2016 – Term 4 Week 6

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Principal’s News

Smart Generation was recently held by our Year 9 students. Ms Gina Di Stefano had worked with the students and empowered them to lead the event. It was well attended by staff, students and parents and we all left a little wiser about a range of issues from drugs and alcohol to supporting friends and

November 7th, 2016|

A Prayer of Remembrance

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 the call to remain open-hearted. May our memory not harden into fear and anger, but pulse with compassion and generosity.

November 4th, 2016|

Letter from our Kiribati Students

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 Australia, to study at St Joseph’s, I couldn’t believe how lucky I was! I also had no idea, at the

November 4th, 2016|

2017 Production: Mary Poppins

On Friday 21 October, we announced the exciting news that the 2017 Production will be a combined production with Mater Christi College. With this new partnership, each year a school will take on the responsibility to host the Production with the rehearsals taking place at the host school. In 2017, the Production will be

November 4th, 2016|

2016 College Fees

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 coming weeks. As per last year, early payment and sibling discounts will be applicable. A detailed information pack that includes

November 4th, 2016|

Year 7 News

On Tuesday 25 October, the Year 7 SRCs travelled into the city to attend the Children’s Mission Mass held at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The students who attended the event represented the College in an excellent manner. One of the highlights of the day was the boys getting an opportunity to meet Fr Will Matthews SDB,

November 4th, 2016|

Head of Valdocco

Congratulations to an Australian Champion Year 9 student Frankie Ferraro’s dedication to his sport including the training of other younger students each week, has once again allowed him to triumph in an important event. Frankie attended the Australian Titles of the International Sports Karate Association in Sydney on the weekend of 22 - 23 October

November 4th, 2016|

Guest Speaker for Valdocco Forensic Science

On Monday 17 October the Valdocco Forensic Science class was very fortunate to have a guest speaker. Detective Sergeant Fernando Cartagena (father of class member Dylan Cartagena) visited the class to share his experiences of his time with the police force with a particular emphasis on Forensics. Mr Cartagena started with an introduction through

November 4th, 2016|

Exam Preparation

We are well underway into what is a very busy term, the forth and final pillar to what has been a busy year. Week 5 is a time when major assessment tasks are due, SACs are taking place and students have begun preparing for the Year 10 end of year exams. The examination period

November 4th, 2016|

Year 11 Exam Preparation

The Year 11 cohort has their VCE exams coming up shortly in Week 6. The boys have been actively preparing for these exams, going through past papers or practice problems to help them finish off the academic year strongly. Students have been regularly attending study skills sessions on Wednesday afternoons, and should continue this

November 4th, 2016|

St Joseph’s College Orchestra: Community Performance

“The musical opportunities that St Joseph’s offers are endless and exciting. Through the Music program, students can express themselves fully and relax with their mates. On Saturday 22 October we were lucky enough to be a part of the band that performed at St John the Baptist Primary School’s fete. The atmosphere was amazing

November 3rd, 2016|

Remembrance Services

The month of November is time of reflection and remembering those important people in our lives who are no longer with us. On Wednesday 9 November the College will host the annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Pupils and Staff (from 7.00 – 9.00pm in the College Chapel) . It is both a solemn and uplifting

November 3rd, 2016|

Come and Join our Music Ensembles

At the beginning of this term, we began running our student led music ensembles. The ensembles have been extremely successful with the senior students mentoring the musicians from Years 7 and 8. I encourage all students interested in receiving help with their instruments to simply come along to the music room on Thursday during lunchtimes.

November 3rd, 2016|

ICAS English Competition Results

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment program that recognises and rewards student achievement. On Tuesday 2 August, 18 students from Year 7 participated in the English component of the ICAS program. This week we are pleased to be able to report on the results of this assessment. The

November 3rd, 2016|

School Attendance and Mental Health

Many students have days off from school now and then, due to illness or personal circumstances. Some students may have the occasional ‘mental health day’. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential adverse impact on student achievement and mental health, should a pattern of poor school attendance develop. The Australian government

November 3rd, 2016|