room full of people coming together for lunch

St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill is widely known for its close-knit community. Since 1881, families have come together from across Sydney and greater NSW to forge friendships that last a lifetime. It is often saidthat a Joe-Boy is only a new student for one day, and that for many, the mates they share an evening meal with, pack down into a scrum with and share their time at the College with, often stand side by side at weddings, baptismsandother major life events.

Like the boys, parents form lifelong friendships. The 1881 Past Parentsgroup grows year on year and is an important part of College life.Graduating parentsreport that theymiss their time atjust as much as their sons! wonderful family culture is suchthat Year 7 and 8boyscelebrate Grandparents Dayby inviting their grandmothers and grandfathers to enjoy a day at the College with them.

The pride in cerise and blueand passion for the College is just as strong with first-time families as it is with thosewhose connections echo through the ages.Anumber of boysarefourth-and fifth-generation families; theirfathers, grandfathers, uncles and cousinshaving walked through the College’s famous sandstone gates many decades before.

TheCollegehasone of the largest Old Boy associationsin Australia, with more than 10,000 members in the St Joseph’s College Old Boys’ Union. Whetherarecent graduateor anOld Boyfrom yesteryear, the association with former classmates isa richtraditionthe College is proud to support.

There aremanywonderful eventsand initiatives forconnectingwith the Collegeand beingpart of the vibrant community.But nomatter how you connect,everyone isalwayswelcome.