St Joseph’s College is proud of the work it undertakes to serve boys in the Salesian manner of knowing Christ. St John Bosco wanted his students to become good Christians and honest citizens and so do we. It is for that reason that we strive to be a school that is faithful to the Scriptures in what and how it teaches but also in how we relate to the boys in our care.
It is why we try to treat each boy as a unique individual in a community setting and why we try to open our facilities to local organisations.
It is why we have so many specialist offerings from Accelerated Learning, through to International and Indigenous programs, a Golf Academy, Trade Training Centre, separate Year 9 Campus (Valdocco) and extensive community service engagement.
St Joseph’s College believes in "Pathways for All." We offer academic and vocational pathways seeking to find the right match for each boy as he strives to reach the destination most applicable to him; be that University, TAFE or training, or employment.
We are a boys’ school, a Catholic school, a Salesian school, a local school and an innovative school.
St. John the Baptist Parish Primary School is situated at the foot hills of the Dandenong's and is aesthetically pleasing with ample grounds and buildings. The school has three main play areas.
The oval with a synthetic running track, long jump pit and adventure play equipment plus two other adventure playgrounds and marked basketball and netball courts. The buildings have been refurbished and up-dated continuously.
The school had accommodated students from Prep to Year 9. The Sisters faithfully serviced the education of young people in the Parish of St. John the Baptist for 57 years. At the end of 1993 the Presentation Sisters retired from the school and the first lay principal was appointed to commence in 1994. The school is an integral part of the Parish and parental participation is strongly encouraged.
St Joseph’s College is a Catholic boys’ secondary school in the care of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Founded in 1965, today we have a student population of just over 1,000 boys from years 7 to 12.
At St Joseph’s we are leaders in boys' education. We provide a Salesian education that inspires dynamic learning that is life-focused, person-centred and built on the respect between teacher and student. Our broad and innovative curriculum and co-curriculum caters for the needs of all our students, both academically and emotionally.
Our community is diverse; we have a thriving International Program with students from many different countries, an Indigenous program welcoming students from Rural and Regional Australia as well as two boys from the small island nation of Kiribati. These students are in addition to our local boys.