COLLEGE HISTORY AND MERCY ETHOS

In 1905, a small group of Sisters of Mercy came from Wentworth to Mildura and established a convent in a weatherboard building on the corner of Pine Avenue and Tenth Street.

Catholic secondary education commenced in Mildura in 1906 when the Sisters of Mercy began conducting classes in rooms attached to the original convent in Pine Avenue. The Certificate of Registration of a School dated 31st December 1906, indicates that sub-primary, primary and secondary classes were being conducted from the convent at the time.

In 1911 boarding school facilities were provided in Olive Avenue and in 1914 a new school was erected in Walnut Avenue. The first buildings of St Joseph’s College at its present site were opened in 1929.

Today the College has well equipped classrooms, science and computer laboratories, creative arts and design and technology complex, religious education centre, library, sports facilities, staff and student amenities.

Heritage Centre Opening Booklet 2015 (PDF)

PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE
Our Catholic School is committed to the development of the whole person, since in Christ all human values find their fulfilment and unity.  It is Christ who enables us, gives meaning to human life, and is the model we offer pupils.  Our commitment to Christ directs their thoughts, actions and will, according to the gospel.

The school community, parents, students and staff, will benefit from the experience of sharing their personal lives with God, discovering in the light of faith their specific vocation to live responsibly in a community with others.  In the daily life of the school, the pupils should learn that they are called to be a living witness to God’s love for them by the way they act.

Through individual subjects, the students are enabled to assimilate skills, knowledge, intellectual methods, and moral and social attitudes which help to develop their personalities and lead them to take their places as active members of the community.

“Their aim (Catholic schools) is not merely the attainment of knowledge but the acquisition of values and the discovery of truth”. (Vatican II)






ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE MILDURA FOUNDED IN 1906

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