Please be aware that the College Office will be closed from:

12 noon -  Wednesday 20 December 2017
and will reopen Thursday 18 January 2018

Westcourt Campus Reception will be closed from Tuesday 12 December. 

All students return on Thursday 1 February 2018

The College office will shut from 12 noon on Wednesday 20 December and will reopen Thursday 18 January 2018.

St Moseph's Trivia night raising money for Men's Health. All Mo Bros and Mo Sistas are welcome. Only $10 entry, teams of up to 10 people. BYO food and drinks. Held in the Paul Tobias Centre staffroom.
Buy your tickets online:

https://www.trybooking.com/SQLQ

Later this month, St Joseph’s will raise awareness around mental health issues as part of mental health week. As part of this week, students and families will have the opportunity to see Screenagers – a film to help families find balance with the use of technologies and is the latest movie by filmmaker, Delaney Ruston.   

In Screenagers, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. 

Screenings will be held during school time for students and parents/carers are invited to attend a screening on Tuesday 31 October at 6:45 in the Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre (PAC). 

Tickets are available for free online for the event on 31 October: 

https://www.trybooking.com/SMGZ

The Years 7-10 Awards & Music Showcase will be held at Costa Hall on Thursday 30 November from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. 

Tickets are $10 each and will be available to purchase from GPAC. https://www.gpac.org.au/event/979/st-joseph-s-college-awards-music-showcase

All Year 7 students and award winners are required to attend. All other students, friends and families are welcome. 

 Year 7 students and award winners do not need to purchase a ticket. Parents will need to purchase a ticket.

 

Please join us for our annual Remembrance Mass, paying tribute to past students, staff and benefactors of the College.
The Mass will be held in the College Chapel at 10:00am to be followed by light refreshments.
All St Joseph's College current and past families and friends are welcome.


Give your VCE studies a BOOST!

Open to all VCE students in Geelong and district.

Lectures cover exam technique, sample exam questions and course overviews. Detailed lecture notes will be provided. 

Cost: $35 per Lecture
Lectures are held at St Joseph’s College Geelong, 135 Aphrasia Street, Newtown.

Book your sessions online:

ST JOSEPH'S VCE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTION AND A SPECIAL ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE CODE 
This will allow SJC students to book at a special rate. Any bookings by St Joseph's boys made without the code cannot be refunded. 



 www.trybooking.com/RVWF

Bookings must be finalised by: Wednesday 13 September 2017
For further information contact St Joseph’s College, Phone: (03) 5226 8100

Lectures Available: 

Saturday 23 September

LEGAL STUDIES
9:00am-12:00pm
PHYSICS
9:00am-12:00pm

Sunday 24 September

FURTHER MATHS
9:00am-12:00pm

SPECIALIST MATHS
9:00am-12:00pm
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
12:30pm-3:30pm

HISTORY REVOLUTIONS
(French & Russian)
12:30pm-3:30pm

CHEMISTRY
2:00pm-5:00pm


Give your VCE studies a BOOST!

Open to all VCE students in Geelong and district.

Lectures cover exam technique, sample exam questions and course overviews. Detailed lecture notes will be provided. 

Cost: $35 per Lecture
Lectures are held at St Joseph’s College Geelong, 135 Aphrasia Street, Newtown.

Book your sessions online:

ST JOSEPH'S VCE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTION AND A SPECIAL ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE CODE 
This will allow SJC students to book at a special rate. Any bookings by St Joseph's boys made without the code cannot be refunded. 


 www.trybooking.com/RVWF

Bookings must be finalised by: Wednesday 13 September 2017
For further information contact St Joseph’s College, Phone: (03) 5226 8100

Lectures Available: 

Saturday 23 September

LEGAL STUDIES
9:00am-12:00pm
PHYSICS
9:00am-12:00pm

Sunday 24 September

FURTHER MATHS
9:00am-12:00pm

SPECIALIST MATHS
9:00am-12:00pm
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
12:30pm-3:30pm

HISTORY REVOLUTIONS
(French & Russian)
 12:30pm-3:30pm
CHEMISTRY
2:00pm-5:00pm


Students are welcome to invite their families to attend the light dinner and Graduation Mass on the evening of Monday 23 October at 6.00pm at the Br O S Adams Centre (Gym). This celebration is considered the most important night in your son’s six year journey.  As this is a formal occasion, we ask that the students wear full winter school uniform. Please ensure that your son’s uniform is appropriately laundered. The formality of the occasion demands students look their very best. It is expected that all students will attend this occasion and we hope that all families will be able to join us. The Leadership, Service and Excellence Awards will be announced and presented on this special evening.

