Studying at Saint Joseph’s College campus at Alafua, you’ll have access to good quality school facilities and services.
The school chapel is located separately from the classroom and administration blocks to ensure peace and quiet. Students freely use the Chapel to prayer. The Chapel is also used by religious groups such as the St. Vincent de Paul and Marist Group for worshiping and fellowship gatherings.
St. Joseph’s College has 2 two-storey Classroom Blocks located opposite each other and connected by covered walkways sheltering students from the sun and rain. The concrete block structures with louver windows and open set up allow fresh air and light to pass through creating a good indoor learning environment for the students. All classrooms are furnished with a blackboard, desks and chairs for students.
Our laboratories are used extensively by students taking science subjects. All the laboratories are furnished with a blackboard, lab tables and stool seats for the students. They are also equipped with microscopes, lab testing equipment and safety gears for the students and teachers.
The school library provides information resources to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the college. The library opening hours are from 8am – 2pm from Monday – Friday. The school librarian is available for one-on-one help with literature searching, choosing relevant sources and also provides assistance with referencing resources. Study areas are available for students who choose a quieter place to study.
The multipurpose hall is used for school assembly, school mass celebrations, end of the year prize giving and other major celebration events. It has a stage that holds above 60 students or performers at one time, and a mezzanine floor with toilet facilities underneath. The mezzanine floor is the Marist Old Publics Association Inc. Headquarters with its own access from outside the hall. The hall is available for hire for private functions, such as weddings, balls, etc.
The Fale Samoa on campus shows a strong connection of the school to the Samoan culture. The fale serves many purposes on campus but its key function is to aid teaching on Samoan subjects. The teachers and students use the Fale Samoa to practice Samoan customs and traditions, such as the Ava Ceremony an important Samoan ritual, and also to physically demonstrate to the students the different parts of a traditional Samoan fale which is an integral part in the Samoan subject curriculum.
The three full rugby fields are well maintained by the school grounds man. These are the training grounds for some of the best athletes that St. Joseph’s College as produced. The grounds are also hired out for local sports competition. It was the venue for Rugby Touch competition for the 2019 Pacific Games.
Two tennis courts are available to the school and its patrons. Having this facility available extends the different types of sports that the school offers in terms of sports development.