St Josephs College Ferntree Gully

 School History:
St. Joseph’s College was established in 1965 to serve the Catholic parishes of Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Ferntree Gully and Scoresby. It was built on a piece of land called Brennock Park, previously donated to the Ferntree Gully parish by Michael Brennock. The Salesians of Don Bosco accepted an invitation to staff the school, and they have remained a vital part of the College ever since. As a Catholic school, the College aims to foster Christian values in all aspects of College life and to provide students with a variety of learning experiences. Since foundation, the school has developed, formed and educated thousands of young men.

School Description:
Committed to Community: The College offers a range of innovative programs to include the various members of our school, parish and civic communities.
Comprehensively Catholic: Regular Eucharistic celebrations, varied R.E. curriculum, as well as retreat and sacramental programs.
Salesian Spirituality: A radical method of teaching and being present for our students. Parent Friendly: Extensive opportunities for involvement, excellent communication structures, and easy access to all staff.
Professional and caring Staff: A team of well-qualified, up-to-date, concerned and committed teachers.
Excellent facilities: Physical facilities second to none in computers, science, technology, the arts and sport.
Specialists in Boys’ Education: a range of academic, social, leadership, outdoor education and sporting programs designed to bring out each student’s best.
Broad Curriculum: An extensive array of subjects, employing a variety of teaching methods, with strong backup services and a commitment to education for every boy.  

Special Features:
The School is situated at the foot of the Dandenongs, and provides for an eclectic mix of suburban, semi-rural and international students. The School features extensive sporting fields, spacious pottery, art and graphics rooms, extensive use of laboratory, faculty and reference computer systems, and a range of specialist science and technology facilities. 

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