This is an ideal opportunity for students to invite extended family and friends to celebrate their Graduation from St Joseph's College, for those that have large families it may be impossible for everyone to come to the Valedictory Dinner due to restrictions on space. Therefore we recommend inviting a larger group to the Graduation Mass.

The College office will be closed for the second week of the Term 2 Holiday break from 10 -15 July and will reopen at the beginning of Term 3. 

Were you a Boarder at St Josephs College Geelong?
Or do you know somebody who was?
The College is inviting past Boarding Students to a Reunion Luncheon to be held on

Friday 4 August.

This is a special reunion to commemorate the 50 year anniversary since the Boarding House closed in 1967.  Share memories and laughs, find out who has changed and who hasn’t since leaving St Joey’s.
A tour of the College will commence at 11am followed by lunch in the Paul Tobias Centre at 12 noon. 
We hope to be able to track down past Joey’s Boarders so as they have the opportunity to catch up.
Price: SJOCA Members $15 Non-members $20
Drinks available at bar prices. 
Parking available on Queens Road. 

RSVP Form:

Fill out and return this form to the College or contact Julie Cole.

SJOCA reunion RSVP form 2017 SJOCA reunion RSVP form 2017 (117 KB)


For Bookings and Information Contact:
Julie Cole at St Joseph’s College Geelong
Ph: 52268149 Email: julie.cole@sjc.vic.edu.au
www.sjc.vic.edu.au

Students who attended the College up until 1977 are invited to a Reunion Lunch to be held on: 

Thursday 6 July 2017.

This is a special reunion for all students who attended the College prior to 1977.  Share memories and laughs, find out who has changed and who hasn’t since leaving St Joey’s.
A tour of the College will commence at 11am followed by lunch in the Paul Tobias Centre at 12 noon. 
We hope you are able to attend.
Price: SJOCA Members $15 Non-members $20
Partners are welcome. Drinks available at bar prices. Parking available on Queens Road. 

RSVP and book by downloading and filling out the form below or by contacting Julie Cole at the College.

Ph 5226 8149 Email: julie.cole@sjc.vic.edu.au

RSVP Form

SJOCA reunion RSVP form 2017 SJOCA reunion RSVP form 2017 (117 KB) 

Join us for a night of fine food, fashions and fun with friends on Thursday 21 September 2017

The highly anticipated Fashion Dinner is now on sale! The St Joseph's College Parents & Friends are excited to once again present this event - this year it is to be held in the new President's Room at Simonds Stadium. Enjoy a welcome drink followed by fine two course meal and then you can take a seat next to the runway for the fashions to begin! 

Funds raised will be used to support communities in Mannya and St Joseph's PS Kensekka, already this event and its proceeds have made a significant difference in the communities in Uganda - a trend which we hope to continue with your support.
 
 

This event has SOLD OUT!
thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets and supported this event

  




 

Triumph Festival Information

The students of St Joseph’s, Clonard, Sacred Heart and St Ignatius Colleges have organised an event, the Tri-UMPH Festival, to raise funds for and awareness of the need to eradicate poverty. The name Tri-UMPH reflects the coming together of the 4 schools triennially with the aim of Uniting to Make Poverty History. The major focus for the distribution of the funds raised by this event will be the “ Women Protection Program “ - a Caritas initiative aiming to protect and empower vulnerable women and children in East Timor.

The festival will take place at Clonard College (including some of our Westcourt campus) on Friday 15 September. Entertainment will be provided by a number of local artists and students. In addition to the music, a number of organisations with a youth and social justice focus eg. Headspace, Caritas and the Geelong Viqueque Friendship group will have information stalls operating.

Triumph Festival WILL be going ahead this Friday 

The Principals of the Geelong Catholic Secondary Schools and the TriUMPH organising committee have agreed that the TriUMPH music festival should proceed this Friday September 15 despite the possibility of inclement weather. 

In order to ensure that students are well prepared we ask that you note the following:
• Students are encouraged to wear or bring waterproof jacket or poncho and appropriate head wear;
• Sports uniform must be worn by all students, this is an important measure to assist supervision;
• Students may wish to bring something dry to sit on in the event of ground being damp;
• In the event of extremely heavy rain during the day students will have access to shelter within Clonard and St Joseph’s Westcourt campus; and
• Hot food will be available from food trucks however is likely to be in high demand so we strongly suggest that students bring their own lunch in addition to any purchases they might hope to make.
 All arrangements remain as previously advised. We look forward to a wonderful day.

