Headmaster’s Country Visits

Keeping the Country in the College

In 2017 the Headmaster, Mr Ross Tarlinton, and a team of Joeys staff will be visiting the following regions around NSW to touch base with the Joeys community and meet with prospective families:

22 May Armidale
Venue: Private home (details on booking)
Time: 7.00pm–9.30pm
View invitation
23 May Coffs Harbour
Venue: Private home (details on booking)
Time: 7.00pm–9.30pm
View invitation
24 May Port Macquarie
Venue: The Beach House, 2 Horton Street, Port Macquarie (please note change of venue)
Time: 7.00pm–9.30pm
No charge – stay for a drink or dinner
RSVP to sglenn@joeys.org
View invitation
25 May 

Customs House Hotel, Collectors Room, 1 Bond Street, Newcastle
Time: 7.00pm–9.30pm
View invitation

Completed visits

20 March


21 March


22 March


23 March


When Marcellin Champagnat founded the Marist Brothers in 1817, he did so to educate the youth in rural France. Consequently, from its earliest days, the education of boys from rural and remote areas has been at the core of St Joseph’s College. Certainly, country boys outnumbered city boys in the very first cohort of Joeys students who came to Hunters Hill in 1881. Today, despite more than 136 years of change and growth, country families remain vital to maintaining our traditions.

The 2017 Headmaster’s Country Visits will build upon the success of the 2016 visits. They will provide the opportunity for the Headmaster and other SJC staff to connect with regional and rural families in their home towns. During the visits Ross Tarlinton would like to update you on current and planned developments at the College and to explain our Boys from the Bush bursary program. Prospective families are very welcome to attend these events.

Each evening Ross, the Head of Boarding, John Reading, and other College staff will host a casual Joeys gathering in family homes and other venues. Each afternoon staff will be available to meet with prospective families or catch-up with current and former families and Old Boys in person.

Book to attend an event at the Joeys online shop.

To arrange an interview with the Headmaster contact Joanne Wilson:
 T +61 2 9816 0958  E events@joeys.org