Dean of Identity
What matters is what something is, not what it is called. The identity of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace shines proudly as a Catholic School inspired by the vision and example of Blessed Edmund Rice.
My role as Dean of Identity is to support the Principal, College Leadership Team and staff in developing and promoting an authentic culture of Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition for the contemporary context. The legacy of the Christian Brothers Congregation at Terrace is a gift to all of the extended Terrace Family and a tradition to be honoured, celebrated and renewed. We share this privilege with the Christian Brothers, our extensive Old Boys community, past and present families and of course, our Gentlemen of Terrace.
In Australia, we are a part of extended faith and education community known as Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). We are supported and challenged by the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition which features four 'Touchstones' that help us to enhance our core business of forming young men who know and live the wisdom of serving their God.
Our educational philosophy is inspired by the Christian story of liberation, hope and possibility. We seek to form young men who will make a difference for the greater good.
The Gospel and the person of Jesus Christ, who sought to make his message of compassion, justice and peace a living expression of God’s kingdom, nourishes our spirituality as a faith community. We seek excellence in pastoral care and the fostering of right relationships in building a community that we confidently call the Terrace Family.
Blessed Edmund Rice’s favourite prayer was authored by St Theresa of Avila and begins with ‘Christ has no body now but yours.’ Our prayer is that the Gentlemen of Terrace continue to take up Jesus’s wish to enter our hearts and to live in them forever.