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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|

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|

Supporting Others

Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016 We set ourselves a lofty goal for the number of items we could collect over the term for St Vincent de Paul Society. We were aiming for 12,000 items of donations as well as a goal of $1,500 in donations to support the “Assist A Student” appeal. The Ferntree Gully conference

October 7th, 2016|

Salesian Family

Samoan Visit It was a whirlwind visit to the College but what the Samoan “Siva Dance Tour” gave to St Joseph’s College was extraordinary. St Joseph’s College hosted 55 students and staff from the Don Bosco Technical Centre in Samoa. They were in the middle of their tour of Australia when they arrived at

September 8th, 2016|

Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016

We are half way through Term 3 and our collection is well underway. Some students have been very generous already. Tins of food are being collected and tallied in each room. The Year 11 students have been selling Pizza to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society, a great way to warm up

August 25th, 2016|

St Vincent de Paul Society

Dear Social Justice and Religious Education Coordinators, RE: Invitation to attend the Just Art Exhibition    We are excited to extend an invitation to our inaugural Just Art Exhibition that will show case the entries into our Just Art Competition. As you are hopefully aware the topic was ‘Asylum Seekers – Stories of Humanity’

August 12th, 2016|

Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016

At the end of Term 2, our SRC Executives and College Captains met with the Ferntree Gully Conference of St Vincent de Paul Volunteers. It was great to have the Volunteers show the students the way they distribute donated items, how they visit many people in the local area and the support they are

August 1st, 2016|

Supporting Salesian Mission

Salesians around the world have a great tradition of working with young people. To support them with their work, donations of money are greatly appreciated. At St Joseph’s College we support the missions of the Salesians in Samoa. Last year we managed to collect $8,115.24. For this year, I thought about what would be a

July 14th, 2016|Tags: |

Year 10 Curriculum Leader: Transition and Discovery

On the 13 to the 16 of May, thirteen students represented the College at the Salesian Festival Ozbosco. This year the festival was hosted by St. John Bosco Parish in Engadine. The students enjoyed a weekend of activities, games, faith development and a cruise on the Sydney Harbour. I would like to take the opportunity

June 3rd, 2016|

Salesian Missions

Salesian Action Day: Tuesday 17 May 2016 What is Salesian Action Day? In Term 2, at St Joseph’s College we dedicate its fundraising efforts to support the work if the Salesians in the Asia Pacific Province. Each year the Salesian Principals recommend a particular Salesian Works that schools can support. 2016: Don Bosco Technical Centre

May 5th, 2016|

Project Compassion 2016 results

Project Compassion 2016: So how did we do? Our challenge this year was to raise $12,000 for project compassion, in our homerooms we had the opportunity to give and help out the poorest people in the world. In the Spirit of Don Bosco, I asked all to “please be generous, give what you can.”  Well

April 22nd, 2016|

Serving the Community

Year 11 Students at St Joseph’s College have an opportunity to volunteer for a day at the St Kilda ‘Sacred Heart Mission’. Three students who attended have provided a reflection of their particular experience attending the mission for a day. Thanks to the College staff who also attend with the students and encourage them to

April 22nd, 2016|

The Importance of Prayer

"The Eucharist is such a great gift. That's why going to Mass is so important. Going to Mass not just to pray, but to receive Communion, the Bread and Body of Christ. It saves us, forgives us and it makes us one with the Father. How beautiful!” Pope Francis Our tradition of prayer and Mass

March 17th, 2016|

Giving in action

Our donations and giving in action is supporting Project Compassion for term one. Our annual St Joseph’s Day celebrations have given our Project Compassion Campaign a boost. The gold coin donations from each homeroom with staff input has added up to $1,325.10 . This has set us upon the road to achieving our Goal of 

March 1st, 2016|

Living Our Faith

Ash Wednesday In our Catholic Church calendar the season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. On this day we receive the ashes as a sign to remind us to ask forgiveness for the times when we could have been more loving members of our family, our school community and our global family. We pray for

February 15th, 2016|Tags: |

Christmas Prayer

We celebrated the end of year in many ways, finishing a year of fun, learning and working together. We thank God for the many opportunities and experiences we have shared together. We know Christmas is nearly here, but the question is – Are we ready? Reflection: (shared at the yr 7 final mass) Are we

December 14th, 2015|