Late last year, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart transferred the governance of Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College (MSJ) to the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
On 11 February this year, the College, led by Fr John Healy, hosted a beautiful Opening of the College Year Mass. Attending with the College staff and students were many past Principals, founding teachers, Board members and other Josephite community representatives. Thanksgiving and gratitude was expressed to the Sisters of Saint Joseph as their legacy in establishing the College in 1964 was celebrated. From small beginnings, the College now has a student enrolment of over 1000.
Although the Sisters no longer are the governing body for the College, their influence, and the Josephite charism, will remain an integral and the Sisters no longer are the governing body for the College, their influence, and the Josephite charism, will remain an integral and important part of College life. Day-to-day teaching and learning continues on as before and Sisters are welcomed at every opportunity into College activities.
Following the Mass, Sisters were presented with bunches of white lilies and invited to lunch with staff and student leaders. A tour of the College was also organised to showcase with pride all that has changed since 1964.
MSJ is very proud of its Josephite heritage – and the Sisters of Saint Joseph are very proud of all that continues to be achieved at MSJ!
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