St Joseph’s College has a proud reputation as one of Australia’s leading independent Catholic schools. For 140 years, our College has educated boys to become confident, intelligent and compassionate young men, capable of making a valuable contribution to their world.
The College was founded by the Marist Brothers in 1881 and Catholic faith values are central to everything we do. We strive to provide boys with a quality education that draws faith, culture and life into harmony. We give boys access to exceptional learning opportunities within a caring, compassionate and highly supportive Christian environment.
The St Joseph’s College community celebrates learning, recognises achievement and rewards those who continually strive to do their best. It is important to encourage our young people along their journey of learning and growth, so they are compelled to use their talents in the service of others. We endeavour to help them develop their skills, along with a strong sense of social justice, so they will make a positive difference to their community, their nation and their world. Our Catholic faith values and our Marist spirit underpin everything we do and set us apart from other educational institutions.
A distinctive feature of the College is the strong sense of community spirit that unites students, families, Old Boys and staff.
As members of the Joeys family, we work together towards common goals and hold the spirit of St Joseph’s close to our heart. The very strong sense of belonging is strengthened by the never-ending support and encouragement that exists within the Joeys community. It is a unique experience that is humbling and a true honour.
St Joseph’s prides itself on being a comprehensive College where students of a wide range of abilities are given opportunities to achieve their full potential. We focus on providing boys with a balanced education, incorporating a range of learning, spiritual, physical and recreation experiences. Joeys is renowned for its outstanding academic, cultural and sporting achievements and links to the local and international community and rural Australia.
Today’s schools are places of fast-paced, individually tailored learning. Students use tools that were invented less than a decade ago, and embrace new technologies quickly and easily. They demand instant access to information, and have such advanced skills that it could be easy to forget our students are still adolescents learning to deal with issues and problems that – in today’s society – are increasingly complex. At Joeys, we strive to provide a balance that caters for boys’ learning needs in this age of technology.
The students are at the heart of everything we do at the College. We are here to help boys – entrusted to us by their families – find genuine fulfilment, happiness and security in their lives. Our support and encouragement goes far beyond the time students leave us at graduation. As a College community, we take great joy and strength from our ongoing relationship with our Old Boys and their families. To be part of the Joeys family is truly a gift for life.
Ross Tarlinton OAM
Vision and purpose
At St Joseph’s College, we educate boys of character and soul, guiding them with the example of Jesus Christ to be capable and compassionate young men, taking their place with confidence and integrity in their families, their communities and their workplaces.
St Joseph’s College is a Catholic school in the Marist tradition. Our vision is to educate boys for life, learning and leadership for the common good, and we reaffirm the values and traditions of a supportive, non-selective learning and Catholic faith environment.
We commit to excellence in an integrated program of teaching and learning, co-curricular activities and pastoral care that seeks out, tests and affirms the best in each boy.
It is our heartfelt mission to provide exceptional education and care for boys. Our priority is to be known as a modern and successful school, building upon our great traditions, values and the strength of our community.