MESSAGE FROM THE COLLEGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Parents students and staff,
Greetings from St. Joseph’s International Catholic College,
“The Lord will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” -Isaiah 33: 2-6
As the wise would say, “rough waters always make skilled sailors.” Ships are safest when anchored near the shore, but they are not simply built for that. Similarly, we want our lives to be smooth and hassle free, in the confines of our homes for fear of Covid and other challenges our lives. But, the Almighty gives us courage to face all challenges. After all, it is the experiences we gain through the challenges, obstacles, and hard times, that pave the way for shaping us into stronger versions of ourselves.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood more, so that we may fear less because a life lived in fear is a life half lived.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Port Moresby Education Board, School Board of Governors, Staff, and students at St. Joseph’s International Catholic College, I am happy to welcome you to the 2023 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you again to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a significant difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. Our college vision is “Faith and Family. We all work together as God’s family to bring brightness to our children’s life.
We are happy to inform you about the significant success in the conclusive results of the 2022 Grade 8, 10 and 12 National Examinations. Our special congratulation to Mr. Xavier Pilon for ranking 1 in the 2022 PNG Grade 12 examinations. The college is proud of him and his family.
Now the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming in the College Garden and our children are back with us. The school corridors and the playground resound with the voices and laughter of the children. St. Joseph’s International Catholic College has come alive!! Everyone walks around with a smile on their faces. May God continue to bless us with health and happiness in abundance.
A thought for all: “Make today and tomorrow so awesome, that you make yesterday jealous”.
With best wishes
Br. Antony Samy PANCRAS, FSC.