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MOUNT ST JOSEPH GIRLS’ COLLEGE


The college offers a Christian environment in which girls receive a comprehensive, quality and global education that meets the high demands of industry. Students are offered opportunities to excel in VCE, VET, VCAL and the college is a provider of the Cisco Certified Network Associates Certificate. It also integrates the pursuit of academic excellence with Christian values and the pastoral care of each student.

Facilities: Facilities include: new Visual Arts and Information Technology buildings; new Performing Arts Centre including music, drama, music computer facilities and instrumental tuition rooms; new gymnasium; well-equipped laboratories for Science, Cisco, Textiles and Food Technology; internet and intranet facilities; Information Resource Centre with additional computer facilities; six computer laboratories and a serene chapel.

Curriculum: A flexible and diverse curriculum allows students to create their own personalised curriculum program, with a range of core and specialist subjects. There are special ESL programs for International students. The LOTE subjects offered are Japanese, Italian and French. Strong faith development and pastoral programs exist for Years 7 to 12. Other programs include the Enhanced Learning program (Years 7 to 10), the Bridges program in Year 8 and the Horizons program from Years 7 to 9. In Year 10, students are also challenged with VCAL, VCE and VET subjects.

Extra-curricular activities: All students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities at school, inter-school and interstate levels, including: school sports carnivals; inter-school athletics, swimming, netball, basketball, tennis, softball, indoor cricket, indoor soccer; self-defence classes; rock bands; drama performances; Rock Eisteddfod; instrumental and voice tuition; art exhibitions and dance. There are also national competitions in mathematics, science and languages. Other programs include the Australian Young Achievers program, Monash University Summer Camps, Tournament of Minds, State Debating Competitions; courses in Red Cross First Aid; and a Peace Exchange program with Seirei High School in Japan.

Student welfare programs: The excellent pastoral care program at the college includes a buddy system, house system, merit and excellence awards, faith development, Horizons, specialised counselling and careers counselling.

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 950 students
Phone
03 8398******* 03 8398 1555
Fax
03 9398******* 03 9398 3498
Address 133 Maidstone Street, Altona 3018
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