SCHOOL CREST AND MOTTO
The St Joseph’s Regional College crest consists of black, white, blue and yellow. The black is symbolic of the ‘Black Josephites,' the sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar who established Catholic education in Port Macquarie in 1913. Also acknowledging the Josephite heritage is the gold cross with M and J. It is the Federation Cross of the Sisters of St Joseph’s of Lochinvar. The M is for Mary, and the J is for Joseph, with the cross representing Jesus Christ. The blue connects with the blue of the Pacific Ocean as well as a colour traditionally associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. The triangular, parallel lines at the top depict the Norfolk Pine, which dominates the Hastings coastline.
The College motto is Veritas Librabit, which translates to 'the truth will set you free' (John 8:32). Also, in John’s Gospel, Jesus says, 'I am the way, the truth and the life' (John 14: 6). As a Catholic community we understand the truth to be Jesus Christ. The search for truth and freedom is a challenge we must all embrace if we are to become better persons and more truly human. At our core is the challenge to lead students to know the person of Jesus Christ.
'The Truth Will Set You Free'
Enabling students to achieve the fullness of life (John 10:10).
At St Joseph’s Regional College, we provide a quality faith-filled education enabling students to be inspired to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Our vision is to be a Christ-centred community where all students have an equal opportunity to learn. We provide an educational environment that challenges and supports each individual to achieve their personal best and acknowledges individual needs. We inspire students to learn about themselves, their relationships with others and the world around them so they are filled with hope and passion.
Our St Joseph’s Regional College community works in partnership to embody a Catholic environment that aims to:
At St Joseph’s Regional College, we actively promote the values of: