Throughout 2018, teachers and students have embraced the many opportunities which have come their way in true Salesian spirit.
Congratulations to Lucas Neumaier (12 Cantamessa) who is the 2018 Dux of the College with an outstanding ATAR of 99.2. Well done to Harry Foster (12 Chambers) who achieved a perfect score of 50 in Information Technology (VET). Congratulations to all students on their fine results. Thanks to staff for all their time, skill and effort in supporting the students throughout their secondary education. Please refer to the release of results statement following this article.
Father Martin Tanti, Father Jim Acreman and Brother Michael Harris have supported the College community throughout the year and I thank them for their dedication to St Joseph’s College. In this same spirit, I acknowledge the work of the College Board. Father Alan Fox, as President of the Canonical Administrators, provides wonderful support to our community. Br Michael Harris leaves the College after more than ten years to take up a position in Salelologa, Samoa. Although Fr Martin Tanti has only been with us for two years, he has been appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Collingwood and Clifton Hill. We acknowledge and thank Br Michael and Fr Martin for their dedicated service and wish them every happiness for the future.
At this time, we farewell a number of staff who are leaving to pursue other interests. We sincerely thank them for their commitment and wish them well: Mrs Patricia Campbell, Ms Sharna Cousland, Ms Sarah Harris, Ms Moe Osugi, Mrs Katrina Renouf and Mr Michael Turner. Michael is to be congratulated on his 32 years of service to the College.
We also thank a number of staff who have completed contract positions at the College: Mr Sean Bickers, Mr Robert Huxtable, Mrs Pat O’Donnell, Ms Kerrie Shearer, Mr Daniel Tommasini and Ms Josephine Wain.
We congratulate Mr James Love and Tess on the birth of their daughter, Frankie Grace.
Recently, students participated in the Australian Schools Basketball Championships in three divisions (Senior, Intermediate and Junior). All teams performed very well. The Junior Team won the Gold Medal Match against Albert Park Secondary College making the team the Australian Champion. In addition to the win, the team was coached by Year 11 student, Hayden Morris. Thanks to Mr Paul Trubiani, coaches and students who produced formidable performances.
We are in the midst of the Advent Season as we prepare for the celebration of Christmas. I wish you all a joyous, peaceful and safe Christmas. Thank you for your support throughout 2018 which is sincerely appreciated. I look forward to spending time with you next year.
Years 7, 11 and 12 commence on Thursday 31 January with Years 8-10 returning to school on Friday 1 February.
Ms Cathy Livingston
Music students performing in Belgrave run into Santa Claus.
L-R: Luc Patte, Blake Frawley and