Long ago the Prophet Micah laid down a guideline for authentic religious behaviour when he said, “This is what Yahweh asks of you; ‘To act justly, to love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.'”
Our school motto “Act Justly” is derived from this. We are encouraged to do justice, as God does justice, and when God does justice, it is not modest or polite or understated. It is an act of powerful intervention.
To act justly is to attack such distortions which include racism, discrimination, poverty, unemployment, class distinction, inequality, stereotyping and criminal activities. Part of the vision for St Joseph’s Catholic High School is that we develop student’s understanding of their fellow students by engendering qualities of cooperation, awareness, tolerance, compassion, respect and acceptance of others – to… “Act Justly.”
Mr John Barrington