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Colour Him Love

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The lines below come from the song Colour Him Father, released by the American soul group ‘The Winstons’ in 1969. In this funky song, the band describes many of the traditional attributes of fathers –

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Prayer for Generosity

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not the heed the wounds, to work and not

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Salesian Family

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Samoan Visit It was a whirlwind visit to the College but what the Samoan “Siva Dance Tour” gave to St Joseph’s College was extraordinary. St Joseph’s College hosted 55 students and staff from the

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Year 8 Four Seasons Program- Mountain Biking

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the past few weeks the Year 8 boys have participated in the third instalment of the Four Seasons Program. The boys were bussed to Don Bosco Retreat Centre in Lysterfield, to prepare for

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Chieri Book Trailer Competition 2016

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The results are in! Books have been read, film has been edited and the Chieri Book Trailer Competition is over for another year. While the number of entries was a little down on previous years,

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Valdocco News: My City Experience

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

On Friday 26 August, the Year 9 students spent the day engaged in a range of workshops run by our Year 9 Staff. These workshops were aimed at preparing the boys for their major assessment

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Singer-Songwriter Levi McGrath Performs at Year 9 Community Meeting

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The Year 9 Community Meeting was privileged to have a special guest on Thursday 25 August. Through the efforts of Mr Patrick Van Dyk and Mr Graeme Tucker, the singer-songwriter Levi McGrath visited St

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Climate Change – Myth or Reality?

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

One of the biggest social issues facing our young people today and into the future is, without doubt, that of Climate Change. A small group of Year 11 students, along with a number of

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Year 11 Retreat – Leadership

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The Year 11 students had their retreat in week 7 at St Jude the Apostle Primary School in Scoresby. The focus of the day was on leadership and teamwork, the intention being to help the

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All the World is a Stage…Year 10 Macbeth Incursion

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

As part of their coursework, the Year 10 students attended a performance of Macbeth by the Flying Bookworm (FBC) on Wednesday 17 August at the Valdocco campus. The actors, Liam and Libby, were well versed

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The Run Home

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently the Year 12 students attended a presentation from Bob Hillman, the VCAA’s Chief Assessor for English. The presentation was highly valuable for the information and strategies it presented to the Year 12 students in

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The Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning – Part 4

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Collaborative Learning with Technology This article provides readers with further insights into “the use of technology within the classroom setting”. These findings of selected academic research are attributed to studies at the University of

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ICAS Writing Competition Results

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

In recent Newsletters, you would have read about St Joseph’s students participating in a range of subjects for the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which

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Creative Ways to Spend the School Holidays

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Most teenagers look forward to the school holidays as a welcome break from the demands of school. However, ensuring that your son completes his holiday homework first can avoid the stress caused by leaving it

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Career News

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

IMPORTANT REMINDERS VTAC Applications – Applications close Thursday 29 September Surveying Pathway Changes at University of Melbourne Students are reminded that they can either study a Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science to lead

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Faster, Higher, Stronger

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Olympics is a fascinating event. Every four years we stay up and watch sports from exotic places like Rio de Janeiro that we would normally have little or no interest in. Not only do

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Prayer for Justice

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Father, you have given all peoples one common origin. It is your will that they be gathered together, As one family in yourself. Fill the hearts of humankind with the fire of your love

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Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

We are half way through Term 3 and our collection is well underway. Some students have been very generous already. Tins of food are being collected and tallied in each room. The Year 11 students

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Principal’s News

Last Friday, in the Upper House Chamber of Parliament, Year 11 students who are taking up formal leadership roles for their final year of schooling addressed their peers and senior staff delivering heartfelt and passionate speeches. I am delighted to announce the students who will be formally invested and commissioned in October as the Student Leadership Team for 2017. “Servite Domino in laetitia!” (Serve the Lord joyfully!) Saint John Bosco

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