matthew is to commence
position at the Lockley’s Hotel in secondary school next year at St
SA. Moving state was a huge, but Joseph’s in Geelong and Thomas
rewarding experience. will be in grade 6 next year. They
Once they decided to move are both active members of the
Rod completed his VCE in 1987. back to Victoria, Rod managed Barwon Heads community, sitting
He then completed Marketing the Cove Hotel in Patterson Lakes on many committees throughout
studies at Holmesglen College. and then the Vaucluse Hotel in the town and assisting in junior
Whilst studying he gained part time Richmond for the Munday Group sport in Barwon Heads.
employment in the swimming pool of Hotels. He now is the Manager Rod says his best friends are
and spa construction industry and of the Sebastopol Bowling Club those he made at Mazenod. He is
this work continued well after he in Ballarat and is on the Board of still in close contact with many of
completed his studies. Clubs Victoria. the old boys and regularly catches
In 1995 Rod took up a position On a more personal level up for dinner and drinks.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
David Kelly (1984)
After completing HSC in 1984, it was with the Auskick coaching to now the Kelly’s were blessed in this area.
time to earn an income and I applied being the runner for his team which The preparation and upbringing
for a range of administration jobs. I keeps me fit. Mazenod gave me cannot be
decided whichever firm accepted me After spending 9 years at understated, and for that I am
first was for me, and it happened to Lowndes Lambert, I decided to grateful to the school and to my
be the AMP Society. Some 25 years move on and took up a role at Marsh parents for making sacrifices to
later, I am still working within the insurance brokers. I am still with send me there. I am currently
insurance industry so it couldn’t have this company after 11 years, and trying to prepare my son, Andrew,
been a bad decision. am fortunate to have specialised in for school life next year. He is at
I spent some 4 years at AMP the sporting segment for the past 5
before I decided I wanted to move years. Dealing with national clients
across to broking and joined in the sports segment has brought
an international broking firm, with it plenty of challenges, but at
Lowndes Lambert. It was during the same time a lot of enjoyment and
this employment that I met my satisfaction. One of the benefits of my
lovely wife Helen, and we are now current role is that it has taken me
blessed with two wonderful boys. to London on a number of occasions,
Two of my passions are golf and the and being the sporting enthusiast I
Carlton Football Club so it was only am, it was a thrill to visit places like
logical that the boys were named Wimbledon, Lords, Newmarket races
Andrew (named after St Andrews golf & attend a Premier League soccer
course) and Stephen (after Stephen match. One day I would love to take
Kernahan). the family across to London, and take
After getting married, we moved in the history of the city.
to Bentleigh East where we have now Life constantly throws up its
resided for some 14 years. Andrew challenges and tests your faith. My
is now 12 years old and is in grade 6 mother unfortunately passed away
at St Peters Catholic Primary school from a brain aneurism on the same present involved in an Environmental
not far from home. He is heading off night I first went out with my soon to Sustainability leadership program
to Salesian College next year, and I be wife, Helen. My father is currently and plays chess at lunchtime.
keep reminding him of how easy his battling a rare form of cancerous All I can say is if he has the same
future school was to beat in the EIS blood disease, and is commuting amount of laughs as I did, and is
sports in my day. He is a keen soccer to hospital treatment in Brisbane prepared by the school for university
player and this keeps me busy during from Hervey Bay every month or so. or working life as well as I was,
winter with training and coaching. During these periods, my faith and then Helen and I will be very happy
Stephen is 9 years old and is also family have remained strong and parents.
at St Peters, where he loves playing helped me through. I also believe it My thoughts and wishes of health
football for that Club. Over the past is important to have a good sense of and happiness to the entire class of
few years I have gone from assisting humour, and I can certainly say that 1984.
THE HENRY NASH BURSARY
In memory of his late father Henry, Phil Nash and family
have generously donated funds to commence the Henry
Nash Bursary a Perpetual Bursary at Mazenod College.
If you wish to contribute to this bursary please contact
Steve Putrino on 03 9560 0911 or
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Jeremy Stagg (1984)
It’s almost 25 years since completing access that re-energises us for
Year 12 at Mazenod in 1984. Studying the new year. That and the annual
Science at Monash University led National Taekwando championships
to an interesting career change that Julian (1st Dan Black Belt) now
into sales, which then progressed competes in. All I did was basketball
through to education, and has and a bit of footy. And yes, there is
remained in business since 1998. In still music!
