to the 2020 school year and to the St Joseph’s Primary School website. I thank
you for allowing us to share with you the privilege of educating your child.
I warmly welcome you to St
Joseph’s Primary School, Kangaroo Point. With 150 years of Catholic Education
in Kangaroo Point, St Joseph’s is one of the oldest Catholic Primary schools in
Brisbane. St Joseph’s also shares a rich history with Saint Mary of the Cross
Mackillop who founded the school in 1870, and the Sisters of Mercy who, in
1880, began teaching in the Parish.
Joseph’s is a co-educational Catholic Primary School providing educational
excellence for students from Prep to Year Seven. St Joseph’s has a rich
tradition of providing an inclusive Catholic education for a diverse and unique
group of students.
Joseph’s is a community that places Jesus Christ at its centre and strives to
espouse Christian values and live as Jesus did.
Our school Vision and Mission are constant reminders for the school community of
its Catholic, Christian identity and of the lives we are called to lead.
It is a great privilege to
lead and be part of such a warm and welcoming community where all children,
parents and staff are known to one another and where community involvement is
encouraged. Our school comprises many families from all walks of life, and many
different ethnicities, cultures, races, and religions. Here at St Joseph’s we
are proud of this diversity and willingly cultivate it, encouraging our
students to learn about and appreciate the heritage of those within our
St Joseph’s, we understand that your child is an individual and as such, has
his/her own needs, interests and characteristics. We are committed to supporting and nurturing
your child to develop as an individual and as a member of our school and wider
As Principal, my goal is to
work with families, students and staff to foster a learning environment based
on the values of Christ, especially kindness and respect for each other,
compassion for the needs of all, and the genuine celebration of individual
differences. As a part of the St Joseph’s Kangaroo Point and St Benedict’s East
Brisbane Parish, the students, parents and staff of St Joseph’s Primary School
are also a part of this wider parish family.
staff of St Joseph’s is committed to working in partnership with all parents of
our school community. As the primary educators of your children, the rich and
unique partnership that is developed between school and home is critical in
ensuring the happiness and success of every single student. It is this partnership that flourishes
abundantly at St Joseph’s School.
Students are actively
encouraged by our committed and professional staff, to develop to their fullest
potential. I firmly believe each and every one of our students has a variety of
rich talents, gifts and interests. When these are affirmed and encouraged in a
spirit of openness, respect and trust, our students become well-rounded
productive members of their community. At St Joseph’s we encourage all students
to participate and get involved through a variety of extra-curricular
activities, encouraging them to use their talents in areas of interest to them.
Music drama, after-school sport and a number of other programs continually
challenge students and help build self-confidence.
All research indicates that
parents have a critical role to play in the education of their child. As a
community we strive to support each other, work with each other, and live in
harmony with one another, for the benefit and well-being of the students here
at St Joseph’s Primary School. Our website offers a glimpse of this community-based
environment which will introduce you to our school, our students and our
am pleased to say that St Joseph’s is a happy place where children are both
encouraged and challenged to develop a love of learning, experience success and
become happy, caring and responsible young people.
welcome and encourage you to explore the contents of this website, enjoy the
many images that typify the sense of belonging and true love of learning that
the students of this wonderful school possess.
Our school has much for
which to be thankful – our picturesque setting and grounds, our supportive
staff, fully refurbished facilities, fine students and families, our rich
history and a very promising, creative and innovative future.
do not hesitate to make contact with us if you would like further information.
care and God bless always