Transport:

Most St Joseph’s students who would normally arrive at school by bus will still do so. When they arrive at St Josephs there will be a series of Loop buses which will then run them to Clonard. Non-bus traveling students will also be able to board a number of ‘shuttle’ buses that will be operating from 8:30-9am between the Edmund Rice (Newtown) and Westcourt campuses. These shuttles will be leaving from our Aphrasia St bus set down area. Immediately upon arrival at Westcourt, your son is to make his way to Tullow Hall to have his name marked off the roll by his Year Level Coordinator.

Due to traffic congestion at and around Clonard on this day we advise you to avoid the precinct if you can however should you wish to drive or drop your children off at Clonard instead of going to St Josephs then please drop your son off several blocks away to aid the traffic flow.

At the conclusion of the day and regardless of how close they live to Clonard, ALL students (except Westcourt students) are required to board a shuttle bus and return to the Edmund Rice (Newtown) campus to attend Homeroom for a roll call. Parental support in this is appreciated to avoid errors in role marking. Your son will be dismissed at 3:20pm and afternoon buses will be operating as normal.

Attendance, roll marking and required uniform:

All students are expected to attend this event wearing their correct College Sports uniform. If a student has purchased a printed “Tri-UMPH” t-shirt prior to the day, this may be worn as a replacement for the sports shirt.  

St Joseph’s students will need to have their attendance immediately marked on arrival in Tullow Hall (Westcourt students will attend Homeroom as normal). Should a student be unable to attend the festival due to a medical or other serious reason, we ask that you discuss this with your son’s Year Level Coordinator. 

Valuables and Food:

It is not possible to store bags or take responsibility for valuables brought on the day, so we encourage students not to bring these to the festival. A range of food stalls and food vendors will be operating but, with almost 5000 people present, there may be some delays in serving everyone so students may choose the option of bringing their own snacks and lunch on the day.

If you have any questions regarding the day, please visit the TriUMPH website ( www.triumphmusicfestival.weebly.com ) before contacting your son’s homeroom teacher or Year Level Coordinator.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the event, please contact megan.evans@clonard.catholic.edu.au

We would also like to say a huge thankyou to all the sponsors who have helped make this event possible:

• K-rock

• GHANDA

• Buxton East Geelong

• Geelong Branch – Blue Light Disco

• Rodrick Insurance Brokers

• Evologic Technology 

• Ocean Grove Blinds and Awnings

• Arthur Reed Photography

• Sian Pritchard

To all of our fathers, male guardians, grandfathers, brothers, and any ‘male mates or mentors’,You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Father’s Day Breakfast which will be held on Friday 1 September, from 7:30 - 8:30am in the Br OS Adams Gym.
A hot breakfast is supplied on the morning (bacon & egg roll, tea, coffee and fruit), making this a wonderful opportunity to interact with your son, his peers, 
other fathers and teaching staff.  
There is no cost, this is our way of saying thank you to the male role models that play a part in the lives of our students.
RSVP is essential so we can properly cater for the breakfast. 


VCAL students will be selling some tasty treats for Dads at a Father's Day stall at the breakfast- so bring some spare change to grab some hot chilli sauce or beef jerky!

RSVP has now closed for this event.

We look forward to seeing you there

TIME & SPACE FOR MOTHERS AND SONS

Year 7 Mother and Son Evening
Tuesday 25 July 2017

Br O.S. Adams Centre (Gym) 

6.45pm for a 7.00pm start (finish by 9.15pm)

St Joseph’s College Geelong is delighted to offer you an opportunity to experience a lifetime memory with your son at the annual ‘Mother and Son’ Night.
This innovative single evening program is an event we have planned especially for our Year 7 students and their mothers (or female mentors). We think that this is a great time to bring you together.

This rare opportunity will stay with you forever.
Times of transition can be a major event in our boys’ lives. As their ride on the adolescent roller coaster continues, their teenage years fly by. They are growing up and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and the joys being faced by you and them is one not to be missed.


To register please:
Visit the link http://bit.ly/SJC-2017
Or email sjc.mums@book.time-space.com.au
This helps with our activity planning for the session.
This session is exclusive to Year 7.
If you have any other enquiries, please call
Director of Identity Rachel Roche on (03) 5226 8176.
We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and not all mothers can attend an evening such as this. A female mentor such as a grandmother, aunt or family friend is welcome to attend.

