The college name, St Joseph’s College, is reflective of the religious identity and spiritual charism of the Sisters of St Joseph and of its foundress, St Mary of the Cross Mackillop.
Mary Mackillop began her visionary educational work in South Australia 150 years ago in the 1860's in Penola, South Australia. Her fundamental premise was to bring education and faith to those who were poor and marginalised, delivering to them an opportunity of liberation and the hope of a better life. She was passionate about the plight of children, would not stand for their mistreatment or abuse and was uncompromising in her stance on the value and importance of education and service. It was this premise that sees our College reflect on her attributes and select the motto "The Courage to Love, Learn and Serve".
It is with these words will shape our students, staff, parents and community and how we will measure our success.