St Joseph's College, Lochinvar, is a co-educational Catholic College offering a comprehensive curriculum for students from Years 7 to 12. St Joseph's is committed to the Church's mission of providing a holistic education based on Gospel revelation and values centred on the person of Jesus Christ. With its Catholic identity as its foundation, the College attempts to promote these values through all aspects of school life.
St Joseph's is situated in the peaceful rural setting of Lochinvar, just 8km from Maitland NSW, and provides secondary education for students from the Parishes of Rutherford, Lochinvar, Branxton and Cessnock. St Joseph's is located in the Chisholm Pastoral region of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and is fortunate to be situated adjacent to the Convent and Congregational Offices of the Sisters of St Joseph Lochinvar.
The College aims to create a safe environment where each individual is valued and encouraged to grow, while providing challenging, stimulating and enriching learning experiences.
As per the school motto, ‘May our Strength Rise in Difficulties’, high importance is placed on the pastoral care of students and the building of positive relationships to develop social and vocational skills that will help students face the challenges of an ever-changing and contemporary world.
Promoting excellence in teaching and learning, the College’s strong School Certificate and NAPLAN results affirm the strength of curriculum initiatives. This, combined with ongoing dedication to co-curricular activities in the areas of performing arts, sport and community involvement, gives students a well-rounded and challenging educational environment.
Continuing development of school facilities allows students to access high quality education and provides suitable programs that meet the needs of all students, including those with special talents and those in need of support.