St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
St Joseph’s School extends to you a sincere welcome. Our school takes pride in the fact that it was built by parents of the school and the parish. The school currently caters for children for Pre-Kindergarten-Year Six. St Joseph’s Primary School was established to respond to the needs of those parents in the Southern Cross area who sought a Catholic education for their children. In 1900 the Presentation Order of Sisters, under the direction on Nano Nagle, founded our school, but due to extreme hardship, they were recalled to the city after only three years. In 1906 the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, under the direction of Mary MacKillop began teaching in our school. Every year our school honours our Charism through both faith traditions – Presentation Sisters and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
At St Joseph’s we endeavour to educate our future citizens to have effective social and emotional skills. Children are taught and encouraged to show empathy toward others. Children at St Joseph’s School are constantly working toward attaining the academic skills needed for the future. The children understand that the world is bigger than just them and even the younger children have more resilience in dealing with social conflict.
At St Joseph’s School we are proud of our collaborative effort to develop children’s skills allowing them to interact with the wider community and represent our school and what we believe in.