Our School Community

Our school community

Excelsior (Latin) – Higher

“We aim higher to do the best we can at all times”

Dieu et Devoir (French) – God & Duty

“We aim to do our duty and service to God with all that God has given us”

The school motto recognises that each of us has been given gifts and we are called to share these gifts with others. By sharing our gifts we shine our light before all.

Our school mantra: “Learning Together – Caring for Others”

Members of the St Joseph’s school community are encouraged to live out the true mission of Jesus by recognising and acknowledging the sacredness and uniqueness of each individual.

Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum at St. Joseph’s Parish School. All children are expected to participate in the Religious Education Program and liturgical activities whilst attending St. Joseph’s School.

St Joseph’s provides a comprehensive education comprising all Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as mandated by the NSW Educational Standards Authority.

The following curriculum areas are taught at St Joseph’s:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Creative & Practical Arts

Every student at St Joseph’s has the opportunity to be involved in sport and participate in Diocesan, Inter-diocesan and State Carnivals. Staff at St Joseph’s are committed and dedicated to ensuring that the needs of every student are catered for.


At the beginning of each term, an overview of curriculum for each class is sent to parents.

At the end of Term 1 teacher interviews are offered as an opportunity for parents to meet and discuss the learning of their child.

The end of the second and fourth terms an individual report is sent home with an invitation to parents to make an appointment for an interview to discuss the student’s progress and formulate goals for future progress.

The teachers are available to parents whenever the need arises unless of course, they are in class. The principal has an open door policy for parents, as well as staff and students, and only ask that parents make an appointment at particularly busy times.

Parental Involvement

St Joseph’s School works in partnership with the parents to provide each student with the opportunities to reach his/her full potential.

As a result, parents are welcome in our school at all times. Many parents come into the school on a volunteer basis to help with reading programs, canteen, covering books, sports carnivals, special occasions during Catholic Schools Week as well as for special assemblies and morning teas.