Our Community & Culture


St Joseph’s Regional College values the partnerships between students, families, businesses and schools in our broader community as it can bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.

To name a few, we network with:

  • Parish Entities: St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle, St Joseph’s Family Services,  John Henry Institute, Youth Hub, 
  • M.A.D - Make a Difference
  • IGA Sovereign Hills
  • Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club
  • Universities: CSU, Newcastle, Southern Cross
  • YP Space & New Horizons
  • Oz Harvest
  • Our BIG Kitchen
343555082_964274344951992_8028822735025818419_n.jpgWe organise school events and take part in community events that provide opportunities to showcase students’ talents, raise awareness for local issues or concerns, and extend social networks. These events can help to create a more cohesive community. 

At St Joseph’s Regional College, we encourage your family to share these experiences with your child.

  • HSC Showcase Evening
  • Youth Headquarters (YHQ) presentation evenings
  • Creative Arts & TAS Display Night
  • Easter.

Students belong to six house teams that promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging.  Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.

Flinders House 

The colour of Flinders House is green, and its patron is Uncle Richard Campbell.

Hastings House 

The colour of Hastings House is purple, and its patron is St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Innes House 

The colour of Innes House is blue, and its patron is St Vincent de Paul.

Macquarie House 

The colour of Macquarie House is red, and its patron is St John Paul II.

Oxley House

The colour of Oxley House is yellow, and its patron is Irene McCormack.

Wilson House

The colour of Wilson House is orange, and its patron is St Mother Teresa of Kolkata.

St Joseph’s the Worker

Pope Pius XII established the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. The pope gave Christian workers the example of Saint Joseph to show forth the dignity of labour, no matter how menial. He chose 1 May, a day the Communists used to celebrate their view of labour. We can offer our work to God for His honour and glory and for the good of ourselves and others; in this way, work becomes a prayer. This prayer to St Joseph the Worker, a prayer for our work, was written by Pope Pius X.

O Glorious St Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labour, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honour to employ and develop by means of labour the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having death always before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch St Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death.

We acknowledge the Birpai People of the Bundjalung Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our school resides. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions and the culture of the Birpai Nation.