A Letter from the Catholic Bishops
Welcome to St. Joseph’s School!
It is a privilege to be part of this community and to share in the life long education journey with our families.
We work as partners in the education of the children to ensure their success so that they can make a valuable contribution to society. The Catholic Ethos underpins our relationships and activities in our school.
Families have many opportunities to actively participate and be involved in our community, from Advisory School Board, Parents and Friends, Canteen Volunteer, to Classroom Helper Training and Support. Families are always welcome to join our celebrations and activities. Family Masses are celebrated with the parish on the last Sunday of each month and our families are welcome to join us at other parish masses.
As a Parish School, we are very involved in the Parish through class masses, sacramental preparation, social functions and other activities to engage our community. We are very proud of our partnership with our dynamic community.
At St Joseph’s our Vision is to educate the whole child, Spiritually, Academically, Physically, Emotionally and Socially. We are founded on the Mary MacKillop tradition which honours the dignity of each child and strives to provide an excellent education for all. We value the diversity of talents and skills of our students and promote the development of each child’s self esteem, communication skills and confidence by providing many opportunities, programs and a supportive environment to support these. Programs such as our specific social skills, oral language and student leadership as well as the motor skills programs aim to meet the individual needs of each student.
We value each student’s voice in decision making and learning goals as we underpin our learning environment with Personalised Learning. Our students are engaged and happy learners who are encouraged and supported to strive for excellence to achieve their potential through an engaging and innovative curriculum.
We offer a safe and secure setting for our students to flourish. The Out of School Hours Care program offered at our school provides a fun and energetic program.
Please take a look around our website. We hope you will see that St. Joseph’s School is indeed a place of friendship, faith and a love of learning.
Matthew Davey, Principal
Message from Fr. Patrick Harvey
St. Joseph's Parish Priest
St Joseph’s School, West Brunswick, is a vital part of our parish life and always has been so. It is nearly half a century since it first began life as a church/school where children came to be educated on weekdays and then came together with the rest of their families on Sunday for Mass.
It has been served by faithful and dedicated teachers and staff since its beginning and the principal, along with teachers and staff continue this great tradition of service to the community. I would like to thank them for all that they do for our children, our families and our parish community.
I would also like to thank and pay tribute to the great work done by the members of the Parents and Friends association and the School Board. Their co-operation, support and dedication makes our school an integral part of the parish life and is much appreciated by all.
May St Joseph’s School continue to flourish and be blessed by God in all it does.
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