The College places high value on academic excellence. The courses are rigorous and
need daily application. Presentations and participation in seminars and workshops are part
of academic life, since they train students in critical and scientific thinking. Students may
join at least one of the many Associations of the college and thus experience intellectual
growth and develop a spirit of inquiry.
Character development is the essential aspect of education. Character includes
behaviour, values and attitudes to life and to others. Essential to any character formation
is self-discipline. The rules of discipline in the College are meant for social well-being,
order and harmony.
Preparing persons for the service of others is the aim of education in St Joseph's College. At the heart of the college is Social Concern. Students are expected to be sensitive to the poor and be persons of concern, compassion and conscience.