6 July 2018

Joey's Journal 10th edition 2018

News was released last Friday that Bishop Peter Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, has been appointed by Pope Francis as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Bishop Peter has been the Bishop of Broken Bay for the past three and a half years. He will take up stewardship of the Archdiocese on 1st August 2018, at 7pm, during a Solemn Mass and Reception at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. As a school community we congratulate Bishop Peter on his new position in the church and thank him for his work

2 July 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 has been a year of enormous achievement and success for the St Joseph's school community. 2017 also saw the celebration of our 50 Years of Catholic Education for Girls. Our celebration Mass and Show gave us the wonderful opportunity to reflect on our history and to celebrate the many amazing achievements of our school community.

22 June 2018

Joey's Journal 9th edition 2018

Last week I spent three days in Adelaide attending the annual Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) Principals conference. For some 13 years now the Principals of Josephite schools have gathered to renew, engage and recommit themselves to Josephite Education.

7 June 2018

Joey's Journal 8th edition 2018

Once a year our staff gather together for a Staff Spirituality Day. The purpose of this day is to build on our understanding and commitment to our faith as educators in a Catholic School. This year our Staff Spirituality Day will be held at St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre Kincumber on Friday 8th June.

25 May 2018

Joey's Journal 7th Edition 2018

Following on from Pentecost Sunday last week we celebrate Trinity Sunday this weekend as the first Sunday after Pentecost to honour the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the

11 May 2018

Joey's Journal 6th Edition 2018

Term 2 A very warm welcome back to Term 2 to all students and their families. I hope all students had a very relaxing and enjoyable break and are ready to commit themselves to achieve their very best throughout Term 2. As is always the case in schools, Term 1 was a very busy term with assessments, exams and class work all occupying much of our students’ time. The commitment many students showed to their studies as well as to the extra-curricular activities of the College ensured that Ter

6 April 2018

Joey's Journal 5th Edition 2018

I hope that all of our parents, students and staff enjoyed their recent four day Easter break and had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and to join with other Christians to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. On Holy Thursday we, as a school community, joined with St Edward’s to celebrate our Easter season with a very moving liturgy.

23 March 2018

Joey's Journal 4th Edition 2018

As we progress through the liturgical season of Lent we are asked to prepare ourselves for the most significant celebration in the Church calendar. This coming weekend we will celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, where he was welcomed by crowds worshipping Him and laying down palm leaves before Him.

9 March 2018

Joey's Journal 3rd Edition 2018

On Friday 16th March (Week 6) the College community will gather for Eucharist and a day of activities to celebrate the Feast Day of our patron, St Joseph. Joseph’s life was interesting and certainly challenging. We know Joseph was a compassionate and caring man. He was a man of faith, obedient to whatever God asked of him without knowing the outcome. Joseph respected God. He followed God's commands faithfully. Joseph is the patron of fathers, carpenters and social justice.

23 February 2018

Joey's Journal 2nd Edition 2018

While the start to the year has been very busy it has also been very productive. Already this term we have had students involved in Peer Mentoring, a Mary Macs visit, Coast Shelter volunteering, training for Year 7 IT devices, a Scholars Assembly, Valentine’s Day stalls, a JJAMM leaders conference and a number of class excursions and sporting competitions.

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

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