Established by the Marist Brothers in 1881, St Joseph’s College is a leading Catholic independent GPS college
for boys from Years 7 to 12, situated on 16 hectares overlooking the Lane Cove
and Parramatta rivers, six kilometres from Sydney. St Joseph’s College educates
boys for life, leadership and learning in a “family” college environment that
Facilities: Features of the campus are the historic sandstone main
building and college chapel. Learning and sporting facilities include seminar
rooms, a multi-purpose theatre, a drama centre, computer rooms, classrooms
equipped with modern technology, a resources centre, gymnasiums, a college
hall, a visual arts centre, and a music centre with orchestra and ensemble
areas and rehearsal rooms. Sporting facilities include a 50-metre pool, fields and ovals, a rowing complex, cricket nets, basketball and tennis
courts, and an outdoor education facility located in the Hawkesbury region.
Accommodation includes individual study/bedrooms, dormitories and access to
Electives Years 9 and 10: Agricultural Technology, Commerce,
Elective Geography, Elective History, Design and Technology, Drama, French,
Information Software Technology, Japanese, Latin, Music, Physical Activity and Sports
Studies, Graphics Technology, Industrial Technology (Metal and Wood), Visual
Arts, ThinkQuest (Gifted & Talented Elective option).
Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology,
Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics,
Engineering Studies, English (Advanced, Standard, English as a Second Language,
Fundamentals, Extension 1 and Extension 2), French Continuers, French
Extension, Geography, Industrial Technology (Timber Products/Metals and
Engineering), Information Processes and Technology, Japanese Continuers,
Japanese Extension Latin Continuers, Latin Extension, Legal Studies,
Mathematics (Mathematics, General Mathematics, Extension 1 and Extension 2),
Modern History, Music (1 or 2), PD/Health/PE, Physics, Senior Science, Software
Design and Development, Studies of Religion — 1 Unit, Studies of Religion — 2
Unit, Religion — Catholic Studies, Visual Arts. Vocational Education courses
offered at the College include Primary Industries, and Hospitality. Vocational
Education courses offered through TAFE include Construction, Business Services,
Media — Journalism, Plumbing, Automotive, Property Services, Photography.
Sport: Students at St Joseph’s College are involved in rugby,
soccer, cricket, basketball, swimming, athletics, cross-country, rowing, water
polo, golf and tennis. All boys represent the school in sports of their choice
both in the winter and summer seasons.
Co-curricular activities: St Joseph’s music program sees all
students in Years 7 and 8 undertake instrument tuition and participate in
musical ensembles. Debating, public speaking and community service activities
are strongly supported at the college.
Welfare and personal development: At St Joseph’s, students live and
interact chiefly with other students their own age. Academic and pastoral care
teams ensure the welfare, happiness and safety of the boys. A chaplain and
counsellor, an indigenous education assistant and an overseas students’ support
person are also members of the pastoral care team.
Special features: St Joseph’s College is the largest all-boy
boarding school in Australia, where every student — full boarder, weekly
boarder or day boy — is a highly involved member of the college family. A
strong and supportive “family spirit” is at the heart of life at the college.
Values of respect, tolerance and inclusion are promoted in this supportive
learning and faith environment. Information on a range of scholarships is on
the school’s website (linked above).
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 12|
|Enrolment||approximately 9605 students, of which 635 are weekly or full boarders|
Over 16k |
boarding $30,390 day $21,255.
02 9816******* 02 9816 0922
02 9816******* 02 9816 0912
|Address||Mark Street, Hunters Hill 2110|