Youth Involvement

Young adults, teenagers and younger children, share the Josephite charism in a variety of ways. In doing so they participate in God's Mission by responding to the urgent needs of our world.


Secondary Students: 

JJAMM – Joseph Julian and Mary MacKillop

JJAMM is a structure which provides leadership training for the student leaders in the AJASS (Association of Josephite Affiliated Secondary Schools) Colleges. 

Enriching the Josephite spirit in young leaders empowers them to develop the spirit of Joseph, Julian Tenison Woods and Mary MacKillop in their own College communities. The focus of their spirit-raising activities usually takes the form of a JJAMM Week during which prayer, celebratory and fundraising activities focus on aspects of the Josephite heritage of each College.

Colleges which belong to AJASS are:

  • St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen (NSW)
  • Holy Spirit College, Bellambi (NSW)
  • St Mary’s High School, Gateshead (NSW)
  • Trinity College, Goulburn (NSW)
  • St Joseph’s Catholic College, East Gosford (NSW)
  • All Saints College, Lochinvar (NSW)
  • Mount St Joseph’s College, Milperra (NSW)
  • Mary MacKillop College, Wakeley (NSW)
  • MacKillop College, Warnervale (NSW)
  • St Clare’s High School, Taree (NSW)
  • Mount St Joseph’s Girls College Altona (VIC)
  • Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows (VIC)
  • MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Werribee (VIC)
  • St. Mary MacKillop College, Swan Hill (VIC)
  • Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha (VIC)
  • Our Lady’s College, Annerley (QLD)
  • Mary MacKillop College, Nundah (QLD)
  • Clairvaux MacKillop College, Mt Gravatt (QLD)
  • Sacred Heart College, Hobart (TAS)
  • MacKillop Catholic College, Mornington (TAS)
  • Mary MacKillop College, Norwood (SA)
  • Mt. Carmel College, Rosewater (SA)
  • MacKillop College, Palmerston (NT)
  • MacKillop College, Busselton (WA)
  • Cullinane College, Wanganui (NZ)
  • Marian College, Christchurch (NZ)

Primary Students:

Inspired by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods, primary school students are capable of making a big difference within the life of their school and wider communities.

'Mary MacKillop Groups' or 'Junior Joeys' have been established in many primary schools in recent years. These groups have their origins in schools which have a 'Josephite tradition'. However, as St Mary MacKillop is a saint for all of us, all schools - primary and secondary - are invited and welcome to form a Mary MacKillop or Junior Joeys' group!

'Never see a need without doing something about it...' Mary MacKillop

Interested in starting a group at your school? Download a FREE teacher's resource/start-up kit:


Page last updated March 2017