1991 a return to University (La Trobe) My family are my focus when
led to a Diploma of Education, then not running an IT consultancy
a Masters Prelim (completed) and business in Heidelberg – Network
later a Masters (deferred) has been Help which has a distinct focus on
the sum of a tertiary career, but with the desktop virtualisation market
an interesting period of different (Sun Microsystems) and the green
roles and jobs as a result. economy. I now smile when I think Health (Hospitals) and the corporate
Pictured in the photo are my that I am actually working in an area sectors - all with the green targets
wonderful family on the occasion based around the principles I learnt in mind.
of Callum’s confirmation at St so many years ago from both Neil In 1997 a one year teaching and
Patrick’s Cathedral. Reagan has Rickards and Wadih Ogeil ! IT management stint at Mazenod
been my devoted wife since 1990, Facing the challenges of the College was one I shall not forget
Julian is now 15 and studying at economy and the development of as I experienced a wonderfully
Parade College and Callum is now continuous services is ongoing. So supportive fellowship of staff,
12 (yes, the red head !) in Grade 6 the necessity for diverse sales skills particularly with the birth of Callum.
at St Thomas The Apostle Primary. and targets has been a must and we Steve Putrino has been a fantastic
An annual getaway to a cattle farm are now working with Government colleague and Alumni man and a
in the north-east of Vic is the period (Local Councils/State Gov.), warm reminder at all times of the
of seclusion and non-mobile phone Education (K-12 and TAFE Colleges), Mazenod family at heart.
Danny Horban (1990) I was married in 2003 to Brenda
who is Canadian, with many thanks
to Father Moroney for guiding us
through the process and blessing us
with the gift of marriage. We made
a decision to move to Canada in 2004
where we now have two beautiful
I continue working as an
occupational therapist, having
established my own business in
Canada. However, I usually return
home for a few weeks each year to
escape the cold winters in Canada
and introduce my children to the
I like to keep in touch with some
Danny Horban and Adam Chalm
of the ‘old boys’ through my links
with the MOCCC and peers from the
After successfully completing VCE in my passion for football ! Whilst class of 1990. I always feel welcome
1990 with numerous great memories having a stint at three separate visiting the College when I return
of college life, I moved on to Latrobe VFA/VFL clubs I still consider the home, although still find it difficult
University and completed my Mazenod Old Collegians as my home to address my 1985 home room
Bachelors degree in Occupational club, and when returning home I teacher as other than Mr.Johnson !
Therapy in 1994. Whilst my studies always like to join the boys for a run Cheers Johnno and I look forward to
were certainly a focus for my future, or catch up on how things are doing catching up with all on my next visit
they invariably took a back seat to with the old collegians. to the College.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Joseph Aiello (1988)
I am a graduate of the class of
1988. Upon graduation I only had
some vague ideas about helping
people and with no clear direction, I
enrolled at Rusden College (Deakin
University) in Clayton. In the late
eighties, the emerging ‘next big
thing’ was Information Technology
and in 1992 I graduated with a Joseph Aiello on the left
degree in Information Management.
Whilst at University I continued my
involvement with Mazenod through grand final appearances in 2008 of football and club life regardless
the Mazenod Old Collegians Football and 2009 and a half time MCG of their ability and always with an
Club where I helped out as boundary appearance this year, I have hung emphasis on fun. As a result of
umpire and runner. After university up the boots as my wife and I are this philosophy, the Panthers has
I felt the desire to help others again moving to Inverloch in September of become a well respected club in
and decided to become a police this year. FIDA and this has given the club
officer. By late 1992 I had joined As already mentioned in my such opportunities as playing at
the Victoria Police and for the first article, the Panthers are part of the the MCG. I would also like to
18 months I worked at Knox Police Football Integration Development acknowledge the assistance of
Station and remained involved with Association (FIDA) and being part David Reagan, one of MOCFC senior
the Mazenod Football Club during of this association means that players, who has helped me coach
this time. In 1995 I had to leave my people with an intellectual disability the Panthers for the last couple
football behind as I was sent to work get a chance to play the game of of years and the players and staff
in country Victoria at the Traralgon Australian Rules Football. The of the MOCFC under 19 team who
Police Station. Since 1996 I have Panthers have players ranging in have challenged us each year
worked at many different places age from 16 years old to 63 years in a day of fun and football. The
around the state. One highlight old and come from many areas. Panthers currently have two teams
of my career was working with ‘at All the people involved in the in FIDA and I wish them luck in their
risk’ youth for four years with the Mazenod Panthers Football Club endeavours next year.
police Youth Advisory Unit where are volunteers who give their time
my task was to ‘break down the freely and I have only been a small
barriers’ between police and young part of a great team of people. The
people by conducting programs Mazenod Old Collegians Football
that involved activities such as Club (MOCFC) has been instumental
bushwalking, high ropes courses and in providing support, facilities and
rock climbing. In early 2003 I finally encouragement to the Panthers
put to use my university degree since the formation of the first team
when I was promoted to Sergeant in 2005.The Oakleigh Centre and
at the Information Management volunteers from this organisation
Department of Victoria Police. have also been a part of the club
In 2004 I married my wife from the beginning and their support
Susannah, who is also a police is ongoing.
officer, and settled in Wheelers I was fortunate to become
Hill. After an absence of 13 years, involved with the Panthers while
I returned to the Mazenod Old associated with the MOCFC. With
Collegians Football Club.The players the support of the president and
and management have always been committee of MOCFC and the great
a warm and welcoming group and volunteers at the Panthers Football
in 2007 I happily accepted the role Club, I have been lucky enough to
of coach of the Mazenod Panthers be involved with a great bunch of
Football Club. The Panthers provide boys and men for the last three
an opportunity for athletes with years. I guess the philosophy that
intellectual disabilities to participate we have tried to adopt over this
in the game of Aussie Rules football. time has been to give our players
After coaching the Panthers to two a chance to participate in all forms
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Craig Azzopardi (1988)
After completing my VCE at my 10 years in teaching I have Cranbourne Superules team.
