Forging the Future
Over the Term break, I was fortunate to participate in an educational leaders’ conference in Perth. Social researcher, Mark McCrindle, was among a strong line up of speakers over the four days. As Principals of schools across Australia, we were challenged to ensure that we are preparing our students for a future where the world of work is very different to what it is today. Bernard Salt also presented. He is famous for his editorial piece in The Australian popularising the term “smashed avocados”. He was able to provide insights into the future which complemented the trends in education presented by Mark McCrindle. The theme of the conference sat well with the St Joseph’s College’s vision that “We are a School that Prepares for Life”.
As we move into Term 4, Year 12s are completing their final days of formal classes in VCE, VET and VCAL. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families as they prepare for exams.
College Captains 2020
Congratulations to Max Brasher (11 Prest) and Corey (CJ) Preston (11 Prest) who have been elected as College Captains for 2020. The photo was taken in my office just after each of the boys was invited to take up the position. Further announcements regarding the 2020 Student Leadership Team will be made in the next Newsletter.
Enrolment Year 7 2020/2021
If you are aware of any families seeking enrolment for their sons at the College in 2020 or 2021, please encourage them to contact my office to discuss the enrolment process.
Reunion Class of 2009
The Reunion of the Class of 2009 is being held on Wednesday 23 October 6pm-8pm at the College. Please register on line http://stjosephs.com.au/news-events/.
Ms Cathy Livingston