Years 7 & 8

Year 7 – Belonging

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10

Students at St Joseph’s College will be given the opportunity to explore who they are as a person, guided by Christ. This will be developed by exploring from a Catholic lens, what the purpose of life is, and to understand what it means to have life and have it more abundantly. Students have the opportunity to acknowledge the love of God in their lives and to develop a love of God.

The young men and women of St Joseph’s, will be challenged to adopt the approach of considering what is life giving, rather than what is life diminishing. This will be supported through nurturing a faith journey, that is modelled on the words and actions of Christ.





Year 8 – Responsibility

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. - Matthew 6:14

Students at St Joseph’s College are challenged to consider that we are loved by God, therefore we should act accordingly, carrying that message to all of those we encounter on a daily basis. Students will develop an understanding that Jesus is the Son of God, who lived on earth as a human, worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and acted by human choice.

Through acting responsibly, students develop an understanding of the ways in which Jesus loved with a human heart and died for the forgiveness of our sins. In doing so, students can begin to comprehend our responsibility to live like Jesus.