Mazenod in 1992 I started a taught Maths to year 7-12, Year In early July of this year (2009)
teaching degree at Deakin Rusden 7 Science and Year 11 Physics. I completed the Kokoda Track.
the following year. In 1994-95 I was For the past 7 years I have been What an experience to remember!
involved in an exchange program a Homestead Coordinator and While the going was tough, it was
to the US where I spent six months have been involved in many school an amazing time and one I will
at Winthrop University in South camps, the most recent being treasure forever. I am looking
Carolina. Through this exchange I a surf camp at Anglesea in the forward to planning my next
had the opportunity to experience second week of August. Sounds adventure which will hopefully be
being a member of the Pi Kappa cold but it was great fun. in the near future.
Alpha fraternity as well as a white During my time at Crown I
Christmas and New Years Eve in met my wife Janette, who was a
Times Square. gaming supervisor at the time. In
During the next few years I 2002 Janette and I were married
spent much of my time dealing by Christian Fini OMI at Good
Blackjack, Roulette and Pai Gow Shepherd Church. In October
at Crown Casino during the night 2006 Janette and I welcomed
whilst completing my degree Phoebe Jae into the world. She
and teaching rounds during the can be a handful at times but is
day. After five years working at a darling when she needs to be.
Crown I decided it was time to She definitely keeps us on our toes
put my degree to use. In June and never ceases to amaze us. We
of 2000 I found employment at have recently moved into another
Woodleigh School in Baxter, on the home in Narre Warren South and I
Mornington Peninsula. Throughout still enjoy playing football with the
Between 1977 to 1988 five of the Since 1991 he has worked as a
Beovich brothers attended Mazenod GP at Burwood Health Care Medical
College. Centre. For the last 12 years he has
The health professions and been a partner of the clinic.
sports are common themes in their Robert has enjoyed working
lives after leaving Mazenod. most weekends the last 18 years
Daryl (1977) married his wife as one of his main interests is
Linda in 1983 and has two teenage managing sports injuries, often
sons. attending to injured current and old
After Mazenod he attended boys.
Pharmacy College and graduated Mark (1985) graduated as
as a Pharmacist in 1981. He started sick of beating fellow Mazenod a Chiropractor in 1990 and
his own pharmacy in Sunshine in Old Boy Gerard Minack he turned subsequently started his own
1983 and in 1986 set up another to cycling road racing. He has practice in Bayswater.
in Rosebud. Over the years he has completed several triathlons as He is married to Bronwyn and
added another pharmacy in Mount well as the Melbourne Marathon a has an eight year old daughter
Waverley and yet another one in couple of years ago. Chloe.
Rosebud. Andrew (1978) tragically died in Mark has been involved in
Daryl and his wife, also a a motor car accident the year after competing and coaching triathlons
Pharmacist, manage the four leaving Mazenod. for the last 22 years. He has
Pharmacies while also looking after Robert (1982) completed finished three gruelling full course
the boys, Matthew and Charlie. his Medical degree at Monash ironman triathlons throughout
Daryl continued to play footy University and then commenced Australia.
after school for a couple of years working at Box Hill Hospital and Currently he is Co-ordinator for
then changed to squash for a subsequently specialised in General Triathlon Kids for the Nunawading
number of years and when he got Practice. Triathlon Club.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Brendan Neil (1983)
I was fortunate enough to be in the
first CAPE (Course for Assessment
& Practical Education) class at
Mazenod in 1982. I wanted to leave
school after Form 4 so my father
found me a job ‘spot welding’ in a
Springvale factory (he knew what he
was doing). I lasted two and a half
weeks standing in front of a small
machine welding BBQ stands for
eight hours a day.
