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All’s Well That Starts Well

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Looking forward to an exciting 2017 at Valdocco Often we hear professional sports people talking about the need to start well. This can mean having a “good first touch” or “kicking the first

Another Exciting Journey Begins

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Years 7s have begun this year with lots of enthusiasm and anticipation. They have enjoyed their first experiences of our College, willingly taking up the new challenges and making the most of the different

Excellence in Everything We Do

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The St Joseph’s College song contains the line Excellence in everything we do, inspired by Don Bosco’s description of his pupil Michael Magone’s personal pursuit of excellence. It is an apt line to have in

Opening Day at St Joseph’s College on Tuesday 2 February 1965

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The first day of any school year is always an exciting yet anxious time. The thrill of making new friends and meeting new teachers is often tempered with the uncertainty of an unknown and unfamiliar

Welcome to 2017

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the last College events for 2016 was actually the first event for 2017 – the Year 7 2017 Orientation Day. On the morning of Tuesday 6 December almost 200 boys arrived at St

We are a Family: Strenna 2017

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Prayer to the Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph, In you we contemplate The splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, Grant that our families too may be

Cagliero Immersion 2017

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Cagliero Immersion 2017 - Opportunity for students Year 10 – 12 • Do you have the desire to work with those less fortunate? • Are you looking for an overseas Mission experience? • Are you

Cradle Mountain Expedition

December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Between Thursday 1 and Thursday 8 December ten students and three staff successfully walked the famous World Heritage Listed Overland Track in Tasmania. The Overland Track is a 65km North-South Walk from Ronny Creek (Cradle

2017 Information Packs and Invoices

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Invoices for 2017 school fees were emailed to fee payers on 11 November 2016. The invoice has been sent to the email address linked to your school fees account. If your family has not received

Term 4 – A Time of Celebration and Reflection

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

As the academic year draws to a frantic end, it is important to take time to pause and reflect on the many achievements and successes of 2016. There have been numerous events and occasions where

Music Teacher: Combined Schools’ Production of Mary Poppins

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Introductory Session Over the last month, auditions have taken place with cast, crew and band having been selected for the 2017 Combined Schools’ Production of Mary Poppins. On Thursday 24 November students from Mater

Four Season Year 8 Camp

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

“Year 8 camp was the last excursion of the Four Seasons Program; this program prepares us our seven-day camp in Year 9. I was placed with an awesome group who made the experience really

Valdocco Reflection Days

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Following the Year 9 examinations held on Tuesday 22 November, Wednesday 23 November and Friday 25 November saw staff and students engaged in two reflection days designed to allow the opportunity to look back over

Year 10 Curriculum Leader: Transition and Discovery

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

We have come to the end of what has been a busy term and an even busier year. The term concluded with the Year 10 exam period and then a final Year 10 assembly. I

2017 Salesian School Captains’ Conference

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the really special traditions for our Student Leaders is without doubt the Salesian School Captains Conference that takes places at the end of each school year. The elected College Captains' for the year

VIC Baseball Team Selections

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations to David Hurley (10 O’Sullivan), Riley Light (8 O’Mara), Conor Myles (9 Chambers) and Richard Kiel (11 Edwards) (pictured above from left to right) for their recent selections into the Victorian State Baseball

2016 College Fees

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Please note that all 2016 College fees are now overdue. Please contact the Business Manager should you be having difficulty meeting the payment. Next year’s fees will be finalised shortly with invoices sent in the

Why Become a Host Family?

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the great experiences offered through hosting an international student is learning about another culture as you get to share your own. Students are excited about learning Australian English and culture and your warm

Principal’s News

There is so much to be grateful for as we begin this new year. The College extends a special welcome to all Year 7s and students who have chosen to come to St Joseph’s College in other year levels. Our new Rector is Father Martin Tanti sdb. Fr Martin has been in the Lysterfield community since 2007. He has had numerous jobs over the years such as coordinator of a

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Events & Important Dates

ACC Music Meeting

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St JosephÕs Day

February 21

Grade 4/5/6 Day

February 24