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.
Return to Full-time Schooling for All Students
Please read the attached letter regarding the resumption of the whole school, face-to-face instruction from next Monday, May 25.
Return to Full-time Schooling PDF
Transition Back to School for Term 2
On behalf of the College staff, I would like to say how pleased we are to have a plan that will see our students return to school. I am sure that all families look forward to a return to normality. Our nation has done such a great job by minimising the projected and predicted impact of COVID-19. Due to this, our return to normal will be sooner than expected (at this stage).
Please find attached the schedule for students returning to school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the College and they will be answered.
SJC Transition Back to School Information PDF
Return to School Plan PDF
Term 2 Learning
As you are aware, learning for Term 2 commences on Monday, 27 April. Schools will be open for supervision for children whose parents are essential workers and are unable to learn from home. For all students in the Diocese of Lismore, learning will continue with the same blended learning model, which was in operation at the end of Term 1.
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