Founded in 1965, St Joseph’s College is a Catholic secondary school for boys based on Gospel values with a strong Salesian charism.

Our College is proactive and responsive to a rapidly changing world through our policies, programs and practices. The quality of the relationships between our staff, students and families is imperative in ensuring that the outcomes for our boys are of the highest quality.

Preparing students for the future means continually reimagining education as we implement our Masterplan ‘Towards 2040 and Beyond – An Adventure in the Spirit’. State of the art STEM, Digital Technologies, Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Year 7 learning spaces provide an incredible environment. Don Bosco Place is home to our Year 11 and 12 students where they enjoy modern classrooms and learning hubs. The development of our high-performance sports precinct including AFL, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis and Athletics enhances the incredible sporting facilities enjoyed by students today e.g. SJC Swimming Centre and Basketball.

We offer the best of both worlds – an outstanding VCE pathway and an impressive VCE (Vocational Major) pathway with vocational and trade options taking place on campus and in external settings. We prepare boys for their life journey. We are experts in adolescent development focusing on the growth of each student’s academic skills, faith and spirituality, relationships, and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Each student is an individual whose learning and wellbeing needs are paramount to the way we teach and provide support. Innovative and progressive teaching methods are applied to maximise engagement and success. Our curriculum is designed specifically to cater for boys’ needs with a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. Our trademark Year 9 program operates at the Valdocco Campus within our grounds at the foot of the magnificent Dandenongs.

The College offers after school tuition four nights a week. The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program operates providing students with opportunities for enrichment and acceleration. There are several programs that support students who may have special needs including literacy and numeracy support.

Students enjoy a range of extra-curricular opportunities including numerous interstate and overseas experiences.

As a member school of the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) competition, students enjoy opportunities in an extensive range of sports, debating, public speaking, arts and technology, chess, drama, music and rally days.

Our High-Performance Sports Program provides students with access to specialist coaching, skills development and mentoring.

The teacher-student, teacher-family and student to peer relationships cultivated at the College are what truly set St Joseph’s College apart. Teaching respect within relationships is what prepares our boys for life.

The College works to ensure that students are equipped to effectively take up roles in a rapidly changing world. Our students are equipped with iPads and MacBooks from the beginning of their journey at the College. STEM, Digital Technologies and Robotics form part of our Learning Program. Digital Citizenship approaches enable students to embrace responsible citizenship within a global community.

We work in partnership with families to provide support and encouragement for students to achieve their full potential.

Led by me, College Tours operate on a regular basis. Simply click on ‘Book A Tour’ on our homepage and you will enjoy the opportunity to experience much of what St Joseph’s College has to offer your son.


Cathy Livingston
B Sc, Grad Dip Ed (Sec), Grad Dip Admin, Grad Dip Soc Sc, Grad Dip Voc Ed
Cert (Dev Child Psych), Cert IV (Life Coaching), Dip (Neurolinguistics)
M Ed, MA (Theology), MBA (Executive)