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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 - Lunch Time - Small orchestra that plays at College Assemblies Wednesday: Stage Band – Run by the Trumpet Teacher

March 3rd, 2017|

Mindfulness

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 feel like our minds are racing to keep up with demands, which can feel stressful or overwhelming. Mindfulness is a

March 3rd, 2017|

Opening Day at St Joseph’s College on Tuesday 2 February 1965

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 environment (it is a natural and common response for most people in modern society). However, the boys who first arrived

February 6th, 2017|

Cagliero Immersion 2017

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 over the age of 16? WHO: If you are aged 16 years or older, this mission trip is an opportunity

February 6th, 2017|

2017 Information Packs and Invoices

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 an invoice, please contact the College on 9758 2000 or fees@stjosephs.com.au. A $350 early payment discount per student applies to

December 2nd, 2016|

Term 4 – A Time of Celebration and Reflection

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 the St Joseph’s community has recognised the great times and the more difficult moments of this year. Each year level

December 2nd, 2016|

Music Teacher: Combined Schools’ Production of Mary Poppins

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 Christi College and St Joseph’s College gathered for the official Introductory Session. Introducing a few of our participants: Orhestra: Boyan

December 2nd, 2016|

Why Become a Host Family?

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 welcome improves their chances for academic success and cultural acceptance while far from home. Students will share their traditions, meals

November 22nd, 2016|

Anaphylaxis

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, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, certain insect stings and medications. The safety and wellbeing of children who are at risk

November 22nd, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Variety Night

On Friday 9 September, students from Mater Christi College and St Joseph’s College came together for ‘Variety Night’. This is an annual variety music concert performed by the students for their friends and family. One of the main focuses of the evening was to raise awareness for people in need and to raise money for

October 7th, 2016|

Vox Mundi Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 14 September 2016, our Year 10 Italian boys hosted a group of parents and students from St Jude’s Primary School, Scoresby. The evening was a celebration of the work of the Italian section of the Vox Mundi program, which has operated in our Languages curriculum at Year 10 this year. The Vox Mundi

October 6th, 2016|

Occhiena News

On Friday 16 September, I had the honour and privilege to accompany Josh Kyle (12 O’Mara) to the 2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Year 12 Graduation Dinner. The Catholic Leadership Centre hosted the dinner and presentation. All students that attended were presented with an award and also provided the families with the opportunity

October 6th, 2016|

The Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning – Part 4

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 Wollongong. Collaborative learning is typically understood to be a situation in which two or more students work together to search

September 8th, 2016|

Career News

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 to the Master of Engineering (Spatial) or the Master of Information Technology (Spatial) at the University of Melbourne in order

September 8th, 2016|

Updated School Bus Management System Information

School Bus Management System – User Account Emails Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Education and Training welcomes families to the School Bus Management System, the new online system where you can apply, renew and view your applications for travel on School Bus Program services. Existing Travellers A user account has been set up

August 25th, 2016|

New Music Groups and Upcoming Events

This Semester, a number of new music activities are beginning in the Music Department. Below is a schedule of all the events taking place in Term 3. The teachers name is listed next to the activity and any further questions about a specific group please direct to the teacher running the group or alternatively

August 25th, 2016|

The Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning – Part 3

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 Wollongong. Using Technology to Communicate A child is not born a user of digital technology but can learn to become one. It is through a

August 25th, 2016|

National Science Week

Science week was an outstanding success. Posters outlining scientific achievements of notable Australian Scientist were prominent throughout the College. These included Australian Nobel Laureates Elizabeth Blackburn and Brain Schmidt. Staff enjoyed the science quiz during recess as did the boys participating in the daily homeroom science quiz and engaging lab activities conducted during lunchtime. Our

August 25th, 2016|

Career News

Open Days – August VTAC Applications – August and September News from RMIT University Changes to Maths requirement for Bachelor of Environmental Science The mathematics prerequisites for the Bachelor of Environmental Science and the double degrees with Business (Management) and Environment and Society have changed from a VCE Units 3 and 4 study score of

August 24th, 2016|

Principal’s Academic Excellence Awards

The Principal’s Academic Excellence Award presentation took place at the Whole School Assembly on Monday 1 August. The following is a brief extract from the assembly and a listing of all the Award recipients.   Good morning students, staff and parents,  It is my pleasure to present to you this morning recipients of the

August 15th, 2016|