Headmaster’s Country Visits

Keeping the Country in the College

In 2018 the Headmaster, Dr Chris Hayes, 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:

9 May Orange
Details and invitation TBA
10 May Mudgee
Details and invitation TBA
18 May Dubbo
Coinciding with the Boarding Schools Expo
Details and invitation TBA
13 June  Southern Highlands
Details and invitation TBA
14 June  Griffith
Details and invitation TBA
15 June 

Wagga Wagga
Coinciding with the Boarding Schools Expo
Details and invitation TBA

20 August  Tamworth
Details and invitation TBA
21 August  Moree
Details and invitation TBA
22 August  Newcastle
Details and invitation TBA

International Visits

3-7 October


24 October


26 October

Hong Kong

26 October Shanghai






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 2018 Headmaster’s Country Visits will build upon the success of the 2017 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 Dr Chris Hayes 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 Dr Chris Hayes, the Head of Boarding, 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.

Booking information and event registration TBA

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