New Student Information

Changing school should be exciting but you might also feel a bit nervous. This is all perfectly normal as it will involve a lot of changes and new experiences. This page will hopefully help to explain some things that may be different, and answer some questions before you start school.  We invite you to view a brief video about what it is to be a 'Joey's Boy'. 

Welcome Evening Information Video Series for New Students

Click on each image to view our series of videos including information for new students and their families. 

Welcome to Your Place
College Principal, Mr Tony Paatsch


Meet your College Captain for 2021
Oscar - College Captain


Once a Joey's Boy, Always A Joey's Boy
Julie Cole - Fundraising & Alumni Coordinator


Starting at Secondary School
Simon Piasente - Head of Waterford (Years 7-8)


Uniform & Bus Travel Information
Simon Piasente - Head of Waterford


Welcome to Waterford
Brendan Reed - Head of Learning, Waterford


Making Year 7 a Memorable Experience
Meleah Zanos - Year 7 Coordinator


See you all on Orientation Day and in 2021!
Peter Malone - Year 7 Coordinator


My experience as a Year 7 student
Eric - Year 7 Student


Play All Videos
All videos in one playlist


Information for 2021 Enrolments

Parent Information Pack for 2021 Enrolment - Year 7 2021 Important Information

Click on the link below to access the Parent Information pack. This information includes important dates and fee information.  Please ensure you fill out and return the required forms to the College by Friday 4 December

Year 7 Transition Workbook

Students have been sent a copy of the Year 7 Transition Workbook in preparation for them beginning their journey.  We ask students to complete all sections on this workbook and bring it to Orientation Day. 
If you require a copy please refer to the download below. 

Booklist Information

A complete booklist is provided each year for our students. Our booklist supplier, Campion allows for online ordering and delivery. Year 7 booklist information is provided below: 

Boys and Reading 

Reading has obvious academic benefits and is particularly helpful in vocabulary development in children. Studies have shown a clear link between reading and the development of intelligence. Historically, boys read less than girls. Hence, it is important to develop strategies to empower and encourage boys to read. Download the guide below for more tips and information on encouraging reading. 

PAM - Parent Access Module

PAM is a way for parents to access our school intranet to view important information about their sons. New parents/carers will be emailed their username and password and instructions on how to use PAM. The PAM allows parents to have access to up to date assessment information as well as reports.


Operoo is a secure application where parents/carers store all the medical information for their sons. Parents and  carers share this information with the school. All excursions, camp permissions and information forms are distributed through the Operoo app and parents are able to sign permission forms via their smart phone or computer.

FAQ & Quick Reference for New Students and Families

Click on the images below to read further detailed information that is helpful to new students at the College. From wondering how to tie a tie, to finding out uniform, bus, Operoo or PAM information - it is all at your fingertips in our quick reference guide!

You may also wish to have a look around the rest of our website for more detailed information on each year level, wellbeing, leadership and more.

What to wear at SJC

Parent Access Module (PAM)
How to access PAM

What is Operoo?

Getting to and from school
buses, cars and bike travel

Student Handbooks
Information guides for new students

Ordering lunches

Class Times
When does the bell go?

College Houses
What are the Houses?

College Newsletter
News & events at SJC

Expectations & Procedures
What is expected of our students

Extra Curricular Activities
There's more than classrooms at SJC!

Finding your way around
Maps of the College

How to tie a tie
Master your school tie

Laptop Information
Computing at school

Late, unwell or on holiday
What to do if you aren't here

Locks & Lockers
How to open your lock

Parent Involvement
Join the fun at SJC!

Phones, Games and Messages
Using phones at school

Sustainability at SJC
Creating a greener future

Year 7 Camp
Get ready for adventure!

360 Degree Virtual Tour

Explore the key facilities and grounds of St Joseph's College Edmund Rice Campus and our Westcourt Campus. This virtual tour allows you to see a full 360 degree view, just click and drag around inside the image!