​The Values of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane are espoused as: 

Excellence - Inspired by our Catholic tradition, strive for excellence  

Integrity - As witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ, act ethically  

Justice - As people of faith, foster respectful relationships advocating for and empathising with those at the margins  

Hope - Empowered by the Spirit, embrace the future with confidence  

College Values, Spirituality & Charism 

The values that will be espoused and lived throughout St Joseph’s College were developed by the community through a steering committee in the lead up to the opening of the college. Through the Steering Committee, the local community expressed a desire for the college to develop strong connections with the life and values of St Mary of th​e Cross MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph.  

The Core values of the college are expressed as:  

Faith wisdom through the love and truth of Jesus; resilience to provide a hope-filled future of forgiveness, peace and joy 
Community inclusive relationships and respectful partnerships where people are treated justly and welcomed with acceptance and compassion  
Excellence future-focussed learning through expert teaching, educational research and innovation  

These values will include links with the spirituality/charism of the Sisters of St Joseph, and the college’s commitment to understanding and honouring the Indigenous peoples associated with the land of the college site. The traditional owners of the land on which the new college will be located are the Bullongin people of the Yugambeh language region.