St Joseph’s Regional College PORT MACQUARIE
New South Wales, Australia
About St Joseph’s Regional College PORT MACQUARIE
St Joseph’s Regional College is part of St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools, catering for approximately 1,100 students. These students, from Years 7 to 12, are given a holistic Catholic education about 10km west of Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The school was formed in 1969, and first opened for students in Years 7 to 10 by the Sisters of St Joseph. Since then, it has grown to cater for the final two years of high school, moving across a number of sites and building more facilities, including most recently a chapel, and stage in the College Hall. The school’s vision, “Everything is to be orientated towards the praise and glory of God”, encourages students to apply Christian values to their life while striving to do their best. The school aims to create a family atmosphere with its teachers, and be united with the parish school community.
The facilities of St Joseph’s Regional College exemplify the broad range of priorities that the school has. The college grounds include a creative arts block, as well as a performance arts centre and a study centre. It also boasts a library and study centre, science laboratory and gymnasium. It also has a hospitality section and canteen area. Its focus on Christian values is seen in its college chapel.
The school’s curriculum revolves around 10 key learning areas and aims to provide a well-rounded education for its students.
The curriculum has a core in religious education, with the base broadened in English, mathematics and science. It also aims to help students extend themselves in creative arts, personal development and physical education. Students are also given the opportunity to learn French.
The school has high expectations for its students, putting a focus on thinking creatively and critically, as well as forming strong relationships within its tight-knit community. Putting an emphasis on the students’ well-being, it wants to see students feel comfortable and supported to challenge themselves academically and academically to prepare themselves for the future.