SENIOR YEARS  SUBJECT EXPO & INFORMATION EVENING 

Wednesday 19 July, 2017. 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Br O S Adams Gym, St Joseph’s College Geelong
  • Senior school subject displays and information booths
  • Information sessions on Senior School programs and pathways repeated every half hour located in various rooms adjoining the Gym. 
  • Representatives and displays from major Universities
  • Parents, Carers & students welcome. Come one come all!

The SJC Parents & Friends will be hosting a Trivia Night at 7:00pm on Friday 28 July.

All friends and family are welcome to come along for a fun night out with some great prizes!

  • Tables seat up to 10.
  • BYO drinks and nibbles.
  • Tickets only $20 each.

The P&F is contributing $5,000 to music and science equipment at St Joseph's College. 

Book online: 

www.trybooking.com/LSKI


“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -  Edgar Degas


The ACC is proud to present its third Art & Technology Exhibition in 2017. The event returns to Federation Square where we held our first exhibition back in 2013 and this event promises to be the best one yet.

Exhibition Details:
 The Atrium and Deakin Edge, Fed Square Melbourne
 Wednesday May 31st – Sunday June 4th
 Open 10am – 5pm daily
 Free entry and all welcome

The exhibition features over 200 works from students across 12 ACC member schools, ranging from Years 7 – 12. This event showcases the incredible talents that our students possess, coupled with their creative flair and unique insights.



“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -  Edgar Degas


The ACC is proud to present its third Art & Technology Exhibition in 2017. The event returns to Federation Square where we held our first exhibition back in 2013 and this event promises to be the best one yet.

Exhibition Details:
 The Atrium and Deakin Edge, Fed Square Melbourne
 Wednesday May 31st – Sunday June 4th
 Open 10am – 5pm daily
 Free entry and all welcome

The exhibition features over 200 works from students across 12 ACC member schools, ranging from Years 7 – 12. This event showcases the incredible talents that our students possess, coupled with their creative flair and unique insights.



St Joseph's Football & Netball Club and the Michael Carmody Foundation present a Carnival Gala Night hosted by Nick Maxwell. 

Tickets available online: www.trybooking.com/281188


Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr (AO) will be visiting the College on 1 June for a community evening. Miriam is an Aboriginal Elder from Nauiyu (Daly River). She is a renowned artist, activist, writer and public speaker. Come along as Miriam shares her message and story, there will also be an auction of some of Miriam's exquisite artwork on the night. All funds go towards the Miriam Rose Foundation supporting their work in the Daly River community.

Purchase your tickets to the event online:




The official ‘changeover of uniform’ date is Monday 8 May (after Activities Week) for all students to be wearing their Winter uniform. A reminder that the Winter uniform includes the blazer as the outer garment to and from school each day and a long-sleeve grey shirt, top-buttoned up with the College tie. More information can be found by clicking the following link:  

Uniform .
An opportunity for parents and staff to acknowledge and celebrate their sons’ achievements. Parents of Year 9 students are invited to participate in workshops and presentations which are led and facilitated by the students. Come and visit the campus and witness some of the programs in action.

workshops from:


10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm & 12:30pm
Limit 20 People per workshop
 Duration for each workshop: 30 minutes followed by 30 minute tour through the campus and other subject areas (including your son’s core subjects, Enrichment subjects, RE and Rite Journey). 

workshops: 

  • LET'S BUILD SOMETHING/ DIY GUITAR 
  • FOCUS ON FOOD 
  • RC CAR 
  • ADVENTURE RACE 
  • PLANET GREEN 
  • BRAND IT
  • CHINESE 
  • ITALIAN 
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE

A Sausage sizzle will be held for lunch. 

Bookings Essential - no cost

Book your sessions online:

Were you the class clown? The debating champion? A footy fan?
A handy downball player? Aspiring actor? Did you swap lunches?
Did you spend far too much time in detention?

