To educate boys in the spirit of St Marcellin Champagnat for life, learning and leadership for the common good.
St Joseph's College is a Catholic school, educating 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.
1. Renewing our Marist vision
2. Respecting our Life-Giving Traditions
3. Responding adaptively to the challenges of humanity
A Catholic school
St Joseph’s College gives witness to the Archbishop’s charter for Catholic Schools in the archdiocese of Sydney by taking decisive action on:
- Furthering the evangelising mission of the Church
- Nurturing students’ love of learning
- Implementing the Archdiocesan Religious Education and Curriculum
- Encouraging students’ participation in and commitment to the Catholic life of the College and their parishes
- Teaching students to know, understand and act on Catholic social teaching
- Caring for students through an inclusive curriculum, pastoral care and student wellbeing policies and practices
- Giving priority to the enrolment of Catholic students
- Working with Parish Priests in nurturing in students a personal relationship with Jesus
- Employing staff who contribute to the Church’s mission
- Enhancing witness and Catholic practice of staff, students and families
In 2013, St Joseph’s College launched its Strategic Plan 2013+ to support and further the vision and mission of St Joseph’s by providing clear guidance for the future direction of the College as a Catholic school educating in a Marist way. The document, which was more than 12 months in the planning and involved extensive consultation with stakeholders, was a public commitment to the direction of the College over the following five to six years. In 2020, consultation for the next strategic plan, Towards Joeys’ Sesquicentenary, was undertaken with a number of focus groups being conducted among stakeholders, including teachers and parents, to assist in its planning and writing.
The plan will be the College’s roadmap for the next 10 years. It rests on three pillars: 1. Renewing the College’s Marist vision; 2. Respecting its life-giving traditions; and 3. Responding adaptively to the challenges of humanity. The plan’s five pursuits of excellence are: 1. Faith in Action; 2. Empowering learning; 3. Community and global awareness; 4. Active wellbeing; and 5. Responsible stewardship.