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March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Head of Valdocco

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Despite the year at Valdocco starting at a rather fast pace, our students appear to have settled into their studies very well, with the vast majority completing their holiday homework and participating enthusiastically in the

ACC Swimming Carnival

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

It was an historic occasion on Friday 24 February, with St Joseph’s competing in their first major ACC Swimming Carnival at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Preparations for the Carnival began in Term 4

Music News

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

What can I be involved in? Please join us at the next rehearsal. Weekly Music Schedule Monday: Junior Band – Miss Dean - Lunch Time - Small Rock Band Tuesday: Assembly Band – Miss Dean


March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

All of us have minds that are constantly active. Our minds work hard to allow us to manage tasks and priorities in our work, home and social lives. For many of us, it can sometimes

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

Prayer for Young Learners

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Father of all mercies We ask that you would bless the youngest and littlest of learners, the most helpless and powerless of persons, with Your infinite and loving mercy, granting them the strength to learn,

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

Principal’s News

In our Catholic tradition, we recently celebrated the feast of the Ascension. This event when Jesus ascends into Heaven gives much hope for many as promised through the words at the conclusion of the Gospel of Matthew. Personally, I have always found great comfort in the words “And remember, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time” Mt 28:20. These words provide assurance that we are never

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