Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Four

Teachers are truly amazing. You may think my opinion biased, but nearly everyone has a favourite teacher who made a lasting and positive impression on their lives. Our teachers do so much. Besides planning lessons and marking exams and assignments, they conduct...

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Three

Our motto, ‘Virtue Conquers’, reminds the members of our community that we attain real success by working hard and staying true to ourselves while respecting others. Last week, we recognised several virtuous student achievements from Term 3 during a special assembly...

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week Two

As it does every year, the Class of 2022’s time at the college swiftly comes to an end. This past Monday I met with the cohort to wish them well as they revise for their upcoming exams and set out the special plans we have for them on their final day. Each student...

Principal’s Blog – Term Four, Week One

Welcome to Term 4. The 2022 school year certainly feels as though it’s moving quite a bit more quickly than the previous two, most likely because so many aspects of pre-pandemic life have resumed. It’s been wonderful to see the students having so much fun at events...

Principal’s Blog – Term Three, Week Ten

Congratulations to everyone in our community for their hard work and dedication over the past ten weeks. Term 3 was a resounding success from start to finish. Whilst we faced our share of challenges as a result of illness, St Joseph’s College has emerged stronger than...

Principal’s Blog – Term Three, Week Nine

Greetings. This week, I began a four-week Mercy Immersion Program by visiting the first Mercy convent established outside of Ireland. Catherine McAuley herself founded the Bermondsey Convent in London in 1839. Now the home of the Sisters of Mercy Bermondsey Heritage...