Whatever your high school aspirations were, it’s always great to catch up with past friends. Share memories and laughs, find out who has changed and who hasn’t since leaving St Joey’s. Get in touch with classmates and invite them along for a casual get together at the College.
On Saturday 27 May 2017 at 7:00pm
Reunion Year Groups:
1977, 1982,1987,1992,1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 & 2016.
Past students & staff only.
Venue:
Tour of the College at 6-7pm followed by reunion in the
Br OS Adams Centre (gym) from 7-10.30pm.
St Joseph’s College Geelong, 135 Aphrasia Street, Newtown.
Cost:
$15 per head includes finger food (pay at the door)
$20 per head for non- SJOCA members. Drinks at bar prices.
Dress:
Smart casual.
Bus:
Will be available to take groups into Central Geelong.
Bus departs at: 10pm
Bookings Essential:
Please book by Wednesday 24 May. Book your ticket online
by visiting:  www.trybooking.com/NTT
For further information contact Kristen Gleeson at the College.
Phone: 5226 8120 or Email: kristen.gleeson@sjc.vic.edu.au

 



RSVP for this event is NOW CLOSED.



Enquiries contact Adele Wilson 

adele.wilson@sjc.vic.edu.au 

If you were unable to attend our recent Open Day and would be interested in taking a tour of the College before Year 7 for 2018 enrolments close on Friday 19 May, we invite you to register to attend our College at Work Tour on Thursday 11 May.

The Tour will leave from the Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre at St Joseph's College Geelong Edmund Rice Campus and will last for approximately 1 hour. Parking will be available on Queens Road, the most direct way to enter the College for tours is via Queens Road Gate 5.

Tours will last for approximately 1 hour. We ask that you pre-register to attend to ensure there will be a place for you on the tour. Parents/carers, family members and students are welcome. 

Registrations for the College at Work Tour 2017 are now closed . 


Don't miss your chance to win a Thermomix! The St Joseph's College Parents & Friends are running a raffle to be drawn at the Mother's Day Mass - so grab your tickets before 15 May to get in the draw.

Click below to buy your tickets:

https://www.rafflelink.com.au/p-and-f-thermomix


2017 Formal Valedictory Dinner

The date for the Valedictory Dinner is Thursday 23 November 2017 and will be a formal sit down dinner. The function will commence at 6.00pm at Simonds Stadium, Geelong and conclude by 11.00pm. Photos will be available to be taken from 5.00pm however doors to the dining area will not be open until 6.45pm. All graduates must assemble in the downstairs foyer at 6.40pm sharp.
The Valedictory will be two course dinner including a drink on arrival and then drinks at bar prices. The terms of the licence include: that no alcohol may be brought into the stadium and that students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The night is one of celebration for students, families and staff to appropriately acknowledge the achievements of the past 6 years. Security insist that entry is by ticket only (so don’t forget yours). Students who leave the stadium may not be permitted re-entry. If your son has not completed the College’s compulsory community service hours, they will not be able to attend the Valedictory Dinner. Any bookings made in this situation will be refunded.

Ticket Purchases

Each student has a maximum of 4 tickets

allocated for the Valedictory Dinner. This allocation is for the student plus three guests. The ticket limit will ensure each student has a fair opportunity to bring guests to the dinner as there is limited space at the venue.  Any booking that deliberately exceeds the 4 ticket allocation will risk their booking being cancelled. 

NO EXTRA TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE this is a large year level and to fit everyone in the venue means we are restricted to strictly 4 tickets each

All ticket sales will be completed online 

www.trybooking.com/RMPK
Tables will seat strictly 12 people.  On Monday 28 August at 6.30pm, the ticket sales will be open. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book early to secure your preferred seating arrangement.This will be monitored for a fair ticket allocation.Tickets are $80 each for students and guests. Payment and purchase is via the the Valedictory Trybooking website (www.trybooking.com/RMPK). 
Ticket sales close Friday 3 November at 12pm.

 If you have any questions in regards to the ticket allocation or any other queries please don’t hesitate to contact Adele on 5226 8122 or email: adele.wilson@sjc.vic.edu.au

 

Recommendation if you wish to sit on the same table as friends:

As there is a strict 4 ticket limit, you will be unable to book an entire table. If you have a particular person you wish to share a table with, it is recommended that you discuss with them before you book as to which table number you would like to select. Then arrange for both parties to book online at the same time and have both parties select the same table as their seating option.  Booking early will give you maximum chance of finding enough seats available for this purpose. 

Valedictory Photos

A professional photographer, MSP Photography, will be in attendance at the Valedictory if you wish to have photographs taken of yourself/partner/family members/graduate groups. Photos may be viewed and ordered through MSP website through “Client Galleries” of which proof images will be available 2-3 days after the event.

Suit Purchase Offer

Eddy Elias Menswear is offering a St Joseph’s College Graduants Suit Package for any students or their families who would like to purchase a suit. Details of this offer will be included with this information package.

