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), was able to perform in front of a large crowd.

Recently, we welcomed a new staff member, Mr Ben Bingley, who is working at Valdocco Campus as part of the AFL Sportsready Traineeship program. Mr Bingley is working part-time while studying two courses. Ms Noriko Bui joins the Languages team as a teacher of Japanese. Ms Hayley Mann joins the Occhiena Centre team from the beginning of Term 2. We wish Ms Marie Takahashi and her family every blessing as they await the birth of her second child. Mr Dylan Price is currently in Kiribati for two weeks with the aim to further develop the strong relationship we have with the people living there.

Currently, the NGV is hosting the Top Arts Exhibition at Federation Square. Brendan Hartnett (Class of 2016)’s work was selected for this prestigious event. One of 46 pieces, Brendan’s achievement is outstanding particularly given there were almost 3,000 entries from across Victoria. He is pictured below with his prize winning entry alongside his Year 12 Studio Arts teacher, Ms Siobhan Duffy.

Success was achieved in the recent ACC Triathlon event held at Mordialloc. It was an amazing experience for so many boys who stretched their physical capabilities going on to bring home two championship titles in the Mini and Sprint Team events. Thanks goes to Mr Patrick Van Dyk (Head Coach), Mr Paul Trubiani (Head of Sport) and all staff, students and parents involved in this exciting sport. On Wednesday, St Joseph’s College finished in second place in Division 2 of the ACC Athletics. Congratulations to Salesian, Chadstone which took out the title. We did win the Premiership for the Intermediate section. Once again, well done to all the coaches especially Mr Paul Trubiani, Mr Brendan Leane and Mr Matt Dunn.

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As this is the final Newsletter for Term 1, I extend to you the blessings of the Easter season. I wish you and your sons a happy and safe holiday period and I look forward to seeing you again in Term 2 which begins on Tuesday 18 April.
Ms Cathy Livingston
Principal