Co-Curricular

Sport Opportunities

At St Joseph’s College, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sporting opportunities. Held at local, Diocesan and state-wide levels, these opportunities include:

  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Basketball
  • Touch Football
  • Horse Sports
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country

The school holds three sports carnivals each year – the Swimming Carnival, the Athletics Carnival and the Cross Country. All students are expected to attend these activities and to participate to the best of their ability.

The school also sends teams to three Diocesan carnivals: 

  1. Swimming at Lambton Pool
  2. Athletics at Glendale Athletics Field
  3. Cross Country at Aberdeen/Taree alternative years.

Students who excel at these events may qualify for Combined Catholic Colleges and/or All Schools events.

Cultural Opportunities

Students at St Joseph’s College are encouraged to pursue their cultural interests via a number of cultural opportunities. These include:

  • Choir
  • Band and ensembles
  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Lochinvar Choral Festival
  • Artwork for the Community
  • Poetry competitions
  • Creative writing clubs and competitions
  • Short film competitions
  • Japanese Sister School Exchange Programme, including cultural classes
  • Private music lesson on site.
  • Drama Club
  • Visits to local and Sydney art galleries,
  • Artist workshops
  • Entries into art exhibitions

Interested students are also encouraged to participate in DioSounds – a musical performance held at the Newcastle Civic Theatre each year. This event brings together all the secondary schools in the diocese to perform and celebrate each other’s skills and talents.

The Diocese also offers a program for performers called ASPIRE. Combining the full range of stage performance areas – Dance, Drama, Vocal, Instrumental and Backstage – ASPIRE allows for gifted students to extend their knowledge and practise with like-minded people from other schools. ASPIRE culminates in a series of performances each year, allowing students to showcase their talents to the wider community.