Suit Hire

The dress code is suit and tie. Students are welcome to wear their own suit or hire from Brown’s Mensland. Suit hire payments are to be made directly to Brown’s Mensland, 158 - 164 Pakington Street, Geelong West (03) 5229 2332 on collection of your suit. Payment is NOT to be made at the school office. Suits MUST BE RETURNED by 4.00pm on Saturday 25 November to receive ($40) bond. Any late return or damage to the suits will be the responsibility of the student. NO BONDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR LATE RETURN.


An invitation to join us for a night ‘Under the Dome’ for the Foundation Celebration Dinner
Thursday 16 November
WURDI YOUANG ROOM GEELONG LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTRE
Wurdi Youang, is a unique space with inspiring architecture and north-facing balcony with scene-stealing views over Geelong. 
Arrival from 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks before a delicious 2 course dinner at 7.00pm with beverages included. 
Tickets: $65      Dress Code: Smart Casual
Bookings/RSVP: Must be finalised by Wednesday 8 November
Book online: www.trybooking.com/RYJQ

For information please contact: Kristen Gleeson

Ph: 5226 8120
Email: kristen.gleeson@sjc.vic.edu.au


St Joseph's College Parents & Friends Bring A Friend Night

Tuesday 18 July from 6:30pm in the Paul Tobias Centre Staffroom.

We would love to see everybody bring a guest along who may be a new parent to SJC this year or who may not have attended a Parents & Friends meeting before. All are welcome, the more the merrier! Come along for a chat, find out a bit more about what the P&F do at SJC and enjoy a quiet bite and a drink on the evening. All parents and carers are welcome. The evening should conclude by 8:00pm.

RSVP for catering including names for guests directly to Kristen Gleeson

email: kristen.gleeson@sjc.vic.edu.au

Ph: 5226 8120

 

A warm invitation is extended to parents & carers of new students to the Colleg to attend an important gathering on Tuesday evening 7 March 2017. This welcome evening is for parents/carers of new students only and we do not expect students to attend. 

The evening will be held in the Br O S Adams Centre (gymnasium) and will commence at 7pm and we expect it to conclude approximately 8.30. Guests are asked to be seated prior to 7pm.

For Year 7 parents/carers this will be followed by time in your son’s homeroom with his homeroom teacher and subject teachers. 

For new parents/carers of Years 8-12 you will meet Mr Michael Goss, the Director of Curriculum and Mrs Gemma Gray, the Transition Coordinator following the presentation in the gymnasium. This opportunity will provide everyone with an overview of the expectations of students, answer any queries you may have and inform you of arrangements and expectations relating to transition and Activities Week. 

Even though some of you might have had a boy at St Joseph’s previously and have attended similar meetings before, we ask you to remember that each of your sons is different, and we would like to emphasise how important it is for them to see you involved and taking an interest in their education.

Car parking will be available on Queens Road and O’Driscol Oval with the Br O S Adams Centre located on Queens Road. Enter via Gate 6.  

RSVP your attendance

We ask that you RSVP if you can or cannot attend the evening by filling out the form below:

* Required









Calling all musicians or students who would like to give music a try at SJC - come along to our Music Information Evening in the Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre (SJC Edmund Rice Campus) on Monday 13 February from 7:00 - 8:00pm. 

The evening is aimed at recruiting and receiving enrolments for the 2017 Junior Academy Band, along with giving students a chance to meet with our Instrumental teachers before they enrol for individual music lessons.  

The Junior Academy Band is open for Primary School boys and also to boys from other year levels of the College who may wish to begin learning an instrument, this is a great place to start your musical journey.  The evening will commence with a performance by the Senior Band followed by a chance for boys to try out all of the band instruments.

St Joseph’s College Geelong is delighted to offer you an opportunity to experience a lifetime memory with your son at the annual ‘Father and Son’ Evening.

This innovative single evening program is part of some special transition events that we offer our Year 8 students and it is happening here in our school community on the evening of Wednesday 8 March.

Media attention often feasts on the reality that some famous sportsmen and celebrities fall short of being good ‘role-models’ to our boys but we are confident that the best role-models are much closer to home.

‘Stepping Up’ taps the very best resources in our own school community – the dads (or grandfathers, older brothers or uncles) of our boys. Be part of this innovative single evening program that gives a signpost to each boy about the best ways he can ‘step up’ to be a good man. This is a great night for the boys as they witness their fathers discussing what it means to them to be a dad (or mentor) and the importance of showing their son what a good man is. We are bringing Bill Jennings to our school to facilitate this unique experience for you. Bill is the creator and founder of ‘Time & Space’ (www.time-space.com.au), a service he has developed to give people just that – ‘time and space’ for parents and their children to share important moments together in a school community setting.