So back to Mazenod it was, and
the CAPE course was an excellent
opportunity for me. I worked every
Friday as an Electrician and found
that was my vocation. I left to do hammer to get it back going as quick are enough peanuts in peanut butter
an electronic course for a year, as as possible. I loved the pressure and and our Polly-Woffles aren’t bent.
finding an apprenticeship wasn’t it has helped me to this day. (Black I have been married for 15 Years
easy, so the next year I applied for Jacket Classic Golf Winner 2001) to my teenage sweetheart from
100 jobs exactly before accepting an I left to explore the world for a Avila, Suzanne (Clarke.)She is a
electrical apprenticeship with Nissan year in 1989/90. I hitchhiked from primary school teacher in Ferntree
manufacturing plant in Clayton. Oxford to Inverness over a couple of Gully where we love to live. We are
I couldn’t have chosen a better weeks and I have many stories to blessed with two magnificent boys,
profession; I loved my job and the tell of these times. I came back to who we hope will end up at Mazenod
people I worked with at Nissan. Our a job, selling electrical equipment one day. Peter is 11 years old and
job was to keep the assembly line to manufacturing companies like Jack is 8; they both love St- Kilda
running; we worked on conveyors, Nissan and still do. I sell inspection and are trained in Trampolining
robots and other machinery; when cameras that make sure we have by another Mazenod family, the
the line stopped we were under the enough beer in our stubbies, there Warehams.
School campus for the first year and in establishing their own business,
a half where Mazenod was located most notably establishing
before venturing to the current Community Banks.
location in Kernot Ave Mulgrave. Bill’s former teachers probably
Bill left the College in 1971 got a surprise when they saw he
and completed Matriculation was an instructor at State Bank
at Springvale High School. He Staff training and also facilitates
commenced work at the State Director Education sessions
Bank in Feb 1973 and has been working with the Australian
involved in the Banking Industry Institute of Company Directors.
since then, performing many He also worked with Solicitors on
traditional banking roles and some assisting Directors understand
not generally associated with the roles and responsibilities of a
Banking. His roles have included Company Director.
being an instructor at State Bank In his personal life Bill has been
Staff training, Officer in Charge married to Rhonda for 32 years
of the Forms Design and Control and they have a daughter, Sarah
section of the State Bank and 21. They have travelled to Pacific
Methods Department, the Manager Islands (Fiji, a couple of times)
Banking Practices at the National and Europe four times and he can
Bill Den Hartog (1972) Mutual Royal Bank and the Bank
of Melbourne. Bill is currently
now get by with basic linguistics in
Holland, Germany, France (French
As one of the inaugural students working at Bendigo Bank where he was not a strong point at school),
at Mazenod College in 1967, Bill is a Senior Community Enterprise Italy (Latin for a couple of years
attended the St Joseph’s Primary Manager working with communities helped ) and yes, England as well.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Robert Martinelli (1987)
After completing his VCE in 1987, PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997. 2007. Only a short time ago in late
Robert went on to study Law During 8 years with PwC, Robert August 2009, Robert and Christine
and Commerce at Melbourne spent 3 years working in the welcomed their first child, Freddie,
University. Sydney office. into their home in Surrey Hills. It
Having completed his university In 2005, Robert took up the was not soon enough according to
studies in 1992, Robert accepted role of senior taxation advisor with parents, Arnaldo and Sarina…
a position to complete his articles Shell Oil Products. He now spends Robert remains a keen
with Freehills. During 4 years with much of his time in Perth assisting Collingwood fan and enjoys
Freehills, Robert specialised in the in taxation aspects associated with watching most sports. He has a
corporate law area with a particular Shell’s gas exploration portfolio. small interest in two racehorses
emphasis on taxation law. Just before leaving PwC and is waiting for them to hit the
With a view to gaining in 2005 (although completely track. He thinks he may be waiting
further expertise in the broader unconnected!), Robert took up a while. He also enjoys traveling, a
taxation area, Robert joined residence with work colleague, glass of good red ink and tries to
the corporate consulting firm, Christine, and they married in balance it out by jogging regularly.
Dean Martinelli (1991)
After completing VCE in 1991,
Dean commenced studies at
Monash University. He completed
both a Bachelor of Laws and
Bachelor of Commerce in 1996.
In 1997, Dean accepted a
graduate position with Ernst
& Young in their tax consulting
team advising large corporates
in the Energy and Mining sector
on domestic and international tax
Robert and Dean
He subsequently joined Robert
at PricewaterhouseCoopers, once
again focusing on tax consulting.
However at PwC, Dean’s focus career he has crossed paths with
was mainly on companies in the
biotech and technology sector.
many Mazenodians and there
has always been an immediate
News for the Editor
During this time, Dean also
completed his Master of Laws at
In 1996, he met Angela and Do you have
the University of Melbourne.
Whilst Robert has moved on,
they married in 2000. They now
reside in Kew with their two sons, any news?
Dean has remained at PwC and is Thomas, aged 4 and Justin, aged about yourself or another
now a director. In recent times, he 3. They are expecting their third member of the wide College
has changed his focus to assisting child in early 2010.
family, which could be
private companies and high Dean likes to keep fit. In
included in the next issue of
net wealth individuals. He has addition to chasing the kids
the Newsletter? If so, please
enjoyed the change because he is around the house, he regularly
dealing directly with the owners cycles and jogs and has competed forward to Steve Putrino.
of the business as opposed to in a number of BRW triathlons. We want to hear from you.
management. Like Robert, he still follows the Telephone: 9560 0911. Email:
Throughout his working Pies very keenly. firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Andrew Blackley (1988)
I finished my VCE at Mazenod in Broome to continue our travels. are very heavily into their sport
1988. It should have been 1987 Back in Broome, I was talked especially football and cricket.
but too much partying in Year into playing footy for local team The whole family are very keen
11 saw me taking an extra year Towns. It was a great move with anglers and love the many camping
to finish. It was a good time and us winning the 1993 premiership. adventures we continually go on.
