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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|

ICAS Writing Competition Results

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 recognises and rewards student achievement and has been running for over 30 years. Experienced teachers regularly review the ICAS tests,

September 8th, 2016|

ICAS English Competition

Spencer Richards-West, Luca Donegan, Ryan Walton and Oscar Alteras (all from Year 7 O’Sullivan) The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment program that recognises and rewards student achievement. Students from all over Australia take part in ICAS competitions across a wide range of curriculum areas.  

August 12th, 2016|

Newman College Forum – Is Shakespeare Still Relevant Today?

On Friday 20 May I had the privilege of accompanying our College Captains, Travis Hartley and Jack Hamill, to Newman College to attend the annual forum hosted by the College. Jack and Travis were taken on a tour of the grounds and introduced to College life by current students and faculty members. Travis was especially

June 3rd, 2016|

Dystopia at St Joseph’s College

Hopefully, the title of this piece didn’t cause any alarm. It simply refers to the theme of some of the books studied in the St Joseph’s English program. A dystopia is defined as ‘an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives’.  The books, and later the films, of The Hunger Games series,

April 22nd, 2016|

Social Sciences at St Joseph’s College

Teaching and Learning While difficult to believe, Term 1 is over half way through. By now, your boys will have settled into the routines of a school year. For some these routines are new and strange as they negotiate secondary school for the first time; others may find the realisation that this is their last

March 1st, 2016|

iRead @ St Joseph’s College

Chieri News In 2016, our Year 7 boys are taking part in a new reading program, iRead. The program is designed to encouraging reading. While we acknowledge not all boys will love (or even) like books, at St Joseph’s we know that reading is key to your son’s success. iRead encourages boys to read widely

March 1st, 2016|


During 2016, literacy at St Joseph's College will have a specific focus on writing and the skills of constructing meaningful, written communications (e.g. an email, essay or short story). Punctuation In this technological age, writing has become an even more important part of communication. The devices we use have made the ability to self publish,

February 15th, 2016|Tags: |

The Sixty Book Challenge

I’m reading #sixtybooks in 2016. As a pledge, it may seem pretty odd that someone would set out to read 60 books in one year, but when it was first suggested to me by a friend on Twitter it had a strange appeal. This might be a goal from which I gained and #sixtybooks just

February 15th, 2016|Tags: , |

Important Notice: Students intending to study a language at VSL

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR STUDENTS INTENDING TO STUDY A LANGUAGE AT Victorian School Of Languages (VSL) 2016 If you are intending to enrol your son in a face-to-face class through the Victorian School Of Languages for 2016, online enrolment is open now. From this year, the parent must complete this; the school can no longer complete

December 15th, 2015|

Chieri News

The 2016 Chieri Book Trailer Competition The Chieri Book Trailer Competition invites boys to make a short movie (trailer) to highlight the features of their favourite book. There are no hard and fast rules and it has been a real pleasure to watch this competition grow over the last three years. This year saw more

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