St Joseph’s College, Ferntree Gully VIC







Established: 1965

Principal: Cathy Livingston

Address: 5 Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully 3156


Key Information


80 Teaching

35 Non Teaching


$9,425 (Year 7)

$9,425 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

St Joseph’s College focuses on academic excellence without losing sight of the importance of values, social justice and the development of life skills. Our motto, “Agite Quae Didicistis”, translated as “put into practice what you have learnt”, underpins our daily approach to a holistic education for boys in the 21st century. St Joseph’s College specialises in boys’ education and understands the varying needs of boys growing up in the 21st century. We apply innovative and progressive teaching methods to maximise boys’ engagement. Our curriculum is designed specifically to cater for boys’ needs with a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. We have a renowned Year 9 program known as ‘Valdocco’ which focuses on respect, responsibilities, relationships and rehearsal. We o!er 24 elective subjects in Year 9, including viticulture, animal husbandry, advanced heath and fitness, cycle cross, advanced mathematics and music ‘noiseworks’. There are several programs and opportunities offered to our students. One of these programs is our Life Skills program which teaches boys how to become responsible and honest citizens within and beyond their community. Our students are equipped with iPads and MacBooks from the beginning of their journey through St Joseph’s College. We also o!er an advanced sports program with 15+ sports on offer, after school tuition for all students four nights a week and six international experiences per year. The teacher-student, teacher-family and student to peer relationships cultivated at the College are what truly sets St Joseph’s College apart. Teaching respect within relationships is what prepares our boys for life.

Quick Facts

  • 2020 VCE Median 32 (in the top four Catholic Boys Colleges)
  • ACC (Sport, Debating, Culinary, Music, Chess, Arts and Technology)
  • Valdocco Program (Specialised Year 9 Program)
  • LEAP (Specialised Year 7 Program) and LANE (Literacy and Numeracy Enhancement)
  • International Cultural Experiences, Outdoor Education and Camps
  • STEM, Robotics and Digital Technology
  • GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and High-Performance Sports Program
  • Performing Arts and College Musical
  • Lead school in Respectful Relationships
  • Lighthouse Program and Homework Program

More from the school


  • ACC (Sport, Debating, Culinary, Chess, Arts and Tech)
  • Valdocco Program (Specialised Year 9 Program)
  • LANE (Literacy and Numeracy Enhancement)
  • International Study and Cultural Experiences
  • STEM, Robotics and Digital Technology
  • GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)
  • Performing Arts and College Musical
  • LEAP (Specialised Year 7 Program)
  • Respectful Relationships Program
  • Outdoor Education and Camps
  • VCE, VET and VCAL Programs
  • Lighthouse Program
  • Homework Program

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 546 502 534 528 567
Year 9 574 520 563 560 596

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 48%
TAFE/VET enrolled 27%
Employment 12%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

5 Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully, 3156

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