Harrison Bentley freely admits that nerves were high on the eve of the release of the 2020 HSC results, but hard work, dedication and setting goals paid off when the results were released the following morning.
One of the reasons a Joeys education is so highly valued is our unique Extended Day Program. Teachers and parents regard it as fundamental to academic success because it strengthens study time and puts students ahead of the curve.
There is no doubt 2020 has been an extraordinary year. But despite the once-in-a-century intrusion of a pandemic and the disruption it caused, there has been a lot to admire about the way Joeys boys have calmly gone about their studies and cocurricular activities.
The Covid crisis has highlighted our students’ resilience and adaptability, but it has also showcased the ingenuity and versatility of our teachers. It’s especially the case in the science and agriculture department, where practical learning is a key plank of the curriculum.
Joeys is proud of the contribution our many Indigenous students make to campus life. They are integral to the diverse make-up of St Joseph’s. The great respect that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous boys in the College is a shining example to the wider world of how different cultures can live together.
Boarding at Joeys is often the tonic a boy needs to ramp up his focus on academic goals. It has certainly been the case with Jack Lennon, a third generation Joeys boy from the cotton town of Wee Waa in northern NSW.
The strains of “You’ll never walk alone” often accompany our sporting teams as they enter the playing arena. They are not idle words. Joeys is committed to ensuring every boy is supported in his pursuit of happiness and wellbeing.
Last week the College used R U OK?Day as powerful reminder to staff and students of the importance of reaching out to others. The College held a special morning tea for staff and students to celebrate the R U OK?Day message.