I made another group of good It’s a very quick brand of footy in A couple of overseas trips have
friends. After finishing at Mazenod Broome and there is a lot of talent also been a great experience for
I went on to Deakin University with quite a number having played us all.
Burwood and 3 years later I was a in the AFL or WAFL leagues. The Since moving to Broome
qualified primary school teacher good thing about Broome footy, permanently in 1994, I became
(PE major of course). It was at unlike other footy elsewhere, is no a Real Estate Agent. I am now
university where I met my wife of one gets paid so we all play for the a Director and Licensee of PRD
16 years ,Leanne. In 1992 there love of the game. Nationwide Broome. I am still
were no teaching jobs available, so We finished the rest of our playing footy (although the body
Lea and I set off on an adventure journey around Australia and found is a little worse for wear) and still
around Australia. All was going ourselves back in Melbourne. We taking the odd screamer but not
fine until we found ourselves in didn’t last long as we both really as graceful on the landings these
Broome in North Western Australia missed the Broome lifestyle. With days. I won my 5th premiership
(Kimberley) and money was a deadline to qualify for football last year in my 15th season for
beginning to run thin. By pure finals, we packed up the car, Lea the club and both Lea & myself
luck whilst walking down the main now pregnant, and headed for a 12 are now life members. With no
street a voice called out to me from day drive to Broome. It can be done reserves or veteran’s leagues I am
a pub. In was a former Mazenod quicker but was a bit slower with not sure if the body will hold up for
student and Old Collegian player a morning sickness suffering wife. many more seasons and the young
,Marty Fitzpatrick. Marty was It proved worth it with a second guys aren’t getting any slower.
teaching in Broome and informed premiership in a row. I am very much involved in the
us there was a lack to relief We have been in Broome kids’ sport, being a coach and
teachers so plenty of work to be ever since then, only getting president of the Junior Football
had. He was right. back to Melbourne to visit family League, also a coach and vice
After saving enough to fly back occasionally. The lifestyle up here president of Junior Cricket. Was
to Melbourne for Christmas, we is amazing and a great place to a great year for our family in 2008
were married in March by Father bring up kids. We now have two where myself and the kids won our
Kevin Davine, then flew back to boys: Matty 14 and Mitch 12. Both respective Footy Premierships and
Lea won her Netball Premiership.
“You should’ve seen the one that got away!”
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Matthew in the Black Hawk
Matthew Williams (1988)
Matthew completed his VCE at as part of an Australian Defence and April he completed a trip to
Mazenod College in 1996. After Force panel to interview with the Africa visiting 10 nations over three
receiving a scholarship to attend Governor-General of Australia. weeks. Back in Australia Matthew
the Australian Defence Force Matthew was selected to serve has travelled with Her Excellency
Academy he completed a Bachelor as the Military Aide at Government to all states, assisting the
of Science Degree in 1999 before House in Canberra. He began his Governor-General with her duties
completing his military training role as the Aide-de-Camp to Her as our Head of State.
at the Royal Military College in Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Matthew will complete his
2000. Matthew was allocated Governor-General of Australia, role with the Governor-General in
to the Australian Army Aviation in December 2008. During 2009 December 2009 and looks forward
Corps and began two years of pilot Matthew has travelled widely with to returning to flying operations in
training. In 2002 he graduated as Her Excellency; during March Sydney next year.
a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot and
was posted to Townsville to the 5th
Matthew spent six years serving
as a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot
both in Townsville and Sydney.
During this time he served in East
Timor and Papua New Guinea and
during 2005 spent five months
in Afghanistan deployed with the
Special Operations Task Group
during Operation Slipper.
In 2008 Matthew took a break
from flying operations and was
posted to the Special Operations
Headquarters in Sydney. He
worked as part of the operations
branch and assisted with the
coordination of special operations
across the Middle East Area.
During 2008 Matthew was selected
Matthew with the Govenor General of Australia
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Ian Neil (1979)
My earliest memory of Mazenod was Collegians Football Club, and was
the first day of school, I remember still playing Cricket with Mazenod
standing with my St John Vianney up until the time we left Melbourne.
buddies trying to act cool and survey It is great to see both those clubs
the situation around us. On that continue to grow and go from
first day, the library, the gym and strength to strength. I still keep in
the chapel didn’t exist, the Manual touch with old school mates and,
and Fine Arts Complex and the when I can, I play in a twice a year
O’Rourke Wing were way into the golf tournament where the first prize
future. Richmond were still a force in is an old Mazenod Reefer Jacket.
football. and have spent a lot of time on the My brother Brendan also went
That first day at Mazenod was in road including a year in Asia and the to Mazenod, three years behind me.
