St. Joseph School

Mission Statement and History

The mission of St Joseph’s School is to work in partnership to educate young people for participation in the Church and our changing world.

Our Beliefs

  • Gospel values are the centre of our school community

  • We give priority to spirituality so that there is a sense of God in all that we do

  • We invite students to celebrate life through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, which is at the heart of our Catholic tradition

  • Education is for all regardless of religion, wealth, race, gender or ability

  • Children learn best in a caring and secure environment

  • We promote a quality school where all are encouraged to strive for excellence

  • We provide a child-centred learning environment, which caters for the individual and empowers the children to be active participants in their own learning

  • We, the school community, work with and support the parents who are the prime educators of their children

  • Staff continually review their work and teaching methods to provide a relevant and inclusive curriculum

At St Joseph’s we promote positive relationships through a whole school approach to values and their explicit teaching.

Our values of respect, inclusion, faith and service, responsibility and integrity, permeate our curriculum and are a part of who we are and what we do.

Our school motto “Love in all things” reminds us of the importance of Mary MacKillop in our school history.

We want the students of St Joseph’s School to see the link that exists between our Josephite tradition and our school values.

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