Advisory Council

The College Advisory Council provides advice and support to the Principal and the Staff of the College. Members of the College Council are valued for their wisdom and the contribution they make to the functioning of the College and work together to ensure that the Mercy Ethos underpins the life of the College.

COLLEGE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

Thank you for taking some time to learn more about our College’s operating principles and processes.

Guided by the Mercy ethos, St Joseph’s College adheres to seven core values: Spirituality, Excellence, Compassion, Justice, Hospitality, Community and Service.

Our College Advisory Council exemplifies the spirit of these seven values – it is an honour to serve the St Joseph’s College community in my capacity as Advisory Council Chairperson and this privilege is shared by my Council counterparts.

The Advisory Council’s composition provides a diverse and open forum to collaborate on matters that are important to St Joseph’s ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Open to parents and guardians of current students and guided by insightful College leadership, the College Advisory Council operates with respect, curiosity and humour to offer input and support to College leadership personnel on matters pertaining to policy, finances and future directions (among others).

If you believe you would make a positive contribution to this forum, I encourage you to make contact. Advisory Council terms are typically two years, with an option to extend, and vacancies are normally advertised at the end of each school year. We attend approximately six meetings per year (plus a few other official commitments).

It is hoped that all parents and guardians of St Joseph’s students will make an effort to become involved in the College community; the Advisory Council is one of many ways that you may choose to participate. These set a good example for our young adults and offer great insight into our St Joseph’s College culture.

Academic excellence drives St Joseph’s organisational structure and we are blessed with skilful leaders and passionate staff who are determined to support and guide our young adults as they embark on their journeys to independent adulthood.

Enhanced by quality sporting, artistic, spiritual, social and many other complementary programs, St Joseph’s College offers a well balanced model, designed to build on the foundations for a successful life that you create at home.

Charged with being truly representative of the parent body, your thoughts and expectations of the College are important.

I encourage you to make the most of the excellent access our College provides to express your views through mechanisms like, regular parent teacher events, principal’s teacup Tuesday and by contacting your student’s homeroom teacher. The members of the College Advisory council also welcomes you to seek us out and discuss College related matters.

Best regards

Greg Leslie –  Chairperson of St Joseph’s College Advisory Council

Please see document below for further information regarding the Advisory Council Constitution.

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