One of my favourite things about Australia is that we are a multicultural nation — from the oldest continuous culture of our First Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. It makes […]
Enrolment for Prep in 2024 has begun and applications are coming in fast. Existing St Joseph’s families with Prep age children receive priority placement. I urge you to please enrol your child before the 13th March so that we have a clear indication of class sizes in preparation for 2024. I also ask for your help […]
Ash Wednesday, Lent & Pancakes
Next week, the season of Lent will commence on Ash Wednesday. On Tuesday 21st February we will begin a new tradition for Shrove Tuesday, by holding a Pancake Breakfast. From 8am to 8:30am you can buy pancakes for $1 each at our tuckshop. All are welcome. This will be a bit of delicious fun, before we […]
Counting our Blessings
At St Joseph’s we are truly blessed to have such a wonderful school community. At our Assembly this week Year 4 reminded us to count our blessings. We are blessed to have such a well-designed, contemporary and well-resourced learning space, expansive grounds, excellent teachers and staff who are committed to our student’s success and wellbeing. […]
Welcome to the 2023 School Year!
Last week we shared in a time of great excitement, hope and joy as our students and parents of 2023 once again entered the beautiful grounds of St Joseph’s. It is with great pride and gratitude that we welcome all community members to our new school year. We trust that our many new families will […]
Reflecting on 2022
It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end of another school year. It is important that we take some quality time to reflect on the year that has been, celebrate achievements and offer gratitude for what we have and for what others have done for us. We have long forgotten the disruptive start […]
The school year comes to a close
Term 4 historically moves very quickly, and this year has been no different. In weeks 2, 3 and 4 this term, we held our Prep Transition Days. It was wonderful to see our future Preps interacting with our students, getting a taste of what school will be like at St Joseph’s. In conjunction with the […]
Our Year 3 and Year 5 individual student reports were sent home in Week 2. You may have heard on the news recently that NAPLAN Literacy results have not improved, particularly in Grammar/Punctuation across Australia from Years 3 to Year 9. I am happy to report that our school data is not supportive of this […]
The start of a new term is always an extremely exciting time for both students and staff, particularly the final term of the school year. I really enjoy this part of the year where we can reflect on the year to date and marvel on the academic, emotional and spiritual development of each child in […]
Welcome Back Year 6
Today we welcomed back Year 6 from Camp in Mareeba. The students had the opportunity to visit Camp Paterson and participate in a wide variety of team building activities. It is always an anticipated event that never disappoints, and we are happy to report that we have locked in our dates for 2023.