On Tuesday 23 October, we celebrated mass with the College community followed by the Year 12 Graduation. We were fortunate to have Fr Martin Tanti (College Rector), Fr Jim Acreman, Fr Alan Fox (President of the Canonical Administrators of the College) and Fr Longinus Onyechesi (Canonical Administrator) to celebrate mass. On behalf of the entire community, I extend best wishes to all students over the forthcoming examination period.

Mr Guido Piotti led the process for the election of the 2019 College Leaders. Following a rigorous process of nominations, leadership training and selection over several weeks, I am delighted to announce the full list of College Leaders for 2019. The Investiture Ceremony of the 2019 College Leaders will take place at a future time.

College Captains
Alexander Giurini and Jack Moses

SRC President and Executive
Campbell Stiff (P), Billy Franes, Randy Saraw

Liturgy Leader
Abel Sujeev

Environmental Leader
Bradley Pearson

Performing Arts Leader
Benjamin Harris

Visual Arts Leader
Michael Johnson

Junior School Liaison Leader 
Jamieson Doyle

Valdocco Liaison Leader 
Archer Radley

Senior School Liaison Leader 
Joshua Hill

House Leaders
Lachlan Jarvis and Nathan Power (Bosco)
Sebastian Boyce and Alexandros Karipidis (Magone)
John McLachlan and Benjamin O’Brien (Rua)
James Buck and Gabriel De Wet (Savio)

Salesian Action Team
Jett Farrar, Camron Pritchard and William Taylor

As advised in an earlier Newsletter, the College is introducing a new uniform from 2019. The details of the new uniform will be available in coming weeks. Current students will be subject to a three year changeover period and the details of what is expected will be clearly outlined. Current students will be able to purchase the new uniform for 2019, however, ‘mix and match’ is not allowed. For example, if you wish to purchase a new sports uniform for 2019, you would need to purchase the entire new sports uniform. It will be possible to purchase items from the current uniform over the next three years should your son need only a small number of pieces. If your son is currently in Years 7 or 8, he is able to stay in the current uniform and make the change to the new uniform in 2020, 2021 or 2022.

My sincere congratulations are extended to Ms Siobhan Duffy, Arts and Technology Leader, and her team for the successful staging of the annual Arts and Technology Evening showcasing the work of students across a range of areas. Students are to be commended for their dedicated approach to producing work of a very high standard.

Congratulations to former student, Jake Keogh (Class of 2013) who was elected as the new Knox Mayor on Wednesday evening 31 October.

The next College Open Evening is Tuesday 13 November at 6pm. Should you have friends or family members interested in attending St Joseph’s College, the Open Evening is a wonderful way to see what is on offer.

Our prayers and condolences are extended to Mr John Dixon and his family. John’s father, Mr Henry Dixon, died recently.

All the best for the fortnight ahead.

Ms Cathy Livingston