This program has a whole range of memorable moments that include carefully guided interactions with other fathers and their sons. Fathers will emerge from the night reassured and impressed by the way our students are able to speak up and share insights about their life. And be assured that the night is fun too! It is full of activities and conversations that will make us smile.

Come along and enjoy a unique gift – dedicated time with each other in the midst of the special community atmosphere that we have here at St Joseph’s College.

To register please: 

Visit the link http://bit.ly/SJC-2017
Or email sjc.dads@book.time-space.com.au
This helps with our activity planning for the session.
This session is exclusive to Year 8.
If you have any other enquiries, please call
Director of Identity Rachel Roche on (03) 5226 8176.

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes. If a boy’s father is not able to attend a grandfather, uncle or other male mentor is welcome.


St Joseph’s College and Basils Farm

Proudly present a partnership in food production, 
permaculture, sustainability and community involvement. 

You are invited to the project launch
on Thursday 23 February 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

The event will include: 
• Wine tasting
• Tasting platters
• Live music
• Student induction
• Staff and parent introduction to the program
RSVP by Tuesday 14 February
to Peter Adams. Email: peter.adams@sjc.vic.edu.au

Notice of Annual General Meeting 

St Joseph’s College Old Collegians Association

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the St Joseph’s College Geelong Old Collegians Association will be held at St Joseph's College, 135 Aphrasia Street, Newtown on Monday 27 March 2017 at 6:00 pm in the College Board Room.

Ordinary Business :

To receive and accept the Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
To receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements and reports of the Chairman and Treasurer.
To consider the retirement of the current Committee and the election of a new Committee.

Other Business :

To transact any other business which may legally be brought before the meeting.

At the conclusion of the meeting refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP your attendance to Kristen.gleeson@sjc.vic.edu.au or on 5226 8120

By order of the Committee,


The 2017 Annual General Meeting for our Parents and Friends group will be held at 7:00pm in the College Board Room, first floor, adjacent to the staff room in the Paul Tobias Centre. 

All St Joseph's parents/carers are welcome to attend. 

You're invited to the Opening of an inspiring exhibition of work from past students who have opened the door into a career in the visual arts. Artists include: Anthony Baldasso, Charbel Bousejean, Jackson Davies, Peter Gyulavary (dec), Ren Inei, Nick Jahnecke & Nicholas Mangan. To be held in the Mrs Pat Bourke Gallery, St Joseph's College Geelong. RSVP to Simon Cahir for opening night: simonc@sjc.vic.edu.au


Grab some mates for a "Day on the Greens" at the Associated Cold Tread Tyres & St Joseph's College Golf Day!
Play at the magnificent 13th Beach Golf course, Ambrose style competition (teams of 5 - if you don't have 5 players you may be matched with other players) All abilities welcome. 

Includes Breakfast and Lunch. Open to staff, students, past students, friends and families of SJC. 

Book your tickets online:

https://www.trybooking.com/TFKX

We are holding our first round of Parent/Student/Teacher interviews on THURSDAY 30 MARCH from 4pm – 7-pm and again on FRIDAY 31 MARCH from 9am – 12pm (student free day) in the Br O.S. Adams Gymnasium. There are no bookings for these interviews which we have found to be the best method for allowing parents to see the maximum number of teachers. Interviews should only be for five minutes. If parents require longer, they are encouraged to make an alternative appointment.  It is expected that students will accompany their parents to the interviews, introduce them to the teacher and participate in the discussion about their learning. Located in the Gym will be our Careers Advisor Karen Shum and our VET Coordinator Jarrod Gore who are available for ten minute meetings. 
We are holding our first round of Parent/Student/Teacher interviews on THURSDAY 30 MARCH from 4pm – 7-pm and again on FRIDAY 31 MARCH from 9am – 12pm (student free day) in the Br O.S. Adams Gymnasium. There are no bookings for these interviews which we have found to be the best method for allowing parents to see the maximum number of teachers. Interviews should only be for five minutes. If parents require longer, they are encouraged to make an alternative appointment.  It is expected that students will accompany their parents to the interviews, introduce them to the teacher and participate in the discussion about their learning. Located in the Gym will be our Careers Advisor Karen Shum and our VET Coordinator Jarrod Gore who are available for ten minute meetings. 

