For the first time in its 128 year history, St Joseph’s College has announced it will accept a limited number of day boy enrolments for Year 11 commencing in 2010.
A recent development to the College’s enrolment policy means a number of senior boys will be able to start at the College in 2010 as day students, rather than having to board at the school as has traditionally been required.
St Joseph’s College is renowned for being one of the largest boarding schools in the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 1881, it maintained a 100 per cent boarding population until 1996, when it permitted day boy enrolments in Year 7 only. Currently, around 70 per cent of students enrolled at the college are either weekly or full boarders.
Headmaster of St Joseph’s, Ross Tarlinton, said the decision to revise the current enrolment policy was in response to a very strong demand for a day enrolment option for senior students and in response to the College Strategic Plan.
“In recent years we have aimed to offer enrolment options that are appealing and flexible, and suit a wide range of families,” he said.
“The introduction of weekly boarding in 2006 was extremely successful, as was the introduction of day boy enrolments for Year 7 students. This newest development will help make St Joseph’s College even more accessible to families living in the local Sydney area.”
“We have an increasing demand for day students places in the junior years, and we feel adding this extra day student intake in Year 11 will provide more boys with the opportunity to enjoy a Joeys education.”
The limited Year 11 day boy intake will be criteria-based, with each applicant required to show evidence of his academic, sporting and cultural potential, as well as being a good all-round contributor in his current school.
St Joseph’s is now accepting enquiries for enrolments for 2010 and beyond. Go to the enrolments page for more information.
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