1974 and I graduated in 1979. From Middle East. In 2003 as a family we Our family have had a tough time
there I went to RMIT and graduated took off around Australia- we were in the last twelve months with our
with a business degree. I started on the road for over two years and oldest brother dying tragically in his
working in Local Government in eventually settled in the coastal town hometown of Perth and our father
Victoria which I found fun and of Albany in Western Australia. dying a few months afterwards.
exciting; I had stints at Waverley, We are still in Albany and after Father Sherman conducted our
Dandenong, Nunawading, Springvale working with the City of Albany I brother’s funeral and Father Davine
and Greater Dandenong. have now joined the Great Southern oversaw our father’s funeral. It was
I married Debbie Carr in 1993 and Community Housing Association. wonderful to be able to call on these
we now have two children, Angela is As Development Manager I am priests to help us through such
14 and Stuart just turned 13. responsible for the acquisition and difficult times, an indication of the
By 1995 I had established my own construction of social housing assets wonderful community we are part of.
consulting business, specialising in throughout the region. It is our plan I am enjoying the country life
Customer Service, Organisational to grow from 100 to 300 houses over and I don’t think I will ever live in a
Strategy and Personal Development. the next three years. big city again. However, I still stay
That job took me all over Australia Mazenod has always been part connected with my old classmates,
and to different parts of the world. of my life since that day in 1974. I some of whom I first met in
I have always been a traveller played over 250 games with the Old kindergarten.
Roland Marino (1973)
Roland commenced school at Kentucky Fried Chicken as a store
Mazenod in 1968. The first 3 months manager at the Dandenong store
of the school were at St Joseph’s and worked there for six months.
Primary school at Springvale. His interest in travel took him to
When the college moved to Kernot employment at Thomas Cook in
Ave there was no freeway. Roland Collins St, Melbourne where he
remarks that cows roamed freely worked for two years in a variety
on our football grounds and you of tasks. In 1977 he took up
had to be careful where you walked. employment with Trans Australian
He completed six years and was a Airways, the Australian domestic
prefect in his last year. airline and part of the Australian
After leaving Mazenod, Roland Government’s two airline policy Fuel Corporation emergency room.
went to work at the CBC Bank at with Ansett Airlines. TAA eventually He then returned to QANTAS in 1995
Hughesdale. Within one month the became Australian Airlines. Roland to work at Melbourne Airport where
bank sent him to learn how to use a became the duty supervisor in he is currently employed.
hand gun, as most bank employees database operations, responsible for He lives in East Oakleigh with
were required to do. He recalls all the information in the Australian his wife, Consolacion and has been
that there was also a .38 revolver Airlines computer systems. When married for 23 years. His main
under the counter in case of an the airline merged with Qantas In interests are travel, especially in
armed hold-up. After six months, 1995, Roland left the airline industry his favourite destination (the United
he changed employment and joined briefly and worked at the Gas and States) and motor sports.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Michael Jago (1984)
I was the first of three Jago boys
(younger brothers Rob & Allan) to
attend Mazenod in the 80’s. Today
at age 42, I am happily married to
my wife Julie and have a 15 year old
Mazenod provided me the
opportunity to explore and develop
my passion of music. I was proud
to play a large part in the school’s
first large scale musical in 1981.
It was Joseph and the Amazing
Technicoloured Dreamcoat. Fr.
Moroney was in charge of our
Fr Pat Moroney with Michael
production and I had the honour of
playing the Narrator. It was a big
role for a young year 9 voice, and by
the final night of the 3 shows, my
voice was really struggling. However of the Billy Hyde chain of music
it was a fantastic experience and stores. I managed Music Link and learning new languages, and I
I made a lot of great friends in through a period of very strong feel very privileged to be living this
every year of the college. It was growth, and oversaw the building of now. Luxembourg is a beautiful
also the start of many Mazenod their new corporate headquarters little country (only half a million
singing “gigs” at speech nights etc.. (which I’m sure many of you drive people) in the centre of Europe
I was involved in anything musical past from time to time) just up the between Belgium and Germany
including playing percussion in the road from Mazenod on Wellington and it’s very central for me to travel
school orchestra. I completed year Road near the Eastlink intersection. around Europe to visit my sales
11 in 1984, and went straight into In 2002, one of the leading reps and distribution partners.
the music industry after leaving brands that Music Link was My wife Julie was very supportive
school. distributing decided to sell direct of our move but daughter Gabby
Many years later, I am still in the to retailers and bypass Music Links was not so keen at the start. She
music industry, I still love it, and my distribution network. The company, has now settled into St.George’s
career continues to move forward. I BEHRINGER (www.behringer.com) International School (UK education
have had many great opportunities a musical and audio manufacturer, system), made new friends, and
to work with other cultures and to asked me to manage this new she is enjoying the experience of
see the world. I started my working Australian business, and I jumped learning and speaking French. If
life in music retail (yes including at the opportunity. Starting up a only I had chosen French in Year
Brashs), then moved into sales new enterprise from scratch really 8 instead of Italian. At the time I
rep roles in music wholesale. In excited me, and I had 7 successful thought I would never need any
the early 90’s I was appointed GM years managing their Australian other languages. See, you just never
of a music wholesale company in business. Late last year I was know where your education will be
New Zealand, and this promotion asked by our BEHRINGER CEO if I needed...
