School Life

Clubs

St Joseph’s College offers students a number of opportunities to be involved in school clubs:

Rostrum Voice of Youth

Rostrum Voice of Youth is a national public speaking competition held annually. Students begin preparation of speeches as soon as the school year commences, with juniors (Years 7 – 9) speaking for six minutes and seniors (Years 10 – 12) for eight in response to topics set by the competition’s organisers. The emphasis is on a polished delivery, with marks for appeals to emotions and appeal to the intellect. St Joseph’s College has seen students reach the State Finals of this knockout competition and has hosted regional fixtures and finals.

Anime Club

Students of all ages are welcome to join St Joseph’s popular Anime Club.

The group is run by elected group leaders, supervised by teachers. The Amine Club meets twice per week:

Monday lunchtimes:

Different Anime series are shown on a large screen in the College library (Seminar room 2).  Early in the term, group members nominate their favourite programs and the group votes to decide on the order of appearance.

Thursday lunchtimes:

The group meets at the Counsellors house (next door to the Uniform Shop), to enjoy other Anime related activities (e.g. group discussions, quizzes, drawing, reading, listening to Anime music, etc).

Debating

Each year St Joseph’s College enters teams in the Queensland Debating Union Competition (https://www.qdu.org.au/). This club has operated at the College for the last six years with some impressive results. The College has four debating teams across Years 7, 8 and 9. Performance and confidence is improved during the debating club sessions aimed at improving Matter, Method and Manner. Professional coaches and adjudicators also work alongside students offering advice and assistance.

Mooting

Our Mooting Teams represent the College in the University of Southern Queensland High School Mooting Competition. Each year students are presented with a fictitious appeal to solve from a break and enter of a property, to stolen fuel from a service station, or the fraudulent use of a client list. Mooting Team members gain invaluable experience in preparing and delivering legal arguments and answering challenging questions posed by the judges.

Interact

Interact is Service Club which aims to bring students together to organise and participate in social programs for the benefit of society.

Students participate in several activities throughout the year including Australia Day Celebrations, the Milne Bay Challenge, the World’s Greatest Shave and Carnival of Flowers.

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