Senior School Overview

As a Senior School community, St Joseph’s College aims to nurture and empower independent and globally adaptive young adults. We aspire to encourage our students to take ownership of their individual learning whilst fostering the growth of their unique gifts and talents through an extensive curriculum. Students integrate social conscience, critical awareness and quality relationships into their everyday experiences.

Years 10-12 allow for students to forge their own pathway as they prepare for life after school; either through tertiary education, apprenticeships or directly into the workforce.

Students are supported through their educational journey through a variety of pastoral care and study support initiatives.  These, when combined with the extensive curriculum opportunities,  aim to develop well rounded young adults who possess the necessary skills to achieve goals, make right choices and make a positive contribution to their communities.


These distinctive attributes to our senior school include:

  • A breadth of VCE and VET subjects to meet the diverse needs of the students
  • A broad range of opportunities to develop leadership skills; Beacon Leaders, House Captains, Justice and Democracy groups
  • Careers camp, and access to the Beacon Foundation’s Careers Days
  • Excursions to universities and TAFE colleges
  • Careers counselling and support when seeking apprenticeships or traineeships
  • Yr 12 Retreat
  • Personal Development Days and guest speakers supporting students as they prepare for life after school
  • Study skills workshops, including exam preparation skills
  • Extensive support for students when completing VTAC applications