2016 – Term 4 Week 4

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Principal’s News

Recently Year 12 students participated in their final class mass and a tree planting ceremony in the College grounds. Last Tuesday, the Graduation of the Class of 2016 was a fitting occasion to acknowledge the students who have spent the best part of six years at St Joseph’s College. I extend, on behalf of the

October 24th, 2016|

Prayer for our Students before Exams

Dear Father, Source of all wisdom, help our students to use their time and intelligence wisely as they prepare for exams. Help them to dispose themselves to listen to your Holy Spirit so that you may place them in a state of prayer and lead them to understand that the supreme wisdom is knowing your

October 24th, 2016|

School Bus Management System – 2017 Travel Update from PTV

School Bus Program As most parents will be aware, the new School Bus Management System has been launched in your school bus network. From the commencement of Term 4 2016, families can now apply for school bus travel for the 2017 school year. Timeline for 2017 Applications Travel applications for 2017 must be submitted prior

October 24th, 2016|

Leave A Man

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the

October 24th, 2016|

Examinations

Dear Families and Students, Examination period is quickly approaching for Senior School. Teachers will begin revision classes shortly. However, the bulk of or study/revision and preparation for examinations needs to be undertaken by the student. Making study a part of everyday routine is important leading up to the examination period. There will be no formal

October 24th, 2016|

Swim Training at St Josephs

Term 4 has seen the commencement of swim training, available to all students, in our newest sporting facility at the College. The training sessions take place each Thursday morning throughout this term from 7:00am - 8:00am followed by breakfast from 8:00am - 8:30am. The Operations Manager of the pool facility and coach of the school

October 24th, 2016|

Champions Cup State Basketball Championships

In recent weeks, our Junior, Intermediate and Senior Basketball Teams have competed in the Champions Cup, Victoria’s Elite Secondary Schools State Basketball Tournament. Following strong performances that included Silver Medals for our Junior and Intermediate teams in the lead-up competition, the Victorian College Championships, all three St Josephs teams entered the invitational tournament with

October 24th, 2016|

Arts and Technology Evening

The Arts and Technology Evening started ten years ago with the launch of the very first vintage of the Pinot Noir grown, pressed and bottled at Valdocco's own winery. Just like our wine, this evening simply gets better with age. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the St

October 24th, 2016|

Year 7 Most Wanted

During Term 3, the Year 7s studied Black Snake by Carole Wilkinson. This text focuses on the life and legacy of infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. The boys immersed themselves in his story; learning about the cheeky plights of his childhood stealing cattle, his heroic moment saving Dick Shelton, his run from the law with the

October 24th, 2016|

Year 8 Academic Challenge

Ms Dee Mahon took a group of Year 8s to participate in the interschool Year 8 Academic Challenge. They worked with and competed against other schools such as Tintern, Camberwell Grammar, Scotch College, Mullauna Secondary College, Bialik College, Sienna College, Kingswood, Methodist Ladies College and Luther College. Our boys competed in Mathematics, Science, English, Spelling,

October 24th, 2016|

Head Of Valdocco Article

Having returned to St Joseph’s College after three months of travelling overseas on Long Service Leave, I am very thankful to Mrs Sarah Harris who led the Valdocco community as Head of Campus in my absence, along with Miss Gina Di Stefano and Mr Tom Fay who stepped up into the roles of Year Level

October 24th, 2016|

Opening a Door to the World

“I never teach my pupils; I only provide the conditions in which they can learn” (Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955) It is widely believed that although there is a place for alternative learning environments, the most important educational experiences occur within the confines of the classroom. Often the argument for place-based learning or learning

October 24th, 2016|

Year 12 News

The Year 12s of 2016 have finished their final classes at the College and, indeed, of their secondary education. These past few weeks have provided VCE students with an opportunity to consolidate studies through trial exam papers, VCAA Assessors reports, extra teacher assistance and revision programs at universities and here at the College. It

October 24th, 2016|

Homestay Families for New Kiribati Students 2017

As you would be aware the College has, over a period of years, developed a strong connection with the island nation of Kiribati, in the South Pacific. This has involved three main connections: our annual school trip to Kiribati, school fundraising programmes and our Kiribati scholarship in which we sponsor two to three Kiribati

October 24th, 2016|

A Big Term of Celebrations Ahead

Term 4 2016 The final term of the College year is a time of celebration, remembrance, contemplation and reward. We celebrate the Year 12 students as they complete their final days at St Joseph’s. We remember the achievements of 2016 and pause on Friday 11 November in recognition of Australia’s fallen service men and women.

October 24th, 2016|

Leadership Camp Registrations are now OPEN!

Don Bosco Leadership Camp is on again! The annual Leadership Camp is a week-long training course designed to provide leaders and potential leaders with a variety of tools, techniques and, most importantly, hands-on experience in working with young people. The leadership program is a valuable experience designed to support, encourage and equip participants to work

October 24th, 2016|

Excellence in Vocational Education and Training

On Tuesday the 18 October, the Mullum VET Cluster hosted the Annual Vocational Education and Training awards at Rowville Performing Arts Centre. The Mullum VET Cluster is a partnership of 45 Government, Catholic and Independent schools from the Eastern region whose aim is to provide cost effective, quality vocational education and training. Students select

October 24th, 2016|

Career News

RMIT Village RMIT Village is located near Melbourne CBD.  It is only a five-minute tram ride from RMIT University and offers fully furnished, self-contained apartments to suit a range of preferences. Facilities include a student lounge, e-library, high-speed internet, heated swimming pool and a gym. RMIT Village is conveniently located for RMIT’s City campus (just

October 24th, 2016|