A wonderful day was had at today’s Year 7 Reflection Day. The boys participated in a number of activities, including the “characteristics of Joe Boys” activity, group discussions, learning the Five Marist Charisms and a guided tour of the Joeys Quilt with Br Anthony Boyd. Year 7 parents and carers joined the boys at the conclusion of the day for a Mass in the College Chapel, where the boys were presented with their College Bibles by the Headmaster.
A voice for the voiceless
“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel,” wrote the 19th Century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is a principle Joeys Year 12 student Bernard Lund has applied to his own public speaking, having recently won the prestigious Lawrence Campbell Oratory competition with a moving oration on his brother’s autism. It was a magnificent achievement and a source of great pride to the College, which places great value on oratory as a cocurricular activity.