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.
If camaraderie is key to success in the sporting arena it is no wonder Joeys 16As water polo team has had their best ever season. A heightened focus on team spirit saw them clinch the school’s first pennant victory in the 2020-21 GPS/CAS competition.
French is in Joeys DNA. Marist founder Marcellin Champagnat hailed from rural France, and Brother Emilian, the first College headmaster, was born in Languedoc-Roussilon. Indeed, French has been studied at Hunters Hill for over 100 years.
At the crack of dawn, just before the morning sun strikes the statue of Mary, and makes its way down the sandstone walls of the main building, a group of Joeys boys are well into their final week of swim training for the 2020/21 summer season.
Joeys prides itself on the great diversity of its students. The rich tradition of country and city boys mixing together is unlike any other school in Australia. It gives the College a unique flavour as boys from different backgrounds and ages share experiences, exchange ideas and form lifelong friendships.
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.
Reflection Day welcomes Year seven boys to the Joeys community and introduces them to the wonderful Marist traditions that underpin College life. It is a memorable occasion for every student who passes through St Joseph’s gates, as it teaches him values that will last a lifetime.
Joseph McMahon is a colossus of Joeys history. Humble and devout, he would certainly have balked at such a description, but there can be little doubt his nine years at the helm of St Joseph’s College brought great success in all fields of endeavour.
The pursuit of excellence is a cornerstone Joeys value. It is the realisation of our God-given talents, the fulfillment of the Marist work ethic and the embodiment of the school motto: “Striving for better things”.
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.