St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

St Joseph's College is a Catholic, secondary, day and boarding school for boys. It is located in Hunters Hill, a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.Founded by the Marist Brothers in 1881, Joeys currently caters for approximately 1100 students from Years 7 to 12, including over 750 boarders, making it the largest boarding school in Australia, and one of the largest in the southern hemisphere.The College is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia , the Australian Boarding Schools' Association , the Association of Marist Schools of Australia , and is a founding member of the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales .In 2006, Joeys saw the appointment of its first lay headmaster, Mr Ross Tarlinton.HistoryFoundationSt Joseph's College can trace its origins back to the Marist Brothers' school founded in Harrington Street, Church Hill, which was attached to St Patrick's Catholic Church. The Headmaster, Rev. Br Emilian Pontet then sought out land to found a new school elsewhere. After inspecting several locations, Hunters Hill was chosen due to its proximity to the Marist Fathers' Monastery and Parish of Villa Maria.