Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the community of St Joseph’s College and the parish of St Mary’s. 

Our College vision and mission is centred on the child, their growth, learning and character. Our energy is focused on the establishment and growth of a school, and community, committed to excellence in the  care and teaching of children creating an environment where justice, inclusion and service are visible and every child has a focus on their future through an understanding and commitment to the notion of the St Joseph’s graduate. We achieve great things because we know where we are going. 

Our community strives to be one of strength and gentleness, respectful of the dignity of all, where knowledge, service and the formation of strong character in our young people is central to each child’s and family's journey. We walk in the footsteps of Christ with the example of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop as our guide. 

We want our students to flourish in the engagement at our place, a school where our young people are encouraged to deliver their best in all things and where their Josephite character is witnessed in the way they interact in and influence the society they lead. 
Parents can expect a school of vibrant and challenging learning environments, designed to shape young people that can respond dynamically to a world in constant change. As response to this social complexity we share a set of critical habits that form our graduates. It is designed to have them resilient, committed, reflective, flexible, innovative and faith filled, ready to lead life’s ever-changing paradigm. We strive to develop young people who know and can apply the values of their faith, and those of the St Joseph’s graduate, to the interactions and relationships of their life.  
We are a College where high expectations are set; collaboration is fostered, and an educational philosophy and strategy is set in place that encourages students to examine and develop their potential. St Joseph's students will be be challenged to become creative, critical and independent thinkers willing and equipped to move toward civic leadership and compassionate action informed by gospel values. 
You are most welcome here, to a College where young people answer the call of Christ through loving, compassionate, challenging action and have a strong educational foundation encouraging action that enables them to be the difference they want to see in the world. ​

~ Paul Begg

Found​ation Principal of St Joseph's Catholic College, Coomera


 About Paul

Paul Begg is the foundation Principal of St Joseph's College, Coomera. He began duty in April 2018, ahead of the college formally opening in January 2019.

Paul has most recently served as Head of Campus at Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough – one of the largest Catholic schools in Queensland. Prior to this appointment Paul held the position of Deputy Principal, Student Wellbeing at St Joseph's Nudgee College. ​

Paul holds a Master of Educational Leadership degree from the Australian Catholic University, a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Human Resource Management and Communication from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Education from Griffith University. ​​