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In our Catholic tradition, we recently celebrated the feast of the Ascension. This event when Jesus ascends into Heaven gives much hope for many as promised through the words at the conclusion of the Gospel of Matthew. Personally, I have always found great comfort in the words “And remember, I am with you always; yes,

June 8th, 2017|

Principal’s News

The global Salesian family came together recently when Father Crispino D’Souza, Provincial (Education) from the Salesian Province of Mumbai, Father Bernard Fernandes, Principal, Don Bosco High School Matunga, Mumbai, and their guide, Racquel Shroff, came to visit us to learn about our programs. The annual Mass in the Parish program continued with our visit to

May 24th, 2017|

Principal’s Report

As the colder days begin to become more noticeable, students are now well into the second term. Over recent times, our Year 7 students have participated in the Flight Excursion where their understanding of Physics principles was sure to have been sharpened. Year 8 students completed part of the Four Seasons Outdoor Education program which

May 9th, 2017|

Principal’s News

Welcome to the beginning of Term 2. I trust the Easter period was a time of peace and joy to you and your families. I encourage you to take some time in reflection for ANZAC Day. The link below provides a reflection Easter and ANZAC Day. http://www.pray.com.au/easter-anzac-day/ On the weekend of 28 – 30 April,

May 1st, 2017|

Principal’s News

Last Sunday, the College held a Community Fun Day which enabled the wider community to experience our College. Ms Leasa Torelli led the organisation of the event which saw many enjoy the fine weather, rides, refreshments and so much more. We were delighted that Year 12 student, Adam Ladell (Runner Up on The Voice 2016),

May 1st, 2017|

Principal’s News

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season this week. Year 12s participated in a moving liturgy in our Chapel and then moved out to administer the ashes to students and staff across the College. I ask that you support your sons in their endeavours to embrace the spirit of the Lenten season. Students

March 3rd, 2017|

Head of Valdocco

Despite the year at Valdocco starting at a rather fast pace, our students appear to have settled into their studies very well, with the vast majority completing their holiday homework and participating enthusiastically in the range of programs on offer at our campus. “So far Valdocco has been an amazing experience. Mind and Body has

March 3rd, 2017|

ACC Swimming Carnival

It was an historic occasion on Friday 24 February, with St Joseph’s competing in their first major ACC Swimming Carnival at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Preparations for the Carnival began in Term 4 last year, with weekly before school training. The Year 7 students joined the training squad at the beginning of Term

March 3rd, 2017|

Music News

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|

Principal

Recently, Year 7 students participated in camp activities at the Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach. I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the boys. Br Por was also able to come along as part of his two week stay getting to know St Joseph’s College. Br Por, from Thailand, has been in

February 21st, 2017|

All’s Well That Starts Well

Looking forward to an exciting 2017 at Valdocco Often we hear professional sports people talking about the need to start well. This can mean having a “good first touch” or “kicking the first goal” in order to build confidence in one’s performance and maintain a high level throughout. The school year is much

February 17th, 2017|

Another Exciting Journey Begins

Our Years 7s have begun this year with lots of enthusiasm and anticipation. They have enjoyed their first experiences of our College, willingly taking up the new challenges and making the most of the different opportunities available at a secondary school. The Camp at Dromana was a highlight with all the fun they had at

February 17th, 2017|

Excellence in Everything We Do

The St Joseph’s College song contains the line Excellence in everything we do, inspired by Don Bosco’s description of his pupil Michael Magone’s personal pursuit of excellence. It is an apt line to have in our song, as all St Joseph’s students are encouraged to achieve excellence, but also, and far more importantly, pursue excellence.

February 17th, 2017|

Prayer for Young Learners

Father of all mercies We ask that you would bless the youngest and littlest of learners, the most helpless and powerless of persons, with Your infinite and loving mercy, granting them the strength to learn, concentrate, and act in love towards their teachers and fellow students. We also ask that You would watch over them,

February 17th, 2017|

Principal’s News

There is so much to be grateful for as we begin this new year. The College extends a special welcome to all Year 7s and students who have chosen to come to St Joseph’s College in other year levels. Our new Rector is Father Martin Tanti sdb. Fr Martin has been in the Lysterfield community

February 7th, 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|

Welcome to 2017

One of the last College events for 2016 was actually the first event for 2017 – the Year 7 2017 Orientation Day. On the morning of Tuesday 6 December almost 200 boys arrived at St Joseph’s College for their first day as St Joseph’s students. Joined by a group of Senior School Big Brothers led

February 6th, 2017|

We are a Family: Strenna 2017

Prayer to the Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph, In you we contemplate The splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, Grant that our families too may be Places of communion and prayer, Authentic schools of the Gospel And small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, May families

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|

Principal – Final Newsletter

The year has gone by very quickly. It has been a year where students have embraced the many opportunities which have come their way in true Salesian spirit. Congratulations to Travis Hartley (College Captain 2016) who is the 2016 Dux of the College an outstanding result of 98.5 for his ATAR. Congratulations to all students

December 13th, 2016|

Cradle Mountain Expedition

Between Thursday 1 and Thursday 8 December ten students and three staff successfully walked the famous World Heritage Listed Overland Track in Tasmania. The Overland Track is a 65km North-South Walk from Ronny Creek (Cradle Mountain) to Lake St Clair in the southern highlands of the Tasmanian wilderness. The students spent the first day preparing

December 13th, 2016|

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|

Four Season Year 8 Camp

“Year 8 camp was the last excursion of the Four Seasons Program; this program prepares us our seven-day camp in Year 9. I was placed with an awesome group who made the experience really fun. If it wasn't James' great puns cheering us up, it was our fantastic group leaders, Myka and Mr Cooper,

December 2nd, 2016|

Valdocco Reflection Days

Following the Year 9 examinations held on Tuesday 22 November, Wednesday 23 November and Friday 25 November saw staff and students engaged in two reflection days designed to allow the opportunity to look back over the Valdocco journey this year and then forward to Year 10 HeadStart. On Wednesday 23 November we participated in a

December 2nd, 2016|

Year 10 Curriculum Leader: Transition and Discovery

We have come to the end of what has been a busy term and an even busier year. The term concluded with the Year 10 exam period and then a final Year 10 assembly. I congratulate the students for the way that they revised, studied and prepared for their exams. A successful examination period is

December 2nd, 2016|

2017 Salesian School Captains’ Conference

One of the really special traditions for our Student Leaders is without doubt the Salesian School Captains Conference that takes places at the end of each school year. The elected College Captains' for the year ahead have the opportunity to meet with their fellow school leaders from seven other Salesian Schools across the South East

December 2nd, 2016|