Welcome to St Joseph’s College

St Joseph’s College is a Catholic 7-12 high school operated by St Joseph’s Parish, Tweed Heads, assisted by the Lismore Diocese Catholic Education Office.

SJC works closely with its parents and the community to fulfill the important role of educating the youth of the Tweed Heads region. Our motto, ‘Peace through Justice’ is modified from Pope Pius XII’s motto ‘Opus Justitiae Pax’ – The work of justice is peace. This original motto was taken up in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. The motto transcends the circumstances of those times to inspire each of us through significant effort in our personal lives, to establish community at local and international levels. The dove of peace reinforces this message.

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Opportunity to be Transformed

During this isolating season, Bishop Greg recognises an opportunity to be transformed. Access Bishop Greg’s homily directly with the link below.

“You’ll say to me, “what can we do now because what you say to us Bishop, is about what will happen in the future?” Which I’m quite confident of.
I will say this to you now, recognise where we are being taken. We are not being taken into death, but, into a new form of life and experience of life. My recommendation, in fact, is what I am doing myself. Every day I’m recognising life. Every day I’m pleased to be alive. Every day I see new things. Every day I delight in the gift that God has given me.
You might be fearful. You might be locked up at home. You might be isolated. But, nevertheless, you can find joy” (Bishop Greg, Fifth Sunday of Lent).


The SJC Youth Ministry team Danny and Laurie have been hard at work, producing lots of content for our students on our new Facebook page @SJCMinistry


Open Evening has been POSTPONED


St Joseph’s College has made the decision to postpone our annual Open Evening, which was due to be held on Tuesday 17 March.

This decision was made in the best interests of our students, staff and the visiting public.

For families looking to enrol we encourage you to contact our registrar.

Please email sjcbanora@lism.catholic.edu.au for any enquiries.

Important Message from the Principal

“Do Not Be Afraid”

John 14:27

Opening School Mass

Thursday February 13, saw our College begin the year with a Commencement Mass.

For the year 2020 we will use the theme:

“Do Not Be Afraid”

We wholeheartedly welcome all new students and members of the community and parish.