Edmund Rice Day is the College Celebration Day. Students come together to participate in a full College Mass, followed by a fun run down at Queens Park and then an afternoon full of fun activities. The finale for the day is the Staff vs Student Gaelic Football match.

Edmund Rice Day raises money for communities in Africa and Edmund Rice Camps in Australia. 

Information about Edmund Rice Day and donation packs are being sent home - all students who return their donations before the day will have free access to all activities. 

 

 

St Joseph's College holds one Open Day each year which allows families and prospective students the opportunity to visit and tour the College facilities.

Open Day 2017 will be held on Monday 20 March with tours running from 9am-12noon and from 4pm - 6:30pm. We ask that you pre-register to attend Open Day to ensure that you can join a tour. Fill out the form below to pre-register.

From 9am - 12noon - Student guided tours will be running during normal school program with last tour leaving 11.30am.

From  4pm - 6:30pm - Student and staff guided tours of the facilities will be running with last tour leaving 6.00pm

Tours will be running every 15 minutes leaving from the Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre. Parking is available on Queens Road, enter via Gate 5. 

There is no need to specify which tours you will be attending on the day, you are welcome to attend when it is convenient to you. The whole family is welcome.

We look forward to showing you around our College!


REGISTER FOR OPEN DAY

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Family of a current student
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9am -12noon
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Read all of the event information for Athletics Day - get involved and earn points for your House!

Book your sessions online (no cost). Detailed descriptions for each session are listed below.

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WELLBEING PRESENTATION SESSION INFORMATION:

Study Skills - Elevate Education
St Joseph’s engage Elevate Education to run three study skills sessions as part of the Senior Years Wellbeing program.
Year 10 - Student Elevation      Year 11 – Study Sensai  Year 12 – Ace Your Exams
The parent session will provide an overview of the skills that are being covered in the student class sessions including time management, goal setting, motivation, study timetabling, managing distractions and general advice for parents about how to support and implement effective study at home. There will also be opportunities to ask questions or seek particular advice.

Motivating Teens - Success Integrated
St Joseph’s engage Success Integrated to run three student achievement sessions as part of the Senior Years Wellbeing program.
Year 10 – Pathways  Year 11 – Positive Mindset Year 12 – The Finishing Line
This session is specifically geared for parents with teenagers and concentrates on how a parent can build their child’s self-confidence so that they reach their fullest potential as well as how to motivate their child to achieve both academically & in life.

Promoting Good Mental Health during VCE – College Psychologists
This session will be led from St Joseph’s College’s psychologists Joanne Chappell, Mari Portaro and Sarah Hanley.  Many students flourish during their VCE years, describing them as their best school years while others may experience some challenges with their mental health.  The relationship between mental health and academic achievement is well documented and this session aims to provide you with an understanding of what parents can do to support good mental health in their sons during the VCE years.  Parents will leave the session with further insight into how to assist your son to both savour his final school years and to work towards his desired goals. 

‘Love the Game’ Gambling School Education Program – Kelly McGovern (Bethany)
Kelly McGovern, representing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will deliver a  session aimed to assist in raising awareness about the changing gambling environment and ultimately help young people  overcome the new challenges these changes present. Never before has gambling been so heavily promoted and accessible, especially through sport. This makes it feel like a normal part of the game and harder for students to recognise potential harm. Kelly will be involved in our Senior Years Wellbeing program and will help our boys love the game, not the odds and develop healthy and informed attitudes to gambling.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness – Leading Senior Constable Andy Brittain
Communities, parents and the government share a responsibility to ensure that children and young people are aware of the possible consequences of drug and alcohol use and know where to go if they need help. Research shows that young people look to their parents for advice about drugs and alcohol and value their parent's point of view. Andy works closely with St Joseph’s as a Police liaison officer and talks proactively with our boys about drugs and alcohol as part of our Senior Years Wellbeing program.

Cyber safety Bullying – Leading Senior Constable Robbie Noggler 
Robbie is well known around Geelong as he speaks to thousands of students about Cybersafety and Bullying. This year Robbie won the category of Worker - Working with Young People Award which recognises individuals that are working with young people. Robbie’s sessions on Cyber Safety and Bullying explore cyber bullying, digital footprints, being safe online, bystanders, using social media sites, some safety tips, meta data and using your devices near your parents. The more parents/carers are in tune with these issues the better.