St Joseph's College, Geelong
|St Joseph's College|
|135 Aphrasia Street
Newtown, Victoria 3220
|Motto||Latin: Ad Alta Virtute
|Colour(s)||Black, Gold, Red|
|Slogan||Compassion, Innovation, Integrity|
|Song||Ad Alta Virtute|
St Joseph's College, sometimes referred to colloquially as Joeys or SJC, is a Roman Catholic Independent school for boys, and is located in the inner Geelong suburb of Newtown. It is run under the auspices of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and provides education from year 7-12, offering a broad range of curricular choices for its students in middle and senior schools including VCE, VET and VCAL. In 2014 the Year 9 Westcourt Campus began operation, and the Joseph Innovation Trade Training Centre also commenced classes offering a broad range of study options. The current Principal is Paul Tobias. The two Deputy Principals are Michelle Broderick (Years 7 to 9) and Mark Kennedy (Years 10 to 12).
Edmund Rice of Waterford, Ireland founded the congregation of Christian Brothers in 1802 for the Christian education of boys, particularly those from less affluent backgrounds. His example was an inspiration to others and for more than two centuries many have been attracted by his vision and generosity. The Mission continues today on all five continents through the ministry of the Christian Brothers and laity called to serve in this vocation of Catholic Education. St Joseph’s College Geelong was founded in 1935 by the Christian Brothers as a day school and, by 1940, had added a boarding school. Today it is a day school only, providing a comprehensive education for boys within the Geelong Region. The College’s motto ‘Ad Alta Virtute’ translates as ‘Strive for the Highest’ reminding us that we are born for higher things - testimony to which is found in the life of St Joseph, our patron Saint.
The main campus of St Joseph's College is located on Aphrasia St, in the suburb of Newtown.
The Westcourt Campus of St Joseph's College is located on Minerva Road, in the suburb of Herne Hill. The campus caters for Year 9 students.
Politics, public service and the law
- The Hon. Justice Bernard Bongiorno AO - Supreme Court Judge
- John Hyde - Former State Member of Parliament for Perth, former Shadow Minister for Culture and the Arts; Multicultural Interests; Planning; Heritage.
- Air Vice-Marshal Brian Weston, AM - Royal Australian Air Force; 1963 to 1997, retired 1997 as Assistant Chief of Defence Force for Operations
- Jimmy Bartel - Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club, AFL Premiership player 2007, 2009 and 2011, 2007 Brownlow Medalist, 2011 Norm Smith Medalist, All Australian 2007 and 2008
- Mark Beretta - Ten-time Australian champion in Water skiing and sports commentator for Seven Network
- Damian Bourke - former Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club and Brisbane Bears
- Tim Bourke - former Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club
- Allen Christensen (footballer) - Australian rules footballer for the Brisbane Lions, AFL Premiership player 2011 for the Geelong Football Club
- Shaun Higgins - Australian rules footballer for the North Melbourne Football Club
- Cameron Ling - Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club and AFL Premiership player 2007 and 2009, Premiership captain 2011, Geelong Football Club Captain 2010–present
- Nick Maxwell - Australian rules footballer for the Collingwood Football Club, Captain 2009–present, Premiership captain 2010
- Jasper Pittard - Australian Rules Footballer for the Port Adelaide Football Club
- Matthew Scarlett - Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club and AFL Premiership player 2007, 2009 and 2011
- George Sotiropoulos - MMA fighter in the lightweight division of the UFC
- Josh Spence - Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres
- Matthew Spiranovic - Association Footballer for the Socceroos and Qatar Stars League team Al-Arabi
- Barry Stoneham - former Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club, Geelong Football Club Captain 1996 - 1998, All Australian 1992, 1989 VFL/AFL Team Of the Year, Victoria Team Rep 7 Times. Carji Greeves Medal 1990
- Luke Dahlhaus - Australian rules footballer for the Western Bulldogs
- Patrick McCartin - Australian rules footballer for the St. Kilda Football Club, 2015 number 1 draft pick
- Dr. Peter Larkins - Highly Renowned Sports Doctor and Presenter on The Sunday Footy Show
- Mitch Cleary - Sports reporter, Channel 9
- Mark Beretta - Journalist
St Joseph’s College runs a House System which is based on points earned. There are four houses at St Joseph’s College: Brophy, Butler, Foley and Jordan. Each house is named in honour of four Brothers who gave outstanding service to the College. Upon entering Year 7, all boys attending St Joseph's are assigned a house. There is a house captain and vice for each house. The houses compete for the Adam Bryant Memorial House Competition Shield, awarded in memory of Adam, a student between 1982 - 1992 and former House Captain at St Joseph's College, who died as a result of a car accident in 1993. Points are awarded for participation in a variety of activities and initiatives throughout the school year, including swimming and athletics days, Edmund Rice Day, Blood Bank, Peter Larkins Hill Run and many more. The houses are as follows:
|Nickname||Foley Falcons||Butler Dolphins||Jordan Redbacks||Brophy Bees|
|Named after||Brother Foley, Principal 1942-44||Brother Butler, Principal 1935-40||Brother Jordan, Principal 1940-41||Brother Brophy, a former sportsmaster|