allowed me to completely manage would be interested in a promotion Back in March this year as
the daily running of an SME to manage the sales of one of our part of the procedure for my move
business. I learnt a lot about larger overseas subsidiaries. overseas, I visited Fr. Pat and he
managing staff, budgets & finance That conversation resulted was kind enough to give Julie & I a
and global sales. in a move from Melbourne to personal tour of the college. It was
I returned to Australia in 1995 Luxembourg, and since March 2009, tremendous to catch up with the
after 5 years in NZ, and I took on I have been enjoying the challenging great man after all these years, and
the role of General Manager for role of Vice President of Sales he still looks fit & healthy. I’d like to
a company called Music Link. Europe. Not many people have the pass on my thanks & best wishes
They are Australia’s largest music opportunity to move overseas and (from the other side of the world) to
wholesale company and the owner experience living in other cultures all the crew at Mazenod.
WHAT ARE THE OLD BOYS UP TO?
Fr Kevin Davine OMI – Celebrating 50 years of Priesthood (1959 – 2009)
Fr Kevin had a great love
of teaching and affection for
his students. He was very kind
and sympathetic, especially to
boarders, possibly as a result of
his own experience as a boarder.
He was a dedicated teacher,
specialising in Religious education,
English Literature and French.
He saw education as a complete
package, involving firstly the faith.
He encouraged each student to
develop their talents, whether
academic, sport, music, drama
or art. Students from the 1990’s
at Mazenod College Mulgrave will
remember his skill as a musician
in his involvement as Director in
the productions of Gilbert and
For the last four years Fr Kevin
has taken up the appointment as
On Sunday August 2 this year, Rector of Mazenod College, Parish Priest of St John Vianney’s,
Fr Kevin Davine celebrated the Mulgrave in 1972 where he also North Springvale. He is also
golden jubilee of his ordination at taught Religious Education and a member of the Dandenong
St John Vianney Parish Springvale, English, coached the First XVIII Deanery Leadership Team and
where he is the Parish Priest. and the First XI and founded the the zone representative on the
Celebrations involved a special Old Collegians’ Cricket Club. In Archbishop’s Council of Priests.
Mass, followed by an afternoon 1978 he was appointed Principal Fr Kevin has overseen extensions
tea with about 400 family, friends, of Iona College, Brisbane. He to the aged facility of the John
fellow priests and parishioners in oversaw a period of great growth, R. Hannah Hostel, as well as
attendance. as well as teaching, coaching and overseeing the rebuilding of part of
Fr Davine was born in 1936 being involved in drama and music. the parish primary school.
in Warragul, the eldest of six. He He became Rector of Mazenod Fr Davine has maintained
was educated in Warragul at St College, Mulgrave for a second his contacts with many past
Joseph’s Primary School and St time in 1989, followed by another students of Mazenod College with
Patrick’s College and matriculated six years as Principal of Iona from marriages, baptisms and funerals
at 15, too young to enter university. 1995 to 2000. Finally, he was sent and enjoys keeping in touch with
In 1952, he entered the Oblate back to Mazenod WA, as Principal many people that he has known at
novitiate at Sorrento, taking his from 2001 to 2003. Fr Davine the College.
first vows in 1953. He was sent to could claim an Oblate record as Mazenod College congratulates
Ireland to do his priestly studies. an educator in the Australian Fr Davine for 50 years of dedicated
He was ordained in 1959 in Sale Province: 46 years teaching in service as a priest.
by Bishop Patrick Lyons. He was three Oblate colleges, 27 of those
appointed to Iona College Brisbane as principal.
and then in 1966 he was posted
to Mazenod College, Lesmurdie,
W.A. which had just been recently
established. At both these Colleges
he combined a full teaching
load with supervising boarders,
coaching sports, priestly supplies
Fr Davine became the second
OLD COLLEGIANS FOOTBALL CLUB
T he MOCFC Annual General
Meeting was conducted on
Monday 26th October where the
The club is also delighted to
report a number of people have
expressed a desire to work on
yearly report and financials were subcommittees with our appointed
tabled. The club was delighted to office bearers which will make our
report another steady year during tasks smaller and more enjoyable
trying conditions and very much for all concerned. We will finalise
look forward to 2010 with the fol- these groups in coming weeks
lowing committee : however anyone that would like to
assist with social, administration,
President - Wayne Francis football logistics etc should contact
VP Football - Chris Smith the club by return. We encourage
VP Social - Steve Paolucci everyone to participate and
VP Admin - Rod Hubbard enhance the club experience.
