Welcome to St Joseph’s College

St Joseph’s College is a Catholic 7-12 high school operated by St Joseph’s Parish, Tweed Heads, assisted by the Lismore Diocese Catholic Education Office.

SJC works closely with its parents and the community to fulfill the important role of educating the youth of the Tweed Heads region. Our motto, ‘Peace through Justice’ is modified from Pope Pius XII’s motto ‘Opus Justitiae Pax’ – The work of justice is peace. This original motto was taken up in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. The motto transcends the circumstances of those times to inspire each of us through significant effort in our personal lives, to establish community at local and international levels. The dove of peace reinforces this message.

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Welcome Year 7!

Welcome to our new Year 7 students. They have had a busy start, but are working their way into our routines. Their Year 12 Buddies have helped them settle in.


Congratulations Year 12!

Congratulations to the St Joseph’s College Year 12 students on their achievements in the 2018 HSC. Many of our students exhibited substantial student growth in courses and these successes are to be celebrated. There were exemplary individual achievements as well as excellent performance in a number of subjects.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognised on NESA’s Distinguished Achievers List: Kyle Macaskill, Maddison Devine, Joshua McGuinness, Chloe Dunemann, Molly Davis, Anais Loubet, Liam MacPhail, Lucy Neilson-Senise, Paige Robinson and Puttakhun Kaewmechai.

These students achieved a Band 6 (a mark over 90) in the following subjects:

Kyle Macaskill – Economics, English Advanced and Physics

Maddison Devine – English Standard, Senior Science and Society and Culture

Joshua McGuinness – Legal Studies and Society and Culture

Chloe Dunemann – Legal Studies

Molly Davis – Legal Studies

Anais Loubet – Legal Studies

Liam MacPhail – PDHPE

Lucy Neilson-Senise – Society and Culture

Paige Robinson – Industrial Technology (Multimedia)

Puttakhun Kaewmechai – Senior Science


Additionally, these students achieved an E4 (the highest band) in the following Extension subjects:

Kyle Macaskill – Mathematics Extension 1

Lucy Neilson-Senise – English Extension 2


Overall there were 15 Band 6 results, 134 Band 5 results, 2 E4 Extension course results and 8 E3 Extension course results.

Within the Diocese of Lismore the following outstanding achievements were attained:

1st in the Diocese in Economics and Mathematics Extension 2 – Kyle Macaskill

1st in the Diocese in Society and Culture – Joshua McGuinness

1st in the Diocese in the Construction Exam – Benjamin Hughes

1st in the Diocese in the Electrotechnology Exam – Hayden Baker


In addition, the following subjects achieved results above the state average: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Construction, Electrotechnology, English Standard, English Extension 2, Hospitality, Industrial Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics Extension 2, PDHPE, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Textiles and Design and Visual Arts.

The ATAR is the rank calculated for university entrance and is provided to each student who
applies. We are very pleased with the results achieved by the class of 2018 and wish our students
every success in the future. The following students are recognised for their exceptional rank:

Kyle Macaskill – 99.15

Joshua McGuinness – 93.5

Maddison Devine – 91.4

Kyle Macaskill is to be congratulated on achieving a Band 6 in 10 units of the HSC, recognised as an All Rounder in the Diocese of Lismore.


2018 HSC Results

Good luck to all Year 12 students and Year 11 Accelerated students who will receive their HSC results on Thursday, 13 December. ATAR results will be available on Friday, 14 December.