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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

2017 Japan Study Tour

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Anaphylaxis

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It needs immediate treatment and urgent medical attention. The most common allergens in young children are eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, cow's milk,

What’s on in Term 4?

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Year 7s are well and truly into the swing of Term 4. It’s hard to comprehend that only eight months ago the Year 7s were the new kids on the block and now

The Smart Generation Parent Evening

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

You could hear a pin drop as the powerful, evocative stories from Sonia Karass were shared at the Smart Generation evening Thursday 27 October. Her engaging delivery left audiences captivated and enthralled. With over

Head of Valdocco

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Valdocco Market a Great Success Friday 4 November saw the culmination of months of hard work in preparation for our annual Term 4 market. It was a great delight to walk around the market

Social Networking: What is it? and How to Engage Safely?

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Social Networking: What is it? and How to Engage Safely? We often hear or read about the risks of young people using social networking sites (SNSs) along the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and

A Prayer of Remembrance

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

God of Consolation, Every time we mark an anniversary that recalls a time of war or an act of violence, we struggle to make sense of our world. As time moves on, remind us of

Letter from our Kiribati Students

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

To the St Joseph’s Community, Please allow me to share with you a traditional Kiribati blessing of "Kam na bane ni mauri.” When I learnt last year that I had been selected to come to

Principal’s News

The Term 4 APSPA meeting was held recently which is a gathering of Principals from across the province. Mr Peter Wright, Acting Director of Religious Education, participated in one of the days in which the 2017 Strenna was announced. The focus for this new Strenna is ‘family’: We are a Family: Every home, a school of life and love. The term family is a key word for the Salesians of

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Events & Important Dates

Tasmania Trip to Cradle Mountain

December 1 - December 8

Christmas Holidays

December 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Christmas Eve

December 24