Secretary - Daniel Oldman Please call Wayne Francis on
Treasurer - Tim Smith 0411 252 845 or visit the website
General Committee - Chris www.mocfcvic.org.au.
Hansen and Sam Reed Go Nodders!
OLD COLLEGIANS ASSOCIATION
t long last, things are existing clubs (such as football requirements for incorporating the
moving. On Thursday 22nd and cricket) and new clubs. Tony association under the Victorian
October, some 35 past outlined his thoughts about a Associations Incorporations Act,
students from different year levels steering committee with three and the ongoing compliance
came together and, over dinner, working groups. These groups obligations, will be investigated
discussed the establishment of a would cover: Alumni Activities, with the view of forming the
formal Mazenod Old Collegians Student Support and Organisation/ Association as a legal entity.
Association. Strategy. The steering committee is to
On the evening, the main office A zoom around survey will make the final recommendations
bearers of the Steering Committee be conducted, seeking personal, by June/July 2010, with the view
were elected. They are: organisational and working group of having the first Annual General
Chairman: Tony Pane assistance from the Old Boy Meeting by August 2010, where
Vice Chairman: Paul Faulkner network. This will be conducted formal elections will occur. Life
Secretary: John Persico via email, and as there are 1600 membership for MOCA can be
Chief Advisor: Peter Le Grand current email addresses on the obtained by subscribing to the
Executive Officer: Steve Putrino database, there should be a Mazenod News. Those who have
On the night, the underlying sufficient sample for the survey. already paid are automatically life
theme was that there should be a In the meantime, all the members.
very strong relationship between
THE NEXT REUNION
will be on
for those men
who would have
finished in 2000.
MARRIAGES, BIRTHS & DEATHS
Jason Dean and Jessica a girl Mia
Jason Dean and Jessica a girl Mia
Frank Costa and Amaya a girl Rhianna
Cosimo Costa and Mary twins Anthony & Isabel
Robert Wierzbicki and Cheryl a girl Tahlia
Andrew Kantor and Michelle a girl Eve
Matthew Morley and Maria a boy Callum
Peter McCulloch to Sarah Edwards
Paul Nelson and Melanie a girl Sienna
Cat Nguyen and Mihn a girl Ursula
Jason Munso to Amelia Buchanan Carl Steinfort and Tuuli a boy Tom
Michael Tartaglia to Filomena Sepe Carl Costabile and Emily a boy Jackson
John Mai to Thu Hoang Mark Daniell and Leeanne a boy Oliver
Paul Egan to Mikala Smart Nick Marmo and Meg a boy Oliver
Clayton Buckley to Nargiza Kalinina Phil Jones and Shannon a boy Ethan
Jonathan Lee to Sarah Ear Robert Martinelli and Christine a boy Freddie
Tim Lovett to Celeste Benett Adam Fennessy and Sally a girl Charlotte
Damian Williams to Keryn Samson Adrian Rogers and Barbara a boy Benjamin
John Kapiris to Tina Tsioupi Christian Varney and Elizabeth a girl Gretel
Darren Paone to Helen Bubunaras Luke Evans and Kylie a girl Nyah
Peter McCulloch to Sarah Edwards Luke Marmo and Juliet a girl Frankie
Stefan Rudzki to Carly Bohle Michael Bateson and Neesha a boy Benjamin
Dylan Evans to Aleksandra Dziwulska Peter Vescio and Tamara a boy Gianluca
Jarrod Meadows to Danielle McIntyre Kirk Lorenz Daniel and Rhonda a boy Joshua
Patrizio Sette to Vanessa Iacovella Des Duarte and Belinda a girl Jasmine
Felice Lomuto to Naomi Guyett
In Memoriam A requiem Mass was held in the
College Chapel on Friday 13th of
November for all our Mazenod
men who have died. The Mazenod
College Community is saddened
by the recent loss of:
Michael Hibbert 1981-2009
Ben Badwell 1986-2009
Mark Doyle 1965-2009
Clayton Buckley to Nargiza Kalinina
MARRIAGES, BIRTHS & DEATHS
Reunions can be fun!
S aturday 10th of October
some 100 staff and students
from the class of 1999 gathered
to celebrate the Eucharist in
the College Chapel, then take a
very slow walk to the Founders”
Complex where festivities got
into full swing.
There was so much to catch
up with; in many cases 10
years of news It was well past
midnight and the chatter had
Special thanks to Fr Pat
Moroney for making the College
available and Fr John Sherman
for coming all the way from
Western Australia to be part of
The next 10 year reunion
will be on Saturday 9th October
2010 for those men who would
have finished in 2000.
News for the Editor
Do you issue of
about yourself or another
member of the wide College
family, which could be
included in the next issue of
the Newsletter? If so, please
forward to Steve Putrino.
We want to hear from you.
Telephone 9560 0911 Peter McCulloch
and the boys
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