14 September 2018

Joey's Journal 14th edition 2018

Year 12 Activities During Week 10 of this term we will have a number of activities to farewell our Year 12 students. Tuesday 25th September will be Year 12’s last day of lessons. On Thursday 27th September we will begin the day with a BBQ brunch for our Year 12 students, followed in the afternoon by a whole school farewell assembly (beginning at 1pm) to acknowledge the achievements of our Year 12 cohort. On Thursday evening we will celebrate with Year 12 their Graduation Mass and Awards

31 August 2018

Joey's Journal 13th edition 2018

Leadership Induction Assembly Over the past few weeks a process for electing new student leaders for 2019 has taken place. Our College Captain and Vice-Captains for 2019, Sophie Scott, Eliza Middleton and Zoe Rechberger-Carson, along with newly elected House Leaders, SRC leaders from each homeroom class in the school, our Peer Mentors and our Peer Tutors will all be acknowledged in their new roles at a special Leadership Induction Assembly on Tuesday 4th September.

20 August 2018

Joey's Journal 12th edition 2018

On Wednesday 15th August we celebrated the Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. It commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. Mary was the first and foremost disciple of Jesus, the one who agreed to become the mother of Jesus without knowing the consequences. She was the one who saw her innocent son tortured and crucified, the one who was faithful to God throughout her entire life

3 August 2018

Joey's Journal 11th edition 2018

On Wednesday 8th August, our school community will be celebrating the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop with a celebration of Eucharist at Saint Patrick’s Church, East Gosford at 1:30pm. All year groups from Year 7 to 10 will be attending. All students, with their Homeroom teachers, will be walking up to the church after lunch and then back to school in time for bus travel home.

6 July 2018

Joey's Journal 10th edition 2018

News was released last Friday that Bishop Peter Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, has been appointed by Pope Francis as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne. Bishop Peter has been the Bishop of Broken Bay for the past three and a half years. He will take up stewardship of the Archdiocese on 1st August 2018, at 7pm, during a Solemn Mass and Reception at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. As a school community we congratulate Bishop Peter on his new position in the church and thank him for his work

22 June 2018

Joey's Journal 9th edition 2018

Last week I spent three days in Adelaide attending the annual Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools (AJASS) Principals conference. For some 13 years now the Principals of Josephite schools have gathered to renew, engage and recommit themselves to Josephite Education.

7 June 2018

Joey's Journal 8th edition 2018

Once a year our staff gather together for a Staff Spirituality Day. The purpose of this day is to build on our understanding and commitment to our faith as educators in a Catholic School. This year our Staff Spirituality Day will be held at St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre Kincumber on Friday 8th June.

25 May 2018

Joey's Journal 7th Edition 2018

Following on from Pentecost Sunday last week we celebrate Trinity Sunday this weekend as the first Sunday after Pentecost to honour the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the

11 May 2018

Joey's Journal 6th Edition 2018

Term 2 A very warm welcome back to Term 2 to all students and their families. I hope all students had a very relaxing and enjoyable break and are ready to commit themselves to achieve their very best throughout Term 2. As is always the case in schools, Term 1 was a very busy term with assessments, exams and class work all occupying much of our students’ time. The commitment many students showed to their studies as well as to the extra-curricular activities of the College ensured that Ter

6 April 2018

Joey's Journal 5th Edition 2018

I hope that all of our parents, students and staff enjoyed their recent four day Easter break and had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and to join with other Christians to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. On Holy Thursday we, as a school community, joined with St Edward’s to celebrate our Easter season with a very moving liturgy.

23 March 2018

Joey's Journal 4th Edition 2018

As we progress through the liturgical season of Lent we are asked to prepare ourselves for the most significant celebration in the Church calendar. This coming weekend we will celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, where he was welcomed by crowds worshipping Him and laying down palm leaves before Him.

9 March 2018

Joey's Journal 3rd Edition 2018

On Friday 16th March (Week 6) the College community will gather for Eucharist and a day of activities to celebrate the Feast Day of our patron, St Joseph. Joseph’s life was interesting and certainly challenging. We know Joseph was a compassionate and caring man. He was a man of faith, obedient to whatever God asked of him without knowing the outcome. Joseph respected God. He followed God's commands faithfully. Joseph is the patron of fathers, carpenters and social justice.

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

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