Identity & Faith
As a part of the life and mission of the Catholic Church, St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace seeks to animate The Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.
Through the provision of quality Religious Education and Gospel-centred formation initiatives, we aim to develop young men who seek a personal knowledge of Christ, the humility to serve and the wisdom to act for compassion and justice in our world.
St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace is guided by the compass of our College crest, which features the three symbols of the Celtic Cross, the Star and the Book of Learning.
The Celtic Cross represents our Irish Catholic heritage and our knowledge that God is a loving presence in our lives and in the lives of those we serve.Like Blessed Edmund Rice, we challenge ourselves and others to strive for personal excellence, using our knowledge and gifts in the service of others.
The Star symbolises the light of faith created by the knowledge of the Gospels, inspiring us to become people of humility. Embracing humility means we develop true self-awareness of our strengths, areas for growth and where we need the courage to change.Like Blessed Edmund Rice, we learn to respect ourselves and others, celebrate inclusion and diversity and become more compassionate as we live a life of integrity and purpose.
The Book of Learning symbolises wisdom and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ who is the beginning and end of all things. Wisdom may be drawn from Sacred Scripture and the Catholic tradition, from our knowledge and from the practice of humility, inspiring us to truly discern the best outcomes for ourselves, others and our communities.Like Blessed Edmund Rice, we pursue wisdom so we can advocate for the common good, liberating ourselves and others to be the best that we can be.